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RETREAT INTO THE AMAZON AND RECONNECT WITH YOURSELF


Yoga, meditation, Ayurvedic Self-care daily routines..

Join us on a transformative and experiential Integral Vinyasa, Yin, & Karma Yoga retreat designed to take you deep within yourself through the alchemical process of yoga. You will learn the authentic daily practices of shatkarma detox cleansings, pranayama, meditation, and asana in order for you to feel the lightness and vibrations of the yogic life in a modern world. 

This residential 1-week yoga retreat is comprised of morning yang (Vinyasa) and sunset yin or restorative asana practices, experiential excursions in nature, and a Karma Yoga volunteering experience to give back to the local community. The main goal of this retreat is for you to unwind while attending the activities of your choice, experience the authentic Amazon jungle, and discover new forms of yoga & mindfulness practices that you can integrate into your daily routine to help you live life with more equanimity.

HIGHLIGHTS    /    LOCATION    /    STYLES    /    YOGIC SLEEP    /    DIGITAL DETOX    /     MENTORSHIP    /    SCHEDULE    /    EXCURSIONS    /   FAQ    /    INVESTMENT


HIGHLIGHTS    /        /      /    SCHEDULE    /   FAQ    /    INVESTMENT


HIGHLIGHTS

What makes this retreat special:

Daily sunrise & sunset yoga and meditation practices

• Experiential excursion to Tingana Eco-Reserve for a silent meditational canoe ride

• Cacao and the heart chakra: a workshop and ceremony

• Yoga nidra (yogic sleep) seance

• Karma Yoga Community Volunteering Project

• Abhyanga Ayurvedic oiling

• Optional Digital Detox

One-on-one integration interview

• Lodging in a modern Jungle Bungalow at Kantu Garden Lodge

• 3 Gourmet Vegetarian / Vegan meals a day

• Fully-equipped Yoga Shala on-site

• Complimentary pick up at Tarapoto (TTP) Airport

LOCATION

        In the heart of the jungle

        Moyobamba, Peru, located in the heart of the Amazon jungle, is the home of hundred of species of orchids and lots of wildlife (monkeys, hummingbirds, and butterflies to name a few).  From your jungle bungalow, to the open-air restaurant... from the outdoor pool to the luminous Yoga Shala, you are completely immersed in nature at Kantu Garden Lodge, while also being  within walking distance of many shops and local markets. Located by the river port of Tahuishco. It is easy to get around by "tuktuk" and explore the colourful and vibrant city in your free time. We are two-hours away by taxi from Tarapoto Airport (airport transfer is included in reservation) directly linked to Lima International Airport.

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FLUIDITY

Vinyasa Yoga

The Sanskrit word ‘Vinyasa’ translates as “to place in a special way”, and Vinyasa Yog is thus characterized by fluidly stringing asana postures together, with each movement synchronized with the breath. The style is vigorous and movement-intensive based on a continuous flow from one asana to the next, and offers a wide variety of postures which means that, unlike the rigidity of Ashtanga yoga sequences, no two Vinyasa classes are ever alike. Faster-paced than Hatha yoga, Vinyasa yoga classes involve progressively increasing body heat -and sweat- and building strength. It teaches us to cultivate an awareness that links each action to the next, both on the mat and in our lives.

During this training, you will learn Vinyasa yoga methods to assess the needs of individual students or groups, and then build a complementary, step by step practice to meet those needs. In addition to the postures you will learn during Hatha yoga classes (many of which transpose into Vinyasa), you will practice Ashtanga sun salutations A & B, plank pose, four-limbed staff pose, cat-cow stretches, side plank, cobra, grasshopper, as well as many other and more advanced asanas such as arm balances, headstands, inversions, and handstands techniques.

