Advaita & Ayurveda – 3 Week Retreat – Guatemala

About This Event

The Advaita & Ayurveda Retreat in Guatemala is intended to offer you the space, guidance and inspiration to allow for 21 days of profound Self-Inquiry Meditation and Yoga sadhana along with Ayurvedic dinacharya. It will be a time devoted to self-inquiry, the joy of yoga, stillness and quietude, and profound healing through the gift of Ayurveda. These 3 weeks will be an intensive process of deepening your understanding of the potency of these sacred ancient teachings and finding the most unique and beneficial way for you to integrate them fully into your life well beyond the retreat. Although this is organized as a group immersion, there will be an ongoing focus upon aiding each practitioner to truly find their own love for enquiry and the most optimal way to create a daily routine that will be serving and bring continued healing, peace and self-knowing. There will be periods and days of silence and reflection, but the entire retreat is not in complete silence.

The Hermitage, as a practitioners retreat center, offers the perfect environment for the retreat, both with its awe-inspiring landscape and its intention to support those who are giving themselves to reflection and devoted practice. The healing waters of Lago Atitlan are nearby and the whole food meals sourced from their own gardens only contribute further to the nourishment received here. It is a truly welcomed respite.

This retreat is ideal, but not exclusively intended, for those with a background in yoga and current teachers looking to deepen their self-knowledge, ground themselves in their personal sadhana, and integrate the wisdom of Ayurveda further into their lives and offerings.



6-7 am – Personal Dinacharya

7-8 am – Meditation

8-9:30 am – Yoga

9:30-10:30 am – Breakfast

10:30-12 pm – Talk

12-1 pm – Lunch

1-3 pm – Integration Time

3-5 pm – Yoga

5-6 pm – Talk

6-7 pm – Dinner

7-7:30 pm – Questions

7:30-8:30 pm – Meditation



Advaita – Non-Duality:

Daily talks and meditation in the light of self-enquiry and the lineage of Ramana Maharishi & Sri Mooji

Classical Tantric Hatha Yoga:

Asana: Discover the profound wisdom of every unique posture

Bandhas & Mudras: Classical ‘locks’ and ‘seals’ that offer potent revelations

Pranayama: Experience daily extended practices of the classical pranayama techniques

Dharana: Concentration practices that amplify ones attention and clarity of mind

Dhyana: Daily Meditations at the beginning and end of each day

Subtle Anatomy: Chakras, Nadis, Gunas, Dhatus, Vayus and Koshas


Understanding the Doshas (Constitutions) as well as Prakruti & Vikruti

Exploring the 3 Pillars: Diet, Sleep & Sex

Exploring the 3 Causes of Disease

Agni & Ama: Improving Digestion &  Removing Toxicity

Developing a Dinacharya (Daily Routine) & Rutucharya (Seasonal Routine)

AyurYoga: Applying Ayurvedic considerations to our yoga practice

Simple Herb Preparation and uses

Ayurvedic Cooking & Mindful Eating

Cleansing & Detoxing according to Ayurveda

Other Offerings:

Kirtan: Sharing of devotional song, chanting and musical celebration

Nidra Yoga: The Yoga of Sleep, Dreams and the Power of Deep Relaxation

Nada Yoga: The Yoga of Sacred Sound, Rhythm & Mantra

Kriya Yoga: The Yoga of Purification of the physical, energetic and mental bodies

Tantra Yoga: Discovering the sacredness inherent in every aspect of life

Daily Micro-Practices & Mindfulness tools



April. 1-21, 2019



·      150+ hours of immersion

·      Accommodations at The Hermitage

·      3 Delicious, Vegan Meals daily

·      Private consultations with the main teachers to set and clarify intentions

·      Ayurvedic consultation with Tiffany



CE Credits: 150 hour CE for RYTs

YTT Module Program: These 150 hours can be counted towards your 200, 500 or 1000 hour Living in the Self Accreditation – Yoga Alliance Approved

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  • Jason Webbs   September 04, 2018

      Best Coaches Ever

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  • Annonymous   August 10, 2017

      Not only life changing.. but life saving.

