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Foggy Lake

Guatemala

Power at the Edge of Comfort: Embracing Change in Guatemala

This is an open invitation to everyone, no matter your background or yoga level — if you're someone who enjoys a challenge, seeks adventure, and loves movement; you are invited.

Every corner of this Central American gem beckons with an enchanting allure, promising a journey that transcends the ordinary.

Guatemala, a mesmerising tapestry of natural wonders and cultural richness. Adorned by mountain ranges, volcanic peaks, and valleys of fertile abundance. The soil, enriched by the minerals bestowed by active and dormant volcanoes, creates a nurturing foundation for the flourish of luxuriant vegetation.

The country's heart resonates with ancient Mayan history, evident in the awe-inspiring ruins of Tikal, where mighty temples emerge from the jungle canopy. 

 

Guatemala embraces a commitment to environmental stewardship. Through the preservation of protected areas and dedicated efforts in conservation, it's verdant beauty remains protected. Biodiversity and natural habitats are cherished, rendering Guatemala a haven where lush landscapes stand as living poetry. Nature enthusiasts find solace in dense rainforests that teem with biodiversity. However, Guatemala's beauty isn't just visual; it emanates from the warmth of its people, their rich traditions, and the profound spirituality that permeates the air.

WHEN?

wed October 30 - thu November 07 2024

9 Days / 8 Nights

 

WHERE?

Lake Atitlán, Guatemala, Central America

PRICES?

Prices start from £1999 per person

Payment plans available

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what to expect

WHAT TO EXPECT

Step into the out-of-this-world landscapes surrounding Lake Atitlán in Guatemala and into the unknown. For nine days in Guatemala, we will show ourselves that it is at the edge of our comfort zones where we grow and become the best version of ourselves. We will learn how to enable ourselves and harness the power that already lies within us.

 

Each day, whilst the sunrises, we will prepare our minds and bodies in our morning vinyasa, in a shala that overlooks the stunning lake and it's towering volcanoes. Afternoon workshops such as handstands and arm balances, help us build strength and offer wisdom on how to affirm our own abilities and embrace new experiences. Evening yoga sessions with soothing flows and deep stretches will help calm our minds, prepare our bodies for meditation and allow us to fall into deep, restful sleep.

In between, we will step out of the familiar and into the new by bonding with new people and their cultures on a village tour to San Juan La Laguna - the village is known as the epicenter of artisan production. There, you will tour local art galleries, watch indigenous women practice their craft of backstrap loom weaving, and a natural dye demonstration. You will also learn about local honey production, cacao cultivation, and chocolate making. The tour culminates with a hike to a beautiful lookout point in the village. A private boat will arrive to bring everyone to Panajachel where we will visit the Reserva Natural Atitlán. Here, we will immerse ourselves in the outdoors and take a short hike through waterfalls and hanging bridges. The hike will reach its peak where we will zipline through the forest. Besides adventure, you can get closer to nature's inhabitants at a butterfly house then meet rescued spider monkeys. On our penultimate day, we will give thanks to Mother Nature in a traditional Mayan tree planting ceremony. A local, indigenous spiritual practitioner will guide you through a fire ceremony, in which we will ask Mother Nature for a bountiful harvest in the coming seasons. Our group will be gifted a small tree to plant together as a gesture to Mother Nature. This will be an educational, deeply spiritual experience that promises to evoke many emotions, bringing you closer to each other and to the rhythm of nature. After nine days in Lake Atitlán, we will be ready to welcome all things new with open arms. If you find yourself often apprehensive about change, come change with us.

included?

WHAT'S INCLUDED?

  • 8 Nights in Lomas de Tzununá

  • All meals (breakfast, lunch and dinner)

  • Individual Airport Transfer (to & from)

  • San Juan La Laguna village tour

  • Reserva Natural Atitlán visit

  • Mayan tree planting and fire ceremony

  • All classes & workshops

  • Sound healing

NOT INCLUDED

  • Flights

  • Water taxi between accommodation and dock ($3)

  • Travel insurance

  • Massages

Lomas de Tzununá

The venue boasts breathtaking views of Lake Atitlán and towering volcanoes, providing a stunning backdrop for our day. With direct access to the warm lake and an onsite swimming pool we are able to enjoy peaceful, downtime between activities. Each room offers a picturesque view of the beautiful lake, allowing guests to enjoy both sunrise and sunset.

 

Nestled within serene nature, the location provides a tranquil setting away from distractions, allowing us to disconnect from routine and connect with each other. Additionally, guests can indulge in relaxing massages, and the traditional kitchen caters to various dietary requirements.

