Blue Morpho Huachuma (San Pedro) Retreats at Willka T’ika Guest House

San Pedro Healing: Reconnecting The Pieces

Your personal and spiritual transformation and evolution is our focus. The plant medicines and our Master Shamans create a very powerful and an effective means for generating lasting change. You will experience evolutionary learning while receiving shamanic healing in a setting of support, love and harmony. San Pedro opens the gateways to discovery and wholeness so that, in conjunction with a number of shamanic and transformational tools, together we explore the mystical reality of shamanism, spirit, self, plant medicine, consciousness, Earth, and ultimately, your life.

Heal Your Traumas and Learn Ancient Wisdom

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.

Awaken Your Life Force As Your Spirit Soars!

Huachuma medicine is a mountain medicine, born out of traditions that come from Peru’s high-altitude, majestic, rugged Southern landscape, with big open skies and striking connections with celestial bodies – sun, moon, stars, and beyond. The San Pedro ceremonies, often starting in the early morning hours, reflect this celestial connection. There is an openness, an airy, ascending quality that elevates your spirit into a cosmic dialog with the universe and everything around you. The daytime hours create an atmosphere of a dreamy, waking life, encouraging you to explore and transform what you consider your normal reality. Guided by gentle and energetic icaros (sacred medicine chants), philosophical discussion, and metaphysical questions and answers, the ceremonies flow through the daytime hours in an organic ebb and flow. Collectively we expand and bring wholeness to our consciousness, alleviating the woes, limitations and sufferings as our journey unfolds.

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Maya Explains Her Healing Experience

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Visit The Sacred Sites You Dreamed Of

San Pedro retreats take place in the Sacred Valley and include explorations of Incan and pre-Incan spiritual cultures of the area. On the days between ceremonies, we head out on day trips to various Sacred Sites around the region, including temples and ruins near UrubambaPisaq, Cusco, and Ollantaytambo. We make sure to visit sites that are well-known as well as off the tourist path, learning to connect with and map the spiritual architecture of the place. As part of our ceremonies at these ancient places, we work with Coca Madre, another sacred plant from this region, to offer blessings, open our awareness and deepen our connections to the spirits of the environment and the local traditions of antiquity. Our sacred site journeys are woven into the subsequent San Pedro ceremonies, creating a tapestry of spiritual learning, growth, exploration and transformation.

The Care You Need and More

  • Three San Pedro ceremonies (see specific retreats for details on number of ceremonies)
  • Full shamanic support
  • Personal shamanic healing
  • Group talks to share and illuminate experiences
  • Group talks on shamanism, mysticism, and personal transformation
  • Coca Madre ceremonies
  • Tobacco medicine ceremonies
  • Day trips to ancient sites in the Sacred Valley (see workshops descriptions for specific trips)
  • Entrance fees to the sacred sites
  • Accommodations at a luxury resort surrounded by vibrant gardens
  • High-quality vegetarian food (non-vegetarian options offered on days we eat lunch out)
  • Lunches during day trips at top locations in Peru’s Sacred Valley
  • Filtered water available throughout your stay
  • Fresh herb teas harvested from the garden each day

 The Learning and Transformation Goes Even Deeper

The nature of San Pedro medicine works very well when exploring a variety of other topics during workshops. Upcoming explorations include:

  • San Pedro and Astrology: The Astrology of Relationships (Feb. 7th – Feb. 12th, 2017) – a unique San Pedro retreat that blends Andean shamanism with astrological wisdom, focusing on the essence of relationship compatibility. The retreat includes an investigation into the key astrological indicators for harmonious relationships, both generally and in your own specific birth chart. In combination with the healing power of 4 Huachuma ceremonies, you will have the opportunity to transform your relationship to self and to others.
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  • San Pedro and Sacred Geometry: An Exploration of the Universe (Apr. 10th – April 15th, 2017) – another unique San Pedro retreat that blends Andean shamanism with the cosmology of Sacred Geometry, focusing on exploring the universe from it’s basic definitions. The retreat includes an introduction to the key geometrical elements which will open the way to a deeper exploration of the nature of existence. Also included in the tour is the use of crystal water during each of the 4 San Pedro ceremonies, aimed at tuning the energy body and balancing the chakras. This is a great opportunity to transform and integrate a new perspective on life.

