Guatemala Yoga Intensive + Wellness Retreat Oct 14-21. 2023

Lake Atitlan Guatemala

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Buffy McCoy Kelly
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Oct 14 - 21, 2023
Group size: 1 - 10
Guatemala Yoga Intensive + Wellness Retreat Oct 14-21. 2023
Lake Atitlan Guatemala

Buffy McCoy Kelly
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$NaN
Oct 14 - 21, 2023
Group size: 1 - 10

Sample Itinerary

Guatemala Yoga Intensive + Wellness Retreat (Solar Eclipse Oct 2023) October 14-21, 2023.

About this trip


Rejuvenate and immerse yourself in the yoga practice October 14-21, 2023. Unplug, detox, tune in to intention, and journey deeper into your yoga practice. The magical Villa Sumaya (sanskrit translation, "long-awaited dream") sits on Guatemala's Lake Atitlan caldera, surrounded by volcanoes. This location provides a powerful energetic (and beautiful!) setting for tuning in to a deep practice. Yoga Journal calls it a "dream-like yoga retreat”.  This is the perfect opportunity to recharge your emotional, mental and physical body. You will advance your yoga practice through multiple daily practices designed to explore different aspects of yoga. Breathwork, meditation and yoga nidra will complement your yoga asana exploration.  Stephen Cope's "The Great Work of Your Life" is suggested reading prior to the retreat, with guided workshop sessions on tuning in to your personal Dharma and purpose. 


This carefully crafted immersion is created to provide you with a path to untangle and release mental and physical patterns that cause stress and fatigue. This experience is designed to help you turn away from distraction, clear/detox your physical body with clean food and nourishment, and tune in to your heart and soul. 


We have a powerful energetic source within us. This experience is for reconnecting with that source, to come away feeling more awakened and in tune with your heart, vital energetic being, and your physical body. You will receive careful instruction and guidance in each session of this immersion, in order to provide you with a truly transformative experience. 

- vegetarian/vegan 

- alcohol-free

- observed silence 

- limited technology use 

- multiple daily yoga practices 

- sweat lodge ceremony 

- Mayan fire ceremony 

- sound bath healing ceremony 

Sample Itinerary

Below is a SAMPLE itinerary. This is subject to change, but will provide an idea of the basics on what to expect during this retreat.  While all aspects of the retreat are optional, you will get the most out of your experience by attending and participating in the itinerary.

Saturday Day/ Arrival Day

Fly in to Guatemala City

Transport to Lake Atitlan (approx. 3 hr journey, followed by 1/2 hr boat crossing)

3:00-8:00pm Check-in

6:30pm Dinner/ Retreat Opening

Sunday

6:30- 7:30am Morning Practice (unwind after travel)

8:30am breakfast buffet

10am Sumaya orientation

11:30 - 12:45 Midday Practice

1pm Lunch

Rest/explore/spa

6pm  Dinner

8-9pm Yoga Nidra 

Monday

6:00- 7:30am Morning Practice (Observed silence until 10am)

8:30am breakfast buffet 

10-12  Meditation/ Workshop/Discussion

1pm Lunch

Rest/explore/spa/kayak/hike

4-5:30pm Practice

6pm  Dinner

7:30pm Sound healing

8-9pm Yoga Nidra

Tuesday

6:00- 7:30am Morning Practice (Observed silence until 10am)

8:30am breakfast buffet 

10-12  Practice

1pm Lunch

2- 5:30 Tzunana Tour & Waterfall Hike (3-4 hours)

6pm  Dinner

8-9pm Yoga Nidra

Wednesday

6:00- 7:30am Morning Practice (Observed silence until 10am)

8:30am breakfast buffet 

10- 12p Practice

1pm Lunch

Rest/explore/spa

3pm Sweat Lodge Ceremony

6pm  Dinner

8-9pm Yoga Nidra

Thursday

6:00- 7:30am Morning Practice (Observed silence until 10am)

8:30am breakfast buffet 

10-12  Practice

1pm Lunch

Rest/explore/spa/kayak/hike

San Juan Tour

6pm  Dinner

8-9pm Yoga Nidra

Friday

6:00- 7:30am Morning Practice (Observed silence until 10am)

8:30am breakfast buffet 

10-12  Practice

1pm Lunch

3pm Mayan Fire Ceremony

6pm  Dinner

7:30pm Closing/ Yoga Nidra

Saturday/ Departure Day

11:00 Checkout

Additional Offerings

Offered by Villa Sumaya spa practitioners, costs are additional, must be booked in advance.


Massage (swedish, deep tissue, reflexology, ayurvedic, shiatsu)

Mayan Astrology Readings

Nutritional and Wellness Consultations

Energy Work - Intuitive Healing

Breath Work

Acupuncture

Egoscue


Lakefront hot tub

Solar hot tub

Sunset lakeside fire

Sauna

Pool

What’s included

  • airport transport
    from Guatemala City, group van transport provided
  • room accomodations
    suites or singles, double or single occupancy.
  • breakfast, lunch, dinner
    Abundant, buffet-style vegetarian meals with vegan and gluten-free options.
  • Ceremonies
    Sweat lodge, Mayan fire ceremony, sound bath healing
  • Flight
  • Travel Insurance
  • Spa Services
    1 hour - $75, 1.5 hr - $100, 2 hr - $130
  • Additional excursions
    Fire ceremony, sweat lodge and sound bath included. Other ceremonies/excursions at additional cost. Price list to be provided.
  • Alcohol
    Let's take the week off from alcohol.
  • boat fare
  • tip for villa staff
    Villa to provide suggested total amount for the group, TBD , will be posted prior to the retreat

Your Organizer


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Buffy McCoy Kelly
An experienced yoga teacher and YA Continuing Ed Provider, Buffy's purpose as a yoga educator is to help students learn how to use their physical and energetic bodies to maintain strength and ease through all facets of life. She helps students gain the most from their practice by offering attentive cuing and detail. She has more than a decade of experience and has studied with an array of international teachers. Her curricula is informed by functional mobility, Thai yoga, acrobatics, and the mind-body integration of the yogic tradition.