MEDITATIVE MOUNTAIN HIKE – Pisac, Perú
“The miracle is not to walk on water. It is to walk on this earth with awareness.” – Thich Nhat Hanh
“One of the most useful and grounding ways of attending to our body is the practice of walking meditation. Walking meditation is a simple and universal practice for developing calm, connectedness, and embodied awareness. It can be practiced regularly, before or after sitting meditation or any time on its own, such as after a busy day at work or on a lazy Sunday morning. The art of walking meditation is to learn to be aware as you walk, to use the natural movement of walking to cultivate mindfulness and wakeful presence “- Jack Kornfield
We will meet in Pisac is a tourist town in the Sacred Valley. From there we will take a private taxi to the Kinsa Cocha Laguns, the two high Andean lakes at over 4200 metres above sea level. It will be around 30-40 minutes drive up on dirt roads via Andes communities with the breathtaking views over the valley.
After an introduction we will start our walk along the lakes in silence and contemplative mode. The walking meditation will be introduced slowly, in phases, also using techniques to open/reconnect to the Heart.
There will be time for a picnic and contemplation of the stunning nature that’s going to surround us. Once nature meets awareness, we will begin to see the magic happen!
We will break the silence to make space for sharing in a closing circle towards the end of trail. After about 3hrs we will head back to Pisac.
Transportation to/from the trail to Pisac
Light vegetarian lunch included
Layers of warm, comfortable clothing. Hiking shoes. Please be prepare for all weather conditions including rain. Drinking water. Hat. Sun blocker. It’s a very special experience; bring an open heart and an open mind
Kinsa Cocha; a series of high Andean lakes and lagoons at over 4,200 metres above sea level. 30-40 minutes drive from Pisac town
10 AM every second FRIDAY
La Chakana Pisac Guest House, Rinconada, Pisac, Perú
Return to Pisac around 3 PM
My name is Gosia. I was born in Poland, but for the past 10 years I’ve been a resident of many different places. Since 2016, the Sacred Valley, Perú has been my permanent home. I am a Certified Meditation and Yoga Teacher. I’ve participated, coordinated and taught a number of Silent Meditation Retreats. Now I’m combining the two things I love the most: hikes & meditation.
It all started in 2013 when I took a major turn to free myself from preconceived ideas of what life should look like. I took a career break from successful corporate life in UK to find my true passion and a new recipe for life. The break turned into years of exploration of deep desires and true callings of the heart. I stumbled upon Hridaya Yoga school in Mexico. Hridaya in Sanskrit means Heart. In a paradise setting I explored teachings of non-duality. I meditated daily, practiced Hatha Yoga and participated, coordinated many silent retreats including a 49-Day Meditation Silent Retreat in solitude. This profound experience affected all aspects of my life. After that I stayed in Mexico to teach Intensive Yoga Retreats and Co-ordinate Hridaya Silent Meditation Retreats.
Join me on this journey. Vamos!
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