PERU - APRIL 2019

 
 

Are you successful in your career, but feel like other areas of your life are falling apart?

Are you ready to step into what’s possible in every area of your life, not just one or two?

 
Ground, Grow, & Give Retreat
April 29-May 4, 2019

 
 

Imagine being able to let go of the day-to-day and fully connect back to you. Filling back up what has become so depleted so you are able to return to giving from a fulfilled state. This experience will allow you to ground in so deeply to your senses and your truth that you will grow in ways you could never imagine to catapult you as you awaken to new possibilities in your life. All while healing yourself and letting go of what no longer serves you.

This will be a profound healing experience for mind, body & soul to perfectly align with the Ground, Grow, & Give concept. To ensure this is a one-of-a-kind experience, this entire journey has been customized together with a personal guide in Peru with over 30 years experience, a spiritual teacher who will lead us in cultural ceremonies, as well as my personal coaching expertise to bring the entire experience together in a sacred journey for us all.

During our time together:

Ground: to fully connect back into the calmness and peace that lies within us all. By detaching from the day-to-day, reawakening our senses and our spiritual connection, while grounding into the harmony of the Earth. We will tap back into your intuition and who you may have lost within yourself along the way. This is where we get to tune in and feel whole again.

Grow: to expand and open back up to possibility. By getting out of your day to day routine and the expectations that come from your title, you are able to fully let go and experience the people, the culture, and new experiences Feeling fully free again to play in the wonders of the world. This is where we get to do work on your personal vision. What do you want to experience in your life? What is possible for you to create when you step into a space of freedom?

Give: to freely make an impact in the world in a way that makes you feel fulfilled. By getting out into the world and taking time to truly connect to the people, we will have an opportunity to make a lasting difference. When was the last time you got out of your routine and the to-dos in your head to freely look in the eyes of another human being and fully connect. This is our chance to remember that every moment we have is precious.

On the journey itself:

  • We will be immersed in the culture with aligned timing of the spring equinox where the ground is ready to be worked by the Peru farmers. Which means we get to experience the sacredness of Mother Earth at its peak.
  • One of the many highlights is a 2-day hiking adventure through the sacred farm land where pack mules will carry our gear and a crew will set up our tents and cook our meal....so you get to be worry-free and fully take in the beauty of the land. Interacting with the farmers in the villages off the beaten path to truly experience the hearts & souls of the Peru people.
  • And, of course, we will end with experiencing one of the seven wonders of the world...the majestic & magical Machu Picchu! Other stops will be in Cusco and the Sacred Valley with spiritual and cultural experiences throughout the entire journey.

Come with your spouse, come with a friend, or come by yourself... because throughout this journey, you will gain new friendships to cherish for a lifetime.

 

Are you ready to join us for this magical, life-changing experience?

To speak with someone from our Retreat Team and find out more, click to schedule a call.

Let's Chat!
 
 

ITINERARY

 
 

Day 1: LIMA TO CUZCO

Traveling from Lima to Cuzco you will have gone from sea level to the heady heights of 11,500 feet. To give you the chance to acclimatize, the first day is free for relaxation. But if you're up for a bit of exploring, the city center is pedestrian-friendly and full of fascinating sites, colors and people. We're happy to recommend the city's best options for delicious dining and exploring the town at your own leisure.

Accommodations: Hotel in Cusco

Meals: Breakfast

Day 2: PRIVATE HALF DAY CUZCO CITY TOUR

During this private activity in Cuzco area, the capital of the Inca Empire, you'll visit Sacsayhuaman, an immense Incan complex with impressive stonework where we get an introduction about the Andean philosophical, spiritual life of the inkas. Then, Qenqo the templo of Mother Pachamama. You’ll also stop at Cuzco's Cathedral where you'll learn about the intricacies of the Cuzco school of art and view fascinating historical artifacts.

Accommodations: Hotel in Cusco

Meals: Breakfast

Day 3: PRIVATE SACRED VALLEY ACTIVITY

Prepare to have your breath taken away! Your Sacred Valley exploration will include visits to the ancient circular agricultural terraces of Moray where we are getting a welcoming, cleansing & healing ceremony with the Andean Spiritual leader, the salt flats of Maras, and the religious site and village of Ollantaytambo.

Accommodations: Hotel in Ollantaytambo

Meals: Breakfast

Day 4: CUSCO - TAMBOMACHAY - QENKO

Starting in Tambomachay, just outside of Cusco, our path leads us over high passes, through valleys and small communities. With large swathes of grassland and small lakes (which are dried out in some seasons), the area is home to a wide variety of birds including Andean Geese, Partridges and Lapwings, as well as a variety of birds or prey, all of which are regularly spotted throughout the day. Our goal for today is to visit the andean and poor villages of Patabamba and Siwas located close to a small lake. Patabamba is a traditional Andean community with a small school and a tiny Plaza; located high above the Sacred Valley, the people here still maintain the customs and traditions of ages past, and the majority of villagers gain their income from agriculture (potatoes) and herding llamas and alpacas. As only a few tourists come this way, the people are always intrigued to see who has come to visit their village and to welcome them with open arms.

Accommodations: Camping

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner

Day 5: QENKO - HUCHUY QOSCO - LAMAY - AGUAS CALIENTES

Today has two main focuses: learning about the customs and culture of the Andean people, and a visit to the Inca site of Huchuy Qosco (for a second time!). Waking up early, we'll be taken by our guide to one of the houses where we'll get to meet a local family. The people are incredibly welcoming and are just as eager to learn about you as you are of them; they don't get many visitors in this area and are always interested to find out about you. After the visit, you'll have the opportunity to give any gifts you've brought for the local people and also to buy some locally made. Following the visit. we'll make our way to Huchuy Qosco. The route follows an original Inca Trail that leads us down a beautiful, secluded valley that is filled with native plants, flowers and birds. It really feels like another world compared to the high grasslands we've left behind. In total, it takes about two and a half hours to reach Huchuy Qosco, and after a break to rest and take in the views of the Sacred Valley, you'll have a guided tour of the site to learn about the Inca people and their culture. In the afternoon, we head down into the Sacred Valley to the village of Lamay where we take a bus to Ollantaytambo and then a train to Aguas Calientes.

Accommodations: A hotel in Aguas calientes

Meals: Breakfast & Lunch

Day 6: MACHU PICCHU!

Waking up early, we'll take the first bus back up to Machu Picchu to enter the site as it opens. We'll have a 2-hour guided tour of the site during which you'll learn about the Incas and visit all the most important areas of the citadel. After your tour, you'll have free time to explore the site by yourself and if you have permits to climb either Huayna Picchu or Machu Picchu mountain. In the afternoon, you will take the train back to Ollantaytambo, from where you will carry on by bus back to Cusco.

Accommodations: A hotel in Cusco

Meals: Breakfast

Day 7: INTERNATIONAL DEPARTURE

One of our representatives will pick you up from your hotel and drive you to the Cuzco airport for your flight to Lima.

Optional recommended excursion: Depending on the time of your international flight, you can take the opportunity to squeeze in a private activity of Lima's key sites. You will visit the Larco Archaeological Museum, the San Francisco Monastery and its catacombs, Lima's historic colonial squares, and Miraflores.

 

Are you ready to join us for this magical, life-changing experience?

To speak with someone from our Retreat Team and find out more, click to schedule a call.

Let's Chat!