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Signature Retreat

Enlighten your Path

to Personal Growth & Cultural Connection

August 16 - 22, 2024

Are you yearning for a deeper connection with yourself and the world around you? Join us on an immersive 7-day retreat nestled in the heart of the Andes, where personal growth and cultural connection intertwine to create a truly transformative experience.

Discover yourself, Discover Peru

  • Immerse yourself in the serene ambiance of Munay Sonqo, our secluded retreat center.
  • Experience authentic Andean style accommodation and indulge in ultimate relaxation at our sophisticated spa.
  • Engage in holistic practices such as sound therapy, yoga, and tailored sessions to ignite your creativity and find inner balance.
  • Contribute to meaningful service projects within the local Quechua community, fostering a genuine connection with the culture and spirit of Peru.

What's Included?

  • 6 nights accommodation at Munay Sonqo in authentic Andean style rooms.
  • Full board with high vibrational food.
  • 2 group Spa sessions relaxation and rejuvenation.
  • Excursions to Ollantaytambo, Chinchero, Maras, and Moray.
  • Holistic practices including sound healing, mindfulness seminars, and yoga sessions.
  • Cultural activities such as cacao ceremonies, artistic expression seminars, and stargazing sessions.
  • Transport from and to Cuzco.

Pricing

  • $2250 USD – Twin share
  • $2750 USD – Single room

    (Limited availability)

RETREAT ITINERARY

Day 1: Welcome

  • Arrive at Munay Sonqo and immerse yourself in the serene ambiance.
  • Participate in a traditional Despacho ceremony to express gratitude and make offerings to Mother Earth.
  • Connect with fellow participants around a bonfire, setting the stage for lasting connections.

Day 2: Mental Arrival

  • Awaken your body and mind with yoga and mindfulness sessions.
  • Delve into transformative seminars and guided meditations.
  • Experience the magic of a cacao ceremony, fostering deep emotional connections.

Day 3: Connecting with Nature

  • Explore sacred sites and indulge in yoga amidst the stunning landscapes of the Sacred Valley.
  • Discover the secrets of medicinal plants and herbs during a garden excursion.
  • Surrender to relaxation at our state-of-the-art spa facilities.

Day 4: Self-Reflection & Healing

  • Give back to nature and the local community through service projects.
  • Experience the mystical Andean sound ceremony for soulful healing.
  • Share delightful dinners and harmonious group sessions.

Day 5: Expand your Horizon

  • Ignite your creativity with artistic activities and Peruvian cooking classes.
  • Immerse yourself in star-gazing sessions, connecting with the cosmic wonders above.

Day 6: Cultural Immersion

  • Embark on captivating excursions to Chinchero, Maras Salt Mines, and Moray.
  • Witness the art of ancient weaving and immerse yourself in the cultural richness of Peru.

Day 7: Departure

  • Conclude your transformative journey with gratitude meditations and heartfelt reflections.
  • Depart with cherished memories and the bonds formed during your time in the Sacred Valley, or continue on the Machu Pichu add-on with Ryan https://www.ryanjoseph-art.com/machu-picchu-1

Yes! I want this experience

OUR LEADER, RYAN JOSEPH

Artist, behaviour therapist, facilitator and tour guide, Ryan Joseph will be leading guests through the Sacred Valley of Peru for this journey of a lifetime! With years of hosting groups in Peru, Ryan will act as the bridge connecting everyone with the traditional practices of the local shamans, guides, and culture, helping to bridge the gap between the two worlds. His background in psychology and behaviour therapy for over 15 years along with his artistic skills form to make a great connection between the mind and the arts. Offering different views of integrating the spiritual experience and putting it into place in order to make life bettering changes. Ryan will introduce and share open heartedly the many tools and practices that have improved his life and connect our guests with the wisdom and knowledge of the areas most talented professionals.

 

Your Local Guide - Valerio Sasari

Growing up in a small farming community outside of Cusco not only taught Valerio the ancient language of the Incas (Quechua) and the value of family, it also taught him the importance of being connected to the land and to one’s roots.

He began working as a spiritual guide in 2010 and now offers a variety of tours through his company, Runa Ñan Travel. In his work he encourages visitors to revitalize the link to their own ancestral agricultural practices and to live more holistically in order to lead happier and healthier lives.

Valerio enjoys sharing his passion and love for his culture and the interconnection of the natural world with Andean spirituality with others. The principles he teaches he puts into practice in his own daily life, as well as in his beekeeping and his work distilling essential oils from local native plants.

Sach'a Munay: Making a Difference

At Munay Sonqo, we’re committed to uplifting the local Andean community and preserving the environment through our NGO Sach’a Munay. By signing up for our retreat, you’re not only embarking on a journey of personal growth but also contributing to meaningful projects. We host community talks and family workshops on Permaculture and Social themes, offer free courses, support local children with a program to compabt anemia in infants, and engage in reforestation of native trees. Your participation in our retreat isn’t just about self-discovery; it’s about contributing to a lasting impact. Join us today and be a part of positive change through conscious tourism.

Your Path to Blissful Retreats

Say goodbye to stress and hello to graceful presence. Munay Sonqo offers a loving, natural space with top-tier facilities, ensuring your journey is nothing short of magical.

