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7 Days Immersion and Yoga Retreat in Guatemala

  • Mystical Yoga Farm, Lake Atitlan, Solola, Guatemala


Yoga Retreat Guatemala

Immerse yourself in the practice of yoga on beautiful Lake Atitlan in Solola, Guatemala. Mystical Yoga Farm hosts Barefoot Yoga Studio for the forth year and offers a quiet refuse for the retreat; a chance to get away from busy lives. This retreat includes yoga, workshops on philosophy, meditation, pranayama, Mayan sauna, kayaking on the lake, exploring the local villages, shopping in the colorful markets, sacred circle, fire ceremony, manifestation ceremony, evening book discussion, satsang, kirtan, and more! This retreat offers each guest the chance to learn and grow with a group of like-minded individuals, learning the 5,000 year-old practice of yoga in a safe, fun, and judgment-free environment.


  • Holistic yoga classes
  • Pranayama and meditation and mantras sessions
  • Workshops on philosophy, anatomy, and alignment
  • Fire and manifestation ceremonies, sacred circles, satsang, and kirtan
  • Exploring the local villages of San Pedro and San Marcos
  • Access to the Mayan sauna, satsang and kirtan
  • 3 vegetarian meals per day
  • 6 nights accommodation
  • 5 days with instruction
  • English
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Dormitory-style accommodations are provided and each guest will have a comfortable individual twin or double bed with mosquito net. Private shalas are available for couples. Amor, Paz, and Jaguar Hall provide room for 4-10 students per building. All guesthouses have lake views, and some are located up in the trees like tree houses. Blankets, pillows, and sheets are provided for each guest.

Lake Atitlan is a sacred sight for the local Mayans and offers a journey of healing and insight, off-the-grid and on the land. This retreat allows each person the opportunity to join a group setting for learning, asana practice, and the availability for private or free time. Take a swim in the volcanic lake, named Pachamama by the locals, or do some Karma yoga with Silvio, the gardener and permiculture-specialist. There is a small library of books and many guests spend free time on the dock reading and sunbathing.

  • 3 daily vegetarian meals
  • 6 nights accommodation
  • Excursions to the local villages and colorful markets
  • Holistic yoga classes
  • Pranayama and meditation sessions
  • Satsang and kirtan sessions
  • Workshops

Yoga classes will be based on Hatha yoga, anatomy, and alignment. Each class will discuss the breath-body connection and how to modify for injury and the needs of your body - what is called "playing your edge". Masie will teach styles at the requests and needs of the group at the time and may include sun salutations, Vinyasa flow, Restorative, and Yin yoga.

Workshop time is for philosophy discussions on the benefits of pranayama and meditation based on articles chosen to support these themes. Workshop time will allow you to practice these techniques of yoga for quieting your "monkey mind".

Daily itinerary

  • 07:30 - 08:30 Meditation and yoga
  • 09:00 - 10:00 Breakfast
  • 10:30 - 11:45 Free time or karma yoga
  • 12:00 - 13:00 Lunch
  • 13:30 - 15:30 Workshop
  • 15:30 - 16:30 Free time or yoga class
  • 16:30 - 17:30 Pranayama and meditation
  • 18:00 - 19:00 Dinner
  • 19:30 - 21:00 Evening gathering or temazcal sauna

Arrival by airplane

Please book your flight to arrive at La Aurora International Airport (GUA). If you need transportation to Mystical Yoga Farm, Barefoot Yoga Studio can help to arrange both the shuttle and boat for 120 GTQ round trip, otherwise you may arrange your own transportation from the airport.

Airport transfers

Transfer from and to La Aurora International Airport (GUA) on request.

Barefoot Yoga Studio can help arrange both the shuttle and boat transportation needed to get to Mystical Yoga Farm for 120 USD - 180 USD roundtrip, or you may arrange your own transportation to Mystical Yoga Farm.

Course information

Students are not expected to have any prior yoga practice or yoga knowledge. All level students are welcome, including beginners and novice students.

Seasonal information

Typical day is between 70 - 80 degrees (no humidity) during the day, and 50 - 60 degrees Fahrenheit at night.