Blue Morpho San Pedro Retreats Hosted at Willka T’ika Guest House

Luxury Accommodations in the Sacred Valley

Located at the foot of glacier-topped Andean peaks in the heart of the Sacred Valley, Willka T’ika hosts Blue Morpho’s San Pedro Retreats, offering guests an experience of gracious luxury in one of the earth’s most energetically charged, culturally rich settings.

Blue Morpho San Pedro Retreats hosted at Willka T’ika Guest House offers more than the international criteria defining an ‘Ecolodge’. 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 T’ika 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.

Each day there will be excursions offered by professional local guides. Here is a list of what you can experience
  • Three San Pedro ceremonies (see specific workshops for details on number of ceremonies)
  • Group talks on shamanism, mysticism, and personal transformation
  • Coca Madre ceremonies
  • Tobacco medicine ceremonies
  • Day trips to ancient sites in the Sacred Valley (see workshops descriptions for specific trips)
  • Entrance fees to the sacred sites

You Will Sleep Better Than Ever

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 T’ika 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 T’ika 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 T’ika flavorsome, original and delicious.

Your Life Will Transform in 7 Days: Itinerary

Day 1

The tour starts in the center of Cusco’s downtown area. Cusco is a modern Peruvian city with an ancient history and is the starting point for our shamanic exploration of this Inca kingdom. At 3,400 meters above sea level it has been named the Archeological Capital of South America as well as referred to as the “Navel of the World.”
We start the day by meeting the guide at 8 am.

We then head by bus up to 3,700 meters and into the Archaeological Park of Saqsaywaman, and to the site that the local experts know as Tambo Machay (This is secluded behind and above what the tourists see as Tambomachay). Here we will do a Mother Earth offering and connect to the mighty Apu Ausangate (Ausangate mountain spirit.

From here we head to C’acá Pugio and then onto Amaru Machay where we will enter one of the most scared places in the area, “The Temple of the moon.”

After a picnic lunch amongst the eucalyptus trees, we will visit Cusillochayoq and connect with the Temple of the Monkey. Then onto the unique labyrinth temple called Quenqo. Named after the crooked canal cut out of the rock. Its carved tunnels and chambers are an amazing work of ancient architecture. Before finishing our busy day and returning to Cusco, we stop at the amazing stronghold of Saqsayhuaman – One of the most imposing architectonic complexes inherited from Incan society.

Day 2

This morning we check out of our Cusco hotel and meet the guide at 8 am.

We head by bus to Qanchisraqay, the archeological site just outside the ancient fortified Incan city of P’isaq. From here we have an incredible panoramic view of the terraces showing the huge depth and scale of their majesty.

After a brief walk we will reach the cross roads known as “Antachaka” where there are some beautiful, ancient water fountains. Here we will ask the mountain spirits for permission to enter the fortress of P’isaq.  As we walk towards the fortress we will pass the mountain cemetery known as “Tankanmarka,” containing some 10,000 tombs.

Continuing the hike we pass thru the trapezoidal doorway “Amarupunku” and then pass thru a 16-meter (52ft) irregularly shaped tunnel, both are perfect for doing underworld cleanse and release journeys whilst transiting.

From here we enter the religious sector of P’isaq that is today known as the Sun Temple. This area contains quite a few temples and one of the few surviving Intiwatanas in the valley.

After spending some time at the religious sector, the guests have a choice in pathway; Malcolm will take those interested on a one-hour hike down the mountain to the colonial town of Pisac, or you can travel with our local guide and backtrack to the bus for a drive down mountain. We will all meet in Pisac Square.

The walk down the mountain takes us past a run of “purkaras” (defensive towers) down thru some terraces and then along the mountain streams. We will also get a chance to get up close and personal with the guardian energy spirit protecting this entrance to P’isaq.

