Exploring Spirit Retreat Peruvian Andes: May 3-12, 2012

Exploring Spirit Retreat: Peruvian Andes: May 3-12, 2012

Integrating adventure and travel with yoga, connection to spirit, and self-care – this retreat is designed to step outside your “normal” life to explore and experience the wonder of spirit.

Experience the mystical beauty and profound spiritual energies of the Peruvian Andes.

Experience the Peruvian Andes, including Machu Picchu as well as the historic Incan city of Cusco and many off-the-beaten path adventures.

Learn body-mind exercises around the 7 chakras to give you a set of resources to anchor your own daily spiritual and energetic connection and expansion.

Participate in unique ceremonies with a Shamanic guide as you tap into the ancient energy in a personal way.

Relax deeply with this fully guided tour, led by local Peruvian spiritual guide and coordinated by Jamie Durner, Milwaukee-area Ayurveda Practitioner and Wellness Educator.

Let your spirit soar – inside & out!

This magical trip will be guided by a local Quechuan guide, Juan del Cielo, and his Shaman offering an off-the-beaten-path look into a powerful culture and land. We will be staying at lovely sites at the foot of snow-covered mountains between Cusco and Machu Picchu.

Local explorations include:

  • The Sacred Site Sacsayhuaman: A gateway to the stars, sacred astronomy and the shamanic relation to the Akashic Records.
  • Killarumilloq with its sacred temple of the rainbow and rock carvings
  • Pisac with the ancient Incas palaces and terraces and a visit to the temple of the fertility frog in Huaran
  • Ollantaytambo to visit Grandfather Wisdom Keeper and the spiritual healing center, Inti Ayllu
  • Machu Picchu and Aguas Calientes with the ancient ruins and hot springs
  • Chincheros and its native market
  • The sacred sites of Tipon including the water engineering masterpiece of the Inca Empire

*Package Price of $1750 Includes:

  • Full service guide & host
  • All accommodations (3 and 4 star lodgings)
  • Daily breakfast
  • Entrance fees to archeological sites
  • All ground and air transportation once you arrive in Lima
  • Mind-body classes with Jamie
  • Tips to service providers (except Juan, the main guide)

Price is based on double occupancy. Single room supplement $500 extra.

Not Included:

Flight from the US to Lima, Peru
Airport entrance & exit taxes ($15 entrance, $32 for exit + $7 domestic)
Lunches, dinners and snacks
Guide tip to Juan, the main guide (the estimate for this is about $100-150 depending on the service you feel you received).
Also, for the Shaman ceremony, “grandfather participates on a donation basis; please consider factoring in a donation from your heart”. *Optional gifts to the children of the village.


A $500 deposit with registration is due by December 3rd with the remaining balance due by February 3rd. If you register after February 3rd, payment will be due in full at the time of registration. All fees are non-refundable and after December 3rd you are liable for the full cost of the trip.

Flying with the group: Jamie will be flying with a group out of Chicago – details forthcoming. If you are coming from the Milwaukee/Chicago area and want to join the group, contact Jamie for flight information. All group members are expected to be in Lima by 10:30 pm on May 3rd at which time the tour will officially begin with transportation to our hotel.

About Jamie Durner, Ayurvedic Practitioner and Wellness Educator
Jamie Durner is an Ayurvedic Practitioner and Wellness Educator who supports individuals in achieving their wellness goals on all levels of body, mind and spirit. She offers individual consultations, group programs, Kundalini yoga classes, corporate wellness in-services, and self-care home products.

Her passion is in assisting people to be their best with healthy bodies, sharp minds, balanced energy and fulfilled lives. Beyond relieving painful and disruptive symptoms associated with chronic conditions, she guides people back to optimal health. She loves to explore – both in the outer world through traveling and unique adventures as well as with her inner spirit through yoga, Ayurveda, Kirtan, trance dance and other gateways to the soul.

Contact her with questions at jdurner@wi.rr.com or 262-389-5835; more information can also be found at www.ayurvedawellness.org