A Yoga & ADzenTURE retreat with Alexia Daksha Damini
Sacred Valley, Peru
July 31 - August 7, 2022
Join Yoga Teacher Alexia (Daksha Damini) on this specially crafted Retreat to the sacred land of Peru will take you on a journey to connect to the Earth within and without. Under the guidance of Alexia, we will dive deep to explore Yoga Asana, Pranayama, Meditation, Kriya techniques, Shamanic Earth Rituals, Song & Prayer that support your soul’s evolution while experiencing the vastness of nature surrounded by the Andes mountains like nowhere else. We will move, sweat, pray, dance, and celebrate the way of circle. Allow the power of the Peruvian Earth to nourish you, to hold you, to protect you, and to support your very being. At the end of this Retreat you will leave deeply connected to a powerful heart circle and deeply inspired by discoveries that are yours forever.
We welcome all levels of yoga and invite you to come with an open heart and open mind.
The 70-mile narrow strip of land, in the Peruvian Andes, that runs roughly from the old imperial capital of Cusco to the enigmatic citadel of Machu Picchu remains a place of eerie natural beauty. Against a backdrop of snow-capped peaks, the fertile river valley winds below steep forests and ancient agricultural terraces while the mountain light at dusk gives the landscape an otherworldly glow. Many locals still speak Quechua -- the language of the Incas.
There are endless opportunities to explore its natural landscapes as well as the living and ancient cultures. You can do so by road or, preferably, on foot, mountain bike or horseback.
In the middle of a majestic natural environment, surrounded by mountains and ancient culture, grows Samadhi, our retreat centre - which means a union with the divine. Designed with sacred geometry, Samadhi will submerge you in the universe of "los Chakras", walking through the Kundalini and wrapping you in its spaces, colors, textures, flavors and art adapted for the energy central, to know and explore your essence. Samadhi is a fully-equipped retreat centre with areas dedicated to meditation and art, a multifunction room, a yoga deck with a dazzling view of the sacred valley, and an organic garden where you can learn about the qualities of plants that are native to the area, and around the Andes Mountains.
6 Nights accommodation at our beautiful retreat centre Samadhi Sacred Valley and 1 Night in Cusco
Daily Asana classes led by Alexia based on Vinyasa, Classical Tantra & Hatha, Yin and Bhakti Yoga
2 Workshops led by Alexia (see below)
Roundtrip group airport transfer from Cusco airport
All Meals vegetarian breakfast, lunch and dinner (with select fruits & vegetables grown in the property's backyard) with the exception of breakfast on Machu Picchu day tour and Day 7 lunch (on own)
Machu Picchu full day tour including bus pick-up from hotel, train & local bus tickets, local guide, and entry to this spectacular sacred Incan site ($500 USD value)
Visit to Arin Waterfall overlooking Sacred Valley
Visit to Maras Salt Mines - Comprised of over 2,000 small salt wells, the "Salineras de Maras" have provided a steady source of salt for residents of Peru's Sacred Valley since potentially before the days of the Inca
Native Despacho Ceremony - Led by a Shaman from the indigenous Quechua tribe, a despacho is a prayer bundle or offering of gratitude to Mother Earth (Pacha Mama) & Mountain Spirits; a focused, formal way to "dispatch" your prayers off to the powers that be. Despacho rituals are designed to align, balance and harmonize the three levels of consciousness: Yankay (the physical universe), Yachay (the spirit or wisdom center), and Munay (the feeling or heart center). The despacho holds symbolic elements and the prayers of the participants. As the elements are added to the despacho, the vibration of the participants and the room raises. The despacho becomes a living prayer that brings energy shifts and healing. The ceremony is concluded by burning the despacho bundle over a bonfire conveying the gifts to Spirit
Sound Healing Bath - Everything in the universe has a vibrational frequency. The practitioner uses musical instruments like singing bowls, gong, flute and others in specific rhythms and frequencies to downshift your brain from the beta state (normal consciousness) to the theta state (relaxed consciousness) and even the delta state (where internal healing can occur).
Hike around the Sacred Valley - Explore Samadhi’s beautiful mountainous backyard, the local farms and the nature that surrounds it
A visit to the local market of Pisac for shopping where indigenous Quechua communities from the surrounding highlands come to sell their products
Group dinner in Cusco
Planting Trees - We're planting 2 trees to give back to Mother Earth (Pachamama). If you'd like to plant more trees, you can buy more trees at check out!
