Do you ever wish you had more time to connect deeper? To really hear that beckoning call of the wild wind? The space to envision your heart’s desire and bring those dreams into your reality? This is an opportunity to come and be, hear, taste, feel and sense with new eyes to REALIZE what your next metamorphosis will be. We will celebrate each stage of the journey and usher in your unique Higher Purpose. Come explore an enlightening path of healing at Villa Sumaya eco-chic retreat center on Lake Atitlan in Guatemala. You will be guided into 8 Threads of Light: ceremony, sacred movement, art, journaling, conscious breath, journeys, meditations and the shadow to activate the four stages of transformation. You will leave this retreat with a deeper connection to your magical path.
Why did we choose Lake Atitlán as our cocoon?
It is beyond words to describe the intimate calling I have to visit Lake Atitlán. But I’ll do my best. Years ago, when I first began studying South American Shamanism, I started hearing about Lake Atitlán and the ceremonies, gatherings, and retreats that were happening there. It was then I could hear my heart strings pulled and played. The colors of the threads woven into the fabric of the Mayan culture, my soul curious. The bottom of this lake magically, some say, has never been found, it was created 85,000 years ago by a volcanic eruption. With volcanic energy surrounding the lake I can imagine the fierce transformative power available to bring up what is hidden deep inside of us.
Recently, a friend of mine helped confirm this calling by giving me a book which takes place on the shores of Lake Atitlán, Secrets of the Talking Jaguar: Memoirs from the Living Heart of a Mayan Village written by a shaman named Martin Prechtel. The teachings in this book as well as the teachings gifted to me through my studies of shamanic cultures in Peru, India, the British Isles, and North America have revealed much needed wisdom to help bridge and heal separation wounds culturally and personally. I am honored to put my ear to the ground with you and listen for the ancestors teachings held by this sacred land and Lake Atitlán.
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- Perfect weather! Bring your sunscreen and a hat by day, cashmere sweater by night
- Seven days of abundant vegetarian buffet style meals for breakfast, lunch, and dinner (with fish or chicken upon request at $7 per portion)
- Unlimited herbal tea, organic coffee, and purified water service
- Transportation: round-trip shuttle from airport and boat ride to Villa Sumaya
- Daily gratuity to staff including gardeners, cooks, housekeeping, etc.
- Traditional mystical Mayan Fire Ceremony
- Travel to San Juan to meet traditional weaving artisans, visit an herbal medicinal garden, shop in a traditional Guatemalan market
- Elegant Sisterhood Cacao Ceremony
- Our journey will be held in the 1,150 sq ft Blue Tiger Temple for all of our workshops and yoga. It has a gorgeous panoramic view of Lake Atitlan. We will be sharing the courtyard, dining area and common spaces with another retreat group during the week.
Flight to Guatemala City (airport code GUA)
Spa Treatments at the Harmony Spa (more information here)
Extra pick-me-ups at Cafe Sumaya Sol – the Juice and Raw Food Delights Bar
Sample Daily Schedule
7:45-8:30 silent meditation
10-12:30 yoga and shamanic teachings
3-5:30 afternoon session of art and the 8 threads of light
8:30-10 some nights will have free time, others will be the evening program
Pricing & Registration
Cancellation Policy: Your deposit is refundable 60 days prior to the start of the retreat – December 4, 2017. Final payments are due one month before the retreat and are non-refundable January 4, 2017. We encourage you to get travelers’ insurance.
Jenna discovered yoga and meditation at seventeen, the teachings of yoga saved her life as she was healing through childhood trauma and abuse. It propelled her on the journey of the heroine, to discover her soul’s purposes. Native American rituals, women’s healing circles, co-counseling and shamanic studies in the Incan tradition have all influenced her teaching style. She has also studied other healing modalities that complement her yoga, including Shiatsu massage at the Ohashi Institute, herbology with Arcus Flynn, nutrition and quantum energy studies with Karen Panish and Siddha Yoga chanting and meditation. She has also completed 675 hours of training in Peruvian Shamanism with Alberto Villoldo’s The Four Winds Society. Jenna co-created and produced the Hamptons Yogafest in 2015 and 2016, a weekend long yoga, meditation and music festival in Bridgehampton NY. Currently Jenna loves her work teaching corporate yoga & meditation classes. Leading retreats, workshops and woman gatherings around the globe brings her love of SERVICE to another level through Dream Weaver Yoga and Shamanic Healing: 8 THREADS OF LIGHT teachings. These are transformational teachings for the era of enLIGHTenment.
I am an artist and a mom with a passion for leading women. FUN, authenticity, and holistic living are core values. If you know me I never settle for good, because why be good when you can be great? I like for things to be real, I like to get things done, I like to try new things. I’ve only got time for the magic and have lead many retreats and groups towards that goal. My background is in Psychology, Art and Leadership Development. During my time as an assistant to new thinkers of our time I developed the ability to help clarify people’s ideas and usher in a practical plan for achievement whether that be through events, workshops, or parties. I enjoy to-do lists, community, travel, and creating a beautiful new paradigm of JOY with other amazing women. I believes every person is a precious and sacred gift. Sophie is trained in Harmonym which is a powerful but gentle energy balancing and healing practice from Naam Yoga Tradition.