SACRED VALLEY, PERU
The complex ethnic and cultural mixture of Peru presents an entwining of indigenous philosophy, mysticism, and religious practices, that is manifested in the country’s music, literature, textiles, handicrafts, and abundant cuisine.

The Experience

  • Peru is said to be one of the jewels of South America, and is the home of many Andean civilizations and their compelling Cosmovision that has touched the heart and spirit of all that have come to visit these lands. The complex ethnic and cultural mixture of Peru presents an entwining of indigenous philosophy, mysticism, and religious practices, that is manifested in the country’s music, literature, textiles, handicrafts, and abundant cuisine. Together we will journey through time, tracing the expansion of the Incan empire, which was one of the most extraordinary events of history to date.
  • Explore the Andes. Beyond the yoga mat, we will venture into the beauty of the Andes with excursions such as hiking mountain trails, exploring ancient ruins, listening to traditional music, gastronomy and more. Our practice of mindfulness helps cultivate a sustained state of presence so that as a group we can really prepare ourselves to receive the true medicine that Peru has to offer. We are so excited to share with you some of our favourite spots!
  • Learn about Andean philosophy… The Andean Cosmovision is a way of perceiving and interacting with reality that has its roots in the traditional, indigenous culture of the high Andes. This Cosmovision is not a set of concepts or beliefs and it cannot be described or encompassed by words. However, it can be experienced and it can be explored. In the Andean Cosmovision, the universe is undifferentiated and unified. It is a path with a heart and it nourishes a more loving and mutually supportive relationship between ourselves and nature and the Cosmos. A focal point of this retreat is centred around educating ourselves on how to respect the philosophy of the ancestors of these lands. Our guide, a dear friend and member of the Q’ero tradition, will help embed this understanding into our hearts so that we may carry this wisdom with us long after the retreat week has ended.

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Ryann Tillman

Yoga Instructor & Fascial Stretch Therapist

Certifications:

  • 500-Hour RYT, Passion Yoga, Costa Rica
  • 200-Hour ERYT, Ayur Eco Ashram, Mysore India
  • Fascial Stretch Therapist, Stretch To Win, Arizona

Ryann believes that yoga has the power to positively transform our lives. She earned her 200 hour yoga teaching certification while living and studying in an ashram in Mysore, India. She traveled to the birthplace of yoga in search of a traditional and authentic yoga education and experience. Once back in the states she became a full time yoga teacher and never looked back. 

She teaches a Hatha inspired class with an emphasis on breath, awareness, and body control. She aims to make each class feel steeped in Indian tradition and lineage. After a few years of teaching she decided that it was time to drive deeper into the transformational healing side of yoga and expand her knowledge as a teacher and student. She earned her 500 hour teaching certification in the magical jungles of Costa Rica with Passion Yoga.

Since her time in the jungle Ryann still teaches classes full time and teaches in yoga teacher trainings. Her path also led her to Fascial Stretch Therapy(fst) as a way to help speed the physical healing/recovery process and flexibility that yoga offers. With yoga and FST Ryann has a passion to guide people towards a more connected, positive, and healthy life.