Doron Yoga is devoted to guiding people into total health and happiness through holistic yoga through various retreats, workshops, and training in Guatemala.
Yoga Retreats (8)
Doron is a certified 550-hour yoga teacher (ERYT) as well as the director of the Doron Yoga School (RYS 200 and 500) and founder of the Doron Yoga and Zen Center in Guatemala. He is the author of The Yoga Lifestyle (LLewellynn, June 2016). Doron was introduced to yoga and meditation in 1992 while traveling and studying in the Far East for two years. During that time, Doron studied at the Osho Ashram, with the Dalai Lama in Dharamsala, in Thailand doing Vipassana retreats, and in Japan living and working with a Buddhist priest.
Tina is a clinical psychologist, psychotherapist, psycho-oncologist, palliative care specialist and business administrator. She has worked as a CEO at a young age teaching her about the intensity of life and holding responsibility. For the past 15 years, she worked with cancer patients and their loved ones in Europe’s biggest university medical hospital, the Charité in Berlin. She has presented workshops and lectures and is a trainer in psycho-oncology education programs as well as caring for the dying volunteer programs. Tina is one of the teacher in the "A Matter of Life and Death Retreat".
from United States, January 2019
Teacher: Egotistical and easily angered; lashes out. Comes from a good lineage of teachers. Knowledgeable but often unable to transmit knowledge in class. Favored particular students and ignored others (e.g. Asian students).
Education: Strong in yoga asanas, alignment, and teaching assists. Weak in philosophy and history. Inflexible teaching style (Doron’s 19 building blocks based on Ashtanga must be adhered to) that will wear heavily on the wrists.
Facilities: Generally poorly maintained and managed. The yoga shala is beautiful. In both private rooms and shared rooms, most students dealt with some combination of mice, scorpions, being locked out of rooms, spiders, and issues that arose were sometimes not addressed for several days. Showers are usually cold and occasionally there is no water at all.
Amenities: There is no food available between meals and add-ons are a bit pricey (dessert is for a fee, taels are for a fee, muffins are $2.15USD). Laundry does not come back fully clean. In general, bookings via Doron Yoga have been unreliable.
Food: Vegetarian, menu repeats each week (no selection). ~90% of the student group suffered from diarrhea for 1-2 weeks of their 3 week stay; a few contracted parasites.
from United States, December 2018
"Love this place "
Excellent food, beautiful scenery, excellent instruction, and staff is always smiling and helpful
from United States, November 2018
"Best yoga teacher training out there "
Doron is the most inspirational teacher I’ve ever had! He is the most passionate man I’ve ever met who dearly loves Yoga and the lifestyle that comes along with it. Not only did I get an amazing instructor, but it is the best shala I’ve ever seen, the food was so healthy, the workers who help run the place are the most wonderful people and the location is so zen and beautiful. You will not regret coming here. You will gain all the tools necessary to being the best yoga teacher you can possibly be.
from United States, August 2018
"DYZC 200hr YTT Review "
Food was better than expected and very filling. Accommodations were comfortable and clean. The location was spectacular and practicing with the view of Lake Atitlan in front of you is incomparable. Learned so much from Doron and my practice changed dramatically for the better under his instruction. Wonderful experience and amazed at how quickly it flew by.
Emily Angela Losno Tiainen
from United States, July 2018
"So much mire than just a yoga teacher training!"
First of all the location is amazing and easy to reach from Guatemala Airport. Doron is a caring person and an outstanding teacher, not only thanks to his great practice but also because of his openness to discussion. The schedule of the course seemed very light even thought we practiced a lot and learned so much in such a short time (3 weeks) The food was amazing and everything was well organised and clean at the hospitality!
Alexandra Gurskaya Pineda
from United States, March 2018
I had an amazing experience. The quality of the program is superb; Doron is an amazing teacher, very knowledgeable and attentive.
The place itself is great as well— who wouldn’t love to practice yoga with the view of Lago de Atitlán and volcanes?!
from Switzerland, March 2018
"Right balance "
He has a big knowledge, which he loves to share! In all parts he has a good fundament and for me the right balance between spirituality and being "humen".
from United States, January 2019
"Gorgeous Guatemalan Getaway!"
Of the handful of yoga retreats I have done around the world, this was by far the most educational and inspirational. Doron is a true teacher, and is also understanding of the realities of day-to-day existence in the 21st century. I loved the classes, the food, and the wonderful people I was able to meet. Top notch experience!
from United States, January 2019
"Life Changing "
I loved everything about this retreat. Doron yoga and Zen center truly attracts incredible people. I just did the New Years Rejuvenation Retreat and it was more empowering, enlightening, and FUN than I could have ever imagined. In a week my yoga practice has drastically improved. The food is incredible. The meditation and breathing exercises are everything. Doron is so warm yet he challenges you and spends time paying attention to detail in your poses during practice. I’m not a yogi or a vegan, I do practice twice a week, and this was incredible and definitely inspired me to deepen my practice. The food is exquisite, super fresh and healthy. The zen center is beautiful and peaceful and clean. It’s in a great location on lake Attilan and the view is spectacular. Lake Atitlan might be the most beautiful place in the world. Also I met some of the most amazing people. Oh, and it’s so easy to do really fun activities like paddle boarding, hiking, etc. the center takes care of everything.
Joelle Deroy United States
Doron Yoga website
Doron is an extraordinarily sensitive person, seeking truth in his work and in his life. He has a unique sensuality which is clear to see not only in his photographs, but also in his sense of cooking and in his yoga practice. His work brings together the different venues of his experiences and thus can be read at different levels.