Villa Sumaya
  • $5,150.00 – Private Room
  • $4,650.00 – Double Room
  • $4,150.00 – Triple Room

Liberation Yoga Teacher Training: Grounded in Gratitude, Growing in Practice

with Krystalyn Norton and Raquel Bueno

June 10 - July 1, 2023

The exploration of Yoga is rooted in Liberation. Yoga is realized through the union of breath and body, mind and heart.

Gain the skills and confidence you need to become a certified yoga instructor in just 3 weeks.


This Villa Sumaya Yoga Teacher Training provides you with the foundation to deeply understand the whole of yoga—a sacred endeavor and alignment of devotion, intention, commitment, and practice. This immersion will create the platform necessary for you to guide others on their own journeys while supporting you in your connection to what is most alive in you.

The more we understand how our external experiences influence our internal connections (and vice versa), the better we become at living wholeheartedly. Take this opportunity to grow and live more fully from the heart.

Held at Villa Sumaya, a renowned retreat center on breathtaking Lake Atitlan, this training is offered in a space that is as sacred as the practice of Yoga. Here we are cradled in divine beauty, allowing us to bring our whole selves to the practice. We connect, share and evolve. This is Yoga.

Learn more about the Villa Sumaya School of Yoga and the June 2023 Yoga Teacher Training.

Together, we will explore the following topics:

  • Asana: Physical devotion
  • Pranayama: Vitality and how it positively influences our lives
  • Anatomy: Our physical and esoteric bodies
  • Yamas and niyamas: Embodying life’s guidelines
  • Mantra: Vibrating energetically, emotionally and spiritually
  • Cakras: Physical and spiritual alignment
  • Pancamaya system: The physical and energetic layers of existence
  • Yogic history and cultural appreciation
  • Ayurveda basics: Nourishing ourselves
  • Soul communication (ahimsa): How we connect through yoga
  • Tantra: The grand view and alignment of modern yoga and ancient roots

Each day is a profound and transformative experience.

We balance a structured learning environment with ample opportunities for mind and body breaks. We will embody yoga as our teachers facilitate the most liberating and meaningful days of our lives.


Daily Schedule (Example)

6:30-8:30 AM: Sadhana & Yoga Practice
8:30-10 AM: Breakfast Break
10-12:00 PM: Yoga Theory
12-1:00 PM: Anatomy & Physiology
1-3:00 PM: Lunch Break & Time to Reflect and Connect
3-5:00 PM: Workshop or Ceremony (i.e. Cacao Ceremony, Pranayama,  Mantra)
5:30-6:30 PM: Sadhana & Yoga Practice
6:30-7:30 PM: Dinner Break
7:30-8:30 PM: Evening Meditation or Activity


What’s Included

  • 21 nights in luxury retreat center accommodation (Lotus House)
  • 3 daily delicious and nutritious meals
  • Unlimited purified water, herbal tea, and local coffee
  • Mayan fire ceremony
  • One-hour massage at Villa Sumaya’s Harmony Spa
  • Sweat lodge ceremony
  • Sacred cacao ceremony and sharing circle
  • 10 hours of anatomy instruction
  • Specialized workshops
  • Studio space for personal practice
  • Yoga props (mats, blocks, straps, blankets, and bolsters)
  • Evening activities
  • Wi-Fi
  • Front desk reception staff available 24-hours a day
  • 200-hour YTT training manual & welcome pack
  • Welcome meeting and orientation
  • Opening and closing ceremonies
  • Ideal location to explore Lake Atitlan during free time
  • Immersion in local Mayan culture

What’s Not Included

  • Airfare to/from Guatemala City
  • Private transportation from airport to Villa Sumaya
  • Gratuity
  • Contribution to Villa Sumaya’s Mayan Mothers Fund
  • Activities and Excursions
  • Additional Harmony spa services

Invest in yourself.

Regular Rates

Shared room (triple): $4,150
Shared room (double): $4,650
Private room (single): $5,150

Details & Offers

$500 deposit to confirm your spot
$200 discount for payment-in-full
$200 off for signing up with a friend

*email us for special offer rates or more program details



Krystalyn Norton
Krystalyn (ERYT 500, YACEP), has been a coach and facilitator for over 8 years, and she…
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Raquel Bueno
Raquel (ERYT 500, YACEP, Yin, Viniyoga) began practicing in a studio over 25 years ago…
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