We invite you to journey with us to the sacred highlands of Guatemala to embark upon this life enhancing experience. This soul journey is curated with ayurvedic wisdom and practices, enriching cultural activities, healing ceremonies, engaging discussion, thought-provoking personal growth activities and a daily practice to integrate your experiences. We host a journey that is deeply personal, supportive and inclusive to meet the intentions of each participant.
Each day begins with Intention Setting, Meditation, Pranayama and Yoga Asana as a practice to cultivate deep inner connections and open to the experiences of the day. Organic, locally grown vegetarian meals are served throughout and help cleanse and purify the body from the inside out. The day will flow with informative workshops, activities, ceremonies or cultural excursions. Allow the breathtaking beauty of Guatemala’s Lago Atitlan guide you on this path of ritual, self-love and healing.
Experience the deep connection found through this integrative program as we blend the traditions of Meditation and Yoga with the Ayurvedic system. We will explore Ayurvedic philosophy, Dinacharya, Ayurvedic Aromatherapy and Spritzer making, Ayurvedic Nutrition, Herbalism, Ayurvedic Nighttime rituals and Dosha specific Yoga. Sound healing, cacao, fire ceremonies and optional excursions will complete the experience! This retreat also counts as continuing education hours for Registered Yoga Teachers.
About the Teachers
Leah Klatt & Trudy Collings, Co-founders of Paavani Ayurveda, share a passion for developing skin & body care products that carry on the tradition of Ayurveda. They are devoted to sharing this ancient wisdom with the world. In addition to their Ayurvedic skin care line and Ayurvedic body therapies clinic in Nevada City, California, they host educational workshops & presentations throughout the year, as well as dedicate a large portion of their website to Ayurvedic Education & Philosophy. They believe the more people that understand the ways of Ayurveda, the healthier our world will be. They dream that one day all families will have the ability to raise their children with the principles of Ayurveda and that the world will find healing solace through each individual’s cultivation of personal balance.
Leah & Trudy, bow to the the inspiring forces of the community in which they are blessed to call home. This healing, energetic center in the foothills of the Sierra Nevada mountain range, is home to the sacred Yuba River, vast horizons of wild, natural beauty & creative people who influence them daily. The women give thanks to the powerful energy of this community and the support that it has offered to pursue their passions. Furthermore, the women seek inspiration & guidance through yoga & its philosophy, song, dance, shamanic journeying and travels around the world.