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.
-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
-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)
-Tips for Villa Sumaya staff
-Visit to the city of Antigua September 3-4
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