Women's Sacred Wisdom Retreat
(2019 date TBA soon.)
THE SACRED VALLEY • MACHU PICCHU • CUSCo
TUNE IN & CONNECT TO YOUR AUTHENTIC SELF.
(ITINERARY, EXCURSIONS, LODGING)
We'll be staying in the heart of the Sacred Valley, giving us easy access to Cusco, Machu Picchu and the sacred sites all around us. View our itinerary, accommodations, workshops, ceremonies & more.
WORKSHOPS & ceremonies
(sound healing, ecstatic dance, temazcal & despacho)
Participate in intuitive workshops with Niki. Visit sacred sites with our trusted local guides. Receive massage & Craniosacral sessions with Elm City Wellness therapists. Join us in Temazcal, Despacho, meditation, movement and so much more.
YOUR GUIDE ON THIS JOURNEY
NIKI COATE, INTERNATIONAL REIKI MASTER TEACHER/YOGA instructor
Founder of Healing House Cusco, Niki Coate will be your spiritual guide during our retreat. She has dedicated her life's work to the joyful awakening of consciousness. Your tour guides are hand-picked by woman-owned Unique Peru Tours.
IN THE SACRED VALLEY
WITH NIKI COATE, INTERNATIONAL REIKI MASTER TEACHER & YOGA INSTRUCTOR
It's not hard to see why the Incas called it the Sacred Valley. The 70-mile narrow strip of land, in the Peruvian Andes, that runs roughly from the old imperial capital of Cusco to the enigmatic citadel of Machu Picchu remains a place of eerie natural beauty.
Many locals still speak Quechua -- the language of the Incas. They also grow corn, raise alpacas and weave brightly colored textiles much as their ancestors did before the arrival of the Spaniards five centuries ago.
Then there are the area's various other breathtaking Inca ruins that might be internationally renowned in their own right were they not overshadowed by Machu Picchu. For those making the once-in-a-lifetime pilgrimage to the citadel, the Sacred Valley is at the epicenter of it all.
Founder of Healing House Cusco, Niki Coate has dedicated her life's work to the joyful awakening of consciousness. She's spent the past eight years guiding groups and individuals from around the world to develop their intuitive gifts and coaching them on how to offer those gifts to the world.
Niki's international work has attracted leaders who want create change in the world by first empowering and upgrading themselves. She is an expert in tapping into the energy of sacred sites and energy vortexes/epicenters for healing, growth, perspective and guidance.
Exploring Peru’s Sacred Valley of the Incas feels like going back in time. Centuries-old Inca terraces spill down green, misty hillsides. Women in traditional Andean dress stroll along the cobblestone streets of colonial towns. Colorful village markets display soft alpaca sweaters, hats, and ponchos woven by hand.
The Sacred Valley is tucked between Cusco and Machu Picchu, running along the Urubamba River from Pisac to Ollantaytambo. We'll be visiting some of the Valley’s powerful, well-preserved Inca ruins (including Machu Picchu), shop in local markets, and participate in traditional Andean and other healing ceremonies.
Yoga Mandala Sacred Valley
Yoga Mandala Sacred Valley will be our home for the week. This beautiful woman-owned retreat center is located underneath a beautiful waterfall at the base of two sacred mountains, where the native cultures still work the land as they have for centuries, with love and simplicity. Yoga Mandala was designed to have the least possible impact on the surroundings ecosystem. The center is eco-friendly, made from local materials, and spacious—providing personal privacy and solitude ideal for spiritual growth, contemplation, meditation and creation.
Despacho Ceremony: Setting Intentions
A despacho is an offering to Pachamama (Mother Earth), the Apus (Mountain Gods), and the four Sacred elements according to Andean cosmology. For hundreds of years, the Paqos (wisdomkeepers of the Andes) have used the despacho ceremony for a wide variety of occasions – births, deaths, to heal physical and emotional ailments, to restore balance and harmony, when there is a specific request of the spirit world and, most importantly and always, as an expression of gratitude.
Similar to a mandala or sacred creation, the despacho holds symbolic elements and the prayers of the participants. As the elements are added to the despacho, the vibration of the participants and the room raises. The despacho becomes a living prayer that brings energy shifts and healing.
sound healing: group healing
Sound has been utilized in various cultures for thousands of years as a tool for healing, helping to move us from a place of imbalance to a place of balance.
Sound helps to facilitate shifts in our brainwave state by using entrainment, which synchronizes fluctuating brainwaves by providing a stable frequency which the brainwave can attune to. Rhythm and frequency can entrain our brainwaves, making it possible to down-shift our normal beta state (normal waking consciousness) to alpha (relaxed consciousness), and even reach theta (meditative state) and delta (sleep; where internal healing can occur).
