200-Hour Sacred Earth Yoga Teacher Training
Yoga + leadership + permaculture immersion
Tzununa, Lake Atitlan, Guatemala
november 1 - 28, 2018 // October 26 - november 23, 2019
Journey to 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 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.
We have teamed up with the Bambu Guest House to provide accommodations during your four week stay in Tzununa. The "Bambu" was opened in 2015 as a site to house our permaculture volunteers and students. As such, it was founded out of a deep commitment to meaningful and sustainable living, values which resonate deeply with the yogic tradition.
You will settle into the rhythms of nature during your stay at the beautiful naturally-built hotel nestled into the mountains surrounding Lake Atitlan. Wake to the sounds of running water from the nearby stream and enjoy sunrise over the lake and volcanoes from your balcony; nourish yourself with organic and farm-fresh meals made with love by our friendly and attentive kitchen staff; become inspired by the amazing teachings of Awakened Spirit Yoga on our beautiful new yoga platform; hike 15 minutes to neighboring Atitlan Organics to see the world in a whole new light thanks to Shad's permaculture teachings; unwind with a hot shower and catch up with loved ones over wi-fi (or chill out with a book from our extensive library); and if you're lucky, catch a nighttime volcano show from Volcan Fuego.
Lodging is shared in light and spacious rooms, each one equipped with a private bathroom with hot water, a balcony overlooking the lake and volcanoes, and wi-fi. Communal space includes a comfy open-air lounge and dining room and a breath-taking yoga platform. Three vegetarian meals per day are provided, as well as snacks, tea, and coffee.
Participants of the Sacred Earth YTT have two room options to choose from:
The spacious and airy guest room sleeps 4 people comfortably and offers a private bathroom and shower with hot running water, wifi, and a balcony with chairs and a hammock. Beautiful views of the lake and mountains and the soothing sounds of birds and the nearby stream filter into the room, soothing you into peace. USD $1095
Our two-level loft sleeps up to 8 people comfortably. Huge panorama windows let in incredible natural light, while the variety of bedding options gives everyone what they'd like. As with all our rooms, the Loft enjoys its own private bathroom and shower with hot water, wifi, and a balcony with chairs and a hammock. USD $895
The Bambu Guest House's on-site farm-to-table restaurant features products from Atitlan our farm and other local producers. While here, you will enjoy three delicious and nourishing buffet-style vegetarian meals per day, plus snacks, dessert, and tea, coffee, and filtered water available throughout the day. The dedicated staff works lovingly to prepare meals which sustain you as you journey into your studies and practice, and we promise that your bellies will be kept just as happy as your hearts and minds are! We pride ourselves on being able to accommodate nearly any dietary requirement, whether that be vegan, dairy-free, gluten-free, or other special needs.
In line with Permaculture Principle 5, "Always favor biological solutions," the Bambu Guest House is home to two cats which serve as natural pest control and one dog. All three animals are friendly and lovable, and while they never enter the guests' rooms you will be able to enjoy their company in the public spaces of the Bambu Guest House.
For more info on the full YTT program and to apply, please visit Awakened Spirit Yoga's site here: