Tribe Time – ISTA

Tribe Time

What is Tribe Time?

​Do you feel the excitement rising for your time of transformation in Guatemala?

​Are you making the decision to jump into this amazing journey coming together with your soul tribe and honoring your full potential as a divine being in this life? 

We’re so honored to have you here and are looking forward to helping you make the most out of your time in Guatemala and at Lake Atitlan.

The Atitlan Lake is not just a precious and beautiful place on this planet, it’s also a really powerful energy vortex that holds you on your path to become more fully the powerful and divine being that you came here to be!

The ISTA Guatemala team is super excited to have you here, and we’ll be offering a wide array of opportunities for you to rest, integrate, discover and play, both before and after the March 2020 ISTA trainings here at the lake.

We’ve gone ahead and rented some amazing properties all around the new-age village and meeting point San Marcos la laguna, so we can stick together and bask in the afterglow of our time at Villa Sumaya. Together with the carefully selected accommodation options, we’re also hosting a number of tribe-only events to keep us vibrating together and get the most of our time here at this magical place called Lake Atitlan.

Relaxing in a hammock

​Tribe Time Activities

​ISTA Family Brunch

Nectar Brunch ISTA Guatemala Tribe Time

This wholesome family brunch at ISTA Grad run Café, Nectar, is becoming a real tradition. The soulful café Nectar has been hosting this informal post-training get-together for the third year in a row and it’s proven a perfect decompression activity for the transition out of Villa Sumaya into San Marcos. We have the café to ourselves, so we can bask in the juice that emanates though us as a group, and integrate and play together.


Nectar, Saturday 21st March at 10:30AM


Nectar, Saturday 28th March at 10:30AM


25USD including unlimited gourmet buffet, juices, coffee and tea.

Nectar Brunch ISTA Guatemala Tribe Time

​End of Season Sunset Charity Cruise

​We are excited to partner again with The Sanctuary Guatemala, Vida Cocina Creativa and many other local businesses to bring you the 2nd Annual Season Ending Sunset Charity Cruise.

We've got space for 100 friends as we set sail from San Marcos LL and into the sunset. Our meeting point will be at Vida Cocina Creativa for cocktails by the lake. Boat sets sail at 3pm from the second dock directly by Vida.

Music will be provided by local ​DJ's and food catered on board. We will return at 8pm to Vida where the party continues.

Ticket price includes entry fee and dinner. Cash bar is available on board.

All proceeds once costs are covered will be donated to a local charity TBA.

Sunday, 29 March 2020

3pm - 8pm



​We're looking forward to setting sail with you all on 29 March.

​**We have limited early bird tickets available @Q200 until 28 February.

Tickets are available through Eventbrite or by an organizer.

**Stay tuned for raffle details.

See attached link to view a video from our last years cruise.

​​Mayan Fire Ritual with Cacao

Shadi Henau has been hosting Maya Shamanism Journeys through Guatemala for about three years now, and together with local community elder and Mayan Cosmology teacher Francisco Puac, he’s offering an afternoon of traditional Fire Ritual preceded by a short introduction to Mayan cosmovision. This unique experience will allow you to more deeply connect with the local tradition and culture of this high-energy place, and to understand and integrate the cosmic wisdom the local Maya people inherited from their ancestors. This ritual of gratitude allows for that cosmic wisdom to be grounded, and it is a great way to say thanks to the ancestors of this land for our time spent in the womb of the Mayan Highlands: Lake Atitlan.

Volcano erupting, lake Atitlan Guatamala


Sunday 22nd March at 1:30PM, Casa Palmera


Monday 30th March at 1:30PM, Casa Peace of Heaven


25USD per person.

​ISTA Family Cacao Temple Night

Temple Night ISTA Guatemala Tribe Time

​As a post-training tribe time icing on the cake, and amazing last chance to connect, dance, cuddle and share energy we’re offering this lakeside Temple Night with sacred Cacao. Music will be taken care of by DJ Grant Rawlinson. Grant is a London-based ISTA grad DJ who is regularly playing at Ecstatic Dance events in and around London. The temple will be facilitated by local retreat host Shadi, who will introduce the Cacao in our middle and guide us in warming up the space. The beautiful garden will be open, and the temazcal (traditional steam sauna) and hot tub will be on during and after the ritual. This event will be open only to ISTA graduates.


​Tuesday 31st March at 4PM, Casa Peace of Heaven


25USD per person.

Temple Night ISTA Guatemala Tribe Time

​Choose your accommodation

​CASA Palmera (Post Level 1)

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CASA Palmera - Bedroom Guatamala ISTA
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This luxurious 3-bedroom house set on the slopes of the sacred “Tzankujil Hill” boasts beautifully-decorated double rooms (one in a totally private cabana) and a very beautiful Suite overlooking the Jinava Bay with its amazing sunsets. The large common area has a lovely and well-stocked kitchen, and is perfect for gathering with the tribe and enjoying the view together. The house is conveniently located a 5-minute walk from the town center.

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​​CASA Dulce Post Level 2

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Lounge Area - Casa Dulce - ISTA Guatamala
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​Casa Dulce really is the sweetest lakeside property available in all of San Marcos, with its intricate details and beautiful deck set on the shores of Lake Atitlan. The house is colourful, luxurious and has a large and well-equipped kitchen, as well as private lake access. It offers the wondrous Queen Dragon Suite as well as four more double/queen rooms, set in the main house and the charming garden casita.

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​Casa Peace of Heaven (Post Level 2)

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​Just two houses away from Casa Dulce, our second tribe house will be the amazing lakeside property called ‘Peace of Heaven,’​ in beautiful colonial design. Casa has a private solar-heated hot tub, a very big garden, temazcal or Mayan sauna, and a big inside seating area with fireplace and well-equipped kitchen. The house is designed in typical Guatemalan style and hosts up to 7 people in its King Dragon Suite and two other twin bedrooms. The beautiful garden will also serve as a gathering space for tribe events such as group saunas, cacao ceremonies, or a fire ritual.​

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​Posada Schumann (Post Level 2)

​The newly renovated Posada Schumann has four shared bedrooms set in two beautiful lakeside houses surrounded by a lush and beautifully manicured garden.​ The rooms are stylish and fresh, offer a lovely view of the lake, and have between 2 and 4 beds each. This property also has a huge yoga deck which will be for our exclusive use, and where we may also gather as a tribe for dancing, meditating, joint yoga practise or other rituals. Posada Schumann is conveniently located, very close to both other properties.​

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​Terms and Conditions for ISTA Tribe Time

What’s included:

  •   3 nights luxury accommodation at Casa Palmera (post Level 1)

  • 5 nights lakeside accommodation at the house/hotel of your choice of our selection (post L2)
  • Accommodation with equipped kitchens and plenty of common space for tribe time and connection in San Marcos la laguna
  • Advice on restaurants and activities from local host Shadi Henau

​​Not included:


  • Meals and drinks
  •  Transport to and from the accommodation
  •  Extra activities (for booking see (URL))
  •  Tips


​Cancellation policy:


  • Booked rooms/beds may be cancelled up to 2 months before entry date. Payment/bank commissions and charges for the refund are paid for by the participant.
  • Closer than 2 months to entry date, payments are nonrefundable, but can be transferred to another person who is also an ISTA graduate.