Lake Atitlan at Villa Sumaya

Santa Cruz la Laguna, Guatemala

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Dancing Dogs Yoga
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Sep 3 - 10, 2022
Group size: 12 - 30
Lake Atitlan at Villa Sumaya
Santa Cruz la Laguna, Guatemala

Dancing Dogs Yoga
  • Facebook verified
20 reviews

Sep 3 - 10, 2022
Group size: 12 - 30

About this trip

Don't miss this journey to the magical and picturesque shores of Lake Atitlan.  Located in the Guatamala highlands, this retreat center in a unique destination of connection, rest, relaxation, cultural immersion, adventure, and natural beauty. 


The exotic, thatch-roof complexes offer elegantly decorated rooms, with patios and stunning views.   The lush grounds contain tropical flora, medicinal herbs, organic vegetable gardens, and relaxing hammocks.  There is a cafe, healing spa, sauna, boutique, and cozy common areas to gather and connect.


Lake Atitlan is an exotic destination and offers hiking, kayaking, and swimming, and is close to Santa Cruz, San Juan, Santiago and Chichicastenango for exploring.  

World Class Yoga + Meditation

Shelley Carroll founded Dancing Dogs Yoga in 2010 and has been leading retreats and trainings worldwide ever since.  Enjoy daily yoga, meditation, and yoga nidra classes. Our yoga classes are designed for ALL levels of practitioners, so no matter where you are on your yoga journey, you will be challenged and inspired.  We start each day with a vinyasa flow practice and meditation, and on non-excursion days, offer a special afternoon practice, like yoga nidra or yin.

Visas

US, Canadian and European Union citizens will receive a 90-day tourist visa upon entering the country. No preliminary arrangements are necessary. If you are visiting from another region, please check your country’s visa requirements.

Getting here

Guatemala is a short plane ride from southern U.S. airports. Aurora International Airport (GUA) is located in Guatemala City. From there, it is about a 3-hour drive to Panajachel and a 15-minute boat ride to our dock.

Transportation is not included in the group rates. We work closely with Kan Tours, a transportation company that arranges safe, reliable and direct shuttles and boats to our private dock. We will bill you before travel once we know your flight information. 

What’s included

  • 7 Nights Lodging
    Choose single, double, or triple occupancy in one of our comfortable rooms or bungalows.
  • Meals
    All meals are included and are vegetarian. Vegan and gluten free available upon request.
  • Yoga + Meditation
    Enjoy daily yoga classes with Shelley and other senior DDY teachers.
  • 24/7 Coffee and Tea
  • Cacao Ceremony
    Indulge in a ritual cacao ceremony featuring locally sourced cacao. Set intentions, open your heart, and take part in a timeless tradition.
  • Fire Ceremony
  • Candlelight Yoga Nidra
    Be lulled into deep relaxation with a candlelight yoga nidra session. The word nidra means sleep, and this workshop will create deep "yoga sleep" in a magical location.
  • Santa Cruz Foodies!
    Visit Santa Cruz + CECAP’s vocational education center where we will learn to cook traditional Guatemalan recipes-- and eat them!
  • Kayaking + Cliff Jump
    You’ll begin from the Villa Sumaya dock and paddle for about 30 minutes to a special cliffjumping spot (with jumps from 3-30 feet above the lake) and swimming area. * You do not HAVE to jump!
  • San Juan Shopping Trip
    Take in the fine art of naturally-dyed and exquisitely handcrafted goods created by the talented Maya who inhabit this quaint village. Explore the weaving and art cooperatives.
  • Airfare
    Contact us if you need help. Book to Aurora International Airport (GUA). From there, it is a 3-hour drive to Panajachel and a 15 minute boat ride to our private dock.
  • Transportation/Transfers
    We work closely with Kan Tours, a transportation company that arranges safe, reliable and direct shuttles and boats to our private dock. We will bill you once we have all of your flight details.
  • Tips/Gratuities
    We recommend budgeting about $10 per day, or somewhere between $70-100. This tip You can add this to checkout and we will handle it for you.
  • El Pico de Cielo
    El Pico de Cielo is 8,200 feet above sea level. We will take a boat to Panajachel and then a pick-up truck to the trailhead for a 45- minute walk to the vista point, where we have lunch!
  • Sweatlodge
    We know this isn't for everyone, but if you are ready for it-- add it on at checkout. HIGHLY recommended!
  • Soundbath
    Add this luxurious experience at checkout.

