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Yoga Teacher Training Guatemala

Shamana Yoga Teacher Training offers a transformative process for those who seek to become a yoga teacher and/or seek to develop deeper awareness and self-healing powers, through personal experience and self-reflection in a nourishing, supportive environment. Whether or not you wish to teach, this holistic program will benefit you.

Meet the instructors

Eran & Batya
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  • Practice all branches of yoga
  • Weekly kirtan (devotional singing), experience sound healing, voice activation
  • Temazcal, ceremonial dance ritual, cacao ceremonies, yogic fire ceremonies
  • Eligibility to register for Yoga Alliance certification
  • Personal care and coaching along the way
  • 3 Ayurvedic vegetarian meals daily
  • 22 nights accommodation
  • Shared airport transfer

Skill level

  • Beginner
  • Intermediate
  • Advanced


21 days with instruction in English
The organizer also speaks: Spanish
Group size: 4-13 participants
Airport transfer included: La Aurora International Airport
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For this yoga teacher training, Shamana Atitlan offers two rooms, the big and the small room. The big room is spacious and luxurious, giving you all the comfort you need for a great stay, it has 2 single beds and one queen bed with an attached bathroom and shower.

The small room is full of sunshine, decorated with harmonious colors, and very comfortable. The bathroom for this room is a shared bathroom and is located on the top floor of the retreat center.

They provide excellent mattresses and bedding, comfortable pillows, and soft towels. The place offers safe filtered water from the tap (very rare in San Marcos) and the kitchen is equipped with high-quality utensils. There is a safe in the room and gorgeous views.



Students who complete the training are eligible to register with Yoga Alliance as Registered Yoga Teachers (RYT®).

Level I: Purify (200-hour training)

In this training, you will learn, explore and practice all branches of yoga (Hatha, Bhakti, Karma, Jnana, Nada, and Kriya), history and philosophy, yogic and western anatomy, alignment and adjustments, Ayurveda, healing arts, and more.

Highlights of the course


Participate in weekly Kirtans (devotional singing), fire ceremony, and mantra chant.


Have fun with: dance events, swimming in the lake, sight-seeing and market trips.


Assist local NGO program to uplift the local indigenous community.

Make friends

Meet new friends, live and practice together with like-minded practitioners.

Personal care

Discover purpose

Discover your life’s purpose and meaning, experience true inner transformation of the body, mind, and heart.

What you will learn and experience in level 1

  • Yoga anatomy: how to perform each posture, their modifications, variations, applied anatomy, alignment, health benefits, and psychic effects.
  • Learning the art of teaching: from personal practice to teaching a group: sequencing, hands-on adjustments, contraindications, verbal cues, and assists.
  • Feedback on the practical application of theory and practice (practicums)
  • Mind management: training the mind through various relaxation and meditation techniques from yogic and eastern traditions.
  • Living yogic lifestyle: by integrating theory and practice throughout the residential training, with daily routine, yogic diet, sadhana, Satsang (in-person teaching), sangha (community), devotion, and selfless service.
  • Learn and experience yogic and Ayurvedic detox.
  • Evolve through the chakras: exploring the chakra system in theory and practice while expanding awareness and releasing dormant energy through the stimulation, purification, and opening of the energy centers: activation, opening, removing blocks, and improving the flow of prana within your body.
  • Unique in-depth 5-day immersion module of Ayurveda: understand your unique constitution for ultimate well-being and how to apply yoga and Ayurveda together (yoga therapy) for self and collective healing.

Components of the course

You will learn the foundations of:

Hatha yoga

Asana / posture, pranayama/breathing techniques, mudra / gesture, bandha / lock, and shatkarma / detox.

Karma and Bhakti yoga

Selfless service and unconditional love: seva (selfless service), kirtan (devotional singing), and puja (ritual).

Tantra and advaita vedanta

Meditation and contemplation from the tantras and Upanishad, tools for transformation - yantra, mandala, and mantra.

Practical yoga philosophy and psychology

Chakras (energy - consciousness centers), gunas (attributes of nature), Kundalini (dormant creative energy).

Healing arts

Healing the heart: practical tools for transformation, releasing from the mind, heart-centered practices, shamanic journey, sound healing, and voice therapy.

Raj yoga

Pratyahara (sense withdrawal), dharana (concentration), and dhyana (meditation).

