Maya Cosmic Institute with Miguel Angel Vergara

Maya Shamanism Workshop - Element Air December 8 - 14, 2011

The Maya Civilization is considered to be one of the best known great civilizations, rich in history, expansion, and culture. Learn more on this Maya Cosmic Institute sacred travel program.

The Maya were a highly advanced people who were experts in astronomy and mathematics, and who developed extremely accurate calendrical systems and detailed hieroglyphic writing. On this Mayan trip to Antigua and Panajachel, Guatemala, you will discover the sacred wisdom teachings of the Maya. This is a 5-day intensive workshop with Maya Master Teacher Miguel Angel Vergara on the theme of the Element Air and the consciousness of “Ik”, the Wind Spirit. Learn about the symbolism of Air and how Maya teachings are relevant to our lives today. READ MORE

Tour Leader Miguel Angel Vergara

Maya Master Teacher Miguel Angel studied for 17 years with Mayan elder and wisdom keeper, Don Vincente Martin, and teaches seminars in Mexico and abroad on Mayan shamanism, tradition, and culture. 


The Maya

The Maya Civilization is considered to be one of the best known great civilizations, rich in history, culture and expansion. The Maya were a highly advanced people who were experts in astronomy and mathematics, and who developed extremely accurate calendrical systems and detailed hieroglyphic writing.

Chichen Itza in Mexico
Chichen Itza

They formed well established societies with a solid religious and political structure and were also highly skilled farmers and masters in agriculture. The Maya constructed outstanding and elaborate architectural structures which included temples, pyramids, palaces and observatories, all built unfathomably without metal tools. They also created beautifully ornate jewellery, textiles, pottery and fascinating works of art, many of which are now housed in museums across the world, leaving us with tangible testimony of their enigmatic history.

Family life and spirituality were the core of Maya society. Their daily life, activities, rituals and ceremonies were inextricably linked to all things sacred. Their cardinal point directions, colours, plants, and numbers were rich with meaning and significance and closely related to their deities. The Maya had a deep respect for the natural world around them and developed an abundance of knowledge in plant and natural medicine. They acknowledged that spirit was in everything and revered the energies and guardians in their surrounding environment and worked with these spiritual elements throughout their daily life and in sacred rites.


Kalakmul in Mexico

Opposed to popular belief, the Maya never disappeared. During the time of the conquistadores and European settlers, some Maya elders learned to merge their past traditions and knowledge, holding the essence of the ancient Maya teachings to be passed on to us today. Many of their written records were burned and destroyed, however, fortunately much of their knowledge continued to be passed down orally through the generations and is available to us today, if we know where to look.

It is with great pleasure that we invite you to attend the Maya Cosmic Institute, to learn firsthand the sacred wisdom teachings of the Maya. Deepen your awareness, awaken your consciousness, and discover all the hidden secrets and prophecies which will be revealed through these teachings.

Maya Cosmic Institute Mission

Our mission is to share the sacred Maya teachings through the study of their science, art, philosophy, and religion, as it is found in the ceremonies, rituals, mantras, sacred books, pyramids, temples, stelae, pottery, paintings, sculptures and oral traditions that are available to us today. Each one is a unique masterpiece that helps us transcend from the physical/material level and rise to the level of the soul and spirit.

The Maya Cosmic Institute offers courses and programs in the following subjects:

  • Maya Sacred Cosmovision
  • Maya Sacred Philosophy
  • Maya Gods and Goddesses and their Sacred Symbolism
  • Spiritual Understanding of the Maya Sacred Geometry
  • Maya Calendars and their Sacred Symbolism
  • Maya Astronomers and their Astronomy in the Land of Yucatán
  • Chichen Itza: The Male Maya Cosmic Institute
  • Uxmal: The Female Maya Cosmic Institute
  • The Awakening and Re-activation of the Seven Chakras
  • Using the Maya Glyphs and Mantras
  • Sacred Rituals and Ceremonies of the Ancient Maya
  • Maya Prophecies
  • Maya Shamanic Teachings

In our programs we derive our information directly from the source to find the essence of the Maya knowledge once more. Our goal is to share the message of light from the Maya teachers who are guiding us to the sac-be of the stars, linking us with the sun and the moon.

Course Description

Shamanic Initiation of the Element Air

 “The Shaman Acquires the Consciousness of the Wind Spirit”

In this year’s Shamanism Workshop, Miguel Angel Vergara guides you to receive the Consciousness of “Ik”, the Wind Spirit.

 “Ik” is the wind that speaks to us…

 “Ik” is the Sacred Language of the Maya …

 “Ik” is the song of the Quetzal …

 “Ik” is the Spirit that calls you to integrate with the Divine Consciousness of God – Father/Mother, Heart of the Sky and Heart of the Earth.

The Spiritual Purpose of the Workshop is to receive the Shamanic Initiation of the element Air, the Wind Spirit “Ik”, and awaken within you: the Verb, the Breath, the Sacred Word, the Maya Message, and the Conscious Communication.

In this program the Maya Teachers of the Light guide us as we work with the “Four Wind Spirits” of the Universe.   Also, KuKuulKaan, the great Teacher of the Maya Wisdom, the “Precious Serpent”, flies in on the wind to help us discover the deepest secrets of Nature. 

The Wind is the Subtle Energy of Life, he speaks and we need learn to listen to him.  The Wind is the Breath of our planet, of nature, and all the living things.

 “From now on, make each one of your acts of life, a conscious experience.”
Maestro Nazul

Join us in Panajachel, Guatemala, for this year’s Shamanism Workshop.  Each day will be filled with lessons, practices, lectures, meditations, chanting, ceremonies, and adventures. There will be time to share experiences, ask questions, and settle deep into the Maya Sacred Wisdom.


Dec 8: Arrive Guatemala City transfer to Antigua o/n Antigua (with the rest of the group)

Dec. 9: Transfer to Panajachel (workshop) o/n Panajachel

Dec. 10: Panajachel (workshop) o/n Panajachel

Dec 11: Panajachel (workshop/journey) o/n Panajachel

Dec. 12: Panajachel (day four of workshop) o/n Panajachel

Dec. 13: Panajachel (workshop and transfer to Antigua) o/n Antigua

Dec 14: Departure from Guatemala City


We will be using the Hotel Posada de Don Rodrigo in Antigua and Panajachel. 

Maya Cosmic Institute with Miguel Angel Vergara

Program Includes:

  • 6 nights double/shared accommodation
  • Hotel Taxes & Service Charges
  • 5 Breakfasts, Farewell Dinner
  • Miguel Angel’s Teachings 
  • Ceremonies and Meditations with Miguel Angel
  • Ground Transportation
  • Airport/hotel transfers to/from Panajachel (from Guatemala City)
  • Workshop material


Program Does Not Include:

  • Airfare to Guatemala City
  • Meals and drinks not mentioned
  • Gratuities for hotel staff
  • Costs to obtain valid passport
  • Any items of a personal nature such as laundry, and telephone calls. Any item that is not specifically detailed on our Web site.

Tour Price:

    • Double Room: USD $1,688 per person
    • Single Supplement: USD $375
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