Rising Strong™ Guatemala Workshop led by Michelle Gannon, Ph.D. and Beth Jaeger-Skigen, LCSW will be held at Penthouse Luxury Events in Cayalá City, Guatemala on Saturday, May 25, 2019 and Sunday, May 26, 2019 (Memorial Day Weekend) from 9:00 am – 5:00 pm.

Cayalá City is a beautiful area in Guatemala City with Spanish architecture that offers lovely housing areas, parks, recreational activities, restaurants, and stores, all under a modern safe environment within Guatemala City.

Rising Strong™ Guatemala will be led in English with the option of English-Spanish Translation. Workbooks will be offered in both English and Spanish.

For details, pricing and registration, please email Licda. Eileen Menegazzo and Karen Menegazzo at RisingStrongGuatemala@gmail.com


Ciudad Cayalá

Rising Strong™ Guatemala Workshop Location

Located inside Cayalá City, Penthouse Luxury Events is the ideal spot for a weekend of inner growth and learning positive, proactive tools and strategies to live a more fulfilling, wholehearted and empowered life.


Hotel Accommodations

Conveniently located inside Cayalá, AC Hotel Marriot is an excellent option for lodging. Ranging from US $110 a night, this boutique style hotel offers a spectacular view of the city from its terrace, dining and all the facilities for your relaxed stay. It is located within walking distance from the Workshop’s venue and surrounded by various dining options.


What Guatemala has to offer

Guatemala is the Heart of the Mayan World. Alive, magic, mystical and ancestral. Its history goes back for thousands of years, when the Mayan civilization emerged, legacy that lives on today with the traditions and culture of its people.

Its colorful crafts markets and regional costumes, the hospitality of its people, the beauty of its natural landscapes that frame volcanoes, lakes, rivers and mountains, engrave Guatemala in the hearts of those who visit it. Its natural, cultural and historical heritage can be discovered in every corner of the country.


Before or After the Workshop, if you would like to explore Guatemala, we recommend:


Antigua Guatemala

Founded in 1543 as the city of “Santiago de los Caballeros de Guatemala”, it is known as Antigua Guatemala or La Antigua, declared a World Heritage Site by UNESCO on October 26, 1979. Antigua is only 16 miles from Guatemala City and takes about 45 minutes to 1 hour to drive there.

Partially destroyed by the Santa Marta Earthquakes in 1773, it was rebuilt keeping its original beauty. With its temples, churches, hermitages, cobblestone streets and monuments in ruins of notoriously colonial architecture, which preserve their characteristics as if time had stopped, it is currently one of the most visited cities in America, allowing us to imagine the splendor of that distant era intertwined with contemporary activities.

The Mayan World

The Mayan civilization flourished in Petén, north of Guatemala, and it marks Guatemala’s identity with its ruins and archeological vestiges. The Mayans were a culture that continues to impact modern explorers to this day.

In the depths of the rainforest, the summits of mystical Mayan temples stand out. The fusionbetween the historical heritage and the overwhelming nature of the region place it as one of the most important archaeological destinations on the planet.

Tikal, Uaxactún, Ceibal, Aguacateca, Yaxhá, Piedras Negras and El Mirador are just some of the places that show the great archaeological wealth that Guatemala has.


Tikal National Park is one of the most important cities of the classic period of the Mayans and was declared a Cultural Heritage of Humanity by UNESCO. Daily flights or bus rides allow you to enjoy this park.
If you are feeling adventurous, you may want to take a tour to El Mirador, discovered in 1926 but under continuous research by universities and institutions since.

Adventure flights by helicopter take you to this enchanted city, where the “Danta” temple rises with a volume of 2,800,000 m3, one of the largest pyramids in the world.

Lake Atitlán

Lake Atitlán is framed by three spectacular volcanoes: Tolimán, Atitlán and San Pedro.

The main lakeside town is Panajachel and there are also several other picturesque towns with strong indigenous identity, like Santiago Atitlán, San Pedro La Laguna, San Marcos Laguna and Santa Cruz La Laguna, all displaying their own particular colors and patterns in their textiles.


Eileen and Karen are happy to assist you with any questions or travel plans. Please contact them directly at RisingStrongGuatemala@gmail.com