Guatemala Yoga and YOU!

The Essence of Culture

Lake Atitlan, Guatemala


 

Freedom Journey Yoga Retreats presents a culturally diverse week with Sabr? Page, on the shores of the picturesque Lake Atitlan in Guatemala. At 5000 ft., we will be in the heart of the Mayan highlands. From Villa Samaya, a fully equipped Eco-chic retreat center offering authentic thatched roof yoga studios, we’ll enjoy complete panoramic views of the lake, surrounded by volcanoes. Like the ancient Mayan agriculture and permaculture methods Villa Samaya practices, we will incorporate the essence of the culture into our retreat experience.

Our yoga and meditation will be inspired by our natural, high plane, semi-tropical surroundings and indigenous experiences like a Shaman-lead Mayan Fire Ceremony and a visit to a nearby village from which we arrive by boat. In addition to these included activities, you’ll have ample opportunity to venture on more of your choosing, from swimming, kayaking, hiking, shopping, diving, and zip lining, to name a few.

You may prefer to luxuriate with a spa treatment, of which there are many at the Harmony Spa. Or simply relax at the caf?/bar, the hot tub, sauna, outdoor pergolas, gift shop or garden.

We’ll enjoy healthy food, fun, community, relaxation, restoration, and the gifts of many and varied yogic practices. Scheduled for escape from the mid-winter chill, this retreat promises depth of experience and lasting memories.

 

What’s included:

  • 7 Nights Accommodations
  • 3 Whole Foods Meals a Day
  • Round-Trip Group Transport to/from the Airport
  • 2 Yoga Sessions Each Day
  • Shamanic Ceremony
  • 1 Village Tour
  • Personal Retreat Time (having time to nap, swim, walk, read, and simply BE )

 

Optional Excursions

Activities

While on your retreat you will also have the opportunity to take part in adventure activities and wonderful excursions. Some of the possible options include:

  • Tours of Local Villages
  • Tours of Local Mayan Markets
  • Mayan Ceremonies
  • Kayaking
  • Hiking
  • Swimming
  • Zip-lining

*Price of some Activities are not included in Tuition. One Shaman Ceremony and a Guided Trip to a village is included.

Spa

Harmony Spa is one of the gems of this retreat center. They offer services from massage to esoteric readings to ionic foot baths and more. All therapists are very experienced and offer their healing services on-site for reasonable prices.

 

Accomodations

The retreat will be held at an intimate full service lakefront hotel and yoga center on Lake Atitlan. All rooms have breathtaking views, natural decor, and outdoor spaces. The property has lush gardens, a spa area with hot tub and sauna, full service spa, fair-trade boutique, juice bar and many places to hide away with a good book.

Their cafe offers nourishing home-made vegetarian meals. Breakfast, lunch and dinner buffets are abundant and fish and chicken available for an additional fee.

 

“I spent two weeks at Villa Sumaya last December, and it was wonderful. The food was nourishing and the rooms were tastefully decorated and tucked into the jungle. I thoroughly enjoyed practicing yoga in the beautiful studio that overlooks the lake, and the lush surroundings supported the internal work I was doing as I practiced yoga, wrote, and simply sat in silence. It was the perfect location for a peaceful getaway!”
~ Carrie V.