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31 Days 300-Hour Yoga Teacher Training in Peru

Yoga Teacher Training Peru

Join this incredible journey into the Peruvian Amazon and explore the fusion of the ancient and mystical traditions of yoga, shamanism, and Ayurveda. Step into the wisdom of self (vidya), yoga (union with the divine), shamanism (interaction with the spirit world), and Ayurveda (the Hindu science of health and medicine). Come discover the infinite wisdom you carry within yourselves. This course is focused on the expansion of your own sacred consciousness.


  • Daily plants baths
  • Optional yoga classes
  • Plant medicine cleanse
  • Ceremonial offerings to the spirits of the land
  • Coca leaf reading, egg reading, or a diagnostic massage
  • Physical cleansing: tobacco purge or sweat lodge
  • 30 nights accommodation
  • 3 daily vegetarian meals

Skill level

  • Beginner


30 days with instruction in English
Spoken languages: English
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The course is held on Sach'a Munay which translates as "love from the ancient forest", is nestled in an oasis of native plants and fruit trees and is nourished by a magnificent waterfall. It is a place to connect to the incredible depth and beauty of what nature offers.

Sach’a Munay's accommodations are beautiful shared bungalows surrounded by lush gardens. Each guest room is a reflection of the Peruvian culture of the Sacred Valley. You are served delicious meals with locally-grown and lovingly prepared ingredients. The experience of Sach'a Munay is a mix of Andean culture, Peruvian roots, and natural elegance.

Kula Collective Peru Yoga Teacher Training Program

While not every shamanic cleanse is the same, they all tend to follow a similar flow. As often as possible, Kula Collective will offer yoga classes in order to keep your bodies loose and your minds focused and strong. There will be available daily plant baths to continuously wash away the toxins that you are purging. In the beginning of your cleanse you will make ceremonial offerings to the spirits of the land in order to open up a healing space. A local shaman will often be invited to help with the opening. From there you move into a diagnostics phase which may be a coca leaf reading, an egg reading, or a diagnostic massage. During this phase you are determining what in your body needs cleaning, where the energy is flowing freely and where your blockages are. In the third phase of the cleanse, you are working to free up physical and emotional blockages. This usually consists of a tobacco purge or a sweat lodge. Finally, once all the energy is flowing freely, you move into the final phase of the cleanse. In this phase, you start to work with plant medicine to clean yourselves on a spiritual level.

Plant baths

Every day Kula Collective will prepare a plant bath by pealing several different herbs and then cooking them over an open fire. The objective of these baths is to wash away stagnant energy and to make your selves more appealing to the spirit realm.


On most days, Ananda will offer an optional (although highly recommended) yoga class. She will customize the classes to appeal to all levels.

Phase one: Opening

  • Despacho: In the Andean tradition, before any cleanse can be initiated, a shaman must first open the healing space by calling in the spirits of the earth, fire, water, air, and most importantly, the Apus (mountain spirits). It is essential to have the support of the local spirits to guide you on your healing process. With the guidance of a beautiful mountain shaman from the Kero tribe, Kula Collective will co-create this sacred ceremony, called a Despacho.
  • Offerings to the Apus: You will visit ancient wacas (power places) where you will make offerings to the Apu mountain spirits. Coming down from the mountain you will have a chance to buy woolen goods to keep you warm and other artisan crafts from the beautiful indigenous market.
  • Cacao ceremony: Kula Collective will also hold a cacao ceremony to open up your heart chakras, for love is the strongest healing power and if your heart chakra is open, then you assured a profoundly healing experience. Sound healing will accompany the ceremony to harmonize the group vibration and to synchronize your energy with the earth.

Phase two: Diagnostics

  • Coca leaf readings: Coca leaf readings help you determine the best way to navigate the cleanse, to find out exactly what your spirit is ready for. Close your eyes, focus your energy, and blow your spirit into the leaves. Whomever is guiding you through the reading will let the leaves fall and let you know the best way to proceed with the cleanse. It's sounds like magic and it is.
  • Egg readings: The practitioner rubs an egg all over your body then cracks the egg into a glass of water. Based on the bubbles that appear in the egg, the practitioner can tell you what exactly needs healing in your body. Most people find this silly at first, until they experience the accuracy of the reading.
  • Shamanic massage: While you will inevitably love the massage, enjoyment is not really what it's about. Your therapist will be deeply probing your channels in order to discover densities in your energetic channels. Once you know where the blockages are, it will be easier to free them up.

Phase three: Physical cleansing

  • Chupa runa, inipi, temezcal, sweat lodge: Chupa runa is an ancient Incan tradition that will help your body flush itself of toxins. You sit through intense heat, allowing your pores to open and letting any doubts or fears release. When you emerge from the chupa runa you will have vividly experienced death and be reborn and ready for the spiritual journey that lies ahead.
  • Tobacco purge: You are finally ready to start your work with the master plants. You will begin with a tobacco purge where you drink concentrated tobacco juice followed by seven liters of Malva tea. This deep purge helps to open your stomach and throat chakras and cleanse your upper intestinal track.

