Elemental Beauty

Ayurveda & Yoga Retreat for the Senses & Soul

Lake Atitlan, Guatemala

August 28 – September 3, 2021


Come and ignite your heart space,

the Essence of YOU 

Join Anita Sundaram & Joan Dakeeni in one of the most magical places on earth. 

Villa Sumaya our home for the week, is surrounded by a vortex of volcanoes.  Lake Atitlan, Guatemala is known for its healing and mystical properties that seekers and believers feel upon arrival. The lake lies in the heart of an ancient volcano’s caldera, which filled with water after it’s final eruption 85,000 years ago. “Atitlan” in Nahuatl means “the place where the rainbow gets its colors.” Lake Atitlan and its surroundings make it the perfect backdrop for healing and transformation.  

This Soul Nourishing retreat offers the relaxed opportunity to live and experience the teachings and aims to support the essence of “simple living – high thinking.” 

A week dedicated to inspire and unlock a connection to greater potential in health through the wisdom of Ayurveda, yoga/meditation, dance, empowerment, ancient beauty rituals, community, sacred living and being in relationship with wisdom cultures.

Join Anita and Joan for this Soul-Nourishing journey to a land rich in Natures elements. Ayurvedic principles will be our guide for daily self-care practices. Dance and Mayan Fire Ceremony will lead us back to our hearts. Community and Sacred Empowerment will imprint our way back home. 

We all have the ability to know ourselves deeply; sometimes we just need a reminder! Come and be immersed in this rich land, the people and the practices that will support you on this path. 

See you at the Lake,

Much love,



~ 7-days and 6-nights accommodations at Villa Sumaya retreat center in Lake Atitlan
~ 3- vegetarian meals a day (vegan, gluten-free, dairy-free options available)
~ Daily Yoga & Meditation
~ Mayan fire ceremony
~ Daily Yoga & Meditation
~ Beauty Gift Bag
~ Fermentation workshop with Love Probiotics founder Michelle Tufts
~ Solar Hot Tub
~ Swimming in the cleansing waters of Lake Atitlan
~ Lounging on hammocks with views of the Volcanoes

Not Included

~ Flights to/from Guatemala City
~ Shuttle from Guatemala City to Villa Sumaya
~ Alcoholic drinks during your stay
~ Additional excursions will be offered for a fee
~ Travel Insurance
~ Spa services
~ Laundry service
~ Tips for resort staff & services
~ Wifi ( nominal charge)

Room & Rates

All the rooms are beautifully curated with local textiles, colorful and beautifully decorated. Need we mention the views of the Lake and Volcanoes!

~  Double Occupancy  $1995
~ Single Occupancy    $2250

This will be a small intimate group. Deposit $500 due as soon as possible to reserve your space. Full payment due no later than June1st, 2021. Your spot in the retreat will be confirmed only after your deposit has been received.

Cancellation Policy

~ The $500 deposit is non-refundable.

Cancellation given 30 days or more before the event will have a full refund, minus the deposit.

No refunds will be given for cancellations within 30 days of the retreat.



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