12 Days Cultural Tours, Meditation, and Yoga Retreat in Guatemala

  • Guatemala City, Guatemala

12 Days Cultural Tours, Meditation, and Yoga Retreat in Guatemala

  • Guatemala City, Guatemala

Spiritual Yoga Retreat Guatemala

This trip is more than a yoga retreat and will include a tour and cultural introduction to Guatemala and its amazing Mayan Indians. This retreat will discuss and offer teachings and exercises for surrendering your egoic mind to your divine mind, from “small self” to "higher self”, balancing head with heart. Come join new friends who are exploring, healing, and growing. This retreat is appropriate for all levels of yoga and meditation experience.

Highlights

  • Yoga classes
  • Meditation classes
  • Visit ruins of Yaxha and Tikal
  • Boat trip to a Mayan Indian village
  • Mayan shaman ceremony and group blessing
  • Ground and water transports
  • 11 nights' accommodation
  • Meals
  • 10 days with instruction
  • Spanish, English
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Lake Atitlan, is your home for 5 nights, at the beautiful Lomas de Tzununa. The retreat center offers incredible views of Lake Atitlan and its majestic volcanos from your very own room. Few distractions and little noise and delicious Guatemalan meals are included. It is a wonderful setting for your sunrise and sunset yoga, guided meditations, and playshops. You will also stay for three nights in Antigua, one night in Guatemala City, one night in Tikal, and one night in Yaxha.

This retreat offers comfortable and clean accommodations, cultural experience, affordable travel, full country tour, gorgeous settings, delicious food, compassionate teachings, sacred ceremony and rituals, and personal service. Also, there will be hiking, village visits, and other options, with still plenty of time for reading, relaxing, and reflecting.

Itinerary

Day 1

Arrive in Guatemala City, stay night not far from the airport. The shuttle will pick you up.

Day 2

Early flight from Guatemala City to Flores for brunch, then El Sombrero Hotel on lake and ruins of Yaxha.

Day 3

Shuttle to Tikal ruins and spend a night at Tikal Inn (nice hotel with a pool). Explore wildlife, ruins, and pyramids then have jungle walks.

Day 4

Shuttle back to Flores, return flight to Guatemala City and shuttle to Antigua for the night and eat out.

Day 5

Morning yoga and meditation, breakfast, then shuttle to Lake Atitlan and your hotel overlooking the lake and have an afternoon yoga.

Day 6

It is no travel day. Have a morning yoga, swim, and lake time and then you will have an afternoon workshop.

Day 7

Morning yoga then visit a local village.

Day 8

Morning yoga, relax day, swim, and kirtan chanting in evening.

Day 9

Yoga, shaman ceremony, and village visit.

Day 10

Morning yoga then shuttle back to Antigua for last two nights of eating, yoga, shopping, etc.

Day 11

Yoga, eating, shopping, etc.

Day 12

Shuttle to airport in Guatemala City to return home.

  • A visit to local village
  • A visit to ruins of Yaxha and Tikal (including a flight to and from Guatemala City)
  • Boat trip to a Mayan Indian village on the lake
  • Roy Holman

    Yoga Alliance RYT 500 (Hatha Yoga)

    Roy is a 500-hour certified yoga teacher in the Viniyoga tradition. He teaches a safe, gentle, body-friendly, grounded, breath-connected, meditative, flowing, and traditional Hatha yoga. He also teaches breath-work (pranayama) and meditation and incorporates the aspects of emotional healing and balancing. For Roy, meditation is a mindfulness style, with focus on breath awareness, heart opening, body senses, emotional clearing, and connection on all levels.

  • Liz Gross

    Liz Gross is a certified energy therapist, a vibrational medicine practitioner, and a biopulsar reflexograph analyst. She is a graduate of EarthWalk Institute of Healing Arts in Bellevue, Washington. 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 the retreats. She feels very passionate about vibrational medicine and loves working with others in that way.

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 large Indian population, which still holds true to its Mayan culture, religion, costume, and one of the locals in Lake Atitlan, Guatemala 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.

About half the meals are included to give freedom to explore local cuisine. Holman Health is open to suggestions and special requests and needs.

  • Hiking
  • Shopping
  • Swimming
  • 11 nights' accommodation
  • Airport transfers from and to La Aurora International Airport (GUA)
  • All yoga, meditation, oneness blessing, and playshops classes
  • Boat trip to a Mayan Indian village on the lake
  • Ground and water transports
  • Mayan shaman ceremony and group blessing
  • Meals
  • Round trip flight to Tikal
  • Visit ruins of Yaxha and Tikal
  • Extra activities
  • Meals while traveling
  • Other tips
  • Souvenir shopping
  • Suggested hotel tip for staff

Arrival by airplane

Please book your flight to arrive at La Aurora International Airport (GUA). Transfer from and to the airport is included. The organizer will pick you up from the airport.

  • The deposit is non-refundable, if the booking is cancelled.
  • The rest of the payment should be paid 60 days before arrival.

