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Retreat Center Category: San Pedro (Huachuma)
Blue Morpho’s San Pedro retreats are designed to engender deep personal and spiritual transformation. We combine our 13+ years of shamanic distinction in traditional methods with our innovative and effective approach enlisting modern shamanic disciplines and universal spiritual wisdom to create powerful ceremonial spaces of healing, change, transformation, exploration and learning. The visionary cactus Huachuma brings a potent addition to your sacred plant work, adding depth, dimension, tradition and new medicine forms to offer you a genuine space to grow and blossom into who you truly are.
Luxury Accommodations in the Sacred Valley
Located at the foot of glacier-topped Andean peaks in the heart of the Sacred Valley, Blue Morpho San Pedro Retreat at Willka T'ika offers guests an experience of gracious luxury in one of the earth’s most energetically charged, culturally rich settings.
The Blue Morpho Shamanic Center and Willka T'ika Lodge offers more than the international criteria defining an ‘Ecolodge’. Our sustainable guest rooms reflect the textures and colors of Mother Earth, “Pachamama” in the indigenous Quechua language. Spacious yoga studios, cozy meditation cottages, and outdoor and indoor ceremonial areas afford spaces for personal and group activities.
The Natural Beauty Reflects Your Inner Light
Willka T’ika’s magnificent healing gardens provide an incredible setting for our San Pedro (Huachuma) ceremonies and to relax, restore, and receive the powerful energy of the Andes. The one-of-a-kind seven chakra gardens cover the grounds with lush vibrant foliage, and are connected to each other by enchanting winding stone paths. Each garden is designed to correspond to one of the seven chakras, or energy centers, of the human body, and is graced with sacred sculptures and stonework appropriate to the chakra represented.
Many ancient Incan sites are a short distance from the property, making Willka Tika the perfect base while visiting the Sacred Valley. The retreat includes gourmet vegetarian cuisine, authentic Andean healing arts, and excursions to Machu Picchu and other Incan sites led by select professional guides.
Medicine information (content and method of preparation)Type of Medicine: San Pedro (Huachuma)Medicine content :
San Pedro cactusMedicine preparation:
Cactus is cooked and prepared onsite
Ceremony detailsMaximum number of participants in a ceremony: 15-20Place of ceremony: Ceremony houseProps etc. used during the ceremony: Shakapa, Icaros, Mapacho, Drums, chimes, rattles, other musical instruments
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More about the accomodation and food:
The Blue Morpho Shamanic Center and Willka Tika Lodge offers more than the international criteria defining an ‘Ecolodge’. Our sustainable guest rooms reflect the textures and colors of Mother Earth, “Pachamama” in the indigenous Quechua language. Spacious yoga studios, cozy meditation cottages, and outdoor and indoor ceremonial areas afford spaces for personal and group activities. Willka T’ika’s sustainable guest rooms are made from natural earth materials and adorned with local artwork.
The spacious luxury rooms, designed using feng shui principles, include a seating area and offer mountain and garden views. The cozy garden rooms, recently renovated, are tucked away in charming spots throughout the gardens. The bathrooms are modern and feature pure organic products.
Each room is named for the Andean medicinal plant that grows at its doorstep. A variety of guest room configurations, accommodating up to sixty-five guests, offer visitors many options to choose from. Guests may request a room with easy access to the main building and dining room. Gourmet Healing Cuisine
The cuisine at Willka Tika is an exotic fusion of Andean, American, South Asian and African flavors.
Three gourmet vegetarian meals are served daily, using high-protein Andean grains and legumes, as well as organic, freshly harvested vegetables and salads grown on-site. We serve our own free-range eggs. Vegan, gluten free, and special dietary requests can be accommodated.
Willka Tika has the only 100% hormone-free and chemical-free gourmet vegetarian hotel kitchen in Peru’s Sacred Valley. The gardens are strictly organic.
Breakfast and dinner are served at set hours in the dining room each day. Picnics or lunches in the gardens may be ordered at breakfast or the day before.
Start the day with a cup of freshly harvested herbal tea or fresh roasted Quillabamba coffee grown on staff family farms. The buffet breakfast may include homemade muesli using kiwicha and other Andean grains, breads from a local oven, omelets, and sliced fruits and avocadoes from the subtropical Machu Picchu area. Dinner may include a hearty soup, freshly harvested salad and gourmet vegetarian entrees with steamed vegetables. Meals include quinoa and kiwicha, the grain that gave Inkan warriors strength, or tarwi, an Andean legume containing more protein than red meat. Non-vegetarians find the cuisine at Willka Tika flavorsome, original and delicious.
LocalsDo you welcome locals?: Yes
Local CommunitiesOur engagement in local communities:
Blue Morpho is very grateful to the local communities for allowing us to operate our Center in their neighborhood. As a way of showing our gratitude, we run a variety of charitable community outreach programs across the year. These vary from scholarships for technical education, purchasing school supplies and uniforms for the local village students, giving laptops to secondary age children, supplying local sports groups with sneakers and uniforms, to building a garden at the local police barracks. Below are just a few examples to share with our Blue Morpho Guests, who have donated many items and money towards these and other charitable endeavors.