Thomas Fortel – Essalen Institute. Big Sur, California
"This has been one of the best experiences of my life. Om Namah Sivayah. This is my first visit and I feel the beginning of a special and new relationship. The physical environment of Willka T’ika is so beautiful and amazing and a great setting for our practice. I loved the combination of gardens, sacred hikes through ancient terrains and the wisdom of Inkan spirituality. This all has made a huge impact on me and I look forward to many more visits and pilgrimages.
"-- Thomas Fortel Esalen InstituteBig Sur, California
Rodney Yee - Yoga Teacher. Oakland, California
"Willka T'ika is a paradise that allows you to slip into the Peruvian culture with a deep ahhh! The gardens, the staff and the owner Carol Cumes are exquisite like the unexplainable walls of Machu Picchu. It feels so right to stay in a guesthouse retreat that supports the local community, that promotes organic sustainable farming and that nourishes its guests with the wisdom of Peru. Thank you.
"-- Rodney YeeYoga Teacher Oakland, California
Paulette Dwyer – Westlake Yoga Studio. Los Angeles, California
"This place is truly magical! The staff creates a feeling of being home. The land, the people, the sacredness of this country, is so incredible that words cannot convey. I look forward to bringing more groups of people to this special place – Willka T’ika.
"-- Paulette Dwyer Westlake Yoga Studio Los Angeles, California
"I have traveled the world and seen many fascinating places, and Willka T’ika is the one I plan to return to again and again. The gardens are exquisite, the food is brimming with vitality and the location is conducive to experiencing the ancient essence. Our warm-hearted hosts, Carol and Mark, have created an atmosphere of beauty and tranquility. Together with the very loving indigenous people of Peru, they have handcrafted an ideal and nurturing retreat. The combination of a daily Yoga practice, meditation in the gardens and hiking in the Andes re-connects us with the Earth. If you visit Willka T’ika you will experience the heart and soul of Peru.
"-- Desireé RumbaughAnusara Yoga Teacher Scottsdale, Arizona
"Carol, Mark and the staff of locals make this a most special place. Our guide and co-adventurer, spoke with such passion for her homeland that we all grew to love her and Peru. The organization and attention to detail helped our group feel right at home. The skylight in the Yoga Room enhanced our Suryanamaska in the morning, and the blankets were deluxe. The whole group said that they had never been fed so well and with such consistent quality – even on excursions- all details were seen to with great care. We plan to return to the beautiful gardens of Willka T’ika and the Sacred land of Peru.
"-- Vickie Aldridge Boise Yoga Center Boise, Idaho
Judith Lasater - PT, PhD, Yoga Teacher. San Francisco, California
"Willka T'ika combines the best of Peru:a beautiful setting, delicious food and wonderfully warm people-to make a yoga retreat here a delight.
"-- Judith Lasater Yoga Teacher San Francisco, California
Susan Mc Culley and Shelley Ross - NIA Techniques
"It has indeed been an amazing and Magical Journey! From the sacred sites of Cusco, to the sacred gardens in Willka T'ika, the magnificent meals, rooms, and service and, of course, Machu Picchu - it has been an exquisite and transformative experience. NIA has found Willka T'ika and we will be back!
"-- Susan McCulley and Shelley RossNIA Techniques
James Murphy - Iyengar Yoga Teacher. New York, New York
"Not only were we ‘flying high’ from the magnificent gardens, great food, and of course the altitude, but it was the ‘down to earth’ hospitality and warmth of both the staff and owner, Carol, that really touched our hearts. I can't imagine a more perfect spot to teach yoga.
"-- James Murphy Iyengar Yoga Teacher New York, New York
Larry Schultz - Founder & Yoga Teacher, It’s Yoga. San Francisco, California
"We leave your healing oasis in the Sacred Valley filled up with spirit...renewal, inspired and soaring to new heights. Thank you for your expert care, kindness and for making the It’s Yoga group feel so nurtured on this journey. Willka T'ika is an ideal location for yoga: sacred sites, sacred people, delicious food, and top-notch organization. I know we will be returning every year.
"-- The Late Larry Schultz Founder & Yoga Teacher, It’s Yoga San Francisco, California
"My second ‘Magical Journey’ to Peru. This is a very special place. Everything is done with love. Flowers without end. Delicious meals and the greatest comforts in all of Peru.
"-- Sibylle Baughan Yoga Teacher Pittsfield, Massachusetts