Sacred Valley, Sacred Journey
A retreat to Peru & Machu Picchu with Dolly Kaupp of Sacred Awakening
| February 23rd through March 1st, 2020 |
You are invited to share in this life-altering experience in the Sacred Valley of the Incas, Peru. Sweetly situated in the Andean Highlands, the Sacred Valley is a magical vortex of ancient energy and is called by some “The Heart of Mother Earth”.
The retreat center is called Yoga Mandala Sacred Valley and is located in a small village called Huandar Chico-Arin. A one-hour drive from Cusco, we'll leave the city behind and find tranquility, solitude and quietude, all ideal for personal growth and restoration. It is an idyllic hideaway nestled near a lush waterfall that supports connection to Pachamama (Mother Earth) as well as facilitating a deeply resonant and much necessary connetion to oneself.
The food is a luscious, organic conglomeration of beautiful vegetarian fare, much of it grown right there on the property. Locally caught fresh trout will be available at dinner time for a small extra charge. The meals are nourishing and prepared with the highest love and respect for what the Earth has to offer.
Each morning will begin with some kind of gentle movement based practice, which could be yoga, shaking, or functional fitness combined with yoga. Other options will include yin or restorative yoga. I will not have a set itinerary for these practices, so that I can make adjustments to the experience based on what excursions we encountered the day before and what the group dynamic seems to need! Please note that these practices are available to ALL levels and body types!
Afternoon sessions will include guided shamanic journeys, breath work, and other ceremonial experiences, all designed to help you create a deeper connection to your authentic beingness! Ceremonies will likely include sacred cacao, a despacho and the making of sacred altars with nature's bounty and blessings.
There are numerous excursions and experiences available during our stay at Yoga Mandala Sacred Valley! These include things like:
· Stand Up Paddle in Laguna Del Huaypo
· Flower and Plant Bath
· Salt Mine and Moray Tour
· Pisaq Ruins and Market
· Authentic Temezcal
· Visits to waterfalls, Incan sites and portals
Pricing for this adventure is as follows:
Triple occupancy room | $1700 per person
Double occupancy room | $1800 per person
Single occupancy room | $1900
A non-refundable deposit of $500 per person will hold your space! Your remaining balance due is payable by
December 1st, 2019.
These rates include:
8 nights and 9 days at Yoga Mandala Sacred Valley
3 organic, nourishing vegetarian meals per day
One pizza or sushi night
2 daily yoga / shamanic sessions per day with me (except on long excursion days)
Transportation from Cusco to the retreat center (departure location TBD)
Transportation from the retreat center back to the Cusco airport
A full day excursion to Machu Picchu (all transportation and entry fees, plus lunch)
Sound Healing Circle with Melinda in the dome one evening
These rates exclude:
Your airfare to Peru and back
Lodging in Cusco before or after the retreat
Extra food, snacks or alcohol outside of the 3 meals per day
Gratuities to the staff
Excursions or ceremonies other than Machu Picchu and the Sound Healing Circle
I put immense care and thought into each retreat and do my best to ensure that the
location, staff, food, and experience is of the highest caliber and quality!
I greatly value supporting places that are active in helping their local communities,
that are ecologically conscious and that ask a fair and reasonable price for their offerings.
I believe that Yoga Mandala Sacred Valley fits these criteria beautifully.
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Things to consider as you ponder this retreat!
It would be wise to arrive in Cusco at least a couple days in advance of the retreat. This will allow your body time to acclimate to the high elevation of 11,152 feet! Once on retreat, we will be varying our elevation between 8,000 feet at Machu Picchu and up to 12,000 feet, depending on the excursions you choose. Our retreat center is at about 9,600 feet.
We will check out of the Yoga Mandala in a relaxed way on Monday, March 2nd, and will have transportation arranged to take you back to the airport. It is safe to say you could arrange for a flight out after 3:00 p.m. on that day.
I've been told that for domestic flights within Peru, LATAM and Avianca are better choices than LC Peru.
I am NOT offering Ayahuasca ceremonies during this retreat. If you are interested in pursuing this experience, I recommend that you stay afterward! I'm sure that the people at Yoga Mandala have all the right connections to help you with this and I'd be happy to help get you the information in advance.
Keep in mind that all the daily activities and excursions are completely optional! This is your time to relax, restore and explore as you are inspired.
Once your deposit is paid, I will send you an information packet with more in-depth material. I will be letting you know where Mark and I will be staying in Cusco before the retreat and where the shuttle will be departing from to take us to the retreat center.
You will be flying into Cusco, Alejandro Velasco Astete International Airport (CUZ). Again, I recommend flying in a day or two early to acclimate and to offset any flight delays that might occur!
If you are seeking double or triple occupancy and don't have a roommate, I can help with the arrangements. We always find that things work out beautifully in this regard.
A sacred and special time awaits us in Peru! I am honored and excited to be able to facilitate a retreat in such an awe-inspiring and truly magical place. Please reach out to me if you would like to discuss this further or have any questions!
With all my love and blessings,
· Payment Options ·
Deposit to hold a spot for (1) person
This payment of $500 will hold your spot in Peru! You will indicate the type of room you would like to stay in when you check out. Once you have made this deposit, an informational packet will be on its way to you! Your remainder payment will be due as of December 1st 2019.