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Women Who See in the Dark Guatemala

February 25th - March 3rd, 2023



**A circle of women gathering to rejuvenate, celebrate and explore their untapped creative power.

**A week in paradise held in a luxury retreat space on the shores of the most beautiful lake in the world.

**Nurturing practices designed to restore your inner peace combining darkness meditation, dreamwork, art and creative expression.

**Deep inquiry through tantric and shadow integration practices.

**Delicious healthy meals, yin yoga, saunas, hot tubs, hammocks and divine accommodation.

From February 25th until March 3rd, Women Who See in the Dark will bring its powerful body of work to Lake Atitlan, ancient place of power in the Mayan highlands of Guatemala. At the luscious setting of Villa Sumaya, our luxurious lakeshore eco-resort, join Araminta Barbour and her team of special guest teachers for a week of deep introspection and expansion in a circle of Sisters.


A change of perception

Moving beyond labels and conditioning
Daily Inquiry

WOMEN WHO SEE IN THE DARK brings a daily focus on the relationship between masculine and feminine energetic qualities inside of us and so often alienated from each other. This program brings a novel and powerful approach to these aspects, and invites creative collaboration between women.


These gatherings deepen heart and soul alignment to share a new vision of embodiment and resources. We focus on activating the flow of life force throughout the physical, emotional and energetic bodies, expressed in the polarities of male and female archetypes.


Each day centers around a core question, an inquiry that leads to deep reflections and is answered through an expressive process - poems, theater, touch, dance, painting and/or songs… These daily activities are framed by a morning practice with Tandava – Tantra Yoga, and evening Darkness Meditation.

What Will We Explore?

Darkness Meditations

Masculine Integration


Lucid Dreaming Teachings

Shadow Integration

Creative Ritual Expression

The Daily Journey


Each day centers around a core question. This inquiry leads to deep reflections answered through an expressive process - poems, theatre, touch, dance, art and storytelling. These daily activities are framed by a morning and evening Darkness Meditation and Community Dream Work. Different nourishing, restorative practices are sprinkled throughout the week to allow digestion of what is being revealed.

Release - Reset - Resource









This retreat centers around full body aliveness, emotional fluidity,

creative power,

and energetic integration of body-heart-soul.









Often, being strong and independent disguises desire and pain, fear and competition, under the mask of auto-sufficiency. In truth, emotional values are not recognized, and vulnerability is hidden behind the need to prove strength.





We have observed that collectively women have internalized

masculine qualities in a distorted way – through force, ambition, fight, comparison etc…

This historical evolution has led to

a superficial women’s “independence".




Is there true satisfaction

in your life?

Are you feeling nourished and joyful?

Do you enjoy the

work you do?

Time to go deeper and reset!


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