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    Our wonderful group on the May 2019 Guatemala Retreat

    on Volcan Pacaya.


    May 2019 Guatemala Retreat!

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    Spend a week on a private, luxury estate nestled in the rainforests of Guatemala, and learn how to incorporate meditation into your life to experience more peace, vitality and connection with your true nature.

    Experience daily mindfulness sessions, where you'll learn how to meditate to improve your confidence, focus, and connection with the shining spirit within yourself: who you really are. Become familiar with the sense of calmness that exists within you always, but that is so hard to access in our normal busy lives. You will leave this retreat with the tools to access this feeling on demand! We will focus on managing difficult thought patterns and emotions, cultivating optimism and gratitude, and on how to integrate mindfulness into your life so you can keep the feeling of being on retreat once you return to the real world!

    Be treated to daily healing therapies in the on-site spa, lead by the incredibly talented owners of Sweat Sweat Sweat, a spa opening next year in Toronto. Hammam spa scrubs. A traditional temazcal ceremony. Sound baths. Aromatherapy steams. Receive massages in your room upon request (all included!).

    Explore Antigua, a beautifully preserved UNESCO World Heritage city, with a knowledgable guide who has been touring the city for over 20 years! Be treated to a cooking class and a mandala ceremony led by local Guatemalans who will make you feel at home in their beautiful corner of the world.

    El Sanctuario, your home for the week, is a luxury private estate reserved just for us. Nestled in the hills fully surrounded by rainforest, you'll see an erupting volcano come into view as you walk along corridors lined with orchids on your way to breakfast. Be treated like royalty with all meals and wine included; hot tubs scattering the property; a pool and hammocks with gorgeous views to lounge in; and all the modern amenities you could ask for (including a gym and wifi in specific areas!).

    Experience a perfect balance of deep relaxation and activity, with daily yoga classes and guided hikes (everything optional of course! You choose your adventures). Wake up pre-dawn one morning to climb a volcano: watch the molten lava flow as the stars fade and the first rays of light peak over the mountain. (The most incredible scenery I personally have ever witnessed!)


    Our chefs cook the highest quality ingredients to perfection. Expect a wide variety of options at each meal, including vegetarian options, fish, meat and traditional Guatemalan flavours.

    From being picked up at the airport to when we drop you off again, you won't have to think about a thing but relaxing and getting in touch with your inner enlightened self. We'll even provide you with a gift bag including cozy pants and a sweatshirt that you'll never want to take off! All you have to bring is yourself.

    I can't wait to welcome you on this unique journey.

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    Every single thing, from the second you arrive in Guatemala until you take off again is, included. Just bring yourself.


    For more information or to reserve your spot,

    contact Lara at 416-909-3290 or lara@listenlightly.com