Conscious Living Retreat & Transformational Learning Center

Experience Green Living - Simple, Relaxed, and Off the Grid

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The Yoga Forest is located in San Marcos la Laguna, in the western highlands of Guatemala

Enjoy the peace and tranquility of mountains looking out over Lake Atitlán towards volcanoes San Pedro, Toliman and Atitlán. ReTreat yourself in our tropical food forest and enjoy amazing views, comfortable beds, delicious vegetarian meals, yoga and Permaculture classes and friendly community living.

Create your own reTreat and stay as a guest for a few days to a lunar month or attend one of our Retreats and Workshops. We also offer month long Yoga & Thai Massage Immersions, Permaculture Internships & Design Courses (PDC) and Yoga Teacher Training (YTT) Courses.

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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 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.

Beginning with the New Moon, lunar immersion yogis spend a month immersed in all facets of the four traditional paths of yoga; Raja, Bhakti, Jnana and Karma Yoga. Experience a month of growth and sharing centered around the lunar cycle and in harmony with the Medicine Wheel cycle of the Four Winds.

Yoga Teacher Trainings are offered twice yearly as well as a combined YTT+PDC Yoga Leadership Program for a transformational experience of deep green yoga.

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Permaculture, or Permanent Agriculture, means the conscious design and maintenance of agriculturally productive ecosystems that have the diversity, stability and resilience of natural ecosystems. It is the harmonious integration of landscape and people, providing their food, energy, shelter, and other material and non-material needs in a sustainable way.

Every New & Full Moon we invite Permaculture interns to join us for a month period of growth and learning centered around the phases of the moon.. We hope to simplify our lives by planning our daily tasks, workshops and classes around a lunar schedule thereby creating a holistic learning experience and environment at The Yoga Forest.

We offer two yearly Permaculture Design Certificate Courses  (PDC) courses, a 2 week intensive and a 5 week internship program.

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