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10 Days Spiritual Alchemist Program in Guatemala

Karma Yoga Retreat Guatemala

Experience the magic of living in an intentional community! Explore different spritual and healing traditions. Live alongside fellow shamans, yogis, healers and mystics to step into your highest potential. This is a retreat that will bring you to a more selfless version of yourself with daily Karma yoga work. Delicious meals will be served daily. Comfortable accommodation will be provided. Meditate and get deeper into your yoga practice!

Retreat highlights

  • Daily Karma yoga work
  • Daily yoga and meditation
  • An introduction to Shamanism
  • Permaculture principles and energy healing
  • Daily breakfast, lunch and dinner
  • 9 nights' accommodation

Yoga styles

9 days with instruction in English
Spoken languages: English
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You will stay at Mystical Yoga Farm in Santiago Atitlan, Guatemala. The Mystical Yoga Farm is a self-directed retreat center and spiritual community located on exquisite mystical Lake Atitlan, Guatemala. Focused on self-sustainability, organic connection with the environment, and feeding and nurturing the bodies and souls of yogis, teachers and healing practitioners, their desire is to heal the earth and its inhabitants through connection with nature and spirit, the source of all of creation.

School Yoga Institute Guatemala Yoga Retreat Program

School Yoga Institute offers you a Karma yoga program that will teach you to work with other people and bring out the selfless self in you.

Typical daily schedule:

  • 05:30 – 06:00 Wake up
  • 06:00 – 07:00 Guided meditation
  • 07:00 – 08:30 Morning asana practice
  • 08:30 – 09:30 Breakfast
  • 09:30 – 10:00 Morning pages
  • 10:00 – 16:00 Karma yoga tribal work hours and lunch
  • 16:30 – 18:00 Optional afternoon spiritual classes,Spanish lessons and special topics
  • 18:00 – 19:00 Dinner
  • 19:00 – 20:00 Evening gatherings

What they expect from you

At the farm, they work very hard to maintain a healthy and sustainable environment for the community and guests and expect the same from you throughout your time here. The core of the farm operates from a high vibration and they ask that you serve the farm with love and an open heart.

They ask for dynamic people that are independent enough to progress with tasks with limited guidance from your tribal leader. At the same time, they need team players that are willing to contribute or help with tasks not related to your project.

The Mystical Yoga Farm tribes

Land Development Tribe

The Land Development Tribe works directly with the farm local staff in planning and developing the land to best meet the farm’s needs for both present and future development. Those involved will often be working outdoors and can expect to have duties that involve physical labor. Land Development Tribe members should have a good eye for projects that are sustainable and can improve the architectural flow and safety and sustainability of the land. This tribe will often correlate with The Gardening Tribe to address needs that overlap. May include:

  • Working with local staff and hired workers on small building projects.
  • Working with local skilled workers to build a shala with sturdy waterproof thatch roof using as much local, natural materials as possible, draft blueprints of design options and help source the right builder, etc.
  • Development of upper land – developing systems for allowing water to be available on high altitude land, terracing land for future building projects, using sustainable permaculture ideas to further enhance and develop the beautiful land.
  • Designing plans for solar tower stand, possible agriculture areas, new kitchen, housing and living area design.
  • Help in hosting sustainable building workshops to share with local communities. Increase farm revenue with workshops to fund future projects.
  • Working side by side with workers to build stone walls, small platforms, etc.
  • Building a wood floor under the New Yoga Studio at Jaguar Hall

Permaculture Gardening Tribe

The Permaculture Farming Tribe works closely with the farm local staff and with the sustainable food tribe to grow as much food as possible and bring new permaculture practices to our community. You will be asked to share your love and knowledge of permaculture with those who visit the farm. This tribe will work closely with the other tribes to turn the farm into a permaculture playground and to help them be as sustainable as possible. May include:

