Villa Sumaya
  • Skyline Bungalow Group Rate Single – $1,260.00
  • Skyline Bungalow Group Rate Double – $910.00
  • Lotus House Group Rate Single – $1,330.00
  • Lotus House Group Rate Double – $980.00
  • Lotus House Group Rate Triple – $875.00
  • Ginger Suite Group Rate Single – $1,435.00
  • Ginger Suite Group Rate Double – $1,085.00

Renew Body & Soul: An Intimate Journey Into The Heart of Guatemala / Sylvie Horvath

September 30 - October 7, 2023

This 11 day/10 night retreat will be and intimate journey led by Sylvie Horvath of Soul Dimension. Participants will be guided into the heart of the majestic highlands and tranquil shores of Lake Atitlan, Guatemala for an immersive experience into nature, relaxation, exploration, and renewal of body and soul, which includes daily gentle yoga, breathing meditations, and 2 sacred Mayan ceremonies.

The adventure begins on Friday Sept 29th, at the Barcelo Hotel in Guatemala City, where we will stay for 1 night to relax and unwind after a long journey. On Saturday we will enjoy a delicious buffet breakfast, then depart on a private shuttle and boat ride to Villa Sumaya retreat on Lake Atitlan. We will relax into our beautiful home and surroundings at the award wining, chic-eco retreat Villa Sumaya for 7 nights of heart-centered exploration that invites profound renewal of body, heart and soul.

Each day we will take in the majestic lake and volcano views and get fully immersed into the soothing, natural surroundings. Sylvie will guide daily gentle yoga classes and breathing meditations to move, explore, and find a new balance and deeper sense of connection with body and soul. Participants will be invited to experience 2 Mayan healing ceremonies (1 cacao, 1 sound healing), as well as enjoy abundant opportunities to go with “your flow” to explore the natural surroundings, take walks, explore the Mayan culture in one of the nearby, highly preserved villages, write, take an adventure, swim, or enjoy a spa treatment.

On the 8th day, Saturday Oct 7th, we will depart Villa Sumaya after breakfast and continue our journey to the volcano framed city of Antigua, a Unesco World Heritage Site, where we will stay 2 nights at Meson Panza Verde. Here we will have free time to explore all this early 16th Century city has to offer – from the Baroque architecture, museums, art galleries, culture, farm to table restaurants, and textile galleries. Suggestions will be provided.

Retreat Highlights:

  • 1 night accommodations at Barcelo Hotel, Guatemala City (Friday, Sept 29th)
  • Buffet breakfast at Barcelo Hotel
  • 7 nights accommodations at Villa Sumaya (single or double occupancy)
  • 3 delicious organic vegetarian meals per day at Villa Sumaya (chicken or fish available at an extra charge)
  • Unlimited water, tea, coffee
  • 6 morning gentle yoga inward flow classes (mid-morning)
  • 5 breathing meditation session (late afternoon before dinner)
  • 2 sacred Mayan healing ceremonies (Sound Healing, Heart-Opening Cacao Ceremony)
  • Use of the solar hot tub, pool, and sauna
  • Transportation to and from the airport with the group. (Does not include individual transportation outside the group schedule).
  • 2 nights in the volcano framed city of Antiqua.

About Sylvie

Hi, I’m Sylvie, your guide for this retreat. I have been a yoga instructor, breathwork facilitator and world traveler/guide/explorer for over 35 years. I love to travel and explore different cultures, soul inspiring locations, and to share these experiences with friends, as well as make new ones.

My life and teaching are inspired by the wisdom of Yoga, Ayurveda and Pranayama, and how to skillfully integrate these transformational practices into the tapestry of our lives to guide us into living from the deep heart, experiencing vibrant health, joy, and personal transformation.

Sylvie holds a B.A. in Psychology from the University of Wisconsin – Milwaukee. She studied Ayurveda at The Ayurvedic Institute in Albuquerque, New Mexico under Dr. Vasant Lad. She is an Ayurvedic counselor and a certified instructor of the Amrit Yoga Method – a hatha yoga based, kundalini yoga inspired practice created by Sri Yogi Amrit Desai, the founder of Kripalu and Amrit Yoga.