six day Gathering of learning, healing and exchange in the Sacred Valley, Peru

at the Ashram Valle Sagrado

evening kirtans and sacred ceremonies

hike along Inca mountain paths

sunrise meditation at the temple of Huchuy Qosqo

stay overnight at an Andean lodge


Nadi Gathering 2018 ~ a celebration on sacred land

Organised by the Kundalini Yoga Collective from London, Nadi Gathering aims to bring people together to share a journey of activation and healing, and to learn from each other and from the surroundings.

In September 2018 we return to the Ashram Valle Sagrado deep in the mountains of Peru’s Sacred Valley for a third time to continue our journey of harmonisation with nature and the ancient energies of the valley. We invite you to spend time together celebrating and nurturing connections in this powerful and magical setting.

The event is based in the Kundalini Yoga tradition and we also invite and integrate a variety of other practices and teachings including wisdom from Andean elders.

We hold yoga classes, workshops, sound healing, ceremonies, art, music, discussions, one to one sessions and sharing circles. We also welcome local shamans and groups to the Gathering who teach us about their sacred rituals.

The week-long Gathering includes a visit to two local sites and a hike to the temple of Huchuy Qosqo with an overnight stay with local farmers in an Andean lodge and a sunrise meditation ceremony at the ancient site.

We aim to create space and time for co-creation and we encourage you to bring something from your personal practice to share with the group.

Our focus for the 2018 Gathering is ~   Trusting Your Life

Like the flower gives a fragrance, give yourself a chance, just a chance, to trust yourself, love yourself, and be yourself. Now close your eyes, raise your right hand, place your left hand on your heart, and take a vow, repeating 3 times: I trust myself, I love myself, I am myself. [1]—Yogi Bhajan

SCHEDULE

Schedule
      • Friday 28th September: Arrival
        Evening kirtan

      • Saturday 29th September: Connect to self
        Opening ceremony, morning sadhana, daytime yoga & dance workshops, evening sound healing

      • Sunday 30th September: Connect to nature
        Morning sadhana, workshops on the elements
        Indigenous water & fire ceremonies and talk on the Andean Cosmovision

      • Monday 1st October: Connect to spirit
        Morning sadhana.

        Despacho ceremony and visit to pre Inca sacred site Naupa Iglesia with local paqos (shamans)

      • Tuesday 2nd October:  Connect to the other
        Morning sadhana,  men & women’s work

        Afternoon off / Visit to the salt mines at Maras

      • Wednesday 3rd October: Connect to the mountains
        Morning sadhana. Hike To Huchuy Qosqo. Overnight stay in Andean Lodge

      • Thursday 4th October: Connect to the ancients
        Early morning ceremony & teaching and practice on the ancient site
        Hike home. Rest.

      • Friday 5th October: Ground
        Morning practice & closing ceremony

Sticking around after the Gathering?

Kundalini Yoga & Gong

Preetam Kaur aka Kary founded the Kundalini Yoga Collective with a fellow student, starting with donation-based classes in a local park. She is Peruvian by birth and British by upbringing and Nadi Gathering was a vision born out of her own quest to connect with her ancestral land. Strengthened and inspired by the heart opening and deeply transformative experiences with the group during the first and second Nadi Gatherings she hopes to continue to entice others to come to experience the magic too!

Kundalini Yoga Teacher

Martin Haas is the co-founder of the Collective.
“My aim is to guide the students towards a calm and focused mind, a knowledge of the self and a rejuvenated body. I believe that in order to claim residency in our soul we need to first make our busy mind a servant, and also maintain our body so it can carry us to our destiny.”

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Location

Ashram Valle Sagrado is within the The Center for Environmental Education and Human Development. It is located in the Municipality of Calca, in the Department of Cusco-Peru. It is one our from Pisac and Cusco and a couple of hours away from Machu Picchu. 

Seven Nights, Seven Days

Event date 28th September – 5th October
Arriving morning 28th
Leaving 5th October before lunch

Accommodation

Accommodation is in the Ashram in one of six dormitories with 12 beds in each.

