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8 Days Create Space Yoga Retreat in Lake Atitlan, Guatemala

Eagle's Nest, Lake Atitlan, Guatemala

Create Space Yoga Retreat Guatemala

Create Space Retreats offer a sparkling container for exploring flow consciousness and igniting creative freedom. This seven-day Guatemala journey is designed to awaken the subtle receptors within you that "plug you in" to your center, to nature, and to your sacred creative expression. Whether you are experiencing physical, emotional or creative blockages, or simply looking for reconnection and space, this magical retreat offers a haven of inspiration.

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  • Daily ceremonial cacao
  • Temazcal in traditional stone sauna and plunge
  • Art, music, writing, movement, mindfulness, sound healing and visualization
  • Daily yoga on an open air deck overlooking volcanos and highland Lake Atitlan
  • World-class guidance from Jiya Julia Randall, artist, life coach and international teacher
  • 7 nights accommodation in simple, beautiful Eagle’s Retreat
  • Daily vegetarian meals
  • Airport transfers

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6 days with instruction in English
Spoken languages: Spanish, English
The maximum participants in the group is 12
Airport transfer included: La Aurora International Airport
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  • Sauna
  • Environmentally friendly
  • Yoga shala

Eagle’s Nest is a beautiful blend of eco-conscious construction with expansive and creative design. The centerpiece is the huge, open air yoga and dance deck that 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 in the spring water plunge pool outside. 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.


All of life is creation. It is people's nature to create new ideas, and whether you are designing your bedroom, your six month plan, or your life, the way you harness your life force and human creativity is key to unlocking your most expansive version of yourself.

Accessing your natural state of flow comes from deep connection and unity of your 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 yourself with the movement of life force through you frees up your creative impulse and evokes a limitless state, where manifestation happens effortlessly and things seem to just flow.

By creating space, you allow new creation. Fed by wide open views, simple and sustainable living and energy-activating practices such as yoga, dance and ceremony, you spark the wonder back into your daily experience. 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.

About the Elevation Ecstatic Dance

The Elevation Ecstatic Dance has quickly become an iconic event within the worldwide community that flocks to Guatemala each year. Offering an opening cacao ceremony, ecstatic dance, live DJs and performers, bonfire and art installations, all perched on the edge of a panoramic mountain lake view, this is a unique and memorable event.

Each attendee is no spectator but rather a participant. By removing the availability of alcoholic drinks, the quality of the experience bears a clearer and elevated quality. Enjoy delicious foods, sumptuous music and tribal sounds, resident and travelling DJs (Mose Cagen, Black Lovs , Matti IV, Michael Verner) tantalizing colors and lighting moods, performing artists, cozy lounge, visionary art and inspirational video projections, candles and low lighting, hours of ecstatic dance, new encounters, re-connections, and mystical experiences.

All 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
  • Temazcal 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

Daily schedule

  • 07:00 - 09:00: Morning Practice - including yoga, meditation, movement, and creative expression
  • 09:00 - 10:30: Breakfast
  • 10:30 - 11:00: Cacao ceremony
  • 11:00 - 13:00: Create Space workshop - activities include painting, writing, walking / hiking
  • 13:00 - 14:00: Lunch
  • 14:00 - 16:30: Free time
  • 16:30 - 18:00: Sunset practice and creative expression
  • 18:00 - 19:00: Dinner
  • 19:00 - 21:00: Evening activities, including group circle, art play, musical jam, and sauna

Please note that each day the schedule will vary. The Elevation Ecstatic Dance will be integrated with the retreat. Free time optional activities include kayaking, local market shopping, stand up paddle board, and hiking.

Included excursions

Included as part of your stay is one hike up San Marcos Valley to a beautiful creek.


Jiya Randall

Retreat location

Known as the land of eternal spring, Guatemala carries the mysticism of the ancient Maya civilizations 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 unforgettable serenity and power.

Unique features


  • Art classes
  • Hiking
  • Kayaking
  • Sauna
  • Swimming
  • Swimming pool (indoor)


  • Lake
  • Yoga deck


  • Internet access

This Yoga Retreat is vegetarian-friendly

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You will be served delicious, wholesome vegetarian meals in the ample, artistic panoramic lounge. Dinner on the first day and breakfast on the last day are also included in the price of the package. Cuisine is local, delicious and vegetarian, including warm Guatemalan tortillas and locally grown coffee served fresh each day.

The following meals are included:

  • Breakfast
  • Lunch
  • Dinner

The following dietary requirement(s) are served and/or catered for:

  • Vegetarian
If you have special dietary requirements it's a good idea to communicate it to the organiser when making a reservation

Things to do (optional)

Optional volcano hikes are available, as well as kayaking, swimming, and enjoying the lake. Various indigenous villages around the lake are easily accessible by boat, and they offer a beautiful cultural exchange and vibrant trade crafts.

The village of San Marcos is also beautiful and walkable. There will be some time set aside for personal exploration, whether this be looking around town, taking part in lakeside activities, or taking time to create in your own way, inspired by the group activities.

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. Views of the volcanoes, lake, and surrounding mountains are abundant.

What's included

  • Accommodation for 7 nights
  • 3 vegetarian meals per day
  • All group activities/excursions
  • Airport transportation (one shared shuttle leaving at 11 a.m. on February 1, 2020, from Guatemala City Airport and returning at 11 a.m. on February 8, 2020, direct to the airport)
  • 2 yoga/movement and meditation classes a day
  • 1 to 3 creative exploration sessions a day
  • Hike to spring
  • Sacred ceremony and daily cacao
  • Daily journaling
  • One-on-one support in creative visioning

How to get there

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Arrival by airplane

Please book your flight to arrive at La Aurora International Airport (GUA). Flights are easy and cheap from many international hubs. From there, Kula Collective will be waiting for you at 11 a.m. to depart to the accommodation venue.

Airport: La Aurora International Airport Airport transfer included: La Aurora International Airport No additional charges. You can request this in the next step.

Cancellation Policy

  • A reservation requires a deposit of 14% of the total price.
  • The deposit is fully refundable if the booking is cancelled up to 90 days before the arrival date.
  • The rest of the payment should be paid 60 days before arrival.

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