Jan 25 – Feb 5, 2024

Dancing the Feathered Serpent
Guatemala Cultural Immersion & Teachings and Sacred Sites

Sweet Medicine Nation

and Four Winds Foundation

This is an invitation to join Sweet Medicine & Tata Erick González for weaving on the back of the Feathered Serpent Journey of Sacred Ceremony, Teachings and Healing!

Trip includes:

  • Welcome to Guatemala
  • Overnight in Guatemala City upon arrival & transports to Hotel
  • 10 nights Hotel accommodations at Tiosh Abaj, Santiago de Atitlán
  • All ground transfers and lake crossings
  • All meals at Tiosh Abaj Hotel, Santiago de Atitlan
  • All Tips for Tiosh Abaj Hotel & staff
  • Morning Gatherings and Teachings
  • Instructional Ceremonies & Hands-on participation
  • Evening Fire Ceremonies and Temazcal
  • Teachings with Special guests Tata Erick, Nana Amalia Tun Chinico, plus others.
  • Day trip to San Juan for Artisans Demonstrations with free time for shopping & exploring.
  • Afternoon Artisans Fair at our hotel

Additional Options:

  • Three offerings of trips to Sacred Sites are available for anyone who wishes to stay longer, for an additional cost. Or if you are wishing to NOT stay for the full time.

For additional information and registration contact Angelica at vivemasadventures@me.com

Registration / Payment information:

  • Total Trip Cost $2,490.00* based on shared room
  • Single accommodations prices available. Otherwise shared rooms of  2 –  4
  • Children attending request prices.
  • Registration deadline : Dec 15, 2023
  • Final Payment (full or balance) by Jan 5, 2024

Notes: A deposit of $500.00 required at time of registration to hold your place.

Make Payment/s to

  • PayPal: fwfpayments@gmail.com
  • Venmo: four Winds Foundation 

Not included:

  • International flights
  • (Tips are not common in Guatemala except at airports or for transports of your own)
  • Personal purchases and incidentals or your own transportation after or before trip not

+++ all payments are tax-deductable Four Winds Foundation, Inc.

**IMPORTANT NOTICE: Due to the recent presidential elections there have been some disruptions (like roadblocks that immobilized the country) The incidents have been minimized and have settled to areas that would not affect this trip, however please stay tuned for updates and possible date changes ( not imminent at this time)

Registration Form

Notes: A deposit of $500.00 required at time of registration to hold your place.

Make Payment/s to

  • PayPal: fwfpayments@gmail.com
  • Venmo: four Winds Foundation 

*** This event is open to your significan other or traveling companion

General Information about your Guatemalan Retreat

We will be staying at the Tiosh Abaj Hotel in Santiago, in shared rooms at the
edge of the beautiful, sacred Lake Atitlan ( 5128 ft above sea level highland
Lake), and possibly visit our Patziapa Sanctuary. During our stay, we will be
taking a few short boat rides across the lake to other cities, weather permitting.

Included with the Event:

  • Hotel accommodations (based on shared rooms),
  • All meals (Meal plan can be excluded, price adjustment)
  • Boat transportation
  • Ceremonial materials
  • Teachings

NOT Included:

Airfare, extra meals in Guatemala City, shopping expenses, gifts for elders, tips,
all excursions not mentioned in the itinerary, added side trips outside planned
group activities or any extended hotel stays.

We encourage donations and gifts to the Medicine People who will be sharing
with us, we usually invite some of the Mayan elders and youth to join us for some
of the ceremonies. As we get closer we should have a better idea of how many
will be joining us. For now is three.

Nice gifts include some of the medicines from the north like sage, cedar,
sweetgrass, deer antlers, teas, tinctures, etc… It is traditional to offer gifts to the
Presenting Medicine People. We pool these all together to give them before they
leave us. Small things that have meaning from you are nice.

Note: We will be setting our personal mesas, and bundles (altar items), so bring
items that are special and sacred to you.

Cancellation policy

Non-refundable if trip is canceled within 30days of start of this event. Consideration to the reason for cancelation will be given and there may be flexibility to the above. Full refund in case of hospitalization or death of immediate family.

Cancellation policy for hotels

• Barceló Guatemala City may have additional charges for last minute

Travel Requirements

Valid passport (up to 6 months from date of entry),

Currency in Guatemala is called Quetzals

There are ATMs in Santiago that accepts your debit cards and pays in Quetzals.
You can sometimes also exchange US dollars at Tiosh Abaj. Best is to use the
ATM for large amounts.

Important: In general, it is best to put anything that can be considered a weapon
(stones, lighters, antlers, etc) in your checked bags and I usually take my bundle
in my carry-on to know it is with me. I have had security make me open it on
occasion, I tell them they are my sacred things and they cannot touch but I would
be happy to show them anything I have. Also, plant matter can be tricky so I
usually check that and try to disguise it a bit just in case like putting things in
socks, etc.

We will send a confirmation to you with a more detailed list of what to leave at
home and what you might want while there.

Optional Private Sessions may be offered, at an additional fee:

  • Private Oracle reading
  • Healing Ceremonies
  • Soul Purpose reading