Guatemala Yoga Retreat: Opening to Presence w/ Surya Chandra Das & Patricia Brown Villa Sumaya
There will be no Guatemala Yoga Retreat in 2017 as Sunyata (Patricia) and Surya will be teaching in Costa Rica (more here) during the time this retreat is normally held.
About the Retreat This yoga and meditation retreat with Surya Chandra Das & Patricia Brown will be held at Villa Sumaya in the heart of Guatemala’s beautiful highland region.
Villa Sumaya is located on the shores of Lake Atitlan, described by novelist Aldous Huxley as the most beautiful lake in the world. With an uninterrupted vista punctuated only by the skyline of three perfect volcanoes, Villa Sumaya is the utmost for those in search of rest, reflection and ageless natural beauty. This unpretentious thatched roofed complex with spacious gardens, a restaurant, hot tub, sauna and outdoor pergolas are all hidden in the natural surrounding of this beautiful setting. Accessible by boat only, the retreat center offers a quiet and deeply restful environment with panoramic views of three volcanoes on the far side of the lake. Villa Sumaya’s world-class yoga and meditation hall has a lake front location with full panoramic views, glass pyramid skylight and cascading waterfall.
This yoga retreat is suitable for anyone regardless of age, ability or previous experience in yoga and meditation. Surya and Patricia bring 31 years of teaching to this unique 8 day retreat, inviting you to expand your experience of yoga as a vehicle for awakening, liberating body and mind from old patterns, cultivating the capacity for inner listening on and off the mat and opening to the spacious presence that you are.
There will be ample time to soak in the hot tubs, take a sauna, have a massage, hike in the adjacent hills, swim in the lake, explore one of more of the Mayan villages around the lake or simply relax in the beauty and quiet of Villa Sumaya.
Play the following video to get a feeling for Lake Atitlan and Villa Sumaya.
Additional information about this retreat and some testimonials from prior participants may be found here or click on the images of Pages 2 & 3 above right.
A page of frequently asked questions is found here. We suggest you review these questions and answers before registering to better understand the nature of the retreat.
To learn more about the teaching go here and and their approach or style of teaching is here and here.
Please go here to find additional information and photos about Villa Sumaya, the Mayan villages situated on Lake Atilan and details for travel on the Villa Sumaya web site.
A participant in the 2008 retreat took a number of photographs that can be seen as a slide show on shutterfly here.
Passports are required for travel to and from Guatemala from the U.S.