Lake Atitlan holds a special place in Mayan mythology, in which it is considered to be the navel of the world. The energy of the lake has made it a center for all kinds of spiritual retreats, including yoga.
There are various villages dotted around the shores of Lake Atitlan, and with them a number of yoga retreats offering a variety of different practices including personal retreats, group sessions and even teacher training courses.
If the Mystical Yoga Farm in Santiago, Atitlan, does not seem right for you, why not try out Villa Sumaya, on the outskirts of Santa Cruz? Or make your way to San Marcos la Laguna, where you can choose between the Kaivalya Yoga School & Ashram and The Yoga Forest?
San Marcos developed a reputation as the epicenter of meditative, healing and yoga retreats at the lake, and the setting is perfect. The village is compact, and it doesn’t take long to climb into the steep hills, where you will find The Yoga Forest, a remarkable collection of buildings clinging to the steep rock face.
Practice your poses in the purpose-built temple, listening to the trickle of the stream which runs through the middle of the property, before gazing down over Atitlan as you relax in the company of like-minded yogis. The off-grid lifestyle and on-site permaculture farm make The Yoga Forest a true escape from our hectic daily lives, and one which helps you to reconnect with the Earth both mentally and physically.
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