Lake Atitlan Yoga Retreat with Carmel Calcagno
- True Nature Education
- Lake Atitlan, Guatemala
- Feb 18, 2017 - Feb 25, 2017 (8 days)
- $1595 to $2095
This week together we will explore the gift of our bodies as we move through and celebrate our lives, loves and our practice. We have so much to be grateful for and we will embrace it all everyday in this week long workshop. Discover the beauty that surrounds you in every aspect of your life. We will practice meditation daily to help us embrace our joy and gratitude so we can then become conduits to others.
This event takes place on magical Lake Atitlan in Guatemala. A country known for its beautiful Mayan culture and breath taking landscapes. You will have an opportunity to hang out in lush tropical gardens, rest in posh accommodations and be nourished by the delicious and abundant cuisine at this special center. A week that is sure to be filled with joy, spirit, care and deep practice.
7 Nights Accommodations
3 Whole Foods Meals a Day
Round-Trip Group Transport to/from the Airport
2 Yoga Sessions Each Day
Tour of Santa Cruz and lunch at NGO – Amigo’s cafe ($13 donation additional)
Personal Retreat Time (having time to nap, swim, walk, read, just be)
Optional tour of another village TBA
The retreat will be held at an intimate full service lakefront hotel and yoga center on Lake Atitlan. All rooms have breathtaking views, natural decor, and outdoor spaces. The property has lush gardens, a spa area with hot tub and sauna, full service spa, fair-trade boutique, juice bar and many places to hide away with a good book. Their cafe offers nourishing home-made vegetarian meals. Breakfast, lunch and dinner buffets are abundant and fish and chicken available for an additional fee.
Instructor: Carmel Calcagno
Carmel began her practice in 1989 after a book fell on her head in a local bookstore. The book “Initiation” was not about yoga but reincarnation and in one the lifetimes the author was an Egyptian Princess and did yoga every morning. She bought the book and took her first yoga class the same month. After practicing for 7 years her teacher asked her to teach for him while he was away, not her plan, but it was the beginning of her teaching experience. After 10 years of practicing yoga Carmel met John Friend, creator of Anusara Yoga, and began her practice with the most amazing group of teachers ever! She was certified in 2003 and opened her studio, Yoga Anjali, in Belmar, NJ the same year. Carmel has a strong meditation practice as well after being initiated into Neelakantha Meditation by Paul Mueller-Ortega of Blue Throat Yoga in 2008.
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