2010–2023 Writings
by Michelle Margaret Fajkus

February 4-10, 2023

Celebrate life and deepen your practice by connecting with nature and a community of like-minded yogis. Immerse yourself in a slice of paradise in Guatemala (Antigua and Lake Atitlan) for a week of heart-centered yoga, wellness, and culture!

We’ll spend the first night at a lovely hotel in the colonial city of Antigua, located about an hour from the Guatemala City airport. For the remaining five nights, our nest will be a cozy retreat house on the southern shore of Lake Atitlan.

In a small group of friends (max. 12), through the shared group practices of yoga, breathing, meditation, relaxation, play and ritual, we will align with our heart’s deepest desires and purpose.

Each morning, we’ll center and recharge with a heart-opening active yoga practice designed to accommodate all levels. We’ll gather for three healthy, delicious vegetarian/vegan meals each day prepared with love and mindfulness by the on-site chef and kitchen staff. There’s plenty of free time built into the schedule for reading, rest, swimming, and reflection. In the late afternoon, we’ll wind down with a slow flow session of restorative yoga, mindfulness, and creativity practice. 

You’ll take home healthy habits and empowering practices that will enhance your personal well-being and nurture your intuition, self-love and natural intelligence.

What’s Included

  • 1 night of accommodation in Antigua, Guatemala
  • 5 nights of shared accommodation at La KzonA, Lake Atitlan
  • Amazing vegetarian meals, beverages and snacks
  • All yoga workshops
  • Cacao tribal dance ceremony
  • Mayan fire ceremony
  • Hike Cerro de Oro with shinrin (forest bathing mindfulness practice)
  • Group shuttle from Antigua to Lake Atitlan on Feb 5

Not included: other transportation costs, tips to staff, optional massage/treatments, tours & activities

Investment and Registration

$795 per person (shared accommodations)

One private room available for an additional $150 (first come, first serve)

$395 deposit required by December 15, 2022 to reserve your space
Remaining balance due by January 15, 2023
Cancellation prior January 4, 2023 will receive a deposit back minus an administrative fee; no refunds for cancellations after January 4.

We accept PayPal, Xoom, bank transfers and Venmo. Please contact us to make your deposit or

About the Space

La K’zonA is a cozy eco lodge and retreat center on the southern shore of Lake Atitlan close to Cerro de Oro (Hill of Gold). Carolina, our amazing Guatemalan chef and host, prepares delicious organic vegetarian meals, herbal teas and snacks to nourish us each day. Multiple serene practice and lounge spaces are available for personal and group sessions, both indoors and outdoors. Enjoy swimming, kayaking or lounging on the gorgeous lakefront.

About the Teachers

Please contact us with any questions or to join this retreat!

Michelle – yogafreedom@gmail.com / Whatsapp +502-3298-0158
Ash – ashfletcher@gmail.com

Michelle Margaret Fajkus

Michelle is a heart-centered teacher, writer and creator of Yoga Freedom. She has been gratefully teaching yoga since 2002 and has led retreats in Guatemala since 2010. Michelle offers an accessible, rejuvenating slow flow practice for all levels, all ages and all body types. Her classes incorporate centering, intention-setting, hatha yoga poses, vinyasa flow, dharma/Buddhist teachings, yin yoga, conscious breathing, chakra chanting, mindfulness, pranayama (breathing practices), deep relaxation—and sometimes writing practice. A former advertising copywriter and bilingual elementary school teacher, Michelle has been a freelance writer, editor, translator and consultant since 2018. She moved from Austin to Guatemala City in 2009 and has lived on Lake Atitlan with her family since 2012.

Ash Fletcher

Ash is a perpetually developing yogini. Growing up on a family farm in South Dakota, she developed her understanding of community and the peace in nature. She is a sojourner with a spirit of wanderlust who loves to experience diverse cultures and communities. Yoga found Ash during her training as a dancer, and she began daily practice and teaching of yoga at age 18. Her travels and studies have taken her through 49 of the United States and throughout Central and South America as well as Europe. Studying dance and movement and performing professionally through her undergraduate years, she developed her strengths as an artist. Ash’s passion to teach led her to 4 years in outdoor education and 4 years in the classroom. For the past decade, she has served as program director for Wholesome Living, Inc. in upstate New York. With her bright and playful spirit, Ash joyfully works to promote healthy and regenerative practices for everyone.

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