Damselfly Yoga Lake Therapy Retreat

Lake Atitlan, Guatemala

Damselfly Yoga
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Apr 27 - May 4, 2024
Group size: 10 - 14
Damselfly Yoga Lake Therapy Retreat
Lake Atitlan, Guatemala

Damselfly Yoga
  • Email address verified
1 review

Apr 27 - May 4, 2024
Group size: 10 - 14

About this trip

Are you ready for Lake Therapy?  Rest, relax and restore on the shores of Lake Atitlan in the heart of the Guatemalan highlands.  

Join DeEtta for Therapeutic Yoga in the morning to move your body in a mindful way from a place of ease and begin your day with a sense of calm. Add Restorative Yoga for the deepest state of relaxation and Yoga Nidra for Self-Compassion to move through all the layers of your being. Soak in the natural beauty of your surroundings, immerse yourself in the Mayan culture, and cater to your sense of adventure on the lake.  Read or meditate on the shore and relax in the hammocks among the tropical flora. 

Find just the right amount of being, and the right amount of doing, to leave feeling reconnected to yourself and to nature.  Take home the glimmers of your time at the lake. This is Lake Therapy.

Location & Lodging

Villa Sumaya is a retreat and wellness center located near Santa Cruz la Laguna, on the shores of Lake Atitlán, Guatemala.  Dive deeply into the refreshing natural beauty of this stunning landscape. Within the vast, majestic horizons, you’ll find a deeper connection with your heart’s song and a rejuvenated sense of wellbeing. 

Our exotic thatch-roofed Lotus House has elegantly decorated guest rooms with patios and views of the lake and gardens. Our yoga studio is on the top floor with panoramic lake views. The lush grounds contain tropical flora, medicinal herbs and relaxing hammocks.  Our center features a cafe, healing spa, hot tub, sauna, boutiques, cozy common areas, and a lake shore fire pit.

What's Included

~ Daily Vegetarian Meals at Villa Sumaya (Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner)

   (*Dinner on arrival day;  Breakfast on departure day*)

~Unlimited drinking water/coffee/tea

~Daily Morning Group Therapeutic Yoga

~Two Evening Classes: Restorative & Yoga Nidra for Self-Compassion

~Sacred Heart-Opening Cacao Experience

~Mayan Fire Ceremony

~Water Taxi to/from Villa Sumaya from Panajachel

Mayan Fire Ceremony

Gratitude in Every Day Life. A Mayan spiritual guide will share a traditional Mayan Day Count Fire Ceremony. You will be encouraged to participate in this interactive earth-work ceremony. This ritual includes foundational teachings about the Mayan calendar day count and the co-creation of the sacred fire. In this colorful custom, you’ll use chocolate, candles, cinnamon, myrrh, copal (tree resin) and the appropriate herbs to honor the energies of each day in the Mayan calendar. 

Those interested are encouraged to inquire in advance about booking a 15-minute personal reading with the spiritual guide which would take place after the ceremony. 

Cacao Experience

Nourish and Open the Heart. Journey home to your heart with Xicoy, the Cacao Spirit, one of the most playful spiritual guides in ancient Mayan cosmology. The Mayans have used cacao in ceremony for ages to connect with their hearts. We invite you to do the same in this sacred ceremony steeped in ritual and reflective heart circle sharing. 

Be warned: your heart will expand beyond your imagination, leading to pure bliss, laughter, joy and allowing more of who you are to shine through. 


Depending on accommodation type, (single, double or triple) pricing ranges from $1725-$2295 Includes all your meals at Villa Sumaya,  daily or twice daily yoga,  a Sacred Heart-Opening Cacao experience and a Mayan Fire Ceremony.  After the initial deposit is received with your sign up registration, we offer monthly payments.  Full price must be received by March 27, 2024.

How to Register

Bring a friend! To sign up and reserve your spot,  a $400 non-refundable deposit is required. Payment in full is due no later than March 27, 2024.  Monthly payment plans are offered. DEPOSIT IS NON-REFUNDABLE. No refunds for any payments will be honored after January 27, 2024. Please read carefully the full Retreat Agreement upon registration. 

