Heart Wisdom: Yoga + Mayan Cosmovision Course

Santa Cruz la Laguna, Guatemala

Jun 8 - 15, 2023
Group size: 7 - 15
Heart Wisdom: Yoga + Mayan Cosmovision Course
Santa Cruz la Laguna, Guatemala

Jun 8 - 15, 2023
Group size: 7 - 15

About this trip

Gather for a week of intentional learning while cultivating relaxation, mindfulness, joy, gratitude and peace in a small group setting (4-12 people). We’ll deepen our yoga and mindfulness practices as we study the basic elements of the Mayan cosmovision and the sacred Mayan calendar through fire ceremony, yoga-based workshops and personal readings.

The Mayan Cosmovision is a worldview in which our interdependence with all of nature is explained through the wisdom of the Mayan calendar and the cycles of the sacred day count.

This work reveals great mysteries to those who are aligned, grounded and open. You will be guided into a daily meditation to connect with the energy of each day in the Mayan calendar. This will help you understand how to work with the energies and elements of the Mayan cosmovision and let this guide you into a natural creation flow and apply this to your daily life.

These practices will likely open you up to a new perspective on life and facilitate a deeper connection with yourself and a more natural unfolding of your projects, purpose and inspiration.

This retreat is unique in its offering to make the traditional Mayan cosmovision wisdom accessible by learning directly from Mayan elders.

Our first Mayan fire ceremony will be led by a Mayan spiritual guide called Tata Thomas. He will open the portal of Mayan wisdom through the sacred fire. In our closing Mayan fire and cacao ceremony with Mayan spiritual guides and traditional midwives Nanas Ixquik and Rosalia, you’ll have the splendid opportunity to experience the heart-opening medicine of cacao from a true lineage of cacao wisdomkeepers. The cacao we will drink is grown from the trees on their land, ritually seeded and processed.

It is truly an honor and a blessing to bring these elders to our retreat and share the medicine with you all. Bringing the Heart Wisdom of the Mayan people to your heart.

You Will:

  • Learn how to integrate the Mayan calendar wisdom into everyday life
  • Unwind and center yourself with daily yoga and meditation practices
  • Open up to the deep magic and healing medicine of the Mayan lands
  • Receive daily ritual journeys to align and awaken to your Soul self
  • Immerse yourself and fully relax into the lush beauty of Lake Atitlan
  • Understand your energies, gifts and soul path through Mayan readings

What’s included

  • 7 nights accommodation
    Luxury private room
  • 3 daily meals
    Delicious and nutritious vegetarian fare
  • Drinks
    Unlimited purified water, herbal tea, and local coffee
  • 2 Mayan fire ceremonies
    For grounding, protection and gratitude
  • Mayan Astrology Reading
    90-minute personalized session
  • Studio space
    For personal practice
  • Yoga props
    Mats, blocks, straps, blankets, and bolsters
  • Wi-Fi
  • Course materials

What’s not included

  • Airfare
    to/from Guatemala City
  • Private transportation
  • Activities & Excursions
  • Tips to staff
  • Extra spa services

Available Packages

Trip Price
Deposit: $1,110


Sample daily schedule
Heart Wisdom + Mayan Cosmovision

Retreat Outline

Day 1: Arrival/check-in 3:00-5:00 pm, Dinner 6:30

Day 2: Breakfast, Opening circle (yoga), Free time, Lunch, Free time, Yoga + writing workshop, introduction to the Mayan calendar and cosmovision, Dinner

Day 3: Breakfast, Mayan fire ceremony, Free time, Lunch, Free time, Yoga + writing workshop, Dinner. Mayan readings in the free time

Day 4: Breakfast, Yoga, guided meditation or drum journey with the Mayan energy of the day, Optional trip to San Juan/San Marcos, Dinner

Day 5: Breakfast, Yoga, transmission, and meditation with the Mayan energy of the day, Free time, Lunch, Free time, Optional cacao or sweat lodge ceremony, Dinner

Day 6: Breakfast, Yoga, Free time, Lunch, Free time, Yoga + writing workshop, guided (drum) journey to connect with the Mayan energies of the day, Dinner

Day 7: Breakfast, Mayan fire ceremony, Free time, Lunch, Free time, Closing circle (yoga + writing), Dinner

Day 8: Breakfast, Check-out 11:00 am.

Your Organizer

Villa Sumaya
Villa Sumaya is an Eco-Chic Wellness Center. We are dedicated to rejuvenating holistic practices and healing modalities as well as preserving Mayan traditions and facilitating outdoor adventure in the heart of the Altiplano. Majestically located on the shores of Lake Atitlan, we offer custom designed all inclusive services, to personal, group and family retreats.