Upcoming Group Retreats

Jul
14
Sat
Jacci & Lisa ~ The Road Not Yet Taken: A Guatemalan Adventure
Jul 14 – Jul 21 all-day

Journey with us for a yoga vacation to traverse new roads, meet new people, and explore new ways of being in your body and in the world. Each day we will greet the morning with a varied practice of yoga, pranayama, and meditation and close most days the same way.

In between, we will explore local sites such as the Chi Chi market and town of Santiago. One day we will hike to El Pico De Cielo with local tour guides and enjoy a picnic lunch at the summit.

The Sanskrit word Seva means service. As part of our week we will practice Seva by supporting a local community. There will be plenty of time for integrating your experience with reading, resting, or just hanging out in the lush gardens or pool area at Villa Sumaya. The trip includes three fresh, vegetarian meals each day (meat options are available at an additional cost).

About the Instructors

Jacci Gruninger

A Santa Fe based yoga teacher, educator and human being, Jacci feels she has been on a journey of awareness and awakening her whole life. She reflects that she was practicing “yoga” before she ever practiced yoga. This way of being alive and present for every experience is what calls to her most deeply and infuses her teaching. She uses the practice of yoga to see how her habits restrict, distract and cause suffering. Using the skill of witnessing, which she learned from her teachers Yoganand Michael Carroll and Sudhir Jonathon Foust, she is now better able to see her habits and open to her life finding more freedom and joy.

As a teacher, Jacci invites her students to go inside and feel rather than focusing on what the pose looks like. She uses the techniques of inquiry, witnessing and allowing to encourage students to be present with their life in the moment.

Jacci has over 1500 hours of training in a wide variety of yoga disciplines in addition to receiving her Masters of Health Science from The George Washington University. She completed her 200 and 500 hour yoga teacher training at the Kripalu Center for Yoga in addition to completing a second 500 hour certification in yoga therapy (ERYT-500). She is a certified yoga therapist (C-IAYT), registered prenatal yoga teacher (RPYT), as well as a Thai Yoga Massage Therapist.

Jacci is the Executive Director of the Pranakriya School of Yoga Healing Arts as well as Director of their 200-hour Yoga Teacher Training, Basic Prenatal, Restorative Yoga, and Gentle Yoga Teacher Trainings.

Lisa Gulotta

Movement, rhythm, and dance have been my primary sources of joy from earliest memory. A childhood injury at an early age, however, made me conscious of what a gift it really was to be able to move freely. The result has been an inspiring journey through life.

That injury brought me to a renewed relationship to my body and to an even deeper, more conscious exploration of the joy—and the health benefits—to be found in movement.

My journey began when I entered my first dance class at the age of four. Years of training led to dance performance and choreography, gradually evolving into a career in the fitness profession. In my late thirties I discovered yoga. This was a revelation, for it proved to be the culminating discipline that enabled me to integrate all my interests. In my personal life, yoga has become my primary mode of self-expression. In my teaching, it becomes one of three pillars: dance, fitness, yoga.

These pillars support what has turned out to be an even more encompassing love: teaching itself. I realized I had a passion for sharing the joy of movement with others. A significant part of my life, now, lies in helping students open to the sources of joy within their own bodies. I take delight in seeing them respond to what is really a simple truth: Movement is life.

In 2007, I became a Certified Kripalu Yoga Teacher. The same year I also finished my studies with the Cancer Exercise Training Institute and became certified as a Cancer Exercise Specialist.

I continue to study with Elise Miller, a Senior Iyengar Teacher, and have certified with her as a Yoga for Scoliosis Trainer.

Among all these activities, I can honestly say that my proudest moment was the deep satisfaction I felt after creating and completing a special video program for cancer patients and survivors: The Next Step, Vol. 1: Restorative Exercises After Breast Cancer.

For more information or to register, please see True Nature Travels.

Email: info@TrueNatureTravels.com

Sep
29
Sat
Elspeth, TJ, & Ashleigh _ GUATEMALA YOGA RETREAT
Sep 29 – Oct 4 all-day

ABOUT

Ready to unwind and dig deeper into your practice? Join Highland Yoga for a yoga retreat this fall at Villa Sumaya, located on the picturesque shores of Lake Atitlan in the heart of the Guatemalan highlands. This retreat will include a little bit of everything–vinyasa flow, yin, meditation, spa days, Mayan fire rituals, and plenty of time for exploring the rich culture of Guatemala. Prepare to reconnect with yourself, rekindle your sense of adventure and curiosity, make new friends, and leave feeling balanced and rejuvenated.

DATES

Saturday, September 29 through Thursday, October 4, 2018.

PRICING

Depending on accommodation type, pricing ranges from $950-$1250.

WHAT’S INCLUDED

Daily breakfast, lunch, dinner Daily  – fresh, locally grown cuisine

Unlimited drinking water/juice/specialty retreat teas

2 yoga classes daily

Workshops

Daily meditation and journal

Mayan fire ritual

ADDITIONAL EXCURSIONS & AMENITIES

Exploring nearby villages and markets

Mayan sweat lodge

Volcano hike

Kayaking tour

Spa services

NOT INCLUDED

Airfare/transportation to and from airport.

HOW TO SIGN UP

In order to reserve your spot, a non-refundable deposit of $600 is required. Payment in full is due no later than July 20, 2018. Please note that all payments are non-refundable and non-transferable. Payment may be made by credit card, check, or cash.

Please email elsie@highland-yoga.com with any questions or to move forward with booking.

We hope you will join us for this vacation in paradise!

More info Here 

TJ MANGRUM

TJ is a 200 hour RYT and 200 hour YogaHour trained yoga instructor. TJ’s love for yoga began with love for physical health and developed into a deeper love when her mind and body began working together to create a moving meditation. Having grown up an athlete, TJ brings heat and intensity into her classes while maintaining space for her students to explore their spirituality. TJ believes in the power of proper alignment and patience with the body. TJ infuses a fiery practice with a spiritual connection the the heart.

ASHLEIGH WHELAN

Ashleigh never thought she would end up a yogi, much less a yoga teacher, but she is so glad she did! We can’t always predict how things will turn out, but through yoga we can learn to adjust how we respond. Yoga helps us live more mindfully by connecting the body, mind, and spirit, and it opens our hearts to make more room fo r love. Ashleigh completed her RYT-200 at Highland Yoga, but her journey has just begun. She is enlivened to be a life-long student of yoga asana and yoga philosophy.

ELSPETH BROTHERTON

Searching for ways to cope with stress and anxiety, Elspeth discovered yoga and was quickly hooked during her final year of law school. She explored a wide array of asana practices before finding her home in Vinyasa.

A classically trained pianist, Elspeth is known for her carefully curated playlists, powerful sequences and intuitive breath cues, all of which intend to compel her students ever deeper into their minds, bodies and breathing.

Elsie completed her 200-hour teacher training in Dallas, Texas at Uptown Yoga and has since taught over 2000 hours of yoga classes accruing her E-RYT designation. Elspeth and her husband John are the founders and owners of Highland Yoga. She received her J.D. from Emory and practiced as a litigator in Dallas and Atlanta before taking to the mat full time.

Oct
11
Thu
Gioconda Parker ~ International 200-Hour Teacher Training in Guatemala
Oct 11 – Oct 28 all-day

 

Join Wanderlust and Gioconda Parker for our first ever 200-hour teacher training retreat. Our teacher training program is inspired by the Wanderlust Festival experience, and as at our festivals, you will be treated to world-class yoga instruction and a journey of self-discovery and exploration in the beautiful setting of Guatemala. Your experience will be one-of-a-kind as you immerse yourself in a community of like-minded and inspired yogis dedicated to daily practice and learning.

