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Join Kim Lawrence, Psycho-Spiritual Yoga Therapist on a Transformational Retreat in the Sacred Valley of Peru

Experience Your Own Embodied Transformation while Immersed in the Authentic Spiritual and Cultural Wonders of Peru
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Wrapped in the ancient wisdom of Peru, supported by Kim, Shamans, guides, an amazing community of women, and your own inner wisdom, find your way back home to your Self.

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For those of you who just want to make sure I’m not blowing smoke out my ass:

  • Internal Family Systems Level I Trained and pursuing Certification

  • iRest Yoga Nidra Certified Teacher and part of the Canadian Training Team

  • Reiki Master & Teacher

  • trained in Transparent Communication by Thomas Huebl

  • 1000+ hrs Certified Yoga Teacher/Therapist

  • multiple trauma and grief trainings

  • teachers: Dr. Richard Schwartz, Thomas Huebl, Dr. Richard Miller, Adyashanti, Pema Chodron, Lotus Wu, Kaivindu, Kathleen Knipp, Anne Douglas, Byron Katie, Russ Littau, David McAmond, and many more.

"We're all just walking each other home." 

Ram Dass

                                    

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Willka T'ika

Lucuma Wellness Retreat

This is our most comprehensive program designed for discerning guests and group leaders. Spend quality time at Willka T’ika with its renowned sacred Chakra Gardens and enjoy the highlights of Cusco, the major Sacred Valley sites, and a special two-day visit to Machu Picchu with an overnight at a new riverside lodge. Our highly experienced guide will accompany your group at all times, sharing awe-inspiring stories of the Inca and translating the transcendent Quechua words of the Qero healers. For decades, this exclusive program has proven to be the perfect tour for a group that wants to see and experience it all, while tapping into authentic Andean spirituality. There is no other program that matches Lucuma.

The Lucuma Retreat program allows extra time for guests to journey deeper into the spiritual and cultural wonders of Peru, its people, and the vibrant energy at Willka T’ika. Take advantage of the various sacred spaces to lead your group through yoga, movement, arts—your group focus—to deepen a connection with Nature, inspired by Pachamama, Mother Earth. Willka T’ika was conceived, built and maintained on sustainable principles. Our dedicated Quechua staff will help coordinate your needs and all logistics, ensuring a seamless program for you and your group. With the fully-inclusive Lucuma Retreat, enjoy our most luxurious accommodations, each with its unique garden or mountain view, gourmet vegetarian meals, and the perfect amount of time to pause within travels to absorb the healing energies of Willka T’ika and reflect on your inner journey. Take a visual video tour of gardens and see for yourself.

Willka T’ika was originally conceived and is lovingly maintained as a private garden retreat center.
It is open only to its registered guests.

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Lucuma Retreat Highlights

  • Willka T’ika, the #1 luxury garden retreat center in the Sacred Valley—
    serene, sustainable and enchanting.

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

  • Vibrant, organic, vegetarian meals lovingly prepared by Willka T’ika chefs.

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

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

  • Our Yachaywasi library has a cozy fireplace and a great selection of
    English books on all subjects.

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

  • Exploration of mysterious ancient cities and temples of Cusco, the Sacred Valley and Machu Picchu.

  • Colorful, traditional Quechua, Incan descendants, in their mountain villages, an artist and photographer’s dream.

  • A professional local trilingual guide passionate about Andean spiritual traditions, culture, history and cosmology.

  • Participation in three ancient Incan ceremonies with authentic practicing pakkos, Qero healers, also offering coca leaf readings and personal healing.

  • Visit to an isolated mountain community school. Experience the heartfelt practice of ayni, Andean reciprocity, and interactive activities with the students.

  • Willka T’ika Children’s Fund (WTCF) 501(c)(3) nonprofit, assisting over 750 Quechua students from five isolated subsistence-farming communities.

  • The Chaskinawasi on-site store offers unique quality jewelry, crafts and exclusive Willka T’ika products. All profits support local artists and the mission of the WTCF.

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May I introduce myself

Hi, I’m Kim. Let me introduce myself and share what it is that I have to offer you.

 

Let’s start with the latter. In a nutshell, what I have to offer you is Unconditional Love and Acceptance. I have 25 years of training, practice, and experience in yoga, psychology, and spirituality, 53 years of life experience, 31 years of marriage experience, and 28 years of parenting (males and females). The most important thing I have to offer you is Love. Love and the ability to create a non-judgmental, safe container for you to explore your inner geography, your Self. Your Authentic Self, where every answer you ever wished for lives. I help you find your infinitely wise center so that It can nurture and heal the parts of you that have been wounded or lost their way. I can help you shift from being led by your conditioning and your trauma to being led by your Soul or Self. Basically, I walk you home.

