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School Yoga Institute: Mystical Yoga Teacher Training

April 23 – May 13 200hr YTT
June 15 – July 5 200hr YTT
September 1 – 21 200hr YTT
September 2 – 26 300hr YTT
November 1 – 21 200hr YTT
December 1 – 21 200hr YTT
School Yoga Institute/Sacred Lotus 200 and 300 hr certified Yoga Alliance Teacher training’s hold a strong intention for personal transformation. In this way, the courses are designed not only to provide students with tools to share the wisdom of yoga with others, but also to look at their own lives from a spiritual perspective.
To guide the process of personal transformation we draw on the ancient wisdom of the East as well as on the Shamanic Medicine Wheel of Peru. Our trainings are arranged in four cycles, following the four cardinal directions, asking the guardian spirits to guide a cycle of release, understanding, growth and empowerment. Together we create a space that reveals our wisdom within and accelerates the realization of our life purpose.

We share the Art of Teaching and Art of Touch, during which students learn to teach two asana sequences, the Mystical Hatha Flow, a slow, meditative, Sivananda-based practice, and the Mystical Vinyasa Flow, a more intense, breath-synchronized flow. We also share the fundamentals of intelligent sequencing and explore alignment and adjustment of poses in depth. Each evening we close with Satsang, our evening gathering, which may be meditation, kirtan chanting or sacred ceremony.

Please visit School Yoga’s Yoga Teacher Training Peru for more info




MARCH 10 – 16, 2024

Little by little one walks far” is a Peruvian Proverb that we will embrace fully as we walk through a week of living in harmony with ourselves, each other, and the world we live in. 

Join Catie and Christine in March 2024 in Peru’s Sacred Valley, nestled in the highlands of the Andean mountains. Your week-long adventure begins with a Despacho Ceremony, a Peruvian tradition to restore harmony, reestablish balance, and express gratitude. Each day will include daily yoga asana practice, meditation, guided journaling, optional sharing circles, and wellness opportunities. Participants will have the opportunity to explore an assortment of facilitated healing modalities including, Reiki, sound baths, and EFT (tapping). You will take part in a Seva (selfless service) project in the local community and our week will culminate with an optional guided excursion to Machu Picchu.

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Sacred Creativity Retreat

April 9th to 17th 2024.

Embark on a transformative journey of self-discovery and personal growth at our Sacred Creativity Retreat, set amidst the mystical landscape of Peru. This 8-day/8-night retreat is designed to awaken your inner artist, tap into your authentic creativity, and foster deep connections with like-minded individuals. Surrounded by breathtaking scenery, you’ll find the inspiration and guidance needed to unlock your creative potential and embark on a life-changing adventure.

During the retreat, you’ll experience the transformative power of sacred medicines, engage in various ceremonies, and participate in immersive art and music workshops. In addition, you’ll enjoy nature walks, guided meditations, and other holistic activities to nurture your creative spirit. Our experienced team, including Kunti, Jose, and Sebastien, will guide and support you throughout your journey, offering personalized attention and expertise. Limited to just 8-10 participants, our retreat ensures an intimate and supportive environment, allowing for meaningful connections and profound personal growth. Don’t miss this opportunity to rediscover your creative essence and embrace the magic of Peru!

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APRIL 15 – 21 2024 
INCA INITIATIC Retreat in the Sacred Valley of Cusco, Peru from Sept. 4th – 10th w/ Maria Apaza, the last living Priestess Altomisayoc of the Q’eros nation, the last descendants of the Incas.
An INITIATIC retreat in the magnificent Sacred Valley of the Incas to recover ancient memory, develop consciousness and evolve spiritually. A call to receive the forces of the living divine feminine and masculine energy of nature and empower ourselves in the knowledge of the Andean Cosmovision and the Sacred Rainbow. 
INITIATIONS will take place at Key Energetic locations such as waterfalls, ruins, mountains and portals where Despachos (Andenean offerings) will be created to be gifted at the Fire Ceremony for transmutation. 
  • Purification at Sirenachayoc Waterfalls
  • Quillarumiyoc – Temple of the moon 
  • Apu Pachatusan – One that Sustains the Earth
  • Ankasmarca – PreInca ruins above 4,000 meters 
The retreat is an IMMERSION to YOURSELF, to Awaken Your SELF-HEALING Gifts.
By the end of the retreat, you will have built your own Andean Altar “Misha” with sacred Khuyas “stones” picked at each INITIATION location to be able to HEAL others.
Yes, you will graduate as INCA Priest/ess HEALER.
In the workshop, we will learn about:
*Andean Cosmovision
*Coca Leaf Reading
*Misha – Andean Altar
*Khuyas – sacred stones
*Andean Despachos (offerings)
Plus you will also experience:
*7 Kundalini Activations
* Cacao Ceremony
*Visit to Naupa Iglesia, Interdimensional Portal
*Visit to the Salt Deposits of Maras
*Pisac Town & Market
Spaces are limited for this transformative magical experience of remembering your divinity and force with nature. 


