DATE & TIME DETAILS:
Saturday May 2, 2020 (to arrive) — Saturday May 9th, 2020 (to depart)
LOCATION: Peru (Fly into Lima and then to Cusco as a group)
Experience the magical energy of the Full Moon while awakening your inner goddess. Join Jessica Calderon, founder of The J Way and Antoinette Moura, founder of By the Power of She May of 2020 for an all-inclusive 8 day, 7 night retreat at Willka T’ika Essential Wellness Retreat Center in Peru’s Sacred Valley
Willka T’ika is the perfect base for guests, with special environments to tune into the pure Sacred Valley energies and meditate or relax in the renowned Chakra Gardens.
We will practice yoga in beautiful, spacious, sun-filled studios and hold special healing gatherings in other beautiful garden structures. Additional healing treatments include solar-heated floral medicinal baths under the stars, Andean spa and massage, and crystal light therapy. Each day there is ample time to tap into authentic Andean spirituality. Our guide will help you experience the traditional and cultural wonders of Peru and its people. Willka T’ika is a retreat conceived, built and maintained on sustainable principles, where you will savor gourmet organic vegetarian meals and fully relax in your garden accommodation.
Our journey begins on Saturday May 2nd, 2020, in the heart of Peru. Our Pachamama program begins with one group transfer from the Cusco airport to your lovely hotel conveniently situated off the historic Plaza de Armas. If you do not arrive with your group, please take a taxi within the airport to your hotel for an additional small fee. Note: Please arrive into Cusco no later than 11a.m. to acclimate to the 11,000 ft. altitude.
Due to the intimate nature of this retreat it is limited to 20 people. We will arrive on Saturday May 2nd and leave Saturday May 9th A more detailed schedule can be found below.
Seven nights’ accommodations (including all taxes & fees)
Most meals and snacks (see detailed itinerary for more)
Healthy Eating + Lifestyle workshop / discussion
Moon Cycles + the Power of the Divine Feminine workshop / discussion
Energy Work (chakra)
Yoga Sessions with essential oils
Mindful walks and/or gentle hiking
Card Readings and more….
Flights to Peru (check skyscanner app — flights to Lima)
Separate airport transfers and hotel bookings.
Tips, sundries and bottled beverages, laundry and spa services. (Tips suggested $100/person)
You must have a valid passport to travel to Peru. Please check your passport expiration date and make sure it is valid for at least 3 months after the end date of your retreat.
A Visa is not required for US Citizens visiting Peru.
No special shots or immunizations are necessary for visiting Peru.
All deposits and payments are non-refundable. The purchase of travel insurance is highly recommended for this trip, which will protect you against potential trip delays or cancellations due to airline issues, family emergencies, illness, injury, etc.
Full retreat cost options per person:
Double Occupancy $3750 (flight not included)
Deposit of $750 due by August 15th 2019
2nd payment — October 15th $1500
Final payment — January 15th $1500
PAYMENTS ARE RECEIVED BY CHECK OR VENMO. CONTACT US TO HOLD YOUR SPOT.
FOR QUESTIONS CONTACT:
Jessica at firstname.lastname@example.org or
Antoinette at email@example.com
Every day in Willka T’ika
* Four studios/shalas available for group activities.
* Sacred Chakra Gardens are always available for registered guests.
* Gourmet vegetarian meals served promptly at: 8:00 or 8:30 a.m. (Buffet breakfast), 1:00 p.m. (Lunch), and 6:30 p.m. (Dinner).
* Meals noted below each day with (B, L, D)
* Fresh herbal teas are available from 6:30-9:30 a.m. and 3:30-5:00 p.m.
* This is a dry retreat - no alcohol
DAY 01. ARRIVAL IN CUSCO: SATURDAY, May 02
Your Pachamama program begins with one group transfer from the Cusco airport to your lovely hotel conveniently situated off the historic Plaza de Armas. If you do not arrive with your group, please take a taxi within the airport to your hotel for an additional small fee. Note: Please arrive into Cusco no later than 11a.m. to acclimate to the 11,000 ft. altitude.
3:00 p.m. Meet your guide in the hotel lobby for a brief group orientation meeting. Late afternoon walk through the cobblestone streets of San Blas, where your guide will point out fascinating Incan stonework en route to the Korikancha Temple, the holiest site during Incan times.
6:30 p.m. Willka T’ika invites you to a delicious Peruvian dinner. (D)
DAY 02: SUNDAY, May 03
A.M. After breakfast your bus takes you and your guide to the awesome giant stones of Saksaywaman overlooking the city of Cusco where your party may choose to participate in a brief meditation, or hike around the vast Incan site. Continue on to the Incan ritual fountains at Tampumachay. “Where there is water, there is life.” Participate in a ceremony to honor Yaku, the spirit of water, to open the body’s energy centers and activate and enhance your individual creative and healing forces. A traditional coca-leaf ceremony invites you to tap into the energies of Pachamama, Mother Earth.
P.M. Have lunch at a café of your choice, and shop in the main square of Cusco.
