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 up to 8 payments to help break up the cost with a deposit required at sign up. Full price must be received by 10/1/20; 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
2 Evening Meditation or Yoga Nidra Classes
Mayan Fire Ritual
Private Water Taxi to Villa Sumaya
ADDITIONAL EXCURSIONS & AMENITIES
Exploring nearby villages and markets
Hike at neighboring town (2-4 hours)
Healing Treatments range from massages, to Chinese acupressure and medicine
Chicken or Fish can be added to lunch and dinner ($7 per meal)
HOW TO SIGN UP
In order to reserve your spot, a non-refundable deposit is required. Payment in full is due no later than October 1, 2020. Payment plans are offered at 8 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 5/15/20. 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 forsee.
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 drive 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.
Shuttle to Lake Atitlan cost:
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.
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.
Three Twin Beds Located on the second floor of our four story complex. This room makes an excellent double or triple accommodation. Features:
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.
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:
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
Our “Writers’ Roost” is located a 5-10 minute hike (up 112 stairs) above the courtyard; perched on the top corner of the Villa Sumaya property. This private room can accommodate 1-2 people. Features:
This would not be a good choice if you have mobility issues
Room dimensions (in square feet)
A secluded, brick and thatched-roof hut
This would not be a good choice if you have mobility issues
Our first day is about settling in to our home for the week. We begin with yoga in the morning, a lovely breakfast, lunch, and dinner. We will also set up healing treatments for the week and discuss our week ahead.