"Villa Sumaya is one of those few places that you can go and finally let go of trying to get more of what you don't need. It is in this oasis of calm that I find I can use all the surrendered energy to make a difference with what I do have and with what I am. I find that there is a moment when I can just get a glimpse of Lake Atitlan as you head toward Panajchel that I start to get really excited, joy-full, like a little kid!!! The whole time there is an experience that you'll never forget or regret."

--Karen Keresturi


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Upcoming Retreats

Villa Sumaya offers a wide array of group retreats for you to choose from.  Please contact the group organizer listed below each description. Retreats listings are continuously updated, so please check back or contact us if you do not see what you are looking for.

 

2014

April 5-13 – Will Duprey – Advanced Teacher Training

See more information under Yoga Teacher Training.

April 3-12 OR April 6-12 -Karen Macklin and Laurie Sleep- Yoga

   Heart and Hand: A Transformational Yogic Journey To Guatemala

laurie sleepkaren  Macklin 2 Join Karen and Laurie for a yoga retreat that takes place in two of Guatemala’s most treasured locales: Antigua and Lake Atitlan. We’ll meet in Antigua for three days of yoga, sightseeing, and a meaningful volunteer project. Then, we’ll travel together to Villa Sumaya and spend 6 days immersing ourselves in yogic practice amid the beauty of the lake. (A 6-day Villa Sumaya-only option is available, as well.) It will be an experience you won’t forget!The 9-day retreat includes:

  • + daily yoga and meditation for all levels
  • + 3 nights in the picturesque city of Antigua, where we’ll engage in a meaningful community project and see the incredible sights
  • + 6 nights at Villa Sumaya, a first-rate yoga retreat center on the jaw-dropping Lake Atitlan
  • hiking yoga, creative writing, nature excursions, and cultural activities
  • + delicious vegetarian food
  • + a shamanic protection ceremony
  • + opportunities to receive massage, Reiki, and other healing arts

Pricing starts at $1395 (for the 6-day retreat) and $1795 (for the 9-day retreat), per person, based on double occupancy. (Airfare not included.)

Karen Macklin (RYT-500) teaches strong but slow, rhythmic flows that both challenge students and offer them an opportunity to enter a space of meditation and inquiry. Karen has also written extensively about yoga and themes of awareness for print publications and for the stage. www.karenmacklin.com

Laurie Sleep (RYT-500) teaches carefully sequenced alignment-based flow classes that focus on creating mindfulness through movement. Laurie is also an avid hiker and nature lover and loves to practice and teach yoga out on the trail. www.laurieyoga.com

Karen and Laurie both teach in San Francisco.   For more information and registration, go to: www.karenmacklin.com/guatemala

April 13-20 – Villa Sumaya Easter Yoga and Meditation Retreat

RaeEach year Villa Sumaya hosts this special retreat.  Our resident yoga and meditation teacher, Rae Ishee, has the chance to share her talent and vision during this group experience.  We have created this super affordable package for you!   This all inclusive package still gives you time to rest and rejuvenate in our little piece of paradise or explore the surrounding area.

Rae Ishee, a co-founder of YogAntigua, has been teaching yoga classes in Antigua for the last 11 years.  She has also provided yoga instruction in Guatemala for groups of young  people, teenagers in hospice care, and women in prison.  She has led numerous yoga-meditation retreats and often teaches yoga during meditation retreats of other teachers.
This Easter season retreat will offer daily yoga classes, incorporating vinyasa flow and yin yoga.  The classes will be suitable for all levels.  There will be a daily guided meditation as well as guided relaxation.  Rae will combine her understanding of ancient yogic philosophy with teachings of Thich Nhat Hanh, Tibetan Buddhism, and Evolutionary Enlightenment to create a space of deep calm and inner exploration.  Afternoons will be unscheduled to allow time for participants to visit nearby Maya communities around Lake Atitlan which hold vibrant Easter ceremonies and processions.

7 nights deluxe accommodations, 3 vegetarian meals, 7 group yoga classes, 5 meditation sessions with instruction, 2 one hour spa treatments, one village tour (Easter festivities), artisan market, sauna, staff tip and taxes  Single rate: $1199 and double rate $899 each.

