200-Hour Sacred Earth YTT + Permaculture Immersion
Journey to beautiful Lake Atitlan in the Mayan Heartland for a transformational experience with Atitlan Organics and Awakened Spirit Yoga. Deepen your practice and feel the subtle but profound shifts that happen when you embrace sustainable and holistic practices. Drawing on the the wisdom of both ancient yogic philosophy and Mother Earth herself, this 4-week course teaches the foundations of yoga through asana, breathwork, and mindfulness. Embedded within the training is Atitlan Organic's Permaculture Immersion, which gives participants the chance to come to a deeper and more symbiotic relationship with the natural world. Highly recommended for yogis, change-makers, innovators, activists, seed planters, or anyone who believes in transformation.
Brought to you by Awakened Spirit Yoga and Atitlan Organics, this course is led by some of the most knowledgeable and passionate teachers you'll ever meet. Course components include:
Build your personal practice and gather concrete tools to embody the wisdom of The 4 Paths of Yoga, and The Yoga Sutras of Patanjali
• Gain a greater understanding of the neurological, emotional, and physical effects of yoga
• Learn how to nurture compassionate relationships, healthy families and a peaceful, sustainable world through the practices of yoga and mindfulness
• Address issues of diversity, social justice, inclusion, and safety in a variety of contexts
• Explore the potential of matching ecological integrity with human needs through permaculture design and sustainable living practices
• Connect with nature to inform your journey
• Discover your own unique set of assets and tools
• Learn and apply sustainable project design tools to support a local community project
• Better understand how to design and manage a project in alignment with your values, skills, passion and leadership st
Yoga classes on the yoga shala overlooking volcanoes and Lake Atitlan--magical!
Find serenity in the Mayan Highlands
Get your hands dirty with Permaculture!
Permaculture Immersion fun
Food and Lodging:
Course participants stay at the Bambu Guest House, which is a brand new, natural building boasting bathrooms and balconies in each room, comfy beds, wifi, hot water, and amazing views of the lake, mountains, and rivers. The Bambu Guest House is proof that natural building can be clean and luxurious. Lodging is shared in bright, spacious rooms.
Nourishing and delicious meals!
Working closely with nearby Atitlan Organics, the Bambu Guest House has a farm-to-table restaurant that serves up delicious and filling plates mainly composed of Atitlan Organics and other local farm products. Currently, Atitlan Organics supplies all of the milk, yogurt, cheese, salads, cooking greens, honey, coffee, chicken, taro root, pigeon peas, and herbs to the Bambu Guest House restaurant.The restaurant is run by three young, local, aspiring chefs named Antonio, Maricela, and Petrona. They are amazing!
All food, snacks, coffee, tea, and frescos are included in the YTT course, as well as lodging for the duration at the Bambu Guest House. Three delicious meals a day are served buffet style, as well as coffee and teach througe!
Travel and Logistics
The course starts on Thursday, November 1, 2018 at 4 pm. Participants are expected to arrive by 4, but are welcome to come and check in at the Bambu Guest House any time throughout the day. Once the course starts, all food, lodging, training, and travel are covered by the tuition and accomodations tickets. The course ends Wednesday, November 28th. We can help arrange shuttles to/from the airport, Antigua, or anywhere else for that matter. Just let us know if you need this service. Upon registering, we will send an email with an important questionnaire to learn more about your general health, yoga practice, and any food allergies you may have. We can accommodate most any request, including vegan, gluten free, dairy free, etc.
Coming from Antigua, you would go to Panajachel which is about 2-3 hours away and one of the three big towns on the lake. From Panajachel, take a boat (lancha) at the public dock. Tell the captain that you are going to the town of Tzununa ("Zoo-new-nah") which is three public stops from Pana. When you disembark at the public dock of Tzununa, take a tuk-tuk (a little three-wheeled vehicle) to "El Bambu." The tuk-tuk will cost Q5 per person and the lancha should be Q15-Q20 per person. When you get to El Bambu, go through the gate and up to the main building. Someone will show you to your room. As noted, we are in the small town of Tzununa, quiet and still "undiscovered." From the guest houst yo uare less than a 10 minute walk to the lake and less than 20 meters from beautiful rivers. You are a 45 minute walk or a 10 minute tuk-tuk ride to the town of San Marcos la Laguna. There yo ucan find many places to eat, drink, listen to live music, get a massage, etc. Again, we can help you get to the lake from Antigua or the airport, or from anywhere. Just let us know and we can arrange a shuttle for you.