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This is the perfect opportunity to excavate your passions and gifts in order to dream your world into being! As each of you individually steps into this path of self-realization and manifestation, you naturally create space and trust for others to do the same. In the process, you are raising our overall vibration and therefore, the vibration of universal consciousness and the world.
Prefer to stay in your own tent? You can bring your own and enjoy your own private terrace, be sure to bring a warm sleeping bag and good sleeping pad for comfort!
Located above the cafe and office, the Ganesh loft is built into the cliff wall. Made with bamboo, cypress, and a palma roof, the Ganesh loft looks out over The Yoga Forest to the lake and volcanoes. The Ganesh loft has a low to the ground queen size bed, antique Guatemalan furniture, Mayan fabrics, and Indian textiles. The Ganesh loft is only available at certain times of the year.
Come and glamp at The Yoga Forest and stay in your own private circus tent. All circus tents come with a comfortable mattress, feather duvets, blankets, and cushions to keep you warm and cozy, all within beautiful natural forest surroundings.
With wonderful views of Atitlán lake and the surrounding volcanoes, private rooms Radha and Krishna are located under Shakti Shala and accommodate one or two people in a queen size bed. The beds are comfortable with warm feather duvets and pillows, and decorated with Guatemalan cushions.
A unique private space, the Shiva Yogi loft is an open aired bamboo loft in the beautiful Shiva Temple, next to waterfall and cliffs. It is tucked up into the palm roof of this 10 meter high temple, creating a semi-private space with a queen size bed for one or two people, as there may be classes going on down below. Suitable for yogis only, as meditation begins downstairs at 06:15 from Mondays to Saturdays, and the temple may be used for personal practice or various workshops during the day.
Looking out over Lake Atitlán and its surrounding volcanoes, the shared cabañas accommodate four people, in large single beds. Using natural building techniques, cabañas are constructed with either bamboo or cypress, palm roof, and natural adobe walls or traditional bahareque of this area. The beds are comfortable, with warm feather duvets and pillows, and decorated with Peruvian Shipibo fabrics and Guatemalan cushions.
This is a simple and powerful program offered in a safe environment, which is naturally conducive to the work of letting go of your past and manifesting your dreams. Each day’s spiritual journey will be filled with lessons that contain stories, insights, systems and tools that can be applied to your personal and professional life. It is through methods such as meditation, yoga, Reiki, healing arts, and journaling, that you will practice the art of living in the present moment.
The Yoga Forest is located in San Marcos la Laguna, in the western highlands of Guatemala. Enjoy the peace and tranquility of mountains looking out over Atitlán lake towards San Pedro volcano, Toliman volcano, and Atitlán volcano. Treat yourself to a tropical food forest and enjoy amazing views, comfortable beds, delicious vegetarian meals, yoga, and permaculture courses and friendly community living.
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Three delicious gourmet vegetarian meals are served daily.
If you wish to visit town during your stay, you can be escorted down by the local staff and a 3 USD fee will be added to your bill for each escorted trip down the mountain. To come back up, you can meet the free 15:00 escort service again at the meeting point at Circles Cafe and hostel. If you wish to return to the forest later than this time, then you can use the Luis' tuk-tuk service.
Please book your flight to arrive at La Aurora International Airport (GUA) and get to Antigua via a shuttle which is available every hour for 13 USD. Travel time takes thirty minutes to one hour. From Antigua, take a shuttle direct to San Marcos la Laguna (13 USD, three and a half to four hours).
Another option would be to take a collective shuttle service (11.7 USD) for approximately two and a half hours to Panajachel. From Panajachel, take a 'lancha' boat (3.25 USD) to cross the lake to San Marcos la Laguna. The lancha leaves every 30 minutes until 19:30 and usually takes one hour.
Once at San Marcos, locate Circles cafe and hostel, The Yoga Forest meeting point which is thirty meters down the path to the lake from the basketball court in the town center.
If there are no shuttles leaving for San Marcos la Laguna, you may also arrive via San Pedro la Laguna, get off at San Pablo la Laguna and take a tuk-tuk (0.65 USD) to San Marco, or you may go all the way to San Pedro and take a 'lancha' boat (1.30 USD) to San Marcos.
Free escorted walks are offered from Circle Cafe at 15:00 from Circles Cafe each day when there are expected arrivals. Please inform the staff that you are waiting for an escort to The Yoga Forest so that they may call for the 15:00 service.
Private shuttles are highly recommended and can be arranged for a direct service from Guatemala City to San Marcos La Laguna for a cost of 110 USD. The drivers will meet you on arrival at the airport, or hotel, and upon arrival walk you to the Forest.