6th Annual Yoga, Reiki + Excursions Retreat / Yuval & Angela
February 22 - 29, 2020
Yuval and Angela are headed BACK to THE LAKE to host their 6th (!) Annual YOGA, REIKI and EXCURSIONS Retreat at Villa Sumaya eco-chic wellness and retreat center in Lake Atitlan, Guatemala.
What can we say? This place is pristine! It is simply magical… and so we keep coming back for more!
In this tiny corner of the world, nestled between a serene lake and three majestic volcanoes, come set an intention to purify and recharge the elemental energy stores inside you by escaping to the truly magical and magnetic energy of Lake Atitlan and Villa Sumaya. The lake is known as “The Belly Button of the World”, the Solar Plexus Chakra – leading us forward, in support of self-progress and transformation.
This incredible off-grid holiday will be a perfect WINTER GIFT to yourself. You will get to nourish, reconnect and unwind + recharge your life-force energy, your Prana, vitality and spirit.
Our bodies digest not only the food we eat but all of the sights, sounds, people, and energy surrounding us in our busy lives. This winter, choose to escape your daily routine and come deepen your practice, by emphasizing clarity and play! You’ll have space to explore both movement and stillness, making way for a new perspective. Breathe, meditate, and restore, and receive Reiki from both Angela and Yuval while setting the groundwork for your own self-healing. Explore the body in space, take time to flow mindfully and also slow down to investigate key actions required for a step-by-step approach in how to achieve a posture.
Excursions, as always, are included! Experience a sacred Mayan fire ceremony led by a local Shaman, a Sweat Lodge cleansing ceremony, visit local villages like San Juan for a colorful artisan craft shopping excursion and San Marcos for swimming + cliff jump.
There will also be lots of free time to lay in a hammock, soak in the sun, journal or, indulge in soothing bodywork at the Harmony Spa. You will feel inspired and fully supported to find your own pace and to give yourself exactly what you need at every moment!
As always, we attract an incredible community of yogis + friends who are always ready to dive deep, be real, and laugh hard. Our week together will be a beautiful, deep, hilarious, healing, active, and inspiring version of each of us! With no demands on your time or expectations other than to be who you are, perfectly, right now, this magical week filled with raw natural beauty and healing will ignite the fires of transformation deep within.
*Unforeseen circumstances may require us to change activities, however, we will do our very best to keep the schedule as is, or replace an offering with another of similar interest and value.
- 7 night accommodations at the beautiful Villa Sumaya Eco-Chic Wellness Center, on the picturesque shore of Lake Atitlan
- 3 healthy and delicious, home cooked, well balanced, vegetarian meals daily (chicken and fish available at extra cost)
- Daily yoga practice, including asana, sound-healing, meditation, pranayama, restorative and hands-on reiki with essential oils (mat & props provided)
- Excursions (included): Sacred Mayan fire ceremony with local Shaman, Cleansing Sweat Lodge Ceremony, San Juan colorful artisan craft shopping excursion, San Marcos swimming + cliff jump
- WiFi included
- Filtered water and unlimited coffee / tea
- All activities are subject to change due to unforeseen circumstances. In such uncommon event, Yuval and Angela may replace an excursion with another of similar interest and value
- Flight to/from Guatemala City
- Transport to/from Villa Sumaya (car + boat transfer). Transport will be arranged by us, at your own cost.
- Extras: Beer/wine or any snacks from the Villa Sumaya Smoothie/ Juice Bar
- Spa treatments (at on-site Harmony Spa)
- Tips for Villa Sumaya staff
* We HIGHLY RECOMMEND consulting us before organizing travel arrangements and purchasing flights as we can advise according to retreat schedule.
** As with any travel, we recommend buying trip insurance.
*** All levels of practitioners are welcome; however, a reasonable level of physical fitness and experience with vinyasa yoga is assumed.
