An Ashtanga Yoga and Plant Medicine Retreat in the Sacred Valley of Peru

August 13-19th, 2023 | Samadhi Retreat Center

Florecer: to Bloom. Join us for a week of journeying inwards at the base of the Andes. We will explore our inner alchemy through the daily practice of traditional Ashtanga Yoga, weaving physical asana and breath practice with philosophy as a process for deepening your connection to yourself and the world around you. We will also work with medicinal plants and herbs for wellness, nourishment, self-care, and a deeper connection to the natural world. As we immerse in the Andean cosmovision, we will also explore the ancient wisdom of the Amazonian cultures through music and an optional plant medicine ceremony.

This is for those seeking to begin or deepen their yoga practice. It is an opportunity to gather tools for greater self-awareness, and self-connection in a supportive and uplifting community environment. It is also an opportunity to connect deeper to the rhythms, teachings, and connection with nature and herbs as tools for self-care and self-discovery.

Retreat Offerings

  • 7 Days, and 6-Night Stay At Samadhi Sacred Valley 
  • Daily Yoga (Ashtanga Traditional Yoga)
  • Daily Breathwork (Various Styles Including Breath Experience and Pranayama)
  • Study and work with medicinal plants and herbs
  • Amazonian Sound Healing
  •  Music and wisdom of the Andes
  • Excursion to Urco, Incas temple of the water 
  • Sacred plant medicine ceremony (optional)
  • Fresh, local meals at Samadhi Sacred Valley Retreat Center

We will meet in the Sacred Valley, Perú.

The Sacred Valley is nestled at the base of the Andes, once the center of the Incan Empire and is located about an hour outside of Cusco on the way to the sacred city of Machu Picchu. A world of its own, this valley holds potent healing energies and is an international spiritual hub for yoga, meditation, and a large community dedicated to sacred plants. It is a mystical place where time slows down and magic happens, providing time for you to disconnect, root into the majestic views and nature all around, and focus on your inner world.

Samadhi Retreat Center rises up the mountainside in the center of the Sacred Valley with views of the Andean mountains all around. Samadhi is a fully equipped yoga and meditation retreat space with beautiful gardens and accommodations designed around the seven chakras. Common areas are dedicated to meditation and art and include shared bungalows, a multifunction room, a yoga shala with a dazzling view of the sacred valley, an organic garden, fire pits, and plenty of outdoor meditation spaces.  

Your Retreat Guides

This is a bi-lingual retreat. We’re really excited to have a team that works in both Spanish and English so we can bring together practitioners and beautiful community from all walks of life, weaving our communities, growing, learning and expanding together.

Karina Calderón

Karina is an authorized level 2 Ashtanga Yoga teacher by SYC in Mysore, India. She started the path in yoga in 2011, beginning in 2015 to practice Ashtanga Yoga. Since then she has practiced under the guidance of authorized teachers in Chile, the US, Canada, Australia and India, which led her to travel in 2019 for the first time to the origin where Ashtanga Yoga was born in Mysore, India.

After several trips to Mysore, in 2022 She received the blessing of Sharath Jois to teach this method. She changed the course of her life to transmit and share the teachings of this practice, creating the first traditional Shala in Pichilemu, “Ashtanga Yoga Pichilemu”.

She considers Ashtanga Yoga as a practice of self-knowledge and self-realization that can benefit everyone, that’s why her motivation and passion to continue this legacy that she has experienced in herself for years and that she is continuing learning and enjoying sharing every day. Find her work on the Ashtanga Yoga Pichilemu Instagram page.

Kat Gordon

Kat is an herbalist, plant spirit guide and sacred ritual weaver who has spent over a decade learning from ancient wisdom holders of the Andes and Amazon. She is the founder of Yarrow Resilience Institute and co-founder of Alma y Tierra Retreats. She guides journeys with plants: from connecting with the spirit of plants all the way to ritual herbal medicine making.

She has a dedicated Ashtanga practice and believes that ancient wisdom and nature based connection are powerful pathways to deeper self-knowledge, expansion and compassion. She is a student of nature, yoga and consciousness expansion and passionate about learning and growing in community. Find her work on Yarrow Resilience Inst Instagram Page.

Francisco Lillo 

Francisco is a medicine carrier and spiritual guide. He has explored alternative healing and consciousness expanding practices for over a decade and, as founder of Nixi Pae Experience and co-founder of Alma Y Tierra Retreats, is dedicated to the facilitation of sacred medicine ceremonies and music.

Francisco works closely with indigenous Amazonian communities, developing sustainable and nature based solutions to the challenges of modern day life in the Amazon, while supporting the growing culture of indigenous wisdom holders and healers in sharing their music and traditional rituals globally. 

Investment for this gathering

This package includes lodging and meals, daily mysore practice, workshops and gatherings. Optional Plant Medicine Ceremony offsite with Kat & Francisco is for an additional fee

Extras, not included:

  • Airfare To and From Peru 
  • Transportation to/from space (option to arrange)
  • Additional Excursions and Trips
  • Travel Insurance (recommended when booking travel)
  • optional traditional Amazonian plant medicine ceremony

Join Us: a deposit of half your investment is required to join

Early Bird Registration, Deposit of $600 (total price $1200) until June 1st –

Regular Registration: Deposit of $800 (total price $1600) from June 1st – August 1st

To reserve your spot we request a non-refundable deposit. Your final deposit is due by August 6th. Registration is transferable to friends/family if you cannot join, upon talking with facilitators.

See you in the Sacred Valley. Haux Haux & Namaste