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Mary Dana & Felipe ~ Memorial Day Yoga Retreat
May 27 - June 1
Escape the urban grind for 5 days and nights of yoga, fresh air, and mountain blooms. Join Mary Dana Abbott and Felipe Gonzalez for a journey through the elements on a rustic, heart-filled, revitalizing spring getaway melding music, vinyasa and philosophy amidst some of the most beautiful natural scenery in Guatemala.
Villa Sumaya Retreat Center is situated on the picturesque shores of Lake Atitlan in the heart of the Guatemala highlands. There will be time for tours, adventure, ceremony, relaxing, spa, and, of course, lots of yoga.
Mary Dana Abbott first found herself on a yoga mat 30 years ago as a child when she and her Dad went to a hatha yoga classes together. Since then she has studied numerous disciplines and styles, landing thirteen years ago at Laughing Lotus, where she currently co-directs the 200-hour teacher training and directs the advanced studies programs for sequencing and hands-on assists. Known for detailed attention to alignment, precise transitions and an easy-going approach, her classes are thoughtful explorations of asana designed for anyone to reach their fullest kinesthetic potential. Currently based in NYC, Mary Dana leads trainings and workshops all over the world and is the creator of Precision Flow Yoga, a style of yoga that merges form, flow and fun!
Felipe Gonzalez’s passion for music, movement, and spirituality is what initially brought him to the yoga practice. It was his need to connect and serve that ignited his desire to teach. Drawn to the disciplines of Bhakti and Nada Yoga, Felipe devotes his practice and teachings to connecting to something greater than oneself. With an artist’s Soul and a healer’s heart, he infuses mantra, chanting, and graceful, linear movements to all his classes.