This is an invitation to those who are ready to break through to a new experience of living in the soul and the heart. This experience involves the integration of the Earth, Heart and the Heavens within our physical bodies. This truly is an initiation into the Mystical Heart. Weaving Heaven and Earth is an opportunity to release old programs, epigenetic blueprints and trauma held in the body; and deeply rest and restore.
Using practices rooted in Yoga and Shamanism, and held by the sacred energies of Guatemala’s Lake Atitlan, this journey will be an expansive exploration of our own multidimensionality and the ever changing realities that are shifting around us. It is an opportunity to discover the most sacred landscapes and doorways within our bodies. It is an invitation to fully awaken our kundalini and embody the mystical energy of the heart.
Both yogis and shamans view the world as a physical world. The practices we will be exploring in this retreat are aimed to bring a direct awareness to the energy moving through our bodies, known as prana in the yogic system; and also to strengthen the nervous system and balance the glandular system. From this awareness we will experience a deeper visceral understanding of the potential of each asana…awakening to the sacred geometry within each pose…and the mandala which is each and everyone one of us.
Kundalini Yoga – Prajna Yoga – Somatic Movement – Merkaba Activation
Pranayama – Shamanic Journeying – Guided & Silent Meditation – Mantra and Sound Healing
Self Care – Deep Connection With Gaia – Ceremony & Ritual
1st & 2nd chakras
Journeying into Secrets and Shadows of the Subconscious
Owning and Reclaiming both Dark and Light aspects
3rd & 4th chakras
Physical Existence, Life Purpose, Self Worth and Identity
Surrendering into the Power of the Heart
5th, 6th & 7th chakras
Celestial and Starry Connection, Angelic Realms, the Higher Self
Unification of the Soul Body into the Physical Body
Majestically located on the shores of Lake Atitlan, Villa Sumaya is an Eco-Chic Wellness Center surrounded by three volcanoes and the splendid beauty of twelve Mayan villages. An oasis for yoga, healing, rest and contemplation, you will feel yourself transported into a slower rhythm of life as the stressors of our modern lives melt away.
- Seven nights’ lodging at beautiful Villa Sumaya, all with patio & stunning views
- Three delicious gourmet vegetarian meals per day
- Daily yoga & practices with Adriane & Jyl
- Cacao Ceremony
- Traditional Mayan Fire Ceremony
- Chichimecca Sweat Lodge
- Solar-heated Hot Tub
- Lush gardens, hammocks, and cozy shaded or full sun sitting areas
- Unlimited tea, coffee and purified water service at 24/7 beverage bar
- All Guatemalan taxes
- Staff tips
- Plenty of time to retreat, reclaim and reimagine…
What’s Not Included: Airfare to Guatemala (GUA), Transportation from airport to Villa Sumaya ($35-$100 depending on whether you ride alone or with a group. We will help to coordinate this), Alcohol (available), Fish/chicken at meal times (available), Day trips (hiking, shopping, sightseeing), Spa treatments, Incidentals
Pricing & Registration
Single Occupancy $2450
(all prices are per person)
Early-bird Registration: $100 discount if you sign up by April 10th, 2017
$500 non-refundable deposit required to hold space
Refunds/Cancellations: Refund less deposit ($500.00) before JUNE 1st. No refunds after June 1, 2017. You may transfer your reservation to another person as long as you notify Jyl or Adriane in advance. In case of cancellation of the retreat you will receive a full refund. Due to special arrangements made with the retreat centers and hosts, there is no exception to this policy.
About the Teachers
Jyl Kutsche is a Senior Instructor of Prajna Yoga and her primary influence continues to come from Tias & Surya Little. She has received both her 200 hr & 500 hr certifications through them, and assists them regularly around the country. Currently dividing her time between the United States and Peru, Jyl leads workshops and ceremonies around the world. She brings an interdisciplinary approach to her teaching, combining form & flow with therapeutic somatic movement in the Vinyasa, Hatha, and Therapeutic classes & workshops she leads. She was also the Lead Instructor of the 200 Hour Teacher Training at Dallas Yoga Center, where she was able to continue to expand her love for this transformative practice by sharing it with those hungry to go deeper.
In Sanskrit the word Prajna means ‘deep wisdom or insight’. Tias describes Prajna Yoga as a ‘style-less style’, where the yoga should fit the student, and not the other way around. A firm believer in yoga being a practice for everyone and anyone, Jyl co-founded the Austin-based non profit organization, Community Yoga Austin, in 2010 and is passionate about modifying the practice of yoga so that anyone interested may have the opportunity to experience it’s healing benefits. She has brought yoga to prisons, schools, veterans, recovery centers, shelters & senior centers; and has trained with Street Yoga, Little Flower Yoga, Bent on Learning, M.D. Anderson Integrative Medicine & The Prison Yoga Project.
She is a Licensed Massage Therapist who is currently studying Zen Shiatsu with Yoshi Nakano and Visionary Craniosacral Therapy with Hugh Milne. She is passionate about using plants and food as medicine. And as an extension to Yoga. The food/plant nearest and dearest to her heart is her beloved Cacao. Her exploration of cacao as plant medicine has turned a lifetime chocolate addiction into a profound part of her life’s journey & she shares Sacred Cacao Ceremonies on a regular basis. www.jylmarieyoga.com
The Reverend Adriane Wolf has been teaching Kundalini Yoga for twenty years. She studied under Yogi Bhajan (who brought Kundalini Yoga to the west) and Sat Nam Kaur Khalsa. She has facilitated ongoing workshops, retreats and classes in Costa Rica, Alaska, Colorado, Utah, Oklahoma and Texas.
Her love of the Divine has lead her to many diverse teachers, practices, teaching modalities, lessons, and adventures. She has studied Metaphysics, Tantra, Shamanism, Gnosticism, World Religion, and the Merkaba. In 2007 she was ordained as an Interfaith Minister from The New Seminary for Interfaith Studies at St. John of the Cross in NYC.
Her commitment to Divine Union and the healing of the Divine Masculine and Divine Feminine led her to apprenticing with Fountain of Life, which focuses on womb/hara shamanism and the healing of sexual trauma and reclaiming experiential wisdom of the body and its primordial creative potential for men and women. Her work is now filled with a passion of creating Divine Union within for each person.
In addition to teaching she is a Psyck-K facilitator and also does spiritual counseling, and energetic healing. She specializes in assisting people walking through “The Dark Night of the Soul” and healing sexual energy and reclaiming Shakti. Adriane weaves her heart connection of the spiritual path, shamanic wisdom and ritual with energy psychology.