Mahadevi Ashram is a sacred space dedicated to the awakening of our higher Self and Potential through spiritual practice and ancient wisdom. As an ashram it serves as a safe sanctuary for those interested in the subtler aspects of reality. It is set in a jungly garden by a clean and lovely mountain creek, dotted with bamboo cabins overlooking Lake Atitlan and the Santiago volcano...
Kaivalya is a Yoga Alliance Registered Yoga School resident at Mahadevi Ashram, but also offering courses at other locations around the world.
San Marcos La Laguna & Tzununa
Our village Tzununa, right outside of San Marcos La Laguna is a quaint community of Mayans and foreigners on the sunny northern shore of Lake Atitlan. Its crater is often regarded as the spiritual heart of Central America, a vibrant vortex supporting deep healing and spiritual growth, offering a warm-hearted, inspired scene of seekers and healers to connect with.
There are several healthy eateries and plenty of fresh and affordable tropical fruit, even a health food store.
The weather is always warm (21-28 C / 72-85 F during the day) and it's mostly dry from November through April. July and August are getting a lot less rain than the rest of the rainy season (May-October).
You can easily reach other lake villages by boat or tuctuc (three-wheelers imported from India) and all destinations in Guatemala & beyond via convenient, safe shuttle services. The locals are friendly and there is none of the sketchiness of certain parts of the capital. Coming here is as safe as anywhere.
International flights to Guatemala can be surprising affordable,
especially if you book early or last minute. For the best prices from the US try Volaris or Spirit Air, from Europe Jetairfly, Norwegian, Wowair, Wamos or Thomas Cook via Cancun or Miami.
From major cities of the US: $250-500 roundtrip
From major European cities: EUR 400-700 roundtrip (LON,BRU,BCN,MAD are usually the lowest)
Please note that your arrival has to be on the first day of the course by 6 pm at the latest for the compulsory pre-meeting. Take into account that it takes at least 3-4 hours from the airport to the ashram (private taxi, public transport see below)
Directions to Mahadevi Ashram:
With all YTT's we include a direct private shuttle from the airport to the ashram (3.5-4 hours) leaving the Guatemala City Airport at 12.30 pm on the first day of the course. If you need one at other times it is available for $125. Feel free to contact us a few days in advance if you would like to book it.
If you would like to make your own way, which is really quite safe these days, kindly refer to the directions below.
From the Airport in Guatemala City take the shared shuttle right outside Arrivals to Antigua ($10), a lovely colonial town 45 min away. You can pay in USD and withdraw/change money in Antigua. From here, either on the same day or later, take another shuttle directly to Panajachel on Lake Atitlan (~$10), where you switch to a boat to Tzununa (30-40 min, $3).
With all YTT's we include a direct private shuttle from the airport to the ashram (3.5-4 hours) leaving the Guatemala City Airport at 1pm on the first day of the course. If you need one at other times it is available for $125. Feel free to contact us a few days in advance if you would like to book it.