Jnana and Nada yoga

Mantra (chant), Satsang, self-study, and inquiry.

Yoga anatomy

Anatomy, pancha koshas (5 bodies), three vital energies (prana, tejas, and ojas), nadis (energy channels).

History and mythology of yoga

Understanding the different schools of yoga.


The art of living: pancha bhuta (5 elements), dosha (bio-energy), vihara (lifestyle regime), ahra (diet), dravya (medicine), and yoga therapy.

Ritual and ceremony

Temazcal (Mayan sweat lodge), fire ceremony (yajna), water ceremony, cacao ceremony, devotional singing (kirtan), serpent dance ritual, and self-love ritual.

What’s unique about the approach

Years of experience and initiations

The teachers Eran and Batya, and their facilitation is an outcome of 20 years of formal and informal study and therapeutic practice.

Focus on practical and holistic knowledge

Theory and practice, wisdom and self-effort combined, will bring about transformation into the highest version of oneself.

Emphasis on merging yoga with Ayurveda and the healing arts

Yoga and Ayurveda are sister sciences and in our training, we integrate them together as a powerful tool for healing and transformation, establishing the foundation for Yoga Therapy. Approaching health on all levels, physically, emotionally, and mentally. The practices prevent and treat diseases.

Following the ancient gurukul system

Yoga and Ayurveda are sister sciences and in this training, Shamana Atitlan integrates them together as a powerful tool for healing and transformation, establishing the foundation for yoga therapy. Approaching health on all levels, physically, emotionally, and mentally.

The main focus of Gurukuls is on imparting learning to the students in natural surroundings, which focuses on applied knowledge that prepares the students in all fields of life. The essential teachings embark through group discussions, self-learning, and teacher presence. While the students live with each other with brotherhood, humanity, love, and discipline.

What your day will look like

  • 06:30 - 08:15 Yoga and meditation practice
  • 08:30 - 09:30 Breakfast
  • 10:00 - 12:00 Class / activity
  • 12:00 - 12:30 Yoga Nidra / deep relaxation
  • 13:00 - 13:30 Lunch
  • 13:30 - 15:00 Rest time
  • 15:00 - 18:00 Class / activity
  • 18:30 - 19:00 Dinner
  • 19:30 - 20:00 Evening activity

Schedule may change according to the specific needs of each training.





Shamana Atitlan provides intimate care with an attentive ear and a loving heart throughout the program, providing private consultations, coaching, and treatments. Located in the village of San Marcos La Laguna which is known as the “capital of yoga of Central and South America”, on the shores of Lake Atitlán.

The lake is known for its healing energy, attracting spiritual seekers from all over the world. Living among the Mayan community, one is inspired by the ancient local traditions, cultures, and wisdom present here. Access to the lake is a 10-minute walk from the center!


Three incredible Ayurvedic meals per day will be included.

The following meals are included:

  • Breakfast
  • Lunch
  • Dinner

The following drinks are included:

  • Water
  • Tea

The following dietary requirement(s) are served and/or catered for:

  • Vegetarian
  • Ayurvedic
If you have special dietary requirements it's a good idea to communicate it to the organiser when making a reservation

Things to do (optional)

Lunch on Saturday and Sunday are not served. So you will have the opportunity to go out for lunch on the weekend, explore and enjoy the beautiful area.

What's included

  • 22 nights accommodation at the retreat center
  • 3 daily Ayurvedic vegetarian meals
  • Training manual
  • Shared transport from the airport
  • Workshops
  • Certificate of completion
  • Eligibility to register for Yoga Alliance certification

What's not included

  • Airfare
  • Health insurance
  • Travel insurance
  • Any COVID testing
  • Field trips
  • Private consultations, coaching and treatments
  • Lunch on Saturday and Sunday (off days)

How to get there

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Arrival by airplane

Please book your flight to arrive at La Aurora International Airport (GUA). Only shared transport on the morning of the training is available and included in the price.

Airport: La Aurora International Airport Airport transfer included: La Aurora International Airport No additional charges. You can request this in the next step.

Cancellation Policy

  • A reservation requires a deposit of 14% of the total price.
  • The deposit is non-refundable, if the booking is cancelled.
  • The rest of the payment should be paid on arrival.

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Minimum group size

This trip requires a minimum of 4 participants

Saturday November 23, 2024
(23 days / 22 nights)

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