School Yoga Institute: Mystical Yoga Teacher Training

Sep 2, 2018 to Sep 22, 2018 200hr YTT
Dec 1, 2018 to Dec 21, 2018 200hr YTT

 
School Yoga Institute/Sacred Lotus 200 and 300 hr certified Yoga Alliance Teacher training’s hold a strong intention for personal transformation. In this way, the courses are designed not only to provide students with tools to share the wisdom of yoga with others, but also to look at their own lives from a spiritual perspective.
 
To guide the process of personal transformation we draw on the ancient wisdom of the East as well as on the Shamanic Medicine Wheel of Peru. Our trainings are arranged in four cycles, following the four cardinal directions, asking the guardian spirits to guide a cycle of release, understanding, growth and empowerment. Together we create a space that reveals our wisdom within and accelerates the realization of our life purpose.

We share the Art of Teaching and Art of Touch, during which students learn to teach two asana sequences, the Mystical Hatha Flow, a slow, meditative, Sivananda-based practice, and the Mystical Vinyasa Flow, a more intense, breath-synchronized flow. We also share the fundamentals of intelligent sequencing and explore alignment and adjustment of poses in depth. Each evening we close with Satsang, our evening gathering, which may be meditation, kirtan chanting or sacred ceremony.

Please visit School Yoga’s Yoga Teacher Training Peru for more info

 
 

300 Hour Yoga Teacher Training with Kula Collective – Shamanic Awakening

August 1 – 31 2018  / July 31 – August 30 2018 As we explore the fusion of the ancient and mystical traditions of Yoga, Shamanism and Ayurveda, we step into the Wisdom of Self (Vidya). Yoga (union with the Divine), Shamanism (interaction with the spirit world) and Ayurveda (the Hindu science of health and medicine) are all practices designed to grant us access to the infinite wisdom we carry within ourselves. 

In addition to meeting the Yoga Alliance standards for teaching methodology, anatomy, yogic theory and special education, Kula Collective’s RYT-300 hour YTT Courses focus on the expansion of our own sacred consciousness. By releasing the stories and holdings that no longer serve us, we create more space to see our gifts, our passions and the essence of who we are as teachers and beings on this path of Light and Oneness.

Once we have connected to the essence of the true teacher within, we are able to integrate the wisdom of our own yoga with the deep wisdom of Native American earth medicine, shamanic practices, subtle energy systems and other healing practices of the world. The ancient knowledge of these teachings provide the tools and understandings for us as teachers to weave together authentically inspired intentions and themes into our practice and into our classes. Please visit here for more info

 
 
 

200 Hour Yoga Teacher Training with Kula Collective – Spirit Journey

August 7 – 31 2018 / August 6 – 30 2019

Here, in the heart of the Sacred Valley, we find a powerful space for opening and moving our own hearts. Surrounded by the wisdom of the Sacred Apus (ancient mountains) and cleansing rivers, we peel away the layers of our shadows, understanding our passions to reveal our true authentic purpose. Moving through various creative modalities of expression, we identify and connect with our root creative selves, our passions, and our dharma (our life path). Accompanied by two local Peruvian shamans, our journey here will guide us to the deepest parts of ourselves.
At our Peru RYT-200 Yoga Teacher Training, we wake with the mountain sun, taking time to absorb the magnificence of the surroundings, breathe deeply, move slowly… and connect to the ancient wisdom of this land.

The Sacred Valley of Peru has long been sought out as one of the most powerful energetic centers in the world.  The wisdom of this land runs in the people, the way of life and in the plants themselves, and this training calls on this ancient knowledge as a symbiotic guide through the path of Yoga.  We will share the medicine of Peru and other lands through cleansing plant baths, temazcal, cacao ceremony, traditional coca leaf reading, sound and energetic healing, with optional medicine ceremonies (not part of the training) on days off.

