Lake atitlan | 2021

Guatemala Living Brave Retreat

Move

meditate

explore

Adventure and connect with a group of diverse retreaters for an unforgettable week on the shores of the magical Lake Atitlan. Our home away from home is nestled in the mountains of San Marcos. We’ll practice, play, and unplug in our open air yoga shala, cozy community space and on-site gourmet cafe, all with a stunning view of the lagoon and its three surrounding volcanoes.

Overview

Our week together is designed to revitalize you and crack you open to your unique potential. The result is a greater sense of clarity and confidence to take leaps in your personal life and best serve your communities.

You will leave feeling deeply connected to nature and new friends, with tangible tools and practices to take back home.

A typical day will start with mindfulness practice and energizing movement, complemented by a cooling, restorative flow or activity in the evening. We will bring in experts to teach us other arts and techniques like breathwork, contact dance and Qi Gong, and lead us in rituals like cacao ceremony, Mayan fire ceremony, and sound healing.

All activities and excursions are optional, leaving you with the space to make this retreat your own.

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Venue: Eagle’s Nest

Eagle’s Nest is a pristine, all inclusive sanctuary center in San Marcos La Laguna, a beautiful 15 minute walk from the town center and the lake. Set on Lake Atitlan, known by the local Mayans as the “bellybutton of the world,” the space benefits from the unique energy fields running through the area.

At the base of San Pedro Volcano, this sacred space is designed for personal transformation, authentic self-expression and connection to Pacha Mama (Mother Earth).

“The Nest’s” open air platform, perched above the Mayan village of San Marcos La Laguna, overlooks Lake Atitlan, offering an awe inspiring panoramic view of its beautiful waters, volcanoes and greenery.

Our venue’s artistic lounge, with the same breathtaking view through its large bay windows, is perfect for group dining, socializing and indoor activities.

Eagle’s Cave is a unique sauna decorated in colorful art and heated by firewood, inspired Mayan sauna culture (Temascal). The facilities include a refreshing cold pool and shower.

Accommodation ranges from spacious cabins, bedded tents, private rooms and fully equipped apartments. All structures were built with local natural materials, wood, bamboo, adobe.

Our onsite gourmet cafe provides nourishing meals made from local and fresh ingredients from the tropical climate of Guatemala — using a healthy dose of bananas, cacao, coconuts and panela. You’re free to order anything from clean green smoothies to homemade apple pie.

Sneak peek our venue here!

Location: San Marcos
With our home base just outside of the San Marcos town, we’re close enough to take advantage of its vibrant community and events.
San Marcos is a hub for yogis, spiritual seekers, adventurers, and trekking enthusiasts, making it an ideal place to explore. You’ll be invited to join for optional excursions, cultural experiences, and outings to the nearby town.
November is the beginning of the dry season on Lake Atitlan, a perfect time to appreciate the lush greenery from the rainfall. The temperatures climbs to the high 70s during the day, and falls to as low as 55 at night. ​

Potential offerings…

Classes & Workshops

Vinyasa, Kundalini & Yin Yoga

Breathwork & Guided Meditations

Partner Workshops

Contact Dance & 7 Rhythms

Acroyoga

Qi Gong

Explore
  • Hiking and outdoor excursions

  • Cacao ceremony

  • Mayan fire ceremony

  • Sound healing

  • Temascal sauna

Includes

Three gourmet vegetarian meals a day

Daily yoga, mediation and workshops

Sauna session

Ecstatic dance

Cacao ceremony

Planned excursions – i.e. hiking, cliff jumping, swimming adventures, live music outing

Fresh purified water available all day

+ More

The Investment

(price per person)

Private bedded tent (single) – $1,500

Shared Cabin (4-6 beds) – $1,700

Private Room (queen bed) *only 2 available* – $2,250 or $1,800 if shared

Studio Apartment (king bed) *1 available* – $2,550 or $2,100 if shared

 

Early Birds – $100 Off

Retreat Vets – $150 Off

Early Vets – $200 Off

Getting there

Eagle’s Nest is located about 3 hours driving from Guatemala City.

It’s recommended to fly into Guatemala City (GUA) and spend a night in the charming town of Antigua before taking group transport on Saturday to Lake Atitlan.

You are also welcome to come to San Marcos on your own. Retreaters may want to spend another night in Antigua before flying out on Sunday, or book a flight later in the day on Saturday.

*US Citizens do not need a Visa for stays of 90 days or less in Guatemala. Bring your up-to-date passport and you’re good to go!

A $500.00 non-refundable deposit is required to secure your spot.

*If for any reason, the retreat is cancelled, you will receive 100% of your money back.

Please book a call with me or reach out via email shoshannaraven@gmail.com to explore the opportunity and receive payment options if we decide this is for you!

Love,

Shoshanna

“Best yoga retreat of my life. Adventures, yoga, and relaxing with great people in a beautiful place.

Everything being inclusive, and a packed but optional schedule really reduced stress and allowed me to fully enjoy the experience. Plus, the food was diverse, local and delicious!

— BEN (PANAMA 2019, INDIA 2020)