Guatemala Yoga Retreat on Lake Atitlan
Jan 17, 2018| $1,595
Join Roy Holman & Liz Gross for this 9 or 12 days yoga retreat in Guatemala. The retreat takes place from January 17th to January 25th/28th 2018.
Theme: Surrendering egoic mind to Heart / Divine Mind
We will discuss and offer teachings and exercises for surrendering our egoic mind to our Divine mind, from intellect to being, balancing head with heart.
Where is Lake Atitlan , Guatemala and why would I want to go there?
Guatemala, the land of eternal spring, is located on the southern border of Mexico. It is the only country in Central America that still has a largely Indian population, which still holds true to its Mayan culture, religion, costume, and community values.
Lake Atitlan is located in the heart of the Guatemalan highlands. It is located just a short boat ride from Panajachel, a good town for shopping. The lake is spectacular, enchanting, and ringed with volcanoes, mountains and Indian villages. It’s an amazing place to sit and be still, while enjoying the stunning displays of light upon the water.
Lake Atitlan, is our home for 5 nights, at the beautiful Lomas de Tzununa . The retreat center offers incredible views of Lake Atitlan and its majestic volcanos from our very own room. Few distractions and little noise. Delicious Guatemalan meals are included. Wonderful setting for our sunrise and sunset yoga, guided meditations, and playshops. Also hikes, village visits and other options, with still plenty of time for reading, relaxing, and reflecting. We offer comfortable and clean accommodations, cultural experience, affordable travel, full country tour, gorgeous settings, delicious food, compassionate teachings, sacred ceremony and rituals, and personal service.
This trip is more than a yoga retreat, and will include a tour and cultural introduction to Guatemala and its amazing Mayan Indians. Roy lived in Guatemala for over 2 years, and speaks Spanish, and has already led 6 yoga retreats to Guatemala. We will also stay 3 nights in Antigua, 1 in Guatemala City, and if you include the recommended extra 3 days, 1 in Tikal, 1 in Yaxha. The Tikal & Yaxha ruins visit includes a flight to and from Guatemala City.
Come join new friends who are exploring, healing, and growing. This retreat is appropriate for all levels of yoga and meditation experience.
- $1,595 includes: 8 night’s hotel, ground transport, classes, some meals, shaman ceremony, lake village visit.
- $1,895 includes the above in addition to an extra 3 days tikal trip including the flight
What is included:
- Ground & Water transport: Van from & back to airport in Guatemala City , and to all other towns we visit. Includes boat trip to / from hotel on lake. RT Flight Tikal in northern Guate.
11 Nights Hotel (double or triple occupancy) 5 nights at Lake Atitlan (and 3 nights in Antigua, 1 at Tikal ruins, 1 Yaxha ruins.). I can match you with other room mates.
- Retreat Meals: About half the meals are included, to give freedom to explore local cuisine. Open to suggestions and special requests and needs.
- Classes: All Yoga, Meditation, Oneness Blessings, & Playshops
- Mayan Shaman ceremony and group blessing: A traditional Mayan elder.
- Village Visit: Boat trip to a Mayan Indian village on lake.
- Extra costs / options : Meals while traveling (food is quite inexpensive in Guatemala, maybe $150 total), souvenir shopping, suggested hotel tip for staff ($30 approx.), other tips, extra activities (other boat trips, massage, etc.).
Roy Holman: I am a 500 hour Certified Yoga teacher, in the Viniyoga tradition. I teach a safe, gentle, body-friendly, grounded, breath-connected, meditative, flowing traditional hatha yoga – a meditation in motion really. I like to move slow, give time to breathe deeply and savor the poses. I also teach breath-work (pranayama) and meditation, and also try to incorporate the many aspects of emotional healing and balancing I have learned. The meditation is a mindfulness style, with focus on breath awareness, heart opening, body senses, emotional clearing, and connection on all levels (body, breath, emotions, Earth, Spirit).
Liz Gross: “I believe all healing involves alignment of the soul with the body.” Liz is a gifted sound and vibration healer, and teaches with Roy on retreats. Liz teaches yoga, meditation, Oneness and often does some of the cooking on our retreats. “When you’re consciously in touch with the life energy within yourself, you have awareness & communication with the flow of energy that connects you to spirit. I feel very passionate about Vibrational Medicine and love working with others in this way & helping others to connect with their purpose and passion in life. Vibrational Energy Medicine brings the physical, emotional, mental, & spiritual bodies back into balance, which opens the way for rebuilding the healing systems of the body.”