​This training carries a unique focus of creative empowerment; in other words, new and unique ways of living, asking the question: How can we live in a way that is more true to ourselves? Facilitators Jiya and Cheralee share a passion for movement, using bodily expression to align the physical with the mental and spiritual, as well as drawing on skills of energy work and healing touch.  This holistic approach is complimented by a focus on creativity as a sacred practice, making this training ideal for those going through transition or seeking a deeper sense of general alignment. 

Lead facilitator Jiya has a passion for personal transformation, healing and empowerment, using techniques and exercises from across the world to inspire and energize her students. Through exploring our own movement and natural creative expression, we uncover our passions… and in doing so, our deeper purpose here on this Earth. Through diving deep within to heal our own selves, we radiate the change and peace we wish to share in this world. Please visit here for more info

 
 
 

Kula Collective Facilitation Intensive

Sep 3 – 8 2018 / Sep 1 – 6 2019

This 6-day course will give you the basis for building tools for creative facilitation design, spiritual leadership, active and participatory learning techniques, and pedagogical tips to maximize and measure group experiential learning.

We will gather for a 6-day Conscious Facilitator training. The course is designed to deepen and expand group facilitation skills. You will be given the building tools for creative facilitation design, spiritual leadership, active and participatory learning techniques, and pedagogical tips to maximize and measure group experiential learning. If you are interested in facilitating group processing, this is an amazing opportunity to deepen your skill set.

The Facilitation Intensive is directed toward honing our personal facilitation skills in a group spiritual setting. We will discuss concepts of spiritual space holding, group trust, community & the concept of oneness, holistic teaching design, ethics & dharma, artistic expression & creativity, and compassionate communication. A special emphasis will be placed on the art of giving and receiving Feedback. We have outlined this training to be an experiential training which we all co-create as facilitators together. You will have several chances to facilitate during the course in both group and individual settings. As a group we will take time and space to debrief and share reflections, wisdom, and new perspectives.

In addition to the Art of Facilitation, the Facilitator Intensive offers an experiential component for those who are interested in pursuing the Kula Path. The intention of this experiential aspect of the training is to provide a solid foundation for upcoming Kula facilitators to prepare for the roles of apprenticing and co-facilitating 200-hour Yoga Teacher Training with The Kula Collective. This training does not guarantee a role as a Kula Facilitator, but is an important and required step on the path.

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Shamanic Cleanse: Sacred Valley

September 8th – 17th​, 2018 / September 6th – 15th, 2019

It is our greatest honor to help facilitate this profound and transformational cleansing retreat. While many ask us to explain what will happen, we cannot truly answer because Plant Medicine takes us to a realm beyond concepts and words. And while we will provide you some tools to prepare for the cleanse, there is nothing that can truly prepare you for this journey to the Soul. So, we ask that you trust us completely and surrender to the process and know that you are guided and protected by the light you carry within.

We have watched our friends and family transform before our eyes, we have watched their skin clear and their eyes brighten as years of age pour off their bodies. While the process is at times difficult and at times spectacular, when you finish you will know that every moment, no matter how challenging, was in complete perfection.  Our teachers will be the Master Plants of Sacred Cacao, Mama Coca, Tobacco, Washuma, and Ayahuasca. There is absolutely nothing to fear… all those that we work with have life-changing and healing experiences.

Fear can always find an excuse for why you can’t… but you can.  And we will be there to help, every step of the way. Trust, release, surrender… you are guided, you are protected, you are divine light, We are all One… We are We!.

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Feed your Soul with Truro Yoga

October 3 – 13, 2018

Gastronomic goodness at Peru’s top rated restaurants, service work with the local community in the Sacred Valley, guided tours through Machu Picchu  and of course, yoga!

An ideal way to commune with your tribe – we’re offering a colorful, soul food retreat immersed in the beauty of four Peruvian locales. Starting with the capital city of Lima to the architectural gem, Cuzco in the heart of the Incan empire, contributing to community and practicing yoga at Sacha Munay the Sacred Valley flanked by majestic ancient landforms and nestled in the Andean highlands, along the lush fertile banks of the Urubamba River, and ending with the majestic and magical Machu Picchu.  

