Surrender to the Mystery Retreat

  • The Yoga Forest The Yoga Forest
  • 1600 meters up the mountain valley, San Marcos la Laguna, Solola, Guatemala
  • Feb 8 - 15, 2020 (8 days)
  • Group Retreats: Shared Cabañas - Rama, Sita & Lakshmi - $900.00 Group Retreats: Private Yogi Rooms - $1,075.00 Group Retreats: Private Forest Cabins - $1,075.00

About This Event

Surrender to the Mystery Yoga Retreat

We invite you to join us to the enchanted volcanic forestland of Lake Atitlán, Guatemala for a time of deeply healing yoga, meditation and ritual to surrender into the mystery of our embodied existence.

Rikke will share her most potent practices for getting intimate with the mystery of our bodymind matrix; How can we move deeper into feeling the full spectrum of aliveness? How can we surrender into the currents of energy and let it take us to unimaginable potential? How can we attune ourselves to how life wants to move through us?

What if the secret to living a life of inspired wonder is right here in our body, in nature, and in experiences both ‘ordinary’ and extraordinary?

This will be a mystical and creative journey of moving into intimacy and wonder with our experience, of reconnecting and rewilding our spirit.

Daily Schedule:

Before breakfast there will be an epic morning practice including meditation, mantra, journaling, breath work and movement. This will be our big maha practice of the day.

The program of the afternoons/evenings will shift, some days it will be movement, other times it will be other activities such as cacao ceremony, chanting (Kirtan), ecstatic dance, etc. Surrender to the adventure and the exploration.

You will enjoy three delicious vegetarian meals a day.

We will do an excursion one day all together and hike up a volcano to catch the sunrise from the top, and we will also go kayaking together on the mystical lake. This is included in the price.


*Early Bird until March 31st 2019

Double hut *£790 (£850)

Single *£940 (£1000)

 What’s Included?


All the yoga and all our ceremonies and workshops: cacao ceremony, Kirtan, ecstatic dance, etc

3 locally sourced healthy vegetarian meals per day

Day excursion up a volcano

Kayak trip around the lake

Airport transfer (time frame TBA)

What’s not?

Flights and travel insurance (recommended flights TBA)

Add-on activities: Massages, etc

BOOK via (contact info blocked) or contact  for more information.

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.


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.


  • 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.


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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