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.
- 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).
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.
Villa Sumaya is a place where all of nature sings with the vibration of sacred expansion. When we intentionally open our hearts to the power of meditation further enhanced with the ancient path of plant medicine, we begin to walk anew upon the path of beauty. Please join me for this unique expression of sound healing within the sacred circle. This extraordinary journey of sacrament and song invites us to dive into the unknown in order to recreate ourselves in all-new, bright and beautiful ways.
We will be bringing the relationship between the divine feminine and the sacred masculine back into balance within the loving and receptive container of the divine mother– with ceremonies, integration circles, and heart-opening meditations.
Women, men, couples and families welcome. Childcare is available.
For full retreat details and curriculum, click here.
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8 Days/7 Nights of deluxe accommodation
4 Plant medicine meditation ceremonies
Mayan Fire Ceremony
15 Guest Maximum
Pricing- $1750 pp/shared room – $2050 pp/private queen room
Retreat/registration information: here
Retreat leader’s name: Jess & Zach Poitra
More info about Jess Poitra here
“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.
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.
Airfare to Guatemala City (airport code GUA)
Spa Services at Harmony Space Spa available onsite
Excursions and Side Trips
Wifi access available at a minimum charge of $3/day or $20/week (or free access from the lobby using the Villa computers)
Boat Shuttle across the lake to Villa Sumaya
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.
Please click on the link for retreat details and to register today!
Contact Kim Goyette at firstname.lastname@example.org
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.
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
Daily yoga classes with Singer
Use of Villa Sumaya’s pool & hot tub
ADD ON ACTIVITIES:
Traditional Sweat Lodge Ceremony
Kayak Paddle & Hike Tour
Spa & Sauna Treatments
Local Market & Shopping Tour
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:
WHAT COSTS ARE NOT INCLUDED:
airport transfers ($35-$100 per person with private transport)
arrival and departure boat trip ($25 for up to 4 people on private boat)
gratuities (approx. $5-$7/day)
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
This retreat encourages us to go inside, play, and explore our assumptions, stories, and boundaries about who we are and what we can create in this world. We explore a few core questions: Who am I now? Where am I going? How do I create? What am I creating? By exploring our unique expressions of inner divine feminine and masculine energies, we can tease out tensions for later manifestation, and release ourselves into the ocean of our own divinity, deepening our relationship with the divine within and the universal forces that hold us ever in their care.
Join us for a week of self-reflective practices, sacred ceremony and prayer, and a rejuvenating eco-lodge experience that culminates in an initiation into the Brotherhood and Sisterhood of Light. Experience a life full of joy, community, service, and love with tools and skills that we practice and perfect in this week using ancient spiritual evolutionary formulas adapted for the modern seeker.
About the Leader
Matthew has been leading group workshops and coaching individuals since 2007 to find their inner light and express their divinity. He holds a Bachelor’s of Science in Psychology with a concentration in cross-cultural communication. He is a metaphysician and ceremonialist working to inspire the collective evolution of our planet.
Through his travels to China, Tibet, Thailand, Canada, New Zealand and other countries, he has had the opportunity to study with many lineage teachers and masters holding the keys to various healing and spiritual development modalities. He assimilates such diverse perspectives as meditation and mindfulness, shamanism and psychic field work, ancient mystery school initiations, and modern psychological science to support his clients’ unique spiritual development goals.
Matthew is a Teacher and Life Activation Practitioner in the North American Mystery School, a spiritual guide for his clients at Spirit in Transition, author of “How I Built a Spirit-led Life That I’m Proud Of,” and he works constantly in support of the cultivation of personal empowerment and community solutions to the world’s most pressing issues.
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