• $625.00 – Program Price

Living from the Heart: 4-Night Yoga & Writing Retreat


October 7 - 11, 2019


Immerse yourself on the path of beauty at Lake Atitlan in the Mayan highlands of Guatemala for a week of yoga, creativity, community and culture! Clarify your vision, purpose and truth by tapping your creative flow and inspiring new growth.

Sacred Lake Atitlan is a spectacular site for healing, learning and dreaming. Walking the path of beauty, we are ever grateful to the simple miracle of life happening now. We realize that every moment we have the choice to open, expand, heal and grow. We learn to live from the heart. We dedicate the merits of our heart-centered actions to the benefit to all beings without exception, including ourselves.

In a small-group setting, through the guided practices of yoga, breathing, meditation, relaxation, and tuning in to our energy and intuition, we will align with our heart’s deepest desires and watch our unique purpose for being on the planet unfold.

The yoga style we’ll practice is slow flow — a mix of hatha yoga, mindful vinyasa flow, and yin yoga. The sessions also incorporate breathing practices, meditation and chanting/toning at the end of the class, along with a 20-minute writing period, optional sharing and finally, guided relaxation at the end with sound healing using crystal bowls, Tibetan bowl and gong.

Open to all levels from novice to expert. Take home healthy habits and empowering practices that will enhance your personal well being and nurture your intuitive intelligence.

About Michelle

Michelle is a yoga teacher and freelance writer. She fell in love with yoga at age 12, found the Buddha in California at 23 and moved from Austin to Guatemala at 29, ten years ago. Michelle trained in Hatha yoga and Dharma yoga in Austin and has been teaching yoga since 2002. Since 2012, she has called Lake Atitlan home. She has worked in the reservations department of Villa Sumaya since 2015. To learn more about Michelle, please visit yogafreedom.org.

What’s Included

  • All yoga & writing classes
  • Mayan fire ceremony
  • 4 nights of accommodation in a beautiful room {private and shared options available}
  • Amazing vegetarian meals {3 daily} and unlimited self-serve local Guatemalan coffee, herbal tea and drinking water

Not included: transportation costs, tips to Villa Sumaya staff, optional ceremonies and activities


*If you can’t make it in October, this retreat will also be offered in early 2020 (January 13-17 and March 9-13.). Please inquire about signing up.

Rates & Registration

Private room: $795 USD
Shared room: $645 per person

Please email reservations@villasumaya.com for more information or to join this retreat.

A 50% deposit is required to hold your space.

Ask for the early bird discount: 10% off if booked 3 months or more in advance.


Michelle Margaret Fajkus is a heart-centered teacher, writer and creator of Yoga Freedom. She has…
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