Elemental Yoga Retreat with Emily Perry

  • The Yoga Forest The Yoga Forest
  • San Marcos la Laguna, Guatemala
  • Dec 14 - 21, 2019 (8 days)
  • Group Retreats: Shared Cabañas - Rama, Sita & Lakshmi - $350.00 Group Retreats: Private Yogi Rooms - $525.00 Group Retreats: Private Forest Cabins - $525.00 Group Retreats: Private Ganesh Loft - $525.00

About This Event

Elemental Yoga Retreat with Emily Perry

Immerse yourself in the Five Elements: yoga twice a day (solar and lunar flows), meditation, chanting, kirtan and ceremony. Ignite your intuition and align with your deepest intentions with Emily’s signature inspirational workshops.


Come gather with like-minded souls on a journey of a lifetime.

Surround Yourself With Magic:

>> Relax | Renew | Restore: practice yoga twice a day (one solar practice, one lunar)— both practices will be infused with meditation, breathwork, and yoga wisdom.

>> Explore sacred land: go on a Volcano hike, take a boat trip, visit the local villages, and so much more.

>> Unwind with meditation, body work (extra fee), and self-study. You’ll have time for personal transformation and reflection— our location, The Yoga Forest, is internet free.

>> Immerse yourself in the energy of the five elements: earth, water, fire, air and ether: meditation, chanting, and yoga practices will support your journey.Your Journey Includes:

Yoga Practices 2 x Day

Experience one solar (vinyasa flow) and one lunar (yin or restorative) practice each day, with majestic lake views.

Intention & Intuition Workshops

Ignite your intuition and align with your deepest intentions in Emily’s signature inspirational workshops.

Experience Ceremony

Explore the heart opening experiences of cacao ceremony and ritual, and Temescal— a traditional sweat bath ceremony [optional]


Enjoy Kirtan (call-and-response chanting): a heart opening practice that connects you to your essence.

Organic, Vegetarian Meals

3 Organic meals a day: feel radiant with high-vibe, vegetarian food grown locally.

Sample daily schedule:

What a Day on Retreat Looks Like..










Single Accommodations: Private Ganesha Loft or Cabin [sold out]

Double Accommodations:

Lakshmi Wellness or Cabin: 


Shared Accommodations:

Cabana Lakshmi: 



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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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Why Retreat?

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

My last retreat at SMC was so inspiring and so relaxing. But i'd love to have more time there to spend at the Stupa, visit the Kami shrine, and generally interact with the beautiful enlightened society happening on that entire land. Brett

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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