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Lake Atitlán is celebrated worldwide for its peace and beauty.

Since 2015, we’ve been returning again and again to immerse ourselves in this exquisite haven, against a backdrop of fascinating Mayan culture.


About Karen and Julie

As your yoga retreat hosts, our combined experience spans several decades, across a broad range of yoga styles, including the traditional lineages of this ancient wisdom. We delight in yoga which strengthens the body, calms the mind, and rejuvenates the spirit.

“Karen and Julie are masterful at creating inspirational and uplifting retreats in spectacular settings around the world”

Karen Pagano is considered one of the pioneers of Yin Yoga in South Florida. Her yoga studies took her to Seattle, WA, Bali, and Lake Atitlán, Guatemala for her certifications in Hatha Yoga and Yoga of Sound.  Karen’s teaching emphasizes an awareness of energy flow which allows students to expand joyfully into all areas of their lives.

Julie Murphy discovered the joy of yoga in her home country, South Africa, and has several 200-hour and 500-hour certifications from the US and India. She is well known for her soothing voice and Yoga Nidra guided meditation recordings, enjoyed by thousands around the world. Julie’s Hatha yoga teaching is based on a blend of alignment, yoga philosophy, and a joy for the practice—in body, mind and spirit.

Interested in Other Retreat Destinations? 

We will gladly arrange a yoga retreat for your group, personalized to your specific needs – use the contact form above to tell us where and when you’d like to go, the size of your group, and what kind of yoga most interests you.

Our Guatemala Photo Gallery … enjoy!