Join Karina at the Villa Sumaya in Guatemala for a full week of healing and deep nourishment of heart, mind and soul. Immerse yourself in daily yoga practices, guided meditation, beach relaxation and wholesome eating. We have designed this retreat to be much more than a physical asana experience. We have crafted a journey for you to find your authentic bliss, unleash your true voice and share your real self!
Dive into self discovery with morning meditations followed by an inspiring vinyasa flow practice centered around the 7 major chakras. Each day will be woven with powerful themes and spiritual teachings connected to each chakra. Flexibility in the schedule allows plenty of time to explore, take a walk to lake Atitlan or treat yourself to a massage at the amazing wellness center. In the afternoons there will be special classes that will combine group process work, improvised movement, ecstatic dance and restorative partners yoga.
2 twin beds
All rooms include private baths and stone showers that offer stunning lake view balconies or glorious garden patios and are appointed on a first come first serve basis.
2 twin beds OR 1 king Bed
The newest rooms on the property, the Ginger Suites have majestic lake view balconies and elegant antique furnishings. Rooms are appointed on a first come first serve basis.
Price listed per person
1 King bed or 1 Queen bed
All rooms include private baths and stone showers that offer stunning lake view balconies or glorious garden patios. Rooms are appointed on a first come first serve basis.
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 Sept 13, 2021 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 Sept 13, 2021, 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 Sept 13, 2021 are final and non-refundable/non-transferable.expand
Community. Growth. Discovery
You will book your international ticket into and out of Guatemala City (airport code: GUA) to arrive on the morning of Dec 11th and depart in the late afternoon or evening of Dec 18th.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Attendance varies from trip to trip, but 15-25 attendees is a general average.
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.
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.
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.
A $500 non-refundable and non-transferable deposit is required to secure your participation in this retreat. The final balance payment is due by Sept 13, 2021 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 Sept 13, 2021, 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 Sept 13, 2021 are final and non-refundable/non-transferable.
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.