Peru: Sacred Valley

Peru: Sacred Valley Yoga Retreat

August 16 - 23, 2025

The Retreat Experience

Journey to the magical land of the Incas with us! Peru is beyond words. Immediately upon stepping foot into the Andes you will feel the strong pull of the mountains and rivers. The Sacred Valley of the Incas stretches from Ayacucho (where my family is from) to Cusco, it is considered the spiritual heart of Peru. Join me with my dear friends and fellow teachers, Elizabeth Savage and Kim Michelle Coakley as we explore the awe inspiring Andes.

Mountains hold profound wisdom that remains through changing seasons. There is something deeply reassuring when staying in the Andes. Our retreat center is situated deep in majestic mountains views, steps away from a beautiful waterfall and surrounded by gardens of flowers and native herbs.  Every morning we will practice yoga and meditation, followed by sacred traditions and cultural experiences near our yoga home for the week. On evenings that we are at the healing center we will practice gentle yoga and yoga nidra to further integrate the experience.

ABOUT WILLKA TIKA- One of the world’s 9 best retreat centers!
“ Willka Tika is #1 on the must list!” – Yoga Journal

The Quechua name “Willka T’ika” means sacred flower.

Carol Cumes founded Willka T’ika in 1994. Carol writes, “I first visited the Sacred Valley in the ’80s and was so captivated by the powerful healing energy that I continued to return year after year. In 1994, I decided to purchase a barren strip of land where Willka T’ika now stands. As a longtime yoga practitioner, I wanted to create a retreat center synergizing Andean culture and cosmology with yoga philosophy and lifestyle. Over the next two decades, I cultivated long term relationships with authentic native healers and knowledgeable local guides. Integrating their authentic expertise, I pioneered and developed our signature ‘Journey to Machu Picchu’ retreats and uniquely comprehensive program itineraries.” To learn all about Willka T’ika click here.

Included experiences and traditional ceremonies:

DESPACHO- MOTHER EARTH OFFERING
The offering to Mother Earth (Pachamama) is part of the system of reciprocity between the spiritual world and the material world. The offerings to Mother Earth have their origin in the relationship between the millenary culture of the Q´eros and our Pachamama. The offering is a symbolic way in which the man returns and appreciates the fruits that she gives us.

TEMAZCAL- SWEAT LODGE AND COLD PLUNGE

It is a natural therapeutic experience of heat and steam, which is inspired by the ancient pre-hispanic practices of traditional medicine. Its use throughout history has been therapeutic and as a ritual-ceremony, the practice has survived through the years as a tradition of the various indigenous communities in America. The relaxation generated by experience impels us to a deep state of peace, introspection, reflection and full attention. Temazcal therapy is a beautiful and powerful moment in our lives, an opportunity to reconcile with ourselves, a unique experience of purification and re-connection with our inner source of wisdom and unconditional love. Closing a cycle and opening a new one in our lives, we release attachments, negative thoughts, fears and mental conditioning, delivering them to the heat of the stones Mama Willka Rumicuna grandmothers of the Earth.

MACHU PICCHU
A magical full day with professional guides visiting the Sanctuary of Machu Picchu. Machu Picchu is an Inca citadel located in the highlands of the Andes Mountains in Peru, above the Vilcabamba River valley. It was built in the fifteenth century, and is famous for its sophisticated dry stone walls that combine huge blocks without the use of a mortar, the fascinating buildings that are related to the astronomical alignments and its panoramic views. The exact use it had remains a mystery.

What’s included:

  • 7 nights accommodation at world renowned Willka T’ika Wellness Retreat
  • Group pick up and drop off from Cusco Airport on the first and last day of the retreat
  • 2x daily Yoga Classes
  • 2-3 meals per day (vegetarian)
  • Mother Earth offering ceremony
  • Detoxifying flower and plant bath
  • A full guided day tour to Machu Picchu
  • Temazcal sweat lodge and cold plunge
  • Day trip to Cusco and Markets

What’s on you:

  • Travel to Cusco, Peru
  • Optional activities and services
  • Gratuities you might like to offer drivers, guides and center staff
  • Travel Insurance (highly recommended – see Travel Guard Link)

Pricing Options

TRIPLE OCCUPANCY: $2300 per person

DOUBLE OCCUPANCY : $2600 per person

SINGLE OCCUPANCY (1 person per room -limited space): From $3200

*Each room has a private bathroom. Housing, meals and group excursions are all included. Meals are prepared with ingredients from the gardens and local organic farms.

A $500 deposit will secure your space and we are be happy to match you with a roommate.

Refunds and Cancellations: Refund less deposit ($500) before May 15, 2024. No refunds after May 15, 2025. In case of cancellation, you may transfer your deposit or your reservation to another person as long as you notify me in a timely manner. Due to arrangements made with our vacation hosts, there can be no exceptions to this policy. Participants will be required to sign an application and liability waiver to participate on this trip.

If you place a deposit, the balance due will be set to charge in equal installments starting the month after deposit through June, 2025, unless other arrangements are made.

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727-953-3481