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The Yoga Forest

The Yoga Forest

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  • Commenced: 01/01/2012
  • Submitted: 30/10/2012
  • Last updated: 19/08/2014
  • Location: San Marcos la Laguna, Sololá, Guatemala
  • Phone: (502) 33011835
  • Website: www.theyogaforest.org
  • Climate zone: Wet/Dry Tropical



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The Yoga Forest

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Residential, Community, Demonstration, Educational

Project Summary

The Yoga Forest is a Green Living and Tranformational Learning Center - A space dedicated to uniting the principles of Permaculture and the philosophies of Yoga. It is an experiment in self-reliant homesteading, green living and yogic practices.

Project Description

The Yoga Forest was founded as a sustainable living experiment, through a desire for living simply, greenly and in communion with everything surrounding us. Offering daily yoga classes, Permaculture workshops, monthly internships following the Lunar cycle, Independent Study Programs and an annual Permaculture Design Course. For more information see our website www.theyogaforest.org.

As we step into deep ecology and recognize ourselves as part of the ecosystems and world that we breathe, we begin to recognize the impacts we make. In Permaculture the idea that everything gardens means that everything we have in place is cultivating the whole. Therefore it is imperative to take time and recognize the impacts of all the plants, buildings, elements, animals, and insects on the whole of our Permaculture space. We are always dealing with ecosystems, whether it is in the personal body, the garden, home, or community. Everything we do with our personal bodies impacts the world around us. It may be subtle, and perhaps we may never notice, but regardless our thoughts affecting our actions affecting our world make us part of what gardens life in this world. In Yoga, a personal practice extends far beyond a quiet mind. It extends to where your attention goes. It increases your ability to respond as you become more aware. Through Permaculture, we unite the response to and awareness of our environment into a fusion of deep green yoga.

At The Yoga Forest, we want to live true to our ideals and honest with ourselves. For us, this means daily yoga, meditation and selfless service (seva or karma yoga) within the community and building a sustainable, comfortable, peaceful place conducive to growth, education and sharing. To live in a healthy, balanced, natural manner is a way to make positive change for ourselves and for the ecosystems in which we live.

We aim to help grow and inspire deep green yogis and yoginis – people dedicated to viewing the environment and their relationship to it in a sustainable manner. We are dedicated to growing our food organically and understanding the organic nature of our relationships to our food, our environment and the people within it. We hope to inspire and connect you to a seed to plate philosophy, and help give you practical skills and resources in order to move towards greater sustainability.

The Yoga Forest has been built using various natural and traditional building methods. We use solar energy for simple electricity and hot water, natural grey water filtering systems for our kitchen and outdoor shower. We cook outdoors with a beautiful rocket stove and barrel oven installation using coppiced woods from the property. We blend our beans and smoothies using a bicycle blender with much joy. We try our best to produce as little waste as possible and continue to explore new endeavors to create a more sustainable community.

 

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Lunar Internships and Independent Study Programs

The Yoga Forest offers daily Permaculture workshops as part of our Lunar Internship program. We invite you to spend a month of growth and learning centered around the phases of the moon. Independent Study Programs are also now available, www.theyogaforest

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Permaculture Design Certificate (PDC) Course November 2014

Here at The Yoga Forest, we are excited to offer an annual 2 week intensive Permaculture Design Certificate (PDC) Course. Join us for a transformational experience acquiring new skills and applying practical Permaculture design and theory. Living in a com

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The Yoga Forest

Green Living and Tranformational Learning Center, San Marcos la Laguna, Lake Atitlán, Guatemala www.theyogaforest.org

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