A Journey to Reconnection, Wholeness & Luminosity
through Wisdom Practices, Sacred Ceremonies, Drum Journeys, Yoga, Energy Healing & Mayan Adventures
Journey with us and return with clarity on your path, in flow with life, abundant with inner resources and practical tools, restored and transformed, so you respond to life, work and relationship from
a clear, aligned and deeply connected place.
Nicole Gnutzman, Transformation Coach, Reiki II, Cacao Medicine & Shamanic Practitioner
In the Mayan world, the five elements–earth, water, air, fire and sky/spirit–are our teachers, healers and guides for living a whole and luminous life with abundance, clarity, flow and creative life force energy.
On this retreat, you’ll find yourself deeply immersed in experiences designed to honor each element through embodiment practices, sacred ceremony and ritual, drum journeys, yoga, and Mayan cultural adventures on the sacred waters of Lake Atitlan, which the Maya believe to be the birthplace of all creation.
You will be transformed–renewed, restored and reconnected–and return home with practices and tools for inner clarity, connection, alignment and self-healing. You will feel whole and luminous.
I’m so delighted to share this journey and the transformative magic of Lake Atitlan with you as this was where I was guided on my own healing journey: first on a solo retreat to confirm my soul’s path and second to co-lead a yoga & transformation retreat at Villa Sumaya. It feels like a second home to me.
Villa Sumaya is a beautifully abundant eco-retreat, yoga and healing arts center. Experience its lush magical surroundings in this video: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=keIW3y-d6Vc
Each day of the retreat focuses on one of the elemental energies–earth, water, air, fire and sky/spirit–with embodiment practices, rituals and ceremonies that set the foundation for your own reconnection and self-healing. You will receive practical tools to take home, so you maintain your connection to Self and Source.
In addition to practices and excursions, there will be free time to swim in the lake, lie in a hammock, soak in the sun, visit local indigenous villages, kayak or paddle board, or indulge in a spa treatment.
At the end of the retreat, you may choose to visit the sacred ruins of Tikal with me on Feb. 23-25 (optional and for additional cost) to deepen your connection and inner healing.
When you return home, you will feel a deep connection to Self and Source and to your soul’s path. You will look and feel Luminous!
7 night’s accommodation at the beautiful Villa Sumaya, in the heart of the Mayan highlands on the shore of sacred Lake Atitlan.
3 vegetarian meals daily; unlimited coffee and tea (chicken and fish available at additional cost; alcohol and specialty drinks not included).
Included activities and excursions:
- Explore and experience your inner abundance, flow, clarity and creative transformative powers in daily embodiment sessions
- Visit a Nature Preserve in the rainforest and feel nature’s abundance as we honor the elements in a sacred ritual
- Access your inner guidance in two Shamanic Drum Journeys with your Power Animal and Higher Guide/Teacher
- Reconnect to Self and Source in a sacred, healing Cacao Ceremony with Reiki healing
- Flow and relax in two yoga classes with my favorite, luminous yoga teachers, Yuval and Angela, including a restorative yoga evening session with sound healing
- Receive clarity about your soul’s path from your Mayan Day Sign and a Mayan Fire Ceremony with an indigenous Shaman
- Visit a women’s weaving cooperative to experience beautiful tapestries of the indigenous people as we weave your new story into life
- Relax during your free time and lounge by the pool, swim in the lake, soak in the hot tub or lie in a hammock under a palm tree
Not included (or for an additional cost):
- Flight, shuttle and boat transfer
- Gratuities for staff and drivers
- Alcohol and specialty drinks
- Chicken or fish at meals
- Spa and healing treatments
- Additional excursions
Rates are as follows:
$2375 Single Occupancy
$2075 Double Occupancy
A $775 non-refundable deposit secures your spot. All payments are non-refundable. Full payment 45 days before the retreat.
Please note: retreat dates are Saturday 02/16 – Saturday 02/23.
Flight to/ from Guatemala City and airport/boat transfer not included. Inquire for transportation rates and to arrange your shuttle.
Please arrive in time for dinner and our evening opening circle on 02/16. The shuttle from the airport in Guatemala City to Lake Atitlan takes approximately 3 hours. Once out of the city, it is a breathtaking drive through the highlands of Guatemala.
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Nicole Gnutzman, founder of Soulscape Coaching & Journeys, leads journeys to wholeness through wisdom practices, sacred ceremony, and transformational coaching.
