Cultivating Connection : Guatemala

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Join Cole Chance and Jen Hilman for an unforgettable getaway deep in the heart of Guatemala.  In Mayan mythology, Lake Atitlan is said to be where the earth was originally charged with life.  The Mayan Garden of Eden! 

We will spend 7 nights at the stunning Mystical Yoga Farm.  It is a self-directed retreat center and spiritual community with a mission of self-sustainability and organic connection with the environment.   This magical venue will provide us the perfect space to unplug from the hustle and bustle of our daily lives and get reconnected to what is most important. 

There will be Thai massage workshops, dynamic and subtle yoga practices, meditation, ecstatic dance, a seva project with the local community, Sacred Cacao Ceremony, Temazcal (Mayan cleansing ritual), organic food, kayaks, juicy group discussions, hiking up San Pedro volcano, and much more goodness to support your well being journey. 

The true meaning of Namaste is "I SEE YOU". During this week in a secluded natural oasis, we will cultivate and rekindle the compassion and perspective to be able to recognize the light in ourselves and others. We are so excited to create, share, and experience this sacred journey with you! 


Mystical Yoga Farm is a living, off-grid, sustainable center.  The entire community and retreat center are sustained by utilizing solar energy, built with natural Earth materials, permaculture farming, vegetarian living, and other natural systems.  During our week at the Farm we will be able to experience first hand the simplicity of living close to Nature, minimizing our foot print in small and large ways, and honoring Her natural systems of balance.  

All of the accommodations are rustic and simple, with wooden frames and tin roofs.  There are four community showers and multiple eco-toilets.  There is limited wifi at the retreat center.  You may purchase some kind of data plan in country, however, we encourage participants to go on "Airplane" mode and give yourself permission to truly let go.  This is not intended to be a "luxury" yoga retreat.  Rather, this is a journey towards SIMPLICITY.  It's a journey going INWARD.  It's about finding what's TRUE - for you.  By letting go of all the non-essentials in our day to day lives, it becomes easier to access your own inner stillness and Self awareness.  

Tags: community connection dance guatemala hiking thai massage vinyasa yoga

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