Wanderlust Teacher Training Retreat will give aspiring teachers and seasoned practitioners the chance to deepen their knowledge and refine their practice in this transformational immersion. With the new experience and understanding acquired during your Wanderlust Teacher Training, you will have a greater command of your practice, have the tools and knowledge to sequence, create and teach an effective vinyasa flow class and be prepared to dive deeper into the method that most inspires you. We don’t expect everyone who completes the 200-hour training to become a teacher, but whatever your path, the Wanderlust Teacher Training will guide you to your true north.

 

About the Leader

Gioconda has been practicing and teaching yoga for the past 20 years. Along with two decades of yoga training and practice, she holds a Master’s Degree in Transpersonal Psychology and is a Somatic Experiencing Practitioner in Peter Levine’s Trauma Therapy technique. She currently resides part-time in Austin, part-time in the mountains of Colorado and part-time on the road sharing yoga as a guest teacher and a guest teacher trainer at both the 200 and 300-hour levels. In addition to leading yoga classes, yoga training/immersions, and yoga retreats, she also has a private practice where she combines her unique skill sets to offer support to clients who are in transition and looking to integrate past experiences to live in the present with more joy and vitality.

 

Oct
21
Sun
Deb Kern ~ Sacred Women’s Retreat 1
Oct 21 – Oct 27 all-day

The time is now…

This is a call for every woman to love, honor and express her true self.

 

Join Dr. Deb Kern for this sacred pilgrimage to a magical, Mayan retreat center on Lake Atitlán in Guatemala where you’ll be soothed by the tranquility of the water, held by the strength of the volcano, enticed by the sweetness of the flowers, and awakened by the wildness of the jungle.

 

Lake Atitlan, the deepest lake in Central America, is often called the belly button of the Earth. It is here, held by the energies of the Divine Feminine, that you’ll journey back to your true essence through dance, yoga, meditation, journaling, quiet time, nourishing food, sacred ceremony and supportive sisterhood.

The world needs you to shine your light as the person you were born to be.

This retreat will help you:

* Remember your true nature

* Rediscover your unique gifts

* Reclaim comfort, ease and grace in your body

* Release the past in order to create the life you desire

You’ll feel like yourself again.

Free from self-limiting ideas of what you ‘should’ be doing and who you ‘should be,’ you’ll be filled with energy and clarity to create the life you desire.

 

About the leader:

Deb Kern, Ph.D. is a teacher of vision, a sought-after intuitive guide, health scientist, author and speaker. She has studied with medicine women in Costa Rica, shamans in Bali, and Ayurvedic masters from India to California. A former nurse, health educator, and scientist, Deb conducted a groundbreaking study proving that mind/body integrated approaches to exercise were more effective at reducing anxiety than conventional approaches to exercise. Deb is also a yoga therapist, NIA black belt teacher, and creatrix of PranaShakti–a mind/body movement form.

 

Testimonials:

My friend and colleague Dr. Deborah Kern, who I would trust with my LIFE, is giving a rare opportunity for women. I can’t even begin to express how heavenly and empowering Deb’s work is. If you are so moved, sign up NOW while there is still some space.

~Christiane Northrup, M.D., ob/gyn physician and author of the New York Times bestsellers: Women’s Bodies, Women’s Wisdom and The Wisdom of Menopause

Within a safe, supportive environment, an Intensive with Deb Kern engages the mind, opens the heart, awakens the body, and touches the soul. Like Dr. Deb herself, it encourages us to recognize and honor the sacred within.

~Shannon Kring Bruset

What an amazing experience! The way she crafts her class is so insightful. It’s like she has some secret pathway to see inside your heart and life and then gives you exactly what you need!! I left her class feeling exhausted yet energized – and closer to God and myself.

~ Jill Bates, Tulum participant

 

Oct
28
Sun
Deb Kern ~ Sacred Women’s Retreat 2
Oct 28 – Nov 3 all-day

The time is now…

This is a call for every woman to love, honor and express her true self.

 

Join Dr. Deb Kern for this sacred pilgrimage to a magical, Mayan retreat center on Lake Atitlán in Guatemala where you’ll be soothed by the tranquility of the water, held by the strength of the volcano, enticed by the sweetness of the flowers, and awakened by the wildness of the jungle.

 

Lake Atitlan, the deepest lake in Central America, is often called the belly button of the Earth. It is here, held by the energies of the Divine Feminine, that you’ll journey back to your true essence through dance, yoga, meditation, journaling, quiet time, nourishing food, sacred ceremony and supportive sisterhood.

The world needs you to shine your light as the person you were born to be.

This retreat will help you:

* Remember your true nature

* Rediscover your unique gifts

* Reclaim comfort, ease and grace in your body

* Release the past in order to create the life you desire

You’ll feel like yourself again.

Free from self-limiting ideas of what you ‘should’ be doing and who you ‘should be,’ you’ll be filled with energy and clarity to create the life you desire.

 

About the leader:

Deb Kern, Ph.D. is a teacher of vision, a sought-after intuitive guide, health scientist, author and speaker. She has studied with medicine women in Costa Rica, shamans in Bali, and Ayurvedic masters from India to California. A former nurse, health educator, and scientist, Deb conducted a groundbreaking study proving that mind/body integrated approaches to exercise were more effective at reducing anxiety than conventional approaches to exercise. Deb is also a yoga therapist, NIA black belt teacher, and creatrix of PranaShakti–a mind/body movement form.

 

Testimonials:

My friend and colleague Dr. Deborah Kern, who I would trust with my LIFE, is giving a rare opportunity for women. I can’t even begin to express how heavenly and empowering Deb’s work is. If you are so moved, sign up NOW while there is still some space.

~Christiane Northrup, M.D., ob/gyn physician and author of the New York Times bestsellers: Women’s Bodies, Women’s Wisdom and The Wisdom of Menopause

Within a safe, supportive environment, an Intensive with Deb Kern engages the mind, opens the heart, awakens the body, and touches the soul. Like Dr. Deb herself, it encourages us to recognize and honor the sacred within.

~Shannon Kring Bruset

What an amazing experience! The way she crafts her class is so insightful. It’s like she has some secret pathway to see inside your heart and life and then gives you exactly what you need!! I left her class feeling exhausted yet energized – and closer to God and myself.

~ Jill Bates, Tulum participant

 

Nov
3
Sat
Kim & Rod – A Journey to the Heart
Nov 3 – Nov 10 all-day

“The greatest journey a man can take is the eighteen inches from his head to his heart.” –Andrew Bennett

Embark on a sacred pilgrimage to the mystical shores of Lago Atitlan, Guatemala. Join Rod Hairston and Kim Goyette for a week-long, fully integrative “Journey to the Heart”.

Lago Atitlán is a truly magical and magnetic place, believed by the Mayan culture to represent the belly button of the Earth. Cradled in the embrace of three volcanoes, the lago is a powerful space to heal and balance our mind, body and heart.

Through engaging self-discovery workshops, yoga, meditation, chanting, ritual, ceremony and dance, awaken a deep connection to the heart of the Earth, the heart of your Spirit and the heart of your Mind.

What’s included

7 nights / 8 days private or shared accommodation with lake views and patio seating.

3 amazing vegetarian based meals per day including one meal with chicken/fish per day.

Unlimited coffee/tea/filtered water service.