The guests will then have a nice lunch at the Royal Inka hotel and then have a gentle afternoon in the town of Pisac and their famous indigenous market before heading to our hotel in Urubamba.

Day 3

Today we don’t have any breakfast. At about 8 a.m. we start the day with a talk about the Sacred Medicine Plant Huachuma (San Pedro). And then partake in a San Pedro ceremony that continues most of the day.

The ceremony is held in a beautiful maloca as well as being in an environment where we have the mighty Apus in the background and many stunning meditation gardens where the participants can connect and commune with nature.

This is a very special day based in beauty and love and connecting to the core of who we are.

Fruit and herb teas will be available throughout the day, and then a vegetarian meal served at dinner.

Day 4

Today we don’t have any breakfast. At about 8 a.m. we start the day with a talk about the Sacred Medicine Plant Huachuma (San Pedro). And then partake in a San Pedro ceremony that continues most of the day.

The ceremony is held in a beautiful maloca as well as being in an environment where we have the mighty Apus in the background and many stunning meditation gardens where the participants can connect and commune with nature.

This is a very special day based in beauty and love and connecting to the core of who we are.

Fruit and herb teas will be available throughout the day, and then a vegetarian meal served at dinner.

Day 5

Today we check out of the Urubamba hotel and meet the guide and bus at 7:45 a.m. Then go to Ollantaytambo to catch the Vistadome train that departs at 8:53am.

Now we enjoy a one and a half hour journey along the scenic sacred valley to Aguas Caliente in a train with huge glass windows.

At Aguas Caliente we quickly check into our hotel and have lunch before getting onto the bus that climbs the 450 meters (1,480ft) to Machu Picchu.

Here we will be guided by an archeological expert thru the many major aspects of Machu Picchu including:

  1. Sun Temple
  2. Temple of the 3 Windows
  3. Royal Tomb
  4. Nusta’s enclosure
  5. Temple of the 3 doors
  6. The Quarry
  7. Intiwatana
  8. The Sacred Rock
  9. The Main Plaza
  10. Temple of the Condor
  11. Room of Water Mirrors

As well as private access to some relatively unknown areas (depending on governmental permissions at the time)

At 5 p.m. we will leave the mountain and head back to our hotel for dinner and an early night.

Day 6

Today we have a very early breakfast and catch the 6:45 a.m. bus up to Machu Picchu and walk to the gateway entrance of Huayna Picchu Mountain. (Wayna Picchu).

After signing in, we ascend the path running along the left flank of the mountain. Huayna Picchu raises about 360 meters (1,180ft) above Machu Picchu. The way up is basically a long stairway; in various sectors its steps were simply carved into the mountain rock. Climbing up slowly takes about one hour and has plenty of areas to stop and rest.

For the final ascent to the peak, we crawl on hands and knees thru an ancient tunnel where we ask the Apus to cleanse our vision and prepare us for what is to come.

With new eyes we connect to the spectacular panoramic view of Machu Picchu, as well as the Urubamba canyon and the surrounding mountains around.

From here we descend the northern side of the mountain and head down some 400 Meters (1,300ft) to the “Temple of the Moon.”
The hike down the mountain includes a few wooden ladders and an amazing set of Incan steps, but it’s well worth the effort.

The “Celestial Door,” “Temple of the Moon” and the “Gran Caverna” are all very powerful shamanic sites, and are rarely visited, so we can spend time in relative peace and continue working on our transformations.

We then hike back to Machu Picchu for lunch and then have the afternoon free to explore or meditate in these mystical surroundings.
At about 4:30 p.m. we take the buses down to Aguas Caliente and have some dinner and rest.

At 9:45 p.m. we go to the Hot Springs (after they have closed to the public) and hold a sound and water rebirthing ceremony.

Day 7

This morning we catch the train back to Ollantaytambo allowing us ample time to reflect on our week as the mountain scenery passes by.
From Ollantaytambo we then head by bus to the archaeological site.

