Om Dear beloved soul,
May the joy of life bring you happiness and peace! May the light of love shine upon your day and night!
My name is Gabriella, and I am the Director of Operations for the Mystical Yoga Farm. Our Yoga/Spiritual Retreat center on the shores of Lake Atitlan in Guatemala has hosted hundreds of yoga teacher trainings, retreats and welcomed guests from all over the world. If you’re planning a retreat in 2017 and 2018, we’d love to be considered as a venue.
The Mystical Yoga Farm is situated on the picturesque shores of Lake Atitlan in the Mayan Highlands of Guatemala. Our accommodations offer lakefront views of magnificent volcanoes, and many find that the lake is a powerfully inspiring place to go deeper into yoga and transformational healing work. It is a perfect destination for both inner and outer adventure with kayaking, volcano hikes, and Mayan pueblos to visit. Whether you are interested in a yoga or mindfulness retreat and/or a transformational personal retreat, the Mystical Yoga Farm offers an ideal setting, featuring:
- 3 group studios (yoga or classroom) with stunning views, hardwood floors, mats, props and altars with capacity of up to 30 students.
- Jaguar Hall
- Grandmother Hall
- Water Shala
- 19 comfortably appointed guest rooms with a capacity of up to 40 guests
- On-site sound healing dome with Crystal Singing Bowls and other sound instruments.
- Exotic, cultural and subtropical atmosphere with a perfect climate
- Affordable and comfortable accommodations
- Boutique with fair-trade, original artisan crafts made locally in the Mayan highlands
- Packages include 3 delicious vegetarian meals. Our guests enjoy unlimited beverage service of organic teas and purified water. Our kitchen caters to special diets.
- 10 guests reserved allows 1 teacher to stay for free, At 15-20 guests, a second stays for free. We recommend teachers arrive minimum 24 hours before your retreat begins.
Our group reservation coordinator will help you with all your pre-retreat planning including room assignments, dietary needs, airport transport, excursions and activities. Your retreat may be customized with additional cost. These services include but not limited to traditional Temezcal (Mayan sauna), cacao ceremonies, yoga/spiritual programs, sustainable/permaculture workshop, evening satsang/fire ceremony, kayaking, stand up paddleboarding, volcano hikes, village tour and local market shopping excursions as well as our daily yoga and meditation offerings.
We understand how important it is to find the right place to bring your group. The Mystical Yoga Farm cultivates an atmosphere of peace and serenity and specializes in providing group leaders with ongoing support to custom create the retreat of their greatest manifestations, emphasizing deeply transformational experiences for all.
If you have a moment, I encourage you to watch one of our amazing videos that gives you a taste of our natural sanctuary: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=e4jqBrfC9F4
We still have a few openings during summer of 2016. You can view more information on hosting a group here:
Do not hesitate to contact us if you have any questions. We would love to help you bring a group to share the mystical energy of this land!
Dear beautiful aspirants/practitioners of peace and love,
At the Mystical Yoga Farm, by Lake Atitlan and volcano San Pedro, I found myself reconciled with this world. Therefore, I feel I ought to say a bit more about it so that anyone else can walk the pathless path there, and open theirs wherever they are then, wherever they go, whoever they are.
The first thing you’re greeted by over there are the joyful and radiant volunteers, the local staff who will surround you in a peacekeepers way, and the manager of the farm. I was lucky at that time the great Clancy was maestro. Sleeping in community, eating in community, singing together was made possible by her great love pouring on all of us.
The yoga facilities belong to a dream world, where the shininess of the lake facing you or the infinite sky above provide perfect inspiration for your mind and breath toward stillness and serenity. The rooms and common areas are always ornamented with care and colors, and you feel home from the first step in.
On top of that, consider the passionate chef David, from the nearby village, who cooks, as we like mostly vegan food, a food that feeds not only the belly (which feels immense when it comes to YTTC because of the intensity) but also the with spices and homegrown produces + homemade fermented goods. My most complete love as for meals goes definitely to the breakfasts where fresh fruits and grated coco are served along plenty of various nuts…
I stayed 2 months at the Farm. One was my RYT 200, and then one month volunteering. During the YTTC you come to bond tightly with your facilitators and yogi-mates; more than friendships, this is a real feeling of belonging that comes to your heart. It is important to have this love and support from the people you live with since there is no internet and also so much to do there together. The courses are very interactive and deep at the same time. We touch many subjects, not only yoga related, but life-experience related, and also we come to consider under new lights who we are, what are we made of, what do we bring forth in this world. I personally loved those, experimentation with the self as I call them. The meditations and ceremonies in the tezmescal on the property offered me the heat and darkness necessary for rebirth.
