Villa Sumaya
  • Skyline Bungalow 10 – $2,022.00
  • Lotus House #11, 12, 15 – $2,022.00
  • Lotus House #13, 14, 16 – $2,022.00
  • Lotus Suite 8 – $2,022.00
  • Ginger Suite 21 – $2,022.00
  • Ginger Suite 22 – $2,022.00
  • Ginger Suite 23 – $2,022.00

Writing Down the Chakras


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Slow down, take a bunch of deep breaths, and immerse yourself on the path of beauty at Lake Atitlan in the Mayan highlands of Guatemala for a week of Yoga as Muse—a mix of chakra-balancing yoga and intentional writing practice.

Experience the seven chakras through the spiritual practices of yoga, writing and sound healing. Discover tools and techniques to balance and align your energy.

Both the upward and downward current of energy must flow for optimal health. As Anothea Judith writes in The Wheel of Life, “The liberating current brings us excitement, energy, and novelty, while the descending current brings peace, grace and stability.”

There are seven major chakras in tantric yoga philosophy. Through the lens of our seven chakra energy centers, we’ll clarify our vision, purpose and truth by tapping our creative flow to inspire new growth.

In a one-on-one or small-group setting (max. 5), we’ll tune in to our energy and intuition through the shared practices of yoga, meditation, and writing.

Align with your heart’s deepest desires and live with purpose, trust and presence from the heart. Sharing is always encouraged and optional.

“I write because I am alone and move through the world alone. No one will know what has passed through me… I write because there are stories that people have forgotten to tell, because I am a woman trying to stand up in my life… I write out of hurt and how to make hurt okay; how to make myself strong and come home, and it may be the only real home I’ll ever have.”Natalie Goldberg

Take home healthy habits and empowering practices that will enhance your personal wellbeing and nurture your intuitive intelligence.

We’ll sit quietly with our hands at our heart and ask ourselves, “What am I writing for?” The answer becomes your seed intention. It might come as a word, phrase, image, sound, or feeling. Then, we’ll bring to mind a second, more specific intention for that writing session: our focus intention.

Creative will is the innate, intuitive, intelligent, imaginative MOTIVATION to create art, to innovate, to make something fresh. Although it is innate, we tend to find many ways of covering it up through distractions, excuses, and addictions.

Yoga as muse practice invites us to play with new movements and new ways of breathing and a new way of writing.

The creative mind is embodied in our physical human form. By moving our bodies in particular ways and thus gaining heightened body awareness, we also gain self-knowledge. This is a continual, lifelong process, as our bodies and minds are in constant flux. Why not make it fun and creative?

Our Retreat Center

Villa Sumaya is a wonder-full site for healing, regeneration and relaxation. Located on the shores of Lake Atitlan in a quiet bay, the center is full of lush gardens, secluded lounges and gorgeous indoor and outdoor temple spaces.

Featuring a full-service spa, vegetarian restaurant, bar, apothecary, boutique, sauna, pool, hot tub and much more, this amazing space is a spiritual light generator that has been hosting guests and retreat groups since 2000.

Daily Flow

7:30-8:45 Yoga & mindfulness group practice
9:00 Breakfast
10:00-1:00 Free time/Ceremony/Tour
1:30-4:00 Lunch & free time
4:00-5:30 Writing down the chakras workshop
6:30 Dinner

Day 0: Arrival
Day 1: Root & Crown Chakras
Day 2: Sacral & Third Eye Chakras
Day 3: Solar Plexus & Throat Chakras
Day 4: Heart Chakra
Day 5: Free day
Day 6: Chakra Flow and Integration
Day 7: Departure

What’s Included

  • All yoga and writing workshops
  • One Mayan fire and one sweat lodge ceremony
  • 7 nights of accommodation in a beautiful room (private and shared options available)
  • Amazing vegetarian meals and unlimited self-serve local Guatemalan coffee, herbal tea and drinking water
  • All taxes

Not included: transportation costs, suggested tips to Villa Sumaya staff, optional spa treatments or other ceremonies and activities

Available Dates

Please inquire about the dates of your preference in 2023.


Private room: $2.022 USD
Double room: please ask for our discounted rates if you’re bringing a friend and sharing a room

A 50% deposit is required to hold your space.


Michelle Margaret Fajkus is a heart-centered teacher, writer and creator of Yoga Freedom. She has…
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