Relax in Guatamala  
Yoga & Meditation Retreat
February 19th - 25th, 2022

Room Options
Room Option
Vegetarian Meals
Shared Bathrooms
Yoga Shala
The grounds
Outside the yoga shall
Relaxation Awaits
Buddha Cafe
Yoga Shala
Accomidations
Yoga Shala

Your gateway to relaxation awaits. 

On-Site Activities

  • Yoga and Meditation Classes

  • Holistic lifestyle coaching

  • Zen Dance

  • Bonfires with Zen talk

  • Massages (fee)

  • Temazcal Ceremonies (fee)

  • Private Spanish classes (fee)

  • Yoga Lifestyle consulting (fee)

  • Acro/Silk yoga classes (availability dependent on enrollment interest)

  • Cooking classes: learn how to make authentic tortillas with our Maya cooks (fee)

Activities around Lake Atitlan, Guatemala

  • Walk / hike around Tzununa, through the mountains or to nearby villages

  • Swim in the lake or chill out on the dock with awesome volcanic views

  • Stand up paddle boarding in Panajachel or San Marcos

  • Waterfall hike (seasonal)

  • Hike The San Pedro Volcano (with guide)

  • Kayak in San Marcos or San Pedro

  • Venture by boat or tuk-tuk to one of the neighboring towns and shop for traditional crafts; enjoy sightseeing in these unique Maya villages

Let us welcome you to paradise on the magical Lake Atitlan, Guatemala.  Framed by the mountains on one side, and the majestic Lake Atitlan on the other our retreat center offers an eco-chic experience that is both comfortable and beautiful.  Allow yourself to be transported by the views of Lake Atitlan, sound of the Tzunana River and the energy of Maya Land as. you teach, learn, play and relax at this home away from home. 

On this 7 day, 6 night retreat you'll experience an all-inclusive getaway. 

 

Whats included:

  • transportation to and from the airport

    • we strongly suggest flying the recommended flights that we will provide. If you are not able to arrive with the group you may be subject to additional transportation fee. ​

  • 3 vegetarian or vegan meals a day 

    • we are able to accommodate gluten free options and other dietary restrictions​

  • accommodations

    • you'll have the choice between several different housing options from dorms, shared or private rooms. No matter what you'll feel taken care of. ​

  • Cacao Ceremony

  • Traditional Mala Making Workshop

  • Free WiFi

  • Fire Night

  • Unlimited tea, coffee and purified water

  • Yoga Accessories - no worries to bring anything but if you really enjoy your mat or props you are welcome to bring them. 

  • Welcome Gift: Traditional Maya Cocao

Not included: 

  • Flight

    • If you are keeping eye on flight prices you'll need to arrive around 1pm. We aim to be on the shuttle no later than 2pm so we can arrive at the retreat center before dark. If you choose to pick a later flight you will be responsible for paying your own transportation cost ($400 one way)​.

    • Return flights will be departing no earlier than 2pm and ideally after 3pm as we will have to do Covid Testing at the airport prior to departure. 

    • Once I purchase my flight you'll be given those flight details and can choose if you wish to book the same flight. 

  • Massages, holistic treatments and additional adventures that are not listed above

    • Adventures can include guided hikes, paddle board yoga, temazcal sweat lodge, boat ride around the lake​. You'll set up all extras with the retreat center once we arrive.

Things you might need to know to decide if this is the right trip for you. 

  • You will need to provide a negative covid test to enter Guatemala 

  • You will need to take a covid test at the airport to return to the United Sates. If your not comfortable taking a test at the airport the resort center can help set up a private clinic test. This would be at your own cost.

  • Make sure your passport doesn't expire for 6 months 

  • The drive from the airport to the resort is a minimum of 3 hours and we have been advised that it could take 5 depending on traffic. 

  • We also will be taking a boat to get to the resort so if you get sea sick you might want to take dramamine once on your first flight so it is in you system.  

  • When packing please pack only one bag plus your carry on. Space will be limited and we cannot promise a secondary checked luggage will fit into our transport shuttle. You might have to have your carry on sit on your lap so a purse or backpack would be ideal for your secondary luggage. 

