“This human body that you possess is not owned by you.
It is borrowed, and you will not possess it for an indefinite period.
While you have the opportunity to do something worthwhile,
Don’t you think you should make use of it?
Please turn your mind within and reflect on this.”
~ Precious Sun, Padma Karpo’s Spiritual Advice
It’s time for some new stories. It’s time for the poets to rise up and weave some new tales, revise all the no-longer-needed parts out.
No more happily ever after. Once upon a time is now. Here we are now. But we’re no longer seeking mere entertainment. So, what do we do? How do we evolve? How do we unite? Do you feel the sense of urgency?
During this 4-day, 3-night retreat, we’ll share a special time of renewal as we explore our energetic bodies with writing, yoga, and meditation sessions. Enjoy healing spa treatments, eat wholesome, delicious vegetarian cuisine and take time to unwind in our little piece paradise here at Lago Atitlan.
- 3 nights of accommodation at beautiful Villa Sumaya on picturesque Lake Atitlan
- 3 daily delicious, home-cooked, well-balanced, vegetarian meals plus 24 hour tea/coffee and water
- Daily group sessions that incorporate mindfulness-based meditation, chakra yoga, breath work, writing and relaxation (6 sessions total). Yoga mats & props provided.
- Use of our solar hot tub (sun permitting)
- All taxes
Not included: Transportation costs, optional extra activities and excursions (e.g. Trip to San Juan/Santiago, Kayaking, Mayan Fire Ceremony, cacao ceremony), tips to Villa Sumaya staff.
Pricing & Registration
Singles: $495 USD
Bring a friend! Doubles: $395 per person
A $200 non-refundable deposit is required to hold your space. For more info or to sign up, please contact Michelle (email@example.com).
Michelle Margaret Fajkus is the creator of Yoga Freedom, a teacher, a writer and the retreat and reservations manager for Villa Sumaya. A former copywriter and school teacher from Austin, Texas, she has been leading yoga and mindfulness retreats in Guatemala since 2010 that incorporate spiritual practice (yoga, mindfulness, meditation); creativity (writing, music, art); good food (mindful eating, healthy/vegetarian food); and community (good company, sharing circles, laughter).
Going on retreat with Michelle at Sumaya will help you to transform your practice; connect with the path of beauty; and reconnect with your highest self and the imperfect perfection of each present moment. You’ll meet new spiritual friends and devote your time and energy to healing, rejuvenating, soulful practice.
Michelle offers a heart-centered yoga practice suitable for all levels of experience and speaks English and Spanish fluently.