Contact Prema for a registration package.

April 22-27 – Barbara Prema Brown – Yoga Retreat

Mind Body Spirit Retreat 

BPB_BarbaraHeadshotSo imagine this you wake up each morning in beautiful surroundings.  You emerge from your bed feeling fully relaxed and energized.  You make your way into the first Yoga class of the day, gracefully moving your body and connecting to the breath in ways that will pleasantly surprise you.  You leave class feeling calm, content and alive happy to be surrounded by nature.

By participating in daily yoga class your mind and heart will open in a whole new way.  You will be guided by Barbara Prema Brown who will teach you how to approach life from a yogic perspective.  With the help of yoga sessions and relaxation techniques you will be more connected to your true path in life.  Each day will bring you contentment, spiritual growth and the ability to listen to your own inner voice.
Barbara Prema Brown, is a Registered Yoga teacher who teaches yoga classes for Corporations, Wellness Centers as well as one on one in her own studio.  Barbara Prema has also given many Pranayama/Meditation Workshops and given three successful retreats in Costa Rica as well as several at Yogaville in Virginia.  Most of Barbara Prema’s studying has been in New York City her hometown.
For more information on Barbara Prema’s retreat email:barba8bro@aol.com or call 804 350-8946

May 9-18 Sensei Doug Duncan – 9 Night Meditation Retreat

Theme: Meditations on the Kasinas
small doug“Kasinas,” “mandalas” and “psychedelia” are all different words referring to tools for the development of the mind. Kasinas comprise part of the ten recollections taught by the Buddha; they are known to develop calm and concentration while also leading to bliss. Using meditative objects — such as the four elements, colors and breathing — together we unlock the power of the here and now, opening the mind to its natural state: clear, radiant, spacious wonder.“A traditional Tibetan empowerment (or “Wong Kur”) for White Tara will be offered during this silent retreat. White Tara represents our connection with the transcendental, and is also known for her compassion, serenity, and ability to confer healing and longevity.”

This  silent meditation retreat is beneficial for all levels of practitioner, from the beginning meditation student to advanced practitioners. It includes two daily teachings with Sensei plus an opportunity for personal interviews as well as three daily group sits and time for personal practice.  There will be a one hour yoga class each day with our beloved and skillful teacher, Rae Ishe.

See our Meditation Retreat Page or contact Prema for a registration kit.

May 18-24 -Tracey Moon and Sharon Nash – Body, Breath and Sound

Tracey Moon

Sharon NashAn all-inclusive retreat with breathwork practices, meditation, sound healing and movement on the magnificent Lake Atitlan in the Western Mayan highlands.   Cultural tours, hiking, rest and relaxation at one of the most beautiful lakes in the world.

ALL INCLUSIVE PACKAGE DETAILS:

  • 6 nights accommodations/ 7 day retreat
  • Three healthy vegetarian meals daily
  • Daily group workshops in Blue Tiger Temple
  • A one-hour spa service at Harmony Spa
  • Group movement classes
  • Mayan ceremony performed by indigenous Tzutujil Shaman
  • Tour of San Juan, famous for women’s weaving cooperatives
  • Hike to Santa Cruz to visit a local school, magnificent views of lake
  • In-country travel assistance provided by Tracey & Sharon

Pricing:   Double occupancy:  $1199  •  Single occupancy $1399 ($100 discount if deposit is received by 12/31/13)

Deposit:  A $200 deposit is required to hold your space.

See our youtubevideo:  http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jwJpxrgasLw

For FAQ’s, more information and to register:  www.traceyjmoon.com

May 25-31 –  Rubén Vásquez – Yoga Retreat

Pure Bliss – Unplug. De-stress. Relax.

RubenVasquez_headshot02_webIf you want to relax deeply and disconnect from the daily routine, this worry-free journey is for you!

In this retreat you will be guided by Rubén Vásquez (ERYT500) through a carefully crafted sequential progression of yoga practices customized to recharge your body, reboot your mind and nourish your soul.

