Mayan Magic: A Yoga Adventure Retreat to Guatemala

DY
Danae aka Bella Yogini
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Nov 26 - Dec 3, 2016
Group size: 10-15
Mayan Magic: A Yoga Adventure Retreat to Guatemala
Guatemala

Danae aka Bella Yogini
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$1995
Deposit: $750
Nov 26 - Dec 3, 2016
Group size: 10-15

About this trip

Welcome and thank you for your interest in 

Mayan Magic: A Yoga Adventure Retreat to Guatemala

Your path to paradise begins here...


Do you desire to deepen your yoga practice?


Practice Yoga 2x daily facing the majestic Lake Atitlan.


Do you want to explore a new culture? 


Learn more about the Mayan with the Cacao Ceremony: Gateway to the Heart


Do you need to unplug and de-stress?


Surrender to a digital detox, book your massage (included) and soak in the hot tub


Immerse yourself in all things magical for 7-nights/8-days in the land of the Mayan--Guatemala


INVESTMENT to your TRANSFORMATION:

Prices are per person

$1995.00 double occupancy; $2295.00 single occupancy

A non-refundable deposit of $750.00 holds your space. 


What’s included

7 nights in elegant accommodations with stunning views

Transfer to & from La Aurora International Airport (2.5 hours)

Boat transfer to & from Villa Sumaya (15 minutes)

2x daily Yoga with Danae

Meditation & Pranayama

Opening Ceremony & Closing Circle

Altar Making 101

Welcome Dinner & Departure Breakfast

3 daily vegetarian meals to support & nourish you

Purified drinking water & On-going tea & Guatemalan coffee

1 massage & soak in the hot tub

Daily Journal prompts

Shangri-la Coffee Tour--learn all about it from bean to brew

Cacao Ceremony--Gateway to the Heart

Protection Ceremony with a Shaman

Shake Your Asana--Danae's signature experience 

A thank you gift from Danae 

Government taxes & service 




Not included

Airfare to Guatemala (airport code is GUA)

Alcohol & Additional excursions

Sauna, Shopping, Incidentals

Wifi *a digital detox is highly suggested*

Gratuities to Villa Sumaya Staff


Before You Go

Do you need a passport? Apply for one if necessary. Verify you have up to 6 months remaining at the time of travel to Guatemala.

Purchase travel insurance (highly recommended)

A packing list will be provided as the retreat draws near.

A list of Spanish words will also be provided as the retreat draws near.


SUGGESTED READING LIST...

Guatemala: A Journey Through the Land of the Maya by Kraig Lieb and Michael Shapiro

Mirror of Lida Sal: Tales Based on Mayan Myths and Guatemalan Legends by Miguel Ángel Asturias 

False Tongues and Sunday Bread: A Guatemalan and Mayan Cookbook by Copeland Marks and Elisabeth Lambert Ortiz 

Available options

Single Occupancy Upgrade10 left
$300

Itinerary

Arrival Day
Day 1--November 26
Your path to paradise begins here... Arrive at your leisure, take time to settle in and unwind from traveling. Welcome dinner, opening ceremony and a lunar yoga practice await you.

Your Organizer


DY
Danae aka Bella Yogini
3 reviews
I am a passionate yoga teacher for 13 years and counting... I feel so blessed to share the teachings of yoga both locally in San Francisco/Arizona and internationally--Italy, Ecuador, Indonesia and Guatemala. The ocean is my sanctuary place, full moons rock my world, and to hug another daily is requisite.

Reviews

KD
The Mayan Magic Yoga Retreat at Villa Sumaya in Guatemala was absolutely wonderful. The 2 flights, 3+ hour drive to get to the shore of Lake Tititlan and the boat trip (30 minutes) to get to the center was part of the sense of really retreating, of getting away. Our well appointed room with its outdoor patio area overlooking the lake ( soft murmur of water against the shore), the volcanoes in the distance, lush vegetation and great weather combined to make this retreat special. Danae crafted a morning mix of chanting and meditation on the dock overlooking the lake, yoga and pranayama in the Tiger Temple; followed by a delicious and quality vegetarian breakfast to begin the day. We had activities (Mayan Fire Ceremony, a Mayan Cacao ritual – each moving and meaningful), as well as mind blowing massage/treatments from world class practitioners. Danae included a fun shopping expedition and dinner out, plus lots of free time for rest and reflection. The staff were smiling and friendly and extended themselves for our comfort. Great food, excellent companions, plenty to do and plenty of time for rest-the best retreat ever. We look forward to Iceland in April 2017. Danae Robinet knows how to throw a rich and satisfying retreat.
DD
Karen and I just got back from an eight day retreat with Danae in Guatemala. I still see and feel and hear this magical resort in my mind. I want to say these words about the retreat before they fade in the hustle and noise of SF Bay Area life. 1. The setting was jaw-droppingly beautiful. The word Magic simply does not do it justice. 2. Yoga was presented with care and respect for the daily situation of the participants. 3. Food and coffee and tea was tasty and abundant. 4. Shopping in local villages was exotic and fun. 5. Danae treated us to several lunches and events. 6. Plenty of free time in this warm exotic location recognized the fact that the purpose of the retreat was not simply to do yoga surrounded by palm trees. So important to note that Karen and I felt well taken care of - before departure from SFO to return. So characteristic of Danae's retreats! This was an all-inclusive retreat. Transportation and tips and management of events were well managed. Our connecting flight from San Salvador to Guatemala City was delayed. Danae rescheduled our retreat driver pick up at the airport thousands of miles away in Guatemala before we even got on a plane leaving SFO! As usual, she asked for confirmation on landing upon our return. When are we going back?
DD
Wonderful accommodations, great food and fabulous yoga with my favorite teacher, Danae. Yoga classes were typically playful and encouraging. Fellow yogis were kind and welcoming. In addition, celebrated my birthday on the retreat surrounded by smiles and laughter. Highly recommended. I believe Danae has a retreat to Guatemala at the end of November. This event is being advertised through Wet ravel.