Villa Sumaya
  • Lotus House Group Rate Single – $819.00
  • Lotus House Group Rate Double – $910.00
  • Lotus House Group Rate Triple – $728.00

Pilgrimage To The Heart / Andrea Penagos

September 21 - 28, 2019


Retreat + Reiki 1 Training 

“The longest journey you will ever take is the distance from your head to your heart.” – Andrew Bennett


How do you cultivate a heart-centered life?

Deep in your heart, what do you long for? IMG-3911
Is your heart leading you?   


The heart is the seat of the Spirit and the residence of divinity within the human body. It is the place of embodied knowing, intuition, vision, wisdom, love for Self and others, and trust in the great order of the universe. It is where we simultaneously surrender and blossom into who we truly are. By nourishing, calming, and listening to our physical, energetic, and spiritual heart, we are able to arrive at our own personal truth about ourselves, our health, our relationships, our work, our path, and our dreams.


This retreat’s intention is for participants to learn to listen to their heart’s callings through contemplation, writing, ritual, ceremony, energetic self-healing, and connection to Self/Spirit/nature. Every heart longs its own dreams, so leading a heart-centered life is naturally a unique, individual pilgrimage of self-discovery to be honored and celebrated. 

Also, within the heart of every person is a healer waiting to be acknowledged and living a heart-centered life means engaging this healer by cultivating deep, unconditional self-love through daily wellness practices. Along with completing a Reiki 1 training, participants will explore heart-centered wellness tools and practices like meditation, movement, plant-based eating, and intentional resting so they can build new habits and sustain them long after they’ve returned home.


The Reiki 1 training and attunement will teach participants to feel, direct, and use universal energy for self-healing. As a heart-centered medicine, Reiki is love made palpable. Connection with ourselves and the world around us begins at the subtle level, and this retreat will empower you with a basic energetic vocabulary to embody this modality as a tool for self-love and regeneration. 

Our retreat will take place on Lake Atitlan, the center of the universe in Mayan cosmology. Situated in the Guatemalan Highlands of the Sierra Madre mountain range and flanked by three volcanoes, it is the deepest lake in Central America and an energetic vortex. Lake Atitlan is the perfect balance of the four elements – the watery lake, the fiery volcanoes, the earthy mountains, and the wind that comes and goes on a whim. Not only is Lake Atitlan stunning, but it’s also an ideal location to connect with your heart and subtle body due to its both amplified and nurturing energetics. It also happens to be the retreat leader’s home and favorite place in the whole wide world. <3

Join us this fall equinox as we take a pilgrimage into our hearts on Lake Atitlan, Guatemala.


In this retreat, you will: 

  • Embark upon an individual and collective pilgrimage back to your heart IMG-3909

  • Open your heart, lean into your heart’s desires, and prioritize joy + pleasure

  • Gather with other humans in the spirit of inquiry, exploration, and vulnerability

  • Feel and direct your own energy for self-healing through the Reiki 1 training and attunement

  • Receive healing through group acupuncture sessions, Reiki practice, and optional spa services

  • Tap into your intuitive knowing through energy healing, guided meditations, and workshops

  • Connect with your Spirit guides, angels, and ancestors 

  • Learn to use healing tools like crystals, pendulums, feathers, and plants

  • Engage heart-centered practices like meditation, yoga, dance, and cacao ceremony

  • Reclaim your unique voice through writing, council circles, + movement

  • Cultivate new habits and strengthen morning/evening practices

  • Surrender into trust and step into presence 

  • Arrive and be accepted as you are <3

  • Sample Retreat Schedule*:

*Full, detailed schedule to be released to participants as the retreat approaches.

Guests will arrive on Saturday, September 21st at noon to rest and settle into Villa Sumaya, and the daily retreat flow will begin on Sunday, September 22nd.


Schedule for Sunday, September 22nd 

7am – Morning Meditation + Movement

8:30am – Breakfast

10am – Reiki 1 Teaching Session + Practice (Part 1 of 3)
1pm-4pm – Lunch + Free Time

4pm – Workshop #1: The Heart as Compass: Feeling Into to Embodied Wisdom

6:30pm – Dinner

8pm – Evening Meditation + Group Acupuncture Session

Writing and council/talking circles will be woven in daily throughout the retreat. Variations in the daytime schedule will accommodate activities like the fall equinox temescal, excursion to San Marcos, and optional kayaking, sightseeing, and shopping adventures.  Variations in the evening schedule will include opening, fall equinox, and closing ceremonies, a group acupuncture + sound bath session, and a cacao ceremony. 

During scheduled afternoon free time, participants are welcomed to receive a spa treatment, dip in the hot tubs, nap in a hammock, take a swim in the lake or the pool, detox in the sauna, and/or enjoy the stunning views of the lake. 

