journeys to sacred lands

Nadi Gathering
5th – 11th April 2024
Sacred Valley, Peru

Nadi Gatherings are journeys of harmonisation with nature and the ancient energies of sacred lands. These are truly authentic journeys, lovingly curated through deep personal experience and with the help of connections nurtured over many years. We are never tourists! We are conscious travellers, come to both give and receive and to return home changed and expanded.

In April 2024 we return to the mountains of Peru’s Sacred Valley for the fifth time. We invite you to spend time together 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 movement, breathwork and astrology, wisdom from Andean elders and immersive work with nature and the elements.

We hold yoga classes, workshops, sound healing, ceremonies, dance, music, discussions, one to one sessions and sharing circles. We also welcome local wisdom keepers and groups to the Gathering who guide us to take part in their sacred rituals.

The week-long Gathering includes an overnight visit to the temple of Kakya Qawani. Off the beaten track, we often have the place to ourselves. We stay on the top of the mountain with local Andean couple and bask in a sunrise meditation ceremony at the ancient site. 

We also visit the stunning Perolniyoc waterfall another little visited wonder, where we will be guided through a powerful water mediation in the Q’ero tradition. 

Since I returned from my amazing trip with the Nadi Gathering in Peru in February, I refer to my life as ‘before Peru’ and ‘after Peru’. That is how extraordinary and life changing it was!

Anna Browne

Super group of wonderful open people, led by unconditionally loving guides. I learnt so much and it will stay with me forever!  thank you!

Melanie J

A programme of yoga, visits and experiences that gave us far deeper insights into the culture of the high andes and the indigenous peoples who so generously shared their wisdom and hospitality. We left connected, rested and renewed knowing we had experienced something very special indeed. 

Grace & Andrew

The Nadi Gathering surpassed all expectations and will forever hold a special place in my heart. An expertly curated and lovingly facilitated retreat in the most beautiful surroundings, I look forward to joining the next one and couldn’t recommend it highly enough to anyone feeling the call!

Eleanor Phelan

Location – Urubamba, Sacred Valley, Peru, 50km from Machu Picchu

 

We will based the stunning Tambo Del Chalan retreat centre on the foothill of Mount Chicón near the town of Urubamba about 50km from Machu Picchu. 

Accomodation

The lodge has shared rooms for 2-3 people, each with private bathroom and constant hot water. Single rooms are also available. The setting is peaceful and private.

Cost

Full Price £975 ~ bring a friend and get £50 off each

Latin American Residents $698
Cusco Residents $450 or $60 per day

including…
Six nights accommodation
Three vegetarian meals with vegan and gluten free options
Morning practice
Daily Workshops
Q & As with local wisdom keepers & shamans
Fire ceremony
Water ceremony at Perolniyoc waterfalls
Over night hike to the ancient site of Kakya Qawani with experienced guides
Stay in  mountain Andean lodge and sunrise practice on the Andean apus
Plus, guidance and advice for your ongoing journey

Programme

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Programme

Friday 5th April
Arrivals & Orientation
Evening Kirtan & Opening ceremony

Saturday 6th April
Morning practice
Kundalini Yoga workshop
River cleanse
Evening talk on Andean Cosmovision
Fireside despacho
and Meditation & Gong Bath

Sunday 7th April
Morning practice
Trip to the Perolniyoc waterfall
Andean water meditation
Wisdom of the Andean Priesthood
Market
Fireside ceremony

Monday 8th April
Morning practice
Women and men’s circles
Tantra workshop
Breathwork workshop
Market
 

Tuesday 9th April
Morning practice
Guided hike to ancient site of Qaqyaqawana
Mountain meditation at Temple of Viracocha
Overnight stay in Andean Lodge

Wednesday 10th April
Early morning ceremony & teaching and practice on the ancient site
Hike home
Visit to hot springs (optional)
Rest

Thursday 11th April
Morning practice
Closing ceremony & sharing
Departures

Frequently Asked

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.

Flights

UK Flights to Lima are  £800 or less if booked early to Jorge Chavez Airport LIMA

From there get a domestic flight to Alejandro Velasco Astete International Airport CUSCO

 You can also get a flight that stops over  in Lima.

 

 

Insurance

Please note that participants are expected to buy personal insurance to come on the trip – as per the disclaimer.

There are many policies that cover medical treatment and cancelled flights. We have used Which? And Martin Lewes to check and highly recommend those independent sites for guidance. We have found that insurance that comes with certain bank accounts also cover us at present.