**** An optional few days in the beautiful colonial city of Antigua (before or after our retreat week) is a great option for extra time/experience in Guatemala, and is always a popular option among our participants. We are happy to help with advice, however this option is at your own cost and organization. If interested, please contact us!
About Angela and Yuval
Angela and Yuval have been dear friends for almost 10-years! Yuval is a NYC-based and Angela is now based in Minneapolis after moving for love almost 2-years ago. Both are E-RYT 500, YogaWorks Certified yoga instructors + teacher trainers, and lead retreats, workshops and teacher trainings all over the world. Known for smart, mindful, fluid sequencing with clear instructions of alignment, breath awareness and core stabilization throughout each practice. You, as the participant, will have space to self-explore your body and your mind. As Angela and Yuval are both reiki practitioners, healing work is an integrated part of most sessions.
Angela is a native New Yorker, and feels she is the most honest and true version of herself on her mat! Teaching is an extensive part of her own spiritual journey, and she encourages students to continually seek, question, and explore; unfolding through each practice and trusting our inner teacher in every moment. More info: angelabotta.com
With experience in performance and art, Yuval is inspired by all creation and the undeniable power of breath and meditation. His teaching is personal, nurturing and humorous, allowing for self-observation and a true teaching and learning experience between him and his students. Sound Healing, Restorative, Pranayama and chanting are his heart, he aims to share with his family of students. More info: IG: @UVYBoogie
$2400 single occupancy
$2100 double occupancy
Retreat dates are Saturday 2/22 – Saturday 2/29
$650 non-refundable deposit secures your spot. All payments are non-refundable.
Please email us with any questions or for more information at:
Angela ~ firstname.lastname@example.org
Yuval ~ email@example.com
We hope you’ll join us!
Angela and Yuval
“Our retreat with Angela and Yuval was magical. It was the perfect amount of yoga mixed in with the perfect amount of adventure. The setting couldn’t have been any more beautiful or serene. I treasure my memories of Guatemala and the time spent practicing with Angela, Yuval and the group ❤️ I can’t wait for the next one!!” ~ Melissa, Tampa
“AMAZING!!!! I cannot say enough about this experience. First, let’s start with the two wonderful organizers and incredible yoga instructors. Angela and Yuval brought so much love, experience and warmth to this retreat. They each taught with a different style and both were equally amazing! They were so helpful in really paying attention to each yogi in the room and helping to make their practice better. I really looked forward to each morning and evening practice every day! The group that came together was truly an amazing and inspiring group. We enjoyed each other’s company all week long, laughed a lot, had great discussions and supported one another during our practice each day. I cannot wait to do another retreat with the two most incredible yogis, Angela and Yuval”! ~ Jeannine, San Francisco
“I had an amazing time on this retreat. Angela and Yuval were truly impressive with the planning, details, fantastic yoga and awesome excursions. I met a great group of people that will remain lifelong friends. The yoga instruction was incredible and it was a true break from the “real world”. Huge kudos to Angela and Yuval for a retreat well done! I plan to join you next year and I can’t wait”! ~ Denise, Phoenix
“Awesome trip! All logistics were well taken care of. Angela and Yuval are amazing yoga teachers. Highly recommend their annual yoga retreat to all levels of yogi!” ~ Wilma, NYC
“Angela and Yuval created a fun and supportive yoga community that helped me relax and recharge. I simply loved the tag team teaching they offered each day. It was like attending a mini teacher training because they broke down each pose which allowed me to build and strengthen my practice. Highly recommend this dynamic duo”! ~ Toya, NYC
“I had the absolute pleasure of joining Angela and Yuval in CR this past winter for a week of yogic happiness. A complete cocktail of body, mind and spiritual healing. Together, they have a natural way of sharing a unique package of heartfelt genuineness, humor, form and flow. Along with yoga, a few adventurous activities and carving out your own time, you are sure to have plenty of laughs and perhaps a few yummy tears”. ~ Tara, Boston
“You are both VERY good teachers, and I’m picky!” ~ Karen, NYC