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

Jul
21
Sat
Ashlie Woods ~ Wildhearted: Unleash your Life
Jul 21 – Jul 28 all-day

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Experience Profound Freedom

Of all the suffering we experience in life none is more debilitating and unnecessary than the suffering that results from our unexamined beliefs about how things should be. An idea that our life situation should be different, the people around us should be different and perhaps the most unsettling of all, that we should be different.

To cultivate a wild heart is to break free from the prison of shoulds and to not only accept and love yourself but to celebrate yourself and the unique gifts you bring to the world. Only when we are free can we truly create our lives.

You are beautiful.

You are worthy of all that you desire.

You are a brilliant creator with the power to create your life.

Everything you could ever want is waiting for you.

This is your time.

We will meet daily to meditate, write, share, dance, laugh, cry, play and create. Together we will explore, discover, release and celebrate. You will experience newfound freedom to move and be in the world. You will experience profound peace. You will touch the very center of your true nature which is unconditional love itself and it will change everything. You will leave Guatemala with a new family of open-hearted and like-minded souls that have witnessed your journey and held space for your transformation. The connections you will make are priceless.

What’s Included

  • The life-changing work we will do together.
  • Transfer from Guatemala City to Lake Atitlan and back to the airport on departure day.
  • 7 nights double occupancy accommodation at the beautiful Villa Sumaya Eco-Chic Wellness Center. (Single rooms available for an additional $400)
  • 3 healthy and delicious vegetarian meals a day.
  • Sacred Mayan Rituals and Ceremonies.
  • An hour treatment at the Harmony Spa.
  • Gratuity for the staff at Villa Sumaya.

It’s my intention to make your trip as seamless and easy as possible. I’ve included everything in the total retreat price including transfers and gratuities so that you don’t have to worry about additional costs adding up as you go. It’s all taken care of and designed with the fullest experience in mind.
The costs not included are your airfare to/from Guatemala and the optional things like added excursions and spa treatments, meals you elect to eat outside of Villa Sumaya, alcoholic drinks, souvenirs, trip insurance and internet (available for $20/week however I encourage you to unplug).

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My journey to freedom began over a decade ago when I attended a weekend workshop and discovered that I wasn’t broken. That life-changing moment propelled me along an endless path of self-love and authentic living. In the decade since, I’ve come to know the wholeness of who I am, to trust my intuition for guidance and to believe that I am worthy of what I most desire.

Wildhearted Retreats were born out of this deep knowing and what I have come to call a Divine Download, a vision that struck me and spoke directly to my heart. I have answered that call and am doing the work I am meant to do in this world. It is my passion and an absolute joy!

My approach is one of compassionate investigation. I operate from a basic belief that you are incredibly powerful and perfectly whole. My gifts are in my ability to provide a safe space, to listen beyond what is said and to ask questions that take you right to the heart of the matter. The courage to be honest with yourself and with me is key to your growth and the results you will produce. No one can do the work for you but you don’t have to do it alone. I will walk beside you and lovingly reflect back to you the truth that has always been there wanting to be seen – you are powerful, beautiful and worthy beyond measure.

Registration

For more information, please visit ashliewoods.com or email ashlie@ashliewoods.com.

Oct
6
Sat
Swami Asokananda and Kālyana Karine Amalric – Yoga & Holistic Health
Oct 6 – Oct 12 all-day

Swami Asokananda and Kālyana Karine Amalric

Come and nourish your soul at the exclusive Villa Sumaya located in Santa Cruz La Laguna in the heart of the Mayan highlands on the shores of Lake Atitlán believed by the Maya to be the center of the Universe where God’s seeds of mankind evolved.

Dive deeply into the Integral Yoga Institute and Kalyana Ka healthy life style. Enjoy a daily yoga practice that includes an early morning meditation, and two Hatha Integral Yoga classes (morning and afternoon) overlooking the beauties of the lake. Listen to presentations by Swami Asokananda and Kālyana that will emphasize the ultimate goal of yoga – the quietude of the mind. Rejuvenate and end each day with guided deep relaxation called Yoga Nidra, a healing technique that brings about a deep sense of surrender and helps to let go of what no longer serves you. Learn how to create your daily routine with Kalyana – simple actions that will have a profound effect on your well being. Be in the presence of a Mayan shaman and experience a powerful healing ceremony.

Savor delicious and nutritious foods, an eclectic blending of local and international vegetarian cuisines. Make the best of your free time – relax, read, write, swim, kayak, sunbathe, go for walks, linger at the spa, explore the neighboring villages etc. It’s your vacation, remember to do what makes you feel good.

