Guest post by Deanna Fry, Elemental Connections The water beckoned as I made my way down to the shore of Lake Atitlan. I followed a deep calling along the steep slope in search of the perfect place. There it was! Stepping into the water, I made my way gingerly over the small rocks to a…Details
Guest post by Aimee Hansen Have you ever watched a woman weave? Her art is both the fabric and her participation in its creation. It’s the gentle lean of holding tension as she becomes part of the loom. It’s the skilled repetition of swapping and shifting and sliding spaces and bars with her hands. It’s…Details
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.