Guatemala Adventure and Wellness Retreat with Nina & Jenna

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Feb 3 - 10, 2018
Group size: 20-35
Guatemala Adventure and Wellness Retreat with Nina & Jenna

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12 reviews

Feb 3 - 10, 2018
Group size: 20-35

About this trip

Escape with Nina Petruzzo and Jenna Zabrosky to the remote paradise of Lake Atitlan, an ancient crater lake located in the heart of Guatemala. This retreat will provide you with the perfect opportunity to escape the hustle and bustle of life, and explore a magical part of the world that will open your heart and your perspective to what could be. 

The trip begins with an overnight stay in the beautiful, colonial city of Antigua, where the group will assemble, and your first taste of life in Guatemala will be enjoyed. We will then make our way to Isla Verde, a unique and beautiful, lakefront retreat center with a laid back vibe. Our days will include daily and always optional Yoga classes with Nina & Jenna, locally sourced meals, as well as plenty of time for relaxation, rejuvenation and reflection amongst the energetic vortex that is Lake Atitlan. 

Outdoor lovers will have the opportunity to partake in many adventurous activities throughout our week including kayaking, hiking, and stand up paddle boarding. We will also have plenty of opportunity to experience the ancient Mayan culture of Lake Atitlan. Boat rides are readily available to visit neighboring villages where you can take in some amazing people watching, local foods, markets, and some of the best textile and arts shopping in Central America.

Come experience the magic of Guatemala with an amazing group of people! This trip will change your life... if you let it. ;)

Investment - all prices are per person:

$1495 for shared 3-6 person suite with private bath

$1595 for shared double room with private bath (ideal for a couple, or two friends)

$2195 for single room with private bath

A $400 non-refundable deposit is required to reserve your spot. The balance is due by December 1st. 

About Your Retreat Leaders:

Nina and Jenna met where else, but a yoga studio in San Diego. They became fast friends sharing interests in yoga, travel, the ocean, and connecting within their local community. Jenna is a highly regarded San Diego based E-RYT 200 hour teacher and Nina, a certified 500 RYT Smart Flow yoga teacher sharing her passion for yoga in San Diego and Cape Cod yoga communities. Both Nina and Jenna's teachings offer skillful alignment, intelligent sequencing, and steady attention to the breath creating an environment of inquiry, integrity, and playfulness in their classes. Their hope is to offer challenging yet compassionate space for their students to curiously explore their practice enabling a sense of mindfulness, awareness, joy, kindness, and acceptance both on and off their mats. Jenna and Nina will be offering vinyasa, restorative, pranayama, and mindfulness/meditation practices throughout the retreat.

What’s included

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

-Antigua Excursion - including dinner, one night's lodging and breakfast in the beautiful, colonial city of Antigua

-Daily Yoga classes with Nina & Jenna

-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 spend the afternoon lounging lakeside and cliff jumping (if you dare!) post hike

-One group sauna and hot tub experience

-Round-trip luxury bus transfers to and from Guatemala City (GUA)

Not included

-Flights are NOT included and if booked early enough, are approximately $400 - $500 round trip. We will send you recommended flights to book upon registration. 

-Massages (~$50/hr) and can be booked directly at Isla Verde

-Kayak and SUP rentals (~$5/hr) which can be booked at the rental facility next door to Isla Verde

Before You Go

-You will need a valid passport for this trip. Make sure that your passport is valid for 6 months AFTER your retreat end date. 

-We will send you more details about what to pack and expect in the weeks leading up to our retreat. 

Questions? Please email Kristin at 

Available Packages

Shared 3-6 Person Suites

These spacious, two level suites sleep 3 - 6 people very comfortably. All guests will have their own bed. This suite has a shared bath, too.

If you have any people you would like to room with, please indicate their names upon sign up.

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Double Occupancy Cabin w/ Private Bath

Perfect for two friends or a couple, these beautiful cabins all have private, open air showers & baths, and a stunning view of Lake Atitlan.

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

*Some of these cabins are a 5-10 min walk uphill from the lake, 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.

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Private Cabin w/ Bath

These beautiful cabins all have private, open air showers & baths, and a stunning view of Lake Atitlan.

*Some of these cabins are a 5-10 min walk uphill from the lake, 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.

