Permaculture Design Course
- The Yoga Forest
- Central America, San Marcos La Laguna, Solola, Guatemala
- Apr 6 - 13, 2019 (8 days)
- Group Retreats: Shared Cabañas - Rama, Sita & Lakshmi - $350.00 Group Retreats: Shared Forest Cabin - $350.00 Group Retreats: Private Yogi Rooms - $525.00
About This Event
Permaculture Design Certificate (PDC) Collaboration Courses with Atitlán Organics
2-week Intensive Permaculture Design Certificate (PDC) Course in collaboration with Atitlán Organics. One week in hosted in San Marcos la Laguna at The Yoga Forest, and one week in Tzununá at Atitlán Organics. Led by Permaculture teacher, designer and Atitlán Organics Co-Founder Shad Qudsi and guest teachers.
Studying Permaculture in Central America offers amazing opportunities to learn from indigenous cultures, rich natural patterns, and enormous diversity. Permaculture in Central America is representative of the edge effect or Edge Valuing Principle of Design. As one of the world’s centres of biodiversity, Central America attracts people from all over the world interested in learning through nature. Permaculture practices can be seen in action via the surviving indigenous traditions that are common in Central America.
“Be the change that you wish to see in the world” – Mahatma Gandhi
2 week Intensive PDC Course Cost: $1495 staying in shared accommodation at both sites. Includes certification, three vegetarian meals daily and morning yoga classes during the first week at The Yoga Forest.
See more information at our Permaculture Design Course page with registration links.
Find your Self in the Forest.
Venue HighlightsSan Marcos la Laguna is a small Mayan village on Lake Atitlán in the western highlands of Guatemala. It has become a Mecca for international travelers attracted by its beauty, tranquility and diverse options for spiritual exploration and therapy. Terraced into the side of a cliff, The Yoga Forest is a twenty five minute hike up into the valley from Lake Atitlán, To escape to our lush tropical food forest please travel to us with a backpack, organic soaps, a head torch and a spirit of adventure.
AccommodationsThe Yoga Forest has multiple accommodation options to suit all explorers, from shared cabanas, private rooms, unique yogi lofts, and private forest cabins. All accommodations are beautifully appointed, built using natural building techniques and materials, featuring comfortable beds, warm feather duvets, pillows, and decorated with Peruvian Shipibo fabrics and Guatemalan cushions.
- Tour Assistance
- Yoga Studio
- Gluten Free
- Dairy Free
- Nut Free
Menu/CuisineWe serve local organic produce whenever is possible and prepare our delicious vegetarian meal with love. We can cater to certain dietary restrictions, such as vegan and gluten free. Please advise management of your needs as well as any allergies.
Morning Travel Recommended: Book your flight to arrive in Guatemala City, then take a direct shuttle to Antigua. Please arrange to take an 8-9am collective shuttle (Q100) from Antigua to San Marcos la Laguna in order to get you to town in the morning or very early afternoon. We offer a daily escort service from San Marcos la Laguna to The Yoga Forest promptly at 2PM. Be sure to arrive in San Marcos la Laguna with plenty of time to locate Circles Cafe before the escort service arrives.
We also can arrange a private shuttle to pick you up from Guatemala City Airport to San Marcos La Laguna. Our driver will be waiting at the airport with a sign with your name on it. The ride directly from the GUA to San Marcos is approximately 4 hours.
Please plan your travels accordingly, either spending a night in Antigua to make a morning shuttle, or stay in San Marcos la Laguna a night early. For your safety, LATE ARRIVALS ARE NOT PERMITTED.
For additional details, please see our Getting Here page on our website: (contact info blocked)