You will enjoy the daily yoga sessions (including yoga nidra-deep relaxation) as well as ample time to rest and replenish. By the end of the week you will feel rejuvenated, refreshed, and full of vitality.

“It was wonderful to put my trust in Ruben for the week. His planning, choices, thoughtfulness, and guidance made it a truly blessed trip.” –E. previous retreat participant.

Price: $1100 double occupancy ,$1300 single
Retreat/registration info: http://www.yoga-here-now.com/LakeAtitlanRetreat

July 11-20 – Kathy Flamingo & Laurie Young -Yoga Calm” & “The Brain & the Breath”

For EDUCATORS & LOVERS of YOGA, CULTURE & PEACE-BUILDING

Laurie and kathyJoin Kathy & Laurie for this exceptional opportunity to combine cultural experiences with both personal & professional transformation learning Yoga Calm ™ and Breathe The Change’s –Foundational Training” and “The Brain & the Breath” (CEU’s and graduate credit available)

Professionally you will understand methods from Dr. Daniel Siegal’s “Mindsight Institute” while learning an integrated approach to children’s well-being and addressing the needs of the whole child with methods for teaching how to…

               · Relax, nurture and regulate emotions

               ·Increase physical fitness, self-confidence and self-esteem

               · Enhance communication, trust, empathy, teamwork and leadership

                 skills

               · Nurture positive, reciprocal friendships

               · Develop the ability to make healthy life choices

               · Integrate mindfulness practices into the classroom

               · Attain awareness of being agents for positive change in one’s own  

                 community and on the planet

 We begin and end this unique retreat in the charm of colonial Antigua, juxtaposed with seven days in the enchanting beauty and peace of Lake Atitlan.  In Antigua every street holds a picturesque invitation to learn about another way of life, colorful traditions, folk art, textiles, humanitarian projects, creativity and cuisine. At the Villa Sumaya there are no streets.Paths lead inward. Yet even here we will engage with village children, teachers, and members of the vibrant international community while also relaxing and renewing in the midst of exquisite nature and the panorama of three majestic volcanoes.

       About your knowledgeable and fun-loving facilitators: Having lived in Guatemala, Laurie’s connections help create uniquely

informative and delightful experiences. A yoga teacher, presenter, author, certified Peace Ambassador and founder & director of Breathe The Change LLC, she is a pioneer in breathwork as an empowering and healing modality.Laurie has taught for many peace-building organizations including the UN in Kosovo, and the Alliance for Conflict Transformation in Bolivia. She resides with her husband at KAUST, Saudi Arabia.www.BreatheTheChange.com

As founder of 1000 Petals LLC, a total wellness company Kathy trains educators on how to integrate yoga-based activities, mindfulness techniques and social/emotional skills into classroom and therapeutic settings. An in-demand presenter at many national conferences, she has 19 years experience as a social worker in the Minneapolis Public Schools in regular and specialeducation settings. Having trained over 4,000 administrators, teachers and therapists in the Yoga Calm curriculum, Kathy is regularly gratified by phenomenal feedback of its powerful and positive effects. www.1000-petals.com/

August 2 through 10, 2014    Ascent to Creativity Consciousness Camp ~presented by Au’Pana Productions

*Rediscover your genius     *Breathe in the magic of the lake      *Create a unique multimedia event

 *Connect with other creative people        *Collaborate with complimentary talents

    *Discover energy pathways in your body  *Come to a powerful place full of natural wonder

 *Rejuvenate for a week at a world class yoga resort

Explore new creative territory with sessions dedicated to art, writing and music.

On each of the seven days at the Villa Sumaya resort, we will open the energy pathways during the Slow Your Roll Sessions. These are simple, well-prepared meditations that clear the mind, energize the body and elevate your view. In Seducing your Genius we will start the exploration of new creative territory with sessions dedicated to art, writing and music. Though you may have strengths in one or more of those areas (or none!), you will be encouraged to extend yourself in all of them, in order to break free of stale habits and open new outlets. In collaboration with your community of fellow travelers, we will create a unique multimedia experience that will we will deliver as a Full Moon Finale. This event will include music and visual arts, performed by you and your fellow collaborators, and will be videotaped for free online video sharing.