Mobile communication information

Movie, Tigo, and Claro phone services work at the farm. Call your cellular provider for international rates.

What to bring

Bring your own towel, and a headlamp with extra batteries. It gets dark at 6 p.m., so a headlamp is a must.

Special menu request

Gluten-free, vegan, and allergies can be accommodated and require minimal notice to Barefoot Yoga Studio.

Responsible tourism

All toiletries must be biodegradable.


No inoculations are required to enter Guatemala, but it is always best to talk to your doctor about recommended vaccinations.

Additional information

For more information, ask your questions directly to Barefoot Yoga Studio who will be happy to assist you. Simply click on the Send Inquiry button to send a message.

Masie Barefoot-Judson

Masie, 200 CYT, has been teaching yoga classes, workshops, meditation, and retreats for over three years. You can find her most days in her community-based yoga studio, Barefoot Yoga, assisting her students with their own yoga practice. Her teaching styles include Vinyasa, Yin, Restorative, and everything in between. Masie uses her time to focus on yoga alignment and anatomy, and enjoys teaching imagery and states of deep relaxation.

  • Airfare
  • Shuttle transportation to Mystical Yoga Farm

Three meals a day are included at the Yoga Farm and are made in house with local produce. Below is an example of a typical menu offered daily:

Breakfast - Guatemalan egg and fruit breakfast (eggs, rice, plantains, beans, tortillas, fresh milk, coffee, and tea)

  • Lunch - Vegetarian soup of the day, rice, farm to table salad with tortillas
  • Dinner - Farm main course is the chefs specialty for the day with farm to table salad and steamed veggies served with Natalias magic tortillas
  • Snack - Popcorn or homemade guacamole and chips

All meals are vegetarian and prepared with love. Pedro (head chef) does not allow you to go hungry! Menu changes based on farm produce and seasonal market availability.

There is a traditional Mayan sauna (temazcal) that will be available for use. It is a sacred space for cleansing, healing, and rejuvenation of the mind, body, and spirit.

Kayaks and SUP boards may be available. Group excursions to San Pedro or San Marcos are also available. Get a tan on the dock or read a book in a hammock

  • Kayak
  • Sauna
  • Shopping nearby
  • Stand up paddle boarding
  • Swimming
  • Environmentally friendly
  • Lake
For information about the booking conditions, please send Barefoot Yoga Studio an inquiry.
  • Review by Kelly G.

    "I can not wait to join them for my second Guatemala Retreat this summer!"

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  • Review by Darcy

    "I was so charmed by this adorable little studio, and I can't wait to take more classes here."

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  • Review by Marcus B.

    "This is my only home for yoga and meditation. I wouldn't go anywhere else!"

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  • Review by Billy H.

    "They have a wide range of classes and offer the dynamic movement I want on my schedule."

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  • Review by Arlette O from Mount Pleasant, United States

    "I have just recently found barefoot yoga studio. Let me start by saying I had very little previous experience and Masie made me feel comfortable and welcome. The few classes I had at other studios pale in comparison to the awesome teachings at barefoot. Masie keeps everyone flowing yet we are all free to move at our own pace. The classes also have a great variety of poses and Masie's knowledge of body mechanics is phenomenal. There is no pressure and the overall feeling and experience is like taking yourself to the spa for an hour of self-indulgence. Its the perfect break for my day. Thank you!"

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  • Review by Carmela from North Charleston, South Carolina

    "I love this little place! The instructors are really sweet and give you a great class. I think the schedule has a lot to offer for everyone - no matter where they are in their practice. They are super accommodating if you have special needs or wants (a benefit of a locally owned place!) and it's in a cool/quirky space. I love the old hardwoods and double room of the studio. I've done two classes so far and can't wait to do more! And they even gave me some delicious green tea at the end."

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  • Review by Justin from Mount Pleasant, South Carolina

    "Great space, plenty of individual attention from instructors. Very reasonable prices. Wouldn't go anywhere else."

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Locally owned and operated, Barefoot Yoga Studio is a community-based yoga studio located in the eclectic Park Circle neighborhood of Olde North Charleston, South Carolina.

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Arrival: Saturday July 1, 2017
Departure: Friday July 7, 2017

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