Return home refreshed and inspired with the tools to keep this positive momentum in motion.

 

Price per person – Double occupancy per room with private bathroom, from $1550 USD

PRICE FOR A COUPLE – Bring someone you care for with you to share this precious sojourn
and save – Double occupancy per room with private bathroom, from $2950 USD

Includes :

Accommodation for 6 nights in the charming wellness center Villa Sumaya; three daily copious vegetarian meals.
Two Integral Hatha yoga class daily
One half an hour morning meditation
One daily evening deep guided relaxation
One workshop about how to create your daily healthy routine
One workshop about The Four Agreements by Don Miguel Ruiz
One ceremony with a Mayan Shaman
Transportation in bus round trip airport – wellness center

Website link:
https://www.inspiredyogatravels.com/

Website:
www.inspiredyogatravels.com

About the teachers:

KALYANA KARINE AMALRIC

Kālyana is her Sanskrit name, Karine is her French one. Born in France now based in New York; she was introduced to yoga in India in 2003, and has been practicing since then. She graduated from Integral Yoga Institute, in NYC, Asanas and Pranayama : Level I 200-Hour; Asanas and Pranayama : Intermediate Level II 176-Hour, Gentle and Chair training 100-Hour; and Raja Yoga, the philosophy and psychology of yoga 80-Hour.

She is as well a certified kids yoga teacher, graduated from Kidding Around Yoga school.
Kālyana is a passionate, spiritual, and artistic person, also dedicated, and practical.
Her background is rich in travel, fitness, nutrition and creative work, all formative experiences that have helped her teach spiritual well being, wholeness, and healthy living.
Her everyday life embraces yoga, meditation, organic living, and the learning of spiritual teachings. This routine helps her to convey a sense of stability, and mindfulness to students, and others.
As an Integral Yoga Hatha teacher she approaches each class as a complete yoga practice, experiencing chanting, asānas or physical poses, a guided deep relaxation, prānayama or breathing techniques, and a brief meditation.
She created her company Kālyana Ka in 2015 and created Inspired Yoga Travels in 2016 as her passion is to create and lead people around the world. One country; one theme. ‘Inspired’ stands for creativity; ‘Yoga’ stands for learning a healthy life style, and Travels/Vacations for FUN, as she believes life is meant to be fun, and lived in joy!

SWAMI ASOKANANDA

Monk since 1973, he is one of Integral Yoga’s foremost teachers, known for his warmth, intelligence, and good humor. His teaching comes out of his own practice and experience, since he has absorbed the wisdom of his guru, Sri Swami Satchidananda, since the age of 19. While he enjoys sharing the practical wisdom of the Yogic philosophy (especially that of the great Indian scripture the Bhagavad Gita), he also loves his practice of Hatha Yoga and is one of our primary instructors for Intermediate and Advanced Hatha Yoga Teacher Training. In the past, he has served as the president of Satchidananda Ashram–Yogaville® and Integral Yoga® International; he is currently the President of the New York Integral Yoga Institute.

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
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
1
Sat
Terri Cooper Space ~ Chakraology: Sacred Self Retreat
Dec 1 – Dec 8 all-day
Join Terri Cooper Space, on her much celebrated Chakraology Retreat. This 7 night yoga journey will take place at Lake Atitlan, a sacred site in Guatemala with a deeply preserved Mayan culture.

Enjoy luxury accommodations, delicious healthy food and breathtaking views of the Lake and three majestic volcanoes from our home at Villa Sumaya. This tranquil setting is the ideal environment to do the powerful inner work of Chakraology.

What is Chakraology?
Chakraology is the scientific study of the human energy body. This modality identifies energetic and/or physical misalignments, clears blockages, and restores vitality and balance.

Chakraology uses a WHOLE SELF, Three Limb Approach that acknowledges trauma as the root cause of chakra imbalance. Trauma creates physical and/or emotional pain, sending our chakras out of balance. This in turn further impacts our social/emotional well-being and physical health.

About Terri:

Terri Cooper Space is a teacher to yoga teachers. She has led more than 25 yoga teacher training courses, certifying hundreds of inspiring leaders, and facilitates advanced trainings for professional yoga teachers.  She is the owner of 305 Yoga, a karma yoga studio in Miami, USA, and is the Founder of Connection Coalition, a not for profit organization that partners with schools, jails, shelters, foster homes, and rehabs to bring yoga, meditation & mindfulness to youth in crisis across the US and abroad.

