We host our Peru YTT's at Munay Sunqo, located in the Andes of South America in the village of Arin, near the town of Calca in Peru. It’s between the base of the sacred mountains of Pitisuray and Sawasiray, underneath a beautiful waterfall nestled in the sacred valley of the Incas.
This Yoga Teacher Training is not just about asana or the 200-hour yoga alliance certification to teach yoga. This is an opportunity to dive into the Self during a spiritually driven 21-day immersion program, deeply influenced by Peruvian Shamanism.
Explore your mindful practice and truth amidst the sacred mountains while held by a group of like-minded souls and world class facilitators.
Enjoy incredible Superfood healthy meals. Rest and rejuvenate your spirit. Travel throughout the sacred valley to ancient sites and healing hot springs. Meditate and practice Mindfulness. Meet llamas. Make friends for life.
This mystical Yoga Teacher Training Peru goes beyond just a yoga certification. Called by the energy of the Peruvian mountains, spirits, and each other, we invite you to come evolve on your spiritual and yogic path.
On this profound journey, you will earn your Yoga Alliance RYT 200 certification.
Ashtanga inspired Vinyasa flow sequence & Sivananda inspired Hatha flow sequence.
3 high vibrational vegetarian meals per day / Vegan meals available.
200 Hour world-wide recognized Yoga Alliance certificate.
Apr 23 - May 13, 2023 ~ Munay Sonqo
Jun 10 - 30, 2023 ~ Munay Sonqo
Sep 2 - 22, 2023 ~ Munay Sonqo
Nov 1 - 21, 2023 ~ Munay Sonqo
Dec 2 - 22, 2023 ~ Munay Sonqo
Feb 5 - 25, 2024 ~ Munay Sonqo
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~ $ 2400 - Pay in Full (cannot be combined with scholarships or other promotions/discounts)
~ $ 2600 - Payment Plan
~ $ 1500 - Shared Triple Room (max 3 people)
~ $ 1700 - Shared Double Room (max 2 people)
~ $ 2550 - Deluxe Private Room
~ Tipi accomodations available upon request!
All inclusive 20 nights Room and 3 delicious Gourmet meals a day package. All prices are in USD.
Note: Prices above do not include travel, additional reading materials or extras. We can help you with any travel questions as well as travel insurance.
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Schedules may vary
Apr 23 - May 13, 2023 - Tessa, Katie W & Katie R.
Jun 10 - 30, 2023 - Zach & Carlie
Sept 2 - 22, 2023 - Inka & Flavia
Nov 1 - 21, 2023 - Brandi & Javi
Dec 2 - 22, 2023 - Mindi & Nadine
Feb 5 - 25, 2024 ~ TBD
Munay’s mission is to learn from, nurture, and preserve the existing wisdom, traditions, and lands of the world while co-creating a way forth that meets the challenges of the present.
Munay Sonqo Yoga Retreat Center is located in the Andes of South America in the village of Arin, near the town of Calca in Peru. It’s between the base of the sacred mountains of Pitisuray and Sawasiray, underneath a beautiful waterfall nestled in the sacred valley of the Incas. Here you will see the native cultures (Quechua speaking) working the land as they have for centuries, with love and simplicity.
At Munay Sonqo, we are a family that likes to practice yoga and live in harmony with nature, welcoming every type of visitor that likes to share our dream. Munay Sonqo has been designed to have the least possible impact on the surrounding ecosystem, maintaining a virtual nonpolluting operation. The center is eco-friendly providing you with personal privacy and solitude ideal for your own spiritual growth.
Our Yoga Teacher Training Peru courses are created for those who are called to become a yoga teacher and experience healing medicine of the Andes and Amazon, and are limited to a 15 person maximum. It is within this sacred course you will experience daily meditation, yoga, spiritual lessons, Kirtan, Temescal, and ceremonies with Andean shamans (Quero, Ayamara).
