Kula Solstice Festival
Dec
21
9:30am 9:30am

Kula Solstice Festival

The Kula Collective comes together for this unique full day festival at The Yoga Forest. Come celebrate the winter solstice with your KULA (tribe) and join us for a healing day at The Magical Yoga Forest. 

All day classes and workshops - Kula Creative Flow, Yin Yoga, Kundalini Yoga, Kirtan, Sound Healing, Ecstatic Dance, Cacao Chakana Ceremony, Creativity Workshops, Transformation & Alchemy, Circus and Aerial Silks and more...

 

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 Release & Manifest Retreat - A Shamanic Healing Retreat
Dec
23
to Dec 30

Release & Manifest Retreat - A Shamanic Healing Retreat

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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Loveolution Retreat
Jan
2
to Jan 7

Loveolution Retreat

You are invited to come together to pray, purify, sing, dance and celebrate the blessing of this life! Together we will cast a circle of unconditional love, where all is welcome, where as equals we hold sacred space to fully feel.  Working with the master plant teachers of the jungle and the mountains, we have the opportunity to release layers of illusion that limit us and reclaim our original innocence so that we may embody our divinity, experience, true freedom, true unity, shine in our fullest potential, & step more powerfully onto our path of  service with joy! 

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Therapeutic Thai Massage Retreat with Randi Schiffman
Jan
8
to Jan 19

Therapeutic Thai Massage Retreat with Randi Schiffman

Thai Yoga Massage is a unique and powerful healing art that has been an integral part of Traditional Thai Medicine for thousands of years. Thai Massage blends elements of Acupressure, Yoga, Reflexology, Physiotherapy, Meditation, Energy Healing, Chiropractic and Ayurvedic wisdom.

This 10 day Creative Thai Massage Retreat is infused with Traditional Techniques and Therapeutics along with Creativity. We will come together to share experience, skills and love of this amazing healing art and leave with the skills to offer this practice to others. 

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Release & Manifest Retreat - A Shamanic Healing Retreat
Feb
16
to Feb 23

Release & Manifest Retreat - A Shamanic Healing Retreat

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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Dancing Freedom Facilitator Training
Feb
24
to Mar 19

Dancing Freedom Facilitator Training

Journey deep into the Mayan heartland to the mountains above Lake Atitlan, Guatemala and immerse yourself in 24 days of dance and embodied leadership training. We invite you to dive in, surround yourself  by the elements and remember what it feels like to know yourself as a force of nature.

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Permaculture Design Certificate (PDC) Collaboration Course (Full dates Apr 16-30, 2018)
Apr
16
to Apr 23

Permaculture Design Certificate (PDC) Collaboration Course (Full dates Apr 16-30, 2018)

2-week Intensive Permaculture Design Certificate (PDC) Course in collaboration with Atitlán Organics. One week in San Marcos la Laguna at The Yoga Forest, and one week in Tzununá at Atitlán Organics. Led by the amazing Shad Qudsi of Atitlan Organics with other local and international Permaculture teachers and designers.

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Women's Journey into Sacred Expression
Jul
6
to Jul 15

Women's Journey into Sacred Expression

Join a women’s sacred circle for a creative inner journey with meditation, yoga, self-exploratory writing, and candlelit ceremonies. Together we form an intimate circle for reflecting, releasing, and discovering. Created for all women who want to reveal their own truths, connect to their intuition, stoke their soul voice, feel empowered in their self-expression (whatever form it takes), and be inspired as the courageous storyteller of their own lives...this retreat is a gathering of women in the spirit of reclamation. 

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Sound Ceremony 100hr Training Certification
Jul
15
to Jul 31

Sound Ceremony 100hr Training Certification

S O U N D — B R E A T H — F R E E D O M

From Listening To Presence, From Sound To Silence

In this training you will learn how to journey into a deep meditative inquiry on the Source of all Sound and from there 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! Come traverse the sphere of your consciousness as we create the space for transformation.

