- Bambu Guest House
- Tzununa, Lake Atitlan, Guatemala
- Oct 26 - Nov 23, 2019 (29 days)
About This Event
Journey to the Mayan Heartland for a transformational experience with Atitlan Organics and Awakened Spirit Yoga. Deepen your practice and feel the subtle but profound shifts that happen when you embrace sustainable and holistic practices. Drawing on the wisdom of both ancient yogic philosophy and Mother Earth herself, this 4-week course teaches the foundations of yoga through asana, breathwork, and mindfulness. Embedded within the training is Atitlan Organic's Permaculture Immersion, which gives participants the chance to come to a deeper and more symbiotic relationship with the natural world. Highly recommended for yogis, change-makers, innovators, activists, seed planters, or anyone who believes in transformation.
- Our program includes:
- • In-depth training 6 days a week
- • 1 day each week of unscheduled time to study and explore
- • 4 weeks of accommodations at Atitlán Organics' Bambu Guest House (community living focused on harmonious relationships with the planet)
- • 3 delicious, organic farm-to-table vegetarian meals per day
- • Illustrated Yoga Teacher Training Manual
- • Daily yoga, meditation & philosophy classes
- • Permaculture immersion and community-led service project
- • Leadership + life-design module
- • Field trips to local permaculture projects
- • Mayan Fire Ceremony, Cacao & Sound Ceremony
- • 200 hour Awakened Spirit Yoga Teacher Certification (YTT)*
- *received upon successful completion of the program
6:00 am Meditation
6:30 am Yoga & Movement practice
8:00 am Breakfast
9:00 am Yoga Philosophy
10:45 am Yoga Lab, Anatomy or Methodology
12:15 pm Lunch
2:00 pm Yoga Philosophy or Permaculture
4:15 pm Yoga Lab, Therapeutics or Methodology
7:15 pm Dinner
8:00 pm Evening activity (meditation, circle, movie or reflection)*
*3 times per week
*In the third week, we will spend half days participating in a permaculture service project in the community.
Venue HighlightsLake Atitlan has been called one of the most beautiful lakes in the world, and in our humble opinion it is! At the Bambu you will re-connect with nature, falling asleep to the sounds of the nearby stream burbling past and waking to amazing sunrises over the lake. Nearby Atitlan Organics permaculture farm is a great opportunity to connect with Mother Earth and re-discover the harmony between humans and the natural world.
AccommodationsLodging is in bright and spacious shared rooms. Participants have the option of a 4-person or an 8-person room. Each one has a private bathroom with hot water, wifi, a balcony with hammocks and seating, amazing views, and comfy beds!
- Free Wifi
- Yoga Studio
- Gluten Free
- Dairy Free
- Nut Free
Menu/CuisineRetreat participants will receive three delicious, nourishing meals (with dessert!) throughout the day as well as mid-morning and mid-afternoon snacks, and tea, coffee, and filtered water throughout the day. Our restaurant is supplied by Atitlan Organics permaculture farm and other local producers to ensure the freshest meals possible. Trust us, your belly will be happy!
DirectionsComing from Antigua or Guatemala City you must travel to Panajachel, which is one of the three big towns on the lake and takes about 3-4 hours by shuttle. To get to Panajachel, you can take a tourist shuttle from Antigua for roughly Q100 per person or Q225 per person from Guatemala City. There are also private shuttle options that will you take you straight to our door in Tzununa. We can help make arrangements with any of this, so just let us know if you want some help.
From Panajachel, you take a boat (lancha) at the public dock. Tell the captain that you are going to the town of Tzununa ("zoo-new-nah") which is three public stops from Panajachel. This costs roughly Q15-20 per person.
Get off at the public dock in Tzununa and take a tuk tuk (little three wheeled car), tell them you want to go to El Bambu. This costs Q5 per person. When you get to El Bambu, go through the gate and up to the main building.
As noted, we are in the quiet, little town of Tzununa. From the guest house you are less than a 10-minute walk to the lake and less than 20 meters from beautiful rivers. You are a 45-minute walk or a 10-minute tuk tuk ride away from the town of San Marcos La Laguna. This has many places to eat, drink, practice yoga, etc.
We can help you get to the lake from Antigua, the airport, or from anywhere. Just contact us and we can arrange a shuttle for you.