Twice daily yoga and meditation sessions (10-classes).

Workshops – You will be guided through five transformative workshops to awaken the wisdom of the heart and unleash the continuous connection with the body, mind and spirit. In a principle-based, holistic way, you will develop heart practices that you can use in any and every aspect of your life.

Cacao Ceremony – Journey home to your heart with Xicoy, the Cacao Spirit, one of the most playful spiritual guides in ancient Mayan cosmology. The Mayans have used Cacao in ceremony for thousands of years to connect with their hearts. This Cacao Ceremony is steeped in ritual and reflective heart circle meditation. Be warned: your heart will expand beyond your imagination leading to pure bliss, laughter, joy, allowing for more of who you are to shine. There will be a post ceremony dance circle to follow.

Fire Ceremony – A Mayan spiritual guide will share a traditional Mayan Day Count Fire Ceremony to help you release anything that is holding you back from radiating your divine self. This experience includes the building of a fire in the age old Mayan tradition using herbs, chocolate, colored candles, cinnamon, myrrh and copal.

Chichimeca Traditional Purification Ceremony – Join us for a traditional Chichimeca style purification ceremony. This offering includes ritualized practices and heart-centered connection with Great Spirit. You’ll share sacred songs to open the heart while plant spirits and specially prepared herbal tea help clear and lift the emotional body. This revitalizing sauna circle will leave you feeling inspired and rejuvenated.

Yogic Sacred Trance Dance – In every culture from the beginning of time, our ancestors have used dance to connect with nature, connect with themselves and call on the support from energies around them to bring wisdom, prosperity, health and good fortune into their lives. Through music and movement, yogic trance dance provides the perfect conditions to go deeper into ourselves and experience our limitless power.

Concierge service to assist with organizing all your transportation, spa services, cultural outings, early arrival and/or extended stays.

All taxes

NOT INCLUDED:

Airfare to Guatemala City (airport code GUA)
Spa Services at Harmony Space Spa available onsite
Excursions and Side Trips
Alcoholic Beverages
Wifi access available at a minimum charge of $3/day or $20/week (or free access from the lobby using the Villa computers)
Transfers
Boat Shuttle across the lake to Villa Sumaya
Staff gratuities

Pricing & registration:

Triple Occupancy: — perfect for friends traveling together or solo females. $1,700 (includes tax)

Double Occupancy: — perfect for friends or couples traveling together. $1,900 (includes tax)

Single Occupancy: – great for solo travelers and those wishing for more privacy. $2,300 (includes tax)

* All prices are per person. Rooms are reserved on a first come, first served basis. All prices are in USD. A non-refundable, but transferable deposit of $500 by July 31, 2018 will secure your spot. Final balance is due 3 months prior to the retreat. The group is intimate. Space is limited to 12-rooms up to 26-people maximum. Advanced registration is required.

Payment plans are available upon request. Your deposit plus four equal monthly payments can be set up as needed. Final payment is due by August 3, 2018.

REGISTRATION:

Please click on the link for retreat details and to register today!

Contact Kim Goyette at meditationmutha@gmail.com

 

About the teachers:

Rod Hairston is one of the fastest growing authorities in America in the area of human potential. As a dynamic speaker, coach and author, he has helped over 500,000 people transform their behavior and realize outstanding, long lasting results through Growth U programs and other arenas. Rod’s passion for developing and coaching has inspired training and integration programs that impact individuals world-wide. His highly acclaimed book, Are You Up For the Challenge? Six Steps to Lasting Change, Starting Now…Not Someday, is helping thousands of people realize results in all areas of their life. He is an avid believer that: “The life you have, you’ve created – with your thinking and emotions.” One of his sayings is: “What’s hard to do in the beginning is easy to live with in the end.” And he believes that a person should be most concerned with the habits they create for their life.

 

Kim Goyette is a yogini, mother and lover of life. As an international teacher and student of yoga and co-owner of Fitness 4 Mind and Body, Kim empowers her students to have wellness of mind, body and spirit. She believes everyone comes from a place of wholeness and encourages students to have acceptance, compassion and loving-kindness toward themselves and others. Kim supports an integrated experience by guiding asana from the foundation of breath incorporating practices of pranayama, mantra, mudra, meditation, and personal ritual. Kim enjoys teaching Hatha, Hatha Flow and Yin yoga, where students have the opportunity to venture deeper into the mind-body connection. She provides individual adaptations for postures to ensure practicing yoga is accessible and safe for all whom she teaches. Kim believes students should walk away from a yoga class feeling nourished and rejuvenated. Her classes focus on the individual needs of each student, as she nurtures their development and personal growth.

Nov
10
Sat
Amanda & Paria – Yoga Adventures in Guatemala
Nov 10 – Nov 17 all-day

Join Amanda Negrette and Paria Mirazimi on a peaceful getaway to Villa Sumaya. A weeklong yoga retreat located on one of the worlds most beautiful lakes, Lake Atitlan, where you will dive deeply into the refreshing, natural beauty of this majestic landscape.

Take time on this retreat to find a deeper connection to your hearts song and rejuvenate your sense of wellbeing. Explore your roots and your true beauty through the practice of yoga twice a day, meditation, journaling and holistic vegetarian diet. Villa Sumaya is the perfect environment to support you in enhancing a holistic practice that is healing. There will also be lots of time to explore the beauty that surrounds you as Villa Sumaya is perfectly located on the shores of Lake Atitlan.

Accommodations and Costs

Single Occupancy $1840 USD
Double Occupancy $1525 USD
Triple Occupancy $1420 USD

A $600 deposit is required at time of booking to reserve your spot and is non-refundable.
Final payment is required by September 1st 2018.

For further inquiries or to book please contact: jcollins@travelonly.com

What’s Included

  • 7 days, 7 nights accommodation at Villa Sumaya, Guatemala
  • 3 delicious vegetarian meals daily
  • Airport transfer to and from Guatemala City Airport
  • 2 yoga classes daily taught by Amanda and Paria
  • Coffee, tea and snacks throughout the day
  • San Pedro Volcano hike
  • Walking tours
  • Bird watching tours
  • Kayak rentals

*Airfare NOT included*
Tours and Activities (NOT included)
Spa Treatments (1hr $75 USD – 1.5hr $100 USD – 2hr $130 USD)

About the Teachers

AMANDA NEGRETTE

Amanda took her first Moksha Yoga class back in 2009 and was hooked from day one. When she decide to do the teacher training in Montreal 2011, she had no idea how much it would change her life. Amanda continues to be inspired each and every day by fellow teachers but as well as the dedication of the students from each studio she teaches at. Since her training in 2011, she has continued to dedicate herself to learning. She has completed her Moksha Advanced training in 2012 and Moksha Flow in 2013. She is also trained in Acro Yoga, Vinyasa, Yin, Restorative, pre/post natal and Aerial Yoga. When Amanda is not teaching/practicing, she enjoys other types of physical activity such at Aerial circus arts, hula hoop dance and pole fitness. Travelling the world is also one of Amanda’s biggest passions

“Yoga is a way of life. It is about being your truest self in all situations. it has helped me to find myself and where i belong. Yoga is a personal journey which allows you to become aware of the things that are important to you. Through my practice i have discovered more about myself and my body and about my place in this world. It has taught me, and continues to teach me, how to let go of the things that I cannot control as well as the things that no longer serve me. It has taught me to appreciate both what I have and who I have in my life.