  • Work with unique landscape opportunities to increase food growth (more vertical and floating gardens etc)
  • Enhance composting procedures at the farm
  • Establish experiments in the gardens to test biodynamics, new seed types, etc.
  • Optimize grey water systems
  • Offer workshops to increase farm revenue to sustainably finance upcoming projects

Sustainable Food Tribe

The Sustainable Food Tribe will be working with food in the kitchen as well as in the gardens. Asked to put your love, creativity and passion into assisting in growing healthy organic food to bring to the table for new recipes. Those involved in this tribe will be looking at local solutions to trade/purchase what the farm need in the most efficient and self-sustaining way possible. They will work with local farmers to learn how to grow whats needed and then helps to create a larger market for organic food on the lake. More specifically, looking to find the quantity and quality of organic food the farm need at prices that can be sustainable. May include:

  • Work with the farm local chef to create and execute a daily/weekly menu of delicious meals for 10 - 30 people
  • Work with local chef to keep food fresh, lively and inventive
  • Share knowledge on raw food, sprouting, fermenting, juicing, etc.
  • Weave local style in with yogic diet as well as westerner food accommodations (more gourmet vegetarian organic food!)
  • Work to enhance Farm Cookbook
  • Work to enhance kitchen work flow, uphold standards, etc and work to expand the ability to meet dietary needs for all guests

Divine Art Tribe

This Tribe involves hands on work in creative art projects that help to improve the aesthetics and creative energy flowing through the farm. Divine Art Tribe members have an eye for design, color and beautification. Divine Art Tribe should be sensitive to the uses of each space and how that energy needed in each area can be amplified through art or other creative projects. The farm are looking for creatively open and self driven spiritual individuals, some Spanish would be nice, with knowledge of how to work with paint, glass, tile on a number of different surfaces as well as how to make sure the work is protected. May include:

  • Forming workshops on creative projects that specific tribe members may already have a lot of knowledge about (making candles, paper making, etc)
  • Enhancing farm aesthetics (staining wood, varnish shelves, etc.)
  • Murals available for specifically selected artists
  • Reuse projects for new lamps, vision boards, stained glass, tiling etc.

Ayani Harmony Tribe

This Tribe holds space for the whole community in harmonious ways. Includes serving retreat guests and students who are visiting the farm. Those involved in this tribe should be able to orient themselves and others around the farm with ease. It helps if those involved in this Tribe are familiar with Farm traditions, songs and customs. Members of the Ayani Harmony Tribe are sensitive to the energy of others and are good at recognizing how they can enhance the experience of visitors at the Mystical Yoga Farm. The tribe assists the farm director, researches new ideas involving farm harmony and promotions and helps co-create with talented people on the lake as an ambassador for the farm. May include:

  • Help with marketing and events, website.
  • Help local staff with quick guests turnovers, aesthetics, housekeeping.
  • Coordinate activities and workshops while creating new relationships with people offering different activities on the lake.
  • Work to develop our reputation and platform as a co-op volunteer program working with other places on the lake and Chacaya.
  • Ensure excellent experience for all at the farm with attention to detail.
  • Assist with masterplan and farm documents to stay current.

Retreat location

This retreat will take place in Santiago Atitlan, Guatemala.



  • Temazcal


Daily breakfast, lunch, and dinner is included in the price.

Things to do (optional)

On your free time, you can explore the local surroundings of the farm.

What's included

  • 9 nights' accommodation
  • All tuition
  • An introduction to Shamanism
  • Ceremonial Cacao
  • Chinese tea ceremony
  • Creative expression
  • Daily breakfast, lunch and dinner
  • Daily Karma yoga work
  • Daily yoga and meditation
  • Permaculture principles and energy healing
  • Sacred fire

What's not included

  • Airfare and other travel expenses

How to get there

Arrival by airplane from La Aurora International Airport (GUA)

Arrive at La Aurora International Airport (GUA).

Pick-up is not included in the price. For more information on airport pick-up, please send an inqury to School Yoga Institute.

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