Santa Cruz la Laguna, Guatemala

$1.575,00

Inspired Yoga Travels with Kālyana Karine Amalric and Integral Yoga Institute with Swami Asokananada invite you to an authentic yoga & Holistic Health Vacation in Guatemala. Come and nourish your soul at the exclusive Villa Sumaya located in Santa Cruz La Laguna in the heart of the Mayan highlands on the shores of Lake Atitlán believed by the Maya to be the center of the Universe where God’s seeds of mankind evolved.

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    Price

    $1.575,00

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    Group Size

    Max 16 people

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    Location

    Guatemala, Santa Cruz la Laguna

Highlights

  • Six nights at the peaceful Villa Sumaya
  • Two daily yoga classes, morning and afternoon
  • One daily morning meditation
  • One daily evening deep guided relaxation/Yoga Nidra
  • Healing ceremony lead by a Mayan shaman
  • Yoga workshop to create a daily healthy routine
  • One evening Kirtan
  • Excursions in neighboring villages
  • Water sports (Kayak, swimming…)
  • Hot tub
  • Sauna
  • Spa offering various modalities of massage and treatments

Course description

Dive deeply into the Integral Yoga Institute and Kalyana Ka healthy life style. Enjoy a daily yoga practice that includes an early morning meditation, and two Hatha Integral Yoga classes (morning and afternoon) overlooking the beauties of the lake. Listen to presentations by Swami Asokananda and Kālyana that will emphasize the ultimate goal of yoga – the quietude of the mind. Rejuvenate and end each day with guided deep relaxation called Yoga Nidra, a healing technique that brings about a deep sens of surrender and helps to let go of what no longer serves you. Learn how to create your daily routine with Kalyana – simple actions that will have a profound effect on your well being. Be in the presence of a Mayan shaman and experience a powerful healing ceremony.
Savor delicious and nutritious foods, an eclectic blending of local and international vegetarian cuisines. Make the best of your free time – relax, read, write, swim, kayak, sunbathe, go for walks, linger at the spa, explore the neighboring villages etc. It’s your vacation, remember to do what makes you feel good.
Return home refreshed and inspired with the tools to keep this positive momentum in motion.

Food

Organic local foods

Things to do

Holistic treatments

Shamanic ceremonies

Other activities

sightseeing

Inclusions & Exclusions

What’s included

  • Accommodation for 6 nights in the charming wellness center Villa Sumaya; three daily copious vegetarian meals.
  • Two daily Integral Hatha yoga class
  • One daily morning meditation
  • One daily evening deep guided relaxation
  • Three workshops: – How to create your daily healthy routine with Kālyana / Deepening Our Meditation Practice, and The Yogic Approach to Communication
  • with Swami Asokananda
  • One ceremony with a Mayan Shaman

What’s not included

  • Airfare
  • Spa services (massages…)
  • Personal transportation
  • Any excursion
  • Food and drinks not mentioned in the program, and all alcoholic beverages Gratuities for hotel staff, guides etc.
  • Travel insurance etc.

Additionnal information

Meeting point

Guatemala City airport/Hotel

How to get there

Fly to Guatemala City Airport – We suggest that you fly on Friday 10/05. With flight arrivals after 3:00 or 4:00pm, and that you stay at a hotel in Guatemala City. So we can all leave together the next morning for Villa Sumaya. If you choose this option we will suggest a hotel and give you the information.
About the flight leaving from Guatemala – We suggest that you fly on Friday 10/12 late afternoon/evening or fly Saturday 10/13.

About the transportation to the yoga vacation location, villa Sumaya from Guatemala City – Round trip.
If you choose to travel with the group, Swami Asokananda and Kalyana will be there to guide you, however the transportation is arranged by Villa Sumaya. This expense will be added to your individual bill.
The drive from Guatemala City International Airport (code = GUA)/Hotel in town to Lake Atitlan, takes 3 to 4 hours, depending on traffic. You’ll then take a 10-minute boat ride to arrive at the private dock of Villa Sumaya.
We will depart from the hotel between 8:00am and 10:00am on 10/06.
We will depart from Villa Sumaya between 8:00 and 10:00am on 10/12
Group rates (+5 people):
Private shuttle, round trip, hotel – Panajachel / Panajachel – hotel, in a private shuttle, $50.
Boat ride. Round trip, boat ride Panajachel – Villa Sumaya / Villa Sumaya – Panajachel, $12.
Under five people different rates are applied. Let us know if you will be joining us or if you will travel on your own to Villa Sumaya, we will give you more information.

