We are thrilled to journey back to Lago del Atitlan, Guatemala for our 8th Annual YOGA, REIKI and EXCURSIONS Retreat at Villa Sumaya eco-chic wellness and retreat center! Villa Sumaya
SEPCIAL DISCOUNTS ALERT:
> FRIENDS & FAMILY DEAL: Returning participants receive a FREE 1-HR massage or treatment at Villa Sumaya on us!
> FRIENDS BRING FRIENDS DEAL: Sign up with a friend and you both receive $100 OFF your full retreat package price. *Single Accommodations only*
Yuval and Angela both feel a deep connection to this mystical, beautiful and magical place, and can't wait to share it with you! Lake Atitlan is on the list of "10 most sacred spots on Earth" so you'll be sure to nourish, reconnect and recharge your life-force energy, your Prana, vitality and spirit. This incredible off-grid holiday will be a perfect WINTER GIFT to yourself.
We understand times are unsettling, but we truly believe we all NEED some extra healing at this time, and that traveling smart and safe while living our best life TODAY is important!! We hope you will consider joining us for a retreat filled with yoga, laughter, sound healing and transformation...and a bit of magic to say the least. Please know we are here, happy to chat, consult with you and support you in helping you make the right decision for you; feel free to contact us at anytime.
Lake Atitlan is known as "The Belly Button of the World", the Solar Plexus Chakra - leading us forward, in support of self-progress and transformation. Our bodies digest not only the food we eat but all of the sights, sounds, people, and energy surrounding us in our busy lives. This winter, choose to escape your daily routine and come deepen your practice, by emphasizing clarity and play! You'll have space to explore both movement and stillness, making way for a new perspective. Breathe, meditate, and restore, and receive Reiki from both Angela and Yuval while setting the groundwork for your own self-healing. Explore the body in space, take time to flow mindfully and also slow down to investigate key actions required for a step-by-step approach in how to achieve a yoga posture.
Excursions, as always, are included! Experience a sacred Mayan fire ceremony led by a local Shaman, a Sweat Lodge cleansing ceremony and visit local villages for a colorful artisan craft shopping excursion.
There will also be lots of free time to lay in a hammock, soak in the sun, journal or, indulge in soothing bodywork at the Harmony Spa. You will feel inspired and fully supported to find your own pace and to give yourself exactly what you need at every moment!
As always, we attract an incredible community of yogis + friends who are always ready to dive deep, be real, and laugh hard. Our week together will be a beautiful, deep, hilarious, healing, active, and inspiring version of each of us! With no demands on your time or expectations other than to be who you are, perfectly, right now, this powerful week filled with raw natural beauty and healing will ignite the fires of transformation deep within.
*GUATEMALA REQUIRES FULL VACCINATION FOR TRAVEL
*Unforeseen circumstances may require us to change activities, however, we will do our very best to keep the schedule as is, or replace an offering with another of similar interest and value.
* We HIGHLY RECOMMEND consulting us before organizing travel arrangements and purchasing flights as we can advise according to retreat schedule.
** As with any travel, we recommend buying trip insurance.
*** All levels of practitioners are welcome; however, a reasonable level of physical fitness and experience with vinyasa yoga is assumed.
**** An optional few days in the beautiful colonial city of Antigua (before or after our retreat week) is a great option for extra time/experience in Guatemala, and is always popular among our participants. We are happy to help with advice, however this option is at your own cost and organization. If interested, please contact us!
About Angela and Yuval: Angela and Yuval have been dear friends for 13-years! Yuval is a NYC-based and Angela is now based in Minneapolis after moving for love almost 4-years ago. Both are E-RYT 500, YogaWorks Certified yoga instructors + teacher trainers, and lead retreats, workshops and teacher trainings all over the world. Known for smart, mindful, fluid sequencing with clear instructions of alignment, breath awareness and core stabilization throughout each practice. You, as the participant, will have space to self-explore your body and your mind. As Angela and Yuval are both reiki practitioners, healing work is an integrated part of most sessions.
Angela is a native New Yorker, and feels she is the most honest and true version of herself on her mat! Teaching is an extensive part of her own spiritual journey, and she encourages students to continually seek, question, and explore; unfolding through each practice and trusting our inner teacher in every moment. More info: angelabotta.com
With experience in performance and art, Yuval is inspired by all creation and the undeniable power of breath and meditation. His teaching is personal, nurturing and humorous, allowing for self-observation and a true teaching and learning experience between him and his students. Sound Healing, Restorative, Pranayama and chanting are his heart, he aims to share with his family of students. More info: IG: @UVYBoogie
Rates are as follows:
$2475 single occupancy
$2175 double occupancy
Angela ~ firstname.lastname@example.org
Yuval ~ email@example.com
We hope you'll join us!
Angela and Yuval
"Our retreat with Angela and Yuval was magical. It was the perfect amount of yoga mixed in with the perfect amount of adventure. The setting couldn't have been any more beautiful or serene. I treasure my memories of Guatemala and the time spent practicing with Angela, Yuval and the group ❤️ I can't wait for the next one!!" ~ Melissa, Tampa
"AMAZING!!!! I cannot say enough about this experience. First, let's start with the two wonderful organizers and incredible yoga instructors. Angela and Yuval brought so much love, experience and warmth to this retreat. They each taught with a different style and both were equally amazing! They were so helpful in really paying attention to each yogi in the room and helping to make their practice better. I really looked forward to each morning and evening practice every day! The group that came together was truly an amazing and inspiring group. We enjoyed each other's company all week long, laughed a lot, had great discussions and supported one another during our practice each day. I cannot wait to do another retreat with the two most incredible yogis, Angela and Yuval"! ~ Jeannine, San Francisco
"I had an amazing time on this retreat. Angela and Yuval were truly impressive with the planning, details, fantastic yoga and awesome excursions. I met a great group of people that will remain lifelong friends. The yoga instruction was incredible and it was a true break from the "real world". Huge kudos to Angela and Yuval for a retreat well done! I plan to join you next year and I can't wait"! ~ Denise, Phoenix
"Awesome trip! All logistics were well taken care of. Angela and Yuval are amazing yoga teachers. Highly recommend their annual yoga retreat to all levels of yogi!" ~ Wilma, NYC
"Angela and Yuval created a fun and supportive yoga community that helped me relax and recharge. I simply loved the tag team teaching they offered each day. It was like attending a mini teacher training because they broke down each pose which allowed me to build and strengthen my practice. Highly recommend this dynamic duo"! ~ Toya, NYC
"I had the absolute pleasure of joining Angela and Yuval in CR this past winter for a week of yogic happiness. A complete cocktail of body, mind and spiritual healing. Together, they have a natural way of sharing a unique package of heartfelt genuineness, humor, form and flow. Along with yoga, a few adventurous activities and carving out your own time, you are sure to have plenty of laughs and perhaps a few yummy tears". ~ Tara, Boston
"You are both VERY good teachers, and I'm picky!" ~ Karen, NYC