Travel with Purpose
“We travel, initially, to lose ourselves; and we travel, next to find ourselves. We travel to open our hearts and eyes and learn more about the world than our newspapers will accommodate. We travel to bring what little we can, in our ignorance and knowledge, to those parts of the globe whose riches are differently dispersed. And we travel, in essence, to become young fools again–to slow time down and get taken in, and fall in love once more.” – Pico Iyer
Come on a journey of a lifetime to Peru, a land of beauty and ancient wisdom. Set against a backdrop of clear blue skies in the sacred valley, this women-only trip will bring inspiration, growth and transformation in one of the most powerful places on earth.
Each day will begin with an optional yoga practice, followed by exploration of the heart and mind. We’ll experience ceremony with indigenous spiritual leaders, explore sacred sites, and connect with each other in inspirational and profound ways.
Our base will be the beautiful Paz y Luz inn surrounded by mountains once populated by ancient Incans. From there, we’ll travel to the sacred sites in Cusco and around the sacred valley. As we travel, we’ll discuss themes of my book, “Journey from Success to Self,” which explores the relationship of our inner being and outer world.
SAMPLE ITINERARY (Subject to change—our final schedule will be 8 days and 7 nights. Dates and prices for an April/May 2014 trip are being finalized now.)
Pick up from the Cusco airport to Pisac for check in, rest and to acclimate to the altitude. After lunch enjoy the colorful local market. Opening despacho with local shaman to bless the journey. Sleep at Paz y Luz retreat center in Pisac.
(Yoga in the morning). Diane Dunn, creator of the Peace & Light Center (Paz y Luz) is a healer, teacher and author of “CUSCO: The Gateway to Inner Wisdom”. She will lead us in exercises with the four elements: earth, water, air and fire – to release, cleanse, transform and purify our personal energy. We will learn to connect with the forces of nature to awaken our inner wisdom and amplify our consciousness. Sleep at Paz y Luz in Pisac.
(Yoga in the morning). Beautiful drive through the Sacred Valley to the Inka temples at Ollantaytambo. Take an afternoon train to Aguas Calientes. Later we can soak in the healing hot springs of Aguas Calientes, relaxing and processing the day. Sleep in Aguas Calientes.
Our Peruvian tour guide will accompany us to Machu Picchu where we will explore this famous lost city of the Inkas. Then we can wander freely on your own before taking the afternoon train and returning to Pisac. Spend the night at Paz y Luz.
(Yoga in the morning). Yoga and Journey from Success to Self workshop in the morning and hike in the Pisac ruins after lunch. Sharing circle that evening to process our experiences. Sleep at Paz y Luz.
(Yoga in the morning). Explore the ancient temples above Cusco: Q’enko, &Temple of the Moon and Sacsaywaman. After lunch in Cusco there will be time on your own to wander around the city, visit churches and museums if you’d like, shop for crafts, etc. After dinner on your own (not included) for those who wish to forego a good night’s sleep, disco dancing is an option! Sleep in Cusco.
Taxi to airport to fly to Lima and return