17 Day Adventure Yoga Holiday in Guatemala

17 Day Adventure Yoga Holiday in Guatemala

  • Quetzaltenango, Guatemala

Meditation Yoga Retreat Guatemala

Go on a wonderful deepening journey to Guatemala and experience yoga in the unspoiled jungle of El Peten. In this journey from 17 days, you will practice yoga/meditation on the volcano, learn creative work methods and enhance your personal development. This retreat gives you the chance to release all everyday worries and enjoy the overwhelming nature, culture and the people of Guatemala to the fullest. You will return home inspired and recharged.

Highlights

  • Yoga in the jungle
  • Three days stay at Tikal National Park
  • Sunrise walk with an English speaking guide in the jungle.
  • Exclusive Mayan ceremony under guidance of a real Mayan priest
  • Meditation in the morning on the highest pyramid
  • Excursion curative sulfur springs
  • 2 days excursion Laguna Chicabal
  • 16 nights’ accommodation
  • 15 days with instruction
  • Dutch, German, English
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Day 1

Arrival at the airport in Guatemala-City "La Aurora". A transfer will bring you to a hotel near the airport. Here you will spend the night.

Day 2

Departure to Flores, National Park Tikal. You will be picked up early in the morning by a taxi, which will bring you to the airport in Guatemala City, where you’ll leave for Flores. At the airport in Flores you will be picked up by a private shuttle bus to go to National Park Tikal for a three days stay. The nature lovers can indulge in Tikal, because this environment is perfect to unwind. In the afternoon: tree yoga in the jungle of El Peten.

Day 3

Tour in National Park Tikal. A sunrise walk with an English speaking guide in the early morning through the jungle where you can enjoy the rising sun and the awakening of monkeys, birds and much more. We will climb the highest pyramid. You will have morning meditation on top of the pyramid with a fantastic view. In the afternoon you can enjoy from a unique style of yoga called ‘deugdenyoga’.

Day 4

Departure to Quetzaltenango. You will be picked up early in the morning, for going to the airport in Flores, where you’ll leave for Guatemala-City. At the airport in Guatemala-City, you will be picked up by a bus which will bring you to the host family in Quetzaltenango.

Day 5

Workshop Inner Child. We have class at an outdoor location in Quetzaltenango. On this day you will get reacquainted with your core strengths and learn how you can reapply them. You also become aware of your blind spots and your invisible blockages. You will be coached on how you can solve these. For this we use creative tasks.

Day 6

2 days excursion to Laguna Chicabal, 1 night’ accommodation in a tent. You have two days to explore this beautiful area. Early in the morning you will be picked up by an English speaking guide. A shuttle takes you to a starting point where you start climbing the volcano. We spend the night in the nature at the lake where you can enjoy the beautiful views and the overwhelming starry sky. In the afternoon we have walking meditation around the Holy Lake Laguna Chicabal.

Day 7

Laguna Chicabal. You can enjoy a sunrise meditation and yoga at the Holy Crater Lake Laguna Chicabal. In the afternoon we have coaching sessions. You will focus on yourself. You will receive tips and learn how to apply your core qualities and your talents daily. In the afternoon you will go on your return journey to Quetzaltenango.

Day 8

Theme ‘release’ – Mayan ceremony. In the morning you will receive instructions to relax through body awareness and relaxation techniques. We learn to relax actively and passively. During coaching, somatic stress patterns will be cured through respiratory therapy. You'll also learn how to apply this respiratory therapy. You’re always connected to your breath anyway. In the afternoon we do a release ritual. In the evening we go to an outdoor location where we join a Mayan ritual under the guidance of a real Mayan priest shaman.

Day 9

Workshop and excursion to the curative sulfur springs of Almolonga. We also have meditation. In the afternoon you will go to the Maya village Almolonga, where the hot springs are. Here you can relax and enjoy the relaxing sulfur springs.

Day 10

Chakra yoga and meditation in the nature on the property of Colonia Vista Hermosa. Outdoor yoga in nature all day long. You will focus your attention on your physical, emotional, mental and spiritual well-being. You will be coached on this. Thereby you become aware that you have more energy.

Day 11

Yoga journey through the chakras and learn what is positive and negative energy. We practice yoga and activate all chakras in your body with yoga exercises. Therefore you will have more energy. The chakras in our body are controlling the energy cycle. They form a series of wheel shaped vortices on the surface of the etheric body and are flowing by the vital energy that keeps us alive. Chakras are points on the spine that point/rotate forward in vortices of energy.

Day 12

Three day stay at the village Pananchel, which is located at Lake Atitlan. Panachel is located southwest of Guatemala at an altitude of 1,597 meter with wonderful views of Lake Atitlan. In the morning you will be picked up by a shuttle. We spend the night in Panachel and in the afternoon we go on a walk around Lake Atitlan.

Day 13

Panachel, this village is located by Lake Atitlan. In the morning we leave for the nature park Reserva Natural Atitlán. We walk over suspension bridges, along streams and waterfalls with very nice views. You can see monkeys and maybe if you’re lucky a coati.

Day 14

San Juan, at Lake Atitlan. We go on a boat trip on the lake and we sail to the village of San Juan. It is an Indian fishing village.

Day 15

Antigua, a beautiful, colonial town (it is on the list of UNESCO World Heritage). Early in the morning you will be picked up by a shuttle to go to Antigua. Discover the sights of Antigua. You'll stay one night in a hostel in Antigua.

Day 16

Departure to the airport in Guatemala-City. Depending on your flight schedule, you will be picked up by a shuttle to go to the airport.

Day 17

Arrival at home.

  • Flores, to National Park Tikal
  • 2 days excursion Laguna Chicabal
  • Sulfur springs of Almolonga
  • Mayan ceremony
  • Nature park near the village of Panachel
  • Jozien Mooren

    I am Jozien Mooren, Shaman, Master Top Coach, Chris Tallinn Oracle Trainer, gemstone therapist, hatha yoga teacher, kinder yoga teacher, trainer mindfulness / meditation and I also teach the kinderyoga teacher training. I have also followed the training of Drama, Dance and Movement in Breda. It is my passion to teach awareness and to want to be optimally healthy. My high sensitivity and 25 years experience as a swimming teacher has played a leading role for what I do nu. I worked in Germany, Belgium, Curacao, Guatemala, Portugal.

This retreat is held in Quetzaltenango, Guatemala

  • All transfers
  • All excursions with transportation
  • All nights’ accommodation
  • All workshops, yoga classes, meditation/mindfulness, coaching
  • Entrance fee Tikal National Park
  • English speaking guide for all excursions
  • Breakfast
  • Round-trip ticket for the flight from Guatemala City to Flores
  • Transfer from the airport to Xela and back, including Flores-Tikal
  • Tents, mats, sleeping bags and carriers
  • Visa through the USA (Esta form)
  • Volunteer program after retreat
  • Lunch, dinner and drinks
  • Round flight Guatemala
  • Travel and cancellation insurance
  • A reservation requires a deposit of 60% of the total price.
  • The deposit is non-refundable, if the booking is cancelled.
  • The rest of the payment should be paid 42 days before arrival.

Heeze , Netherlands

Jozien Mooren is a kinder yoga teacher (trainer) and gives trainings in mindfulness and meditation. It is her passion to make people aware and healthier.

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17 days / 16 nights

Availability

Arrival: Monday November 27, 2017
Departure: Wednesday December 13, 2017

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