Find your Self in the Forest

The Yoga Forest is a sacred sanctuary with ancient Mayan altars and natural springs that have been protected as a Natural Reserve in order to honor the land and the heritage of its people.

Connect to Mother Earth and create space for transformation and self healing. Enjoy daily yoga and meditation in beautiful natural Temples, as well as regular Kirtan & Song Ceremony, Ecstatic Dance and Sound Healing. 

Unwind and restore with our Wellness Packages and cleanse & detox in the forest sauna. You can climb our unique cliffs, swim and paddle board in the lake, hike the volcanoes, or just relax in a hammock, all while finding authentic connection within a vibrant community.

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RETREATS

Simple and powerful shamanic programs offered in a safe environment, to work at letting go of our past and manifesting our dreams. Each day will be filled with lessons that contain stories, insights, systems and tools that can be applied to your personal and professional life. Through methods such as meditation, yoga, reiki, healing arts, journaling and sacred plant medicine ceremonies, we will uncover deeper layers of Self and practice the art of living in the present moment.

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RYT200 & RYT300 Yoga teacher training

Within each of us lies a guru, a wise one who knows the truth behind each of our thoughts, words, and actions, an ancient soul that sees through to the essence of all things. Through our RYT200 & RYT300 Yoga Teacher Trainings we will help reveal the voice of this wise one, giving you the tools and language you need to share the spiritual practice of yoga and empowering you to trust in the channel of truth you carry.

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SOUND HEALING

Empower yourself, feed your soul and step into the path of your highest Self. Explore a fusion of the practice and philosophy of the mystical traditions of Nada Yoga, Mantra, Bhakti Yoga and Sound Healing. Learn how to journey into a deep meditative inquiry on the Source of all Sound and find many tools to assist in shifting frequencies, healing emotional and psychological scars and opening parts of the heart and mind that you never knew existed.

Enjoy the peace and tranquility of mountains looking out over Lake Atitlán towards volcanoes San Pedro, Toliman and Atitlán. Offering a unique retreat space within a tropical forest with amazing views, comfortable beds, delicious vegetarian meals,  daily yoga and meditation and friendly community living. Specializing in Yoga Teacher Training programs with Kula Collective, Transformational Retreat offerings with renowned international facilitators, Permaculture courses and Sound Trainings.


Daily Drop in Community Yoga Classes - 7am & 4pm

The Yoga Forest incorporates a balance of teaching, discussion and practice of traditional and modern yoga styles and infuses a shamanic connection to the Earth and her cycles. As yoga is fundamentally an experiential, inner inquiry, students and guests are encouraged both to be aware of checkpoints, and to explore how the practice feels and manifests in their body during any given yoga experience. 

All levels are welcome, always!

 

Personal & Group Retreats

Experience the magic of the Forest and reconnect to Self

Our Mission - Deep Green Yoga

The Yoga Forest shares conscious living in community as a spiritual practice, offering a unique retreat space for learning and personal growth. We live, work & play harmoniously in nature, creating inclusive abundance and a safe space for personal transformation and authentic self expression. Through intercultural relationships of respect, we weave together local and global visions that inspire positive social and ecological impacts in the world. 

Why? 

Founded as a conscious living experiment, through a desire for living simply, greenly and in communion with everything surrounding us, the Forest life is a a practice of Deep Green Yoga.

In yoga, we clear the body and mind making space for wisdom and deeper understanding to flow freely and openly through us. By creating this space, we allow ourselves to experience our fullness and connection to everything around us. Deep Green Yoga expands this concept by observing the natural systems around us and working with nature so that the inherent wisdom of the entire eco system can fully flow, creating an open and thriving container for life and all expression.

Conscious Living

Simple, Relaxed, and Off the Grid

The Yoga Forest is a young dynamic earth-based spirit community, which officially opened in November 2013 with an inaugural PDC course. We are always evolving social, ecological and economic structures and recognize that this journey will be ever unfolding. Together, with the help of volunteers, staff and an amazing crew of local Mayans, many beautiful things have been created here and there is still much to be done. We love to connect with mutually supportive souls and to expand the evolution of humanity toward a communitarian way of life, a way of life that harmonizes nature with spirit. If your interested in joining us to co-create this magical place, check out our Work Trade Opportunities.

The Yoga Forest has been built using various natural and traditional building methods. We use solar energy for simple electricity and hot water, natural grey water filtering systems for our kitchen and outdoor shower. We cook outdoors with a beautiful rocket stove and barrel oven installation using coppiced woods from the property. We blend our beans and smoothies using a bicycle blender with much joy. We try our best to produce as little waste as possible and continue to explore new endeavors to create a more sustainable community.


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Deep Green Yoga

Yoga and Permaculture both ask you to be observant, thereby developing a greater awareness of your effect on the world around you. Taking mindful actions in caring for the mind, body, and environment, we create a deep connection with the earth. Permaculture looks to nature as a model for creating a more sustainable culture. It assumes that by observing natural patterns, making conscious decisions, and managing resources well, we can live harmoniously and productively, with less work and less waste.

The Yoga Forest aims to help grow and inspire deep green yogis and yoginis – people dedicated to viewing the environment and their relationship to it in a sustainable manner. We are dedicated to growing our food organically and understanding the organic nature of our relationships to our food, our environment and the people within it. We hope to inspire and connect you to a seed to plate philosophy, and help give you practical skills and resources in order to move towards greater sustainability.

 


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