Yuval and Angela are SO excited to RETURN to THE LAKE and host their 5th Annual YOGA, REIKI and EXCURSIONS Retreat at Villa Sumaya eco-chic wellness and retreat center in Lake Atitlan, Guatemala. Villa Sumaya
In this pristine 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.
This incredible off-grid holiday will be a perfect WINTER GIFT to yourself where you’ll get to nourish and reconnect + unwind and recharge 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 Presidents’ Day weekend, 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 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, San Pedro volcano hike, and 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 and 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.
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, workshops, meditation, pranayama, restorative and hands-on reiki with essential oils (mat & props provided)
Excursions (included): Sacred Mayan fire ceremony with local Shaman, San Pedro volcano hike, San Juan colorful artisan craft shopping excursion, San Marcos swimming + cliff jump.
Filtered water and unlimited coffee / tea
Flight to/from Guatemala City
Transport to/from Villa Sumaya (car + boat transfer)
Spa treatments (at on-site Harmony Spa)
Tips for Villa Sumaya staff
* All levels of practitioners are welcome; however, a reasonable level of physical fitness and experience with vinyasa yoga is assumed.
* Optional dream circle or cacao ceremony with Nicole Gnutzman.
About the leaders:
About Angela Botta and Yuval Samburski: Angela and Yuval are NYC-based yoga instructors and teacher trainers. Both are E-RYT 500, YogaWorks Certified and lead retreats 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 masters, healing work is an integrated part of most sessions.
Angela Botta 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. angelabotta.com
With experience in performance and art, Yuval Samburski 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. YBoogie.com
Rates are as follows:
$2400 single occupancy
$2100 double occupancy
Retreat dates are Saturday 2/16 – Saturday 2/23
$650 non-refundable deposit secures your spot. All payments are non-refundable. Please email us with any questions or for more information at:
Angela ~ email@example.com
Yuval ~ firstname.lastname@example.org
We hope you’ll join us!
Angela and Yuval
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.
For more details contact: email@example.com
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.