50 HR Shamanic Creativity Retreat in Guatemala

Event Highlights

  • Daily yoga in the Yoga Forest’s sought-after Shakti Shala, with awe-inspiring views overlooking volcanos and highland Lake Atitlan
  • Daily ceremonial cacao and intention setting
  • Art, music, writing, movement, mindfulness, sound healing, freestyle spoken word and visualization
  • Temezcal in traditional stone sauna
  • Self-inquiry and personal reflective practices to unplug the flow
  • Fire ceremonies in an ancient Mayan sacred cave for release and manifestation
  • Hike through coffee fields and forests to a local spring
  • Inspiration from like-minded beings and stunning natural environment
  • Sustainable living and pure vegetarian cuisine in simple, beautiful Yoga Forest
  • The renowned Solar Ecstatic Dance, an alcohol-free event including dance, cacao ceremony, live music, DJs and fire performance

Schedule

7-9 Morning Practice - including yoga, meditation, movement, and creative expression
9.00-10.30 Breakfast
10.30-11 Cacao ceremony and sharing circle
11.00 - 1.00 Create Space Workshop - activities include painting, writing, walking/hiking
1.00 - 2.00 Lunch
2.00-4.30 Free time
4.30-6.00 Sunset practice and creative expression
6.00 - 7.00 Dinner
7.00 - 9.00 *some evenings only* Evening activities, including group circle, fire ceremony, art play, musical jam and Sauna

*Each day the schedule will vary.
**Free time optional activities include; kayaking, local market shopping, stand up paddle board, hiking

***Schedule starts at 6pm February 1st and ends at 10am February 8th. A complementary shuttle will run leaving at 1:30 p.m. on Feb 1st from Guatemala City Airport and returning at 11am on Feb 8th direct to the airport).

About This Event

YOGA - CACAO - CREATIVE EXPRESSION - NATURE

Create Space Retreats offer a sparkling container for exploring flow consciousness to ignite creative freedom. This week-long Guatemala journey is designed to awaken the subtle receptors within us that ‘plug us in’ to our center, to nature and to our sacred creative expression.

Using limitless expression, ceremony and freeflow self-inquiry activities, we will open our channels for the birth of new visions. Whether you are experiencing physical, emotional or creative blockages, or simply looking for reconnection and space, this magical retreat offers a haven of inspiration.

By creating space, we allow new creation. Fed by the wide open views of the stunning Yoga Forest Retreat, simple and sustainable living and energy-activating practices such as yoga, dance, creative writing, musical jam, freeflow art and sacred ceremony, we spark the wonder back into our daily experience. Throughout the retreat we will work with the powerful local medicine of cacao, an excellent facilitator for energetic sensitivity and creativity. We will work with you to support your creative visions and offer a space for cultivating energy, imagination and motivation around your manifestations.

What is Flow?

Accessing our natural state of flow comes from deep connection and unity of our body, mind and spirit. When life feels stagnant, painful or disconnected, it is often the product of overthinking and lack of presence, causing resistance, worry, fear and indecision. Aligning ourselves with the movement of life force through us frees up our creative impulse and evokes a limitless state, where manifestation happens effortlessly and things seem to just… flow.

All of life is creation. It is our nature to create new ideas, and whether we are designing our bedroom, our six month plan, or our life, the way we harness our life force and human creativity is key to unlocking our most expansive version of ourselves. With a schedule designed to help you open up to the flow of expression, and a setting that induces awe, this is an opportunity to truly come back to your center.

We are the ones we've been waiting for.

What's Included

  • Accommodation for 7 nights
  • 3 Vegetarian Meals per day
  • All group activities/ excursions
  • Airport transportation (one shared shuttle leaving at 11am on Feb 1st from Guatemala City Airport and returning at 11am on Feb 8th direct to the airport)
  • 2 yoga/movement and meditation classes a day
  • 1-3 creative exploration sessions a day
  • Hike to spring
  • Sacred Ceremony and daily cacao
  • Daily Journaling
  • One-on-One support in creative visioning

What's Not Included

Airfare

Venue Highlights

What You'll Love about the Yoga Forest and Guatemala...
Known as the land of eternal spring, Guatemala carries the mysticism of the ancient Maya civilisations still very apparent in the traditions of the indigenous Maya people that inhabit the country. Sprinkled with volcanoes, overlooking one of the deepest lakes in the world and surrounded in natural dry forest, the omnipresence of nature in San Marcos La Laguna infuses every experience with un unforgettable serenity and power.

Yoga Forest is a beautiful blend of eco-conscious construction with expansive and creative design. The centerpiece is the ancient sacred cave site, used for prayer and gathering for many generations and offered here as a place of ceremony for our group. Shakti Shala, where we will spend most of our time together, invites artistic expression and instant connection to the magnificent views it overlooks. Accommodation is in small and comfortable shared or private cabins, each with the stunning view, a small balcony or deck and shared bathroom facilities with warm spring water showers and dry compost toilets. Cuisine is local, delicious and vegetarian, including warm Guatemalan tortillas and locally grown coffee served fresh each day.

The property is sprinkled with bright tropical flowers, edible and medicinal herbs and the temezcal sauna is a womb of purification offering rebirth. On breaks you can take the short walk to San Marcos town, a mecca for spiritual seekers of the world and home to many yogis, musicians, healers and foodies. Enjoy the simple peace of community life in this special highland village.

Accommodations

There are shared and private accommodations available.

Menu/Cuisine

Vegetarian, farm-to-table and conscious cuisines!

Directions

Directions vary by location.

Cancellation Policy

100% deposit refund for cancellation 60+ days before event.
50% deposit refund for cancellation 30-59 days before event.
0% deposit refund for cancellation 0-29 days before event.
The remaining balance (total price minus deposit) is due 14 days before the retreat start date.
The remaining balance is non-refundable once paid.
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