The Mystical Yoga Farm, located near Santiago Atitlan, is unlike any other location we offer. Truly disconnected from the outside world, step into this self-sustainable permaculture farm and learn what it’s like to be one with nature as you connect to the land. The farm is an off-grid spiritual sanctuary focused on healing, transformation, and empowerment!
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The delicious food is vegan/vegetarian. If you have certain dietary needs or restrictions, please let us know in the spreadsheet sent out by your lead teacher OR always feel free to contact us and let us know ahead of time (i.e., gluten, dairy, nut preferences sensitivities or allergies.)
We have purified water throughout the farm. For environmental purposes and convenience, bring a reusable water bottle. In general, do not drink tap water in Central America without first purifying.
When traveling outside of your home country it is a good idea to take the extra steps to protect your immune system. If you have never traveled outside of your country, this may make you more susceptible to getting tummy sickness because your body will be exposed to unfamiliar bacteria! Even though our retreat centers have filtered water, we recommend bringing a water filter or water purification tablets. Here are the products we recommend:
Since you have already paid for your room and food, you do not need to carry a large amount with you to the farm. You will need money if you want to buy something from our boutique, go shopping in the nearby town, take a day trip on your day off, take a horseback ride, take Spanish lessons, or anything else that you would like to enjoy.
At the airport there are ATMs and cash exchange booths. Once you arrive to the lake, you will have access to ATMS at the nearby towns as well and often the exchange rates at the ATM’s are better than the airport.
Upon arrival, we will check you into the farm, where you will be guided you through a short orientation and welcomed to your room. Check-in is typically between 1 p.m. to 3 p.m. on the start date of the program.
The Manual is included in the price of tuition and we will have it for you at the start of the course.
Optionally, a neti pot and a tongue scraper are suggested to be used throughout the course, you can purchase these on your own at any health food store. Please also bring any creative tools that enable you to express your gifts such as musical instruments, painting/drawing materials, etc.
We would love to have you come early or stay later at the farm. The cost of an extra night is $50 per night if you would like to extend your stay at the beginning or end of your trip. This rate includes meals, meditation, yoga and Satsang. Let us know, and we can reserve the extra days for you. Contact firstname.lastname@example.org to book extra nights.
As a member of our extended yoga community we invite you to enjoy a 10% discount at A Place to Stay, Boutique Hostel in Antigua, Guatemala. This is a small family run hotel with a casual/community-oriented feel offering both private or shared rooms depending on your preference. The owners can also book any transportation needed including shuttles to and from the airport and to Lake Atitlan.
In order to receive the discount, you must book directly on their website www.aplacetostayantiguaguatemala.com and use the promo code SYIGuatemala (on the booking page there is a spot for promo code in the top right hand corner). Any bookings made through 3rd party websites (expedia/bookingcom/ hostel world/etc.) are not eligible for a discount.
We are off the grid and encourage you to bring as little technology as you are comfortable with. If you can go three weeks without your laptop, then try it.
Every 5th day is an off day. There will be 3 days off during the training 200 hour training and 3 days off every 6th day during the 300 hour training.
During our 200 hour program (Beginning on the first full day -the 2nd day of the training) we will have four days “on” followed by one day off.
Laundry can be hand washed at the farm with biodegradable detergent, or if you prefer, you can get the boat or truck to town on the days off and drop your laundry at the lavenderia.
It is very important that you meet the hours required by Yoga Alliance. We will make arrangements to make up missed days during the program. Typically, it is not a problem and you can get everything completed during the course. If you miss more than 8 hours, we may need to schedule makeup hours at an additional cost.
You do not need to get a visa ahead of time. Your passport will likely be valid for 90 days.
At the end of the course, you will receive your 200hr Yoga Teacher Certification. This course is approved by Yoga Alliance. As a graduate of this program you will qualify to register as a teacher with the Yoga Alliance organization if you choose to.
If you have any other questions or concerns, please do not hesitate to get in touch with us by phone or email. We are looking forward to having you here to embark on this life-changing journey to shed away layers and become your truest self.
We encourage you to begin the practice now, by reflecting on your intentions for yourself and what brought you on this journey. Together we will create a safe and sacred space within our group that will help to reveal the wisdom within and the nature of the Self. This path will ask for self -reflection, growth, and discipline. Your journey will be greatly guided by what you chose to bring to the experience. Open yourself to what is there, leave all expectations behind and enter the clear, crisp perspective and sacred landscape of Bali with an open heart.
“TELL ME, WHAT IS IT YOU PLAN TO DO WITH YOUR
ONE WILD AND PRECIOUS LIFE?”
- Mary Oliver