Earth Medicine Journey

The Yoga Forest

Be Light Yoga Center
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Jan 4 - 11, 2020
Group size: 10 - 12
Earth Medicine Journey
The Yoga Forest

Be Light Yoga Center
  • Facebook verified
3 reviews

Deposit: $650
Jan 4 - 11, 2020
Group size: 10 - 12

About this trip

Join Kimber-lee and Nicole on a journey into Mother Earth and create space for transformation and self healing. Enjoy daily yoga and meditation in beautiful natural Temples, chanting, sound healing, and much more. Unwind and restore with a healing cacao ceremony and restorative yoga. Cleanse & detox in the forest sauna and 3 local vegetarian meals daily. You can climb unique cliffs, swim and paddle board in the lake, hike the volcanoes, or just relax in a hammock, all while finding authentic connection within an intimate community space.

Enjoy the peace and tranquility of mountains looking out over Lake Atitlán towards volcanoes San Pedro, Toliman and Atitlán. Offering a unique retreat space within a tropical forest with amazing views, comfortable beds, delicious vegetarian meals,  daily yoga and meditation and friendly community living.

The Yoga Forest shares conscious living as a spiritual practice, offering a unique retreat space for self connection, connection to the Earth, and personal growth. We live, work & play harmoniously in nature, creating inclusive abundance and a safe space for personal transformation and authentic self expression. Through intercultural relationships of respect, we weave together local and global visions that inspire positive social and ecological impacts in the world. 

Founded as a conscious living experiment, through a desire for living simply, greenly and in communion with everything surrounding us, the Forest life is a a practice of Deep Green Yoga.

About your trip


We recommend arriving in the Guatemala City airport no later than 12pm on January 4th. We will arrange for a shuttle to take you on your journey to the Yoga Forest! One shuttle will run at 10am and another at 1pm.
The Yoga Forest a 25-30 minute hike from the lakefront up into the mountain valley, and there is a free escorted walk each day at 2pm from the Meeting Point at Circles Cafe in town when they are expecting arrivals. We will help guide you through arrival day travel, but we recommend checking out the Getting Here page on the Yoga Forest website for all the details.

Remember to travel to us with a backpack, a head lamp and a spirit of adventure.


The Yoga Forest is an off-the-grid experience. Composting bathrooms, outdoor shower and naturally built cabañas without electricity. There are no private bathrooms anywhere on the property.

We only have a little electricity in our cafe and kitchen for lights, and as such we cannot charge everyone's devices on our simple solar system. Another reason to be disconnected!

There are spiders and scorpions in the forest. It is a forest, there are other creatures too of course. But it is always good to know. Mosquitoes are not a problem, but there are small coffee flies that can be bothersome during the early dry season. Bring some natural insect repellent or wear long pants.


During the night the place is almost in complete darkness since the power is 100% off. We highly recommend you bring a headlamp, torches or anything they might need to walk around the forest during the night.

What to bring

We suggest to pack light! Bring the essentials! 

  • Travel bath towel
  • Journal / Books
  • Comfortable hang out and warm clothes for night, long sleeves and trouser with socks to avoid bug bites
  • Sandals/Flip Flops & Walking Shoes
  • Organic mosquito repellent
  • Toiletries (Organic & Biodegradable - including hand & body soap, shampoo, toothpaste, tooth brush)
  • A Moon cup for your moon cycle (Divacup, Femmecup etc) we also have some for sale if you need
  • Probiotics and or any other appropriate preventative medicine
  • Reusable Water bottle / thermos for tea
  • Headlamp with batteries
  • Solar powered light
  • Solar rechargeable power cell to charge phones or devices if you are bringing them

Pricing & Cancellation policy


Thanks to our new payment processing software we’re now able to customize payment plans! We can work with you to set up a weekly or monthly payment plan that works for your budget. The following are the 3 payment deadlines. 

Now: Send in your non-refundable deposit

90 days prior: to retreat start date 50% of total cost is due

30 days prior: 100% of total cost is due


It can be very complicated to organize international retreats! Although we wish you all could come with us, we understand things do come up. To stay organized while respecting everyone’s efforts we’ve put a cancellation policy in place!

Now: 100% refund (excluding the $250 non-refundable deposit)

90 days prior: 50% refund (excluding the $250 non-refundable deposit)

30 days prior: No refunds of any kind will be given

What’s included

  • Accommodations
    Choose your choice of accommodation for 7 nights/8days
  • Meals
    3 locally sourced vegetarian meals daily
  • Yoga
    All yoga/meditation classes
  • Drinking Water
    Unlimited filtered drinking water
  • Tea Service
    Once a day garden/herbal tea service
  • Sauna
    One complimentary group sauna
  • Flights to Guatemala
  • Transport to Retreat
    Transportation to The Yoga Forest is not included in cost, though we will help guide you through the process of arriving
  • Any additional services
    ie. Massage, plant baths, astrology readings...
  • Staff/service tips

Available Packages

Lakshmi Cabana
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This is a shared accommodation with 4 twin beds available.  Price is per person.

Deposit: $250
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This was an amazing experience. Thank you so much!
By Lori Myles for Be Light Be Free Belize on Mar 16, 2020
It was an extraordinary experience and wonderful week at Ak'bol. Yoga classes with Kimber-lee and Nicole who made this yoga retreat so unique, kindness of all who attended but also these who worked hard to make this staying so special. Food was served always fresh; on time. I loved beautiful grounds, fun cabanas; enormous iguanas;). Emilio and Kirstin were always on top of things, ready to make a suggestion or give an advice. It truly felt like a second home. Will definitely come back sometimes soon or recommend it to all who try to find balance, peace & a good energy. This place is simply perfect.
It was magical. Wonderful companions, now dear friends who spent week together. Adventures offered by the retreat center were wonderful. food was amazing! We will go back to Ak'Bol for sure!!