​Credentials
  • Level I Trained Internal Family Systems Practitioner, pursuing certification

  • Certified iRest Yoga Nidra teacher, part of the Canadian training team

  • Reiki Master & Teacher

  • Transparent Communication & Mystical Principles of Healing with Thomas Huebl

  • multiple trainings in trauma and grief

  • certified Yoga Teacher/Therapist, 1000+ hours, teaching since 2004

  • intensive studies & practices in Buddhism, Kashmir Shaivism, Advaita, and spirituality with teachers like Lotus Wu, Adyashanti, Dr. Richard Miller, Dr. Richard Schwartz, Byron Katie, Pema Chodron, Kaivindu, Kathleen Knipp, etc. 

What People Say About Kim

Nancy Buison

I can speak with confidence and certainty on your interpersonal skills.  You connect naturally and effortlessly with people.  You know how to listen, you pay attention to the details,  and you display a high level of empathy.

Michelle Al-Katib

Kim's biggest skill set is her extensive knowledge of everything yoga, meditation, and Reiki.  She is naturally good at not only making people feel comfortable and not judged but completely cared for and welcome.

Pam Kendal-Goodale

Having a yoga class with Kim on Monday morning has been the perfect beginning to my week. Her Teaching format leaves me calm, centered, mentally, emotionally and physically prepared for the week..

Your Itinerary!
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Day 1, Wed. March 15

Our Lucuma Retreat begins with a complementary group transfer for those arriving on the first day of the program, from the Cusco airport to our hotel conveniently situated off the historic Plaza de Armas. We will spend much of today resting and adjusting to the altitude. At 3:00 p.m. We will meet the guide who will be supporting us for the whole two weeks at an orientation in the hotel lobby. Then we will take a guided walk through the cobblestone streets of San Blas. Our professional guide will point out fascinating Incan stonework en route. Explore the Korikancha Temple, the holiest site during Incan times. We will dine on our own in the evening.

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Day 2, March 16

After breakfast at the hotel, depart for the amazing Incan ritual fountains at Tipon. “Where there is water, there is life.” Participate in an ancient Andean ceremony to honor Yaku, the spirit of water. At this picturesque site, we have the opportunity to touch the holy water to open the body’s energy centers and activate and enhance our individual creative and healing forces. This is the perfect way to begin our inner journey as well! Return to Cusco for lunch at a café of your choice.

PM: After lunch, depart with our guide to the awesome giant stones of Saksaywaman overlooking the city of Cusco where you may choose to participate in a brief meditation, or hike around the vast Incan site.

6:30 p.m.  Meet in hotel lobby. Willka T’ika invites the group to dine at a wonderful Cusco Restaurant. (B.D)

Day 3, March 17

A.M.  Depart for the Willka T’ika Guesthouse in the Sacred Valley. En route, explore the mysterious and magical Moray Circles set amidst beautiful mountain scenery. A short distance away, discover the ancient Maras salt farms, after which the group will continue on to Willka T’ika.

P.M. Welcome lunch at Willka T’ika. Introduction to the Willka T’ika family—the Quechua staff who will take care of your needs during your stay. Willka T’ika orientation with your guide. A guided tour of Willka T’ika and the renowned Seven Chakra Gardens is offered. Afterwards we will meet in the Muladhara (root) Chakra garden where we will do a practice that honours our arrival at Willka T'ika, all of the things that feel into place so that we can all be here together and to fully arrive. Safe, secure and connected. Afterwards you are fee to make appointments for spa treatments, paid on sight. (B.L.D)

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Day 4, March 18

A.M.  We will begin each day with a yoga session before breakfast (with the exception of when we journey to Machu Pichu). We will focus on a specific energy centre which flows beautifully with the days adventures. We begin with Muladhara, that we will have touched on the day before, arriving. Muladhara or the Root Chakra is associated with survival, safey and basic needs. It is connected with the element of earth. This day is dedicated to Pachamama, the beloved Mother Earth who resides in the earth and within you. On this special day, guests are encouraged to relax or meditate in the splendors of the Chakra Gardens. Sign up for an optional 15-minute private coca leaf reading with the pakko (Qero healer), visiting from the high Andes. Optional guided walk through the nearby Rumichaka farming neighborhood where Quechua campesinos live. More challenging hikes along scenic routes into the valley are also offered.

