Amazon Jungle Retreat
June 12 - 18, 2022
RETREAT INTO THE JUNGLE AND AWAKEN YOUR WILD HEART
Unleash your inner wild jungle woman...
Join us for an intimate, one-week yoga retreat in the Peruvian Amazon. Through daily yoga and meditation practices, embodiment dance, singing mantras, and exploring nature, tap into your primal feminine energy and creative force! This offering is dedicated to all Womxn who are longing for a reconnection to their untamed selves.
You will truly be immersed in the heart of the Amazon jungle as passionate yoga teachers Tiana and Sophia guide you into an experience of REWILDING. We will unleash our voices, move our bodies, get our hands dirty, and create! This is a visceral, sensory, somatic exploration. A true moment of connection to yourself, to your sisters, and to nature. A time to resource while releasing the residual tension that accumulates in our modern lives, and to learn the tools to take back home with you.
What makes this retreat special:
•Daily Yoga and Meditation practices
• Waterfall Adventures
• Embodiment Dance
• Cacao Ceremony
• Sensual Eating
• Primitive Pottery
• Plant Workshop
• Creative Explorations
• Goddess Photoshoot
• Sacred Portrayal by Lucia Dami
• Lodging in a Jungle Bungalow at Kantu
• 3 Gourmet Vegetarian/Vegan meals a day
• Optional Digital Detox
• Fully-equipped Yoga Shala on-site
• Complimentary pick up and drop off at
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.
WILD WOMAN ARCHETYPE
Meeting the Inner Wild Woman
The wild woman is the primal feminine essence, before she has been exposed to the constrictions of society, of culture, of patriarchy. There are four archetypes, stages, or cycles of womanhood: the Maiden, the Queen or the Mother, the Crone, and the Wild Woman. The wild woman has always been there; she is Kali, she is Lilith, she is the Medicine Woman, she is Persephone and she is Inanna, though the archetype was first coined by Clarissa Pincola Estés in her book Women Who Run With The Wolves.
The wild woman is free and fun, untethered. She carries stories and songs, lived experiences and lessons. This archetype calls to each of us and invites us into the wild in different ways: connecting to our own inherited ideas and stories, passed down from our mothers and grandmothers, our ancestors, generations of women before us, encouraging play, pleasure and fierceness.
How do you hear the call of the wild woman?
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.
During the retreat, you will have the opportunity to be photographed professionally, encouraging you to take time off your screens.
A complimentary individual photoshoot will be offered, as an experience designed to make you feel confident, radiant, and beautiful. A photo of your choice will be sent to Lucia Dami, an artist that will transform the photograph into a piece of art by outlining the divine in you and highlighting your beauty with her gold ink. The artwork is for you to take with you wherever you go, reminding you of your soul's glow.
We feel incredibly honoured to be collaborating with Lucia Dami and giving you this gift.
Discover her work here.
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
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.
We strive to make this offering as accessible and inclusive as possible. We believe in the power of community and giving back to keep supporting and uplifting each other. The scholarships available for this offering are:
- 10% discount for all Moksha Alumni
- 10% discount for both parties if you sign up with a friend (both bookings have to be made on the same day)
If neither of these are applicable to you, please write to us at firstname.lastname@example.org and tell us why you would benefit from a scholarship.
Your Instructors Sharing their Knowledge
Hello! I'm Sophia, a traveling yoga teacher with a real passion for movement, whether that's asana, dance, animal movements, or arm balance play. I am a strong believer that moving our bodies in different, fun, and creative ways can spark even more inspiration and joy...
Hello! I'm Tiana, a native Canadian yoga teacher, educator, and adventure-lover. I believe in teaching (and living!) from the heart, and I'm passionate about creating meaning experiences of exploration and connection for my students...
FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS
Your Questions Answered
What is the meaning of "Womxn"?
Womxn includes ALL Women, Non-Binary Folk + Bleeding Bodies.
We welcome the whole spectrum of self identity.
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?
-Yoga mat (or you can purchase one from our Moksha boutique)
-Journal and pen
-Musical instruments, if you have any
-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
-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.
Ready to book?
The whole universe conspired for you to land here. Please consider the following questions and send us your reflections when you sign-up. We can’t wait to meet you!
-What about this retreat calls to you?
-What is your intention for this retreat?
-What is your current journey?
-How would you describe your soul?
This retreat is for you if you are seeking :
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Full balance to be paid 30 days before event start date
“The doors to the world of the wild Self are few but precious. If you have a deep scar, that is a door, if you have an old, old story, that is a door. If you love the sky and the water so much you almost cannot bear it, that is a door. If you yearn for a deeper life, a full life, a sane life, that is a door.”
― Clarissa Pinkola Estés, Women Who Run With the Wolves