 

 

Arrival in Cusco & Getting to the eco lodge

SHUTTLES

  • If you arrive early and you’re staying in Pisac or on the route from Cusco to the eco lodge we will pick you up and take you to your hotel (approx price $10-$30)
  • If you arrive early and are staying in Cusco we ask you to make your own way to the hotel – Cusco is small and there are a lot of airport taxis
  • Either way, we will organise shuttles on the opening day of the Gathering in the morning and in the afternoon. The cost is between $10 – $30 per person, depending on how many people share.
  • The journey from Cusco takes just about an hour and a half. From Pisac, it is about 45 minutes.

 

Weather

March is warm and sunny.
In the daytime, the temperature varies from 17-25 C.
However, the evenings get chilly and can be as low as 8C. It can also get chilly on top of the mountain.
Please bring warm clothes and waterproofs nothing too heavy.

 

What to bring

Yoga mat. We will have some yoga mats available at the eco lodge.
Light shawls for the day, blankets for practice at night – we’re in the mountains 3,000m up! (see Weather)
Lo-fi walking boots only, unless you’re doing strong treks after.
A torch
No need to bring bedding etc. but do bring a towel, soap and toiletries
Waterproofs for rain – nothing too heavy
Sunscreen, water bottle and anything you need for your comfort.

Remember Peru is jumper/poncho central. You can buy more things for warmth if needed in Cusco or Pisac.

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.

 

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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 practice space
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 the Perolniyoc waterfall

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 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 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 and other sites.

We are a mere 66km from Machu Picchu.

If you would like to visit this or others sites please contact Melanie who lives in the Sacred Valley and is part of the organising team.

Refund Policy

We offer 50% refund if you cancel up to and including 1st March 2024. We’re sorry we don’t do refunds after this date.

If you are unhappy with these terms let us know within 48 hours of buying your ticket and we will cancel your purchase and the full cost will be returned to you.

Please reach out if you have any questions.

 

Terms & Conditions

PAYMENT

We accept a non refundable deposit of £250. This guarantees your place.

We offer 50% refund on the full ticket price if you cancel up to and including 1st March 2023. We’re sorry we don’t do refunds after this date.

If you are unhappy with these terms let us know within 48 hours of buying your ticket and we will cancel your purchase and the full cost will be returned to you.

 

LOSS & LIABILITY

By attending the event you agree to take full and sole responsibility for any liability of loss, damage or injury to yourself or your personal property associated with the Nadi event.

To participate in the event you will be asked to sign a waiver.

PHOTOGRAPHY

By purchasing a ticket you agree to

  • Having your photo taken unless you specifically request not to. If so please email us at info@kundaliniyogacollective.co.uk in advance.
  • Allow us to use your photo for promo purposes such as publicising the next event, in our digital galleries, printed material and social media
  • Give permission for the Nadi Gathering event to take photographs of children under 16 to use in our publicity. You can ask to see a copy of images we hold of your child(ren), or ask for them to be deleted, at any time by emailing us info@kundaliniyogacollectiveanbeyond.co.uk.

You have the right to ask us to remove any photo from any platform that you do not want publicly featured. Please email us at info@kundaliniyogacollective

We will not share any images with third parties

PROGRAMME & CONTENT

The programme is tentative and subject to slight changes and adjustments.

This is an alcohol-free event

Sticking around after the Gathering?

Facilitators

Kundalini Yoga Collective, Kary Stewart

Kary Stewart

Kary is interested in nurturing human connection and community in manifold ways. British by upbringing and Peruvian by birth, she launched Nadi Gathering in the Sacred Valley in 2017.  As a Kundalini Yoga teacher Kary uses movement, sounds & gong and often works with Kundalini Rebirthing techniques. She has produced conscious events such as the Great British Kundalini Yoga Festival and Breathe. Kary is also is a storyteller and a journalist speciliasing in music and cultural consciousness.

Ratan Veer (RV)

Ratan Veer is a Kundalini Yoga teacher and beautiful mantra singer. He specialises in Kundalini Breathwork and Pranayam. RV believes that community and shared experiences are key for happiness and fulfilment. He is a passionate teacher who brings with him a unique mix of humour and profound experience.

Contributors

Kundalini Yoga Collective, Peru

Melanie - Coordinator on the ground

Melanie is originally from the UK but has lived in South America for 14 years. She has been in the Sacred Valley for 6 years but has been a visitor for 11 years. She is bilingual and has worked getting people together for women’s circles, culture and art events, vocal workshops, hip hop workshops and up mountains and into the jungle for ceremony. She is passionate about ancestral wisdom, yoga, the ancients arts and loves nothing more than helping great spirits and minds come together to share and make the force of light and unity stronger in this dimension.

Kundalini Yoga Collective with Kary Stewart and Ratan Veer London, Peru

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