Lake Atitlan at Villa Sumaya

Santa Cruz la Laguna, Guatemala

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

Dancing Dogs Yoga
  • Facebook verified
30 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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Dancing Dogs Yoga
30 reviews
Dancing Dogs Yoga is a kickass, feel good Yoga community. Shelley Carroll has been leading trainings and retreats for over a decade, and each trip promises connection, adventure, and to leave you feeling Zen AF.

Reviews

SLAM DUNK!! HOME RUN!! GOAL!!!!!! There are not enough words to describe the incredible time I had on this retreat! Not only was the facility beautiful, I met some amazing humans who are now family! Shelley went above and beyond to make sure we had what we needed, and to make this an experience we will never forget. I am so excited for the next retreat, and I am encouraging as many people as I can to reserve their spot on one of these amazing yoga retreats. I was NOT disappointed! This retreat opened me up to life in a whole new way!
By Kendra G for Chateau de Bardouly: Vino and Vinyasa on 14 Oct, 2021
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The Dominican Tree House Village was a unique experience. Our trip was full of activities and good times, I would definitely consider doing this again.
By Fred C. F for That Yoga Jungle Life on 25 Sep, 2021
For my first trip to the Dominican Republic, it was good to learn how the people really live. The DDY staff and travellers were great. The yoga was great. The jungle vegetation and beaches are beautiful. Jumping off the boat and swimming in the ocean was the most fun. For my comfort, daytime "jungle" excursions would be enough. We were "too close" to nature at night( snakes, tarantulas,frogs, dampness and rodents in the treehouses).The amenities of a traditional resort, that would enable adequate nighttime rest and restoration is preferred.
By Monica P for That Yoga Jungle Life on 21 Sep, 2021
PARADISE!! This was my first time traveling to the Dominican Republic. Being at the Dominican Tree House Village was a new experience as well. The sounds of nature and gentle rain showers were relaxing. The excursions were fun and the food delicious. The yoga and meditation experiences were so healing and much needed. I met some amazing people and DDY Travels made sure I had everything I needed including travel information. I’m so excited to participate in the next yoga retreat!!
By Kendra G for That Yoga Jungle Life on 18 Sep, 2021
Such an Amazing Experience. I am so thankful for all he wonderful people I met on this trip. I would 100% join for another trip!
By OLIVIA F for That Yoga Jungle Life on 16 Sep, 2021
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