OUR RETREAT CENTER
The Casa Girasol Retreat Center is a semi-tropical mountain paradise, nestled in the Andes mountains at 2900 meters elevation. Overlooking Calca Valley, the agricultural heart of the Incan empire, the retreat center sits at the base of the great Pitusuray Mountain among ancient Incan waterways and fertile valleys that have been in continual use since pre-incan times. Our retreat facilities include housing for up to 16 people, full kitchen and bathrooms, fully equipped classroom, available gourmet cooks and amazing organic gardens that provide nourishing food and wonderful relaxation space for meditation, yoga or just sitting in the splendor of the Andes.
COMFORTABLE, AFFORDABLE LODGING
Our lodging, for up to 16 people, is both dormitory-style and private rooms, providing lodging options for all budgets. Our “western-style” amenities include hot showers, full kitchen, campus-wide wifi internet and 2TB wireless media library. Our media library includes extensive training videos in Bio-Intensive, Permaculture and other “alternative” farming methods, as well as a full entertainment library with music, movies and much more. Our retreat lodge overlooks the bucolic Calca Valley, where you still see farmland plowed by oxen and enjoy the pristine surroundings of the Andes mountains.
Our classroom holds up to 25 people with full features, including high-speed internet, sound and video projection system (1800 lumens) and access to our 2TB wireless media library. With large picture windows overlooking our model gardens, the space is designed to bring the garden into the classroom for hands-on training in agricultural disciplines. This educational facility is used by the retreat center for our events, as well as by the local community for all kinds of classes and workshops on everything from beekeeping to Peruvian cooking.
Our skilled organic chefs, who are resident staff members, are trained in local and international cuisines and in all dietary considerations, vegan, vegetarian, curative and omnivorous. Our organic gardens feature exclusively heirloom varieties of vegetables, fruits and herbs from Europe, North America and Asia, as well as the Sacred Valley. We provide carefully prepared, highly nutritious, gourmet meals for our guests, staff and volunteers. We serve many varieties that have high concentrations of “curative properties” used for juicing, raw food diets, and rejuvenation therapies. Casa Girasol is actively engaged in leading edge research into “Foods That Heal” and we bring this expertise to your table.
We are always looking for volunteers (in exchange for food and lodging) to help in the bakery. Experience preferred. Please contact firstname.lastname@example.org