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 ~ firstname.lastname@example.org
Yuval ~ email@example.com
We hope you’ll join us!
Angela and Yuval
Join Erika Trice for a week of deep healing on the shores of the Lake Atitlan, described as “the most beautiful lake in the world,” by Alexander von Humboldt. This is the perfect setting for our retreat. Along the lake are a dozen villages where life and customs have changed little over the centuries, each offering a rich and tapestry of food, color, language, and culture.
Each morning will begin with qigong, pranayama, and meditation followed by a dynamic asana practice. The late afternoons/early evenings sessions will explore a softer more inwardly focused practice leading towards meditation. This will be an immersion into the profound healing effects of yoga. Included in our exploration will also be philosophy and chakra work. Between practices, days will be yours to explore, hike, swim in the gorgeous lake or visit the local communities. We will gather together for delicious meals and share our experiences. This week will be an immersion both in asana and in life.
Link for more information and to sign up: http://www.internationalyoga.com/retreats/guatemala-erika
E-mail firstname.lastname@example.org with any questions!
About Erika Trice
Erika Trice began studying yoga in 1988 in a variety of styles including Iyengar, Ashtanga, Anusara, Yin, and Therapeutic Yoga, and has also been a longtime student and teacher of the Oriental Arts of Qigong and Tai Chi. Erika is certified with YogaWorks and currently leads their teacher-training programs in both the United States and Europe. Prior to yoga, Erika spent 15 years training for a career in dance, which she credits for giving her the discipline to work hard and the passion for movement.
Join Nikki Myers for her 2nd international Y12SR Retreat – this time we are headed to the magical land of Guatemala!
Guatemala is blessed with rich Mayan culture, offering a deep and humble beauty, steeped in tradition, ritual, costume, and community values.
This journey will commence in the ancient, gorgeous colonial city of Antigua, where we will spend the first 3 nights. Here we will immerse ourselves in the cultural, in addition to attending 12 step meetings and engaging with the local recovery community.
One of the Americas’ most enchanting colonial cities, in its day Antigua was one of the great cities of the Spanish empire. The beauty of the city itself is the main attraction, particularly its neat cobbled streets and grand Baroque-style colonial buildings.
For days 4 through 7, we head to the breathtaking region of Lake Atitlan. where we will stay for our last 4 nights. The enchanting beauty and peace of Lake Atitlan, where the elements of the earth are extremely powerful and abundant.
Relax and renew in the midst of exquisite nature and the panorama of three majestic volcanoes. You can swim, hike, kayak, visit local villages and have ample time to rest and replenish, in addition to attending 12 step meetings and engaging with the local recovery community in the nearby village of Panajachel.
Nikki will lead us through daily Y12SR meetings and practices along this adventure!
Please stay tuned for exact dates, details and pricing.
Nikki Myers developed Yoga of 12-Step Recovery (Y12SR) in 2004. Nikki is an accomplished yoga therapist, teacher and somatic experiencing practitioner. She is the founder of CITYOGA School of Yoga and Health in Indianapolis, IN. From her personal struggles with addiction, Nikki is quick to tell the world, “The 12-step program and Yoga saved my life – one is my lifeboat, the other my launching pad.”