GRAVITY

Yin Yoga

A While the majority of yoga styles deriving from Hatha Yoga are known as "yang" styles for their vigorous and  flow-based approach to movement that mainly targets muscles, there is another, equally important and often neglected style that is opposite: yin yoga - where we focus on deep connective tissues, like the fascia, ligaments, joints, and bones, and on releasing tension, tightness, on relaxing body, breath, and on exploring stillness. 

Yin Yoga is a slow and gentle practice where you're holding postures for 3-5 or more minutes, stretching less-often used tissues, finding comfort in your edge and turning inward, tuning into your breath and your thoughts. Props? Yes, please! Bolsters, blankets, blocks and eye pillows support practitioners restricted in certain movements, and allows for a more meditative practice.

Yin Yoga offers various opportunities for deepening one's practice. From physical stretching to quieting the mind, these can support sitting in meditation practice for longer periods of time.

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CONSCIOUS SLEEP

Yoga Nidra

Yoga Nidra, or yogic sleep, is a deceptively simple form of meditation and mind-body therapy through which the practitioner rests in savasana (corpse pose) guided through the pancha maya kosha (five layers of self) to reach a deep state of relaxation between waking and sleeping, like the "going-to-sleep" stage, while maintaining consciousness. As the face relaxes and the jaw softens, you are guided through several stages. You first set an intention for the practice, then focus your awareness on breath, bodily sensations, emotions, and thoughts, consciously aware, observing, witnessing.

A proven antidote to anxiety, Yoga Nidra produces a sense of joy and well-being, better sleep, and has the potential to heal psychological wounds. It has been used to treat veterans suffering from Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder, substance abuse patients, and people suffering from stress.

During the practice we aim to restore our body, senses, and mind to their natural function to feel wholeness and tranquility and to become increasingly and systematically aware of our inner world. Practiced regularly, the elements of yoga nidra make up a sophisticated set of tools that can help practitioners navigate some of life's more challenging moments.

DIGITAL DETOX

Time to Disconnect

We encourage you to take time off your screens, especially your phone, during this retreat. While we will not be enforcing a strict digital detox, part of rewilding and connecting to nature is disconnecting from technology and the distractions and demands that often come with it. If you are ready to go full detox, great! If you have commitments or responsibilities that require you to use your phone, we ask that you do not bring it to meals, practices in the Shala, and that you consciously try to limit your screen time as much as possible. 

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APPLICATION IN DAILY LIFE

Experiential Excursions

We believe in not spending the entire duration of the training in a classroom or yoga shala, but instead to go out in nature to experience and put into practice some of the concepts we study. For example our excursion to Tingana eco-reserve is comprised of a silent meditational canoe ride in Amazon wetlands, our Karma Yoga selfless service group project focuses on giving back to the local communities, and our excursion to the Bosque de las Nuwas allows you to experience medicinal plant conservation in a pre-Inca community, and practice asana, contemplation, and equanimity in nature. 

PERSONAL & PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT

One-on-One Mentorship Integration Interview

Because feedback is essential for growth, as part of your professional development you will receive each week a private mentorship session with an instructor, which will serve both as an opportunity for you to ask questions regarding the training or the avenues available to you as a yoga teacher, while the instructor will compassionately share feedback from his or her observations thus far.

The idea is to assist you in your transformational growth as you progress through the training, and by means of constructive conversation you are assigned clear action items for growth.

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EXAMPLE OF DAILY SCHEDULE

A day at the retreat

7:00 - 8:00  Guided Meditation & Journalling

8:00 - 8:30  Silent Replenishments (Tea/Coffee/Snacks)

8:30 - 10:00  Yoga Asana Practice

10:00 - 11:30  Breakfast & Free Time

11:30 - 13:00 Exploration / Excursion

13:00 - 14:30  Lunch & Free Time

14:30 - 16:00 Creative Workshop

16:00 - 17:00  Free Time

17:00 - 18:30  Yin/Restorative Yoga

18:30-19:30  Dinner

19:30 - 21:00  Dance / Kirtan / Satya Circle / Bonfire

23:00  Lights off


During this magical week full of activities, you will have two free afternoons to either relax by

the pool, explore Moyobamba's markets and street-art, perhaps getting a massage, or dive 

deeper into the tools we will be learning together.