What a potent time in the world to feel the call to become a yoga teacher! The journey begins right here and right now - searching the internet for a unique experience that sparks your destiny’s curiosity. The call to break free from the mundane and step into transformation! You are here for a reason.
There’s no question that we offer experiences that gift students with so much more than just a certification. We receive this question all of the time: “What makes your yoga school unique?” We’ve broken it down into 8 Reasons Why School Yoga Institute is Unique.
Our school is deeply influenced by Peruvian Shamanism and the Native American Medicine Wheel. This is a significant reason why many say that SYI is much more than just a yoga teacher training. We provide students with a spiritually driven course that goes far beyond Asana (the physical postures of yoga). Through shamanic medicine wheel and ceremonies, we connect to the shadows of our past to understand how our patterns shape and feed our current state and perspective. We develop powerful inner tools and rewrite the personal narratives that keep us stuck, giving way to a new perspective and lasting change in our lives.
School Yoga Institute started over 18 years ago and has contributed to hundreds of lives being transformed along the way! As a spiritually focused organization, we are built upon a foundation of love, radical self-acceptance, personal growth, and deep connection. Our Alumni family is vast and continues to blossom throughout the world. Once you complete an SYI course, you’re family for life! We feel honored to do this work and continue to be inspired by each student and the uniqueness of their story.
We recognize that yoga should be accessible to every body! Wherever there is inequality, there is work to do. We offer yoga scholarships for all of our yog a teacher training programs and SYI is committed to amplifying and empowering the voices of people of color and folks who identify as BIPOC, LBGTQIA+, and members of marginalized communities.
“We want your voices in our community. We want your radiance in our soul family. We are ready to welcome you just as you are.” - Brooke, Visionary Team
As an organization, we are very selective about the sacred locations we choose to host our YTTs. We are grateful and humbled to hold these courses around the world on many different continents. We want the people who have grown up in these communities to have a chance to experience our programs at a discounted rate, so we offer 50% off for anyone who is from each location. For example, if you are from Central America, you have access to our programs in Guatemala and Costa Rica at a 50% tuition discount!
We truly can’t say enough about our incredible yoga facilitators. Like our course offerings, our facilitators are located all around the globe! Each one of our diverse world-class facilitators has completed a 300hr YTT and offers a plethora of experience and wisdom. We wouldn’t be who we are without them!
We offer continuing education courses both in-person and online! Our programs include Yin Yoga, Trauma-Informed Yoga, and Prenatal & Postnatal Yoga. We offer these courses in Portugal, Panama, Spain, and more! We are all students at heart and it’s important that we continue to learn and grow with one another!
What can we say! We love our team and we love what we do! If you have ever sent us an e-mail, requested a phone call, or reached out with questions, chances are you’ve heard back from our co-owner and operator, Keri Pennell!
Keri, and Co-Owner and facilitator Jed Pennell, pour their hearts and souls into this community and deeply care for each student’s journey and experiences. We call Keri our Mystical Mama! A vegan chef, wife, and mother of four, Keri’s leadership is contagious and welcoming! She’s joined by an incredibly supportive team of SYI visionaries!
At School Yoga Institute we are grateful to work with numerous international locations as passionate about sustainability as us. In our travels we make an effort to off-set emissions, during our yoga teacher training we provide students with the knowledge, means and opportunity to delve into self inquiry of the impact of their current lifestyle and an introduction to living more sustainably. Click here and read more about Sustainable Living.
Peru is home to one of the 10 most-forested area of any country in the world with more than half the country, approximately 260,000 square mile, is covered in trees. Making Peru one of the 10 most biodiverse countries in the world, with iconic species including the Jaguar, Black Spider Monkey, the Poison Dart Frog and so many more. With over 330,000 people who depend directly on the Peru's forests for their livelihoods, One Tree Planted has made it a priority to protect, restore and reforest Peruvian forests. School Yoga Institute commits to donating one tree for every YTT graduate!
Learn more here about ONE TREE PLANTED
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