I could write you a million words about the January 3-11, 2020 New Year's Journey Into Sacred Expression Women's retreat offering at Villa Sumaya.
None will matter as much as what any woman who has sat in this circle has to say about her experience and what it has meant in that moment (and beyond) in her life.
Here's what five of the women who attended the retreat during these past five months have said about what the retreat offers:
1. Direct your energy to what sparks your heart.
"Aimee is a fierce and intuitive woman who held and challenged me as I discovered what does not serve me, examined what I could lovingly discard and then start to heal from the baggage I've been carrying around with me for over 40 years. I was supported in trusting myself and to direct my energy only to what sparks and nourishes my heart." (Blanca)
2. Immerse in the woven magic of Guatemala.
"..a magical retreat amid the breathtaking beauty of Lake Atitlan and Villa Sumaya, a jewel in the Guatemalan jungle with temples, wood-burning saunas, delicious organic meals, and endless pots of rich dark coffee. In addition to writing and exploration, we were treated to a Mayan fire ceremony, a sound bath of chimes and gongs, a cacao ceremony, hikes, paddle boarding and kayaking on the lake, morning yoga with the beautiful Robin, Five Rhythm Dance, and a guided tour of local villages." (Jenn)
3. Breathe freely in a sisterhood space of love and acceptance.
"I was scared to come to this retreat, I had so many questions in my head, would the girls like me? Would I feel excluded? Would this help me at all? Would they think I’m broken? Would I be terrible at yoga practice? Would I be judged?.... I knew I had to do something for myself, I needed a pause in my life and take a big deep breath before I could continue. The first night, after our first ceremony I felt the sisterhood with five women that I never met in my life. The support, tears, love, smile, hugs, wisdom...that I received from these women was so powerful." (Gemma)
4. Experience a greater universal connection.
"I came away with a sense of presence, connectedness, and inner calm and love I've never really felt before. Through the retreat, there was this pervasive sense of one-ness with the other women and to the universe. I connected with thoughts and feelings I never even realized I had, and with women I would have never otherwise had the chance to really know, deep down." (Deb)
5. Plant dream seeds with deeper love and compassion.
"This is my new tribe. Profound sharing, deep connections, open ears and open hearts made the Storyteller Within an expansive land where we all left our seeds. I would recommend this miraculous, intimate and transmutative experience only to those that would want to look with love and compassion inside their soul, and by sharing that with amazing women – all of different ages, places, and backgrounds – have the most transformative, fun and poetic time of their lives.” (Julia)
These are only some of the words each woman has shared with me about her experience. Being close to the women who have joined me here, I know the journey ripples on and expands and radiates out.
I would love for you to join the New Year's circle so that you can co-create your own magic.
Much love xo