I have never felt the power of Nature and Her healing qualities as much as I did when teaching and practicing at Villa Sumaya. The land is sacred and magically healing.
Every winter since 2006, Villa Sumaya has enfolded our groups of creative writers and yoginis in her beautiful arms.
For both of us, the week at Villa Sumaya was a transformational experience, and I don’t often use that term.
Comfortable space to rest and to feel the spirit while nurturing the senses. Wonderful services, staff and treatments. A gem to add in the heart of your spiritual journeys.
The most wonderful relaxing environment that restores your peace and helps you appreciate life. You'll meet wonderful people and achieve a sense of calm not possible anywhere else.
This was a wonderful stay; it was like being with family. Everyone is so friendly, helpful and good at what they do and always ready with a smile and friendly word. The food was amazingly good and the variety was a gift. The grounds are beautiful, lush, and so relaxing. Wendy is a gift of bright light and love and her energy pervades everything at Villa Sumaya.
My time at Villa Sumaya was the highlight of my trip to Guatemala. When I feel my patience fading during times of stress, now I close my eyes, picture Villa Sumaya, and remember all that I learned while I was there.
We loved it beyond words. As a retreat leader, I was so deeply moved by the authenticity of the offerings and of the space. I have not hosted a retreat where so many components of MIND/BODY/SPIRIT converged together. So much has to do with the care implemented to honor the Mayan community and incorporate them directly into our learning and living for a week. Everything was of such high caliber. I appreciated so much the level of neatness, order and cleanliness in such an elaborate setting. We all felt it and saw it. The sweet gentleness of the staff, always with a kind smile on their faces for us. It felt like home. COMMUNITY is evident and clear at Villa Sumaya. It was profound for all of us.
This has been one of the most perfect weeks I have ever experienced. Everything here was beyond my expectations. From the surroundings, to the people in the villages, the staff, the center, the food, just everything!
I've had many amazing adventures since those 8 days at Villa Sumaya, yet it still remains the place in the world that I think of as the most peaceful, spiritual and magical.