It is through this healing journey that her clients reconnect to their inner self, which brings clarity, flow, abundance and creativity to their work, relationships and life. They become whole and luminous.
Nicole spent many years in the corporate and non-profit worlds, followed her heart, and now is living her soul’s path as a healer and coach. She is a certified Transformation Coach, Cacao Medicine, Reiki II and Shamanic Practitioner.
She has worked with ceremonial cacao for several years in personal, private and group ceremony at retreat, spa and spiritual centers in northern California. Cacao has been her primary teacher, healer and guide and Reiki has become a natural healing partner with cacao.
Her shamanic drum journeys deepen her clients’ connection to the wisdom and guidance of their spirit guides and teachers, who become a lifelong resource.
All of the spiritually centered healing practices Nicole offers gently and beautifully connect her clients to Self and Source, and provides them with tools for their own inner healing and guidance.
Her website is soulscapecoaching.com.
Join us on the adventure of a lifetime, as we journey on a 9 day Mayan Discovery Retreat to one of the world’s most beautiful lakes. You will fall in love with the natural beauty of the breathtaking Lake Atitlan and the three majestic volcanoes, Atitlan, San Pedro and Toliman that surround it.
Our Mayan adventure will begin in the gorgeous UNESCO World Heritage city of Antigua. We will spend 2 nights here. This is a must see destination, full of colonial architecture, cobblestone streets and picturesque surroundings. Our exquisite hotel is close to the city centre, allowing plenty of opportunities for leisurely walking, visiting museums and immersing ourselves in Mayan culture.
For the following 7 nights, our home will be a serene wellness eco resort, boasting spectacular views of Lake Atitlan. The resort offers beautifully decorated private rooms, natural lush gardens, sauna, solar heated pool and hot tub, a fair trade boutique gift shop, a juice bar and many inspirational, relaxing places to hide away with a good book.
During our stay, we will take part in relaxing meditation sessions including chakra breathing and sound healing as well as traditional Mayan ceremonies. We will explore the culture of the Mayan people.
There will be plenty of time for relaxation, massages or healing sessions, or to just soak in the stunning views from one of the many colourful hammocks. If you enjoy more adventurous activities you can kayak on the lake or hike up a volcano.
This is a very special retreat guaranteed to captivate the imagination and soothe the spirit.
I am an experienced and registered Meditation Facilitator with ACHS (Australian Centre for Holistic Studies), and a member of the Australian Meditation Association, the Won Buddhist Centre and involved with Kriya yoga.
Star Meditations was born from the passion and joy I receive every day from meditating. I teach and facilitate a variety of meditation methods, to help people reconnect with themselves, balance their energies and create harmony with the divine energies of the universe, in order to control their stress, anxiety and depression levels.
Meditation does not have to be spiritual. Those not interested in the spiritual level of meditation can still meditate and reap all the stress relieving and relaxation benefits. I will teach you to experience life in a more relaxed way to attract a more beautiful, positive energy, which will result in a happier and healthier lifestyle.
Nourish and replenish your body, mind and heart, while being surrounded by spectacular views of majestic volcanoes, lush vegetation and the breathtaking blue waters of Lake Atitlan in Guatemala…known as one of the most beautiful and energetically spiritual places on earth. Join Kristina Ahern for her 3rd year of leading yoga participants on a journey of self discovery and transformation at the serene and welcoming Villa Sumaya. The incredible palpable energies, naturally healing surroundings and kindness of VS staff and the locals of Lake Atitlan are the perfect backdrop for her teachings.
Kristina’s yoga retreat at Villa Sumaya is more than a ‘resort experience’….it is truly a LIFE experience! Past retreat participants confirm this sentiment:
“The yoga retreat at Villa Sumaya far exceeded my hopes and expectations! The tranquil setting of Villa Sumaya on the shores of Lake Atitlan with its gracious and attentive staff provided a perfect backdrop for our yoga retreat. Our incredible yoga instructor, Kristina Ahern, led us on a week-long physical and spiritual journey, providing helpful guidance and adaptations to meet each individual’s needs and capabilities. The schedule allowed plenty of time to relax, reflect, explore our surroundings and participate in a number of unique personal and cultural experiences located within the retreat center and surrounding villages. It truly was a transformative experience and one that I will cherish for a lifetime!” ~ R.C. 2018
“My first impression of Villa Sumaya was of ease and openness. The staff gave the impression of sincerely caring for our well-being. My room was comfortable and beautiful and the meals were delicious and plentiful. Also, unlike so many that claim to be environmentally friendly, Villa Sumaya truly lives up to the moniker “eco-retreat center”.
