FLOURISH: Retreat to Lake Atitlan with Amber Campion

Santa Cruz la Laguna, Guatemala

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26 reviews
Mar 11 - 18, 2023
Group size: 10 - 28
FLOURISH: Retreat to Lake Atitlan with Amber Campion
Santa Cruz la Laguna, Guatemala

26 reviews

$NaN
Mar 11 - 18, 2023
Group size: 10 - 28

About this trip

FLOURISH: AN EPIC DESTINATION RETREAT FOR THE PRECIOUS UNFOLDING OF YOUR WILD SOUL.


Escape with Amber Campion to Lake Atitlan, a magical crater lake located in the heart of Guatemala. This is the ultimate life enhancing, soul expanding week-long retreat for ambitious wisdom seekers. Flourish means “to blossom, to grow,”  and we will inspire this opening through an honest exploration of the Self through heart work, shadow work, somatic work, and energy work. This will be a playful and deep journey into soulful self-mastery (mindfulness, vulnerability, and gratitude) and heart-centered leadership (connection, courage, and authenticity).


This is an opportunity to explore the depths of how you truly want to show up in the world, what your soul is yearning for most, and how to align with that calling with more ease, grace, and genuineness. With a blend of energy cultivation rituals, shadow work and somatic practices, mind/body release techniques, exquisite bodywork, soulful adventures, inspiring community, and the magic of Lake Atitlán - you will find no other retreat experience quite like this one.  


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Our trip begins with an overnight stay in the beautiful city of Antigua, where the group will gather. You'll have time to explore the unique architecture, rooftop bars & restaurants, and boutiques of Antigua prior to meeting up for a welcome dinner that evening. We highly recommend coming in a night early, if you can, to enjoy even more time in this city!


On day 2, we will make our way to Isla Verde, a lakefront hotel with a tranquil bohemian vibe, and stunning views of Lake Atitlan. Once there, you will have ample opportunity to experience the Mayan culture of Lake Atitlan, connect with nature, practice yoga in community, and create your own adventure.


Our days will include exquisite yoga + transformational workshops with Amber, locally sourced meals, two included excursions, and plenty of time for relaxation and reflection amongst the peaceful grounds of Isla Verde. Our retreat center features a lakefront sauna, hot tub, and restaurant / lounge area, all available for you to enjoy!


Outdoor lovers will have ample opportunity to partake in many activities throughout our week including: kayaking, hiking, stand up paddle boarding, horseback riding, zip lining, and paragliding, to name a few. Cultural activities include local cooking, weaving, and beading classes. Boat rides are readily available to visit neighboring Mayan villages where you can enjoy local foods, markets, and some of the best textile and arts shopping in Central America.


Come experience Guatemala with Amber and an amazing tribe of humans. This week will change your life, if you let it. 


ALL PRICES LISTED ARE PER PERSON. A $500 deposit is required to reserve your spot on this retreat. The balance is due 120 days before trip departure. Flexible payment plans can be set up at no extra charge, so that you can pay as little as $200 / month towards your retreat. Simply email info@solseedretreats.com to inquire and set up a plan that works for you.


Please read on for important info on: What is Included, What is Not Included, Passport, Immunization & Covid-19 Entry Requirements, Our Cancellation & Refund Policy, and Required Travel Insurance.

What’s included

-7 nights / 8 days in Guatemala, including:

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

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

-Exquisite yoga + transformational workshops with Amber

-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 enjoy lunch and spend the afternoon lounging lakeside and cliff jumping (if you dare!)

-1 group visit to a Women's Weaving Cooperative in San Juan la Laguna 

-Unlimited use of lakeside sauna and hot tub 

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

-A virtual circle about 2 weeks before the retreat to meet your new friends and to answer any final questions

-1 virtual re-connection circle, 3-4 weeks after the retreat

Not included

-Roundtrip airfare to GUA (Guatemala City). See FLIGHT PARAMETERS below.
-Gratuities ($30 - $50 per person is super nice for the week, but always optional)

-Massages, which can be booked directly at Isla Verde

-Optional Excursions: check out our Free Day Activity Guide for more info

-Required Travel Insurance

Passport & COVID-19 Entry 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 March 11, 2022, passengers who are neither Guatemalan citizens nor Guatemalan residents will be required to present one 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; OR
  • For all travelers aged 10 and over: Proof of a negative COVID-19 PCR or Rapid 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/

Required Travel Insurance

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 have also had great experience with Trawick International and their customer service, and heard very good things from AAA and AMEX Members who have purchased their travel insurance through those respective agencies.


