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.
A Journey to Reconnection, Wholeness & Luminosity
through Wisdom Practices, Sacred Ceremonies, Drum Journeys, Yoga, Energy Healing & Mayan Adventures
Journey with us and return with clarity on your path, in flow with life, abundant with inner resources and practical tools, restored and transformed, so you respond to life, work and relationship from
a clear, aligned and deeply connected place.
Nicole Gnutzman, Transformation Coach, Reiki II, Cacao Medicine & Shamanic Practitioner
In the Mayan world, the five elements–earth, water, air, fire and sky/spirit–are our teachers, healers and guides for living a whole and luminous life with abundance, clarity, flow and creative life force energy.
On this retreat, you’ll find yourself deeply immersed in experiences designed to honor each element through embodiment practices, sacred ceremony and ritual, drum journeys, yoga, and Mayan cultural adventures on the sacred waters of Lake Atitlan, which the Maya believe to be the birthplace of all creation.
You will be transformed–renewed, restored and reconnected–and return home with practices and tools for inner clarity, connection, alignment and self-healing. You will feel whole and luminous.
I’m so delighted to share this journey and the transformative magic of Lake Atitlan with you as this was where I was guided on my own healing journey: first on a solo retreat to confirm my soul’s path and second to co-lead a yoga & transformation retreat at Villa Sumaya. It feels like a second home to me.
Villa Sumaya is a beautifully abundant eco-retreat, yoga and healing arts center. Experience its lush magical surroundings in this video: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=keIW3y-d6Vc
Each day of the retreat focuses on one of the elemental energies–earth, water, air, fire and sky/spirit–with embodiment practices, rituals and ceremonies that set the foundation for your own reconnection and self-healing. You will receive practical tools to take home, so you maintain your connection to Self and Source.
In addition to practices and excursions, there will be free time to swim in the lake, lie in a hammock, soak in the sun, visit local indigenous villages, kayak or paddle board, or indulge in a spa treatment.
At the end of the retreat, you may choose to visit the sacred ruins of Tikal with me on Feb. 23-25 (optional and for additional cost) to deepen your connection and inner healing.
When you return home, you will feel a deep connection to Self and Source and to your soul’s path. You will look and feel Luminous!
7 night’s accommodation at the beautiful Villa Sumaya, in the heart of the Mayan highlands on the shore of sacred Lake Atitlan.
3 vegetarian meals daily; unlimited coffee and tea (chicken and fish available at additional cost; alcohol and specialty drinks not included).
Included activities and excursions:
- Explore and experience your inner abundance, flow, clarity and creative transformative powers in daily embodiment sessions
- Visit a Nature Preserve in the rainforest and feel nature’s abundance as we honor the elements in a sacred ritual
- Access your inner guidance in two Shamanic Drum Journeys with your Power Animal and Higher Guide/Teacher
- Reconnect to Self and Source in a sacred, healing Cacao Ceremony with Reiki healing
- Flow and relax in two yoga classes with my favorite, luminous yoga teachers, Yuval and Angela, including a restorative yoga evening session with sound healing
- Receive clarity about your soul’s path from your Mayan Day Sign and a Mayan Fire Ceremony with an indigenous Shaman
- Visit a women’s weaving cooperative to experience beautiful tapestries of the indigenous people as we weave your new story into life
- Relax during your free time and lounge by the pool, swim in the lake, soak in the hot tub or lie in a hammock under a palm tree
Not included (or for an additional cost):
- Flight, shuttle and boat transfer
- Gratuities for staff and drivers
- Alcohol and specialty drinks
- Chicken or fish at meals
- Spa and healing treatments
- Additional excursions
Rates are as follows:
$2375 Single Occupancy
$2075 Double Occupancy
A $775 non-refundable deposit secures your spot. All payments are non-refundable. Full payment 45 days before the retreat.
Please note: retreat dates are Saturday 02/16 – Saturday 02/23.
Flight to/ from Guatemala City and airport/boat transfer not included. Inquire for transportation rates and to arrange your shuttle.
Please arrive in time for dinner and our evening opening circle on 02/16. The shuttle from the airport in Guatemala City to Lake Atitlan takes approximately 3 hours. Once out of the city, it is a breathtaking drive through the highlands of Guatemala.
For more details contact: firstname.lastname@example.org
Nicole Gnutzman, founder of Soulscape Coaching & Journeys, leads journeys to wholeness through wisdom practices, sacred ceremony, and transformational coaching.
It is through this healing journey that her clients reconnect to their inner self, which brings clarity, flow, abundance and creativity to their work, relationships and life. They become whole and luminous.
Nicole spent many years in the corporate and non-profit worlds, followed her heart, and now is living her soul’s path as a healer and coach. She is a certified Transformation Coach, Cacao Medicine, Reiki II and Shamanic Practitioner.
She has worked with ceremonial cacao for several years in personal, private and group ceremony at retreat, spa and spiritual centers in northern California. Cacao has been her primary teacher, healer and guide and Reiki has become a natural healing partner with cacao.
Her shamanic drum journeys deepen her clients’ connection to the wisdom and guidance of their spirit guides and teachers, who become a lifelong resource.
All of the spiritually centered healing practices Nicole offers gently and beautifully connect her clients to Self and Source, and provides them with tools for their own inner healing and guidance.
Her website is soulscapecoaching.com.
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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