Journey to the Heart: A Bhakti Vinyasa Retreat on Lake Atitlán With Jeremy Falk

About This Event

Are you ready to take a voyage to one of the most mystical and magical places on Earth? Lake Atitlan is believed by the Mayans to be the center of the universe.  Alexander von Humboldt called it "the most beautiful lake in the world," and he was a famous naturalist who had been around a few places. Aldous Huxley said Lake Atitlan was "too much of a good thing," a bold statement for a pacifist who believed in spreading the goodness!

Surrounded by a dozen highly preserved Mayan villages and 3 dormant volcanoes, Atitlan is the perfect setting to ground into a profound sense of calm while igniting the fire of transformation and inner truth.  Each morning we'll begin in meditation as tranquil and reflective as the lake itself.  Through devotional Bhakti yoga, we'll sing, chant, and honor the divine within everyone and everywhere.  Dynamic and challenging vinyasa classes will provide a cathartic release of the blockages that keep us from living spaciously in our hearts and allow us to activate the embodied intelligence that lives beyond the mind.

While enjoying a carefully crafted vegetarian/pescatarian diet, and living outside of the urban jungle many of us are accustomed to, we'll detox from much of the modern world's stress and toxicity.  We'll humbly explore the culture of local villages, support verified fair trade organizations for local artists, and take in a few majestic hikes to witness a sunrise and sunset like never before.

Join us as we journey home to a peaceful heart.

The Venue

Villa Sumaya is an inspiring and beautiful retreat center on Lake Atitlan. Lake Atitlan, with the backdrop of three stunning volcanoes, has been called "the most beautiful lake in the world." Villa Sumaya is located in Santa Cruz la Laguna, a fifteen-minute boat ride from the lake's main hub of transit, Panajachel. From here you can travel by boat all around the lake to take advantage of the large variety of activities here at Atitlan, or you can simply relax and rejuvenate in our gorgeous grounds.

Highlights

Accommodation at award-winning, eco-chic retreat center on the shores of Lake Atitlan

Gourmet vegetarian home-cooked meals (meat & fish available upon request)

Simple yet comfortable rooms, all with stunning views over the lake and inviting décor, private baths, outdoor patios, amazing views, comfortable beds, and quality linens

Spa services offering Swedish, Ayurvedic, and Thai massages

Solar-heated stone hot tub and wood-burning sauna

Two inspiring and spacious yoga rooms

Two group excursions

Yoga & meditation with Jeremy

Menu

All meals are included in your program. Meals are a vegetarian based eclectic blend of local and international cuisine, created from Guatemala’s cornucopia of fruit and vegetables.
 Meals are served buffet style are abundant and freshly prepared in our kitchen daily. The breakfast buffet includes a main dish, granola, yogurt, fruit and daily specials. Luncheon buffets comprise a hearty vegetarian main course, organic greens, homemade bread, and a colorful fruit platter. Dinner buffets contain soup, vegetarian entrée, seasonal side dishes, organic greens, and a scrumptious dessert. Four fish are also included. Baked goods are produced daily.

Accommodations

The rooms at Villa Sumaya are a combination of triple, double and single accommodations. Your room assignment will be based on your preference and will either be in Lotus House, Ginger Suites, or Skyline Bungalows.

Directions

You will book your international ticket into and out of Guatemala City (airport code: GUA) to arrive the morning of February 1st and depart on the late afternoon or evening of February 8th.

Airport transfers are not included in the total trip price. The retreat center does provide a shuttle service from the airport directly to the retreat facility. We will help to facilitate shuttle groups closer to the date of departure once we have received more individual flight arrival details.

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