Eat, explore, Yoga:

lake atitlan, guatemala

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eAT, explore, YOGA:
lake atitlan, guatemala, 2024

HERE'S WHAT'S INCLUDED

7 nights' accommodation

Single or double occupancy accommodation options available with double and twin bed options

Fresh and healthy breakfasts, hearty lunches and mouthwatering dinners are included (vegan/vegetarian included - chicken & fish available for a small extra fee)

3 HEALTHY meals EACH day

Invigorating morning and calming evening yoga classes + meditations, suitable for all levels.

2 yoga classes per day

An expansive sound immersion and vibrational healing utilizing a collection of crystal bowls, chimes, gongs, vocals and other sacred sound instruments to take you on a deeply relaxing journey.

Shamanic Sound Healing Ceremony

Wine and beer will be provided during all dinners

WINE / BEER DURING DINNER

You'll also get a free 1-Year Elite Membership which gives you unlimited access to our entire library of over 2,600 classes!

1-YEAR ELITE MEMBERSHIP TO YOGADOWNLOAD

Gratuities for the resort staff are included

TIPS & GRATUITIES TO RESORT STAFF

WHAT YOU'LL BE DOING

3:00-7:00pm Arrive at the resort

6:00pm Meet & greet

7:30pm Dinner

8:30pm Group orientation + intention setting

DAY 1 - SATURDAY

9:30am Fresh healthy breakfast

6:30pm Gentle evening yoga session

DAY 2 - TUESDAY

7:30am Coffee, tea, prep for the day

8:00pm Amazing gourmet dinner

8:00am Energizing morning yoga

10:30am Relax at the pool and/or the beach

3:30pm Temazcal ceremony (optional add-on activity)

8:00am Morning yoga session

9:30am Healthy breakfast

DAY 6 - THURSDAY

11:00am - 7:00pm Trip to  San Juan La Laguna w/ shopping (optional add-on activity)

5:30pm Short evening yoga session

7:30pm Dinner

7:30am Coffee, tea, prep for the day

11:00am - 3:30pm A visit to Santiago Atitlán (optional add-on activity)

5:30pm Evening yoga session

DAY 3 - MONDAY

7:30am Coffee, tea, prep for the day

7:30pm Dinner

8:00am Morning yoga session

9:30am Healthy breakfast

9:30am Healthy breakfast

11:00am - 3:00pm Tzununá Farm Tour & Waterfall Hike (optional add-on activity)

5:30pm Evening yoga session

DAY 4 - TUESDAY

7:30am Coffee, tea, prep for the day

7:30pm Dinner

8:00am Morning yoga session

9:30am Healthy breakfast

DAY 5 - WEDNESDAY

7:30am Coffee, tea, prep for the day

8:00am Morning yoga session

7:30pm Dinner

10:30am Free time, relax at the pool, lunch at 2pm

5:30pm Evening yoga session

8:00am Morning yoga session

9:30am Healthy breakfast

11:00am Checkout and goodbyes to all your new friends 

DAY 8 - SATURDAY

9:30am Fresh healthy breakfast

5:30pm Evening yoga session

DAY 2 - SUNDAY

7:30am Coffee, tea, prep for the day

7:30pm Dinner

8:00am Energizing morning yoga

10:30am Free time, relax at pool, optional massages/spa service, lunch at 2pm

8:00am Morning yoga session

9:30am Healthy breakfast

DAY 7 - FRIDAY

11:00am - 3:00pm Kayak Paddle w/ Optional Cliff Jump (optional add-on activity)

5:30pm Evening yoga session

7:30pm Gourmet dinner at the resort

7:30am Coffee, tea, prep for the day

First and foremost, please know that this is YOUR retreat, so participation is your choice. That said, we want this to be a place where we can really connect with one another, so we hope you choose to participate in as much as possible!

Below is our tentative retreat schedule 
(subject to change based on weather, etc)

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HURRY, THIS WILL SELL OUT -
JUST A 30% DEPOSIT TO SECURE YOUR SPOT

 

HEAVEN AWAITS!

I'M GOING TO GUATEMALA!!

THIS ALL SOUNDS ABSOLUTELY INCREDIBLE!
hOW DO I VIEW PRICING AND SECURE MY SPOT?

Villa Sumaya is an eco-chic wellness center majestically located on the shores of Lake Atitlan. They are dedicated to rejuvenating holistic practices and healing modalities as well as preserving Mayan traditions and facilitating outdoor adventure in the heart of the Altiplano.

WHERE YOU'LL BE STAYING

Lake Atitlán is a body of water in a massive volcanic crater in Guatemala’s southwestern highlands. Ringed by steep, verdant hills, it’s known for its Mayan villages and volcanoes with striking pointed cones. Ithas been described as “the closest thing to Eden on Earth”

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SECURE YOUR SPOT NOW -
JUST A 30% DEPOSIT

OTHER IMPORTANT INFO

Flights to/from Guatemala

Transfers to/from the airport (we can help you coordinate)

Travel insurance - it is highly recommended you get travel insurance before arriving

WHAT'S NOT INCLUDED

Optional add-on activities and massage treatments

Protein supplement for lunches and dinners - $8 for chicken or fish, per meal



Wifi Service - $11 per day

Q. What's the best way to get there?
A. Book your flight into the international airport in Guatemala City (GUA). Our resport is located on the shores of Lake Atitlán near Santa Cruz La Laguna, about 3.5 hours from the airport.
We will help you arrange a private transfer from Guatemala City or Antigua with Kan Tours, a transport company that
arranges safe, direct shuttles and boats to Villa Sumaya's private dock.


