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.


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)

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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