Adventure to Atitlan with Ben Wegman

Guatemala

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Feb 11 - 18, 2018
Group size: 20-35
Adventure to Atitlan with Ben Wegman
Guatemala

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3 reviews

$1495
Deposit: $500
Feb 11 - 18, 2018
Group size: 20-35

About this trip

Escape with Ben Wegman to the remote paradise of Lake Atitlan, an ancient crater lake located in the heart of Guatemala. This retreat will provide you with the perfect opportunity to escape the hustle and bustle of life, and explore a magical part of the world that will open your mind and perspective to what could be. 


The trip begins with an overnight stay in the beautiful, colonial city of Antigua, where our group will assemble, and your first taste of life in Guatemala will be enjoyed. We will then make our way to Isla Verde, a unique and beautiful, lakefront retreat center with a laid back vibe. Our days will include daily and always optional HIIT & Stretch classes with Ben, delicious locally sourced meals, as well as plenty of time for relaxation and rejuvenation amongst the energetic vortex that is Lake Atitlan. 


Outdoor lovers will have the opportunity to partake in many adventurous activities throughout our week including kayaking, hiking, and stand up paddle boarding. We will also have plenty of opportunity to experience the ancient Mayan culture of Lake Atitlan. Boat rides are readily available to visit neighboring villages where you can take in some amazing people watching, local foods, markets, and some of the best textile and arts shopping in Central America.


Come experience the magic of Guatemala with an amazing group of people! This trip will change your life... if you let it.


A $500 non-refundable deposit is required to reserve your spot. The balance is due by December 11th.


About Your Retreat Leader:


After seven years performing and touring as a professional dancer with reputable companies such as the Liz Lerman Dance Exchange and the Washington National Opera, Benjamin began to feel the wear and tear on his body and decided to trade in touring for teaching as an adjunct professor of dance in the kinesiology department at Indiana University. Benjamin dove into kinesiology and biomechanics textbooks and began to research multiple fitness and holistic modalities when an opportunity to perform a starring role in Sleep No More on Broadway led Benjamin back to New York City. The role was tough on his body and cemented Benjamin’s desire to move into the fitness industry. Already an avid yogi and student of Pilates, Benjamin found High Intensity Training to push and train his body in ways few workouts could.  HIT allows him to continually reach new physical goals while working faster, stronger and smarter than he thought possible. Benjamin, raised in Normal, IL studied at Butler University, the Julliard School and received his B.A. from Point Park University.

What’s included

-6 nights, 7 days lodging at Isla Verde, located right on beautiful Lake Atitlan

-Antigua Excursion - including dinner, one night's lodging and breakfast in the beautiful, colonial city of Antigua

-Daily HIIT & Stretch classes with Ben

-3 locally sourced meals daily plus unlimited tea, coffee and filtered water

-1 guided hike to San Marcos and entrance to Cerro Tzankujil Nature Reserve where we will spend the afternoon lounging lakeside and cliff jumping (if you dare!) post hike

-One group sauna and hot tub experience

-Round-trip luxury bus transfers to and from Guatemala City (GUA)

Not included

-Flights are NOT included. We will send you recommended flights to book upon registration. 

-Massages (~$50/hr) and can be booked directly at Isla Verde

-Kayak and SUP rentals (~$5/hr) which can be booked at the rental facility next door to Isla Verde

-Alcoholic Beverages

-Additional Excursions or Boat Rides

Before You Go

-You will need a valid passport for this trip. Make sure that your passport is valid for 6 months AFTER your retreat end date. 

-We will send you more details about what to pack and expect in the weeks leading up to our retreat. 


Questions? Please email Kristin at solseedretreats@gmail.com. 

Available Packages

Shared 3-6 Person Suites

These spacious, two level suites sleep 3 - 6 people very comfortably. All guests will have their own bed. This suite has a shared bath, too.

If you have any people you would like to room with, please indicate their names upon sign up.

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$1495
Deposit: $500
Double Occupancy Cabin w/ Private Bath

Perfect for two friends or a couple, these beautiful cabins all have private, open air showers & baths, and a stunning view of Lake Atitlan.


Can be set up with two twin beds, or one queen bed. Please let us know your preference upon booking & your roommate's name.


*Some of these cabins are a 5-10 min walk uphill from the lake, so please let us know if you have physical limitations and require a room that is a shorter walk and we will do our best to accommodate your request.

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$1595
Deposit: $500
Private Cabin w/ Bath

These beautiful cabins all have private, open air showers & baths, and a stunning view of Lake Atitlan.

*Some of these cabins are a 5-10 min walk uphill from the lake, so please let us know if you have physical limitations and require a room that is a shorter walk and we will do our best to accommodate your request.

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$2095
Deposit: $500
$1495
Deposit: $500

Shared 3-6 Person Suites

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SolSeed Retreats offers adventure and wellness retreats to exotic, off-the-beaten-path locations. We aim to build community and broaden our perspectives through experiential travel. We believe whole heartedly that traveling changes lives. Take the leap and join us on your next adventure abroad! For more info, visit www.solseedretreats.com. All offers of travel are not valid to residents of Washington, California, Iowa, Hawaii and Florida.

Reviews

JY
I had a wonderful time. Great scenery, well organized tours, will definitely recommend. Thank you!
KK
The island of San Miguel, Azores is an easy direct destination. It is empatative that you check on where you are staying on the island or you will spend more time in a van or car than relaxing, hiking or practicing yoga. There are beautiful vistas, great food and wonderful people on this island. Sadly we only had one practice a day and that was in a studio without any heat, a concrete floor that held the damp cold of the season, and no time before practice to even warm our bodies due to a scheduled meditation which excluded any prepatory practice. The inn’s owners were lovely and insured we had amazing food served largely from their own garden. But due to being in the heart of the older orange grove arigrucultural area where the roads were narrow without sidewalksand blocked on either side by high walls, all with gnashing and feriocious guard dogs that stalked and barked at everyone passing, So that walking anywhere was taking your life in your own hands to avoid being killed by the maniacal Portuguese drivers, The levels of our fellow travelers were quite Aires’s between those who had never practiced to those of us who were looking to experience the “ Primal Adventures with Todd Sklogund” that was promised when we signed on. Sadly “Primary Experience” would have been a better description of our retreat. Think twice before booking your trip!
This trip was a soul nourishing experience. It included daily yoga, but so much more. We stayed in an outstanding guest house (MINUVIDA) where the hosts shared their passion for fresh, locally grown food - much of it from their gardens and orchards - and for the beautiful island on which they live. We loved the hikes, vistas, and hot springs. Sol Seed Retreats, and owner Kristin in particular, could not have been nicer or more helpful. She was informative in preparing us for the trip, and was available to assist with special needs and requests while we were there.