Go to www.aupana.com for full information on this retreat, or write us at info@aupana.com

August 10-18- Ernesto Ortiz and Al Ellis - Kundalini Fire & Shamanic Magic

Ernesto 3Join celebrated teachers and accomplished shamanic guide Ernesto Ortiz and Baba Al Ellis on this eclectic retreat in the majestic Mayan Highlands. Includes two powerful Teacher Plant Medicine Ceremonies.

Explore the power of classic Kundalini, Chi Gong and Shamanic Rituals to energize, refine and accelerate your personal practice. This retreat is open to beginners and advanced practitioners alike as there will be plenty of special attention to help ignite your progress along the path.

It’s an invitation to the adventure of a life time… one you’ll never forget! To Register contact: kiva101@aol.com

 

August 19-26 – Join Arianne Traverso & Michelle Berlin from Trio Yoga Miami for a Shamanic Journey into the Spirit!

Arianne & Michelle 2Yoga, meditation, Swimming, Shaman fire ceremony, Volcano hike, nature trekking, and more!!
Price includes : accommodation, transportation to and from airport, 3 vegetarian meals per day, daily yoga and other surprises!

The morning yoga session will be based on the Hatha Yoga lineage including mantra, pranayama, asana & meditation! The afternoon session will be more of a workshop style, students will get to explore AcroYoga, Thai Bodywork & other great healing workshops!

Practice in a place with all the elements of the earth VERY POWERFUL! WE loved it so much we want to go back and share with you!!!

Michelle & Arianne 1

 

Deposit $500PRICE : $1600

EARLY BIRD REGISTER BEFORE April 1st : $1450

TO REGISTER :

http://www.trioyoga.com/event-schedule.php

November 16-21 Roy Holman – Yoga Retreat

Guatemala, the land of eternal spring, is located on the southern border of Mexico. It is the only country in Central America that still has a largely Indian population, which still holds true to its Mayan culture, religion, costume, and community values.Lake Atitlan is located in the heart of the Guatemalan highlands. The lake is spectacular, enchanting, and ringed with volcanoes, mountains and Indian villages. Sit and be still, while enjoying the stunning displays of light upon the water.Villa Sumaya   located on the shore of Lake Atitlan, is our home for 5 of the 12 nights. It is located just a short boat ride from Panajachel, a good town for shopping. The retreat center sits right on the lake, near the Indian village of Santa Cruz, with few distractions and little noise. Delicious Guatemalan meals are included. Wonderful setting for our sunrise and sunset yoga, guided meditations, Oneness Blessings and trainings and playshops. Also hikes, shaman ceremony, village visits and other options, with still plenty of time for reading, relaxing, and reflecting.  We offer comfortable and clean accommodations, cultural experience, affordable travel, full country tour, gorgeous settings, delicious food, compassionate teachings, sacred ceremony and rituals, and personal service.

Roy HolmanThis trip is more than a yoga retreat, and will include a tour and cultural introduction to Guatemala and its amazing Mayan Indians. We will also stay 3 nights in Antigua, 1 in the capital, 1 in Tikal, 1 in Yaxha, and 1 in Chichicastenango for the colorful market and ceremony. The Tikal & Yaxha ruins visit includes a flight to and from Guatemala City. This year we are also adding a visit to the amazing ruins of Yaxha, near Tikal!Lots of wildlife, jungle and sacred sites.

Roy Holman has practiced and taught yoga and meditation for 15 years. He teaches a grounded, breath-connected, traditional, flowing, meditative Viniyoga-inspired style of yoga, and includes pranayama (breathing) and meditation. He is also trained in India at Oneness University as a Oneness Blessing giver and trainer.  He teaches with compassion and joy. He also lived in Guatemala for 3 years doing human rights work until 1995.

