Earth Medicine Journey
The Yoga Forest
Lake Atitlan, Guatemala
January 4th-11th 2020
What does it mean to go beyond?
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.
The Yoga Forest is a sacred sanctuary with ancient Mayan altars and natural springs that have been protected as a Natural Reserve in order to honor the land and the heritage of its people.
Yoga Forest property photos
During your stay you will experience:
7 nights/accommodations at The Yoga Forest
Two yoga/meditation/sound healing classes daily
3 daily vegetarian meals
Unlimited filtered drinking water
Once a day garden/herbal tea service
One complimentary group sauna
Yoga mats/props provided for all classes
Not included in price:
Flight to and from Guatemala City Airport
Travel to Circle’s Cafe (Our retreat meeting point)
Extra specialty drinks or snacks
Optional excursions/add ons
Accommodations I Rates I Cancellation policy
Something to fit every budget! We have various pricing levels to accommodate privacy and community.
Packages start as low as 1095!
To register: send in your *non-refundable* deposit of $250. Register early to get first choice of accommodations.
Shared Accommodation - 4 twin beds
$1095 per person
Looking out over Lake Atitlán and its surrounding volcanoes, this shared cabaña accommodate four people in large single beds. Using natural building techniques, their 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.
Shared Accommodation - 2 beds
$1295 per person
If your 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.
Please contact us if you are interested in bringing your own tent!
Enjoy your own private terrace, be sure to bring a warm sleeping bag and good sleeping pad for comfort!
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.
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.
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
about your instructors
Nicole Lebreux has been practicing yoga for over a decade and became a teacher in 2014 to share her passion with others. Nicole's classes are mindful, intuitive, and meditative and she loves introducing beginners to the many benefits of yoga in the body, mind, and spirit. Nicole provides a welcoming space where you are free to practice your yoga without expectations or judgement. She has trained with Cathy Cesario of Spirit Tree Yoga and Alison Bologna of Shri Urban Revitalization Yoga and is a registered RYT-200 teacher with the Yoga Alliance. Nicole looks forward to learning with you on the yogic path!
From birth to present day, Kimber-lee has created a life surrounded by movement, rhythm and sound. A singer by trade, bringing sound & rhythm into spiritual practice has been part of her mission. Trained in 2014 by The Heron Dance, Yoga & Meditation studio, she received certifications in meditation, hatha and vinyasa yoga. She is a certified energy medicine & sound healing practitioner, studying with Fairhaven Healing Arts since February of 2017.
She is passionate in her teaching, and loves finding new ways to make yoga accessible to all walks of life.
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
If you like, the Yoga Forest has a Wish List for those coming from Western Countries, feel free to help by bringing any of these wishes, or email firstname.lastname@example.org with your postal address if you are willing to bring items down for us that they may ship to you!
For more on what to expect click HERE!
about The Yoga Forest
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.
In yoga, we clear the body and mind making space for wisdom and deeper understanding to flow freely and openly through us. By creating this space, we allow ourselves to experience our fullness and connection to everything around us. Deep Green Yoga expands this concept by observing the natural systems around us and working with nature so that the inherent wisdom of the entire eco system can fully flow, creating an open and thriving container for life and all expression.
Yoga and Permaculture both ask you to be observant, thereby developing a greater awareness of your effect on the world around you. Taking mindful actions in caring for the mind, body, and environment, we create a deep connection with the earth. Permaculture looks to nature as a model for creating a more sustainable culture. It assumes that by observing natural patterns, making conscious decisions, and managing resources well, we can live harmoniously and productively, with less work and less waste.
Click HERE to access The Yoga Forest’s website to see everything they have to offer!