Embrace Ancient Traditions

Experience the profound spirituality of Andean ceremonies, connecting with age-old rituals that have been passed down through generations.

Discover Iconic Sites

Embark on transformative excursions to world-renowned destinations such as the awe-inspiring Machu Picchu and the vibrant Rainbow Mountains, where breathtaking landscapes and rich history await.

Make a Difference

Engage in meaningful service projects that allow you to give back to the local community. From permaculture gardens to school initiatives, your participation will leave a lasting impact on those in need.

Frequently Asked Questions

What's Not Included?
  • International or Domestic flights to/from Cusco, Peru (CUZ) 
  • Optional Machu Picchu add on. 
  • Travel insurance
  • Optional extra activities
  • Tips
Meal Inclusions?

All meals are provided during the first 6 days of the program in the Sacred Valley at our retreat center. 

3 daily abundant vegetarian meals served in buffet form.

Chicken or fish can be served once per day for lunch or dinner upon prior request (minimum one day in advance)

Many of the ingredients used come from the organic farms of Sach’a Munay, the NGO we support.

  • Breakfast
  • Lunch
  • Dinner
  • Dessert the first and last evening
  • Snacks, available all day
  • Fruits, available all day
  • Assorted teas, available all hours
  • Assorted infusions, available all hours
  • Kangen water, available all hours
  • We are able to cater for vegan, gluten free, and dairy free dietary requirements Any other restriction (e.g.celiac/keto/other) has an additional cost of $25 per day per person to cover an extra chef.
  • If traveling off site we can arrange boxed meals to take away

 

When to Register?

We strongly advise registering and making a deposit as soon as possible to guarantee your spot on this tour. Owing to the intricacy of this voyage, a number of reservations necessitate substantial upfront payments. These include of reservations for tours, train tickets, bus transportation.  Without prior booking, we are unable to guarantee these arrangements. Please send an email to welcome@muanysonqo.com with any more questions.

Visa Requirements for Peru?

Tourists from the United States who are visiting Peru do not need a visa as long as their passports are valid with more than 6 months until expiry. You will be given a tourist card upon admission that is valid for ninety days.

Expected Group Size?

While attendance varies, we typically expect 15-20 attendees on this trip.

Do I Need Travel Insurance?

We strongly advise purchasing travel insurance to cover potential personal, political, environmental, health, or weather-related incidents that may affect your travels. InsureMyTrip offers personalized support in selecting a suitable travel insurance provider and policy. Note that most providers require coverage to be purchased within 7 to 10 days of booking.

Cancellation Policy?

The following Cancellation Policy allows Munay Sonqo to comply with its contracts with vendors and in-country travel partners and covers the time and resources spent by Munay Sonqo in preparing for and arranging a Retreat.  If you decide to cancel your participation in the Retreat,  you are required to notify Munay Sonqo  of your cancellation via email: welcome@munaysonqo.com.

Munay Sonqo has the following Cancellation Policy for Cancellations made by the traveler:

  • A $500 non-refundable deposit is required to reserve your spot on this retreat. 
  • A second refundable payment is due May 1, 2024. It is refundable up until the date the final payment is due.
  • The final balance payment is due is due on June 1, 2024. If you cancel before the final balance is due we will refund any payments you have made, minus the non-refundable deposit.  If you register for the retreat after Final payment is due the full payment amount is due upon registration.  All payments are non-refundable after the final payment however 67% of the value may be transferable to another person if you are unable to attend due to extraneous circumstances.
  • Full payment is refunded if the Retreat is canceled due to low enrolment.

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Testimonials

This may be the best and most beautiful place I’ve ever stayed. The staff is incredibly kind and accommodating. The suites are gorgeous. The food is so healthy and delicious. They are very accommodating for food allergies and dietary restrictions. The area on and around the resort is amazing and the views of the mountains are top notch. Loved the spa. Highly recommend!
You will never regret staying in this magical place. Munay Sonqo is the home away from home that you didn't know you were missing. The energy of the sacred valley is imbedded in everything and everyone here. The staff, the animals, the food, the neighborhood were all so spectacular. I will never forget the memories made and all of the time I spent here.
Amazing food and super nice staff! Munay Sonqo is amazing. The staff is super nice and the food was unbelievable. We had people with allergies in our group and they were able to cover this among other things perfectly. I’d highly recommend this place. It’s an experience of a lifetime
Munay Sonqo is the most beautiful and sacred place. The staff is so lovely, the food is divine. The setting is quiet and indescribable for beauty. I hosted a group of 22 people on a yoga and wellness retreat here in October and already booked for next year. I highly reccomend this place for anyone that loves nature, exploring, and serenity.
they treat you like family. the land is utterly magical, the staff are incredibly accommodating. i would live here year round if i could. the yoga shalas feel like very sacred spaces. anything you need, just ask and a staff member is there for you. i spent Christmas here and i felt more at home than i have in my life. they also accommodated my service dog for disability, as well as my food allergies. overall an amazing and magical time, and i will be back for sure.

Sign up now for our upcoming retreat and embark on a journey of self-discovery and cultural immersion in the breathtaking landscapes of Peru.