Yoga Adventures at Lake Atitlan, Guatamala

      Lake Atitlan, Guatamala

      Flow Yoga Adventures
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      42 reviews
      Nov 4 - 11, 2023
      Group size: 5 - 20
      Yoga Adventures at Lake Atitlan, Guatamala
      Lake Atitlan, Guatamala

      Flow Yoga Adventures
      • Email address verified
      42 reviews

      Nov 4 - 11, 2023
      Group size: 5 - 20

      About this trip

      Ready to unwind and explore Guatamala? Join Suzanne of Flow Yoga Adventures for a yoga + adventure retreat this fall at Villa Sumaya, located on the picturesque shores of Lake Atitlan in the heart of the Guatemalan highlands. This retreat will include a little bit of everything--vinyasa flow yoga, meditation, spa days, Mayan fire rituals, and plenty of time for exploring the rich culture of Guatemala. Prepare to reconnect with yourself, rekindle your sense of adventure and curiosity, make new friends, and leave feeling balanced and rejuvenated. 

      Depending on accommodation type, pricing ranges from $1396-$1955. Includes all your meals, a Mayan ceremony, daily yoga, evening restorative/meditation classes, and a special Cacao experience.  We offer monthly payments to help break up the cost with a deposit required at sign up.  Full price must be received by 9/1/23; we will adjust your payment plan if needed to help make this  happen.  

      Daily breakfast, lunch, dinner Daily (one dinner excluded) - fresh, locally grown vegetarian cuisine
      Unlimited drinking water/juice/specialty retreat teas
      Daily Yoga
      2 Evening Restorative Yoga Practices
      Mayan Fire Ritual

      Cacao Experience
      Private Water Taxi to/from Villa Sumaya

      Exploring nearby villages and markets
      Hike at neighboring town (2-4 hours)
      Kayaking tour
      Healing Treatments range from massages, to Chinese acupressure and medicine

      Chicken or Fish can be added to lunch and dinner ($7 per meal)

      Sweat Ceremony 

      In order to reserve your spot, a non-refundable deposit is required. Payment in full is due no later than September 1, 2023.  Payment plans are offered monthly payments but can be modified if you are short on time till the trip.  DEPOSIT IS NON-REFUNDABLE.  No refunds for any payments or cancellations can be honored after 8/1/23.  Substitutions can be made if you have someone who wants to buy your spot. Please inform us asap if this happens.  *Travelers insurance suggested to cover any last minute cancellations or family emergencies you can't foresee.  


      Villa Sumaya’s exotic, thatch-roofed complexes feature 20 comfortable, elegantly-decorated rooms with patios, as well as two stunning studios. Sumaya’s lush grounds contain hammocks, tropical flora, medicinal herbs and organic vegetable gardens. The facility also is home to a cafe, juice bar, healing spa, hot tub, sauna, boutique and plenty of cozy common areas. 

      Villa Sumaya offers several different types of accommodations, including single or double occupancy rooms. Roomate requests honored


      NOT INCLUDED Airfare/transportation to and from airport.  

      INCLUDED- Private water taxi to Villa Sumaya from Panajachel

      TRANSPORTATION - HOW TO GET TO VILLA SUMAYA Fly into Aurora International Airport (GUA), located in Guatemala City. From there, you’ll take a 3-hour Shuttle to Panajachel and a 15-minute boat ride to our dock.  We can connect you with a transport from either Antigua, or Guatamala City or you can arrange on your own.  

      Example Shuttle prices to Lake Atitlan:

      Guatemala City to Panajachel

      1-2 people $120

      3 people $45 each

      4 people $35 each

      5+ people $30 each

      Antigua to Panajachel

      1-2 people $100

      3 people $35 each

      4 people $30 each

      5+ people $20 each


      Our on-site spa offers an array of holistic services and a staff of dedicated and experienced professionals. Treatments encompass a wide range of healing modalities including: Swedish massage, energy work, acupressure, wellness counseling, Ayurvedic massage and consultation, deep tissue massage and Tao Belly Massage. Treatments vary by season; please inquire about services available during your stay.


      In traditional Mayan day-count fire ceremonies, beautiful offerings are created and consumed, invoking awareness and interconnectivity with source consciousness. Resting in the stillness of the fire’s light invites us to journey into the depth of our hearts. Gathering together in appreciation, we honor all living things. The crackling radiance of the ceremonial fire brings us face to face with the wisdom of our ancient instincts to gather in ritual celebration. Within the silent surrender to the blazing glow, we drop into the depth of our spirit’s own true nature.

