New Moon, New Year Retreat to Lake Atitlan with Jessica Mahler

Santa Cruz la Laguna, Guatemala

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31 reviews
Jan 14 - 21, 2023
Group size: 10 - 28
New Moon, New Year Retreat to Lake Atitlan with Jessica Mahler
Santa Cruz la Laguna, Guatemala

31 reviews

$NaN
Jan 14 - 21, 2023
Group size: 10 - 28

About this trip

Adventure with Jessica Mahler to Lake Atitlan, a magical crater lake and one of the most powerful energy vortexes in the world, located in the heart of Guatemala.


This retreat will provide you with the perfect opportunity to use the powerful energy of the first New Moon of the year and the sacred energy of the lake to help you set and seal your intentions for 2023.


Our trip begins with an overnight stay in the beautiful city of Antigua, where the group will gather. You'll have time to explore the unique architecture, rooftop bars & restaurants, and boutiques of Antigua prior to meeting up for a welcome dinner that evening. We highly recommend coming in a night early, if you can, to enjoy even more time in this city!


On day 2, we will make our way to Isla Verde, a lakefront hotel with a tranquil bohemian vibe, and stunning views of Lake Atitlan. Once there, you will have ample opportunity to experience the Mayan culture of Lake Atitlan, connect with nature, practice yoga in community, and engage in healing modalities like reiki and breathwork, culminating in a powerful New Moon ceremony that will help you set and seal your intention for the New Year.


Our days will include daily yoga classes with Jessica, locally sourced meals, two included excursions, and plenty of time for relaxation and reflection amongst the peaceful grounds of Isla Verde. Our retreat center features a lakefront sauna, hot tub, and restaurant / lounge area, all available for you to enjoy!


Outdoor lovers will have ample opportunity to partake in many activities throughout our week including: kayaking, hiking, stand up paddle boarding, horseback riding, zip lining, and paragliding, to name a few. Cultural activities include local cooking, weaving, and beading classes. Boat rides are readily available to visit neighboring Mayan villages where you can enjoy local foods, markets, and some of the best textile and arts shopping in Central America.


Come experience Guatemala with Jessica and an amazing group of humans! This week will change your life, if you let it. 


ALL PRICES LISTED ARE PER PERSON. A $500 deposit is required to reserve your spot on this retreat. The balance is due 90 days before trip departure. Flexible payment plans can be set up at no extra charge, so that you can pay as little as $200 / month towards your retreat. Simply email info@solseedretreats.com to inquire and set up a plan that works for you.


Please read on for important info on: What is Included, What is Not Included, Passport, Immunization & Covid-19 Entry Requirements, Our Cancellation & Refund Policy, and Required Travel Insurance.

What’s included

-7 nights / 8 days in Guatemala, including:

*6 nights, 7 days lodging at Isla Verde, located right on beautiful Lake Atitlan

*1 night's lodging, dinner and breakfast in the beautiful, colonial city of Antigua

-Daily yoga classes with Jessica

-3 locally sourced meals daily plus unlimited tea, coffee and filtered water

-1 guided hike to San Marcos and entrance to Cerro Tzankujil Nature Reserve where we will enjoy lunch and spend the afternoon lounging lakeside and cliff jumping (if you dare!)

-1 group visit to a Women's Weaving Cooperative in San Juan la Laguna 

-Unlimited use of lakeside sauna and hot tub 

-Round-trip transfers to and from Guatemala City (GUA) if you adhere to our flight parameters

Not included

-Roundtrip airfare to GUA (Guatemala City).  FLIGHT PARAMETERS will be emailed out once trip minimums are met. Please refrain from booking flights until then.
-Gratuities ($30 - $50 per person is super nice for the week, but always optional)

-Massages, which can be booked directly at Isla Verde

-Optional Excursions: check out our Free Day Activity Guide for more info

-Required Travel Insurance

Passport & COVID-19 Entry Requirements

You must have a valid passport to travel to Guatemala. Please check your passport expiration date and make sure it is valid for at least 6 months after the end date of your retreat. 


Effective August 12, 2022, the Government of Guatemala no longer requires passengers arriving by air to present proof of a negative COVID test or proof of a complete COVID vaccine course to enter Guatemala.


Stay up to date on Guatemala Entry Requirements here: https://gt.usembassy.gov/alert-covid-19-2/

Required Travel Insurance

The purchase of travel insurance is required for this trip.


Most policies protect you against potential trip delays or cancellations due to airline issues, family emergencies, illness, injury, etc. The travel insurance will also demonstrate to the host country that you are able to pay for any emergency services which may be necessary during your stay.


SolSeed is not authorized to sell travel insurance. Any offer to purchase travel insurance that you encounter during the checkout process are third party offers. You are free to select your own policy provider. If you would like to review options in a convenient online marketplace, we like what www.insuremytrip.com has put together. We have also had great experience with Trawick International and their customer service, and heard very good things from AAA and AMEX Members who have purchased their travel insurance through those respective agencies.


We strongly encourage you to speak with a travel insurance agent to discuss your specific coverage needs, and to clear up any questions you may have relative to travel insurance coverage, including questions about COVID-19.


Please make sure you purchase a plan that includes coverage for COVID-19 related trip cancellations and trip interruptions as not all do.

