Reawaken and Realign Yoga Retreat

  • The Yoga Forest The Yoga Forest
  • 1600 meters up the mountain valley, San Marcos la Laguna, Solola, Guatemala
  • Apr 28 - May 3, 2019 (6 days)
  • Group Retreats: Shared Cabañas - Rama, Sita & Lakshmi - $250.00 Group Retreats: Private Yogi Rooms - $425.00 Group Retreats: Private Forest Cabins - $425.00

About This Event

Reawaken and Realign Yoga Retreat

Join this 5 day yoga retreat and immerse yourself into a wonderful wellness and healing experience on Lake Atitlán, Guatemala. Take a trip into the natural elements to revive your spirit and restore your light. Irena invites you to explore and experience different practices, techniques, and ceremonies to realign and rejuvenate your body, mind, and soul. Surrender in this Mayan heaven and use the opportunity to release, recharge and reawaken for the purpose of reconnection with your full potential.

The Location

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.

Accommodation

Radha and Krishna Private room

With wonderful views of Lake Atitlán and the surrounding volcanoes, private rooms Radha & Krishna accommodate one or two people in a queen size bed. The beds are comfortable with warm feather duvets and pillows, and decorated with Guatemalan cushions.

Shared Cabanas

Looking out over Lake Atitlán and its surrounding volcanoes, our shared cabañas accommodate four people,in large single beds. The beds are comfortable, with warm feather duvets and pillows, and decorated with Peruvian Shipibo fabrics and Guatemalan Cushions.

Forest Cabins

If you are looking for privacy, the Forest Cabins are perfect for you. With amazing lake and forest views, these cabins feature small terrace to relax and enjoy the view and accommodate two people with a queen and single bed inside, perfect for couples or friends to share.

Pricing

Shared Room $1375

Private Accommodation  $1550

EARLY BIRD RATE $150 LESS WHEN PAID IN FULL BY January 18th, 2019

What’s Included

5-night accommodation, starting 4/28

3 daily vegetarian meals, locally sourced food, cooked from scratch. Dinner on arrival night and breakfast on departure day are included

2 daily yoga classes with Irena

Airport shuttle to and from the Yoga Forest

Guided yoga practice, meditation, workshops and one on one tips for improving ones practice

Volcano hike, boat ride, waterfall hike and market trip to the villages of Santiago, Panajachel, Jaibalito and San Pedro

Forest Sauna – complimentary visit to the retreat center at your stay

What’s not included

Airfare to Guatemala

Thai Massage sessions

Travel insurance

Internet

Gratuities

Payment and cancelation policy

A $500 non-refundable deposit is due to reserve your spot at time of registration. This deposit is non-refundable and non-transferable.

Final payment in full is due 30 days prior to retreat start – 28th of March

Cancellations on or before 28th of March, 2019 will be refunded. The initial $500 deposit however is non-refundable.

Cancellations on or after March 28th, 2019:

will remain non-refundable.

This cancellation policy is strict and firm. We recommend that you purchase cancellation/travel insurance to protect your investment.

What to expect

Morning practice – Workshop based class, Partners Yoga, Thai Body workshop, etc.

Breakfast

Self reflection/journaling time

Lunch

Excursions

Afternoon tea and snacks

Evening practice – Osho meditation, Yin Yoga, Restorative Yoga, etc.

Dinner

The program of the afternoons/evenings will shift, some days it will be movement, other times it will be breath work, chanting meditations, saunas, etc. Surrender to the adventure and the exploration.

 

PACKING LIST

Comfortable clothes for yoga practice

Long pants and sleeves if you are prone to bug bites, as well as closed in shoes

Natural insect repellent

Shoes for hiking

Warm comfortable clothes for evenings

A head torch and spare batteries

An alarm clock

A journal for self-reflection and note taking

Wet weather gear

Activated Charcoal, GSE, Oil of Oregano, Probiotics for possible upset bellies

TRAVEL INSTRUCTIONS

Private shuttles is arranged and provided for a direct service from Antigua or Guatemala city to San Marcos La Laguna between 8-10am ONLY.

Morning Travel Recommended.

Please plan your travels accordingly, either spending a night in Antigua to make the morning shuttle. LATE ARRIVALS ARE NOT PERMITTED.

The driver will meet you on arrival at the airport, or hotel, and upon arrival show you to Circles Cafe to await the 2pm ESCORT SERVICE to the final retreat location.

PRIVATE SHUTTLE CANCELLATION NOTICE: Please be aware that short notice of less than 24hrs of a cancellation or delayed flight etc. are still due for full payment. If a driver needs to be sent twice to get you, you will need to pay the cost of both trips.

 

Find your Self in the Forest.

Schedule


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.

Accommodations

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.

Amenities

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

Menu Types

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

Menu/Cuisine

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.

Directions

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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