20140807-052859.jpgOur intention is to live from the heart and share love-centered inspiration with others.

A Brief History of Yoga Freedom

Born: 2002 in Austin
Moved to Palo Alto, California from 2003-04
Moved back to Austin from 2004-09
Moved to Guatemala City from 2009-12
Moved to Panajachel, Guatemala from 2012-15
Currently offering weekend retreats at Lake Atitlan and EarthLodge (near Antigua)

20151207-052657.jpgMichelle Margaret Fajkus

is a freelance human. Hailing from Austin, Texas, she fell in love with yoga at age 12, found the Buddha in California at 23 and moved abroad to Guatemala at 29. She adores Lake Atitlán, where she shares a tiny cabin with her partner, daughter, cat and dog. She is ever exploring freedom and joy as a writer, mother and teacher.

Michelle graduated from Round Rock High School in 1998 and from the University of Texas at Austin in 2002. She completed her 200-hour hatha yoga teacher training at Yoga Yoga in 2002, as well as a 100-hour advanced training at Dharma Yoga in 2009. She has worked extensively in advertising/marketing, communications, in addition to bilingual elementary, secondary and special education. Since 2015, she has been the reservations coordinator for Villa Sumaya, a beautiful retreat center on the lake.


Yoga isn’t a lifestyle; it’s life!

“Truth is a pathless land.” ~ J. Krishnamurti

“My religion is kindness.” ~ The Dalai Lama

“You are the sky. Everything else, it’s just the weather.” ~ Pema Chodron

“Smile, breathe, go slowly.” ~ Thich Nhat Hanh