Lake Atitlán, Guatemala


Join us in beautiful Lago Atitlan, Guatemala as we explore the ancient wisdom of Ayurveda, dive deep into the practice of Yoga and reconnect to our innate body wisdom. Through understanding and honouring our individual needs, we nurture the cultivation of health and beauty from within and experience the healing effects of Ayurvedic practices.


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    Guatemala, Lake Atitlan


Daily Meditation & Yoga practices (Yoga for the doshas)
Introduction to Ayurveda: Philosophy, Dinacharya, Aromatherapy, Herbalism & Nutrition
Yoga Nidra, Restorative Yoga and Sound Healing

Course description

Ayurveda is a branch of Vedic Science. It literally means the knowledge of life and originated in India as the traditional medical system over 5,000 years ago. The Buddha had an Ayurvedic Doctor. Chinese Medicine’s roots are in Ayurveda. It works both as a preventative and curative medicine. In India today, there are Ayurvedic medical schools training physicians in internal medicine, surgery, gynaecology, paediatrics, toxicology & gerontology. It is not necessary to attend Ayurvedic medical school in order to understand or implement Ayurvedic knowledge into daily life. Ayurveda at its root is a simple, practical science which promotes self-care & preventative medicine. According to Ayurveda, we create our state of health based upon how we interact with our environment. By making choices that support our inner nature we can live harmoniously and in balance. We invite you to journey with us to the sacred highlands of Guatemala to embark upon this life enhancing experience. This soul journey is curated with ayurvedic wisdom and practices, enriching cultural activities, healing ceremonies, engaging discussion, thought-provoking personal growth activities and a daily practice to integrate your experiences. We host a journey that is deeply personal, supportive and inclusive to meet the intentions of each participant. Each day begins with Intention Setting, Meditation, Pranayama and Yoga Asana as a practice to cultivate deep inner connections and open to the experiences of the day. Organic locally grown vegetarian meals are served throughout and help cleanse and purify the body from the inside out. The day will flow with informative workshops, activities, ceremonies or cultural excursions. Allow the breathtaking beauty of Guatemala’s Lago Atitlan guide you on this path of ritual, self-love and healing.

About the place

This experience will be hosted at Villa Sumaya, an Eco-Chic Wellness Center Majestically located on the shores of Lake Atitlan. They are dedicated to rejuvenating holistic practices and healing modalities as well as preserving Mayan traditions and facilitating outdoor adventure in the heart of the Altiplano. Dive deep into the refreshing natural beauty of this stunning landscape. Within the vast, majestic horizons, you’ll find a deeper connection with your heart’s song and a rejuvenated sense of well being.

Things to do

Other activities

Relaxation and Spa Ayurvedic Consultation Hikes from Villa Sumaya San Pedro Volcano Climb or Pico del Cielo Hike Shopping Trip to Panajachel Coffee Tour Guided Village Tours Kayaking

Inclusions & Exclusions

What’s included

7 nights accommodation, All meals, Ayurveda workshops, Yoga and meditation, Ceremonies, Sauna and hot tub

What’s not included

Airfare, Ground transportation, Optional body therapies & excursions, Travel insurance, All services not listed above

Additionnal information

Meeting point

Villa Sumaya

Airport transfers

Airport transfer will be available at an additional cost

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Yoga Styles

  • Ashtanga yoga
  • Hatha yoga
  • Meditation
  • Nidra yoga
  • Restorative yoga


  • Guided tour
  • Hiking
  • Spa


  • Garden
  • Lake views
  • Trekking
  • Vegetarian meals
  • Yoga studio

Daily Program

Grounding Yoga Practice
Group Introduction & Satsang
Intro to Ayurveda I
Intro to Ayurveda II
Intro to Dinacharya I
Free Time | Ayurvedic Consultations
Lecture: Intro to Dinacharya II
Meditation & Sound Healing: Guest Teacher
Dinacharya Practice
Intro to Aromatherapy | Spritzer Making
Free Time/Ayurvedic Consultations
Pitta Practice
Restorative Yoga | Aromatherapy
FREE DAY: days for excursions, tours, hikes, spa day, etc.
Self Led Dinacharya
Kapha Practice
Ayurvedic Nutrition & the 7 Tastes
Free Time/Ayurvedic Consultations
Ayurvedic Nutrition & the 7 Tastes
Meditation & Ayurvedic Nighttime Rituals
Self-Led Dinacharya
Final Inquiries
Yoga, Cacao & Fire Ceremony
Yoga, Cacao & Fire Ceremony
Closing Circle & Manifestation Ceremony
Self-Led Dinacharya


Trudy Collings and Leak Klatt
Leah Klatt & Trudy Collings, Co-founders of Paavani Ayurveda, share a passion for developing skin & body care products that carry on the tradition of Ayurveda. They are devoted to sharing this ancient wisdom with the world. In addition to their Ayurvedic skin care line and Ayurvedic body therapies clinic in Nevada City, California, they host educational workshops & presentations throughout the year, as well as dedicate a large portion of their website to Ayurvedic Education & Philosophy. They believe the more people that understand the ways of Ayurveda, the healthier our world will be. They dream that one day all families will have the ability to raise their children with the principles of Ayurveda and that the world will find healing solace through each individual’s cultivation of personal balance. Leah & Trudy, bow to the the inspiring forces of the community in which they are blessed to call home. This healing, energetic center in the foothills of the Sierra Nevada mountain range, is home to the sacred Yuba River, vast horizons of wild, natural beauty & creative people who influence them daily. The women give thanks to the powerful energy of this community and the support that it has offered to pursue their passions. Furthermore, the women seek inspiration & guidance through yoga & its philosophy, song, dance, shamanic journeying and travels around the world.






  • Zion Guinn

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    An amazing, blissful experience. So relaxing and rejuvenating. Having these medicinal oils for the massage makes it a very unique and restorative massage experience. I would recommend this massage practice for anyone. A very nurturing experience. from Paavani Ayurveda Testimonial Page
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  • Mandy Lucchese

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    I have received the 4 handed massage with the owners and it sends you to levels of relaxation that I don’t think I have the words to describe. I found it very beneficial for reducing stress and its effects lingered with me for days. I also felt really cared for by their thorough questionnaire that helped determine my Dosha and what custom oil blend they made up specifically for me to bring me into balance. I think when I booked the appointment I thought I was treating myself, but having experienced their treatment I see it more of a routine for balance and wellness and worth the money. from Paavani Ayurveda Testimonial Page
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    These ladies together worked on my body and it felt like just one person! They are totally in sync with each other.I left refreshed and relaxed if you only have one massage in your life, this is the one. I’ve had a few other massages at local places in Nevada City and none compare to this. from Paavani Ayurveda Testimonial Page
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