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Yoga & Ayurveda in Guatemala

Explore Guatemala, the Land of Eternal Spring with Kamalesh & Giulia (long-time Guatemalan residents).

  • Experience the beauty of Antigua, Guatemala, a UNESCO World Heritage site, with a tour by Elizabeth Bell.
  • Stay in a small village founded in 1547 (San Juan del Obispo) where you may tour the first monastery of the Americas or attend a mass.
  • Enjoy spectacular views of three volcanoes: Agua, Fuego (active, but far enough away!) and Acatenango.
  • Visit a local chocolate factory and a coffee farm.
  • Explore colonial churches and local markets where colorful textiles abound.
  • Visit Mayan ruins and participate in a sacred Mayan fire ceremony.
  • Practice yoga daily: pranayama (breathing techniques), asana (postures), and meditation.
  • Enjoy Ayurvedically inspired vegetarian meals prepared with fresh, organic, local produce.
  • Learn about the universal principles of Ayurveda.
  • Integrate the day’s experiences each evening with after-dinner discussions.

Rates & What's Included

Details & Useful Information

Yoga & Ayurveda in Guatemala

Program Costs $2,800

Inclusive of tuition, meals, and lodging (excluding airfare). See additional details below.

Airfare (roundtrip)


  • Payable in advance to Mount Madonna
  • Reserve your space with a $1,000 deposit at the time of registration
  • Tuition balance of $1,000 due August 1, 2024
  • Meals and lodging cost of $800 is due upon arrival in Guatemala

Lodging, meals, excursions and incidentals:

  • Payable upon arrival in Guatemala to Kamalesh (Casa San Juan). Visa, Mastercard, US check, or cash accepted
  • Includes seven-night stay in shared accommodations at Casa San Juan, airport transfer upon arrival (only), all local tours and travel, all meals except one dinner in Antigua
  • Participants may come early or stay longer at a special price of $65 per person per night, two meals included
  • More information about lodging & meals:


  • Payable by participant to airline of their choice. Airlines that fly to Antigua, Guatemala: American, Aeroméxico, Avianca, Delta, Taca, United, Volaris
  • Passport required
  • PLEASE NOTE: Air travel will not be arranged or managed by retreat organizers and must be arranged solely by the retreat participant

Policies & Cancellations

Deposits are non-refundable and are not transferable to another person. For cancellations received at least 2 weeks before the program starts, the deposit minus a $200 fee will be credited to any other program within one year. No credit is available for cancellations less than two weeks prior to the program start date, for no-shows, or for leaving an event early.


If you require additional assistance, please do not hesitate to contact the Kamalesh Hooven in Guatemala at +502 5823-4280 (also on WhatsApp) or email or
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Sunday - Sunday, Aug 18 - 25, 2024






  • Kamalesh Ginger Hooven
    Kamalesh Ginger Hooven
    M.A., E-RYT 500

    Kamalesh teaches Samkhya Philosophy, Ayurveda, Core Asana, Asana Biomechanics, Hatha Yoga and meditation, and the Eight Limbs of Ashtanga Yoga. She serves as Chair, School of Yoga; Program Director, Ayurvedic Yoga Therapy; Program Coordinator, Advanced Yoga Studies (YTT 300); and Program Coordinator, Certificate: Ayurvedic Practitioner and MA. She has been leading and teaching Mount Madonna Yoga Teacher Trainings since 2005. She lives in Guatemala and in Watsonville, CA.

  • Giulia Maero
    Giulia Maero
    RYT 500

    YTT 500, Cultural Anthropologist, Doula and current student in MMI’s Ayurvedic Health Counselor program. Trained in Prenatal Yoga, Postnatal Yoga, Vinyasa Yoga (YTT-200), Classical Restorative Yoga and Advanced Yoga Studies (YTT-300, Mount Madonna Institute). Italian, Giulia has been living in Guatemala for the last 13 years where she’s been sharing the teachings of Yoga for 9 years with a growing community of local and international people.

  • Important Notes:

    Space is limited to 15 participants

    Shared occupancy only - for more information, visit Casa San Juan

    Spaces secured for participants when deposit is received.

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