Journey of the Heart
Self-Love Yoga Retreat in Magical Peru
April 6-15, 2020
We are heading back to Peru in the Spring of 2020! There are no words that adequately describe the magical energy of Peru. This retreat will focus on self-love, healing, restoration and a connection with a higher power while exploring the incredible land of Peru.
We will be staying at the Pachamami Wasi Retreat Center (as seen in National Geographic top six places to do yoga!) This retreat center will truly feel like home during our stay. Themed rooms from around the world vary in size – triple, double or single. The grounds are perfect for walking meditation, or just to relax while looking out at the mountains. Our yoga classes will be held in a round Meditation Hall with a 360-degree view of the Andes Mountains.
On this journey you will enjoy:
- Daily yoga and meditation with 360-degree views of the Andes Mountains
- Enjoy farm-to-table, vegetarian meals that are grown onsite and lovingly prepared while at Pachamama Wasi
- An intimate group of explorers ready to support each other’s journey
- Evening workshops will center on developing self-love
- Daily activities including hiking, waterfalls, and tours of local archeological sites
- Spiritual journeys include a crystal bowl ceremony, sweat lodge, and opening ceremony to honor Mother Earth
- For more personal attention, private energy healing, spa service, yoga, and coaching are available for an additional cost
What’s included in the price:
- Lodging at Pachama Wasi and hotels in Cusco and Aguas Calientes
- Daily morning yoga classes
- Evening workshops
- 10-days with English speaking local expert guide
- All transportation within retreat (daily van and train to Aguas Calientes)
- Guided tours at Pisac and Ollyantaytambo ruins
- Guided tours at Machu Picchu and Huayana Picchu
- Most meals – organic, local from the farm, freshly prepared
- All ceremonies: sweat lodge, sound healing and offering to Mother Earth
What’s not included:
- 4 lunches, 2 dinners
- Souvenirs and personal items
- Massages, facials, energy work or coaching sessions
- Travel insurance (recommended)
$3,250 per person for triple accommodation
$3,550 per person for double accommodation
$3,950 single accommodation
Full $1,000.00 deposit due by January 15 (deposit is deducted from the overall price, not an additional cost). All online transactions have an additional 3% service fee. Reserve your spot online or send a check to Sarah Kelly Coaching, LLC at P.O. Box 8034, Portland, Maine 04102. Payment plans are available upon request. Reservations MUST be made by January 15 to guarantee price and tickets to Huayana Picchu. If you sign-up after January 15, you may be charged an additional fees.
Monday, April 6 – Arrive in Cusco. We will be staying at a beautiful hotel, Antigua Casona San Blas to ease into our time together. This day is dedicated to rest and acclimation. Many of the flights from the states are overnight, and it’s important to get the necessary rest to be able to show up to the rest of the trip fully. Retreat hosts, Sarah and Sarah, will be available all day to meet-up individually, help you get situated, etc. If you are feeling up to it, Holy Monday is quite the celebration in Cusco! You will witness old Incan tradition combined with the Catholic influence of the Spanish. The whole city is celebrating. We will have an optional early group dinner.
Tuesday, April 7 – Today we will travel by van to Pachamama Wasi in the Urubamba Valley, also known as the Sacred Valley of the Incas. Once we get settled into Pachamama Wasi, we will gather for a payment to Mother Earth ceremony led by our host Ananda Mai before dinner. After dinner we will have our opening circle.
Wednesday, April 8 – Our day will start with a grounding and restorative yoga session to honor our bodies after the long journey to Peru and to arrive, fully present in our shared experience. We will take a breathtaking hike through Yanahuara to connect us with the local beauty of the Andes that surround and embrace the Center. It is a rigorous hike to the top of a mountain where we will enjoy a picnic lunch. Free time in the afternoon, followed by an evening workshop.
Thursday, April 9 – Start the day with an energizing slow-flow yoga class. Village of Pisac. We will drive until we reach the hiking path that takes us to the archeological site believed to have built by the same Inca responsible for the construction of the Machu Picchu sanctuary. Followed by lunch and shopping in the market. There will be an evening meditation and workshop.
Friday, April 10 – After yoga and breakfast, we will visit the village of Ollantaytambo. This impressive archeological site was never finished as work halted after the Spanish arrived. Lots of stairs reveal beautiful panoramic views in the distance. We will have lunch on followed by a brief stop at the Seminario Ceramic Workshop. Seminario’s art is quite impressive. We will have a little bit of free time in the afternoon for you to have rest or have some alone time. In the early evening, we will have the opportunity to participate in a sweat lodge. This is an incredibly spiritual experience. In the sweat you will release things that are no longer serving you, and continue opening the path to your heart.
Saturday, April 11 – Our morning yoga class will prepare us for tomorrow’s trek to Machu Picchu. After breakfast, we will visit the Salineras Salt Fields that are impressive to look at and great in photos. We will also visit Moray, an Incan site for testing agriculture and weather. We will return to Pachamama Wasi mid-day to focus on rejuvenating our souls to clear the path to finding our inner source of love and healing. Writing, napping, coloring, conversation, and meditation are all encouraged. Massages, facials, energy healing and individual coaching sessions will also be offered at additional cost. We will have an early dinner followed by a sound healing ceremony. Through crystal bowls and other instruments, you will experience sound’s vibrations moving through your body to release emotion and ground us for tomorrow’s trek to Machu Picchu.
Sunday, April 12 – This is the day we head to Machu Picchu! The time and length of yoga will be determined by when our train to Machu Picchu departs from the Ollantaytambo train station, but we will have time for breakfast! Once we arrive in Aguas Calientes, we will check into our hotel and have free time to explore and eat lunch. After, we will take a bus to the sanctuary of Machu Picchu where we will meet our guide. After an amazing afternoon immersed in the energy and history of Machu Picchu, that even pictures can’t fully describe, we will take the bus back to Aguas Calientes and have a nice dinner together where we will share our experiences of the afternoon. No evening workshop.