Every time I step on my mat, i know that i am on a journey to something new. Yoga is a place of no judgement or expectations. It is a place where I feel free to express myself through breath and movement. It is a place where i feel accepted and it instills in me a feeling that I can take with me anywhere i am in this world. I practice yoga because I love the way it makes me feel. It grounds me down and keeps me connected with who I am. Yoga has taught me patience, both with myself and the people around me. Yoga has also shown me how to be a better person than i was yesterday.” – Amanda Rae

PARIA MIRAZIMI

Being involved in the world of yoga since 2007, Paria is dedicated to sharing her passion for yoga with her students, placing emphasis on how mental, emotional, and physical health attribute to ones true sense of being, expression of self, happiness and ones fulfillment of life. Paria combines her knowledge and experience in psychology, mindfulness, dance, and various forms of yoga, to create classes emphasizing the connection to the self, love, growth and evolvement, in order to find a deeper connection within, with others, and everything else in life. She is dedicated to creating and holding space for students to heal, transform and unfold breath by breath.

“I believe that yoga creates a path to truth, to learn and experience your full potential, to explore, adventure, grow and evolve continuously. Yoga is the dance of life.” – Paria Mirazimi

Nov
24
Sat
Melanie Phillips ~ Activate: Vitality, Abundance & Soul Purpose An Ayurvedic Yoga & Energy Healing Retreat & Program
Nov 24 – Dec 1 all-day

Are you ready to be free from your past and create a life in greater alignment with your soul’s purpose?

Can you imagine living from a clear and centered space with a nervous system that feels resourced and rejuvenated?

Breakthrough blockages that are keeping you spinning in circles (low energy, lack of self-worth/ boundaries, confusion, lack of direction).

This retreat experience merges working: somatically through yoga, Ayurveda, movement and dance; energetically with Energy Healing techniques and facilitated healings; experientially with daily ritual and sacred ceremony; and through the powerful dynamic of being with like-hearted individuals.

You’ll come away with the tools you need to make healthier choices unique to your Ayurvedic constitution, and master your mental and emotional blind spots.

Let’s get you living a life YOU love and feeling inspired and whole.

About the Leader

Melanie Phillips (CAS, BFA, ERYT), stumbled and fell before finding the strength to rise back up again. Having walked through chronic illness and extraordinary loss, Melanie embraces Ayurveda, yoga and intuitive medicine as a primary means of how we can all re-emerge from darkness. As a 19 year full time yoga teacher and member of NAMA – National Ayurvedic Medical Association – Melanie created The Madhuri Method, a method that effectively treats symptoms and diseases of the mind, body, and emotions leading to a truer relationship to joy, acceptance and personal empowerment.

She is a Clinical Ayurvedic Practitioner, Yoga Teacher Trainer and Energy Healer, offering: Ayurvedic Yoga training for teachers, 1 on 1 work with clients and an online Inner Empowerment Mentorship program. All of her offerings are rooted in guiding her clients back to remembering their wholeness, love, and worth.

Melanie is the co-author of “Your Irresistible Life: 4 Seasons of Self-Care through Ayurveda & Yoga Practices that Work” and released her Best Selling book, “Living After Loss: A Soulful Guide to Freedom” in the spring of 2018.

Dec
27
Thu
Akasha Ellis ~ 10th Annual New Years’ Bhakti Yoga Retreat
Dec 27 2018 – Jan 3 2019 all-day

Come open your heart and expand your awareness for the New Year with yoga for your body, mind, and soul as Akasha and friends present a wonderful Bhakti experience you’ll never forget.

We will fill our days with Yoga and set our intention to heal ourselves, those around us and Mother Earth.

Mornings will begin with a group sadhana (kundalini yoga, chanting/meditation and pranayama) followed later by a guided Ashtanga/Vinyasa flow session.

Afternoons, we will meet once again to practice a restorative and/or Kundalini set that will leave our muscles relaxed, our hearts open and our minds and bodies ready for a restful night.

This retreat is open to all levels. There will be time to play, explore, relax and enjoy our surroundings.

The center features a hot tub, sauna, a spa to receive a massage, places to hike, a beautiful lake to swim and kayak, villages to explore for a nice day trip and plenty of wonderful spots to relax and become present.

About Akasha

Akasha is co-owner of Birmingham Yoga and director of Birmingham yogaakasha head shot teacher training. He offers several retreats and workshops throughout the year. He maintains a strong personal yoga practice (sadhana) that combines the daily practice of pranayama, mantra, meditation, Kundalini and Ashtanga asana (Primary, Secondary and Third Series). His classes reflect his personal approach and will include the traditions of Kundalini and classical Ashtanga for a heart-centered class that will leave the student toned, stretched, centered and open, from the inside out. Learn more about Akasha.

Pricing & Registration

For more information, see http://birminghamyoga.com/new-years-guatemala-retreat/ or email akashaellis@gmail.com.

Jan
5
Sat
Lauren & Lisa ~ Guatemala Magic Yoga + Healing Retreat
Jan 5 – Jan 12 all-day

Embark on a journey to your truest self. Relax, align, and connect with Lauren Leduc, yoga instructor and studio owner, and Lisa Lola, energy healer and owner of Lisa Lola Healing Arts on a path to paradise. Enjoy yoga, mediation, healing, sacred ritual, and adventure on the shores of Lake Atitlan, Guatemala.

For more information or to sign up, please visit Lauren Leduc Yoga or Lisa Lola Healing Arts or email laurenashleyleduc@gmail.com.

About the Teachers

Lauren Leduc, E-RYT200, Founder of Karma Tribe Yoga and Pop-Up Yoga KC

Lauren is a dedicated yoga teacher and entrepreneur with the unique gift of cultivating connection and community. She believes that yoga is beneficial to everyone and is passionate about creating accessible experiences and opportunities for students to find a deeper connection to themselves and the world around them.

Lauren has a fun, challenging, intelligent, and present teaching style loved by thousands of students. After completing her 200 hr Yoga Teacher Training in 2013 through Frog Lotus Yoga, Lauren began teaching public classes and workshops within the community of Kansas City. In 2015, Lauren founded Pop-Up Yoga KC, which creates donation-based yoga events drawing hundreds of students. Upon the success of Pop-Up Yoga KC, Lauren created Karma Tribe Yoga, Kansas City’s Premiere Non Profit and Donation-Based Yoga Studio. In 2016, Lauren was voted “Best Yoga Instructor” by Pitch Weekly Readers, taught multiple workshops, led yoga retreats in Mexico, Thailand, and Bali, and moved Karma Tribe Yoga to its beautiful new location in Midtown, Kansas City.

Recently, Lauren earned a certification in Thai Yoga Bodywork, completed the first module of Advanced Teacher Training through Frog Lotus Yoga, and was hired as head teacher for Yoga Buzz Kansas City. She stays connected with her students and community through her current offerings and is currently planning upcoming retreats, Karma Tribe Yoga 200 hour Yoga Teacher Training, and Heartland Yoga Festival.

Lisa Lola

Lisa Lola is an energy healer who provides energetic balancing and supportive services to assist individuals along their own spiritual, emotional, mental, and physical journey’s. Her purpose is to help people heal themselves so they are free to power-fully choose and live the life they desire.

Lisa Lola offers and combines a list of services that has been shown to assist people in their own healing though chakra balancing, channeling, reiki, past life regression, access bars, guided meditation, and essential oils. Lisa also leads workshops, classes and weekend retreats on energy healing, chakra education and balancing, heart opening, grounding and emotional well-being.

