THE RENEWAL RETREAT ™
LAKE ATITLAN, GUATEMALA / December, 2018
April, 2016 ‘The Purpose Retreat ™’ guest feedback:
“What an unforgettable and life-changing journey! This was truly the trip of a lifetime. I can’t wait for the next adventure!” – Jamie J., CA
“The Purpose Retreat™ was all that was promised and more…my own wellness first and foremost starting each day with yoga and meditation balanced with information, exploration and, most inspirational, spending time with the children at Integral Heart Foundation. I left with a full heart and nurtured soul.” -Lee Ann S., LA
We’re going back! December, 2018.
Make 2018 the year of travel and passport stamps, the year of new habits and personal growth, and the year of yoga and meditation.
- 7 Nights Accommodation
- Daily Yoga Class
- Daily Guided Meditation Sessions
- Cacao Ceremony
- Nourishing Meals
- Wellness Elevation Ceremonies and Guided Self-Exploration
- Thai Massage
- Tour of Villages Around Lake Atitlan
- Visit Santiago and the Shrine to Maximon
- Visit Hobbitanango and the Cloud Forest
- Authentic Wood-Burning Sauna
- Hiking Expeditions
- Volunteer Session With Integral Heart Foundation (http://www.integralheartfoundation.org)
- Scheduled Airport Transfers
- DIY Activities, Including: kayaking, volcano climbing, SCUBA diving, paragliding, hiking canyon waterfalls, paddling on the lake, swimming, walking through gardens or around the lake, enjoying the hot tub, zip-lining, exploring nature reserves, bird watching, horseback riding, shopping local markets, hot springs, and more.
Each day we focus on connecting the mind, body, and soul. Through daily yoga practices, nourishing meals, and a combination of both restful meditations and rejuvenating cultural adventures, our itinerary cultivates a new energetic flow. This trips offers rest, renewal, restoration, and revitalization, as well as new explorations and expressions of our potential and purpose.
Settling in at Lake Atitlan, we begin each day with mindful movement and bodywork. Mornings open to the sounds of the lake as we do yoga on a lakeside pavilion. We transition seamlessly into afternoons of adventure and cultural experience, weaving our way up and around lake vistas, volcanoes, and Guatemalan villages steeped in Mayan tradition. After dining on healthy, flavorful meals, evenings end in reflection, peace, and the opportunity for personal time – often following a gentle evening meditation session.
We want you to experience a new part of the world at the same time you’re experiencing new parts of yourself. Diving into ourselves amidst beautiful natural surroundings, we experience new sources of understanding and awakening. As we elevate our own wellbeing, we then also have the opportunity to pay it forward in volunteering with the Integral Heart Foundation.
This experience is curated by Allium Awake Retreats and powered by the drive to be well and do good. 10% of the trip’s proceeds are donated to the Integral Heart Foundation, and we get to spend an afternoon hanging out with the kids of the Foundation. Because of this unique “give-back” component of The Renewal Retreat™, guests receive the tax benefit of a charity contribution tax write-off.
Jackie Kuiper, RYT-200, is the founder of Allium Awake Retreats. Growing up as a competitive swimmer, she spent hours each day in the pool. While earning her JD at William Mitchell College of Law, she worked as a NASM-certified personal trainer. She later began working for Lifetime Athletic, and taught a “spin” class of elite athletes at the Minneapolis Lifetime Athletic Club for over eight years. She also gained an interest in yoga more than seventeen years ago, and has developed her practice to include vinyasa, hatha, yin, ashtanga, and “flow” yoga styles, obtaining her RYT-200 at Meghan Currie’s Yoga Teacher Training in Bali, 2016. Jackie has explored shamanic teachings, chakra-based energy work, reiki, intuitive guidance, meditation, and other holistic modalities of healing and personal growth. Her focus has been overcoming stress and “burn-out”. Now, her mission with Allium Awake is to pass along the teachings she’s learned.
One of the planet’s most majestic spots, Lake Atitlan offers volcanoes, coffee plantations, ancient villages, wild forests, hiking trails, and waterfalls. At La Casa Rosa, an eco-resort, we experience deep rest and relaxation only minutes away from rejuvenating adventures. Surrounded by ancient Mayan culture, our destination offers a calm, secluded, secure environment, boasting a wood-burning sauna, two house cats, and a specially designed Yoga Pavilion for yoga and other physical and spiritual disciplines. From the hotel, you can hike up to waterfalls, swim in or paddle on the lake, or walk to local villages. The lake-side cabanas and the sauna are great for those that appreciate sunbathing or spa-centric retreats.
La Casa Rosa was designed to keep local Mayan traditions, communities, and environments in mind. This space allows us to soak in an organic lifestyle in harmony with nature: sunbathe or swim from the tranquil lakeside docks or relax in the gardens as the fresh breeze rolls off the lake.
The beauty found at Lake Atitlan lies in the art of making our vacation space a sanctuary for the soul, where we escape the discord and stress of modern life. Lake Atitlan is a place we seek new meaning for our lives and restore our own mind-body-soul balance while positioning ourselves to help others. This is truly a place of renewal.
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– $3,250.00 –
*10% of fees are donated to the Integral Heart Foundation. Due to the “give-back” component of our trip, all guests enjoy the benefits of a charitable contribution tax write-off.
By reserving your space through placing your deposit with us, you are assuming the risks associated with traveling to Guatemala. Please note:
A non-refundable deposit in the amount of $1000 is due on or before February 1, 2018. Final payments are due by March 1, 2018. All prices are per/person. If, as of March 1, 2018, there are less than 4 participants registered to attend the retreat, we will reschedule to a later date.
Allium Awake Retreats reserves the right to make any changes deemed necessary by our team, trip leaders, or guides. In the rare case of a cancellation on the part of Allium Awake Retreats (due to political unrest, dangerous weather, or low participation), we will offer a transfer to another trip or a full refund. We require all participants to purchase travel insurance to protect against the rare chance of cancellation.
This adventure is curated by Allium Awake Retreats, features The Nomad’s Nomad author Luke Armstrong, and benefits the Integral Heart Foundation.