“Hold on to what is good even if it is a handful of earth.
Hold on to what you believe even if it is a tree which stands by itself.
Hold on to what you must do even if it is a long way from here.
Hold on to life even when it is easier letting go.
Hold on to my hand even when I have gone away from you.” ~ Pueblo Blessing
On this weekend retreat in the land of eternal spring, we’ll voyage through the seven major energy centers in the body: root, sacral, solar plexus, heart, throat, third eye and crown and the seven sacred directions: east, west, north, south, above, below and heart center.
The circle is open to all levels and all body types. Take time to unwind in our lakeside paradise… enjoy group practices, wholesome vegetarian cuisine and free time for reading in the hammock, spa treatments, swimming or simply being.
3:00 arrival & settling in
5:00 opening circle
6:30 welcome dinner
8:00 yoga & meditation
11:30 chakra workshop
3:00 cacao ceremony
8:15 Mayan fire ceremony
10:30 closing circle
12:00 lunch & farewells
*Also being offered September 1-3
Pricing & Registration
Single Room $395
Double Room $250 per person
• 2 nights 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
• All Group yoga sessions (mats & props provided), 1 sacred cacao ceremony, 1 Mayan fire ceremony
• Use of our solar hot tub (sun permitting)
• All taxes
Not included: transportation costs, spa treatments, optional extra activities and excursions, tips to Villa Sumaya staff.
A $100 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 a teacher, a writer and the reservations coordinator at Villa Sumaya. A former copywriter and elementary school teacher from Austin, she has been leading yoga and mindfulness retreats in Guatemala since 2010.
Michelle has been a freelance blogger for over six years, primarily for Elephant Journal. She offers a heart-centered hatha yoga practice that is suitable for all levels of experience and all body shapes and sizes. She is fluent in Spanglish and shares a small cabin on Lake Atitlan with her husband, daughter, cat and dog.
Going on retreat with Michelle will help you to deepen your personal practice; connect with the glory of nature; unplug and reconnect with your self and the simple perfection of this moment. You’ll make new spiritual friends and devote your time and energy to a great cause: healing, soulful practice.