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Sing your Soul - Voice Medicine
Aug
5
to Aug 12

Sing your Soul - Voice Medicine

5 day singing retreat immersed in the stunning beauty of Guatemala's Lake Atitlán. Experience the trans-formative power of exploring our creative selves through singing. Using voice development techniques, playful improvisation and focused breath work, we will explore the healing that community singing can bring. Within a safe and encouraging environment , you will develop harmony skills,  learn to bring forth your 'authentic voice' and enter into the sublime state of improvisation that produces the music of the given moment. 

Immersed in the breath taking landscape of Lake Atitlan, you have the chance to disconnect from the outside world and turn your attention instead to the exploration of your unique sound, of the magical connection in group music and the cultivation of your inner song.

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Medicine of Sound Retreat
Aug
6
to Aug 13

Medicine of Sound Retreat

We invite you to join us in a journey to the heart where we will open up, sing, pray and dance as we celebrate the sacred medicine of music, song and sound in this unique 7 day retreat. As we learn to access our own sound, we will together create a safe container to hold each other as we discover the gift of sound moving through us.  Joined by the master plant teachers, we come together in ceremony to create magic connecting with the sound of our ancestors, the music of the plants, the love songs of our souls. 

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Sound Ceremony 100hr Training Certification
Sep
25
to Oct 9

Sound Ceremony 100hr Training Certification

S O U N D — B R E A T H — F R E E D O M

From Listening To Presence, From Sound To Silence

In this training you will learn how to journey into a deep meditative inquiry on the Source of all Sound and from there 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! Come traverse the sphere of your consciousness as we create the space for transformation.

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Women's Journey Into Sacred Expression
Jul
31
to Aug 9

Women's Journey Into Sacred Expression

Join a women’s sacred circle for a creative inner journey with meditation, yoga, self-exploratory writing, and candlelit ceremonies. Together we form an intimate circle for reflecting, releasing, and discovering. Created for all women who want to reveal their own truths, connect to their intuition, stoke their soul voice, feel empowered in their self-expression (whatever form it takes), and be inspired as the courageous storyteller of their own lives...this retreat is a gathering of women in the spirit of reclamation. 

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Women's Journey Into Sacred Expression
Dec
4
to Dec 13

Women's Journey Into Sacred Expression

Join a women’s sacred circle for a creative inner journey with meditation, yoga, self-exploratory writing, and candlelit ceremonies. Together we form an intimate circle for reflecting, releasing, and discovering. Created for all women who want to reveal their own truths, connect to their intuition, stoke their soul voice, feel empowered in their self-expression (whatever form it takes), and be inspired as the courageous storyteller of their own lives...this retreat is a gathering of women in the spirit of reclamation. 

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The Heart of Pachamama Retreat
Sep
25
to Oct 3

The Heart of Pachamama Retreat

Through Kundalini Yoga and Shamanic ceremonies we will join our hearts in unity with the Earth raising our vibration to one of love and compassion helping us to make positive changes in our lives and the lives of others. This 10 day retreat will help us to re-connect with what is truly important in our lives, giving us a new perspective and at the same time encouraging us to use all our wonderful gifts and talents in a way that make our hearts sing. 

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The Alchemy of Living; Yoga, Ayurveda and Peace of Mind
Aug
11
to Aug 18

The Alchemy of Living; Yoga, Ayurveda and Peace of Mind

Imagine you were given a week in which all the layers of yourself- body, mind, emotions and spirit, were nourished and taken care of. A retreat where you were given knowledge and practical tools to carry on back into your daily life.The Alchemy of Living Retreat offers the space to rest, cleanse, and energize on all levels. We are creating for you a rich and tranquil environment for learning, relaxation, and transformation. You will emerge nourished and replenished knowing how to integrate this wisdom into your life

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Off the Grid and Onto the Mat with Divya Elting and Susie Montalvo
Aug
3
to Aug 10

Off the Grid and Onto the Mat with Divya Elting and Susie Montalvo

Unplug from your daily distractions and responsibilities to connect to your highest self; unleash what is holding you back and harness your creative potential.Immerse yourself in an exciting cultural experience through ceremony, adventure, yoga, community living and self-reflection. Ignite your passion for ecological sustainability in a permaculture food forest surrounded by volcanoes in the natural and magical setting of Lake Atitlán, Guatemala.