Q. Do I need to bring a yoga mat?
A. Yoga mats and all props are provided.

FAQs

Q. Do you offer payment plans?
A. Yes! After your 30% deposit we can set up affordable monthly payments for the remainder of your balance. Send us an email to learn more about this option.

Q. What will the temperature be like?
A. Expect temperatures to range from 76-80 F (24-26 C) degrees during the day and 55-60 F (10-15 C) degrees at night. 

Q. Can I come by myself?
A. Absolutely! Most of our retreat participants come alone as that's part of the fun of these retreats - connecting with like-minded fellow travelers and yoga practitioners in an extremely friendly and welcoming environment!

40% of the price paid is due 60 days before the retreat start date

30% deposit due at time of booking

Your money is fully refundable if the retreat is cancelled by us at any time, or if you cancel 60 days before the retreat start date (or you can choose to apply your deposit towards another upcoming retreat).

The remainder of the balance is due 30 days before arrival

PAYMENTS AND CANCELLATION POLICY

30% of the trip price will be charged if you cancel the booking 59-45 days prior to the start date of the retreat

50% of the trip price will be charged if you cancel the booking 44-30 days prior to the start date of the retreat

If you cancel less than 30 days prior to the retreat start date, 100% of the trip price will be forfeited. 

THINGS TO DO

MASSAGES AND SPA TREATMENTS

Treat yourself to a revitalizing, therapeutic healing treatment. Healing sessions allow for profound relaxation and rejuvenation. Choose from Swedish, Deep Tissue, Reflexology, Ayurvedic, Shiatsu + others. 

Take in the fine art of naturally-dyed and exquisitely handcrafted goods created by the talented Maya who inhabit this quaint village. You’ll have the opportunity to explore the weaving and art cooperatives that this pueblo is known for. Visit a medicinal herb garden and a trendy leather shop. This excursion is an excellent shopping opportunity, as well as a chance to learn about the unique artisan crafts of San Juan.

San Juan La Laguna w/ SHOPPING

The tour begins with a scenic boat ride across the lake to Santiago. Visit Maximon, the patron saint and mysterious Mayan spiritual figurehead of Santiago. See a variety of primitive paintings, beadwork and handcrafted woodwork as you visit the fascinating
historic sites of Santiago. This tour offers a rare and fascinating insight into this proudly independent village and the life of the modern Maya. 

Santiago Atitlán 

RETREAT OPTIONAL ADD-ON ACTIVITIES

Take an inspiring tour of two working permaculture farms in the Mayan village of Tzununá —Atitlán Organics and Duck Willow Farm— followed by a 30-minute hike (medium
difficulty) along a sparkling stream to a refreshing waterfall. Take a brisk shower under the waterfall if you like. Be sure to bring your camera for all the photo ops!

Tzununá Farm Tour & Waterfall Hike

You’ll begin from the Villa Sumaya dock and paddle for about 30 minutes to a special cliff jumping spot (with jumps from 3-30 feet above the lake) and swimming area. Either kayak back to Villa Sumaya or kayak to the Adventure Center and take a 30-minute lakefront walk back. 

Kayak Paddle w optional Cliff Jump 

A variety of other options are avaialbe such as: Shangri-La Coffee Tour, Spanish Classes, Bird Watching, Indian Nose (Rostro Maya) Hike, El Pico de Cielo Hike, various hikes near Villa Sumaya, kayaking and paddle boarding, Writing Workshop, Mayan Fire Ceremony, Traditional Mayan Sweat Lodge Ceremony (Temazcal), Sacred Heart-Opening Cacao Ceremony, Blue Lotus Ceremony

OTHER ACTIVITY OPTIONS

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SET IN a breathtaking retreat & wellness center!

Our villa is located in a secluded location on the shores of Lake Atitlan with views of three volcanoes in the distance.

APRIL 13 - 20, 2024

lake atitlan, guatemala

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Dive deeply into the refreshing natural beauty of this stunning landscape. Within the vast, majestic horizons, you’ll find a deeper connection with your heart’s song and a rejuvenated sense of wellbeing.

Visit one of the 12 villages around the lake, walk around the lake or kayak in it. The resort also offers spa treatments hottubs and a pool.

THE BREATHTAKING resort

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THE ROOMS

The 22 suites and rooms feature tons of charatcer with local decor, comfortable beds, ensuite bathrooms, and spacious outdoor spaces. 

