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Guatemala October 27 – November 3, 2023


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8 Day Service Vacation

Join us to renew, refresh and to reignite your passion to live on purpose.

Join Dawn Gaden, founder of Mind & Body Counseling & Coaching and
Tobie Spears, founder and director of Be Humanitarian for a week of transformative personal and professional learning in Guatemala.

Participants will engage in self-care practice, group study, service work, and meaningful interactions with as well as the practice of self-care and discovery through personal journal writing, meditation, yoga and group discussion. Three hours of contact time (zoom calls) occur before and after our 8 days together in Ireland.

Mornings in Guatemala will begin with intenSati, meditation, and/or yoga practice. Evenings are dedicated to allow time for us to come together for independent and group study. Day excursions to cultural sites, local markets, and natural wonders are central to our adventure. Participants will also engage with social justice work supporting Be Humanitarian’s nonprofit work at our preschool and nutritional projects, volunteering with kiddos, planting garden towers and supporting our community.

*Price is all inclusive minus airfare, travelers insurance and alcohol.
$199 non refundable deposit – can be transferred.

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If paying a deposit today, additional manual payments can be made in your account.

Full payment must be received prior to September 27th.


Day 1: Upon arriving in Guatemala City (GUA) – you will be welcomed by our private driver and our private bus. We will drive from Guatemala City to Antigua where we will have our first group dinner and enjoy a leisurely night time walking tour of Antigua.

Day 2:  After a good night’s rest and a delicious breakfast we will enjoy a morning walk / hike to the city overlook to appreciate the spectacular views of Vulcan de Fuego, Vulcan de Agua and Vulcan de Acatenango. We will spend the day exploring the ruins and shopping in the fabulous markets. After lunch we will pack our belongings and load our bus leaving Antigua towards the black sand beaches where dinner will be waiting for us when we arrive.

Day 3: After a good night’s rest and a delicious breakfast we will have the day to release baby turtles back into the ocean, enjoy the beautiful black sand beach, wakeboard, surf, kayak or swim in the pools at the beautiful resort.

Day 4: After a delicious breakfast we will load our belongings in our bus and say goodbye to the beach as we travel to Panajachel and Lake Atitlan.

Day 5: After a lovely breakfast we will get to meet our mom’s and preschool kiddos for the first time and enjoy a painting project with them. We will also get the opportunity to read with and play with our kiddos. For lunch we get to support our moms at our Mother’s Market (where we can purchase handmade items and food that they make). After lunch we will volunteer at a local school (K-8th grade school). We will head back to Panajachel for a sunset stroll and delicious Italian dinner.

Day 6: We will spend the day building garden towers in our families homes and making home visits where we could be delivering water filters or installing wood burning stoves. After lunch we will enjoy a traditional Mayan weaving demonstration with local artisans before we drive back to Panajachel.

Day 7: After breakfast we will have a field trip with the kiddos at a local park and play soccer. We will return to our preschool to deliver donations and eat lunch. We will spend the afternoon working on projects at our sewing center.
To commemorate our last night in San Andrés, we will host a Game Night & Pizza Night in San Andrés for our Preschool community where we all get to be together.

Day 8: We will say goodbye to San Andrés and leave for Guatemala City after breakfast. Please plan your flights after 1:00 pm.

*Itinerary is subject to change due to current project needs


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