Wachan Bajiyoperak, born and raised in Cusco Peru comes form a lineage of Medicine People. His lineage is related to the Waro Panaca, a pre-Inka Society. He has received the teaching of both his Mother and father. His Mother was a gifted Midwife and skilled herbalist. Wachan's father was a very well known Chawpy Misa carrier ( Inka priest ) "I feel blessed to have been born in such a sacred land, and to have the privilege of caring on the ancient teachings and following the path of the ancient ones."
At the age of 7 Wachan's mother gifted him a Quena (Andean flute) to nourish his musical gifts. On day by the river side she gifted him this special flute saying " this will be your life long friend." within a few days Wachan was already playing the traditional songs his mother would sing daily. Form this day on Wachan began his journey as a Harawico which translates to Alchemist of Sound.
At the age of 7 this playful boy, Wachan would accidentally brake his flute, his loving mother would replace it with a new one every time it broke, until one day she stopped brining new flutes. This was the day that Wachan began building his own flutes. Since this day he has been building the traditional instruments of the Andes and studying the pre-Inka and Inka instruments.
In the 1980's Wachan and the Japanese icon Iso Tomita made a music video in the Nazca Lines of Peru, called " Song of the Universe " he later preformed in Japan with the ocarina Master, Sojiro in Japan. These was the beginning of Wachan's journey through the world sharing his music.
In the 1970's Wachan founded his first musical group " Apu Pachatusan" a cultural Group who's mission is to study, practice and keep the ancient heritage and ancient music alive.
Currently Wachan travels around the world, sharing the teaching of the ancient ones, through workshops, conferences, Plant Medicine Ceremonies, and spiritual retreats in the Andes of Peru .
Wachan considers himself a Harawico, which translates to Alchemist of Sound. He is a gifted Inka and pre-Inka instrument builder, composer and keeper of the sacred Andean Music . Wachan is a skilled sound therapist, herbalist and Plant Medicine facilitator, helping people reconnect with them selves, through Mother Earth, Pachamama.
Wachuma is cactus form the Andes of Peru that has been used by Inka and Pre-Inka Civilizations for thousands of years to rise the collective consciousness of our societies and to connect Mankind with the spirit world.
Grandfather Wachuma is the key to the heavens, and to reawaken the heart of mankind
This Sacred Plant Medicine reconnects you with the universal beauty, brings harmony, joy, peace and balance into our lives. Many people with depression, anxiety, drug and alcohol abuse have recovered fully through Wachuma Ceremonies.
Wachan has over 40 years of experience leading and facilitating Wachuma Plant Medicine Ceremonies around the world and helping many people recover of their ailments through his teachings and ceremonies.
"Our ceremonies are very sacred, we prepare ourselves during our whole life time for this path to be a keeper of the sacred Medicines. We respect life and the Sacred Medicines, we are not experimenting with people. In the last 20 years Wachuma and Ayahuasca have become very popular around the world because of their healing powers, at the same time this popularity has revealed a group of people from around the world who are confusing and misleading our ancient ways of ceremony that has been passed down generation after generation here in the Andes, claiming they are "shamans". These confused people are misusing the power of the sacred plants for their own greed. Love is not blind, love is wise.
My purpose and mission is to share with the world the magic and power of the Plant Medicine Wachuma in its authentic form in a safe and appropriate environment and to guide you into the magical and powerful land of the Andean Civilizations, Peru ."
Throughout the year, Wachan and his Family ( the Willkasara Medicine Family) travel around the world providing these teachings and ceremonies with those who are ready for transformation and healing, through seminars, workshops, retreats, sound healing, Plant Medicine Ceremonies, and healing session. At the end of the year the Willkasara Medicine Family co -facilitates a New Years silent meditation retreat with Rev. Micheal Bernard Beckwith to welcome the new year through meditation and Andean ceremonies.
During the year they offer Spiritual Retreats in the Heart of the Andes of Peru see the Sacred Expedtions page to learn more.
Martika Gomez, descendent of the Kogi people, the keepers of harmony for humanity in the Sierra Nevada of Santa Marta Colombia, has dedicated her life to carry on the legacy of the Kogi people. Sharing the teachings of keeping the connection, peace and harmony with Mother Nature and the Universe. At the age of 7, Martika had an awakening with Mother Earth that transformed her life in all ways, from this moment she knew she would always be taken care of by Mother Earth. Form this early age Martika has been on many pilgrimages to the sacred mountains to gather the sacred music, and ceremonies of the Andes of Colombia and Peru.
