Get Away to Guatemala, Yoga and Relaxation - March 2018

  • Lake Atitlán, Sololá Department, Guatemala
  • Mar 27 - 31, 2018 (5 days)
  • $1100-1250 (by the end of 2017), $1200-1400 (through March 15)

About us

Give yourself the incredible experience of retreating in this magnificent country, and breathing in all of the serenity the natural surroundings offer. Hike active volcanoes, practice yoga along a beautiful natural lake flanked by dormant volcanoes, eat splendidly  nourishing food  grown in the retreat center's hillside garden, spend lazy afternoons  sunbathing in the hammocks scattered within the lush greenery, and  immerse yourself in the vibrant, hospitable culture of those descended  from the ancient Mayans. We will begin and end each day with grounding and enlightening yoga practices tailored to your needs. Imagine reveling in this magical retreat center overlooking gorgeous Lake Atitlan, where each  room is unique and built with optimal relaxation in mind along the lake hillside. Each  cabana hut is equipped with its own hammock (inside and outside), a  private balcony, and is kept impeccably clean. Transport is almost exclusively achieved by  public boat, hailed by waving your arms in the air from our dock; you  can swim the crystal clear and warm lake water, and stargaze at a night  sky lit by millions of twinkling stars. Feel your heart heal and open, connect to nature and the spirit of the lake as you tap into your true hearts desire. 

What's included?
Your retreat experience will include:
- 5 days/4 nights at a beautiful resort, reserved just for this retreat, carved out in the volcano, with an exclusive doc, every room equipped with a balcony, hammock and a view of the lake and volcanoes
- Double or single air-conditioned rooms with all modern comforts, amidst traditional architecture
- 12 traditional, delicious Guatemalan meals sourced from local ingredients and vegetable garden on premises
- Daily yoga (vinyasa, restorative and therapeutic) overlooking the beautiful Lake Atitlan and the surrounding dormant volcanoes
- Guided meditation and pranayama practices
- Day trips to the other towns around the lake, including Santiago, San Marcos and a sunrise hike at beautiful Indian Nose
- Transportation to and from Guatemala City airport
- Use of wood-burning hot tub, and direct access to lake swimming
- Relaxation and rejuvenation among the beautifully landscaped retreat center grounds, on various hammocks and balconies 

- Yoga mats and props provided, courtesy of PrAna
Tentative Schedule

1-4pm: Arrival at the Retreat Center
6pm: Easy Vinyasa Practice
8pm: Dinner

7:30-9pm: Morning Practice
9am: Breakfast
10am-2pm: Daytrip to Santiago + Lunch
2-5pm: Relaxation/Pool/Personal Time  
5:30pm: Evening Practice
7pm: Dinner
9pm: Optional Meditation

7:30am: Morning Practice
9am: Breakfast
11am-1: Daytrip to San Marcos
2-5pm: Relax at retreat Center
5:30pm: Evening Practice
8pm: Dinner  
9pm: Optional Restorative practice/Meditation

6am: Sunrise Hike to India Nose, light yoga practice at the top!
9am: Return to Retreat Center and Breakfast
10am: Nap in a hammock time!
1pm: Lunch
3pm: Optional hike to Santa Cruz
5:30pm: Evening Practice
8pm: Dinner
9pm: Optional Meditation

8am: Meditation/Pranayana  
9am: Breakfast
11am-1pm: Departure

*Note, all activities optional! If you prefer to skip a class or activity to lounge in a hammock or take a swim in the lake, the time is yours! Also, the schedule may change based on participant preferences! A survey will be sent out prior to the retreat!

About Ingrid
Ingrid Yang, MD, JD, E-RYT-500, C-IAYT has been teaching yoga since 1999 and is a physician specializing in Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation. Her expert grasp of anatomy and human physiology bring a unique, thoughtful and joyful experience to the practice of yoga. Ingrid leads classes, trainings, and workshops all over the United States, Australia, Europe and Asia. She is certified with OM yoga Center and Jivamukti Yoga, both in New York City. Ingrid is also a certified yoga therapist under the International Association of Yoga Therapists (IAYT) and a Reiki master of the Usui tradition.

Ingrid's classes are upbeat and energetic, incorporating a vigorous vinyasa flow with dharma teaching and a strong understanding of human physiology. She seeks to offer each student a deep awareness of his/her personal capabilities and body, respecting its limits with compassion and ahimsa. With a strong emphasis on alignment, Ingrid's background in Iyengar brings a thoughtfulness to her teaching, yet she seeks to maintain a lightness and humor in class that encourages a wakefulness in daily life. She believes in listening to our own bodies' wisdom, while freeing its energy with the fluidity of Vinyasa flow movement. Ingrid has personally witnessed the healing powers of yoga in herself and her students, and she considers herself lucky to share the gift of yoga with others.

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