Guatemala Details are Here!

Stretch, Strengthen & Release: Mala Yoga in Guatemala

Stretch, Strengthen, and Release - GuatemalaWinter Retreat, January 21-29, 2012: Villa Sumaya, Lake Atitlan, Guatemala

We’re thrilled to announce our third annual international retreat to Lake Atitlan, Guatemala.  We hope you can join Angela & Steph for this unforgettable experience!

Registration is now open! To register, for more details, or if you have questions, please contact Steph:


  • Double Occupancy rooms are $1150
  • Single Occupancy rooms are $1550
  • A $350 non-refundable deposit reserves your spot.  This deposit can be paid through your MBO account.
  • There are 12 spots available, so book soon!

This includes includes yoga classes (3 hours in the morning, 90 minutes in the evening), all vegetarian meals, and lodging for the week.

For an additional cost, the following services are available:

  • Meat/fish options($7 per day)
  • Spa treatments
  • A full range of activities ranging from hot springs to hiking to exploring local villages
  • Internet ($20 for the week)


Airfare and transportation to/from Lake Atitlan are not included in the price. As of July 19th, airfare is as low as $458 r/t from JFK to Guatemala City. We’ll arrange transportation to/from Villa Sumaya.

Stretch, Strengthen & Release:  What to Expect

In the spirit of Robert Thurman’s teachings on retreats, we are calling this week an “advance” not a retreat!  Retreats imply getting away and not engaging, but thinking of this week as an advance sets a different tone from the beginning.

Our focus is “stretch, strengthen, release”. Each of us connects to our yoga practice through different on-ramps. Our asana, meditation, and breathwork techniques and explorations can curate a more holistic approach to our practice. This year, we’re adding backbending, hip-opening, and forward bending to our inversion practices, experiencing the benefits of daily work on these poses, in an intimate setting.

We welcome anyone, regardless of level, who wants strengthen, refine, and “advance” their practices.

Our retreat partner for 2012 is the wonderful team at Villa Sumaya, in the heart of Guatemala’s highlands. Villa Sumaya offers opportunities to discover Lake Atitlan’s living and legendary landscape. The hotel and retreat center is seductively situated on the picturesque shores of Lake Atitlan (at 1,500 ms/4500 ft above sea level). In addition to our yoga classes, you can indulge in the spa, hike volcanoes, explore the local Mayan culture, and simply practice the fine art of laying on the beach, staring at the water or the sky.


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