FEB 07 – 14, 2023


Cultural Guatemala and the Teachings of

Sweet Medicine Nation

and Four Winds Foundation

This is an invitation to join me on a Journey of Sacred Ceremony, Teachings and Healing!

Trip includes:

  • Welcome to Guatemala
  • Overnight in Guatemala City upon arrival
  • Hotel accommodations in Santiago de Atitlán
  • All transfers and lake boat crossings
  • All meals at Tiosh Abaj Hotel
  • Morning gatherings and teachings
  • Instructional Ceremonies
  • Evening Fire Ceremonies and a Temazcal
  • Teachings by Special guests Tata Erick and Nana Amalia
  • Day trip to San Juan for Artisans
  • Demonstrations with free time for shopping, cacao tasting and stroll through town

For additional information and registration contact Sweet at swtmedicine@gmail.com and Angelica at vivemaasadventures@me.com

Registration / Payment information:


Total Trip Cost $1,950.00* based on shared room
Private room add $385.00

Register by 12.02.2022 and get a discount of 10%
Last day for registration is 12.15.2022


Not included:

  • International flights*
  • Tips
  • Personal purchases and incidentals
  • Elder gifts

*Notes: A deposit of $500.00 will be required at time of registration
Registration deadline Dec 15, 2022
Final Payment (full or balance) by Jan 15, 2023

Please contact Angelica at vivemasadventures@me.com to arrange or share your already booked flights.

Payment/s will be via PayPal fwfpayments@gmail.com, or Venmo @fwfpayments. Payments are tax deductible.

The following information will be required at time of registration (filled out online or returned via email to vivemasadventures@me.com):

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


Day 1 – Feb 07
Arrive in Guatemala CIty Airport , shuttle to Hotel Barcelo Guatemala City
Rest of the day at leisure, until welcome meeting with Sweet Medicine
Overnight at Barcelo Guatemala City Hotel

Day 2 – Feb 08 (B-L-D)
Breakfast at hotel, 9am departure to start our journey to Santiago de Atitlan
Check-in at our hotel Tiosh Abaj.
Welcome and Opening circle, meet Elders & dinner.
Overnight at Tiosh Abaj

Day 3 – Feb 09 (B-L-D)
Breakfast, Nana Amalia’s teachings with Sweet Medicine, limpias, and how
she does personal healing work with plants, dinner, and Fire circle sharing.
Overnight at Tiosh Abaj

Day 4 – Feb 10 (B-L-D)
Sunrise ceremony, with Sweet Medicine on the Lakeshore & teachings,
Possible late afternoon Temazcal ceremony, dinner, and Evening sharing.
Overnight at Tiosh Abaj

Day 5 – Feb 11 ~ Trip to San Juan (B-L-D)
Breakfast, Travel to San Juan for weaving and Herbal medicine
demonstration shopping, and return Dinner, and Evening Talks at the Fire.
Lunch in San Juan
Overnight at Tiosh Abaj

Day 6 – Feb 12 (B-L-D)
Breakfast, Rest and Integration, Swim, Evening talks with Tata Erick
Gonzalez, sharing at Fire circle.
Overnight at Tiosh Abaj

Day 7 – Feb 12 (B-L-D)
Breakfast, Sunrise Mayan Fire Ceremony on the pyramid to make offerings
to the ancestors, Mother Earth, and ourselves. Brunch and personal time
to integrate. Afternoon closing circle time, SweetHeart dinner.
Overnight at Tiosh Abaj

Day 8 – Feb 14 B
Sunrise ceremony to make offerings for our life, breakfast, pack, lunch, and
depart on Shuttle back to Guatemala City to the hotel, Airport depending
on Departure times. If you stay longer: Departure time will be based on the
majority of flight departures Private – earlier or later – departures will be
arranged at a possible additional cost

Depending on your flight departure, an overnight stay in Guatemala City may be

Note: Final itemized itinerary will be distributed upon arrival.

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.

Payment Requirements:

A deposit of $500.00 is due upon registration
Final balance December 30th, 2022

Cancellation policy

Full refund if trip is canceled prior to January 7th, 2023
Non-refundable if trip is canceled within 30days of start of this event, January
8th, 2023. Consideration to the reason for cancelation will be given and there
may be flexibility to the above. Full refund in case of Covid-19 (with proof),
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),

Proof of your COVID vaccination or a negative rapid PCR or antigen test result
no older than 72 hours, to be present upon entry. Covid requirements may
change, so it is recommended to stay informed.

Currency in Guatemala is called Quetzals= 1 GTQ = $0.13 US dollar
Example $5.00 US=39Q / $100.00 = Q 787.55 (rate of exchange changes)
The people will negotiate if you buy a few items from them, they know you are
from the USA so they will try to hold their prices.

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