- The Yoga Forest
- San Marcos La Laguna, Guatemala
- Feb 2 - 12, 2020 (11 days)
- Group Retreats: Shared Cabañas - Rama, Sita & Lakshmi - $500.00 Group Retreats: Shared Forest Cabin - $500.00 Group Retreats: Private Yogi Rooms - $750.00 Group Retreats: Private Forest Cabins - $750.00
About This Event
On the top of a mountain overlooking the magical waters of Lake Atitlan lies time and space for connection. This tropical intensive is designed to give you a wide range of tangible tools that can be incorporated into your teaching right away. Alongside advanced yogic wisdom, you will receive the opportunity to dive deep into your personal practice of meditation, pranayama and bhakti as well as creative, holistic asana. As summer is in full bloom in the mountains, lake, and forests, it is a perfect time to deepen your knowledge and reveal the wisdom to follow your passion and your purpose.
In addition to the core curriculum of yoga philosophy, energetic principles, and yoga asana (alignment, anatomy, and teaching), we will explore spiritual traditions from the South American Andean Quechua, Central American Mayan, and North American Cherokee and Lakota traditions. To connect with the land surrounding The Yoga Forest, we will collaborate with local healers from the Mayan traditions for offerings that include a traditional sweat lodge ceremony. The sacred stillness of this ancient mountain range is a deeply nurturing place to become aware of the divine reflection within yourself.
In the process of co-creating and expertly facilitating the group space, we support open sharing of passions and tools and encourage participants to grow into their role as facilitators and space holders. Drawing on the natural serenity of this idyllic valley, cleansed by the seven sacred springs of the property, and nourished by the abundance that surrounds, this training offers a space for deep and purposeful growth. With such creative freedom, our 300hr graduates leave with a strong momentum to incorporate advanced yogic principles in all aspects of daily life, feeling deeply inspired and clear in how to share their essence and live their dharma.
Highlights of the 100 hr Deepen Your Practice Empower Retreat…
Focus on the expansion of your own sacred consciousness as you dive deep into Shamanic Healing, Holistic Cleansing and Ancient Wisdom.
Co-create holistic classes from a variety of lineages, artistically woven together with themes, intentions, and therapeutically based sequencing, encouraging advanced levels of awareness throughout the program.
Uncover your heart’s true voice through ancient and modern practices of Bhakti (the Yoga of devotion) with ceremonies of sacred song, Kirtan, Bhajan and Mantra practice.
Refresh your understanding of consciousness and meditation in the lessons of Yoga Nidra (yogic sleep)
Discover the science and philosophy of Nada Yoga —the Yoga of inner and outer Sound, learning how to integrate your unique creative expression into your classes using sound, mantra and mystical poetry.
Hold ceremony in an awe-inspiring and ancient cave-like fire circle, a space kept sacred and used for this purpose for many ages
Explore the beautiful forest gardens, waterfalls and natural abundance
Experience the powerful heart-medicine, cacao, in its home land.
Live in sustainably built eco-cabins and experience conscious off-the-grid living in a Permaculture Food Forest, with delicious vegetarian meals and fresh teas sourced from our own organic gardens and local producers
Help local charitable organizations with their work in our Kula Karma program
Swim, SUP or kayak in the beautiful Lake Atitlan
Shop for beautiful textiles and handicrafts in local indigenous villages
Professional Massage & Wellness Counseling and various therapies available
FOUNDATION OF YOGA – ANATOMY & PHYSIOLOGY – AYURVEDA – PRANAYAMA – MEDITATION – 8 LIMBS OF ASHTANGA – ASANA ANALYSIS & ASSISTING – CREATIVE SEQUENCING – TEACHING METHODOLOGY – ADVANCED PRANAYAMA – CLEANSING – PHILOSOPHY – SHAMANISM – CHAKRAS – SATSANG – KIRTAN & CEREMONY
Conscious Exploration Through The Four Arts…
Our curriculum is split into four teaching tracks, woven through each of the three cycles. The Four Arts recognize and develop our studies in yoga in a thoroughly holistic manner, stimulating our students to become inspired, knowledgeable and intuitive teachers, expressing and modelling all aspects of this ancient lifestyle practice.
Art of Practice: Asana, Pranayama and Meditation infused with related themes, creative sequencing and personal practice design
Art of Living: Meditation, Yoga Philosophy of sacred texts and personal exploration and transformational developmental work
Art of Teaching: Theory and Methodology, Pranayama, Adjustments, Alignment, Sequencing, Transitions, Workshopping and Asana Analysis, Anatomy and unique therapeutic focus on various areas of the body
Art of Healing: Sacred Ceremony, Therapeutic Yoga for mental health, Ayurveda, Chakras and Shamanism and other energetic and holistic healing practices
2. ROOM & BOARD
SHARED – $500 USD
PRIVATE – $750 USD
TO ENROLL, PLEASE REGISTER BELOW BY PLACING A $400 DEPOSIT:
300 Hr MODULAR Yoga Teacher Training – Guatemala – Feb 2020 – DEPOSIT
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Join our Kula
Our intention in all we offer is to create a world wide conscious community of space holders and healers who go on to share their own version of this work with others. We honor our sacred sites and give back to the communities who host us. We celebrate with ceremony and music, honoring the teachers who have come before us, our ancestors, at the same time trusting in the power we all have to heal ourselves and be our own greatest Guru. We invite you to come and be a part of our greater mission and vision of global spiritual awakening… and help us spread the Kula spirit!
Find your Self in the Forest.
Venue HighlightsSan 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.
AccommodationsThe 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.
- Tour Assistance
- Yoga Studio
- Gluten Free
- Dairy Free
- Nut Free
Menu/CuisineWe 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.
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.
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