The property is gorgeous with the permaculture blooming everywhere and a lot of contrasts on this small piece of land. You can climb the stairs to the top of the valley where the Farm is, and see this “throat” of green and positive vibrations ending in the lake from a meditation platform. You can climb the climbing tree or jump in the lake from Jag’s dock. You can overcome your anxiety with seaweed at the main dock, as you slip from the ladder to the water, dance under the water shala for some ecstatic ceremonies, and walk the public path out of the property to discover the surroundings of this isolated pocket of wonders.
Thank you Mystical Yoga Farm. Thank you all beautiful beings met there. Thank you Guatemala for being so marvelous.
Thank you again, and see you another time. All the best for each and everyone there.
-“nout” Noemie Courcoux-Pegorier
Are you ready for your spiritual awakening? Join us! Click here for retreat calendar.
The Mystical Yoga Farm is a self-directed Retreat Center and Spiritual Community located on exquisite mystical Lake Atitlan, Guatemala.
Focused on self-sustainability, organic connection with the environment, and feeding and nurturing the bodies and souls of yogis, teachers and healing practitioners, our desire is to heal the earth and its inhabitants through connection with nature and Spirit, the source of all of creation.
One of the primary principles that feeds us is that of ahimsa, harmlessness and the preservation of life, which radiates out in sustainable practices both inside and outside our walls.
As farm Founder Vedantin Ping Luo often reiterates ‘we do not own this land, we are simply caring for it, and as such it is with honor and love that we approach our relationship with this special piece of earth’.
Whatever your intention in coming to the Mystical Yoga Farm, whether for a Yoga Teacher Training, Permaculture Design Course, Spiritual Retreat or as a Living Community member, the Mystical Yoga Farm is a place to disconnect from the rush of everyday life and reconnect to Source in the Pathless Path.
Throughout all the activity runs the practice of Mystical Yoga, yoga in the form it was originally intended, as a lifestyle, a living intention, of union of all levels of our being.
Aside from the daily practice of meditation and yoga asana, Mystical Yoga can be seen in the respect offered to the land, through ceremony and daily application of permaculture principles, in the reverence brought to meals, in the gratitude expressed in community gatherings, in the constant efforts to reduce, re-use, recycle, in the joy expressed through song and creativity, and in a myriad of other subtleties that make life on the farm so precious and unique.
Mystical Yoga Teacher Training
The Mystical Yoga Farm hosts multiple yoga teacher training courses each year.
Your teacher training is facilitated by registered yoga school (RYT) SchoolYoga Institute. Designated by the Yoga Alliance as an RYS 200 and an RYS 300, you will earn your RYT 200 and possibly even your RYT 500 teacher credentials here, and awaken yourself at the same time!
SchoolYoga Institute yoga teacher training draws on the traditional teaching of yoga as spiritual practice, combining the ancient wisdom of the East, with modern wellness and holistic healing practices.
In addition, you will learn and experience the deep, sacred knowledge of the Andes, using the Peruvian Medicine Wheel and Shamanic Ceremony to guide you into a connection with your inner Self, going through a life-changing, restorative and revealing process of transformation.
The serenity of the surroundings at Lake Atitlan and the conscious living community found here, provide the perfect environment for this powerful process of release and renewal.
The Mystical Yoga Farm, as well as being a haven for nature and humans alike, provides the perfect location for many unique and inspiring spiritual retreats each year.
From one-day workshops on Aerial Yoga, Meditation or Fermentation, to week-long explorations of creativity and relaxation or ten-day educational trips for young students, Mystical Yoga Farm offers a wealth of resources to meet the needs of any group.
In addition, hundreds of people have taken the opportunity to enjoy the grounding tranquility of a personal retreat, joining with the community for morning and evening practices and using free time to dive deep within.
With miles of open land and volcanoes to investigate, the tranquility of the mystical Lago Atitlan, outstanding yoga teachers and plentiful outdoor activities, such as kayaking and paddle boarding, MYF draws in a wonderful variety of ideas and offerings from all over the world.
Conscious Living Community
Sustainable Living: Off the grid in a tranquil, roadless forest, Finca de Yoga Mística is an ongoing, real-time experiment in the practices of sustainable living.
Finding balance, reconnecting humans with nature through revived techniques of rural living, delicately woven together with the most up-to-date and appropriate technologies, is the objective.