LABOR DAY WEEK: Yoga Culture & Transformation Retreat

Santa Cruz la Laguna, Solola, Guatemala

YS
4 reviews
Sep 4 - 11, 2021
Group size: 1 - 30
LABOR DAY WEEK: Yoga Culture & Transformation Retreat
Santa Cruz la Laguna, Solola, Guatemala

4 reviews

Sep 4 - 11, 2021
Group size: 1 - 30

About this trip

Embrace your soul and immerse yourself this Labor Day in a week of transformative yoga, healing music, cultural excursions and sacred Mayan ceremonies as you reconnect with yourself and the natural world.


Jodie and Yuval are excited to co-host this magical all-inclusive retreat at Villa Sumaya eco-retreat center on Lake Atitlan, Guatemala. Villa Sumaya means “the place of dreams” and “where dreams come true”.


*SPECIAL DISCOUNTS ALERT* HAPPENING NOW THROUGH AUGUST 12!


*500 OFF GIVEAWAY: 

Enter for your chance to win $500 OFF the full retreat price for you or your friend!

Enter raffle: HERE


**Retreat & Sutra Study Package: 

Receive $100 off your full retreat price when you join our Yoga Sutras & Sound Meditation: a 2-part Workshop Series (April 18 & May 23, 2021)

Read info: HERE


Lake Atitlan’s powerful magnetic energy will renew, restore and reinvigorate your soul.  Awaken and enliven your senses by immersing yourself in the lakes healing vibrations, surrounded by the natural wonders of three majestic volcanoes. You will deepen your practice, exploring Yoga, Pranayama, Meditation and Sound.  Come set an intention to purify and recharge the elemental energy stores inside you by escaping to the mystical energy of Lake Atitlan and Villa Sumaya. The lake is known as "The Belly Button of the World", the Solar Plexus Chakra - leading us forward, in support of a stronger, healthier more empowered self.


Enjoy free time to swim in Lake Atitlan, lie in a hammock, soak in the sun, visit local villages, hike a volcano or indulge in a spa treatment.


Celebrate Labor Day weekend with us, and start the first week of your new season with new energy and revived Prana flowing through you. Then, we highly recommend that you visit the beautiful city of Antigua with us on September 11-13 (optional and on your own dime), we can help in your booking and give you all the info.


The retreat's base prices of $2250 (for single occupancy) and $1950 (for double occupancy) are at the standard room rates. 2 levels of upgrades for suites are available. See all the info below, and feel free to message/email us with any need for help or clarifications. We will gladly guide you towards the right accommodation for you. 


A $700 non-refundable deposit secures your spot. 


*All payments are non-refundable, unless the reason for trip cancelation is Covid related.


*Unforeseen circumstances may require us to change activities, however, we will do our very best to keep the schedule as is, or replace an offering with another of similar interest and value.


What's included:

  • 7 night accommodations at the beautiful Villa Sumaya Eco-Chic Wellness Center, on the picturesque shore of Lake Atitlan
  • 3 healthy and delicious, home cooked, well balanced, vegetarian meals daily (chicken and fish available at extra cost) 
  • Daily yoga practice, including asana, sound-healing, meditation, pranayama, restorative by both of us, Jodie and Yuval, Yoga Teacher Trainers and Mentors (mat & props provided) 
  • Excursions (included): Sacred Mayan fire ceremony with local Shaman, San Juan colorful artisan craft shopping excursion, A visit to San Pedro, San Marcos, and a nature preserve in Panajachel.
  • WiFi included
  • Filtered water and unlimited coffee / tea
  • All activities are subject to change due to unforeseen circumstances. In such uncommon event, Yuval and Jodie may replace an excursion with another of similar interest and value

Not Included:

  • Flight to/from Guatemala City
  • Transport to/from Villa Sumaya (car + boat transfer). Transport will be arranged by us, at your own cost.
  • Extras: Beer/wine or any snacks from the Villa Sumaya Smoothie/ Juice Bar
  • Spa treatments (at on-site Harmony Spa)
  • Tips for Villa Sumaya staff

* We HIGHLY RECOMMEND consulting us before organizing travel arrangements and purchasing flights as we can advise according to retreat schedule.


