7-Day Ignite Your Spark Yoga Retreat on Lake Atitlan, Guatemala

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Immerse yourself in the magnificence of nature on Lake Atitlán, Guatemala! 

Join Julie Murphy and Karen Pagano to Light the Spark of Awareness … through yoga, meditation and The Seven Steps to Igniting Your Heart. Includes an overnight stay and excursion in Antigua, a city of rare beauty and vibrant culture. We are thrilled to be returning to the beautiful Lake Atitlán for our fifth retreat in this exquisite location! 

Dig a little deeper and become curious about taking your yoga beyond your mat, on the magical path of awakening.


  • A full Yin Yoga Immersion, creating space within the connective tissues of the body and the mind
  • Yoga Nidra Awakening, setting your life on a vibrant course through the power of intention
  • Conscious Breath (Pranayama) to stoke your life force and burn away what no longer serves you
  • Positive Affirmation, making space for clarity and setting your life on a vibrant course
  • Playful exploration, philosophical discussion, and embracing the universal heart within as you claim your rightful happiness


After our stay on the lake, we pause to explore Antigua and stay overnight for an easy departure home the following day. Antigua is a city of major historical significance, with striking 17th-century ruins, colonial-era mansions and churches, and craft markets with vibrant colors and designs.

** PRICES (per person)**

DOUBLE   $1,495        SINGLE  $2,600         TRIPLE   On request

All rooms have private bathrooms, private balconies, and dramatic views of the lake.

To secure your spot, please pay in full, as there are only 9 rooms available and this retreat fills up quickly. We accept payment by PayPal or check. All payments are non-refundable after January 31, 2018. In the event that you cannot attend the retreat and know of someone who can take your place, you may transfer the full amount of your fees paid to the third party, without penalty or additional fees, when the third party registers with us. 


  • 5 nights accommodation at Tzununà, on Lake Atitlán, Guatemala 
  • 1 night accommodation in Antigua, Guatemala
  • Group excursion in Antigua
  • Delicious meals (full board on the lake, breakfast in Antigua) 
  • Daily yoga and meditation on the lake, with two different teachers
  • Plenty of free time for additional excursions and wellness treatments
  • Group transportation from and to Guatemala City airport (set times)
  • Group transportation to the city of Antigua, Guatemala 
  • Hotel taxes

What’s Not Included In Your Retreat: Airfare to/from Guatemala City (GUA), additional excursions or treatments, lunch/dinner in Antigua

** Lomas de Tzununá Retreat Center ** 

Our retreat hideaway is safe and secluded at the beautiful Lomas de Tzununá, with no vehicles or traffic. We have chosen this intimate eco-resort with the most dramatically beautiful views we’ve seen on any of our many Lake Atitlan visits. 

After a day of yoga, the peace of the lake or the adventure of an excursion, retreat to the stunning views from your room. 


Your group shuttle will meet you at Guatemala City airport for departure to the lake no later than 1pm on Thursday, April 26 and will return Wednesday, May 2 in time for a noon departure flight (or later) from Guatemala City. The trip from the airport to the lake is 3.5 hours on good roads, by private vehicle. If your travel plans are different, we can arrange a private shuttle for you, at an additional cost.


In addition to daily yoga and meditation (with two different teachers), there are many other optional activities * Swim in the lake or private swimming pool * Kayaking * Hiking * Bird watching * Tour a Mayan village * Indulge in a Wellness Treatment  … or simply unplug and relax on your private balcony with spectacular views of the lake.

What People Are Saying About Us ... 

“Thanks a million, best time ever. Looking forward to our new adventure. But first, let me savor this one. Namasté.” – Céline C.  

“It was an amazing experience that I cannot explain to anyone. I feel so at peace. I can’t stop thinking about this trip and all the memories and all the special people. Namaste.” — Jojo F.

“What an adventure, many happy memories and life changes. Julie and Karen, thanks to you for creating such an amazing experience. Each of you is remarkable and together you are magic. Namaste’.” — Ruth M.

** ABOUT US **

The connection between Julie and Karen as soul sisters elevates their teaching to a place of joy and delight, plus a fair bit of laughter. Individually, here’s more about us:

Karen Pagano is considered one of the pioneers of Yin Yoga in South Florida. She fell in love with yoga over 25 years ago and completed her 200-hour certification in Seattle, WA and Bali. Karen’s joyous delivery helps students to laugh at their quirks and celebrate their victories, on and off the mat. Her favorite yoga phrase is, "Come Om to yourself”, as yoga brings us back to the happy person that is our essence. This is Karen’s foundation of teaching in Yin, Hatha and Yoga of Sound. 

Julie Murphy discovered the joy of yoga in her home country, South Africa. Many Oms later, she completed her 200-hour certification in the US and began teaching in 2007. Her 500-hour studies took her to India for a deeper understanding of yoga. Julie is also editor of Today’s Yoga magazine and is well known for her soothing voice and Yoga Nidra recordings, enjoyed by thousands on Insight Timer. She is inspired by yoga as a way for anyone to reach their full potential—in body, mind and spirit.

Join us in this idyllic haven and return home relaxed and refreshed!

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