AWAKEN THE CREATIVE
Yoga. Breath Work. Expressive Arts.
by Marta Wanderlust and Kate Lister
Humans are naturally creative beings - every thought we have, every action we take, every sentence we speak - these are all creative processes. Yet so often we live our lives on autopilot, and even the simplest creative processes become stagnant.
Expressive arts bridge the gap between the conscious and unconscious. Through creative self-expression we open a platform for our deepest processes and emotions to be reflected in. To be in the creative flow - through movement, song, art, writing - means to enter a neutral place in our minds, and open to the Universal energy moving through us.
During this lovingly curated retreat you will be held in a safe space, with an invitation to put a voice to your Soul. Through the powerful and magical combination of Yoga, Breath Work, meditation, voice activating sessions, creative writing practices, and Plant Medicine ceremonies we will free up blocked energies, suppressed emotions, stuck patterns of communication and self-expression - and make space for the fresh creative processes to emerge.
Every person has something to contribute in the conversation of Life.
Your retreat package includes:
☉ Daily practices led by Marta and Kate
☉ Breath Work sessions led by Marta
☉ Voice Work and Creative Exploration led by Kate
☉ Evening Yoga Nidra
☉ Two all-day San Pedro ceremonies, held by an experienced Plant Medicine facilitator
☉ 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, food offerings on the ceremony days
☉ Unlimited fruit, teas, and purified spring water
☉ Group transport from and to Cusco
All inclusive private room package: $1800
All inclusive double share package: $1500
All inclusive triple share package: $1400
London based Kate Lister is an 800-hour-trained vinyasa, mandala and yin yoga teacher, professional singer, songwriter, and holistic voice coach.
In the balance of these creative and connective practices, she works, plays and explores.
Kate believes in the wisdom of our bodies, the power of honest self-expression, the innate connection of all living things, and that life is best not taken too seriously. Playfulness is her own powerful medicine which she lovingly shares with all her students.
Samadhi Sacred Valley is set at the side of a mountain in the village of Huycho. The nearest bigger town is Pisac, while the closest airport is in Cusco.
There will be a group pick up from Cusco on the morning of the first day of the retreat. It is about 1.5 hour drive to the venue.
Please email me at for more information. Due to the inclusion of Plant Medicines, a screening process is involved to ensure this is the right fit for you.
A non - refundable deposit of $500 is required to reserve your space. The remaining balance is due by July 1st. Please note that the payment is non-refundable for cancellations made within less than 8 weeks from the retreat. If we fill your spot, we will be able to refund your funds minus an admin fee.
22 - 28 AUGUST 2020
Sacred Valley of the Incas
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 private, double and triple share. All rooms are en suite.
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.
Our ceremonies will be held by Allen Banick, a trained and experienced Plant Medicine facilitator, in a sacred, safe and supportive space.
IS THIS FOR YOU
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 experienced Medicine Man
☉ you want to open your creative channels, find your voice, explore new ways of self-expression
☉ you love nature and like to be physically active, including a regular Yoga practice
☉ you are curious and playful, and enjoy adventure
☉ you need a reset across body-mind-heart
☉ you crave the opportunity to unplug and go inwards