Sound Meditation, NOT Sound Healing

Sound Meditation, NOT Sound Healing

Last month, Willka T’ika had the honor of hosting the world renowned sound master, Alexandre Tannous. Joined by one of Willka T’ika’s oldest friends and famous ethnobotanist, Dennis McKenna, Alexandre led 25 of us through a fascinating journey of...
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...