Sacred Dance Initiation and Training in Cusco-Peru

  • Venue:
    Healing House Cusco
  • Start:
    August 30, 2019 9:00 am
  • End:
    September 13, 2019 8:00 pm
  • Address:
    Qanchipata 555-San BLas
    Cusco, Cusco,
  • Cost:
    $1850 USD. including Food,loging,treatments & excursions

Sacred Dance Initiation and Training

Sacred Dance Initiation & Training at Pachānanda Retreat Center, Cusco, Peru.


The Pachānanda School of SacredDance teaches embodiment and dance as energy medicine.   Participants experience and learn to host different styles of dance meditation and breath work; these powerful techniques help people to heal, connect, journey and thrive.  This program also includes excursions to nearby sacred sites, as well as a range of workshops designed to enhance the dance meditation process. All in our stunning retreat center—built exactly for this and purposefully located among the sacred mountains and energy power centers of Cusco, Peru.  Come to dance, leave transformed.

Date: Aug. 30 to Sept. 14, 2019
Cost: $1850 USD ( including food, lodging, treatments & excursions)
Location: Cusco, Peru at Pachānanda Retreat Center of Healing House




“Dance your most genuine offering, your deepest most heart-felt prayer of gratitude, and you will find what you are looking for.” Niki Coate, Founder of The Pachānanda School of SacredDance «






Daily Schedule


Friday, August 30.  Check-in 10am, Opening day starts 11am.

  • 7-8:30 am: Morning Purification Practices—Pranayama & Hatha Yoga/Kundalini Yoga/Meditation
  • 8:30-10 am: Breakfast
  • 10 am -1 pm: Morning Workshop—Themes to Deepen the Dance Experience
  • 1-2pm: Journaling.
  • 2:30-4pm: Integration: Mentor meetings, Therapies, Medicinal Baths, Readings and SacredDance
  • 4:30-7pm: Afternoon Practice—Sacred Dance Techniques
  • 7-8pm: Dinner

Saturday, Sept. 14, Only breakfast served, Checkout by 10am.

* Sundays free (only brunch 11.30am served on Sundays)


«WARNING: This is not a dance class. There are no choreographed moves. There is no one to follow
except yourself. We are not trying to look or move in a certain way. WE ARE SEEKING RADICAL
FREEDOM. Prepare to blast out of your comfort zone and right into your most thriving Self.»



Themes & Experiences:


New Moon Opening Circle




Students and staff join together to open our sacred space for the program, tapping in to New Moon energy. We will work with intention and other magick to gain clarity and invoke guidance. Here, we will also go over the program schedule and other helpful details to make sure you get the most out of your experience.



Inhabiting the Body & Setting Intentions

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Sacred Space, Ritual & Intention




What is sacred space and how do you access it? In this workshop, we will learn how to create specific energetic environments through intention and ritual, personalized according to your own beliefs and style.







Exploring Breath Techniques: Pranayama & Somato Respiratory Integration


Pranayama, the yogic science of breath control, is one of the most powerful ways to work with your own energy. Through pranayama, we can become more connected to the breath and its power to influence our mood, body and awareness. As a central technique to all the New Mystic School modules, it is an ally in all energy medicine and sacred ritual, as it cultivates an authentic connection to the Self. Here, we will learn about this ancient tradition and its basic philosophy, as well as practice several simple yet powerful techniques to enhance our mind-body-spirit connection. From this workshop, you will be able to start practicing and weaving these techniques into your life and classes. Eat only a light breakfast before 9am in order to effectively participate in all of the breath techniques.


Dancing to Charge the Chakras and Aura


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Andean Offering Ceremony



The Despacho or Haywarisqa ceremony is an ancient act of ayni/sacred reciprocity between humans and the Awki/Nature Beings in celebration of all that we value. Also called a “pago” or “offering to Pachamama/Mother Earth, you will discover the meanings behind the representation of the many items used to create this beautiful mandala as a gift of “ayni” to Pachamama for all she and the Apus/Mountain Spirits share with us and how the Andean Pagos use this ceremony to transmute energies. You will come away with a deeper understanding and a squeaky-clean energy body !




“Hoja de Coca” Dance

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Discovering Archetypes

Archetypes are universal symbols and energies that manifest throughout creation. By consciously connecting to different archetypal families, we can reveal much about ourselves and our world. Here we will creatively explore some key archetypes that will play into the evening





Ralph Payne

What is Sacred Dance?

Sacred Dance is a form of dance in which participants go through a deep healing process by moving their bodies to music carefully selected for the sole purpose of being used on this course. Although it is a group of people involved, the process is very much individual and introspective. Participants can have somatic experiences comfortable in the knowledge that they are in a safe space at all times.

How was my experience?

10/10. Niki Coate (founder of Healing House) facilitates all the dances and creates a holding container in which everyone feels safe to express themselves how they wish. Her energy provides the drive and inspiration for the course. Dances are held most evenings, and complementary workshops are given during the days. Healing House takes care of all accommodation and food, so you don’t need to worry about anything except getting fully immersed in the Sacred Dance experience.


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