THE FREEDOM FLOW EXPERIENCE WITH TONYA JOHNSON
JUNE 10-17, 2022
Join Tonya Johnson - Yoga with Freedom on a powerful experience in sacred Peru. Tonya will guide you through different types of yoga from flowing Vinyasa and mindful Kundalini to the stillness of Restorative yoga. This will help you to adapt or enhance your at home practice to make you feel free in your daily life.
This retreat will be chock full of good vibes, laughter, sharing and bonding with others who desire to move towards a more authentic life. We will explore all the ways in which you can find YOUR freedom in the flow. This retreat is of course open to all levels but plenty of assistance will be available for beginners that want to explore how yoga can benefit them. So, no experience needed. Just an open mind and an open heart. Explore below all the wonderful experiences included with this retreat.
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.
7 Nights accommodation (6 nights at our beautiful retreat centre Samadhi Sacred Valley and 1 night in Cusco)
Roundtrip group airport transfer
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
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)
Yoga and workshops led by Tonya Johnson
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 Indigineous 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 TONYA JOHNSON
Join us for this fun and playful workshop where we will explore how to begin practicing inversions and what prerequisite strength, flexibility and mental focus is needed.
CREATING AND MAINTAINING A HOME PRACTICE
We will explore all the ways of taking what we’ve learned and experienced home to serve us each day and in each interaction. Otherwise what’s the point, right?! We will explore meditation/stillness and creating a self care space that will nourish and restore us each day.
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 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 and/or serology 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.
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.