Liberation of the Heart


Event Highlights

  • What is included?
  • Sacred Medicine ceremonies
  • Yoga (Kriya and Kundalini) & Dynamic Qigong
  • Sound Healing
  • Temazcal (Sweat Lodge)
  • Intimate circle discussions
  • Meditations
  • Digital Detox: no cell phones or electronics
  • Accommodation at Casa de Liberación, San Marcos La Laguna
  • Support to organize transportation from/to Guatemala City or Antigua to center [transport costs not included]
  • Wholesome vegetarian meals
  • Hiking & nature
  • And more!
  • We will help coax you out of your comfort zone into a place of magic while respecting your boundaries, personal choice and self-knowing with love and respect.

Schedule

Day 1

1:00 - 3:00pm - Arrival, Coconuts & Settle in
3:00pm - Opening Circle ~ Intention setting, 7 Directions Prayer, Temascal/Voice activation with Medicine
8:00pm - Dinner

Day 2
6:30am - 9:00am - Dynamic Qigong, Kundalini Yoga, Pranayama & Meditation
9:00am - 11:00am - Breakfa
11:00am - 2:00pm - Cacao/Mushroom Ceremony, Kirtan & Ecstatic Dance
2:00pm - 4:00pm - Coconuts and Fruits
4:00pm - 6:00pm - Yin Yoga or Intuitive Games
6:30pm - 8:00pm - Dinner
8:00pm - 9:30pm - Sacred Fire Song Cirlce and Prayers

Day 3 ~ Day of Silence
6:30am - Dynamic Qigong / Kriya Yoga
8:30am - 10:00am - Breakfast
11:00am - 2:00pm - Mushroom Mountain Hike + Nature Exploration
2:00pm - Coconut + Fruits
3:00pm - Trust and Surrender practice, Ecstatic Dance
5:00pm - 6:30pm - Dinner
7:30pm - Temazcal Sharing Circle and Chants (Sweat Lodge)

Day 4
6:30am - 9:00am - Elemental Qigong / Kundalini Yoga & Chanting
9:00am - Breakfast
11:00am - Integration Circle, and Chocolate making Class
1:30pm - 3:00pm - Lunch
3:30pm - 5:30pm - Free time
5:30pm - 11:30pm - Mushroom Ceremony and Sound Healing
11:30pm - Grounding Soup

Day 5
7:30am - 9:00am - Easy flow Yoga, Breath & Meditation
9:00am - Breakfast
11am - Closing Circle

About This Event

Liberation of the Heart is for everyone, from novice to experienced, as long as you are willing to dive deep in daily practices, work with plant medicine, and desire significant change in your life to experience emotional & spiritual healing, connection to source, self and all that is while finding more balance and reset in a held space of love and co-creation.  

If you choose to voyage into these realms then I can highly recommend Sam as your guide, and the beautiful Casa de Liberación as your vessel.

Venue Highlights

Casa De Liberación is a new, state-of-the-art and beautiful retreat space that can host up to 22 people at each retreat. It has the choice of dorm room style beds or more private spaces and cabanas. We are keeping our retreat at a minimum of 12 people so there will be plenty of space to spread out and have the support of doing such deep inner work given to you one on one with the facilitators.

Accommodations

Bamboo Dorm
Availability: 8
With quality bamboo beds, cedar writing desk and cypress wood floors, this is not your typical hostel setup. Choose this shared dormitory option to get a cozy single bed, large lockable dresser drawer for your valuables and writing desk. Featuring 4 large bamboo bunk-beds in one room and 6 in the other. We reserve the right to assign dorm spaces for the most harmonious situation for all guests, i.e. men, women and couples. Dorms are not co-ed for this retreat. Spacious shared bathroom features two showers, two toilets, large cubby holes for personal belongings, sink and mirror.

Queen Casita
Availability: 3
Your own cozy cabin in the woods with a super comfy queen bed, views and safe for your valuables. Retreat to your nest for some alone time. Breathe in the nature from the hanging hammock chair on your private patio. If booking double occupancy, you must have your second person to share. These casitas only have one queen bed; beds cannot be added or changed.

Tree house Casita
Availability: 1
The unique tree house casita has a queen bed and a single. It is perched 12 feet off the ground with spectacular views of the lake and volcanoes. Must be comfortable with heights and able to climb steep stairs.

Amenities

  • Sauna
  • Kitchen
  • Coffee/Tea
  • Restaurant
  • Yoga Studio
  • House-Keeping

Menu Types

  • Vegan
  • Vegetarian

Directions

While planning your trip to the lake, please be aware that if your flight arrives in the late afternoon or evening, it is easier and safer to stay close in the city or Antigua. Morning travel to the lake is recommended

From Guatemala City or La Aurora Airport/GUA, there are two options for getting to Panajachel and one option direct to the town of San Marcos.

Option 1: Shared bus/shuttle from Guatemala City/Airport GUA to Lake Atitlán --the town of Panajachel, $25 p/p. Daily service, 6:00am/11:00am/2:15pm. Private Service is more expensive and can be scheduled at any time according to your needs, please specify time and number of passengers for details. We recommend San Pedro Tours for a safe, comfortable ride; they can be found on Facebook.

Option 2: Public transport (chicken buses). This is a much longer option, can be crowded and less safe, if you're on a budget, don’t mind the time you arrive then maybe an option for 20GTQ ($2.50). Read a little about it beforehand to be ready for the experience!

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From Panajachel you can take a lancha (boat) to San Marcos. They leave about every half hour and will bring you to San Marcos La Laguna after a beautiful 45-minute ride. Lanchas run from 6:30am to 7pm from Panajachel. Cost: 20GTQ, ensure you have the correct change.

Option 3: Spend the evening in Antigua and travel the next morning.

Antigua is the tourist hub of the country and nearly all transportations runs through there. There are shuttles every hour from the airport to Antigua (Q100, 45mins-1.5hrs depending on traffic). A direct, private shuttle service to San Pedro can be scheduled at any time. Take the Pullman Bus at 5:30 am to San Pedro, $40 p/p (5hrs, executive Class Pullman A/C, Recliners, bathroom) If on a San Pedro shuttle service, either get off the shuttle in San Pablo la Laguna and take a tuk-tuk (Q5) to San Marcos la Laguna (the next town over), or from San Pedro take the ‘lancha’ boat (Q10) to San Marcos.

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We do not advise driving in Guatemala, as roads can be full of potholes. If you insist on renting a car, we advise you to park in Panajachel and take the ferry over.

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