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 Join Megan Schlobohm and Jen Fortin for a magical yoga retreat at the beautiful, eco-friendly Willka T’ika Yoga Resort located in the Sacred Valley of Peru. Connected to the northernmost region of the Andes Mountains, this area is one of the most energetically-charged places on Earth, making it the perfect place to unplug and restore your mind, body, and Soul. This Yoga Retreat is unique in that ALL excursions are included, inviting endless possibilities for adventure and discovery. Through exploration of the bright, colorful culture of the Peruvian people as well as the beautiful display of nature (Machu Picchu is one of the Seven Wonders of the World), you will reconnect with Pachamama (Mother Nature) and discover optimal, holistic health. At Willka T’ika Yoga Resort, luxury and wellness go hand in hand. You will deepen your yoga practice with Megan and Jen under the shade of a 1000-year-old Lucuma tree; experience radical self-care with restorative spa treatments; cleanse and nourish your body and soul with organic, vegetarian, farm-to-table cuisine; explore ancient ceremonial practices with a traditional Andean healer or hike among the stunning secrets of the Incan world; and so much more! 

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About Willka T’ika Yoga Resort

 

Willka T’ika Yoga Resort is Peru’s premier luxury wellness retreat and boutique hotel and the original yoga center of the Sacred Valley - serene, sustainable, and enchanting. Staffed by 20 local Quechua farmers (Inca descendents who still practice ancient traditions), Willka T’ika is located between the ancient citiesand temples of Cusco and Machu Picchu. At Willka T’ika you will find:

  • Renowned Seven Chakra Gardens — inspiration of the 3-time gold award-winning book “Chakra Gardens, Opening the Senses of the Soul.”

  • Vibrant, organic, vegetarian “farm to table” meals lovingly prepared by Willka T’ika chefs.

  • Two sun-filled garden studios for yoga, movement, and large group gatherings.

  • The Takiwasi music shala with a fireplace and an array of Andean musical instruments, used for group meditations and ceremonies.

  • The Yachaywasi library with a cozy fireplace and a great selection of books.

  • Nearby hikes beneath magnificent Andean peaks in awe-inspiring Sacred Valley scenery.

  • Passionate local guides who are experts in Andean culture, history, and cosmology.

  • Unique opportunity to participate in authentic, ancient Inca ceremonies with Qero healers

  • With the Willka T’ika Children’s Fund (WTCF), visit an isolated mountain community to experience first hand the practice of ayni, Andean reciprocity, by supporting Quechua students.

  • Gift store, with rare quality jewelry, textiles, and exclusive Willka T’ika products (such as essential oils made in our gardners). Sales support the mission of the WTCF.

 

***Willka T’ika has been featured in CNN travel, Vogue and Yoga Journal. Read recent press releases here:  https://willkatika.com/media-press/ ***

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What’s Included:

  • Daily yoga and meditation with Jen and Megan

  • 7 days/6 nights accommodations at Willka T’ika Yoga Resort

  • Hotel accommodations for one night in Cusco

  • Daily vegetarian breakfast and 3-course dinner, all made with locally-grown ingredients, as well as fresh herbal teas throughout the day

  • Use of the various unique Sacred Spaces of Willka T’ika: the peaceful and restorative Seven Chakra Gardens; Takiwasi House of Music; Yachaywasi House of Wisdom Library. Facilities also include two spacious, fully-equipped yoga studios for personal practice, and Ñawi ceremonial temple.

  • ALL group excursions and hikes as listed in the tentative schedule (activities subject to change based on weather and availability, but will still be included) 

  • Experienced tour guides for various excursions and hikes

  • Group transfer from Cusco airport to Willka T'ika and back. (Private transfers can be arranged at additional cost)

Not Included:

  • Airfare

  • Taxes, customs, or iimmigration fees

  • Seperate airport transfers or hotel bookings

  • Tips, sundries, alcoholic and bottled beverages, laundry, and spa services

  • Some meals (mostly lunches that will be enjoyed at your discretion while on excursions, all extremely affordable)

  • Optional excursions

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Sample Itinerary

While at Willka T’ika, there will be plenty of opportunities to explore, immerse, and restore. Here is a sample schedule of what a week at Pachamama retreat might look like (please note that this is just an example, schedule subject to change, there may be other opportunities not listed): 

 

Day 1: Arrival in Cusco

  • Pachamama Yoga Retreat begins with your transfer from the Cusco airport to a lovely hotel, conveniently situated off the historic Plaza de Armas. Plan to arrive into Cusco by 11a.m. to acclimate to the altitude.

  • Meet your guide in the hotel lobby for a brief group orientation meeting. Late afternoon walk through the cobblestone streets of San Blas, where your guide will point out fascinating Inca stonework en route to the Korikancha Temple, the holiest site during Inca times.

  • Welcome Circle with Megan and Jen

  • Fresh, delicious Peruvian dinner.