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    Review by Anonymous

    Felt more like a group therapy weekend

    CONS Cons: Not a lot of time was spent doing yoga and the yoga was very basic (more like just stretching). The instructors did not offer challenges for students that really needed them. (This could have changed the whole experience for me). Coffee was limited. The leaders claimed to not know how to make coffee. We were told there was a Jacuzzi and there was but we were discouraged from using it. We were not told ahead of time that there would be no internet or cell service. I personally believe that the owner probably does has WiFi. There were several people who needed to be able to check in with there families. I did not have this problem but I felt lied to. I do think that others really did enjoyed themselves! I believe this was a very good and maybe even perfect retreat for many but I didn't enjoy it. However, I do think that I did learn a few things and who knows maybe I needed the experience just as it was.

    PROS Pros: The location was nice. The food was tasty. People were interesting.

    Organizer response: Hi Caralisa. Thank you so much for stretching your comfort zone and attending our retreat. I could see immediately that you were interested more in an exercise type of weekend, while we focus more on meditative yoga, deep connection, and mindful hiking. I think you know that the only time we adjusted the hot tub time was to ask to limit it to before 10pm, as a couple of you were a bit noisy the first night. We did have a land line that all were encouraged to use to contact loved ones. While not coffee drinkers, Liz and I asked for volunteers who made plenty of coffee. Lastly, people signed a release form agreeing to not use alcohol at this retreat, but we noticed empty bottles from your room. Again, while this was clearly not your type of retreat, we do appreciate you giving it a try, and I love your last comment that maybe it was exactly what you needed. May it be so. I followed your suggestions and am warning people about the internet coverage challenge, although I actually feel this deepens the inner experience. Many blessings, Roy and Liz

    2017-Aug-08 02:54:27

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    Review by Dona Golden from United States

    2017-Jul-24 04:46:51

Testimonials

  • Review by Sarah from Canada
    10 out of 10

    "I must say this was an enlightening experience, the people, the food, the location, the yoga made for a holiday close to the heart. Thank you so much!"

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  • Review by Suzanne from Everett

    "Roy and Chris are gracious and intuitive teachers and leaders, and both have a joyous energy."

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  • Review by Rosalie

    "I still think about our great trip every day. I even have happy dreams about it. "

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  • Review by Cyndie

    "You took good care of everyone – exceptionally!"

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  • Review by Bobby J.

    "Beautiful location – no cars! No television! Would love to go on another retreat with you."

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  • Review by Elizabeth M.

    "Perfect yoga, perfect location, great food – thank you."

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  • Review by Chris F.

    "I loved the people, the location, the yoga and the fun!"

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  • Review by Kay W.

    "I had a wonderful week, loved all the yoga."

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  • Review by Louisa from Canada

    "I loved the seven days: the sunshine, ocean and pool swimming, lunch in the seaside restaurant, the daily yoga and meditation, the camaraderie, the incredibly beautiful jungle."

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  • Review by Luisa from Italy

    "Feel re-charged, nurtured by this unique and profound experience, by the amazing yoga classes, the meditation, the oneness initiation, the nature, the ocean, the animals, by the teachers' profound sharing and wisdom. Wow! By everything! "

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  • Review by Linda and David from Everett

    "Everything was arranged with thought and care. This was a magical week for me and my husband. Your thoughtfulness and always-positive spirits helped make the magic possible."

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  • Review by Karen from Seattle

    "I loved doing yoga in a fantastically beautiful, serene, and spectacular location. I especially enjoyed the lightness, frivolity, and humor of Roy and Chris. You’ve both mastered the art of not taking yourselves too seriously."

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  • Review by Judy

    "I'm feeling great. The retreat was a healing experience for me and I also had a wonderful time with a great group of people. You did a superb job of planning and coordinating everything."

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  • Review by Aline

    "The Yelapa trip was one of the best vacations I have taken and I’m so happy to carry that feeling of calm and peace back home. I do appreciate all the work you did to organize the week’s activities in addition to the reasonableness of the price. I am grateful."

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  • Review by Aline

    "Thank you, thank you, Roy. Roy is a patient, caring yogi who tirelessly coordinated the retreat with style, finesse, compassion, and a fine sense of humor."

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  • Review by Brenda C.

    "Wonderful, helpful, and compassionate teachers. Excellent location. A fun week with great people at a great price."

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  • Review by Kathy M.

    "Excellent hikes, nice flexibility. Nice to have plans but not required to go. Was it a dream? I can’t think of anything to improve trip. Thank you for the perfect vacation. I could not have dreamed of something better."

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  • Review by Freida

    "I thoroughly enjoyed all instruction, loved the hikes, simple and wonderful location, authentic food, great balance between activities, and free time."

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  • Review by Lee H.

    "I am filled with admiration for your ability to organize this wonderful trip. You gave me a trip of a lifetime - never to be forgotten. Gracias!"

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  • Review by Linda and Ethel

    "Super location - couldn’t have been better. The comradarie, the setting, the special food, and yoga. I give it a big 10."

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  • Review by Jennifer

    "Thank you for all that you did to make our week in Mexico magical. I had a great time and it truly changed my life for the better."

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  • Review by Dan S. from Seattle

    "Thanks for being such a great retreat organizer, instructor, and leader for the group! You made the trip a fantastic experience and made your job look easy (when I know just how hard it is). I look forward to the next one!"

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Arrival: Wednesday February 14, 2018
Departure: Sunday February 25, 2018

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