Adventure to Atitlan with JQ Williams & Aubry Marie

Tzununa, Guatemala

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24 reviews
Mar 12 - 19, 2022
Group size: 10 - 20
Adventure to Atitlan with JQ Williams & Aubry Marie
Tzununa, Guatemala

24 reviews

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Mar 12 - 19, 2022
Group size: 10 - 20

About this trip

Escape with JQ Williams and Aubry Marie to Lake Atitlan, a stunning crater lake located in the heart of Guatemala. 


This retreat will provide you with the perfect opportunity to escape the reality of life, and explore a remote and safe part of the world that will open your heart and your perspective to what could be. A listening to yourself, your breath, and to nature will be supported by both JQ, Aubry and this magical location during your week at the lake.


Our trip begins with an overnight stay in the colonial city of Antigua, where the group will gather. You'll have time to explore the unique architecture and funky boutiques of Antigua prior to gathering for a group dinner that evening. We will then make our way to Lomas de Tzununa, a lakefront hotel with a relaxing vibe, and stunning views of Lake Atitlan. 


Our days will include daily yoga classes & workshops led by both JQ and Aubry, locally sourced meals, and plenty of time for relaxation amongst the stunning hillside grounds of Lomas de Tzununa and Lake Atitlan. Our hotel features an on-site pool, temazcal sauna, and restaurant / lounge area, all available for you to enjoy!


Love to stay busy? Your week will include opportunities for kayaking, hiking, stand-up paddle boarding, horseback riding, zip lining, and cooking classes. Boat rides are readily available to visit neighboring villages and experience local food, markets, and some of the best textile and arts shopping in Central America. 


Come experience Guatemala with an amazing community of like-minded people! 


A non-refundable deposit of $500 is required to reserve your space on this retreat. Your trip balance is due 120 days out from the retreat start date. If you would like to set up a payment plan for your trip balance, please email info@solseedretreats.com. 


Questions? Email info@solseedretreats.com.

What’s included

-7 nights / 8 days in Guatemala, including:

*6 nights, 7 days lodging at Lomas de Tzununa, located right on beautiful Lake Atitlan

*1 night's lodging, dinner and breakfast in the beautiful, colonial city of Antigua

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

-Daily yoga classes, workshops, breath work and meditation with JQ & Aubry

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

-One group tezmacal sauna experience

-Free use of on-site swimming pool

-Round-trip transfers to and from Guatemala City (GUA) if you adhere to our flight parameters

Not included

-Roundtrip airfare to GUA (Guatemala City)

-Gratuities ($30 - $50 per person is super nice for the week, but always optional)

-Massages (~$50/hr) and can be booked directly at Lomas de Tzununa

-Other optional excursions such as cooking classes ($35), horseback riding ($45), zip lining ($35 - $50), Volcano hikes ($50), kayaking and SUP rentals ($7/hour) and more! 

-Required Trip Insurance

Passport & Immunization Requirements

You must have a valid passport to travel to Guatemala. Please check your passport expiration date and make sure it is valid for at least 6 months after the end date of your retreat. 


Effective January 10, 2022, passengers who are neither Guatemalan citizens nor Guatemalan residents will be required to present both of the following:

  • For all travelers aged 12 and over: Evidence of receiving a complete two-dose COVID-19 vaccination course (or one dose for Johnson & Johnson), with the final dose being administered at least two weeks before beginning your trip to Guatemala; and
  • For all travelers aged 10 and over: Proof of a negative COVID-19 PCR or antigen test from a certified lab conducted no more than three (3) days prior to check in at the airport or arrival at the land border.

Stay up to date on Guatemala Entry Requirements here: https://gt.usembassy.gov/alert-covid-19-2/

Cancellation Policy & Trip Insurance

All retreats include a $500 non-refundable / non-transferable deposit, which is required to hold your spot on the trip. Any balance payments made are also non-refundable / non-transferable. SolSeed Retreats can only make an exception to these terms if:

  1. The host government forbids us to visit as tourists.
  2. The host government forbids our vendors from hosting us as tourists.
  3. The US government forbids us to travel to the host country as tourists.

If SolSeed must further postpone or cancel the trip for any of the above reasons, all registrants will receive a refund of all deposits paid less $200.


The purchase of travel insurance is required for this trip, most policies protect you against potential trip delays or cancellations due to airline issues, family emergencies, illness, injury, etc. The travel insurance will also demonstrate to the host country that you are able to pay for any emergency services which may be necessary during your stay.