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Bhakti Botanical Permaculture Immersion
Jun
1
to Jun 29

Bhakti Botanical Permaculture Immersion

This internship is a celebration of the botanical world, and a collaborative exploration of Guatemala's indigenous wild edibles, wild medicinals, plant dyes and plant folklore. Drawing upon the knowledge of the local people and experimenting with plant uses and cultivation, students will study the landscape and go on adventurous botanical forays into the mountains and forest tuning into nature with all of our senses.

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Earth Warriors Immersion (Jedi/Ninja/Fairy Training...!)
May
2
to May 30

Earth Warriors Immersion (Jedi/Ninja/Fairy Training...!)

This month-long immersion of Permaculture, Thai Massage and fantasy adventure is a first-of-its-kind experience. We will be learning how to take care of the Earth while having a great time doing it! Offering 5(ish) hours of Permaculture a day, combining theory classes with in-the-ground practicals. Simultaneously we will be delving into an understanding of the landscape of our bodies through Thai Massage for 2 hours of each day. As above, so below. Caring from our planet begins with ourselves!!!

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Rewild Guatemala Retreat
Apr
14
to Apr 25

Rewild Guatemala Retreat

15 Days of Organic Living & Unfiltered Self Expression

Full retreat dates April 12-26, Dates at Yoga Forest April 14-25.

• Daily Yoga & Meditation • Permaculture Theory & Application • Tantra • Contact & Ecstatic Dance • Acro Yoga • Massage • Breathwork • Ayurveda • Self Exploration • Community Connection • Nature Immersion •  

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Birth into Being with Nily Goldenberg
Mar
26
to Apr 5

Birth into Being with Nily Goldenberg

Birth Into Being is a system of principles and techniques that helps us to deepen our understanding of ourselves and our reality. It opens up to new possibilities and dimensions that we were not able to see before. The full program consists of 20 processes and 18 exercises designed to transform negative experiences from our childhood, youth and adulthood. These techniques are able to alter what is called the limbic imprint, our earliest impressions which were formed during gestation in our mother’s womb, during birth and childhood. The Birth Into Being Method enables us to resolve both conscious and unconscious inner conflicts, granting access to untapped resources and abilities.

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RYT-200 Kula Collective Bhakti Bliss Yoga Teacher Training
Mar
1
to Mar 25

RYT-200 Kula Collective Bhakti Bliss Yoga Teacher Training

Give yourself permission this March to let your heart shine as we dive into our theme: Bhakti Bliss. In this beautiful Yoga we unfurl our voice with devotional singing, chanting and the journey into Nada Yoga (Sacred Sound & Deep Listening). Realize your inner stillness and access the wisdom that resides deep in your heart and soul. 

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Embracing the Mystery; A Sacred Journey in Feminine Wisdom
Feb
17
to Feb 24

Embracing the Mystery; A Sacred Journey in Feminine Wisdom

Join Stacey Vann and Christa Sonnier for an off-grid, eco retreat in the highlands of Guatemala surrounded by a trinity of majestic volcanoes, overlooking the mystical Lake Atitlan.  While here, you can expect to unplug completely from the demands of your daily life and devote yourself to your own healing and self-care. This is an opportunity to take a deep dive into your true soul work.  Awaken, explore and uncover the richness, strength, power and potential resting at your depth.

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Go, Go Guatemala! Yoga Retreat with Sue Horning & Emily Millen
Feb
9
to Feb 16

Go, Go Guatemala! Yoga Retreat with Sue Horning & Emily Millen

Join us for an ‘off-the-grid’ adventure to deepen your yoga practice on and off the mat. Ignite your passion for ecological sustainability on a permaculture farm surrounded by volcanoes in the natural and magical setting of Lake Atitlán, Guatemala. Immerse yourself in a cultural experience through adventure, yoga, study, and self-reflection. Light up your passion for global citizenship on this 8 day adventure in the Year of the Fire Rooster.

