Pachamama: A Yoga Adventure & Trek to Machu Picchu

with Mike Ninomiya & Patrick Harrington

Cusco, Machu Picchu, Pisac, Peru

Saturday September 1 – Sunday September 9, 2018

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Experience the Magical & Cultural Wonders of the ancient and mystical land of Peru.

If you are a modern warrior looking for a higher guiding principle or are you looking to embody spiritual practices in these modern times while balancing community, business and family? Then get ready for an epic spiritual adventure that will take your day to day life to the next level!

Join international teachers, Mike Ninomiya and Patrick Harrington on this 9 day journey as you trek along the infamous Inca trail to the magical ruins of Machu Picchu.

Mike and Patrick will guide you in a safe and supporting environment through the principles of yoga, martial arts, meditation, energy and group work, so that you can realize the higher self that you are meant to be.

Surrounded by the Andean mountains, the Sacred Valley is an ideal and energetically conducive setting for personal transformation and growth. We arrive first in the ancient city of Cusco, the culturally rich hub of activity, where Incan majesty and Andean baroque exist side by side on cobbled stone streets. We then embark on a 4 day trek along the infamous Inca Trail. We finish the trip in quaint Pisac, the picturesque village that has Incan ruins and a traditional Quechua market amidst the majestic Andes mountains. This all inclusive experience combines the traditional customs, foods and shamanic rituals of Peru, with a modern day spiritual quest.

You will be deeply immersed in the way of the peaceful warrior and come away with an inner peace that is immovable.

Both Patrick and Mike live and teach the path of spiritual mastery in their own unique way. With the aid of the bestselling book, the Way of the Peaceful Warrior, Patrick and Mike will share the tools they use to embody the principles of yoga and martial arts. You will come away from this experience with a deeper sense of integrity, accountability, and an awareness of how to be spiritual warrior.

Prepare yourself an unforgettable and spiritual adventure of a lifetime!

*Mike sees martial arts as a moving meditation and will show you the way to mastery by honing your abilities and practices while learning to lift others up around you. No previous experience is necessary as Mike strives to make modern day martial arts practises safe and accessible for everyone.

**Altitude and walking/hiking must be taken into consideration as the trek, altitude and exploring the ruins requires good health.***

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DEPARTURE/RETURN LOCATIONCusco International Airport (CUS) – Cusco, Peru
RETREAT START:Plan to arrive in Cusco on the morning of the retreat start date September 1.
RETREAT ENDS:Plan to depart Cusco in the afternoon on retreat end date September 9.
WEAR
  • Backpack – medium to large
  • suitable shoes for trekking
  • Sleeping bag (in case you have not, you can rent one in Cusco)
  • rain coat (may be purchased in Cusco)
  • Clothing suitable for Hot and Cold
  • Water bottle
  • Flashlight (we recommend two pairs of batteries)
  • Sunscreen and insect repellent
  • Chocolates, sweets, etc.
  • Personal and towel
  • Camera, batteries, etc..
INCLUDED IN RETREAT COST
  • 8 nights accommodations
  • Most Meals – some meals on your own while exploring
  • Transportation to / from Cusco Airport in group shuttle
  • Transportation within Peru to/from all planned excursions
  • Guided Trek to Machu Picchu including cooks, porters, camping accommodations
  • Guided Entrance to Machu Picchu and Huayna Picchu
  • Train ride from Machu Picchu
  • Daily Yoga Sessions with Mike and Patrick
  • Daily Group Sessions
  • Daily Meditations
  • Andean Shaman Ceremonies
  • An unforgettable and spiritual adventure of a lifetime!
NOT INCLUDED
  • International airfare to/from Cusco
  • Some meals while on free time or optional excursions
  • Sleeping bag for trekking
  • Gratuities to service providers and guides (about $80+)
  • Alcoholic drinks
  • Optional Excursions to Cusco, Pisac Market and Ruins
  • Souvenirs
  • Massages
  • Day Hikes
 OPTIONAL ADD ONS
  • Personal porter for four days of walking
  • Sleeping Bag
  • Day hikes in Cusco and Pisac
RETREAT PRICING 

