Life Force proudly Partners with iThrive Yoga
Join iThrive Yoga for an epic adventure to the heart of the Sacred Valley. Practice yoga everyday amidst the “apus” – the spirits of the sacred mountains. Trek through magical landscapes and experience the power centers of Incan culture while activating your highest potential. Give back the incredible energy you receive through a very special service project with the Ninos del Sol Foundation.
When: September 23-October 1, 2017
Destination: Sacred Valley, Peru
9 nights accommodation
Daily yoga classes
3 daily Andean inspired meals
Shamanic Sound Healing Journey
Trek to ancient ruins of Moray
Welcome Despacho Ceremony
Hike to sacred Mt. Chicon with traditional Shamanic
Live demonstration of artisan textile work
Trip and overnight to Machu Picchu
All ground transportation once you reach Cusco
Cost: airfare not included
$2200 Shared Room
$2900 Private Room
Required Deposit: $750
Early bird Earth Day Special: receive $108 off through April 23rd. Use promo-code earthday when checking out.
Teacher: Ryan Jaqua
A life filled with diversity, trials, joy, and victory. Ryan seeks to bring to his students the most realized parts of his own yoga practice and life experience. With his roots in Anusara yoga he has sought out dynamic teachings and practitioners. A true student of yoga as a way of life, Ryan understands the common path tread by students dealing with the constant waves of life. He believes the practice of yoga can greatly calm the fluctuation of the mind and allows our most authentic self to surface. Ryan is a certified personal trainer and yoga teacher by trade. His abilities stretch across the bandwidth of wellness to cooking, nutrition, life coaching, meditation, and art/music. Through his own example he seeks to foster a greater understanding of the necessity of balanced living and contentment in his students and clients.
Studio partner: iThrive yoga
A well balanced and intentional yoga practice can leave you stronger, and more comfortable in your own skin, as well as developing confidence or the willingness to try new things. Perhaps you cultivate patience, or you become more mindful and aware of the moment, while deepening your personal practice.
We offer our members excellent instruction, while providing students with a sanctuary from daily pressure, as well as a place to access many options to achieve optimal wellness.
We invite you to visit our studio and learn new ways to empower yourself with tools to THRIVE !
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.
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.
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.
Travel to Peru
Our retreat to Peru begins and ends in Cusco.
Book your flight to Lima, the capital of Peru. The airport code is LIM. Depending on the arrival time of your international flight into Lima, (many are night flights from the U.S./Canada arriving in Lima late evening or early morning), you may have to spend the night in Lima (contact us for hotel options).
Take a domestic flight from Lima to Cusco. Allow at least 2-3 hours in between your international and domestic flights in case of delays.
Flight time from Lima to Cusco is one hour. It is recommended to book these domestic flights in the morning as weather is typically better and there is less chance of flight delay or cancellation.
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A valid passport is required for all foreign visitors to Peru. An entry visa is not required for American or Canadian nationals. Please inquire with the nearest Peruvian consulate for entry requirements for other nationalities.
In preparation for your trip, please read our Travel Planning Guide for important tips and information.