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Aula Artesana Workshops & Retreats

#622 of 1,675 Tours in Cusco
Cusco, Peru
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About Aula Artesana Workshops & Retreats
Aula Artesana is a retail and learning space located in the heart of Cusco. We collaborate with artisans, communities, organizations and businesses in the highlands and jungles of Peru, and through these partnerships, we have developed group and custom hands-on workshops with master artisans in their communities, bringing together makers and art-lovers from around the world.
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Aula is thrilled to offer our guests the opportunity to learn more about the plant dyes and traditional dyeing techniques unique to this region. Through the natural dyeing workshop, we hope our guests will leave with a true appreciation for the textile tradition and age-old techniques that make the Cusco region so special. We're proud to work with our partners at Pichinku, who have offered to open up their workshop for these intimate workshop experiences, providing a hands-on, one-on-one instruction and the chance to share in the experience with the all-female Pichinku team.
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Reviewed September 23, 2019

I did the first trip Aula offered and I was blown away with how special it was. Far more than I expected to see and try. We had everything from connecting to the land and indigenous people to staying and eating in luxurious places. We...More

Date of experience: September 2019
Thank Buckley S
Sonya-from-Aula, Owner at Aula Artesana Workshops & Retreats, responded to this reviewResponded September 24, 2019

Dear Buckley, we are so grateful that you were able to join us on our inaugural Tintes & Textiles trip. Your sharp creativity and insightfulness were wonderful to be around, and as it turns out, you're secretly a pretty talented weaver too :) abrazos from...More

Reviewed September 18, 2019

I returned from my week-long experience with Aula Artesana last week and still can't believe it was real. I am a weaver and a dyer myself and was thrilled about the prospect of getting to learn more about these traditions through the artisan workshops included...More

Date of experience: September 2019
Thank wecrutch
Sonya-from-Aula, Owner at Aula Artesana Workshops & Retreats, responded to this reviewResponded September 19, 2019

We are so grateful that you were able to join us for our week of weaving and dyeing, especially as someone who has tons of expertise in exactly those areas. I'm thrilled to hear that you had to chance to experience "true cultural exchange" -...More

Reviewed September 18, 2019

From the get-go, Sonya and Steph made this experience effortless and memorable. Weeks prior to our trip, they assisted us in booking transportation to and from our destinations, and gave us all the details of our upcoming experience. We stayed in several boutique inns within...More

Date of experience: September 2019
Thank Tara S
Sonya-from-Aula, Owner at Aula Artesana Workshops & Retreats, responded to this reviewResponded September 19, 2019

Hi Tara, such an amazing summary of an amazing week! Thank you so much for joining us and sharing your artistic talents and serious eye for color - we were lucky to be able to spend the week with you, weaving and dyeing and eating...More

Reviewed September 17, 2019

I had the best experience with Aula Artesana, Sonya and Steph really have created an amazing tour. They were communicative prior to and during the trip, making me feel cared for and very comfortable. The whole experience was wonderful and the organization very detail-oriented. As...More

Date of experience: September 2019
Thank mbaertl
Sonya-from-Aula, Owner at Aula Artesana Workshops & Retreats, responded to this reviewResponded September 19, 2019

We are so flattered to get such a wonderful review from you, a fiber artist and amazing creative. Your kind words are that much more meaningful knowing that you joined us for the chance to learn more about the craft you're already a master in....More

Reviewed September 16, 2019

Sonya and Steph of Aula Artesana have done an incredible job creating the perfect experience for immersing yourself in the Andean culture of textiles. We spent 6 wonderful days in the Sacred Valley at beautiful hotels, eating the best food I've had in my life,...More

Date of experience: September 2019
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Sonya-from-Aula, Owner at Aula Artesana Workshops & Retreats, responded to this reviewResponded September 19, 2019

Thank you so very much for such a heartfelt, glowing review. We were so lucky to get to share this experience with you and your baby, and we're in total awe of your super-business-owner-mom combo. I know we'll cross paths again here in Peru, hopefully...More

Reviewed September 16, 2019

A week after my adventure with Aula in Peru and I'm still processing the magical things we did, the awe inspiring places we saw, and the beautiful people we met along the way. I won't forget my experience with Aula anytime soon, and I am...More

Date of experience: September 2019
Thank Matthew B
Sonya-from-Aula, Owner at Aula Artesana Workshops & Retreats, responded to this reviewResponded September 19, 2019

Dear Matt, We are humbled and so grateful for your kind words. It was such a pleasure to get to spend the week with you and the rest of the group, and I know the Aula team and our artisan partners were so happy to...More

Reviewed September 16, 2019

Wow, this week long trip went waayyyy beyond over my expectations - A inspiring group of women, a week long of hands-on, authentic workshops and activities, PLUS beautiful hotels and delicious meals, I couldn't recommend a workshop or tour with Aula more. From the beginning,...More

Date of experience: September 2019
Thank Emily R
Sonya-from-Aula, Owner at Aula Artesana Workshops & Retreats, responded to this reviewResponded September 18, 2019

Emily, what a treat to get to spend the week with you and share all the Tintes & Textiles experiences. We're so happy that you were able to join us and our artisan partners during our week of workshops and adventures. You brought such an...More

Reviewed September 12, 2019

As an avid traveler, I feel pretty confident in my ability to seek out really special experiences on the road. But there is absolutely no way I would ever be able to curate a trip like this alone. The access to centuries old practices and...More

Date of experience: September 2019
Thank Allison K
Sonya-from-Aula, Owner at Aula Artesana Workshops & Retreats, responded to this reviewResponded September 13, 2019

Hi Allison, thank you so much for such a glowing review. We were thrilled to welcome you on our trip, and we're so glad that the trip was such an inspiring experience for you. Any time you find yourself in Peru, don't hesitate to get...More

Reviewed September 11, 2019

Where do I begin?! This workshop exceeded my expectations times ten. Our group got an extensive, hands-on education in natural dyeing with numerous locally-sourced materials (including some wild botanicals we got to forage ourselves!) and weaving on backstrap looms, partnered with artisans whose expertise was...More

Date of experience: September 2019
Thank leahcpell
Sonya-from-Aula, Owner at Aula Artesana Workshops & Retreats, responded to this reviewResponded September 13, 2019

Leah, thank you thank you for such a glowing review! We were so happy to have you accompany us on our Tintes & Textiles trip, and I know I speak for our artisan partners as well when I say that it was unforgettable all the...More

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