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Guatemala Yoga Retreat with Melanie and Parisa
March 19-24, 2024
Welcome to Element Outdoor Club's inaugural yoga retreat in the breathtaking landscapes of Guatemala! Join us for an unforgettable journey that combines yoga, adventure, and cultural exploration. Hosted by Melanie and Parisa, this retreat promises to be both a holistic experience for body and soul as well as an exciting adventure with plenty of opportunities to play in the great outdoors.
Day 1: Arrival in Santiago Atitlan - Arrive in Guatemala City and embark on a private group transfer to the enchanting town of Santiago Atitlan on the shores of Lake Atitlan. - Enjoy refreshments during the scenic journey. - Stay at a magnificent villa with on-site cleaning and cooking, offering fresh, local, and nutritious meals. - Welcome yoga class and dinner to kickstart your retreat experience.
Day 2: Spring Solstice Exploration - Begin the day with a themed morning yoga session followed by a delicious breakfast. - Embark on a boat transfer from our dock to explore the diverse cultures of Lake Atitlan's towns, each known for unique offerings like chocolate, coffee, textiles, and history. - Immerse yourself in local culture before returning for a spring solstice ceremony and dinner.
Day 3: Journey to Antigua - Start your morning with yoga and a hearty breakfast. - Depart in a private transfer to Antigua, Guatemala, a charming backpacker town. - Stay at a villa with separate suites and breathtaking views of the Acatanaga Volcano. - Spend the afternoon exploring Antigua's beauty and charm, then gather for dinner and evening restorative yoga.
Day 4: Free Exploration in Antigua - Wake up to yoga and breakfast. - Enjoy a day of free activities, including hiking, spa visits, and a hot springs tour. - Reconnect in the evening for a yoga practice and a delicious meal.
Day 5: Ciudad Cayalá & Farewell Dinner - Start your day with yoga and breakfast. - Depart for the beautiful area of Ciudad Cayalá in Guatemala City. - Check in at the 4-star AC Mariott hotel and explore Guatemala City at your leisure. - Gather for a memorable farewell dinner at a specially chosen restaurant near the hotel.
Day 6: Departure Day
- Breakfast and possible yoga depending on flight times - For those departing on this day, we provide transportation to the airport.
Other Notes - Coffee will be available before and after the morning yoga session. - In Antigua, there's an option to attend a morning yoga class at a local studio. - Yoga practices vary from 75-minute morning sessions to evening practices that include flow, restorative, yin, and meditation. - Enjoy organized guided excursions and affordable spa services. - This is a sample itinerary and is subject to change slightly.
What's Included: - Breakfast and dinner (dinner on arrival day, breakfast on departure day). - Private group transfers from the airport to Atitlan, Atitlan to Antigua, Antigua to Guatemala City, and taxi to the airport on the 20th. - Daily yoga sessions. - Boat transportation on Lake Atitlan. - Lifelong memories. - Recommendations for flight, travel insurance, packing tips, etc. We’re here to help!
Join us for an extraordinary yoga retreat that blends relaxation, adventure, and culture in the heart of Guatemala. Parisa has personally done this trip and can’t express enough the beauty of this country and its people. Secure your spot today for a transformative experience with Melanie, Parisa, and Element Outdoor Club. Reserve your place in paradise now!
Retreat to India (Rishikesh, Vrindavan, Agra, Delhi)
india retreat is SOLD OUT!! Details on central america retreat winter 2024 coming soon!
NOVEMBER 9TH - 18TH 2023
LIFE FORCE FLOWS IN MYSTICAL INDIA
Walk in the footsteps of yoga’s Himalayan Masters, visit remote caves where ancient yogis retreated for meditation, eat sattvic food, and indulge your senses in the best Ayurvedic treatments – facials, full-body massages, and the amazing Shirodhara. Take in the sights, sounds, and scents of this ancient land and savour each moment to rejuvenate your life force and renew your being.
Discover New Delhi’s hidden gems, temples, markets, and gardens. Explore the Taj Mahal – one of the seven wonders of the world – and feel this majestic monument’s love story.
Spend time in and around Rishikesh — the Yoga Capital of the World! Participate in Ganga Aarti – a daily festival of light on the banks of the Ganges River in the lap of the Himalayas. Attend Satsang with Sadhvi Bhagawati Saraswati – author of From Hollywood to the Himalayas: A Journey of Healing and Transformation. Participate in puja rituals, chant with Rishikumars, and take a dip – okay, maybe just your toes – in the clear water of the Ganges as it flows from the Himalayan mountains.
Rub shoulders with Krishna devotees as they descend on the sacred and mystical land of Vrindavan to celebrate their faith.
Learn from local artisans the art of mala-making, make your own mala, and bring back souvenirs for everyone back home.
Did we mention that each location offers a prime selfie backdrop and a chance to go inward to heal, restore, renew, and return to balance and union with yourself and the universe? Only in India, can you experience luxury and humility at the same time.
Octavia has personally done this trip many times, and will make sure that we are fully prepared. If you bring a roomie, you both get 10% off. Please press the "more info" button below if you're interested in joining us for a zoom info session! If you're already sure, go ahead and drop your deposit to secure your spot!
4 nights in Rishikesh- World Capital of Yoga
3 nights in Vrindavan- The city whose geography matches Heaven's
2 nights in Delhi
Taj Mahal & Agra Fort
Devprayag day trip
Mathura day trip
Multiple Ashram experiences
Stay at the foot of the breathtaking Himalayan Mountains
Ayurvedic treatment options
Yoga with masters in the world capital of yoga
Yoga, Meditation, or Nidra twice daily with local and Element teachers
Meditation and yoga on the banks of the Ganges river
Multiple Temple Visits
Multiple Market Visits
Beautiful 4 star & up Accommodations
Bring a friend and both get 10% off
$3,150 - Shared Double Occupancy
$3,650 - Private Room
10 Days guided India Expedition
9 Nights Stay in a 4+ Star Hotel or equivalent
Daily Breakfast On Site
Daily Dinner On Site (off site in Delhi)
Guide and transportation throughout entire journey
1-2 Yoga Classes Daily (Optional)
Daily Planned Activities with Transport (Optional)
Assistance with Visa, Airfare, Medical, Insurance, & All Trip Essentials
14 day Daily Meditation preparing for the journey (Optional)
In person or zoom informative meetings in preparation (Optional)
The trip of a lifetime
Airfare to & from Delhi, India (Qatar Airways recommended)
Optional Ayurvedic Treatments (extensive options and very inexpensive)
Travel Insurance (we highly recommend and will send info)
Meals and Beverages Outside of Breakfast and Dinner