Kristina led a twice-daily practice that was transformational. The theme she chose for the week was ideal for the setting and level of the participants. With her gentle guidance in this palpably spiritual environment, I felt that my practice was opened to another level.” ~ J.L. 2017
INSPIRATION, PERSPIRATION, TRANSFORMATION: this 3-word model created by T.K.V. Desikachar for progression toward one’s potential in life and yoga will be explored during this weeklong retreat. With nearly 20 years of teaching and chanting experience within the Krishnamacharya/T.K.V. Desikachar tradition….creativity, compassion and a deep connection to the sacred within the natural world are woven into the fabric of Kristina’s approach. Each individual participant is honored and respected according to his/her capabilities and is gently encouraged to uncover personal potential with lightness, compassion and kindness toward self.
The morning practice will include asana, pranayama and chant to inspire, energize and ‘open up’ the body, breath and heart. In the afternoon, the focus will turn more inward with gentle movement, mantra japam, ritual, visualization & meditation. There will be enough time between the sessions for you to relax & assimilate the morning practice, schedule healing sessions or participate in other activities offered through Villa Sumaya. Wednesday is the scheduled day off (can be changed with group consensus). Kristina is keeping the group to a maximum of 14 participants to support the energetic cohesiveness of the group and the development of meaningful relationships within it. Note that group activities and tours can be scheduled depending upon interest and energy (at extra cost)
No yoga experience is required for this retreat…only a willingness to step outside of what is familiar, supported by a seasoned yoga teacher (Kristina is certified E-RYT500 with Yoga Alliance, IAYT Certified Yoga Therapist and trained Vedic Chant teacher) a sanga of retreat participants and the caring & attentive staff of Villa Sumaya.
As a gesture of respect and generosity toward the indigenous Mayan culture in Guatemala, a portion of each participant’s tuition will be donated to Multi-Colores http://www.multi-colores.org, a non-profit formed by the owners of Cultural Cloth http://www.culturalcloth.com to support Mayan artisans in the Lake Atitlan area. In the past 2 years, retreat participants have helped fund work stations designed for rughooking and empowerment leadership programs for the Multi-Colores women. We will take time to visit their offices located in Panajachel to see their beautiful work during our stay. There are also many other opportunities to support the indigenous people during your time in Guatemala. You may want to consider arriving a few days early or staying a few days after the retreat (or both) to further immerse yourself in the Guatemalan cultural experience.
Included in the Retreat:
7 nights accommodation at Villa Sumaya (tax included)
3 vegetarian meals per day (meat/fish/alcohol extra)
Twice daily yoga sessions: 10:30 a.m -12:30 p.m. & 4:30 p.m.-6:30 p.m.
Held Sunday, Feb. 24th through Friday, March 1st (Wed. off)
Registration & Pricing:
**$500 non-refundable deposit reserves your space!
Extra early bird (paid before 7/15/18)
Early bird (paid before 9/15/18) Full price (paid after 9/15/18)
Single: EEB $1895, EB $2045, Full $2195
Double: EEB $1595, EB $1745, Full $1895
Triple: EEB $1495, EB $1645, Full $1795
**All registration fees must be paid in full by Nov. 15th, 2018
**Price does not include air, ground or water transportation.
To register or with questions, please contact Kristina Ahern (owner of Santosha Springs Yoga & Wellness)
email@example.com or 952 261-5178.
Retreat with YogaFresh to the sacred shores of Lake Atitlan, Guatemala. Surrounded by three volcanoes, this uniquely picturesque and tranquil location will be the perfect backdrop to help you move closer toward your deepest purpose and life’s fulfillment. During our 8 day (7 night) retreat at Villa Sumaya, we will explore alignment-based vinyasa, yin & restorative yoga, barre, pranayama and meditation led by YogaFresh’s senior teachers.
Beyond the mat, you will enjoy all that Villa Sumaya has to offer including eco-chic accommodations, three delicious meals daily, a lakefront lounge, pool, solar-heated hot tub, spa, boutique and plenty of free time to relax, explore the local communities or take in the views. Lake Atitlán, Guatemala is unlike any other destination in the world. Our retreat will immerse you more fully into your life’s purpose so that you can return feeling renewed, inspired and more passionate about life.
About the leaders:
Please visit: http://yoga-fresh.com/yf-instructors/ to find out about each of your experienced and knowledgeable RYT 500 hour teachers that will be your guides on retreat!