November 22-29 –  Gracy Obuchowicz & Ann Friedman – Yoga Retreat

Over the course of seven days on the shores of Lake Atitlan in Guatemala, we’re gonna disconnect from the cacophony of the internet and our daily lives, get in touch with our bodies, and draw out our voices. With an empowering combination of yoga and writing exercises, Ann & Gracy will create a space where it’s possible to get vulnerable, dig deep for your unique perspective, and learn how to communicate it to the world in a clear, direct, and authentic way.
Price: $1350 shared room, $1650 private room

What’s included (in the prices listed above):
-Seven nights accommodation at the beautiful yoga retreat center
-Three vegetarian meals daily (vegan options available)
-Daily yoga classes and writing instruction from Gracy & Ann

Extras (you pay on your own):
-Your flight and transportation from the airport to the retreat center
-Excursions and spa treatments
-Internet, booze, tips for the staff

To secure your spot, you’ll need to pay a $500 deposit. The full balance will be due on October 15, 2014. Please email gracy.obuchowicz@gmail.com for payment details.

Questions? Write us at ann.l.friedman@gmail.com or gracy.obuchowicz@gmail.com

ann friedmanAnn was a magazine editor for six years, which means she’s spent most of her career as a writing teacher. These days she’s a freelance writer herself, publishing a weekly column on New York magazine’s website and a biweekly advice column for the Columbia Journalism Review. She also makes pie charts for The Hairpin and Los Angeles magazine. Her words have appeared in many other publications, too. Her email newsletter has been called “the only mass email I actually open every week” by many subscribers. She speaks to other journalists about making media in the digital age and has contributed to a few books on the subject. She is terrified of doing yoga in groups and so this retreat is going to be suuuuper interesting.

gracyGracy went to her first yoga class when she was eight years old and continues to be fascinated. She completed a 200-hour YogaWorks certification in August 2009 and her 500-hour YogaWorks certification in February 2012. Gracy is a Senior Yoga Teacher at Yoga District in Washington, DC, as well as teaching at the Department of Justice and the International Monetary Fund. Gracy’s classes are the kind you look forward to going to—challenging and centering with great music and a healthy dose of humor. Her teaching focuses on connecting movement to the breath, bringing attention to proper alignment, and a soulful application of yogic philosophy that centers on self-love and compassion.

to learn more:  http://youdoyou2014.tumblr.com/about

December 5-20 – Yogacara Teacher Training 200 hour

Yogacara, 200 Hour Yoga Teacher Training – 16 Days

We WELCOME you to join our 200 Hour Yoga Teacher Training Program at the blissful Villa Sumaya.

Helene 2- YogacaraWhether you wish to become a Yoga Teacher or you simply want to develop your own practice, our program, capped at 16 Students, is a program that delves into authentic Yoga Practice. Our program is accredited and certfied through Yoga Alliance, and your certification will be recognized worldwide.
Visit our detailed web-page for the Guatemala Yoga Teacher Programs we offer.
We would be blessed to be alongside you on this journey… wherever the road may lead!

December 20-27 – James Tenant – Yoga Retreat

Unwind, Nurture, Renew Yoga Retreat 

JAMES TENANTTake a break from the holiday season and give yourself the gift of one week soaking up the beautiful surroundings of Lake Atitlan.

Unwind. Enter an environment that encourages the body and mind to detach and relinquish the tension that can build up throughout our daily lives, especially around the winter months and holidays.

Nurture. Feed the senses with an exquisite landscape and strengthen your connection with nature. Nourish the body with 3 healthy meals, prepared for you daily. Begin each day with a thoughtfully led yoga class and give your mind and body the gift of balance and health.

Renew. Move into peace, collect yourself and enliven your spirit.

About me: Over the past 16 years I’ve been traveling the world practicing yoga and studying with some of the world’s most renowned teachers of yoga, ayurveda and tantra. I currently live in Chicago, IL  and about 5 years ago opened  Tejas Yoga, a studio on the south side of the city. I offer basic-level and continuing education for teachers, I am an ayuvedic consultant  and an ordained reverend. I’m excited to share the culmination of my learning with you during the retreat. For more on me go to:  http://tejasyogachicago.com/teacher/james-tennant/

I’ll be offering daily morning yoga classes and, if you choose to join, be leading some fun adventures throughout the week. If you’re looking for an over-scheduled, wake up at the crack-of-dawn, power vinyasa yoga retreat, this is not for you.

