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Lake Atitlan Yoga Retreat with Carmel Calcagno

February 18 - February 25

Lake Atitlan, Guatemala
$1695 US Shared Accommodations
$1995 US Single Accommodations (Limted Spaces Available) 


Celebrate Love and Create Your Gift!

This week together we will explore the gift of our bodies as we move through and celebrate our lives, loves and our practice. We have so much to be grateful for and we will embrace it all everyday in this week long workshop.  Discover the beauty that surrounds you in every aspect of your life.  We will practice meditation daily to help us embrace our joy and gratitude so we can then become conduits to others.

This event takes place on magical Lake Atitlan in Guatemala.  A country known for its beautiful Mayan culture and breath taking landscapes.  You will have an opportunity to hang out in lush tropical gardens, rest in posh accommodations and be nourished by the delicious and abundant cuisine at this special center.  A week that is sure to be filled with joy, spirit, care and deep practice.

  • 7 Nights Accommodations
  • 3 Whole Foods Meals a Day
  • Round-Trip Group Transport to/from the Airport
  • 2 Yoga Sessions Each Day
  • Shamanic Ceremony
  • Tour of Santa Cruz and lunch at NGO – Amigo’s cafe ($15 donation additional)
  • Personal Retreat Time (having time to nap, swim, walk, read, just be)
  • Optional tour of another village TBA


DSC_0080Carmel Calcagno

Carmel began her practice in 1989 after a book fell on her head in a local bookstore. The book “Initiation” was not about yoga but reincarnation and in one the lifetimes the author was an Egyptian Princess and did yoga every morning.  She bought the book and took her first yoga class the same month.  After practicing for 7 years her teacher asked her to teach for him while he was away, not her plan, but it was the beginning of her teaching experience.  After 10 years of practicing yoga Carmel met John Friend, creator of Anusara Yoga, and began her practice with the most amazing group of teachers ever!  She was certified in 2003 and opened her studio, Yoga Anjali, in Belmar, NJ the same year.  Carmel has a strong meditation practice as well after being initiated into Neelakantha Meditation by Paul Mueller-Ortega of Blue Throat Yoga in 2008.


1208995_585899841456609_867616669_n I‘ve taken yoga at about half a dozen different places now, and Carmel is by far the best teacher of the lot. She pays attention to what her students are doing, so that they don’t get hurt. She cares about form, more than turning the class into an aerobic exercise. And she’s funny, to boot!  Caren 

I love my yoga practice with Carmel. My practice has blossomed under her guidance and teachings. She brings such light and love to every class.  Joan

The best yoga class I’ve ever taken, and I’ve taken quite a few! If you want to feel the best you’ve ever felt in your body and spirit, you MUST take a class with Carmel today!  Jesse 


*Rm17 dlpThe retreat will be held at an intimate full service lakefront hotel and yoga center on Lake Atitlan.  All rooms have breathtaking views, natural decor, and outdoor spaces.   The property has lush gardens, a spa area with hot tub and sauna, full service spa, fair-trade boutique, juice bar and many places to hide away with a good book. Their cafe offers nourishing homemade vegetarian meals. Breakfast, lunch, and dinner buffets are abundant and fish and chicken available for an additional fee. We do our best to honor your registration type. If enrollment pairings are such that we cannot fulfill the occupancy type you have selected, we will contact you 90 days prior to your trip. Feel free to contact us in the meantime if you have concerns.



While on your retreat you will also have the opportunity to take part in adventure activities and wonderful excursions.  Some of the possible options include:

  • Tours of Local Villages
  • Tours of Local Mayan Markets*Hot tub view to hill dlp
  • Mayan Ceremonies
  • Kayaking
  • Hiking
  • Swimming
  • Zip-lining

*Price of Activities are not included in Tuition


Harmony Spa is one of the gems of this retreat center.  They offer services from massage to esoteric readings to ionic foot baths and more.  All therapists are very experienced and offer their healing services on-site for reasonable prices.


sky-view-of-volcanoesRegister early as we expect this retreat to fill quickly! A $500 deposit will get your name on the big “I Want To Go To Lake Atitlan” list and officially reserve your spot. It will be deducted from the total amount of the trip cost. The trip has a minimum of 10 people and a maximum of 26 people. 

  • To register, go to our   Online Registration Platform *.
  • At the checkout you will have the option to choose your payment method. The minimum payment you can make is the $300 Deposit which will “Hold Your Spot” and lock in your price for the retreat.
  • For future tuition payments please use the same Online Registration Platform.

For technical issues or alternative payment arrangements, please contact us.


  • Initial deposits are non-refundable
  • 50% of payments are refundable up to 90 days before program excluding initial deposit
  • 89 days prior to a program, tuition is non-refundable
  • Full tuition is refunded if the trip is canceled due to low enrollment

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Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ)

We understand that many questions come up when visiting a place you have never been. What do I bring? What is the weather like?  We have created Participant Packages that will clarify these type of questions and more   Once you have registered, we will send you these materials.  In addition, on our website we have a comprehensive FAQ section, that also gives detailed answers to common questions.  If you have other questions, you can always write us at info@truenatureeducation.com so we can support you.

Getting There

solola peopleAll international flights will arrive at Aurora Airport in Guatemala City (GUA) From the airport we will organize one group transport for all retreat participants. Before booking tickets please be sure you have received an official notice from True Nature that the retreat has been officially confirmed.

Booking your Flight for the Best Price Possible!

True Nature Education and STA Travel have partnered together to provide you the best airfare for your upcoming trip. STA Travel is a full service travel agency who offers affordable, flexible fares and access to their exclusive Airfare Deposit program. Please use the following link to book or contact STA Travel directly http://www.statravel.com/solutions/true-nature.htm.

True Nature Education

True Nature is an Educational Travel Company which provides full service in the planning, support, and guiding of a diverse catalog of trips around the world each year. We believe in the power of experiential travel abroad and the multitude of effects it has on one’s growth. We have hosted thousands of participants and have been honored to share in the life-changing experiences of our guests. It is True Nature’s goal to meet the needs of our guests and to be of support from the time you first contact us, to the time you land at your destination, until you return home from your journey.
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