Your retreat guides include:
Shannon & Billy Sadler
Emily Rose Duea
Discover the breathtaking vistas of cobalt-blue Lake Atitlan uniquely surrounded by some of Guatemala’s largest volcanoes. Join us for a Yoga vacation in Guatemala and watch your workday blues vanish into thin air.
You will stay at a beautiful hotel and retreat center, situated on the picturesque shore of Lake Atitlan. It has an uninterrupted view, punctuated only by a skyline of three perfect volcanoes. Here, you can relax and experience an ideal place for people in search of rest, relaxation, and ageless natural beauty. This unpretentious, thatched-roof complex has comfortable rooms, spacious gardens, a restaurant, and a beautiful facility for Hatha Yoga classes, meditations, and retreats.
The restaurant, with a stunning view of the lake, offers a culinary-conscious menu for vegetarians. A nutritious, eclectic blend of local and international cuisine, created from Guatemala’s cornucopia of fruits and vegetables, is available three times a day. Baked goods are produced daily.
Our daily schedule will include:
Two Hatha Yoga classes per day
Presentations from our featured senior presenters
Plenty of free time to swim, sunbathe, go for walks, simply relax, and get to know your fellow travelers
We will plan some trips outside of Lake Atitlan for those interested.
$100 off if paid in full by December 31, 2018
No other discounts apply.
Includes three daily vegetarian meals.
Does not include airfare or transportation to and from the airport.
About the leaders
Ram Wiener, E-RYT 500, is a 200-hour Yoga teacher trainer and one of our foremost administrators and Yoga teachers at Yogaville. The vice president of Programs, he oversees workshops, teacher trainings, and the Ashram businesses. He is a native of Central America and is fluent in Spanish, French, Portuguese, and English. He has organized many successful tours in Mexico, Peru, Costa Rica, Guatemala, Puerto Rico, Jamaica, Nicaragua, El Salvador, and Italy.
Nathalie Rukmini Ando, RYT 500, teaches Yoga classes and serves as program development director and graphic designer at Yogaville. She is certified in Advanced Integral Yoga, Adaptive Yoga, Stress Management, and Yoga of Recovery. As a teacher, she’s known for her clear instruction and her classes include fun, level-appropriate challenges. A native of Brazil, she speaks Portuguese, Spanish, and English. She is also a fine artist, specializing in oil-on-canvas. See her artwork at www.Nathalie-Ando.pixels.com
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Now you are ready to immerse yourself in the practice of yoga. This is one of two modules comprising Hathavidya’s 300hr teacher training: The Living Energy Immersion Program. This program manifested so that the modern student and teacher can integrate yogic philosophy where it counts — living fully!
Retreats impart a full immersion into a living yoga practice. The process works from within and is modeled after years of study accumulated by living with a teacher in a traditional manner. Simply — a retreat from your day-to-day and an immersion into yoga.
Here you will also interact with a broad spectrum of practitioners in an authentic community.
This enhanced curriculum for practitioners and teachers is a cultivated space full of invaluable tools on manipulations of physical and energetic systems — the power of yoga!
Please click HERE for more details.
Whether your goal is to teach yoga or authentically integrate your studies into the day to day, we are glad you’re here!
Hathavidya is an inclusive yogic science comprised of principles that purify, empower and uplift the spirit toward creating clarity and elevating the human experience.
What does all that mean?
Hathavidya makes traditional yoga accessible and applicable in the modern world.
By utilizing the in-depth development of various lineages within hatha and siddha, the focus is on knowledge and how the tools work for you.
Although there is a growing number of trainings in yoga communities, Hathavidya offers programs to communicate profound lessons, a larger knowledge base and a dedicated learning environment for you.
Certification is easy to come by; true knowledge shapes your life.
International yoga teacher, writer, storyteller, Will Duprey practices pranayama and meditation and is known for effortlessly combining classical theory with contemporary yoga methods.
With over 15 years of teaching and consulting on yoga teacher trainings globally, his unique mentorship program provides deep knowledge and balance among different styles of yoga. In addition to his own writing, Will has contributed to publications such as: teach.yoga, OmStars and has a regular column in YogaLife Magazine Malaysia. Will is the founder of Hathavidya yoga teacher training school and is currently penning a poetic translation on the Hatha Yoga Pradipika.