My desire is not to bog you down with class times, events and plans. I want you to be able to create your dream week. Relax as much as you want, be adventurous, enjoy the local culture and markets, relish in the practice of yoga and give yourself permission to unwind. With that being said, the week will have forethought and a heart-felt intention permeating through it every day. The idea is to organize the retreat enough to minimize the  amount of planning and thinking on your part…only choices to be made. I’ve set up multiple pricing options based on the lodging and your participation in group excursions to accommodate many budgets.

For more information on pricing and details on lodging go to  http://tejasyogachicago.com/embracing-your-nature/
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2015

December 27-January 3 2015 – Akasha Ellis – New Years Bhakti Yoga Retreat

1429741395-1[1]Come Open your heart and expand your awareness for the New Year with yoga for your body, mind, and soul as Akasha and friends present a wonderful Bhakti experience you’ll never forget. We will fill our days with Yoga and set our intention to heal ourselves, those around us and mother earth. Mornings will begin with a group sadhana (kundalini yoga,chanting/meditation/ and pranayam) followed later by a led Ashtanga/Vinyasa flow session. Afternoon’s we will meet once again to practice a restorative and/or Kundalini set that will leave our muscles relaxed, our hearts open and our minds and bodies ready for a restful night.

akasha head shotThis retreat is open to all levels. To learn more about Akasha’s click here http://birminghamyoga.com/portfolio/akasha-ellis/ There will be time to play, explore, relax and enjoy our surroundings. The center features a hot tub, watsu, sauna, a spa to receive a massage, places to hike, a beautiful lake to swim and kayak and villages to explore for a nice day trip and plenty of wonderful spots to relax and become present. Contact: akashaellis@gmail.com

January 4th to 11th - Ernesto Ortiz ~ New Year’s Retreat in the Mayan Highlands

Ernesto 3We will experience the majesty of Lake Atitlan, nicknamed The Mirror of the Gods.   The name I give it is “The Playground of the Gods”.  Believe me this powerful vortex will accelerate your karma and enhance your dreams, opening opportunities for revolutionary growth and dynamic change in your life.

This retreat is for an intimate group setting up a positive personal intention as well as a universal intention for the world, for our beautiful Pachamama, as we enter 2015!!! This is an opportunity to be with a conscious group of people doing conscious personal and planetary work.

What to expect:

  • Two powerful teacher plant ceremonies
  • Satsang, time to integrate and share, group processing
  • Shamanic journeys lead by Ernesto
  • Mayan protection ceremonies lead by our Local Shaman
  • Despacho ceremony
  • Integrative ~ Holotropic Breathwork
  • Soul retrieval
  • Discover Your Mayan Nahual and journey to integrate him/her
  • Dance of Discovery
  • Mask making for a personal expression of your experience.
  • Daily meditations and Mantras
  • Free time to integrate get massages or enjoy the magic of the mountains

For more retreat info: Journey2theheart.com Contact: Kiva101@aol.com for more information or to register.

January 31 – February 7  ~ 7 nights Winter Renewal Retreat with Lauren Ohayon

Spend one week in magical Lake Atitlan and reboot your system, recharge your batteries and bring yourself into a place of pure radiance and total rest for long lasting effects on your body and nervous system. This retreat is designed for you! During this week you will use yoga, Pilates, restorative exercise, meditation and nutritional support to align all of your body systems into a place of harmony so that your WHOLE self will be glowing, relaxed and renewed. It is a unique opportunity to come back into yourself, to feel totally nourished, and nurtured on  physical, emotional, and nutritional levels.

About Lauren Ohayon:

Since 1998 Lauren has been studying anatomy, biomechanics and movement and offers workshops and classes worldwide on alignment, pain, posture and structural mechanics. Lauren is a life-loving, yoga-practicing, anatomy hack who relishes in constant learning, good food, good company, and lots of laughing. Lauren created Holy Shift as an educational and experiential platform to be able to cut through a lot of the murky information regarding alignment, aging and health and give people factual body and science based information for longevity of their bones, muscles, organs and tissues. Read more about Lauren, Holy Shift, and this retreat at www.holyshiftyoga.com

February 14 – 21   with Laura Hansen  

SOULCOLLAGE® AND RETREAT IN GUATEMALA FOR WOMEN

Come nurture yourself and your creativity on the shores of magical Lake Atitlan.

