Personal Retreats

  • The Yoga Forest The Yoga Forest
  • San Marcos La Laguna, Solola, Guatemala
  • Ongoing
  • Bring Your Own Tent - $40.00 Shared Cabañas: Rama, Sita & Lakshmi - $60.00 Private Yogi Rooms: Radha, Krishna, Lakshmi Wellness - $75.00 Private Forest Cabins - $80.00 Private Superior Room: Ganesh Loft - $90.00

About us

Looking to disconnect and reconnect to your Self? Our Personal Retreats offer various accommodation options and offerings for you to dive into your own personal retreat experience. Enjoy off the grid living in a small community environment while taking the time to replenish and reconnect to yourself. Choose if you wish to keep it simple and enjoy the relaxing Daily Schedule, or dive deeper into Wellness by choosing the wellness services that resonate for you to create you own unique retreat experience, a la carte style!

Personal Retreats are the simple Yoga Forest experience offering plenty of time to be in nature, journal, read, relax in a hammock!

Each day follows The Yoga Forest Daily Schedule for morning meditation, followed by an all levels yoga class. After yoga, enjoy a delicious buffet breakfast and then relax and unwind until lunch.

Restore yourself with a gentle afternoon yin/restorative yoga class before dusk falls and dinner. All meals and classes are open to the community for you to enjoy connection with similar souls.


6.30-7.00am          Meditation

7.00-8.30am          Hatha / Vinyasa Yoga Class

8.30-9.30am          Breakfast

12.30-1.30pm         Lunch

4.00-5.30pm          Restorative/ Yin Yoga Class

6.00-7.00pm          Dinner

All Personal Retreats Include:

Comfortable accommodations, of your choice (dependent on availability)

3 daily, consciously prepared vegetarian meals (also vegan friendly, dietary needs can easily be accommodated)

Access to daily Community Meditation class

Access to daily Community Yoga classes

Bonus inclusions for Personal Retreaters, when running:

Community Sauna

Community Kirtan & Song Ceremony (on donation for the Forest Family Foundation)

Please note, some offerings such as Aerial Yoga, Sound Ceremony, Cacao Ceremony, Group Breath Work etc may be available and offered upon request for a minimum requirement of participants at an additional cost. Please enquire with our Wellness Staff on site to know what extra special experiences might be possible during your stay.


Staying more than a week? Enjoy our weekly rate & hop on over to this page to Book Now.

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: (contact info blocked)

Thank you!

We're glad you've joined our retreat community. See you around :)

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Why Retreat?

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

After participating in more yoga classes and events this year than in my entire life, I am yearning for the opportunity to attend a professional retreat. The opportunity to grow my practice, learn from talented students and teachers, and immerse myself in this gorgeous Red Feather Lakes sanctuary is the dream of a lifetime! Sara

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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