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On the Shores of Lake Atitlan… Awaken Your Good Heart
Awaken Your Good Heart is for those who want to nurture their spirit. This all-inclusive, eight day journey includes twice daily yoga classes, morning meditations, hikes through vibrant villages, cultural and artistic activities, plenty of time for rest and exploration, and opportunities to share your joy, curiosity and love of life with local children. Slow to the world and reconnect to your wholehearted self in this transformative retreat.
- Imagine being inspired by the beauty of the natural world with morning fresh-air pranayama and meditation.
- Imagine spaciousness in your body, mind and heart with two daily yoga classes.
- Imagine engagement and generosity as you participate in a rich service project and explore neighboring artistic communities.
- Imagine rejuvenating with times of quiet and contemplation, play and connecting, restorative yoga and deep rest.
Villa Sumaya is the perfect sanctuary to support your practice and your spirit. Sink deeply into the beauty and tranquility of the retreat center with its bamboo forests, lush gardens, tropical flowers, and sweeping views of Lake Atitlan. In such a uniquely mindful setting, awareness sharpens, the body quiets, the mind clears, and space opens for delight and understanding to naturally unfold.
Yoga & Meditation
Our days will begin with morning meditation followed by a deeply nourishing, rejuvenating and integrative yoga practice. The flow of each afternoon class will be responsive to the day’s activities and will include pranayama, asanas, and meditation. Each session is lovingly planned to meet the needs of all participants; everyone from the beginner to the longtime practitioner is welcome!
One of our retreat days will be devoted to service. We’ll move our awareness into the community by meeting with leaders of a local organization, learning about their programs, and participating in projects that support their work. This day of active service is an opportunity to connect more deeply with those in the community and to honor the truly remarkable work that they do each day.
Ancient Maya traditions are alive in the highlands of Guatemala. We will participate in a powerful fire ceremony with a Mayan Day Keeper, visit with a woman who weaves traditional textiles, wander through an outdoor market, and tour a village where life-size murals depict scenes from daily life. We will also have the chance to explore the colonial city of Antigua and spend the afternoon visiting the handcraft markets and walking the cobblestone roads of this UNESCO World Heritage site.
Awaken Your Good Heart includes time that is intentionally unscheduled so that you can listen to your body, mind and heart and create the perfect week for yourself: take a dip in the Lake, stroll into town for some sightseeing, indulge in a spa treatment, go on a hike, rent a kayak, hang out in your hammock, read on your private patio, enjoy a smoothie or a cocktail by the pool, or sit on the dock and breathe in the tranquility and ease of Lake Atitlan.
Nourish yourself…experience the power and beauty of Lake Atitlan.
About the Group Leader
Retreat guide, Martha Whitney, has designed a week full of both depth and lightheartedness. Martha is known for offering a mindful, inspiring and welcoming yoga environment that fosters self-acceptance and embodied well-being. Her in-depth training in anatomy, movement and breath allows her to artfully guide postures that access body ease and aliveness. Her classes are skillfully designed to be accessible to a range of bodies and skill levels. Martha has been teaching yoga and offering body-mind therapy for over 25 years. She offers Yoga and Meditation retreats in Vermont and Quebec, inspiring joyful connection to our inner and outer landscapes.
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This retreat with leaders Marcia Appel and Merry Beth Freienmuth centers on yoga, rest, and reflection spiced with camaraderie and enjoyment. The sumptuous eco resort Villa Sumaya, perched on Lake Atitlan, will be our home for most of this nine-day journey. When we arrive in Guatemala City, we will acclimate the first two days in Antigua – the country’s first capital and a walkable small city renowned for its architecture, history, and culture. Interspersed among periods of yoga, meditation, and excursions will be poetry readings and discussions, if you wish to join, from two of Guatemala’s most beloved poets.
