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The Lake Atitlán Experience: Self-trust & Yoga Wisdom / Emily McDoniels

April 5, 2025 - April 12, 2025

Discover the Mayan magic of Guatemala at the peaceful Villa Sumaya. Feel yourself relax into the rhythm and flow of your true state of being.

Explore the vital quality of self-trust as it relates to the wisdom of the eight limbs of yoga. Share in a nurturing community dedicated to personal growth and authentic connection.

In between yoga classes, Emily delivers workshops on breathing exercises, weaving in the benefits of meditation as well as tangible tools for a daily practice.

Participate in cultural ceremonies led by a local Shaman and sound healer, as well as choose optional excursions and spa treatments to enhance your vacation.


Accommodations/meals/and shuttles from/to Guatemala City, 7 days of yoga and mindfulness workshops, ceremonies and relaxation: $2,129-$2,654, depending on your choice of room (which you choose at booking).

Emily McDoniels,

Emily McDoniels, M.Ed. is a 500+ E-RYT, founder of Soulshine Yoga and adjunct faculty for UW-River Falls. In 2016, Emily created Soulshine to share in the healing benefits of yoga with the community of Milwaukee, Wisconsin, USA. Emily’s vision is to create nurturing spaces for clients to shine their light into the community from a place of awareness and confidence.

Along with leading retreats, Emily offers reiki, sound healing and Laughter Yoga opportunities. Her teaching philosophy is embodying her archetype as a mothering lighthouse, offering calm and refuge to souls seeking compassionate space to fully embrace their own journey. A Second-degree Reiki provider, Certified Trauma-Informed, Brain-Sensitive practitioner and Certified Laughter Yoga Leader, Emily has over 5,000 hours of teaching experience since she began her yoga teaching journey.

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