The Valley of Longevity is calling me again.
It’s got that hypnotic power over me and my soul which longs for adventure.
Luckily, my parents just so happen to live in this magical corner of the world called Vilcabamba, Ecuador. So if the need for purification awakens, I only need to get on a plane.
This incredible village is known as the valley of longevity, the playground to the Inca and the capital of raw food.
It is entirely surrounded by mountains.
It runs on super charged living spring waters, provides the most healing organic produce, supplies exceptional air quality and has the potential to transform you forever.
The vibrational frequencies of its sacred land are very high and not everybody is ready.
If you feel drawn to experience a complete rejuvenation of your soul, body, mind and spirit, then I believe Vilcabamba has spoken to you.
I know that it has spoken to me to invite you this year.
And, I couldn’t be more honoured and thrilled for the opportunity.
But, you don’t need a local in order to experience the true essence of what pulls so many enlightened beings here.
You do need a local (and a well informed one at that) to introduce you to the best spots, take you on mind blowing hikes up the majestic mountains, or wild water swimming in the Amazonian jungle, to lead a ceremonial steam bath in a Sweat Lodge, to introduce you to meditation secrets that shamans and healers practice, and to show you how to re-balance and rejuvenate with the power of locally grown highly-vibrational raw foods, yoga and sound healing massage.
Over the years, we’ve handpicked just the locals that have devoted their life to mastering a certain practice, and they will share it with you.
Well not only do I already have flights booked for myself and the kids, but I want to offer an intimate group this life changing experience too!!
THIS YEAR, THIS MAY 1st-7th …
My parents and I are officially hosting another retreat in paradise.
It’s happening!!!!!!! Applications are now open>>
Hi, I'm Tanya Maher, a wellness coach, chef, author, Reiki do Satori master healer, and a leading pioneer in the world of ultra-nutritious and energising plant-based foods for the whole family.
I co-founded 'Tanya's,’ a high-end raw cafe in 2014 and merged it with my established wellness company 'Better Raw' in 2017.
I'm the creator of the Amazon #1 best selling DVD 'Raw Food 101' and author of Hay House's 'The Uncook Book'.
I was born in Russia, raised in New Zealand and now raising my own family in London, where Vogue, The Daily Mail and Women's Health have hailed my work to be top of gourmet raw food.
This ‘Soul Adventure’s with Tanya’ Retreat is my life’s work.
I can’t wait to share the experience with you too.
If you’ve followed me for some time, you already know my standards, you’ve probably made my recipes and perhaps even tasted my raw gourmet organic meals, elixirs and desserts at Tanya's.
Now this is your opportunity to indulge guilt-free and thrive not only on some of my favourite dishes for a full week, but have them all prepared from local, fresh, organic and most nutrient dense ingredients available to us on the planet.
As you cleanse your palette and your level of consciousness begins to lift, your taste buds won’t know what hit them.
What’s more is that Elena, my super talented mama and creator of 'Sungate 11:11' Raw Living Restaurant will be preparing some of her most raved about living food meals for you to experience...
I say ‘experience’, because we will guide you to get food working for you, your digestion and any physical or spiritual ailment you may have, as well as excite and satisfy all five of your senses: sight, sound, smell, touch and taste.
I’ll also teach you how to prepare some of my best recipes and email you recipes of all our meals to enjoy forever.
You'll be staying at El Descanso del Toro Hosteriais, the village's most prestigious resort.
It also happens to be authentically Ecuadorian, when it comes to nature, peace, creativity and beauty.
I believe there is always a need for a little luxury in your life, however expect to be spending more time with the land, than in your room all day long and then retreat to your cosy nest for the evening.
When you spend time at the resort, you will be treated to privacy, clean and spacious bedrooms, tasteful decor, your own bathroom, and outdoor lit up swimming pool, revitalising sauna, relaxing spa and the most stunning vast natural walks and gardens for resting, walking and bringing out your inner Yogi.
You'll be staying just a 5 minute stroll away from town square and a 10 minute stroll away from my parents' citrus garden where plentiful lunches will be held.
Every day as you slowly rise to bird song, you will have the opportunity to rejoice in Yoga.
Your beautiful teacher has a true gift to glide through a group and help each individual appreciate Yoga for the immense pleasure, rather than a chore (if you’re in this space currently).