Cancellation & Refund Policy

All retreats include a $500 non-refundable / non-transferable deposit, which is required to hold your spot on the trip. Any balance payments made are also non-refundable / non-transferable. SolSeed Retreats can only make an exception to these terms if:

  1. The host government forbids us to visit as tourists.
  2. The host government forbids our vendors from hosting us as tourists.
  3. The US government forbids us to travel to the host country as tourists.

If SolSeed must further postpone or cancel the trip for any of the above reasons, all registrants will receive a refund of all deposits paid less $200.


If you refuse to comply with the entry laws of the host country, region, town, etc; SolSeed will not consider this a valid reason for receiving any refund. SolSeed will ensure to the best of their abilities that all registrants comply with all then current laws and regulations.

Available Packages

Red Suites - Shared Bedroom
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This spacious suite sleeps up to 5 people comfortably. All guests will have their own bed - some on the first level, and some on the second "loft" level of the suite. This suite has one shared bathroom, as well as an outdoor deck with stunning lake views.


CLICK HERE for photos of these suites.


*Hot water in all rooms is solar based, and quantities are limited. It is not always available on demand. 


**This room is also about a 5 minute walk uphill from lake level. It involves stairs. If you have mobility issues, please book the Garden Suites.


If you have any people you would like to room with, please indicate their names upon sign up. If you are traveling solo, this is also a great option, and we will pair you up with like minded roommates. 

$2,199
Deposit: $500
Garden Suites - Shared Bedroom
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This spacious, new suite features 2 floors and 2 full bathrooms and sleeps up to 4 people very comfortably. It also includes a large, outdoor deck area. 


CLICK HERE for photos of these suites.


*Hot water in all rooms is solar based, and quantities are limited. It is not always available on demand. 


**If you are a two friends or a couple who desires more privacy, please book a "Double Occupancy Cabin with Private Bath." 


If you have any people you would like to room with, please indicate their names upon sign up. If you are traveling solo, this is also a great option, and we will pair you up with like minded roommates.

$2,399
Deposit: $500
Double Occupancy Cabin with Private Bath
only 2 left

Perfect for two friends or a couple seeking a bit more privacy, these beautiful tree house style cabins all have private, open air showers & baths, brand new decks, and stunning views of Lake Atitlan.


These cabins can be set up with two twin beds, or one queen bed. Please let us know your preference upon booking & your roommate's name.


CLICK HERE for photos of these cabins. 


*NOTE: These cabins are a 5-10 min walk UP HILL from the lake and require walking up many stairs, so please let us know if you have physical limitations and require a room that is a shorter walk and we will do our best to accommodate your request. Those with serious physical limitations should book the Garden Suites.


**Hot water in all cabins is solar based, and quantities are limited. It is not always available on demand. 

$2,599
Deposit: $500
Single Occupancy Cabin w/ Private Bath
Sold Out

Ideal for the solo traveler seeking their own private space, these beautiful tree house style cabins all have private, open air showers & baths, brand new decks, and stunning views of Lake Atitlan.


CLICK HERE for photos of these cabins.


*NOTE: These cabins are a 5-10 min walk UP HILL from the lake and require walking up many stairs, so please let us know if you have physical limitations and require a room that is a shorter walk and we will do our best to accommodate your request. Those with serious physical limitations should book the Garden Suites.


**Hot water in all cabins is solar based, and quantities are limited. It is not always available on demand. 

$2,799
Deposit: $500
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SolSeed Retreats offers adventure and wellness retreats to exotic, off-the-beaten-path locations like: Morocco, Portugal, Spain, Guatemala, Panama and Colombia. We aim to build community and broaden our perspectives through experiential travel. We believe whole heartedly that traveling changes lives. Take the leap and join us on your next adventure abroad! For more info, visit www.solseedretreats.com. All offers of travel are not valid to residents of Washington, Iowa, Hawaii and Florida.

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I truly couldn't have imagined a better weekend. It was organized in the most effortless way and was ridiculously welcoming from start to finish. Kara's classes outside every morning? Come on. Such a gift. I've never missed a group of people I've just met - so incredibly grateful.
By Elena B for Range on the Road: Retreat in the White Mountains with Kara Duval on 24 Aug, 2022
Such a lovely experience from start to finish! The days were the right combination of structured and relaxed, the food was incredible, Kara's classes were a dream, the lodging was very comfortable, and the SolSeed team was wonderful.
By Grace V for Range on the Road: Retreat in the White Mountains with Kara Duval on 23 Aug, 2022
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If I could give the trip 5 million stars, I would. The entire weekend was wonderful- from the classes Kara led, to the beautiful Horse & Hound, and the delicious meals provided. It was such a special group of women, and the easiest and best weekend I can remember ever having. I count myself as very lucky that I got to attend.
By briana l for Range on the Road: Retreat in the White Mountains with Kara Duval on 23 Aug, 2022
This was an absolute treat! Everything about this weekend was perfect.
By Louise O for Range on the Road: Retreat in the White Mountains with Kara Duval on 19 Aug, 2022
This retreat was one of the most special experiences I’ve ever had. It was truly so unique from anything I’ve done before. The inn was so unique and cozy, the food was incredible, Kara’s planned classes and excursions were so lovely and the people that this experience brought together was magical. I walked away feeling grounded and refreshed and with immense gratitude for the friendships formed over this experience.
By Amanda H for Range on the Road: Retreat in the White Mountains with Kara Duval on 16 Aug, 2022
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