Introduction to Ayurveda with Dee - January
About This Event
Learn how to create your Self-healing daily routine thanks to Ayurvedic and Yogic principles.
Connect and harmonize with your Nature.
Understand the wisdom of the elements through workshop talks, yoga classes and daily routine.
Self-heal into awareness.
Experience healing therapies designed to balance your vital energies (also known as dosha: Vata, Pitta, Kapha).
a typical Vata treatment (depending on the number of people attending and / or your constitution) =
- Full body Ayurvedic & vibrational medicine treatment with warm oil, essential oils and other tools to heal your nervous system
- Sound healing ceremony for a very deep relaxation
a typical Pitta treatment (depending on the number of people attending and / or your constitution) =
- Belly Massage to reboost the digestive fire
- Cacao ceremony to help you find your Life purpose
a typical Kapha treatment (depending on the number of people attending and / or your constitution) =
- Ceremonial sauna to Sweat your prayers and clear your energetic body
- Dry massage or Hot medicine bag therapy to detox deeply through your skin
Other therapies may be suggested for better results.
Some Ayurvedic ritual healing tools will be offered to you - to experiment a healing daily routine during your stay.
During this week-long workshop, you are invited to:
Five 1.5- hour yoga classes – themed on the elements & / doshas
Three therapies to balance and heal each dosha (Vata, Pitta, Kapha)
One dosha reading
Three lifestyle workshops
7 nights of deluxe, single accommodation
daily vegetarian meals and beverage service
Not included: transportation costs, tips to Villa Sumaya staff, optional tours & activities
Pricing & Registration
Pricing: $1,850 single in deluxe accommodation / $1,500 per person in deluxe double accommodation
To learn more or sign up, please contact (contact info blocked).
thank you, thank you, thank you for one of the best weeks of my life. You were like an angel in disguise coming into my life at this time. I have been so unwell for so long, I had forgotten what it was like to get the body moving again. Thank you for your patience, love your passion for the Ayurveda system. You are a fantastic teacher with such compassion and nonjudgement. I couldn’t have had anyone better than to prepare me for the next part of my life’s journey. Love and Blessings.
Very fulfilling experience with Dee. It was very tailored to what we wanted out of the retreat. Coming in not knowing anything about Ayurveda, Dee made it very well rounded allowing me to learn so much. The yoga practices incorporating the elements was great very excited to take home with me. My 1st ever massage with her was amazing and even taught us some moves to do with my partner. Again another thing I get to take home with me. The ceremonies were beautiful, very well set up, loved it. And Dee, she was a great soul, very comfortable with her. Listening and sharing with us. An Amazing experience. Thank you Dee.
I really enjoyed practicing with Dee. I was able to learn about a new and balancing perspective on Yoga which I really appreciate. I enjoyed learning about ceremonies and traditions. Thank you so Much Dee!!!
Oh my goodness Dee, I'm home and going to try implementing what I learned from you in my daily life. i wish I had you by my side everyday!! I really believe what I learned from you can be a big impact on my life. Of all my services at Villa Sumaya, my favorite was with you. I felt a good connection with you and you are so smart! I've tried explaining what i learned from you to my husband so he is on board to help me too. Starting with a warm glass of water with ginger before coffee!
I spent 7 nights in Villa Sumaya with Dee for an Ayurveda Retreat and it was one of the most transformative and healing experiences of my life. It was far beyond what I had expected when I signed up for the program. Dee carefully crafted the program with so much thoughtfulness that she created it around my healing needs. Along with assessing my constitution she also provided a great background on the principles of Ayurveda and how I can apply it to my life as I go through my healing process. She also curated daily yoga classes themed around the five elements with each one helping you connect with you inner energy. She provided treatments for every dosha that were just beautifully set up against the beautiful Lake Atitlan setting. It was breath taking and more importantly the treatments left you feeling relaxed and more open. You can feel her healing energy in each one. The program closed with sound healing and cacao ceremony to help me align with my true purpose. Dee, my time with you has been so therapeutic. You’ve paved a path for my healing. I am forever grateful for you and this wonderful experience. May you continue to share your light with others.
