Retreat Center: Isla Verde
Language of instruction: English
Retreat Organizer´s Website: www.islaverdeatitlan.com
Highlights of the Yoga Meditation Relaxation Retreat
-Daily yoga classes
-Veggie meals plus daily tea or coffee
-Group sauna treatment
-Guided volcano hike
Isla Verde blends the spirit of the local culture with its own unique style. Our hotel and retreat center is built and designed to keep local Mayan traditions, communities and environments in mind. Set in lush, organic and water-efficient gardens filled with aromatic herbs, avocado, lime and coffee trees and ornamental flowerbeds.
Allow yourself to be rejuvenated by the fresh breeze rolling off the lake, nurtured by a cosy fireplace as you immerse yourself in a good book, and enjoy the tranquil lakefront gardens where you can sunbathe or swim. Throughout your retreat guests will soak in an organic lifestyle in harmony with nature.
Isla Verde offers a calm, secluded and secure environment to host Group Retreats. We feature first class facilities with a specially designed Retreat Centre for the practice of yoga and other physical and spiritual disciplines – immersed in a natural environment and with inspiring views of Lake Atitlan.
We offer a fully equipped Yoga Room for exclusive use during the time of your stay. With a wooden floor enclosed platform, it provides an intimate space for up to 15 people with combined tropical garden and water views through glass panelled walls. We also have one spacious yoga pavilion that comfortably accommodates 40 mats boasting spectacular lake and volcano views. Both spaces feature specialty lighting offering transformative evening and early morning practices.
We offer nine independent wooden cabins and two suites for families or groups. All are set on a hill, which ensures every single cabin has a view of Lake Atitlán. Our rooms are decorated in a simple style, with Mayan woven materials.
You can relax in hammocks and chairs in the middle of our gardens and listen to the singing of birds. You can also do yoga in our studio, overlooking the sunrise or sunset.
Dine on the deck of our Slow-food restaurant, where everything is made from scratch with products grown locally. Our cuisine is a fusion of international and traditional Guatemalan dishes. We offer a variety of fresh and healthy meals throughout the day and a three-course dinner served at night.
Styles & Practices
Hatha, Other Yogas, Meditation, Relaxation, Pilates
About Your Instructor: Charlie Broadley
Charlie qualified in 2003 and since then has taught full time in London for 6 years, India for 3 years and now Guatemala, where she lives with her son. Charlie especially enjoys teaching on retreats and has run them in the UK, Egypt, Morocco and India.
Her spiritual home is with the Sivananda organisation but her teaching style includes aspects from others schools such as Iyengar and Jivamukti. Her classes are usually a Hatha flow sequence of postures, very much focussed on the breath and alignment, incorporating relaxation techniques, Pranayama and meditation.
She likes her classes to be fun and inspiring, encouraging everyone, at whatever level, to be their own guide and never compete. “The practice should be inwardly focussed at all times, mentally in the present moment, connected to the intuitive voice within the body, not the agitated voice within the mind.
Isla Verde is set in one of the most quiet, safest, and well-preserved corners of Lake Atitlan, in Santa Cruz La Laguna. While lounging in our lakeside garden you will feel worlds away from the commotion of everyday life. There are no roads, no traffic, and no public dock near us… only lake breezes, birds singing, and occasional hikers passing by on the footpath. Our location affords you the classic lake vista of volcanoes looming over the water, plus direct access to one of the safest, most scenic walks around the lake.
Isla Verde offers the perfect mix of seclusion and accessibility. Stay here in our sanctuary and enjoy the activities offered at Isla Verde, or use it as a great jumping-off place to explore the lake. There is frequent boat service to the other lake communities, and the hotel is easily-reached from the main transportation hub of Panajachel.
Isla Verde blends the spirit of the local culture with its own unique style. Our exquisite hotel and retreat centre is built and designed to keep local Mayan traditions, communities and environments in mind. Set in lush, organic and water-efficient gardens filled with aromatic herbs, avocado, lime and coffee trees, ornamental flowerbeds and vegetable gardens that provide fresh produce for your dinner table.
Give yourself an unforgettable unique experience in an unforgettable location. Allow yourself to be rejuvenated by the fresh breeze rolling off the lake, nurtured by a cosy fireplace as you immerse yourself in a good book, and enjoy the tranquil lakefront gardens where you can sunbathe or swim. Throughout your retreat guests will soak in an organic lifestyle in harmony with nature, where every single detail is carefully arranged for you.
Booking Conditions & Payments
You can read their conditions in the following link You can confirm your reservation by sending an inquiry to the retreat organizer, your payment of the retreat price will be handled by the retreat organizer. To secure a discount on their retreats send an inquiry to the organizer through our website.