      The Maya remind us to dwell in the innocent heart of the child, prompting us to leave behind our busy minds and conditioned concept of self. Attentively energizing sacred practice, we unplug from the daily grind, lightening our load of heavy stories and soothing the scars of life’s simple twists of fate. Honoring our beings as one with all, we align with the cycles and flow of nature, cultivating compassion and awareness for our part in the grand play. Intentionally pulsing the inner exploration of our own evolutionary consciousness, we fuel the light of our sacred purpose.

      *You will have an opportunity to meet 1-on-1 with the shaman after for personalized reading based on your birth date (additional cost for 1 on 1, $20 with translator)


      In the spirit of the ancient traditions, join us in a sacred circle of ceremony and celebration centered around the sharing of a cacao elixir. Pure cacao is an authentic plant medicine used to uplift the spirit, deepen focused meditation and strengthen our reconnection with heart centered awareness. Known as the "food of the Gods," cacao has an expansive, mood-enhancing quality that helps us gently shift blockages while realigning us with the path of the heart.

      What’s included

      • Accomodations
        7 nights
      • Daily meals
        Breakfast, lunch, and dinner
      • Daily Yoga
        Morning or Evening classes
      • Mayan Fire Ceremony
        A special event for us to unwind and connect to our true self
      • Night time Restorative Y
        2 Evening Restorative Yoga classes offered
      • Water Transportation
        Water taxi to Villa Sumaya
      • Cacao Ceremony
        A sacred uplifing ceremony & celebration

      What’s not included

      • Airport transfer
        We can arrange a ride from GUA to the Lake
      • Airfare
        We suggest you arrive in GUA by 3pm
      • Massage/ Spa Treatments
        Offered by Villa Sumaya
      • Kayak/SUP Tour
        Offered by Villa Sumaya
      • Sweat Ceremony
        Offered by Villa Sumaya
      • Sunrise Hike
        Indian Nose or Volcano Hike will be offered

      Available Packages

      Maya Rose- Single Occupancy Queen
      • private bath
      • large outdoor patio with handmade hammock
      • charming decor and gorgeous views from both the room and patio
      Deposit: $400
      Ginger- Double Occupancy


      • queen bed
      • private bathroom
      • large outdoor space
      • handcrafted hammock
      • exceptional views from room and patio
      • must have a roommate book with you or separately- none will be assigned

      This room requires a small hike up a stairway away from the center of the hotel and would not be a good choice if you have mobility issues.

      Deposit: $400
      Ginger- Single

      Ginger Suites are our most luxurious accommodations. This gorgeous junior suite 18 was completed in late 2014 to meet our growing demand for high-end rooms. Featuring:

      • queen bed
      • antique woodwork
      • modern stylized marble bathroom
      • candlelit patio with panoramic views
      • charming window seat and take in the beauty of Lake Atitlan

      Please note: Junior Suite 18 is located on the hillside and requires a climb of 50 stair steps.Room dimensions (in square feet)Bedroom/Studio: 185 Bathroom: 64 Patio: 58

      Deposit: $400
      Skyline Bungalow- Single Occupancy Q

      These rooms are perched at the top of the property (make sure you are ok with stairs if you book this room). This private room can accommodate 1-2 people. Features:

      • queen bed with an antique carved headboard
      • outstanding view of the lake
      • large wicker writing desk that calls you to the task at hand.
      • enchanting artwork and a beautiful Turkish hanging
      • cozy patio with a loveseat perfect for two
      • private bathroom with electric hot running water in the sink and shower
      • private hammock in the gorgeous tropical garden

      This would not be a good choice if you have mobility issues

      Room dimensions (in square feet)

      Bedroom/Studio: 194
      Bathroom: 45
      Patio: 117

      Deposit: $400


      Arrival Day + Day 2
      Enjoy Our Villa

      Arrival Day: get settled in, and enjoy a healthy and nourishing dinner at our Villa.  Our first day is about settling in to our home for the week.  We begin with introductions, and learning about the healing treatments offered, and begin our yoga practice.  We will enjoy a lovely breakfast, lunch, and dinner. 

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      Flow Yoga Adventures
      42 reviews
      Flow Yoga Adventures is based in Flow Yoga Studios, Colorado. We love taking our passion of yoga, and meeting like minded people who want to see the world and the amazing people that we share it with. Yoga is our common link, but adventure is our passion! Join us for a combination of rest, active opportunities, and culture along with delicious food.


