Northern's Retreats

... are curated to help you grow. We don't believe that you have to travel somewhere exotic to find the magic within you, we believe that everything you need is inside of you and can be found in your immediate vicinity! Having said that, there is so much beauty and growth that can come from travel. We offer retreats in Minnesota, and also all around the world. Below you can find details on our next retreat to Guatemala!

Lomas De Tzununa - Lake Atitlan - Guatemala

Escape with JQ Williams, Aubry Marie, and the Northern Yoga Center community to Lake Atitlan, a stunning crater lake located in the heart of Guatemala.

This retreat will provide you with the perfect opportunity to escape, and explore a remote and safe part of the world that will open your heart and your ears. Listening to yourself, your breath, and to nature will be supported by both JQ, Aubry, and this magical remote hillside location during your week at the lake.

Our trip begins with an overnight stay in the colonial city of Antigua, where the group will gather. We will then make our way to Lomas de Tzununa, a lakefront hotel with a relaxing vibe, and stunning views of Lake Atitlan.

Our days will include daily yoga classes led by JQ and Aubry, locally sourced meals, and plenty of time for relaxation amongst the stunning hillside grounds of Lomas de Tzununa and Lake Atitlan. Our hotel features an on-site pool, temazcal sauna, and restaurant / lounge area, all available for you to enjoy!

Your week will include plenty of opportunities for kayaking, hiking, paddle boarding, horseback riding, zip lining, as well as on-site cooking classes and volunteering at a local preschool. Boat rides are readily available to visit neighboring villages and experience local food, markets, and some of the best textile and arts shopping in Central America.

Come experience Guatemala with an amazing group of people!

EARLY BIRD PRICING is in effect through December 31st. Use your EARLYBIRD discount code to save $200!

A non-refundable deposit of $500 is required to reserve your space on this retreat. The balance is due 120 days out from the retreat start date. If you would like to set up a payment plan for your trip balance, please email

Questions? Email

Unique Programming

JQ is a warm and energetic instructor who has a passion for teaching both strong and restorative practices.
For those enrolled in or graduating from a 200 hour YTT, this retreat can count towards 50 of the 70 hour Yoga Alliance continuing education requirement. JQ is a Yoga Alliance Continuing Education Provider® and retreat hours can also be used towards the 30 hours of continuing education required every three years for yoga alliance registered teachers.
If you'd like to receive accredited hours let JQ know!

Aubry Marie is a powerful motivator and community builder
I(love)you means “only love exists between you and I” and for aubrymarie this isn’t just a mantra or teaching style, but a lifestyle.
Her roots are in vinyasa and you may end up moving together, but she’s way more interested in how you feel.
Did you breathe- feel an expansion?
Did you feel love- a moment of pure acceptance and joy?
Did you explore a new space physically or mentally?
If you can answer yes to one of those questions aubry would consider it a successful class.
She has completed two 200hr Vinyasa Yoga Teacher trainings as well as a recent Primal Yoga training, her newest, most potent medicine.
Outside of asana her true loves include meditation, Bandha exploration and Breathwork- because these are the practices that are most impactful in her life, and she's excited to share them with you! Some other practices you'll have the opportunity to explore with Aubry include backbends, and cohosted workshops on inversions, acro yoga and partner stretching.

What’s included

-7 nights / 8 days in Guatemala, including:

*6 nights, 7 days lodging at Lomas de Tzununa, located right on beautiful Lake Atitlan

*One night's lodging, dinner and breakfast in the beautiful, colonial city of Antigua

-Daily yoga classes with JQ

-3 delicious, locally sourced meals daily plus unlimited tea, coffee and filtered water

-1 guided intermediate level hike to Santa Cruz, and entrance to Cerro Tzankujil Nature Reserve in San Marcos where we will enjoy a picnic lunch and spend the afternoon lounging lakeside and cliff jumping (if you dare!)

-One group tezmacal sauna experience

-Free use of on-site swimming pool

-Round-trip transfers to and from Guatemala City (GUA) if you adhere to our flight parameters

Not included

-Roundtrip airfare to GUA (Guatemala City). Flight parameters will be emailed to you once trip minimums are met.
-Gratuities ($30 - $50 per person is super nice for the week, but always optional)

-Massages (~$50/hr) and can be booked directly at Lomas de Tzununa

-Other optional excursions such as cooking classes ($35), horseback riding ($45), zip lining ($35 - $50), Volcano hikes ($50), a Preschool Volunteer Project ($25), kayaking and SUP rentals ($7/hour) and more!

Passport & Immunization Requirements

You must have a valid passport to travel to Guatemala. Please check your passport expiration date and make sure it is valid for at least 6 months after the end date of your retreat.

A Visa is not required for US Citizens visiting Guatemala, unless you're staying in Guatemala, Nicaragua, Honduras and El Salvador for more than 90 days.

No immunizations are required for visiting Guatemala, however, the CDC recommends you're up to date on your Hepatitis A and Typhoid shots. See more info here.

Cancellation Policy & Trip Insurance

All retreats include a $500 non-refundable / non-transferable deposit, which is required to hold your spot on the trip. Any balance payments made are also non-refundable / non-transferable. SolSeed Retreats cannot make exceptions to its cancellation policy as costs are incurred prior to the Retreat Start Date.

The purchase of travel insurance is highly recommended for this trip, which will protect you against potential trip delays or cancellations due to airline issues, family emergencies, illness, injury, etc.

If you decide not to purchase travel insurance, you are assuming 100% of any costs incurred for trip cancellation or trip interruption. World Nomads is a travel insurance provider, click here for information and to request a quote. There are a variety of travel insurance policies and options, so read carefully what is covered, and don't hesitate to contact World Nomads customer service with any questions.

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