Peru_group-photo-e1390161409271This summer join Adventure Yoga Retreats and GO Campaign for a luxurious week long journey to one of the new 7 wonders of the world: Machu Picchu. Set in the mystical, Sagrado Valle de los Incas (Sacred Valley of the Incas), Machu Picchu is one of the most important archeological sites in the world giving us a glimpse into the Incan civilization. We will also immerse ourselves in the local culture visiting ruins, local markets and local grassroots projects for youth supported by GO Campaign. In the evenings we will be staying at some of the best hotels in the valley so we can restore and be rejuvenated for our daily adventure.

You’ve seen all the amazing photos, you’ve heard about Hiram Bingham and the National Geographic expedition that uncovered this UNESCO Heritage site back in 1911. Now it’s time to go experience what everyone is talking about. It’s time to feel the power of the ancient land and venture south into the Inca civilization.

This will be no ordinary trip into the mysterious life of the Incas. You will be guided by an experienced team of professionals who have spent time in Sacred Valley and Machu Picchu. You will visit GO Campaign supported projects and you will meet the local people of Peru. You will eat incredible organic cuisine while feeding your soul with daily yoga classes.

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Highlights of our journey:

Day 1 – Saturday June 6.  Arrive in Cuzco.  Drive to Willka T’ika and visit natural Incan Salt mines.

Day 2 – Sunday June 7.  Visit Pisaq ruins and local market.

Day 3 – Monday June 8.  Visit GO Campaign supported schools in Huama via bus.

Day 4 – Tuesday June 9.  Depart for Machu Picchu on the luxurious Hiram Bingham train, check in at the Inkaterra Hotel.

Day 5 – Wednesday June 10.  Pre-sunrise hike into Machu Picchu gate. Climb Wayna Picchu and return to the Inkaterra Hotel for optional massage treatments and rejuvenation!

Day 6 – Thursday June 11. Return to Cusco for an evening at the beautiful Monastery Hotel.

Day 7 – Friday June 12.  Make our transition back into civilization and rome around the wonderful city of Cusco!

Day 8 – Saturday June 13.  Our final morning for yoga and breakfast. Our retreat together officially comes to a close. You may continue your Peruvian travels to Lake Titicaca or head back home!

All levels of travelers and yogis are welcome, however, this retreat will be at altitude and traveling in Peru is for a more active traveler.

Retreat dates are June 6 – 13, 2015
Check in is Saturday, June 6th, 2015 – 11am in Cusco
Check out is on Saturday, June 13th, 2015 – noon in Cusco

The Retreat Includes:
* all 4-5 star hotel accommodations
* all yoga, meditation & exercise classes
* breakfast, lunch and dinner most days (a few meals you will be free to explore on your own)
* Hiram Bingham train ride into and out of Machu Picchu
* a guided visit into Machu Picchu pueblo
* optional visits to Incan Salt Mines

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Sample Daily Schedule:
each day will be different including a new amazing adventure each day.
7:30-8:30am – yoga
8:30am-9:30am – breakfast
9:30am-4pm – exploring local ruins, visiting GO Campaign supports projects, spending time inside Machu Picchu
4-5:30pm – tea time, relaxation and exploration
5:30pm-7:00pm yin/restorative yoga/deep stretch
7pm-8:30pm – dinner

* all times are scheduled to change

Cost and Registration information:
Cost is listed per person based on double occupancy. Single occupancy supplement available upon request.
A non-refundable deposit of (click here) $1000 is required to reserve your spot on this retreat or you can pay in full by using the links below.

EARLY BIRD price if paid in full before April 6, 2015
REGULAR PRICE if paid in full on or after April 6, 2015

RETREAT PRICE (this price includes noted meals, yoga & exercise classes only):
IF YOU PAID THE DEPOSIT:
Early Bird BALANCE: $3475 (if you paid your deposit)
Regular Price BALANCE: $3975 (if you paid your deposit)

IF YOU DID NOT PAY THE DEPOSIT:
Early Bird Price IN FULL: $4475 (if paid in full before April 6, 2015)
Regular Price IN FULL: $4975 (if paid in full on or after April 6, 2015)

50% of the proceeds from this retreat will be donated to GO Campaign.

