Mayan Wonderland Yoga Retreat | Guatemala
Mayan Wonderland Yoga Retreat: August 18-24, 2014
Join us on one of our spectacular Wellness Retreats to Villa Sumaya.
Enjoy a week of purification, rebirth and rejuvenation during the most special time to be traveling in the Maya world.
You will be guided through 1-2 daily vinyasa yoga classes by Robin Duryea and your practice will be supported and reflected by the magical healing power of Lake Atitlan and the surrounding volcanoes. With one 1.5-hour long spa treatment included, a shamanic fire ceremony, and hottub/pool use, weather dependent, you will leave feeling refreshed and rejevenated. Oh yeah, and plenty of time to swing on hammocks under banana leaf shade or relax with a book on the edge of the lake.
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This trip is ideal for:
This trip is open to all levels of yoga experience, all ages, families, couples, friends and solo travelers. This yoga retreat is perfect for anyone who wants to reset their digestive system, eating habits and invite in a healthier lifestyle. This trip is also perfect for those that want to learn how to continue this practice after the retreat, with cooking classes and other health classes you will come away with life changing tools. All the food on this retreat will be vegetarian and we can accommodate gluten free, dairy free and other food requests. Accommodations simple, beautiful and comfortable, some of the nicest in the entire area.
What it includes:
7 Days/6 Nights at Villa Sumaya – Lake Atitlan, Guatemala
- Daily Vinyasa Yoga Classes
- 3 Thoughtful, Nourishing meals Daily
- 1 1.5-hour spa treatments
- Shamanic Fire Ceremony
- 6 nights very comfortable accommodation
- Amazing optional adventures
Featured in Taschen’s Great Yoga Retreats, is a Eco oriented, full service, family owned retreat and training center, and hotel, seductively situated on the picturesque shores of Lake Atitlan (at 1,500 ms/4,500 ft ASL). With an uninterrupted vista punctuated only by a skyline of three perfect volcanoes, Villa Sumaya is the ultimate high for romantics and adventurers in search of rest, reflection and ageless natural beauty. Our unpretentious, thatch roofed complexes, have comfortable rooms, spacious gardens, café/bar, gift shop, healing pool, hot tub, sauna, and outdoor pergolas that are all set beautifully in the natural surroundings. We are located in Santa Cruz la Laguna on Lake Atitlan, in Guatemala, a 15 minute boat ride from Panajachel.
Robin walked into her first Yoga class in 1999. However, it was a three month solo journey through India in 2005 that brought Robin to her knees. Ever since, she has had a steady and deep practice working with some of the most renowned teachers in San Francisco.
Suffering several traumas as a child, she knows first hand Yoga can save a life. Sharing that possibility is what she craves. Robin’s life journey though has also been very, very blessed. A lifetime worth of travel, music, and art, including a degree in photography from the San Francisco Art Institute, infuse Robin and her classes with openness, challenges, and fun.
Having completed training certification, including over 600 hours of Vinyasa (breath with movement), Pranayama (breath control), and Restorative (balancing out the nervous system) Robin’s understanding of Yoga has taken her to a place she continues to love, explore and share. In seeing the possibilities of the body we can see the possibilities that lie beyond.
WINTER SPECIAL – $1195 Shared Double or Triple Room | Valid until Feb 1st.
EARLY BIRD – $1495 Shared Double or Triple Room | Valid until March 15th.
FULL PRICE – $1695 Shared Double or Triple Room
Please arrive before 12:00pm on the day of the trip to Guatemala City. We highly suggest you arrive a day early and spend the night in Antigua.
Please depart after 3:00pm on the last day of the trip.
*by following our flight instructions you won’t miss any parts of the trip and you will save money on transfers since there will be more people to share rides.
Because people arrive from around the world at different times we do not include airport transfers in the price. However, we will help you arrange your transportation from the airport to Villa Sumaya or from Antigua to Villa Sumaya. If you are staying at a hotel in Antigua the night before, please arrange transportation to Antigua with your hotel and to Villa Sumaya with us.
To arrive at Villa Sumaya, you will take a shuttle to Panajachel and then a boat to Villa Sumaya.
Guatemala City to Panajachel
1-2 people 3 people 4 people 5 or more
$85US $30 each $25 each $22 each
Antigua to Panajachel
1-3 people 4-6 people 7 or more
Public Shuttles from Antigua are $12 and leave at 8:30am, 12:30pm and 4:00 pm
Please pay the shuttle driver directly. They accept dollars or quetzals. No credit cards. It is customary to offer a small tip to your driver. $5-10 per group is adequate.
1. Tell your credit and debit cards you are going to Guatemala. (meaning call the companies, not talk to your credit cards)
2. Your passports!
3. Only drink purified water here.
4. A refillable water bottle!
5. Sunscreen and bug spray (please make it natural!!)
6. I suggest you cook something the delicious and healthy the night before your trip and bring it with you to eat on the flight! It’s the best cure for your layover
A packing list is included in the Villa Sumaya Welcome kit from the last email!
Please be super safe when you arrive in Guatemala, especially in Antigua and Panajachel. Keep your purses in front of you. If you have a backpack, be aware of people unzipping it from behind (keep valuables out of reach). Don’t walk alone at night and keep an eye out for each other. I’ve never felt unsafe here but other people have run into problems.
All activities are optional and not included. Because we have a lot to fit in we will meet on the first night to help you plan your optional activities for the week!