Today we meet the guide at 9 a.m. and transfer by bus to the present-day-town of Ollantaytambo. This town is about 2,700 meters (8,900ft) above sea level and is very unique, as it is the only spot in Peru where it’s possible to find people living in the same buildings that served as homes for the nobility of the Incan society.

Looking towards the eastern slopes from the city square we see “Pinkuylluna hill” (translates as ‘wind musical instrument’). This hill houses  incredible structures known as ‘Qollqas” (granaries) protected by a variety of guard posts and watch towers. Some experts debate its ancient use was not as granaries but a school or hospital or jail.

To the west we visit the imposing fortified citadel “Ollantaytambo.”  This was an important town that helped protect the Incan empire from attacks by the nations in the Amazon jungle region. Here we will have a day shamanically focusing on the Four Elements.

Toward the north (on the lower sector) is a series of beautiful water fountains, that because of their location, must have performed duties as “Ceremonial Fountains.” One of the most beautiful is aptly named “Baño de la Ñusta” (“Princess’s Bath”). Farther north there are also many other fountains constituting a vast temple dedicated to “Unu” or “Yaku” (water).

Here we will do our closing ceremony for the tour and then head back to Cusco.

The Blue Morpho Video Integration Package is included with your retreat.

Lead by two master shamans and a master yogi and reiki practitioner, the Blue Moprho’s Flagship Integration Process. When done with love and medicine, Sacred Plant Ceremonies are a gift that keeps giving. You can continue to experience direct change in your life over the course of 6 months to 1 year from participating in just a few ceremonies. Integrating and guiding this long process is the most important part of any life changing experience. When you integrate you make the change real, lasting and complete. This is the moment to begin integration and learn how to receive as much benefit as possible.

Like the Sacred Plant Optimization Guide, the Blue Morpho Integration Package synthesizes the most important skills and activities for integrating Sacred Plant Ceremonies and Peak Life Experiences into a convenient video based course. It can help you integrate any major life experience or transition, whether it originates in Sacred Plant Ceremony, a yoga retreat, new job, move or breakup etc. Integration is the most important part of any life changing experience and now it is as easy as ABC Activated Balanced Consciousness.

This Video Based Integration Package includes 9 Videos to cover all your integration needs.

  • Lead by Master Blue Morpho Shamans Hamilton Souther and Christian Gearhart
  • Special guest appearance by Master Yogi and Reiki Practitioner Louise Carpenter
  • Introduction to the Blue Morpho Sanctuary and Medicine World
  • Videos that guide you to center, ground, feel and connect
  • Videos that explain the process and the basic skills you need to integrate
  • Video integration ceremonies
  • Videos that lead you through guided meditations to relax, fall asleep, release anxiety and open up to the transformational process.

The entire package is conveniently ready for download via VIMEO.

Maestro Hamilton Shares the Blue Morpho Video Integration Package

Our Mission & Commitment To You

Blue Morpho has blended traditional shamanism and shamanic retreats into an all-inclusive tour that offers you a truly unique and life-altering experience in the heart of Peru’s Sacred Valley. Blue Morpho’s mission is to provide a safe, supportive space where you can experience personal growth, energetic evolution, and healing through traditional shamanism as part of Blue Morpho’s unique approach to medicine practice and life transformation. This mission has been, and will always be Blue Morpho’s goal.

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BMT Cancellation Policy

Payments are refundable if you give Blue Morpho admin at least 60 days’ notice in writing that you will not attend the tour you signed up for. However, there is an administrative cost to cover bank transaction fees of 10% of amount paid. Alternatively, if you cannot attend your tour and have given us the 60 days’ notice, you may transfer your payment to a different tour within the following 12 months at no charge (for the first transfer; any additional transfers can be made with an admin fee of $50). If you elect to transfer your payment, this cannot later be refunded. For this reason we strongly recommend you take out comprehensive travel insurance that will cover any financial losses should you have to cancel your visit within 60 days for any reason.