Release, Renew, Reset - A Retreat with Sandy Rosenthal

The Yoga Forest

SR
Sandy Rosenthal
  • Email address verified
Apr 4 - 11, 2020
Group size: 8 - 14
Release, Renew, Reset - A Retreat with Sandy Rosenthal
The Yoga Forest

Sandy Rosenthal
  • Email address verified

$1200
Deposit: $400
Apr 4 - 11, 2020
Group size: 8 - 14

About this trip

Looking to manage your mental health and release negative patterns of thought that no longer serve you? Interested in healing your mind and body through intention-setting, yoga, and mindfulness strategies? Craving an escape from your everyday routine so you can come back as a higher version of yourself?


Come join Sandy at The Yoga Forest to prioritize space for your own healing, growth, and transformation! Enjoy daily vinyasa yoga practices and participate in workshops; expect to leave with tangible mindfulness-based tools you can use to release, renew, and reset whenever you need. Explore San Marcos la Laguna and play in Lake Atitlán. Participate in sacred rituals and ceremonies to connect with yourself, your spirit, and the world around you. Come exactly as you are. 

Travel

Sandy can 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. Please reach out if you'd like Sandy to arrange for a private group shuttle from the Guatemala City Airport or Antigua.

What to expect at The Yoga Forest

OFF THE GRID LIVING

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.

LIGHTS AT NIGHT

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 use a backpack and pack light! Only bring the essentials and your adventurous spirit.

  • Travel bath towel
  • Journal / Books
  • Comfortable hang out and warm clothes for night, long sleeves and pants 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 menstrual 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 & CANCELATION

PRICING

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

60 days prior (Feb 4, 2020): 50% of total cost is due

30 days prior (Mar 4, 2020): 100% of total cost is due


CANCELATION

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 cancelation policy in place!


Now: 100% refund, excluding the non-refundable deposit

60 days prior (Feb 4, 2020): 50% refund, excluding the non-refundable deposit

30 days prior (Mar 4, 2020): no refunds of any kind will be given

What’s included

  • 7 nights/accommodations
  • 3 daily vegetarian meals
  • Daily Vinyasa yoga class
  • Workshops
  • Rituals & Ceremonies
    Opening/Closing Ceremony, Ecstatic Dance, Cacao Ceremony, Sound Ceremony
  • Sauna & Plant Bath
  • Hike to Local Waterfalls
  • Escort to/from town
  • Flight to/from GUA
    Reach out to Sandy with flight/travel questions. The Yoga Forest has travel recommendations.
  • Travel to/from retretat
    Please arrive at Circles Cafe in San Marcos la Laguna before 2pm on arrival day. Private shuttles can be arranged to/from the GUA airport or Antigua.
  • Specialty drinks/snacks
  • Staff/service tips
  • Optional add-ons
    Wellness Services, Adventure Activities (climbing, SUP), Temazcal Ritual (Mayan Sweat Lodge)

Available Packages

Cabaña Lakshmi (shared: 4 person room)
Available until Mar 04, 20204 left

Shared cabaña with 4 twin beds. Perfect cabin to stay with friends or to meet other retreat-goers. Payment plans available.


Looking out over Lake Atitlán and its surrounding volcanoes, The Yoga Forest's shared cabañas accommodate four people, in large single beds. Using natural building techniques, the cabañas are constructed with either bamboo or  cypress, palm roof and natural adobe walls or traditional bahareque (wattle and daub) of this area. The beds are comfortable, with warm feather duvets and pillows, and decorated with Peruvian Shipibo fabrics and Guatemalan Cushions.

$1200
Deposit: $400
Forest Cabins (shared: 2 person room)
Available until Mar 04, 20206 left

If you're looking for privacy, the Forest Cabins are perfect for you. With amazing lake and forest views, these cabins feature small terrace to relax and enjoy the view and accommodate two people with a queen and single bed inside, perfect for couples or friends to share.

$1200
Deposit: $400
Lakshmi Wellness (shared: 2 person room)
only 2 left

Lakshmi Wellness is a space often used for massage treatments when unoccupied, with magical views of Lake Atitlán, the Lakshmi cabaña is the highest accommodation on the property made of cypress wood from sustainable Guatemalan plantations. This private space has a queen and single bed inside, and a comfortable terrace with sofa bed and hammock.


$1420 to have this space all to yourself.

$1200 to share it with someone else.

$1200
Deposit: $400
Lakshmi Wellness (private)
Available until Mar 04, 2020only 1 left

Lakshmi Wellness is a space often used for massage treatments when unoccupied, with magical views of Lake Atitlán, the Lakshmi cabaña is the highest accommodation on the property made of cypress wood from sustainable Guatemalan plantations. This private space has a queen and single bed inside, and a comfortable terrace with sofa bed and hammock.


$1420 to have this space all to yourself.

$1200 to share it with someone else.

$1420
Deposit: $475
$1200
Deposit: $400

Lakshmi Wellness (shared: 2 person room)
Past Trip

Your Organizer


SR
Sandy Rosenthal
Hi, I’m Sandy! I’m a certified yoga instructor (ERYT200) in the Bay Area. I began practicing yoga and mindfulness consistently in 2014 as a way to work through my generalized anxiety and depression. My intention is to to build community through vulnerability and to remind you that your mental health matters just as much as your physical health. Through yoga, mindfulness, & self-study techniques, I’m learning how to release mental chatter and limiting beliefs – and I feel honored that I get to share those tools with you!