Conscious Living Retreat & Transformational Learning Center

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

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.

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December 23-30, 2015

A simple and powerful shamanic program offered in a safe environment which is naturally conducive to the work of 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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March 1-25, 2016

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 and knows all there is to be known. Through our RYT-200 Yoga Teacher Training 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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Permaculture Design Courses

with Atitlán Organics

April 3-17, 2016

 2-week Intensive 72 hr Permaculture Design Certificate (PDC) Course in collaboration with Atitlán Organics. Amazing local teachers Jeremy Fellows and Shad Qudsi share deep wisdom and connection to the earth. The first week is hosted in San Marcos la Laguna at The Yoga Forest, and the second week in Tzununá at Atitlán Organics. Led by Permaculture teachers and designers Jeremy Fellows and Shad Qudsi.

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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.

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.

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