Airport transfers

About the transportation to the yoga vacation location, villa Sumaya from Guatemala City - Round trip. If you choose to travel with the group, Swami Asokananda and Kalyana will be there to guide you, however the transportation is arranged by Villa Sumaya. This expense will be added to your individual bill. The drive from Guatemala City International Airport (code = GUA) to Lake Atitlan, takes 3 to 4 hours, depending on traffic. You'll then take a 10-minute boat ride to arrive at the private dock of Villa Sumaya. We will depart from the hotel between 8:00am and 10:00am on 10/06. We will depart from Villa Sumaya between 8:00 and 10:00am on 10/12 Group rates (+5 people): Private shuttle, round trip, hotel - Panajachel / Panajachel - hotel, in a private shuttle, $50. Boat ride. Round trip, boat ride Panajachel - Villa Sumaya / Villa Sumaya - Panajachel, $12. Under five people different rates are applied. Let us know if you will be joining us or if you will travel on your own to Villa Sumaya.
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Yoga Styles

  • Hatha yoga
  • Meditation
  • Nidra yoga
  • Pranayama

Activities

  • Cultural Experiences
  • Shamanic

Amenities

  • Air conditioning
  • Airport transfer
  • Breakfast
  • Coffee & tea making facilities
  • Concierge
  • Eco-friendly resort
  • Exclusive events
  • Full board
  • Garden
  • Gift shop
  • Hair Dryer
  • Hammocks
  • Housekeeping services
  • Indoor & outdoor dining areas
  • Jacuzzi
  • Kayak
  • Lake views
  • Laundry
  • Lobby
  • Massage
  • Meditation
  • Mountain views
  • On-call Doctor
  • Outdoor jacuzzi
  • Private massage room
  • Purified water
  • Spa
  • Sun deck
  • Taxi service
  • Tearoom
  • Terrace
  • Tourist information
  • Towels, bed sheets, toilet paper
  • Vegan meals
  • Vegetarian meals
  • Walking trails
  • Wellness facilities
  • Wifi
  • Yoga
  • Yoga hall
  • Yoga mats
  • Yoga props

Daily Program

Arrival in Guatemala City’s airport. Transfer to Villa Sumaya by bus.
Villa Sumaya is an Eco-Chic Wellness Center dedicated to rejuvenating holistic practices and healing modalities as well as preserving Mayan traditions and facilitating outdoor adventure in the heart of the Altiplano. Majestically located on the shores of Lake Atitlan this beautiful wellness center is accustom to hosting yoga retreats/vacations and provides all yoga items and props.
Evening: Enjoy a relaxing dinner followed by a Deep Guided Relaxation before bed to help your body and mind to unwind and restore.
GLIMPSE OF THE DAY
MORNINGS: Begin the day with a daily yoga routine, an early meditation, a ninety minute Integral Yoga class including relaxation, breathing techniques and a brief meditation. Deepen your connection. Learn about the philosophy and psychology of yoga. Savor a delightful organic breakfast overlooking the scenic Lake Atitlan.
AFTERNOONS: Free time. You have many options with many activities offered in and around Villa Sumaya, swim in the lake, enjoy some relaxing time at the spa, get adventurous and go
discover the neighboring villages, take the afternoon yoga class, a workshop... Do what makes you feel good.
EVENINGS: End the day with a delightful dinner at Villa Sumaya. Participate to a healing ceremony, go for a last walk, mingle, share
your experience, remain silent, relax... Bed time Guided Deep Relaxation that will lead you into a smooth restorative night of sleep.
According to the flight departure. Morning meditation followed by a 60 minute yoga class and breakfast. Departure from Villa Sumaya by bus to the airport.

Instructors

Swami Asokananda
Monk since 1973, he is one of Integral Yoga’s foremost teachers, known for his warmth, intelligence, and good humor. His teaching comes out of his own practice and experience, since he has absorbed the wisdom of his guru, Sri Swami Satchidananda, since the age of 19. While he enjoys sharing the practical wisdom of the Yogic philosophy (especially that of the great Indian scripture the Bhagavad Gita), he also loves his practice of Hatha Yoga and is one of our primary instructors for Intermediate and Advanced Hatha Yoga Teacher Training. In the past, he has served as the president of Satchidananda Ashram–Yogaville® and Integral Yoga® International; he is currently the President of the New York Integral Yoga Institute.

 

Kalyana Karine Amalric
Kālyana is her Sanskrit name, Karine is her French one. Born in France now based in New York; she was introduced to yoga in India in 2003, and has been practicing since then. She graduated from Integral Yoga Institute, in NYC, Asanas and Pranayama : Level I 200-Hour; Asanas and Pranayama : Intermediate Level II 176-Hour, Gentle and Chair training 100-Hour; and Raja Yoga, the philosophy and psychology of yoga 80-Hour. She is as well a certified kids yoga teacher, graduated from Kidding Around Yoga school. Kālyana is a passionate, spiritual, and artistic person, also dedicated, and practical. Her background is rich in travel, fitness, nutrition and creative work, all formative experiences that have helped her teach spiritual well being, wholeness, and healthy living. Her everyday life embraces yoga, meditation, organic living, and the learning of spiritual teachings. This routine helps her to convey a sense of stability, and mindfulness to students, and others. As an Integral Yoga Hatha teacher she approaches each class as a complete yoga practice, experiencing chanting, asānas or physical poses, a guided deep relaxation, prānayama or breathing techniques, and a brief meditation. She created her company Kālyana Ka in 2015 and created Inspired Yoga Travels in 2016 as her passion is to create and lead people around the world. One country; one theme. ‘Inspired' stands for creativity; ‘Yoga' stands for learning a healthy life style, and Travels/Vacations for FUN, as she believes life is meant to be fun, and lived in joy!

 


 


 

 

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