Guatemala Yoga Retreat ~ AWAKEN

Santa Cruz la Laguna, Guatemala

9 reviews
Jan 29 - Feb 5, 2022
Group size: 10 - 25
Guatemala Yoga Retreat ~ AWAKEN
Santa Cruz la Laguna, Guatemala

9 reviews

Jan 29 - Feb 5, 2022
Group size: 10 - 25

About this trip

Venture into the magic of Lake Atitlan and surrounding areas for a week of dynamic movement, heart-expanding community, and cultural immersion. Lake Atitlan is surrounded by a vortex of volcanos. It is known for its healing and mystical properties that seekers and believers feel upon arrival. The lake lies in the heart of an ancient volcano’s caldera, which filled with water after it’s final eruption 85,000 years ago. “Atitlan” in Nahuatl means “the place where the rainbow gets its colors.” Lake Atitlan and its surroundings make it the perfect backdrop for healing and transformation. 

On this retreat, we set the stage for getting real- intentionally quieting the noise from the outside world to hear clearly, our own inner voice. Expect to leave behind the accumulated pressures of life back home, and make space for the things that truly tug your heart and ignite your souls flame.

Your experienced retreat leaders Hawah and Diala have traveled the globe to practice, learn and teach yoga. You can count on them to share their vast knowledge of yoga while supporting you with laughter and attentiveness on this fun adventure.

This is a trip that will expand your world view, and even the view of your self. An experience that introduces you to new people, new beginnings, and contagious joy, bringing hope in a sometimes dim-seeming world.


You can expect two yoga classes per day,  breakfast, lunch and dinner buffet on the property, and group excursions throughout the week. You will have plenty of free time to relax or pick and choose your own excursions.

Generally the morning session is more active vinyasa/power/flow, 

and the evening is more passive like yin/restorative/gentle.

All classes are suitable for all levels. Beginners welcome.

Sample Itinerary 

6:30-7 am Meditation/journaling

7-8:30 am Morning Yoga

8:30 am Breakfast

9-12 pm Free time for relaxing on the property, hiking local trails, or going for longer excursions like kayaking & cliff jumping

12 pm Lunch

1-4 pm Free time for relaxing, dipping in the pool, massage & spa services, or other excursions.

4:30-6 pm Evening Yoga session

6:30 pm Dinner

7:30 Relax 


We will be posted up on the beautiful property of Villa Sumaya majestically located on the shores of Lake Atitlan in Santa Cruz la Laguna, Guatemala. They are dedicated to rejuvenating holistic practices and healing modalities as well as preserving Mayan traditions and facilitating outdoor adventure in the heart of the Altiplano.  Within the vast, majestic horizons, you’ll find a deeper connection with your heart’s song and a rejuvenated sense of wellbeing. Some rooms are listed as shared, and if preferred you can upgrade the Maya Rose rooms to private with the add on option while booking.

What’s included

  • Accommodations
    7 night stay in private or shared bungalows
  • Daily Yoga
    Two yoga classes per day, (one active, one gentle)taught by 500 hour ERYT Instructors
  • Food
    3 abundant vegetarian meals per day. Buffet Style. Can accommodate for dietary restrictions and allergies.
  • Mayan Ceremony
    Traditional mayan experience
  • Tour of the local town
    Group tour through Santa Cruz
  • Cacao Ceremony
    Tune into your heart space
  • Reflective practices
    Time for guided journaling and meditation
  • Hike
    To Pico de Cielo view point
  • Flight
    Flight to and from Guatamala city (GUA)
  • Add on excursions
    Kayaking, Cliff-jumping, and other tours and hikes can be paid for onsite, and run on average $60-90
  • Spa Services
    Onsite Spa charges separately for services.

Available Packages

Maya Rose
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This cozy lakefront double room is close to the main courtyard. 

This gives easy access to the pool, restaurant and yoga shala. 

You will have one roommate, or you can upgrade to private.

Each room has a small outdoor space. 

Deposit: $300
Junior Ginger Suite
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Nestled in the trees, these boutique bungalows feature splendid panoramic views of the lake. 

These offer more privacy, and each has it's own outdoor patio.

You will have a roommate, but can upgrade to private.

They are about 50 steps from the courtyard. 

Deposit: $300
Ginger Suites - Shared female only
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These are our most luxurious accommodations with majestic 

lake view balconies and elegant antique furnishings. 

The suites require a climb upstairs. 60-80 steps.

Not recommended if you have mobility issues.

Deposit: $300
Ginger Suites - Private
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These are our most luxurious accommodations with majestic 

lake view balconies and elegant antique furnishings. 

