Essential Wellness Retreat
Willka T’ika invites you to reconnect with Pachamama and the wisdom of nature. Home to the world-renowned Seven Chakra Gardens, Willka T’ika’s Essential Wellness Retreat focuses on restoring one chakra or energy center each day. Calling on more than 30 years of experience with authentic Andean healing traditions, Willka T’ika has expertly curated the ideal seven-day retreat to restore optimal health. Your wellness journey includes therapeutic treatments, nature-based activities, yoga among the flowers, meditation and mindfulness practices, handmade essential oil blends, fresh juices, organic, vegetarian farm-to-table meals from the garden and powerful Andean ceremonies. Enjoy the company of like-minded travelers as you discover your best self.
Day 1: EARTH CHAKRA
Day 2: WATER CHAKRA
Day 3: FIRE CHAKRA
Day 4: HEART CHAKRA
Day 5: THROAT CHAKRA
Day 6: THIRD-EYE CHAKRA
Day 7: CROWN CHAKRA
Manifest your highest level of physical, mental and spiritual wellness…
Cleanse your body and soul with organic, vegetarian, farm-to-table cuisine and fresh herbal teas. Our chefs harvest local vegetables, herbs, and flowers for every meal from the Willka T’ika gardens.
Deepen your yoga practice under the shade of a 1000-year-old Lucuma tree or in one of the sun-drenched yoga shalas.
Return to Eden
Meditate in Willka T’ika’s world-renowned 7 Chakra Gardens. Spend the afternoon reading, journaling or simply reflecting amongst the flowers and herbs.
Restore yourself with therapeutic spa treatments, including Andean massage, crystal bed treatment, aromatherapy, reflexology and hydrosol blends. Willka T’ika’s plant medicine expert offers personal consultation tailored to your health and wellness.
Soak under the stars in our Solar Andean Flower Baths full of aromatic blossoms from the Willka T’ika gardens.
Explore traditional Andean practices including a sweat lodge ceremony and medicinal plunge pools. Enjoy a coca leaf readings from Layka, a traditional Andean healer. Her insights have been called “soul-revealing,” and we know you will benefit from her guidance.
As the morning sun rises over the Andean peaks, hike among the stunning secrets of the Incan world, including the Sun Temple of P’isaq and the Salt Mines of Maras.
Wonder of the World
Enjoy a day trip to the World Heritage Site, Machu Picchu. Willka T’ika’s location provides ideal access for your adventure.
Take an afternoon to explore nearby local Andean craft markets, where you’ll find alpaca textiles, handmade jewelry, and traditional crafts from local artisans.
Experience Complete Wellness
Each Day We’ll Restore One Chakra…
Day 1: Friday
We will begin with our 1st or EARTH Chakra and connect with Mother Earth with an Incan “K’intu” ritual and guided meditation in the Pachamama Garden. Treat yourself to a flower bath under the stars.
Day 2: Saturday
We honor the WATER Chakra elements on a breathtaking hike with a sacred water “Yaku” ceremony. There will be time for an optional personal flower essence consultation before our restorative Yin Yoga class.
Day 3: Sunday
After flow yoga to move our FIRE energy, we will be invited to experience an authentic coca-leaf reading followed by an Andean offering “despacho.” We will release our despacho to the Andean mountain spirits “Apus” in an outdoor fire ceremony.
Day 4: Monday
After a nurturing yoga class, we expand our HEART Chakra with a heart-opening Cacao ceremony and crystal bed therapy to align our energies. Spend some time alone in our “Sonqo” garden to hear what your heart is telling you.
Day 5: Tuesday
Following an expressive yoga class, we focus on our THROAT Chakra. Experience sound healing by an inspired local musician with amazing instruments. There will also be an option for a Temazcal (sweat lodge) and cold plunge pool.
Day 6: Wednesday
We are now ready to open our THIRD-EYE, or 6th Chakra with an optional San Pedro ceremony or a vision quest to a sacred Incan Cave. Walk through our Spiral Garden and witness the full expression of your inner and outer vision.
Day 7: Thursday
What a week! With our 7 senses and chakras highly attuned, we sit by our 1000 year-old Lucuma tree or “Crown” Chakra garden to integrate all that we have learned and healed on this journey through the 7 Chakra Gardens.
Wellness Retreat Schedule
January 13-19, 2023
January marks the beginning of the summer rainy season. Mornings are often clear and dry, and scattered showers start in the afternoon. Willka T’ika’s gardens are in full bloom!
March 31 – April 6, 2023
Fall calls! The Sacred Valley is verdant from the summer rains and the tourists have not yet arrived. A beautiful time to visit.
June 9 – 15, 2023
June is the beginning of high season in Peru so expect some crowds at Machu Picchu and Cusco. Fortunately, the Sacred Valley stays relatively serene.
August 11-17, 2023
August is the end of the high season. Days are still sunny and many travelers chose to go trekking.
October 6 – 12, 2023
October is the month when Willka T’ika is most full of retreats. Guests love the relative quiet, occasional scattered showers, and warmer nights.
Frequently Asked Questions
What is included in the Essential Wellness retreats?
Can I arrive on a different day?
Can I customize my own retreat?
The Wellness activities and ceremonies are scheduled on specific days to coordinate with the Essential Wellness program. Yet treatment therapies can be usually be requested on the day of your choice with advance notice.
Can I arrange for the San Pedro ceremony on a different day?
The optional San Pedro ceremony (additional cost of $180) is only for those doing the 7 Day retreat. It is offered on Day 6 and relies on the preparation and cleansing that come with first 5 days. For those who want to do this ceremony on a different day, or independently from our program, we can recommend a local facilitator off-site.
What are the additional fees?
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