(See ROOMS tab at top of page for more information)

  • $3195 Single Pricing
  • $2895 Double Occupancy

 

Book your flights to Cusco (CUZ)

  • It may take 24 hours or more to get to Peru, so you may need to fly 1 – 2 days prior to retreat start date.
  • Some people may like to stopover in Lima, but Cusco is our destination airport.
  • If you choose to stopover in Lima, consider booking 2 roundtrip tickets: 1 to/from Lima and your home city, as well as 1 to/from Lima to Cusco with Peruvian Airlines.

Important Information

  • The Salkantay Trail is an adventure that climbs to heights of 12,00 feet. The first day can be stressful for some people. Some have problems with altitude, headaches, heart palpitations, shortness of breath and even vomiting.
  • If you have any health problem that require special attention, we recommend that you do not walk the Inca Trail because for at least two days we will be outside of any emergency services and care.
  • Any cancellations for the Inca Trail cannot be changed or made
  • You must be in Cusco at least 2 days before departure date to the Inca Trail, so as to make a basic acclimatization before starting the walk.
  • During the trip, the program may be modified if natural events, political, or technical issue arise.
  • Everything that you do not take on the Inca Trail can be left at our office or Hotel in Cusco.
  • It is not necessary to travel with a passport through, but recommend that you carry it along the trail.
  • By embarking on this trek, you claim to understand the risks involved in travel to the Andean countries and assume the risks of this adventure. You also accept that the tour agency can not be held responsible for any health problems, loss of life, property damage or loss that may occur during the trip.

 

Additional information

ROOMSingle Occupancy, Double Occupancy

Sat Sept 1 – Day 1 – Arrive Cusco

Welcome Circle
Explore Cusco
Group Dinner

Sun Sept 2 – Day 2 – Explore Cusco Ruins and Market

Transport and Entrance to Ruins
Breakfast and Group Dinner

Mon Sept 3 – Day 3 – Trek Day 1

All Food and Lodging, Guides Included

Tues Sept 4 – Day 4 – Trek Day 2

All Food and Lodging, Guides Included

Wed Sept 5 – Day 5 – Trek Day 3

All Food and Lodging, Guides Included

Thurs Sept 6 – Day 6 – Trek Day 4

All Food and Lodging, Guides Included
Night in Hotel in Aguas Caliente

Fri Sept 7 – Day 7 – Machu Picchu

Entrance to Machu Picchu and Huayna Picchu
Lunch on Own in MP
Breakfast and Group Dinner
Night in Hotel in Aguas Caliente

Sat Sept 8  – Day 8 – Aguas Calientes – Pisac, Ruins, Market

Train Ride
Explore Pisac
Breakfast and Group Dinner

Sun Sept 9 – Day 10 – Depart

Transportation from Pisac to Cusco Airport

SALKANTAY TREK TO MACHU PICCHU

This 5 day 4 night trek along the infamous Inca Trail is a magical way to arrive to the ancient site of Machu Picchu. This 6+ mile hike is physically challenging for most people, but with the support of the professional english speaking guides, porters who carry most of the heavy lifting, and a like minded group of yogis, this adventure is a bucket list experience to remember!

Day 1: Cusco – Mollepata – Soraypampa

  • Depart Cusco Early at 4:30 a.m. and pass by the towns of Izcuchaca and Limatambo, to arrive in Mollepata.
  • After breakfast we start our first walk and then stop for lunch in the field of Silcakancha. After a three hour walk to Soraypampa, we spend the night.
  • Camp Overnight.

