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5 Days Get Away Yoga Retreat Lake Atitlan, Guatemala

Magnificent Guatemala Yoga Retreat

Give yourself the incredible experience of retreating in this magnificent country and breathing in all of the serenity and the natural surrounding has to offer. Hike active volcanoes, practice yoga along with a beautiful natural lake flanked by dormant volcanoes, eat splendidly nourishing food grown in the retreat center's hillside garden, spend lazy afternoons sunbathing in the hammocks scattered within the lush greenery, and immerse yourself in the vibrant, hospitable culture of those descended from the ancient Mayans.

Highlights

  • Daily yoga practices
  • Guided meditation and pranayama practices
  • Vinyasa, Restorative, and therapeutic yoga practices
  • A magnificent sunrise hike to the beautiful Indian Nose
  • Wonderful day trips to Santiago and San Marcos
  • 12 traditional delicious Guatemalan
  • 4 nights’ accommodation
  • Airport transfers

Styles


5 days with instruction in English
Spoken languages: English
The maximum participants in the group is 12
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Accommodation

You will be accommodated in a beautiful retreat center, reserved just for this retreat, carved out in the volcano and with an exclusive doc. Each bungalow is equipped with a private balcony, its own hammock (inside and outside), a view of the lake and volcanoes, and is kept impeccably clean. Here, you can relax and rejuvenate among the beautifully landscaped retreat center grounds, on various hammocks and balconies.

Imagine reveling in this magical retreat center overlooking the gorgeous Lake Atitlan where each room is unique and built with optimal relaxation in mind along the lake hillside. The double or single air-conditioned rooms are available with all modern comforts, amidst traditional architecture. The rooms are also equipped with bathroom and daily cleaning is also available.

Ingrid Yang Yoga Retreat Guatemala Program

You will begin and end each day with grounding and enlightening yoga practices tailored to your needs. Daily yoga (Vinyasa, Restorative, and therapeutic) will be overlooking the beautiful Lake Atitlan and the surrounding dormant volcanoes.

Schedule

Tuesday, March 27

  • 13:00 Arrival at the retreat center
  • 18:00 Easy Vinyasa practice
  • 20:00 Dinner

Wednesday, March 28

  • 07:30 Morning practice
  • 09:00 Breakfast
  • 10:00 Day trip to Santiago and lunch
  • 14:00 Relaxation / pool / personal time
  • 17:30 Evening practice
  • 19:00 Dinner
  • 21:00 Optional meditation

Thursday, March 29

  • 07:30 Morning practice
  • 09:00 Breakfast
  • 11:00 Day trip to San Marcos
  • 14:00 Relax at the retreat center
  • 17:30 Evening practice
  • 20:00 Dinner
  • 21:00 Optional Restorative practice / meditation

Friday, March 30

  • 06:00 Sunrise hike to India Nose, light yoga practice at the top
  • 09:00 Return to the retreat center and breakfast
  • 10:00 Nap in a hammock time
  • 13:00 Lunch
  • 15:00 Optional hike to Santa Cruz
  • 17:30 Evening practice
  • 20:00 Dinner
  • 21:00 Optional meditation

Saturday, March 31

  • 08:00 Meditation / pranayama
  • 09:00 Breakfast
  • 11:00 Departure

Included excursions

  • A sunrise hike at beautiful Indian Nose
  • Day trips to the other towns around the lake including Santiago and San Marcos

Instructors

Ingrid Yang
Ingrid, E-RYT 500, MD, JD, has been teaching yoga since 1999 and holds certifications from the styles of Sivananda, Jivamukti, and OM yoga. As a physician specializing in physical medicine and rehabilitation, her expert grasp of anatomy and human physiology bring a unique, thoughtful, and joyful experience to the practice of yoga. Ingrid has led 200-hour and 500-hour teacher trainings and workshops all over the world. Her clientele span from professional and Olympic athletes to students working with disabilities and chronic illness. Ingrid is also a co-author of the book, Hatha Yoga Asanas.

Location

This retreat will take place in Lake Atitlan, in Guatemala where transport is almost exclusively achieved by public boat, hailed by waving your arms in the air from the dock. You can swim the crystal clear and warm lake water as well as stargaze at a night sky lit by millions of twinkling stars. You can also feel your heart heal and open, connect to nature and the spirit of the lake as you tap into your true heart's desire.

Features

Activities

  • Hiking
  • Hot tub / Jacuzzi
  • Stargazing
  • Swimming

General

  • Air-conditioned rooms
  • Balcony
  • Garden
  • Hammock
  • Lake

Services

  • Room cleaning

Food

On this retreat, you will have 12 traditional, delicious Guatemalan meals sourced from local ingredients and vegetable garden on premises.

The following meals are included:

  • Breakfast
  • Lunch
  • Dinner

The following dietary requirement(s) are served and/or catered for:

  • Vegetarian
  • Gluten Free
  • Regular (typically includes meat and fish)
If you have special dietary requirements it's a good idea to communicate it to the organiser when making a reservation

Things to do (optional)

  • Additional meditation
  • Additional Restorative practice
  • Hiking to Santa Cruz
  • Stargazing
  • Swimming
  • Volcano hiking

What's included

  • Daily yoga practices (Vinyasa, Restorative, and therapeutic)
  • Guided meditation and pranayama practices
  • Day trips to the other towns around the lake including Santiago and San Marcos
  • A sunrise hike at the beautiful Indian Nose
  • 4 nights’ accommodation
  • 12 traditional Guatemalan meals
  • Transportation to and from La Aurora International Airport (GUA)
  • Use of wood-burning hot tub and direct access to lake swimming
  • Yoga mats and props

What's not included

  • Flight
  • Additional day trips which may not be part of the program

How to get there

Arrival by airplane

Please book your flight to arrive at La Aurora International Airport (GUA). Transfer from and to the airport is included. Ingrid Yang Yoga will pick you up from the airport.

Cancellation Policy

  • A reservation requires a deposit of 50% of the total price.
  • The deposit is non-refundable, if the booking is cancelled.
  • The rest of the payment should be paid 26 days before arrival.
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Availability

Arrival: Tuesday March 27, 2018
Departure: Saturday March 31, 2018

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