Join your fellow adventure seekers Hawah and Mimi to immerse in a mecca of culture, history, archaeology, spirituality, and yoga in the Sacred Valley of Peru. With a combined 35+ years of teaching experience, your two teachers have led retreats around the world to a plethora of locations such as: Nepal, Iceland, Bali, Costa Rica, Mexico, and Peru. Go with Mimi and Hawah to this enchanted land and find yourself inspired in community and rejuvenated in heart, mind, and spirit. The journey will begin with a week at a quaint retreat center surrounded by native plants, fruit trees and nourished by the deep nature and history of the Sacred Valley. We will dive deep into twice daily yoga and meditation practices in the beautiful yoga shala at our home away from home. Our unique cultural excursions led by our expert local guide team will take you to explore the vast history of this very special part of the world. Our trip will culminate with a visit to one of the seven modern wonders of the world, 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. Reward your self the gift of a renewed inspired spirit and knock this one off the bucket list!
A non-refundable deposit of $500 is required to hold your space. Final Balance Policy: Final payment must be received by ... February 1, 2019 in order to be eligible for the early bird pricing and all payments are non-refundable. Cancellation Policy: In the event of cancellation your entire payment will be refunded less the $500 deposit if the cancellation is made before February 1, 2019. Payments are non-refundable after this date. Travel Insurance: We strongly recommend that you purchase travel insurance for your trip. There are many travel insurance companies to choose from but Travelex and World Nomads are two reputable organizations for worldwide travel coverage.expand
You will book your international flights into and out of Alejandro Velasco Astete International Airport International airport (Code: CUZ).
No, there are no 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 are happy to provide guidance, resorces for booking and review any itineraries you are considering. Please contact us before purchasing flights, and as always, travel insurance is strongly recommended.
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.
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.
There are no required vaccinations for travel to Peru. However, there are some recommended (suggested) vaccinations given by the CDC. To see the complete list of what is recommended, please visit the CDC Website and consult with your primary care physician to make a decision on what is best for you.
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.
Attendance varies from trip to trip, but 15-25 attendees is a general average.
Yes, private airport transfers are included in the price of your trip. We recommend arriving on the morning of the 14th. 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.
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.
All payments to International Yoga are non-refundable & non-transferable. The purchase of travel insurance is strongly recommended to ensure you are covered should any unexpected event arise. A personal, political, environmental or weather-related incident or pre-existing medical condition may prevent or interrupt your travels. These events are rare but do occur and underscore the importance of being covered by travel insurance. Should you elect to not purchase travel insurance, you will be assuming 100% of any costs incurred for trip cancellation or trip interruption. Travelex and World Nomads are two reputable organizations. There is a broad spectrum of policies and options so make sure you are clear on what exactly is covered.
All retreats include a $500 non-refundable / non-transferable deposit, which is required to hold your spot on the trip. If you cancel prior to February 1, 2019 we will refund your payment minus the non-refundable deposit. All payments are non-refundable & non-transferable after February 1, 2019. 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 upon registration.