THE PULSE OF PERU
Discover Earth's Treasure with Stephanie Spangler and Alicia Rudolph
November 7 - 14, 2021
The very center of your heart is where life begins - the most beautiful place on Earth - Rumi. Join Steph Spangler & Alicia Rudolph for a week of asana, meditation, restoration and exploration, all while basking in the sanctuary of one of the most unbelievable places on our planet, Peru. Classes will primarily focus on Muladhara (the root) and Anahata (the heart) chakras.
Daily practices are suitable for all levels and will be devoted to embracing nature and harnessing our spirit.
What can you expect from Steph's classes?
Steph’s approach to asana practice is dynamic and exploratory. You can count on the sequencing to develop to a peak pose, and it is always inspired by a theme, chakra, lyrics to a song, a piece of literature, art, seasonal changes, current happenings, and the list goes on. After all, the practice of yoga can be applied everywhere! She loves to learn from her students and from other instructors and is excited to see what this retreat teaches her too!
What can you expect from Alicia's classses?
Alicia believes in the power of alignment to create a strong, stable asana practice that integrates full body awareness in each pose, while encouraging students to find what they need (not what they think the expectation might be). Thematically she relies on the breath to guide the practice in the present moment, and then draws from a variety of sources including books, lived experience, and current events. Alicia loves practicing whenever she’s traveling to learn from other teachers and get a sense of what local yoga communities are focusing on and to find fun new ways to approach asana.
WORKSHOP #1 - The Earth
"Very little grows on jagged rock, be grounded, be crumbled so wildflowers will come up where you are." -- Rumi
Where can you soften? Slow down? Listen? This practice will harness the energy of the root chakra, Muladhara and bring us closer to home – the home that resides with in.
WORKSHOP #2 - The Heart
There is a candle in your heart, ready to be kindled. There is a void in your soul, ready to be filled. You feel it, don’t you?
If you were to reveal your truth, your heart, what would it show? What does it feel like to live in an authentic way? Through practice, we have the invitation to pull back the curtain.
7 Nights accommodation (6 nights at our beautiful retreat centre Samadhi Sacred Valley and 1 night in Cusco)
Roundtrip group airport transfer
All Meals including vegetarian breakfast, lunch and dinner (with select fruits & vegetables grown in the property's backyard) with the exception of breakfast/lunch on Machu Picchu, Rainbow Mountain and/or Ruins Day Tours. Lunch at your own expense in Cusco Day 7.
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)
Rainbow Mountain full day tour including private bus pick-up from hotel, breakfast, lunch and hike guide OR local tour of 3 ruins (please make your selection on the checkout page)
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
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 in Cusco where indigenous Quechua communities from the surrounding highlands come to sell their products
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).
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
Travel Insurance (medical & trip cancellation) is mandatory to protect you in case of any unforeseen emergencies. Proof of purchase is required before trip departure.
BOOKING TERMS & CONDITIONS
A $500 USD Non Refundable 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. Payment plans are available, remaining balance can be split up to 6 payments - please refer to FAQ for more information. A confirmation email will be sent within 48 hours of your booking.
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 30 days prior to departure and will include the retreat schedule, recommended packing list and trip details.
All deposits & payments are non refundable. By booking a retreat, you agree to the Terms & Conditions listed here.
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