Upcoming Group Retreats

Jul
1
Sun
Astrology, Tarot and Breathwork with Nirguna
Jul 1 2018 – Apr 30 2019 all-day

Astrology, Tarot and Breathwork with Nirguna

Available year-round; inquire for dates!

Enjoy a week of deep personal journeywork with the spiritual coaching of Deva Nirguna.
The retreat starts with an astrology and Tarot session to see how to open the doors to deeper awareness illuminating your unique path of self discovery.

Together we will create a plan for the week from the following menu of practices: chakra breathing, quantum light breath, kundalini and active meditations, sound healing, massage,  tantra homeplay exercises, use of ethno-medicines, art and creativity sessions.

The personal retreat features 15 hours of one-on-one coaching, including two-hour daily sessions and 3 “check-ins”.

What’s Included

  • 7 nights of deluxe, single accommodation
  • daily vegetarian meals and beverage service
  • all taxes

Not included: transportation costs, tips to Villa Sumaya staff, optional tours & activities

Timing, Pricing & Registration

Available weekly! Please send us your date request.

Pricing: $1,850 single in deluxe accommodation

To learn more or sign up, please contact reservations@villasumaya.com.

About the Instructor

As a coach and guide with more than 45 years of experience I can hold the space for you to grow with the wisdom of your heart. I was in India with Osho in the 70’s, was a major assistant in the Sky Dancing Institute of Margot Anand in the 80’s, was part of visionary ethnobotanical journeywork with Ralph Metzner in the 90’s and have been resident here at the Lake since then.

I am an architect, artist, musician astrologer, tarot reader certified massage therapist, Sky Dancing teacher, and Being True To You coach

“Thank you, Nirguna, for sharing your wisdom with me. It was a very informative and positive experience that still resonates with me.”  ~ Lisa M

“You gave me insight on the bigger picture and how I will control my actions and desires in sync with the universe.”  ~ Louise F

“I really gained a lot of clarity around some things I’ve been trying to work out in my life and feel so much more present.”  ~ Morgan

Reclaiming your Sacred Center through Ritual, Yoga & Healing Touch with Paola
Jul 1 2018 – Dec 31 2019 all-day

Reclaiming your Sacred Center through Ritual, Yoga & Healing Touch with Paola

Available year-round; inquire for dates!

Learn to bring natural balance into your life through yogic principles, movement, ceremony, and vibrational healing with crystals.

During this week-long workshop, you are invited to:

  • Five two-hour yoga classes infused with healing touch
  • One 1.5-hour massage
  • Heart-opening cacao ceremony
  • Guided ceremonial sweat with essential oils and sound healing

What’s Included

  • 7 nights of deluxe, single accommodation
  • daily vegetarian meals and beverage service
  • all taxes

Not included: transportation costs, tips to Villa Sumaya staff, optional tours & activities

Timing, Pricing & Registration

Available weekly through April 2019! Please send us your date request.

Pricing: $1,850 single in deluxe accommodation

To learn more or sign up, please contact reservations@villasumaya.com.

About the Instructor

paola2016Paola is trained as a nutritionist and has also studied Ayurvedic nutrition extensively in India. She takes the best of both complementary traditions. For the past 13 years, she has been living at Lake Atitlan, where she practices and teaches hatha yoga and offers Ayurvedic massage, Shiatsu and Thai massage.

Nov
3
Sat
Introduction to Ayurveda: Nutrition, Lifestyle, Massage and Yoga (for your body type) with Dee
Nov 3 2018 – Mar 31 2019 all-day

Available year-round; inquire for dates!

Learn how to create your Self-healing daily routine thanks to Ayurvedic and Yogic principles.

Connect and harmonize with your Nature.

Experience healing therapies designed to balance your vital energies (also known as dosha: Vata, Pitta, Kapha).

Understand the wisdom of the elements through workshop talks, yoga classes and daily routine.

Self-heal into awareness.

During this week-long workshop, you are invited to:

  • Five 1.5- hour yoga classes – themed on the elements & / doshas
  • Three therapies to balance and heal each dosha (Vata, Pitta, Kapha)
  • One dosha reading
  • Three lifestyle workshops

What’s Included

7 nights of deluxe, single accommodation

daily vegetarian meals and beverage service

all taxes

Not included: transportation costs, tips to Villa Sumaya staff, optional tours & activities

 

Timing, Pricing & Registration

Available weekly through April 2019! Please send us your date request.

Pricing: $1,850 single in deluxe accommodation

 

To learn more or sign up, please contact reservations@villasumaya.com.

About the Instructor

Dee Leborgne is a certified massage therapist and lifestyle consultant in Ayurveda, helping people balance their body, mind, and spirit.

Also a qualified yoga teacher, Dee uses these ancient sciences and her intuitive gift for healing to empower her clients to access their own inner resources and experience self-healing.

All her treatment are infused with a touch of energy healing.