Retreat Highlights:                                                                                       NourishingLongevity_Andrea_01
  • Opening and closing ceremonies

  • Reiki 1 training, attunement + certificate

  • Four heart-centered wellness + energy medicine workshops

  • Fall Equinox temescal (optional) and ritual

  • Cacao Ceremony

  • Two community acupuncture sessions (one w/sound bath)

  • Daily morning meditation

  • Daily movement practices (yoga, dance, kayaking)

  • Daily writing and council/talking circles

  • Daily free time to rest, rejuvenate, and explore

  • One personalized one-hour spa session

  • Half-day trip to bio-reserve in San Marcos La Laguna



  • 8 days/7 nights of beautiful, deluxe accommodations at Villa Sumaya 

  • 3 delicious, abundant vegetarian meals per day

  • Daily meditation, teaching, and ceremony in the beautiful Tara Temple

  • Access to meditation cushions, yoga mats, blocks, straps, and eye pillows in the Tara Temple

  • Unlimited self-serve local Guatemalan coffee, herbal infusions, and purified drinking water

  • Access to solar-heated, stone hot tub 

  • Majestic open-air lounges and docks

  • Stunning lake-front views all day, every day <3


Not included: 

  • Roundtrip airfare to La Aurora Airport, Guatemala City (GUA)

  • Transportation costs (shuttles from airport to Villa Sumaya and back) 

  • Optional tours (approx $30-60 each) and spa treatments ($75/hour or $100/1.5 hours)

  • Meal add-ons (fish or chicken for $7/meal)

  • Tips to Villa Sumaya staff

  • Wifi ($20/week)

  • Travel Insurance


  • Arrival is Saturday, September 21st at noon. Lunch will be served at 1pm, and the retreat begins at 3pm in the Tara Temple. 

  • Check-out is Saturday, September 28th at 11am. 

  • Registered participants are strongly suggested to purchase their tickets as soon as possible for best prices. If departing from LAX, we recommend Delta or Avianaca’s nonstop, overnight flights on Friday, September 20th, arriving the morning of Saturday, September 21st. If arriving before the 21st, we suggest you stay in Antigua, Guatemala (45 minutes out of Guatemala City). Hotel recommendations can be given. 

  • Shuttles will be pre-arranged for participants to be picked up from the airport or Antigua, and transported to Villa Sumaya on Lake Atitlan (3hrs from Guatemala City, 2hrs from Antigua). Shuttles will also be arranged for transport back airport or to Antigua at the end of the retreat. 

  • Shuttle costs are not included in the retreat fee. Also, if you are arriving at an odd time and need a private shuttle, please note that prices are significantly higher. 

Retreat Fees: 

All-Inclusive Price for 7-night/8-day Retreat + Reiki 1 Training:

Deposit to Reserve (non-refundable):


Early Bird Shared Room Rate (Lotus House): $1,950 ($2,150 after June 10th)

*Early bird rate ($200 discount) expires June 10th

Private Room (Maya Rose + Skyline Bungalows) – $400 Upgrade

Premium Private Luxury Suite (Ginger Suites) – $600 Upgrade

Payment Schedule:

A deposit of $700 via Venmo or PayPal secures your spot and is non-refundable. 

2nd Payment: 50% of remaining balance due by June 21st

3rd Payment: Remaining balance due by July 21st, 2019, no exceptions


Refunds minus deposit ($700) are available before July 1st, 2019. No refunds after July 1st.

Late payments will result in the cancelation of your participation with no refund. Please avoid this inconvenience by paying on time. 

Venmo: @andreapenagos 



Registration Instructions:

After paying your deposit via Venmo or PayPal, please email  with the following information: which type of occupancy you’re reserving (shared, private, premium private), phone number, and home address. If you’re signing up with a friend and prefer to room with them, please indicate their names. 



Andrea Penagos, L.Ac. is an intuitive healer, CA-licensed acupuncturist, clinical herbalist, Reiki master, and 200-hr yoga instructor with over a decade of experience in the healing arts. Andrea helps her clients shift their core beliefs around health, wellness, and self love, guiding them towards a  more heart-centered, vibrant way of being through the use of  intuitive counseling, energy medicine, meditation, acupuncture, herbal therapies, and lifestyle consulting. She is also utilizes auxiliary modalities like cupping, moxibustion, and guasha in her healing practice. Andrea holds a Master’s degree in Acupuncture and Traditional Chinese Medicine from Yo San University in Culver City, California, and a Bachelor’s Degree in International Relations from the University of Southern California.sustaining a thriving private practice in Los Angeles for 4 years, Andrea has followed her heart back to her first love, travel. As a traveling healer, she sees patients seasonally in different cities, leads international retreats and group programs, and takes 1:1 energy healing and intuitive counseling clients online. Her current home base is Lake Atitlan, Guatemala. She is both natively Angelino and Guatemalan.