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SACRED SITES
RETREATS

 

Sacred Site : Machu Picchu & The Sacred Valley

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SACRED SITES RETREAT

IN CUSCO,MACHU PICCHU & THE SACRED VALLEY

September 2-9, 2023

Join me for a powerful retreat where we align with the spiritual heart of Peru!

 

This 8-day journey will guide you through ancient Incan history as you deepen your innate spiritual connection with mother earth & the cosmos.

 

We'll explore of some of the world's most important Unesco World Heritage sacred sites of Cusco, the Sacred Valley and Machu Picchu, receive powerful energy healing, experience Andean medicine ceremonies and tour authentic marketplaces.

 

We'll spend time in each sacred site to receive their powerful activations. Andean healing rituals, quiet time in the renowned Willka T'ika Chakra Gardens, restorative yoga, Reiki healing & spa services are seamlessly woven into our itinerary to allow time for integration from these South American power spots.

DATES:
SEPT 2-9, 2023

LENGTH:
8 DAYS / 7 NIGHTS

MAX GROUP SIZE:
15

ACCOMMODATION:
DOUBLE & SINGLE OCCUPANCY

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Our itinerary

Cusco Days 1&2

Day 1: Arrive in Cusco:

Your journey begins with a transfer from the Cusco airport to your luxury boutique hotel conveniently situated off the historic Plaza de Armas.  Cusco is one of the oldest, continuously inhabited cities in the western hemisphere. Founded 3,000 years ago by the Quechuans, the city's name means "navel" or "center" and is laid out in the shape of a puma, a sacred animal to the Quechuan people.

 

Plan to arrive in Cusco by 11a.m. to rest & acclimate to the 11,200' altitude. This is the highest altitude we'll encounter during our trip.

 

Afternoon/Evening: Meet our guide in the hotel lobby.
Group orientation in the hotel & a guided walk through the historic cobblestone streets of San Blas in Cusco. Our professional guide will point out fascinating Incan stonework & e
xplore Korikancha, "Temple of Gold", one of the holiest site during Incan times. 

 

Take the evening to shop, explore & dine on your own or with others by the main square. (no meals included on this day)

Day 2: Cusco 

Morning: After breakfast we'll visit the Incan sacred site of Saksaywaman overlooking the city of Cusco. Continue on to the ritual fountains at Tampumachay. Participate in a ceremony to honor Yaku, the spirit of water, to open the body’s chakras.. A traditional coca-leaf ceremony invites you to tap into the presence and energies of Pachamama, Mother Earth.

Afternoon: After lunch, we'll have time to explore the amazing city of Cusco. With a population of 500,000 people and home to two universities, this lively city is filled with great dining, artisan shops and marketplaces.

Evening: We'll gather for dinner as a group and share our experiences of the day.

(Breakfast Lunch & Dinner included, beer & wine avail for purchase)

Sacred Valley Days 3-5

Day 3: Sacred Valley

Morning: After breakfast we'll be driven on luxury transport through spectacular Andean mountain scenery and down into the beautiful, lush Sacred Valley. We'll stop to explore the Moray Circles an ancient agricultural & ceremony site with Incan ruins. Afterwards we arrive at our destination, the beautiful Willka T’ika Retreat Center as seen in Vogue, Yoga Journal & CNN. 

Afternoon: Willka T’ika is a magical spot surrounded by the Andes mountains, known as "Apus" meaning Sacred Lord or Mother. The retreat lodgings are situated around 7 highly energized Chakra Gardens which offer lovely spots to relax and integrate powerful activations. The friendly Quechuan staff will help you settle in & schedule time for Andean spa services, Shaman Coca-leaf readings and use of the beautiful yoga, meditation and ceremonial spaces.

 

Evening: Farm-to-table Vegetarian dinner is offered at 6:30pm

7:30pm Evening Sound Healing Ceremony helps you journey into deep relaxation 

(breakfast, lunch & dinner included, beer & wine avail for purchase)

Day 4: Relax & Integration

Morning: After breakfast and Optional Group meeting including Reiki & Restorative yoga, discussion, integration.