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.


Please make sure you purchase a plan that includes coverage for COVID-19 related trip cancellations and trip interruptions as not all do.

Cancellation & Refund Policy

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.


If you refuse to comply with the entry 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.

Flight Parameters

Destination Airport: Guatemala City International Airport (La Aurora) 

Airport Code: GUA


Arrival Date: Saturday, March 11th, 2023

Arrival Time: Arrive between 11am and 4pm local time to take part in included group transportation from the airport to our hotel in Antigua, Guatemala, where we spend the first night of the retreat.

Note: If you arrive before 11am or after 4pm, we will arrange a driver for you for an estimated cost of $45, which will be payable directly to our hotel in Antigua upon check-in. If you plan to arrive an entire day or more early, please email info@solseedretreats.com for assistance with hotels and transportation. Our first scheduled event on Saturday is a group dinner in Antigua at 7pm, so please arrive by 4pm to ensure you make dinner.


Departure Date: Saturday, March 18th, 2023

Departure Time: Please only book flights that depart AFTER 11:30am as we will be making the 3 hour drive from the lake to the airport that morning.

Note: If you book a flight that departs prior to 11:30am, you could incur additional transportation costs of as much as $200.


Once you have booked your flights, please forward your itinerary to ian@solseedretreats.com.

Available Packages

Red Suites - Shared Bedroom
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This spacious suite sleeps up to 5 people comfortably. All guests will have their own bed - some on the first level, and some on the second "loft" level of the suite. This suite has one shared bathroom, as well as an outdoor deck with stunning lake views.


CLICK HERE for photos of these suites.


*Hot water in all rooms is solar based, and quantities are limited. It is not always available on demand. 


**This room is also about a 5 minute walk uphill from lake level. It involves stairs. If you have mobility issues, please book the Garden Suites.


If you have any people you would like to room with, please indicate their names upon sign up. If you are traveling solo, this is also a great option, and we will pair you up with like minded roommates. 

$2,099
Deposit: $500
Garden Suites - Shared Bedroom
only 2 left

This spacious, new suite features 2 floors and 2 full bathrooms and sleeps up to 4 people very comfortably. It also includes a large, outdoor deck area. 


CLICK HERE for photos of these suites.


*Hot water in all rooms is solar based, and quantities are limited. It is not always available on demand. 


**If you are a two friends or a couple who desires more privacy, please book a "Double Occupancy Cabin with Private Bath." 


If you have any people you would like to room with, please indicate their names upon sign up. If you are traveling solo, this is also a great option, and we will pair you up with like minded roommates.

$2,399
Deposit: $500
Double Occupancy Cabin with Shared Bath
only 2 left

Perfect for two friends or a couple seeking a bit more privacy, these beautiful tree house style cabins feature a private bedroom, and a separate bathroom, located outside of the cabin, that is a 30 second walk away. This bathroom is shared with 1-2 volunteer staff members of the retreat center. 


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


*NOTE: These cabins are a 5 min walk UP HILL from the lake and require walking several stairs. Those with serious physical limitations should book the Garden Suites.


**Hot water in all cabins is solar based, and quantities are limited. It is not always available on demand. 

$2,699
Deposit: $500
Single Occupancy Cabin with Shared Bath
only 1 left

Perfect for the solo traveler seeking the most privacy, these beautiful tree house style cabins feature a private bedroom with one queen bed, and a separate bathroom, located outside of the cabin, that is a 30 second walk away. This bathroom is shared with 1-2 volunteer staff members of the retreat center.


*NOTE: These cabins are a 5 min walk UP HILL from the lake and require walking several stairs. Those with serious physical limitations should book the Garden Suites.