Ayahausca, Machu Picchu, Sound Healing + Yoga Retreat 

April 28 – May 5 2024

An intimate sacred pilgrimage led by Sasha Starseed where you will heal with plant medicine, receive the magic of Peru and plant seeds for a life of purpose, fulfillment and LOVE!

Do you hear her calling?
  • Do you feel called to heal with Ayahuasca and other sacred plants?

  • Are you ready to receive the magic of the Andes and Machu Picchu?

  • Do you desire to heal past trauma and vision a life of purpose and fulfillment?

  • Are you ready to work with plant medicine in a safe, intimate container?

For registration and detailed information please visit


June 11 – 19 2024

This magical retreat will feature daily yoga practices with guitar music, including Hatha, Vinyasa, and Yin yoga. accompanied with breathwork, meditation, and soothing guitar music during Savasana will be carefully designed to activate and strengthen the chakras, andean healing ceremonies and excursions. Featuring the visit of one of the Seven Wonders of World – Machu Picchu and Sunrise at Rainbow Mountain. Delicious healthy meals to nourish our bodies and souls.

We are 2 yoga lovers and light workers with unique talents that decided to get together as a family and launch Yoga Rhythms Retreats with the purpose of putting our talents in service to humanity. We offer international healing yoga retreats and adventures through consciously crafted, culturally immersive itineraries, bringing people from around the world and from different paths of life together supporting one another in our healing and growing path, lifting one another in a safe community while exploring some of the most beautiful parts of the world. We believe in going away and being in connection with mother nature we find ourselves and come back to our true essence, taking this time to renew and recharge is a must to support our growth. We are so excited to meet each one of you and see how the Universe will work its magic on us as we get together as a community and ultimately as a family.

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July 6-11, 2024


Level II is for those who have completed Level I OR have had 5+ years of practice in the domains of Yin Yoga and Meditation.

This advanced course will focus on the cultivation of an enriched Pranic field and an in-depth investigation of Buddhist Philosophical Principles- which we mingle with psychological self-inquiry and awareness practices in Yin & Yang Yoga Asanas. This course offers advanced anatomy, Yin & Yang Posture Clinics, Neuro-physiology of the Autonomic Nervous System, the path of awakening to the Dharma, and Meditation methodology.

Each day, we will layer physical, emotional, and energetic engagement of immersive practice life:

Physical: Home of the Prana Vessel

Emotional: Home of the Dharma, Inner Methods & Mindfulness

Energetic: Home of the Hara & Chi Body

as well as immersive practices into the Buddha’s Divine Abodes- 4 Methods for Awakening Boddhicitta through heart methods:

Karuna: Compassion

Metta: Loving Kindness

Muddita: Selfless Joy

Kshama: Forgiveness

A specific focus on THE WATER ELEMENT – KIDNEY MERIDIAN will be honed, as our channel of vitality. The Kidneys are known as the root of life in which the optimal functioning of all the other organs rely. In the deep folds of rest and rejuvenation, our Kidney Chi requires quietude and spaciousness to enrich the Pranic resources. As such, gentle meditation, restorative yoga, and an emphasis on rest response in parasympathetic nervous system will be highlighted.

While Level I is not a required prerequisite, we do suggest you have trained previously in essential features of a Yin Yoga & mindfulness based practice.