Internationally, Terri serves as a faculty member for Off The Mat, Into The World and she is the co-author of All You Can Yoga’s Teacher Training Curriculum with facilitators  across South America, Europe and the US.


Known for her strong spiritual message delivered through an uncensored teaching style, Terri drives a slow yet challenging vinyasa practice with an accent on alignment and safety. Terri’s specialty is her mastery of the chakra system, and her ability to take students through a personal transformative experience that aligns and balances the chakras. She has developed Chakraology, as a body of work that uses a whole self approach with a three limb system guiding students into awareness, re-alignment and self healing.

Terri is committed to diversifying the face and shape of yoga, and can be found at conferences and festivals spreading the message that yoga is for bodies of all size, color and level of experience.

The Food:
Included in your retreat are three organic, locally sourced, DELICIOUS vegan/vegetarian meals each day made with consciousness and love by local health food chefs. -including coffee, juice, and snacks. Special dietary needs (including animal protein) can be made available, with advance notice and additional fees.

Bring a friend or travel alone, and we’ll assign you a roommate or two.

Retreat Costs: 
Single accommodations- $2599 (limited availability)
Double accommodations- $2125
Triple accommodations- $1720

Payment plans available.
A. Pay in Full (save $100)
B. Pay 50% now (includes non-refundable deposit) , and 50% in another single installment
C. Pay $500 (non-refundable) deposit now, and break remaining balance up into 4 equal payments.

Included in the rates:
– accommodations/ food/ unlimited water, tea, coffee
– Group Shuttle from La Aurora International Airport (GTE) Guatemala City to Panahachel
– Water Taxi from Pana to Villa Sumaya
– Complete Chakraology program
– Traditional Mayan ceremonies

Not included:
– airfair
– additional shuttles if your arrival does not align with the group travel schedule
– spa services, additional excursions, juices

Complete this google form to apply.
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Testimonials:

“This is a truly life changing experience led by a master facilitator and beautiful soul. Assessing myself through this lens has been one of the most insightful and clarifying processes I have done for myself. Anyone who has the opportunity to do this in one week should absolutely jump on it!”

– ELLENIT SERRANO

“Terri provided a safe place to dig deep and identify the things that prevent you from being fulfilled in life. More importantly, she teaches you the tools needed, that were never available before to make true, lasting and deep transformation. If you have the opportunity to participate, do it!”

– PAULA V. GOLDSTEIN

Dec
23
Sun
Amy Raven & Alexis Ware ~ Embody the soul
Dec 23 – Dec 27 all-day

We are of the belief that life isn’t just about work or play, growth or fun but a fluid continuum with the conscious creation of balance with an emphasis on wholeness, evolution, integration, and embodiment. We decided to combine forces and all of our superpowers to create Raven Retreats, “Embody the soul”.

Explore the Embodiment of the Soul through conscious application of dance, yoga, sound and energy healing to a personal and collective experience in a pristine setting to re-pattern and encode the cells of the body, the conscious/ subconscious mind. Ignite energetic and emotional bodies remembering lightness, fun, joy, and connection. With the exploration and acceptance of all the human emotions including the sum of all human experiences. We come together to laugh, cry, and play. Choosing to connect with ourselves, each other and the divine. Learning to get inside and traveling outside of our bodies. This will be no ordinary retreat. For the first time ever, we combine the power of ThetaHealing® to restructure the subconscious belief systems with that of sound and movement to clear blockages, release stagnation. Fully claim the beauty of who you really are!

 

About the leaders:

