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Open Your Heart in the Sacred Valley of Peru
October 21-30, 2023

Open Your Heart in the Sacred Valley of Peru

Open Your Heart in the Sacred Valley of Peru
October 21-30, 2023

Open Your Heart in the Sacred Valley of Peru

Open Your Heart in the Sacred Valley of Peru
October 21-30, 2023

Open Your Heart in the Sacred Valley of Peru

Open Your Heart in the Sacred Valley of Peru
October 21-30, 2023

Open Your Heart in the Sacred Valley of Peru

Open Your Heart in the Sacred Valley of Peru
October 21-30, 2023

Open Your Heart in the Sacred Valley of Peru

October 21-30, 2023

Open Your Heart in the Sacred Valley of Peru

find meaning and the sacred in everything
 
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Open Your Heart in the Sacred Valley of Peru

Open Your Heart in the Sacred Valley of Peru

Open your heart on a profound journey with Vito Politano to the Sacred Valley of Peru to connect deeply to self, nature and community. This retreat will be the perfect combination of mindful movement and metta meditation in the mystical Sacred Valley. This week will include yoga, guided exploration, and site seeing to all of the most notable historical ruins including one of the modern wonders of the world, Machu Picchu. Our sanctuary for the week will be at a quaint retreat center surrounded by native plants, fruit trees and nourished by the deep nature and history of the region. You will dive deep into twice daily yoga and meditation practices in the beautiful yoga shala at this home away from home.

Our inspiring local guide team lovingly shares unique cultural excursions to awe-inspiring sites and helps us explore the vast history of this very special part of the world.  

Our trip will culminate with a visit to Machu Picchu followed by some time in the enchanting city of Cusco. This trip will be shared in the company of a loving community practicing yoga, enjoying meals, creating new memories and exploring the breathtaking beauty that Peru has to offer. Learn to find greater meaning in life, and reward yourself the gift of a renewed inspired spirit.

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Pricing

Triple Occupancy

$ ($3995)Show Details

Double Occupancy

$ ($4695)Show Details

Single Room

$ ($5695)Show Details
*Offer valid through December 16, 2022.
 
Included
  • 9 nights accommodation
  • most meals
  • private guide and driver
  • extensive cultural excursions
  • entrance fees
  • donation to local school
  • taxes
  • daily yoga with Vito
  • Lunches and dinners for 3 days
  • International airfare
  • Travel Insurance
  • Gratuities
 
Payment and Cancellation Policy:

A $500 non-refundable deposit is required to hold your spot on the trip. The final balance payment is due July 13, 2023. If&n ... bsp;you cancel prior to the final balance deadline we will refund any payments you have made, minus the non-refundable deposit. We will send you an invoice to complete your payment in advance of the final balance deadline. If you do not complete the payment on your own by that date, the card on file will be automatically charged your remaining balance. If you register for the trip after July 13, 2023. the full amount is due at sign up.  All payments are non-refundable and non-transferable after July 13, 2023. International Yoga must strictly adhere to its cancellation policy to offset costs incurred prior to the commencement of retreat. Click here to view the Terms and Conditions you agree to upon registration. 

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Vito Politano
I offer self-care practices to help clients (individuals, groups and corporations) strengthen their self-awareness, mindfully challenge their comfort, and connect to their strength, resilience, and capacity for growth, as well as their ability to abide with the present moment as it is.  I also share metta/lovingkindness meditation practices to strengthen our capacity for self-love, belonging and empathy. Ultimately, I am here to facilitate a connection to the deeper part of ourselves that is resilient beyond our adversities, perceptions, and physical abilities.I have been practicing Yoga since 2004 and began teaching in 2007 while navigating a deeply rooted fear of public speaking. I love leading retreats with International Yoga. Over the years I have studied and trained extensively in ana... Read More

Number of years teaching

15 years

Style

Mindful movement & metta

Inspiration

Awareness, loving kindness, connection & acceptance 

My Profile & Retreats
 
Valentin Baca Baños
Your Local Guide

Valentin Baca Baños is a native Quechua speaker who was born on a farm in the Sacred Valley of Peru. His mom Andrea never attended school but worked very hard tending her farm, selling corn, and trading bulls to support her seven children receiving an education. Valentin started working as a porter on the Inca Trail when he was 16 and later attended university in Cusco to become a certified tour guide. He has now been working as a local guide for over a decade and has led over 500 trips to Machu Picchu! He truly takes special care to ensure every traveler has an amazing experience in Peru.

Valentin’s Pachamama Journeys, Peru
IY Travel Impact

We have been partnering with Valentin Baca Baños, a Peruvian native, for over a decade. His tour company, Valentin’s Pachamama Journeys, is strongly committed to supporting social projects that help local people and the economy in Peru. They partner with humanitarian organizations to supply shoes, hats, medicine, and other needs to local children and their families. As part of IY's Travel Impact Program, a portion of your trip price will be donated to a local school that Valentin has built to support the children in his Sacred Valley community. We will have the opportunity to visit the school during our trip and donate additional supplies.

