Yoga continues to grow in popularity and visitors to Guatemala are spoilt for choice when it comes to places to practise. Here are some of the best facilities in the country to centre yourself and boost your physical wellbeing.
This retreat is found in Santa Cruz La Laguna, a small village on the shores of Lake Atitlan. It’s a laid-back village that is well suited to spiritual pursuits, and describes itself as an eco-chic wellness centre. There are regular group retreats as well as personal retreats that can last three, four or seven nights.
This conscious-living retreat and transformational learning centre is found in the hills behind San Marcos La Laguna on Lake Atitlan. There are sound ceremony retreats, shamanic healing cleanses and yoga. Join a group retreat or book a personal retreat to improve your practice in spectacular surroundings.
Another yoga place in San Marcos La Laguna, the Mystical Yoga Farm is great for novices and those looking to become yoga teachers. There are regular training retreats for aspiring teachers as well as for those who are looking to relax and improve their practice.
This guesthouse and retreat is a 15-minute drive from the colonial city of Antigua Guatemala, in San Juan del Obispo. The house is set in beautiful gardens and the rooms are perfect for relaxing after classes on your three-day retreat. There are also Ayurveda practitioners on site who can help to treat any ailments you may have.
Yet another yoga retreat in San Marcos (there’s a theme developing here), Mahadevi Ashram is the largest yoga and wellness facility by Lake Atitlan. It is famous for its teacher training courses, but you can also book personal retreats. Check out the site to find out more details about the courses and other activities such as meditation and dark retreats.
This relaxing retreat is found in the car-free village of Santa Cruz La Laguna, by Lake Atitlan. Sign up to a retreat here and you’ll find yourself taking classes on a wooden platform that juts out over the lake.