Patziapa Center in Santiago Atitlan, Guatemala
Patziapa lies on the shores of Lake Atitlan on the skirt of the San Pedro volcano, across from the village of Santiago Atitlan. Away from roads or power lines, and only reachable by boat, Patziapa is an ideal place for rejuvenation and connecting to the elements, Spirit, the ancestors, and our own inner peace. The sacred maloca, or roundhouse, was created with sacred geometry and is an ideal space for teachings and gatherings. There are also remains of a pyramid on this sacred land, and many sacred ceremonies have happened here with elders from many nations across the world, including the ceremonies for the New Era on December 21, 2012. With its eastern-facing slope facing sacred Lake Atitlan and the volcanoes of Atitlan and Toliman, it makes a stunning ceremonial site for welcoming the sunrise.
The land at Patziapa is extremely fertile and has a year-round growing season, making it an ideal place for growing, researching, and teaching about traditional indigenous medicines and foods. It is our goal to preserve and reestablish healthy organic food and medicines, as well as provide natural medicinal products such as tinctures, essential oils, salves, incenses, and teas to local and international communities.
We offer ceremonial retreats at Patziapa several times a year. Patziapa is held by Earth Wisdom Keeper, Mayan Kamal B’ey (Spiritual Guide and Teacher) Tat Erick Gonzalez.
: Tat Erick Gonzalez