Jan
20
Sun
Carmen & Moises Aguilar – Yoga & Meditation Retreat
Jan 20 – Jan 26 all-day

Escape the winter and join us for a week of yoga, meditation, nature and sun in the beautiful Villa Sumaya located on Lake Atitlan, Guatemala. This idilic location is the perfect place to unwind from our busy schedules and get a well deserved yoga vacation.  We will do yoga every day with Carmen Aguilar (instagram.com/cyogalab) following her unique cyoga style. Come ready not only to relax but also to take your practice to another level, explore new asanas and find a renewed motivation to keep practicing. Her husband Moises, who has been meditating for more than 25 years, will be in charge of the daily meditation class.

We will start the day with Meditation right after breakfast, followed by a daily yoga class, which will take us all the way to lunch. After lunch the rest of the day is all yours to indulge at the lake, go kayaking, do some shopping at the mayan markets, or even go hiking in one of three majestic volcanoes. This is the fourth year Carmen and Moises host their winter yoga and meditation retreat and students keep coming back year after year. This is a week to make new friends, enjoy life, good food, the sun and nature while practicing yoga and meditation in an idilic setting.

About the Teachers

Carmen Aguilar is an international teacher – labchicago.com and instagram.com/cyogalab – leading workshops and yoga trainings around the world. She currently owns a yoga studio in Chicago with her husband Moises where they hold regular classes, workshops and Teacher Trainings. Her classes are known for being intense, informative and motivational, very focused on intelligent sequencing and peak poses. Carmen’s goal is to not only stretch your body but also your mind though an intense asana practice.
Moises Aguilar, her husband, is the perfect compliment to Carmen’s intense style, focused on adjustments and meditation. He teaches Adjusting techniques around the world with his wife as well as meditation workshops.
For more information or to register, please visit: www.labchicago.com.
Jan
26
Sat
SINGER MAYBERRY – Mayan Yoga Adventure with Singer
Jan 26 – Feb 2 all-day

Mayan Yoga Adventure with Singer

 

January 26 – Feb 2, 2019

Next winter, venture out to a semi-tropical paradise often called “the land of eternal spring.” Hit the reset button after the holidays with a peaceful getaway to the picturesque shores of Lake Atitlán in Guatemala for a week that will nourish your body and soul. Yoga, culture, adventure and relaxation await you at the gorgeous property of Villa Sumaya, where we have reserved the most luxurious lakefront suites to house our group.

Surrounded by three dormant volcanoes, Lake Atitlán is believed by the Maya “to be the center of the universe where God’s seeds of mankind evolved.” Start this adventure when you arrive by boat from Panajachel to the private dock at Villa Sumaya. What awaits will be a magical experience like no other, starting our week off with a Cacao Ceremony followed by a Mayan Fire Ceremony.

Relax with Singer Mayberry of The Art of Yoga School in Austin, Texas, as she leads us through eight days of yin, hatha & restorative yoga tailored to all levels – the perfect way to balance out active hikes and bird watching expeditions. By the end of the week you will feel stronger and healthier just from the 100+ steps you will be taking daily to reach your on site accomodations. Looking for more action? Schedule a 7 hour tour climbing San Pedro, the tallest of the three volcanos or kayaking towards a quaint village nearby. But of course, be sure to allow time for lounging in a hammock, spa treatments, swimming or just enjoying the lush grounds.

INCLUDED IN COST
7 Nights Accommodation
3 Vegetarian Meals a Day
Unlimited tea/coffee/filtered drinking water
Mayan Fire Ceremony
Cacao Ceremony
Daily yoga classes with Singer
Use of Villa Sumaya’s pool & hot tub
Taxes

ADD ON ACTIVITIES:
Traditional Sweat Lodge Ceremony
Kayak Paddle & Hike Tour
Volcano Hike
Bird Watching
Spa & Sauna Treatments
Local Market & Shopping Tour
+ more

 

 

 

 

 

 

ABOUT SINGER MAYBERRY

Singer’s passion is teaching Restorative & Yin Yoga, while also being an active musician in her hometown of Austin Texas. Teaching since 2012, she owned her own yoga studio for 5 years and has over 1000 hours of teaching experience (E-RYT 200). Her background as a musician and artist leads her to create inspiring yoga experiences for her students. Always paying attention to the details, she finds value in “curating” everything from music playlists, to incorporating the use of essential oils & smudging to help even out the energy in her classes.

“To me, Restorative Yoga is all about relaxing the mind by practicing gentle stretching sequences that will also make your body feel great. It is such a welcoming practice, because everyone can benefit, wherever you are in your yoga journey…all levels of experience are welcome. As a student in my classes you will enjoy the incorporation of essential oils, smudging with sweetgrass and sage, calming music, and hands on assists to help you relax to your fullest.

The practice of yoga has brought balance to my life, nurturing my body, mind and soul. My practice helps me to live in a state of calm and consistency, even during times when my life seems utterly chaotic. Through my classes, I hope to share many valuable moments of calmness and clarity, encouraging balance in all of my students lives.”

Singer has a degree in Fine Arts, majoring in Classical Guitar & Mesoamerican Art History. Her first official 200 hour training was with Sumukhi Kristina Lanuza and Zoe Mantarakis of Yoga Illumined in 2013. Since then she has furthered her studies of Yin Yoga with Heather Tiddens in 2015, and completed Judith Lasater’s Level 1 Restorative Yoga Certification Program in 2016 while currently taking courses with the The California College of Ayurveda.

PRICING & REGISTRATION
$150-250 DEPOSIT TO RESERVE YOUR SPOT
Monthly installments start 30 days after non-refundable deposit is paid*

SIGN UP BY AUGUST 1ST AT THE EARLY BIRD RATE & SAVE $300
Early Bird Rates start at $1450-1795 per person (Single, Double or Triple Occupancy)

We have reserved the most luxurious lakefront suites to house our group,

To learn more & to register, visit www.theartofyogaschool.com

Questions? Contact Singer:

theartofyogaschool@gmail.com

WHAT COSTS ARE NOT INCLUDED:
Airfare
airport transfers ($35-$100 per person with private transport)
arrival and departure boat trip ($25 for up to 4 people on private boat)
spa services
additional excursions
gratuities (approx. $5-$7/day)
travel insurance

THE RETREAT BEGINS SATURDAY JANUARY 26 WITH DINNER AND ENDS SATURDAY FEB 2 WITH BREAKFAST
Transportation is NOT included in the pricing. HOWEVER, if you would like for us to plan your transportation from the time you land in Guatemala City (or Antigua if arriving a few days early) to when you arrive at Villa Sumaya, we are offering a $200 transit fare that will include:

A private vehicle to travel with the retreat group from Guatemala City or Antigua to Panajachel
Boat ride from Panajachel to the Villa Sumaya dock
Returning to the airport after the retreat: your boat ride and private van directly to the airport will be included.

Reviews for Yoga with Singer
“This is the Vahlrona of restorative yin yoga: complex layers of richness within a simple format, indulgent in sweetness. I have never had a more poignant, nurturing and caring yoga experience. Singer has an exquisitely transformative touch that luxuriates with love and attention. Sophisticated playlist, art, and incense too.” – April 2016, Victoria Tai

“I’ve been taking Singer’s restorative yoga class on Sundays for the past year and they have transformed my life. They have forced me to slow down, be still (which I’m horrible at!), and be okay with being with myself.” – February 2017, Raman Sandhu

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Feb
2
Sat
ISTA Level 1 Spiritual Sexual Shamanic Experience
Feb 2 – Feb 8 all-day

OPEN TO THE TRANSFORMATIONAL POWER OF LOVE!

