Gather for a week of intentional learning while cultivating relaxation, mindfulness, joy, gratitude and peace in a small group setting. We’ll both deepen our yoga and mindfulness practice and study the basic elements of the sacred Mayan calendar through dynamic fire ceremony, workshops and personal readings.
We’ll begin each day with a guided meditation to connect with the energy of the day in the Mayan calendar and a rejuvenating yoga class and let this guide us into a natural creative flow. These practices will open you up to a new perspective on life and facilitate a deeper connection with yourself and a more natural unfolding of your projects, purpose and inspiration.
This retreat is unique in its offering to bridge yogic discipline with traditional Mayan wisdom.
Our two Mayan fire ceremonies will be led by Mayan Ajq’ijs (spiritual guides) Tata Thomas and Nana Ixquik, respectively. These respected and inspiring Mayan elders are wisdom keepers of the ancient Mayan traditions and carry deep wisdom and medicine.
Tata Thomas Mendoza will open the portal of Mayan wisdom through the sacred fire. He is a grounded, heart-centered and intuitive guide who has worked at Villa Sumaya for many years.
We’ll experience another wonderful Mayan fire and cacao ceremony with Mayan spiritual guide and traditional midwife Nana Ixquik. She offers us the splendid opportunity to experience the heart-opening medicine of cacao from a true lineage of cacao wisdom keepers. The cacao we’ll drink is grown from the trees on her land, ritually seeded and processed.
It is truly an honor and a blessing to bring these Mayan teachers to our retreat and share the medicine with you all.
Learn how to integrate the Mayan calendar wisdom into everyday life
Unwind and center yourself with daily yoga and meditation practices
Open up to the deep magic and healing medicine of the Mayan lands
Receive daily ritual journeys to align and awaken to your Soul self
Immerse yourself and fully relax into the lush beauty of Lake Atitlan
Understand your energies, gifts and soul path through Mayan readings
Day 0: Arrival/check-in 3:00-5:00 pm, Dinner 6:30
Day 1: Breakfast, Opening circle (yoga + intention setting), Free time, Lunch, Free time, Yoga + writing workshop, introduction to the Mayan calendar and cosmovision, Dinner
Day 2: Breakfast, opening Mayan fire ceremony, Free time, Lunch, Free time, Yoga + writing workshop, Dinner. Mayan readings in the free time
Day 3: Breakfast, Yoga and guided meditation with the Mayan energy of the day, Optional trip to San Juan/San Marcos, Dinner
Day 4: Breakfast, Yoga, transmission, and meditation with the Mayan energy of the day, Free time, Lunch, Free time, Optional sweat lodge ceremony, Dinner
Day 5: Breakfast, Yoga, Free time, Lunch, Free time, Yoga + writing workshop, healing sound bath to connect with the Mayan energies of the day, Dinner
Day 6: Breakfast, closing Mayan fire ceremony, Free time, Lunch, Free time, Closing circle (yoga + writing), Dinner
Day 7: Breakfast, Farewells, Check-out 11:00 am.
Course tuition (1-2 daily yoga and Mayan calendar workshops)
An illuminating 1.5-hour online
Mayan Astrology reading with Lieke Two Mayan fire ceremonies
7 nights of accommodation in a deluxe room (private and shared options available)
Daily vegetarian meals and unlimited self-serve local Guatemalan coffee, herbal tea and drinking water (vegan and gluten-free options available; fish/chicken may be ordered for an extra fee)
Use of the fabulous Villa Sumaya facilities (pool, hot tubs, lounges, hammocks, studios, etc.)
Not included: transport, staff tips, optional ceremonies and activities
Bring a friend! Please inquire about discounted double room rates.
A 50% deposit is required to hold your space.