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Pachamama’s Birthday

  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 Eart …

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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 sympto …

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Magical Journey to North India “Moksha”

For many years, Magical Journey International has offered their signature “Rebirth in North India, Moksha” journey. Carol and Mark traveled with their guests for the most transformative Indian experience, and Carolina Rogoll writes of hers on the Huffp …

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10 Fun Activities for a Quechua Birthday!

On October 11, 2015 Carol Cumes, owner and founder of Willka T’ika, celebrated a very special Quechua birthday with her extensive Quechua family spanning four generations. During this Willka T’ika holiday, Carol had treated her entire staff the day bef …

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3 Solo Women Expats in Peru

By Michaela Brown, one of 3 Willka T’ika Women living in Peru!     What drives our major life choices? For me, it has been place. Countries I’d never heard of and ancient, simple cultures caught my attention in my early twenties and have been …

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Interview with Dr. Sue Morter

CLICK HERE TO WATCH AN INSPIRATIONAL VIDEO OF DR. SUE MORTER’S INTERVIEW   Dr. Sue Morter, founder and visionary of the Morter Institute, leads retreats and seminars teaching people to use quantum thoughts and energy medicine to achieve their full …

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Nature as a spiritual teacher

    When Carol Cumes first laid eyes on the 1000-year-old lucuma tree standing boldly on neglected Peruvian soil in 1994, she didn’t know it would become her Andean spiritual teacher. She also didn’t know what the lucuma tree would guide her …

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Interview with Yoga Instructor, Dr. Baxter Bell

Baxter Bell, a San Francisco Bay Area yoga teacher and medical acupuncturist, chatted with Willka T’ika about yoga, the Andean concept of “ayni,” and what he looks for in choosing a yoga retreat location. Baxter lead yoga classes for a retreat at Willk …

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Trekking to Lares with the Willka Tika Staff

By Terry Cumes   Every year for almost 20 years, our head of Willka Tika staff, Antonia, has arranged something fantastic where every staff member participates and goes on a new outing. This year, we decided to go trekking to Lares. We walked stra …

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