Retreat DOES NOT include:photo-211-300x225

* airfare
* spa services
* airport transfers
* ground transportation
* a few meals on days with free time to explore
* departure/arrival taxes
* any unforeseen expenses

Retreat Policy:
An advance deposit of $1000 is required to reserve your space on this retreat. All deposits are non-refundable as they are used to secure lodging, facilities and meals. Deposits are transferable to another retreat if cancellation is received before April 6, 2015. Absolutely no refund, deposit or payment transfers will be made if cancellation is received on or after the above cancellation deadline of April 6, 2015. Balance must be paid in full before the early registration date of April 6, 2015 in order to receive the Early Bird discounted price. Balance must be paid by May 6, 2015 for everyone else. Adventure Yoga Retreats is not responsible for any and all costs incurred for travel arrangements or accommodations relating to this event.

Travel information:
Traveling to Cusco has never been easier. You will want to fly into Cusco, Peru (CUZ) from your home city. You will have to make a stop in Lima. The flight from Lima is about 2hrs. You must arrive in Cusco before 11am on Saturday June 6, 2015. For flights check out www.kayak.com. Adventure Yoga Retreats will book your flight for an additional 5% of your ticket fee. Call us at 310-455-6681 with questions.

Call Now to Register. Space is Limited!
$1000 non-refundable deposit required to hold your space.
Contact Adventure Yoga Retreats at
310-455-6681 or info@ayretreats.com

Visit www.adventureyogaretreats.com and sign up for the newsletter about upcoming adventures and retreats!

GO-Founder-Scott-Fifer-with-student-e1390199881627-300x300GO Founder Scott Fifer with studentBefore founding GO Campaign, Scott worked on Capitol Hill as a US Senate aide on both sides of the aisle (Sen. Ted Kennedy and Sen. Pete Domenici), on Wall Street as a tax attorney at Lord, Day & Lord Barrett Smith, and in Hollywood as a TV and film writer for Miramax, Sony Pictures, New Line, NBC, CBS, ABC, Fox, Lifetime, USA and others. In 2005 he took a volunteer vacation to Tanzania where he worked at a center for street children. It was the best month of his life and it led him to found GO Campaign to help vulnerable children all over the world who are falling through the cracks but who have the good fortune to have a local hero in the community fighting for their future.

“My vision for GO Campaign is that we continue to meet the needs of children around the world in the most compassionate, efficient, and holistic way possible without encouraging dependency on aid. We’ve got to remain nimble and flexible, listening to our partners on the ground, partnering with other nonprofits, willing to learn from our mistakes and the mistakes of others, while always being strict stewards of donor funds. Every time I’m out in the field, visiting funded projects or finding new ones to support, I am both thrilled and humbled to see how easy it is to change a child’s life, and I want GO Campaign to spread that feeling to others as together we work to transform communities, one child at a time.”

Teds-head-234x300Ted McDonald is a yoga teacher, fitness trainer, endurance athlete, entrepreneur, avid traveler and philanthropist. A former Elite Adventure Racer and a Lacrosse player at UCLA, he has been an athlete his entire life. He began teaching yoga and meditation over a decade ago and continues to compete in marathons and triathlons. Educated in both Iyengar and Ashtanga styles of yoga, he focuses his yoga sessions on strength, alignment and the breath, in order to help students increase their flexibility, strength and focus. He teaches many forms of meditation and a yin or restorative yoga class specifically designed to lengthen connective tissue, prevent injuries and open energetic pathways in the body. He is the founder of Adventure Yoga Retreats, a company that organizes premium travel adventures that enrich lives and inspire people to perform at their highest level. His versatility and knowledge allows him to successfully tailor his teaching and retreats to a diverse audience, including athletes, business professionals, yoga teachers, as well as beginning students. He owns 5 Point Yoga, two premiere yoga and fitness studios in Malibu, California. Ted co-created and is featured in Tony Horton’s p90x:2 yoga sequence as well as Tony’s yoga “expert” for his one-on-one video series. He is a long time lululemon ambassador and is the designated yoga teacher for the Tour de France winning professional cycling BMC Racing Team. And most recently Ted’s Yoga bootcamp video series for ExerciseTV was released with great success.

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