Peru Men’s Retreat
Dec 11 – 16, 2019
Peru Men’s Retreat
Hiking & Master Plants. Yoga. Qigong. Sacred Sites. Indigenous Villages. Nature. Life.
Join us in the highlands of the Andes for our annual Peru Men’s Retreat. Explore the deep connection found through this integrative program as we blend the traditions of Meditation, Yoga, and Qigong with the indigenous knowledge of Plant Medicine and Energetic Healing. This is a powerful program conducted in an intentional and safe environment to do deep healing work. This is an opportunity for men to come together in community and explore the inner and outer landscapes of life.
7 days/6 nights
Double Room: $2000 USD/per person
Private Room: $2200 USD
3 nights Hotel Accommodation, 3 nights Camping with Equipment, All Meals, Porters & Pack Llamas, Men’s Circle, Cacao Ceremony, Q’eros Despacho Ceremony, Temescal (sweat-lodge) Ceremony, Yoga, Qigong, Pranayama, Meditation, Plant Baths, Drum Journey, Daily Lessons, Evening Gatherings.
Pricing does not include:
- Transportation to and from Retreat Center ~ approx. $15 – $20 one way
- Coca Leaf Readings ~ $60
- Massages ~ $60
- Optional Master Plant Ceremonies ~ approx. $100 – $150 per ceremony
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 considered 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 harmonious way of living. In this retreat experience, we find a symbiotic blend of ancient indigenous wisdom and yogic teachings to guide you on this path of awakening.
We invite you to embark upon this powerful journey with us as we explore the mysteries of our own heart, guided by the Peruvian Medicine Wheel, which allows us to peel away the layers and awaken to our soul’s purpose. Insights, breakthroughs and revelations abound supported by this magical land. We experience the medicine of this land through Despacho ceremony, cleansing plant baths, purifying temescal ceremony, heart-opening cacao ceremony, traditional coca leaf reading, sound and shamanic healings, and optional shamanic plant ceremonies offered with trusted local guides. These rituals facilitate personal transformation and healing and will leave you feeling cleansed and empowered.
It is our greatest fulfillment to witness the transformation of our friends, family and students as they journey through this life changing experience. And it is a journey, with many challenges, triumphs and insights along the way, a journey that will leave you feeling strong, whole and limitless in your potential, a journey of healing that is cultivated by trusting each perfect moment.
We invite you to journey with us to the sacred highlands of Peru to embark upon this life enhancing experience. This soul journey is curated with enriching cultural activities, healing ceremonies, engaging discussion, thought-provoking personal growth activities and a daily practice to integrate your experiences. We host a journey that is deeply personal, supportive and inclusive to meet the intentions of each participant. Each day begins with Intention Setting, Meditation, Pranayama and Yoga Asana as a practice to cultivate deep inner connections and open to the experiences of the day. Organic locally grown vegetarian meals are served throughout to help cleanse and purify the body from the inside out. The day will flow into different activities, ceremonies or cultural excursion that coincide with the Peruvian Medicine Wheel as our guide for transformation. Allow the breathtaking beauty of Peru’s Sacred Valley guide you on your path of healing and self-realization.
We are grateful for the opportunity to work with local Shamanic Healers that we have been studying with for many years as well as the Master Plants of ceremonial Cacao, Japé, Wachuma and Aya huasca. Each plant has its own energy and lessons to reveal and we have designed this program to create an integrative and enriching learning environment grounded by the practices of meditation and yoga.
We support you and honor each of your individual journeys. We are honored to hold space for your individual and our collective healing.
Trust the process and answer to your Soul’s calling!
What To Expect
- Learn Ancient Healing Techniques
- Learn about the local indigenous culture and philosophy
- Experience Plant Medicine and Connection to Nature
- Learn to Identify and Use Local Healing Plants
- Learn to walk the Ancestral Paths
- Explore the Highlands of the Andes Mountains
- Camp, build & maintain a fire,
- Llamas used for pack animals
- Soften into Strength
- Men’s Circle
- Qigong and Shamanic Energy Movement
- Yoga, Meditation, Pranayama
Day 1: Welcome
Check In Arin (9596 ft | 2925 m)
Welcome, Intro to Medicine Wheel, Intention Setting
Day 2: Letting Go
Meditation Pranayama Yoga Asana
Info On Hike/Meet Greet
Temescal (Andean Sweat-lodge)
Day 3: Releasing
Camping in the Valley (approx. 3200 meters | 10,500 ft)
Day 4: Bliss
Meditation Pranayama Yoga
Hike to Churu Village (12,000 ft | 3658 m)
Cultural Immersion Spiritual Lesson
Hike to Lake
Return to Churu Village spend the night
Day 5: Manifestation
Hike to Cancha Cancha Village (12,300 ft | 3650 m)
Day 6: Formless
Meditation, Pranayama, Yoga Asana
Hike to Lares Hot Springs (10,663 ft | 3250 m)
Evening at the Lares Hot Springs
Day 7: Decompression
Shuttle back to Arin
Night at the Retreat Center
Day 8: Fare Thee Well
12:00 pm Departure
Add an additional night and join us for an Aya Huasca ceremony this evening!
Our Peru Yoga and Plant Ceremony Retreat is held in the Santuario at Munay Sonqo Retreat Center. Our 2 private villas and 2 loft apartments offer amazing views of the Andes. We have our own private Yoga Maloka (temple) for classes and ceremonies.
Throughout this retreat, we will enjoy fresh abundant vegetarian Peruvian food cooked with love by our wonderful kitchen staff. The fresh salads and fruit (grown onsite in the organic gardens), quinoa, varieties of potatoes, corn, squash and hearty Andean soups will leave you feeling cleansed and nourished. Our meals will also be catered to the Shamanic Plant Ceremony diet to help prepare our bodies and minds for the Shamanic Journeys.
Add On Excursions – Before or After Retreat
Visit one of the most spectacular archaeological sites in the world. Trips offered by train or by joining a hike on the Inca Trail or Salkantay Trail. Contact Us for more information on booking your trip.
A must see for those visiting Cusco, Rainbow Mountain will inspire your creativity through color. The summit is just over 17,000 ft! The hike is well worth the energy. Contact Us for more information on booking your trip.
How can we find more ways to pause, to witness beauty, to appreciate the miracle of life, to connect back into our true nature and to live intentionally? There are many ways to incorporate ceremony into our daily lives. We offer ceremony as an opportunity to slow down to appreciate what is right in front of us and to offer gratitude to the Earth, Sky and Spirit. We will discover how to bring ceremony into every moment and witness the beauty of life unfold. AHO! HIYAYA!