The Road Not Yet taken: A Guatemalan Adventure
July 14-21, 2018
with Jacci Gruninger and Lisa Gulotta
Journey with us for a yoga vacation to traverse new roads, meet new people, explore new ways of being in your body and in the world.
After your 45-minute boat ride across Lake Atitlan which is considered to be one of the most beautiful lakes in the world, arrive on the shores of Villa Sumaya, an eco-friendly retreat center to begin your journey. Majestically located in the heart of the Altiplano, prepare to dive into the refreshing natural beauty of this splendid landscape.
Pranakriya & Kripalu Gentle Yoga
All levels and abilities welcome Enjoy daily yummy explorations of yoga:
- Yoga to live drumming
- Yoga Nidra (yogic sleep)
- Pranayama and Meditation
- Partner Yoga
- Asana (posture) practice
- 7 nights accommodations at the beautiful Villa Sumaya
- 3 vegetarian meals a day (meat options available at an additional cost)
- Daily yoga sessions
- Transport to/from airport
- Day trip to Chi Chi Market
- Day trip to Santiago
- Seva (service) project
- Plenty of time to use the spa, swim or kayak in the lake, go zip-lining, hiking or just relax
Optional Add-On Trips
- Unforgettable hike to El Pico de Cielo led by local experts who will share their insight into the culture and people of Guatemala
- Spa services
Our SEVA Project
The Sanskrit word Seva means service. As part of our week we will practice Seva by supporting a local community. This could in-clude: helping with planting, painting houses, building ovens, reforestation or whatever the local community needs at the time. More information about the SEVA project will be available a few months before we arrive.
Day 1…July 14
Your adventure in Guatemala begins with a 45-minute boat ride across lake Atitlan. We will gather together to celebrate our arrival and the beginning of our retreat with a delicious meal. We will end our first evening with a practice of deep relaxation called Yoga Nidra (yogic sleep).
Day 2…July 15
Wake up in Guatemala…aaah. Stroll to a not too early morning yoga class beside the lake. Enjoy a scrumptious breakfast and a day of your own making which might include, taking in Sumaya’s beauty, swimming, kayaking, getting a massage, or a multitude of oth-er options. In the afternoon we will reconvene for companionship and yoga.
Day 3…July 16
After a vibrant yoga practice and another delightful breakfast, our day continues with a scenic boat ride across the lake to Santiago. We will visit historic sights, look at primitive paintings, beadwork and handcrafted woodwork of this independent and modern Ma-ya village. When we return to Villa Sumaya, enjoy the rest of your day on your own. How about a massage
The Road Not Yet Taken: Pricing
Shared (up to 3 in a room)
Earlybird 1 by 12/15/16
Earlybird 2 by 3/1/18