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The Seed

The Seed endeavors to be a learning space for all things right, ranging from meditation to yoga, spiritual herbalism, metaphysics, and sustainable living.

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Hulya Aktun

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Having grown up as a relatively nature-deprived urban kid, I could probably name about only 10 flowers and 10 trees in English before I stumbled upon Marcus and his garden. In addition to vastly expanding my vocabulary and my horizon for medicinal plants, Marcus inspired me to think again about where our food and water comes from, how plants communicate and what illness might mean in a non-Western context. Interesting meditation practice combining metaphysics and plants, which definitely put me out of my comfort zone but provided a new perspective. You'll get to harvest, help prepare and drink lots of delicious teas, too, while meeting some interesting people and enjoying the amazing view of the volcanoes and the lake in the process. Thanks Marcus!

No Ah

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Where to start? I stayed here for a month with my girlfriend Lucy and we had an incredible time with Ana, Marcus and the family. I was helping with research and writing and the work was both enjoyable and challenging. I got to learn loads about the work I was doing... the project itself is an incredible one that left me feeling excited about helping and the work I was doing was tailored to my skills which in turn let me and the other volunteers thrive!

The family are all very friendly and welcoming, and we got on with Ana and Marcus & the kids straight away. Our accommodation was also a slice of paradise next to the lake in Tzunana. We were fortunate enough to be there st the same time as several other volunteers who all felt like family by the end.

On top of this we also got to take Marcus' spiritual herbalism course as part of the work exchange which was a magical experience and something completely new for me.

All in alll this was much more than just a workaway for me, and I highly recommend it to anyone who wants to get their teeth stuck into a holistic project with a beautiful vision.

We will be back! Thank you

Pablo G Capistrano

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Great weeks collaborating and the sessions at The Seed, meaningful experience. Thank you Marcus, Ana and kids ;) for the time during the sessions, inner work with emotions, tarot... your patience and listening... also your help during our stay by the lake, at your place, beautiful. Namaste

Guy Hobson

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Volunteered at The Seed for 6 weeks and had an awesome time! Ana and Marcus have a wonderful welcoming home and the vibe was very chilled which was great for working in! I also did the spiritual herbalism course with Marcus which was extremely beneficial. The course is well set up with each day roughly planned out depending on time and how the students are feeling and taking to each part. Would highly recommend this place to anyone venturing to Lake Atitlan and wanting to meet some great people, be in a great location with incredible views and attain lifelong knowledge from experienced teachers!

Tricia Roland-Hamilton

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When I arrived in Guatemala I was taking multiple RX medications to address intestinal/colitis issues. Through Marcus's course I learned about the use of natural remedies, plant-based medicine, that specifically addressed the problem. I'm thrilled to say I have not had to use prescription medicine since. Marcus is an excellent teacher and I highly recommend the course. Get to know the herbs, mix your own teas, and enjoy being in one of the most beautiful places in the world!

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