At our core, our mission at TruroYoga is to strive for simplicity in living, where our consumption is minimal and our quest, to circulate peace. We provide affordable options to ensure that our trips are available to everyone while calibrating our programs at the highest level of excellence, and encompassing yoga in settings that allow participants the ability to access both a state of relaxation and rejuvenation in line with or idea of simple living practices. Everyone is encouraged to embrace what they need most- self care, quiet time, independent adventures in addition to dynamic group yoga sessions. We combine the concept of seva (service) yoga where our work has been with the local community, fostering cultural exchange with the people that we meet. 

Register here: 

 
TruroYoga was founded by Genevieve Morin after extensive international travel led her to her sweet spot in Truro on the Outer Cape. A trilingual teacher, Genevieve has shared her deep passion for movement and respect for the body with students of all levels from around the globe, most recently with an enthusiastic group of yogis young and old in Costa Rica. Genevieve’s teaching style has been informed by a wide variety of instructors: Richard Freeman, Daniel Odier and Gurmukh Kaur Khalsa among them. Her esteemed teacher, Shiva Rea, founder of Prana Flow Yoga®, has been her greatest inspiration and primary influence in developing her practice.  
 
After living in cities, Kat Williams found that that she loved the Outer Cape and wanted to concentrate her efforts connecting people with similar visionary, career goals geared towards living extraordinary, and perhaps unconventional lives.   An active volunteer and constant, curious nomad, she has participated both domestically and internationally with organizations Habitat for Humanity and the Fuller Center for Housing, two non-profits geared towards disaster relief and safe, affordable housing.  She loves planning retreats with her teacher, Genevieve, traveling from Havana to Tuscany to Cartagena with her last year. 
 
 

A Yogi’s Journey to Peru

October 6 – 13, 2018

Join Life Coaches Adriana and Ariana for a life changing week in the majestic mountains of Peru’s Sacred Valley. On this journey you will experience mother earth, Andean culture and cuisine, ancient ruins, yoga, meditation, traditional ceremonies, and intentional community as doorways that will guide you to connect with your most aligned and integrated self.  Each group activity and practice has been chosen with intention and purpose and is intended to support you in reconnecting to your wholeness and savoring life fully.

Ariana and Adriana will regularly  guide you through reflective practices that will both deepen the experience and connect you more intimately to others.  You will also have time to reflect and explore on your own, cultivating your ability to deeply listen and tend to yourself from moment to moment.

Together, we will fill our wells, so we can engage with the outer world from a space of love,  balance, and compassion, and have a greater impact on the world around us. You will leave feeling a newfound sense of renewal, inner alignment and zest for life.

To learn more and reserve your spot, visit adrianarobertsonyoga.com.
 

Earth Magic, Spirit Medicine, Peru Pilgrimage

October 19 – 25, 2018
 
A pilgrimage is defined as a journey to a sacred space as an act of devotion. Join us for a 7-day Ayahuasca Retreat in the heart of the Peruvian Andes where we will dive deep into the magic of Pachamama.
 
This retreat gives you the time and space to let go, creating a lasting shift in your awareness and life. During our time together, you will be held in a safe and supportive space for you to do your inner work.
 
This retreat is for you if you desire to:
  • Release limiting beliefs, blocks, trauma, PTSD, depression, fear
  • Find your heart’s desires / life purpose
  • Heal relationship wounds 
  • Call in your soulmate
  • Have more abundance with money, opportunities and health
  • Explore the world of sacred plant medicines and harness your own inner medicine man/woman
  • Be comfortable in your own skin 
  • Create a life that gives you true joy and authentic connection
Our intention for holding these retreats is to create a space of healing, transformation, and personal reflection.  A place where everyone feels safe and comfortable.  A space that allows for you to experience your own consciousness in a new way. 
 