Available Packages

Shared Room | Triple Occupancy
only 3 left
$2200
Deposit: $300
Shared Room | Double Occupancy
6 left

Book early to receive the best room!  This booking is for a shared room with one roommate and either a queen or twin beds. Please specify your preference at checkout and we will do our best to accommodate your request, though we can not guarantee it.  The earlier you book, the higher priority we will give to your preference.   


All rooms have private bathrooms, outdoor spaces, stunning decor, comfortable beds and fantastic views.

$2500
Deposit: $300
Private Room | Single Occupancy
only 3 left

Book early to receive the best room!  This booking is for a private room.  All rooms have private bathrooms, outdoor spaces, stunning decor, comfortable beds and fantastic views.

$3300
Deposit: $500

Available options

El Pico de Cielo Boat Ride + Hike
$60
Sweat Lodge
$60
Sound Bath
$50
Tribal Dance Lesson
$45


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Reviews

CT
Absolute paradise! The food was outstanding. We had multiple opportunities for exploring and plenty of free time to enjoy the amenities like pool, waterfall, and hikes. I would go again right now if possible!
By Clare T for That Yoga Jungle Life on 29 Jan, 2020
This trip was easily the best experience of my life. Between the supportive local community and the DDY tribe, growth was endless. This experience provided me with the tools to tap into myself and really learn how to serve others. It has forever changed my life as I embark on a new journey. I just recently became a teacher at a Baptiste studio because I was able to collect all of the tools provided and apply them to this new life. I am forever grateful for the DDY team, for Shelley, and for every student on the trip who was brave, open and vulnerable. The connection between everyone cannot even be put into words, just a strong feeling of community and support. Thank you x 10000 for this experience, I hold every moment close to my heart! If you are thinking of going, GO. You are ready now! Go be in it.
By sammi k for Yoga Teacher Training in the DR! on 29 Dec, 2019
From the time I submitted my application for teacher training, I felt nothing less than support. Shelley and her entire team was nothing less than awesome- knowledgeable, engaging, professional, and took the time to be of service for/with us. I went into this training with a few certifications under my belt and came out a brand new person- the work in dropping what I knew to fully invest in becoming my true, most authentic self. Each workshop, each class, each conversation left me more confident to stand in front of a class; along with the solidified feeling I was right where I was meant to be. This was the greatest investment I have made for myself to this date and I am beyond thankful for the never ending support I receive from my fellow teacher training graduates and the teaching team. Give up what you must and BE A YES!
By Catie P for Yoga Teacher Training in the DR! on 20 Dec, 2019
This is such an amazing opportunity for anyone really- wanna be a badass yoga teacher? YES. wanna improve your yoga practice? YES. wanna find out MORE about yourself? YES. When it comes to yoga, there's always so much to learn & so much room to grow. I absolutely loved every single minute, second I spent with my team during my teacher training- met great people from all over the place and most importantly, I learned so much about myself throughout the training. Overall, this was def a life change experience and I highly recommend DDY's DR teacher training! They have the best team ever and you will not regret it!
By Lilly K for Yoga Teacher Training in the DR! on 13 Dec, 2019
This trip was the reset and refresh my heart and soul needed. I was able to escape reality and technology by surrounding myself with the beautiful landscapes of Joshua Tree and the most amazing group of strong women. The highlight of the retreat was the vortex-labyrinth ceremony. The ceremony was focused on leaving behind the doubts and thoughts that are no longer serving you and to replace them with a new thoughts of empowerment and self-love.
By Jillian L for Transformation in the Desert on 12 Dec, 2019
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