Souldust Guatemala: Embody the Elements

Forget not that the earth delights to feel your bare feet
and the winds long to play with your hair.

Khalil Gibran
Oct 14-21, 2017
Villa Sumaya
Santa Cruz la Laguna
$2395 to $2895
Payment plans available!

Imagine your bare feet on the warm earth and the brightest stars you have ever seen in the sky above you. A fire burns in front of you; there is chanting in a language that you can’t quite understand, yet it lulls your soul into a meditative trance. The waves of Lake Atitlan lap at the shoreline in the distance. In that moment, you realize your medicine, the gifts you share with the world, are alive and vibrant in you, in this place known to be the center of the Earth.

This is a place where your medicine is born.

Each day, connecting all of your senses in an element clears off the proverbial dust of your day-to-day life, the dust that has kept your medicine hidden. You know you are meant to make a big impact in the world, and until now you haven’t know what that would look like.

You feel alive as you zip line over the trees; magical, as you explore the local villages and connect with local artist and their gifts; sacred, as you experience a cacao ceremony; vibrant, as a Mayan shaman performs a fire ceremony, and powerful, as you hike to in mountains near dormant volcanos.

Join Souldust for a transformative week in Guatemala, where your connection to yourself and your gifts will unfold through each of the activities infused in our time together. Your Souldust Guides, Rachel Ford and Nicole Marie, will lead through a unique journey of exploring what makes you authentically you through the elements of Earth, Fire, Air and Water, discovering your own path and your own rhythm in the heart of this rich culture.

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The call to Souldust Guatemala…

Do you feel, in your bones, you are meant to impact the world in a big and soulful way but aren’t sure how? Feeling disconnected from life and purpose? Do you yearn to rise up, to feel vital and energetic, your path unfolding with alignment and clarity?

What if you could slow down, spread your authentic wings, and trust your intuition to lead the way to your unique gifts? What if your connection to the elements is where your inner wisdom lies, your heart’s rhythm waiting to be acknowledged?

We are all unique and beautiful souls, with a passion and message that needs to be shared, not hidden away. It begins with remembering who you were when you arrived in this lifetime ~ are you burning hot with Fire? expanding with Air, flowing with Water, grounding into Earth?  Step into and embody your own special magic. This is your medicine.

Souldust Guatemala is for the one who…

  • Knows they are meant to do something impactful with their life and is ready to discover what that is,
  • Is ready to let go of all the things that aren’t working so they can cultivate a life that is of their own making,
  • Longs to discover the wisdom of Earth Medicine and the teachings of ancient Shamans
  • Loves rituals and ceremony, but knows life can’t always be so serious. Laughter, shenanigans and a dance party or two are bound to happen.

Are you willing to say yes to you and your authentic gifts? We see your standing in our circle of elementals sharing their Medicine, bare feet on the ground, looking up to the stars in the sky. And perhaps, even howling at the moonlight.

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The elemental Guatemalan experience…

8 days, 7 nights accommodations at the warm and welcoming Villa Sumaya retreat and wellness center, located on the shores of gorgeous Lake Atitlan, in the shadow of three volcanoes.  You will stay in cozy, beautifully decorated room with private bath, either shared with another guest, or a private room. In addition to having access to the many amenities of this property – including kayaks, sauna, solar hot tub and more –  we will partake in their daily delicious homemade meals at Cafe Sumaya Sol.

Daily medicine wheel + element workshops. After breakfast, we’ll gather for a group workshop, either on-site or combined with an excursion. In these workshops, we will explore the practices and rituals of medicine wheels, walking through an element and direction each day, culminating in the creation of your own wheel and practice.

Elemental flow movement. We begin each day with a yoga flow practice tailored to the element and intention of the day, led by Souldust Guide and guest yoga teacher Carla Jean Lundgren. Held in a beautiful yoga shala overlooking the lake, this practice is accessible for all levels.

Excursions and activities that engage with the soul of the Guatemalan culture. Every day will have an opportunity to delight our senses with the vibrant energy of Guatemala. Our lineup of activities includes excursions (by boat) to two towns for cultural and artisan immersion, a mountain trek, zip line tour (air element!),  Mayan fire ceremony, and traditional cacao ceremony. And, no worries, there will be free time to unwind and explore on your own.

Private spa treatment(s). Villa Sumaya offers a full menu of bodywork and energy services at their Harmony Spa, including Swedish, Ayurvedic and Thai massage. One 60-minute service will be included in your registration, with the opportunity to book more services during your free time. Note: Services may vary depending on time of year.

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More about Villa Sumaya Retreat Center

Villa Sumaya is an eco-chic wellness center dedicated to rejuvenating holistic practices and healing modalities as well as preserving Mayan traditions and facilitating outdoor adventure, in the heart of the Altiplano.  All rooms at Villa Sumaya have warm, inviting décor, private baths, outdoor patios, amazing views, orthopedic beds and quality linens.

Lake Atitlán is believed by the Maya to be the center of the universe where God’s seeds of mankind evolved.

All the included goodies

  • 8 days, 7 nights accommodations, in either a shared or private room
  • Use of Villa Sumaya premises
  • All breakfasts, lunches and dinners during your stay
  • Daily flow yoga & meditation practice
  • Daily guided group workshops
  • Two excursions (via boat) to local towns for cultural & artisan experiences
  • Guide-led mountain hike
  • Zip line tour
  • Mayan fire ceremony
  • Mayan cacao ceremony + dance party!
  • Curated gifts to remember the experience
  • Transportation to and from Villa Sumaya (3 hour drive + 15 minute boat ride)

Note:  This event is still being finalized. Itinerary and activities are subject to change due to availability or other circumstances.

Not included

  • Airfare or other travel costs to/from Guatemala
  • Travel insurance (recommended)
  • Alcoholic beverages at any meals
  • Optional services at Villa Sumaya, including additional spa services, sauna, kayak rentals, etc.

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Ready to wander with us?

Hooray!  Space is limited to 14 sensory seekers, so we encourage you to claim your spot early.

$2395 to 2895 to register, depending on your room choice.  Reserve your spot by paying in full now, or optionally choose a payment plan, with the balance due prior to retreat arrival. Payment plan commences month following registration, until complete.  Contact us if you need an alternate payment plan arrangement. All payments are in United States Dollars (USD).

Also, due to venue and energetic commitments, registrations are non-refundable.  You can read the full cancellation policy in our Products & Services Terms of Use.

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