Includes:
  • 7-nights accommodation in shared room 
  • All meals (vegetarian) 
  • 3 Ayahuasca Ceremonies 
  • Despacho with Quero Elder
  • Breathwork
  • Meditations, Integrations, Discussions
  • Entrance Fee and Transportation to Local Inca Ruins
  • Yoga (gentle) or Movement  
  • Airport Pick-up and Drop-off in Cusco to Pisac and back

For more information or to apply, please email: denisefcooper@gmail.com

 
 

Sacred Journey Medicine Retreat

October 25 – November 1 2018

Join us on a Sacred Journey Medicine Retreat. This retreat is designed for those who are looking to deepen their own personal work through authentic inquiry by exploring the relationship between the subconscious and conscious mind, while shedding light on old cyclical thought patterns that currently may not be serving our highest good. 
 
Working with ayahuasca can create the opportunity to disrupt these old patterns, thus providing the opportunity to consciously create thoughts and responses of your own choosing. The retreat format affords the participant to experience profound healing on the mental, emotional, physical and spiritual levels, without distraction from outside influences. 
 
This deeply transformational retreat merges ancient Amazonian wisdom and Ayahuasca with effective therapeutic healing modalities such as yoga, Elemental Shamanic Breath Work, daily flower baths, and guided meditations. The retreat is being led by Scott Pilara, an author and pioneer in the field of addiction treatment and personal development coaching, and his partner Carolina “Caro Luna,” a medicine woman who for the past 10 years has been facilitating plant medicine ceremonies in Peru, Colombia, Mexico and the UK. 
 
We are proud to work with master healers of the Shipibo tradition who come from a long lineage of wisdom, apprenticeship and mastery of powerful Amazonian plants. We choose to work with a female and a male healer as we find that this is a deeply complimentary way to work, one that fosters the integration of both the divine masculine and divine feminine in every participant.
 
We are deeply passionate about working with sacred plants, and firmly believe that they are our allies in healing and growth. It is our joy to hold space for your own exploration of this ancient wisdom, and to facilitate this sacred journey in service to your alignment with your deepest authentic truth. 
 
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For more information please visit our web site at: https://www.scottpilara.com/holistic-transformational-retreats/
 
 

Journey to the Sacred Valley: A Kundalini Experience with Amanda and Aubrey

October 27 – November 3 2018

Next October, join us in the heart of the Sacred Valley in Peru and reconnect with your own sacred energy. Tap into your inner vitality and wisdom and experience the centering and healing power of Kundalini yoga and meditation.

Emerge rested and revitalized.

We’ve designed a retreat that you will never forget. We will practice Kundalini Yoga, meditation, and mindfulness. We will enjoy exquisite, fresh, and organic cuisine. Relax in the Sacred Valley, go on exciting Peruvian adventures, and make friendships that will last for years to come.

Optional activities include excursions to sacred sites, sacred practices, the opportunity to practice karma yoga by giving back to the local community, bodywork, and an optional trip to Machu Picchu after the retreat is finished.

What is Kundalini Yoga? The Kundalini energy is vitality, creativity, and consciousness. Kundalini yoga is called the yoga of awareness. As we practice, this energy becomes awakened within us. Kundalini Yoga combines posture, breath, hand position, sound, and eye focus to produce a powerful experience and a shift in mind, body, and spirit.

Learn more and register today at http://truenaturetravels.com/retreats/yoga-peru-amanda-aubrey/

The Journey Within, Manchu Picchu Yoga Retreat.

November 3 – 11 2018

Give yourself the opportunity to explore and go deep within yourself by taking advantage of this amazing opportunity. Join our next adventure!! Peru is on almost everyone’s bucket list. The combination of stunning landscape, cultural exploration and natural healing and ceremonies creates a country that is filled with healing powers. 

 
The retreat includes vinyasa yoga classes, Acro Yoga workshop, visit to Machu Picchu and Huayna Picchu, Cusco city tour, San Pedro ceremony and much more…
Facilitators Anny Noratto and Nestor Sandoval.
 

Shamanic Sexual Alchemy – Women’s Retreat Peru

November 12-23 2018

Are you ready to connect with your sexual energy as your healing force, and awaken your innate power through shamanic rituals? Then join Yanu Shewa & Nalaya Chakana for this retreat in the Sacred Valley in Peru. It’s time to empower your life by activating these sacred forces inside you.