**Hot water in all cabins is solar based, and quantities are limited. It is not always available on demand. 

$3,099
Deposit: $500
Double Occupancy Cabin with Private Bath
only 2 left

Perfect for two friends or a couple seeking a bit more privacy, these beautiful tree house style cabins all have private, open air showers & baths, brand new decks, and stunning views of Lake Atitlan.


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


CLICK HERE for photos of these cabins. 


*NOTE: These cabins are a 5-10 min walk UP HILL from the lake and require walking up many stairs, 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. Those with serious physical limitations should book the Garden Suites.


**Hot water in all cabins is solar based, and quantities are limited. It is not always available on demand. 

$2,699
Deposit: $500
Single Occupancy Cabin w/ Private Bath
only 1 left

Ideal for the solo traveler seeking their own private space, these beautiful tree house style cabins all have private, open air showers & baths, brand new decks, and stunning views of Lake Atitlan.


CLICK HERE for photos of these cabins.


*NOTE: These cabins are a 5-10 min walk UP HILL from the lake and require walking up many stairs, 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. Those with serious physical limitations should book the Garden Suites.


**Hot water in all cabins is solar based, and quantities are limited. It is not always available on demand. 

$3,099
Deposit: $500
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SolSeed Retreats offers adventure and wellness retreats to exotic, off-the-beaten-path locations like: Morocco, Portugal, Spain, Guatemala, Panama and Colombia. 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, Iowa, Hawaii and Florida.

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The location was amazing, the island is magnificent and the hotel very intimate. The foos was very good but not enough choice, not enough quantity. Snacks would have been very welcome for a yoga retreat. The activities were very cool and the staff very friendly We had to insist to have breakfast prepared for us who were leaving before noon on the last day while it was included in the price, this is a pity. One of the two restaurants out of the resort was a poor choice. Overall the experience was wonderful thanks to our yoga teacher Cathy and to the other people here!
By Emilie K for Adventure to the Azores with Cathy Madeo on 07 Jun, 2022
I did have an amazing time. Cathy is obviously amazing! The food was fine- breakfast was probably the best meal. Dinner was okay- did not love the options and how we had to choose our meals a head of time. Service could have been much better. I felt like we were constantly inconveniencing the wait staff. They were not friendly at all- never greeted with smiles, or good morning, good afternoon, etc. They were not helpful at all. The grounds of the resort and our villas were beautiful and very comfortable. The excursions were also okay- would have loved more options other than 2 hikes and 2 hot springs. Overall it was a nice trip with a great group.
By Amanda B for Adventure to the Azores with Cathy Madeo on 05 Jun, 2022
Had the most amazing time on the retreat with Cat, who led a soulful and joyful experience. The beauty of the Azores was the icing on the cake. Made new connections that are bound to last. Highly recommend!!!
By Genie G for Adventure to the Azores with Cat on 03 Jun, 2022
I had a fabulous time! the hotel was a beautiful Eco lodge hotel on the ocean. the accommodations were wonderful. it was super comfortable and the food & the service at the hotel was excellent. the events were fabulous and well planned. the hot springs and the hikes were great. the only thing that could have been better was trying to organize our 'free day' plan. I felt there was very little support around that and the hotel front desk didnt have the ability to make it happen. I wanted to plan a kayaking trip for one of the free days and even rounded up 11 people and in the end the hotel couldn't make it happen. the agreed upon time was changed at the last minute and it didn't coincide with others people's plans. I spend one evening all through dinner trying to organize the trip only to have it fall through. other than that, the excursions were planned so well and the lunches by Maria catering were delicious. thank you Sol Retreats! I would definitely attend one of your reties again.
By Nicole G for Adventure to the Azores with Cathy Madeo on 02 Jun, 2022
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The hotel was in an excellent location on the island, all the excursions were well planned, and the group was so much fun! Cathy Madeo is an excellent teacher and I would recommend this particular location and Solseed to others! Tina was really great too and it was wonderful to have someone from the US at the resort assisting us. The farm to table meal was fantastic! Thank you for making this possible!
By Carol R for Adventure to the Azores with Cathy Madeo on 30 May, 2022
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