EnChanted: a Devotional Retreat & Celebration

  • The Yoga Forest The Yoga Forest
  • San Marcos la Laguna, Lake Atitlan, Guatemala
  • Dec 8 - 13, 2019 (6 days)
  • Group Retreats: Shared Cabañas - Rama, Sita & Lakshmi - $888.00 Shared Forest Cabins - $888.00 Group Retreats: Private Yogi Rooms - $981.75

About This Event

Join The Hanuman Project & Kirtaniyas for 6 Days of Devotion at the Yoga Forest, Lake Atitlan, Guatemala.

This ground-breaking offering is a unique chance to explore and deepen your relationship with Bhakti Yoga & Kirtan. We invite you to dive deep into your heart, express your joy whilst situated in the magical backdrop that is The Yoga Forest, Lake Atitlan, Guatemala.

If you are ready to dive into your heart, singing and dancing your way home to the divine…. then this is the retreat for you!

What to expect:

Daily Kirtan programmes

Dance and devotional workshops

Kirtan musicality playshops

Satsang with community

Immersion into Bhakti wisdom

Delicious and nourishing meals shared in community

A magical retreat centre setting in the heart of Guatemala

Cacao ceremonies to dive into the heart and release what no longer serves

Daily Yoga Classes designed to support our devotional journey

Who is this retreat for?

This retreat is for lovers of Kirtan, the path of devotion and Bhakti Yoga and anybody ready to explore a loving relationship with the divine. The programme will be designed to support a range of needs, such as:

Yoga teachers & seekers: Deepen your own Bhakti practice and share with your own community.

Kirtan enthusiasts: Explore traditional and contemporary usage of kirtana instruments such as voice, harmonium, and percussion.

Anybody curious about diving deeper into love: We will be singing, dancing, sharing and connecting as loving community; creating new connections

Questions?: Please email (contact info blocked)

Registration Coming Soon! 

Who is The Hanuman Project?

Known for their highly accessible and deeply powerful Kirtan offerings, the Hanuman Project will sweep you up into a whirlwind of chant ecstasy and then plunge in a lake of devotional nectar. Born from the Lake Atitlan devotional community in 2014, we are delighted to return ‘home’ for this very special retreat and celebration of love and life!

The Hanuman Project is a Kirtan music adventure led by Patita Pavana Das.

Travelling the world in a continuous global pilgrimage, this is a ever expanding global family of devotion. Holding an intention of authentic, curious and playful exploration of Bhakti Yoga, we explore traditional, contemporary and fusion styles, all of which is offered at the lotus feet of the divine.

2019 will bring The Hanuman Project’s debut studio releases. A Kirtan e.p. as precursor to their full debut album ‘Thank You for Choosing This Reality’, and also ‘Semilla Pura’ an original medicine song for Lake Atitlan, Guatemala to be released in Resuneo records along with remixes.

Connect with The Hanuman Project online:

YouTube | Soundcloud | Facebook | Instagram

Who are the KIRTANIYAS?

Internationally based KIRTANIYAS are a global collective of energetic, multitalented artists. These twenty-somethings grew up in a Vedic culture of song, dance, philosophy and devotion between ashrams and temples both in India and the western world.

Joined together with musically gifted Sarasvati Dasi, soulful vocalist Rasika Dasi and producer Nitai Gaur Prem (Makhana), Vijay Krsna formed KIRTANIYAS in 2009. Members including Malini Taneja, Nakula Das, Jamuna Sheth and Atul Krsna have since travelled the World to over 20 countries infusing new life to these ancient chants with youthful spirit and energy. A full KIRTANIYAS presentation features up to seven of its members.

Besides the largely traditional approach to their acoustic sets, KIRTANIYAS now push the boundaries of genre to combine all of their passions into one new and unique sound. Melodious dance orientated “Worldbeat” music and subsonic bass meets the call and response singing of ancient Sanskrit mantras, accompanied by live acoustic instruments. This is where the boundaries between performers and audience become blurred, everybody is united in one voice and everybody becomes the band.

Connect with KIRTANIYAS online:

YouTube | Soundcloud | Facebook | Instagram

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:

I teach yoga part time and am a mom of two toddlers full time. I love my life, but goodness do I need a break. My husband and I have been putting off our wedding ceremony for 4 years because life has gotten in the way. We haven't had a single night alone since our family has grown. I wouldn't change a thing about our lives now, but it would be so wonderful to remember what it's like to 'just be us.' Antrim

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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