Sacred Journey to Peru

Sacred Journey to Peru & Machu Picchu

July 13-22, 2017

with Janice Gates and Laura Gates


Something magical happens when we extract ourselves from the day-to-day, enter into the unknown and immerse ourselves in an ancient culture – it enlivens us, awakens us and links us to the sacredness of life.

I love bringing people on retreats to unique places where we connect more deeply with ourselves, each other and the world around us. I am always moved by the power of these retreats to uplift and transform – we come home changed, renewed in our vision for ourselves and for our world.

This retreat will be a unique opportunity to dive deep into the spiritual and cultural wonders of Peru and take time to nourish body, mind and heart through yoga, meditation and inner reflection. Our home base for the retreat, the Sacred Valley, is tucked between Cuzco and Machu Picchu, surrounded by traditional villages, mountain slopes, ancient ruins, open fields and vast skies, it drips with Andean culture, history and beauty. Willka T’ika’s peaceful energy, attentive staff and experienced guides will take good care of us during our stay.

Seasoned South America traveler and long-time student of shamanism, Laura Gateswill be joining us for this exquisite journey to help integrate and deepen our understanding of Andean spirituality and healing.

Everything will be taken care of from arrival in Cusco to departure day. Over our time together, we will explore the mysterious ancient cities and temples of Cusco, the Sacred Valley and Machu Picchu and tap into authentic Andean spirituality. Includes participation in ancient Incan ceremonies with authentic healers, visiting an isolated mountain school, traveling to ceremonial sites – including a two-day visit to Machu Picchu – and immersing ourselves in the power and magic of Peru.

The retreat will be tailored to our needs as a group with options for levels of challenge for hikes as well as the flexibility to choose what to participate in. Contact me for full itinerary:


$3750 triple occupancy

$3950 double occupancy

$4650 single

You will be well cared for on this journey from the moment you land until the moment you depart! This fee includes all accommodations (Cusco, Willka T’ika, Sacred Valley and Aguas Calientes), highly attentive, seasoned guides throughout, all excursions in Cusco, the Sacred Valley and Machu Picchu, daily yoga and meditation sessions, entrance fees, train costs, group transfers, guided hiking options, ceremonies and most meals. 
Deposit of $750 saves your space:


Cost does not include: International roundtrip flight to Cusco via Lima (I recommend Exito Travel for good prices and ease of booking!), separate airport transfers and hotel bookings (if not arriving with group), tips, sundries, alcoholic and bottled beverages, laundry and spa services. Cancellation Policy: deposit refundable minus a $150 cancellation fee up until March 13. 60 days before the start date of the retreat, by May 2017, the full balance is non-refundable. Cancellations received earlier than 60 days prior to retreat start date are refundable, minus the nonrefundable $750/pax deposit.

Please schedule flights to arrive in Cusco July 13 before 11 a.m.
Our program begins with a complementary group transfer for those arriving on the first day of the program, July 13, from the Cusco airport to your central hotel conveniently situated off the historic Plaza de Armas. Departure is Saturday, July 22nd, 10am, after early morning yoga/meditation/closing session. One group bus transfer is at 10:00 a.m sharp and takes the group to the Cusco airport to connect to Lima, and flight home. From Willka T’ika, allow three hours and 25 minutes before your Cusco flight. Ideal flights to Lima that fit into this departure leave Cusco between 2pm-4pm.  

Participants arriving/departing at a different time may arrange a private transfer with Willka T’ika or take a taxi (for additional cost). Arriving into Cusco a day early to acclimate is recommended. Willka T’ika can arrange an extra night’s accommodation in Cusco with advance notice. Please advise at time of registration.