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.
(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
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.
- 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 Saturday Dec 27th with dinner and ends Saturday Jan 3rd mid morning after breakfast. Passports are required for travel to Guatemala from the USA visa is not required.