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Finding Calm in a Chaotic World: Mindfulness Practice for Every Day

January 1, 2024 - January 1, 2025

*This 7-night program is offered Saturday-Saturday, based on availability. Please contact us for scheduling.

This personal retreat offers one-on-one guidance with an experienced meditation practitioner for up to 4 participants per personal retreat group.  Perfect for individuals, couples and close friends or associates looking to grow their practices together.

Gabi will guide participants through the fundamentals of sitting and walking meditation, working with mindfulness in various activities—sitting, eating, walking, drawing and physical exercise. Gabi will share invaluable insights about mindfulness practices and common stumbling blocks to inspire and ignite your own home practice. With the development of mindfulness, you’ll have an opportunity to cultivate genuine peace and presence.

Additionally, she will apply her 15 years of experience working with the egoscue method which includes body maintenance routines, stretching and pain relief routines tailored to your individual needs.

During this week-long workshop, you are invited to a flexible schedule of your choice:

  • sitting and walking meditation sessions
  • egoscue exercise / somatic movement
  • zen drawing exercises
  • spiritual guidance and conversation

For those interested in a deeper spiritual experience, Gabi can offer the retreat with a focus on developing one or all of the 4 Brahmaviharas (Divine Abodes) with meditation and exercise routines centered on developing these attitudes to cultivate an open heart.

What’s Included

  • 7 nights of deluxe, single accommodation
  • daily vegetarian meals and beverage service
  • 5* course tuition
  • all taxes 

Not included: transportation costs, tips to Villa Sumaya staff, optional tours & activities

Rates & Registration

Pricing: $2099 single in deluxe accommodation / $1799 per person in deluxe double accommodation

To learn more or sign up, please email reservations@villasumaya.com.


Gabi Matuszek

Gabi brings 5 years of monastic practice in Thailand, Korea and Japan to her offerings.  She also served 16 years at IMS and Spirit Rock, US based meditation centers.  Gabi’s teaching style flexibly adapts to the needs of her clients.  She loves sharing her personal experience and skills to offer tools that allow you to live your life mindfully while finding inner peace in these challenging times.

She further offers her experience with the “Egoscue Method for chronic pain relief”. She uses simple, easy-to-perform exercises that are designed to correct improper postural habits that are often the cause of pain. This method is highly recommended for people with chronic neck, shoulder, back, hip, knee, ankle and foot issues.


January 1, 2024
January 1, 2025
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