Her site HERE

 

Testimonials:

Hi Dee,
thank you, thank you, thank you for one of the best weeks of my life. You were like an angel in disguise coming into my life at this time. I have been so unwell for so long, I had forgotten what it was like to get the body moving again. Thank you for your patience, love your passion for the Ayurveda system. You are a fantastic teacher with such compassion and unjudgement. I couldn’t have had anyone better than to prepare me for the next part of my life’s journey. Love and Blessing
Serena, IRELAND.

Very Fulfilling experience with Dee. It was very tailored to what we wanted out of the retreat. Coming in not knowing anything about Ayurveda, Dee made it very well rounded allowing me to learn so much. The yoga practices incorporating the elements was great very excited to take home with me. My 1st ever massage with her was amazing and even taught us some moves to do with my partner. Again another thing I get to take home with me. The ceremonies were beautiful, very well set up, loved it. And Dee, she was a great soul, very comfortable with her. Listening and sharing with us. An Amazing experience. Thank you Dee.

Mahala, USA

 

I really enjoyed practicing with Dee. I was able to learn about a new and balancing perspective on Yoga which I really appreciate. I enjoyed learning about ceremonies and traditions.

Thank you so Much Dee!!!

Seth, USA

 

 

Feb
23
Sat
Matthew Koren ~ Shift to the Sacred
Feb 23 – Mar 2 all-day

 

 

We are in a time of deep and everlasting transformation.

Are you in a process of needing and wanting to discover yourself in order to find a meaningful orientation to a world that seems to have gone upside-down?
It’s time to transform confusion and aimlessness into a clear and purpose-led life.
It’s time to stop playing it safe and to start a dynamic conversion with the universe about what you’re here to do.
It’s time to Shift to the Sacred.
Join us for a transformative week of personal, quantum evolutionary healing and evolution at a rejuvenating eco-lodge. Experience a life full of joy, community, service, and love. The tools and skills we practice and perfect in this week use traditional spiritual evolutionary formulas adapted for the modern seeker so you can apply them to your life immediately upon return home.

About the Leader

Matthew has been leading group workshops and coaching individuals since 2007 to find their inner light and express their divinity. He holds a Bachelor’s of Science in Psychology with a concentration in cross-cultural communication. He is a metaphysician and ceremonialist working to inspire the collective evolution of our planet.
Through his travels to China, Canada, Tibet, Thailand, New Zealand and other countries, he has had the opportunity to study with many lineage teachers and masters holding the keys to various healing and spiritual development modalities. He assimilates such diverse perspectives as meditation and mindfulness, shamanism and psychic field work, ancient mystery school initiations, and modern psychological science to support his clients’ unique spiritual development goals.
Matthew is a Teacher and Life Activation Practitioner in the Modern Mystery School, a spiritual guide for his clients at Spirit in Transition, author of “How I Built a Spirit-led Life That I’m Proud Of,” and he works constantly in support of the cultivation of personal empowerment and community solutions to the world’s most pressing issues.

– A website link & email address for inquiries:
matt@spiritintransition.com
http://spiritintransition.com/shift-to-the-sacred/

 

Jun
28
Fri
Aimee Hansen ~ Journey Into Sacred Expression Women’s Writing & Yoga Retreat
Jun 28 – Jul 6 all-day

Join this summer retreat event in a luxury location on Lake Atitlan. Breathe and relax into lakeside luxury as we gather for an inspiring and beautiful week beneath the watch of volcanoes. Join a sacred circle of women in the spirit of reclamation for a creative inner adventure through meditation, yoga, and self-exploratory writing at Villa Sumaya in Santa Cruz, Guatemala. You are invited to take a brave and honest journey into your center to connect with your intuition and express from your core. Within each of us is the call to open our hearts, step into our courage, and animate our own sacred expression.

A stunning location
Cradled by rural highlands and lush forests, Lake Atitlan is a breathtaking beauty framed by three majestic volcanoes. The lake is known to attract travelers in search of soulful reconnection.

Resting in a secluded lakeside cove, Villa Sumaya is an eco-chic sanctuary dedicated to rejuvenation, holistic practices, and preserving Mayan tradition.

This gorgeous location offers expansive views, inviting and comfortable accommodation, delicious and nurturing slow-food meals, juice bar cafe, on-site spa, solar hot tub, fair-trade boutique and wood-burning sauna in unparalleled natural surroundings.

Villa Sumaya is an eco-friendly wellness center perfect for self-care, refreshing perspectives and renewing energies.

 

Women's Retreat, Lake Atitlan

Retreat highlights
Inspiring lakefront location with expansive volcano views

Daily morning guided meditation & yoga practice

Two self-exploratory writing circles on most days

Scenic lake-side thatch-roofed yoga temple & writing space

8 nights stay in shared or private accommodation

3 delicious organic vegetarian meals/day and juice bar

3+ sacred healing ceremonies (eg. Mayan Fire Ceremony, Sound Healing, Cacao, Dance & Movement)

Solar hot tub and on-site spa services

Breaks for swimming, hiking, kayaking, therapies, sauna, relaxing

Optional excursions (village tour, adventure)

Intimate Women’s Gathering: Maximum of 12 participants

Women’s sacred journey
Set out on a transformative creative and spiritual journey through daily meditation, yoga and self-exploratory writing as a channel to reveal insight from within. Participate in healing ceremonies that help to call your spirit and stoke your soul voice.