** As with any travel, we recommend buying trip insurance.


*** All levels of practitioners are welcome


**** An optional few days in the beautiful colonial city of Antigua (before or after our retreat week) is a great option for extra time/experience in Guatemala, and is always a popular option among our participants. We are happy to help with advice and hotel bookings, however this option is at your own cost and organization.  If interested, please contact us!


About Jodie and Yuval:  Jodie and Yuval have been dear friends and colleagues for almost 10-years.  Jodie is NYC based, and Yuval was, for many years until crazy 2020, he is now floating between Honduras, Northfork, NY, NYC, Israel and Guatemala. 

Both are E-RYT 500, YACEP, YogaWorks Certified yoga instructors, teacher trainers, mentors, and lead retreats, workshops as well as teacher trainings all over the world.  Known for smart, mindful, fluid sequencing with clear instructions of alignment, breath awareness and core stabilization throughout each practice.  You, as the participant, will have space to self-explore your body and your mind. 

Regardless of your level of yoga practice, you will be guided personally, and each persons needs will be met on the mat.  You will return home with a deeper sense of self and the practice.


Jodie Rufty is a Senior Yoga Teacher and Teacher Trainer currently leading both the 200 and 300hr Teacher Training programs with Yoga Works virtually. She has been teaching Yoga since 1995 throughout New York, California as well as Internationally. 

Jodie co-founded Amrita Yoga Center NYC in September of 2002 and helped launch Nava Yoga Center in Zagreb Croatia in June 2004. She is also the author of “The Art of Yoga Sequencing” published in 2008.

Jodie has continued her education with many teachers including Rodney Yee, Genny Kapuler, and Ana Forrest, completing several Training Intensives in 1998, 2000 & 2003. While living in California in 1998, Jodie taught at the Yoga Studio of Mill Valley and continued her studies at Yoga Works in Los Angeles with many teachers such as Lisa Walford, Eric Schifmann & Shiva Rea.

Jodie is registered to teach through Yoga Alliance at the EYT 500 hour level receiving several 200 & 300 hr certifications by Alan Finger in the ISHTA lineage, Alison West of Yoga Union and Yoga Works.

Jodie currently resides in NYC where she continues to study, practice and teach Yoga . She continues to draw much of her spiritual inspiration and guidance from Amritanandamayama or (“Amma” “Ammachi” the hugging mother from India) and is incredibly grateful to all her teachers over the years. Jodie also teaches many workshops and retreats worldwide throughout the year.


Yuval Samburski is a Sound Healer, Yoga Instructor, Teacher Trainer and Mentor, E-500RYT, YACEP and Reiki level 2.

Yuval is best known for his deep, soulful chanting and signature Live-Music Sound Healing sessions as well Pranayama teachings  and Restorative work.

Yuval’s teaching style is mindful and fluid, linking all movement back to the breath and providing a safe and warm environment for students to explore their own selves, making their own self-discoveries through practice.

With experience in performance and art, Yuval is inspired by all creation and the undeniable power of breath and meditation. His teaching is personal, nurturing and humorous, allowing for self-observation and a true teaching and learning experience between him and his students.
Find Yuval on Instagram: @UVYBoogie

Listen to Yuval’s music here: https://youtu.be/bgxtKLgKkyg



Rates are as follows: 


Maya Rose rooms / Skyline Bungalows (Basic Tear - 5 available)

$2250 Single Occupancy

$1950 Double Occupancy


Junior Suites (Middle Tear - 2 available)

$2350 Single Occupancy

$2050 Double Occupancy


Ginger Suites (Top Tear - 5 available)

$2450 Single Occupancy

$2150 Double Occupancy


Please note:

  • Retreat dates are Saturday 9/4 - Saturday 9/11
  • $700 non-refundable deposit secures your spot.  All payments are non-refundable. 
  • Please email us with any questions or for more information at:        

Yuval ~ uvyoga@gmail.com

Jodie - jodierufty@gmail.com


We hope you'll join us!