You can review the retreat terms and cancellation policy here

A non-refundable $250 deposit is required to reserve your space. We will collect two additional payments one December 5th for half of remaining balance and January 5th for final balance.

Dorms

Shared Bathroom

Comfortable dormitories with shared bathroom.

(6 or 5 twin beds)

Garden, jungle and mountain views

-Single Bed

-$1,100

Double Room

Shared Bathroom

Spacious rooms with shared bathroom

( 2 twin beds or 1 full)

Garden and Jungle Views

-Single Occupancy $1,680

-Double Occupancy $1,480

Double Room 

Private Bathroom

Bamboo, wooden cabins with private bathroom, port with hammocks, and direct access to the garden. Comes with towels and daily cleaning services. 

Garden, volcanoes and mountain views

(2 twin beds or 1 queen)

-Single Occupancy $1,920

- Double Occupancy $1,630

Double Room Deluxe

Private Bathroom

Spacious rooms with private bathroom, porch with hammock, either on 1st or 2nd floor overlooking the lush scenery. Comes with towels and daily cleaning services. 

Lake, volcanoes, mountain and garden views. 

(one double bed and one twin bed)

-Single Occupancy $2,130

-Double Occupancy $1,730

Triple Room Deluxe

Private Bathroom

Spacious rooms with private bathroom, porch with hammocks, either on 1st or 2nd floor overstocking the lush scenery. Comes with towels and daily cleaning services. 

(3 twin beds)

-Single Occupancy $2,130

Triple Occupancy $1,550

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Early Bird Pricing Until December 5th
Prices will increase $200 after 

Join us by registering today!

Once registered we will reach out to talk about your room choice and any extras you might want to add onto your trip such as massages, holistic treatments and adventures. 

If you have questions we would love to set up a call to walk you through anything. 

Tel: 513-818-3011

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KELLI WEFENSTETTE

Kelli Wefenstette came to yoga seeking movement post-college after a childhood of dance and acrobats. In addition, she quickly found relief from a lifetime of anxiety, substantial grief, and the pain of chronic illness. Yoga brought her safely home to her body as her magic and her medicine for living abundantly and unapologetically. Yoga is her freedom journey towards a life of awakening, authenticity, and adventure.
 

Her teaching style focuses on curious movement, alignment, somatics, and exploration of body mechanics combined with mindfulness and emotional regulation for an empowered, embodied experience on and off the mat.
 

Kelli earned her BA in Psychology and Religious Studies from Monmouth College and a MA in Social Justice and Community Development from Loyola University Chicago. She has completed nearly 1,000 hours of teacher training in Hatha Yoga and Elemental Yoga as well as prenatal yoga, Ayurveda, Traditional Chinese medicine, and Thai Yoga Massage. She’s currently enrolled in a psych-sensitive, trauma-informed yoga teacher teaching.
 

Kelli is also a Community Organizer trained in Asset-Based Community Development. Formerly a non-profit director, she owns Wildlight Yoga in Chicago.

ARIELLE J. SCHMIDT

Arielle Schmidt is a Thai Yoga Therapist and yoga teacher in Cincinnati, Ohio who uses the whole person to treat the whole person. She fell in love with yoga during her time at South Dakota State University where she graduated with a Bachelor’s in Health, Physical Education and Recreation.
 
She leaned on my practice to keep positive and balanced while working as a corrections officer in a county jail and realized the importance of how yoga was able to keep her true to the person I wanted to be.  ​​
 
Arielle is a certified group exercise instructor through Athletics and Fitness Association of America (AFAA) and a 500hr Elemental Yoga Instructor having trained with the Cincinnati Yoga School in India and Bali. She received her SomaVeda® Thai Yoga Therapy Practitioner Certification in Costa Rica and continued her education at the SomaVeda® Thai Yoga Center in Brooksville, Florida. Additionally, she has completed Traditional Chinese Medicine training with Jo Phee in Brussels.

After traveling to India in 2017, she felt the transformational spark to achieve her dream of a private studio. She opened Tranquility Rising that year before leaving her job in corrections to pursue her passion full time