Afternoon: Lunch, free time to explore local artisans, hike local trails, book spa services, relax in the gardens

Evening: Farm-to-table Vegetarian dinner is offered at 6:30pm

7:30pm: Optional Guided Meditation & Group Wisdom Circle

(breakfast, lunch & dinner included, beer & wine avail for purchase)

Day 5: P'isaq Ruins & Marketplace

Morning: After breakfast, our guide will take us to visit the spectacular ruins of P’isaq, overlooking impressive Incan terraces. As we hike to the Temple of the Sun you'll be guided in meditation to deepen into receiving powerful attunements from this sacred site.

Afternoon: After a picnic lunch, we'll visit the famous, colorful P'isaq market filled with woven goods, jewelry,  & hand-painted beadwork. Enjoy café or tea in the market square. P’isaq is a photographer’s dream!

Evening: Farm-to-table Vegetarian dinner is offered at 6:30pm

7:30pm  Andean offering & fire ceremony with Q'ero healer.

The ceremony serves as a wonderful preparation of mind, body and spirit for your pilgrimage to Machu Picchu.

(breakfast, lunch & dinner included, beer & wine avail for purchase)

 

Day 6: Machu Picchu Pilgrimage

Morning: After an early morning breakfast, we'll embark on a scenic train ride to Aguas Calientes, the small gateway town of Machu Picchu. You'll check in to your luxury boutique hotel.

Afternoon: Bag lunch & explore the ancient Incan ruins of Machu Picchu, "The City of Light". We'll deepen into this sacred site with guided meditation, hike to the Sun Gate or to the Incan Bridge, taking photographs along the way as you enjoy the soul-stirring landscape & breathtaking views. Descend back down to Aguas Calientes with time to explore the crystal shops & artisan marketplaces.

Evening: Celebratory dinner at one of the finest restaurants in Aguas Calientes. 

(breakfast, lunch & dinner included, beer & wine avail for purchase)

Day 7: Machu Picchu 

Morning/Afternoon: After breakfast, we begin our morning at Machu Picchu with optional hikes to Machu Picchu Peak or Huayna Picchu Peak, deepening even more with powerful Crown chakra activations from this ancient Incan site.

Afternoon: Return by scenic train to Willka T'ika. 

Evening: Enjoy our last dinner together.

(breakfast & dinner included, beer & wine avail for purchase)

Day 8: Departure

Farewell Breakfast

One group bus transfer at check-out takes the group to the Cusco airport to connect to Lima, and flight home.

From Willka T’ika, allow 3 ½ hours before your Cusco flight. Ideal flights to schedule depart
from Cusco between 2 pm-5 p.m.

Return home from the trip of a lifetime and integrate all the powerful energy absorbed from these sacred earth sites.

(breakfast included.)

Machu Picchu Days 6&7

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The Journey of a Lifetime!

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What's Included

You'll be cared for & guided each day!

  • Luxury accommodations for 7 nights in Cusco, Sacred Valley & Machu Picchu

  • Three farm-to-table meals most days, unless otherwise specified

  • Fresh coffee & herbal teas

  • Group transport from & to Cusco Airport

  • Group transport to & from Willka T'ika Retreat Center

  • Guided tours & passes for Cusco, Sacred Valley, & Machu Picchu

  • Scenic train ride to & from Machu Picchu

  • Coca leaf Ceremony

  • Sound Healing Ceremony 

  • Andean Fire Ceremony 

  • Reiki & Restorative Yoga

  • Discussion & Integration 

  • Evening Wisdom Circles 

  Not included:

    flights, separate airport transfers or hotel bookings, gratuities for staff & guides, alcoholic     beverages & bottled beverages, laundry, spa services, shaman coca leaf readings, meals not noted on itinerary, personal excursions.

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Pricing

$3995* (shared occupancy in luxury room)

*includes your non-refundable deposit

add $800 for single supplement

$750 non-refundable deposit due at booking

with full balance due by July 2, 2023

Must be at least 18 years old. Space is limited to 15 ppl.

 

About Willka T'ika Retreat Center

 
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A Sustainable Luxury Experience

Willka T’ika was founded in 1995 as a sustainable, culturally responsible wellness retreat. Set in the Sacred Valley of Peru, it is home to beautiful gardens, luxurious accommodations & a healing center.

