INSPIRE: A Holistic Practice Design Retreat

  • The Yoga Forest The Yoga Forest
  • San Marcos la Laguna, Solola, Guatemala
  • Jan 5 - 12, 2019 (8 days)
  • Group Retreats: Shared Cabañas - Rama, Sita & Lakshmi - $1,395.00 Group Retreats: Shared Yogi Rooms - $1,395.00 Group Retreats: Private Forest Cabins - $1,570.00

About us

Create an integrated practice for mind, body and spirit as you deepen your understanding of what a holistic yoga practice includes. Learn how to effectively infuse the Traditional Paths and Ancient Wisdom practices of yoga through a modern application and therapeutic approach. Through designing a Holistic Practice, you are able to receive therapeutic benefits within the physical, mental and energetic bodies. During this retreat, you will discover a more embodied practice, and leave feeling empowered to maintain and/or share an inspired holistic practice to support optimal health and well being.

Each day we will explore different styles of Yoga, learning the tools to incorporate our major themes within asana, and beyond;




INSPIRE your practice! By experiencing wholeness, purna, learn how to best create balance for your own body and mind, and how to use these skills to create magic in yoga for others. Find your authentic expression within our sacred container as we come to celebrate the heart of who we really are.

Other exciting and complementary activities include:

Heart Opening Cacao Ceremony

Devotional Community Kirtan

Creative Expression through Ecstatic Dance

Deep Presence through Sound Healing

Rest & Restore through Yoga Nidra

Cleanse & Purify with Plant Baths and Sauna

Connect to the Elements through Ceremony

And just for you:

Individual Wellness Consultation &

Personal Coaching Session

Not included, but available on site:

Massage, Reiki & other Holistic Therapies

Not included, but available on site:

Massage, Reiki & other Holistic Therapies

This retreat is designed for both practitioners and teachers in order to INSPIRE the love and wisdom of yoga in your practice and/or teaching. Qualifying for 50 hrs of continuing education credit, this retreat is a registered with Yoga Alliance.

Not only for yoga teachers, this retreat is for anyone who shares an interest in cultivating a holistic practice through a deeper understanding of the roots of yoga.



All Inclusive Retreat Activities, Shared Cabaña and Delicious Vegetarian Meals

($150 Upgrade for Private)

Discount Opportunities

$150 OFF Early Bird (ends Oct 5th)

$200 OFF each, Bring a Friend

$100 Referral Reward to you and whoever signs up

Find your Self in the Forest.

Venue Highlights

San 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.


  • Spa
  • Sauna
  • Kitchen
  • Tour Assistance
  • Coffee/Tea
  • Cafe
  • Yoga Studio
  • House-Keeping

Menu Types

  • Vegan
  • Vegetarian
  • Ayurvedic
  • Gluten Free
  • Dairy Free
  • Nut Free


We 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.


The 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.


Travel Tips:

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:

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INSPIRE: A Holistic Practice Design Retreat

at The Yoga Forest

  • Jan 5, 2019 - Jan 12, 2019 (8 days)


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Why Retreat?

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

Reconnecting with myself after a very crazy few months with a new baby! Just having that feeling of being grounded again. But also having an opportunity to connect with new amazing people. Getting exposed and Inspired by new (to me) yoga instructors (and community). Being in the presence of real, authentic and raw emotion (the whole spectrum).. So many reasons! Alyson

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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