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 week 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.
About the Center
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.
Arrival Day arrive & settle in / 4:30 opening circle / 6:30 dinner
Middle Days 7:30 tea & fruit / 8am yoga / 9:30 breakfast / 11:00 workshop or ceremony / 1:30 lunch, free time / 4:30 learning circle and practice / 6:30 dinner
Departure Day 8:00 closing circle / 9:30 farewell brunch
Includes: 7 nights of accommodation, all meals, coffee/tea/water, use of pool and solar hot tub (sun permitting), all yoga sessions
Single room: $1,895 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 (email@example.com).
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 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.