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Expert tip: This is one of the most popular yoga retreats offered in Peru.
Join Willka T'ika Wellness Retreat in 2021 for an exceptional personal retreat and experience rejuvenation in the Andes! Located in the heart of Peru's Sacred Valley is Willka T'ika, the original yoga center of the region. They will guide you through a specialized sequence of mindful activities, therapeutic treatments, farm-to-table organic vegetarian meals, fresh cold-pressed juices, home-made essential oils, and powerful Andean ceremonies. Additional local activities abound if desired and daily yoga classes are included.
This private accommodation offers guests a tranquil, rejuvenating, home away from home experience, with beautiful garden views of the abundant lush Chakra Gardens, unique to Willka T'ika. Each room is artfully appointed and has its own private entrance, own bathroom with a walk-in shower, and seating area.
Sustainable guest rooms reflect the textures and colors of the Andes. Each guest room is uniquely designed and decorated and is named for the Andean medicinal plant that grows at its doorstep.
Fresh flowers welcome all guests and cozy hot-water bottles warm beds at night. All rooms have portable heating and modern private bathrooms with an excellent hot water supply.
Made from natural earth materials and adorned with local artwork, the spacious luxury rooms with sitting areas incorporate Feng Shui design principles and take advantage of mountain and garden views. Wi-Fi access is available 24/7 in a dedicated Wi-Fi room near the dining area.
Guests can choose from either garden or luxury room type accommodations, either as single, twin, triple, or couples' lodging. The cozy garden rooms, recently renovated, are purposely tucked away in charming areas throughout the gardens. The luxury rooms are more spacious, and many of these are located on a second floor with picture windows, a private entrance, and stairs to the gardens below.
The garden single room with a double bed has a private entrance to the gardens, with beautiful views of flowers, trees, and mountains. All rooms have portable heating and modern private bathrooms with an excellent hot water supply.
The luxury twin rooms with two queen beds or luxury king rooms with one king bed are located either on the ground or second floor. Each room has its own private entrance, picture windows, and beautiful views of flowers, trees, and mountains. All rooms have portable heating and modern private bathrooms with an excellent hot water supply and spacious walk-in showers.
The Willka T’ika essential wellness program combines 30 years of their experience with authentic Andean healing offerings into a comprehensive seven-day wellness retreat. This program was designed for today’s traveler who seeks to reconnect with the healing energies of Mother Earth (Pachamama). The format of the program follows the model of Willka T’ika's seven chakra gardens with each day focusing on a chakra or energy center.
Focusing on Restorative yoga, classes are taught to all levels depending on guest needs and take place in Willka T’ika’s beautiful sunlit yoga studios that are fully equipped with mats, blocks, straps, pillows, and folded blankets for bolsters.
You will begin with your first or Earth chakra and connect with Mother Earth with an Incan K'intu ritual and guided meditation in the Pachamama garden. Treat yourself to a flower bath under the stars.
You honor the water chakra elements on a breathtaking hike with a sacred water 'Yaku' ceremony. There will be time for an optional personal flower essence consultation before your restorative Yin yoga class.
After flow yoga to move your fire energy, you will be invited to experience an authentic coca-leaf reading followed by an Andean offering 'despacho'. You will release your 'despacho' to the Andean mountain spirits 'Apus in an outdoor fire ceremony.
After a nurturing yoga class, you expand your heart chakra with a heart-opening cacao ceremony and crystal bed therapy to align your energies. Spend some time alone in your 'Sonqo; garden to hear what your heart is telling you.
Following an expressive yoga class, you focus on your throat chakra. Experience sound healing by an inspired local musician with amazing instruments. There will also be an option for a temazcal (sweat lodge) and cold plunge pool.
You are now ready to open your third eye or sixth chakra with an optional San Pedro ceremony or a vision quest to a sacred Incan Cave. Walkthrough the spiral garden and witness the full expression of your inner and outer vision.
What a week! With your seven senses and chakras highly attuned, you sit by a 1000-year-old Lucuma tree or 'crown' chakra garden to integrate all that you have learned and healed on this journey through the seven chakra gardens.
Terry Cumes is the Director of Willka T'ika Wellness Retreat founded by his mother, Carol Cumes, in 1995. Terry has been leading yoga, wellness, and adventure groups in Peru since 1997 and has worked in international education and hospitality in four continents for over three decades. Terry began his yoga training in the 1980s with Sri K. Pattabhi Jois and currently oversees Willka T'ika's yoga program, which includes Vinyasa, Hatha, and Yin yoga modalities. Terry studied international relations at UC Berkeley and received his MBA from Stanford University.
The holiday will take place in Urubamba, Peru. Willka T’ika or 'sacred flower' in Quechua is the original luxury wellness retreat center in the Sacred Valley of Peru, located in the heart of the Sacred Valley between the Incan Capital of Cusco and the World Heritage Site of Machu Picchu, in the beautiful town of Urubamba.
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You will be served three daily organic vegetarian meals per day and fresh herbal tea, coffee, and juices included in the price. Meals are delicious and nutritious organic vegetarian farm-to-table cuisine, with most vegetables from the own land. Willka T'ika Wellness Retreat caters to special diets upon request. Each meal will be prepared to honor the Chakra (and color) that they are working with that day.
Experience a soul-revealing reading from a traditional Andean healer. Willka T'ika Wellness Retreat has been working with Layka for over 20 years and she is one of the most talented coca leaf readers around. They know you will benefit from her insights and guidance. A coca leaf reading is also one way to support the Willka T’ika Children’s Fund and has been funding their virtual education programs.
Their latest wellness offerings combine their own essential oils, hydrosols, and flower essences to create completely original therapeutic blends. You can order a personalized blend such as focus activator, aura protector, or muscle calmer, to bring peace of heaven home with you.
The medicinal herbal and flower expert will provide a personalized consultation guiding you into the healing world of Peru’s plants. Learn how to connect your emotions and relate to plants in a profound way.
Spend the afternoon with a complete detoxification experience. Their homemade sweat lodge or Humpina Wasi will help you release any impurities. After this profound perspiration and inner cleansing, cool off in a medicinal plunge pool or Hampi Yaku. They will infuse your restorative bath with the hydrosol essence of your choice.
Willka T’ika offers a range of therapeutic spa treatments to restore the body. Massage styles include Andean massage, aromatherapy massage, and hot stone massage. Rejuvenating Willka T’ika facials use natural products made from ingredients from their healing gardens. Their reflexology treatments incorporate salt from the nearby Maras salt farms and traditional aromatherapy essential oils.
Crystal light therapy combines color, light, quartz crystals, and music to clear and realign the body’s chakras. This gentle treatment encourages healing of the body and mind and leaves you feeling revitalized and refreshed.
Indulge in an outdoor floral bath under a velvet night sky bejeweled with the Milky Way. Their popular baths, created from stone and set in secluded gardens, are heated by the sun during the day. At night, the water is infused with flowers, medicinal herbs, and Maras salt. Enjoy a luxurious soak under the stars before bed.
Alejandro Velasco Astete International Airport
Transfer available for additional US$60 per person
Please book your flight to arrive at Alejandro Velasco Astete International Airport (CUZ) and then take connecting domestic flight to Cusco, which is 1 hour and 20 minutes. Private transfer service from/to the Cusco Airport and Willka T'ika can be arranged, providing transfer details and payment in advance. It is a 75 minute drive each way, and the cost is 60 USD for 1-2 guests, and 90 USD for 3-5 guests each way.
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