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Example Schedule

DAY ONE - ARRIVAL

  • Arrive at airport near Lake Atitlán (suggested arrival time no later than 2:00 pm)

  • Individual transfer from airport to dock

  • Water taxi from dock to town near accommodation ($3 USD unable to prebook - not included in price)

  • Individual transfer to accommodation

  • Check-in at Lomas de Tzununá

  • Welcome - meet & greet

  • Intention setting

  • Group dinner

  • Relax and reflect evening flow

​DAY TWO

  • Morning bliss flow

  • Breakfast

  • Free time

  • Lunch

  • Vinyasa & Asana workshop

  • Dinner

  • Relax and reflect evening flow

​DAY THREE

  • Full body flow

  • Breakfast

  • Free time

  • Lunch

  • Sound healing

  • Dinner

  • Relax and reflect evening flow

​DAY FOUR

  • Morning bliss flow

  • Breakfast

  • 8:30 am: San Juan La Laguna village tour

  • 1:30 pm: Return to retreat center

  • Late lunch

  • Free time

  • Dinner

  • Relax and reflect evening flow

DAY FIVE

  • Morning bliss flow

  • Breakfast

  • Free time

  • Lunch

  • Vinyasa & Arm balance workshop

  • Dinner

  • Relax and reflect evening flow

DAY SIX

  • Full body flow

  • Breakfast

  • 9 am: Reserva Natural Atitlán visit

  • Lunch at the nature reserve

  • 3 pm: Return to retreat center

  • Free time

  • Dinner

  • Relax and reflect evening flow

​DAY SEVEN

  • Morning bliss flow

  • Breakfast

  • Free time

  • Lunch

  • Handstand fundamentals workshop

  • Dinner

  • Relax and reflect evening flow

​DAY EIGHT

  • Morning bliss flow

  • Breakfast

  • 9 am: Mayan tree planting and fire ceremony

  • Lunch in the community

  • 2 pm: Return to retreat center

  • Free time

  • Dinner

  • Relax and reflect evening flow

​DAY NINE - FINAL DAY

  • Morning bliss flow

  • Breakfast

  • Check out of accommodation (suggested flight time no earlier than 11:00 am)

  • Transfer from accommodation to airport

  • Journey ends

 

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about me guatemala

My passion and drive for teaching stems from the joy of fostering confidence in individuals. I focus on creating a sense of belonging for those who haven't yet found their community, encouraging them to connect with others and break out of their shell.

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My classes provide a space for self-exploration and promote physical and mental growth. I focus on alignment, awareness, and the connection of breath and movement in a dynamic practice that builds strength, and flexibility and improves mental clarity. The styles I teach include Vinyasa, body opening, meditation, and strength and conditioning.

Through my classes, I empower individuals to embrace and showcase their strengths with confidence.

faq

FAQ's

IS GUATEMALA SAFE?

Similar to its popular neighbours Mexico & Costa Rica, Guatemala is considered a safe destination for travellers. Boasting a rich cultural tapestry, stunning landscapes, and historical treasures, the country welcomes millions of tourists annually. 

Our chosen retreat venue ensures utmost safety, nestled in a private enclave accessible solely by boat. When venturing out, our group will be accompanied by dedicated escorts, ensuring a protected journey. The selected areas for our retreat are renowned tourist destinations, synonymous with safety and welcoming hospitality. Your well-being is our priority, and we've taken every measure to provide a secure and tranquil environment, allowing you to fully immerse yourself in the beauty and culture that Guatemala has to offer.

 

WHY GUATEMALA?

For nature enthusiasts, Guatemala offers an immersive experience, from lush rainforests to volcanic terrains. It is considered a deeply spiritual destination due to it's rich cultural and historical heritage, which includes a strong influence of indigenous Mayan traditions.  Many visitors find a sense of tranquility and connection to nature in the serene surroundings. 

I'M A BEGINNER, CAN I COME?

Please do. All are welcome and workshops and classes are all optional. Regardless of your level, if you are open minded, friendly, you love to explore and you love a challenge, you'll be absolutely fine.

IS IT OK TO COME ALONE?

Absolutely, I assure you, you will feel safe and welcome.

To ease any apprehensions, you'll be invited to join our WhatsApp group, where we can all connect prior and plan flight times if you'd like to travel together. If we are unable to align travel, we all have individual transfers ready to ensure you arrive safely at the retreat venue - we recommend your flight gets in no later than 2pm as the venue is only accessible by boat.

This is the perfect opportunity to meet new, likeminded people and enjoy the beauty that Guatemala has to offer. Feel free to reach out to me for more details.

Still unsure? Contact me below to arrange a call.