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Ayurveda & Yoga Retreat for the Senses and Soul
Lake Atitlan, Guatemala

Come and ignite your heart space, the essence of YOU in Lake Atitlan, Guatemala. Join Anita Sundaram and Joan Ngo in one of the most magical places on earth. You'll venture on a soul-nourishing journey to a land rich in nature's elements. Ayurvedic principles and beauty rituals will be our guide for daily self-care practices. Dance and Mayan Fire Ceremony will lead us back to our hearts. Community and Sacred Empowerment will imprint our way back home. 


Villa Sumaya, our home for the week, is surrounded by a vortex of volcanoes in Central America's deepest lake. Known for its healing and mystical properties that seekers and believers feel upon arrival, Lake Atitlan is considered to be the portal of Mayan civilization. The lake lies in the heart of an ancient volcano's caldera, which filled with water after its final eruption 85,000 years ago. "Atitlan" in Nahuatl means "the place where the rainbow gets its colors." Lake Atitlan and its ancient surroundings make the perfect backdrop for profound healing and transformation.

This soul - awakening retreat offers the relaxed opportunity to live and experience timeless sacred teachings while distilling the essence of "simple living and high thinking." This heart centered gathering is an invitation to journey into the self, remembering your innermost nature and what makes you feel most whole. A week dedicated to inspire and unlock a connection to your greatest potential through the wisdom of Ayurveda, yoga/meditation, dance, empowerment, community, sacred living and being in a relationship with wisdom cultures. 

Cafe Sumaya Sol
Maya Rose Double
Tiger Temple yoga class


~ 7 days, 6 nights accommodations at Villa Sumaya retreat center in Lake Atitlan

~ 3 vegetarian meals a day (vegan, gluten-free, dairy-free options available)

~ Daily Yoga & Meditation

~ Holistic classes and workshops on Ayurveda, Yoga, Mindfulness, Chakras, Nutrition, Mantras, Beauty and Dance with Anita and Joan

~ Mayan Fire Ceremony led by a local Mayan Spiritual Guide

~ Beauty Gift Bag

~ Full day offsite Fermentation Workshop with Love Probiotics founder Michelle Tufts

~ Solar Hut Tub

~ Swimming in the cleansing waters of Lake Atitlan



FLIGHTS  TO/FROM Guatemala City


SHUTTLE FROM Guatemala City to

Villa Sumaya



ALCOHOLIC DRINKS during your stay


ADDITIONAL EXCURSIONS will be offered for an additional fee







TIPS for resort staff & services


All rooms are beautifully curated with colorFULL local textiles and furnishings with breathtaking lake and volcano views. 

Double Occcupancy: $1995

Single Occupancy: $2250

This will be a small intimate group. A non-refundable $500 deposit is due upon registration to hold your spot.


Remaining payment due by June 1st. 


The deposit is non-refundable. Cancellation given 30 days or more before the event will have a full refund, minus the deposit. No refunds will be given for cancellations within 30 days of the retreat.

Your Retreat Guides

Anita Sundaram

A teacher, healer, yogini, botanical alchemist and passionate woman with a deep love for Ayurveda, Yoga & the Sacred Art of Living. Shaped by her spiritual family lineage in Mysore, India and years of study with master teachers in a variety of holistic modalities. 

As a licensed face and body therapist, she is the founder of Anita Sundaram Beauty, a haven for Soul Nourishment through sense awakening healing sessions. 

Author of Sacred Intentions Lifestyle, a beautifully curated collection of 33 affirmation cards + workbook on Ayurvedic Self - Care that has inspired seasonal Intentional Living Retreats locally and internationally. 

A Yoga Alliance approved 200 hr & 300 hr Teacher Trainer, facilitating retreats in some of the most beautiful locations on the planet.

Joan Ngo

A devoted wisdom keeper of sacred healing traditions from around the globe. Joan has spent over 15 years of her life traveling and living abroad exploring the intersection between wellness, ritual, ceremony, movement, dance, and the classical arts.


She is a NAMA certified Ayurvedic Practitioner, bodyworker, Reiki Master, Gua Sha facialist and Yoga Alliance approved Yoga Teacher. A passionate student of various dance forms including bellydance, Classical Indian dance and folk dance. 

Founder of Dakeeni, a holistic sanctuary in Orange County that offers a radically unique multi-sensory,

multi-disciplinary approach to deeply rejuvenate the mind, body and spirit. 

Seasonally, she leads integrative self care workshops that present powerful healing practices with dance, sacred movement, history and rich cultural experiences.

IG: @dakeeni

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