Join me during my favorite month in Guatemala - July! Relax for a week of inspiring landscape, higher perspectives, and beauty all around. We'll take a creative and spiritual journey through meditation, yoga & self-exploratory writing and more at The Yoga Forest in San Marcos La Laguna, Guatemala. We invite you to pause and exhale, take an honest and creative journey inside, and connect with your inner voice. Within each of us lies the adventure of opening deeper into our hearts and animating our own sacred expression.
A Surreal Location
In the rural highlands of Guatemala, The Yoga Forest perches high in the jungle overlooking Lake Atitlan and three majestic volcanoes. A stunning location hidden away in the valley behind San Marcos La Laguna, The Yoga Forest offers beautiful shared cabins with comfortable beds, panoramic views, delicious vegetarian meals, yoga, and Mayan sauna in dream surroundings. Inspired by the creative union of yogic and permaculture principles, this location provides an eco-friendly living experience in harmony with nature for the adventurous of heart.
A Women's Sacred Journey
Set out on a transformative creative and spiritual journey through daily meditation, yoga, and self-exploratory writing as a channel to reveal insight from within. Breathe, stretch, relax, and connect with your center while sharing in the experience with other women. This retreat is not about ‘writing’ as a subject or art form. In this retreat, we ourselves are the art form. Every woman has a voice in her own life – we are gathering together to rise it up and own our self-expression.
Inspired by the four shamanic directions and the rising feminine, we'll embark on a revealing week of re-igniting the voices of our hearts and empowering ourselves as the storytellers of our lives.
Surreal and inspiring location with panoramic views
Daily meditation and yoga practice
Daily self-exploratory prompted writing sessions
Evening sacred ceremonies (eg. movement, fire)
Scenic outdoor thatch-roofed yoga shala and writing space
Three delicious vegan, organic vegetarian meals / day
Permaculture tour upon request
Breaks for swimming, hiking, kayaking, therapies, visiting villages, and more
Eight nights stay in shared, beautiful eco-friendly cabanas
Maximum of 12 participants
Meditation, yoga, and our intimate sacred circle for writing will be women only and privately held. Meals will be shared with other guests, women or men (the retreat center holds 20-30 guests, including our group).
Sample Daily Flow
Guests may arrive to The Yoga Forest on Thursday, July 7th (check in is 3pm) to relax and settle in. We'll open our circle in the evening. Our daily flow will begin on Friday, July 8th. Thereafter, our days will generally be structured in the following way, creating space for a couple of long breaks during the week to relax, hike, swim, or explore the village(s). We'll hold sacred evening ceremonies and gather around fire.
6.30am-7am: Sadhana meditation
7am-8.30am: Holistic hatha flow / vinyasa flow
8:30am-9:30am: Delicious breakfast
10am-12.30pm: Spontaneous writing exercises / discussion
12.30pm-1:30pm: Delicious lunch
3.00pm-6.00pm: Spontaneous writing exercises / discussion
6:30pm-7:30pm: Delicious dinner
7:45pm: Sauna, circle, or healing sessions (some evenings)