Your 9-day retreat includes:
Ground and water transportation to Antigua on March 28 and to Villa Sumaya on March 30 and April 6 return to Guatemala City
Two nights’ lodging with breakfasts at our Antigua hotel
Three daily wholesome, well-presented vegetarian meals at Villa Sumaya. Chicken and fish are optional at an additional charge
Two daily yoga classes and one daily meditation practice; two water aerobics classes and two tai chi classes
Thatched-roof studio with mats, props, hardwood floors and panoramic views to practice in
Traditional Mayan Fire Protection Ceremony
Optional group excursions
Group tipping including for transportation and included activities
Cost (Airfare not included)
Double Occupancy (2 twin beds or 1 queen) $1995/ea
Single Occupancy (2 twin beds or 1 queen) $2395
Double Occupancy – Suite (king bed) $2195/ea
About Your Retreat Leaders
Green Lotus Yoga & Healing Center was founded in 2007 to bring community-based integrative yoga and wellness centers to the Twin Cities of Minnesota. Our mission is simple: to offer people the opportunity to grow from the inside out. Partners and teachers Marcia Appel and Merry Beth Freienmuth love sharing Green Lotus and its mission with thousands of students, practitioners, teachers, and healers in the Twin Cities and surrounding areas. They commit themselves to creating community – sangha – so that students and clients support each other as they explore their individual journeys. Deep friendships and support systems have evolved over the years in the refuge called Green Lotus. The partners own Green Lotus Group, LLC which operates centers in Lakeville and Mendota Heights, an accredited yoga teacher training school, and the licensing division.
- Guided tours to the local villages around lake Atitlan
- Because The Lake Pole Camp location is far from big cities it is difficult to get good internet connection, and when you do it can be expensive. The hotel offers wifi signal for an extra cost of $20 all week per person.
- Airport transfers to and from Antigua Guatemala
WHEN SUN MEETS MOON: GUATEMALAN YOGA RETREAT TO BALANCE BODY AND SPIRIT
Relish seven days and nights along the tranquil shores of Lake Atitlan, “the place where the rainbow gets its colors,” in the highlands of Guatemala. Join Amberly and Nerissa on this physical and spiritual yoga retreat for a week of asana practice, introspection, and relaxation.
Energize your body with the opportunity to take part in multiple daily yoga classes of different styles. We will be offering daily Vinyasa classes as well as the chance to practice more relaxing styles such as Yin and Restorative Yoga. You’ll even have the chance to practice Kundalini to energize not only your body but also to help you align and awaken your chakras. With opportunities throughout the week to strengthen and awaken your vitality in the mornings, there will be time to relax and recharge in the evenings. We’ll spend the week balancing the body’s Sun and Moon energies through yoga, meditation, and adventure to leave you in harmony with nature and in tune with the frequencies of your heart.
Spend your days doing as much or as little as you like, all while enjoying homemade vegetarian meals and immersing yourself in the culture of the Maya in “the land of eternal spring.” Included in your tuition are an authentic Maya Shaman ceremony and a volunteer opportunity to give back to the local community with a Karma yoga service project. Reconnect with Mother Nature with opportunities for kayaking, hiking, visiting local villages, or a simple morning walk. Want to take it a bit easier? Spend the day relaxing by the pool. Feel the need to be pampered? A full-service spa and sauna are available to nourish tired muscles after long adventurous days.
7 Nights Accommodations
3 Delicious Vegetarian Meals Each Day
Round-Trip Group Transport to/from the Airport
Daily Yoga Practices
Karma Yoga Service Project
Personal Retreat Time (having time to nap, explore, walk, read, and just be)
About the leaders
Nerissa and Amberly are friends and yoga studio partners, who want to offer students a comprehensive yoga practice and retreat. They are two sides of a coin, one yin and the other yang, so they can provide an individualized practice based on each student’s needs. Nerissa offers a more challenging, strenuous practice to get you out of your comfort zone. Transformation and growth are never comfortable. Amberly offers a more relaxed and nurturing practice to help you reset. Together, they are bound together like the sun and moon, and their aim is to help you find more balance and harmony in your life.
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A first! Inspired Shakti offers a retreat for Mothers and Sons: If you can affect positive change… you MUST! . Being a mother to only boys has been the greatest blessing. Boys are wonderful. Men are beautiful. Mama yoginis ( mothers, aunties, female caregivers ) of boys 10-14 join me in this most incredible ADVENTURE retreat to Guatemala at one of my favourite locales, Villa Sumaya in Lake Atitlan. Everything you can imagine and more in a week …Climbing Volcanos, Cliff jumping, Zip-Lining, Lake swimming in one of the worlds most scenic locations, the gracious and ancient Guatemalan culture and delicious food, Downtime + Uptime, and MUCH MORE ( lots of YOGA! and meditation!).
Only a couple of spots left for this most exciting and special opportunity .. Affordable double or triple occupancy pricing.
$795 deposit holds your spot for BOTH mom and son(s).
“ You are my Son, my Moon, and all my Stars” – Villa Sumaya, Guatemala 2019
Retreat cost includes:
8 days /7 nights of yoga and workshops,
Seven nights of lodging at a beautiful lake front resort,
Three healthy and delicious meals per day,
*Round trip transfer to and from airport
*A very special gift for each yogini….and so much more!
