Delve deeper into your practice with a week long experience…
May 4-11, 2019
SOLD OUT- inquire to be on the wait list
Welcome to life unplugged at Ak'bol, Belize's First Yoga/Wellness Retreat Center and Eco Resort devoted and open to all styles of Yoga & Wellness. Ak'bol is located beachside on Belize's largest island, Ambergris Caye, just 1 3/4 miles from the old fishing village of San Pedro and less than a quarter mile from the second largest barrier reef in the world with world class diving. Ambergris Caye does not have any cars or paved roads- the island vibe is strong and soothing. I invite you to leave your shoes in your suitcase and unwind to the natural rhythm of the island... wake up to birds chirping... dine together as a community within a private palapa overlooking the sea with healthy vegetarian, vegan and local seafood meals. Enhance your experience within a palapa at the end of the 300' pier surrounded by clear blue water and practice with the energy of the sea beneath you. After class plunge into the sea or in the lagoon-inspired fresh water pool.
The sea is your playground... engage yourself with diving, snorkeling, sailing, kayaking, windsurfing, Maya ruins... or relax in a hammock and listen to the birds. Get through that book you have been wanting to read, write in your journal and get a massage treatment. I look forward to unwinding and exploring paradise with you, as we slow things down to island time, on this radiance retreat!
April 25-May 2, 2020
Prices starting at $1,625 for double occupancy
Lake Atitlán is believed by the Maya to be the center of the universe where God’s seeds of mankind evolved. Villa Sumaya is nestled in a landlocked bay on the north shore of beautiful Lake Atitlan, Guatemala. Located on 18 acres in the traditional homeland of the indigenous Maya. This area is known to the Maya as the belly button of the Earth. Villa Sumaya looks directly across the lake at three spectacular volcanoes.
Villa Sumaya is located at an altitude of 5,000 feet. Its proximity to the equator offers a high plane semi-tropical paradise often referred to as “the land of eternal spring.” The deep caldera walls of the lake create a powerful inverse vortex to the volcanic mountains and ridges above, creating tremendous beauty and distinct natural challenges to work with.
In Sanskrit, Sumaya means a long-awaited dream come true while in Arabic it translates as a little piece of paradise. Both of these definitions mirror Villa Sumaya's hearts’ intentions and inspire service. The logo is a Mayan glyph found in Chiapas, Mexico representing the fountain of life or the budding growth of a flower, and this too moves us ever forward.
Join Chelsea Winters for seven nights of heart opening exploration of this little piece of paradise. We will breath, move, feel and delve deeper into the nature of our surroundings steeped in Mayan culture, and explore the nature of ourselves. All yoga levels are welcome.