Day 2: Soraypampa – Colpapampa – Challhuay

  • After a good breakfast in the morning, we continue our walk, (considered the strongest of the trip) to Salkantay Pampa, and then onto the mountain, Umantayblanco. From the highest point of Umantay Salkantay, we will be able to observe the snow and glaciers. We make our stop  for lunch at the community of Huayrac, then descend and continue our walk to the brow of the forest. We continue our trek up to Challhuay, which is our second camp.
  • Camp Overnight.

Day 3: Challhuay – Lucmabamba – Sahuayaco – Santa Teresa

  • This day will be memorable for the great variety of Flora and Fauna we’ll see as we pass along. We will have lunch in the small valley in Sahuayo Cocha where we can appreciate the formations from thermal water. Then we take a shuttle to Santa Teresa, noting several varieties of orchids and waterfalls of great magnitude, the coffee, bananas, pomegranates and avocados and other fruit trees. Finally we arrive at our third camp Santa Teresa.
  • Camp Overnight.

Day 4: Santa Teresa – Hydroelectric – Aguas Calientes

  • After breakfast, this calm and soft day will take us to the Hydroelectric power plant, which produces electricity for the city of Cusco. Then we continue the trek to Aguas Calientes, the base town for discovering Machu Picchu.
  • Hotel Overnight in Aguas Calientes.

Day 5: Aguas Calientes – Machu Picchu – Cusco

  • After breakfast we walk to the archaeological site of Machu Picchu  to have a guided tour by the same professional guides who accompanied us during the trek. Afterwards, there is free time to take pictures, as well as climb the Huayna Picchu.
  • Hotel Overnight in Aguas Calientes.

What is included in Trek

  • Transportation from Cusco to Mollepata
  • Entrance to Machu Picchu
  • 4 breakfasts / 4 Lunches / 4 Dinners
  • Snacks during the trek
  • Professional Guide (English – Spanish)
  • Chef
  • 01 night Hotel in Aguas Calientes
  • 02 bus tickets (Aguas Calientes/Machu Picchu/Aguas Calientes)
  • Matras
  • Tents and camping equipment
  • Horses (carry camping equipment)
  • First aid kit
  •  train ticket back to Cusco
  • First aid kit
  • Oxygen bottle
  • Bus Ticket Machu Picchu – Aguas Calientes

Not Included

  • Tips for porters, cooks and guides.

***The support team plays hard work so that everything goes well during the walk. Mainly the carriers and cook to do the heavy lifting. The willingness to tip each the last day of the walk. Generally, each traveler offers 15 to 20 soles, Peruvian currency. It is not mandatory but it is good reward for their work

Peru

Traveling to Peru, is no small feat, but the distance is made up for in culture, cuisine and history. The diversity pre-Columbian cultures and the hub of the Inca’s empire, their gastronomy, their colonial architecture and their natural resources (a paradise for ecological tourism).

Cusco

Cusco is one of those rare places that maintains a fascinating blend of pre-Columbian and colonial history. Cuzco is a Unesco World Heritage Site and is one of Peru’s most visited cities as it is the largest and most comfortable city from which tourists can begin visits to Machu Picchu, the Sacred. Cuzco is a beautiful city with well preserved colonial architecture, evidence of a rich and complex history. The city itself represents the center of indigenous Quechua culture in the Andes, and by merely walking the streets one sees the layers of history. Spanish colonial buildings erected directly atop Inca walls line the square, while the modern tourist nightlife flourishes in their midst. Nowadays, Cuzco is known for its indigenous population–often seen on the streets in traditional clothing–and its substantial tourist-fueled nightlife.

Pisac

Pisac (or Pisaq in Quechua-spelling) is a small town about 35 km from Cuzco. Pisac is best known for its Sunday market, but is also known for some ruins dating from about the same time as Machu Picchu.

Machu Picchu

Machu Picchu is the site of an ancient Inca city, high in the Andes of Peru. Located at 2,430m (8,000 ft), this UNESCO World Heritage site is often referred to as “The Lost City of the Incas”. It’s one of the most familiar symbols of the Incan Empire and also one of the most famous and spectacular sets of ruins in the world. A visit to Peru would not be complete without seeing it! Perched dramatically 1000 feet above the Urubamba river, Machu Picchu is a UNESCO World Heritage site. It is also the end point of the most popular hike in South America, the Inca Trail.