 

Day 2: Cusco & Sacred Valley

  • Twice daily yoga and meditation with Jen and Megan. 

  • Visit the Inca 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.

  • Have lunch at a café of your choice, and shop in the main square of Cusco.

  • Drive to Willka T’ika in the Sacred Valley through spectacular Andean mountain scenery. After a brief intro by the guide and leader, the Willka T’ika Quechua staff will welcome you to the retreat center, and help you schedule time for Andean spa services and the use of the beautiful yoga, meditation and ceremonial spaces. 

  • Group Dinner at Willka T’ika

 

Day 3: Fire Ceremony

  • Twice daily yoga and meditation with Jen and Megan.

  • This day is dedicated to Pachamama, Mother Earth. Relax in the splendors of nature and enjoy a tour of the Seven Chakra Gardens. Optional private coca-leaf reading with an authentic Qero healer visiting from the high Andes. Optional guided walk through nearby Rumichaka farming neighborhood where the Quechua campesinos, farmers live.

  • After dinner, enjoy a full group Andean offering and transformative fire ceremony with our Qero healer. The ceremony serves as a wonderful preparation of mind, body and spirit for your pilgrimage to Machu Picchu. 

 

Day 4: Visit High Mountain Children’s School & P’isaq 

  • Twice daily yoga and meditation with Jen and Megan

  • A day of “Ayni” - Quechua word for mutuality, reciprocity, or selfless service, meaning “today for you, tomorrow for me.” Drive through the Sacred Valley to a Quechua mountain school supported by the nonprofit Willka T’ika Children’s Fund (WTCF). Since 1995, Willka T’ika has supported high mountain communities, where few tourists are privileged to visit. In a reciprocal ayni exchange, the group offers an activity the children can enjoy. The warmth and heart-warming joy of the children, and their openness in bringing guests into their daily lives are special moments not easily forgotten. 

  • Riverside lunch.

  • Continue to the spectacular ruins of P’isaq, overlooking impressive Inca terraces. Hike to the Temple of the Sun and walk in a silent personal vision quest.

  • Return to the main square of P’isaq by bus and visit the famous, colorful market filled with woven goods, jewelry, wall hangings and hand-painted beadwork. Enjoy café or tea in the market square. P’isaq is a photographer’s dream. 

  • Return to Willka T’ika for dinner

 

Day 5: Machu Picchu

  • Twice daily yoga and meditation with Jen and Megan

  • Early breakfast. Tourist train to Aguas Calientes. Tea/coffee and snack served on train. A bus takes you to the sunlit terraces of Machu Picchu. Enjoy a fabulous guided tour of the ancient “City of Light.” Experience a journey through the masculine energy temples of political and spiritual power, followed by a deep reconnection of feminine earth energies.

  • In the afternoon, hike to Inti Punku, the original Incan Gateway to the Sun or to the Incan bridge. 

  • Late afternoon train back to Ollantaytampu where you will transfer to Willka T’ika in time for dinner. 

 

Day 6: Ollantaytampu & Maras

  • Twice daily yoga and meditation with Jen and Megan

  • Visit the ceremonial site of Ollantaytampu and its famous Sun Temple.

  •  Lunch on own in the quaint picturesque town.

  • Free time at Willka T’ika - meditate in the Chakra Gardens of your choice and allow yourself time to receive the ancestral crown chakra energies beneath the 1000-year-old lucuma tree; enjoy an Andean spa treatment, or crystal light therapy session; for the more active, choose from a variety of hikes, including the nearby Maras Salt Flats 

 

Day 7: Urubamba and Closing Circle

  • Morning Yoga with Jen and Megan

  • Free time at Willka T’ika or a local town - guided morning hike to the town of Urubamba through farming neighborhoods; or visit a typical, lively Peruvian market and the famous Seminario ceramics shop; and other options will be presented based on weather and availability.

  • Closing Circle and Farewell dinner

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Accommodations

Rooms at Willka T’ika are all constructed of all-natural local materials, including local stone and adobe bricks. Willka T’ika’s resident artist has decorated its walls with colorful Andean motifs. Our sustainable guest rooms reflect the textures and colors of the Andes. Made from natural earth materials and adorned with local artwork, each guest room is uniquely designed using Feng Shui principles. Spacious Luxury Rooms look out to inspiring mountain and garden views, and are named for the Andean medicinal plant that grows at its doorstep.Cozy Garden Rooms are purposely tucked away in charming areas throughout the gardens. All rooms have heating and modern private bathrooms. Fresh flowers welcome all guests and cozy hot water bottles warm beds at night. 

 

Choose between a Luxury or Garden Room, each offering a private entrance and bath,  nestled amidst the abundant gardens with garden and/or mountain views. Room types include singles, doubles, and triples, with select amenities.

