Telluride Yoga Festival presents:
a journey to the heart of the sacred valley - hosted by Life Force
We are thrilled to be bringing this extraordinary retreat and opportunity of a lifetime! Join us for a truly magical and extraordinary adventure into the heart of the Sacred Valley of the Incas. This is a trip with meaning and purpose and is bubbling with adventure, beauty and rich history as well!
DATES - November 3-11, 2017
SLEEP - 8 nights at an eco-chic lodge
YOGA - Daily asana yoga classes, meditation & breath work
EAT - 3 daily Andean inspired meals
SEVA ("SELFLESS SERVICE") - Seva project with Ninos Del Sol
- Trek to ancient ruins of Moray
- Hike to sacred Mt. Chicon with local shaman guides and traditional shamanic purification ceremony
- Train ride through the Andes to Machu Picchu with overnight in and explore the magical ruins of Machu Picchu
- Shamanic Sound Healing Journey (live instrumentation and crystal work)
- Welcome Despacho Ceremony (traditional Incan)
- Traditional Shamanic Purification Ceremony
- Live demonstration of artisan textile work
SEVA PROJECT - Supporting the Children of Ninos del Sol - 3 days of service with an amazing local orphanage
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.
Visit one of the seven wonders of the world arriving via train ride through the Andes. Explore the magical ruins of Matchu Picchu and enjoy Meditation and Sun Salutation at the Sun Gate. We will overnight 2 nights in Cuscoovernight in and explore the magical ruins of Machu Picchu
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. This is the perfect place to meditate, relax 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.
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.
$2300 Shared Room
$2750 Private Room