seven 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 Qaqyaqawana

stay overnight at an Andean lodge

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Nadi Gathering 2019 ~ 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 2020 we return to the Ashram Valle Sagrado deep in the mountains of Peru’s Sacred Valley for the fourth Nadi Gathering 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 Qaqyaqawana 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 2020 Gathering is ~   Dwelling in sangat ~

Schedule
      • Friday 25th September: Arrival
        Evening kirtan

      • Saturday 26th September: 
        Opening ceremony, morning sadhana, daytime yoga & dance workshops, evening sound healing

      • Sunday 27th September: 
        Morning sadhana
        Four Elements workshop
        Indigenous water & fire ceremonies a

      • Monday 28th September: 
        Morning sadhana.

        Nature meditations and breath walk to local Inca site

      • Tuesday 29th September: 
        Morning sadhana,  men & women’s work

        Uno Urco Water Festival

      • Wednesday 30th September:  
        Morning sadhana. Hike to Qaqyaqawana. Overnight stay in Andean Lodge

      • Thursday 1st October: 
        Early morning ceremony & teaching and practice on the ancient site
        Hike home. Rest.

      • Friday 2nd October: Ground
        Morning practice & closing ceremony

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.

Diane Dunn - Four Elements Workshop

Earth, Water, Air and Fire are what connect us to nature and creation. We are them and they are us. To know the elements in an intimate way, we can access the power of the apus and Pachamama.”

Uno Urco Water Festival

The festival honours the legends of Inca Urco who offered his beautiful daughter Kusi Q’oyllur in marriage for the one who could guide water from the surrounding mountains to the dry plains fields of Urco. 

Information

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 25th September – 2nd October
Arriving morning 25th 
Leaving 2nd October before lunch

ACCOMODATION

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

Want to visit Machu Picchu?

Sticking around after the Gathering?

COST

Non-Latin American Residents

  • Early bird 
    £650 / $840 or  until 31st May 2020

  • Standard
    £750 / $970 

  • Per night (24 hours)
    £120 / $155 

Cusco Residents ~  $350 / $65 per night

Latin American Residents ~ $500 / $80 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 Qaqyaqawana
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 27th September – in the morning and in the afternoon, and also on 28th 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 17-25 C. 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 Qaqyaqawana after lunch and hike up the mountain. We will then sleep in Andean lodgings 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. Altitude sickness tablets almost always do the trick.

 

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.

We work with a local tour operator who can organise a trip for you.

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.

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