Join me & Nazli Takesh for this 10-day retreat to reconnect with Mother Earth & your higher self through yoga & meditation, soul-expanding workshops, adventure, & a 4-day trek through the magical mountains of Peru to Machu Picchu.
5 nights accommodation at Willka T’ika retreat center in the Sacred Valley, 1 night in Cusco
4-day/3-nights guided trek to Machu Picchu
2 meals per day at the retreat center, and 3 meals per day on the trek
Transfer from the airport to Willka T’ika
Daily yoga, meditation, and breathwork
Chakra Balancing Workshop and master class
White water rafting
Visit to the Pisac Markets
Visit to the Ccochahuasi Animal Sanctuary
Donation in your name to non-profit
What’s Not Included
Transport from Cusco back to the airport (but we can help you to book it)
Lunches while we are at Willka T’ika since we may be on an adventure or you may walk into the nearby town to grab lunch. They are available though, for an added $10 per day.
Day 1 : Grounding With Pachamama
2pm: Arrive at Willka T’ika, check-in, get settled, sip on a complimentary herbal tea and relax in the gardens.
5pm: Welcome circle, Finding Your Roots slow-flow & meditation in the Root Chakra garden
Day 2: DHARMA & DIVINITY
8am: Morning breathwork, meditation & practice - Discovering Your Dharma
11am - 5pm: Free time- explore the nearby small towns via foot or tuk-tuk, meditate in the gardens, get a treatment at the spa
5pm: Breathing Space - Yin Yoga and Reiki practice at the Lucuma tree
8pm: Bonfire and Release ceremony
Day 3: POWER & POTENTIAL
7:30am: Morning breathwork, meditation, & practice - Stepping into Your Power/Uncovering Your Highest Potential
10:30am - 4:30pm: Excursion to Pisac Markets and Alpaca Sanctuary
5:30pm: Heart Healing Ho’ponopono - Yin Yoga and Reiki practice
Day 4: INNER MAGIC AND MANIFESTATION
7am: Manifesting Your Desires
9:30am - 4pm: Adventure to White Water Rafting
5pm: Acknowledging Your Intuition - Yoga practice
Day 5: BLISS & BEYOND
7am: A Journey Through Bliss - yoga, meditation
10am - 5pm: Free Day
5pm: Entering the Ethers - Yoga practice
Day 6: THE NEXT ADVENTURE
3:30am: Pick up to start trek
HIKE ALL DAY
Day 7: JOURNEY TO THE CLOUD FOREST
Day 8: WELCOME TO THE JUNGLE
Day 9: SAMADHI IN THE SKY
Machu Picchu/ Aguas Caliente
Night in Cusco
Day 10: BEGINNINGS ALWAYS HIDE THEMSELVES IN ENDS <3
Retreat Life - What To Expect
Imagine waking up and looking out of your bedroom window to see vast, green mountains all around you. You walk out of you room and feel the energy of the 1,000 year old Lucuma tree and 7 Chakra gardens all around you. Welcome to Willka T’ika, a retreat center unparalleled in its energy and beauty.
The first 5 days of the retreat will be spent here, where we will begin each morning with breath work, meditation, and yoga inside of the gorgeous, light yoga studio. Next up is a delicious, fresh breakfast spread served with vegetarian food that is grown on the property. The afternoons will consist of adventures like whitewater rafting and visiting the Pisac markets OR leisure time to lay in the garden or get a treatment at the spa.
Each day will end with a relaxing restorative or yin class with reiki energy healing and a nourishing group dinner also grown right on the property. Some evenings will end with a group activity like a moonlight bonfire & star gazing.
Next up is a 4-day trek along the Salkantay trail toward Machu Picchu. This trek carries you through __ ecosystems in just 4 days. From the mountains, to a glacier, to the amazon jungle, your heart will open up wide with love for the beauty that mother earth has provided us.
The Retreat Center: Willka T’ika
25 years ago Carol Cumes created the magical, other worldly Willka T’ika. Situated in the center of the Sacred Valley of Peru, you can feel the energy of the valley added with seven separate Chakra gardens and a 1,000 year old Lucuma tree the moment you step onto the property. It is absolutely breathtaking.
The you eat food at Willka T’ika is sure to be some of the best you’ll ever had. They have their own garden, chickens, and cows on the property and the result is the freshest, healthiest, most delicious vegetarian food you can find.
There is a library, meditation room, and fully stocked yoga studio as well as a full-service spa and outdoor star gazing baths. Trust us, you’ll want one of those. The stars are bright in the sky at night as we are far from any big cities.
