YOGA ALLIANCE CONTINUING EDUCATION CREDITS

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 pranayama, meditation, and asana in order for you to feel the lightness and vibrations of the yogic life in a modern world. 

This residential 7 days yoga retreat is comprised of morning yang (Vinyasa) and sunset yin or restorative asana practices, experiential excursions in nature, and ample free time for you to relax, swim, read, nap, or do anything else you'd like. The main goal of this retreat is for you to unwind while attending the activities of your choice, experience the authentic high and refreshing 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   /    DIGITAL DETOX    /    EXCURSIONS  /    SCHEDULE    /   INSTRUCTORS    /    CONTINUING EDUCATION CREDITS    /   FAQ    /    INVESTMENT


Choose your main excursion

Tingana Eco-Reserve

Enjoy a meditational canoe ride through Amazon wetlands observing animals

in their habitat, a yoga practice, and time to relax in a hammock

Bosque de Las Nuwas

Discover a pre-Inca women's community that preserves medicinal plants,

sample some truly exotic Amazon fruits, and relax in nature

7-day retreat

Moksha Yoga Amazonica Tingana Eco Reserve

From

USD $1199

What's Included

Cacao & the heart; a workshop & ceremony
6 nights' accommodation + 3 meals daily
Daily yoga & meditation practice classes
Excursion to Tingana eco-reserve 
Karma Yoga volunteering project
Tarapoto airport (TTP) pickup 
1 Moksha Yoga Amazonica yoga mat 
1 Moksha Yoga Amazonica meditation mala 
1 Moksha Yoga Amazonica tank top
40 hrs Yoga Alliance Continuing Education
Book Now


7-day retreat

Bosque de Las Nuwas Moksha Yoga Amazonica

From

USD $1199

What's Included

6 nights' accommodation + 3 meals daily
Daily yoga & meditation practice classes
Excursion to the Bosque de Las Nuwas 
Waqanki hummingbird and orchids
Tarapoto airport (TTP) pickup 
1 Moksha Yoga Amazonica yoga mat 
1 Moksha Yoga Amazonica meditation mala 
1 Moksha Yoga Amazonica tank top
40 hrs Yoga Alliance Continuing Education
Optional Ayahuasca ceremony - *extra night
Book Now


HIGHLIGHTS

What makes this retreat special:

Daily sunrise & sunset yoga and meditation practices

•Taking place during our 200 Hr Yoga Teacher Trainings, and retreat participants can participate in any and all activities, practices, and lectures of their choice

• Experiential excursion to Tingana Eco-Reserve or the Bosque de Las Nuwas

• Karma Yoga Community Volunteering Project

• Abhyanga Ayurvedic oiling

• Optional Digital Detox

• Lodging in a modern Jungle Bungalow at Kantu Garden Lodge

• 3 Gourmet Vegetarian / Vegan meals daily

• Fully-equipped Yoga Shala

• 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 colorful and vibrant city in your free time. We are two-hours away by taxi from Tarapoto Airport (airport pick-up and transfer is included) directly linked to Lima International Airport.

Moksha Yoga Amazonica In the heart of the jungle
Loren Thomas Moksha Yoga Amazonica

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.

Moksha Yoga Amazonica Hatha Yoga

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. 

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APPLICATION IN DAILY LIFE

Experiential Excursions

We believe in not spending the entire duration of the experience 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. 

EXAMPLE OF DAILY SCHEDULE

A day at the retreat

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 - 11:00   Philosophy lecture or free time

11:00 - 12:30   Anatomy, physiology, and bio-mechanics or free time

12:30 - 14:30   Lunch

14:30 - 16:30   Asana Labs & Body-Alignment practicum or free time

16:30 - 17:00   Meditation practice

17:00 - 18:30   Asana postural practice (Yin Yoga)

18:30 - 20:00   Dinner

20:00 - 21:00   Yoga Nidra, Trataka candle meditation, massage for savasana practice


During these magical 7 days you will have the opportunity to sit and take part in our 

yoga teacher training theory lectures and movement practice clinics. There 

are no mandatory classes or practices for retreat participants, and you are always free to 

sleep in if your body needs it, relax by the pool, explore Moyobamba's markets and street-art, 

or perhaps to get a massage, acupuncture or chiropractic session in town. 