LAKE ATITLAN


April 13 - 20, 2024

Join YogaDownload top instructors Elise Fabricant and Mary Baker for eight days/seven nights of serenity, yoga, meditation, exploration, and adventure in one of the most ancient and inspiring locations in the world. A truly magestic setting where you can enjoy verdant hills, Mayan villages, and an ancient lake rimmed with striking pointed volcanoes.

Our retreat will be held at Villa Sumaya, an eco-chic retreat and wellness center located in Santa Cruz la Laguna on the shores of Lake Atitlán. It boasts spacious suites and bungalows, lush gardens, a restaurant w/ juice & smoothie bar, a welcoming courtyard, a hot tub and sauna, as well as four healing huts where they offer a wide variety of cultural ceremonies and spa services.

In addition to the many adventures offered on this volcano-ringed lake, you will also have an opportunity to let your body and soul be reenergized and rejuvenated through masterfully led yoga classes at the resort's large and stunning yoga shala on the lake. 

The retreat includes three healthy home-cooked meals each day featuring local and international cuisine, along with twice daily yoga which is suitable for everyone from beginner to experienced yoga practitioners, - non-yoga participants are welcome too!

Are you ready to wake to the sounds of rare birds singing outside your doorstep, begin your day with rejuvenating yoga, relax & unwind in a hammock or next to the pool as you marvel at one of the most stunning backdrops on earth, enrich yourself in a vibrant ancient culture, nourish your being with beautiful, healthy, home-cooked meals, as you rediscover the magic inside you while laughing with new like-minded friends from across the globe? JOIN US!!

Questions? Send us an email to get more info!

"The YogaDownload retreat was truly a wonderful experience. It far exceeded all expectations I had. Everything was top notch from the yoga instructors, to the staff, the food, the excursions, the attendees, the location. Well worth the money and the memories are priceless. I would highly recommend a Yoga Download retreat. You won't regret it!"
~ Gail F, Ohio

"Another absolutely unbelievable experience with Yogadownload. Second retreat for me, and almost impossibly, it was better than the first. Custom made food, spectacular location, amazing people who are now genuine friends and two of the best instructors in the world. Brilliant!"
~ Chrissy H, Germany

"I really didn't know what to expect, but upon arrival, I immediately knew I was in for a real treat. And by the end of the week, I was completely blown away by the entire experience: the yoga, the location, the people, the activities, all of it was just a dream. I can't wait for my next yoga download retreat!"
~ Elizabeth H, S. Carolina

"This was exactly the rejuvenating and adventurous vacation I needed! The Yoga Download team made sure we were well taken care of. We stayed at a picturesque villa, ate incredible meals, went on tours of beautiful historical villages, and got to start and end each day with yoga taught by some of the best instructors. This was an unforgettable experience and one I won't forget."
~ Anne S., Colorado

HEALTHY HOME-COOKED CUISINE

Putting the "eat" in Eat, Explore, Yoga! 

Villa Sumaya’s restaurant offers a splendid view of the lake and a blend of local and international vegetarian cuisine.
*Chicken and fish are available on request for a small additional fee

    BREAKFASTS
Breakfast buffets include a main dish, granola, yogurt, fruit and daily specials.

    LUNCHES
Lunch buffets include a hearty vegetarian main course (can add chicken or fish for a small fee), organic greens, homemade bread and a local fruit platter.

    DINNERS
Dinner buffets include soup, vegetarian entrée (can add chicken or fish for a small fee), seasonal side dishes, organic greens and a scrumptious dessert. Savor fresh breads and house-made tortillas.

    WINE & BEER
 Wine and beer are included at all dinners. 

    TEA, COFFEE, FILTERED WATER
You will have access to unlimited tea, coffee, and filtered water

*We are also able to accomodate vegans and gluten free as well as other dietary restrictions

YOUR INSTRUCTORS

ELISE FABRICANT

With 15+ years experience under my belt as a wellness coach, yoga teacher and massage therapist, I have tons of tools to help students get comfortable in their bodies, gain strength and flexibility, as well as calm and center their minds.  

Words can't even describe the how gratifying it is to me to help people connect with breath and get comfortable in body, to feel simultaneously stronger and calmer. It is an honor to be able to facilitate this growth!

Mary Baker

Mary Baker is an ERYT 500-hour Hatha Yoga teacher with over 5,000 teaching hours sharing her love of yoga with the world. Her teaching style is an organic blend of traditional Hatha yoga combined with vinyasa flow with a strong emphasis on breath, mindful movement, and intention. Mary’s classes artfully interweave yogic philosophy and mindfulness practices as a focal point for the mind and spirit. Her goal is for all students regardless of ability, flexibility, or experience to have fun and find peace and stillness on their yoga mat and in life!

Mary has been practicing yoga for over 15 years and credits the practice for helping her overcome the many challenges life has brought her way, including the loss of both parents to cancer when she was in her early 40’s. From this loss, Mary turned her grief into her life’s purposes and started the nonprofit, Be Well Therapy, Inc. which specializes in Yoga for Cancer Recovery offering weekly classes and private sessions to those who are living with cancer and their caregivers. She believes strongly that Yoga and Mindfulness practices can help heal our bodies, quiet our minds, and transform our lives.