Dream in Guatemala - Yoga & Dream Circle Retreat

Santa Cruz la Laguna, Solola, Guatemala

UVYOGA • Yuval Samburski
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Aug 27 - Sep 3, 2016
Group size: 1 - 30
Dream in Guatemala - Yoga & Dream Circle Retreat
Santa Cruz la Laguna, Solola, Guatemala

UVYOGA • Yuval Samburski
  • Facebook verified
15 reviews

Aug 27 - Sep 3, 2016
Group size: 1 - 30

About this trip

Embrace your soul and immerse yourself in your dreams for a week of transformative yoga, healing music, dream circles and sacred Mayan ceremonies as you reconnect to yourself and the natural world.

Yuval and Nicole are excited to co-host this transformative all-inclusive retreat at Villa Sumaya eco-retreat center on Lake Atitlan, Guatemala. Villa Sumaya means “the place of dreams” and “where dreams come true”.

Lake Atitlan’s deeply transformational energy will renew, restore and reinvigorate your soul. You will deepen your practice, exploring yoga from a healing perspective. Surrounded by the natural wonders of three volcanoes and by immersing yourself in the lake’s energy during a ritual at a nature preserve, your soul will awaken. Two sacred ceremonies –Mayan fire and cacao – along with dream circle gatherings and your own animal spirit guide will set the foundation for your own self-healing.

Enjoy free time to swim in Lake Atitlan, lie in a hammock, soak in the sun, visit local villages, hike a volcano or indulge in a spa treatment.

Visit the beautiful city of Antigua with us on September 3-4 (optional and on your own dime) or be home in time to celebrate Labor Day with friends. You will feel inspired to follow the signs of your dreams and live into your soul’s path.

The retreat's base price of $1775 is for triple occupancy (available for groups of 3 who book and stay together). Upgrades are available to double occupancy ($1985) or single occupancy ($2275). A $650 non-refundable deposit secures your spot. All payments are non-refundable.

What’s included

-Seven nights of accommodations at the beautiful Villa Sumaya, in the heart of the Mayan highlands on the picturesque shore of Lake Atitlan and its calming, magical energy

-Three delicious, home cooked, well-balanced, vegetarian meals daily (chicken and fish available at additional cost)

-Daily transformative yoga *some sessions are to live music (mat & props provided)

-A visit to a nature preserve for a sacred lake ritual

-A sacred fire ceremony with a Mayan shaman

-A cacao ceremony with cacao medicine carrier

-Dream circles where we learn from the wisdom of our dreams


Not included

-Flights to and from Guatemala City

-Transfers from Guatemala City to Villa Sumaya (we will happily arrange your transport)

-Optional add-ons of chicken and fish dishes to accompany Villa Sumaya's vegetarian offerings ($5 per day)

-Spa treatments

-Tips for Villa Sumaya staff

-Visit to the city of Antigua September 3-4

Before You Go

What to pack

Clothing: yoga clothing, hat, bathing suit, cover-up or sarong, sunglasses, windbreaker or raincoat, layers for cool mornings and evenings, sunny and warm weather clothing, shawl, sweatshirt, poncho or fleece (one warm thing for cold mornings and evenings), walking shoes or sport sandals

Toiletries: sunscreen, lip balm, insect repellent, nutribiotic (grapefruit seed extract) for travelers’ stomach issues, vitamins, Dramamine (for car sickness on the winding roads to Panajachel), any prescriptions, tampons, hair dryer, glasses or contact lenses

Other: flashlight, decaf coffee or black tea (if desired - not readily available in Guatemala), snacks for shuttle ride to hotel (3 hours), clock, laptop, iPad, headphones, books and magazines, passport and copy of it, backup form of ID, non-credit card forms of payment (e.g. personal checks, cash, or travelers checks) for incidentals and spa treatments as credit cards carry an 8% transaction fee

About your retreat leaders

Yuval is an E-500RYT, NYC-based yoga instructor and teacher trainer and Reiki level 2. Yuval’s teaching style is breath-based, mindful and fluid. With experience in performance and art, he is inspired by all creation and the undeniable power of breath and meditation.

Yuval’s caring energy offers a safe environment for students to explore their own selves, making self-discoveries through practice. His teaching is personal, nurturing and humorous. His website: Yboogie.com

Nicole is founder of Soulscape Coaching, a way of coaching that guides clients to find their soul’s path in their work and life.

She spent many years in the corporate and non-profit worlds; followed her heart to become a chocolatier, and now she is truly living her soul’s path as a coach and soul guide. Nicole is also a cacao medicine carrier and dream circle leader, holding sacred ceremonial space that allows for deep soul exploration and self-healing. She loves animals of all kinds, including the zoo of spirit animals that guide her. Her website: soulscapecoaching.com

Available Packages

Trip Price
Deposit: $650

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By boat on the shores of Lake Atitlan

Your Organizer

UVYOGA • Yuval Samburski
15 reviews
Yuval Samburski is a sound healer, Yoga instructor, teacher trainer and mentor, E-500RYT, YACEP & Reiki level 2. Yuval is best known for his signature live-music sound healing sessions, live soulful chanting, as well Pranayama, Vinyasa and deep-healing restorative work. With experience in performance and art Yuval is inspired by all creation, breath & meditation. His music is personal and spiritual, his teachings are nurturing & humorous. Yuval has led teacher trainings all over the world. His private work is dedicated to healing.


