¨Being Maya is not determined by your place of birth or the color of your skin. It is a dimension that we access through the heart.¨ – Mayan spiritual guide (Ajqij) Tata Thomas Walter Mendoza
♡ Learn how to integrate and apply the Mayan calendar wisdom into everyday life
♡ Unwind and center yourself with daily yoga and meditation practices
♡ Open up to the Magic and healing medicine of the Mayan lands
♡ Receive daily ritual journeys and channeled activations with the
Nahuales to align and awaken to your Soul self
♡ Immerse yourself and fully relax into the lush beauty of Lake Atitlan
♡ Understand your energies, gifts and soulpath through Mayan readings
♡ Experience Mayan fire & cacao ceremonies with authentic Mayan elders
… for a week of intentionally cultivating relaxation, mindfulness, joy, gratitude, and peace in a small group setting (4-12 people). We’ll deepen our yoga and mindfulness practices as we learn about the Mayan cosmovision and calendar through fire ceremony and personal readings.
The Mayan Cosmovision is a worldview in which our interdependence with all of nature is explained through the wisdom of the Mayan calendar and the cycles of the sacred day count.
This work reveals great mysteries to those who are aligned, grounded, and open. You will be guided into a daily meditation, ritual or drum journey to connect with the energies of the day in the Mayan calendar. This will help you understand how to work with the energies of the Mayan cosmovision and let this guide you into a natural creation flow and apply this to your daily life. These practices will likely open you up to a new perspective on life and facilitate a deeper connection with yourself and a more natural unfolding of your projects, purpose and inspiration.
This retreat is unique in its offering to make the traditional Mayan Cosmovision wisdom accessible by learning directly from Mayan elders. Our first Mayan fire ceremony will be led by a Mayan spiritual guide called Tata Thomas. He will open the portal of Mayan wisdom through the sacred fire.
In our closing Mayan fire and cacao ceremony with Mayan spiritual guides and traditional midwives Nana Ixquik and her mother Nana Rosalia, you will get the opportunity to experience the heart-opening medicine of cacao from a true lineage of cacao wisdomkeepers. The cacao we will drink is grown from the trees on their land, ritually seeded and processed.
It is truly an honor and a blessing to bring these elders to our retreat and share the medicine with you all. Bringing the Heart Wisdom of the Mayan people to your heart.
♡ Course tuition and full program
♡ Opening Mayan fire ceremony
♡ Closing Mayan fire and cacao ceremony
♡ Two 30-minute personal Mayan astrology readings (one with Lieke, one with Thomas)
♡ 7 nights of accommodation in a deluxe room (private and shared options available)
♡ Three daily vegetarian meals and unlimited self-serve local Guatemalan coffee, herbal tea and drinking water (vegan and gluten-free options available; fish/chicken may be ordered for an extra fee)
♡ Mayan Cosmovision written guide with the energies of the Mayan calendar explained and guided (meditation) practices to connect with them on a daily base
♡ Not included: transportation costs, tips to Villa Sumaya staff, optional ceremonies and activities
About the Leaders
Michelle Margaret Fajkus (6 Kej) is a writer and yoga teacher who has passionately shared the practice of yoga with students of all ages since 2002. She has lived at Lake Atitlán since 2012 and has been studying the Mayan calendar and cosmovision since 2015. Michelle’s yoga style is slow flow mixed with kundalini, yin, pranayama (breathing practices), mindfulness and joyfulness. Her classes are suitable for all levels and body types. She has led yoga, mindfulness and writing retreats in Guatemala since 2010. Learn more about Michelle.
Lieke Moras (10 E’) is a doula and energy worker who passionately guides others through their healing and transformational journeys. She offers womb work, shamanic journeys and energy healing and brings this together with the wisdom of the Mayan calendar. In 2017, she came to Lake Atitlan to study the Mayan traditions for her MSc in Medical Anthropology. Here, she discovered her profound connection with the Mayan people and their cosmovision. Since then, she has been living with the Mayan calendar on a daily basis and found her own way to integrate this wisdom into the work that she does, letting it guide her creative processes. As a doula, she supports families on their journey of (pre)conception, pregnancy, birth and beyond – bridging worlds and birthing traditions.
Heart-centered Mayan spiritual guides will join us to lead Mayan fire ceremonies at the beginning and at the end of the week.
We look forward to welcome you into the world of the Mayan magic… a deep soul journey inwards. Reconnecting with your essence. Coming home to your original and ancestral self. Don´t hesitate to get in touch with us for any questions.
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