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July 18 – 24 – 2024


Have you always wanted to travel to Peru?

Feeling stuck in a funk?

Join us as we transform, redefine, connect, reimagine, and ultimately become REborn.

The journey starts when we land in Cusco and head to the Sacred Valley, our home for the duration for our transformation. Daily yoga will be incorporated into the many excursions, ceremonies, and rituals we will practice together.

Accommodations are made up of large Spanish style houses, stunning Maloka – the Yoga Shala with selenite in the floors, a Temescal (Sweat lodge), cold plunge pool, and firepit all under the stars in our large private back yard. The large Spanish style homes on the property provide a large private dining area for the group, as well as two living rooms spaces each with fireplaces, and of course, the gardens and swimming pool to enjoy!

This year’s retreat includes add on excursions after the retreat. You have the option to stay for just the retreat, or to continue on with us.

Check out what’s included, and register below. We hope to see you on your mat in the Sacred Valley!

  • all transportation costs including to and from airport including tips
  • all excursion transportation and tips
  • 7 days / 6 nights stay at retreat center
  • 3 meals per day
  • laundry service cost included
  • despacho ceremony
  • private plant medicine ceremony + next day one on one integrations
  • Pisac markets
  • Rainbow Mountain (Palcoyo)
  • daily yoga
  • full moon ritual
  • planetarium night under the milky way, full moon, and stars
  • Sound Bathing and VST (Vibrational Sound Therapy) w/ Sandra
  • breathwork
  • meditation
  • reiki
  • so much more!

A Sacred Dance Journey to Peru 

July 19 – 25 – 2024

The International Sacred Dance Guild (a US non-profit, charitable trust) is excited to be offering our next Sacred Dance Global Journey to PERU “Dancing the Divine Feminine: Celebrating Pachamama” hosted at the beautiful, nature inspired Munay Sanqo Retreat Centre. Since 1958 the Sacred Dance Guild has been dedicated to sharing and celebrating dance as an expression of the sacred.  Our Sacred Dance Journeys program is designed for small groups to travel to sacred sites on the planet to provide meaningful sacred dance experiences, as well as cultural activities highlighting the beauty of the amazing places in our world. 

ALL are welcome to dance in to this experience in Peru where we will have the opportunity to commune directly with these mountains, experience ritual and ceremony AND be taken on a transformational journey of discovery with our Sacred Dance Retreat Facilitators Marylee Hardenbergh and Vannia Ibarguen.  No background or experience is needed – an open heart, open mind and willing body.

Our 7 day, 6 night journey will include:

  • Accommodation at Munay Sonqo with awesome and abundant vegetarian meals
  • Transportation to and from Cusco Airport or other Central Location.
  • Ceremony, Ritual, Movement and Dance – exploring and deepening our understanding of the Divine Feminine through our individual and collective dancing and embodying, and deeply dancing the experience of being held by this incredible land in the Sacred Valley of Peru.
  • Daily Dance and Movement Experiences with Marylee & Vannia exploring the shape of transcendence and discovering the Inner Alter. Our days will include exploring Space Harmony (Laban) and creating your own interpretation of these concepts as well as many diverse movement and dance experiences.
  • Free Time for personal explorations – visit the Qualilla Spa, trek to Pitusiray, visit the town of Calca or other local areas, or just breath and enjoy the beautiful gardens of Munay Sonqo!
  • Support and connections planning pre and/or post retreat activities in the area (i.e. Visit to Machu Pichu, trip to the Rainbow Mountain, joining local celebrations for Peru Independence Day (July 28th), attending a Gratitude Ceremony on Pachamama Day – Aug. 1st – and many other options being explored!)

See additional details and registration linformation at Sacred Dance Journeys – Sacred Dance Guild



August 1 – 9 2024

Come to Peru and ignite the magic in you with yoga, sacred sites, and luminous activation on Machu Picchu for 8-8 Lion’s Gate! This is a journey for radical transformation and creating a vibrant new vision for your life.

For the first time ever, Sianna and Masood are facilitating this sacred site journey to Peru with yoga, alchemical practices for superconscious states of mind, healing music for all the cells in your body, hypnotherapy techniques to create your most optimal life, traditional ceremonies of the land, and pilgrimage to powerful vortex sites.

