A Yoga Retreat to Heal & Awaken
Your Retreat Journey in a Nutshell
Tired of feeling tired? Let’s reboot your energy system in ancient lands with ancient wisdom.
In one of the America’s most sacred sites, retreat six days from the daily to release any energy blockages that are holding you back in life. Movement, breath and meditation will heal you. Magical Mayan hospitality pamper you. And the majestical setting of Lake Atitlan reawaken joy, adventure and aliveness within you.
Whether you think life is divine, or it isn’t – in either case you are creating your reality.
Lake Atitlan, Guatemala
Villa Sumaya, our magnificent retreat center, is located in Santa Cruz la Laguna, Guatemala. Majestically located on the shores of Lake Atitlan, the refreshing natural beauty of this stunning landscape filters through from the open yoga shala, swimming docks and adjacent walking trails; over the hot tub, sauna and spa; to each uniquely styled ensuite room. The whole team is dedicated to rejuvenating holistic practices and healing modalities as well as preserving Mayan traditions.
11-17th June, Guatemala
Daily Yoga, Breath & Meditation
After a powerful vinyasa flow, pranayam and meditation session, every morning, after a delicious vegetarian breakfast, a specially tailored workshop will focus on different aspects of yoga. You will explore movement, breathwork and different types of mindfulness (or rather mind-lessness!) both through applied theory as well as experiential practice. These workshops are accessible and suitable to complete beginners as well as advanced yogis.
The afternoons, post wholesome lunch, are free to relax or explore and engage in optional excursions and activities that the Guatemalan magic around Lake Atitlan has to offer, such as hiking, kayaking or exploring a nearby village. Before another mouthwatering plant-based dinner, soothing and healing Yin Yoga, fun and engaging Acro Yoga or deeply relaxing Yoga Nidra awaits your full presence to awaken a childlike joy in body, mind and spirit.
Shamanic Ceremonies & Extra Pampering
On two evenings, special ceremonies will be offered to strip away all the clutter and directly connect, through sacred and shamanic ways, with your inner wisdom and ancient knowing. Throughout the week, you also have the option to book in private healing sessions with Dini, as well as pampering massage treatments at the beautiful in-house Mayan spa.
You will return home with your cup full, if not overflowing, and the option to join any of our 5-weeks Applied Yoga Philosophy online programs at a greatly discounted retreat special. This optional, yet recommended, ongoing support will assist the continuous integration of all you will have learnt into your daily, helping you to maintain sustainably elevated energy levels, together with physical ease, mental peace, heartfelt bliss and soulful insight.
This Retreat will help you
1. Reclaim your aliveness and youthful energy
2. Use the potential of ancient lands and teaching of ancient cultures to heal ancestral wounds, allowing you to fully trust and flourish in the now
3. Feel whole in all parts of you again
4. Experience Mayan warmth with new friends from around the world
5. Create meaningful community and become part of Dini’s global yoga tribe
6. Move and laugh more, whilst breahing and thinking less
7. Activate your superpowers
8. Let go of what no longer serves you to give every moment the possibility to be the best of your life.
9. Awaken your full health and well-being potential
10. Pick up new embodied tools to take home and help you integrate your journey in a sustained way
Be part of an International Yoga Community
A typical Day
Lake Atitlan, Guatemala
Accomodation at villa Sumaya, Guatemala
Villa Sumaya, our refuge and retreat center, is located in Santa Cruz la Laguna, Guatemala. Majestically located on the shores of Lake Atitlan, the refreshing natural beauty of this stunning landscape filters through from the open yoga shala, swimming docks and adjacent walking trails; over the hot tub, sauna and spa; to each uniquely styled ensuite room. The whole team is dedicated to rejuvenating holistic practices and healing modalities as well as preserving Mayan traditions.
On, in and around the adjacent lake you can unwind and relax away from the demands of typical daily life. There are kayaks for rent, two swimming docks and several walking trails right outside the front gate for those keen to use their free time actively.
The on-site Harmony Spa offers an array of services provided by experienced and gifted therapists (at extra cost). You can read more about our retreat centre and find even more pictures on their website: Villa Sumaya.
This posh junior suite is perched 50 stairs above the main courtyard. Besides a cozy queen bed and stylised marble ensuite, it features antique woodwork, a charming window seat and patio with panoramic views.
Single Occupancy 2,246USD
1,646$ EARLY BIRD
Douple Occupancy 1,976USD
1,376$ EARLY BIRD
Triple Occupancy 1,898USD
1,298$ EARLY BIRD
This gorgeous suite serves as the ultimate honeymoon hideout or self-care haven. It lies 70 stairs above the main courtyard and features a king bed, comfortable velvet seating area, antique, hand-carved doors and furniture and your private white marble bathroom. All this is topped with spectaculour panoramic views from room and balcony and a spacious lake view balcony with seating.