First and Last Days

Arrival on the first day at any time. Dinner at 18:30 followed by the opening ceremony. 

Our last activity of the retreat will be yoga and breakfast on the last morning.

TIMELINE

Example Daily Schedule

06:00 - 07:00   Kriyas / Shatkarma detox cleansings,  pranayama, & meditation

07:00 - 08:30   Asana postural practice (Vinyasa flow)

08:30 - 09:30   Breakfast 

09:30 - 10:30   Philosophy

10:30 - 11:30   Anatomy, physiology, and bio-mechanics

11:30 - 12:30   Teaching methodology

12:30 - 14:30   Lunch

14:30 - 15:30   Asana Labs & Body-Alignment practicum

15:30 - 16:00   Meditation practice

16:00 - 17:30   Asana postural practice (Yin Yoga)

17:30 - 19:00   Dinner

19:00 - 20:00   Yoga Nidra, Trataka candle meditation, massage for savasana practice

20:00 - 22:30   Practicum preparation, Self-study

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FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS


Your Questions Answered

If there is anything else you'd like to know, please ask us a question here

How proficient in yoga should I be to attend?

This retreat is open to all levels, whether you are a beginner or a regular student of yoga,  you will find various benefits from the practices we will share with you. We simply ask you to be curious and to come with an open mind and an open heart.

Are all the activities at the retreat mandatory?

We are providing a pretty full schedule of various activities, and you will have two free afternoons to either relax, explore, or dive deeper into the practices we went through together. We highly encourage you to participate in everything. However, this is a retreat and your time is yours to use however you wish.

How many participants will there be?

Because we want to personally connect with and be accessible to everyone throughout this process, we take a maximum of 15 participants on this retreat. 

What type of food will be served?

3 nourishing meals a day are provided by the restaurant at Kantu Garden Lodge.  All meals are vegetarian with vegan and gluten-free options available.  Let us know if you have any allergies or other dietary preferences.

What is included in the cost?

Pricing varies according to the room type you select. 

What's included: daily yoga classes, daily meditation classes, 7 days/6 nights accommodation, airport pick-up and drop-off, 3 daily delicious and nutritious meals, Wifi connection, drinking water/coffee/tea, group excursions/activities, nature hikes, transportation to/from excursions, specialized workshops, welcome self-care gift, professional goddess photoshoot, sacred portrayal by Lucia Dami.

What’s not included: travel insurance, flight costs, covid test if needed to return home after the retreat (we can arrange it for you), intuitive massage.

Do you offer payment plans?

Yes, we offer payment plans for all our events. Our payment plans are designed to cost you the exact same amount as if you pay the full amount at once with your credit card or via bank wire transfer. We offer our payment plans in-house and allow you full flexibility in payment frequency: simply pay 400$ deposit to reserve your place, then the remaining balance needs to be paid 30 days before the event start date. You make payment whenever is convenient for you. Just send us a message here telling us which event you would like to attend and pay in installments, and we will send you an invoice to pay your deposit.

What is your Covid protocol?

Our staff is following the covid protocol (masked, social distancing and alcohol to disinfect hands for everyone).

We also arrange covid tests before your departure if you need one (depending on everybody’s destinations and plans after the retreat).

You can also keep your bolster, blocks and blankets for the duration of the retreat. They get cleaned in between trainings and retreats.

You will be able to set your boundaries and social distance and wear a mask within our intimate group as well, if preferred.

Do I need a visa for Peru?

US Citizens and EU citizens don’t need a visa to visit Peru. Please check here to see if you need a visa if coming from outside of the US or EU, and also make sure to confirm with your local or regional Peruvian embassy about visa requirements for your specific country. Upon entering Peru, depending on your country of citizenship, you can request up to 183 days in-country from the immigration officer at the airport by saying that you wish to study yoga and travel extensively within Peru. You can find a list of the Peruvian missions abroad here.