This is a journey of initiation! A journey that will allow you to fully embody your Spirit and become the channel you are meant to be. Shamanic Sexual Alchemy is your guide to bridge both worlds – the visible as well as the invisible.

Join us in Peru to reconnect, deepen and remember the sacredness of your Sexual Spiritual Being. Reactivate your innate power by connecting with nature and shamanic rituals. This retreat will change your life.

POWER OF SOFTNESS

As the sun sets behind the beautiful mountain range of the Andes, you leave your comfortable room to join the fire outside. Here you gather in a circle of women – recognising that nobody is more or less, recognising that we gather here to equally share our light and wisdom.

Guarded by the brilliant starry sky, we honour the fire as sacred as it has been done since the beginning of time. Through ritual, prayer and song you integrate the profound revelations and insights you received that day.

Hugged by a powerful warm feminine energy, you feel safe in this circle. Safe to listen, safe to be heard, safe to share in the same transparency as the women around you do.

It is here, in the Sacred Valley of Peru, that you discover the true healing power of your sexuality and your innate connection to shamanism and ritual.

For more info please visit here

ISTA PERU, Level I – Spiritual Sexual Shamanic Experience

November 24 – November 30 2018

Thousands of people on 5 continents have attended the ISTA training over the past decade and have been radically changed for the better by uncovering reactive patterns and transforming them into conscious ways of being.

If you are ready to transform your life, this experiential 7-day event is for you.

This retreat focuses on clearing the physical and emotional body of shame, guilt and fear related to sexuality and authenticity. We accomplish this through multiple pathways of healing: guided visualisation, emotional release, shamanic initiations, energy tracking and conscious touch are just a few of the practices used to dive deep into the inner realms.

You will learn to fully integrate your masculine and inner feminine archetypes, hence opening doors to a deeper knowing of the Self as whole and complete.

This event unfolds within a powerful group process based on unconditional love, intimacy and acceptance of what is arising. By the end of this event, you will feel more open, relaxed and present and be more in touch with effortless flow of life, no matter what it looks like.

No prior knowledge of shamanism or sacred sexuality is necessary to attend this retreat. This event is about expanding beyond your comfort zone, while honoring your healthy boundaries.

Please visit here for more info

 

ISTA PERU, Level II – Spiritual Sexual Shamanic Initiation

December 3 – December 12 2018

 

 

ISTA LEVEL 2 – Spiritual Sexual Shamanic Initiation begins its work once the decision is made that this is the way we actually want to live and not just a peak experience on a workshop. Level 2 guides the participant through a series of self – initiations that say goodbye to old patterns of relating and anchor the identity in the deep self that is already free, inherently loving and dynamically creative in the world.

This training is for you if …

  • You are curious about who you are beyond the personal.
  • You live in the spiritual world and are on some level afraid to BE HERE
  • You have forgotten you are an infinite being and need reminding that you are in fact pure limitless potentiality itself
  • You long for a deep real and authentic connection with your divinity and wish to connect to and share who you are from that space.
  • You struggle with the blood and guts of life and want to die to all that is causing you pain in your life.
  • This training is only for those who are ready to burn in the fire of their own love. It is not for the faint of heart. It is for those who can no longer live a lie and want to truly die for love.
Please visit here for more info
 
 

Shamanic Yoga and Plant Medicine Retreat w/ Sacred Paths Yoga

November 26 – December 2 2018

Located in the heart of The Sacred Valley, Peru, this program offers a powerful place to tap into the wisdom of the land, the ancient culture and the deep inner knowing of our own hearts. This land is said to be one of the most powerful energetic centers of the world. We feel its strength and we witness this deep connection to spirit in the land, the people and the ancient way of living. In this retreat experience, we find a harmonious and symbiotic blend of ancient indigenous wisdom and yogic teachings to guide us on this path of awakening.
We will find a deep connection to nature as we explore the healing modalities of Peru. We experience the medicine of this land with daily yoga and meditation and through Despacho ceremony, cleansing plant baths, purifying temescal ceremony, heart-opening cacao ceremony, traditional coca leaf reading and sound and shamanic healings throughout, with optional shamanic ceremonies offered with trusted local guides. These rituals facilitate personal transformation and healing and will leave you feeling cleansed and empowered.
 
