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"The Yoga & Wellness Retreat in Costa Rica changed the way I live my life! I have always been interested in doing more yoga, but never seemed to find (make) the time for myself with my insanely hectic schedule. Plus I have always dreamed of going to Costa Rica, so this seemed like the perfect kind of trip for me. During the week I felt so energized and relaxed, and I realized that I needed to make some big changes back at home- for my health and in my career. I returned with a clarity and peace needed to make those decisions and change. Doing yoga every day, taking surfing lessons, all the great food, and all the wonderful people there made an enormous impact on me physically and mentally! I will never forget this experience. Thank you!" -Mary Draper, 2014

A Yoga & Wellness Retreat with Yoga Indigo is a special adventure to an extraordinary location where you can immerse yourself into nature, yoga, and wellness. Come as a solo traveler or bring someone you know to retreat with. Consider this a unique way to balance, recharge and renew yourself. Retreats are designed for all levels and no previous experience with yoga or meditation is necessary, just an open mind and desire to learn. You are welcome to participate in the programs as much or as little as you like, it's up to you!

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Peru Yoga & Wellness Retreat adventure

At Sacred Valley and Machu Picchu
September 7- September 16, 2017

Treat yourself to an exclusive yoga vacation this year in PERU

This is a once in a lifetime kind of trip and every day is magical on this 10-day "Yoga & Wellness Retreat Adventure". Balance, recharge, and renew your body and mind in this peaceful and powerful place on earth.

Together we will immerse into the true spirit of holistic wellness. We will hike and explore two days in the ancient city of Cusco, six glorious days in the Sacred Valley at the luxurious Willka T'ika Retreat Center, and spend two days at the mysterious Machu Picchu. Experience daily gentle Hatha Yoga, Raja Yoga classes, Guided Deep Relaxations, and Chakra Meditations with Jeannie. We will be special guests of Willka T'ika, the luxury full-service retreat center situated at the feet of the Andean Peaks in the Sacred Valley. Savor cultural and traditional Incan ceremonies with healers, musical celebrations, vibrant Chakra Gardens, and the delicious organic gourmet vegetarian cuisine.  There will also be plenty of free time to soak in a Solar Tub, explore the chakra gardens, get massages or other healing spa treatments, or cozy up beside the fire.

 Join us today!

Retreat Cost

$4200 per person for double shared luxury room accommodations (one king or two queens)

Save $400 Early Bird Holiday Discount

Only $3800 per person if you book by January 1, 2017

Coming with two people? Triple shared room rate: Additional $200 off per person

Coming solo?  Enjoy a private single luxury room rate (Additional $900) OR be matched with a roommate

The cost includes:

  • 2 days/2 nights in Cusco, 2 days/1night in Machu Picchu, 6 days/6 nights in Willka T'ika of Sacred Valley
  • 8 days of Guided Service; tours and hikes of ancient and sacred sites
  • Most meals (as noted on intinerary)
  • Daily Hatha Yoga and Raja Yoga Classes for all levels
  • Guided Deep Relaxations and Chakra Meditations
  • Authentic cultural ceremonies and musical celebration
  • Visit to Andean Mountain Community School
  • Luxurious Accommodations
  • Entrance fees, train, modern van and bus transfers

Not included/Additional costs

  • International roundtrip flights to Lima, Peru
  • Domestic roundtrip flights to Cusco via Lima
  • Separate airport transfers and additional hotel bookings (coming one day early is highly recommended)
  • Tips, sundries, alcoholic and bottled beverages, laundry, and spa services
  • Some meals (as noted on itinerary)

What to Expect

Please schedule flights to arrive in Cusco on the first day before 11 a.m.

Every Day At Willka T'ika Includes: 8:30am Buffet Breakfast, 1:00pm Lunch, And 6:30pm Dinner. 

 Meals (B.L.D.) below indicates breakfast, lunch, and dinner included.

 

 Day 01. Arrival In Cusco: Thursday, Sept 07

Your retreat adventure begins with one group transfer from the cusco airport to your lovely hotel conveniently situated off the historic Plaza de Armas. If you do not arrive with your group, please take a taxi within the airport to your hotel for an additional small fee.

