Project Description

Sacred Soul Connection

with Dana Theresa

Villa Sumaya, Lake Atitlan, Guatemala
May 11 – 18, 2024

Sacred Soul Connection

with Dana Theresa

Villa Sumaya, Lake Atitlan, Guatemala
May 11 – 18, 2024

Embrace Your Divine Essence

Are you ready to embark on an epic journey of self-discovery and transformation?

Is your soul calling you to experience life in a more profound  way? 

Welcome to Sacred Soul Connection, where the magic of Villa Sumaya on Lake Atitlán, Guatemala, becomes the backdrop for your healing and soul’s reconnection. This retreat is crafted for empaths, healers, and intuitive individuals who are yearning to reignite their inner light, access their soul’s inner wisdom and knowing, and deepen their spiritual journey.

Escape the daily grind, leaving behind burnout and disconnection. Immerse yourself in a world of healing, finding alignment, and self-exploration. In this week-long immersion, you will engage in daily group sessions, yoga, meditation, traditional Mayan healing experiences, and profound soul connection practices, all while surrounded by the beauty of Lake Atitlán.

A Journey to Your Spirit

Guided by our experienced leader, a master of reiki, akashic records, and shamanic energy healing, Dana will help you:

  • Find harmony and balance between your divine masculine and feminine energies.
  • Understand how to heal relationships and embody the energy of love. 
  • Learn self energy healing practices. 
  • Cultivate a clear channel in connecting to your intuition.
  • Discover your true essence and unlock your soul’s divine gifts.  

By the end of this retreat, you will leave inspired, empowered, and deeply connected to your sacred essence. 

Join us for Sacred Soul Connection and awaken your inner magic in the heart of Guatemala. Your journey to self-discovery and sacred connection awaits. Secure your place now and start your life-changing transformation!


Activate Your Intuition

Mayan Fire Ceremony

A Mayan spiritual guide will share a traditional Mayan Day Count Fire Ceremony with your group. You will be encouraged to participate in this interactive earth-work ceremony. This ritual includes foundational teachings about the Mayan calendar day count and the co-creation of the sacred fire. In this colorful custom, you’ll use chocolate, candles, cinnamon, myrrh, copal (tree resin) and the appropriate herbs to honor the energies of each day in the Mayan calendar.

Shamanic Sound Healing Ceremony

Join us for this expansive sound immersion and vibrational healing. The facilitator will use a collection of crystal bowls, chimes, gongs, vocals and other sacred sound instruments to take you on a deeply relaxing journey. You will experience a profusion of vibrational sound waves that will help release stored tension while balancing the emotional body. Allow the harmonic intelligence and the power of shamanic healing to sweep away all that no longer serves. You will return refreshed, relieved and inspired to expand into your full potential.

What’s Included

7 nights accommodations at tranquil and gorgeous Villa Sumaya on Lake Atitlan

3 delicious and nourishing vegetarian meals per day 

Airport transfers to/from GUA to the retreat center

Daily yoga, meditations, group teachings and discussions with Dana

Traditional Mayan Fire Ceremony to anchor the group to the land and customs

Shamanic Sound Healing to relax, integrate, and promote holistic healing. 

Access to local hikes with exquisite volcano and lake views. 

Group Reiki Energy Healing to restore and replenish your energy.

Group Akashic Download to receive insight, guidance, and support. 

Shamanic Journey to connect deeply to your intuition and receive messages from your highest self. 

Unlimited tea, coffee, and purified water service.

What’s Not Included

Airfare to / from GUA

Meat or fish may be requested at dinner for an additional $8 per meal. 


Any Additional Optional Activities

Spa and Healing Services

Optional Additions

Sweat Lodge 

Kayak Rental and Tours on Lake 

Local Hiking to Waterfall

Local Market Shopping

Lakefront Hot Tub

Spa Services and Healing Treatments

Ready to talk more about experiencing Guatemala?

Let’s Find Time To Talk

Leader – Dana Theresa

Hello Beautiful Soul, I am Dana Theresa. I embody a powerful connection to the Earth and a strong affinity to the stars. My empathic tendencies and sensitivity to the energy of others called me to become a nurse and ultimately a holistic healer. On my journey to becoming my passion, I longed for a mentor who could answer my burning questions and support me when I doubted myself and my gifts. This is what inspired me to be a guide and mentor for other empathic souls and healers, like you.

The experiences I create for others go beyond the surface level to where we can uncover the richness and beauty of who you truly are. The work I offer brings together the magic and healing of all the modalities that were an integral part of my healing path. I am an Akashic Records channel, Reiki Master, Registered Yoga Teacher, and Spiritual Mentor. I would love for you to join me on this soulful journey.