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The LEAF Peru Service, Culture, and Adventure Trip

March 2 – 9 2019

Steeped in ancient Incan, Andean, and Amazonian culture, Peru is a country rich in both ecological and cultural diversity; it is a place where long-held traditions continue to live in the hearts and minds of the people.

LEAF International is partnering with True Nature Travels on this cultural discovery journey to Peru. This is an opportunity for LEAFers to explore culture while traveling through Peru with a LEAF International Culture Keeper.

From the Sacred Valley to the Amazon basin, Peru is a stunning example of how the ancient and the modern can form a cohesive, living blend. Join us on a trip to experience the unique gifts this country has to offer, filled with expansive hikes, grounding ceremonies, cultural lectures, and an opportunity to give back to the local community.

 
 

Ananda Yoga Retreat in the Sacred Valley of Peru; Awaken Your Sacred Soul to Bliss with Shelagh Mckee

March 9 – 16 2019
 
Take time to connect to your soul and discover your inner Ananda or Bliss (Joy and Happiness) on this wonderful yogic journey in the sacred valley of Peru. Join us for an amazing week of yoga, food, and meditation in the beauty of the ancient valley of Peru.

During your time in the Sacred Valley, you will have no choice but to reconnect with your soul and discover your inner journey of Asana, Pranayama, and Dhyana. This retreat will incorporate a dynamic vinyasa yoga flow, with the intention to improve strength, stability, and balance, followed by soothing pranayama and meditation. Each morning you will awaken to a beautiful setting followed by a dynamic vinyasa flow. Each practice will be designed for strength and stability that will put a smile across your face. The days are filled with exploring your surroundings while rediscovering your blissful self. The day ends with a chance to slow down and become present in mindful meditation.

The intention of this retreat is to reach all senses of your mind, body, and spirit and reclaim your sacred soul to bliss and Happiness. Discover the path to your happiness while exploring the beauty of Peru. Nourish your soul with freshly made local cuisine, trips to the heart of the Peruvian people, a karma experience that will change your life, as well as the option to hike through Machu Picchu.

 

Breaking Through: Transformational Journey to Peru

October 19 – 26 2019

What are you ready to break through? How has your life been limited to repetitive patterns that disrupt and prevent the new creations from happening easily?

Join Alandra and Ariel and an amazing group of people for a transformational week in the Sacred Valley of Peru. Bring your partner, your friend, your husband, wife, sibling, lover or just bring yourself to this once-in-a-lifetime journey! Come and be challenged, break free, have fun, laugh, dance, learn, and grow!

Alandra will be guiding us to access deeper connections with our hearts, body, breath and presence. Helping us to take back the power we have given to the past, becoming more grounded and centred with what is, and breaking through whatever blocks or beliefs that challenge us and keep us from living our greatest possibility and potential. We also offer an optional plant medicine ceremony with an amazing female shaman (not included in retreat tuition). Last year this experience offered deeper healing to many of the participants. Authentic local ceremonies will be offered to prepare us to enter the transformational energies of the mountains, plants and ancient ways.

Ariel Swan joins Alandra to teach daily yoga/pilates classes to keep us strong and centered in our bodies as well as some evening Yin Yoga to promote relaxation and calming of the mind. She brings a huge amount of energy, sensitivity, fun, and innate wisdom to support the process and keep us challenged (and laughing) in our yoga practice.

We will also be offering a karma yoga 1/2 day volunteer service project that will help the local communities. Last year we painted a small school and sang, laughed, and shared food with the young students and teachers. It was one of our favourite memories, in giving back we received so much!

Learn more and register today at http://truenaturetravels.com/retreats/yoga-peru-alandra-ariel-2018/