3:00 P.M. Meet Jeannie and your guide in the hotel lobby. Group orientation meeting in the hotel and a guided walk through the cobblestone streets of San Blas. Your passionate guide will point out fascinating Incan stonework en route. Explore the Korikanchatemple, the holiest site during Incan times.

6:30 P.M. Meet at the hotel. Magical Journey invites the group to dine at the famous "Greens Organic" restaurant which caters to various dietary preferences. (D)

Day 02: Friday, Sept 08

8.30 A.M. Yoga before breakfast, then depart for the amazing Incan ritual fountains at Tipon. Participate in a ceremony to honor yaku, the spirit of water, to open the body’s energy centers and activate and enhance your individual creative and healing forces. Continue to the awesome giant stones of Saksaywaman overlooking the city of Cusco for a guided hike around the vast Incan site. A traditional coca-leaf ceremony invites you to tap into the energies of pachamama, mother earth. Have lunch at a café of your choice, and shop in the main square of Cusco. (B)

Day 03: Saturday, Sept 09

8:30 A.M. Yoga before breakfast, then depart for the Willka T’ika guesthouse in the Sacred Valley. En route, explore the mysterious and magical Moray Circles set amidst beautiful mountain scenery. A short distance away, discover the ancient Maras salt farms and choose to hike a zig-zag trail down into the sacred valley where your van will meet the group to continue on to Willka T’ika.

1:00 P.M. Welcome lunch at Willka T’ika, followed by an orientation with Jeannie and guide. Introduction to the Willka T’ika family—the Quechua staff who will take care of your needs during your stay. Options to make appointments for spa treatments. Enjoy a gentle yoga class and Chakra workshop before dinner with Jeannie will relax, rejuvenate, and refresh tired muscles and minds. (B.L.D)

Day 04: Sunday, Sept 10

A.M. Jeannie and guide schedule group sessions. Yoga before breakfast. This day is dedicated to Pachamama, the beloved mother earth who resides in the earth and within you. A guided tour of Willka T’ika and the renowned seven chakra gardens is offered. On this special day, guests are encouraged to relax or meditate in the splendors of the chakra gardens to complement their specific group program. Sign up for an optional 15-minute private coca leaf reading with the pakko(qero healer), visiting from the high Andes. Optional guided walk through the nearby Rumichaka farming neighbor-hood where Quechua campesinos live. More challenging hikes along scenic routes into the valley are also offered.

1:00 P.M. Enjoy a wholesome organic vegetarian lunch. Choose an Andean spa treatment, or take some time for yourself. Private coca leaf readings continue.Yoga before dinner.

After dinner, our pakko invites you to an authentic Andean offering and transformative fire ceremony to honor Pachamama, yourself and your loved ones. The ceremony also reminds you to focus on your intention for this journey and serves as a wonderful preparation of mind, body and spirit for your pilgrimage to Machu Picchu. (B.L.D)

Day 05: Monday, Sept 11

An Ayni Day. Start this heart-opening day with yoga, breakfast, and then drive through the Sacred Valley to a Quechua mountain school, one of five schools supported by the non-profit Willka T’ika children’s fund. Since 1995, Willka T’ika has maintained contact with dedicated schoolteachers in isolated high mountain communities where few tourists are privileged to visit. Donations have enabled the education in these schools to transform on all levels. In a reciprocal Ayni exchange, the group is invited to offer an interactive activity the children can enjoy. The warmth and joy of the children and their openness in bringing guests into their daily lives are special moments not easily forgotten. Visitors are always humbled and deeply moved. Bag lunch at a nearby lake.

P.M. Continue with your guide to the spectacular ruins of P’isaq. Overlooking impressive Incan terraces, the group is invited to hike to the temple of the sun, a doorway to the upper Andean world of the condor, messenger of the gods. Meditate as a group or walk in a silent personal vision quest to open the third eye. Return to the main square of P’isaq by bus and visit the famous, colorful market filled with woven goods, jewelry, wall hangings and hand-painted beadwork. Enjoy café or tea in the market square where you can observe colorfully dressed campesinos wearing traditional clothing coming to barter and sell their produce. P’isaq is a photographer’s dream. Return to Willka T’ika with time for a late afternoon restorative yoga class before dinner. (B.L.D)

Day 06: tuesday, Sept 12

A.M. Early breakfast. Morning tourist train to Aguas Calientes, the gateway to the majestic terraces of Machu Picchu. Tea/coffee and snack on train. Enjoy an enlightening tour of the ancient “city of light.” Experience a journey through the masculine energy temples of political and spiritual power, followed by a deep reconnection of feminine earth energies.

