• Skyline Bungalow 10 – $2,045.00
  • Skyline Bungalow 20 – $2,045.00
  • Lotus House #11, 12, 15 – $2,115.00
  • Lotus House #13, 14, 16 – $2,115.00
  • Ginger Suite 21 – $2,220.00
  • Ginger Suite 22 – $2,220.00
  • Ginger Suite 23 – $2,220.00

Heart Wisdom: Yoga & Mayan Cosmovision Course


July 8 - 15, 2023

Bring the heart wisdom of the Mayans into your daily life practice!

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.

The sacred Mayan calendar is a lunar calendar created by the ancient Maya that we can, even in modern times, apply to our everyday life to connect and flow with the distinctive energy of each day. It’s based on the Mayan Cosmovision, a worldview that explains our interdependence with all of nature through the wisdom of the sacred Mayan calendar and the cycles of the day count.

We’ll practice together with a guided meditation to connect with the energy of the day in the Mayan calendar and a rejuvenating all-levels yoga class to let this guide us into a natural creative flow. These practices will likely 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 Jen Soto. 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 Nana Jen Soto. 

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

Retreat Outline

Day 0: Arrival/check-in 3:00-5:00 pm, Dinner 6:30

Day 1: Breakfast, Orientation, Opening circle (yoga + intention setting), Free time, Lunch, Free time, 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 excursion 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.

What’s Included

  • Course tuition (All yoga, mindfulness, writing 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

Rates & Registration

$2,220 for single deluxe accommodation (Ginger Suite 21, 22, 23)
$2,045 single bungalow (Skyline Bungalow 20)
$2,115 single junior suite (Lotus House 11-16) 

Bring a friend! Please inquire about discounted double room rates.

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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