Upcoming Group Retreats

Feb
16
Sat
Angela Botta & Yuval Samburski – 5th Annual Yoga, Reiki + Excursions Retreat
Feb 16 – Feb 23 all-day

 

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.

All inclusive:

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.

WiFi included

Filtered water and unlimited coffee / tea

Not Included:

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

Please note:

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 ~ ang303@yahoo.com

Yuval ~ uvyoga@gmail.com

We hope you’ll join us!

Namaste~

Angela and Yuval

Mar
30
Sat
Marcia Appel & Merry Beth ~The Poetry of Guatemala: Retreat into Yoga and Reflection
Mar 30 – Apr 6 all-day

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.

Contact info:

Retreats@greenlotusyogactr.com

greenlotusyogactr.com