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Essential Oils at Willka T’ika

We are thrilled to announce that Willka T’ika is now selling 100% pure essential oils. Our essential oils are organically produced with plants grown organically in our Chakra Gardens. My mother Carol and our staff built our distillation machine a coupl …

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Intern at Willka T’ika!

Have you ever imagined what it would be like to intern at a Wellness Center like Willka T’ika? 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 …

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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.

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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.

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Visit to Q’eros with Healer Don Benito

For a glimpse into the life of the healer Don Benito, we filmed this video on our last visito to Q’eros:   The most special guest that Willka T’ika has ever hosted is without doubt Don Benito. Don Benito is a Q’ero pakko, or healer. He is among th …

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Alpaca 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 cow milk a …

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Special Yogis: Diets and Drive

The largest group to come to Willka T’ika  in the last few years was a group of yoga teachers who traveled from around the world to participate in a special yoga training course sponsored by the world-famous teacher, Tiffany Cruikshank. There were 65 t …

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Andean Lore & the Lucuma Tree

In Inkan lore, the Lucuma tree encompasses the three worlds of ancient Andean cosmology. The trunk represents kaypacha, the world of humans, plants and animals, a place of action and interaction, of cause and effect that shapes our lives. The roots rep …

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A Cuy Lunch Outing in Chumpe-Pokes

Terry Visits the Family of the Willka T’ika Children’s Fund’s First University Graduate in Chumpe-Pokes Mountain Community   For over a decade, The Willka T’ika Children’s Fund has supported a school in the Andean community of Chumpe-Pokes. Thanks …

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Willka T’ika Staff Hiking in the Sacred Valley

Hiking up the Sacred Valley to the “Las Ruinas de Perolniyoc” By Terry Cumes Every time I come to Peru I try to take Willka T’ika’s staff hiking in the Sacred Valley. Considering 18 people’s work and vacation schedules, it’s hard to find a day when eve …

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