Peru in the time of Corona Virus

Peru in the time of Corona Virus

Quarantine Begins Monday March 16:  Early today, the Peruvian government announces that international flights will stop at midnight. All borders will close. Over breakfast, I discuss options with a group of women and one child who are finishing up a week long...
Willka T’ika is hiring!

Willka T’ika is hiring!

Have you ever imagined what it would be like to work at a Wellness Center? Imagine waking up to the sounds of birds chirping in lush gardens; Yoga and meditation practice whenever you feel inspired; Organic farm-to-table vegetarian food prepared just for you; Hikes to...
Sound Meditation, NOT Sound Healing

Sound Meditation, NOT Sound Healing

Willka T’ika had the honor of hosting the world renowned sound master, Alexandre Tannous. Joined by famous ethnobotanist and plant medicine visionary, Dennis McKenna, Alexandre led 25 of us through a fascinating journey of sound, healing, and deep exploration into the history of human consciousness.

Ayahuasca in the Andes?

Ayahuasca in the Andes?

More travelers than ever are asking about plant medicine, specifically ayahuasca. Before we can offer any recommendations, we wanted to share a few important considerations that we have learned over the last 20 years of hosting retreats in Peru.

Alpacas at Willka T’ika!

Alpacas at Willka T’ika!

Yesterday the latest addition to the Willka T’ika family arrived, K’intu the Alpaca! Only 3 months old, K’intu currently weighs about 20 pounds and seems to eat at least that much per day. Since he got here, he’s drunk three bottles of fresh...
A Cuy Lunch Outing of Great Love & Appreciation

A Cuy Lunch Outing of Great Love & Appreciation

Terry Visits the Family of the Willka T’ika Children’s Fund’s First University Graduate in Chumpe-Pokes Mountain Community By Terry Cumes   For over a decade, The Willka T’ika Children’s Fund has supported a school in the Andean community of...
A Month Celebrating Pachamama, Mother Earth

A Month Celebrating Pachamama, Mother Earth

  August is regarded as Pachamama’s birthday. Every year at Willka T’ika, the staff and I gather with our Qero Pakko, ritual specialist, to offer our gratitude to Her.   As the name Pachamama suggests, the Quechua respect and honor their Mother...
Willka T’ika Essential Wellness

Willka T’ika Essential Wellness

by Carol Cumes, February 2017   Essential Wellness is experienced when all levels of our being  thrive in harmony—physically, emotionally, mentally & spiritually. It is felt in the physical body when we live without debilitating physical symptoms....