What is the closest airport?

The closest airport is “Guillermo del Castillo” airport (TPP) in the city of Tarapoto. The main airlines serving domestic flights within Peru are: Star Peru, Latam, Sky Airline, and Viva Air. Do check their baggage policies as they tend to have several options. Star Peru for example tends to include luggage in their airfare pricing, while Viva Air make their flights cheaper and sell luggage allowance separately. We will provide airport transfers to and from Tarapoto Airport (TPP) to Kantu Garden Lodge.

What to bring?

-Valid Passport

-Yoga mat (or you can purchase one from our Moksha boutique)

-Journal and pen 

-Musical instruments, if you have any 

-Mosquito repellent 

-Clothes that you are comfortable moving in, layers (it is cool in the mornings and evenings), the outfit you'd like to wear for the photoshoot 

-Reusable water bottle 

-Sunscreen 

-Bathing suit 

-Sunglasses

-Hat 

-Walking shoes 

-Beach towel for waterfall excursions 

-A book or two 

-Watch and flashlight if you want to unplug from your phone (which we highly encourage!) 

These are only suggestions to make your experience more comfortable and easy-going.

Do you provide yoga mats?

Yes. For those of you requiring a yoga mat, you can borrow our used mats that we used for excursions, or you can purchase a new one of the Moksha mats from the hotel boutique.

WHAT'S INCLUDED


Ready to book?

From

$1399

This retreat is for you if you are seeking : 

To experience the high Amazonian jungle cloud forest microclimate
To reconnect to your body and voice
To deepen your yoga and meditation practice
To volunteer and give back to the local community through our Karma Yoga Community Project (teaching yoga to children, beach clean-ups, or painting houses)
To tune into your thoughts and reflect
To learn more about Vinyasa, Yin, & Karma Yoga, meditation practice, Self-care daily routines, etc. 
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Deposit & payment plans at no interest at checkout page

Full balance to be paid 30 days before event start date


WHAT'S INCLUDED


Training Investment

Pricing includes the cost of the 200-hour teacher training with Moksha Yoga Amazonica, immediate access to our pre-arrival preparation module and yoga library, weekly 1-on-1 mentorship integration sessions with an instructor during the in-person training, room and 3 meals each day, your choice of our cork or anti-slip yoga mat, the Moksha Yoga Amazonica meditation mala and tank top, and a 200-hour certificate to register with Yoga Alliance as a 200 Hour Registered Yoga Teacher (RYT200) + 20 hrs of Continuing Education credits in Ayurvedic Self-Care Routines.

From

$2590

This RETREAT is for you if you ARE SEEKING:

To experience the high Amazonian jungle's Cloud Forest microclimate, with fauna and flora unique to the region
Reconnect with your body, thoughts, and nature
To deepen your yoga and meditation practice
To learn about Ayurvedic Self-care routines
Register with the Yoga Alliance as a certified Registered Yoga Teacher (RYT200) with international recognition.
To experience the high Amazonian jungle cloud forest microclimate
To reconnect to your body and voice
To deepen your yoga and meditation practice
To volunteer and give back to the local community through our Karma Yoga Community Project (teaching yoga to children, beach clean-ups, or painting houses)
To tune into your thoughts and reflect
To learn more about Vinyasa, Yin, & Karma Yoga, meditation practice, Self-care daily routines, etc. 
Book Now

Deposit & payment plans at no interest at checkout page

Full balance to be paid 30 days before event start date


Come feel the music on this sacred journey into ancient arts and explore the alchemical process of yoga in its many forms, combining science with the path of the heart and cultivating self-love in a teacher training devoted to spiritual growth. You will deepen your ability to be centered, present in life, and engaged with the world so that you can better spread mindful movement and inspire wellness through your love of sharing yoga. We look forward to welcoming you as part of our community.