Guatemala

Land & Spirit

A 10-Day Adventure For Adults

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Duration
10 Days
Description

Delve into traditional spiritual Mayan traditions: look through the lens of Mayan medicine, arts and relationship to land; learn Mayan weaving and basic language; examine how Western models of development have impacted this region and people.

Dates

Oct 25 - Nov 4, 2018


Suggested Ages

Adult Participants

Number of Participants

8-12


Availability

open

Begins In

45 Weeks

Tuition

$3,495


Estimated Flight Cost

$1,200

Tikal

coban

todos santos

Santiago Atitlan

Program Overview


Guatemala is a land with a history that reaches back to times well before recorded history.  More than a country, Guatemala is a collection of peoples who range from the highland Mayan peoples in the mountains to the descendants of African slaves on the Caribbean coast to the families of Spanish origin whose ancestors came seeking fortune. All of these people have distinct histories and cultures which have melded into the broader culture of this majority indigenous nation.  Guatemala is a place where tradition runs deep and often comes into conflict with Western ideas of development and progress.

Guatemala offers us an opportunity to question our ideas about imperialism, indigenous identity and the value of tradition.

We offer a glimpse into the deep past, present and future of this continent through the lens of traditional mayan medicine, arts and relationship to land. We invite you to enter into a new way of thinking and viewing the world.  It’s an opportunity to connect with people and communities who maintain traditional ways of life while constantly adapting to the modern world. Guatemala is a land of profound beauty and deep contrast.