P.M.  Enjoy an organic vegetarian lunch at 1 p.m. After lunch, join me for a sacred meditation and self-inquiry in the Muladhara Chakra Garden. We grow strong deep roots so that our branches can fully flower. After our time together you can schedule Andean spa treatments, and private coca leaf readings continue. After dinner, our pakko invites guests to an authentic and transformative Andean fire ceremony to honor Pachamama, yourself and your loved ones. The ceremony will remind us to focus our intention for this journey and serves as a wonderful preparation of mind, body and spirit for the pilgrimage to Machu Picchu. (B.L.D)

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Day 5, March 19

A.M. In today's yoga session we will focus on the sacral centre or Svadhistana Chakra. The centre of desire, of sensuality and sexuality. The centre of relationship, of connection and flow. After breakfast the group will visit an ancient Inkan cave, located about 30 minutes from Willka T’ika, and then hike about 25 minutes up steep Inkan stairs to this cozy cave site. The remains of an old Inkan chakana altar make this a great spot for meditation. We will continue to focus on the Svadhistana Chakra. This will take the place of our afternoon meditation.

P.M. On this full moon day at 3:30 p.m. a PanchDanza with a spiritually attuned professional dancer from Cusco will be offered. She will lead the group on a wonderful dance through each Chakra Garden. This breakthrough, fun and uplifting program assists to release negative energies and replace them with clear higher vibrations. Svadhistana is also associated with the full moon as it's element is water and the full moon has a strong effect on the tides.

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Day 6, March 20

A.M. Today's yogic focus is on the Manipura Chakra located around the navel in the body. This centre governs our ability to manifest, to make things happen, to live out our dreams. Today is also a day of Ayni, or reciprocity. We will drive through the Sacred Valley to a Quechua mountain school supported by the non- profit Willka T’ika Children’s Fund. Since 1995, Willka T’ika has maintained contact with dedicated schoolteachers in isolated high mountain communities where few tourists are privileged to visit. In an ayni exchange, the group will offer an interactive activity for the Quechua children. The warmth and heart-warming joy of the children and their openness in bringing guests into their daily lives are moments not easily forgotten. Enjoy a picnic lunch with a stunning view.

P.M.  Continue with your guide to the spectacular ruins of P’isaq. Overlooking impressive Incan terraces, the group is invited to hike to the Temple of the Sun, a doorway to the upper Andean world of the Condor, messenger of the Gods. Who better to support your dreams than Gods! Return to the main square of P’isaq by bus (or hike if trail is open) 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 where you can observe colorfully dressed campesinos wearing traditional clothing coming to barter and sell their produce. P’isaq is a photographer’s dream. Return to Willka T’ika with time for a late afternoon meditation in the Manipura Chakra Garden before dinner. (B.L.D)

Day 7, March 21

A.M. Optional early early morning yoga. Early breakfast. Morning tourist train to Aguas Calientes, the gateway to the majestic terraces of Machu Picchu. Tea/coffee and snack on train. Enjoy an enlightening 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.

P.M. Open afternoon to hike or explore Machu Picchu. Hike to the Incan Inti Punku, gateway to the City of Light, or to the Incan Bridge. Stop, take photographs along the way and enjoy the magnificent views of the ancient city. We will try to do a group meditation here honouring, once again, how far we have come and the sacred space in which we have landed however this may not be possible with the business of Machu Picchu these days. I can walk with each one of you as well, supporting your journey, inner and outer.

6:30 p.m. Meet outside our hotel and walk to fine restaurant in Aguas Calientes to enjoy a group dinner (B.D)

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Day 8, March 22

A.M. Open day in Machu Picchu with entrance ticket included, with option to climb Machu Picchu Peak or Huayna Picchu Peak, depending on availability.  Machu Picchu has become extremely popular for tourists. There are some restrictions on where you can walk, or sit and meditate and thus why we may or may not be able to find a spot to sit and meditate together before the guards shew us away. Return by bus to Aguas Calientes.  Lunch in town on our own.

P.M.  Afternoon train back to Ollantaytampu, transfer to Willka T’ika in time for a late dinner, relaxation, and integration. (B.D)

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Day 9, March 23

This is a very open day of integration and rest. The perfect time to come to the centre of our exploration, the Anahata Chakra, the Heart Centre where above and below meet in the body.

A.M. Yoga session with the Heart focus before breakfast.  After breakfast, optional Sweat Lodge & Plunge Pool experience, 4-6 guests max per sweat, $65/p payable on-site. Other guests can enjoy scheduling a variety of spa services, payable on-site.

