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Ashtanga Yoga & Maya Ancient Wisdom Retreat


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You are invited at a magical retreat center overlooking Lake Atitlan, Guatemala for a week of Ashtanga Yoga, communal living and much more. 
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Together and with the guidance of an all-star team of facilitators, we will have the opportunity to explore the full spectrum of the Ashtanga Vinyasa Yoga practice from beginner to advance practice.

In addition to the yoga practice, the week will also emphasize living among community; as we will share meals, daily group council, cacao ceremony and more.

~Location ~
The Yoga Forest is located in San Marcos La Laguna, Sololá, in the western highlands of Guatemala. A small Mayan village, San Marcos has become a Mecca for international travelers
attracted by its beauty, tranquility, and diverse options for spiritual exploration and therapy. 25 minutes venture up into the valley from Lake Atitlán, The Yoga Forest is set back from the town to create a unique retreat space conducive to growth and learning. Enjoy the peace and tranquility of mountains looking out over Lake Atitlán towards volcanoes San Pedro, Toliman, and Atitlán.

~Teachers~
Flora manages a Mysore program in Montreal where she teaches Ashtanga Yoga and deligthfully holds space for her students' transformations.
She has been trained in Rishikesh India, where she discovered the traditional way of teaching. She also got trained with the founder of Wanderlust festival in New York, the Kula Yoga Style. And completed a 3 months Ashtanga training in Montréal. 
She is a specialized event producer (Wanderlust &Daybreaker). She is currently writing her first book: High On Life - The modern path of a truth seeker. 
Flora has been given a golden smile, a playful soul and a deep sense of comedy.

Each Maya Ceremony would be hosted by a skilled wise local.

~Food~
You will have 3 gourmet vegetarian meals daily during the retreat.

~ Interacting with Local Culture ~
At various points throughout the week, we will be joined by various people from the surrounding villages for a diversity of experiences: opening & Cacao Ceremony, sound healing and more. We will also branch out from our intimate group setting into the wider community of San Marcos, which is at walking distance from the retreat center. Adventuring to off-site locations where we will have the opportunity to interact with the local culture and have fun with the vibrant international community located on the shores of Lake Atitlán. 

~ About the Retreat Center ~
We are honored to be hosted by The Yoga Forest center retreat: a conscious living, perma culture and transformational learning
center. The center offers a unique retreat space within a tropical food forest with amazing views, comfortable beds, delicious vegetarian meals, daily yoga and meditation, and friendly community living. The space is nestled atop of a traditional Mayan village of San Marcos La Laguna overlooking the majestic Lake Atitlán. 

~What's included~
- 2 Mysore Program Ashtanga Yoga daily for beginner to advance
- 2 ceremonies (Mayan Cacao & Sound)
- 3 gourmet vegetarian meals daily
- 7 nights’ accommodation

~Things to do (optional)~
- Mountain/ Volcano Hike
- Lake swimming/ boat trip
- Massage/ Sauna
- Satsang / Ecstatic dance
- Healing sacred plant medicine
- Visit Atitlan Organics Permaculture
- Horseback Riding

~Price~
Option 1 Cabaña Lakshmi 780 USD
Room: Shared double room
Nr persons: 4
Option 2 Mini Circus Tent Accomodation 850 USD
Room: Single room
Nr persons: 1
Option 3 Shiva Loft -Queen Bed 955 USD
Nr persons: 1
Room: Single room
Option 4 Lakshmi Wellness - Queen Bed 955 USD
Nr persons: 1
Room: Single room
Option 5 Ganesh Loft - King Bed or Twin Bed 1,910 USD
Room: Double room
Nr persons: 2

~Booking~
Please send an email to Flora at communityashtanga@gmail.com for more info and to secure your spot.
Cancellation Policy
● A reservation requires a deposit of 100% of the total price.
● The deposit is non-refundable, if the booking is cancelled.

~How to get there~
Fly to Guatemala City, La Aurora.
From the airport get to Antigua at least a day early and stay the night. Antigua is the tourist hub of the country and nearly all transportation runs through here. There are
shuttles every hour from the airport to Antigua (100 GTQ, 45 minutes - 1.5 hours depending on traffic).
From Antigua, get an 8 a.m. or 9 a.m. collective shuttle (or 9 - 10 a.m. private shuttle) direct to San Marcos La Laguna (100 GTQ), 3.5 - 4.5 hours depending on traffic, roads, and weather).

i.e. from Montreal to Guatemala City, La Aurora with Aero Mexico: 696 CAD
Departure Thursday March 29 11.10pm => Arrival 10.20am on Friday 30
Departure Sunday April 8th 10.20am => Arrival 9.45pm MTL