3:30 p.m. Drive to Willka T’ika in the Sacred Valley through spectacular Andean mountain scenery. After a brief introduction by the guide and leader, the Willka T’ika Quechua staff will welcome you to the retreat center, and help you schedule time for Andean spa services and the use of the beautiful yoga, meditation and ceremonial spaces. (B.D)
DAY 03: MONDAY, May 04
A.M. This day is dedicated to Pachamama, Mother Earth, and guests are encouraged to relax or meditate in the splendors of Nature to complement their specific group program. Introduction to the Seven Chakra Gardens. Attune to their energies. Optional private coca-leaf reading with the authentic pakko, Qero healer visiting from the high Andes. Group leader sessions at time of choice. Optional guided walk through the Rumichaka farming neighborhood where the Quechua campesinos, farmers live.
1:00 p.m. Wholesome gourmet vegetarian lunch. In the afternoon, the leader may schedule a group session or guests may choose to indulge in Andean spa treatments. Coca-leaf readings continue from the morning. After dinner, enjoy a full group Andean offering and transformative fire ceremony with our high level pakko. The ceremony serves as a wonderful preparation of mind, body and spirit for your pilgrimage to Machu Picchu. (B.L.D)
DAY 04: TUESDAY, May 05
A.M. An ayni day. Welcome the sparkling energies of the day with a drive through the Sacred Valley to a Quechua mountain school, one of five supported by the nonprofit Willka T’ika Children’s Fund. Since 1995, Willka T’ika has maintained contact with dedicated schoolteachers in isolated high mountain communities where few tourists are privileged to visit. In a reciprocal ayni exchange, the group offers an activity the children can enjoy. The warmth and joy of the children, and their openness in bringing guests into their daily lives are special moments not easily forgotten. Visitors always are humbled and deeply moved by this heart-opening morning. Bag lunch while enjoying the Andean landscape.
P.M. Continue with your guide to the spectacular ruins of P’isaq. Overlooking impressive Incan terraces, the group is invited to hike to the Temple of the Sun, a doorway to the upper Andean world of the Condor, messenger of the Gods. Meditate as a group or walk in a silent personal vision quest to open the third eye. Return to the main square of P’isaq by bus and visit the famous, colorful market filled with woven goods, jewelry, wall hangings and hand-painted beadwork. Enjoy café or tea in the market square where you can observe colorfully dressed campesinos wearing traditional clothing coming to barter and sell their produce. P’isaq is a photographer’s dream. Return to Willka T’ika with time for a late afternoon garden meditation or group session before dinner. (B.L.D)
DAY 05: WEDNESDAY, May 06
A.M. Early breakfast. Tourist train to Aguas Calientes. Tea/coffee and snack served on train. A bus takes you to the sunlit terraces of Machu Picchu. Enjoy a fabulous guided tour of the ancient “City of Light.” Experience a journey through the masculine energy temples of political and spiritual power, followed by a deep reconnection of feminine earth energies within the Divine Self.
P.M. In the afternoon, hike to Inti Punku, the original Incan Gateway to the Sun or to the Incan bridge. Late afternoon train back to Ollantaytampu where you will transfer to Willka T’ika in time for a late dinner. (B.D)
DAY 06: THURSDAY, May 07
A.M. Visit the ceremonial site of Ollantaytampu and its famous Sun Temple. In the quaint picturesque town, Willka T’ika recommends enjoying lunch at a well-known restaurant “Heart Café” which supports local communities.
P.M. Group leader sessions at Willka T’ika. Meditate in the Chakra Gardens of your choice, and allow yourself time to receive the ancestral crown chakra energies beneath the 1000-year-old lucuma tree. Enjoy an Andean SPA treatment, or crystal light therapy session to pamper the body. For the more active, choose from a variety of hikes and activities through the valley and up the mountains. (B.D)
DAY 07: FRIDAY, May 08
A special day of mindfulness and integration at Willka T’ika. It is open to be tailored to the program of the leader with as much time as needed to schedule a wonderful group gathering. As a sojourner, you were called to the Sacred Valley. Today is dedicated to you, and offered to you as a gift. In silence, enjoy the pure, sacred energies of Pachamama in the Chakra Gardens. Feel Her embrace and allow the Divine Goddess to whisper guidance and wisdom to your soul. Receive Her divine messages, and allow them to penetrate deeply into your heart as you lovingly take them home with you.
Optionally, choose a guided morning hike to the town of Urubamba through farming neighborhoods, visit a typical, lively Peruvian market, a high-quality alpaca factory store and the famous Seminario ceramics shop.
1:00 p.m. Gourmet lunch is served.
6:30 p.m. Farewell dinner. (B.L.D)
DAY 08. DEPARTURE FOR LIMA: SATURDAY, May 09
10:00 a.m. Check-Out Time. Please note the Willka T’ika staff has to prepare the entire premises before the next incoming group, and have some rest time with their families. Option for early morning yoga, meditation or a closing session. One group bus transfer at 10:00 a.m SHARP takes the group to the Cusco airport to connect to Lima, and flight home. From Willka T’ika, allow three hours and 25 minutes before your Cusco flight. Ideal flights to Lima that fit into this departure leave Cusco between 2 pm-4 p.m. Additional costs apply for an individual transfer for guests with earlier departures. For groups departing after 6:00pm, please contact our Willka T’ika office.
Arrive home feeling blessed with the pure spiritual energy of your transformational Andean journey-of-a-lifetime. (B)
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