Guest Book Testimonials — What our guests say about their time in the Forest.

I love TYF!!! Thanks for everything! Such a beautiful space with an incredible energy to learn about Permaculture and further my yoga practice. You will be missed! Shanti shanti!
— Mickey Myers, Guest
Thank you Hayley and the team for everything. The Yoga Forest is a very special place, made with love and beautifully cared for, it was a real joy to spend a few days here. I will definitely be returning at some point in the future. I really enjoyed the Permaculture talks- very inspiring, and wonderful to have yoga first thing in the morning. All the meals were outstanding, and special thanks to the ladies in the kitchen who work so hard.
All the best and good luck in the future.
— Amy Green, Guest
Feeling so fortunate to have found such a peaceful, unique place to stay the night. The staff are amazing and welcoming and the accommodations couldn’t be better. I absolutely plan on returning in the future. Thanks for everything.
— Vanessa Bindi, Guest
This experience was an amazing ‘first’ for me, but not my last. Nature, yoga, food, friends and yoga made this incredible time to think and grow. All the best to others on their journey.
— Lisa, Guest
I love The Yoga Forest!!! The mountains, the lake, the plants, the animals and the people are all amazing.
This place will surely thrive for eternity.
— Tyler Homen, Guest
This place is incredible. For my first yoga experience, I could not have asked for a more beautiful backdrop, more delicious food, or more friendly people. Will definitely be back, for sure!
— Andrew, Guest
When I first climbed these stairs and reached the top, I fell in love with this place and stayed a month!!
During this time I got so inspired that I’m going to take a piece of this back home and create something similar.
Up here, the world just seems full of love and nice people.
A very honest hug and kiss to you Hayley.
I can’t remember ever feeling so right while traveling.
— Marcus Hanning, Intern
Deep gratitude for allowing me to share and co-create my beautiful experience here.
I was seeking a place to ground myself, learn and connect. All of these aspects came to fruition. I feel connected to the land, the project and all the wonderful people living and passing through. I feel like a divine flower who has set down strong roots but is transplanting herself into the world, yet will return to her nursery bed one day.
— Carolina, Intern
Firstly, what can we say to sum it all up.... the place, the view, the food, the yoga, the company...... WOW!!!
The place really resonated with both of us- truly! For Amanda, being the yogi, nutritionist and more spiritually open it suited her to a T. For me- Mark, even though not so yogi oriented, I still loved being here in such a chilled and relaxed place, open to explore.
We felt so welcomed by all, from Brittany leading the majority of the yoga classes, to the interns, to Jeremy and his Permaculture workshops (BTW we are going to be grafting some serious citrus trees), the lovely ladies who cooked our daily meals, the gents building everything around us, the cats and dogs for mooching around us, and lastly but not least Hayley for welcoming and creating the amazing Yoga Forest.
Awesome to the max!
— Mark & Amanda Jezek, Guests
Muchas gracias. This place you have created is amazing.
— Alexa Schwartzman, Guest
This is a place our souls will come to connect after this lifetime.
I love you all.
— Adina, Intern
I arrived at The Yoga Forest after four days in San Pedro. As I walked up the last stairs, I knew I was going to stay for a while. Today is day NINE, and I’m sad to leave. This place is nurturing, healing and changes your perspective on life and how it all should be.
THANK YOU Hayley for giving this space such a character.
I’ll be back with Daniel.
— Erik Juel, Guest
This is the most beautiful yoga studio I’ve ever had the pleasure to do yoga. Thank you Yoga Forest Family!
— Sergei Kramarenko, Yoga Practitioner
This is definitely a special place. Cherish it.
— Luke Burton, Intern
Far away from home, The Yoga Forest made me feel safe and provided for, a wonderful grounding experience prior to embarking on my yoga teacher training. Such a beautiful dream brought to reality. Much success in your endeavors, many blessings to The Yoga Forest
— Brigitte, Guest
This space and the people who come here are amazing. Time just flies by as you unplug and tune into nature. The Yoga Forest Permaculture experiment is simply stunning and is truly an inspiration. The staff, interns and Hayley create a warm and inviting atmosphere for travelers of all walks of life. I simply cannot wait to return.
— David Lyger, Born to Fly Bossy Retreat Guest
I am ever so grateful for the opportunity to spend my time at your magical Yoga Forest Hayley. I have gained so much by being here and for that, this will always be a special place for me. Love you lots.
— Ian Ruta, Intern
When I walked your trail 4 days ago, I thought I had made a big mistake. Why so much work? I could have stayed in town- my mind went on & on with negatives! You, Yoga Forest turned out to be my greatest teacher. Only through patience and practice do I achieve my cherished gifts. Every step, every rock, every ache and pain in my body taught me that life is not about comfort, security, ease. The challenges will be there for sure!! It show I respond that makes the difference. Thank you Yoga Forest and all your servants- volunteers, kitchen staff, Hayley and all the people who walk and climb your paths today and always.
Yoga Rules!!! Love to all.
— Patty Kartlelner, Guest
My stay at The Yoga Forest has been wonderful and transformative. I will keep the memories of this land, the people and friendships forged close to my heart. I look forward to returning.
Be well.
— Cooper Miley, Guest
Following the flowers to my bliss! What an amazing family of ever-changing people. Thank you Hayley for creating such a beautiful energy and space and allowing me to teach my first yoga class in probably the most beautiful space yet. Love you and can’t wait to see you again down the line.
— Shawnee Wood, Intern
A life changing experience, this will forever be my happy place.
— Ashleigh Peplow Ball, Guest
6am on my last morning- gazing out over Lake Atitlan from a comfy hammock chair, I am filled with gratitude for this dream-like place and my time spent in it. If magic is real, then it dwells in places like this one. The Yoga Forest’s beauty radiates from the plants, the animals and above all, the people that call this home and labor each day to help it run and grow. Thank you to my friends Hayley, Petrona, Noe & Mariana for making our stay so wonderful, and thank you to the interns Duncan, Sara and Sally as well. I hope to return some day but regardless, will hold this time and place in my heart from this point on.
— Olivia Trevino, Born to Fly Bossy Retreat Guest