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Creative Voyage Guatemala

• Lake Atitlan, Guatemala • Monday, March 11 to Saturday, March 16 •

Six days that will awaken your artistic spirit amidst the natural beauty of Guatemala. An artist’s journey, an immersion into a culture and pace of life responsive to the wisdom of ancient Mayan practices and crafts. 
Are you drawn to all things arts and travel?
Interested in exploring new creative processes?
Would you like to have an adventure with a community of like-minded people?
Are you curious about Guatemala?

Join us on our Creative Voyage through the gorgeous landscape of Lake Atitlan. Let this soul-churning, eco-conscious tourism experience wash over you. Explore the charming villages encircling the largest lake in Guatemala as we embark on a transformative journey to  reignite and embrace the artist within. Delve into the realm of herbal Mayan medicines, participate in local art classes, savor the rich flavors of authentic Guatemalan cuisine and so much more.

The Creative Voyage has been designed to be the most ecologically and culturally supportive experience possible. As two Latinas hosting the retreat, Chantelle & Coco are passionate about ensuring that 90%-100% of the vendors are of Mayan or Guatemalan descent.


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Hilachas, Guatemalan Shredded Beef Stew.jfif

What's the Vibe?

Imagine starting our mornings with a fresh cup of cacao as we head into our daily group circle.  Following that, we advance to Vinyasa Yoga, directed by our in-house, private instructor. After yoga, we find ourselves at a beautifully decorated dining table with a bounty of healthy, traditional Guatemalan dishes.  We share conversations while indulging in locally sourced coffee and exotic fruits amongst new friends. Later, we step outside our week-long home in San Juan La Laguna, the “Painted Village,” to venture out onto our private boat. We glide across the scenic lake, admiring the volcanoes in the distance, to visit local artisan women teaching traditional Guatemalan weaving. We end our day with a visit to our Mayan Wisdom Keepers who share stories of all the ways in which locals are actively preserving the Mayan culture. This is just ONE example of what our days will be like -- full of unique opportunities, carefully crafted by two Latina artists/facilitators who are dedicated to exposing participants to the rich yet complicated history of Mayan Culture. Participants will engage in proactive and mindful conversations about the practices of Mayan artistry, craftsmanship and lifestyle. This retreat is intended to be therapeutic, artistically expansive, culturally compelling and thought provoking. There will be time to explore any of the 11 villages that surround the volcanic lake. If you’re feeling laid back during free time, hang back and enjoy the hot tub or temazcal sauna!

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The Retreat is a space held by Chantelle of soluna medicines & Coco of Art As Experience. Expect both spiritual depth and childlike play to be invoked. Come as you are, we welcome all forms of yourself to make art and explore Guatemalan culture with us.


All excursions and workshop art materials included. The Retreat will be fully catered with 2 full meals per day. Omnivores, vegans, and vegetarians can all be easily accomodated.

Art & Coffee Hotel

​Enjoy your stay at the vibrant and spacious Art & Coffee Hotel, owned and operated by local Guatemalan’s. Art & Coffee Hotel is nestled into a quite neighborhood between the two most popular to visit neighborhoods of Lake atitlan. After we receive breakfast from our on-site chef, we can hop on our private boat anytime to adventure around the lake! Our group will be the only ones staying at the Art & Coffee hotel.. allowing us 24/7 undisturbed access to the entire hotel. The hotel has so much to explore — including an art gallery, on-site restaurant, private dock resting upon the lake, stage and performance space, gardens, hangout nooks, hammocks, fire pits, and more. Want to drop in with others? Circle up around the fire! Need some space to yourself? You’ll easily find privacy amongst all the places to wonder. You’ll share a bungalow with only one to two other people. Your bungalow will have two queen sized beds and one bathroom. See the photos above to get enchanted by the tropical gem that is the Art & Coffee Hotel!

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Schedule Outline

Please note that this is a proposed daily schedule and times are subject to shift depending on group needs and allowing space for spontaneity. All excursions where we are meeting guides or teachers will stay on the schedule.


Arrival : 12pm-4:30pm on Monday, March 11th. Please be settled in for opening circle by 5:30pm

Departure : Retreat ends at 2pm on Saturday, March 16 you have the option to extend your stay with us until 2pm at Sunday, March 17th at a small additional fee. Ask us for more details after you register.

Some Excursions Include : 

  • Cacao farm tour where we'll experience the cacao and chocolate making process

  • Traditional Guatemalan Weaving and fabric dying class 

  • Full day Mayan Medicine Tour where we get to meet several local healers and make our own herbal medicines.

  • Mayan Fire Ceremony with mayan elders

  • Ecstatic dance at Eagles Nest

  • Kayaking on the lake +

Retreat Offerings : 

  • 1-hour of vinyasa yoga daily with our on-site yoga instructor

  • 2 homecooked Guatemala meals per day -- set up as a sensory dining experience

  • Space held for a daily self-care practice

  • Several collaborative art workshops held at the hotel by Chan & Coco

  • Guatemalan cooking classes with our on-site chef


To see complete schedule click here



What does the price include? 

  • Your spot to the Creative Voyage amongst 10-12 other participants

  • A 30-minute zoom call with Chan and Coco upon registration to drop in on needs and desires for the retreat

  • Guidance during art workshops, rituals, tours, group projects

  • A flexible schedule that allows you to fully immerse yourself in our retreat offerings while also ensuring you have ample time to explore the area at leisure

  • 2 meals per day prepared by our personal chef - all authentic Guatemalan cuisine. Omnivores, vegans, and vegetarians can all be easily accommodated.

  • Materials provided for all group art projects and rituals

  • Private boat for easy transportation to each village around Lake Atitlan 

  • Private yoga instructor for daily vinyasa flow sessions

  • A queen sized bed in a bungalow shared with one other queen sized bed (1 to 2 other people)

  • A private bathroom in your bungalow

  • Translation when engaging with spanish speakers

First 3 individuals to register can use code EARLY to receive 15% off any payment option. The code will work for the first 3 who use it.
First come, first serve!

( For refund policy information scroll to next section )

  • Pay In Full

    +$30 Half of Ticketing Fee
    Valid for 6 months
  • Payment Plan : 4 Bi-Weekly Payments

    Every 2 weeks
    +$30 Half of Ticketing Fee
    Automatic charged through your original form of payment bi-weekly for a total of 4 payments.
    Valid for 8 weeks
  • Share a bed : Pay In Full

    +$60 Half of Ticketing Fee
    Register with a friend - one payment method, share a queen sized bed, receive a $800 total discount.
  • Share a Bed : 4 Bi-weekly Payments

    Every 2 weeks
    +$60 Half of Ticketing Fee
    Register with a friend - one payment method & share a queen sized bed. Bi-weekly automatic payments.
    Valid for 8 weeks

Please review our refund policy before registration : There are no refunds or ticket transfers whatsoever. If for some reason you can not attend, you may privately sell your retreat ticket and inform of us the individual who will be taking your spot.

Meet Your Hosts

My Grandma’s Slow Cooker Guatemalan Cocido Recipe.jfif
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