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The Source Peru retreat center outdoor stone plunge pool with waterfall lilies and mountain view

Amenities

Cold Plunge

Located outside the temazcal, near the temple and outdoor yoga space, the refreshing cold plunge is filled with water channeled from the Sirenachayocc waterfall located above the property. Cold plunges are now all the rage and for good reason - the mental and physical benefits are scientifically proven. A dip in our cold plunge at 10,000 feet in the heart of the Sacred Valley is, literally, next level.

Temazcal (Sweat Lodge)

Our purpose built dome-shaped sweat lodge can hold up to 20 people seated around the central stone pit. Conducted according to local traditions, the sweat ceremonies are based on healing through steam produced by pouring a herbal infusion over large heated stones. The mixture is prepared the night before the ceremony and consists of many herbs - including eucalyptus, molle, hampi rosa, rudachilka, and flor de azar - steeped in water. The infusion is then left outside to absorb the moonlight and its peaceful energy.

 

The Chulla Chaka ceremony honours Pachamama (mother earth) and the domed temazcal represents her womb. There are four rounds, called "doors", during which you sit inside and bathe in steam, with the opportunity to head outside for a dip in the cold plunge to refresh between each.

 

The Wacsichiy ceremony, performed with gratitude, is simpler - a steam sauna without the structured rounds.

 

These invigorating ceremonies can be added to your group stay as an optional extra, paid per person.

Outdoor Yoga Platform

While the temple is undoubtedly the most magical place for your yoga practice, we've also got a beautiful covered platform with wooden flooring that calls for you to bring your down dog into nature. It's also a lovely spot for meditation or a cozy cacao ceremony.

Chakana Fire Pit

In the terraced area above the produce gardens you'll find our gorgeous stone fire pit in the heart of a chakana. This is a wonderful spot for nighttime gatherings and ceremonies around the fire. The chakana, seen throughout Incan architecture, has a circle in the center and three steps on each of the four sides. Each step is generally thought to represent each of  the three worlds in the Incan belief system: Uqhu Pacha (underworld), Kay Pacha (middle world), and Hanan Pacha (upper world).

Square stone cold plunge with water at The Source Peru retreat center
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