8 days Exploring the Incan empire in magical Peru
October 12 – October 19, 2019
Montana and Mary Byerly Yoga, the three of us dedicated to creating fun yoga vacations, so you can just show up and enjoy the trip of a lifetime. Yoga with Mary each morning will prepare us for our daily adventures from the inside out: strengthening, stretching, breathing, and being present. Journey with us through the Sacred Valley and experience the power and history this sacred land holds.
The adventure begins with our introduction to the history and cosmology of the Inkas, then a Sound Healing to bring us into alignment with our journey together. The next day we will visit Ollantaytambo, an Inka fortress and strategic archaeological center, as well as the Moray salt mines, to give us a flavor for the nature and people who still protect this enchanted land. It will be a easy day, giving us time to acclimate our body, mind, and spirit to this blessed opportunity.
The next days will be spent exploring many of the surrounding ruins from Sacsayhuaman, and other significant temple sites, and of course Cusco, the center of the Incan Empire. Our guides will show just how this civilization was created and destroyed. Then we’ll be off on a scenic bus and train ride to the unforgettable Machu Picchu. Upon our return to the sacred valley we will have time for some spa services or healing ceremonies if you like, as well as time to explore the local market and one more of the sites near our hotel. We will end with a Despacho ceremony to close our week together and bring a peace home.
Thank you for joining us.
Meet the Instructor: Mary Byerly
Mary has practiced yoga since 1990, and has taught since 2002. Her teaching is grounded in the classical tradition of hatha and tantra, incorporating a deep knowledge of anatomy and bio-mechanics, yogic philosophy and practices, which she applies individually for each student. She teaches the balance of strength and flexibility, and guides her students to connect with their inner teacher, the wisdom and light that is within us all.
Peter Oakley and Debra Marcos are the other two owners and operators, along with Mary, of Panacea de la Montana. World travelers, wisdom seekers, and folks who always provide quality service with a personal touch.
- Daily yoga, breathwork, and meditation
- Caring and experienced guides and pampa mesayoqs (Shamans)
- Sound Healing and Despacho Ceremonies
- 7 nights accommodations
- Daily visits to Incan and cultural sites
- Colorful markets
- Your trip supports local communities
- Learn the history of the Incan Empire
While a breakfast that includes juices, coffee, tea, breads, eggs, and cheese is included daily, each of the venues we stay at has an onsite restaurant and can make accommodations for a vegetarian, vegan, or gluten free diet. For the meals that are not included, there are a number of choices in the Sacred valley that reflect the location near one of the main growing valleys near Cusco.
While not included with this package, a full range of spa services is available at our hotel in the Sacred Valley
The double occupancy rooms feature two beds and a private bathroom. The single occupancy rooms have one bed and private bath. Our hotel is a mid-range locale, that is fairly simply decorated and clean. While it is an easy walk to the town of Pisac (about 10 minutes), there are also small cabs available as well.
8 days with instruction in English
Spoken languages: English and Spanish
Minimum group size: 8
Maximum group size: 15
8 days/7 nights
Arrival: October 12, 2019 Check in time: Noon
Departure: October 19, 2019 Check out time: 11am
Retreat Participants need to arrive at the Cusco, Peru airport (CUZ) by noon (12pm local time) on October 12th.
Select Your Package:
Double occupancy $1650 per person
Single occupancy $1850 per person
Panacea de la Montaña
Discover paradises past and present and bring a peace home.
Daily yoga, breathwork, and guided meditations to prepare for our daily tours and adventures.
Sacred valley, Cusco, and Machu Picchu, Peru
Included: All breakfasts, 2 lunches, 1 dinner
All tours and transportation
Park entrance fees
Daily hatha yoga class
Transportation to and from the Cusco airport to Sacred Valley
What’s not included
International and in country flights (you will need to fly into the Cusco airport (CUZ), arriving in the morning on October 12th)
Personal travel insurance
All other meals/snacks/drinks
Any desired laundry, shopping
1/2 of the total is due to reserve your space.