Learn more about Dana Here!

Lake Atitlan, Guatemala

Lake Atitlán, nestled high in the Guatemalan mountains, is the perfect sanctuary for our “Sacred Soul Connection” retreat. Its altitude and dramatic volcanic backdrop create an awe-inspiring, mystical atmosphere, allowing participants to detach from their daily lives and immerse themselves in this tropical high mountain lake’s serenity. Lake Atitlán’s enchantment goes beyond its physical beauty; it holds an air of mystery, with legends that even Jacques Cousteau couldn’t fathom its depths, sparking curiosity and wonder. Moreover, this lake carries whispers of being a spiritual vortex, where the energy of the earth and soul connection intertwine seamlessly. While reaching this hidden gem may pose a challenge, the profound experience awaiting our retreat participants in this sacred setting makes every effort worth the journey.

Villa Sumaya Retreat Center

Villa Sumaya Retreat Center is situated on the picturesque shores of Lake Atitlan in the heart of the Guatemalan highlands. Featured in Yoga Journal and Taschen’s Great Yoga Retreats, we offer a uniquely inviting destination. Villa Sumaya is ideal for groups in search of rest, reflection, cultural immersion, adventure and natural beauty. Our exotic thatch-roofed complexes encompass 22 comfortable, elegantly-decorated guest rooms with patios, as well as four stunning practice studios. Our lush grounds contain tropical flora, medicinal herbs and relaxing hammocks. Our center features a cafe, healing spa, hot tub, sauna, boutique, cozy common areas, and a lakeshore fire pit.

Want to make sure this is the right retreat for you?

Let’s Talk


Travel Details


Guatemala City’s La Aurora International Airport (GUA)

  • Arrive by 1pm on May 11, 2024
  • Depart After 3pm on May 18, 2024
  • If you need to fly in a day before or after we can help arrange an extra night in Guatemala city or the charming city of Antigua
Arrival Day

May 11, 2024

  • Arrive to GUA Airport by 1pm
  • 3-hour drive to Panajachel and a 15-minute boat ride
  • Dinner
  • Welcome Circle
Typical Day


  • Breakfast
  • Yoga / Meditation / Group Discussion
  • Lunch and Free Time
  • Afternoon Experience such as Sound Healing or Sweat Lodge
  • Evening Meditation / Yoga or Workshop
  • Dinner and Free Time
Departure Day

May 18, 2024

  • Breakfast
  • Checkout
  • Depart GUA After 3pm


Maya Rose House

  • These 6 charming rooms can accommodate single or double occupancy. Each room has a semi-private patio space with cozy seating. Conveniently located near the courtyard, dining room, gardens and boutique, these rooms are best for anyone with mobility issues.

Skyline Bungalows

  • The 2 private bungalows feature queen beds, unique bathrooms, outdoor seating and magnificent views of the lake. Perched romantically on the hillside, these rooms require a climb up several sets of stairs.


  • Private Room = $3500
  • Shared Room = $3175
  • Private Bungalow = $3600
  • Shared Bungalow = $3275

Early Bird Special – Get $300 off by Jan 10, 2024!

$500 USD non-refundable deposit is due to register

50% Due 2 months before retreat start date on March 11, 2024

Final balance due 2 weeks before retreat start date on April 27, 2024

CLICK HERE to see room availability.


“Before I started the Illumination Program with Dana, I was really struggling. My soul was hurting… I often felt lost and overwhelmed. After the 8-week program, I almost feel like a different person. I feel my outlook has changed, my mentality has shifted in a more positive manner. I feel more like myself. I feel that I know my purpose, at least for this present moment in time. The techniques that Dana taught me help me manage daily stressors and anxiety. I have a newfound confidence, and am able to better take care of myself. I feel that the healing work we have done for my soul and mind have set me up to put my body in the best possible position to deal with illness and treatment. I feel I am healing from the inside out.”

Anna – Vail, CO



“All of my Akashic Records readings with Dana have been deeply supportive and helpful. I’ve left each one feeling so much lighter, clearer, and fully confident in my next steps. She creates a really safe and welcoming space for you to open up. And I’ve been blown away at all that she’s picked up on psychically! It’s like she clearly sees situations in their entirety and picks up on all these different aspects, even the energies of other people in my life. It’s hard to put into words, but it’s truly amazing. She is a beautiful human, a natural Akashic Record reader, and I honestly can’t recommend her enough!”

Sophi -San Diego, CA

Are you ready to experience Guatemala?