Whether we realize it or not, we are constantly planting seeds that will flower with time and nurturing, so why not make this process conscious?
Authentic, mindful, daily intention-setting infuse our creative lives and yoga practice with meaning and purpose, moment to moment, day by day.
This will be a wonderful time to practice conscious being, breathing, moving, relating, expressing, and creating. We will share in the group practices of yoga, mindfulness, meditation, writing. and also allow plenty of time for reflection and integration.
Treat yourself to a week 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
Villa Sumaya is a gem of light energy, a full-service retreat center, that cultivates the path of beauty in every detail, from the beautiful rooms to the delicious, light, vegetarian cuisine, to the amazing temples and more. We will gather for practice each morning before breakfast and as the turns to dusk. Enjoy free afternoons for reading in the hammock, taking a dip in the lake or our solar-powered hot tub, hiking, or venturing into the village. Evenings can be spent stargazing, taking a sauna,
Want to cultivate greater mindfulness, heartfulness, creativity and balance in your life? Join us this summer for a special time of sacred, healing retreat.
Day 1 arrive & settle in / 4:30 opening circle / 6:30 dinner
Days 2-7 7:30 wake up yoga & mindfulness / 8:30 breakfast / 11:00 free time, workshop or ceremony / 1:00 lunch / free time for exploring or spa / 4:00 sunset group practice / 6:30 dinner
Day 8 8:00 closing circle / 9:30 farewell brunch / 11:00 check out & farewell
Rates & Registration
Includes: 7 nights of accommodation, all meals, coffee/tea/water, use of pool and solar hot tub (sun permitting), all yoga sessions
Single room: $1,650 USD
Double room: $1,595 per person
A $400 non-refundable deposit is required to hold your space. For more info or to sign up, please contact Michelle (firstname.lastname@example.org).
Not included: transportation, tips to staff, massages, optional tours & ceremonies (price will depend on # of people participating)
*Inquire about our special discounts for permanent residents of Lake Atitlan!
Michelle Margaret Fajkus is a teacher, a writer and the retreat and reservations manager for Villa Sumaya. She has been teaching hatha, vinyasa and yin yoga since 2002. A former advertising copywriter and school teacher from Austin, Texas, she has been joyfully leading yoga and mindfulness retreats in Guatemala for several years.
Michelle offers a heart-centered yoga practice that is suitable for all levels of experience and all body shapes and sizes. Since 2010, she has been writing a column for Elephant Journal. and she always incorporates pranayama (breath work), meditation, chanting, writing practice and mindfulness into her classes and workshops.