MEET YOUR HOSTS
WORKSHOPS LED BY ALEXIA DAKSHA DAMINI
What to expect in Alexia's classes?
Alexia’s classes are based on self-enquiry and self realization. Her sequences are deeply transformative and will give you the opportunity to make sustainable changes that guide you closer to a fully embodied way of living. Expect powerful Pranayama and Asana (Hatha, Vinyasa) parts, life-changing Meditations and the sweetest Savasana with live Mantra Music sung and played on the Harmonium.
Workshop #1: ROOTS: Activating Earth Energy within & without
In this workshop we will work on connecting more deeply with the Earth element in our body as well as connect more deeply to the spirit of Mother Earth, also called Gaia. Surrounded by the Andes Mountains, a place that invites strengthening your roots on all levels of being, we will activate the physical, emotional, and mental layers of Self and tap into cultivating sustainable energy based on trust, stability, grounding and a deep sense of purpose.
We then expand this energy from the inside to the outer world, all relations and tasks we encounter, and cultivate roots of belonging. You will leave this workshop stronger, more anchored and resilient than you have been in a long time. :)
The workshop consists of a discussion & sharing circle, short Yoga Asana sequence, Kriya (energy activation techniques) and Meditation, long Savasana and Journaling.
Workshop #2: Cacao Ceremony x Medicine Songs & Prayers
Cacao is an ancient medicine that has been used to restore balance on Earth and connect human on a heart-to-heart level again. The medicine works gentle, yet comes with strong guidance if you are willing to connect on a deeper level with your Self. The hEARt requires to practice deep listening as it is the foundation of a life built on common higher values and deep purpose. Enter a sacred space filled with nothing less than magical moments in a magical circle. We will celebrate our final day of the Retreat by connecting with Mama Cacao, her guidance for the Now and the time to come, sing medicine songs on the drum and the harmonium, speak prayers and dance to wonderful music. This will be a one of a kind Ceremony that you will not forget and carry in your heart for a lifetime. <3
Airfare to Cusco, Peru - Alejandro Velasco Astete International Airport (CUZ)
Optional/extra activities you'd like to partake in like painting, Peruvian vegan cooking class, visit to the spa and more
Travel Visa to Peru - US & Canadian passport holders do not require visa. Please check for entry/exit requirements based on the passport you hold http://www.rree.gob.pe/Documents/REQUERIMIENTOS_DE_VISAS_PARA_CIUDADANOS_EXTRANJERO.pdf
Travel Insurance (medical & trip cancellation) is mandatory to protect you in case of any unforeseen emergencies. Proof of purchase is required before trip departure.
COVID-19 Tests required for arrival or departure (Tests prior to departure home will be arranged). For more details please see COVID-19 Health & Safety
Gratuities/souvenirs - at your own discretion
BOOKING TERMS & CONDITIONS
A $500 USD Non Refundable initial deposit will secure your spot on the retreat or you may choose to pay in full. The remaining balance is due 60 days prior to the retreat start date.
Please note, our cancellation policy is as follows:
Initial deposits are strictly non refundable.
If cancelled 90 days before the Retreat start date, your initial deposit may be transferable to another retreat.
If cancelled 60 days or less prior to the Retreat start date, 100% of the Retreat price is forfeited.
If you choose to join the Retreat after the start date or leave the Retreat prior to the end date, full payment of the Retreat price will apply.
Please do not book your flight until you have received a confirmation to do so. You will be provided with instructions on when to arrive/depart along with travel agent details to assist you with your flight booking (or you may book your flight on your own).
An information package will be sent 15 days prior to departure and will include the retreat schedule, recommended packing list and trip details.
IMPORTANT COVID ENTRY REQUIREMENTS: To enter Peru, you must show proof of a negative PCR COVID-19 test within 72 hours prior to the Retreat.
IMPORTANT COVID DEPARTURE REQUIREMENTS:
ALL US air travellers returning to the US need a negative Covid-19 test taken within ONE days of their departing flight.
Please carefully read all of the COVID-19 Health & Safety Measures that will be implemented and we will require you to follow.
By booking a retreat, you agree to the COVID-19 Health & Safety Measures and Terms & Conditions.
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Deluxe Shared Double/Twin Suite with Private Ensuite Bathroom
Shared Room with two twin beds, private ensuite bathroom, sitting area and balcony with views of the Sacred Mountains.
If you're booking with a friend or partner, please indicate their name on the booking form so we could arrange it accordingly, otherwise we'll pair you with a new friend.