This retreat will host a variety of yoga practices in the yoga shala, including: dynamic vinyasa flows, meditative restorative and yin classes infused with reiki healing energy, workshop-style classes to enhance your practice, and guided meditations fueled by pranayama practices.
During our time at Willka T’ika we will spend a day whitewater rafting in the river of the sacred valley. We will also spend a day visiting the vibrant Pisac markets where you can shop and try local food. On our way home, we will stop at the Cochahuasi Animal Sanctuary to hang out with the alpacas and other animals that are there for rehabilitation.
The Salkantay Trek To Machu Picchu
Covering 46 miles, the Salkantay trek provides some of the most breathtaking views you will ever experience. From valleys, to mountain tops, to the amazon rainforest, you will have the opportunity to experience multiple ecosystems in just a few days. The first two nights we will sleep under the stars and on the last night of the trek, we will stay in the vibrant town of Aguas Calientes, where the next morning we will be taken up to see Machu Picchu at dawn. 3 meals are provided each day. After we visit Machu Picchu, we will be taken to Cusco where we will spend our last night as a group.
Machu Picchu: One of the 7 Wonders of the World
Visiting Machu Picchu is the ultimate way to immerse yourself in history. One of the 7 wonders of the world, Machu Picchu is a 15th century Incan Citadel, situated on the ridge of mountain. When you walk into the citadel at sunrise, you are met with vast, peaceful views of the mountains around you and birds diving through the air.
After a tour of Machu Picchu, you will be given the option to take an extra hike up the mountain on Huayna Picchu, which looks down on Machu Picchu from above. The hike is challenging, but the views are incredible and worth it.
Meet the Teachers
I am a yoga teacher, mind-body wellness coach, and Reiki practitioner based out of San Diego.
I have been in the fitness space since 2009 and in 2014 I decided to go to Bali to do my YTT in order to learn more about yoga and meditation.
This experience turned out to be so much more, and I was hooked. :) I suddenly had a newfound awareness and perspective of my body, and I was able to heal emotional traumas that I had been bottling up for years. It was truly eye-opening and forever changed the way that I looked at physical movement.
Since then, I have been teaching yoga, personal training, and practicing Reiki in San Diego, as well as leading yoga retreats around the world.
My teaching style stems from the variety of physical movement practices in my background and can be described as creative, athletic, and intuitive. I focus strongly on breath, alignment, and reconnecting the body and mind.
My ultimate goal for this retreat is to provide a space for you to reflect, heal, discover your highest self, and to find a sense of mind-body balance that you can take home with you.
I grew up in a home that encouraged active living and healthy eating. Fast forward to summer of 2013, when after years of practice I decided to participate in a 200 hour yoga teacher training. Immediately finding a space where I could share my passion, and encourage others to explore this practice, I began my (forever ongoing) evolution of growing as a yoga teacher. I now have over 500 hours of Advanced Teacher Training, am a Reiki Practitioner, and Nutrition Consultant. I place an emphasis on conscious breathing, and tie that in with physical exploration of what the human body can do. I promote structure to safely work through the physical practice, but also space to explore on your own to see what works in each individual body. I emphasize a light hearted vibe where as a community we can laugh and work towards goals together. Each class will offer some inspiration to link the physical practice with a greater intention that can seep off of the mat. Aside from my involvement in the yoga world, you can usually find me hiking up mountains, swimming and surfing in oceans, cooking, and hanging with my boyfriend and the world’s most adorable puggle!
I believe a holistic approach to health and wellbeing is critical, and during this retreat I aim to help you tap into each aspect of your being. Through the physical we tap into the more subtle, and I hope to provide you with tools to spend these 10 days elevating yourself in every way: to nurture what needs nurturing, to challenge what needs change, and to feel encouraged to take home the bliss that can be found when you are truly present, accepting, and loving of you :)
It’s simple! Fly into Cuzco Airport (CUZ) and we will have transportation provided to pick you up.
The airport is very close to the center of Cusco, so when the retreat ends, you can take a 10 minute taxi ride back to the airport.
Reserve Your Spot
Are you ready to commit to a week of connection, expansion, and adventure? Choose from a variety of single, double, or triple accommodations at various price points. You can pay in full OR reserve your spot with a $500 non-refundable deposit. For any questions or concerns e-mail email@example.com.
Triple (3 person) accommodations - $2,700 early bird / $3,200 after May 1st
Double (2 person) accommodations - $2,900 early bird / $3,400 after May 1st
Single accommodations - $3,700 early bird / $4,200 after May 1st
BONUS: The first 3 people to put down their deposit get an extra $100 off!
We hope that you can join us for this magical week of reconnecting with yourself and mother nature! Email firstname.lastname@example.org for inquiries. Namaste!