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Explore The WHY, WOW & HOW of the Power of Your Breath with Laurie Ellis-Young MTC, SYT

January 25, 2025 - February 1, 2025

Laurie Ellis-Young is passionate about bringing people to breathe together in one of her favorite places on Earth.  Just being in this special spot is transformational; add the “Power of Breath” and it becomes pure magic!

Why Breath?

Breath is literally our hidden superpower!
This retreat is based on the five-time award-winning book,

Breath Is Life: TAKING IN and LETTING GO: How to Live Well, Love Well, BE Well

by Laurie and her husband, Dr. George T. Ellis Psy.D.

Why Lake Atitlan?

The unparalleled beauty and power of this Mayan paradise helps retreatants leave informed and transformed

Why Your Facilitator?

“Laurie Ellis-Young teaches with mastery and heart like I’ve not experienced before”

~ 2023 Retreatant


Laurie’s mastery is derived from 40+ years of studying Eastern and Western
sciences and techniques of well-being: Master’s degree in Therapeutic Counseling emphasizing
breathwork (MTC), Senior Yoga Teacher (SYT) 1000 hours -UK Yoga Alliance, Mindfulness
Based Stress Reduction instructor (MBSR), and other multiple wellness certifications.

She is founding-director of Breathe The Change LLC, co-founder of nonprofit BreathLogic, SHIFT Peace Ambassador, reforestation & rainforest preservation activist, author, and globe trotter who has visited 90+ countries and led groups to over 20.

Her heartfelt facilitation is honed by 4+ decades of sharing Breath Literacy with diverse populations of all ages on six continents: individuals and groups desiring personal and professional empowerment along with those experiencing multiple types of trauma, illnesses, grief, poverty, war, sex trafficking and marginalization.

What’s Included:

  • Greeted at the Guatemala City airport
  • Roundtrip transportation to/from airport and Villa Sumaya (shuttles, taxis, boats)
  • 7 nights double accommodations (singles and super luxury available – extra fee)
  • Exquisite indoor and outdoor training/practice facilities
  • 3 scrumptiously delicious and nutritious vegetarian meals (fish or chicken may be requested for
    an additional fee)
  • Unlimited purified water, herbal tea, and local coffee
  • All practices including yoga (all levels).
  • Five-time award-winning Book- Breath Is Life. Taking In and Letting Go: How to Live Well,
    Love Well, BE Well
  • Award-winning book Friendship: The Art of the Practice
  • Serendipitous surprises
  • Hiking / exploring / cultural excursions/ special connections with locals
  • Front desk reception staff available 24-hours a day

Not Included

  • Airfare to/from Guatemala City
  • Gratuities at the Villa Sumaya ($7-$10/day suggested)
  • Harmony spa services
  • Adult beverages


January 25, 2025
February 1, 2025