Lake Atitlán is believed by the Maya to be the center of the universe where God’s seeds of mankind evolved. Villa Sumaya is nestled in a landlocked bay on the north shore of beautiful Lake Atitlan, Guatemala. Located on 18 acres in the traditional homeland of the indigenous Maya. This area is known to the Maya as the belly button of the Earth. Villa Sumaya looks directly across the lake at three spectacular volcanoes.
Villa Sumaya is located at an altitude of 5,000 feet. Its proximity to the equator offers a high plane semi-tropical paradise often referred to as “the land of eternal spring.” The deep caldera walls of the lake create a powerful inverse vortex to the volcanic mountains and ridges above, creating tremendous beauty and distinct natural challenges to work with.
In Sanskrit, Sumaya means a long-awaited dream come true while in Arabic it translates as a little piece of paradise. Both of these definitions mirror Villa Sumaya’s hearts’ intentions and inspire service. The logo is a Mayan glyph found in Chiapas, Mexico representing the fountain of life or the budding growth of a flower, and this too moves us ever forward.
Join Chelsea Winters for seven nights of heart opening exploration of this little piece of paradise. We will breath, move, feel and delve deeper into the nature of our surroundings steeped in Mayan culture, and explore the nature of ourselves. All yoga levels are welcome.
$750 non-refundable deposit holds your space with the remainder due Dec 1, 2019. First ten signs ups will receive early bird pricing with $100 off prices below.
* Room availability is on a first come, first serve basis.
*Past Retreat Yogis, ask about a repeat yogi discount!
Cancelation policy: Should you need to cancel your space, all payments become non-refundable if you cannot fill your spot. If you can fill your spot with a replacement yogi, you will receive all payments back, less $350.
MAYA ROSE ROOMS-
Sensational Lake Front Patios • Convenient Location • Easy accessibility (queen in single or double for a couple; two twin beds in double):
single occupancy- $2,050
double occupancy- $1,625
triple occupancy- $1,525 (this is a tighter accommodation and best for close friends traveling together on a budget)
Luxurious accommodations • Majestic lake view balconies • Elegant, hand-selected furnishings (King bed in single or double for a couple; queen and 1 or 2 twins in double and triple):
single occupancy- $2,150-2,225 (depending on suite/bed configuration)
double occupancy- $1,700-1,800 (depending on suite/bed configuration)
triple occupancy- $1,650
7 nights in lake front accommodations with warm, inviting décor, private bathrooms, outdoor patios, amazing lake views, orthopedic beds and quality linens.
Twice daily yoga asana, pranayama and mediation classes with Chelsea, or a guest teacher/guest ceremony, in a sacred and inspiring yoga temple. Simple, eclectic décor with panoramic views, hardwood floors, thatched roofs and elegant altar spaces set the tone for deepening practices.
Sacred Cacao Ceremony- In the spirit of the ancient traditions, join us in a sacred circle of ceremony and celebration centered around the sharing of a cacao elixir. Pure cacao is an authentic plant medicine used to uplift the spirit, deepen focused meditation and strengthen our reconnection with heart centered awareness. Known as the “food of the Gods,” cacao has an expansive, mood-enhancing quality that helps us gently shift blockages while realigning us with the path of the heart.
Sound Healing Ceremony
Cultural day trip to local village with component of Bhakti yoga
Evening of Kirtan- Kirtan is the ancient practice of call-and-response singing. It is an easy, joyful, heart-opening practice from the Bhakti Yoga path. Chanting sacred mantras with live music brings our mind, heart, and body together in a hypnotic and harmonious flow of love. Joining our voice as One we open the door to experience the goal of all Yoga – Merger with the Divine.
3 delicious, healthy, locally sourced meals daily, tastefully prepared and artistically presented- inviting in a true Mayan flair. Meals will take a healthy approach to vegan and vegetarian cuisine. Chicken or seafood will be available for an additional $7/portion. Unlimited filtered water, juice and teas.
Airport shuttle and ferry coordinate to Villa Sumaya (cost of shuttle not included)
Unlimited sunsets and star gazing
Unlimited use of private pool and swimming in the lake
Local State & Hotel Tax
Unlimited potential for adventure, soul searching and fun!
Chelsea received her 200HR yoga teacher certification at Yandara Yoga Institute in December of 2012- this one choice has changed her life. In April of 2015, she received her 500HR yoga teacher certification, also at Yandara Yoga Institute. While at Yandara, Chelsea also studied Reiki and completed her Reiki Certification. Chelsea has been a registered member of Yoga Alliance since November of 2012.
Chelsea is a face of the Vail Yoga Community as a Lululemon Ambassador.