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Yoga Retreat: Eternal Mayan Spring Retreat
Isla Verde Eco Retreat Center, Lake Atitlan Guatemala
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Yoga Style: Yoga & Meditation retreats
Contact: Isla Verde Eco Retreat Center
We’re celebrating the “Land of Eternal Spring,” giving our guests the chance to shake off old patterns and begin anew. With the backdrop of deepening silence in the natural beauty of Lake Atitlan, we will allow our minds, hearts and bodies to quiet down, open, and rejuvenate. Join us for an escape to the perfect climate in the highlands of Guatemala, alongside one of the most beautiful lakes in the world, and experience an unforgettable cultural and spiritual journey at our beautiful eco-resort.

A week of yoga, meditation and relaxation at gorgeous Isla Verde, the week will be an explorative journey, moving from inner stillness to vital creative expression and getting acquainted with the rites of a unique culture. Drawing on ancient yoga techniques, including mantra, mudra and kriyas you will have the chance to free your body, open your heart and uncover your own inner alignment and creativity.

DAILY SCHEDULE

7.15 – Meditation (optional)

7.45 – Tea

8 – 9.30/10 – Yoga

10.30 – Big brunch

Free time

1.30pm – Very Light lunch

4.30 – Meditation (optional)

5pm – 6.30/7 – Yoga

7.30 – Dinner

THE DAILY PROGRAM

Charlie will offer two sessions a day. The morning class will be preceded by a 30 min meditation, and its set to gently open the body and attune the mind to the breath, the class will slowly move and build into a flowing and dynamic sequence, always incorporating the cultivation of awareness, physical alignment, breath and the chakras (energy centres). The classes will be suitable for all levels and yoga experience.

There will be time set aside in the day to explore and take in the stunning beauty of the surroundings, relax or dip into the lake.

We will meet again in the late afternoon for our second yoga session of the day – a varied program of creative workshops and restorative yoga. These workshops are designed to nourish and free our innate creative spirit. We will close our practice with a 30 minute guided meditation.

ABOUT THE TEACHER: CHARLIE BOARDLEY

Charlie qualified in 2003 and since then has taught full time in London for 6 years, India for 3 years and now Guatemala, where she lives with her son. Charlie especially enjoys teaching on retreats and has run them in the UK, Egypt, Morocco and India.

Her spiritual home is with the Sivananda organisation but her teaching style includes aspects from others schools such as Iyengar and Jivamukti. Her classes are usually a Hatha flow sequence of postures, very much focussed on the breath and alignment, incorporating relaxation techniques, Pranayama and meditation.

She likes her classes to be fun and inspiring, encouraging everyone, at whatever level, to be their own guide and never compete. “The practice should be inwardly focussed at all times, mentally in the present moment, connected to the intuitive voice within the body, not the agitated voice within the mind.

learn - Islaverde Atitlan Hotel 24th to 30th November 2013

Enjoy a week of yoga, meditation and relaxation at gorgeous Islaverde, in Lake Atitlan, Guatemala. The week will be an explorative journey, moving from inner stillness to vital creative expression. Drawing on ancient yoga techniques,including mantra, mudra and kriyas, alongside movement and voice, to free your body, open your heart and uncover your own inner alignment and creativity.

About Charlie Boardley

Charlie qualified in 2003 and since then has taught full time in London for 6 years, India for 3 years and now Guatemala, where she lives with her son. Charlie especially enjoys teaching on retreats and has run them in the UK, Egypt, Morocco and India.

Her spiritual home is with the Sivananda organisation but her teaching style includes aspects from others schools such as Iyengar and Jivamukti. Her classes are usually a Hatha flow sequence of postures,very much focused on the breath and alignment, incorporating relaxation techniques, Pranayama and meditation.

She likes her classes to be fun and inspiring, encouraging everyone, at whatever level, to be their own guide and never compete. ”The practice should be inwardly focused at all times, mentally in the present moment, connected to the intuitive voice within the body, not the agitated voice within the mind.

What is inlcluded

6 Nights accommodations 3 Meals per day 2 daily Meditation sessions 2 daily Yoga Sessions 2 one hour spa treatments 1 Sauna 1 Craft market Village Tour 1 Tea & Coffee break per day Unlimited drinking water Wireless internet What is NOT included, but we will be happy to organize

Transportation to and from the airport Accommodation outside of Isla Verde for days surrounding the retreat Extra spa services, massages or tours The daily program

Charlie will offer two sessions a day. The morning class will be preceded by a 30 min meditation, and its set to gently open the body and attune the mind to the breath, the class will slowly move and build into a flowing and dynamic sequence, always incorporating the cultivation of awareness, physical alignment, breath and the chakras (energy centres). The classes will be suitable for all levels and yoga experience.

There will be time set aside in the day to explore and take in the stunning beauty of the surroundings, relax or dip into the lake.

We will meet again in the late afternoon for our second yoga session of the day – a varied program of creative workshops and restorative yoga. These workshops are designed to nourish and free our innate creative spirit. We will close our practice with a 30 minute guided meditation.

THINGS TO DO

Throughout each day you will be offered three nurturing vegetarian meals from our famous slow food restaurant. There will also be a mid afternoon tea and coffee stand available, as well as unlimited drinking water throughout the day.

In your spare time, there is plenty of activities you can do and that we will give you advice on, ranging from kayaking, cultural tours,volcano hikes, salsa lessons, Chichicastenango market visits, permaculture workshops, scuba diving, paragliding, bird-watching, horse-back riding, and more.

Since our goal is to ensure a full yoga experience, we also provide a wide range of treatments to compliment your practice, so that mind, body and soul attain a sense of balance and equilibrium. Let your mind drift and your body surrender to our experts while overlooking the lake from the hillside of a beautiful mountain ridge. You will be able to choose from a range of Massage Therapies –Swedish, Thai, Deep Tissue, Intuitive, Shiatsu, Tibetan Bowl Sound Massage- and skintreatments -facials, body exfoliation, manicures and pedicures.

A perfect ending to a day with nature can be an aromatic temascal –traditional Mayan sauna- or a hot tub under the stars.

INCLUDED

6 Nights accommodation

3 vegetarian meals a day

2 daily Meditation sessions

2 daily Yoga Sessions

1 Group Mayan Sauna (Temascal)

Village Tour

Unlimited drinking water

Wireless internet

PRICE

Shared Occupancy US$ 648. Upgrade to private for US$ 180

$648
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