" Through the Sacred sound and our ceremonies we connect with Mother Earth and we are able to keep the balance for humanity."
In 1996 Martika and Wachan began their journey together as soul mates, sharing the teaching of the Yanantin ( the Balance of the Masculine and feminine energies of the universe ), the Alchemy of Sound and Healing through Plant Medicine, across Japan, Hawaii, Germany, France, Colombia, Peru and the United States .
In 1998 Martika and Wachan were blessed with their daughter Shiqwarkenty, since the moment of her birth she participated in all ceremonies and rituals, and as a family they continue to share and expand the teaching of family integration.
"Our families are a very important part of all societies, from the moment of conception, if we are aware of that moment and the importance of the state of mind of the parents and how this will influence this child's life we can change the perception of creating life."
"It has been a blessing for me to be able to integrate our family in our traditions and spiritual practices, because our legacy will be carried on by our daughter, and the next generations.
Our work is to keep our traditions alive, to inspire the young ones to care and look after Mother Earth. Through the power of the sounds, we have access to many different portals and doorways that help us connect with the Great Spirit . I have found love and connection with the heart beat of life through the sacred drum and a way of prayer by signing our traditional songs that are sung in a high pitch. This is a way to connect with the spirit of nature. We have different songs for every event that takes place in our lives, from birth to death, all are accompanied by the sacred sound.
Through the Sacred Plant Medicine Wachuma, we can connect with the spirit of forests and all of the medicines that are in nature. We have the access to tap in to, reconnect, and heal ourselves in a very profound way. Our ancestors believed that Wachuma Plant Medicine had the key to the heavens and the spirit realm. Wachuma is such a gentle and loving Medicine, that speaks to us through Mother Earth.
Through Wachuma I have witnessed so many miracles, by seeing how people in our medicine circle heal in a way they never though possible. I am honored to be a keeper of Wachuma Plant medicine with my family in this time of great confusion where there are many people who are misleading this sacred connection with Wachuma that is passed down generation after generation. Our work as a family is to be the keepers of Wachuma with great respect and love and share it with those who are ready to heal and grow in a safe and authentic environment."
As a tour facilitator Martika's mission is for you to experience the power of each sacred site and achieve the transformation you are seeking.
"We have created with so much love in the sacred valley of the Inkas in Peru a place of healing and transformation, Willkasara Retreat Center where we facilitate life changing retreats, surrounded by the Apus ( the guardian spirits of the mountains) and the ancient ruins of the Wari Civilization. Here surrounded by the sacred mountains, nature and the ancient ruins my family and I will guide you through a healing process to heal the body, mind, and spirit. Our mission to guide you back to your center, through teachings, our sacred ceremonies with plant medicine, activations at the sacred sites, healing sessions, and sound healing all of which were created with the purpose of achieving transformation and spiritual growth . When you feel the call to journey in the ancient land of the Inkas, Peru, we will be here for you."
Shiqwarkenty Bajiyoperak was born and raised in- laq'o-the temple of the moon"- in Cusco Peru. Shiqwarkenty (pronounced "Siwar Qente" means "Royal Hummingbird in Qechua. She has participated in ceremonies since she was born, and grew up in the sacred temple of Sacsayhuaman, Qneq'o, Puka Pukara and Laq'o. At the age of four she started her musical life and career. At that age she participated in one of the most important events hosted in cusco for the winter solstice- called the Inti Raymi where she was one of the youngest participants in this important event. Ever since she has been participating in this yearly winter solstice event in Peru. In 2008 she began participating in conferences and workshops such as Global new though,women arising conference, Agape international spiritual center, Sedona spirit day. Elevate film festival and New years meditation retreats with Michael Bernard Bekwith where she released her first meditation CD. Shiqwarkenty has touched the hearts of thousands, In the US and Peru . She has been featured in different documentaries such as, metaphysics 2012, return to Dawn, and Time of the Sixth sun. She is caring the seeds of hope of our future generations. In her voice she has
The gift of love to open the hearts and heal the souls and continues to follow the ancient ways through ceremonies and the healing arts. Shiqwarkenty is a working activist keeping the younger generations connected with their ancestors .