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P.M. After Lunch, I will offer a really juicy Heart Centred meditation and Compassionate Inquiry in the Anahata Chakra Garden. Free time afterward where you can continue to just relax, meditate or treat yourself to the spa services. (B.L.D)

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Day 10, March 24

A.M. Yoga session is offered before breakfast.  After breakfast, visit the ceremonial site of Ollantaytampu and its famous Sun Temple. Enjoy walking the cobblestone streets of this quaint picturesque town. Lunch at Willka T’ika.

P.M. After Lunch, Group session is offered by leader in Anahata Chakra Garden followed by group Cacao Ceremony. Cacao is a sacred “teacher” plant that helps open our hearts and connect with our higher self. The delicious, chocolate beverage is prepared with love by WT staff and served in a musical, meditative ceremony by a shamanic facilitator. (B.L.D)

Day 11, March 25

A.M. Todays focus is on creativity and communication! We enter the delicious world of Vissudha or the Throat Chakra. Early morning yoga, movement, breath and awareness practices that support your creativity and communication all before breakfast ; )  After breakfast, you have the option to enjoy an Andean Art Workshop at Willka T’ika with our resident artist who created all the classical Andean murals and paintings on-site and whose artwork is found all over the world. After an introduction to his creative process, create your own artwork to take home. All supplies provided. (3 person minimum) Or you may choose to continue to explore the surrounding area or relax in the gardens of Willka T'ika.

P.M. Enjoy Lunch at Willka Tika. After lunch join me for a meditation and personal inquiry into your thoat chakra in the Vishuda Chakra Garden, followed by free time to relax.  After group dinner, join a Sound Healing that has the power to penetrate our habitual thought patterns, permitting us to reduce our mental activity and reach a profound state of relaxation. With a variety of beautiful instruments from around the world, our talented musician will help you balance your mental and physical equilibrium and reach a place of internal harmony.

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Day 12, March 26

A.M. Yoga session is offered before breakfast.

After breakfast, an optional guided hike is offered to Urubamba to visit the busy market with its variety of Andean products, and the famous Seminario pottery studio. Hike or take a motor taxi back to Willka T’ika for 3 soles/taxi ($1).

1:00 p.m. Enjoy lunch at Willka T’ika. After lunch, a group session is offered by the leader in the Ajna Chakra Garden. Afterward, guests may schedule a variety of Andean Spa treatments to heal and soothe the body.

With dinner, a joyful classical Andean musical celebration is offered by talented local musicians. This is the last day of guided service, and group guide will depart after dinner. (B.L.D)

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Day 13, March 27

Free Day: As a sojourner, you were called to the Sacred Valley. Today is dedicated to you and offered as a gift. In silence, explore an inner journey in the Chakra Gardens—a day to relax and enjoy the pure, sacred energies of Pachamama. Feel her embrace and allow the Divine Goddess to whisper her guidance, wisdom and divine messages to your soul. Allow them to penetrate deeply into your heart and lovingly take them home with you. Enjoy personal healing work and spa treatments. For the more active, other optional local activities can be arranged on-site with concierge service.

5:30 PM: Group orientation meeting is offered before dinner with shaman for those staying on for optional san pedro extension.6:30 Dinner: After dinner celebration, an outdoor closing group fire ceremony will be led by group leader

($45 payable at WT for wood, set-up/clean-up). (B.D)

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Day 14, March 28

10:00 a.m. Check-Out Time.  One group bus transfer takes the group of guests departing this day to the Cusco airport to connect to Lima, and flight home.

 

Additional costs apply for an individual transfer for guests with earlier or later departures.

OR: San Pedro Extension, Tuesday, Mar 28: 2 extra nights at Willka T’ika

8:30 a.m. – 5:00 p.m. San Pedro Ceremony day is facilitated with our trusted experienced shaman on-site at Willka T’ika, followed by light dinner. Ceremony is $180/person, payable in cash on site. (B.D) Inquire with me if you are interested.

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Every day AT Willka T’ika
* Four studios/shalas available for group activities.

* Sacred Chakra Gardens are available for registered guests.
* Gourmet vegetarian meals served promptly at:

   8:00 or 8:30 a.m. (Buffet breakfast), 1:00 p.m. (Lunch), and 6:30 p.m. (Dinner).

* Fresh herbal teas are available from 6:00-9:30 a.m. and 3:30-5:00 p.m.

Bonuses You Get When You Join Today
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  • altitude prep pranayama course ($300)

  • chakra primer mini-series ($300)

  • gear guide 

  • gift bag ($50)

  • free cocoa ceremony ($45)

  • personalized daily program and support ($700)

  • amazing new friends (priceless)

Total Value: lots

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