Re-enliven your deep connection to LIFE. Reset your neurology from survival stress into thrive mode. Reclaim the sacredness of your body. Liberate your natural wildness. Gain powerful tools to shift emotional patterns for more pleasure and connection.

 

Join a global community prioritizing authenticity, embodied spirituality, intimacy, bliss, empowerment, and freedom.

 

If you are ready to transform your life, this experiential 7-day event is for you

 

♡ The People

 

Thousands of people on 5 continents have attended the ISTA training over the past 8 years and have uncovered core wounding reactive patterns, transforming them into conscious ways of being that enable them to respond from a place of empowered loving presence.

 

♡ The Retreat

 

This retreat focuses on clearing the physical, emotional and mental bodies of shame, guilt and fear related to life force energy, sexuality and authenticity. This is done through multiple pathways of healing: guided visualization, emotional release, shamanic initiations, energy tracking and conscious touch are just a few of the practices used to dive deep into the inner realms. The inner masculine and inner feminine archetypes are explored because when they are fully integrated a door opens to a deeper knowing of the Self as whole and complete.

 

♡ The Event

 

This event unfolds within a powerful group process based on presence, unconditional love, intimacy and acceptance of what is arising. By the end of this event, you will feel more alive, open, relaxed and present and be more in touch with the effortless flow of life, no matter what it looks like.

 

♡ The Experience

 

No prior knowledge of shamanism or sacred sexuality is necessary to attend this retreat. ISTA trainings tend to bring together people with a vast range of experiences and from many pathways. This event is about expansion, while honoring your healthy boundaries.

 

♡ The ISTA Level 1 training uses..

 

– Ritual

– Breathwork

– Group Process

– Active Meditation

– Emotional Release

– Hands-On-Healing

– Guided Visualizations

– Subtle Energy Processes

– Conscious Communication

 

♡ To..

 

– Realize that you are love & freedom embodied

– Integrate your inner masculine & feminine

– Increase multidimensional awareness

– Let go of past dramas and traumas

– Expand your capacity for pleasure

– Celebrate sex positive community

– Transform the shadow into an ally

– Honor your healthy boundaries

 

This is only a partial list of what you may experience.

♡ Meet the people behind ISTA Guatemala

Araminta Barbour ~ Lead Facilitator

Raffaello Manacorda ~ Co-Facilitator

Ellie Wilde ~ Co-Facilitator

♡ Testimonials

Hear from previous participants on the links below:

https://youtu.be/XJtMh5GVcAs

https://youtu.be/f9senDmXUPU

 

To Register or to find out more about the international school of temple arts and this event at:

www.istalatinamerica.com

info@istalatinamerica.com

Feb
9
Sat
Jason Calsyn ~ Deep Bliss Yoga Retreat
Feb 9 – Feb 16 all-day

Join us for this week-long retreat to Villa Sumaya, on the gorgeous Lake Atitlán, Guatemala. This will be a perfect opportunity to rejuvenate and escape the Pacific Northwest winter. We will focus on casting off the accumulated weight of the previous year and making room for new growth. Each day will begin and end with our yoga practice, with the intention of opening our hearts and being receptive to possibility. In between, we will make new friends, explore exotic spaces, and relax deeply into ease and joy. We’ll balance the opportunity for self-work with the equally valuable chance to find peace and stillness.

 

Pricing: $1400/$1800 (shared/single accommodations)
Included: 2 yoga classes per day (hatha or flow class in the morning and restorative or yin in the evening), 3 vegetarian meals per day, group events including a Mayan Fire Ceremony, Chichimeca Sweat Lodge, Cacao Ceremony, and a tour of one of the local villages.

Not included: Transportation to/from the retreat center, alcohol, tips for the local staff. There are also many other optional activities such as hikes (climb a volcano!) and kayaking, as well as a spa with massage and other therapeutic services, which are available at additional cost.

Group size is limited to 18 guests.

A $500 non-refundable deposit reserves your spot.

Early bird special!

Sign up before June 1 and take $200 off the total price!

About the leader:

 

Jason Calsyn (RYT-500, E-RYT 200) has been teaching yoga in the United States and Southeast Asia since 2012. He has trained at Maui Hot Yoga on Maui, Hawaii and at Sampoorna Yoga in Goa, India. He teaches several styles, including Hatha, Yin, Restorative, Vinyasa Flow, and Yoga Nidra. Jason believes that a good yoga practice balances physical, mental, emotional, and energetic elements. He is the owner of Mystic Monkey Yoga in Port Townsend, WA, USA.

Contacts:

Website – mysticmonkeyyoga.com

Email: mysticmonkeyyoga@gmail.com

Feb
21
Thu
Frans ~ Meditation and Culture Retreat with Star Meditations
Feb 21 – Mar 2 all-day

Join us on the adventure of a lifetime, as we journey on a 9 day Mayan Discovery Retreat to one of the world’s most beautiful lakes. You will fall in love with the natural beauty of the breathtaking Lake Atitlan and the three majestic volcanoes, Atitlan, San Pedro and Toliman that surround it.

Our Mayan adventure will begin in the gorgeous UNESCO World Heritage city of Antigua. We will spend 2 nights here. This is a must see destination, full of colonial architecture, cobblestone streets and picturesque surroundings. Our exquisite hotel is close to the city centre, allowing plenty of opportunities for leisurely walking, visiting museums and immersing ourselves in Mayan culture.

For the following 7 nights, our home will be a serene wellness eco resort, boasting spectacular views of Lake Atitlan. The resort offers beautifully decorated private rooms, natural lush gardens, sauna, solar heated pool and hot tub, a fair trade boutique gift shop, a juice bar and many inspirational, relaxing places to hide away with a good book.

During our stay, we will take part in relaxing meditation sessions including chakra breathing and sound healing as well as traditional Mayan ceremonies. We will explore the culture of the Mayan people.

There will be plenty of time for relaxation, massages or healing sessions, or to just soak in the stunning views from one of the many colourful hammocks. If you enjoy more adventurous activities you can kayak on the lake or hike up a volcano.

This is a very special retreat guaranteed to captivate the imagination and soothe the spirit.

Details and registration please visit www.starmeditations.com.au/retreats or email frans@starmeditations.com.au

About Frans

 

My journey with meditation began when I was 14 years old, a Japanese friend, Joe, introduced me to meditation. Joe gave me a precious gift, which I will cherish forever.

I am an experienced and registered Meditation Facilitator with ACHS (Australian Centre for Holistic Studies), and a member of the Australian Meditation Association, the Won Buddhist Centre and involved with Kriya yoga.

Star Meditations was born from the passion and joy I receive every day from meditating. I teach and facilitate a variety of meditation methods, to help people reconnect with themselves, balance their energies and create harmony with the divine energies of the universe, in order to control their stress, anxiety and depression levels.

Meditation does not have to be spiritual. Those not interested in the spiritual level of meditation can still meditate and reap all the stress relieving and relaxation benefits. I will teach you to experience life in a more relaxed way to attract a more beautiful, positive energy, which will result in a happier and healthier lifestyle.