*Expand your creativity and nurture your artist’s soul in community with other women.

 *Access your deep wisdom and come home to yourself.

 *Rediscover creativity as play.

*Experience Guatemala’s rich culture, learn about its history and sacred traditions.

 Art making and creative expression are practices in listening deeply to ourselves and coming home to that which is most true and essential in us. On this retreat we will be nurtured by nature, yoga, and the creative process as we play and create using the SoulCollage® process.

 On this retreat daily gentle yoga and expressive movement will open our bodies and support our creative unfolding.  Meditation practices will open our hearts and cultivate mindfulness, and the SoulCollage® process will deepen our connection to our soul and our innate wisdom.

SoulCollage® is a creative and intuitive process of creating a personal deck of unique, collaged cards that express various aspects of ourselves.  SoulCollage® draws from both Jungian psychology and Native American shamanic wisdom and fosters creative renewal, self understanding, self acceptance, and soul-tending.  SoulCollage® is both a fun form of creative play and a profound transformational process. Absolutely no experience in art, or yoga is necessary!  All levels of students are welcome, and all are made to feel comfortable in both the art making and the yoga.

To soak in the riches of this beautiful and gentle culture, outings and excursions are arranged to visit nearby traditional Mayan villages, artisan markets, a women’s weaving collective, and market towns.  There will also be abundant free time for artmaking, swimming or kayaking in the lake, sitting in a hammock in the lush gardens of the retreat center, writing in your journal, or reading a book.

Laura Hansen

Laura Hansen, MSW, is an artist, Expressive Arts facilitator, Professional Coach, and former business executive. Her creative life and meditation practices have provided her a way to navigate through life’s challenges and transitions. She now facilitates others in their creative and spiritual journeys and is especially interested in the intersection of art and spirituality. She creates safe and nurturing environments where people can learn to listen to their intuition and rediscover how nourishing it is to engage in creativity as play. Her background includes a Masters in Clinical Social Work, a degree in Studio Arts, twenty years of yoga and vipassana meditation practices, graduate studies in Expressive Arts, and she is a Professional Certified Coach.

For more information visit our website at www.artandsoul.us.com or to register email laura@artandsoul.us.com

“If you’re ready for a creative journey that will alter your

life for the better, there’s no better guide for that journey

than Laura. It would be a gift to your soul to be in her

company.”

 – Jan Phillips, Author of Marry Your Muse

February 7 – 14 with Patricia Lewis and Jacqueline Sheehan

February 21 – March 17  with Samantha Sweetwater

March 21 – 29th  with Will Duprey

March 29 – April 4 with David Cherner

April 11 – 18th with Cindy Boulter and Stefanie Bradie

June 27 – July 11 – Michelle Maue – Clayton Yoga 200hr. YTT

Michelle - Clayton YogaClayton Yoga, established in June, 2003, welcomes all levels and backgrounds to join us in playful yoga where each and every student is encouraged to go at their own pace. Clayton Yoga Teacher Training is the First Yoga Alliance Certified Yoga Training School in Missouri. Since 2003 Clayton Yoga has completed 40 Yoga Alliance Teacher Trainings and graduated more than 380 students throughout the world.
Our Vinyasa Yoga is about both movement AND breath. When we move from our breath, we learn to stay present and calm. We learn to detach and move through our day with greater ease and empowerment.
Clayton Yoga’s Yoga Teacher Training course also offers highly profitable and winning marketing training and business tips to attract your own yoga students and build a prospering yoga business. Since 2010, Clayton Yoga Teacher Training offers teacher trainings throughout the world and has graduated over 400 students.
The best way to get all the information you need about our yoga teacher training courses is to take advantage of a complimentary consultation with us today! Please visit http://claytonyogainternational.com/call/ to setup your call!
YTT video testimonials.

