Location: Antigua Jungle & Lake Atitlan, Guatemala
Teachers/Facilitators: Betty & Kevan
We will start our retreat outside of the city of Antigua Founded in 1543, La Antigua Guatemala was declared a World Heritage Site by UNESCO in 1979. This beautiful and magical colonial city has almost five hundred years of history, with a privileged climate and an exceptional view of the Fire and Acatenango volcanoes. We will spend 3 nights in a private villa named Casa Kuxtal.
We then travel to stunning Lake Atitlan to experience the spirit of Guatemala with Cocoa Ceremony, hiking, cooking classes and boat rides to magical villages.
The beautiful lake Atitlan is a dramatic beauty formed as a result of a volcanic eruption. According to geological history, the area was once an immense volcanic mountain that blew its top off some 85,000 years ago in a massive explosion. The discoveries have revealed that its ashes and rocks have been found as far south as Panama and has produced world wide climactic effects. Today's the lake is an actually the crater of a massive volcano.
Where will this take place:
Nestled in the heart of Central America, our retreat takes place in the serene and picturesque landscapes of Guatemala. We have carefully selected a retreat center surrounded by lush tropical forests, serene lakes, and majestic volcanoes. The stunning natural setting provides the perfect backdrop for your yoga journey.
Accommodation and Nourishment: During the retreat, you'll be accommodated in comfortable and luxury lodging, designed to provide a tranquil space for relaxation and reflection. Nutritious meals made from locally sourced ingredients will be served, catering to various dietary preferences. You'll have the opportunity to savor delicious vegetarian and vegan dishes that nourish your body and support your overall well-being.
In the jungle near Antigua, a 90 minute drive from Guatemala City Airport in the heart of the mountains and volcanos. Casa Kuxtal is private luxury retreat unlike anywhere you have been.
Next stop is the amazing EcoLux Laguna Lodge on Lake Atitlan. This lakefront luxury hotel is Located near the village of Santa Cruz La Laguna on the edge of the lake. It is only 1.5 hours from Casa Kuxtal.
Weather: It will be dry season in Guatemala with perfectly sunny weather each day in April. Temperatures will range from 50 degrees in the morning up to 80 degrees in the afternoons. Lake Atitlan is a swimmable lake with average water temperature 65 degrees.
Who may attend? All are welcome to join this retreat. Yoga classes will be all levels and daily outings will consist of walking through villages and towns and shouldn't be more than a couple miles.
Travel Insurance: We highly recommend travel insurance for all retreats. If you are looking for a company we suggest World Nomad. We are not affiliated with the company we have just heard good things from retreat participants who have used their services.
Other Details: Spanish is the official language in Guatemala, while English is mostly only spoken in hotels and restaurants. The Guatemalan Quetzal is the local currency, but US dollars are also accepted. Major credit cards are accepted in larger establishments and ATM machines are available.
April 2nd 2024 | Noontime Arrival to Guatemala City | Transport to Kuxtal Residence
April 3rd 2024 | Yoga + Day Activities| Relax and Enjoy the scenery
April 4th 2024 | Morning Hike to Volcano | Evening dinner in old town Antigua
April 5th 2024 | Depart to Laguna Lodge, Lake Atitlan | Afternoon Cacoa Ceremony
April 6th 2024 | Hike to Santa Cruz | Cooking Class in nearby village
April 7th 2024 | Early Departure for Airport | Noon flight
** Flights not included.
FLIGHTS to and from GUATEMALA CITY
Depart Early from Boston in the morning and Arrive in Guatemala no later than 1pm on Tuesday April 2nd, 2024
Return Sunday April 7th, 2024 . Please book flights for after 12 noon departure as we are staying on a lake and boats depart at sunrise, not before.
Suggested Airlines offer 1 stop via Miami/ Atlanta on American Airlines or Delta Airlines.
Come join us for this unforgettable yoga retreat in Guatemala, where you'll experience a harmonious blend of yoga, nature, culture, and self-discovery. Allow yourself to be embraced by the warmth of the Guatemalan spirit as you embark on a transformative journey towards holistic well-being.