WORKSHOPS & CEREMONIES
This retreat will focus on connecting to the Authentic Self. Through a series of movement classes and creative intentional workshops, you will get a chance to more deeply understand how to actively participate in your experience of reality, and how to anchor in a more fulfilling life. You will take away new tools for centering, gaining clarity and inspiration, and developing self-awareness.
temazcal: sweating it out
A temazcal is a traditional steam bath, that is in many ways similar to the Native American sweat lodge. Besides promoting physical well-being and healing, the temazcal is also a ritual and spiritual practice in which traditional healing methods are used to encourage reflection and introspection. While the body rids itself of toxins through sweating, the spirit is renewed through ritual. The temazcal is thought to represent the womb and people coming out of the bath are, in a symbolic sense, re-born.
The word temazcal comes from the Nahuatl (the language of the Aztecs), although many of the indigenous groups had this practice. It is a combination of the words temal, meaning "bath," and calli, meaning "house."
Let go of all shame and fear and judgement about yourself and let your body move as it wishes. There are no rules, you just dance as you wish. We store so much stress in our physical bodies, ecstatic dance can help release it. This will be a moving meditation that induces a more-expanded state of consciousness.
Registration Form for Women's Sacred Wisdom Retreat in Peru
Terms & Policies
RESERVATIONS MUST BE MADE BY COMPLETING OUR ONLINE REGISTRATION FORM.
All trips require a $500.00 non-refundable deposit. (This allows us to reserve essential tickets and lodgings that require non-refundable deposits.)
The deposit will confirm your reservation until 60 days prior to trip departure, at which time the balance of the trip is due. If the balance is not paid in full by the due date, we will regard the booking as cancelled and your deposit forfeited.
Preferred method of payment is by credit card only (V/MC/AX). There is a 3% service fee for credit card payments.
Registrations may be accepted after the final payment is due (60 days prior to departure), but they are on request and subject to availability at the time of booking. In the case of late bookings, full payment will be required upon registration.
After submitting the online Registration Form you will receive immediate confirmation that it was submitted successfully, and you will receive a copy for your records by email. We will be in touch with you to confirm receipt of your registration and collect payment within 48 hours, and your registration will be considered confirmed once we have received your deposit.
The single supplement is for those who would like to secure a private room throughout the trip, at the indicated additional price. If you are not traveling with anyone you know and would like to share a room, please indicate your preference for a roommate on the Registration Form. We will be happy to find you a suitable roommate.
CANCELLATIONS AND REFUNDS
All deposits are non-refundable. All payments are non-refundable after February 1, 2018.
Note: Should the trip fail to achieve minimum participation, Elm City Wellness reserves the right to cancel the tour and refund any deposits received.
Tour costs and what they include are listed on the itinerary for each tour. Unless indicated otherwise on the tour itinerary, the tour fee includes: accommodations in single, double or triple occupancy, meals as indicated (any foods or beverages not included in the program and purchased by you will be at additional cost. Tour price includes only foods and beverages that are provided to the entire group), all transportation during the tour, sightseeing as specified in the itinerary, entrance fees for parks and other areas, and services of a tour guide. The tour operator reserves the right to substitute hotels of similar category. Tour costs are based on group rates and no refunds will be given for un-utilized services.
Items not included in our costs:
Visa and passport charges
Extra meals not included in itinerary
Items of a personal nature (i.e. laundry, drinks, telephone calls, personal clothing)
Personal travel insurance
Any item that is not specified as being included
A valid passport must be held by each passenger traveling internationally. Some countries require that your passport is valid for 6 months from your return date. Visas are required for entry into Peru and will be obtained (free of charge) at the airport upon arrival in Lima. Please check with your local Embassy or Consulate to learn about Visa requirements for your Nationality. Obtaining Visas is at the traveler's own expense.
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RELEASE OF LIABILITY AND ASSUMPTION OF RISK
All guests understand that during the course of the trip certain risks and dangers may occur, including but not limited to the hazards of traveling in mountainous forces of nature. The passenger agrees to assume all risks associated with the journey and agrees that no liability will attach to the company or its outfitters, employees or agents, or to any member of the tour group in respect of death, personal injury, illness or delay of the passenger, or for any loss of or damage to the property of the passenger during the course of the trip, howsoever caused. The company reserves the right to decline, to accept, or to retain any person as a member of any party at any time. Catch up fees are the responsibility of the passenger in the event of a missed flight or transport to the start point of the trip.