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Aviana Aerial Yoga Retreat Teacher Training
Feb
1
to Feb 8

Aviana Aerial Yoga Retreat Teacher Training

Aviana has searched far and wide to connect with a center that embodies all that we cherish close to hearts for mindful, sustainable-living in a collective community center.  We certainly found it in EVERY aspect of The Yoga Forest!  Watch the sun rise over the volcanoes during meditation. Practice aerial yoga in the colorful fabric adorning the yoga shala with breath-taking views of the Lake Atitlan. Indulge in nourishing vegetarian food to cleanse and realign with nature. Gather for an intimate expression of connectedness through the Sisterhood of the Silks. Fall asleep to the natural rhythms and sounds of the forest. Realign with the innate sacred harmony of your heart to feel fully enveloped in life with the abundance this world has to offer you. It is your time to SHINE! 

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Soul Seed Gathering - A Traveling Gathering of Women
Jan
31
to Feb 5

Soul Seed Gathering - A Traveling Gathering of Women

Each Soul Seed Gathering Chapter is a meeting space for women around the world - festival of celebration - immersive retreat of healing - idea forum for positive change - education portal. We are documenting the world of women, the story of the Medicine Woman and the ground-breaking ideas for the future. Every ticket purchased and every donation made, will help build our community, support local grass-root initiatives, share education open-source online and make you a sponsor of the feature-length documentary film with your name in the credits.

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Creative Thai Massage Retreat
Jan
16
to Jan 30

Creative Thai Massage Retreat

Thai Yoga Massage is a unique and powerful healing art that has been an integral part of traditional Thai medicine for thousands of years. Thai massage blends elements of acupressure, Yoga, reflexology, physiotherapy, meditation, energy healing, chiropractic practices and Ayurvedic wisdom.

 

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Kambo Cambia Retreat - Intensive Kambo Cleanse
Sep
11
to Sep 17

Kambo Cambia Retreat - Intensive Kambo Cleanse

Find your place, heal your relations and discover your destiny. Facilitators Nadir Cortiana and Tanja Lucey utilize ancient medicinal practices combined with modern therapeutic tools for deep, profound and personal healing. This is an all-inclusive retreat, however space is limited. Yoga Forest, San Marcos la Laguna, Lake Atitlán. Kambo Cambia Retreat offers a life changing experiences that enable profound and personal healing through the use of an ancient medicinal treatments combined with modern therapeutic tools. The Yoga Forest, with breathtaking views of Lake Atitlan, is a unique retreat space for learning and personal growth. 

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Thai Massage Immersion May
May
6
to Jun 4

Thai Massage Immersion May

A full lunar month of classes and practice in the beautiful Yoga Forest, the immersion will focus on the teaching of Thai massage as a way of life and during this time you will live this magical lifestyle.... exploring, feeling, opening, dancing, chanting, stretching, and harmonizing oneself living within nature and in community.

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Medicinal Plants Course
Apr
18
to Apr 21

Medicinal Plants Course

In this Medicinal Plant Course led by Marcus Veysey there are 20 hours of theory and practical work covering topics from gardening practices and remedy making to meditation with plants and Flower Essences. With more and more people in the world wanting to reconnect with something more natural, this course offers an holistic view towards Healing and a fresh perspective to working with medicinal plants that Marcus has gained over twenty years experience.

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Medicinal Plant Course
Feb
9
to Feb 12

Medicinal Plant Course

Medicinal plants are everywhere; their gifts are surrounding us all the time. This course is about learning how to recognize and connect; grow and use herbs. It is about remembering a practical knowledge of down-to-earth ways of using plants, but also to introduce what may be a new way of perceiving the whole healing process. In this Medicinal Plant Course led by Marcus Veysey there are 20 hours of theory and practical work covering topics from gardening practices and remedy making to meditation with plants and Flower Essences. 

 

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Thai Massage Immersion February
Feb
8
to Mar 1

Thai Massage Immersion February

A full three weeks of classes and practice in the beautiful Yoga Forest, the immersion will focus on the teaching of Thai massage as a way of life and during this time you will live this magical lifestyle.... exploring, feeling, opening, dancing, chanting, stretching, and harmonizing oneself living within nature and in community.

