New Years Guatemala Retreat Dec 27 2019 – Jan 3 2020

Kundalini, Ashtanga Yoga & Meditation Retreat

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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).

Villa Sumaya at Lake Atitlan is an ideal setting to reflect, heal, rejuvenate, and welcome in this New Year together. We will fill our days with yoga and other activities like hiking, swimming, kayaking, and massage. We will set our intention to heal ourselves, those around us, and mother earth. Love to all, light to all, and peace to all.

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 Kundalini Sadhana (kirtan/meditation and kundalini yoga set) followed later by a led Ashtanga or Mysore session that will leave you feeling enriched and re-energized.

During the day there will be time to explore and enjoy the amenities of Villa Sumaya and local Mayan villages or just relax and enjoy your surroundings. The center features a solar hot tub, pool, sauna, places to hike, a beautiful lake to swim, kayak or paddle board, and villages to explore for a nice day trip. You will have access to a broad range of wonderful and talented healers. Their expertise includes intuitive energy healing, reiki, massage, Ayurveda, Feldenkrais, Tarot reading and more. There are also plenty of wonderful spots to relax, nap, or read a book.

Most afternoons we will meet once again to practice a restorative Kundalini set, a guided meditation or explore Somatic Yoga as taught by Thomas Hanna. The evening session will leave your muscles relaxed, your heart open, and your mind and body ready for a restful night.

This retreat is open to all levels.

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Scheduled Activities:  Thursday Dec 27 2019 – Thursday Jan 3 2020

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

5:00 – 7:30 am Morning Sadhana (kundalini yoga, pranayama, meditation & chanting)
8:30 – 9:30 am Breakfast
10:00 – 12:00 pm Led Ashtanga/Mysore

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

5:00 – 6:00 pm Kundalini Yoga, Meditation, Somatic Yoga
6:30 – 7:30 pm 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. We will gladly accept reservations until all rooms are sold however if registering after Oct 1, full payment is due at registration.

Rates 2019-2020:

Tier One Price – Save $200 if deposit is paid before Jun 1 – FULL
Tier Two Price – Save $100 if deposit is paid before Sept 9 – FULL

After Sept 1 prices as follows:
Triple $1,350
Double $1,475.00
Private single rooms $2,075 (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 Friday Dec 27th with dinner and ends Tuesday Friday  3rd mid morning after breakfast. Passports are required for travel to Guatemala from the USA; visa is not required.


Ashtanga Improv class with Akasha at beautiful Villa Sumaya.

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