Guatemala, Inspire the Fire: Student Immersion and Retreat
Join Jennifer Campbell-Overbeeke E-RYT 500, HHC for a deep dive into yoga, ayurveda and sacred ritual in one of the worlds most sought after retreat destinations: Lake Atitlán, Guatemala. Come rejuvenate your practice and inspire your life under the care of a seasoned teacher and the sacred energy of Lago de Atitlán!
Lake Atitlán is believed by the Maya to be the center of the universe where God’s seeds of mankind evolved. A land where all the elements exist (from sacred waters to the dormant fires of three volcanos) in dramatic grandeur, Atitlán is second to none in the grace and magnitude of it’s energetic presence. People come from far and wide to experience the transformative effects of the “land of eternal spring.”
Villa Sumaya, our home for 7 days, is a pearl among the landscape. Voted for years as one of the top retreat spots in the world Sumaya translates to “a long awaited dream come true” in Sanskrit and “a little piece of paradise” in Arabic. Stepping off the boat onto the dock for the first time confirms this message. It is a home for many, a place felt as if it’s always been there in our hearts.
Included in this retreat immersion will be twice daily yoga practice, 3 hours of practicum each day with rotating topics (from ayurveda to creative expression to hatha yoga techniques), night time mantra and meditation and time each day to explore the lake’s natural beauty, relax and rejuvenate. In the middle of the week we will be guided through an ancient mayan fire ceremony with an authentic Tz’utujil Spiritual Guide,. Please feel free to bring anything you would like to have purified or blessed during this ceremony.
This retreat is part immersion and is suitable for teachers and dedicated students alike. Come to re-inspire your practice and/or your teaching for the year to come!
7-9am Morning Sadhana
10-1 Morning practicum and technique immersion
2-5 Afternoon integration or exploration (may use this time for one-on-one work with Jennifer, hiking, swimming, canoeing, massage, reading etc)
5-7pm Guided Practice
8:30 Evening Mantra and Meditation
Included in the retreat fee:
7 nights stay at Villa Sumaya
3 delicious, organic, vegetarian meals a day
twice daily comprehensive yoga practice
3 hours of training and practicum each day (not including practices)
time to rest, hike, swim, explore or schedule one-on-one time with Jennifer
Mayan fire ceremony with an authentic Tz’utujil Spiritual Guide
Airfare and transportation
Tips to retreat center employees
items purchased in gift shop
any additional food items purchased outside of meals
massage and private sessions
What to bring:
layers (nights can be cool due to the temperate climate)
loose comfortable clothing for evening meditation
an additional list of recommended supplies mailed to you upon registration
Eligible for CEUs for RYTs.
Early Early Bird: By July 10 $1950
Early Bird: By September 10 $2150
Full Price: After September 10 $2400
Private rooms available at an additional cost
$100 off if booking with a friend. Additional discount for past retreat participants (inquire).
An $800 non-refundable deposit is required to reserve your spot on retreat. Please email [email protected]