Each day Sianna will offer transformative practices of Rasa Yoga with asana, mantra, mudra, pranayama, meditation, and soul alchemy. Masood will guide you with sonic alchemy of the hand pans, meditative music, and unlocking the power of your own voice to sing. Peruvian guides will facilitate traditional Andean ceremonies to deepen our connection with the earth in the Sacred Valley of Peru. Participate in offering back to the land and people through the local Karma Yoga Service Project.

Peru holds keys to profound spiritual wisdom, especially connected with the second chakra – the sacral chakra or Svadhistthana Chakra (which translates to “one’s own abode” “dwelling place of self” and “where your being is established”). The second chakra is connected with creativity, creation and emotions. This is essential for our wellbeing and for deepening our authentic relationships with each other.

Recognized as one of the Seven Wonders of the World, Machu Picchu is a gateway and vortex of profound connection and transformation. Journey together in community for 8 alchemical days leading up to 8-8 Lion’s Gate on Machu Picchu.

This is the 8-8 journey of a lifetime.


The Kula Collective 300 YTT Shamanic Awakening

August 6 – 27 2024

Surrounded by the wisdom of the Sacred Apus (ancient mountains) and cleansing rivers, we peel away the layers of our shadows, understanding our passions to reveal our true authentic purpose. Here, in the heart of the Sacred Valley, we find a powerful space for opening and moving our hearts, supported by local healers and the deep wisdom of this earth. Moving through the three worlds of the Chakana in its homeland, we identify and connect with our root creative selves, our passions, and our dharma (our life path).

Our Peru 300-hr YTT explores a fusion of the practice and philosophy of the mystical traditions of Yoga, Shamanism, Ancient Wisdom and Ayurveda. Step into the ancient Wisdom of Self (Vidya), as we journey through the Shamanic Worlds, experiencing Yoga as union with the Divine. Wake with the mountain sun, taking time to absorb the magnificence of the surroundings, breathe deeply, move slowly… and connect to the ancient wisdom of this land. Through exploring and healing our own selves and uncovering the whispers of our spirit, we empower ourselves to share our yoga from the truth of our own essence.

The wisdom of this land runs in the people, the way of life and in the plants themselves, and this training calls on this ancient knowledge as a symbiotic guide through the path of Yoga.  With ancient monuments and sacred sites marking vortices of energy in the land, this ancient knowledge flows here as a symbiotic guide through the path of Yoga.  

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7-Day Ayahuasca Retreat  with Denise & Cesar

August 10 – 17 2024
Ayahausca is a Calling.

Ayahuasca is not a magic pill. She is not going to solve all your problems for you. You will still have to learn the lesson.

We operate from the belief that everyone is already whole and complete. The work is to peel away the layers of armor and protection and help to open the heart.

Ayahuasca is not for everyone. It is a CALLING. She will call you if this is something you are to experience. She is a medicine. Not a drug. She has been used for 1000s of years in the Amazon for healing.

Our retreats are for those who seek spiritual self-realization with humility and respect for Madre Ayahuasca, Mother Earth and all living creatures. Our retreats create a meaningful base of self-love, self-trust, and self-power. You are your own guru. We welcome the messiness and fallible human experience.

What’s Included:

  • 7-nights accommodation (1 roommate of the same gender or your spouse/partner/friend)

  • 3 Ayahuasca Ceremonies

  • 2 Breathwork Circles

  • All meals (vegetarian) 

  • Despacho with Q’ero Elder (Coca Ceremony honoring the Earth)

  • 3 Sharing Circles (the following day of the ceremony)

  • Yoga or movement (gentle and not everyday)

  • Airport pick-up and Drop-off

You will need to arrive the day before the retreat starts. This night is included in the retreat cost. It is strongly encouraged to spend at least 2 days post-retreat in a quiet hotel or Airbnb for integration. Getting on a plane right after is highly discouraged as it can be overwhelming and jarring.

