RETURN TO WHOLENESS:
Energy Medicine in the Mayan Heart of Guatemala

FIRST WEEK – RETREAT STYLE WORKSHOP
In the first week of our pilgrimage we’ll explore sacred landscapes, shamanic rituals, yoga, Qi Gong, meditation, and the myriad languages of the soul as we dance, dream, weave and stretch ourselves to prop open the portal to Wholeness and Divine Wisdom. Together with Spirit, we will co-create the week-long retreat in the energetic vortex of the Lake Atitlan region. There is a framework for the week, including a theme to be woven throughout each day, yet there is plenty of room in the schedule to be responsive to the group needs and the co-creative process. In addition, each day will have open time to use as you’d like. Take a walk in the beautiful gardens, swim in the lake, hike up a volcano, swing in a hammock, to name just a few of the many possibilities.

Sessions with Deborah will be  largely experiential, drawing from the tools of Wholeness Energetics, a system of energy medicine she developed, and woven together with sharing circles, guided meditations, creative visualizations, and story telling and wisdom from Deborah’s own life and healing journey. We will learn a variety of exercises and techniques to assist us in coming home to our true self, and transforming and healing whatever has been in our way.

OPTIONAL SECOND WEEK – SERVICE PROJECT
In an optional second week of service, we will affirm our heart’s knowing of our interconnection with nature and all beings while we get our hands dirty in native reforestation projects in collaboration with indigenous Mayan communities in the natural splendor of the northern Tikal region. On our way to the northen region, we will make a two-day stopover in Antigua, a city famous for its well-preserved Spanish Baroque-influenced architecture as well as a number of ruins of colonial churches and designated as an UNESCO World Heritage Site. We will then spend five days in Uaxactun a Mayan village located in the Maya Biosphere Reserve. We will visit Mayan ruins, take part in a Mayan ceremony, experience life in indigenous Mayan communities, and contribute to the planet through our work in this important biosphere.

Saturday, March 17
Celebrating the Gift of Your Presence
We trust each of you who is meant to will show up and each will bring your unique gifts to the circle 

3:00 Arrive and Settle In
6:30 Dinner
7:30 Evening session

Sunday, March 18
Gaining a Larger Perspective of  Your life
Immerse yourself in a beautiful new local and culture; step back and get some distance from your life
6:30 Qigong, yoga, meditation
8:00 Breakfast
9:00 First Session
10:00 Session with Deborah
1:00 Lunch
Afternoon free
5:30 Qigong, yoga
6:30pm dinnerHealing Gautemala
7:30 Evening session

Monday, March 19
Become fully Present, Connected, and Responsive
Shake off the ingrained habits and routines of life; open fully to the moment and all that life brings to you

8am Breakfast
9-10am Session with Kate
Morning Free
1pm Lunch
2pm Session with Deborah
5pm Qigong,  yoga
6:30pm dinner
7:30pm Evening session

Tuesday, March 20
Wake up to Who You Truly Are
Allow yourself to shed limiting beliefs and defense patterns; experience an authentic encounter with self

6:30am Qigong, yoga, meditation
8am Breakfast
9am First Session
10am Session with Deborah
1pm Lunch
Afternoon free
5:30 Qigong, yoga
6:30pm dinner
7:30 Evening session

Wednesday, March 21
Feel Enlivened, Revitalized, & Energized by the Beauty Around You
Open yourself to the spectacular beauty of nature and the intensity of life force found here in these sacred sites

6:30am Qigong, yoga, meditation
8am Breakfast
Optional all-day excursion or stay and play at the hotel & wellness center
6:30pm dinner
7:30 Evening session

Thursday, March 22
Return to Wholeness
Step into your greatness, power, and magnificence; perceive all the ways you play small and how they no longer serves you  

6:30am Qigong, yoga, meditation
8am Breakfast
9-10am Session with Kate
Morning Free
1pm LunchYoga-Guatemala2
2pm Session with Deborah
5pm Qigong, yoga
6:30pm dinner
7:30 Evening session

Friday, March 23
Realize Your True Nature is Love
Dive in deep! Explore the inner recesses of your being, realize the truth of who you are, and radiate your love out into the world 
6:30am Qigong, yoga, meditation
8am Breakfast
9am First Session
10am Session with Deborah
1pm Lunch
Afternoon free
5:30 Qigong, yoga
6:30pm dinner
7:30 Evening session

Saturday, March 24
Good byes and departure
9am Closing Circle: Appreciating the Ways We’ve Impacted Each Other

OPTIONAL SECOND WEEK OF SERVICE
Saturday March 24 to Saturday March 31
Native Reforestation Projects
Collaborating with indigenous Mayan communities in the natural splendor of the northern Tikal region

All photos on this page taken at prior year’s retreats at Lake Atitlan, Guatemala.