By choosing Willka T'ika as our home base we are:

  • Supporting the local community

  • Respecting the natural environment 

  • Joining experienced, trusted tour guides

  • Enjoying nutritious, farm-to-table organic food

  • Experiencing authentic healing ceremonies

Your experience at Willka T’ika is founded on an ethos of authenticity and holistic wellness. Adventures are built around unique, meaningful experiences:

  • Caring service from the local Quechua staff

  • Visits to ancient Incan sites, artisan shops & authentic marketplaces

  • Andean massage, crystal light therapy, or other unique healing arts

  • Opportunities for creativity, mindful movement, and reflection

  • Ceremonies conducted by authentic, trusted Andean healers

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Meet Your Guide

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It is my deepest honor

Since 1999, I've accumulated wisdom from my trainings in yoga, meditation, massage therapy, Reiki, shamanism, energy medicine, somatic healing, psychic healing, animal communication and most importantly, my innate connection to Earth & Cosmos.

And since 2008, I've traveled to sacred sites around the world, from the vortices of the southwest, to the mystical Neolithic sites of the UK, trekking over towering Andean mountains that hold ancient Incan wisdom, bathing in purifying waters of Hawaiian Islands, to ancient temples of Turkey which hold divine feminine energies. Each site has provided me with powerful activations and wisdom which influence my teachings, healings and personal practice.

These retreats offer a tapestry of experiences, soul activations and a transference of ancient wisdom for you to embody and utilize as a powerful change agent in your life.

I am committed to ensuring a safe, supportive container by teaming up with trusted guides, lodging, transport, etc so that you feel secure in deepening into these experiences and  allow your soul to flourish.

It is my deepest honor to be a guide on your journey!

XOXO Jennifer

ENROLLMENT TERMS:

By submitting your non-refundable deposit, you are booking your spot and you agree to the following Enrollment Terms:

  • A deposit of $750 is due at the time of booking. This is a non-refundable deposit unless the retreat is cancelled, in which case participants receive full refund of any fees paid.

  • ​Deposits may be transferable up until July 2, 2023

  • All remaining balances must be due by July 2, 2023.

  • Any participant wishing to enroll after the July 2nd due date will be admitted on a space-available basis & $150 late fee.

CANCELLATION POLICY:
• Cancellations received in writing at least 60 days prior to the Retreat Start Date are refundable, minus the $750 nonrefundable participant deposit.

• Less than 60 days before the Retreat Start Date, the full balance is non-refundable and non-
transferable.

TRAVEL INSURANCE is not included in your trip fees, but strongly suggested.
The best way to protect yourself from any unforeseen circumstance is to purchase travel insurance.  
Travel insurance can protect against:
• loss or damage to baggage and personal effects,
• trip cancellation and interruption
• emergency evacuation, accidental death or injury, illness and medical expenses sustained
or incurred in connection with your retreat, if applicable.

Liability Release:
Willka T'ika & Jennifer Brinn will not be liable and shall not be held responsible for any
direct or indirect loss or damage to baggage or property, or for personal injury or death,
delay or inconvenience in connection with the provision of, or failure to provide, any goods
or services resulting from acts, omissions, or negligence of any third party provider of
services or accommodations, or due to any other cause whatsoever beyond the direct
control of Willka T'ika and/or Jennifer Brinn

Willka T'ika & Jennifer Brinn will further not be liable, and shall not be held responsible,
for any loss, damage or additional expenses, delay or inconvenience caused by changes
in schedule due to the actions, omissions or decisions of any carrier or other supplier of
services, and/or disruptions to the schedule caused by, including without limitation, force
majeure events, weather, strikes or civil unrest, political strife and demonstrations,
mechanical or other failure of vessels and other means of transportation, reasonable health
precautions, or any other reason whatsoever beyond the direct control of WTEW.

Each each participant agrees that he/she engages in any and all activities at or during the retreat at his/her own risk, including, but not limited to, yoga, meditation, hiking, excursions, and any other activity or use of any facility on the premises of WTEW.

Each participant acknowledges that participation in the retreat carries with it certain risks, known and unknown, including the risk of personal injury and risks related to high altitude, and release Jennifer Brinn & WTEW (including its managers, officers, directors, instructors, employees, and agents) from their own negligence and any duty of reasonable care to protect the Retreat Leader /participant from injury.