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Grow & Glow in Guatemala
February 27 - March 6, 2021

Grow & Glow in Guatemala

Grow & Glow in Guatemala
February 27 - March 6, 2021

Grow & Glow in Guatemala

Grow & Glow in Guatemala
February 27 - March 6, 2021

Grow & Glow in Guatemala

Grow & Glow in Guatemala
February 27 - March 6, 2021

Grow & Glow in Guatemala

Grow & Glow in Guatemala
February 27 - March 6, 2021

Grow & Glow in Guatemala

February 27 - March 6, 2021

Grow & Glow in Guatemala

Don’t miss out on an experience of a lifetime. Spaces are limited. Register now.
 
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Grow & Glow in Guatemala

Grow & Glow in Guatemala

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!
 
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Pricing

Standard Double Occupancy

$ ($2695)Show Details

Deluxe Double Occupancy

$ ($2895)Show Details

Standard Single Occupancy

$ ($3195)Show Details
*Offer valid through November 20, 2020.
 
Included
  • 7 nights of hotel accommodation
  • three vegetarian meals each day
  • unlimited tea/coffee/filtered drinking water
  • two group excursions or ceremonies
  • private arrival and departure boat trip
  • all taxes
  • daily yoga & meditation classes with Leah
  • Additional fish/chicken meals
  • Airport transfers
  • International Airfare
  • Internet
  • Travel insurance
  • Spa treatments
  • Additional excursions
  • Gratuities (approx. $7-10/day)
 
Payment and Cancellation Policy:

A $500 non-refundable and non-transferable deposit is required to secure your participation in this retreat. The final balanc ... e payment is due by November 20, 2020 and we will send you an invoice and a link to complete payment approximately one week in advance of the deadline. If you do not complete payment by the due date, the card on file will be automatically charged on November 20, 2020, unless you advise us in advance of that date in writing that you are canceling. As provided in our Terms & Conditions all payments made by November 20, 2020 are final and non-refundable/non-transferable.

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Leah Zaccaria
Leah Zaccaria is an accountant turned yogi entrepreneur. She was a CPA for 15 years with a Masters in Taxation. In the process of personal transformation, she found yoga. She opened yoga studios, hauteyoga Queen Anne in 2009 and shefayoga Roosevelt in 2013, and leadership and teacher training school, Sendatsu Evolution in 2015. She is currently in the process of expanding in Los Angeles, CA. Her book title SEEN: a memoir, launched in October 2018. She is a “Girl on a Mission” to help others see themselves, see others, and see the truth. Find out more at LeahZaccaria.com.

Years Teaching

8+ years

Teaching Style

Vinyasa Flow

Inspiration

Community. Growth. Discovery

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FAQ

What airport do I fly into?

You will book your international ticket into and out of Guatemala City (airport code: GUA) to arrive on the morning of February 27th and depart in the late afternoon or evening of March 6th.

Are airport transfers included in the price of my trip?

No. 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.

 

Your arrival and departure boat transfer is included. 

Are meals included?

Yes, 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 are also included. Baked goods are produced daily.

What are the accommodations like?

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.

Are gratuities included in my trip price?

No, gratuities are not included. We recommend giving a tip between $6-$8 per day to Villa Sumaya. This Dana (offering) goes to the entire staff; from the gardeners (who carry your bags), to kitchen staff and housekeeping to the local managers. Please tip body workers and tour guides separately. 

How Safe is it to Travel to Guatemala?

A note from the owner of the retreat center where we will be staying: 
 
“Our retreat center is located in a remote, rural and incredibly beautiful area near the pueblo of Santa Cruz La Laguna, Guatemala, with a population of about 4,000. The only access to our retreat center is by boat which ensures that our landscape is quiet and pristinely preserved. I am one of 100 foreigners living in this village, and we all come and go to our destinations without disturbances. Our village and the outlying area have virtually no crime at all.

Since 2004, we've ushered hundreds of groups to and from our little oasis without incident. We have individuals and groups picked up in private shuttles with experienced drivers to eliminate any chance of problems in the city. We have long-term, time tested relationships with two fabulous shuttle companies who stay in touch with us throughout the duration of each trip. We know our drivers personally and have been on many trips with them ourselves. 

I am cautious when I travel to Guatemala City, as I am when I travel in any big city. The Aurora International airport in Guatemala is clean, safe and efficiently managed. We've had many people shuttling from Guatemala City to our retreat center year after year, and so far it's all been smooth. We do our best to make the journey to our center smooth and pleasant. We've created a safe, effective transport system that will enable you to land in this powerfully beautiful and spiritually inspiring piece of paradise!  We sure hope you’ll choose to join us for an unforgettable week of adventure and insight.” 

What if I'm traveling alone?

We get hundreds of travelers each year who go on retreat alone. If you are traveling without a friend or partner, but prefer to share your room, we will do our best to match you with another traveler of the same gender. If for some reason, we are not able to match you with a roommate, a single supplement will apply. 

How many people are expected on this retreat?

Attendance varies from trip to trip, but 15-25 attendees is a general average.

Do I need a visa to visit Guatemala?

No, US citizens are not required to get a visa to visit Guatemala. You will be given a Visa upon arrival valid for 90 days.

IMPORTANT: Your passport must be valid 6 months beyond your date of arrival in Guatemala. 

Do I need vaccinations?

There are no required vaccinations for travel to Guatemala. However, there are some recommended (suggested) vaccinations given by the CDC. To see the complete list of what is recommended, please visit the CDC Website and consult with your primary care physician to make a decision on what is best for you. 

Do I need travel insurance?

International Yoga strictly adheres to the cancellation policy outlined in our Terms & Conditions and does not make exceptions under any circumstances. For this reason we strongly recommended the purchase of travel insurance. In order to guarantee maximum coverage, most travel insurance providers require that you obtain a policy within 7-10 days of placing your initial deposit. There are a broad variety of policies and providers for you to choose from. Be sure to understand the fine print of the policy you select to ensure you know exactly what is and isn’t covered — especially if you are concerned you may need to cancel for COVID-19 / pandemic-related reasons (which most carriers would cover only under a "Cancel for Any Reason" tier of coverage). Although International Yoga cannot advise on specific policies or providers, you may find this guide helpful.

What is the cancellation policy for this trip?

A $500 non-refundable and non-transferable deposit is required to secure your participation in this retreat. The final balance payment is due by November 20, 2020 and we will send you an invoice and a link to complete payment approximately one week in advance of the deadline. If you do not complete payment by the due date, the card on file will be automatically charged on November 20, 2020, unless you advise us in advance of that date in writing that you are canceling. As provided in our Terms & Conditions all payments made by November 20, 2020 are final and non-refundable/non-transferable.

What is the itinerary for this trip?

Click here to view a sample itinerary for this retreat. This itinerary is subject to change based on the discretion of International Yoga & our teacher.

February 27 - March 6, 2021

Grow & Glow in Guatemala

Don’t miss out on an experience of a lifetime. Spaces are limited. Register now.