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ASTARIA LIGHT

Astaria is a certified Sound Healing Practitioner, Reiki Master, Shamanic Medicine Practitioner, and trained Counsellor. She facilitates safe space for clients to dive deep into their healing journey, awaken truth, and connect with the heart.   

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DEE LEBORGNE

Dee is a certified massage therapist and lifestyle consultant in Ayurveda, helping people balance their body, mind and spirit. Dee hails from Paris, France and is fluent in spoken English. Also a qualified yoga teacher, Dee uses these ancient sciences and her intuitive gift to empower her clients to experience self-healing. All her treatments are infused with a touch of energy healing. Testimonials: My week long Ayurveda retreat led by Dee was so much more than an introduction to Ayurvedic practices.  Under her skilled guidance I was able to gently self-examine and begin to reacquaint myself with spiritual and emotional…

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KRYSTALYN NORTON

As a retreat facilitator and yogi, Krystalyn does so much more than facilitate. With more than 10 years of coaching and yoga teacher teaching experience, she dives deep into explorations and discovery with her clients and students. She holds space for co-creating new ways of effective change and transformation, shares passion with anyone who has the interest and devotion for living their life to the fullest and shows up for self and others in a deep way. Krystalyn also supports students and clients as a meditation teacher, ceremony leader, artist and sometimes comedic relief. Krystalyn, ERYT 500hr, facilitates yoga retreats…

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MARCELO MOLINA

Marcelo has ventured into the universe of channeling universal vital energy through Reiki. His unique therapy incorporates acupressure techniques from Shiatsu, as well as Thai massage, Reflexology and Reiki. Marcelo has merged these techniques into a perfect combination to facilitate interaction between the physical body (the densest one) to the subtle body (which is closer to the Soul). He understands that with the help of universal vital energy, we can discover greater harmony on the physical, mental, emotional and spiritual levels. Our being is composed of four bodies: physical, emotional, mental and spiritual. When we have imbalances in any of them, the other bodies…

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MARK ELMY

Hailing from the east coast of England, Mark Elmy started studying the Mayan Calendar in 1998. His first unofficial fire ceremony was held in Merlin’s Cave, beneath Tintagel Castle in Cornwall UK, in August, 2000. In a tidal cave, surrounded by earth and water, Mark lit the fire and the wind arrived, making the fire burn like a blowtorch. He had found his path. Mark continued to perform impromptu ceremonies on occasion. In February, 2010, Mark met his teacher, Don Rigoberto Itzep. After several years of working with him, Mark began his official training and initiation as Aj Q’ij. Mark…

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MICHELLE MARGARET

Michelle Margaret Fajkus is a heart-centered teacher, writer and creator of Yoga Freedom. She has been joyfully teaching yoga since 2002 and has led retreats in Guatemala since 2010. Michelle offers modifications for all levels, from beginner to advanced, all ages and body types. Her teachings incorporate centering, intention-setting, hatha poses, vinyasa flow, dharma/Buddhist teachings, yin yoga, conscious breathing, chakra chanting, mindfulness, writing practice and relaxation. A former advertising copywriter turned bilingual elementary teacher, Michelle has been an integral part of the Villa Sumaya reservations department since 2015. Hailing from Austin, Texas, she moved to Guatemala in 2009 and has made Lake Atitlan…

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PAOLA CAIRE

Paola grew up in the highlands of Mexico and was introduced to Temazcal practice as a teenager. Later, she studied nutrition and became interested in learning different practical tools to support the health and happiness of people and the planet. After graduating as a nutritionist, she traveled to India and Nepal, where she gathered knowledge of Ayurvedic nutrition and massage. While in India, she practiced classical Indian flute, yoga and trained in Ayurvedic massage. After spending a year in Asia, she came to Guatemala. At Lake Atitlan, Paola could finally put into practice all the knowledge she had gathered. She…