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5 Days Immersion Private Yoga Retreat in Guatemala

  • Avadhut, Jaibalito, Solola, Guatemala

Overview

Meditation and Yoga Retreat in Guatemala

Surround yourself by the intrinsic beauty and magic of the volcanic energy of the sacred Lake Atitlan. Immerse in the practice of yoga and the celebration of gathering in a community. Take time to develop an intimate relationship with yourself and expand your consciousness. You will gather as one tribe to practice, learn, listen, transform, evolve, inspire, and be inspired. It is a "whole-listic" time to recharge, realign, heal, transform, and expand.

Highlights

  • Daily Satsang sessions
  • Personal attention and workshops
  • Daily meditation, pranayama, and Qi Gong sessions
  • Daily yoga classes with asana practice
  • 4 nights accommodation
  • Daily brunch

Skill level

  • Intermediate

Group sizes

The maximum participants in the group is 3.

  • 5 days with instruction
  • English, Portuguese, Spanish, Swedish
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During the retreat, you will stay in an accommodation with a private room. It is equipped with private bathroom and kitchen facilities, fresh spring water, and breathtaking views of the Lake Atitlan.

In this yoga retreat, you will learn how to be an object to yourself beyond all speech, beyond all names, beyond the subtlest of all subtle things, beyond mind, the intellect, and the five senses. You will learn to connect more to yourself and find your inner peace where the bondage of ignorance of this world cannot affect you at all.

Sample daily schedule

  • 07:00 Meditation, pranayama, Qi Gong session
  • 08:00 Asana practice
  • 11:30 Ayurvedic healthy brunch
  • 15:00 Satsang (sharing from the heart) session
  • 16:30 Asana practice (workshop, Yin, Nada, and Nidra)
  • 19:00 Ayurvedic optional healthy dinner
  • 20:30 Movie, kirtan, sound healing, and dance
  • Rafael Chaman

    Chaman is one of the most acclaimed yoga teachers today. In his classes, you will be taught about present moment, where you can learn breathing naturally and can transcend this dimension and really connect with the self behind the ego. His classes are heart-oriented, spiritually inspiring, and grounded in a deep knowledge of outer and inner alignment. Every posture is a prayer and is offering to the divine while focusing on a heartfelt intention and the flow of spirit (the breath).

  • Miel FreeBee

    Miel spent most of all his life exploring the vehicle of the human body and the depths of the true self. He transmits an intrinsic peace in his practice and is an excellent facilitator in the discovery of the harmony between body, mind, and soul.

  • Edson Van

    Edson is the pioneer of Yoga Livre where he connects all the elements of life and work in his practice. He integrates the polarities of love and fear, ego and soul, and work with each yogi through emotions practice.

The yoga retreat will be held in Jaibalito, Lake Atitlan, Guatemala. Jaibalito is the least developed and biggest little town in Lake Atitlan. Most people who visit the lake have no idea it even exists. It’s inaccessible by road and there are no cars. Because of this isolation, Jaibalito remains the most authentic and charming Mayan village in Lake Atitlan.

Nearby places

  • Panajachel, 58 kilometers
  • Reserva Natural Atitlán, 58 kilometers
  • San Pedro, 16 kilometers
Activities
  • Cycling nearby
  • Diving nearby
  • Fishing nearby
  • Hiking nearby
  • Horse riding / rental nearby
  • Kayaking nearby
  • Mountain walking / trekking nearby
  • Scuba diving nearby
  • Shopping nearby
  • Temazcal
  • Zip lining nearby
General
  • Café nearby
  • Garden
  • Hammock
  • Lake
  • Restaurant nearby
Services
  • Bicycle rental nearby
  • Local market
  • Tour assistance

During your stay, you will be served daily vegetarian brunch and dinner with organic greens and medicinal herbs produced by local farmers on site. The foods provided to you also follow some basic Ayurvedic principals of balancing dosha and best diet for each participant.

The following meals are included:

  • Brunch
  • Dinner

The following dietary requirements are served and/or catered for:

  • Ayurvedic
  • Organic
  • Other dietary requirements on request
(If you have special dietary requirements its a good idea to communicate it to the organiser when making a reservation)
  • Biking
  • Cacao ceremonies
  • Diving
  • Explore surrounding areas
  • Hiking
  • Horseback riding
  • Kayaking
  • Massage and holistic treatments
  • Swimming
  • Temazcal
  • Visit coffee farms
  • Visit permaculture farms

At additional costs, indulge yourself and relax with temazcal or other treatments such as deep tissue massage, swedish massage, hot tub, neti pot, and other cleansing techniques.

