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Yoga Retreats

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POC Plant Medicine Retreat with Anjali Sunita and Jean-Jacques Gabriel.

March 1 – 8, 2018

This retreat is for those who seek a responsible way of elevating self-awareness and consciousness. The traditional Peruvian plant medicine work sheds light into our reality and can show us what we need to heal in order to rise into more expanded and harmonious versions of ourselves. This people of color specific experience creates a safe, sacred, healing space for transformation, and includes:

  • YOGA PRACTICE

  • GUIDED TOURS OF SACRED RUINS

  • PARTNER YOGA

  • MOUNTAIN HIKES

  • PRANAYAMA

  • THAI MASSAGE

  • TRADITIONAL SHAMANIC MEDICINE WORK:
      2 Ayahuasca ceremonies and 1 Wachuma

The yoga and embodied breath work will support both preparation and integration. We will be taught sacred medicine songs as well as Sanskrit mantras that we can sing during ceremonies to help purify and move energy. The meditations and visualization practices will be specifically geared toward cleansing and staying present so we may receive the most from our work with the plants. We will stay at a new Yoga retreat center in the the village of Pisaq, at the base of a mountain which contains sacred ruins. All meals are included in the stay.

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$950 triple shared room

$1100 double shared room

$1250 private room

This includes all workshops, ceremonies, housing, and meals. There are also some excellent restaurants in the area.

Again, the fee does not include your flight to Cusco or the cab/bus ride to Pisaq. The price is very reasonable compared to similar retreats. The sooner you get your tickets the better!

**Pre-reqs: You must be in relatively good shape emotionally and physically as we will be at high altitudes. We will need to have a medical history and to know what medications you currently take. Please email Anjali if you are interested in additional location and housing details and health issues (if you are taking any prescription meds with you) : baltimoreyogavillage@gmail.com . Once you are confirmed, we may be able to get group rates on flights out of the area and can discuss basic cleansing before the trip. So again, please email Anjali. Payments can be made by check or cash. We will ask for 50% deposit and your flight purchased by January 20th. Deposits can be made via paypal to baltimoreyogavillage@gmail.com.

The facilitators:

379A3013wAnjali Sunita is a biracial, half Indian, yoga teacher, acroyoga teacher, and certified ayurvedic consultant and founded the Baltimore Yoga Village. She shares yoga practice both as inward meditative journey and an opportunity for interpersonal connection. Most recently, sharing ayurveda has become her great life work and passion. Anjali loves both plants and people and so enjoys helping people find plant-based medicines for health and awakening. This will be Anjali’s 4th time co- leading a retreat to Pisaq.

 

 

_MG_3748Jean-Jacques is a Haitian-born artist, father, and teacher living in Philadelphia. He started painting in his father’s studio before he could walk, and later studied at the University of the Arts and the Pennsylvania Academy of Fine arts. He found yoga in 2001, receiving his first certification in Southern India in 2007, and became a certified AcroYoga teacher in 2008. He completed an Anusara teacher training in 2011 and YogaHour Teacher Training with Darren Rhodes in 2013. He has also enjoyed teaching compassionate communication workshops to young people, teens, and adults, in prisons, public schools,summer camps, yoga studios, and workplaces. In both art making and asana, he honors the power and potential of rituals and inspired creativity.

alonsoThe Shaman, Alonso Del Rio, is a Peruvian musician, healer, and environmentalist known worldwide for his work and dedication of almost forty years to the study of master plants, as tools for the development or consciousness. He uses the money he receives for leading ceremony to run a small free school for Andean children, which we are happy to support!