Breathe, stretch, relax, and connect with your center while sharing in the experience with other women. This retreat is not about ‘writing’ as a subject or art form. In this retreat, we ourselves are the art form. Every woman has a voice in her own life – we are gathering together to rise it up and own our self-expression.

Inspired by the four shamanic directions and rising the feminine, we embark on a revealing week of re-igniting the voices of our hearts and empowering ourselves as the storytellers of our lives.

 

Sample daily flow
Guests arrive on Friday, June 28th afternoon to relax and settle in. We’ll open our circle in the evening after dinner. Our daily flow will begin on Saturday, June 29th.

Here’s a sample schedule. Please note on two days, we will have only one writing circle to allow some space for excursions.

7:15-9:00 Meditation & Holistic Hatha Flow/Vinyasa Flow

9:00 Delicious Breakfast

10.00-1.00 Sacred Expression Writing Circle/Discussion

1:00-4.00 Delicious Lunch & Free Time

4:00-6.30 Sacred Expression Writing Circle/Discussion

6.30 – 7.30 Delicious Dinner

7.45 Sauna, Circle, Healing Ceremonies (some evenings)

Delicious meals are vegetarian. Chicken/fish ($7 extra per meal) and alcohol can be added to meals at your discretion.

Relax in a hammock and enjoy the views, swim in the lake, do a meditative walk on nature trails, receive a spa treatment, dip in the solar hot tub & pools, or detox in the sauna in daily breaks.

On two days, we’ll hold longer breaks and offer optional group excursions – visits to villages or hiking/kayaking adventure options.

You will also participate in afternoon/evening ceremonies with guest facilitators as we stoke our soul voices and connect with our energies – such as Sound Healing, Traditional Mayan Fire, Cacao Ceremony, and Movement or Dance.

Guests are advised to fly into Guatemala City by 1pm on June 28th and book return flights for mid afternoon on July 6th or following day. We can provide hotel recommendations for stays in Antigua or near the airport before or after the retreat.

 

travel tip & green season
Lake Atitlan has beautiful villages to explore (weaving, artisan) and cultural and wildlife tourist activities. It’s also a gorgeous place to simply soak up the volcano views and nature. On your way from the airport, the UNESCO World Heritage charming streets of Antigua offer many colorful, cultural treasures.

It’s always recommended to stay at the lake and in Guatemala for some extra time and enjoy the beauty, if your schedule allows.

Please note we may be visited by late afternoon or evening atmospheric seasonal rains after warm and sunny days. Though during July and August, the “canicula” usually arrives and the rains disappear completely and we’re left with all the green lush views.

 

“What Women Have Said”

“The power of this circle still gives me tingles. It is the power of togetherness, of shared adversity & joy. Of shared accomplishments and trials. Of reaching deep and sharing our own heart song. Of looking in each women’s face and knowing we belong.” (Maggie, January 2018)

“Our Storyteller Within retreat on Lake Atitlán in Guatemala felt like a week in paradise. During writing circles we explored our inner most desires, re-wrote personal stories that didn’t serve us, and let ourselves be truly honest. Aimee is an amazing facilitator with a stunning ability to inspire and affirm. This retreat has undoubtedly changed the trajectory of my life–I could not recommend it any more highly.” (Mary, August 2018)

“My experience of this retreat was nothing short of magical. I shed toxic stories that held me captive for far too long. I rediscovered parts of myself that were buried somewhere within for indeterminate amounts of time, and even discovered aspects of myself that I never knew existed. I spoke truths that I previously never dared. I danced, stomped, howled at the moon, cried, felt alive in ways I didn’t know were possible, profoundly connected to myself and other beautiful women, and emerged with a light inside of myself that continues to shine brightly even a month after returning to “real” life.” (Ellen, August 2017)

Retreat package includes:

– Daily morning guided meditation & yoga

– Two self-exploratory writing circles on most days

– 8 nights accommodation at Villa Sumaya (double or private)

– Delicious vegetarian breakfast, lunch & dinner

– Unlimited tea/coffee service

– 3+ sacred healing ceremonies (eg. Mayan Fire Ceremony, Sound Healing, Cacao, Dance & Movement)

– Sauna & night jacuzzi

– Use of swimming pool & solar hot tub

– Base gratuities for the local indigenous staff

– All Taxes

excludes

– Additional options:

Optional excursions (approx $30-60 each)

Spa treatments, massages,($75/hour or $100/1.5 hours) or private saunas ($30)

Meal supplements (fish, chicken $7), alcohol

WIFI ($20 week)

– Flights & transport to the retreat

– Travel insurance (strongly recommended)

More info HERE