“We travel, not to escape life, but for life not to escape us” ~ Anonymous
Join Chrissy Gonzalez in an extraordinary yoga and culture retreat in the sacred spiritual lands of Lake Atitlán, Guatemala, and return home feeling healthier and more vibrant than ever! You can expect gorgeous accommodations, three delicious meals daily, two inspiring and soothing yoga classes per day, spectacular views and plenty of free time to either relax or go on adventures.
Lake Atitlán, Guatemala is unlike any other destination. Known as the “jewel of the highlands,” it is one of the few places left in the world where the traditional Mayan people still thrive. There are dozens of water taxis that will transport you to the many different villages around the lake, each unique in style and culture. The lake itself sits about one mile above sea level and is surrounded by three majestic volcanoes. Lake Atitlán has captivated people for centuries; some even call it “The most beautiful lake in the world.” This very special retreat promises to provide a truly captivating, blissful, and peaceful experience.
- 7 Nights Accommodations
Group Ground Transportation to/from Airport
3 Whole Foods Meals each Day
Twice Daily Yoga Sessions
Time to Relax and Reconnect
The retreat will be held at an intimate full-service lakefront hotel and yoga center on Lake Atitlan. All rooms have breathtaking views, natural decor, and outdoor spaces. The property has lush gardens, a full-service spa area with a hot tub and a sauna, a fair-trade boutique, a juice bar, and many places to hide away with a good book. Their cafe offers nourishing homemade vegetarian meals. Breakfast, lunch, and dinner buffets are abundant, and fish and chicken are available for an additional fee.
Chrissy Gonzalez is a Chicago based yoga teacher, vegan foodie, blogger, traveler and animal lover. The onset of her love affair with yoga almost 20 years ago set in motion an active practice that has allowed her to guide others for over a decade. Her formal training began in 2002 with Yoga Works in Los Angeles, and since then she has completed over 700 hours of yoga alliance certified training. She mainly teaches alignment-based classes flowing with upbeat energy, harmonious movement and a positive outlook. Chrissy stays busy teaching several public classes throughout the city as well leading workshops and retreats around the world. She also loves teaching privates, especially because of the special connection this one on one format provides. In addition to teaching yoga, Chrissy is highly involved in several animal rescue and awareness programs. She founded The Yoga Pawject, a non-profit organization that leads several fundraising classes throughout the year. The discovery of yoga has evolved into a lifestyle far exceeding the margins of Chrissy’s yoga mat. Boundless and constantly transforming, her practice flows and adapts to her daily experience.
- Tours of Local Villages
- Tours of Local Mayan Markets
- Mayan Ceremonies
*Most activities are an additional fee.
Harmony Spa is one of the gems of this retreat center. They offer services from massage to esoteric readings to ionic foot baths and more. All therapists are very experienced and offer their healing services on-site for reasonable prices.
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Paying your initial deposit of $500 will lock in your tuition rate and hold your space for the trip. A $35 Service and Administration Fee will be added to the tuition rate.
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You will be booking your flights to the Aurora Airport in Guatemala City (GUA). Before booking tickets, please be sure you have received your official confirmation note that the retreat has met its minimums. There will be one group airport shuttle each way based on our flight window guidelines. Be sure your flights align with the provided flight windows if you wish to use the group shuttle.
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