Pachānanda Sacred Dance Training and Initiation

Happening in Cusco, Peru: Epicenter for the Awakening of Consciousness!

Sept 9th – 23th 2021

“A spiritual and ecstatic journey through dance!

The Pachānanda School of Sacred Dance teaches embodiment and dance as energy medicine. What you will experience and learn: to host different styles of dance meditation and breathwork – these powerful techniques help people to heal, connect, journey and thrive!

Themes and Experiences:

  • New Moon Opening Circle

  • Sacred Dance sessions with the following themes: Inhabiting the Body, Chakras and Aura, “Hoja de Coca”, Andean Archetypes, Voice and Percussion, Manifestation and Gratitude, Cacao, Rebirth, Memory and Astral Travel, The Heart and Healing, Channeling

  • Morning Purification Practices: Pranayama, Hatha and Kundalini Yoga

  • Workshops: Setting Sacred Space, Ritual and Intention, Exploring Breathing
    Techniques: Pranayama and Somato Respiratory Integration, Movement Techniques and Styles, Andean Offering Ceremony, Working with Dreams, Exploring Music: Music Selection and Making Mixes, Cacao and the Heart, Exploring Voice and Percussion 

  • Creating and facilitating the experience – Practice facilitating Sacred Dances with support and feedback from staff 

  • Full Moon Journey: Empowerment and Initiation Dance 

  • Excursions to Sacred Sites 

  • Personal Mentoring

  • Personal Holistic Therapies

  • Excursions to nearby sacred sites

  • Workshops designed to enhance the dance meditation process. 

Your Teacher – Niki Coate

Founder of Sacred Dance, Yoga Teacher and Reiki Master, believes in a well-rounded and creative approach to healing and spiritual growth. She helps facilitate the different levels of your experience by offering a blend of Dance Techniques, Yoga, Reiki, Meditation, and creative exercises specifically catered to your particular needs. As founder of Healing House, Niki’s mission is to help you explore your creative energy and develop a fulfilling life for yourself. Her unique style of energy work draws upon her background in writing and the study of literature and philosophy, as well as her work as a singer-songwriter.

Daily schedule of the Training

07:00 – 08:30 am Morning Purification Practice
08:30 – 10:00 am Breakfast
10:00 am – 1:00 pm Morning Workshop
01:00 – 02:00 pm Lunch

02:00 – 04:00 pm Journaling, Integration, Mentor Meetings, Holistic Therapies
04:30 – 07:00 pm SacredDance Techniques
07:00 – 08:00 pm Dinner

(tbc; except sundays):

Your Training Location

Located just above the city of Cusco in one of the strongest energetic regions on earth, surrounded by quiet yet powerful ruins and temples, stunning views and hidden waterfalls. With its mission to raise collective vibration through how we live our lives, Pachānanda is a living example of the life work of its founder, Niki Coate.

It is the full-time home of Niki and her family, including her husband, 4-year-old son, and two dogs. Through this unique experience, they welcome you into their home and sanctuary. You can expect glorious meditation time in the temple alongside snuggles with muddy-pawed doggies, majestic views of Cusco and the surrounding mountains and giggles and toys in the dining hall.


1850 USD

Price includes: 2 weeks Training at Pachānanda Retreat Center Cusco, Peru. 3 vegetarian meals per day (vegan possible); shared room (3-4 people) with shared bathroom.
Limited private rooms available for additional cost, please reach out individually.

Combo Training!

Sacred Dance + Yoga Teacher Training

Stay for the October 200hr Pachānanda Yoga Teacher Training in Vinyasa and Restorative (Yoga Alliance certified) and we’ll make you a sweet deal!

Check out the full info on the Yoga Teacher Training here.

Sign up now

Get in touch with us via info@pachanandacusco.com and pay a non-refundable deposit* of 600USD to reserve your spot.
Please pay the outstanding amount before the first day of the training.

*Deposit is non-refundable, but is transferable to another training organized by Pachānanda School and Retreat Center within 12 months.

How to Get to Pachānda

Please book your flight to arrive at Alejandro Velasco Astete International Airport (CUZ). We can arrange a pick up from the airport for you with our trusted driver for an additional cost of 40 Soles (please pay directly to the driver).

Arriving and Start time

You can arrive at Pachānanda Retreat Center for check-in from 9am on opening day. Opening circle and orientation will start at 11am. Lunch and dinner will be provided.