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Healing the Spirit in Peru

a yoga retreat.

Hosted by Elm City Wellness & Breathing Room Yoga. All are welcome.

MARCH 15-23, 2018

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MAJESTIC MACHU PICCHU sits high in the Andes Mountains. The Incan citadel was built in the 15th century and later abandoned.

MAJESTIC MACHU PICCHU sits high in the Andes Mountains. The Incan citadel was built in the 15th century and later abandoned.

Be Advised...

This trip does include some moderate time travel as you walk through the Incan ruins of the Sacred Valley and embrace the colonial majesty of Cusco...

You want to see the world and you want your experience to be substantial. This journey with Elm City Wellness & Breathing Room Yoga is more than a sight-seeing trip. You’ll have the opportunity to detach from the stress of your everyday life and learn the tools and techniques to follow a happier, more fulfilling path in life as you immerse yourself in the mystical beauty of this sacred land.

This opportunity is offered in partnership with the Healing House in Cusco, Peru. The city is considered by many to be the energetic navel of the earth, and the energy of Cusco is definitely unique and intense; the Incas knew it, the locals know it, and many of the travelers passing through can feel it. Although many people come to Cusco as tourists on their way to Machu Picchu, they are drawn to stay. They can sense the energy, and something tells them that Cusco has a message for them.

Peru is waiting for you. It's time to go.


“This trip changed my whole life.”

— Melissa A., Washington, DC



HEALING HOUSE CUSCO will be our home in the heart of the Capitol City of Cusco. Healing House is located in the heart of the bohemian San Blas neighborhood, just a 5-minute walk from the Plaza de Armas (main square).

HEALING HOUSE CUSCO will be our home in the heart of the Capitol City of Cusco. Healing House is located in the heart of the bohemian San Blas neighborhood, just a 5-minute walk from the Plaza de Armas (main square).


What's Included:

  • Traditional Andean Despacho Ceremony in the mountains above Cusco with a local shaman
  • All ground transportation in Peru
  • Lodging at the Healing House, our holistic retreat in Cusco
  • All breakfasts & lunches (vegetarian) and 3 dinners (veg/non-veg options)
  • Guided tours & tickets through the Sacred Valley, Cusco and Machu Picchu
  • One night at the 5-star Aranwa Sacred Valley Hotel & Wellness
  • Lodging, train & meals in Aguas Calientes (Machu Picchu)
  • Private group yoga classes with Margot at Healing House
  • and much, much more.

“Incredible journey! The Healing House folks take special care to create an authentic and deeply meaningful experience beyond simple tourism in the Sacred Valley. Attention to detail, creative activities, food prepared with love that honors the earth — all come together for a uniquely Peruvian encounter.” 

— Elizabeth S., Washington, DC

EXPLORE the ancient ruins of Ollantaytambo, Sacsayhuaman & many others in the Sacred Valley as you IMMERSE yourself in a new culture.

EXPLORE the ancient ruins of Ollantaytambo, Sacsayhuaman & many others in the Sacred Valley as you IMMERSE yourself in a new culture.


MARISSA GANDELMAN, LMT & owner of Elm City Wellness, guides you on this trip, incorporating meditations and workshops to give you the power to handle the stressful demands of life.

NIKI COATE, founder of Healing House, welcomes you to her home and helps us connect to the highest natural frequencies of Mother Earth & our Higher Self in this special place.

MARGOT BROOM, owner of Breathing Room Yoga, will be your yoga guide for this magical journey. Asana, alignment, and creative sequencing are just a hint of what she has in store for us throughout the trip.

CHERYL WILSON, LMT, Elm City Wellness massage therapist, is an intuitive bodyworker, first listening to you and your body, and following through with a massage that is designed for you and your individual needs.


EXPERIENCE an authentic Despacho Ceremony led by a shaman from the Q'ero Tribe. The Despacho is a gift to spirit, or the organizing principles of the Universe, and is a ritual of energetic exchange for healing and protection. 

EXPERIENCE an authentic Despacho Ceremony led by a shaman from the Q'ero Tribe. The Despacho is a gift to spirit, or the organizing principles of the Universe, and is a ritual of energetic exchange for healing and protection. 


RELAX your body, mind and spirit with massage* offered by Elm City Wellness award-winning therapists & Healing House practitioners. *additional fee

RELAX your body, mind and spirit with massage* offered by Elm City Wellness award-winning therapists & Healing House practitioners.
*additional fee

NOURISH your body with nutrient-rich, superfood-inspired vegetarian meals (at Healing House).

NOURISH your body with nutrient-rich, superfood-inspired vegetarian meals (at Healing House).

STRETCH  your body, mind and spirit with private Yoga classes with Breathing Room's Margot Broom.

STRETCH  your body, mind and spirit with private Yoga classes with Breathing Room's Margot Broom.