Guest post by Angela Botta “I want more time!” That was my recap expression upon returning from Villa Sumaya to NYC in February 2016. I co-led a group of 14 wonderful yogis on a Saturday to Saturday retreat, and left Guatemala feeling both personally and professionally strong, clear, with renewed spark and vigor. Something about…Details
Guest post by Jacqueline Sheehan Ten years ago, I arrived by water taxi from Panajachel and stepped onto the dock of Villa Sumaya to be part of a writing and yoga retreat. My mother had just died a few months before, I was still reeling from working with survivors of Hurricane Katrina, and I was…Details
Guest post by Dr. Elizabeth Lince, Ayurvedic practitioner & Kundalini yoga teacher Ayurveda sees the person as a whole: soul, mind and body. What you think about you become. That is why it is said that “you are what you eat.” When cooking according to the Ayurvedic precepts, one considers the impact of the meal…Details
Guest post by Kelley Morris “When a flower opens, it is nearly impossible to tell exactly when the bud starts to become the blossom.” ~ Stephen Levine The important thing is that we allow the blossoming to happen. Every moment, every single day, consciously or unconsciously we make a decision to open or to close…Details
Guest Post by Jessica Kruse Ayurveda is more than a mere healing system. Recognized for its timeless remedies and treatments, it is a science and art of appropriate living which helps one to achieve longevity. Ayurveda is the “science of life,” so its scriptures include everything from diet and lifestyle, to meditation and medication. The…Details
Guest post by Laura Golden Yoga is not an exercise. It is a philosophy. A way of living. Yoga includes exercise (asana), but to limit it to just this part of the practice would mean missing out on everything else it has to offer. It would be like sitting down to a fabulous five-course meal…Details
Metsa’s retreat held at our center in November was a transformational journey for many. Our friend Roberto was one of these people, and he shared this artwork that he produced, inspired by the retreat.
To our delight, Metsa is returning to Villa Sumaya on March 27th for a week long retreat! Click here for more info.
Week One: The Unfolding of Paxanax Guest post by Debra Blake There is nothing more remarkable or mysterious than the unfolding of one’s life. I wasn’t expecting to come to Guatemala this year, but life reveals itself in its own way and I find myself living on the edge of this beautiful lake with a…Details
Guest Post by Merna Schmidt Surprisingly, Mother Teresa felt most sorry for the people in the West, even though she worked with the poorest of the poor and cared for those nobody was prepared to look after in the slums of Calcutta. After visiting the United States she said, “You in the West have millions…Details