Composting the Ego – Sustainable Building & Meditation – Guatemala

  • Living in the Self Living in the Self
  • Mar 26 - Apr 2, 2018 (8 days)
  • CAD $890.00 - DORM (Eight private beds, shared bathroom) CAD $990.00 - SHARED ROOM (Two beds, shared bathroom)

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Composting the Ego! 7-Day Sustainable Building & Meditation Retreat – Guatemala.

Each morning will begin with quietude and introspection in ‘formal’ practice, and will then translate into the afternoons, grounding into meditative and mindful hands-on building. This maintaining of awareness in all of daily life is at the very heart and intention of Yoga. During this time you will deepen into self-inquiry meditation, enjoy daily classical hatha yoga sessions, and you will be given the applied tools and knowledge of sustainable building, learning to build both a Solar-Powered Shower and a Composting Toilet. In the spirit of conscious living, which is foundational in Yoga & Sustainable Building, all materials will be locally sourced, yet the concepts will be easily translatable to any chosen environment. Kristof & Severin both bring their years of global experience in these fields and their heartfelt commitment to sharing with others.

The Hermitage, as a practitioners retreat center, offers the perfect environment for the retreat, both with its awe-inspiring landscape and its intention to support those who are giving themselves to reflection and devoted practice. The healing waters of Lago Atitlan are nearby and the whole food meals sourced from their own gardens only contribute further to the nourishment received here. It is a truly welcomed respite.

Daily Schedule:

6:00 – Meditation

7:00 – Yoga

8:30 – Breakfast

9:15 – Building

12:30 – Lunch14:30 – Building

16:00 – Meditation

18:00 – Dinner

18:45 – Q&A, Integration, Videos, etc.


  • Daily Meditation
  • Daily Hatha Yoga
  • Daily Lectures on different spiritual topics
  • Daily guidance and advice about integration into daily life
  • Meditation Techniques from different traditions to deepen practice
  • Three delicious vegetarian meals per day
  • Accommodation in either the dormitory, private room or private cabin
  • Access to beautiful permaculture gardens, private beach and dock for practice



DORM (Eight private beds, shared bathroom) – $890

SHARED ROOM (Two beds, shared bathroom) – $990

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Composting the Ego – Sustainable Building & Meditation – Guatemala

at Living in the Self

  • Mar 26, 2018 - Apr 2, 2018 (8 days)


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Why Retreat?

We asked people why they go on retreat, here's what they said:

I teach yoga part time and am a mom of two toddlers full time. I love my life, but goodness do I need a break. My husband and I have been putting off our wedding ceremony for 4 years because life has gotten in the way. We haven't had a single night alone since our family has grown. I wouldn't change a thing about our lives now, but it would be so wonderful to remember what it's like to 'just be us.' Antrim

Retreat Guru's Vision

We believe human beings are innately wise, strong and kind. This wisdom, although not always experienced, is always present. Going on retreat is a beautiful way to reconnect to our basic sanity and health. Our aspiration at Retreat Guru is to inspire people to experience authentic retreats and reconnect with their innate wisdom, strength and kindness.

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