A Retreat in the Andes Mountains
September 15-22, 2018

Join us in an immersive wellness retreat in the majestic Andes Mountains of Peru. We will collect local plant medicines, savor locally grown organic foods, imbibe traditional wisdom, venture to sacred sites and reconnect with Mother Earth through ceremony. Our retreat will travel from The Sacred Valley of The Inkas to their capital Cusco, “Navel of The World,” to a night at the high and holiest mountain, Apu Ausungate.

We will disconnect from the pace of everyday modern life, eat in harmony with the land, dive deep into an ancient culture, and reimagine and experience our sacred bodies as part of the natural world, Pachamama.

Your Guides

Hannah Rae is the founder of the Peruvian non-profit organization Willka Yachay. For the past eight years she has been serving and learning in the indigenous Q’eros Nation, the last Inkan community in Peru. The Q’ero call Hannah Chaka Warmi, bridge woman, because she is connecting their world and traditions to the west. She believes the Q’eros people have much to teach about service to each other and to our natural world as a path to understanding, joy and contentment.

Tonya Papanikolov
 is a Holistic Nutritionist, Healing Chef and is the founder of The Well Woman. Her philosophy is rooted in using food as medicine and she utilizes the power of plant food to nourish and elevate mind, body and spirit. Tonya educates on holistic healing and lifestyle through private sessions, workshops, retreats and culinary experiences.

Retreat Highlights

  • 7 days/6 nights in Peru
    • 3 nights in Urubamba
    • 3 nights in Cusco
    • 1 night in the mountains near Ausangate hot springs
  • optional: Machu Picchu extension (1 day, 1 night extension)
  • Opening Despacho Ceremony led by Hannah + Q’eros shamans
  • Daily group meditation to open the morning
  • Nourishing, organic group meals (2-3 meals daily with a couple left open for free time)
  • Local superfoods workshop with Tonya
  • Traditional Peruvian cooking class
  • Coca Leaf workshop
  • Individual herbal baths
  • Pachamanca earth oven culinary experience at organic farm
  • Cacao ceremony
  • Sacred Inkan sites: Moray, Ollantaytambo, Saqsaywaman
  • Potato farm visit
  • All transportation and excursions to markets, farms, mountains
  • Opportunities for daily meditation, yoga, hiking – plenty of time to relax and recreate
  • Add-Ons: reiki treatments, private wellness coaching, energy healing


In the Sacred Valley we’ll stay at a healing center in Pisac, a town near Urubamba. In Cusco we will stay at a renovated Spanish colonial home in the historic city center. During our one night stay in Ausangate, trip participants will choose between camping and staying at a cozy guesthouse.

Food & Nourishment

Each day we will gather for 3 nourishing plant-based meals prepared with love and intention. Tonya has designed a delicious and healing menu with local Peruvian chef Santos. We will immerse ourselves in traditional foods and culinary practices of Peru. Using high quality ingredients, we’ll be eating delicious and nutrient dense local foods in alignment with the season. If you have specific dietary needs please contact us in advance.


Your journey is all-inclusive from the moment you land at the airport in Cusco, Peru. Please note airfare costs are not included in the retreat rate. We will pick you up at the Cusco airport. Retreat programming officially begins at 5pm on Saturday 15th.

Accommodations & Pricing

Shared Double Room
A bed in a shared suite with shared bathroom.
$1800 USD per person
Early Sign Up Offering: Secure your spot by July 20 for the rate $1650 USD

Machu Picchu Trip Extension
Extend your stay by one day and night to travel to the sacred site of Machu Picchu with a private guide.

Rainbow Mountain Trip Extension
Extend your stay by two days and two nights to hike to the awe-inspiring Rainbow Mountains, an enchanted and natural phenomenon in the high Andean Mountains.

How to Sign Up

Hannah and Tonya would be happy to connect with you to answer any additional questions you have.
When you feel ready to sign up, please send an email to nourishedinperu@gmail.com to select your room package, any add-ons and to place your initial deposit. A $900 deposit is required to reserve your spot on this retreat. From there we will offer a variety of payment plan options. All payments can be made through PayPal.