Namaste

Yuval and Jodie

What’s included

  • Accommodations
    7 night accommodations at the beautiful Villa Sumaya Eco-Chic Wellness Center, on the picturesque shore of Lake Atitlan
  • Food
    3 healthy and delicious, home cooked, well balanced, vegetarian meals daily (chicken and fish available at extra cost)
  • Yoga
    Daily yoga practice, including asana, sound-healing, meditation, pranayama, restorative by both of us, Jodie and Yuval, Yoga Teacher Trainers and Mentors (mat & props provided)
  • Excursions
    Sacred Mayan fire ceremony with local Shaman, San Juan colorful artisan craft shopping excursion, A visit to San Pedro, San Marcos, and a nature preserve in Panajachel.
  • WiFi
  • Coffee/Water/Tea
    Filtered water and unlimited coffee / tea
  • Flights
    Flight to/from Guatemala City
  • Transportation
    Transport to/from Villa Sumaya (car + boat transfer). Transport will be arranged by us, at your own cost.
  • Extra Drinks
    Extras: Beer/wine or any snacks from the Villa Sumaya Smoothie/ Juice Bar
  • Spa treatments
    At on-site Harmony Spa
  • Private Sessions
    Astrology, Facials, Deep Healing Treatments and more, are available for purchase on site
  • Tips
    For Villa Sumaya staff

Available Packages

Maya Rose / Skyline Bungalows
Available until August 5, 2021

Double Occupancy

Basic Tear Room

$1950
Deposit: $700
Junior Suites
Available until August 5, 2021

Double Occupancy

Middle Tear Room

$2050
Deposit: $700
Ginger Suites
Available until August 5, 2021

Double Occupancy

Top Tear Room

$2150
Deposit: $700

Available options

Upgrade from double occupancy to single occupancy
$300

Itinerary

By boat on the shores of Lake Atitlan
Arrival

Who’s interested

Your Organizer


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Yuval Samburski & Jodie Rufty
4 reviews
Jodie and Yuval have been dear friends and colleagues for almost 10-years. Jodie is NYC based, and Yuval was, for many years until crazy 2020, he is now floating between Honduras, Northfork, NY, NYC, Israel and Guatemala. Both are E-RYT 500, YACEP, YogaWorks Certified yoga instructors, teacher trainers, mentors, and lead retreats, workshops as well as teacher trainings all over the world. Known for smart, mindful, sequencing with clear instructions of alignment, breath awareness and spirit/mind.

Reviews

Jodie and Uval are amazing human beings. The retreat was extremely well taught, organized, balanced and executed from the beginning to.., I was going to say to the end , but no.....as the experience still remains! Thank you for being who you are! See you in Guatemala:))))
By Marjan M for Summer Solstice Retreat: Beach Yoga Weekend in Beautiful Northfork, NY on 04 Jul, 2021
Can't wait for next year's Summer Solstice Retreat. Great spot, right on the water. Jodie and UV created the perfect experience. In minutes they created a sense of community despite the fact that most of us were strangers. They made the whole weekend fun as well as inspirational. We came back relaxed, refreshed and ready to re-emerge from the long COVID darkness. Thanks Jodie, UV and Susan - property manager at Jamesport Suite.
By Ellen H for Summer Solstice Retreat: Beach Yoga Weekend in Beautiful Northfork, NY on 29 Jun, 2021
Yuval knows how yo throw a party! His events, restaurants, accommodations and groups of people were top notch, perfect!!
By Marylu D for Cinco De Mayo ON the beach! Yoga & Sound, Chocolates & Wines on 14 May, 2019
It was truly magical! Yuval did an incredible job of showing us just enough. It felt like we hit all the major sights and had plenty of time to enjoy. Can't thank him and his crew enough!
By Mel R for Israel through local eyes: Yoga, Sights, Sunrises, Sound Healing & White Nights on 10 Jul, 2017