Yoga Retreat: Ignite Your Play

  • The Yoga Forest The Yoga Forest
  • San Marcos la Laguna, Solola, Guatemala
  • Jun 8 - 15, 2019 (8 days)
  • Group Retreats: Shared Cabañas - Rama, Sita & Lakshmi - $350.00 Group Retreats: Circus Tents - $525.00 Group Retreats: Private Yogi Rooms - $525.00 Group Retreats: Private Forest Cabins - $525.00 Group Retreats: Private Ganesh Loft - $525.00

About This Event

Ignite Your Play

Join Julianne, Jessie, and Jody in the heart of Guatemala and turn your world into a playground! Immerse yourself in the beauty of the Yoga Forest and stoke the flame of your divine play. Through daily journaling, meditation and asana practice, you’ll explore ways to reconnect with your inner child and discover true freedom of expression. Group workshops will encourage you to step outside of your comfort zone and give you the opportunity to hold the space for one another, both physically and spiritually. Inspire wonder in your heart as we hike to the tops of volcanoes, trek to waterfalls, take part in Karma yoga service projects and breathe in this breathtaking country both on and off the mat. Come adventure boldly and ignite your play!

We’re proud to offer an all-inclusive package so that you can put both your phone and wallet away for the entirety of this experience and soak up every bit of magic that exists around you.

All inclusive price includes:

Accommodation for 7 nights

3 Meals per day

All group activities/ excursions

Airport transportation

2 yoga classes a day

3 vegetarian meals a day

Hike to Volcan San Pedro

Hike to Tzununa Waterfall

Ayurveda workshops

Thai Massage workshop

Acro Yoga workshop

Daily Meditation with Jody Potter

Daily Journaling

Karma Yoga Project – Planting Tul in Lake Atitlan

Inversion Workshop

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)

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