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Pricing

All rooms have private bathrooms and individual temperature controls; all rates include accommodations, all meals, all tours, and access to the retreat property.

 

For Shared Occupancy, rooms are arranged with either one bed, two beds, or three beds, all subject to availability. Rooms with just one bed, shared occupancy is only available if you are booking alongside another guest with whom you will share a bed. If no roommate is secured, single occupancy rate will apply (the sooner a shared occupancy room is booked, the higher likelihood a roommate will be found). Please feel free to email Jen and Megan about questions concerning availability (aycretreats@gmail.com)

Luxury Rooms:

2 Queen Beds (9 available)

  • Single Occupancy – $4200

  • Double Occupancy – $3500/person

 

1 King Bed (5 available) (double occupancy only available if you are booking alongside another guest with whom you will share a bed)

  • Single Occupancy – $4600/person

  • Double Occupancy – $3700/person

 

3 Twin/Double Beds (2 available)

  • Triple Occupancy – $3400/person



 

Garden Rooms:

2 Twin Beds (2 available)

  • Double Occupancy – $3200/person

1 Double Bed (1 available)

  • Single Occupancy – $3600/person

 

3 Twin Beds (3 available)

  • Shared Occupancy – $3100/person

Payments

  • $500 Deposit (NON-REFUNDABLE)

  • Payment plans available (a schedule of payments will be automatically drafted, contract signature required)

  • 50% due by June 21, 2024

  • Full balance due by July 21, 2024

  • $25 transaction fee per payment for all payment plans

  • If booked after July 21, 2024, full payment is due

Please email Jen + Megan to confirm your room of choice is available.

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About Your Retreat Leaders

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Megan Schlobohm
ERYT500 Yoga Instructor

Megan Schlobohm (She/Her) is the owner of Anderson Yoga Center, and a fellow Yoga instructor at the studio. Megan has been practicing yoga since 2003, and earned her RYT200 Certificate in September 2017. In January 2018, she purchased the studio and began shaping it into the vibrant, fun, life-enriching place it is today. July 2020, Megan completed an additional 300 hours of advanced yoga teacher training with John's Creek Yoga in Atlanta, GA, upgrading her licensure to ERYT500. Megan has a Master's of Science in Mental Health Therapy from Mercer University, and spent 9 years as a professional chef alongside her husband, Ernie, working on luxury yachts in the Caribbean. 

 

Megan's main style is vinyasa-based, with a methodical pace; special focus on the breath; attention to safe alignment, and a positive message to take beyond the mat. Megan also teaches Gentle Flow, Yin Yoga, and Restorative Yoga, which are much slower and have a deeply relaxing vibe. In addition, Megan studies and teaches meditation, offering several guided meditation classes every week, as well as special meditation events. Overall, she seeks to help students find a lifelong, fulfilling, sustainable practice. You will often hear sound-healing elements in the class (chanting, koshi bells, crystal singing bowls), and her savasana will take you to another world with doTERRA essential oils. She also teaches Goat Yoga at Split Creek Farm in Anderson and Kid's Yoga, sharing even more joy and laughter with the community! 

 

Megan holds her Reiki Master certification, and is additionally certified in Yin Yoga, Yoga Nidra Meditation, and Thai Yoga Massage.

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Jen Fortin
ERYT200 Yoga Instructor

Jen Fortin, E-RYT200, began her yoga journey in 2010 after the birth of her son. Yoga brought her a sense of peace and self discovery that she had never experienced before. Jen knew very quickly that sharing yoga with others was going to be her life’s passion.


While working on her personal training certification in 2014, Jen took a chance and added a Hatha Yoga teacher training to her radar. Quickly thereafter she began working with private clients for both yoga and general health and fitness. Jen was invited to work with the former professional soccer team, the Carolina Railhawks (now NCFC), focusing on yoga for athletes, including injury prevention, muscular recovery, breath work, joint health, and improved flexibility and mobility.


In 2015, Jen decided to take her yoga for athletes teachings a step further and embarked on studying with Sage Rountree in Carrboro, North Carolina, completing her Yoga for Athletes teacher training. Soon after, Jen continued to learn under Sage and her team earning her RYT 200.
 

In the following years, she has worked with various collegiate athletic teams and a wide range of individual athletes from Crossfit to golfers and everything in between. Jen loves to work with athletes, but has also been known to dive into teaching a fun, strength building power class; yoga for beginners; and wide range of yoga fusion classes including ballet barre, suspension trainer flows, balance board yoga, yoga with weights, and more!

Ready to Reserve Your Spot?

You can make your $500 deposit here, and we will contact you shortly with the Retreat Agreement Form (your reservation is not finalized until this form has been signed and returned). Please note that all accommodations are subject to availability, which we would be happy to discuss with you.

Need assistance or have questions? Please feel free to reach out to Megan & Jen at AYCretreats@gmail.com, especially if you are booking alongside family or friends.