Goddess Rising™ brings you a most transformational women’s yoga retreat at Villa Sumaya, an exclusive and beautiful lakefront/ranch-style eco-resort at one of the most stunning lakes in the world! Lake Aititlan in Guatemala.
GR revisits the Mayan goddess that set the Universe in motion: IXCHEL. You’ll be guided to life-enriching experiences through dynamic vinyasa practices, afternoon workshops, incredibly delicious food, and a rich offering of activities in this preserved environment with awe-inspiring architecture. Join us for a soul adventure you’ll never forget!
*Two hour Goddess Rising ™ Morning practices include :
Return to IXCHEL: Full-spectrum Inspired Shakti ™ Vinyasa series designed to cultivate various aspects of the fully embodied and empowered Yogini. Through dynamic asana, pranayama, and yogic philosophy we will harness the power of Mayan deity that set the Universe in motion.
Igniting the sacred feminine belly with Radiant Core ™ Yoga.
*Two hour Goddess Rising™ afternoon/evening practices include:
-Inspired Desires ™ Wellness Coaching workshops :
(Vision-Boarding, Dream-Weaving, Promise-Keeping, Mission-Stating)
-Lunar Vinyasa Flow
-Evening Yin, VinYin, Restorative and Therapy Ball work.
-Pranayama, Meditation & Yoga Nidra
-Witnessing & Holding Space – Sharing Conscious Community
-Visioning & Nurturing A Path to Growth
* Traditional Mayan Fire Ceremony : A spiritual guide will lead you in a Mayan Day Count Fire Ceremony with your group. You will be encouraged to participate in the ceremony which will include the building of a fire in the age old Mayan tradition using herbs, chocolate, colored candles, cinnamon, myrrh and copal (tree resin).
Chichimeca Sweat Lodge, Day Trips to Santiago/Santa Catarina, Chichi Market , Surf Lessons, San Pedro Volcano Climb, and Hiking El Pico de Cielo
8 days /7 nights of yoga and workshops, Seven nights of lodging in a beautiful ranch style – lakefront eco resort, Three healthy and delicious meals per day, *Mayan Fire Ceremony * *Taxes. *A very special gift for each yogini….and so much more!
*NOT INCLUDED : approx. $100.00 round trip water taxi transfer to/from Villa Sumaya Vallarta , Airline fees/fares and general resort and travel tips.
$695.00 Registration deposit required to hold your retreat space.
Refunds and Cancellations : Refund less deposit ($695.00) before JANUARY 26th. No refunds after January 29th. 2016. You may transfer your reservation to another person as long as you notify Maricarmen Wilson/Inspired Shakti in advance. In case of cancellation by Inspired Shakti, you will receive a full refund. Due to special arrangements made with the retreat centers and hosts, there is no exception to this policy.
Room Rates with Early Bird Discounts : Limited number of rooms available!
$1,999 Double Occupancy
$2,670 Single Occupancy
Contact Maricarmen for terms and conditions — firstname.lastname@example.org
Deposits and reservations handled by Maricarmen Wilson and Inspired Shakti. Visit inspiredshakti.com for more info and registration detail.
Maricarmen is a nationally recognized yoga teacher with over 23 years of teaching and study experience. Her Goddess Rising™ Retreats and workshops are committed to empowering women to positively affect change in their lives and the world through the practices of YOGA. After each magical year, GR Yoginis leave transformed in their consciousness, creativity and community. For testimonials and to learn more about Maricarmen and her offerings, please go to inspiredshakti.com.
“Asana flow classes develop the breath and breath awareness as well as flexibility and strength: Ashtanga and some other (fixed) series have become deservedly famous and widely practiced. The very best teachers however are able to vary the sequences and no one does this better than Maricarmen who has a perfect sense of where your breath is although none of her classes are alike. What a talent! She knows the bandhas and uses the chakric psychology and makes you meditate throughout the class, using all the tools of yoga psychology and anatomy such as seed sounds and chants. Her classes are works of art. There’s nothing I’d rather do. Hail to Pranayoga Mama, the Mother of Masala (spicey) Yoga!”
-Stephen Phillips, professor of philosophy and Sanskrit at the University of Texas at Austin and author of *Yoga, Karma, and Rebirth* (New York: Columbia, 2009)
“My great-grandmother used to say, ‘You only ever have two or three real friends in your life.’ I’d like to expand on that, adding, ‘You only ever have two or three real teachers in your life.’ Maricarmen Wilson is one such teacher. Undeniably a gifted yoga instructor, she has the power to transcend this role and speak freely to the matter of how best to live your life. If you find you have the opportunity to spend a week with her, you’re lucky. If you take that opportunity, and actually do it, you’re wise indeed!” – Stephanie Mankins
“I can’t recommend Maricarmen’s Tulum retreat highly enough. Maricarmen creates an intimate and empowering experience for women in need of a week of self-care away from the tumult of every day life. You’ll get a good mix of powerfully exhausting asana practice, soothing restorative sessions, delicious, healthy food and glorious sunshine. AND… the outings away from the retreat center will blow your mind! I mean it! The women I met on the retreat last year feel like family to me now. They are a continued source of strength and comfort and fun.” – Lesley R .
“Every year when the Goddess Rising yogini immersive retreat ends, I am already anticipating adding it to my calendar for the following year. It has become an important part of my annual journey, something to look forward to for my mind and my body. I am blown away by the depth of this experience, from Maricarmen’s incredible yoga classes, to meeting a group of fabulous women, each having something unique and interesting to bring to the table. This is an opportunity to grow physically, spiritually, and mentally. I feel so grateful to be part of it.” -Michelle H.
“Maricarmen Wilson is the deepest well of inspiration for how to live a magnificent life. It isn’t just about yoga. She perches inside your psyche and teaches you to clear the obstacles to step into your full potential and have the life of your dreams. She is a master artist, the imagery she paints brightens your very being. Everyone is welcome and no matter how many people are in the room, she makes each one feel a special connection…to her, to the group, to yourself. The radiant core and the beautiful buttocks are a mere side effect of the profound experience.” -Julie Westervelt / LifeTime Fitness