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Medicine and Sound; Shamanic Healing 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 and experience the authentic nature of our Spirits.  Allowing sacred song, sound healing and powerful Icaros of the jungle to play through us as we learn the magical power of sound and vibration as a path into Self. 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! 

We will be working with the master plant teachers of the jungle and the mountains.  Balancing the divine alchemy of the feminine & the masculine through the teachings of the Grandmothers & Grandfathers. Together we dive deep into the darkness of the womb in our own sacred and supportively held space, then balance with the divine light and clarity of the masculine in a day of community celebration. 

We will journey deep together into the heart of presence where the magic is always alive, guided by practices of :

  • Yin & Shamanic Flow Yoga
  • Breath work & Sounding
  • Ecstatic Dance
  • Mindfulness Meditation
  • Deep Enquiry  
  • Sharing Circles
  • Tantric Partner exercises
  • Deep Earth Connection
  • Sound Healing
  • Sauna & Plant Baths
  • Gratitude Flower Ceremony
  • Sacred Songs & Prayers around the Fire,
  • Water Prayers & Blessings to support the Grandmothers & Grandfathers teachings

Transform with transmissions and songs from the Master Plant teachers, Guided Meditation, Ritual, Breath work, Deep Enquiry Groups & Partner work. Awaken the wisdom and power of your heart as we experience deep connection with others, with all life, and the true meaning of Yoga ~ union with your spirit - the part of you intimately connected to all that is.


Together we reclaim our original innocence, allowing the inner child to come out to play and dance, and our voices to unfurl with song and sound! Celebrate embodying your body temple with pure presence, passion & radiance! Leave feeling lighter, freer, empowered, clearer on your purpose and path.

This retreat is suitable for all ages and levels of experience, all we need is an open heart. We have a team of experienced, loving beings to support in the ceremonies and entire journey. Great care will be taken to ensure that everyone feels prepared for the ceremonies, has support in integration and feels safe and comfortable at all times. Many people are bringing family members, all are welcome!

Our main intention is to hold a safe and nourishing space for a deep transformational journey where everything is welcome and held in unconditional love. Each of us is here to support all individual and collective needs throughout the journey.

Much love, Jayananda, Saraswati & Leticia  






Jayananda is a proclaimed apprentice of the Sacred, uniquely carrying the powerful medicine inherent in all of the worlds wisdom traditions through the ‘joining of Dot and Feather’ from eastern philosophies to indigenous practices and disciplines. Grounded in the teachings of Advaita Vedanta Jaya weaves openly through his life passions of Tantra, Yoga, Shamanism, Music and Sound Healing into a teaching prayerful and poetic.

A multi instrumentalist, he infuses the wisdom of Bhakti and Nada Yoga, devotional Song and deep listening. His Healing Sound carries a strong message for us all as it carries us deep into the space of ceremony of which shines the wonders of the Medicine path and the many healing tools that have been initiated through Jayananda.

A published author of three poetry works Jaya’s words have been celebrated as joyful reminders of the path we walk. Sharing through hearts a special joy of living, through breath and song, Jaya's teachings touch an eternity that is always with us, inspiring us into the realms of the Great Mystery.


Saraswatī Hayley


A devoted yogi, Permaculture activist, and idea alchemist, Saraswati dreamed up The Yoga Forest in early 2009. Her passion for wellness paired with her vision of sustainable living led to the development of this unique retreat center in San Marcos la Laguna on Lake Atitlán, Guatemala. Guiding people from all over the world to devote time to learn and grow in conscious community, she loves to sing, dance and create ceremony in every moment as an expression of the heart, spending time in the forest, contemplating oneness within nature as well spending precious moments with her newborn son Elijah Rumi.

Saraswati's passion for conscious green living and yogic lifestyle practices, led her to years of dedication to yoga and Permaculture practice, and she continues to be fascinated by the similar concepts fundamental to both philosophies. Following a deep connection for nature and the elements she traveled to Peru 4 years ago to complete an advanced yoga training with a focus in shamanic cleansing where she discovered her Kula - a spiritual community of the heart. One of 8 co-founding members of the Kula Collective, Saraswati leads various Yoga Teacher Trainings and retreats at The Yoga Forest and throughout the world with her partner Jaya and her Kula tribe.



US$1100 Shared cabana  (single bed - 4 per cabin)  **US$950 early bird rate  ($150 off)

US$1100 Private room double occupancy (queen bed)   **US$950 early bird rate  ($150 off)

US$1250 Private room single occupancy (queen bed)   **US$1100 early bird rate  ($150 off)

**Early bird rates requires full payment before 5th April 2018


5 nights in shared accommodation, all retreat activities (see above list), Ceremonies, and three vegetarian meals daily

Registration & Information

Please email Saraswati and Jaya at for more information and registration.