Re·Wild Retreat: A Sacred Journey of Awakening the Wild Woman Within

  • The Yoga Forest The Yoga Forest
  • San Marcos la Laguna, Guatemala
  • Nov 2 - 8, 2019 (7 days)
  • Group Retreats: Shared Cabañas - Rama, Sita & Lakshmi - $2,222.00 Group Retreats: Shared Forest Cabin - $2,222.00 Group Retreats: Circus Tents - $2,444.00 Group Retreats: Private Yogi Rooms - $2,444.00 Group Retreats: Private Forest Cabins - $2,444.0

About This Event

RE·WILD: To restore something back to its uncultivated state.

Join yoga teacher + embodiment coach, Jessica Roodvoets, for a life-changing retreat adventure of embracing your wild woman in the magical highlands of Guatemala.

At our lush mountainside retreat center, you’ll enjoy organic vegetarian meals, traditional Mayan ceremonies, waterfall hikes, and stunning views of Lake Atitlan and her surrounding volcanic peaks. Through daily yoga and embodiment practices, sacred women’s circles, and rejuvenate self-care, you will revive of all the magical parts buried within you, so you can step into a deeper, freer, and wilder expression of your authentic womanhood.

Rewilding is about returning to our true nature — the free, fulfilled, and fully-expressed woman you were born to be before society told you who you should be.

It’s about tapping into and reclaiming those innately divine, bigger, deeper, wilder, brighter, more powerful, alluring, and lush parts of self that we’ve lost touch with due to shame, cultural conditioning, unconscious beliefs, or busy lifestyle. And there isn’t a more effective way to detox from self-imposed limits or stressful stimulus than by dropping deep into the body, and deep into immersion with the effortless rhythms and abundance of nature.

If you’re ready to experience deeper aliveness, profound rejuvenation, and the sacred permission to step into the fullest, brightest expression of your womanhood, we’d love to have you join us for this powerful women’s retreat at our magical Lake Atitlan.

Retreat Package Inclusions:

7 days, 6 nights accommodation at the Yoga Forest.

Three colorful, vegetarian meals daily.

Daily morning practice with Jessica.

Afternoon Sacred Women’s Circles with Jessica.

Opening Mayan Fire Ceremony.

Two 1-hour 5 Rhythms Dance Movement Sessions.

One 2-hour Ecstatic Dance Celebration.

OSHO Kundalini Active Meditations.

Three Healing Plant Baths.

One Complimentary Sauna Session.

One 90-minute Therapeutic Massage, or Private Sound Healing Session.

Village tour and visit to the San Juan Women’s Weaving Cooperative.

Day hike to the Tzunzuna Waterfalls.

Closing Cacao Ceremony.

Airport Transfers.


For pricing and registration information, please visit Jessica’s website.

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“This was truly a transformational experience and I never say this! Through Jessica’s teachings and thoughtfully-planned excursions, we were shown how to live as an edge-walker of life; to act from the heart and to live beautifully in the unknown. If you are seeking a deeper experience of life itself, travel with Jessica. It’s the most profound thing I’ve ever done for myself.”

— Shannon Kaza, retreat participant.

“I cannot express in words the love, transformation, and joy I found in Jessica’s guidance while attending her retreat. For me, it was a life-changing experience of exploring, expanding, and being open to the joy of all senses and all emotions. Jessica has a heart as big as the world and I’m so thankful for the teachings, love, and poetry she shared along the journey.”

— Rebecca Ufkes, retreat participant.

“I was so blown away at the richness of Jessica’s retreat. It was amazing, illuminating, transformative, and was exactly what I needed. I’m so thankful to practice and study under Jessica — an incredibly brave and lovely soul!”

— Amy Thome, retreat participant.

Jessica’s retreat changed my life because I learned how to be okay with always being myself and living in a way that expresses the truth deep within my heart. The daily yoga gave me a safe space to visit with myself and really allow what was already there to blossom. I can’t even express how valuable this time for me was and I would do it over and over again in a heartbeat.”

— Jenna Bingham, retreat participant.

Contact person and registration:

To ask questions or to register, contact Jessica at (contact info blocked)

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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