I am incredibly grateful to Yuval and German for curating a truly magical 7-day yoga sound healing retreat on the breathtaking Lake Atitlan in Guatemala. The serene surroundings and Yuval's expert guidance created an atmosphere of profound tranquility. Each day brought new revelations, and the combination of yoga and sound healing was truly transformative. Yuval teachings not only deepened my practice but also enriched my overall well-being. The retreat was a journey of self-discovery, and I left feeling rejuvenated and inspired. Thank you both for an unforgettable experience that will stay with me always.
By Jovana B for GUATEMALA: The Magic Within: Yoga, Dance & Culture Retreat on Mar 04, 2024
This yoga retreat in Guatemala exceeded all expectations. The serene environment, nestled beside the soothing remote lake, provided the perfect backdrop for relaxation and rejuvenation. Yuval, German and Jon-Luke guided and assisted with transformative sessions, tailored to all levels of yogi. Excursions and healer sessions were varied and metamorphic. The accommodations were very comfortable and clean, and the nutritious meals were a delight. Overall, a truly exceptional experience for mind, body, and soul. Highly recommended for anyone seeking a holistic wellness retreat.
By Shannon M for GUATEMALA: The Magic Within: Yoga, Dance & Culture Retreat on Mar 04, 2024
It's hard to put into words the joy and fun that Yuval & Gee bring to everything they do. I would seriously follow them anywhere! They have a way of connecting people and making you feel like family. I thought Villa Sumaya was a fantastic location for this retreat; with all its nooks and crannies, you could find a secluded area to sit and read a book, even when the report is fully booked. The resort is cleverly spaced out, but beware of all the steps! If you have bad knees, you may want to request a lower-level room. My room was 55 steps up, but I loved how it strengthened my legs & rear:) In regards to the food- YUM! I even bought the cookbook so that I could try to recreate the amazing dishes. The drive to the resort from Guatemala City is winding and a bit long- but totally worth it when you arrive with Yuval & Gee waiting for you with open arms.
By Silvia G for GUATEMALA: The Magic Within: Yoga, Dance & Culture Retreat on Feb 29, 2024
A truly superb, outstanding and amazing experience. A dreamy week filled with warm friends, both old and new. I left the outside world behind. A beautiful community formed, and friendships flourished in meaningful exchanges. Everything was fantastic… from amazing yoga, meditation, yoga dance and sound healing… to swimming in the lake, sweat lodge, excursions, spa treatments, and relaxation time. The location is idyllic. Amazing views and glowing sunsets. The food is absolutely delicious! It is plentiful and each meal is lovingly prepared. Every member of the staff was very kind, helpful and made me feel extremely supported. It is the perfect setting to disconnect to reconnect. I can’t say enough wonderful things about Yuval and German. I had done yoga in the past, but nothing compares to what Yuval introduced has me to. Not only is he knowledgeable, helpful, and thorough; he is friendly, warm, funny and a joy to be around. Yuval and German filled my week with love, laughter, care and joy. It was an amazing experience – and I can’t wait to return to my “home away from home!” . Just signed up for February 2025! Thank you so much YUVAL and GERMAN.
By Rachel H for GUATEMALA: The Magic Within: Yoga, Dance & Culture Retreat on Feb 28, 2024
I attended The Subtle Body Yoga Training with Yuval and Anne at Villa Sumaya. The training was layered and informative. The instructors were kind and generous with their time and knowledge. The setting was simply stunning!
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Retreats with Yuval and Herman are unlike any other. It's such a unique blend of play, healing and natural settings that soothe your soul. Everything is both intensely vibrant and beautifully low key. There's with an immediate sense of community that feels in no way obligatory, and a perfectly curated schedule that is deeply restorative and fun. Highly, highly recommend!!!
By Katie L on 24 Feb, 2024
Villa Sumaya has been my first retreat with Yuval and Germane. It will be hard to beat! The traveling, the stays, the support and the entire retreat were seamless. Each phase of the process was given personal attention to every detail. Any and all concerns have been handled with effortlessness and an immediate response. Each day on the retreat flowed and cascaded so well into the next. Each day a continuation of the one before. Everyone was treated with individual and genuine kindness. I am a forever groupie! Villa Sumaya is beautiful and the people there are equally beautiful. Every member was attentive and you are always greeted with a smile. The food, the grounds and the setting are all beyond expectation.. This is forever a part of me. Deepest gratitude and respect! Namaste
By Susan H on 23 Feb, 2024
Today is the official last day of this amazing Guatemala retreat and I don’t want it to end. It had the perfect combination of Yuval’s expertise in yoga, meditation and sound healing with fun activities to get to know the area. Being on lake Atitlán is a powerful experience. The water, sun, and the volcanos are a tremendous source of energy. Being in Yuval’s classes, workshops, retreats are transformational and super fun at the same time.
By Claudia L on 23 Feb, 2024
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