Reflect at Willka T’ika Eco-Resort

By Rona Berg / November 1, 2012

In her book, Chakra Gardens: Opening the Senses of the Soul, author Carol Cumes writes about the power of the plants and cultural lore that thread through Peru’s Sacred Valley: “In the Andes, Mother Earth is referred to as Pachamama. Throughout the world, healers, shamans and sages hear Pachamama’s cry to restore the planet to balance. ‘First heal the world, by healing yourself, ‘ She whispers, while extending an invitation to mankind to return to Her gardens. Go where Nature draws you. Breathe in the energies. Inhale the fragrant perfumes. Listen deeply, with your eyes closed, as Pachamama works with you to provide all you need.” Cumes is the founder of Willka T’ika, a beautiful eco-retreat near Machu Picchu, pictured. Willka T’ika features gourmet vegetarian dining, authentic Andean healing arts, tranquil yoga studios and meditation cottages, in a region considered by the Incas to be sacred geography.

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Rona Berg

Editor-In-Chief at Organic Spa Magazine
Editor-in-chief of Organic Spa Media, longtime journalist and best-selling author of Beauty: The New Basics and Fast Beauty: 1000 Quick Fixes (Workman Publishing), Rona Berg is the former Editorial Director of ELLE and Deputy Style Editor for the New York Times Magazine. She has been cited as an industry expert by Huffington Post, Fox News and New York Magazine and contributed to and been quoted in dozens of publications. Berg co-chairs the Personal Care Committee of the non-profit Green Spa Network, is a Charter Advisory Board Member of the Nutritional Aesthetics Alliance, and is a frequent speaker at conferences around the globe.
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