A MAGICAL JOURNEY TO
FEBRUARY 18-25, 2017
∗ Renowned Seven Chakra Gardens – inspiration of the 3-time gold award- winning book “Chakra Gardens, Opening the Senses of the Soul.”
∗ Vibrant, organic, vegetarian meals lovingly prepared by Willka T’ika chefs.
∗ Two sun-filled garden studios for yoga, dance and large group gatherings.
∗ Hiking beneath magnificent Andean peaks in awe-inspiring Sacred Valley scenery.
∗ Exploration of mysterious ancient cities and temples of Cusco and Machu Picchu.
GIFT OF LOVE Retreat Itinerary:
DAY 01: SATURDAY FEBRUARY 18: We’ll gather at Cusco airport for our private group transfer to our hotel off the historic Plaza de Armas. Our guide will meet us in the hotel lobby for a get-to-know-you lunch followed by a brief group orientation meeting in the hotel. Late afternoon walk through the cobblestone streets of San Blas, where our guide will point out fascinating Incan stonework en route to the Korikancha Temple, the holiest site during Incan times. We’ll be free in the evening to dine in one of the highly- acclaimed restaurants near the main square.
DAY 02: SUNDAY FEBRUARY 19: After breakfast we take a bus to the Incan ritual fountains at Tampumachay for a “Water is life! Ceremony” to honor Yako, the spirit of water and open our chakras activating and enhancing our individual creative and healing powers. Then, a traditional coca-leaf ceremony will enable us to tap into the energies of Pachamama (Mother Earth). Our guided tour continues to the awesome giant stones of Saksaywaman overlooking the city of Cusco where I will guide us through an intension setting process as we explore the vast Incan site. Afterwards we’ll visit the shamanic site of Kenko, then lunch at a café of our choice. Time for shopping in the main square of Cusco before driving to Willka T’ika in the Sacred Valley through the spectacular Andean mountain scenery. Quechua staff will welcome us to the retreat center, and help those who wish to schedule time for Andean spa services. After dinner, we’ll 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.
DAY 03: MONDAY FEBRUARY 20: Summer Solstice. After an early breakfast we take tourist train to Aguas Calientes. where a bus takes us to the sunlit terraces of Machu Picchu. We’ll enjoy a fabulous guided tour of the ancient “City of Light,” and experience a journey through the masculine energy temples of political and spiritual power. We will call in the Sun to clear the solar plexus of negative energies and activate our powers of manifestation; authentic movement and spontaneous action, followed by a deep reconnection of feminine earth energies within the Divine Self. We’ll hike to the Inti Punku, the original Inkan Gateway to the Sun or take an even more challenging hike to the Machu Picchu Peak. Late afternoon train back to Ollantaytampu where you will transfer to Willka T’ika in time for a late dinner.
DAY 04: TUESDAY FEBRUARY 21: METAMORPHOSIS:A day of transformation. I’m calling this Butterfly Day: In the morning we’ll use the Seven Chakra Gardens to activate the inner senses and tune into the vibration of The Incas and The Andes activating the heart to awaken more fully into PRESENCE. After lunch allow yourself time to receive the ancestral crown chakra energies beneath the 1000-year-old lucuma tree, follow a map to hike uphill along zigzag paths to the fascinating ancient Maras salt farms or a variety of other hikes and activities through the valley and up the mountains. Andean SPA treatments and Crystal light therapy sessions from John of God and spirit doctors in Brazil, are available to pamper the body. Solar baths are reserved for the night.
DAY 5: WEDNESDAY FEBRUARY 22: Dedicated to Pachamama. We’ll relax and meditate in the splendors of nature and the Seven Chakra Gardens attuning our energies with private and/or group practices. Options: a guided walk through the Rumichaka farming neighborhood where the Quechua campesinos, farmers live. 1:00 p.m. Wholesome gourmet vegetarian lunch. Afternoon: Group Check-in/Harmonizing Process. Free time – Option: coca-leaf reading with the authentic pakko, Qero healer visiting from the high Andes. After dinner we’ll integrate the day and prepare for dream activation by calling in Spirit with a Heart Awakening Dream Song.
DAY 06: THURSDAY FEBRUARY 23: We welcome the sparkling energies of the day with a drive through the Sacred Valley to a Quechua mountain school, one of four supported by the nonprofit Willka T’ika Children’s Fund. For 19 years, Willka T’ika has maintained contact with dedicated schoolteachers in isolated high mountain communities where few tourists are privileged to visit. In a reciprocal 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. We continue with our 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 with the group or walk in a silent personal vision quest to open the third eye. Return to P’isaq by bus and visit the famous, colorful market filled with woven goods, jewelry, wall hangings and hand-painted beadwork. We’ll choose a restaurant for lunch in the market square. Our guide is at our service through the close of this day.
DAY 07: FRIDAY FEBRUARY 24: A special day of Oneness & Unity, mindfulness and integration, at Willka T’ika. As a sojourner, you were called to the Sacred Valley. This day is 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. Options: Schedule an Andean Spa treatment, or crystal light therapy session to heal and soothe the body. Practice yoga or hike into the nearby valley and town. We’ll crown this wonderful day with our Final Integration Process and Farewell Christmas Dinner at Willka T’ika.
DAY 08. SATURDAY FEBRUARY 25: Breakfast and Closing Ceremony. 10am Checkout Time. One group bus transfer to the Cusco airport to connect to Lima and your flight home.
I look forward to sharing it with you!