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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

May 4-12, 2024

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

 

This 9-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.

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DATES:
MAY 4-12, 2024

LENGTH:
9 DAYS / 8 NIGHTS

MAX GROUP SIZE:
15

ACCOMMODATION:
DOUBLE & SINGLE OCCUPANCY

DEPOSIT-DUE BY JAN 1, 2024
$800

Our itinerary

Sacred Valley Days 1-5

Day 1: Arrive at Willka T'ika Retreat Center

Your long journey to Peru is rewarded by spending your first several days at the beautiful Willka T'ika Retreat Center nestled in the Sacred Valley. Group transport from the Cusco airport takes us through spectacular Andean mountain scenery to our retreat center which 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. Their organic farm supplies all the produce for our plant-based meals. 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.

Afternoon/Evening: 
After a group orientation of the retreat center, you'll have free time to settle in after a long day of travel. A delicious farm-to-table welcome dinner gives us all a chance to become acquainted that evening.

Day 2: Free time at Willa T'ika

Morning: An optional early morning yoga class is followed by breakfast. After breakfast we'll gather for our first sacred workshop to help us deepen into the energy of Pachamama.

Afternoon: After lunch, you'll have free time to explore the 7 Chakra Gardens, book a spa service, Shaman coca-leaf reading, Reiki healing or tarot reading. Curl up with a good book or take advantage of the many excursions the retreat center has to offer.

Evening: We'll gather for dinner as a group and share our experiences of the day. An evening Soundbath Ceremony will help us relax even more helping us float into a deep slumber.

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

Day 3: P'isaq Ruins & Marketplace

Morning: After breakfast, our guide will take us on a short drive to visit the spectacular ruins of P’isaq, overlooking impressive Incan terraces. We'll enjoy an easy hike to the Sun Temple where you'll be guided  to deepen into receiving powerful attunements from this sacred site.

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

Evening: Returning to the retreat center we'll gather for another delicious dinner where we may share our day's experiences. Be sure to book a signature Solar Bath! Outdoor baths created from stone and set in secluded garden spots, are heated by the sun during the day. At night the water is infused with flowers, medicinal herbs, and medicinal Maras salt. Enjoy a luxurious soak under the stars before bed.

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

Day 4: Relax & Integration

Morning: After breakfast enjoy a gentle Reiki & Restorative yoga, discussion, integration.

Afternoon: Lunch, free time to explore local artisans, hike local trails, book spa services, book a Shaman Coca Leaf reading or simply relax in one of the 7 Chakra Gardens filled with butterflies & multiple species of hummingbirds

Evening: After our farm-to-table dinner, we'll settle in for an evening 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)

Machu Picchu Days 5&6

Day 5: Machu Picchu Pilgrimage

Morning: After an early morning breakfast, we'll embark on a scenic hour-long train ride to Aguas Calientes, the small gateway town of Machu Picchu.

Afternoon: After checking into our luxury boutique hotel, we'll 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 6: 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 evening at Willka T'ika

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

Cusco Days 7&8

Day 7: Moray Circles & Cusco

Morning/Afternoon: After breakfast private coach transport takes us through spectacular Andean mountain scenery and up towards the ancient city of Cusco. We'll stop to explore the Moray Circles an ancient agricultural & ceremony site with Incan ruins.

 

Afternoon/Evening: Afterwards we arrive at our destination, a luxury boutique hotel conveniently situated off the historic Plaza de Armas.  At 11,000' altitude, 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.

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 & explore 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.

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

Day 8: Cusco & Saksaywaman

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 our farewell dinner as a group and share our experiences of the day.

Day 9: Depart

An early morning transport to Cusco Airport sends us home from the trip of a lifetime and integrate all the powerful energy absorbed from these sacred earth sites.

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

The Journey of a Lifetime!

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What's Included

You'll be cared for & guided each day!

  • Luxury accommodations for 9 days & 8 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

  • Sacred Workshops

  • Sound Healing Ceremony 

  • Andean Fire Ceremony 

  • Yoga & Meditation

  • Discussion & Integration 

  Not included:

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

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Early Bird Pricing

$4595* when paid in full by December 1, 2023 ($400 savings)

$4995 after December 1st

(based on shared occupancy w/shared bath)

*includes $800 non-refundable deposit

add $800 for single supplement w/ensuite bath

$800 non-refundable deposit due at booking/ enrollment deadline March 1, 2024

Must be at least 18 years old. Space is limited to 12 ppl.

 

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About Willka T'ika Retreat Center

About Willka T'ika
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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 $800 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 March 1, 2024

  • All remaining balances must be due by March 1, 2024

  • Any participant wishing to enroll after the March 1st 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 $800 nonrefundable participant deposit.

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

GROUP SIZE AND TRIP COSTS

The advertised cost for each tour is based on an established minimum level of participation. Should the group for any tour fall below this number, each traveller may be assessed a surcharge dependent upon the number of persons travelling (usually between USD $100 and USD $300 per person). We make every effort to keep the surcharge as small as possible. If assessed a surcharge, you will be notified of the amount at least two weeks before the departure date. Payment is due upon notification.

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In the event that we do not have the minimum number of participants we reserve the right to:

  1. add a 10% small group surcharge or,

  2. cancel the tour. In either case, you will be notified as soon as possible. In the event of a tour cancellation, you will receive a full refund or you may transfer to another trip.
     

SINGLE SUPPLEMENTS & SHARED ROOMS

The single supplement is for those who would like to secure a private room throughout the tour, at the indicated additional price. If you are not travelling with anyone you know and would like to share a room, please indicate your preference for a roommate on the Registration Form. We will be happy to work to find you a suitable roommate. Enrollment for the tour will be held open until 30 days before the departure date in order to try to match everyone with a roommate. If by that date we have not been able to match you with a suitable roommate, you will be responsible to pay for the single supplement. An early registration will facilitate this process.

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.

Enrollment Terms
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