Lake Atitlan, Guatemala,
Photo Courtesy Villa Sumaya
Recharge, Reconnect and Reset -The Retreat
is your answer.
Immerse yourself in relaxation to clear mental clutter, release tensions, aches and fatigue in the body, and shed the weight of the world you've been carrying on your shoulders.
It's your chance to give yourself time and space to put yourself first and cater to your needs without guilt, so you can reconnect to your practice, yourself and this beautiful community of yogis and HSP.
Learn tools to unburden yourself of negative self-talk, overwhelm and anxiety. Step away from your auto-pilot mode to create healthier routines that actually bring you a sense of lightness, joy and fulfilment. It's time to feel renewed and rejuvenated.
Get off the hamster wheel to unwind, find inner calm and restore balance
Find your inner Energizer Bunny, practice self-care and learn to love yourself again
Connect with nature and like-minded people to experience more authenticity and a sense of unity
Get a break from your overwhelming responsabilities and stop feeling drained
“ Erika’s retreat has helped me overcome my loss of belief in myself...
The energy and support of the group, coupled with Erika’s skilled leadership, motivation and sensitivity helped me find the strength and confidence I had in myself and allowed me to take my practice to a higher level, physically, spiritually and mentally…"
Photo Courtesy Villa Sumaya
“ Erika puts on an incredible yoga retreat!
She is really in tune with the needs of the group and makes sure that everyone has a positive experience. I can't say enough great things about this experience and I can't wait to do it again! "
Emotional overwhelm that makes you snappy, reactive and shameful.
Lack of spark, feeling "blah" and living on autopilot.
Feelings stuck, frozen and wondering "What's the point of trying?"
The aches, pain, constant fatigue, emotional sensitivity and brain fog that comes from the hustle loop.
I know you've practiced yoga, heck maybe you’ve even explored some nervous system regulation practices, but you only get temporary relief...
It’s possible to get to the source of your stress and sensitivity and create long-lasting change in your overall well-being.
I know you’ve learned to avoid, distract and numb yourself to soothe yourself, you push pass your limits thinking you need to get everything done before you can rest, and you prioritizing the well-being of others to feel valued, loved and purposeful.
Other retreats offer yoga and adventure, but we’ll also break those patterns by leaning how to truly start showing up for yourself while cultivating self-compassion and self-trust. We'll heal your nervous system to widen your capacity for stress, and alchemize what you've been holing on that is stopping you from moving forward. We'll add some of the most powerful somatic practice out there to your favorite mind-body-spirit ones.
“ The yoga retreat with Erika exceeded my expectations!
The classes were accessible to all different levels of yoga. The workshops to be very beneficial. Overall this retreat helped me to increase my mindfulness and my yoga practice in everyday life."
Guatemala is known as the land of eternal spring. The dry season is typically from November to April (their peak season), during which time they have almost no rainfall and temperatures between 60 and 85 degrees.
The yoga shalas are world-class group
facilities with palm roofs, simple lines and a
unique Asian motif. Each space features panoramic lake and volcano views. They also offer 2 open-air practice spaces.
22 comfortable, elegantly-decorated guest
rooms with patios, surrounded by lush grounds containing tropical flora, medicinal herbs and relaxing hammocks
Villa Sumaya Retreat Center is Featured in Yoga Journal and Taschen’s Best Yoga Retreats center. They offer a uniquely inviting destination on the picturesque shores of Lake Atitlan.
Transportation from/to the airport
Spa, Boutique, Kayak rentals
What's not included:
2 ceremonies and 1 excursion
Yoga twice a day + coaching workshops
3 vegetarian meals per day*
Lake atitlan - Guatemala
apr. 6th-13th 2024
RRR - The Retreat
all the details you need to KNOW about
*option for meat at extra charge at lunch and dinner
We will visit authentic Cumarcaj Mayan ruins and one of Guatemala’s most famous marketplaces, known for its colorfully and brightly dressed Quiche Maya
This retreat includes 2 Mayan Ceremonies to connect to the land and honor Guatemala's traditions of ritualized practices for heart-centered connection with Great Spirit.
Room for 7 nights (in double or triple occupancy)
Taxes, Service Fees and Tip
Since 2015, I have hosted a handful of yoga retreats and immersions in the US and Mexico. My retreats are a mix of my yoga teaching and sensitivity coaching. My focus is always the same; helping you let go of overwhelm and stress by learning to manage your thoughts, feel your feelings and heal your nervous system through mind-body-spirit practices. I'm living proof of the power of self-healing as I have grown and worked through eating disorders, chronic illness, addiction, mental illness, and childhood trauma. Get on an awareness, compassion, embodiment, and transformational journey with me.
“ If you want the ultimate experience, this is it.
You'll get an incredible location and food, the awesomeness of Erika and true yoga of union with God. You have the essentials needed for a retreat like this is the place and the person to be with!”
“It is obvious that Erika truly believes in what she is teaching and it comes through.
I love her lightness, relatability and knowledge of the subject. She makes everyone feel welcome and comfortable.”
“Any class, workshop, or retreat that Erika offers is a gift to your heart, mind and body.
She is a gifted teacher and guide who shares her wisdom and insight with genuine love, compassion and care. Every yoga experience with Erika is structured to challenge, increase awareness of alignment, focus on breath work and ultimately allow each yogi to feel successful and fulfilled. It is a beautiful journey.”
“ She has taught me so much about what my individual body needs and her methods have really helped me.
I love her sense of humor and inviting personality which makes her classes that much more enjoyable, even when doing the most challenging things!”
This immersion is for all levels. The yoga practices include Hatha, yin, restorative, meditation, breath work and somatic coaching. You'll never have 2 flow classes in one day. I will offer variations, and encourage you to listen to your own body. If there's ever a time where you feel the need to sit a practice out, that is also completly ok.
The practices are by definition an internal process. You will also get free time to retreat to your room, a hammock or to journal and read. The group energy is there as a support, but you are there for yourself, your growth and your healing.
This particular retreat is co-ed, although usually filled by a majority of women. Couples are common. Rooms will be shared with members of the same sex unless requested by both participants.
You don't need to be anything. Some spirituality will be infused in the yoga practice by design. If there's anything you are not comfortable with, you will have the option to skip. The ceremonies are also not mandatory and are used as a way to deepen your connection to yourself, nature and the land where we will be.
Villa Sumaya is about a 3h taxi ride from the airport. Once, you get to the lake, you will also need to take a boat across to the retreat's deck.