About.

Journey to the Mayan Heartland for a transformational experience with Atitlan Organics and Awakened Spirit Yoga. Deepen your practice and feel the subtle and 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 this training is Atitlan Organic's 50-hour Permaculture Immersion, which gives participants the chance to come into a deeper and more symbiotic relationship with the natural world. Highly recommended for yogis, change-makers, innovators, activists, seed planters, or anyone is interested in transformation.


This 28-day course will cover yoga philosophy, physical alignment, creating safe teaching environments and applied leadership through an experiential approach to learning. This unique program combining ancient yogic wisdom and the intelligence of nature will support you in finding your voice as a teacher and a leader, while aligning to the rhythms of nature. Gain the tools and resources to create and inspire change in yourself and your community with intention, confidence and an expanded perspective. Awaken your potential!

Program.

TOPICS COVERED

The Sacred Earth YTT includes a full 200 hour Registered Yoga Teacher Training (recognized by the Yoga Alliance) in addition to a Permaculture Immersion course! Our curriculum is rooted in the connections between Mind, Body and Earth and is designed to leave you inspired and empowered. We will learn to ground this knowledge and experience in the earth and in our actions. We will be delving into many topics during our time together including:

Anatomy & Physiology in Asana, Cueing, Teaching Methodology, Fostering Safe and Diverse Learning Environments, Yoga Philosophy and Ethics (the Yoga Sutras), all while exploring the intersection between yoga and permaculture. (For full curriculum, see below)


SAMPLE DAILY FLOW:

6:00 am Meditation

6:30 am Yoga & Movement practice

8:00 am Breakfast

9:00 am Yoga Philosophy

10:45am Yoga Lab, Anatomy or Methodology

12:15pm Lunch

2:00 pm Yoga Philosophy or Permaculture

4:15pm Yoga Lab, Therapeutics or Methodology

7:15pm Dinner

8:00 pm Evening activity (meditation, circle, movie or reflection)*

*3 times per week


ACTIVITIES & WORKSHOPS:

  • Opening Mayan Fire Ceremony

  • Tour of Atitlan Organics Permaculture Farm and food forest

  • Sharing circles and group activities

  • Lunar Ceremonies

  • Cacao and Sound Ceremony

  • The Permaculture Principles

  • Approaches in Permaculture

  • Yoga Off the Mat

  • Field trip to Quix’aya (“Heart of Water”), an epic self-organized Maya Permaculture-inspired community.

  • Temezcal (Meso-American sauna)

    YOUR STAY:

    During the course participants will stay in the Bambu Guest House, a super beautiful eco-hotel in the indigenous village of 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.

    Built from all local and natural materials, the Bambu blends harmoniously into the surrounding nature. All guest rooms are big and bright, and come equipped with private bathrooms with hot water, wifi, comfy beds and balconies with hammocks and amazing views of Lake Atitlan and the volcanoes. The Bambu’s farm-to-table restaurant is supplied by Atitlan Organics and other local producers and serves 3 fresh, delicious meals a day plus snacks, dessert, tea and coffee. The skilled chefs are able to accommodate almost all dietary needs The Bambu Guest House proves that luxury and sustainability can go hand-in-hand!

    Participants of the Sacred Earth YTT have two room options to choose from


    GUEST ROOM:  The spacious and airy guest room sleeps 3 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 $1395

    COMMUNAL ROOM: Our large communal room sleeps up to 6 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 communal room enjoys its own private bathroom and shower with hot water, wifi, and a balcony with chairs and a hammock. USD $1195

    FOOD:


    TUITION & APPLICATION:

  • We invite you to reserve your spot on the upcoming course by purchasing your deposit ticket on NuMundo for 

Highlights.

  • "The people who lead this course are going to challenge you. . . They're going to push you to your edge, and you're going to grow." -Michael, Sacred Earth participant 2018
  • Enjoy 28 days at the Bambu Guest House, a beautiful naturally-built eco-hotel with farm-to-table restaurant. Participants receive 3 delicious vegetarian meals a day plus snacks, coffee, tea, and dessert, supplied by Atitlan Organics Permaculture farm and other local producers.
  • Upon completion of course, participants receive their internationally recognized, Yoga Alliance certified RYE-200.

Living Conditions.

Sleeping

  • shared rooms

Vegetarian Food

  • restaurant on site
  • over 80% locally sourced

Internet

  • fast: streaming video

Ongoing classes

  • yoga
    multiple times a day
  • permaculture
    1-2 times per week

Getting here.

We are located 3.5 - 4.5 hours from La Aurora International Airport in Guatemala City. Upon booking your flight into Guatemala, let us know your arrival details and we would be happy to help you arrange travel to Lake Atitlan. 

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