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.
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.
Arrive in Guatemala City, stay night not far from the airport. The shuttle will pick you up.
Early flight from Guatemala City to Flores for brunch, then El Sombrero Hotel on lake and ruins of Yaxha.
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.
Shuttle back to Flores, return flight to Guatemala City and shuttle to Antigua for the night and eat out.
Morning yoga and meditation, breakfast, then shuttle to Lake Atitlan and your hotel overlooking the lake and have an afternoon yoga.
It is no travel day. Have a morning yoga, swim, and lake time and then you will have an afternoon workshop.
Morning yoga then visit a local village.
Morning yoga, relax day, swim, and kirtan chanting in evening.
Yoga, shaman ceremony, and village visit.
Morning yoga then shuttle back to Antigua for last two nights of eating, yoga, shopping, etc.
Yoga, eating, shopping, etc.
Shuttle to airport in Guatemala City to return home.
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 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.
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.
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