This winter journey with us to the highlands of Guatemala and let the long winter months of darkness drift away as you play along the shores of Lake Atitlan, “the most beautiful lake in the world” , as quoted by novelist Aldous Huxley when he visited Guatemala. The climate is fantastic. Warm during the day and cool at night. It’s the “closest thing to Eden on Earth” (Lonely Planet).
The Mayan's, the original inhabitants of this area, marked 2012 as a year of transformation and Villa Sumaya at Lake Atitilan is an ideal setting to reflect, heal, rejuvenate and welcome in this New Year together.
We will fill our days with Yoga and fun activities like hiking, swimming, kayaking and massage. And we will set our intention to heal ourselves, those around us and mother earth. Love to all, Light to all and peace to all
So come Open your heart and expand your confidence for the New Year with yoga for your body, mind, and soul as Akasha Ellis, and friends present a wonderful Bhakti experience you’ll never forget. Strengthen your body & mind practicing Ashtanga and Kundalini yoga and Open your heart and rejuvenate your soul through beautiful chants.
Mornings will begin with a group sadhana (kirtan/mediation and kundalini yoga set) followed later by a led ashtanga/Vinyasa flow session that will leave you feeling enriched and re-energized.
During the day we will explore and enjoy the amenities of Villa Sumaya and local Mayan villages.
A few late afternoons we will meet once again to practice a restorative asana and or kundalini set and guided meditation that will leave our muscles relaxed, our hearts open and our minds and bodies ready for a restful night.
This retreat is open to all levels.
Akasha became a student of the renowned master teacher of Kundalini yoga, Yogi Bhajan, at the age of 11. In his twenties, while living and working in India, Akasha began studying Ashtanga yoga with Pattabhi Joi’s nephew, Vishwanath. Akasha currently offers classes, workshops, retreats, and teacher training. He is co-owner of Birmingham Yoga studio. As Akasha believes “a teacher must teach what they know through their experience”, this retreat will reflect his personal approach and will include the traditions of Kundalini and classical Ashtanga for a heart-centered class that will leave the student toned, stretched, centered and open, from the inside out. To learn more about this retreat email email@example.com