Peruvian Cultural Journey and Yoga Retreat, May 14 – 22, 2017

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I am very excited to be planing another trip to Peru and I’d like to invite you to come along. This cultural journey through the Sacred Valley of the Incas, in and around Pisac, Peru is such an incredible experience, I have been there six times and each visit inspires and enlightens me in new ways.

The first time I went to Peru was in 1996 to work at the Pisac Inn for the summer, where I became close friends with Fielding and Roman Viscarra. Together they started the Pisac Inn and Peru Cultural Journeys.Patio at Pisac Inn

As our guide on the tour, Roman imparts his viewpoint, with passion and humor, on the sacred sites and archaeological wonders of the Andes as a historian, musician and cultural enthusiast. Fielding, our hostess at the Pisac Inn, has an impeccable eye for detail and beauty. She makes each guest feel welcome and comfortable. The inspiration behind their work is promotion and celebration of traditional Andean culture. They are co-founders, with four other Peruvian families, of the Kusi Kawsay Waldorf-inspired Indigenous school, as well as spearheads of many other educational and community projects.

Click on the image below for a short
Peru Cultural Journeys video

Peru Cultural Journeys Video

This unforgettable journey begins on May 14, 2017 through May 22. Each day will be filled with adventure and insight. Whether you are a mathematician or an artist, an physician or a chef, an ecologist or an engineer, you will be fascinated by the diversity and richness of the land, the people, and their customs.

Machu Picchu

I will design a daily yoga practice considering the group and the other activities of the day. Some of you will be traveling with a friend or family member who does not practice yoga. No problem, they can enjoy another cup of coffee on the patio, or peruse the market on the plaza while we luxuriate in 1-2 hours of mindful movement. On the free day there will be two yoga classes and plenty of time for a spa treatment or another excursion on your own.

Baths at Unucha Spa

One of the highlights of the trip is a visit to the highland community of Amaru. Amaru is one of the few communities who’ve maintained the cosmology and world view of their Incan ancestors, without the influence of outside religion or lifestyle. After spending an afternoon helping them in the fields, enjoying weaving and dancing demonstrations, and sharing a meal, we will understand how sites such as Machu Picchu have been built: through reciprocity, the
basis of the Andean belief system.
Community work day in Amaru
There are many experiences and events on this tour that will enhance our outlook on life in these times of uncertainty. The impulse to care for each other and the Earth, to celebrate our differences and share is strengthened from interacting with the Andean people in the intimate way this tour affords.
Follow this link for a complete daily itinerary of the Journey:
Sacred Places Yoga Itinerary

Peruvian Cuisine

The early-bird price of $2250 includes accommodations, delicious meals, yoga classes, guidance through and entrance to archaeological sites, private tour van, and train to Machu Picchu. After January 15, 2017 the price will go up to $2400, so register soon!

An $800 deposit will hold your space for this life changing tour. The remaining balance is due by April 2, 2017. After April 2, deposits are non-refundable. Should your plans change before April 2, deposits will be refunded, less a $300 registration fee.

For further details, visit my website, Pisac Inn, and Peru Cultural Journeys.

I hope you can join us!
Machu Picchu
Wishing you a beautiful holiday season and abundance in the New Year,
Sonya Luz

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