You do not need to be flexible or experienced, we simply ask that you come open minded towards what movement and breathwork can do for your soul.
If you are a long time Yogie, you will fall in love with the teacher's style and energy.
And that’s only a start! Your days will be filled with nature walks, picturesque hikes and wild swimming.
By now you may have gathered that your week in Vilcabamba won’t be short of meditation.
It is a big part of my family’s spiritual journey and we will introduce you to various techniques, so that you can choose what works best for you and feel inspired to include it in to your regular regime for many years to come.
The Valley of Longevity is home to many gurus and healers, and I’ve invited some very special guests to treat you to their incredible talents.
I ran a survey of what may interest you the most in a destination retreat and from the hundreds of people who’ve responded, a trend was more than obvious.
You are a nature loving spirit and you want all the mountain hiking, trail exploring, wild plant foraging, local veggie market visits and water fall trips, which Vilcabamba has to offer.
I promised you an opportunity to create your ideal retreat, so we’re including all of the listed excursions to our week together.
Get ready for the most adventurous fun, while you satisfy your inner child’s cravings for joy and freedom.
This is a retreat that requires investment in you.
Anyone can visit Ecuador and enjoy its many resources at any time, but I insist that you are not here looking for a quick fix to your health concerns and that you apply only if you are truly willing to make the effort, are serious about getting involved and keep an open mind to new ideas.
There is an application process, because it is very important to me that I choose the right group of individuals, not for me, but for you.
If you are game, here’s what you need to know…
We have arranged a special rate for any additional nights that you may decide to stay.
We recommend that you arrive on Monday 29th April and spend two nights on your own, adjusting to Vilcabamba’s energies. The retreat will kick off at 4PM Wednesday 1st May and conclude at 11AM Tuesday 7th May.
Your investment for the week:
1. Own private deluxe room with en suite | £1,350 after 1st April | Early bird £1,147
2. Shared double deluxe room with en suite | £1,150 after 1st April | Early bird £997pp
3. Shared twin deluxe room with en suite | £1,150 after 1st April | Early bird £997pp
Pricing is in GBP and all rates are per person
(Please note the Ecuadorian currency is USD)
The package includes:
6 Nights lush accommodation
(1, 2, 3, 4, 5 and 6 May)
6 Daily buffet hotel breakfasts including freshly made smoothies, local organic fruits, free range eggs and homemade cheese.
6 Gourmet three course lunches, including multi layered lasagna, marinated and pesto stuffed mushrooms, creamy soups with onion bread, gazpacho with garden picked vegetables and fermented sauerkraut, sun burgers, energising snacks, decadent chocolate cakes and digestion aiding green smoothies.
(Please note that dinner is your free time to explore Vilcabamba’s cafes and restaurants, which all have raw food offerings on their menus. This is a key time for you to soak in the day’s activities and learnings, as well as digest the vitamin rich foods that you won’t try any where else. Many people prefer to skip dinner and meditate, rest, sauna or enjoy a pampering session, while others take the opportunity to order a cooked vegetarian meal, so not to experience detox symptoms on their holiday.)
2 Days of Tanya Maher Academy with some of my top recipes.
60 min combination massage including shiatsu, old Slavic therapy, conscious touch, Tuning Folks, deep tissue, Tibetan bowls and sound therapy.
Road trip to Podocarpus, a waterfall at the border of the Amazonian jungle, with stopovers at authentically Ecuadorian food markets.
Sweat Lodge ceremony.
6 Invigorating and enlivening Yoga sessions.
90 min taxi transfer to and from Loja airport.
(Please note that this is covered if you arrive no more than 2 days before your retreat and depart no more than 2 days after. Outside of these days the taxi is an additional $40 each way)
Local fees and adventure excursions.
Numerous simple, yet life changing techniques.
Hanging out and creating lifelong friendships.
…as you can see- it’s everything except your flights to Loja, Ecuador!
Ready for a Soul Adventure?
SPACES ARE VERY LIMITED AND YOUR APPLICATION MUST BE APPROVED IN ORDER TO JOIN US.
IF YOU ARE READY FOR THE MOST LIFE ENRICHING WEEK IN THE SACRED VALLEY OF LONGEVITY, APPLY TODAY>>
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