FAQ

When should I place my deposit for this trip?

We strongly recommend placing a deposit to secure your space on this trip as soon as possible. Given the complexity of this journey, there are multiple reservations that require significant advanced booking and financial commitments. These are made on your behalf (space permitting) as soon as you place your deposit. These types of reservations include but are not limited to: multiple hotel bookings, train tickets, bus transportation, entry permits to Huyana Picchu (extremely limited & government regulated) and more. We will do everything we can to confirm all necessary reservations and permits however, we can not guarantee these arrangements without advanced booking. For questions please email [email protected].

What is the itinerary for this trip?

Click here to view a sample itinerary for this trip. 

What is the cancellation policy?

A $500 non-refundable deposit is required to hold your spot on the trip. The final balance payment is due July 13, 2023. If you cancel prior to the final balance deadline we will refund any payments you have made, minus the non-refundable deposit. We will send you an invoice to complete your payment in advance of the final balance deadline. If you do not complete the payment on your own by that date, the card on file will be automatically charged your remaining balance. If you register for the trip after July 13, 2023. the full amount is due at sign up.  All payments are non-refundable and non-transferable after July 13, 2023. International Yoga must strictly adhere to its cancellation policy to offset costs incurred prior to the commencement of retreat. Click here to view the Terms and Conditions to which you agree to upon registration. 

If you wish to cancel your participation on this program you must advise International Yoga in writing to: [email protected]

Do I need Travel Insurance?

Yes. As all payments to International Yoga are non-refundable, the purchase of travel insurance is strongly recommended to ensure you are covered should any unexpected event arise. A personal, political, environmental, health or weather-related incident or pre-existing medical condition may prevent or interrupt your travels.  Should you elect to not purchase travel insurance, note that you will be assuming 100% of any costs incurred for trip cancellation or trip interruption. 

There are a broad variety of policies and providers for you to choose from. Be sure to understand the fine print of the policy you select to ensure you know exactly what is and isn’t covered — especially if you are concerned you may need to cancel for COVID-19 / pandemic-related reasons which most carriers would cover only under a "Cancel for Any Reason" tier of coverage.

IMPORTANT: In order to guarantee maximum coverage, most travel insurance providers require that you obtain a policy within 7 - 10 days of placing your initial deposit. Although International Yoga cannot advise on specific policies or providers, you may find this guide helpful.

What airport do I fly into?

Flying from the US: You will book your international ticket in and out of Cusco International Airport (Code: CUZ)

Traveling to Peru requires a connection in Lima (airport code: LIM). The flight from Lima to Cusco is 1 hour. Depending on the airline, this may require that you book tickets separately. We suggest that you consider booking a flight into Cusco with LATAM or TACA that arrives prior to 11 a.m. Earlier flights are subject to fewer weather-related delays than flights arriving later in the day. 

Depending on your flight schedule, you may need to stay overnight in Lima before catching your connection to Cusco. If this is the case, there is a Wyndham hotel attached to the Lima airport where you can rest on your stopover. To book please contact Wyndham directly.

Further details about booking flights will be provided upon registration.

Are there group airfares?

We do not offer group airfares, as we will have people joining us from all over the US, with some arriving early, some arriving late, some using miles, etc. We recommend using "Google Flights" to easily compare flight options and are happy to review any flight itinerary you might be considering. For questions, please email [email protected]

Do I need a visa for travel to Peru?

American citizen visitors to Peru do not need a visa if they are traveling as a tourist with a valid U.S. passport. You will be issued a tourist card upon entry, which is valid for up to 90 days.

What if I am traveling alone?

We get hundreds of travelers each year who go on retreat alone. If you are traveling without a friend or partner, but prefer to share your room, we will do our best to match you with another traveler of the same gender. If for some reason, we are not able to match you with a roommate, a single supplement will apply.

 

If you prefer to have your own private room, a single supplement will apply.

How many people are expected on this trip?

Attendance varies from trip to trip, but 15-20 attendees is a general average.

What are the accommodations like?

Our retreat center is a natural and transformative setting, perfect for diving deep into the practice of yoga. Body, mind, and soul can be nourished and fed in the center's outdoor and indoor yoga spaces. These simple yet lovely accommodations will be home in the sacred valley as you explore both your yoga practice as well as the nearby ancient ruins. 

During our time in Aguas Calientes and Cusco, we will stay at hotels selected carefully for their location and level of service. More details will be provided upon registration.

Are airport transfers included in the price of my trip?

Yes, private airport transfers are included in the price of your trip. Note if you arrive early and decide to stay at an alternate location other than our group hotel, you will be responsible for coordinating and paying for your own transportation directly with the hotel where you will be staying.

Are meals included?

All meals are included during the first 7 days of the program in the Sacred Valley at our retreat center. Lunches and dinners are not included during our days in Aguas Calientes and Cusco.

October 21-30, 2023

Open Your Heart in the Sacred Valley of Peru

find meaning and the sacred in everything