NOT INCLUDED :
* Alternate arrival/departure days incur additional transport costs.
* Spa and wellness treatments* Optional excursions and tours
* Airline fees/fares and general resort and travel costs/tips.
Retreat Schedule is set for Optional Excursions.
Group and Individual : * San Pedro Volcano Climb * Kayak Paddle and Cliff Jumping * Hiking El Pico del Cielo * Ziplining * Town and Pueblo shopping excursions * Mayan Fire Ceremony * Chichimeca Sweat Lodge Ceremony* .. subject to modifications and changes-
* $795.00 Registration deposit required to hold your retreat space for BOTH mom and son(s) .
Early Bird Room Rates for 2019 : Book by March 13th!
SHARED: Double Occupancy $3500.00 including airport shuttle transport fees
* Refunds and Cancellations :
Refund less deposit ($795.00) before March 1st . No refunds after March 1st 2019.
You may transfer your reservation to another person as long as you notify Maricarmen Wilson/Inspired Shakti in advance.
In case of cancellation by Inspired Shakti, you will receive a full refund. Due to special arrangements made with the retreat centers and hosts, there is no exception to this policy. $795.00 initial deposit holds your space. Total fees can be paid at one time or in two installments with all final payments due 120 days before retreat date. No exceptions.
Purchasing travel insurance is always recommended but not required.
Deposit PayPal and info : http://www.inspiredshakti.
Join Yoga Teacher, Shaman, and Spiritual Teacher Alyssa Snow in a weeklong exploration to deepen your connection to your highest self and open to love. We are Spiritual Beings having a Human experience, yet we navigate the world as human beings having spiritual experiences every once and a while. In this magnificent retreat on Lake Atitlán, we will learn how to shift that balance. Located in the homeland of the indigenous Maya, Lake Atitlán is a magical setting referred to as the belly button of the earth – the center of the universe where God’s seeds of mankind evolved. Immersed in this vibration, you will experience kundalini yoga, hatha yoga, vinyasa yoga, shamanic drumming, and led sharing circles. In all of this, Alyssa will guide you to unravel the patterns that do not serve you so that you can open to the magic of the light within you. Deepening your exploration, local shamanic healers will facilitate a sweat lodge to release old energy and a cacao ceremony to open the heart and invite in the new. In addition to plenty of time spent relaxing and being present in this spectacular retreat setting, we will also have a day of karma spent volunteering.
ABOUT TRUE NATURE
True Nature has been a pioneer in the Global Travel and Yoga Retreat Industry for the past 10 years. Founded in 2003, True Nature began as a yoga retreat center in Costa Rica, where its founders and staff learned firsthand about the many facets of group travel and retreats. The TN Team is inspired to support our teachers and students from around the world with the knowledge and experience they have gathered over the past decade. At True Nature we pride ourselves on creating long-term personal relationships with our community of teachers and students. We are passionate about our work and are committed to providing the best service possible to all whom we have the privilege to work with. Whether you are student searching for your next global adventure, or a leader looking to take your teachings somewhere new and exciting, True Nature is here to support, guide, and craft a flawless experience.
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Ready to unwind and explore Guatamala? Join Suzanne for a Yoga + Adventure retreat this fall at Villa Sumaya, located on the picturesque shores of Lake Atitlan in the heart of the Guatemalan highlands. This retreat will include a little bit of everything–vinyasa flow yoga, evening meditation, spa days, Mayan fire rituals, and plenty of time for exploring the rich culture of Guatemala. Prepare to reconnect with yourself, rekindle your sense of adventure and curiosity, make new friends, and leave feeling balanced and rejuvenated.
Depending on accommodation type, pricing ranges from $1345 -$1950. Includes all your meals, a Mayan ceremony, daily yoga, daily mediation, and a special Cacao experience and ritual. We offer up to 8 payments to help break up the cost with a deposit required at sign up. Full price must be received by 10/1/19; we will adjust your payment plan if needed to help make this happen.
