7-Day Holistic Yoga Fitness Retreat at Lake Atitlan in Guatemala

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Suitable for intermediate, beginner, and advanced practitioners
Morning Yang Yoga sessions
Yin yoga sessions to release stored tension and emotions
Detailed workshops that will change your relationship to your mind and body
Swimming at the majestic Lake Atitlan
Osho Kundalini and Zen meditation sessions
Wonderful pranayama practice and cacao ceremony
3 daily vegetarian meals with fresh juices, tea, and organic coffee
Functional workout sessions
Instruction in English
Max. 20 participants
Organiser also speaks Hebrew, Polish, and Spanish
This retreat is an excellent medicine for your overwhelmed body and constantly busy mind! This is a holistic yoga fitness retreat, it’s a Yin yang retreat, with a combination of powerful modified Ashtanga yoga, delicious Yin yoga, functional work-out sessions, pranayama practices, Zen teachings, and lots of joy and laughter. everything at the lush scenery of Lake Atitlan and its vibrant energy. During this yoga fitness retreat, you will enjoy the Maya culture, the gorgeous Lake Atitlan, delicious organic vegetarian/vegan food, stunning yoga shalas, and a loving, supportive community. you will be introduced to the tools of getting in physical and mental shape.
20th November to 26th November 2022
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Program

Yoga and meditation
The Doron Yoga Method (based in Ashtanga from primary through the third series) blends Yin and Yang, core work, strengthening, and deep stretching. Classes offer challenging poses and sequencing, but the flow is slow, mindful, and focused.

  • Release the tension in your muscles, joints, and your mind, connect, explore and let go of stored fears and emotions through Yin yoga sessions.
  • Improve your mental health thanks to tips and techniques regarding meditation
  • Dissolve whatever is blocking your meditation via Dynamic meditation sessions

Fitness
  • Enjoy morning yoga with strength-building elements.
  • Get into shape with functional workout sessions 
  • Recover and boost your energy and vitality
  • Increase your longevity: ageing happens at different rates, and its effects can be reversed. You have far more control over how you age whether that’s hair and skin or vigour and mental powers than you realize!

Cleanse
  • Enjoy detoxifying power of Kombucha provided to you in shots every morning prior to the breakfast 
  • Learn about your body type due to the ancient Ayurvedic Dosha system, understand your nutritional needs and how to eat, and think clean
  • Cleanse your skin and energize through the cold river bath
  • Cleanse, detox, and reborn during a ceremony in traditional Maya Temazcal (sweat lodge)

Retreat highlights
  • Daily morning yoga practice in a beautiful Shala space with panoramic views of Lake Atitlan, volcanoes, mountains, and the Tzununa river
  • Pranayama practices to enrich your energy and life force
  • Workout sessions to boost your energy and get you in shape
  • Sitting and dynamic meditations
  • Traditional Maya Cleansing Ceremony 
  • Kombucha Detoxifying Shots
  • Cacao Ceremony Session – ONLY IN Yoga Fitness Retreat THANKSGIVING EDITION
  • Zen Dance
  • Yin yoga to deepen flexibility and bring peace and clarity to the mind
  • Energy unblocking acupressure techniques
  • Three delicious vegetarian meals are served daily
  • Swimming in beautiful Lake Atitlan
  • Exciting evening activities like fire-side Zen talks and chants
  • Staying in the serene Maya village of Tzunana and exploring the distinct and charming towns of Lake Atitlan
  • Living in a spiritual community with like-minded yogis

Sample program
  • Morning: Meditation and pranayama
  • Morning: 1,5-hour Doron yoga class
  • Breakfast
  • Free time to relax, enjoy the gardens, and river, explore the area, book a tour or refresh with the massage offerings
  • Lunch
  • Afternoon: Sessions related to yoga and Zen philosophy, mind management 
  • Afternoon: Yin yoga or meditation or Temazcal Ceremony
  • Dinner
  • Fire night

Bonuses
  • Temazcal Ceremony – additional to the retreat program – traditional Maya Ceremony for the cleansing body, mind, and soul (participation not obligatory)
  • Sacred Maya Cacao Ceremony – open your heart with sacred cacao, cultivate the gratitude, joy, and forgiveness

Excursions
  • Hike/trek along the Lake Atitlan 

Optional activities
The spacious openness of Lake Atitlan and the powerful energy of Mayan Culture invite you to enjoy the magic of Guatemala. Lake Atitlan is an internationally recognized spiritual centre hosting multiple holistic and spiritual retreat destinations.

