Villa Sumaya
  • Ginger Suite 18 (7-night Mayan Cosmovision) – $1,895.00
  • Maya Rose 5 (7-night Mayan Cosmovision) – $1,895.00
  • Package Bungalow 10 (7-night Mayan Cosmovision)) – $1,895.00
  • Ginger Suite 8 (7-night Mayan Cosmovision) – $1,895.00

Mayan Cosmovision Retreat (April 2021)


April 17 - 24, 2021

 7-night Mayan Cosmovision Retreat with Mark Elmy

Dive deeply into the fascinating tool of K’iche’-based Mayan astrology, an ancient system for guidance and divination. In this retreat you will work closely with the Mayan Calendar and the foundation for the sacred fire ceremony through hands-on and interactive experience. Through instructional class time and a personal reading with Mark, you will acquire insight and tools that will serve you greatly on your path. As the stronghold of the living Maya, beautiful Lake Atitlan makes for the idyllic setting for this work.  

The Mayan sacred calendar (Chol Q’ij) is an amazing tool for transformation, allowing us to take a profound look into the energies you were born with including both your strengths and your challenges. Understanding the ways in which your natural energies flow helps empower you to lead a more fulfilling life. The Mayan Cosmovision retreat is designed to guide you through the process of finding the nawal for a Gregorian date and extrapolating that information to provide a divination through the “Mayan Cross” style reading. We’ll study the properties of each nawal and the corresponding number system, eventually learning how to make predictions for relationships. By the end of the retreat, you will be able to create a comprehensive Mayan astrology reading for yourself and others.

The retreat includes approximately 20 hours of instruction spread over 6 days of the 7 night retreat. In order to ensure plenty of personalized attention and a small intimate setting, this retreat is open to a minimum of 4 and a maximum of 8 participants. There is ample free time to enjoy and explore all that Villa Sumaya and Lake Atitlan have to offer. Optional add-ons range from healing sessions at our on-site Harmony Spa, a visit to a colorful craft market to a sunrise kayak paddle with a stunning volcano backdrop.  

With more than 20 years of experience as a fire keeper and spiritual guide, as well as his native British background, Mark shares his knowledge with wisdom and humor making it particularly accessible for Westerners. Read more here.

This package includes:

  • 7 nights of accommodation in Skyline Bungalow 20, Junior Ginger Suite 18Maya Rose 4, or Maya Rose 5 (you will select your room when the retreat is confirmed with a deposit)
  • Daily vegetarian breakfast, lunch and dinner (starting with dinner on arrival day, ending with breakfast on departure day)
  • 24-hour self-service, unlimited organic teas, local organic coffee, purified water
  • 20 hours instructional time with Mark Elmy, including a 1.5 hour individualized astrology reading and 10-page follow-up document, along with 2 traditional Mayan Fire Ceremony

This retreat requires a minimum of 4 participants (and 8 maximum); consider attending with a friend! Please add your name to our list today (by clicking the “Join Waiting List” button) and we will be in touch as soon as we have the minimum 4 people!***

*** At the latest, we will confirm whether or not we are running the program 3 weeks prior to the retreat start date, based on the # of people on the waitlist. At that time, you can confirm your attendance by submitting a 50% deposit. 

Single: $1895 USD

Bring a friend! Doubles: $1545 per person


Hailing from the east coast of England, Mark Elmy started studying the Mayan Calendar in…
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