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8 Days Self-Discovery Meditation and Yoga Retreat in Solola Department, Guatemala

Blissful Yoga Retreat Guatemala

Join yoga teachers and life adventurers Erin and Clarissa of Light the Spark Within at Villa Sumaya! You will stay at this Guatemalan paradise for a week filled with adventurous exploration and self-discovery. This extraordinary experience holds a special treat for each of your senses and is sure to leave you transformed and filled with blissful delight. Their wish is for you to be immensely inspired during every moment of this retreat. This is a unique experience that you don’t want to miss.

Retreat highlights

  • Daily evening Restorative yoga sessions
  • Daily morning meditations and movements
  • Historical trip to Santiago and hiking Volcan San Pedro
  • Kayaking on Lake Atitlan and optional cliff jumping
  • Daily vegetarian breakfast, lunch, and dinner
  • 7 nights' accommodation
  • Unlimited filtered water

Skill level

  • Beginner
  • Intermediate

Yoga styles

7 days with instruction in English
Spoken languages: English
The maximum participants in the group is 16
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Villa Sumaya is an eco-chic wellness center. They are dedicated to rejuvenating holistic practices and healing modalities as well as preserving Mayan traditions and facilitating outdoor adventure in the heart of Altiplano. Majestically located on the shores of Lake Atitlan, they offer custom-designed all-inclusive services to personal, group and family retreats. You will have the choice of staying at Lotus House or Ginger Suite rooms with classes in the majestic Tara Temple. One, two and three-bedroom accommodations are available.

Lotus House

Lotus House hosts six rooms with two rooms on each of the three floors, all gracefully appointed rooms with private baths and stone showers that offer stunning lake view balconies or glorious garden patios. Tara Temple is on the top floor. Lotus House is easily accessible to all of Villa Sumaya’s amenities.

Ginger Suite

This newest complex offers luxury accommodations varying in size. It includes rooms 8, 17, 18, 19 and 21. All the rooms have majestic lake view balconies and elegant antique furnishings. Ginger Suite has appointed-seating areas. Room 17 has a fireplace for chilly nights, as well as a handmade hammock on the patio. The junior suites are rooms 8 and 18. Room 8 has a snug bedroom with a queen bed and a separate single bed in the sitting area, as well as a spacious wooden deck and handmade hammock.

Room 18 features a built-in window seat and a lake view desk to inspire your creative sensibilities. Studio 21 is the crown jewel of the suite’s collection with luxuriously-appointed furnishings including a queen-sized bed and two twins, a fireplace, kitchenette, love seat and amazing 180-degree panoramic view of the lake. If you are looking for a romantic getaway, book a room in the Ginger Suite.

Light the Spark Within Guatemala Yoga Retreat Program

Experience vegetarian meals sourced from local gardens and daily yoga offerings including sunrise flows, a full moon ceremony and workshops focused on creating your vision and rocking your true voice. At will, you have the freedom to venture off and explore as you like. Together, you’ll take a boat to visit historical sites and shops in Santiago, take a hike to the top of Volcan San Pedro, and kayak Lake Atitlan with the option for a cliff jump at the end. This retreat is a true choice of your own adventure for mind, body, and spirit.

Included excursions

  • Guided village tour of Santiago
  • Hiking Volcan San Pedro
  • Kayaking and cliff jumping on Lake Atitlan


Clarissa Mae
Yoga Alliance RYT 200 (Ashtanga Yoga)
Clarissa is a 200-hour RYT working toward her 500 (completion estimation is May 2017) and has been teaching at local studios in Quad Cities region of Illinois / Iowa since 2014. She maintains a dedicated Ashtanga practice which has fueled her desire to learn more and in December 2015 she spent a month in Mysore, India studying at the K. P. J. Ashtanga Yoga Institute with Sharath Jois. Clarissa is ready to share what she has learned with her students. Clarissa teaches regular classes at studios and online and hopes to instill confidence, power, and grace into her classes and students.
Erin Marie
In Fall 2013, Erin began a 30-day intensive 200-hour yoga teacher training at Anamaya Retreat Center in Montezuma, Costa Rica. Under the instruction of Paula Tursi of Reflections Yoga and Peter Kaaberbol Kristensen of LagoCPH, she learned the key principles of yoga and teaching, receiving her 200-RYT certification alongside 30 other beautiful souls. Erin has actively taught in several cities throughout her tenure and currently teaching in Austin, Texas. Since 2013, she has taught over 1000 hours of yoga in group as well as individual settings with students ranging from 1 to 90.

Retreat location

This yoga retreat will take place at Villa Sumaya, Santa Cruz La Laguna, Guatemala.

Unique features


  • Hiking
  • Hot tub / Jacuzzi
  • Sauna
  • Shopping
  • Spa


  • Balcony
  • Café
  • Concierge desk
  • Environmentally friendly
  • Fireplace
  • Garden
  • Kitchen
  • Lake
  • Lounge
  • Yoga studio
  • Patio


Vegetarian locally sourced breakfast, lunch and dinner meals are included. Meat can be added for 7 USD per meal.

The following meals are included:

  • Breakfast
  • Lunch
  • Dinner
  • Drinks

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

  • Vegetarian
  • Other dietary requirements on request
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 adventures
  • Additional workshops
  • A variety of healing and releasing modalities at Harmony Spa
  • Exploring local trails
  • Hiking at Villa Sumaya as you desire

What's included

  • 7 nights' accommodation
  • Daily evening Restorative yoga
  • Daily morning meditations and movements
  • Daily vegetarian breakfast, lunch, and dinner
  • Historical trip to Santiago, hiking Volcan San Pedro, kayaking and cliff jumping
  • Staff tips
  • Unlimited filtered water
  • Workshops and a full moon ceremony

What's not included

  • Additional adventures or workshops
  • Spa treatments
  • Travel to and from Villa Sumaya
  • Water and food off-site

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 not included.

Once you send Light the Spark Within your arrival information, they will set up a way to get you to and from the location.

Cancellation Policy

  • A reservation requires a deposit of 25% of the total price.
  • The deposit is fully refundable if the booking is cancelled up to 45 days before the arrival date.
  • The rest of the payment should be paid 30 days before arrival.
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