Yoga Freedom

Living from the Heart ~ Working for the Benefit of All Beings without Exception


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Tap into your creative flow and inspire new growth! 

Lake Atitlan is the place I’ve called home since 2012, and I want you to come here and experience this amazing energy vortex for yourself.

Journey to the Mayan highlands of Guatemala for an unforgettable and inspiring getaway! Immerse yourself in a comfy, stunningly beautiful slice of paradise on Lake Atitlan. We’ll gather together to practice yoga, mindfulness, writing. We’ll co-create ceremony with the intention of clarifying our highest vision and living with more grace, humor, gratitude and inner peace, for the benefit of ourselves and all beings.volcanoclouds

In a small group setting (minimum 3, maximum 8 participants), we will align with our heart’s deepest desires and allow our unique purpose for being on the planet to reveal itself.

The yoga we’ll practice is slow flow — a mix of hatha, mindful vinyasa flow, and yin. Sessions incorporate a mix of yoga asana, breathing practices, meditation and chanting/toning, writing/journaling and guided relaxation with sound bath.

This retreat is open to all levels from novice to expert. Take home healthy habits and empowering practices that will enhance your personal well being and nurture your intuitive intelligence.

Walking the path of beauty, we are grateful to the miracle of life happening now. In each present moment, we have the choice to open, expand, heal and grow — to live from the heart.

Daily Schedule

7:30 Open morning practice (optional)
8:30 Breakfast
11:00-12:30 Yoga & Writing Circle
1:00 Lunch & Free Time
4:00-5:30 Yoga & Writing Circle
6:30 Dinner
*Two days during the week, there will be the opportunity to participate in a Mayan Fire Ceremony and a Sweat Lodge Ceremony!

Rates and Registration

What’s Included:

  • Course tuition
  • Mayan Fire Ceremony
  • Accommodation and meals at Villa Sumaya retreat center. Located near Santa Cruz La Laguna, this is a phenomenal space for transformation featuring lush gardens, gorgeous temples, a full-service spa and much more.

Not included: transportation costs, tips to Villa Sumaya staff, spa treatments, optional ceremonies and activities

$1850 USD – single room
$1500 USD – double room

$100 Early-bird discount for signups more than 3 months in advance

Partial scholarships and trades available.
For more info or to sign up, please connect with Michelle!

Namaste2019About the Teacher

Michelle Margaret Fajkus is a heart-centered teacher, writer and friend. Hailing from Austin, TX, USA, she has been joyfully teaching yoga since 2002 and has led yoga and mindfulness retreats in Guatemala since 2010. She has a column on Elephant Journal and works as a freelance writer, editor and translator. Her classes and retreats are open to every body.

Learn more about Michelle.

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