Willka T’ika

Essential Wellness Retreat

Discover Optimal,
Holistic Health

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

Reconnect

Day 2: WATER CHAKRA

Flow

Day 3: FIRE CHAKRA

Ignite

Day 4: HEART CHAKRA

Nurture

Day 5: THROAT CHAKRA

Express

Day 6: THIRD-EYE CHAKRA

Envision

Day 7: CROWN CHAKRA

Integrate

Manifest your highest level of physical, mental and spiritual wellness…

Nourish

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.

Yoga

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.

Andean Spa

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.

Floral Baths

Soak under the stars in our Solar Andean Flower Baths full of aromatic blossoms from the Willka T’ika gardens.

Ceremonial Practices

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.

Breathtaking Hikes

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.

Local Artisans

Take an afternoon to explore nearby local Andean craft markets, where you’ll find alpaca textiles, handmade jewelry, and traditional crafts from local artisans.

What Our Guests Are Saying…

"The Willka T’ika Retreat went far beyond my expectations. The memories and transformations I experienced are etched into my very being."

Tawnie B

"Highly recommend for anyone who wants to experience self-care at its finest."

Josh F.

“The Wellness Retreat experience is second to none. I am still thriving on the memories of this wonderful place and experience!”

Jessica M.

“The Essential Wellness Retreat was carefully curated and designed to enrich and bring meaning to each traveler’s personal journey. I highly recommend it.”

Lesliee

“After visiting retreats around the world, Willka T’ika is among the top of our list. The attention to detail, incredible staff and amazing food is just the beginning.”

Tiffany Cruikshank, founder of Yoga Medicine

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.

Tour Willka T’ika’s Seven Chakra Gardens

Wellness Retreat Schedule

July 26 – August 1, 2024
$2270

July/August is the end of the high season. Days are still sunny and dry and many travelers choose to go trekking.

September 13 – 19, 2024
$2270

The lovely Andean spring months see warmer nights. Soft rains at night may fall towards the end of September to quench the dry valley.

November 22 – 28, 2024
$2270

By November, summer vegetables and fruits ripen, and the Willka T’ika garden is in full bloom. Rains, if they come, are over quickly.

January 17 – 23, 2025
$2470

January marks the beginning of the summer rainy season. Mornings are often clear and dry, and the rains arrive in the afternoon and continue through the night. Our gardens are in full bloom!

March 7 – 13, 2025
$2470

The Andean fall months are sunny and the mountains and fields are beautifully green. Soft rains may fall at night in March.

May 30 – June 5, 2025
$2470

The end of the Andean fall brings sunny days and cooler nights. The valley is still green and the rivers are full from glacier melt.

July 25 – 31, 2025
$2470

The winter months are sunny and dry. After sunset, it gets cold enough for a sweater or jacket. Frost occurs only rarely.

October 10 – 16, 2025
$2470

The Andean spring sees warmer nights and much fewer tourists. Soft rains may come in October and the valley becomes green again.

December 12 – 18, 2025
$2470

Summer vegetables and fruits ripen, and the Willka T’ika garden is in full bloom. Mornings are often clear and dry, and the rains arrive in the afternoon and continue through the night. .

Frequently Asked Questions

What is included in the Essential Wellness retreats?
~ We’ve tried to include as much as possible in these programs: all organic meals, yoga and meditation classes, local nature hikes, and authentic Andean ceremonies.
~ For those who reserve the Full Chakra Program (highly recommended), we include a unique therapeutic treatment each day.
Can I arrive on a different day?
~ If possible, we strongly recommend starting on a Friday with the 1st Chakra. We begin with the root (1st) chakra and work our way up the 7 energy centers of the body.
~ Ideally, we recommend arriving a day or two earlier to acclimatize to the 9420 ft. (2871 m.) elevation.
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?
These Therapeutic Treatments are included in the inclusive price of $2270 
~ Personal Consultation with a local healer and plant remedy expert ($75)
~ Andean Massages by our amazing therapists ($80-$90)
~ Solar Flower Bath with medicinal herbs ($50)
~ Coca Leaf reading by an Andean healer ($35)
~ Crystal Bed therapy to align your chakras ($30)
~ Temazcal Sweat Lodge and Plunge Pool ($65)

READY TO DISCOVER YOUR BEST SELF?

“Perfect for a Soul-Reviving Detox”