Nāḍī (Sanskrit नाडी nāḍī = tube, pipe; TamilListeni/ˈ/naadi) நாடி = nerve, blood vessel, pulse: pronounced with long vowel sounds and a retroflex ‘d’) is a term for the channels through which, in traditional Indian medicine and spiritual science, the energies of the physical body, the subtle body and the causal body are said to flow. Within this philosophical framework, the nadis are said to connect at special points of intensity called nadi chakras.

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Cost Residential

Non-Latin American Residents

  • Super early bird autumn
    £475 / $620 or 
    £70 / $90 per night –  until 30th November 2017

  • Early bird winter
    £535 / $700 or
    £80 / $100  per night  – until February 28th, 2018

  • Standard spring
    $£615 / $800 or 
    £90 / $118 per night – until May 31st, 2018

  • Summer
    £690 / $900 or
    £100 / $130 – until September 28th, 2018

Peruvian Residents ~  $300 / $50 per night

Latin America Residents ~ $400 / $60 per night

Includes All meals
All the workshops, ceremonies and group activities
Seven nights dormitory accommodation
Three meals a day plus tea and snacks
Inca hike, two-night stay  and sunrise practice at the ancient site of Huchuy Qosqo
Afternoon trip to local site of interest ( site to be confirmed)
There may be additional visits & ceremonies at approx total of $50 maximum.
Shuttle cost to ashram from Cusco approx $15.
Flight not included.

FAQs

Flights

Fly to Alejandro Velasco Astete International Airport CUSCO

If you’re coming from the UK
UK Flights to Lima are under £600 or less if booked early to Jorge Chavez Airport LIMA
UK Flights Direct to Cusco are under £700 to Alejandro Velasco Astete International Airport CUSCO

 

Getting there

We will organise shuttles on 29th September – in the morning and in the afternoon, and also on 30th according to need. The cost is between $20 – $5 per person, depending on how many people share.

Weather

September is dry. In the day time, the temperature varies from 17-241C. However, the evenings get chilly and can be as low as 8C – please bring warm clothes for the nighttime.

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What will a typical day be like?

We want to keep it organic and allow the Gathering to evolve as much as we can. Typically a day will look like this…All workshops, trips and events are voluntary

Morning gathering and meditation, ceremony or yoga in the large dome
Breakfast
Yoga, Sound healing, Breath work, Healing work
Lunch
Open space for guest workshops
Circle and Dinner
Evening ceremony followed by sharing and kirtan and entertainment in the large dome
Goodnight gong bath meditation

On Day 3 we will organise an afternoon trip to a local attraction, to be decided (check back soon)

On day 5 we will leave for Huchuy Qosqo after lunch and hike up the mountain. We will then sleep in Andean lodgings for two nights and hold ceremonies and events on the temple.

On  Day 6 we will We will then descend back down the mountain and return to the Ashram.

On Day 7 we will rise early for our closing ceremony before we share a final breakfast. Departures are by lunchtime.

Will the altitude affect me?

The highest we will go is to Huchuy Qosqo which is at 3,600 meters.

Some people can get altitude sickness – there’s no rhyme or reason for who gets it or why but it doesn’t last long and you can avoid it with proper rest on arrival. We will be able to guide you to acclimatise and also have Mate De Coca tea always at hand.

What to bring

Yoga mat or sheepskin. We will have some yoga mats available at the Ashram.
Light shawls for the day, blankets for practice at night.
Walking boots.
Torches and basic supplies.
Bedding is provided but not towels or soap.

Do I need to have practiced yoga to come?

Come as you are. Whether you are a regular yogini or spiritual practitioner or you have never been on a yoga mat and are drawn to spending time with us, and yourself on this sacred land.

Will there be an ayahuasca ceremony?

We won’t be holding ayahuasca or any sacred medicine ceremonies. However we intend to hold sharing circles and beautiful rituals of other kinds.

This is an alcohol free event.

I want to visit Machu Picchu

We are a mere 66km from Machu Picchu.

Ashram Valle Sagrado are offering a two night all inclusive trip before or after the Gathering for 10 people for $380 – which includes $100 entrance fee. The cost for smaller groups to be confirmed. If you are interested in also booking this please let us know on your booking form and we will send you the details.

I've changed my mind, can I get a refund?

We’re sorry but we don’t give refunds. It would be pretty tricky to run an event if we had to make reimbursement. And anyway, we really really want YOU there, so please come and don’t change your mind.