P.M. Open afternoon to hike or explore Machu Picchu, or meditate on a hidden terrace after the main tourist traffic leaves. Or return by bus to your river lodge to rest.

6:30 P.M. Meet outside your hotel. Magical journey invites you to a fabulous celebratory three-course dinner in one of the finest restaurants in Aguas Calientes. (B.D)

Day 07: Wednesday, Sept 13

A.M. Open day in Machu Picchu;with entrance ticket included. The energetic may take the 5:30 A.M. sunrise bus. Choose between a challenging hike to the Machu Picchu peak or a gentler trail to the Incangateway to the city of light, and a hike to the Incan bridge. Or choose to meditate in a quiet place away from the tourists. Return by bus to Aguas Calientes town.

P.M. Afternoon train back to Ollantaytampu, transfer to Willka T’ika in time for a gentle yoga class before dinner. (B.D.)

Day 08: Thursday, Sept 14
A.M. Yoga before breakfast, then go for a short hike to an ancient Incan cave for a profound meditation. Visit the ceremonial site of Ollantaytampu and its famous Sun Temple. In the quaint picturesque town, magical journey recommends enjoying lunch at a well-known restaurant “Heart Café” which supports local communities.

P.M. Yoga before dinner at Willka T’ika. Meditate in the chakra gardens of your choice, and allow yourself time to receive the ancestral crown chakra energies beneath the 1000-year-old Lucuma tree. Enjoy an Andean spa treatment. Crystal light therapy sessions from John of god and spirit doctors in Brazil, are available to pamper the body. For the more active, choose from a variety of hikes and activities through the valley and up the mountains. (B.D.)

Day 09: Friday, Sept 15
Yoga before breakfast. As a sojourner, you were called to the Sacred Valley. Today is dedicated to you, and offered to you as a gift. A day to relax and enjoy the pure, sacred; energies of Pachamama. Feel her embrace and allow the divine goddess to whisper her guidance, wisdom and divine messages to your soul. Allow them to penetrate deeply into your heart and lovingly take them home with you. Enjoy personal healing work and spa treatments.

Optional guided hike to Urubamba to visit the busy market with its variety of Andean products, a factory shop for quality Alpaca sweaters or the seminario pottery studio. Hike or take a motor taxi back to Willka T’ika for 3 soles/taxi ($1)

1:00 P.M. enjoy a gourmet vegetarian lunch at Willka T’ika. Guests may schedule an Andean spa treatment or crystal light therapy session to heal and soothe the body. Yoga before dinner and a closing circle. Celebrate with a farewell dinner and Andean musical event at Willka T’ika. This is the last day of guided service, and group guide will depart after dinner.(B.L.D)

Day 10: Saturday, Sept 16
10:00 A.M. Check-out time. Please note the Willka T’ika staff has to prepare the entire premises before the next incoming group, and have some rest time with their families. Early morning yoga before breakfast. One group bus transfer at 10:00 A.M sharp takes the group to the Cusco airport to connect to Lima, and flight home. From Willka T’ika, allow three hours and 25 minutes before your Cusco flight. Ideal flights to Lima that fit into this departure leave Cusco between 2pm-4:30P.M. For those departing later, transfer options may be arranged for an additional cost. Please ask to pre-arrange. (B)

Arrive home feeling blessed with the pure spiritual energy of your transformational Andean journey-of-a-lifetime.

For pictures of the rooms and more information about Willka T'ika, visit willkatika.com

book your yoga vacation Today

Contact Jeannie Laslo Douglas today

All are welcome! Credit cards and checks are accepted.

Cost: $3999 per person for double accommodations.

Early Bird holiday discount register by January 1, 2017 and receive $200 off

Place a deposit of $799 (per person) to reserve your room and pay the remaining balance due by July 1, 2017.

Final payments are due by July 1, 2017 (60 days out). All money is refundable until July 1, 2017.

Registration ends August 7, 2017.

Call today and start packing, the adventure of a lifetime awaits!