Activities around Lake Atitlan, Guatemala
  • Walk/hike around Tzununa, through the mountains, or to nearby villages
  • Swim in the lake or chill out on the dock with breathtaking volcanic views
  • Stand up paddleboarding or kayaking
  • Waterfall hike (seasonal)
  • Hike The San Pedro Volcano (with a guide)
  • Join a coffee tour
  • Hike to the peak of Indian Nose for a sunrise magic
  • Venture by boat or tuk-tuk to one of the neighbouring towns and shop for traditional crafts; enjoy sightseeing in these unique Maya villages

Accommodation

Caters for gluten-free, vegan, and vegetarian diets
Temazcal
Garden
Yoga shala
Laundry
Environmentally friendly
Special menu request
Free Wi-Fi

Check-in

15:00

Check-out

11:00

All of the accommodations are new construction and built with ecological practices in mind. Rustic and charming, rooms have either a jungle, mountains, or lake view; they are decorated with murals, local art, and textiles.

From comfortable garden-enclosed shared rooms to airy, lake view suites, the accommodation here is eco-friendly and designed for utter relaxation. 

The property offers three types of rooms: private rooms with ensuite bathrooms, private rooms with shared bathrooms, and dormitory rooms with shared bathrooms. All bathrooms have showers with either gas or solar-heated water and western toilets (eco treatment).

Doron Yoga & Zen Center is sustainably-minded, eco-conscious yoga centre where you can enjoy a heavenly lake view setting with comfortable, shaded hammocks, banana trees, the river flowing through the property, and an outdoor café.

Room options
Shared dormitory
Like all the rooms on the property, these rooms feature beautiful custom art and a design that is eco-friendly as well as aesthetic. The interior is a mix of local and Western styles, with traditional bed coverings. These rooms each have 5-6 single beds, individual safes, and comfortable mattresses. They have access to a shared bathroom with two hot-water showers, three toilets, and two sinks.

Private room with shared bathroom
Like all the rooms on the property, these rooms feature beautiful custom art and a design that is eco-friendly as well as aesthetic. The interior is a mix of local and Western styles, with traditional bed coverings. These rooms have either a double / queen size bed or two twin beds and have access to a shared bathroom. The bathrooms have a fun, outdoorsy feel. There are two hot-water showers, three toilets, and two sinks.

Single bed in a deluxe double room with private bathroom and porch with hammocks
This room features two orthopaedic beds and an ensuite bathroom. The building has a beautiful deck with hammocks and chairs, a lawn and gardens in front, and a view of the lake. Skylights allow for natural lighting and unique creative energy. Bathrooms have locally sourced slate for the showers and hand-carved mirrors. There are locally-sourced bamboo and wood elements throughout the room.

Private deluxe room with private bathroom and porch with hammocks
This room features an orthopaedic bed(s) and ensuite bathroom. Built like a log cabin, the building has a beautiful deck with hammocks and chairs, a lawn and gardens in front, and a view of the lake. Skylights allow for natural lighting and unique creative energy. Bathrooms have locally sourced slate for the showers and hand-carved mirrors. There are locally-sourced bamboo and wood elements throughout the room. Available with double bed, two twin beds, or in a deluxe version – with double bed and single bed.

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Dorm
Shared room | Shared bathroom | $1,197
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Double Room
Private room | Shared bathroom | $1,697
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Twin Room
Shared room | Private bathroom | $1,897
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Deluxe Double Room
Private room | Private bathroom | $2,197

Food

Three vegetarian meals are served each day. The daily offerings have an international inspiration, mixing traditional Guatemalan fare with Doron’s Mediterranean touch. Meals are made from fresh produce; to the greatest extent possible, food is organic and locally sourced, sometimes from its own garden. Gluten-free and vegan diets can be accommodated upon request.

Each meal is substantial, varied, and nourishing to energize you through your retreat journey.

The menu at the Doron Yoga & Zen Center is designed with the guidance of founder and director, Doron Hanoch, who is also a professionally trained chef and certified nutrition consultant.