First and Last Days

The first and last days are half days. Arrival on the first day at any time with dinner provided. 

Breakfast and lunch are provided on your last day. 

Amazon Jungle Yoga Retreat Sacred Solace Moksha Yoga Amazonica
Ayahuasca Moksha Yoga Amazonica Peru

MASTER PLANTS MEDICINE

Optional Ayahuasca Ceremony

Taking place on the evening of the last day of our Yoga Teacher Trainings (you must book an extra night at the hotel), this Ayahuasca ceremony is available exclusively to participants of our 7-day Bosque de Las Nuwas retreat and teacher training students, and will be held in an atmospheric space (the yoga shala) which contains a mattress, a blanket, cushions and bolsters for each participant, allowing you to comfortably lie down. The ceremony starts with the establishment of your intentions. During the 5-7 hour journey, you will be carried away by accompanying icaros (traditional plant medicine signing) and you will be supported by a loving, experienced curandero or shaman and some of your yoga teachers as guides. Our curandero/shaman is further familiar with spiritual and energetic work and has a lot of experience in life, in drinking Psilohuasca/Ayahuasca, and in guiding ceremonies.
The individual process of each participant is the starting point and the guidance will be matched to the need at that time.

Our anti-slip and cork yoga mats

We offer all our yoga retreat participants their choice of our black 4.5mm anti-slip pu & natural rubber, or 4mm cork and natural rubber yoga mats.  

Mala meditation rosary 108 beads Moksha Yoga Anmazonica Rejuvenation Peru

Tool for Concentration & Meditation Practice

The Moksha mala meditation rosary beads is made of African Turquoises and a mixed green sari silk tassel. 

The African turquoise is a type of Jasper that has the look of an earthy turquoise, and is called a 'stone of evolution' because it encourages growth, development and positive change, and opens the mind to new ideas, new possibility, and new existence.

Hand knotted and made of recycled sari silk tassel, 8mm beads - offered to all of our Amazon jungle yoga retreat participants.  

FACULTY

Your Instructors Sharing their Knowledge

karolina kisiel Moksha Yoga Amazonica Amazon jungle Peru Yoga Detox

Karolina has a deep passion for yoga, movement arts, and nature. She grew up dancing and performing with a small company in Canada. She went on to study business and the art of Djing, but eventually yearned to re-establish a deeper connection with the body...

Danni Cullen Moksha Yoga Amazonica Yoga Detox Peru

Danni comes from a Background of Theatre and Performance. For years she has worked with Touring theatre companies all over the world. However with the stress and uncertainty of the acting world she decided to try yoga, the perfect way to bring a little ...

Kelley Snyder Moksha Yoga Amazonica

Kelley has been working in the field of spirituality, movement and mentoring for close to fifteen years. Her dance background dates back to childhood which brought her to yoga in adulthood. Kelley has been formally trained and certified in Yoga (500 hr E-RYT) ...

Moksha Yoga Amazonica Emily Cordes

Emily loves the simple joys in life. The first sip of coffee in the morning, the warmth of the sun, the sounds of nature. Practicing and teaching yoga has allowed her to connect more deeply to these simple joys, and this is what she loves to share with her students.

Alina Kazan Moksha Yoga Amazonica

Hi! I’m Alina, an Armenian / American yoga teacher and forever student! I am also an artist, nature lover, traveler, adventure seeker and heart-led soul. I value connection, expression and freedom above anything else. As someone who loves to express through ...

Michelle Lehegarate Moksha Yoga Amazonica

Hi, I'm Michelle, an indigenous yoga teacher hailing from a small and remote Canadian town. I am fortunate to live on a stunning Caribbean island in Mexico, from where I have been sharing my passion for leading teacher trainings on an international scale. 

Moksha Yoga Amazonica Peru Yoga Alliance

YOGA ALLIANCE

Continuing Education Credits for Yoga Teachers

Upon completing this retreat, yoga teachers who have already completed a 200 hour Yoga Teacher Training will be eligible to log 40 hours of Continuing Education with Yoga Alliance at no extra cost.

