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Join us for 6 days of relaxation and healing in Guatemala, on Lake Atitlan! Lake Atitlan is one of the most beautiful lakes in the world. Created by a volcano over 84,000 years ago, the waters are sacred to the people of Guatemala.
The Yoga Forest, your magical sanctuary for a week, is tucked into the trees high up on the hillside and has beautiful sweeping views of the lake and surrounding volcanoes.
This will be a
week spent exploring the beauty and magic of this special place.
Tacy will be guiding you through thoughtful morning yoga classes to help you reconnect with the wisdom of your body, as well as intentional meditations to allow you tune back into your own divine guidance. She will also be facilitating a group breathwork session and hosting evening Yoga Nidras to help you deeply relax and release.
Rachel will be teaching about optimizing your feminine cycle through nutrition, exercise and healthy daily habits throughout the fluctuating phases of your cycle. She will also be leading you through thoughtful intention setting for the new year during our New Moon Rituals and facilitating group Reiki Energy Healing.
Together they will create a safe and supportive container for you to release what no longer serves you and to make space for what you desire to flow in.
Looking out over Lake Atitlán and its surrounding volcanoes, the Lakshmi cabana has a twin bed waiting for you, with 4 in total. Register individually or with friends!
Enjoy a Geodesic dome overlooking Lake Atitlán, nestled in the forest! This spacious room has a fantastic view of the stars at night. Share one with a friend or join a new one!
Looking out over Lake Atitlán and its surrounding volcanoes, the Rama and Sita cabanas have two queen beds in each- one on the main floor and one in the loft!
With wonderful views of Lake Atitlán and the surrounding volcanoes, private rooms Radha & Krishna are located under our Shakti Shala. Most suitable for yogis and early risers, as meditation often begins early upstairs and the Shala above may be used for personal practice or various workshops during the day.
If you're looking for privacy, the Forest Cabins are perfect for you. With amazing lake and forest views, these cabins feature a small terrace to relax and enjoy the view and can accommodate two people with a queen and single bed/sofa inside, perfect for friends to share.
With magical views of Lake Atitlán, this cabana is the highest accommodation on the property made of cypress wood from sustainable Guatemalan plantations. Located underneath the Lakshmi quad share, this private space has a queen and single bed/sofa inside, a small table and a comfortable terrace with sofa bed and hammock. You may book for yourself or it's the perfect space for sharing with a friend.
Accommodations include outdoor hot showers as well as community compost toilets to get as close to nature as possible in the most sustainable and natural ways. We ask that guests use biodegradable products and to bring minimal plastic products to show love and connection with the land. Rooms do not have electricity, but outlets are available in the main Shala. It is recommended to bring a headlamp or small battery or solar lamp with you for navigating after dark. There is also a co-working space available in the Shanti Shala and internet services are available only in communal spaces for an additional cost of $5 per day, $10 for 3 days, $20 per week.
Prices listed are per person.
Nestled in the lush, forested mountainside, the Writer’s Lake view Cabins offer a refuge of privacy overlooking the treetops. With the perfect large writer’s desk and amazing lake and forest views, this cabin features small terrace to relax and enjoy the view and can accommodate 1-2 people with a queen.
Let us know your room choice and we will send over deposit information via email! Accommodations are first-come, first-served. If you and a friend are both registering for the same room (a cabana or dome) and would like to share a room, please let us know! If you are registering for a shared room and traveling solo, we will pair you with a new friend!
*Deposits are non-refundable
You'll be flying into GUA - Guatemala City. You will want to fly in on January 30th and stay the evening in Antigua. From the airport you can get transportation to Antigua (not included) where you will stay the night (solo or you can arrange in our retreat FB group with other retreaters!) There are shuttles every hour from the airport to Antigua. Lodging is not included this night.
Private shuttles have been arranged for you (included in your retreat cost) for the morning of the 31st to take you directly to San Marcos la Laguna (3.5-4.5hrs depending on traffic) to The Yoga Forest Meeting Point at Circles Cafe.
The shuttle to the Yoga Forest will depart from Hotel Casa Santo Domingo in Antigua at 8 am on the morning of the 31st. You may choose to stay the previous night here or there are several hotels and airbnb's in the area.
You will be escorted up the mountain paths to the Forest- Note that this is about a 20-minute hike.
We have included porters to carry a bag up for you.
We will be awaiting at The Yoga Forest for your arrival!
The retreat will come to a close on Saturday, February 5th and we will be leaving the Forest together after a closing ceremony and brunch. We have arranged shuttles for you directly back to Antigua, to be dropped off at Hotel Casa Santo Domingo. We recommend staying a night in Antigua again and catching a plane out the next day (or stay a couple days and explore the area!).
As of current regulations, a negative COVID test is required prior to boarding both of your flights. More information on testing and details will be sent to you upon registration.