Elemental Embrace Retreat

  • The Yoga Forest The Yoga Forest
  • San Marcos la Laguna, Solola, Guatemala
  • Feb 26 - Mar 2, 2019 (5 days)
  • Group Retreats: Shared Cabañas - Rama, Sita & Lakshmi - $200.00 Group Retreats: Private Yogi Rooms - $300.00 Group Retreats: Private Forest Cabins - $300.00 Group Retreats: Private Ganesh Loft - $300.00

About us

In the Yoga Forest of Lake Atitlán, Guatemala, take a conscious ride through a natural cycle and learn about the Mayan medicine wheel. Grow roots into the earth, sprout forth into the sunlight, breathe the fresh mountain air, and transform yourself in the depths of healing water.

This five day immersion into the natural elements will revive your spirit and restore your light!

Each day of the retreat is dedicated to the exploration of an element: earth, fire, air or water. Through meditation, yoga, exploration and immersion, we will open to the wisdom, power, and healing properties of the elements. Participants will leave with an understanding of how to work with the elements to consciously move through challenges on their paths to awakening.

Retreat is all-inclusive. Packages include 3 delicious vegetarian meals per day, starting with dinner on Tuesday, February 26th, and ending with breakfast on Saturday, March 2nd. Guests will enjoy unlimited access to the yoga shala, sauna and natural plunge pool. Retreat includes one meditation session, one yoga session, and one group activity per full day.

early bird shared suite: $895

early bird private room: $995

shared suite after Jan 1, ’19: $1050

private room after Jan 1, ’19: $1150

Please note that Guatemalan tax of 12% will be added to your total payment. A 5% gratuity for retreat staff is recommended, and can be donated after the retreat.

Please factor in 12% tax and send payment via Venmo to @Faith-Macauley, or send check. Paypal is only for international payments!

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)

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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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