Amy Raven was first exposed to yoga at an early age when dragged to a Saturday 6 am class to be supportive of her mothers best friends new endeavor. At that time she wasn’t aware that this moment would shape her life in a deeply positive way. Growing up in California gave her many choices of yoga styles to practice, (so many limbs to the tree). In 2006 She completed her 200hr YA in Hatha yoga at All About Yoga with Kathleen Grace Santor, In this training, she discovered the true jewel of yoga was not just asana. She studied with Paul Grilley at the bodies exhibited. She curiosity lead her to workshops & yoga conferences to exploring her own personal practice. Amy Raven discovered her passion for pole dancing & aerial arts around the same time. Combining the passions she started teaching workshops that liberated women “The Dance of the Divine Goddess”. With the love of travel, she has taught and performed around the world. She has furthered her support to women by becoming a doula with Birthing from within and teaches prenatal yoga. Thirsty for more “Satya” or “truth” of this ancient practice called yoga she journeyed deep in the jungle of Bali to find her teacher Uma Idler. The School of Sacred Arts, where she added 300 hrs YA in Tantra, Hatha, and Ayurveda this gave her understanding of peoples needs with practice & nutrition. Meditation chanting & breath work gave her to a new level of connection. She realized healing her self would create ripple effects in her family and community. She discovered healing through sound from Guy Douglas. The experiences were so profound she invests in a set of gold quartz crystal sound bowl to share the healing vibrations in her our community. She studied at the Breath Center in Ojai, Ca with Micheal Brain Baker. She has studied meditation and massage at Esalen Institute, Thai yoga therapy in Ojai, She volunteers at Bhakti/ Shakti fest in the kitchen, performs aerial at transformational festivals, is a raw food chef, Acro yoga enthusiast, holds woman circles, teaches sacred sexual empowerment & tantra for couples. She loves the great outdoors! Her life’s mission is to radiate light from the heart to illuminate darkness within her self. “Let us be united in co-creation for the greater good of all. One must have the realization that there is no separation. SAT NAM! “

 

Alexis Ware, L.Ac., MSTCM, founder of Theta School of Magic (2010), is an energy expert and life strategist from Los Angeles, CA specializing in the art of energetic communication and the wake up of desire. A licensed acupuncturist with 10+years experience as a professional ThetaHealer®, Alexis is an authority on upgrading subconscious belief systems to bring clarity to desire and create the life of one’s dreams. Alexis has taught classes all over the United States: LA, New York, Chicago, Vermont, San Francisco and most recently in Istanbul, Turkey on the power of unconditional love and the effects of subconscious beliefs on health, happiness, and success. Alexis holds a Masters degree in acupuncture and traditional Chinese medicine (PCOM San Diego, 2009), is a certified ThetaHealer® and ThetaHealing® instructor, Reiki Master and life coach with three years comprehensive training in Orgasm and coaching (OneTaste®), a passion for Human Design and a penchant for all things evolution. Alexis brings her 10+ years of experience as a ThetaHealer to guide you safely, with complete love, acceptance and zero judgment to the depths of your subconscious mind to face your fears, your doubts, your desires and your shadow. You will have the opportunity to release your subconscious and energetic blocks to clarifying, claiming and living your desires and allowing the joy, passion, money, love, sex, success and whatever else you truly and deeply want into your daily life experience. As aThetaHealer, she guides safely, with complete love, acceptance and zero judgment to the depths of the subconscious mind to face your fears, doubts, desires, and shadow. Given the opportunity to release subconscious and energetic blocks to clarifying, claiming and living desires and allowing the joy, passion, money, love, sex, success and whatever else truly and deeply one desires in daily life experience.

Contact info:

RavenRetreats.com

AmyRaven.com

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.

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
2
Sat
YogaFresh ~ Yoga Retreat
Mar 2 – Mar 9 all-day
Mar
16
Sat
Erika Trice ~ RADIANCE & REFUGE – THE HEALING POWER OF YOGA IN GUATEMALA
Mar 16 – Mar 23 all-day

Join Erika Trice for a week of deep healing on the shores of the Lake Atitlan, described as “the most beautiful lake in the world,” by Alexander von Humboldt. This is the perfect setting for our retreat. Along the lake are a dozen villages where life and customs have changed little over the centuries, each offering a rich and tapestry of food, color, language, and culture.

Each morning will begin with qigong, pranayama, and meditation followed by a dynamic asana practice. The late afternoons/early evenings sessions will explore a softer more inwardly focused practice leading towards meditation. This will be an immersion into the profound healing effects of yoga. Included in our exploration will also be philosophy and chakra work. Between practices, days will be yours to explore, hike, swim in the gorgeous lake or visit the local communities. We will gather together for delicious meals and share our experiences. This week will be an immersion both in asana and in life.

 

Link for more information and to sign up: http://www.internationalyoga.com/retreats/guatemala-erika

E-mail info@internationalyoga.com with any questions!

 

About Erika Trice

 

Erika Trice began studying yoga in 1988 in a variety of styles including Iyengar, Ashtanga, Anusara, Yin, and Therapeutic Yoga, and has also been a longtime student and teacher of the Oriental Arts of Qigong and Tai Chi. Erika is certified with YogaWorks and currently leads their teacher-training programs in both the United States and Europe. Prior to yoga, Erika spent 15 years training for a career in dance, which she credits for giving her the discipline to work hard and the passion for movement.

