On this 5 night, all inclusive yoga and Ayahuasca retreat in Peru, we are offering an integrated approach to soul discovery and embodiment. Including Yoga, Yoga Nidra and nature based practices to integrate our medicine work which will include 2 ayahuasca ceremonies, Native Sweat Lodge, Floral baths, Sound healing, Sauna and 7 directions teachings.
Set in a luxury perma-culture retreat centre in the breathtaking foothills of the Andean mountains. With organic, chef prepared meals that are grown right here on the land. We have exclusive access to a sauna and swimming pool throughout the retreat and at night we share songs and stories by the fireside, underneath incredibly clear starlight skies that boast full view of the milky way, Southern Cross and showered with nightly shooting stars.
Our plant medicine ceremonies are held by a female medicine woman who holds a powerful and graceful space that allows you to safely journey deep into the unknown. All our Ayahuasca ceremonies are also held using traditional songs of the jungle and live music…this is the real deal set in a safe and nourishing environment.
Some have said it’s the equivalent of 10 years of therapy, for others an embodied understanding of oneness and the spiritual element of the yogic teachings, for others a home coming to their heart and soul’s purpose. Everyone’s journey is unique and we welcome and celebrate it all, know now that if you feel your hearts call to join us that all of you is welcome here.
Guided by the power of nature and ancestral spirit, descend deep into your soul in order to bring your own unique gifts to light. This retreat is open to anyone ready to stop searching outside of themselves for the answers and instead uncover and embrace the wisdom and light they already hold within.
We will share ancient medicine wheel teachings from across different cultures that provide cycles of finding balance, healing and understanding the true nature of existence. Working with all our different layers of being; physical, mental, emotional and spiritual, Simone will share her vast depth of yogic wisdom while our medicine Woman Leticia will share teachings from the Red Road path for a fully immersion, experiential educational and healing experience.
- Accommodation (based on shared occupancy)
- Homegrown, chef prepared meals
- Daily asana, pranayama, meditation, mantra and Yoga Nidra practices
- Workshops on Yoga Nidra
- Floral baths
- Peruvian Despacho Ceremony
- Ayahuasca ceremony x 2
- Rapé offerings
- Temazcal / Sweat Lodge purification
This retreat counts as 30 hours Yoga Teacher Training and continuing education program with a Yoga Alliance Continuing Education Provider (YACEP) for Yoga Alliance USA registered teachers.
Where to fly into: Cusco (CUZ) is the closest airport.
Transfers from Cusco and the surrounding area can be arranged through the retreat centre, which you can contact Munay Sonqo directly regarding.
Visa: Please check your visa requirements ahead of departure for Peru with your local embassy as these can vary from country to country.
Altitude: Arin and Pisaq are at an altitude of 2,800m (9,500 ft high). This will strongly affect the pace of our yoga practice and often requires a good adjustment time. Supplements are strongly recommended.
Weather being weather, it is unpredictable, especially at this altitude. Though the wet season brings with it more sun and heat, it’s important to have layers including a water proof.
- Only drink bottled/filtered water. You can buy it everywhere.
- Dollar exchange rate: USD $1 (American dollars) = approx. 3.29 soles (July 2019)
- There are at least two functioning ATM machines available in Pisaq town. (Please be advised, most ATMs in Peru will only dispense $200 (about 650 soles) at a time.
- Credit cards are normally accepted in hotels, restaurants, and stores in the city of Cusco and Lima—but not in Pisaq.
- Electricity: 220 volts. (2 pin round and flat travel adaptors are common)
“THE LONGEST JOURNEY YOU’LL EVER MAKE IS FROM THE HEAD TO THE HEART.”
“The medicine wheel represents the circle of all life. When you sit in the wheel and evoke the sacred, all life comes to sit in council. The human, only one member of the web of life, can use the ceremony of the wheel to restore contact with all the relations of life.” Stephen Harrod Buhner
LETICIA TIKA QANTU SIDERIS
Since training as an Ayahuascaero – Leti has sat in, and held over a thousand Ayahuasca ceremonies and has begun an apprenticeship with a Grandfather who holds Peyote Medicine from the Wixarika-Huichol tribe.
Tika holds powerful and transformative Sweat Lodges that are guided by the elements, Medicine cross teachings and her own studies and experiences of the Red Road.
From the Mexican Teotiuacan tradition, Leti is a Moon Dancer and pipe carrier. She holds Women’s Circles around the pipe arising the prayers for sisterhood, care and love for Mother Earth and all sentient beings.
Founder of Essential Nature Yoga, Irish nomad and Celtic Yogini Emma Lowe facilitates Yoga and Yoga Nidra practices which merge yoga and nature based wisdom. She has been Communications and Creative Director and assistant facilitator with Somah Journeys since 2018.
With a background in creative and performing arts, Emma engages music, song, as well as Yogic and Celtic folklore and story telling for the purpose of personal and cultural healing in her offerings. She is also a poetic writer, photographer and painter. Since childhood Emma has been engaged in using these mediums for the purpose of peace and reconciliation through various cross community projects in Ireland.
Similarly, Emma sees yoga as a vehicle for personal and social change and is passionate about women’s health and sexual reclamation. Emma runs popular ‘Wild and Well’ women’s self-care workshops that include teachings on the feminine principles, sacred menstruation, hormone balancing restorative yoga and Yoni Nidra (guided womb meditations).
Emma has spent time working with the native plant medicines of the Amazon basin and has received medicine songs and red road teachings, which inspired her to study and share her own ancestral roots through Celtic spirituality and Celtic Medicine wheel teachings.