Women's Sacred Expression Retreat - Lake Atitlan, Guatemala

  • The Yoga Forest The Yoga Forest
  • Lake Atitlan, Guatemala
  • Jul 7, 2017 - Jul 16, 2017 (10 days)
  • $1245 (early bird)

Find yourself in a magical setting in the forest.  Watch the sun rise over the volcanoes. Practice meditation & yoga in an open-air shala with breathtaking views of Lake Atitlan. Gather for intimate and honest expression and sharing with brave and beautiful women in sacred circle. Indulge in delicious vegetarian meals. Join night ceremony by candlelight. Fall asleep to the natural rhythms and sounds of the forest.

Retreat Highlights:

Surreal and inspiring location with panoramic views
Daily meditation and yoga practice
Daily self-exploratory prompted writing sessions
Evening sacred ceremonies (eg. movement, fire)
Scenic outdoor thatch-roofed yoga shala and writing space
Three delicious vegan, organic vegetarian meals / day
Mayan sauna
Breaks for swimming, hiking, kayaking, therapies, visiting villages, and more
Nine nights stay in shared, beautiful eco-friendly cabanas
Maximum of 12 participants

Meditation, yoga, and our intimate sacred circle for writing will be women only and privately held. Meals will be shared with other guests, women or men (the retreat center holds 20-30 guests, including our group).

A Sacred Women's Journey:

Imagine a week of inspiring landscape, higher perspectives, and beauty all around. We'll take a creative and spiritual journey through meditation, yoga & self-exploratory writing and more at The Yoga Forest in San Marcos La Laguna, Guatemala. We invite you to pause and exhale, take an honest and creative journey inside, and connect with your inner voice.  Created for all women who want to reveal their own truths, connect to their intuition, re-ignite 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. 

 This retreat is not about ‘writing’ as a subject or art form. Every woman has a voice in her own life – we are gathering together to raise it up and own our self-expression. The Women’s Sacred Expression Retreat was listed #2 among ’31 Incredible Writing Retreats to Attend in 2017′ by The Write Life.


A Surreal Location:

In the rural highlands of Guatemala, The Yoga Forest perches high in the jungle overlooking Lake Atitlan and three majestic volcanoes. A stunning location hidden away in the valley behind San Marcos La Laguna, The Yoga Forest offers beautiful shared cabins with comfortable beds, panoramic views, delicious vegetarian meals, yoga, and Mayan sauna in dream surroundings. Inspired by the creative union of yogic and permaculture principles, this location provides an eco-friendly living experience in harmony with nature for the adventurous of heart.


Sample Daily Flow: 

Guests may arrive to The Yoga Forest on Thursday, July 7th (check in is 3pm) to relax and settle in.

We'll open our circle in the evening.

Our daily flow will begin on Friday, July 8th. Thereafter, our days will generally be structured in the following way, creating space for a couple of long breaks during the week to relax, hike, swim, or explore the village(s). We'll hold sacred evening ceremonies and gather around fire.   

6.30am-7am: Meditation

7am-8.30am: Holistic hatha flow / vinyasa flow

8:30am-9:30am: Delicious breakfast

10am-12.30pm Spontaneous writing exercises / discussion

12.30pm-1:30pm: Delicious lunch

3.00pm-6.00pm: Spontaneous writing exercises / discussion

6:30pm-7:30pm: Delicious dinner

7:45pm: Sauna, circle, or healing sessions (some evenings)

Delicious meals are vegetarian, and organically grown.

We'll include a couple long breaks during our week to relax, hike, swim, or explore the village(s). 

Accommodation:

Retreat guests will stay in shared cabanas of up to 4 people. Made of bamboo frames, adobe walls, cypress, and thatched palm roofs, each cabana features Guatemala furniture, Mayan fabrics, and Indian textiles. There are no private bathrooms. Showers and compost facilities are outdoors with beautiful views. Cabana living is attuned to the natural electricity-free rhythm of day & night, with solar power only. Private upgrades are available.

What's Included: 

Daily guided meditation & yoga
Daily self-exploratory writing sessions
9 nights accommodation at The Yoga Forest (shared - 4 people)*
Delicious vegetarian breakfast, lunch, & dinner
3 ceremonies to complement our journey
Mayan Sauna

Not included

Flights Transport to & from the retreat
Travel insurance
Extras during your break (e.g. massages and other spa treatments)
Tips for Local Staff


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