PERU YOGA & ECO ADVENTURE
TELLURIDE YOGA FESTIVAL
9 DAYS OF EPIC EXPERIENCES
yoga | trekking | ceremonies | volunteering
RE-ENERGIZE YOUR SOUL
Telluride Yoga Festival and Life Force are thrilled to be bringing this extraordinary retreat and opportunity of a lifetime! Join us for a truly magical adventure into the heart of the Sacred Valley of the Incas. This is a trip with meaning and purpose and is bubbling with adventure, beauty and rich history as well!
SLEEP | 8 nights at an eco-chic lodge
YOGA | Daily asana yoga classes, meditation, breath work
EAT | 3 daily Andean inspired meals
SERVICE | Seva project with Ninos Del Sol
TREK | Trek to ancient ruins of Moray
Hike to sacred Mt. Chicon with local shaman guides
Explore the magical ruins of Machu Picchu
EXPERIENCE | Shamanic Sound Healing Journey
Welcome Despacho Ceremony
Traditional Shamanic Purification Ceremony
Live demonstration of artisan textile work
Train ride through the Andes to Machu Picchu
All ground transportation provided once you reach Cusco
November 3-11, 2017
Sacred Valley, Peru
$2300 Shared Room
$2750 Private Room
Yoga Teacher: Alyssa Saunders
Alyssa Saunders has been teaching yoga in Telluride, CO for 16 years. She holds a BS in Exercise and Sports Science and holds many certifications in the fitness and yoga world. Most of her studies and teachings are rooted in Anusara yoga. She feels the focus on the alignment and action in each pose help each person to find their own best version of themselves. Her approach to teaching yoga is usually a slow, deep flow that is light hearted and fun. She loves to apply her knowledge of the body to help each person reach their highest potential, both on and off the mat. When not helping others move and feel their best Alyssa loves to be outdoors (preferably moving!) and enjoying life with her husband, 2 sons, and dog
Telluride yoga festival
Since 2007, The Telluride Yoga Festival has been working to bring the gift of yoga, in all of its many forms, to Telluride for a weekend filled with world-class instructors, philosophers, scholars, artists and musicians.
Their goal is to create an intimate and authentic weekend of workshops, classes, discussions and gatherings that celebrates yoga. They believe that yoga (including asana, breathing, and meditation) is a tangible tool for transforming human consciousness and that there is no better place to celebrate the benefits of yoga than in Telluride.
Today, the festival brings over 750 participants to Telluride each year with 40+ presenters, over 100 offerings and offering spectacular venues in both Telluride and Mountain Village.
Longing to feel of service to the world? Join us in Peru while we practice guided meditation, asana, and journaling to respark or redefine your seva soul purpose. Connect with yourself, then leave your mat ready to be the change.
Trip Leader: Erika Henschel
Telluride Yoga Festival Co-Owner & Festival Director
Forever a lover and student of yoga, Erika and has benefited from the physical, mental, and spiritual aspects of yoga for over 19 years. Erika purchased the Telluride Yoga Festival with co-owner, Albert Roer in 2013 and has enjoyed watching the Telluride Yoga Festival community grow.
Erika has a background in marketing, sales, and event planning but her passions are travel and just about any activity in which she is able to get into nature and draw inspiration from the mountains around her including skiing, hiking, mountain & road biking, camping and as an aspiring triathlete. She is excited to be helping lead the first TYF retreat to Peru with LifeForce.
Supporting the Children of Ninos del Sol
Niños del Sol is home to a lively family of 23 Peruvian children in a beautiful home on a large lush magical piece of land. These children came to Ninos del Sol alone in the world, orphaned or abandoned. Nearly all of them have been abused and arrived with trauma of some sort. Viviana and Avishai, the directors and caretakers of Ninos del Sol, are providing these orphans with a home, a family, education, organic food, and a chance at a future.
Our work will be with Ninos del Sol on a special, customized project based on the current needs of the organization. We plan to maximize our group resources to improve the lives and opportunities for growth of this beautiful family. In the afternoons after school we will have the chance to connect with the children.
Pago a la Tierra / Despacho
The Incans honor Pachamama or Madre Tierra (Mother Earth) as the divine protector and provider of life. This shamanic ritual invokes Madre Tierra to honor Her for all that She gives. It is a traditional ceremony of Gratitude and Personal Blessing.
Experience alchemical transmutation, chakra alignment, the awakening of awareness and intuition and a greater sense of connection as we take a shamanic journey with our Peruvian guides.
Musical Shamanic Healing
We will gather for an evening of music and healing with Peruvian sound healers. This one of a kind experience is a deep meditative journey of healing and visions.
Apu Chicon Hike
Apu Chicon is a sacred mountain that sits at the top of the Chicon River Valley. It is one of the tallest in the valley reaching nearly 16,000 feet. This spectacular display of nature is capped with glaciated peaks and underlying native Keuena Forest filled with ancient trees.
We will trek through this enchanted forest with views of the glacier. It is a perfect place to explore, rest, meditate and reflect.
Moray & the Salt Mines
Visit one of Peru’s most well preserved ruins sitting on a high plateau of over 11,000 ft. This area is home to a highly sophisticated Incan agricultural system with stunning views of the Sacred Valley. From here we will hike on to the Mineras de Sal, a spectacular natural wonder. Our journey will take us along an age-old crossroad where time stands still and the scenery is epic. This passage is still the preferred route for local indigenous Quechua.
The Journey to Machu Picchu, one of the eight wonders of the world, is a life changing experience for all those who are fortunate enough to visit this lost city. Nestled between two sacred peaks, Wanu Picchu and Machu Picchu, these ancient Incan ruins are a fascinating and mystical treasure. Our journey to this sacred city will begin at sunrise with a 2 hour trek, where each step builds in anticipation as we draw closer to the gates of Machu Picchu. Once inside, we will honor this powerful vortex through ceremony, meditation and the simple experience of being.
WELCOME TO Your Peruvian Home Away From Home
Casa De Campo is a charming Andean style retreat center at the base of Puma Wonka, a sacred mountain rising to over 15,000 ft. Guest rooms include private and double rooms, each with a unique feel, that include private bathrooms, and are furnished with locally designed and sourced fixtures. The grounds are beautifully landscaped and include a ceremonial kiva, yoga shala and a sauna for resting your traveling aches and pains. Just a 2-minute walk from the property's stone wall perimeter is a pre-Incan ruin dating back over 1,000 years. The staff, ambiance and cozy layout of our retreat center makes this distant destination feel like home.
HEALTHY FOOD FROM
THE GARDENS OF AVISHAI
Avishai (of Ninos del Sol) is an artisan chef and avid organic gardener and will be providing us with nourishing food at the retreat center. The meals are delicious & healthy (mostly organic, vegan and vegetarian) cuisine and include a mix of local Andean ingredients, with Peruvian and
Middle Eastern fusion.