November 26 - December 1, 2019
Join us in Antigua, Guatemala for 6 days of yoga, meditation, delicious fresh food, volcano views, cultural experiences, creative projects and soulful reflection. Go home with a renewed inspiration and clairvoyant mind.
We will stay at the boutique Palo Santo Hotel. Nestled into a quiet little corner of Antigua, this beautiful colonial style hotel will be our home for 6 days. With a wood burning sauna, kitchen, swimming pool, pool side bar, and many reading areas, we will be living in pure luxury in our very own private home. Perfectly located in walking distance from the Central Park, all the great restaurants, coffee shops and stores, but still quiet at night for a fabulous nights sleep. We cannot wait for you to join us at this oasis!
We start every morning with a yoga practice in our private yoga shala before breakfast in the courtyard. Each day we have scheduled activities as well as free time to explore the incredible town of Antigua.
Arrival day! Our first day is reserved to get everyone settled into Antigua. We will have welcome drinks and lunch at Palo Santo awaiting your arrival. A yoga class, meditation and healing temezcal sauna to relax from your day of travel will be followed with a family style welcome dinner at our sister hotel net door, Meson Panza Verde Hotel.
Morning yoga and breakfast will be followed by a walking and textile tour of the city. We give you free time to explore after the walk before we meet back at the hotel for an afternoon yoga class along with a private dinner by our chef and live music to celebrate our week together.
Our third day in paradise will being with a morning yoga class and breakfast. We will have a creative workshop working with the indigenous women of Crudo Textiles learning about the ancient practice of Shibori. Lunch is at the hotel with our private chef. Afterwards, we'll head up the mountain to Hobbitenango where we have an afternoon of exploring this incredible eco restaurant/park/hotel, an outdoor mountain yoga class and private Thanksgiving feast all on top of a volcano with sweeping views of the entire valley! This will surely be a day to remember, forever.
Our fourth day is an exciting one! After yoga and breakfast, we will venture a little north of Antigua to visit the Teysha shoemaking workshop, Luna Zorro's studio and the incredible La Azotea coffee farm to learn all about the coffee making process. Lunch is in town with a wellness workshop at the hotel later in the afternoon. Dinner is family style at Palo Santo with our private chef.
Morning yoga and breakfast are followed by a ride into the mountains outside Antigua for a private Guatemalan cooking class. We will learn how to make traditional Guatemalan appetizers, main dishes, deserts and of course, tortillas! You will have some free time this afternoon to explore the city with everything you've lelearned before an afternoon yoga session and final farewell dinner at Palo Santo with our private chef.
Our last morning together we have breakfast and our final yoga practice. All flights today have private airport shuttles.
MEET THE LEADERS:
Single occupancy: $1850
Double occupancy: $1600
Stay off site for a discounted rate: $700
A deposit reserves your spot**
Airport pickup and drop off & in-country transportation: covers all transportation within Guatemala, as soon as you arrive at the airport until you depart.
Fresh daily breakfast at Mason Panza Verde
Family style dinner at Palo Santo with our private chef
Education + Supplies: All supplies for workshops and props for yoga.
Accommodation for 5 nights, 6 days: Our group will be staying at a boutique bed and breakfast with lots of plants and tasteful local decor. We offer double or single occupancy.
Support: We will have a local and foreign guide accompanying the group, offering participants their combined knowledge of the country, while making sure everything runs smoothly. In addition, Teysha staff is available to answer questions and assist with trip preparations.
Airfare: We've found that flights from the U.S. to Guatemala City range from approximately $200 - $800 depending on the airline and how far in advance you book. *Tip: If you are looking for a better deal, we have found the most affordable US airport to fly from is Houston!
Personal Travel Insurance: We do not require personal travel insurance but recommend it if you feel it is necessary. Thank you!!
GETTING THERE AND AWAY:
The Creative Wellness Retreat starts and ends at La Aurora International Airport in Guatemala City. Get yourself there and we'll handle the rest. If you need help booking a flight, please email firstname.lastname@example.org and we will assist!
We ask that all travelers try to arrive before 4pm on the first day of our trip to ensure making our group dinner and orientation. It is sometimes wise to arrive the day before to provide time for delayed flights. If you choose to arrive a day early, we can help you arrange accommodation for the first night.
Check in on the the 26th, check out on the 1st.
Vaccinations: Routine vaccinations, Hepatitis A and Typhoid are suggested by the Center for Disease Control. If you are traveling from a country with Yellow Fever, it is required that you have a Yellow Fever vaccination.
VISA: A VISA is not required for citizens of the United States if traveling to Guatemala for under 180 days.
Passport Validity: In order to enter Guatemala, your passport must be valid for at least 90 days following your departure date. You must also have at least one blank page in your passport.