The Deep Dive: a full yoga immersion

Villa Sumaya, Lake Atitlán, Guatemala

4th – 11th February 2023

Join me on an epic journey to one of the most blissful and beautiful places on earth, Lake Atitlán in Guatemala. This is more than just a retreat, it is a chance to fully immerse yourself in yoga, it’s teachings, and nature.

This colossal week will entail of all of the elements of a training, without the teaching aspect! You can opt in or out of as much as you want throughout the week. We will be exploring the rich philosophies and teachings of yoga by looking at it's history and a few important texts. We will have discussions on how to live an embodied yoga practice and what the philosophies mean in a practical way.

We will have workshops to breakdown asanas, as well as pranayama and chanting to gain a deeper understanding for your own practice. You will also have plenty of time to enjoy the astounding beauty of the lake and to relax, renew, and recharge. A full reset!

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A typical day...

Watch sunrise/meditative walk/morning swim

8-10am Vinyasa, meditation, pranayama

10-11am Breakfast

11-1pm Embodied philosophy and history of yoga 

1-2pm Lunch

2-4pm Free time to hike, rest, or explore the lake

4-5pm Asana clinic & workshops

5-6.30pm Restorative, pranayama, yoga nidra

Watch sunset

7pm Dinner

Things to do at the lake include...

Hiking, swimming in a volcanic lake, paddle boarding with some of the most spectacular views, watching sunrise and sunset, treating yourself to a body treatment, simply enjoying peace and tranquility.

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Choose the room for you

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Lotus 13​

This elegant and comfortable room is ideal for two or three guests to share.

  • Accommodates 3

  • Fixed bed configuration: 3 beds

  • Private bathroom with stone shower

  • Private balcony with seating area overlooking gardens and lake

Book one of the beds in this room for £1,485 p/p*

*See below for what's included

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Lotus 14​

This airy and artistically-styled room is ideal for two or three guests to share.

  • Accommodates 3

  • Fixed bed configuration: 3 beds

  • Private bathroom with stone shower

  • Private balcony with seating area overlooking gardens and lake

Book one of the beds in this room for £1,485 p/p*

*See below for what's included

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Lotus 15

Perched on the third floor of Lotus House just below Tara Temple, this marvellous room is ideal for two friends or a couple.

  • Accommodates 1-2

  • Fixed bed configuration: King plus a single bed

  • Private bathroom with stone shower

  • Private balcony with seating area overlooking gardens and lake

Book to share the room £1,485 p/p*

Book the room for yourself £2,150 p/p*

*See below for what's included

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This is a lovely, spacious room perfect for two or three guests to share.

  • Accommodates 1-3

  • Fixed bed configuration: 3 beds

  • Private bathroom with stone shower

  • Private balcony with seating area overlooking gardens and lake

Book one of the beds in this room for £1,485 p/p*

*See below for what's included

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Skyline Bungalow 10

Perched on the top of the Villa Sumaya property, this unique room is ideal for solo travellers or couples seeking a secluded getaway.

  • Accommodates 1-2

  • Queen bed

  • Private, exotic bathroom with a 100-year-old Chipilin tree and stunning views

  • Large patio and handmade hammock, overlooking the majestic lake

Book to share £1,425 p/p*
Book for just yourself £2,050 p/p*


*See below for what's included

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Skyline Bungalow 20

The Writers’ Roost is perched on the top corner of the centre. This is a secluded getaway ideal for individuals or couples.

  • Accommodates 1-2

  • Queen bed

  • Private bathroom

  • Supreme views of the lake and volcanoes

  • Large wicker writing desk

  • Private hammock in colourful garden area

Book to share £1,425 p/p*
Book for just yourself £2,050 p/p*

*See below for what's included

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Lotus Suite 8​


Nestled in the trees, this is a lovely room decorated in soothing shades of blue and purple. Make yourself at home in this cozy suite, conveniently located just above our solar hot tub and electric sauna.

  • Accommodates 1-2 people

  • Queen bed

  • Large patio with handcrafted hammock

  • Splendid lake views

Book to share £1,600 p/p*
Book for just yourself £2,325 p/p*

*See below for what's included

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Ginger Suite 22

This gorgeous, spacious suite is the ground floor of a two-story house in the heart of the centre.

  • Accommodates 1-2

  • King bed

  • Panoramic bay windows with seating area

  • Large writing desk

  • Dining room area

  • Private patio with a handmade hammock

Book to share £1,600 p/p*
Book for just yourself £2,325 p/p*

*See below for what's included

How to book your spot

Select the option you would like to go for from the rooms above and click on 'Reserve' to email me with your choice. To secure your place please make a non-refundable deposit of £500 to the following account. Once payment has reached my account I will be able to confirm your spot.

 
Name: Erin Prichard
Account number: 18062733
Sort code: 60-11-13
IBAN: GB95NWBK60111318062733

 

The remaining balance is due by November 25th. In the case of withdrawals before this date, refunds minus the deposit will be issued. After this date, refunds are only possible if you find someone to cover your spot. These dates and this policy is based on when the full balance is due to Villa Sumaya.

 

Payment plans can be arranged if needed, please contact me to discuss.

Cancellation guidelines

We will follow all UK and Guatemala guidelines in relation to travel to the area, including for Covid-19. If the situation at the time means we need to cancel, the retreat will be postponed until the next suitable date.
 
Please make sure you have adequate travel insurance to cover any other scenarios.

What's included

  • 7 night accommodations at the beautiful Villa Sumaya Eco-Chic Wellness Center, on the beautiful shore of Lake  Atitlán

  • 3 healthy and delicious, home cooked, vegetarian meals daily (chicken and fish available at extra cost)

  • Dinner on arrival day and breakfast on leaving day

  • Two daily accessible yoga classes, including asana, meditation, pranayama, (mat & props provided)

  • Lectures on philosophy and history of yoga

  • Final day Cacao Ceremony 

  • Asana labs and workshops to deepen your practise

  • Filtered water and unlimited coffee / tea

  • Solar hot tub

  • Refreshing dips in the lake or pool

Not included:

  • Flight to/from Guatemala City

  • Transport to/from Villa Sumaya (car & boat transfer). 

  • Extras: Beer/wine or any snacks from the Villa Sumaya Smoothie/ Juice Bar

  • Spa treatments (at on-site Harmony Spa)

  • Tips for Villa Sumaya staff

  • Extra activities, excursions, or additional ceremonies, e.g. sweat lodge

Useful information

You'll fly into the international airport in Guatemala City (GUA). Villa Sumaya is located on the shores of Lake Atitlán near Santa Cruz La Laguna, about 3.5 hours from the airport. You are encouraged to arrange a private transfer from Guatemala City or Antigua with Kan Tours, a transport company that arranges safe, direct shuttles and boats to our private dock. Please email booking@kan-tours.com.

Check-in time: 3:00 pm 
Check-out time: 11:00 am

 
I highly recommend visiting Antigua for a few nights before or after your stay. If you need further recommendations on things to do before or after the retreat, I can provide suggestions.

For further information and tips please download this pack from Villa Sumaya