If you have a shared room, please book separately or  together. No roommates will be assigned. But let us know if you need help finding a roommate. Solo travelers welcome!


Getting To/From Villa Sumaya


NOT INCLUDED Airfare/transportation to and from airport.


INCLUDED- Private water taxi to Villa Sumaya from Panajachel


Fly into Aurora International Airport (GUA), located in Guatemala City. The shuttle to Panajachel is approximately 4 hours. The private water taxi from Panajachel to the Villa Sumaya dock is approximately 15 minutes. Plan to arrive at Villa Sumaya by 3pm on first day of retreat.

We can connect you with a transport company from either Antigua, or Guatemala City or you can arrange on your own.  The rates are lower for groups traveling together.

Additional Excursions & Amenities

Not Included:

~Harmony Spa Services

~Kayak Rental/Tours

~Guided Hikes

~Trips to nearby Village & Markets

~Sweat Lodge, Sound Healing or Blue Lotus Ceremonies

~Specialty Drinks

~Fish or Chicken ($8 per portion available at lunch or dinner)

~Staff Gratuity ($7-10 suggested)

What’s included

  • Lodging
    Seven nights accommodation
  • Three daily meals
    Breakfast, lunch and dinner
  • Beverages
    Unlimited tea/coffee/water service
  • Daily Morning Yoga
    Group Therapeutic Yoga
  • Two Evening Yoga
    Restorative & Yoga Nidra for Self Compassion
  • Cacao Experience
    Sacred Heart-Opening Cacao Ceremony
  • Mayan Fire Ceremony
    Honor the energies of each day in the Mayan calendar.
  • Water Taxi
    Private water taxi to/from Villa Sumaya

What’s not included

  • Airfare/Transportation
    Airfare/Transportation to/from airport
  • Transportation
    Transportation from Airport to Panajachel
  • Spa Services
    Arrange with Villa Sumaya
  • Add'l Tours/Ceremonies
    Arrange with Villa Sumaya
  • Gratuity
    For Tour guides & Villa Sumaya Staff
  • Phone & Internet

Available Packages

Lotus House - Double Room

Level 1 - Ground Floor

King or Queen + Twin bed

Private bath with stone shower

Private patio with seating area overlooking gardens and lake

  • NO ROOMMATES WILL BE ASSIGNED, must book together or separately. Please advise us of your roommate.
Deposit: $400
Lotus House - Triple Room

Level 2 or 3 (no elevator)

Fixed configuration: Three twin beds

Private bath with stone shower

Private patio with seating area overlooking gardens and lake

NO ROOMMATES WILL BE ASSIGNED, must book together or separately. Please advise us of your roommate.

Deposit: $400
Lotus House-Single Room
Deposit: $400


Arrival Day 1/2
Day 1/2

Settle in, enjoy the evening meal at Villa Sumaya and mingle with other retreat participants. This is your home for the week! 

We'll learn about the healing treatments offered by the Villa Sumaya at an Orientation that begins at 10am. A yoga practice will be offered in the morning followed by breakfast, lunch, dinner and a relaxing day near the water.

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Damselfly Yoga
1 review
Damselfly Yoga + Therapy Retreats is based near Black Hawk, Colorado USA in the foothills of the Rocky Mountains. We love yoga, traveling and Sangha. We combine yoga therapy with your own healthy therapy to enhance your retreat experience. Nurture what's working for your physical and mental health to help you feel more deeply. Your beautiful self is waiting to be discovered... The glimmers you felt on your Therapy Retreat will always be with you, to be pulled back up when you need an anchor in your daily life. live in the moment.


This trip was amazing! It was the perfect blend of rest and relaxation and activity. I especially enjoyed the day trip to San Juan La Laguna and experiencing the Mayan culture through ceremony, song, dress, cacao, and coffee. I would definitely recommend this retreat to anyone looking to recharge and rejuvenate!
By Erin D for Damselfly Yoga Lake Therapy Retreat on May 11, 2024