Guatemala Ayurveda Yoga Retreat2018-07-22T12:50:00+00:00

Activate: Vitality, Abundance & Soul Purpose

An Ayurvedic Yoga & Energy Healing Retreat & Program

Guatemala – Nov 24-Dec 1, 2018

If you’re ready to step into the most vibrant, healthy, and clear version of yourself, and reconnect with your purpose and essential nature—then join me on this mystical journey to Guatemala!

There’s something wondrous and magical that happens when we join together on sacred land, away from the distractions of day-to-day life, and focus on divine self-care to renew and inspire every level of your being.

Are you ready to be free from your past and create a life in greater alignment with your soul’s purpose?

Can you imagine living from a clear and centered space with a nervous system that feels resourced and rejuvenated?

Break through blockages that are keeping you spinning in circles (low energy, lack of self-worth/ boundaries, confusion, lack of direction).

This retreat experience merges working: somatically through yoga, Ayurveda, movement and dance; energetically with Energy Healing techniques and facilitated healings; experientially with daily ritual and sacred ceremony; and through the powerful dynamic of being with like-hearted individuals.

You’ll come away with the tools you need to make healthier choices unique to your Ayurvedic constitution, and master your mental and emotional blind spots.

Let’s get you living a life YOU love and feeling inspired and whole.

This retreat is by invitation only to ensure a great fit and gathering of inspired souls.

Before I consider inviting someone on retreat, I like to spend time in deep conversation with them.

In this conversation we will dive into your life and health, your challenges, and your opportunities. If something isn’t working in one of these areas, we’ll go for it. Know that great shifts can happen when people sit with me—these kinds of conversations aren’t for everyone.

To be considered for a complimentary conversation with me, fill out the application form here!

Retreat Application

I will guide you to …

  • Realize your essential nature (dosha/ mind-body type) through Ayurveda

  • Create a unique and specific sustainable self-care routine

  • Clear blockages in your energy field that are keeping you stuck (low energy, excess weight, self sabotage, negative self-talk)

  • Align your energy with your deeper intentions for your life

  • Develop a loving relationship with the parts of yourself you don’t like

  • Connect to your inner knowing and guidance for clarity and inspiration

  • Reclaim your energy and clear exhaustion or depletion

  • Reprogram your neuropathways and liberate yourself from past negative conditioning to be free of limiting behaviours and beliefs

  • Develop resiliency to navigate life challenges from an empowered place


Includes retreat tuition, food and accommodation: $1693-$2125 USD (depending on accommodation choice of single, double, or triple) See accommodation options here.
Earlybird: Save $175 USD when registered by Aug 31st
Watch the video to see inside the beautiful Villa Sumaya Retreat Centre!

What to expect:

  • 7 nights in a gorgeous room or suite
  • Daily Ayurvedic yoga classes with meditation, pranayama, guided journalling
  • Madhuri Method workshops on: Ayurvedic self-care, life purpose & abundance, energy psychology, and more!
  • 3 delicious, healthy, vegetarian meals a day
  • Guided sacred ceremony, including a heart opening Cacao Ceremony
  • Daily energy healings
  • Lake swimming, dancing, laughter, a joy-filled time!
  • Free time to relax, do additional activities/ excursions/ walk into town
  • Healing on every aspect of your being

Volcano update regarding the recent volcano eruption in Guatemala. Villa Sumaya and area are completely unaffected. The eruption is sadly affecting Alotenango, Esquintla and Sacatapecez areas. Lake Atitlan and Villa Sumaya are quite far from where Fuego erupted, and they are in a place of safety. 

At Villa Sumaya they do not have issues with air quality or road obstructions of any kind so please rest assured that your retreat will not be affected by Fuego’s eruption. The Lake Atitlan area is safe.

Retreat Application

What are Melanie’s qualifications?

BFA, E-RYT, Clinical Ayurvedic Specialist (CAS), Bio-Energy Healer & Trainer.

Hi. I’ve been practicing yoga for 20 years and teaching yoga full-time for over 16 years. So far, I’ve: owned a yoga studio; taught in teacher training programs, at Wanderlust, the Vancouver, Victoria, and Toronto Yoga Conferences as well as a guest speaker at NAMA (National Ayurvedic Medical Association), Bellyfit Conferences, and the Vancouver Yogathon. I have taught retreats, workshops and classes across North and Central America, Europe, India, Mexico, and in Bali.

I was a head faculty member and assisted with the development of the curriculum for the Langara College Yoga Teacher Training program for seven years. I have a knack for inspiring students and mentoring them to become better teachers then they even thought possible.

I merge my proficiency and experience as a teacher of teachers, a Clinical Ayurvedic Practitioner (CAS), and a Bio-Energy Healer to allow you to be guided forward skillfully and gracefully with the wisdom of these art forms.

What others say …

A sisterhood of self-discovery!

My first time coming to a retreat that Melanie offered and it certainly won’t be the last. I’ve enjoyed every moment connecting, understanding, and loving myself. It was a true sisterhood of self-discovery.

Shakila P.

Support, love and laughter!

The retreat was a lovely time to reconnect with my peaceful self and to be in the presence of many fabulous women holding space for support, love, and laughter.

Jodi N.

A touch of enlightenment!

You are bound to take away at least a touch of enlightenment.

Jennifer R.

Humbled and grateful!

Melanie, your wisdom is immense and your gift to make everyone feel their own Divinity and true nature is so special. Very humbled and grateful to be part of this,


Such a warm group of people ...

Thank you for this experience to delve deeper into the layers of myself. You brought together such a warm group of people from your Divine loving consciousness. The retreat had such a wonderful, playful flow!

Sandra B.

A safe, sacred, reflective space

A safe, sacred, reflective space. I felt held and nourished by Melanie through the unravelings. Gratitude for the grounding, the healing, and the deep self-care.

Katie M.

Brilliant and Divine!

A beautiful reset and recharge. Nourishment for the inner Divine. Melanie expertly guided us with the wisdom of Yoga & Ayurveda to peel away the layers that keep me repeating old patterns. Brilliant and Divine!


Joanna S.

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