Single Occupancy 2,330USD
1,730$ EARLY BIRD
Double Occupancy 2,060USD
1,460$ EARLY BIRD
Triple Occupancy 1,952USD
1,352$ EARLY BIRD
EARLY BIrd Offer
600 USD DISOUNT for sign ups before 31st March’23
ADDITIONALLY First 5 sign ups receive a FREE MASSAGE
Included in Package Prices
- 6 nights accommodation at Villa Sumaya, Guatemala
- 3 delicious daily vegetarian / vegan meals
- Potable water and herbal tea
- Twice daily yoga and meditation classes
- Daily Applied Yoga, Breath and Meditation Workshops
- Two special ceremonies
- Use of swimming docks and all other hotel facilities
- A group follow up call two weeks post-retreat
- Transport from Airport to hotel (although we can help with logistics) – calculate another 30-50USD
- Travel Insurance
- Additional services or excurcions like massages, laundy or kayak rental
International Retreat Leader and Dedicated Yogini
Your Yoga Teacher, Guide & Space Holder
Dini has been devoted to yoga for almost 20 years. She is a 500RYT experienced yoga teacher with over 4,000 teaching hours, Reiki practitioner, Ayurvedic consultant, passionate Tantrika, skilled Doula, certified Vedic Astrologer, and international retreat leader. The nomadic mother of three speaks seven languages and loves nature, ecstatic dance, fire-twirling and jamming with her guitar.
Combining numerous teachings, Dini has developed her own style of Vinyasa Flow and Yin Yoga from a deep place of authenticity. She continuously deepens her own practice through 10-day-silent Vipassana meditation retreats, Yin immersions, Tantric trainings, Shamanic ceremonies, ISTA work, Anatomy workshops, as well as daily rituals on and off the mat.
People around the world – from refugees and prisoners, over corporate mums and dads, to glorious superyacht owners – have been impacted by her teachings. When not leading yoga and tantra retreats and teacher trainings, she has been living on a boat with her young family, sailing the seven seas for the past decade. Dini is deeply passionate about creating a more sustainable and peaceful world, and strongly believes this process starts deep within each of us.
Heal in Community
“I found immense growth in pranayam/meditation/practice first up in the morning. Especially after the walk up to the lookout on Sunday. Having walked up and not really being aware of anything, but walking back being “mindfull” of the beauty of Mother Earth… felt so truly connected. I feel I’ve dropped deeper in another level of understanding and awareness after this weekend. I feel there is SO much I haven’t uncovered within myself that needs to be released that I have either brushed off or just never addressed… but after the weekend it’s become so clear to me to make meditation a priority every day! The calling to connect with oneness, the universe.. has never felt so strong. Growing with sisters, pure goddess energy, amounts to nothing else. Like nothing I’ve ever experienced before. Expansion and peace within.”Mariah S., Yoga Teacher, Sydney Australia 2021
Disconnect to Reconnect
Can I join this retreat even without prior yoga experience?
Yes. The daily yoga classes are structured to suit both beginners, as well as intermediate and advanced sutdents. In fact, it will be the perfect place to be introduced to yoga. Please let Dini know before the retreat, if you have any injuries, so she can keep an extra eye on you during practice.
Are there any vax or testing requirements?
Just like the yogic teachings, we are not in favour of any separation or segreagation. Everyone is welcome on our trainings and retreats, regardless of age, race, shape, vax status, sexual orientation or anything else. We fully support bodily autonomy. The practice of yoga in all its aspects, together with our outdorsy setting, common-sense hygene practices and delicious vegan/vegetarian diet throughout the program will strengthen your immune system naturally. For Covid regulations to enter Guatemala, please check the official websites or ask your airline as regulations change constantly.
What substances are not allowed during the training?
We strongly recommend to abstain from alcohol and any other drugs throughout the duration of the retreat. Even coffee should be reduced to a minimum in order to experience your natural energy household at its purest on this journey to more self-understanding and deep connection.
What is your payment and cancellation policy?
To secure your sport we need a 50% non-refundable deposit. The remainder of the retreat fee is due 60 days prior to the retreat.
In the case of cancellation before those 60 days prior, you can transfer your deposit to any other of Dini’s trainings or retreats within two years.
Can I request additional private session time with the instructor?
Yes, absolutely. Addional private sessions will be subject to availability and will be charged at a retreat-special hourly rate.