Iquitos and Urubamba in Peru
My two weeks at Arkana in the Sacred Valley have been some of the most life-changing, connected, and learning-filled experiences of my life. The love and care put into the week is second to none, with the program and facilitators / staff allowing you to conduct deep work with a range of modalities. I’ve attended one other retreat before, and in comparison I found Arkana’s approach overall to be more effective.
The location of the centre is ideal – the rushing sound of the Urubamba river, the backdrop of the mountains, and the colourful flowers on site all make for a restful haven. It is also only 1.5 hrs from Cusco airport, making the transit time easy. Whilst acknowledging the restrictions inherent in the pre-ceremony diet, the food is really exceptional and the team do a great job of creating something new and fantastic each day. Unlimited fruit and tea throughout the day is also great. The accommodation is outstanding, comfy beds and warm rooms, and the staff do an excellent job at keeping it clean during the week.
Arkana attracts the right people – both guests as well as staff. Everyone I met over the two weeks was incredible and I can now count new family in all parts of the world. The staff all have the guests at the heart of their work, and regard everyone as family. They do an incredible job at creating a psychologically safe space, no matter your background, for you to undertake deep levels of work.
Having witnessed multiple incredible transformations in the guests, I can confidently vouch for the work that Arkana does. I would be happy for anyone to personally reach out to me to discuss further – and I look forward to returning back to Arkana soon.