Feb
23
Sat
Kristina Ahern ~ INSPIRATION, PERSPIRATION, TRANSFORMATION
Feb 23 – Mar 2 all-day

Nourish and replenish your body, mind and heart, while being surrounded by spectacular views of majestic volcanoes, lush vegetation and the breathtaking blue waters of Lake Atitlan in Guatemala…known as one of the most beautiful and energetically spiritual places on earth. Join Kristina Ahern for her 3rd year of leading yoga participants on a journey of self discovery and transformation at the serene and welcoming Villa Sumaya. The incredible palpable energies, naturally healing surroundings and kindness of VS staff and the locals of Lake Atitlan are the perfect backdrop for her teachings.

Kristina’s yoga retreat at Villa Sumaya is more than a ‘resort experience’….it is truly a LIFE experience! Past retreat participants confirm this sentiment:

“The yoga retreat at Villa Sumaya far exceeded my hopes and expectations! The tranquil setting of Villa Sumaya on the shores of Lake Atitlan with its gracious and attentive staff provided a perfect backdrop for our yoga retreat. Our incredible yoga instructor, Kristina Ahern, led us on a week-long physical and spiritual journey, providing helpful guidance and adaptations to meet each individual’s needs and capabilities. The schedule allowed plenty of time to relax, reflect, explore our surroundings and participate in a number of unique personal and cultural experiences located within the retreat center and surrounding villages. It truly was a transformative experience and one that I will cherish for a lifetime!” ~ R.C. 2018

“My first impression of Villa Sumaya was of ease and openness. The staff gave the impression of sincerely caring for our well-being. My room was comfortable and beautiful and the meals were delicious and plentiful. Also, unlike so many that claim to be environmentally friendly, Villa Sumaya truly lives up to the moniker “eco-retreat center”.

Kristina led a twice-daily practice that was transformational. The theme she chose for the week was ideal for the setting and level of the participants. With her gentle guidance in this palpably spiritual environment, I felt that my practice was opened to another level.” ~ J.L. 2017

INSPIRATION, PERSPIRATION, TRANSFORMATION: this 3-word model created by T.K.V. Desikachar for progression toward one’s potential in life and yoga will be explored during this weeklong retreat. With nearly 20 years of teaching and chanting experience within the Krishnamacharya/T.K.V. Desikachar tradition….creativity, compassion and a deep connection to the sacred within the natural world are woven into the fabric of Kristina’s approach. Each individual participant is honored and respected according to his/her capabilities and is gently encouraged to uncover personal potential with lightness, compassion and kindness toward self.

The morning practice will include asana, pranayama and chant to inspire, energize and ‘open up’ the body, breath and heart. In the afternoon, the focus will turn more inward with gentle movement, mantra japam, ritual, visualization & meditation. There will be enough time between the sessions for you to relax & assimilate the morning practice, schedule healing sessions or participate in other activities offered through Villa Sumaya. Wednesday is the scheduled day off (can be changed with group consensus). Kristina is keeping the group to a maximum of 14 participants to support the energetic cohesiveness of the group and the development of meaningful relationships within it. Note that group activities and tours can be scheduled depending upon interest and energy (at extra cost)

No yoga experience is required for this retreat…only a willingness to step outside of what is familiar, supported by a seasoned yoga teacher (Kristina is certified E-RYT500 with Yoga Alliance, IAYT Certified Yoga Therapist and trained Vedic Chant teacher) a sanga of retreat participants and the caring & attentive staff of Villa Sumaya.

As a gesture of respect and generosity toward the indigenous Mayan culture in Guatemala, a portion of each participant’s tuition will be donated to Multi-Colores http://www.multi-colores.org, a non-profit formed by the owners of Cultural Cloth http://www.culturalcloth.com to support Mayan artisans in the Lake Atitlan area. In the past 2 years, retreat participants have helped fund work stations designed for rughooking and empowerment leadership programs for the Multi-Colores women. We will take time to visit their offices located in Panajachel to see their beautiful work during our stay. There are also many other opportunities to support the indigenous people during your time in Guatemala. You may want to consider arriving a few days early or staying a few days after the retreat (or both) to further immerse yourself in the Guatemalan cultural experience.

Included in the Retreat:

7 nights accommodation at Villa Sumaya (tax included)

3 vegetarian meals per day (meat/fish/alcohol extra)

Twice daily yoga sessions: 10:30 a.m -12:30 p.m. & 4:30 p.m.-6:30 p.m.

Held Sunday, Feb. 24th through Friday, March 1st (Wed. off)

Registration & Pricing:

**$500 non-refundable deposit reserves your space!

Extra early bird (paid before 7/15/18)

Early bird (paid before 9/15/18)   Full price (paid after 9/15/18)

Single: EEB $1895, EB $2045, Full $2195

Double: EEB $1595, EB $1745, Full $1895

Triple: EEB $1495, EB $1645, Full $1795

**All registration fees must be paid in full by Nov. 15th, 2018

**Price does not include air, ground or water transportation.

To register or with questions, please contact Kristina Ahern (owner of Santosha Springs Yoga & Wellness)

ahernkristina@gmail.com or 952 261-5178.

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/SantoshaSprings/

Mar
9
Sat
Jen & Harriet ~ Back to Bliss Yoga Adventure/Retreat
Mar 9 – Mar 16 all-day

Stress slips away and your true nature returns, bringing you Back to Peace, Back to Nature, Back to Bliss!

Join Jennifer Brooke and Harriet Alterowitz for a fun winter getaway at Villa Sumaya, an exquisite retreat center seductively situated on the picturesque shores of Lake Atitlan, Guatemala. Villa Sumaya is an eco resort with full services for adventure travelers wanting to hike, kayak and explore. There is also plenty of time for reflection, rest and relaxation. This romantic retreat center offers elegantly decorated private rooms, spacious grounds, hot tub, sauna and natural refuge gardens.

Yoga classes are open to all levels of experience. Non-yoga spouses, partners and friends are welcome to join us!

Upon arrival to Guatemala, we will spend 2 nights in Antigua, a place of rare beauty, major historical significance and vibrant culture. It is a must see destination! Our hotel is close to the city center to allow for leisurely walking, visiting museums and familiarizing yourself with Mayan culture prior to our departure to Lake Atitlan.

9-Night Retreat Package includes:

  • 2 nights lodging in Antigua with 2 breakfasts at our delightful downtown hotel
  • 7 nights at Villa Sumaya in a luxury room with private bath and gorgeous views
  • 3 delicious vegetarian meals daily at Villa Sumaya with optional chicken or fish available at an additional charge
  • 2 classes daily with Jen and Harriet including active asana, restorative yoga, pranayama and meditation…special evening activities
  • Traditional Mayan Fire Protection Ceremony
  • 1 group excursion
  • Ground and water transport from Antigua to Villa Sumaya on March 9 and from Villa Sumaya to GUA airport on March 16
  • Group tipping including group transport & included excursions

Not Included:

  • Airfare to Guatemala City & airport transport to Antigua
  • Lunch and dinners outside of Villa Sumaya, alcohol or special drinks
  • Body work or extra service and personal tipping for services & staff

To learn more or sign up, please visit Guatemala Details or Register Here.

Email Jennifer Brooke for inquiries: Jbrookemt@gmail.com or Harriet Alterowitz:  hattieyoga@gmail.com

Mar
23
Sat
Will Duprey & Lisa Benner – Fire of Purification
Mar 23 – Mar 30 all-day

Now you are ready to immerse yourself in the practice of yoga. This is one of two modules comprising Hathavidya’s 300hr teacher training: The Living Energy Immersion Program. This program manifested so that the modern student and teacher can integrate yogic philosophy where it counts — living fully!

Retreats impart a full immersion into a living yoga practice. The process works from within and is modeled after years of study accumulated by living with a teacher in a traditional manner. Simply — a retreat from your day-to-day and an immersion into yoga.

