You are feeling stuck and unsure about your life and your purpose.

You desire freedom and confidence to go after what you really want.

You are ready to release guilt, anxiety and shame.

You want to feel at ease in your body and in your life.

You are hungry for deeper connections and greater fulfillment.

You are ready to reclaim your power.

You know it's your time to shine.

Photo courtesy of Robin Finney

Photo courtesy of Robin Finney


Awaken to the beauty, truth and divinity within you.

Free yourself from the shoulds and have-to's that are holding you back.

Discover your inherent power to create.

Experience profound freedom, peace and joy. 

Fall in love with yourself and your life.



Wildhearted Retreats are an exploration into creative living and into the deepest desires of your heart. We will use a combination of meditation + dance + journaling + play to uncover and transcend limiting beliefs and release stored energy in the body. We will redefine what it means to live our most creative and celebrated lives.

No special expertise or prior meditation experience is needed to attend.

Just an open heart and a willing spirit.



We will meet daily to meditate, write, talk, dance, laugh, cry, play and create.

We will get still. Really still. And in that stillness you will be able to hear the deepest truths within you. They are there, waiting for your courage to listen and honor them.

We will dance. Madly and with reckless abandon. We will move our bodies through the trauma, the grief, the pain and into exquisite joy and lightness of being. It will be nothing short of Divine.

We will play. We'll let go of looking good and doing it right to experience the childlike wonder of the world around us. It will be delightful and it will infuse you with the pure joy of being alive.

We will see each other and you will meet yourself in a whole new way. Your beauty, your strength, your sensuality and your courage. You will fall in love with the woman in the mirror.

Together we will explore, discover, release and celebrate. You will experience newfound freedom to move and be in the world. You will experience profound peace. You will touch the very center of your true nature which is unconditional love itself and it will change everything. 

You will leave Guatemala with a new family of open-hearted and like-minded souls that have witnessed your journey and held space for your transformation. The connections you will make are priceless.

Photo courtesy of Leslie Boren

Photo courtesy of Leslie Boren


July 21 - 28, 2018

EARLY-BIRD Price until Feb. 1st • $2555

After February 1st, 2018 • $2999


  • The life-changing work we will do together.
  • TWO Coaching Calls (60 min each) - A powerful intention setting call prior to the retreat and one immediately following the retreat to support you in integrating your new tools and insights into your life.
  • Transfer from Guatemala City to Lake Atitlan and back to the airport on departure day.
  •  7 nights double occupancy accommodation at the beautiful Villa Sumaya Eco-Chic Wellness Center. (Single rooms available for an additional $400)
  • 3 healthy and delicious vegetarian meals a day.
  • Sacred Mayan Rituals and Ceremonies.
  • Trip to Guatemala's largest traditional market.
  • An hour treatment at the Harmony Spa.
  • Gratuity for the staff at Villa Sumaya.

Not included: Airfare to/from Guatemala, optional excursions, additional spa treatments, meals eaten outside of Villa Sumaya, alcoholic drinks, souvenirs, trip insurance and internet (available for $20/week but I encourage you to unplug).

A non-refundable deposit of $555 secures your spot.Participants are advised to fly into Guatemala City by 1pm on July 21st and book return flights for later afternoon on July 28th, or the following day. I can provide hotel recommendations for stays in Antigua or near the airport before or after the retreat if you're interested in extending your stay. 

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Ashlie has a great inclusive teaching style. I came to the retreat basically because I am a yes to anything Ashlie does but I got so much more and I was turned upside down. I learned a lot about being still for a minute and listening to your inner voice, which opened up my heart and the possibility to experience exquisite joy. I highly recommend any retreat that Ashlie is a part of, because she will hold a space for you... maybe even one you won’t hold for yourself.
— Treon K.


Our week will include one free day and spaces of down time in which you can enjoy the beauty of Villa Sumaya and explore the surrounding area of Lake Atitlan. Tours and excursions are available for booking through Villa Sumaya but exploring by foot and at your leisure is also an option.


We will meet daily in the beautiful Tara Temple which sits atop our private 6 room Lotus House. There we will enjoy majestic panoramic views of the surrounding volcanoes and the raw beauty of the lake below.

It's in this sacred space that we will meditate, write, explore, cry, release, laugh, dance and connect. 


We will have private access to the Lotus house with six gracefully appointed rooms each equipped with private baths and stone showers and offering stunning lake view balconies or glorious garden patios. Rooms are double occupancy and roommates will be assigned unless specific requests are made or you elect for a single room (add $400).


Lake Atitlan is surrounded by three majestic volcanoes, is the deepest lake in all of Central America and is renowned for being the most beautiful lake in the world. It is one of Guatemala's national treasures. The lake is surrounded by many villages where the Maya culture is still prevalent and traditional dress is worn. 

If you have the time and are interested in extending your stay in Guatemala beyond the completion of the retreat, I am happy to help you make arrangements for accommodation and travel.

REFRESHING — The gain of friendships and camaraderie, along with mixing self discovery, meditation and photography creates the perfect Wildhearted experience.
— Cheryl S.
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I have worked with Ashlie in a number of different ways. She has photographed my dogs, I have worked one-on-one with her as a student and as a participant at a retreat in Marble falls. The retreat, in particular, was an extraordinary experience. She has a talent of making everyone feel included no matter their level of experience. Our group ranged from total novices with only an iPhone camera to a professional photographer and all levels of experience in between. All of us felt very included and never felt like we didn’t belong. The skills I learned and the access to my creativity I gained will have me participate in anything she has to offer. Her teaching style is very gentle and loving. I never felt overwhelmed and always felt I was exactly where I needed to be.
— Anne V.
Photo courtesy of Robin Finney

Photo courtesy of Robin Finney