New Years 2017 Guatemala Retreat Dec 27th – Jan 3rd

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Celebrate 2017 and your “new beginning” with the adventure of a lifetime…

Yoga & Meditation Retreat

Online Payment: Guatemala New Year If you plan on attending please fill out the the registration form –  NYE 2016-17 Registration Guatemala Guatemala and submit to Akahsa Ellis. More Information about:  Villa Sumaya & FAQ This winter, journey with us to the highlands of Guatemala and let the long winter months of darkness drift away as you play along the shores of Lake Atitlan, “the most beautiful lake in the world” , as quoted by novelist Aldous Huxley when he visited Guatemala.  The climate is fantastic.  Warm during the day and cool at night. It’s the “closest thing to Eden on Earth” (Lonely Planet). We will fill our days with Yoga and fun activities like hiking, swimming, kayaking and massage.   And we will set our intention to heal ourselves, those around us and mother earth.  Love to all, light to all and peace to all So come Open your heart and expand your confidence for the New Year with yoga for your body, mind, and soul as Akasha Ellis, and friends present a wonderful Bhakti experience you’ll never forget.  Strengthen your body & mind practicing Ashtanga and Kundalini yoga and Open your heart and rejuvenate your soul through beautiful chants. Mornings will begin with a group sadhana (Kirtan/mediation and Kundalini yoga set) followed later by a led Ashtanga/Vinyasa flow session that will leave you feeling enriched and re-energized. During the day we will explore and enjoy the amenities of Villa Sumaya and local Mayan villages. A few late afternoons we will meet once again to practice a restorative asana and/or Kundalini set and guided meditation that will leave our muscles relaxed, our hearts open and our minds and bodies ready for a restful night. This retreat is open to all levels. To learn more about Akasha’s background CLICK HERE There will be time to play, explore, relax and enjoy our surroundings. The center features a hot tub, watsu, sauna, a spa to receive a massage, places to hike, a beautiful lake to swim and kayak and villages to explore for a nice day trip and plenty of wonderful spots to relax, nap and read a book.

Scheduled Activities:

(This is a tentative schedule. All sessions are optional.)

Morning: 6:00am – 6:30am  tea, water and fruit 6:30am – 8:30am Morning sadhana (Kundalini yoga, pranayama and meditation/chanting) 8:30am – 9:30am Breakfast 10:30am – 12:30pm Led Ashtanga and Vinyasa Flow

Afternoon: 12:30pm – 1:30pm Lunch 1:30pm – 4:30pm Free time

Some Late Afternoons and Evening: 4:30pm – 6:00pm Chi gong, Kundalini Yoga and Meditation 6:30pm – 7:30pm Dinner

We will also schedule at least one half day excursion and have the opportunity to visit some of the local villages in the area. There are 16 villages mostly accessible by boat.

Registration and Fees: Space is limited in order to reserve please pay 50% deposit and balance due by October 1, 2016

Rates 2016:

Triple $1,200.00

Double $1,325.00

Private single rooms $1,900.00 (subject to availability).

Each room will be assigned based upon registration on a “first come” basis.  You can request your roommate or one will be assigned.

Price includes:

  • Lodging for 8 days and 7 nights
  • 3 Gourmet Vegetarian meals a day (fresh fish or chicken is available upon request at an additional charge)
  • All Yoga classes
  • Unlimited tea and coffee service
  • Filtered water

Our retreat begins on Tuesday Dec 27th with dinner and ends Tuesday Jan 3rd mid morning after breakfast. Passports are required for travel to Guatemala from the USA visa is not required.


1 Comment

  1. Kris Chambas


    My husband and I (both 50 years of age and have practiced yoga for several years.) are interested in attending the Guatemala retreat. Do you still have availablity? Also, what town/city do you fly into in Guatemala and is there transportation available to Villa Sumaya from the airport?


    Kris Chambas
    Madison, WI