A Transformative Week of Writing and Yoga for Women in Guatemala
Join award-winning poet Annie Finch and beloved yogi Joyce E. Levy for a life-changing week of words and Yoga. On the shore of magical Lake Atitlán, in an ancient healing refuge, we will remember how to take refuge in the harmony of our own beings. We will engage magical tools for mind, body, heart, will, and spirit, spiraling into the transformative and joyful practice of the Healing Rhythms.
Each day of our week together will blend the Healing Rhythms of Words practices—called "enriching," "magical," and "incredible" by former participants--with ceremony, meditation, free time to relax and absorb, and a dynamic, complementary Healing Rhythms yoga practice. Not only will the week itself be transformative, but it will empower you with confidence and personal practices to bring home with you and continue to shape your life.
You will glean all the treasures of the week whether you are a highly experienced writer or yogi or just starting out, because Annie and Joyce have used our shared experience of many decades of teaching to craft an experience that will welcome and empower all women - regardless of experience level with yoga or writing.
This will be a small group and space is limited. More information may be found at the Villa Sumaya site; please register now at firstname.lastname@example.org to ensure your space.
Healing Rhythms Writing and Yoga Retreat for Women
With Annie Finch & Joyce E. Levy
February 9 - 16 2019
Lake Atitlán, Guatemala
Lodging for 8 days, 7 Nights at Villa Sumaya Retreat Center & Spa
Daily Healing Rhythms of Words™ Session
Signed personal copy of Annie's Healing Rhythms ofWords™ interactive journal
Daily Yoga suitable for all levels of experience
Daily Ceremony and Meditation to support the day's rhythm
Three organic gourmet meals each day, unlimited herbal tea or Guatemalan coffee
Time to relax on spacious gardens and trails and all the opportunities for rest, healing, insight, friendship, laughter, release, and perspective that will arise among all of us in this special community
Sauna or hot tub session
Farewell Mayan cacao ceremony and dance circle with live band
Transportation between Antigua and Lake Atitlan
Single Room $2500 ($2250 with early bird discount*)
Double Shared Room $2000 ($1800 with early bird discount*)
Triple Shared Room $1800 ($1620 with early bird discount)
*10% early bird discount until Fall Equinox, September 21, 2018~ Airfare, room upgrades, massages, optional excursions, and gratuities not included.
“The workshop was enriching and magical! It was amazing to experience how the rhythms spoke to different parts of our healing processes. What was additionally awesome is that I went to the workshop with an acute backache I had been suffering from and when I left the workshop, my backache was no longer.”
“It was really incredible. I don’t remember how long it’s been since I cried when reading my words aloud.”
"Your workshop was magical . . . I believe I can use the structures you gave us today to continue to move through my healing process (tears in my eyes....) I feel I've already made some big breakthroughs during today's workshop!”
“Annie is the teacher that many of us yearn for, and some are lucky enough to work with. There is such a need for her earth and heart based teachings.”
About the Instructors
Annie Finch is an award-winning poet, writer, performer, and teacher whose books on writing and women-centered spirituality include Spells, Calendars, Among the Goddesses, A Poet's Craft, and the just-completed The Witch in You: Five Directions to Your Inner Goddess. The founder of Healing Rhythms of Words, Annie received her Ph.D from Stanford University. She has offered workshops, rituals, lectures, and performances in Africa, Canada, Europe, and across the U.S., including Where Womyn Gather, Hobart Festival of Women Writers, Association for the Study of Women and Mythology, and Emerging Women.
More about Healing Rhythms of Words
Joyce E. Levy is the director of mind & movement at The Well, which is a science-backed wellness ecosystem grounded in best in class services from a range of traditions. Joyce has mentored and taught thousands of students over the course of her 20-year career as a Yoga Teacher, all with the enthusiasm that comes from loving what one does. As a co-founder of Yoga Shanti in NYC she held open the doors of Yoga for beginners, regulars, and seasoned teachers and learned volumes on the arts of community building and empowered healing. A new mother and aspiring poet as well as a seasoned Yoga teacher, Joyce is looking forward to collaborating with Annie Finch, one of her most cherished poetry friends, for this week of healing rhythms.