Ram Wiener & Nathalie Rukmini Ando ~ Yoga Vacation in Guatemala
Mar 16 – Mar 22 all-day

Discover the breathtaking vistas of cobalt-blue Lake Atitlan uniquely surrounded by some of Guatemala’s largest volcanoes. Join us for a Yoga vacation in Guatemala and watch your workday blues vanish into thin air.

You will stay at a beautiful hotel and retreat center, situated on the picturesque shore of Lake Atitlan. It has an uninterrupted view, punctuated only by a skyline of three perfect volcanoes. Here, you can relax and experience an ideal place for people in search of rest, relaxation, and ageless natural beauty. This unpretentious, thatched-roof complex has comfortable rooms, spacious gardens, a restaurant, and a beautiful facility for Hatha Yoga classes, meditations, and retreats.

The restaurant, with a stunning view of the lake, offers a culinary-conscious menu for vegetarians. A nutritious, eclectic blend of local and international cuisine, created from Guatemala’s cornucopia of fruits and vegetables, is available three times a day. Baked goods are produced daily.
Our daily schedule will include:

Meditations
Two Hatha Yoga classes per day
Presentations from our featured senior presenters
Plenty of free time to swim, sunbathe, go for walks, simply relax, and get to know your fellow travelers

We will plan some trips outside of Lake Atitlan for those interested.

Tuition:

Double: $1,350
Single: $1,595
No triple
$100 off if paid in full by December 31, 2018

No other discounts apply.
Includes three daily vegetarian meals.
Does not include airfare or transportation to and from the airport.

About the leaders

 

Ram Wiener, E-RYT 500, is a 200-hour Yoga teacher trainer and one of our foremost administrators and Yoga teachers at Yogaville. The vice president of Programs, he oversees workshops, teacher trainings, and the Ashram businesses. He is a native of Central America and is fluent in Spanish, French, Portuguese, and English. He has organized many successful tours in Mexico, Peru, Costa Rica, Guatemala, Puerto Rico, Jamaica, Nicaragua, El Salvador, and Italy.

 

 

 

Nathalie Rukmini Ando, RYT 500, teaches Yoga classes and serves as program development director and graphic designer at Yogaville. She is certified in Advanced Integral Yoga, Adaptive Yoga, Stress Management, and Yoga of Recovery. As a teacher, she’s known for her clear instruction and her classes include fun, level-appropriate challenges. A native of Brazil, she speaks Portuguese, Spanish, and English. She is also a fine artist, specializing in oil-on-canvas. See her artwork at www.Nathalie-Ando.pixels.com

 

 

 

Registration Inquiry: arc@yogaville.org

Teachers: ram@yogaville.org, programs@yogaville.org

 

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
May
20
Mon
Nikki Myers ~ The Yoga of 12 Step Recovery in Antigua and Lake Atitlan, Guatemala
May 20 – May 24 all-day

Join Nikki Myers for her 2nd international Y12SR Retreat – this time we are headed to the magical land of Guatemala!

Guatemala is blessed with rich Mayan culture, offering a deep and humble beauty, steeped in tradition, ritual, costume, and community values.

This journey will commence in the ancient, gorgeous colonial city of Antigua, where we will spend the first 3 nights. Here we will immerse ourselves in the cultural, in addition to attending 12 step meetings and engaging with the local recovery community.

One of the Americas’ most enchanting colonial cities, in its day Antigua was one of the great cities of the Spanish empire. The beauty of the city itself is the main attraction, particularly its neat cobbled streets and grand Baroque-style colonial buildings.

For days 4 through 7, we head to the breathtaking region of Lake Atitlan. where we will stay for our last 4 nights. The enchanting beauty and peace of Lake Atitlan, where the elements of the earth are extremely powerful and abundant.

Relax and renew in the midst of exquisite nature and the panorama of three majestic volcanoes. You can swim, hike, kayak, visit local villages and have ample time to rest and replenish, in addition to attending 12 step meetings and engaging with the local recovery community in the nearby village of Panajachel.

Nikki will lead us through daily Y12SR meetings and practices along this adventure!

Please stay tuned for exact dates, details and pricing.

About The Leader

Nikki Myers developed Yoga of 12-Step Recovery (Y12SR) in 2004. Nikki is an accomplished yoga therapist, teacher and somatic experiencing practitioner. She is the founder of CITYOGA School of Yoga and Health in Indianapolis, IN. From her personal struggles with addiction, Nikki is quick to tell the world, “The 12-step program and Yoga saved my life – one is my lifeboat, the other my launching pad.”