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
Guatemala

Powered by SolSeed Retreats
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9 reviews

$1495
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 solseedretreats@gmail.com. 

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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$1495
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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$1595
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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$2195
$1495

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SolSeed Retreats offers adventure and wellness retreats to exotic, off-the-beaten-path locations. 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, California, Iowa, Hawaii and Florida.

Reviews

MC
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!
SY
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. ❤🙏
BM
Beautiful resort and great teachers ! Had a great time and looking forward to the next one :)
It was an amazing trip. Very well put together and organized. The location and hotel were fantastic, as was their staff and the local establishments we were referred to or who provided services to us. We had a selection of activities, along with a few planned excursions for the group as well. Am looking forward to the next trip which I am sure will be just as great or better!
I'm not new to vacationing around the world, and I consider myself to have very high expectations - having said that, the trip that Kristin & Antonio organized and led was the single greatest vacation of my life! Where do I start? Maybe at the beginning... upon arriving in Guatemala City, we were greeted by our group leaders with a van waiting and ready to take us to our first hotel. This quick stop over in Antigua was a fantastic way to start the trip - hotel was beautiful, the pre-arranged dinner at a local restaurant was delicious, and Kristin and Antonio really made everyone feel very welcome; setting up the week for a truly unbelievable experience. While there are always speed bumps along the way, traveling through Guatemala with the group was a breeze. Comfortable and safe buses waiting for us wherever we were; organized boat trips with helpful local professionals to assist whenever we needed a hand. Once we arrived at our main location, it took a moment to believe that this was "real life". The venue of our yoga retreat was a quaint yet beautiful, awe inspiring, and relaxing oasis on the banks of a spectacular volcanic/crater lake. Our accommodations were stunningly gorgeous in a rustic sense, yet comfortable enough to call home base for the week. One of the greatest aspects of Isla Verde's location is the steep hill on which is sits. The cabins are spread all the way up, connected by a winding staircase built into the terrain. As someone who needed a bit of exercise during the winter months, this was a great way to get in some good cardio each time we returned to our rooms. And obviously being so high up, the views from each secluded cabin were phenomenal. Food and Drink: Local fresh ingredients and healthy options made each meal a delight. A multitude of options were offered, pleasing every diet imaginable (ok, maybe not strict carnivores). The fully stocked bar and fruit smoothies made sipping a Pina Colada on the sun deck a must! The local women working in the kitchen crafted each fruity beverage with perfect authenticity. Excursions: Kristin and Antonio made it very clear that this was a time for us to do what felt good and right for our own experiences. The option for a hike through the hills was magnificent, however, you could simply opt-out if relaxing in a hammock was more your style. Additionally, our trip leaders really had their finger on the pulse of the trip. For example, they sensed that a large group wanted to go to a specific town to go shopping. So instead of sending us on our own, they simply organized a private boat to take the group. It worked out better than ever, and these small adjustments to the trip proved to me that they cared about us and our experience. The people: while every group is different, the individuals on this trip were wonderful. I give credit to Kristin and Antonio for this. They themselves are lovely, caring, thoughtful people, and I'm not surprised that they attract others like themselves. The group got along so well that I am sure most of us will stay friends going forward. This review is getting long, but I'm sure I missed plenty. Overall, I cannot stress how great of a trip this was... and I know Kristin and Antonio are definitely a huge part of why it was so successful. I cannot wait for the next opportunity to join them in another exotic location, to experience new cultures, eat delicious foods, meet new people, and really enjoy my time on this beautiful blue dot we call earth. Thank you Kristin and Antonio. I will never forget this experience you gave me, and I hope everyone has the same opportunities you gave me. love you guys, -evan
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