New Years REtreat


Join us for an all inclusive 7-day / 6-night retreat to reinvigorate personal practices and kindle your inner fire in the New Year.

January 12-19, 2024


New Years REtreat


Join us for an all inclusive 7-day / 6-night retreat to reinvigorate personal practices and kindle your inner fire in the New Year.

January 12-19, 2024


What might happen if you created the space?

Slowing all the way down in a one-of-a-kind, earth-conscious jungle village on the side of a mountain, complete with stunning vistas, fresh local food, sauna, hammocks, meandering paths and healing jungle vibes.

- Connecting with a community that shares your values in a safe container geared towards transformation

- Disrupting patterns, gaining fresh insight and experiencing authentic connection through powerful modalities and techniques in a sealed and intimate container.

- Steeping yourself in sacred space, partaking in shamanic ceremonies and learning how to wield the transformative power of ritual and ceremony in your everyday life

- Watching the sun set over Lake Atitlan’s sacred waters, bowing beneath mystical volcanoes and ensconcing yourself in Pachamama’s lush, jungle landscapes

- Cooking with a local, participating in a Mayan fire ceremony and diving deep into the soul of Lake Atitlan

RITUAL & community

Join us in the Guatemalan forest to reconnect with yourself, your practices and healthy community. Allowing your full self to emerge in the New Year. This experience has been designed for you to experience the place where ritual and community meet. A place where we are truly seen by others walking their journey, in connection with something greater.

Here, in that sacred stillness and grounding, we can quiet our minds enough to listen to what wants to come through us.

To tune into what wants to emerge.

Where will we be staying?

San Marcos, Lake Atitlán

The retreat space is tucked away in a tropical forest with amazing views looking out over Lake Atitlán towards volcanoes San Pedro, Toliman and Atitlán. The lake was formed approximately 84,000 years ago as a result of a volcanic eruption and remains a powerful reminder of the awe inspiring mystery of pachamama.


What to expect

Shamanic Cacao Ceremony

Mayan Fire Ceremony
Personal Mayan astrology reading with a local shaman & wisdom keeper
Somatic Release Breathwork

Temezcal (Mayan sauna)

Yoga & Meditation

Ecstatic Dance

All meals from local, fresh, whole foods (Vegan/Vegetarian)

Guided Embodiment Practices

Sound Healing


Join us for a 7-day/6-night lodging at an earth-conscious retreat center in the jungle


Sunrise hike with a geologist guide. Please add this option to your cart to reserve your spot.


January 12 - 19, 2024

All-Inclusive Retreat

3 meals per day, lodging, facilitated workshops/group activities and full access to the retreat center.

(Transportation is not included)

$2,300 - $2,850

*15% discount off the above rates if you choose

to share a bed as a couple or with a friend*


Alasdair Plambeck


Alasdair is a wilderness guide, a certified holographic sound practitioner, a Cacao & Kambo practitioner, a student of Amazonian shamanism and a husband. He co-hosts the FAR OUT podcast and has walked in mountain wildernesses all over the world. He co-founded Wild Within with Kelly to share his deep love for all things wild and to be of service to the healing of ourselves, our communities and our planet. 

Kelly Ann Margerum


Kelly is a Doctor of Physical Therapy, yoga teacher, community facilitator and Somatic Breathwork facilitator. Her path continues to be a journey of merging a background in western medicine alongside her wanderlust and desire to know herself in this world. She created Wild Within alongside Alasdair as a meeting place for other adventurers, leaders and seekers that share a desire for self understanding and connection.

Julie-Roxane Krikorian


Julie-Roxane is a French born medicine woman, chef, spiritual midwife and ceremonialist focused on supporting thriving Life. She works with Mindful Nourishment, Sound Healing, Kambo & Cacao as well as other Plant Medicines and currently serves as a retreat facilitator, private chef, community organizer and mentor & guide. After traveling the world for years, she now lives in the Pacific Northwest with her husband Alasdair, where she finds joy in the slowness and sweetness of Life.

Lou Redmond


Lou is a personal coach, author, and facilitator. Since 2014 he has dedicated his life to learning tools of personal transformation and guiding others along their path. He is a trained life coach with Co-Active Coaching, and has trained in emotional leadership with EVRYMAN. He is also a Somatic Breathwork facilitator.


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