Grow & Glow in Guatemala with Leah Zaccaria

About This Event

Get ready to get in touch with yourself! Through inspiration, yoga, and meditation, Leah will draw out your light during this week of growth and expansion. Majestically located on the shores of Lake Atitlan, our retreat center is the perfect place to dive into your yoga practice and ignite the fires of transformation. Believed by the Mayans to be the center of the universe, Atitlán is surrounded by a dozen highly preserved Mayan villages and three dormant volcanoes. Alexander von Humboldt called it "the most beautiful lake in the world."

When you're not on your mat, you'll be able to explore the culture of local villages on guided excursions, support verified fair trade organizations for local artists, and take in a few majestic hikes to witness a sunrise and sunset like never before. You'll have plenty of free time to enjoy walks along the lake, sweat in the wood-fired sauna, soak in the solar-powered hot tub, drop into solitude, or connect with new friends. Let's grow and glow together in Guatemala!

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 Leah

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. Two fish/chicken dinners are also included.

Smoothies, espresso drinks, specialty chocolate & desserts, beer, wine, and select cocktails are available at an additional cost.

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 on the morning of February 27, 2021, and depart on the late afternoon or evening of March 6, 2021.

Airport transfers are not included in the total trip price. We will help to facilitate shuttle groups closer to the date of departure once we have received more individual flight arrival details. Note that shuttles are arranged at an additional fee (ranging from $120 to $35 depending on the number of people in each shuttle)

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