    What can be said? They have shown me how to transform my life. You will learn physical postures, but much more than that, you will discover that wholeness is not only possible, but it is your birthright. Fragmentation, emptiness and darkness are met with love, compassion and the tools to transform them into light. I've said this many times, but it is true that Tiffany and Kristoff have been my guides on a path that has saved my life. In gratitude, Lisa Power

  • Annonymous   August 10, 2017

      SO much more than a YTT!!!

    This is SO much more than a yoga teacher training, words cannot express the amount of gratitude I have for this experience. You will not only learn yoga and meditation, but also ALL the tools you need to live a healthful and vibrant life. I 100% recommend this training, it will change your life! Jocelyn Sousa / Boulder

  • Annonymous   August 10, 2017

      Forever changed, eternally grateful <3

    When I signed on for the 200hr YTT with Living in The Self Yoga I had not attended a yoga class full time for years. I had roamed from class to class looking for something I knew should be there. None of them seemed to have that aspect of both the spiritual and physical practice I craved. After attending one Yoga class with Tiffany & Kristof I realized I had finally found it. Their warm loving personalities combined with a vast knowledge of the practice made me begin a journey into my self as a whole. I began to eat better, I slept better, I started meditating on a regular basis and the shifts didn't just happen within me, but also within my social circle and my family. I cannot recommend this program enough to anyone, whether you do this for yourself or to become a teacher, you will leave this program changed for the better of your own being. As busy mother of three children making the time for myself to do this course was one of the best decisions I have ever made. I am eternally grateful for the gift Tiffany & Kristof of Living in the Self Yoga brought to my life. We are forever changed for the better, more loving, centred, whole and beautiful beings inside & out. Crystal Lee / Peterborough

  • Annonymous   August 10, 2017

      Deep gratitude

    I searched and searched for a 200 ytt that was suitable for me but also coordinated well with family life, business and daily schedules. Nothing seemed to be panning out until i heard through stoney lake wellness of the living in the self 200 yoga teacher training held in lakefield, on. I can truly say that gifts come to us in all different ways, but this was a blessing. Kristof and tiffany offer a lovely style of teaching. Without a doubt, all of their teachings come directly from both of their hearts. this in itself created a wonderful learning experience. Over the last few months i have learned so much about myself, the yogic path, yogic philosophy, asanas, chakras, pranayamas, patanjali's eight limb path, the yogic diet., but one teaching that has really hit home for me is living in the present moment. I feel like this is such an importnant practise and will benefit not only ourselves, but our families, friends and students. Thank you tiffany and kristof for all of your offerings throughout this teacher training it has truly been a wondeful experience. Much gratitude to you both, Jody Harrison / Peterborough

  • Annonymous   August 10, 2017

      Amazing teachers, beautiful experience.

    Tiffany and Kristof are the most humble and dedicated teachers I know; so much so, they probably won't include this in their testimonials, but they should. What drew me, and many others to their work, was their commitment to fostering love, compassion and community through yoga. It has been monumental for my spiritual growth, and I am certain it would aid anyone's physical well-being as much as it would serve one's overall life. The YTT from Living in the Self, with Tiffany and Kristof, is absolutely unlike any other - it has changed my life, brought fruit to all of my relationships, and helped me grow in ways I didn't know were possible. It has been one of the most emotionally, mentally, and physically challenging and rewarding things I have ever done. Atia Marie / Toronto

  • Annonymous   August 10, 2017

      Many thanks!

    I just completed the YTT300 in Ecuador & highly recommend Living in the Self. Tiffany & Kristof are warm hearted, extremely knowledgeable, compassionate, organised, professional with an appropriate sense of humour & years of experience teaching & practicing yoga. We did so much on top of the curriculum such as a five day silent retreat, one day fasts, learning Sanskrit, partner yoga & attending kirtans. I've left with so much info to share with my clients in London & with guests on the yoga holidays I am running. Thank you, can't wait to attend another of your courses & pilgrimages. Mary from London Love Mary Hastings / UK

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Reconnecting with myself after a very crazy few months with a new baby! Just having that feeling of being grounded again. But also having an opportunity to connect with new amazing people. Getting exposed and Inspired by new (to me) yoga instructors (and community). Being in the presence of real, authentic and raw emotion (the whole spectrum).. So many reasons! Alyson

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