About the Food

We have found the cuisine of Peru to be some of the best in the world! For this reason we will dine out and have some meals on our own while we explore the local cuisine in the towns of Cuzco, Pisac and Aguas Calientes. The catered food served will be sourced local and prepared fresh.

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Mike Ninomiya

For 34 years Mike Ninomiya has explored martial arts as the pursuit of self awareness.   Having taught martial arts and meditation internationally to people ages two to ninety-four years old! A retired four-time world martial arts champion, Mike was drawn to the energetic and therapeutic aspects of yin yoga.  Born into a family of martial arts, his father is a living legend in Asia known as the modern day Miyamoto Musashi the sword saint of Japan. Mike has shared his passion with a following of over 90 schools around the world.  Mike is also involved in West African drum/dance and the national chess circuit. He also enjoys surfing and creating art.

Patrick Harrington

Patrick Harrington is living a life that inspires him. A former serial entrepreneur, Patrick once started businesses he thought would earn him enough money to live a life full of meaning and difference making. He was always searching for the means to an end. It wasn’t until yoga teacher training in 2001 that he found a way to combine his love of business with an end in itself.

14 years later, Patrick is the founder-owner of Kindness Yoga, a donation-based collection of studios that hosts scores of teachers and tens of thousands of yoga students annually.

Patrick is the father of two girls and a husband. His life has taken on more and more meaning through his committed explorations into his own patterns of – and addictions to – suffering. His classes reflect this intimate and vulnerable process, and allow his students and fellow teachers to relate on a level that transforms. It is through his own healing journey and movement towards living his dharma that leads his yoga teaching, parenting, relationships and business.

Patrick has taught before tens of thousands of students, lead teacher trainings and mentored teachers over many years as the owner of Kindness Yoga. “We – as yoga studios and teachers – are not in competition with each other,” he says. “Rather, we are in competition with all the unconscious activities out there.” Patrick believes that yoga will direct culture towards a more awakened strategy of life. He encourages us to wake up to what we want to contribute in this life and “quit messing around and get on with it!”

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Royal Inka Cusco

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The Royal Inka Hotel  is considered a National Historical Monument in Cusco. It was built more than 450 years ago, as one of the palaces of the Incas and then modified by the Spanish. It’s conveniently located walking distance to the main Plaza del Armas square which houses shops, restaurants, vendors and plenty of entertainment.

Royal Inka Pisa

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This cheery hotel offers spectacular views of the Pisac ruins, conveniently located walking distance to Pisac’a main square and market.

Casa Andina Aguas Calientes

yoga-retreat-peru-casaandinaCasa Andina Machu Picchu is a modern and friendly hotel that offers a convenient location in Aguas Caliente close to to the Historic Sanctuary of Machu Picchu.

Room Options

  • Single Occupancy – $3195
  • Double Occupancy – $2895

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Tour Reviews

April 10, 2018

The Retreat became better over time, as we sink more into the insights and as we became a more cohesive group, which was awesome!

April 10, 2018

Una’s approachable responsive candid and kind. She is clearly great and what she does and her passion for her job is very apparent.
Keep providing these amazing experiences. What each of you do, bring, and give is beautiful and inspiring.

April 10, 2018

This retreat was an Elixir to my weary Soul. The atmosphere of being in Peru and the environment facilitated by you all, a loving sense of community, compassionately challenging activities and top-notch Asana / meditation practice served empowering and nurturing.

April 10, 2018

Una, Patrick, and Mike thank you thank you thank you! You are shining lights you made the trip extra special!

April 10, 2018

The retreat was all the relaxation, energy, and challenge that I needed wrapped into one incredible week of Adventure and Community. I’m so grateful for the experience. Namaste.

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