Here you will also interact with a broad spectrum of practitioners in an authentic community.

This enhanced curriculum for practitioners and teachers is a cultivated space full of invaluable tools on manipulations of physical and energetic systems — the power of yoga!

Please click HERE for more details.

Whether your goal is to teach yoga or authentically integrate your studies into the day to day, we are glad you’re here!

Hathavidya is an inclusive yogic science comprised of principles that purify, empower and uplift the spirit toward creating clarity and elevating the human experience.

What does all that mean?

Hathavidya makes traditional yoga accessible and applicable in the modern world.

By utilizing the in-depth development of various lineages within hatha and siddha, the focus is on knowledge and how the tools work for you.

Although there is a growing number of trainings in yoga communities, Hathavidya offers programs to communicate profound lessons, a larger knowledge base and a dedicated learning environment for you.

Certification is easy to come by; true knowledge shapes your life.

ABOUT WILL

International yoga teacher, writer, storyteller, Will Duprey practices pranayama and meditation and is known for effortlessly combining classical theory with contemporary yoga methods.
With over 15 years of teaching and consulting on yoga teacher trainings globally, his unique mentorship program provides deep knowledge and balance among different styles of yoga. In addition to his own writing, Will has contributed to publications such as: teach.yoga, OmStars and has a regular column in YogaLife Magazine Malaysia. Will is the founder of Hathavidya yoga teacher training school and is currently penning a poetic translation on the Hatha Yoga Pradipika.

 

Website and e-mail.

Mar
24
Sun
Martha Whitney ~ Awaken Your Good Heart
Mar 24 – Mar 30 all-day

On the Shores of Lake Atitlan… Awaken Your Good Heart

Awaken Your Good Heart is for those who want to nurture their spirit. This all-inclusive, eight day journey includes twice daily yoga classes, morning meditations, hikes through vibrant villages, cultural and artistic activities, plenty of time for rest and exploration, and opportunities to share your joy, curiosity and love of life with local children. Slow to the world and reconnect to your wholehearted self in this transformative retreat.

  • Imagine being inspired by the beauty of the natural world with morning fresh-air pranayama and meditation.
  • Imagine spaciousness in your body, mind and heart with two daily yoga classes.
  • Imagine engagement and generosity as you participate in a rich service project and explore neighboring artistic communities.
  • Imagine rejuvenating with times of quiet and contemplation, play and connecting, restorative yoga and deep rest.

Villa Sumaya is the perfect sanctuary to support your practice and your spirit. Sink deeply into the beauty and tranquility of the retreat center with its bamboo forests, lush gardens, tropical flowers, and sweeping views of Lake Atitlan. In such a uniquely mindful setting, awareness sharpens, the body quiets, the mind clears, and space opens for delight and understanding to naturally unfold.

Yoga & Meditation

Our days will begin with morning meditation followed by a deeply nourishing, rejuvenating and integrative yoga practice. The flow of each afternoon class will be responsive to the day’s activities and will include pranayama, asanas, and meditation. Each session is lovingly planned to meet the needs of all participants; everyone from the beginner to the longtime practitioner is welcome!

Service

One of our retreat days will be devoted to service. We’ll move our awareness into the community by meeting with leaders of a local organization, learning about their programs, and participating in projects that support their work. This day of active service is an opportunity to connect more deeply with those in the community and to honor the truly remarkable work that they do each day.

Exploration

Ancient Maya traditions are alive in the highlands of Guatemala. We will participate in a powerful fire ceremony with a Mayan Day Keeper, visit with a woman who weaves traditional textiles, wander through an outdoor market, and tour a village where life-size murals depict scenes from daily life. We will also have the chance to explore the colonial city of Antigua and spend the afternoon visiting the handcraft markets and walking the cobblestone roads of this UNESCO World Heritage site.

Awaken Your Good Heart includes time that is intentionally unscheduled so that you can listen to your body, mind and heart and create the perfect week for yourself: take a dip in the Lake, stroll into town for some sightseeing, indulge in a spa treatment, go on a hike, rent a kayak, hang out in your hammock, read on your private patio, enjoy a smoothie or a cocktail by the pool, or sit on the dock and breathe in the tranquility and ease of Lake Atitlan.
Nourish yourself…experience the power and beauty of Lake Atitlan.

About the Group Leader

Retreat guide, Martha Whitney, has designed a week full of both depth and lightheartedness. Martha is known for offering a mindful, inspiring and welcoming yoga environment that fosters self-acceptance and embodied well-being. Her in-depth training in anatomy, movement and breath allows her to artfully guide postures that access body ease and aliveness. Her classes are skillfully designed to be accessible to a range of bodies and skill levels. Martha has been teaching yoga and offering body-mind therapy for over 25 years. She offers Yoga and Meditation retreats in Vermont and Quebec, inspiring joyful connection to our inner and outer landscapes.

To Find Out More

To find our more, please view the full retreat description or email explore@worldsoflighttravel.com

Apr
6
Sat
Marion Crampe, Natasha Wang & Gaby Borrayo ~ The Lake Pole Camp
Apr 6 – Apr 13 all-day
Join us for an 8 day holiday of pole tricks and relaxation at the beautiful Lake Atitlán in Guatemala, where you not only are going to learn from world-class instructors but you can unplug and unwind in our lake-front-view eco-chic hotel.
 
The lush gardens and laid back luxury of our lake-front-view hotel provide the perfect backdrop to a week of pole tricks, stretching, sunshine and deliciously healthy food.
 
Instructors: Marion Crampe, Natasha Wang and Gaby Borrayo
Here’s what’s included in your Pole Retreat: (all packages)
 
• 8 days (7 nights) stay at a beautiful Eco Chic Retreat Hotel in Lake Atitlan, Guatemala.
• 12 hours of workshops over 7 days with our amazing Instructors. 
• Morning energising stretch classes.
• Transportation from Antigua Guatemala to the place of the Pole Camp in Lake Atitlan and back.
• Plenty of free time to get to know the beautiful towns and people around the lake and to enjoy the hotel features.
• Full board: 3 daily delicious vegetarian meals (chicken and fish available for additional cost)
• Water, coffee and tea available all day. 
• 1 hour massage
• Welcome and Farewell dinner.
• On site studio with lake views and brand new X-Stages (1 student per pole)
• Small Classes maximum of 10 in each group. 
• Beginner, intermediate and advanced classes.
• Welcome bag and gift
• Daily housekeeping
 
You might also enjoy (optional):
•Take private classes with our instructors for more one-on-one attention.
•Why not take a professional photoshoot and show all your friends and followers your new pole skills.
  •                Guided tours to the local villages around lake Atitlan
  •                Because The Lake Pole Camp location is far from big cities it is difficult to get good internet connection, and when you do it can be expensive. The hotel offers wifi signal for an extra cost of $20 all week per person.
  •                Airport transfers to and from Antigua Guatemala
THESE SERVICES ARE AT AN ADDITIONAL COST AND MUST BE ARRANGED PRIOR TO ARRIVAL.
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 What’s not included:
•Flights
•Travel insurance
•Airport transfers to the meeting point in Antigua Guatemala (available at extra cost)
•Alcoholic Beverages.
•Lunch on arrival day or departure day (to be taken at local restaurants at additional cost)
•Breakfast on arrival day
•Lunch and dinner on departure day
Prices and packages information available at our website www.yourpolecamp.com
 
Instagram, facebook /  thelakepolecamp