About Denise and Cesar:

Denise Cooper and Cesar Eret bring over 20 years combined experience. This husband & wife team have been leading international Ayahuasca retreats and ceremonies together since 2013, individually since 2011. They have been cultivating a deep relationship with the sacred, master plant, Ayahuasca, traveling from the Andes to the Amazon, learning from teachers and masters from all walks of life and lineage. 

They humbly channel the healing energy of Madre Ayahuasca through sacred song, silence and a keen intuition. They help midwife participants through each ceremony by supporting them to find their inner connection and release blocks and dense traumas that prevent them from living life fully.

This is an opportunity to be personally guided by these gifted healers. To be held in an energetic container of love and do deep healing work in a safe and supportive way. Denise and Cesar carry a profound love for the Earth and are deeply devoted to the evolution and healing of humanity.

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Peru Yoga Teacher Training Oct 1 – 22 2024

Our Peru Yoga Teacher Training program is held in the Andean village of Arin in the Sacred Valley Peru.  For more than 8 years we have been working with the locals of the Sacred Valley.  The indigenous knowledge and spiritual practices are still found in this special land of the Incan’s.  The deep connection that the local Qero’s have with the land and the magical energy of these mountains have continued to draw us back to learn and grow.

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Peru Sacred Journey to Mystical Land Retreat 

October 23 – 30 2024

On this sacred journey with Judit Duran, renew yourself in the majestic land of the Inca through ancient practices of well-being and visits to highly spiritual sites.

Accommodations for 7 nights at Santuario
All Meals (Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner)
Daily Yoga & Meditation with Judit
Cacao Ceremony with Judit
Ful Day Luxury Tour to Machu Picchu
Pisac & Quinsacocha Tour
Pumamarca Ruins Tour
Despacho Ceremony with Local Shaman
Spiritual Workshop Local Healer
Local Waterfall Hike
Temazcal Ceremony
Entrance Fees to Monuments and Sacred Sites
Private Roundtrip Transportation Cusco Airport to Munay Sonqo
Licensed English/Spanish Speaking Guides for Excursions


Spiritual Wellness Journey with Ryan Joseph 

November 2-7 2024

A Celebration of Life! 

It’s time to celebrate life as we get ready to embark again on an extrodinary and unique journey of self discovery, healing and connection through the Sacred Valley of Peru this Fall!

Our spiritual wellness retreat will be a small boutique all-inclusive 8 day and night journey for a maximum of 12 guests with an added option to extend to a full 10 night epic experience. We will be working with sacred plant medicines of Ayahuasca and San Pedro in ceremonies lead by local Shipibo and Q’ero shamans who we have built close and trusted relationships with. In addition will be many natural healing modalities including sound healing with world renowned grand maestro Tito La Rosa, breathwork, yoga, meditation, art therapy, temescal and much more.

Our team is an experienced group of Healers and Facilitators to bring you a comprehensive program deeply rooted in the traditional practices of ancestral medicine, natural healing modalities and integration. We offer a safe, caring, and effective space to begin your journey of transformation.

We have carefully curated a thoughtful and balanced itinerary of deep self work with relaxation time and exciting excursions. We will be staying in luxurious accommodations both in hotels and our retreat centre. Dine on delicious chef prepared meals, integrate in the beautiful and peaceful gardens and relax in the newly added spa with saunas, hot tubs and salt cave. ⁣

Anyone who has come to our retreats also knows that there is no shortage of fun and surprises withexciting excursions. Night outs in Cusco, hikes to majestic waterfalls, horseback to the Sun Gate and visiting the incredible ruins of Ollantaytambo, are just a few. And of course, you can extend your journey for a celebration at majestic Machu Picchu!!⁣

We are excited and honoured to share your journey with you this October! For more information and see the full itinerary feel free to visit the website below!


Peru Yoga Retreat practice SHAMANIC YOGA RETREAT with Sacred Paths

July  28 – August 4 2025

Join us in the highlands of the Andes for our annual Peru Yoga 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. We flow through the transformative levels of the Peruvian Medicine Wheel, dive deep into the practice of Yoga and experience ancient shamanic traditions.

This program works to release the traumas of your past, unravel your patterns and let go of self limiting beliefs. From this place of clarity, dreams can be realized. We offer you the tools and practices to reconnect and realize your highest potential!

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