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Shared 3-6 Person Suites
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Let me start off by saying this trip was an incredible experience. I can't thank Jenna and Nina enough for bringing together such an amazing group of people. We had 33 people on this retreat, and everyone got along great. We ranged in ages, gender, yoga experience, life experience, etc., and we were all able to connect on some level. I know we all made some lifelong friends on this retreat. Better yet, we have some excuses to travel and visit new friends in new places. What I love about Jenna and Nina is that they had a schedule in place for yoga practices as well as a couple excursions. But the best part of all of that is that it was all optional, and there was no judgment. Too tired to get up for 8am yoga? Jenna and Nina encouraged us to listen to our bodies and sleep in. They led wonderful yoga classes that challenged us when we needed it, but they also led classes that nurtured our bodies when we were exhausted from hiking. They even led morning meditations that were open and encouraging, especially to anyone who is new to meditation or doesn't have a current meditation practice. What this all boils down to is that this was my husband's and my first yoga retreat, and we just keep talking about the next one. So, I want to give a big thanks to Nina and Jenna for putting on an amazing retreat, and a big thank you to Solseed for being our guides and helping us with the lay of the land at Lake Atitlan. It was a big success for everyone, and I hope we all get a chance to reconnect another time.
This was my first yoga retreat and I could not have asked for a better experience, group of people, or teachers. Nina and Jenna both brought a lot of variety in yoga and teaching experience to each class during the week. They held guided meditations, more traditional vinyasa classes, and workshop-style classes. In one week, there was opportunities to do inversion, arm balance, yoga basics, happy back and heart opener workshops. I learned something new with each class, whether how to get into a specific pose or how to be patient and caring of my body on and off the mat. We had an incredible opportunity to work with Mayan Families and spend time teaching pre-school aged children yoga and art classes. The experience was very grounding and an incredible opportunity to give back to the community, learn and experience Guatemalan culture. Lake Atitlan is the perfect place for adventure and rejuvenation. The group of people on the retreat were all friendly, kind, and brought a positive energy to the entire week. I'm so grateful I had the opportunity to experience Guatemala in such a unique way with two amazing teachers, great guidance from Solseed, and a wonderful group of yogis. I'm already looking forward to my next retreat with Jenna and Nina!
A trip of a lifetime. First, Nina and Jenna were the best spirit guides to take us all through this journey. Having only taken beginner yoga classes, I was initially nervous whether I could keep up. Not the case. They organized a retreat that was both accessible and pushed my practice to the next level. They created a safe environment to try new things, ask questions and challenge your assumptions. They were also spectacular teachers and mentors beyond just my yoga practice offering advice and counsel on meditation, books, and life! Thank you both for an outstanding trip. Second, I definitely can't forget Ian and Kristin from Solseed. They are like chameleon tour guides that adapt and flex to accommodate every need on the trip whether it was organizing different daily excursions, handing out tailored advice based on your needs, or even accommodating some crazy requests (Super Bowl watch party in rural Guatemala. They made it happen). They accept every request with open arms and accommodate it graciously. In addition to Nina and Jenna, they worked alongside the entire group creating a communal culture (versus servitude or experts looking down on us). Thank you for your compassion and optimism. Overall, can't wait for my next adventure with this group.
Let me just start by saying that I never in a million years thought I would go on a yoga retreat, but I am so grateful that I did. This was hands down the best thing I have ever done for myself!! Nina and Jenna are amazing teachers with so much knowledge to offer to anyone’s physical and spiritual practice. They are two of the most wonderful, down to earth, kind humans, and I am so lucky to have shared this experience with them. Our retreat was a combination of people from all over the country and beyond. I feel like this was the most important take home from my retreat- getting out of my Boston bubble and connecting with different types of people with various life experiences. Each day was filled with optional activities and our teachers were so flexible with practice times etc to ensure that we all got the most out of the retreat experience. The energy of our group was truly amazing and I returned home feeling totally refreshed. Kristin and Ian (Mom and dad of our retreat!) are the best!! Everything flowed seamlessly due to their behind the scenes work. They are experts at the retreat coordinating process and became our best resource and friends at the retreat. They are such a loving, supportive and fun couple. This is something I will be saving for every year. Going on a yoga retreat is an amazing way to travel the world, make new friends and rejuvenate your body and soul I’m so glad I took the plunge and went!
If you want to retreat yourself, you've come to the right place. Besides being wonderful human beings, Kristin and Ian at SolSeed are incredibly knowledgeable, fun, passionate and professional. The location was inspiringly beautiful with rich culture set in one of the world's geological marvels. The instructors, Jenna and Nina, are both excellent instructors and overall just wonderful, bright lights that are a joy to be with. The experience was a rejuvenating balance of fun with the group and time alone to reflect... depth with lightness, laughter and heart centered connections, daily yoga practice that uplifts and restores, delicious healthy meals, and acquaintances that become friends for life.... LAKE LIFE, BEST LIFE! I am filled with gratitude. Thank you. ❤🙏
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