Phase four: Master plants

  • Preparing medicine: You will often have the opportunity to prepare your own plant medicine, merging your energies with the plants that you will be working with in the coming days. This beautiful practice elicits a deep meditation as you synchronize your energy with the plant and respectfully request the use of its healing energies.
  • Medicinal mushrooms: Psychedelic mushrooms are often used in recreational settings, but used with intention, can be very powerful teachers. Those that work with mushrooms often experience very profound periods of connection with all that is. The experience with oneness can dramatically alter ones life with the knowing that you are all intimately connected and that all is constantly unfolding in perfection.
  • Washuma (San Pedro): You will then start working with washuma. Just as washuma grows in the high desert mountains, which are quiet and bright, so is the experience. While all plant medicines force you to look into the depths of your soul, washuma does so with a benevolent, kind energy. Deep meditations, strong connection to earth energy, and out of body experiences are common with Washuma.
  • Ayahuasca: Mother Aya often allows you to experience the dying process. In shamanic traditions (and Buddhism), life is ultimately a preparation for death. Aya allows you to experience a mini-death, which at first may be scary, but with practice becomes blissful. How beautiful that this wise plant teaches you how to die, helps you overcome your fears and anxiety so that you can be prepared for the real thing. While it may sound scary, there is no greater teacher than Ayahuasca.


Saraswati Hayley Tennyson
School Yoga Institute (SYI) Yoga Alliance E-RYT 500 (Yoga)
Yoga Alliance RYT 200 (Akhanda Yoga)
She completed a 200-hour Akhanda yoga teacher training in Rishikesh, India, to the teachings of Yogrishi Vishvketu. She studied permaculture with the founders, Bill Mollison and Geoff Lawton in Australia in 2012. Exploring playful connections with others in yoga practice, she is also certified as Acro yoga teacher with AcroYoga Montréal. The following year, she traveled to Peru to complete a 500-hour yoga teacher training with a focus in shamanic and Ayurvedic cleansing with School Yoga Institute.
Randi Schiffman
Yoga Alliance E-RYT 200, RYT 500 (Yoga)
Randi is certified E-RYT 500, influenced by many traditions such as Ashtanga, Sivananda, Iyengar, Yin, and Restorative. She has facilitated over 25 international 200 and 500-hour yoga teacher training since 2010, and has helped to establish an experiential permaculture and yoga retreat center on Lake Atitlan, Guatemala. Randi continues to teach and practice wherever she is in the world. She currently offers 200 and 500-hour yoga teacher training courses and retreats in Mexico, Guatemala, Peru, and Thailand. She is also a certified Thai masseuse.
Jayananda James Roland
(Satyananda Yoga)
Yoga Alliance E-RYT 500 (Sivananda Yoga, Ashtanga Yoga)
Grounded in the teachings of Advaita Vedanta Jaya, he weaves openly through his life passions of tantra, yoga, shamanism, and sound healing into a prayerful and poetic teaching. Certified E-RYT 500 studying traditional Ashtanga, Satyananda, and Sivananda styles of yoga in depth in India, he brings about an approach that is based on tradition yet modern in its understanding. From the philosophies of the scriptures to neuroscience and transpersonal therapy, you find just how your practice rooted in this quality of meditation will transform your life.


Sacred Valley of Peru

The Sacred Valley of Peru has long been sought out as one of the most powerful energetic centers in the world, with the wisdom of this land running in the people, the way of life and in the plants themselves. With ancient monuments and sacred sites marking vortices of energy in the land, this ancient knowledge flows here as a symbiotic guide through the path of yoga.

The location in the high Andes provides a unique opportunity to be in nature, amongst people who have lived in much the same way for thousands of years. With many hikes in the surrounding area, as well as traditional towns such as Urubamba and Pisac accessible nearby, visitors will find it easy to connect with the spirit of Peru here.

This Yoga Teacher Training is vegetarian-friendly

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This retreat includes three daily vegetarian meals.

Things to do (optional)

  • Ayahuasca ceremonies
  • Guided tour of Tambo Ilusion and its activities
  • Guided walk in the protected forest
  • Hike to the river
  • Reiki sessions
  • Swimming
  • Trail in the forest
  • Walking in the woods

What's included

  • 3 daily vegetarian meals
  • 30 nights accommodation
  • Cocoa leaf readings
  • Daily plant baths
  • Egg readings
  • Intensive plant medicine ceremonies
  • Tobacco purge
  • Yoga practice

How to get there

Arrival by airplane

Please book your flight to arrive at Cusco Airport (CUZ). Transfer from and to this airport is available upon request.

If flying from Europe or North America, it can sometimes be cheaper to search flights into Lima Airport (LIM) and use local air operators to get to Cusco Airport (CUZ). If you do this, make sure you leave plenty of connection time to account for any delays.

Cancellation Policy

  • A reservation requires a deposit of 14% of the total price.
  • The deposit is fully refundable if the booking is cancelled up to 90 days before the arrival date.
  • The rest of the payment should be paid 60 days before arrival.
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