SolSeed is not authorized to sell travel insurance. Any offer to purchase travel insurance that you encounter during the checkout process are third party offers. You are free to select your own policy provider. If you would like to review options in a convenient online marketplace, we like what www.insuremytrip.com has put together. We strongly encourage you to speak with a travel insurance agent to discuss your specific coverage needs, and to clear up any questions you may have relative to travel insurance coverage, including questions about COVID-19


If you refuse to comply with the laws of the host country, region, town, etc; SolSeed will not consider this a valid reason for receiving any refund. SolSeed will ensure to the best of their abilities that all registrants comply with all then current laws and regulations. Registrants are personally responsible for complying to local laws, at their own expense. Such expenses may include, but are not limited to:

  1. Proving adequate vaccination status
  2. Providing a negative PCR test(s)
  3. Providing proof of adequate travel insurance

About Your Leaders

JQ is a warm and energetic teacher whose aim is to build conscious and supportive communities through movement and mindfulness. She loves backbends and arm balances and has a strong practice, but her secret love is the depth of her restorative practice. Her classes are always different, providing a variety of ways to access the poses through flow, alignment, and inquiry. Each class will hold a surprise, a unique twist or turn that keeps students constantly learning and growing.


Having a background in dance, gymnastics and pole vault taught her to value the technical aspects of the poses and alignment.  The deeper practices of yoga have taught her about the subtle body, emotional body and spiritual connection the poses bring.  With over 29 years of different movement practices, her kinesthetic awareness is diverse and deep. Certified as a 500hr e-RYT, and Yoga Alliance Continuing Education Provider®, your hours retreating with JQ count towards continuing education as a yoga teacher.


For those enrolled in a 200 hour YTT, JQ is a Yoga Alliance Continuing Education Provider® and retreat hours can be applied to the 70 hour Yoga Alliance continuing education requirement. 


Aubry's roots are in vinyasa and you may end up moving together, but she’s way more interested in how you feel.


She has completed two 200hr Vinyasa Yoga Teacher trainings as well as a recent Primal Yoga training, her newest, most potent medicine.


Primal flow incorporates Buti inspired core activation, breathwork, and meditative flows that release you from your tensions through static shakes and dance. She says, "It's a way of reconnecting with what your ancestors [and the cells of your body] have known all along."


Outside of asana her true loves include meditation, Bandha exploration and Breathwork- because these are the practices that are most impactful in her life, and she's excited to share them with you! Some other practices you'll have the opportunity to explore with Aubry include backbends, and cohosted workshops on inversions, acro yoga and partner stretching. 

Flight Parameters

Please make sure you adhere to the following flight parameters in order to take advantage of our included airport transfers:


You will be flying into Guatemala City airport (GUA) on Saturday, March 12th.

We will be shuttling people from the airport to our hotel in Antigua, and from there you will have the afternoon and early evening to explore the city. We will gather for dinner around 6pm, so please book a flight that arrives into GUA by 4pm at the latest if you want to join the group dinner. 


Please note that one of our SolSeed representatives will be greeting you at the airport on March 12th, and will be there from roughly 11am - 4pm helping shuttle people to Antigua. If you arrive prior to or after that time frame, it's not a problem. We can help arrange a transfer for you, but please note it will run you $10 - $45. Uber is also available in Guatemala City, and is a safe and easy way to get to Antigua. If you want more time to explore Antigua, we recommend booking a flight that gets in earlier in the day, as we will be departing for Lake Atitlan early Sunday morning. 


For your return flight, please book flights out of GUA that depart no earlier than 12pm on Saturday, March 19th in order to take advantage of our included transfer. If you book an earlier flight, you will be responsible for paying for an additional transfer from Lake Atitlan to the airport, which can run up to $150.

Available Packages

Triple Occupancy Room with Private Bath
only 3 left

This room features one double bed and set of twin bed bunk-beds, sleeping a total of 3 people. This room also includes a private bathroom with on demand hot water, and a private deck overlooking Lake Atitlan. 


**If you have someone you would like to room with, please indicate their name upon sign up, or else we will pair you with a like-minded roommate. Depending on how registration goes, this room might be co-ed.**

$1,899
Double Occupancy Room with Private Bath
only 2 left

Perfect for two friends seeking a bit more privacy, or a couple, this room features one double bed and one twin bed, sleeping a total of 2 people. This room also includes a private bathroom with on demand hot water, and a private deck overlooking Lake Atitlan. 


**If you have someone you would like to room with, please indicate their name upon sign up, or else we will pair you with a like-minded roommate. Depending on how registration goes, this room might be co-ed.**

$2,099
Single Occupancy Room with Private Bath
only 1 left

Ideal for the solo traveler seeking their own private space, this room features one double bed and one twin bed. This room also includes a private bathroom with on demand hot water, and a private deck overlooking Lake Atitlan. 

$2,449
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