      Outstanding retreat at Lake Atitlán! The location was magic and as always Suzanne put together an amazing trip. From a sunrise hike, paddle boarding at dawn, fire ceremony, healing treatments the list goes on of memorable moments from my week at Villa Sumaya. I absolutely love practicing yoga with Suzanne. She crafts her classes with thoughtfulness and balances challenge with ease. I would highly recommend any trip with her and look forward to joining her again (hopefully in 2024).
      By Deborah L for Yoga Adventures at Lake Atitlan, Guatamala on Nov 29, 2023
      Suzanne did a great job with the yoga as always, enjoyed the variety of views from the various yoga platforms, and music and yoga styles. I enjoyed the people, the venue, the views, the food. The Guatemalan people were very kind and friendly. The Mayan Fire Ceremony was very interesting - yet I could hardly get up and down from that low chair after the long hike - my legs were too sore and I thought I might fall over a few times, so I ended up throwing burnable items from a seated position, which seemed lazy but I literally couldn't move very well. The other activities went with the vibe of the place - spiritual and 'woo-woo.' I enjoyed watching other people experience those things. As my friend Jen says, I do a lot of things as anthropological experiments on other humans. I'd love for men to do more yoga. I enjoy mixed company more so than all women company (or 95% women). Myself and my friends contribute to that imbalance of course. Maybe a yoga trip for another day that has more co-ed oriented activities? The below feedback was mostly given on my Villa Sumaya form: Food was great, too great actually, I gained a few pounds eating all vegetarian for the week. The rooms were... okay. The wind off the lake rattles the doors and windows and I had to wear ear plugs every night. I had one scorpion and several large spiders that I cleared out of my room myself. The room was a bit dated and needed a bathroom update. I had two hot showers and three barely-not-cold showers and I never could tell if or when the water would be hot. One day after a long hike, the water was shut off to my room --while I was in the shower --with no notice. The water was out for maintenance for about 6 hours. At a normal hotel, we would have been pre-informed of a planned water outage. They gave us a hot tub session as recompense. One morning the coffee pot wasn't working - this was because of an electrical fire which shorted out the outlets and left a black scorch mark on the wall. This electrical fire was in a building with a thatched roof, and connected to my room which had no smoke alarm. The kitchen was in a building connected to rooms that had no smoke alarms. This resort is U.S. owned - consider getting the electrical wiring shored up to a reasonable safety code, installing smoke alarms in bedrooms, and using scorpion repellant (cedar oil). The staff was friendly and helpful.
      By Tressa A for Yoga Adventures at Lake Atitlan, Guatamala on Nov 20, 2023
      Cannot say enough about this trip! Amazing cultural and spiritual experience. Beautiful location, delicious food, welcoming hosts, and amazing travel community. The yoga and other activities were beyond expectations. If you have the chance to travel with Suzanne to Guatemala or other locations, you will not be disappointed.
      By Kathleen A for Yoga Adventures at Lake Atitlan, Guatamala on Nov 14, 2023
      So grateful you got to join this trip Kathleen, and celebrate with us once again a special birthday.
      By Flow Yoga Adventures on Nov 14, 2023
      An absolutely amazing week with Suzanne/Flow Yoga at Lake Atitlan! Everything was thoughtfully curated and carefully executed so that the week felt both relaxing and stimulating. New experiences and activities, but time to recharge and relax. The setting, food & accommodations at Villa Sumaya were absolutely lovely, it is such a unique and wonderful property and you feel so cared for and looked after while staying there. I look forward to joining Flow Yoga again in the future!
      By Julia V for Yoga Adventures at Lake Atitlan, Guatamala on Nov 13, 2023
      Can't wait to see you in Morocco ; ) Thank you for coming on this trip again Julia. Loved that you found something new about it even though you had been before. Always something we can learn!
      By Flow Yoga Adventures on Nov 14, 2023
      The Peru trip was fantastic! Suzanne did such an amazing job of incorperating culture and adventure. The day to day satisfied my need for adventure and hiking, while allowing for moments to slow down for reflection. The Willka T'ika resort was beautiful and the food was delicious. Our group felt like one big family. I will be keeping an eye out for my next location with Flow Yoga Adventures!
      By Fay R for 10 Days in the Sacred Valley, Peru on Sep 19, 2023
      Thank you Fay for your review. We loved sharing the Sacred Valley with you and hope we have more travels together
      By Flow Yoga Adventures on Sep 19, 2023
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      Suzanne is an amazing yoga instructor and adventure planner. She knows the perfect balance of planning activities and allowing time for you to explore on your own. Lake Atitlan, Guatemala was my 5th Flow Yoga Adventure and I love the trips so much I have already booked Peru for next year. Lake Atitlan was a special retreat and a must add for any Yogi/ adventurer spirit!!
      By allyson D on 03 May, 2022
      This trip was incredible! It was the perfect balance of rest, physical activity, and emotional activity. So many special connections made there as well. And the views are unbeatable. One of the most beautiful places I’ve been.
      By Andrew W on 03 May, 2022