Becoming Balance Development Retreat with Daniel Rāma and Shakti Bird, 16-23 October, 2021, Sacred Valley, Peru

Retreat

Sacred Valley, Peru
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start: Oct 16, 2021
end: Oct 23, 2021

Overview

Yoga means seeing Life as it truly is. A lifting of the Veil. The most difficult easy thing one will ever do. - Daniel Rāma

An advanced practice retreat with the superb teaching duo Daniel Rāma and Shakti Bird, cradled in the heart of the Sacred Valley in Cusco, Peru. 

This is a deep experience, waiting to be lived by those already immersed in their Yoga sadhana and ready to expand and further develop seeds into blossoms. 

The Sacred Valley has supported the growth of ancient civilizations and millennia of spiritual discipline, providing a rich, fertile ground for this kind of deeper work. Join us at this 8-day retreat and experience asana, pranayama and meditation in combination with intelligent functional movement elements to take your practice to new levels. 

Dive deep into the practice of Yoga in the lovingly curated spaces at Samadhi Sacred Valley Holistic Retreat Center: a heart-full space for those undertaking deep, transformative practice-journeys. 

Highlights

    • Daily meditation, pranayama and asana practice 
    • Daily functional movement afternoon workshops 
    • 7 nights in the gorgeous Samadhi Holistic Center, in the heart of Peru’s Sacred Valley
    • Visit to the traditional town of Pisac
    • Local nature trek
    • Traditional 'Despacho' gratitude ceremony with a shaman

Teachers

Daniel Rāma

Teacher.

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History tells stories of Daniel Rama, living like a monk in an authentic yoga ashram and overcoming crippling injuries through the science of self-improvement. His present however, speaks of travelling…

Shakti

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“Movement is my medicine.” As a young woman, Shakti, known at the time as Sarah Bonsall, began to seek a deeper side of life. At the age of 18, she moved away from her family to follow a passion for…

Program

This 8-day retreat is aimed at those who are devoted to the Yoga practice in their daily lives and are ready to explore its deeper realms.

Compared to the Becoming Balance Development Retreat in Spain, morning and evening meditations in Peru are longer and more direct. Pranayama and proper breathing techniques are more advanced. Asanas and general physicality focus on more advanced skills and sequences. Even the atmosphere in this sacred part of Peru invites the participants to dive deeper and listen more closely to subtleties, fine-tuning the practice.

Daily Schedule

Our daily schedule will feature structured sadhana time including meditation, pranayama & asana practice, physical fine-tuning workshops, delicious organic food, opportunities for exploration of the Sacred Valley, and time for rest.  

In the evenings, it's time to soak in the valley vistas, meditate, contemplate, make new friends, or enjoy the down time.

Activities

As a group, we will be welcomed with a traditional ceremony to offer our gratitude and set up intentions for our retreat experience in Peru. A shaman from a beautiful community called Qeros which maintain their ancient traditions and native language of Quechua will lead the ceremony.

We will visit the traditional town of Pisac, known for its lively handicrafts market, archaeological park, and ancient temples and plazas, with some magnificent views of the surrounding valley.

Together, guided by our Samadhi hosts, we will also have a chance to explore the surrounding landscapes of our beautiful Valley neighborhood.

There will be sufficient free time if you wish to enjoy some additional excursions or take up some of the activities offered by Samadhi, such as pottery or painting.

For further information about all options and arranging your trips, please contact the Samadhi front desk- they will be happy to help you!

Example of retreat schedule*:

7:00 - 7:30 Morning Meditation
7:30 - 8:00 Tea Time
8:00 - 9:45 Asana Practice
10:00 - 11:00 Breakfast
2:00 -3.00 Light Lunch
  group activity on some days
4:00 - 6:00 Essentials of Physicality
  group activity on some days
6:30 - 7:30 Dinner

Our Home

Samadhi Sacred Valley holistic center is located in the heart of the Sacred Valley of the Incas in Cusco, Peru. The Sacred Valley is a very special, spiritual region of Peru's Andean highlands, the home of the ancient “Lost City of the Incas” known as Machu Picchu, a UNESCO protected World Heritage site and one of the seven wonders of the world. 

The beautiful mission of our hosts at Samadhi Holistic Center is to contribute to the wealth and freedom for humankind by sharing their space for the practice of yoga, meditation, art and healthy food.   

Accommodation

Designed with the principles of sacred geometry in mind, Samadhi Sacred Valley is organized around the 7-chakra system. Its spaces, colors, textures, flavors and artworks are designed to stimulate the energy centers and connect you to your essence.

Samadhi has 7 spacious and comfortable bungalows with stunning vistas, each themed with one of the 7 chakra energy centers in the body, arranged in a cascade down a beautiful hillside. Through flowers, crystals, aromas and colored stones, each bungalow features the elements of a particular chakra.

You can also choose to stay in one of the newly built single or double suites which in addition to the bedroom include a cozy living room boasting incredible views of the sacred mountain side. 

Cost

Chakra Bungalow, shared triple occupancy: single bed in one of the 7 chakra themed bungalows, ideal for sharing with new or old friends. Cost per person: €1,800

Chakra Bungalow, shared double occupancy: single bed in one of the 7 chakra themed bungalows, ideal for sharing with new or old friends). Cost per person: €1,990

Suite, double occupancy: single bed, balcony, living room, ideal for sharing with new or old friends.  Cost per person: €1,990

Suite, single occupancy (single bed, balcony living room, ideal for those who desire the comforts of privacy. Cost per person: €2,100

Location

How to get there

By Air

Nearest airport is Cusco, 90 min by taxi. Transfers are organized by Samadhi. People arriving at similar times or together can be grouped. Just make sure to let us know your arrival time if and when you request an airport transfer. 

Contact/Address

Samadhi is in a small town without an exact address. For your purposes, this is the address you can use or follow the pin on Google maps.

Address: Comunidad Huycho distrito de Huayllabamba provincia de Urubamba.

Important

Here is the fine print for your travel:

  • Check-in: October 16, 2021, 3pm onwards
  • Check-out: October 23, 2021, by 11am
  • The prices are in EUR and per person
  • Early Bird ends July 1st, 2021
  • Food served is vegetarian
  • Please ensure that your passport is valid
  • Please ensure you have a health, travel and cancellation insurance
  • Make sure that you are aware of immigration/visa laws in Peru

Your package includes 

  • All Yoga, meals and accommodation, and selected group activities

 Not Included

  • Travel to Peru, insurance and visa costs 

 

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