Some examples of the offerings include raw, cooked, and fermented foods, healthy sauces and condiments, homemade jams and peanut butter, fresh homemade granola, baked sourdough bread, fresh tortillas, and pizza cooked in either the clay or wood-burning ovens.

Snacks are available throughout the day.

Try the chocolate chip banana muffins, vegan superfood-rich bliss balls (made with local Maya raw cacao), dragon fruit smoothies, vegan black bean brownies, or our homemade kombucha!

The goal is simple: Let mother nature’s cuisine shine with all the exciting tastes, shapes, vibrant colours, and pure flavours. The food Doron Yoga serves is prepared with love, passion, and attention to detail.

If you have special dietary requirements it's a good idea to communicate them to the organiser when making a reservation 

Location

Doron Yoga & Zen Center is nestled in the lush scenery of mountains, volcanos, and majestic Lake Atitlan in Guatemala. It’s an ideal location to unplug and enjoy the beauty of the nature and mysticism of ancient Mayan culture which brings peace and softness to the mind and rejuvenating energy to the body.

Nearby Towns

Santa Lucia Utatlan
4 km
San Pedro La Laguna
6 km
San Juan La Laguna
6 km

How to get there

Arrival by airplane

Please book your flight to arrive at La Aurora International Airport (GUA). From there, it's easiest to take a shuttle to the town of Panajachel, located on Lake Atitlan. Doron Yoga can arrange a private shuttle for you.

A private shuttle is the most convenient and direct way to get to the lake (without stopping in Antigua or other places to collect passengers). It's the most comfortable and easiest way to arrive at the lake. Private shuttle from the airport to Panajachel costs 115 USD.

From Panajachel, you can take the boat (lancha) in the direction of San Marcos to Tzununa, the small village where we're located. It is the stop before San Marcos. The last boat from Panajachel is around 6:00 p.m. Though there are also private boats available after this time, we'd recommend arriving in time for the public boats if possible.

In Tzununa, take a tuk-tuk from the dock to Doron Yoga – There will be tuk-tuk drivers waiting at the dock, and all tuk-tuk drivers in Tzununa know where we are located.

Nearest airports
GUA La Aurora International Airport
Transfer not provided
78 km

Instructors

Doron Hanoch
Doron
Doron is a certified 550-hour yoga teacher as well as the director of the Doron Yoga School (RYS 200 and 300) and the founder of the Doron Yoga and Zen Center in Guatemala. He is the author of The Yoga Lifestyle (LLewellynn, June 2016). Doron was introduced to yoga and meditation in 1992 while travelling and studying in the Far East for two years. During that time, Doron studied at the Osho Ashram, with the Dalai Lama in Dharamsala, in Thailand doing Vipassana retreats, and in Japan living and working with a Buddhist priest.
Kasia Liguz
Kasia
Kasia leads Ashtanga classes, Ashtanga Mysore classes, Osho meditations, Pranayama courses, Pranayama sessions Yin yoga theory sessions, and more. Go-to person for Doron Yoga & Zen Center managing, and communication.

What's included?

  • Traditional purifying Temazcal Ceremony
  • Maya Cacao Session
  • Detoxifying Kombucha shots daily
  • Hike and trek around Lake Atitlan
  • 6 nights accommodation
  • 3 vegetarian meals daily: curated offerings made with locally-sourced food and high-quality ingredients
  • Coffee with breakfast
  • Unlimited herbal tea and filtered water
  • Fresh smoothies and juices with meals
  • All yoga instructions (Ashtanga based and Yin yoga classes)
  • Pranayama and breathing exercises
  • Workout sessions to get you in shape and improve your strength
  • WiFi access
  • Tips and tricks to advance your yoga practice and integrate the yoga lifestyle into your life off the mat
  • Guided meditations, programs, and workshops
  • Time to explore the distinct and charming towns of Lake Atitlan

What's not included?

  • Stand-up paddle yoga
  • Excursions
  • Extra snacks and beverages
  • Massage therapy, Spanish classes, and consultations with Doron Yoga experts
  • Transportation to and from the retreat (the Doron Yoga team is happy to help to book transportation for a fee)

Cancellation policy

Cancellation

Cancel up to 30 days in advance for a 85% refund

Changes

You may not change your dates after booking

Covid

No refund if you test positive for Covid
Full refund if you cannot travel due to Covid restrictions
Full refund if the retreat does not take place due to Covid restrictions
20th November to 26th November 2022
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