Daily vegetarian breakfast, lunch, dinner Daily (one dinner excluded) – fresh, locally grown cuisine
Unlimited drinking water/juice/specialty retreat teas
Evening Meditation or Yoga Nidra
Mayan Fire Ritual
Cacao Experience and Ritual
Private Water Taxi to Villa Sumaya
ADDITIONAL EXCURSIONS & AMENITIES
Exploring nearby villages and markets
HOW TO SIGN UP
In order to reserve your spot, a non-refundable deposit is required. Payment in full is due no later than October 1, 2019. Payment plans are offered at 8 payments but can be modified if you are short on time till the trip. Please note that all payments are non-refundable and non-transferable. Deposit is non-refundable. No refunds for any payments or cancelations can be honored after 8/15/19. Substitutions can be made if you have someone who wants to buy your spot. Please inform us asap if this happens. *Travelers insurance suggested to cover any last minute cancelations or family emergencies you can’t forsee.
Suzanne has been teaching Vinyasa/Power Yoga for over 12 years and owns a studio in Colorado where she offers and leads retreats all year long and worldwide! She is also a Rolfer (bodyworker) specializing in body mechanics and anatomy; studying how the body moves and how it can move more efficiently! In the summer she leads Paddleboard Yoga classes on the water. In her classes you can plan to be challenged and energized in her flows to music as well as to feel a deep sense of grounding and peace to support your retreat. Her evening meditation classes will be based in breathwork, utilizing Yoga Nidra as well to help nurture the serenity and peace.
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Join Chelsea Winters for seven nights of heart opening exploration of this little piece of paradise. We will breath, move, feel and delve deeper into the nature of our surroundings steeped in Mayan culture, and explore the nature of ourselves. All yoga levels are welcome.
- 7 nights in lake front accommodations with warm, inviting décor, private bathrooms, outdoor patios, amazing lake views, orthopedic beds and quality linens.
- Twice daily yoga asana, pranayama and meditation classes with Chelsea, or a guest teacher/guest ceremony, in a sacred and inspiring yoga temple. Simple, eclectic décor with panoramic views, hardwood floors, thatched roofs and elegant altar spaces set the tone for deepening practices.
- Sacred Cacao Ceremony- In the spirit of the ancient traditions, join us in a sacred circle of ceremony and celebration centered around the sharing of a cacao elixir. Pure cacao is an authentic plant medicine used to uplift the spirit, deepen focused meditation and strengthen our reconnection with heart-centered awareness. Known as the “food of the Gods,” cacao has an expansive, mood-enhancing quality that helps us gently shift blockages while realigning us with the path of the heart.
- Sound Healing Ceremony
- Cultural day trip to local village with a component of Bhakti yoga
- Evening of Kirtan- Kirtan is the ancient practice of call-and-response singing. It is an easy, joyful, heart-opening practice from the Bhakti Yoga path. Chanting sacred mantras with live music brings our mind, heart, and body together in a hypnotic and harmonious flow of love. Joining our voice as One we open the door to experience the goal of all Yoga – Merger with the Divine.
- 3 delicious, healthy, locally sourced meals daily, tastefully prepared and artistically presented- inviting in a true Mayan flair. Meals will take a healthy approach to vegan and vegetarian cuisine. Chicken or seafood will be available for an additional $7/portion. Unlimited filtered water, juice and teas.
- Airport shuttle and ferry coordinate to Villa Sumaya (cost of shuttle not included)
- Unlimited sunsets and star gazing
- Unlimited use of private pool and swimming in the lake
- Local State & Hotel Tax
- Unlimited potential for adventure, soul searching and fun!
About the leader:
Chelsea was first introduced to yoga as a freshman in college at the University of New Hampshire and has been practicing since. A long time vegetarian with a passion for the outdoors, it was a natural fit. An active person, initially drawn to the physical practice, the movement of the asanas and the strengthening aspect. As Chelsea did more yoga and her practice deepened, she soon became aware of the mental and spiritual changes that yoga was having on her. How her whole attitude and outlook could shift from a single yoga class. Yoga has taught Chelsea many life lessons. It has taught her presence and breath and has made her more aware of her natural surroundings. It has taught Chelsea to pause and appreciate the little things, and how truly small we are in this big world.
Chelsea received her 200HR yoga teacher certification at Yandara Yoga Institute in December of 2012- this one choice has changed her life. In April of 2015, she received her 500HR yoga teacher certification, also at Yandara Yoga Institute. While at Yandara, Chelsea also studied Reiki and completed her Reiki Certification. Chelsea has been a registered member of Yoga Alliance since November of 2012.
Chelsea is a face of the Vail Yoga Community as a Lululemon Ambassador. When not teaching in the Vail Valley, you can find Chelsea running both local and international yoga retreats, skiing, hiking, camping, rafting, selling real estate or exploring outside with her husband and border collie mix, Buka!
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