ReviewsWrite a review - tell others about your experience.
Adrian Gianforti December 03, 2019
I had a wonderful time at Villa Sumaya and would absolutely return. The only thing I'd change is staying longer considering Lake Atitlan can be tough to get to from Guatemala City airport and three days there was not nearly enough time. I appreciate the service staff's help and guidance during my time there. The food was INCREDIBLE as well! Absolutely worth mentioning.
Whitney Dupuis November 09, 2019
Villa Sumaya truly is the most amazing place I have ever been. The people, the lake, the rooms, the food, the energy, the gardens, the healers, the animals.....the list goes on. EVERYTHING about this place is beautiful. If you are even remotely thinking of visiting...It is a must!
Jennifer October 28, 2019
I was recently at Villa Sumaya for a Vinyasa yoga retreat, and it was an incredible experience. Villa Sumaya accommodations were amazing, beyond my expectations. The accommodations were beautiful and clean, the staff was super nice and always helpful. The food was healthful and delicious. The view of the lake is unbelievable. It can be a long travel day to get to this little piece of heaven, but it was completely worth it. This is truly a special and magical place to be, I can't wait to visit again.
Shaelyn Delgado October 27, 2019
My teaching partner and I hosted a retreat of 19 people here and it was fantastic. The village the retreat center is located on is my favorite on the lake and the retreat center is very organized and incredibly safe. The staff is amazing and there are so many great details that go into making the place a very beautiful and serene place to disconnect. We hope to be back next year!
Brooke Brownlow October 01, 2019
My sister and I found Villa Sumaya when looking for a yoga retreat. She flew from California and I flew from NC. We booked a shuttle with the center's recommended company, Kan Tours, which was great. My sister's flight was a little delayed and when we finally exited into the arrivals lounge, Elias from Kan Tours was there waiting for us. I was worried that the delay may cause him hassle, but no. The drive was a bit more than 3 hours from the airport with a 10m boat ride at the end from Panajchel to the retreat. This place is paradise, truly. The instant we arrived, we relaxed. Our stay included 2 yoga classes with Michelle (who is so sweet and wonderful, a great yoga teacher, too!) We also engaged in a sweat lodge with Paola (another amazing activity led by yet another caring, genuine, down to earth practitioner). All in all, we loved it. The staff are so lovely and the center so very beautiful and peaceful. Oh, and I'd be remiss if I didn't mention just how delicious the food was- every meal was a dance for your tastebuds! I'd recommend walking to Santa Cruz during your stay and visit CECAP, the work happening there is incredible and the high quality art and crafts one can find there are one of a kind. Really, if you want to unplug and get away from it all you'd be hard pressed to find something better than Villa Sumaya.
Ernesto Ortiz January 22, 2015
The mirror of the Gods I have been coming to Villa Sumaya for the past 10 years. I have gotten to know the owner and the employees quite well. Sometime I come with groups two times a year and I will continue coming again and again. Guatemala and Lake Atitlan are magical, the indigenous culture is strong and beautiful, that adds a lot for my group experience. Lake Atitlan is nicknamed The Mirror of the Gods, the name I give it is The Playground of the Gods. It is simply a magnificent location, a slice of paradise that you will fall in love with. Villa Sumaya is a refection of the spirituality and love of the owner for the land and the people. She has created a beautiful retreat center that nurtures your soul and your body. The Tara and Tiger temples are beautiful for any spiritual, yoga practice, The food is vegetarian and delicious, the rooms are perfect for a retreat place, many of them with majestic views of the lake and the volcanoes. The staff is friendly and always ready to help, it is uncommon to find one without a smile on their face. I highly recommend Villa Sumaya for a personal or a group retreat. You will absolutely love it. Ernesto Ortiz
Araminta Barbour October 14, 2014
Villa Sumaya is an incredibly beautiful & unique retreat space . It has been a delight to study and teach here. The staff are incredibly warm, helpful and talented and the temple spaces are inspiring and provide powerful containers for deep work. The rooms and bathrooms and all the spa features, gardens - EVERYTHING is brimming with attention to detail and love of beauty, elegance and colour. It is always such a joy to be at this magical lake!