Peru, 2019

Peru Yoga Retreat: Hiking + Rituals

July 20 – 26, 2019

When you create a sense of ritual out of daily tasks your life becomes sacred. Luminous. Enriched. In Peru this coming July our retreat focus is Yoga + Ritual: Transforming your movement practice, nutrition, intellect, and dharmic path into divine geometry through yogic teachings.

Feel energy flow through your body with every step taken over the hallowed grounds of Peru. Your seven-day journey begins in the aptly named Sacred Valley with a taste of local food before a stand-up paddleboard takes you across pristine waters surrounded by towering Andean peaks. Each day has the chance for new discoveries with available yoga sessions, a hot springs visit, and the option to do the 1-day Inca Trail Hike. Finally, you can bask in the awe-inspiring beauty of Machu Picchu through an intentionally paced tour. As you absorb the mysterious power of these ancient ruins, you’ll head home with a renewed lift in your step.

  • 7 days and 6 nights in the wondrous wilderness of Peru
  • Daily asana and meditation
  • Hiking tours
  • Arrival transfer
  • Stand-up paddleboarding at Piuray Lagoon
  • Incan Welcome Ceremony
  • Yoga classes in the Sacred Valley
  • Lares hike and hot springs visit
  • Machu Picchu guided tour
  • Free time for meditation and relaxation
  • All transport between destinations and to/from included activities
  • Vinyasa Teaching Methodology, Practicum, and Yoga Theory
  • 50 hours of Yoga Study & Yoga Alliance Certification

Shared room $2500

Private room $3500

Tuition includes accommodation, ground transport, noted activites, and certification. Airfare not included. Fly into Cusco.  Check-in is on Saturday 2:00pm, check-out is Saturday 11:00am. 50% deposit required at time of application to reserve your spot. Payment plans available.

**Certification and hours go toward 200 or 300 hour Yoga Alliance Continuing Education Requirements**

**For more details on location, accommodations, or to register contact your guide Jaina Portwood 612-845-8175 or jainaportwood@gmail.com***

Each day we will have two yoga sessions, sunrise and sunset.

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Itinerary

Day 1 Cusco

Cusco Arrive at any time. Arrival transfer included. This evening, meet the group and CEO for a welcome meeting. Take this opportunity to set your intention for the trip ahead.

Day 2 Cusco/Urubamba

Explore the Sacred Valley today with a visit to the G Adventures supported Sacred Valley Community Restaurant in Huchuy Qosqo. Enjoy a healthy lunch incorporating local specialties. After, take in the breathtaking Andean scenery at Piuray Lagoon on a stand up paddleboard.

Exclusive Inclusions:

Parwa Community Restaurant the Sacred Valley

Day 3 Sacred Valley

Start the day with a yoga class amongst the mountains followed by a breakfast fresh from the on-site organic garden. Enjoy a leisurely afternoon, opt to partake in traditional Incan healing practices, spa treatments, or visit nearby ruins.

Exclusive Inclusions:

Sacred Valley Yoga Class

Day 4 Sacred Valley

Sacred Valley Drive through the Sacred Valley, passing small towns and Incan ruins. Enjoy a light hike before lunch. After, relax in hot springs before transferring back to your hotel.

Exclusive Inclusions:

Lares Hot Springs

Day 5 Sacred Valley/Aguas Calientes

Wake up early for sunrise yoga before transferring to Ollantaytambo station to board the scenic train to Aguas Calientes. Opt to do the 1-day Inca Trail hike to get a taste of the renowned trek. Or, opt to relax in hot springs.

Exclusive Inclusions:

Hot Springs

Day 6 Machu Picchu/Cusco

Enjoy a guided tour of the Machu Picchu ruins. Free time to explore on your own or take an optional visit to the Inca Bridge before returning to Cusco by train.

Day 7 Cusco

Depart at any time.

What’s Included on your Retreat

  • Parwa Community Restaurant the Sacred Valley, Lamay
  • Sacred Valley Yoga Class, Urubamba
  • Lares Hot Springs, Lares
  • Sunrise Yoga Class, Urubamba
  • Arrival transfer
  • Stand-up paddleboarding at Piuray Lagoon
  • Incan Welcome Ceremony
  • Yoga classes in the Sacred Valley
  • Lares hike and hot springs visit
  • Machu Picchu guided tour
  • Free time for meditation and relaxation
  • All transport between destinations and to/from included activities

Accommodations

Hotels (6 nts).

Transportation

Private van, train, plane, walking.

Staff & experts

Tour Guides throughout, local guides, drivers.

 

Pure Lux Yoga Guest Instructors in Peru:

Chloe Hope Oliver

Experience grounded strength and warm connection in each moment, each movement, 

To inspire presence 

She lives by these words:

“Everything you’ll ever need, you already have.

Chloe teaches to facilitate inspired presence, grounded strength, and warm connection in each moment, each movement. She has been inspired to incorporate intensity and mindfulness into the teaching of yoga. There is so much strength + knowledge we already possess, we just need tools to access it.

Growing up as a competitive athlete Chloe cultivated a drive to physically achieve by any means necessary, which lead to injury and consistently feeling inadequate. As soon as she started practicing yoga regularly she quickly learned that there are therapeutic qualities of yoga both physically and mentally. In 2011 she completed her 200 hour power vinyasa teacher training and since has shared yoga knowledge in Minnesota, Missouri, Texas, Tennessee, and most recently Washington, DC.

Our bodies are extremely powerful, and if we can slow down enough to notice the power of mind + body connection the results of living our daily life can be beautifully amplified in so many ways. She choses to share this knowledge and strength by means of yoga asana and mindfulness.

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Jaina Portwood

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FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS

For double occupancy, will you be able/willing to assign rooms if I am not signing up with a friend?
Yes, if you don’t have a friend to share a room with I will be assigning roommates for any double occupancies (by gender).

Is the sample schedule just an example or is it the exact same schedule each day?
The sample schedule is indeed just an example, but it’s pretty close to timing. We will also be taking two excursions throughout the week, probably on a fabulous yacht to visit the caldera, and also a tour of the countryside and ruins. With all of our retreats the training portion (lecture and discussion) is optional, but I’ve found that everyone ends up wanting to fully participate! We will also have a special ceremony & dinner the last night.

Is there any kind of pre-retreat meeting or will we meet everyone once we arrive?Although most of the participants are from Minnesota, some are from around the USA so there will not be an opportunity for everyone to meet prior to our trip. We will, however have a Facebook group where students can share packing lists, questions, etc.

What if I want to go on the retreat, and enjoy the morning yoga & meditation classes, but not necessarily get certification or attend the lectures / training?

That’s just fine! The week will be extraordinary, and there is no pressure. Participate in activities as little or as much as you like.

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