Our Mission - Deep Green Yoga
The Yoga Forest models conscious living in community as a spiritual practice, offering a unique retreat space for learning and personal growth. We live, work & play harmoniously with 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.
The Yoga Forest was founded as a sustainable living experiment, through a desire for living simply, greenly and in communion with everything surrounding us.
In yoga practice, we clear the body and mind making space for wisdom and deeper understanding to flow freely and openly. In making space, we allow ourselves to experience our fullness and connection to everything around us. Yoga is therefore about cultivating flow through the body and mind and opening up to optimal experience - union.
Moving into Deep Green Yoga, we follow the same principles as we make space for the wisdom of the entire system to fully flow, to become a more open and thriving container for life. Observing the natural environment we work with rather than against the natural order of flow, facilitating the experience of Yoga as deep ecology – by allowing the ecosystem, and ourselves within that system, to demonstrate its own evolution.
At The Yoga Forest, we want to live true to our ideals and honest with ourselves. For us, this means daily yoga, meditation and selfless service (seva or karma yoga) within the community and building a comfortable, peaceful place conducive to growth and sharing. To live in a healthy, balanced, natural manner is a way to make positive change for ourselves and for the ecosystems in which we live.
The Yoga Forest is a young dynamic earth-based spirit community, which officially opened in November 2013 with an inaugural PDC course. We are still in the process of evolving social, ecological and economic structures and recognize that this journey will be ever unfolding. Together, with the help of work stayers, interns, staff and a 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.