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Creative Liberation through Yoga
Jan
3
to Jan 8

Creative Liberation through Yoga

Join us for a unique 5 day retreat dedicated to awakening your creative essence! Born as creative beings, our impulses are over time cut short by societal and familial restrictions. During this retreat, we will seek to recognize what blocks us to accessing our imagination, and the infinite possibilities it holds.

We will then use yoga asana, plant and sweat lodge ceremonies, and various journaling and creativity activities to connect with the true creative nature that already exists within us. Allow yourself the space to delve into that connection and manifest your bliss for this new year!

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RYT-200 Yoga Leadership Program + Permacuture Design Dual Certification
Nov
13
to Dec 20

RYT-200 Yoga Leadership Program + Permacuture Design Dual Certification

“The heart is our garden and along with each action we plant a seed of intention.”

Become an Akhanda Yoga® teacher and get your Permaculture Design Certificate in just 5 weeks. Imagine delving into an intensive 5-week training at a beautiful yoga and Permaculture retreat center in the lush green mountains of Guatemala. Yoga and mindfulness practices can radically improve the lives of individuals and communities. Come journey with us to one of the most beautiful places on earth and learn how yoga translates into everyday life.

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Thai Massage Immersion October
Oct
13
to Nov 11

Thai Massage Immersion October

A full lunar month of classes and practice in the beautiful Yoga Forest, the immersion will focus on the teaching of Thai massage as a way of life and during this time you will live this magical lifestyle.... exploring, feeling, opening, dancing, chanting, stretching, and harmonizing oneself living within nature and in community.

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Thai Massage Immersion July
Jul
16
to Aug 14

Thai Massage Immersion July

A full lunar month of classes and practice in the beautiful Yoga Forest, the immersion will focus on the teaching of Thai massage as a way of life and during this time you will live this magical lifestyle.... exploring, feeling, opening, dancing, chanting, stretching, and harmonizing oneself living within nature and in community.

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Disconnect To Reconnect Yoga Retreat
Jul
6
to Jul 13

Disconnect To Reconnect Yoga Retreat

Join us for a week-long disconnect to reconnect journey to the Yoga Forest of Guatemala on the famous volcanic Lake Atitlan. Zen Den Yoga School Facilitator, Ira Schneider and Valerie Leeds, Invigorate U Certified Bodywork & Energy Therapist and Health Coach will be hosting this retreat.

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Lunar Yoga Immersion June
Jun
16
to Jul 16

Lunar Yoga Immersion June

Beginning with the new moon, we invite yogis/ yoginis to join us for a month of growth and sharing centered around the lunar cycle and in harmony with the Medicine Wheel cycle of the Four Winds. The new moon encourages us to set great intention and manifestation to each cycle. We then move through each of the directions; shedding layers, exploring mental and emotional patterns, embracing the joy and delight of the experience of life, love and community, moving towards greater perception and elevated consciousness.

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A Dance between Hatha Yoga, Meditation and Voice
May
9
to May 10

A Dance between Hatha Yoga, Meditation and Voice

A inspiring proposal to nourishing your body, mind and spirit and dropping naturally into a space of silence and meditation. We will begin inhabiting the body through a gentle Hatha Yoga and continue traveling "inward" through Active Meditations, Voice and Silence. Giving special attention to connect with the inner cave of our heart. Discovering our own voice thought spontaneity and sound exploration. The Osho Active Meditations and others authors start from the body, moves through the heart, to reach the mind and go beyond it.

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Apr
22
2:00pm 2:00pm

Women's Earth Day Gathering

Celebrating Earth Day as we Honor Ix-Chel, the ancient moon and fertility goddess of the Mayans.
She was honored as the weaver of the life cycles, as the patron of female sexuality, the healing arts, weaving, childbirth and destiny. As we Enter into a New Age, we call on Ix Chel to Guide us in Integrating into the Beautiful and Rich Culture of the Mayans. Sharing Art, Knowledge, Wisdom, Tradition, Songs and Medicine.

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