*Note: If you reserve after January 15, you may be charged a small additional fee for late reservations with the hotel.
Monday, April 13 – On this day we will be visiting Huayana Picchu, the Moon Temple. This hike is a vigorous climb to the top, but worth it. Lots of stairs and some impressive cliffside views. You will definitely want to prepare ahead of time for this hike. And it’s completely worth every step. For those who feel they are unable, there will be the option to go back to Machu Picchu for self-guided exploring or to spend the day in Aguas Calientes for shopping or visiting nearby hot springs. Everyone will grab a late lunch/early dinner on their own before getting an evening train back to Pachamama Wasi.
*Note: If you reserve after January 15, we cannot guarantee tickets to Huayana Picchu, but can arrange an alternative hike at an additional cost.
Tuesday, April 14 – Self-care day! This trip will bring up emotions, personal growth and areas of discomfort. We want to support you in every way possible to hold the space for change, and return home rejuvenated. We’ll start the day with another extended yoga and meditation practice to tap back into the strength and passion present in each of our hearts and prepare us for the hard work of being present to our own needs. On this day we will have individual Coca Leaf Readings where you can get intuitive guidance on any pressing issues that have arisen over the retreat. We’ll also have a full group workshop this morning. Most of the day will be devoted to YOU. Free time to meditate, write, nap, and get emotionally ready to return home. Massages, facials, energy healing and individual coaching sessions will also be offered at additional cost.
Wednesday, April 15 – Our last morning yoga session will wrap-up our experiences of the week with open hearts. After breakfast we will gather for our closing circle. We will return to Cusco around noontime. This will be the end of our journey together. For those who wish to tour Cusco, or stay longer, we can make recommendations. Breakfast included.
There is a $350 non-refundable deposit due immediately to secure your spot. Full $1,000.00 deposit due by August 31. Prices will increase on September 1. All online transactions have an additional 3% service fee. Reserve your spot online or send a check to Sarah Kelly Coaching, LLC at P.O. Box 8034, Portland, Maine 04102. Payment plans are available upon request.
Sarah Kelly, owner of Sarah Kelly Coaching, is a National Board Certified Health & Wellness Coach (NBC-HWC) and Recovery Coach. She trained as an Integrative Health Coach at Duke Integrative Medicine. She holds a Master of Arts in International Communication and a Bachelor of Arts in Interdisciplinary Social Sciences with a concentration in Community Mental Health. Sarah specializes in working with individuals in the recovery community, military community, trauma survivors and anyone in transitional times. She is an expert in holding space for people to go inward and truly know their worth. Before entering the coaching field, Sarah worked over a decade in the field of communications and public affairs. She has worked in the nonprofit, government, international and private sectors. Most of her focus over the decade was in women rights advocacy and military health. Her passion to help others has always been the forefront of her career choices.
Sarah Wilkinson, owner of Saugerties Yoga and Breathe & Release, is a yoga teacher and energy healer. She has taught yoga across the US, including at Kripalu and Omega. Her slow-flow yoga focuses on empowering students with the skills needed to heal themselves and become stronger in body, mind, and spirit. A typical class will incorporate full-body movement creating a union of strength, balance, and flexibility. She loves teaching mixed-level classes that meet each student where they are: a yogini with a kicking scorpion or a first-time student who’s a bit nervous about stepping onto the mat. Sarah has been practicing yoga for 25 years, and received her first teacher certification in 2010 from Rishikesh Yog Peeth, in India, the birthplace of yoga. As a master reiki practitioner, her energy healing sessions are very individualized, based on each person’s needs, and will include a combination of reiki and other intuitive energy work, such as chakra and meridian cleansing.
“Sarah Kelly runs really awesome retreats! This trip exceeded my wildest expectations and I highly recommend it! The country of Peru and the people I met on this retreat are simply magical. I want to go back!”
“This retreat was INCREDIBLE. From the moment I signed up I felt cared for, from the preparation for traveling, the accommodations, and the itinerary. Traveling with Sarah Kelly Coaching is an experience not to be missed, I will be booking with her again.” – Nadine
“This journey of healing, self-love and restoration was beyond my expectations, made more so by the sincere caring and attention to detail exhibited by Sarah and Sarah. I would recommend this to anyone and would love to go again.” – Phyllis
“When I learned about Journey of the Heart: Self-Love Yoga Retreat, I was at a crossroads in my life, and knew that I needed to start paying attention to the opportunities that crossed my path. Frankly, signing up for the retreat was a risk, and put my out of my comfort zone. I generally don’t do “group” travel, and like to have control of my own experiences. Anxieties aside, I chose the experience, and my life is the better for it. The structure of the retreat provided the resources to grow and explore myself, and the time necessary to do so. Personal growth is a journey, and one I’m still on, but the retreat led me to confront some truths and make decisions that have radically changed my life for the better. Both Sarah and Sarah touched my heart, and have gracefully provided direction to navigate the world in a way that brings the magic of Machu Picchu to my every day life. I would recommend this retreat for anyone who is ready to confront realness in their life.” – Jill
“Sarah Kelly created the perfect retreat experience. She combined self-care and personal growth with a once-in-a-lifetime adventure. Every detail was in place to support a joyful and unique travel experience that was personalized with lovely touches throughout the week. Sarah Kelly is a skilled facilitator and knows all the special places and guides that we could have never found on our own or with a commercial group. I can’t say enough about how wonderful this was. Thank you!” – Leslie