2 week 50hr YACEP Yoga and Plant Ceremony Retreat

About This Event

2 week 15 day 14 night 50hr YACEP Yoga and plant ceremony retreat

inclued in the retreat: 3 Plant Ceremonies (2 optional day ceremonies not included in reat price), 3 fire ceremonies (1 with traditional Mayan elders from lake atitlan), 3 Traditional Mayan Temescal ceremonies and plant bath (sweat lodge), 2 Cacao Sound Ceremonies, 1 traditional Cacao Ceremony, 1 Kambo Ceremony, 1 Kirtan with Cacao, 4 shamanism classes with Jam, 14 meditation classes, 12 Asana Classes, all meals included breakfast, lunch, and dinner all made to a gold standard. We offer Dr. Sebi Diet options along with raw vegan and gluten free options!

For a full 2020 schedule visit our website!

This is the most amazing schedule we have ever put together for a chance to meet yourself in a safe and lush environment, to find connection within yourself and amongst the forest jungles of Guatemala in a intimate setting located on one of the earth's most powerful energetic centers.  Offering 3 organic vegan meals a day grown onsite from our 100+ species of edible plants, herbs and trees, with over 200+ fruit trees planted on our sanctuary grounds.

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Located directly in between three volcanos; Atitlan, Toliman, and San Pedro this energetic hotspot is a powerful and transformational land to ground and expand your energetic feild.

Our sanctuary and retreat center are nestled at the base of San Pedro Volcano tucked into a beautiful rock face cove with lake access and a dock on the property. The Peaceful Valley is truly a dream destination with heaps of abundance pouring from the land in the form of fruits and a very large variety of vegetables all organically grown in the rich volcanic soil. The property is quite spacious and has a 250 meter bird's eye view of Santiago from the peak of the property!

In this retreat we will focus on deep personal cleansing, growth, and physical healing. We have gone through many hours of planning and years of service to create this retreat, it is all done with the highest intention of all and is synchronized with the moon phases. We also use the chakra system in this course to help explain the connections between our thoughts and the energetic blockages/physical disease's that we experience as humans.

(Shared accommodations only. We have four 5 meter Luna Bell tents w/single beds and decorated to boho perfection! Very warm, safe, and homey. Very large tents, lots of space. Request if you want a Female or Male only tent, if not you will be place in a co-ed tent in order of registration)

Direct shuttles from the airport to The Peaceful Valley for $110 (includes boat ride)

Google search Santiago Shuttle and choose the "from Guatemala city to The Peaceful Valley" tab on the home page to reserve a direct private shuttle.

If you want to deepen your Yogic practice or have ever felt called to working with sacred plants, this is truly a chance to be held and well taken care of in a safe and thriving environment surrounded with love and professionals who have worked with plant medicines for over 33 years of combined experience.



Venue Highlights

Organic Fruit Forest, Organic Vegetables grown on site, Traditional Mayan Temescal (sweat lodge, very spacious holds 13 people in Ceremony), large 5 meter Luna bell tents beautifully decorated for 4 person shared accommodations (4 single beds in each Luna bell tent with lots of space,and we have 3 Luna bell tents in total), tea house, outdoor solar hot and cold showers (we practice cold showers occasionally with our Wim Hoff breathing technique and during our Temescal ceremonies, very nice), lake access and dock/beautiful swimming area, coffee grown and processed on site, a 38 inch 136.1 hz tuned Paste Earth Gong and over 35 instruments on site for Sound Ceremony offerings, Traditional Mayan Cacao Ceremony and 1lb blocks for sale, Traditional Mayan Fire Ceremony with Mayan Elders, Mayan Astrology, 200 hr Yoga Teacher Trainings, Plant Ceremony, Kambo Ceremony, Hot Tea every morning, Morning Yoga and Meditation, fresh pressed organic juices, peremaculture, seed planting, harvesting, compost toilets, and so much more :)
We are located right in the middle of three volcanos, the energy here is very powerful... the swiss chard grows leaves bigger than our bodies!


For the beginning 4 months of 2020 we will be offering spacious shared accommodations in 5 meter Luna Bell tents with side walls that are 6'3" and a center peak of 10 feet. Inside there are 4 single beds and the tents are decorated to bohemian perfection. In May, we will be finishing our tree houses/private casitas, so groups booking after after April will have the option for up to 4 private accommodations.


  • Sauna
  • Towels
  • Kitchen
  • Tour Assistance
  • Coffee/Tea
  • Cafe
  • Yoga Studio
  • House Keeping

Menu Types

  • Vegan
  • Ayurvedic
  • Organic
  • Gluten Free
  • Dairy Free


There are 3 main vegan food options durring our visits, all come with 3 meals a day. The first option is raw vegan, the second option is Dr. Sebi Vegan Diet, the third option is our normal daily farm vegan diet (they all are beyond epic!!!). Typical daily meal schedule will look something close to:
9:15 breakfast: banana and strawberry smoothie bowl with fresh berries, dragonfruit, goji berry, raw cacao, coconut milk, vanilla, agave nectar, medjool dates, lots of love, and sliced bananas. (Most morning breakfasts will look this way)

1pm lunch: (lunch will vary more often than breakfast) Giant super greens salad with kale, arugula, lettuce. amaranth greens, green onions, mushrooms, pine nuts, pistachios, black berries, strawberries, avocado, olive oil nutritional yeast, salt, peper, balsamic vinaigrette or liquid aminos, agave nectar or date sugar, lemon juice,

Some days we do cooked meals for lunch depending on the over all energy of the group... some days we want to eat more, some days we want to eat less... we listen to our bodies and each other to help guide us as to how dense the next meal for us will be :) the meals here are absolutely ridiculously delicious and everyone will always feel satisfied after there meal.


Participants can get direct shuttle service to our dock from the Guatemala City Airport GUA via our shuttle driver Antonio. You can find his shuttle service "Santiago Shuttle" online and there are links to his website on The Peaceful Valley's website. When you visit his site click the "from Guatemala City to The Peaceful Valley" link on the home page. We can't post links here.

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  • Betsy Conti   January 07, 2020

      We had some challenges with communication. I believe the new retreat center is working through some of these issues. I would suggest confirming any questions or logistics far in advance.

    Unfortunately our experience was very disappointing. I am not a negative review writer...but don't want anyone else to have the same difficulty. Daniel did not respond to us as we attempted to get to the retreat center in Guatemala, as he lost his phone at a festival. If you are running a retreat center, it would seems as though you need more supports than a single cell phone to manage your clients. He wasn't forthcoming with preparations for the event and we lost all trust in him through this process.

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