Retreat Organizer: Storyteller Within
Location: The Yoga Forest, San Marcos, Guatemala
Language of instruction: English
Retreat Organizer´s Website: www.thestorytellerwithin.com
Highlights of the Writing Yoga Women Retreat Guatemala
– Daily meditation and yoga practice
– Daily self-exploratory spontaneous writing sessions
– Optional evening healing sessions (sound, movement)
– Scenic outdoor thatch-roofed yoga shala & writing space
– 8 nights stay in beautiful eco friendly cabanas
– 3 daily delicious organic vegetarian meals
Styles & Practices
Vinyasa Yoga, Women´s Retreat, Writing, Budget Retreat
Description of the Writing Yoga Women Retreat Guatemala
In a stunning location, you will step back from your day-to-day to surround yourself with beauty and nature as we set out on a transformative creative and spiritual journey through meditation, yoga, and self-exploratory writing prompts – where writing serves as a channel to allow vulnerability and reveal insight.
The Sacred Expression Writing Yoga Women Retreat Guatemala is not about ‘writing’ as a subject or art form. In this retreat, we ourselves are the art form. Every woman has a voice in her own life – we are gathering together to rise it up. The retreat invites you to explore and embrace your role as the storyteller of your life – encouraging you to open up the narratives you live through so you can step more fully into your self-expression.
You will join a women’s sacred circle for opening, expressing, releasing, sharing, and discovering. You are invited to take an honest and creative journey to reclaim your inner voice and heart guidance. You will participate in evening ceremonies and gather around fire, as we seek to stoke our soul voices.
The Four Directions & Rising the Feminine
The four directions (embodied by the serpent, the jaguar, the hummingbird, and the eagle) provide a thematic framework to inspire our sacred journey. They beckon you to an adventure of higher levels of perception and connection, to detach from self-limiting stories and come back to your heart and your courage.
You are inspired to become more aware of how you influence your reality. You are invited to envision your life into greater beauty. You will plunge deeper into the center of your wild, knowing and beautiful feminine nature, calling her to rise in strength as we journey.
Meditation & Yoga
With daily guided meditation and yoga, you reconnect with the direct sensory experiences of your breath and your body, and become increasingly aware of the power and influence of the energy you bring to each moment.
Meditation and yoga support you to reach beyond your daily thoughts and become more present to the moment and to yourself. Through stillness and movement, you listen deeper within, open up, and release.
In our women’s circle, we raise inner journey themes and work through them with dynamic, reflective, and creative self-exploratory writing exercises. In addition to verbal writing prompts, we may bring in movement, images, nature, or sound. You will find that prompted writing gives you a key inside, and somehow you are more able to sneak past your internal filters to unlock fierce personal truths and insights.
The circle provides a loving and encouraging space to free your inner voices, speak your experience, enliven your possibilities, spark your imagination, and connect more deeply to energies within and with each other. The alchemy is in the daring greatly – it’s in the sharing.
With raw expression, we will play at exploring the inner stories that constrain us and limit our perception, such as character roles we play, limiting beliefs we animate, narratives we create and recreate, and the words that entrap us. You will open the possibility to transcend these ‘creative blocks’ of your creative energy. You will practice giving your feelings form, putting them into motion and expression so they can transform.
You will play with the creativity of perspective, exploring how to rewrite your experiences, reclaim your narratives, and own your role as the storyteller of your life. You will let awe in and invite back mystery. As you explore your inner stories with honesty and compassion, you will feel your voice begin to emerge more authentic and true.
We participate in evening healing sessions (sound, movement) and ceremonies for renewing wise and wild guiding energy. These will complement the writing journey in reclaiming your heart and soul voice.
About the Instructor: Aimee Hansen
Aimee Hansen chases big questions with butterfly nets, only to set them free again. She’s always had an irresistible attraction to words and metaphors as a way of playing, provoking, revealing, exploring, understanding, and connecting. Twelve years ago she began sneaking away from the office for creative writing classes at Central Saint Martins College, writing short stories and rekindling a childhood love for all things lyrical.
On a quest for more meaningful plot in life, she left her corporate job in London to travel for a couple years. In 2012, her travels guided her to Guatemala and back to herself. Her intensive studies with an intuitive mentor who called her “the storyteller” and her own passion for human insight started her on ever curious and unfolding journey into the nature of perception. Her work explores the power of the stories we tell within our lives and invites a creative and playful adventure in the yoga of perspective.
She works as a freelance writer, writes children stories, plays at poetry, and is writing a novel about the storyteller within. She holds a 200+ hr yoga teacher certification. She is inspired and humbled by witnessing how something raw and honest in the human spirit aches to open, when given the invitation. She began Storyteller Within retreats to share in the experience of exploring our humanity and stepping into our courage.
In the rural highlands of Guatemala, The Yoga Forest perches high in the forest overlooking Lake Atitlan and three majestic volcanoes. San Marcos La Laguna is a small Mayan village on Lake Atitlán in the western highlands of Guatemala. It has become a Mecca for international travelers attracted by its beauty, tranquility, and diverse options for spiritual exploration and therapy. It is often quoted as the most naturally attractive and peaceful village on the lake.
The Yoga Forest is a 20-minute gorgeous hike into the valley from San Marcos, with an entrance of stone steps leading to this surreal spot, where the adventurer is richly rewarded with dreamlike views. Inspired by the creative union of yogic and permaculture principles, this location provides an eco-friendly living experience in harmony with nature.
Booking Conditions & Payments
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