9 Day Women’s Sacred Expression

Categories Central America, Guatemala, Healing, Retreat, Writing, Yoga

Breathe and relax into lakeside luxury as we gather for an inspiring and beautiful week beneath the watch of volcanoes. Join a sacred circle of women in the spirit of reclamation for a creative inner adventure through meditation, yoga, and self-exploratory writing at Villa Sumaya in Santa Cruz, Guatemala. You are invited to take a brave and honest journey into your center to connect with your intuition and express from your core. Within each of us is the call to open our hearts, step into our courage, and animate our own sacred expression.


Resting in a secluded lakeside cove, Villa Sumaya is an eco-chic sanctuary dedicated to rejuvenation, holistic practices, and preserving Mayan tradition.

Villa Sumaya is an eco-friendly wellness center perfect for self-care, refreshing perspectives and renewing energies at our on-site spa, solar hot tub, fair-trade boutique and wood-burning sauna in unparalleled natural surroundings.

Rooms can be booked as shared or private.


Villa Samaya offers delicious and nurturing organic slow-food meals and  juice bar.

  •  Accommodations
    8 nights accommodation in shared or private accommodation
  •  Meals
    3 vegetarian organic meals and juice bar
  •  Meditation
    2 yoga classes daily
  •  Workshops
    Daily self-exploratory writing sessions
  •  Group evening events
    Sauna, Circle, Healing Ceremonies (some evenings)


The closest international airport to Lake Atitlan is Guatemala City La Aurora International Airport, three hours away from Panajachel on Lake Atitlan. From Panajachel, it’s a ten minute scenic boat ride to the private dock at Villa Sumaya.

Once we have your travel plans, we can happily arrange your private transportation to Villa Sumaya from from the airport, hotels nearby, or from Antigua.

Private shuttles are $100 – $15/25 per person, depending on how many other guests you are sharing with. We can coordinate with other guests with arrivals or pick-ups at similar times.

 The private shuttle will pick you up from the airport or your hotel for the three hour journey to Panajachel, where it will bring you to the boat dock.

From the dock in Panajachel, we can pre-arrange the a private boat ride for $25-$5/per person, depending on how many guests you are sharing with. You can easily get a public boat to the Villa Sumaya dock too (15 quetzals, or $3). The ride is fifteen minutes.


Total Retreat Cost

$1895 Shared Cabana
Private: $400 Upgrade
Early Bird ends May 6
Deposit: $400