Visit to Qeros

Visit to Qeros

  The most special guest that Willka T’ika has ever hosted is without doubt Don Benito. Don Benito is a Qero pakko, or healer. He is among the last in a line of Andean elders who still teach traditional Quechua spiritual traditions as they were practiced during...
Andean Lore & the Lucuma Tree

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 represent...
Pachamama’s Birthday

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 Earth....
10 Fun Activities for a Quechua Birthday!

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 before...