  • 2 one-on-one daily yoga practice and workshop
  • 3 daily vegetarian organic meals
  • 4 nights accommodation
  • Daily meditation, pranayama, and Qi Gong sessions
  • Daily Satsang sessions
  • Medicinal cacao
  • Medicinal herbs from garden
  • Airfares
  • Airport transfers
  • Optinal activities
  • Optional treatments

Arrival by airplane

Please book your flight to arrive at La Aurora International Airport (GUA). Transfer from and to this airport is available upon request.

Arrival by ferry / boat

Please take a boat from Panajachel to Jaibalito pier. The ride to or from Panajachel is about 30 minutes. It operates from 7:00 a.m. to 7:00 p.m. everyday and the cost is about 15 GTQ (approximately 7.5 USD) one way.

  • Review by Melinda
    10 out of 10

    "This beautiful off the grid cabin was an incredible way to feel one with nature! Upon walking into their garden it smells so fresh and butterflies are all around the property, you can tell every rock was placed with love! There are tree houses and all sorts of unique spots to relax outside on the deck or around the yard or if you stay indoors the whole front of the house is all glass windows with amazing views! Truly sensational!! The cabin is very comfortable and cozy and Miel & Aline are not only fantastic and very considerate hosts but they are also truly inspiring people! From sharing yoga and talks on life to being introduced to their very wise friend Lyfe, who spent the day doing an incredible I Ching reading, this stay inspired my life while rooting me in nature. Jaobalito is a cute teeny lil town on the lake with one restaurant Han's which has great food and low prices and you can walk to Santa Cruz or a quick boat ride to other towns for more selections of restaurants. This is quite the wonderland with fantastic volcano views, a definite highlight to my trip in unimaginable ways!"

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  • Review by Meike
    10 out of 10

    "This was the MOST AMAZING place we have stayed at the lake. It's so impressive that Miguel (Aline's boyfriend) made everything himself. He is a very relaxed host, who helped us with our luggage (it's a steep 10minute walk uphill, bit so rewarding.. You'll see when you get there!). Not only the house is great, but also the garden with the different plateau's and different spots to sit with spectacular views of the lake and volcanoes. They grow different kinds of herbs and some vegetables that you can use for tea and salads. I even felt proud for him that they created such an amazing place and we are thankful we could stay here! We absolutely recommend it!!"

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  • Review by Bridget
    10 out of 10

    "Our stay at Aline and Miguel's place was absolutely perfect! We could not have asked for a more beautiful spot to stay, and they were so helpful! We loved waking up early to watch the sunrise on the porch. The town of Jaibilito is amazing if you want to relax and go for great hikes. It's also very easy to get to the other towns surrounding the lake. Our stay was unforgettable and we hope to return soon!!!"

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  • Review by a traveler
    10 out of 10

    "I stayed here for 9 days. And one of the things I can say, both the place and the view is breathtaking! The hike up is definitely worth the peace, the view and you build really good legs. I love eco houses, I loved their place, clean, stunning, loved the wood smell, comfy bed, the cat, both the hosts are super nice people who will guide you around and or help you, just perfect. Even if you're not looking for something off grid, this place combines nature and it's only a few "launches" away from Panajachel and Santiago. 100% recommend the place!"

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  • Review by Kelly and Alejandro
    10 out of 10

    "Dear Aline and Mikael,"

    "Thank you so much for inviting us into your beautiful home on Lake Atitlan. We can tell this place was built with such love and intention and we are so grateful to have experienced it, as well as to have met your friends, explored some of your favorite places and eaten from your amazing garden."

    "What you have is truly special and we will cherish this experience for the rest of our lifetimes. Let us know if you are ever coming through El Salvador or NYC – you´ve got a home! Wishing you both endless peace and joy!"

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  • Review by Dr. Wyatt
    10 out of 10

    "I can´t thank you enough forth good sleep, good eat, and amazing practices. Through our guru we have become life long friends. Can't wait forth next tone!"

    "Much love,"

    "Dr. Wyatt"

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  • Review by Samson Spencer
    10 out of 10

    "The retreat has been so special to me to get to experience. Thank you so much for providing such a comfortable space to practice in and also stay and connect with you all. I feel very blessed to have the opportunity to meet you and share these last few days."

    "Love you all,"

    "Samson Spencer"

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