1-7 September 2019
Yoga and Meditation ☀︎ San Pedro Ceremonies ☀︎ Food Exploration ☀︎ Pachamama
by Marta Wanderlust and Aaron Brunet (Masterchef Winner)
Join us in the heart of the Andes for a unique and lovingly curated retreat. A week-long joyful appreciation of the Plant Kingdom, as we take different paths to explore plants in their many forms.
Savour the experience of conscious embodiment through daily Yoga and Meditation, led by Marta Wanderlust, whose own learning with Plant Medicines infused her practice with the intuitive ways of touching the very subtle.
Commune with Pachamama while diving into your mind, body & heart in two all-day San Pedro ceremonies. Embrace the opportunity to heal and learn with this Andean Master Plant, guided by an incredible healer in a sacred and safe space.
Enrich and deepen your connection to food in a series of unique sessions led by Aaron Brunet. Awaken your senses to the delight of taste and texture, while rediscovering the powerful ability of plant-based food to improve our lives, and our relationship with nature.
US$1400 double share, US$1300 early bird if booked before April 1st.
Your retreat package includes:
☉ Daily Yoga and Meditation practices led by Marta
☉ Explorative and interactive Food sessions led by Aaron
☉ Two all-day San Pedro ceremonies, held locally by a highly experienced shaman
☉ An offering ceremony (Despacho) with an elder from the indigenous high-Andean Q'ero community
☉ Six nights accommodation in luxury en suite villas
☉ Three nourishing vegetarian meals a day, offerings on the ceremony days and special foods during the sessions with Aaron
☉ Unlimited teas and purified spring water
☉ Group transport from and to Cusco
ABOUT MARTA WANDERLUST
Marta is a gifted, passionate, and highly experienced teacher and student of Yoga, which she first discovered when 14 years old and right away felt the mysterious familiarity of the practice.
She began her professional training with a Jivamukti Yoga immersion, under the guidance of Yogeswari – one of the most senior teachers of the method.
Marta’s love for the practice of being, Yin Yoga, comes as a result of her training with Joshua Summers. Her studies with Joshua initiated her into the system of meridians and Traditional Chinese Medicine, helping to establish a deep understanding of the subtle body and its many pathways, and their interrelationship with the Yoga practice.
Marta has also undertaken numerous meditation retreats, including the Goenka Vipassana and the Mindfulness retreats organized by the London Buddhist Centre.
She has taught at diverse centers in Europe, Asia, and South America and spent a few years serving as a 200hr Yoga Teacher Training instructor at Sampoorna Yoga, in India.
Marta lives in Peru, sharing her practice with the guests of a variety of plant medicine healing centres, teaching occasional workshops and classes in the Sacred Valley, working with private students, and leading personal Yoga retreats internationally.
Over the last years, Marta has been studying with the plant medicines and traditions of Central and South America.
Her studies across diverse traditions devoted to understanding both our human physicality and the pathways to Spirit have led her to understand that all paths are complementary, and ultimately lead to the very same realisation of Unity.
MORE ABOUT AARON
Aaron Brunet won Masterchef NZ in 2013 with his creative and wholesome approach to food. He has a deep appreciation for the details of taste and texture that transform everyday foods into memorable experiences. Aaron brings a sense of delight and enthusiasm to his interactions with food, seeing every meal as an opportunity for playfulness and pleasure, as well as chance to connect with the present moment.
After years of writing recipes for national publications, holding cooking workshops and presenting food segments on television Aaron has had the opportunity to interact with a wide range of people and gain a greater understanding of how they engage with food in their lives. He is a published cookbook author, has given a TEDx talk on his Masterchef experience and been a keynote presenter at national food events.
His interests now lie in helping people love food that loves them back, finding true joy and pleasure in the daily experience of engaging with nature’s bounty.
Working with plant medicines has deepened his connection to the plant kingdom and strengthened his desire to help people enjoy the many benefits of eating in harmony with nature. Aaron is inspired by the idea that one of the most powerful things we can do to improve our health and care for our world is to eat more plants more often.
The retreat will take place at the stunning Samadhi Sacred Valley - a retreat center set on the side of a mountain, with incredible views of the Andean cordillera.
A highly trained chef will take care of our three vegetarian meals per day, using only the best local produce. Unlimited teas and fruit will always be on hand.
The accommodation in one of the seven bungalows, each representing a Chakra energy center, is available as double share. All rooms are en suite. Private rooms on request only.
ABOUT SAN PEDRO
San Pedro (also known as Huachuma) is a cactus that has been used as a sacred plant medicine for at least 3,000 years in the Andes of Peru. It is a medicine that can be used to help us perceive our self-created barriers and limitations, and greatly aids us in opening and connecting with our hearts.
Each ceremony is a reunion with ourselves, Mother Nature and the Divine. It is a medicinal mirror that can help us see where we hold onto self-limiting beliefs and patterns in our lives, gently guiding us toward releasing that which no longer serves us.
IS THIS FOR YOU
This offering is an invitation to playfulness, joyful exploration of the flavours of life, and an immersion into the plant kingdom. An invitation to savour, nourish, explore and awaken. To find new space within yourself to appreciate the deliciousness of simplicity.
This retreat is for you if:
✹ you want to establish or deepen your spiritual practice
✹ you feel called to experience Plant Medicine in a safe setting, guided by an incredible healer
✹ you want to enrich, deepen or heal your relationship to food
✹ you love nature and like to be physically active
✹ you are curious and playful, and enjoy adventure
✹ you need a reset across body-mind-heart
Samadhi Sacred Valley retreat centre is set at the side of a mountain in the Sacred Valley, Peru, in the village of Huycho.
The nearest bigger town is Pisac, while the closest airport is in Cusco.
We will arrange a group taxi pick up from Cusco on the morning of the first day of the retreat. It is about 1.5 hours drive from the resort. Please make sure to arrive in Cusco ahead of our meeting time.