The suites require a climb upstairs. 60-80 steps.

Not recommended if you have mobility issues.

This room is private and does NOT need the "add on" privacy

Deposit: $300
Skyline Bungalows
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Perched on the top of the Villa Sumaya property, this unique room is ideal for solo travelers on personal retreat or couples seeking a secluded, romantic getaway.

  • Accommodates 1-2 (book separately)
  • Queen bed
  • Red velvet sitting area
  • Private, exotic bathroom with a 100-year-old Chipilin tree and stunning views
  • Large patio and handmade hammock, overlooking the majestic lake.
  • 107 Stairs from main courtyard (not recommended for guests with mobility issues or children)
Deposit: $300
Lotus House
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Accommodates 1-3 (book separately)

Private bathroom with stone shower

Private patio with seating area overlooking gardens and lake

33 Stairs from main courtyard

Deposit: $300

Available options

Private Room Upgrade


Pico de Cielo Hike

Pico de Cielo is 8,200 feet above sea level. Ride a boat to Panajachel and then a pick-up truck to the trailhead for a 45- minute walk to the vista point. At the vista point, enjoy a packed-lunch picnic while gazing at a spectacular view of the Atitlan basin below. 

Your Organizer

Nova Yoga & Retreats
9 reviews
Nova Yoga provides you an experience that transforms the way you see and feel the world around you. Through carefully planned retreats, classes and events, we give you the tools to experience the magic of the present moment and dive deeper into your unique natural bliss. This includes learning to be still and accepting yourself exactly as you are. We believe you don't need to add anything to your being, but rather take away the build-up of stress, expectations and limiting beliefs impressed on us throughout our lives. All are welcome!


What a relaxing and wonderful weekend with good people! The grounds were beautiful and peaceful, I enjoyed the workshops, loved the yoga, the firepit was awesome, great vegetarian food, and awesome people! I can't wait until the next retreat!
By Darla B for Nourish Retreat on 20 Oct, 2021
Our weekend was an amazing experience, and that was all thanks to Nova Yoga & Retreats! The location was beautiful for a peaceful yoga get-away. The personal touches made the guests feel welcomed and special. The itinerary and food choices were perfection. No detail went unnoticed. I cannot wait for my next retreat!
By Rachael M for Nourish Retreat on 13 Oct, 2021
This was my first retreat with Nova Yoga and could not be happier. The location was beautiful with low clouds filling the surrounding valleys in the morning and a beautiful starry sky at night. The weather couldn't have been better. The food was delicious, healthy, and plentiful and the excursions were fun and enabled us to explore the local area. And, of course, the yoga. There were multiple instructors and each session had a great but unique vibe that made me not want to miss a single session. The instructors were interactive and responsive to the class which let each student find their own peak posse or posses. In addition to asanas, there were group exercises, meditation, and journaling practices. All of which allowed the participant to explore to their individual level of comfort at their own pace. Overall, I had a wonderful experience, met new friends, and am looking forward to my next retreat with Nova Yoga.
By Edward C for Expression Summer Retreat on 10 Sep, 2021
This was such an amazing retreat, I was expecting mostly a lot of yoga but it was so much more. A lot of fun activities and relaxation mixed in, an ideal summer retreat at the top of the mountain with superb views, amazing teachers, and awesome people. This turned out to be the highlight of my summer. Thank you!
By Harry T for Deep Release Summer Mountain Yoga Retreat on 07 Aug, 2019
Fantastic location! The view over the mountains was breathtaking and we could see all the stars and the milky way during night. I loved the decor of the hangar. We were sleeping in the "hallway" and I slept like a baby. I think that some light sleepers had trouble sleeping but I didn't. The bed was super comfy and it was a very dark corner of the building. Diala provided us with ear plugs as well :-) I did bring my own pillow and duvet, and that might have helped. The food served during the weekend was very yummy and it was fun to try some new dishes and types of food that I would never have cooked myself. Everything was fresh and there were fruit and snacks available the whole time. We tried several different types of yoga and went paddleboarding and hiking, so it was an active weekend! Diala and Lauren are both very good and inspiring yoga teachers. The lake and the river where we went swimming were in such beautiful settings. I ran in the mornings, but the hangar is located on the mountain so unless you want to run downhill and then uphill, you have to run several rounds around the houses, which was ok since the view was amazing. It did get chilly, especially the first evening and morning, so bring enough layers. Our group was also really cool. People were very relaxed and friendly and we had loads of fun.
By Julia L for Deep Release Summer Mountain Yoga Retreat on 06 Aug, 2019
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