- Paradero Rumichaka, Peru
Carol Cumes is the founder of Willka T'ika, which means sacred flower, and first visited the Sacred Valley in 1984.
She was so captivated by the powerful healing energy that she continued to return year after year and in 1994, decided to purchase a barren strip of land where Willka T’ika now stands. A longtime yoga practitioner, Carol wanted to create a retreat center synergizing Andean culture and cosmology with yoga philosophy and lifestyle. Over the next two decades, Carol cultivated long term, meaningful and fruitful relationships with authentic native healers and sincere knowledgeable local guides. Integrating their genuine services, she pioneered and developed her renowned all inclusive magical retreat journeys and uniquely comprehensive program itineraries.