PERU: A SACRED JOURNEY
July 14-24th, 2019
WELCOME TO PERU'S SACRED VALLEY
Join us for our third adventure to this magical land. Pachamama just keeps calling us back into her Peruvian embrace!
We have the privilege to travel with our friend and guide Jorge Luis Delgado, esteemed Peruvian elder, shaman, teacher, author, and founder of Kontiki Tours. This 11 day and 10 night retreat and cultural adventure cultivates mind/body/spirit connections in the sacred Urubamba Valley; the mirror of the Milky Way.
ADVENTUREs, Wonders, revelations
The itinerary simply maps out locations, yet each day is lovingly planned to support our connection to Source and Self. We will have day trips to magnificent world heritage sites as well as obscure yet powerful esoteric sites that are not available to the common tourist. Interwoven into daily experiences are inspirational talks and awe-inspiring cultural riches by Jorge. Iva and Lily are available for one-on-one sessions upon request and as time permits. This retreat is balanced between inspirational adventures and quiet, integrative down-time so at the day's end you may sit and reflect with a glass of wine or a cup of tea overlooking mountains and the river.
See the itinerary for more details, yet most meals (vegan/vegetarian options), accommodations, transportation within Peru, and outings are included in the listed price.
Airfare is not included.
…WITHIN THE ITINERARY
Please note the Traveler Information Form and Release of Liability Form to begin registering for the journey! Payment plans are honored.
We understand it is sometimes necessary to unexpectedly cancel travel plans and we strongly recommend travel insurance. Please view the itinerary under Release of Liability to understand our cancellation details.
We are fully dedicated to supporting the indigenous cultures and natural environments in all of our luxury eco-tours. We have partnered with the greenest, most eco-friendly options and businesses available to benefit communities and its stake-holders.
For the majority of the retreat we will rest in the comfort of Urubamba's 5-star Taypikala Valle Sagrado Hotel built on ley lines. Here, river and mountain beauties support Ceremony to honor the ancient and living culture of the Inca and honors the Quechua and Aymara people. Trusted and beloved shamans are invited onto the property to offer blessing and healing ceremonies.
Additionally, enjoy the artistry of world-class cuisine for any diet. Unwind in the exquisite yoga shala, renew yourself through spa services, and simply breathe while exploring the vast and beautiful hotel and ceremonial grounds.
Lily & Michael Kessler
Lily and Michael Kessler are founders of Blooming Life Yoga Studio & School in Zionsville, Indiana. They teach the evolution of the yoga tradition through Vedic and Universal philosophies with emphasis on how to embody an aligned life experience. Lily’s book The Story & Art of Living Yoga is the seminal text used in her yoga trainings locally and abroad. The Kessler’s are called to offer global retreat experiences to allow space for others to become immersed in a new culture. It is their gift of peace to the world.
Iva Nasr [NUHsir] is mentor, speaker, and author, working globally, residing in Indianapolis, Indiana. In her anecdotal and lighthearted way, she guides a Modern Mind: Open Up – Align – Focus – Shine©, highlighted in her book From Rifles to Roses: Memories and Miracles. Her private Intuitive W-Readings©, classes, on-going dialogues, and life testimonials give hope and inspire mind expansion and action. Her wish now is to spread her platform like fireworks, blazing the remarkable human heart with miracles, already proven possible. www.IvaNasr.com
Jorge Luis Delgado
Peruvian Mystic, elder, shaman, teacher, author, and founder of Kontiki Tour Company. Jorge is a Keeper of the knowledge of the Incas and teaches that a new consciousness is emerging, one leading to a Golden Age. Born to an Aymara healer, he received his early training from the Kallawaya shamans of Lake Titicaca, the Wise Ones of the Andes, and from the Q’ero elders who are the last tribal Inca descendants. Jorge assists in healing for all who are ready, and freely shares his wisdom with the world to support the dream that it is time for humanity to awaken and live fully in love, peace and oneness.
Costa Rica: Yoga, Service, Adventure
NOVEMBER 2-10, 2019
WELCOME TO PUERTO VIEJO, COSTA RICA
Puerto Viejo de Talamanca is a beautiful town located on the Caribbean side of Costa Rica, just over 250 miles south of San Jose. On our journey, we will pass through the misty heights of Braulio Carriollo National Park, the lush lowlands of Guapiles, and the Caribbean port town of Limon. It is a magical place that is newly on the radar of a global yoga and meditation community. It's a super laid back energy and it's filled with color, local businesses, warm waters, and beach beauty.
SEVA = SELFLESS SERVICE FOR OTHERS
Our service work is focused in Carbon, a small village five miles inland from Puerto Viejo, and will benefit the Peace Through Yoga Foundation. There are about 750 inhabitants spread throughout an area of approximately two square miles and it's a high-need area with children and their families that we have come to know and love. You'll spend an afternoon at our International Center for Girls. They love sharing what they are learning with us and we encourage you bring your interests and talents to share.
All levels of yogis will feel welcomed and supported in our classes that we'll offer daily in the morning and later afternoon in Samasati's tranquil space, nestled in the sacred jungle and “…specifically oriented and designed to facilitate transformation, breakthroughs, celebrations and moments of bliss.” You will be surrounded by sound and color and smells that will infuse your cells with bliss.
All meals, accommodations, and outings are included in the listed price.
Airfare & airport transfer are not included.
For full booking terms & conditions, please click here.
We appreciate you understanding we make commitments to our travel partners far in advance that require us to hold a non-refundable deposit of $600. Cancellations received within 30 days of departure will be fully refunded minus this deposit. Less than 30 days notice up to 21 days prior to departure will result in a 50% refund, minus $600 deposit. No refunds or credits will be given with less than 21 days notice.
We understand it is sometimes necessary to unexpectedly cancel travel plans. For this reason, we strongly recommend purchasing travel insurance that will cover your trip.
ACCOMMODATIONS & adventures
Blooming Life Yoga Studio + School is fully dedicated to supporting the indigenous cultures and natural environments in all of our luxury eco-tours. We have partnered with the greenest, most eco-friendly options and businesses available to benefit communities and its stake-holders.
Enjoy the tranquility of Samasati Nature Retreat. This stunning retreat rests on a 250-acre biological reserve overlooking the Caribbean, sitting amidst the Costa Rican rainforest.
Your private bungalow offers a stunning view of the Caribbean Sea - you'll sleep and wake to the sound of birds, waves, and howler monkeys. Look forward to organic food at every meal.
Zip-lining, horseback riding, swimming, hiking, visiting an animal rescue center, an optional river rafting and a day of service are all included. If you’re looking for adventure, this retreat will not disappoint!