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Weaving Yoga & Culture in Guatemala
April 29 - May 6, 2023

Weaving Yoga & Culture in Guatemala

Weaving Yoga & Culture in Guatemala
April 29 - May 6, 2023

Weaving Yoga & Culture in Guatemala

Weaving Yoga & Culture in Guatemala
April 29 - May 6, 2023

Weaving Yoga & Culture in Guatemala

Weaving Yoga & Culture in Guatemala
April 29 - May 6, 2023

Weaving Yoga & Culture in Guatemala

Weaving Yoga & Culture in Guatemala
April 29 - May 6, 2023

Weaving Yoga & Culture in Guatemala

April 29 - May 6, 2023

Weaving Yoga & Culture in Guatemala

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

Weaving Yoga & Culture in Guatemala

Lake Atitlán is believed by the Mayans to be the center of the universe. Alexander von Humboldt called it "the most beautiful lake in the world." Surrounded by a dozen highly preserved Mayan villages and 3 dormant volcanoes, Atitlán is the perfect setting to weave together our yoga and cultural adventure.
 
Weaving is a huge part of Guatemalan history and vivid colorful patterns have been handed down for generations. The culture itself weaves together Mayan mysticism and Spanish influence in a unique fusion. We'll explore nearby villages, support local artisans, marvel at the colors, textures and traditions, hike a volcano, enjoy a cacao ceremony, take in the smells, sounds and tastes, and basque in majestic sunrises and sunsets reflected in the tranquil waters of our captivating lake. By signing up for this retreat, you will be donating to the Mayan Mother's Food Fund. We believe positive social impact in action is yoga. 
 
And of course we'll weave in twice daily yoga asana practices with Andrea's signature sequencing and theming that bring your journey onto your mat and use your mat to fully embody your journey. 
 
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, dive into a book (or the lake), and connect with new friends. 
 
Woven together, your Lake Atitlan, Guatemalan yoga and culture adventure is Mayan magic you don't want to miss. 
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Pricing

Triple Occupancy - Female Only

$ ($2995)Show Details

Double Occupancy

$ ($3295)Show Details

Deluxe Double Occupancy

$ ($3495)Show Details

Single Occupancy

$ ($3995)Show Details
*Offer valid through October 13, 2022.
 
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 with Andrea
  • Two pre-arranged group airport transfers*
  • Additional fish/chicken meals
  • Private airport transfers
  • International Airfare
  • Travel insurance
  • Spa treatments
  • Additional excursions
  • Gratuities (approx. $7-10/day)
 
Payment and Cancellation Policy:

A $500 non-refundable deposit is required to hold your spot on the trip. The final balance payment is due January 26, 2023. I ... f you cancel prior to the final balance deadline we will refund any payments you have made, minus the non-refundable deposit. We will send you an invoice to complete your payment in advance of the final balance deadline. If you do not complete the payment on your own by that date, the card on file will be automatically charged your remaining balance. If you register for the trip after January 26, 2023, the full amount is due at sign up.  All payments are non-refundable and non-transferable after January 26, 2023. International Yoga must strictly adhere to its cancellation policy to offset costs incurred prior to the commencement of retreat. 

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Andrea Marcum
Andrea Marcum is a yoga teacher and author who leads retreats and workshops around the world in both intimate and conference hall settings. Teaching for over twenty years, she has a unique ease and familiarity about her, weaving accessible philosophy into the poses appropriate for a variety of experience levels.  Named one of LA's Best by a number of sources including Culture Trip, Andrea loves guiding the most unassuming newbies to yoga and mindfulness. She has prepared celebrities for the Oscars, worked with athletes (Matt Kemp, LA Dodgers – NFL Network , U.S. Tennis Association) collaborated with global brands (lululemon, Vogue, Equinox, Travel & Leisure, NBCUniversal, Well + Good), created content for Medicare’s Silver & Fit, and built her own internationally rec... Read More

Years Teaching

20 + years

Style

Vinyasa
 

Inspiration

Always learning

My Profile & Retreats
 

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 April 29th and depart in the late afternoon or evening of May 6th.

Are airport transfers included in the price of my trip?

Two group transfers and a boat transfer are included in the price of your trip, but private transfers are not. Please refer to your Travel Planner (which is sent to you upon registration) for further information about the group transfer times and other helpful information. 

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?

Villa Sumaya offers triple, double, and single accommodations. Your room assignment will be based on your preference and will either be in Lotus House, Maya Rose, 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 fee will be applied to your balance and you will be sent an updated invoice approximately one month prior to departure. 

How many people are expected on this retreat?

Attendance varies from trip to trip, but for this trip we anticipate bringing 18 to 22 people. 

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 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 deposit is required to hold your spot on the trip. The final balance payment is due January 26, 20232. If you cancel prior to the final balance deadline we will refund any payments you have made, minus the non-refundable deposit. We will send you an invoice to complete your payment in advance of the final balance deadline. If you do not complete the payment on your own by that date, the card on file will be automatically charged your remaining balance. If you register for the trip after January 26, 2023, the full amount is due at sign up.  All payments are non-refundable and non-transferable after January 26, 2023. International Yoga must strictly adhere to its cancellation policy to offset costs incurred prior to the commencement of retreat. Click here to view the Terms and Conditions to which you agree to upon registration. 

If you wish to cancel your participation on this program you must advise International Yoga in writing to: info@internationalyoga.com

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.

April 29 - May 6, 2023

Weaving Yoga & Culture in Guatemala

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