At Kantu Garden Lodge

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?

Absolutely not! You are entirely free to attend only the yoga asana, pranayama, and meditation practices of your choice. There is a minimum number of hours that must be completed if you seek to log your time at the retreat as Continuing Education contact and non-contact hours with Yoga Alliance.

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 24 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 duration and room type you select. 

What's included: daily yoga classes, daily meditation practices, accommodation, airport pick-up, 3 daily delicious and nutritious meals, Wifi connection, drinking water/coffee/tea, group excursions/activities, transportation to/from excursions, a Moksha Yoga Amazonica anti-slip or cork yoga mat, meditation mala rosary beads, and tank top.

What’s not included: flight costs, return taxi ride to Tarapoto airport. Additional services such as massages or acupuncture sessions. 

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 is due 30 days before the event start date. You make payments whenever is convenient for you. Just send us a message here telling us which retreat date you would like to attend with which room option, and that you would like to pay in installments, and we will send you an invoice to pay your deposit.

What is your Covid protocol?

Peru no longer requires your to have a covid test nor proof of vaccination against covid-19 to enter the country. 

We can 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.

Do I need a visa for Peru?

US Citizens and EU citizens do not 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 with 6 months' validity and enough blank pages

-Journal and pen 

-Musical instruments, if you have any 

-Sunscreen & mosquito repellent (both sold locally and natural options available)

-Clothes that you are comfortable moving in, layers (it is cool in the mornings and evenings)

-Reusable water bottle 

-Bathing suit 

-Sunglasses

-Hat 

-Walking shoes 

-A book

-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.

Is there internet at the hotel?

Yes, there is fiber optic wifi internet throughout the hotel. There are 3 networks: Reception, Restaurant, and Bungalows, which covers most areas including all rooms. You will be able to complete work such as video calls.

How are the rooms?

All rooms have hot water, internet, and a private bathroom with shower. Shared rooms are same sex and for 2 people with 2 double beds. In a shared room option, you will be sharing with 1 other student of the same gender as you.

WHAT'S INCLUDED


Investment

1 person shared room (two queen beds): 1199$ USD

1 person private room (one queen bed): 1399$ USD

2 people private room (one queen bed): 2799$ USD

2 people private room (one king bed): 3049$ USD

Choose your main excursion

Tingana Eco-Reserve

Enjoy a meditational canoe ride through Amazon wetlands observing animals

in their habitat, a yoga practice, and time to relax in a hammock

Bosque de Las Nuwas

Discover a pre-Inca women's community that preserves medicinal plants,

sample some truly exotic Amazon fruits, and relax in nature

7-day retreat

Moksha Yoga Amazonica Tingana Eco Reserve

From

USD $1199

What's Included

Cacao & the heart; a workshop & ceremony
6 nights' accommodation + 3 meals daily
Daily yoga & meditation practice classes
Excursion to Tingana eco-reserve 
Karma Yoga volunteering project
Tarapoto airport (TTP) pickup 
1 Moksha Yoga Amazonica yoga mat 
1 Moksha Yoga Amazonica meditation mala 
1 Moksha Yoga Amazonica tank top
40 hrs Yoga Alliance Continuing Education
Book Now


7-day retreat

Bosque de Las Nuwas Moksha Yoga Amazonica

From

USD $1199

What's Included

6 nights' accommodation + 3 meals daily
Daily yoga & meditation practice classes
Excursion to the Bosque de Las Nuwas 
Waqanki hummingbird and orchids
Tarapoto airport (TTP) pickup 
1 Moksha Yoga Amazonica yoga mat 
1 Moksha Yoga Amazonica meditation mala 
1 Moksha Yoga Amazonica tank top
40 hrs Yoga Alliance Continuing Education
Optional Ayahuasca ceremony - *extra night
Book Now



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 yoga retreat devoted to spiritual growth. You will deepen your ability to be centered, present in life, engaged with the world, and live the day-to-day with more equanimity. We look forward to welcoming you as part of our community.