The Seed is a learning space and permaculture project. It is a place to reconnect with our inner selves through meditation, yoga and holistic teachings; a container that allows for people to share their knowledge and unique gifts; a place where we can invent education to nurture children with awareness, helping them fulfill their true potential. Through our courses, we seek to inspire conscious living, connected to and in harmony with Mother Earth. We empower you to flourish in both your spiritual and physical journeys.

For the last 20 years we have been learning, meeting some of the right people and putting the pieces together to begin creating our dreamed way of life. Right now The Seed is a family owned piece of land that hosts us as a family -Marcus, Ana, and two of our four children-, where we grow our own food, medicinal plants for our Natural Remedies business, and a roof top teaching space where we do our courses. We also have a large Study in our home where we are now working on the project description and research for our Big Project: a large scale land development that will include a permaculture farm, a large conservation area, a retreat centre, environmental housing, a school and a hub for thrive economics business development. The current Seed Head Quarters in Lake Atitlan is where ‘the seed’ is germinating and we have a small version of what will mature into an upscaled project within the next two years. We will continue offering our courses and retreats here until we move to create a bigger version of wonderland in a still unknown place on the planet. COURSES Our courses are about inspiring people to live consciously, learning to live more connected to the earth and in a more sustainable way. It means that we need to grow and change; to discover our gifts and find the best way to share them with others. At this moment in time we are offering courses on the following topics: 

♣️ Medicinal plants and Spiritual Herbalism 

♣️ Holistic-Healing 

♣️ Private sessions Medicinal Plants and Spiritual Herbalism

 This course is about learning to practically work with medicinal plants. Instead of relying solely upon someone to treat us, we learn to treat our own bodies in natural ways. This gives us more freedom and a greater self-awareness. • Our Spiritual connection to plants and nature- Conscious meditation exercises to connect to plants individually and to enhance sensitivity and intuition. • Ayurvedic herbal diagnosis- discovering personal doshas and understanding the tastes of plants and their medicinal properties from an ayurvedic viewpoint. • Cultivation, propagation and conscious gardening practices- Four main propagation methods, understanding soils, composting, and the elemental effects on plants. esoteric practices that increase plant potency of personal remedies. • Herbal harvesting, storing and drying- basic understandings of how to collect and keep plant medicine safe for future use. • Making individual and generic herbal remedies- here we will prepare hands on remedies both for personal use and for generic purposes such as infusions, decoctions, tinctures, infused oils, salves and poultices. This is hands on practical work. • An introduction to Flower essences and the psychological power of herbs- discovering personal flower essences and how to make a sun infusion. Self healing course This Course offers a meditative journey into the deeper levels of the psyche to create positive, personal transformations. Because change is one of the few things that we can rely on in Life, we are often challenged to adjust, transform and reinvent who we are. This isn’t always easy and we aren’t usually taught how to rewrite our programming and drop the old for the new. This course focusses on just that. There are times in life when our difficulty to transform ourselves results in conflicting experiences, ill health and a lack of direction and it is here where we begin to look for conscious changes. The course intends to inspire and provoke a more conscious journey of personal development. We will deliberately dive into the ‘darker’ areas of our psyche illuminating what has previously been a sub-conscious programming. This process asks us for a deeper level of honesty and involves a certain surrender of who we are to allow something to die making way for new growth. It calls for courage and vulnerability. If we can find that courage and raise our consciousness even slightly, we set a great example for a world much in need of change. This makes our individual journey of ‘healing’ not just Private sessions Transformational Holistic Coaching This is a form of Coaching where we come together to find and encourage the best choices, practices and perceptions which can support our personal growth and changes. The ‘holistic’ nature of this coaching reflects a deeper investigation into our spiritual and psychological nature. For Marcus it is not so much about being someone’s therapist that is important but helping others find and stay connected to their own guide and teacher within. Marcus has been developing this form of coaching over the last ten years and offers a course for those interested which involves a more intense process of practice over a longer period of time. (link to Transformation course) Tarot Readings The Tarot acts like a bridge to the subconscious allowing us direct access to higher wisdom. It is a tool full of symbolism which opens up communication between our conscious minds and our inner guide. No matter what the seeker is looking for, the Tarot always shows the best guidance for each individual. Marcus has been reading the Tarot for over twelve years professionally and has found that while his knowledge of the symbolism is important, what is more important for a reading is the openness and clear intentions of the querent. For this reason he dedicates time to help his clients find the clarity and right space to make each reading more efficient. Holistic Healing and Flower Essences Healing, although normally viewed as the curing of illnesses, is also a spiritual journey where we grow to become a healthier, conscious human being. Our healing is found in finding our higher purpose or as we drop old fears and transform conditionings. Self-awareness and change are vital for healing and we can find extra help with Flower Essences. They are Nature’s way to influence our feelings, beliefs and states of mind. Marcus has been working with herbal healing for over 20 years and his flower essences have helped many people over the years in their personal transformational journeys.

Key Stats.

Year founded


Size of project site

15 hectares

Languages spoken

  • English
  • Spanish

People on site

3 - 17

Dry season

November to May

Wet season

June to October

Living Conditions.


  • shared rooms
  • private room
  • entire house

Omnivore Food

  • over 80% locally sourced


  • fast: streaming video

Ongoing classes

  • plant medicine
    1-2 times per week
  • yoga
    3-5 times per week
  • nutrition/cooking
    1-2 times per week
  • meditation
    3-5 times per week

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