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Sunset at Lake Atitlan near the volcano.
Sunset at Lake Atitlan near the volcano.

 

Explore Lake Atitlan, Guatemala with Powerflow Yoga Retreats

All in-the-know travelers agree: To discover Guatemala, you should start at Lake Atitlan. The stunning crater lake is Guatemala’s deepest and home to colorful, colonial towns and ancient Mayan ruins. Backdropped by colossal volcanoes, the region exudes a sense of cosmic wonder. Standing on that enormous lakeshore, you’ll rarely again feel as tiny—or more alive.

After two years of isolating near home, a yoga retreat abroad will wake up your senses and renew your enthusiasm for life. PFY Retreats heads to Guatemala Nov. 27 to Dec. 3. Will you join us?

Yoga retreats offer a workout and a vacation at the same time

This seven-day yoga retreat includes two yoga classes, three vegetarian meals and one excursion or ceremony per day.

“Atitlan” translates to English as the place from where the rainbow gets its colors. Each rainbow color corresponds to a particular chakra, wheels of energy in the body that house one of nature’s five elements: Earth, water, fire, air and space. The activities each day will balance a particular chakra.

Wake up every morning with an invigorating yoga class to get the body moving and blood pumping. Autumn and Melissa will teach you about the chakra/element of the day, and then you’ll head out into nature. Hike an active volcano, kayak on Lake Atitlan, explore local villages and dance around a fire—all to enhance your physical, emotional and energetic well-being. After lunch, kick back and relax on your own. Explore the area, meditate and journal by the lake or sign up for one of the retreat center’s optional add-ons, like time in the sweat lodge or spa. You’ll come back together every evening for dinner, restorative yoga and some time to hang out as a group.

ACCOMDATIONS AND PRICING

We’ve heard great things about Villa Sumaya, who have hosted international yoga retreats since 2001. A quaint refuge on the shores of Lake Atitlan, the property includes swimming pools, healing huts, a spa, a restaurant and a sweat lodge.

The owners built the property sustainably, forming rich, respectful partnerships with neighboring indigenous communities. Every brick, stone and glass pane was transported by boat and then lovingly carried by hand to the property.

Read the available accommodations below. Prices listed are per person.

Available Accommodations:

Ginger Suites Lotus House
With its handcrafted stone walls and antique doors, Ginger Suites is for the guest who likes an extra-special room. Sip coffee on your private patio and look out at stunning, panoramic lake and volcano views. At night, you’ve got a stone fireplace to keep you warm while you gaze out at the stars. Or head inside and luxuriate in the bathtub. The cozy rooms in Lotus House are every solo traveler’s dream. Conveniently located near the solar hot tub and electric sauna, you’re bound to meet other solo guests. Plus you’ve still got lakefront views.
Single: $200
Double: $150
Triple: $130
Single: $185
Double: $135
Triple: $120

EXTRAS ON ARRIVAL

Feel free to personalize your yoga retreat. You may add to your bill massages, time in the sweat lodge or meal upgrades (including meat).

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PFY Retreats has led yoga retreats in Costa Rica, Peru, Puerto Rico and right here in the States. Villa Sumaya has hosted international students attending yoga retreats for more than twenty years.

Let PFY know if you’ll join the Lake Atitlan Yoga Retreat

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