Past Retreats

Jai Uttal- Kirtan Camp and Yoga

Janet Stone -Yoga Retreat

Maile Sivert- Yoga Retreat

Ernesto Ortiz – Shamanic Retreat

Mark Coleman – Meditation Retreat

Doron Hanoch – Yoga Retreat

James Higgins & Lisa Ruell – Yoga Retreat

Ken Von Roenn – Yoga Retreat

Yoga Works Teacher Training

Jacqueline Heisel and Jenny Yarro – Yoga Teacher TrainingJacqueline Heisel and Jenny Yarro -

Christopher Brown & Susan Urquhart-Brown - Meditation Retreat

Chandra Surya Das -Yoga and Meditation

Eliot Acuna – Yoga Retreat

Bhakti Foster – Yoga Retreat

Priti Robyn Ross – Yoga Reteat

Stacey Brass and Bryn – Yoga Retreat

Jenny Hayo – Yoga Retreat

Elizabeth Neuse – Yoga Retreat

Kelly Golden – Yoga Retreat

Will Duprey – Yoga and Teacher Training

Ernesto Ortiz – Trance Dance

Tilak Pyle – Yoga Retreat

Cynthia Fuller-Kling – Yoga Retreat

Danielle & Courtney – Nia Retreat Sacred Dancer

Rex Stromness – Yoga Retreat

Akasha – Yoga Retreat

Ashley Ludman – Yoga Teacher Training and Retreats

Stephanie Jolluck – Yoga Retreat

Stefanie Bradie & Cindy Boulter – Yoga, Meditation and Kharma yoga retreat

Mari-Pierre Germain – Yoga Retreat (Lynne St. Roche Studio)

Karen Keresturi and Rebekka Valian -Yoga Retreat

Sandi Angotti and Brent Cesare – Yoga Retreat

Carla Stangenberg- Yoga Retreat

Kathy Flaminio and Laurie Young – Yoga Calm Training

Douglas Ridings – Yoga Retreat

Stephanie Jolluck – Yoga Retreat

Adbhuta Rasa – Yoga and Ayurveda Retreat

Marisa Bonfanti -Yoga Retreat

Deb Burkman -Yoga Retreat

Ilana Smith- Yoga Retreat

Sri Ram Kaa

Sharon Hills Broncyzk – Creative Arts

Chicago Women’s Circle – Wendy Kopald and Kay Gardner

Sensei Doug Duncan – Meditation Retreat

Rae Ishee – Yoga Retreat

Laura Hansen – Soul and Creativity and Yoga Retreat for Women

Lara Brunn – Iyengar Yoga Retreat

Laurie Ellis Young and Kirsten Mynster – Breathe The Change

Patricia Lee Lewis and Charles MacInerney – Creative Writing and Yoga Retreat

Mary Hart -Iron Crow Yoga, Pilates, Chinese Medicine and Holistic Nutrition

Julie Giordano – Yoga Retreat

Leigh Evans – Yoga Retreat

Caroline Daily – Yoga Retreat

Carla Strangenberg and Sarah Selig – Yoga Retreat

Ashanna Solaris and Adya Conte- Woman on Fire! Reclaiming our Passion, Power and Purpose

Iyala Berley – Yoga

Kent Lindemer – Yoga Retreat

Christy Brown- Yoga Retreat

Leigh Threlkel – Yoga Retreat

Doron Hanroch – Yoga Retreat

Merav Ben Horin – Yoga Retreat

Marti Yura – Yoga Retreat

Vinnie Stanzione – Authentic Day of the Dead Retreat

Chapette Hetas – Transform your Life Forever and Become Your Inner Truth

Gabriela Toriello – Power Vinyasa Yoga Retreat

John Merideth -Yoga Retreat

Suzie Hurley – Anusara Yoga Retreat

Contact Dance Retreat

Qi Yoga Retreat, Zen Shiatsu Course

Enchanted Guatemalan Highlands: Photography, Yoga and Service

The Art Of Tuning In: A Yoga Retreat

Paula Tursi -Reflections Yoga and Thai Massage Teacher’s Training

Denise Kirpal Kaur Lapides – Yoga Retreat

Eve Tai – Yoga Retreat

John Meredith – Yoga Retreat

Jane Beltz – Yoga Retreat

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