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travel with purpose: sadhana and self-study | You're drawn to this because you are the change. Your want to help others is so strong that it's actually a necessity. But you know you sometimes need to step back and apply some time and resources to take care of yourself, so you can be your most effective. The world really does need that. It really needs you on your A-game. And we've found the most dreamy little corner of the world for you to escape to. You show up to the lake, and we'll give you the space and the tools needed so you can just focus on harnessing and delivering that game, that thing, that essence that is you.      

where we'll call home | Guatemala is a sea of brightly colored Mayan culture, history, and majestic volcanoes, all things to be enjoyed via the country’s chill pace of life. And Lake Atitlan seems extra special in this magical land. Small Mayan villages at the base of multiple volcanoes dot the shore of this lake, itself an extinct volcano crater.  Our home base will be San Lucas Toliman, with the lake to its south and the Toliman and Atitlan volcanoes to its north.

yoga on and off the mat | You'll practice. And yeah, you'll practice some more. But you'll also walk away from your mat and you'll write, you'll think, you'll realize what's important in your life, and you'll find new clarity. You'll wander our private property and it's gardens and fields, all the way down to the dock. You'll put your feet in the water, maybe you'll even jump in. You'll reflect on your own, and you'll share moments  with new friends. You'll see new spaces, try new tastes, and you'll etch new memories in your brain. You'll wander windy, dreamy alleyways. You'll realize your'e standing on the side of an giant, ancient volcano. (It's dormant. You'll be fine.) You'll realize how much there is to learn about the world, and you'll evolve to meet it.

You will have the experience you need.

Here's what's included in this expedition:

  • 7 nights accommodations on the shores of Lake Atitlan, Guatemala, with numerous home amenities (see accommodations)
  • 3 daily meals
  • daily yoga practices and meditations
  • private ground transportation to and from Lake Atitlan to GUA airport
  • two optional private lancha day trips to villages around the lake
  • gift bags with surprise luxury body & yoga goodies from aveda, terra verde handmade, and more.  

sadhana/self-study resources offered:

  • outline to define and create your own personal sadhana for 2018
  • daily self-care rituals, resources, best practices, and topics for group discussion
  • a fully-equipped and fully-stocked kitchen for our meals. participation in the practice of preparing your own meals is encouraged, but not required. we'll for sure help feed you. ;-) 
  • 2 optional 'days off': group excursions to other villages, using the change of scenery and pace to reflect. on our days off from study we'll enjoy nature, hikes, culture, and meals out.

We've booked a beautiful, private group casa on the shores of Lake Atitlan. Tucked right outside the village of San Lucas Tomalin, this spacious and serene lakefront property is the perfect space for our week of nurturing self-study. Property highlights include an outdoor jacuzzi, an upper and lower level deck with hammocks, landscaped gardens, and a soccer field. We'll also have access to a private lake dock, kayaks, and paddle boards. Each room has two double beds and a bathroom, and may be booked as double occupancy only.

what you need to know about travel to Guatemala/travel requirements for firefly expeditions | Must be 21 to attend a Firefly expedition. A valid passport is required for travel to Guatemala. No visa is required for US citizens. Travel insurance is recommended; insurance costs are the responsibility of the traveller.

questions? Email melissamajoryoga@gmail.com

Payment schedule available upon request, or with initial deposit. All initial deposits are non-refundable.

Important Note for Itinerary Expectations | We reserve the right to change, alter, or cancel portions of the itinerary at any time. Adjustments to our itinerary may be made for reasons including, but not limited to: transportation and/or tour operator schedule changes, weather, addition of new activities, or substitution of old activities.

how to know if this trip is right for you | You need some time for you. You know (or need a gentle reminder) that you need to take care of yourself first, so you can then take care of others. You have a big idea, or you feel on the verge of a big shift. Or maybe, you just have a big hunch- you can't even quite name it, but it's there- and you can't ignore it. 

Pricing listed is per person. Double occupancy availability only for this expedition. Pricing below is for a standard room: two double beds + bathroom for each room. One king bed option available, please email melissamajoryoga@gmail.com for availability and upgrade pricing information. 

$200 non-refundable deposit holds your spot - you're committed. high fives all around. 

$1500 paid in full - because you go all in, and all in now, you badass! 

$1600 with scheduled payment plan, final payment due 12/20/17 - with the first payment, you're well on your way. cue exhale of joy. 

*airfare not included in package price. arrival and departure guidelines will be sent when deposit/payment is made. payment plan late fees are $50 USD per late payment. NSF/returned check fees are $35 USD.

Be the light the world needs.


F I R E F L Y  E X P E D I T I O N S 

yoga travel with intention

a firefly lights to attract others | glows inspiration | creates a tiny spark of hope in the dark | leads the way with it's inner light.