Guatemala

Welcome to Your Yoga Teacher Training in Guatemala! 


Venue Contact Info:

Name: Earth Lodge
Location: El Hato, Guatemala
Contact: Briana
Email: earthlodgeyoga@gmail.com
Phone: +502 3006 7634 (guatemala)


Arrival Information

FROM AIRPORT:

Earth Lodge has a shuttle driver that will meet you at Guatemala City Airport (GUA) and bring you straight to Earth Lodge. One month before the beginning of the training your lead facilitator will send an arrival/prep email that will help us organize shared shuttles. The pricing for the shared shuttles are as follows:

  • 1-3 people Q350 (one way)

  • 4 people Q400 (one way)

  • 5 people Q500

  • 6 people Q600

  • 7 people or more Q80 per person

*Your flight must land in Guatemala City before 5pm, so you can arrive to Earth Lodge before dark (around 7pm). If your flight arrives later, we can still organize an airport shuttle for you to Antigua ($35us) and you can come up to Earth Lodge the next day.

From Antigua:

Our driver will collect you in Antigua and bring you straight to Earth Lodge.

  • 1 Passengers Q50

  • 2 Passengers Q30 p/person

  • 3 Passengers Q25 p/person

  • 4 Passengers Q20 p/person

  • 5 Passengers Q15 p/person

Hotel Recommendations

Near Guatemala City Airport:
Hostel Novo, Quetzalroo, Hotel Dos Lunas, Hostel Villa Toscana, Mariana's Petit Hotel

In Antigua:
A Place to Stay - Kula students receive a 10% discount! Contact them on their Facebook Page.

Facilities: 

Laundry: We offer a weekly laundry service at no extra charge.

Internet: There is a wifi available in the common areas from 7am-7pm everyday. Usually the speed is totally fine for video calls, unless everyone is on it at once. We do have a wired computer in the lodge area available after 7pm until 10pm when the main area closes.

Yoga mats are provided.

Book Extra Days If Desired:

If you would like to arrive early or stay later, please contact Briana, whose contact info is above.

RECOMMENDED PACKING LIST:

Weather: Weather at Earth Lodge is usually very mild. Most days the temperature is around 17°-24°c / 62°-75°f. However, due to the altitude (1500m/5000ft), nights can be as low as 8°c / 46°f. Guatemala has a dry season (November to April) and a wet season (May - October) each year. July and August are often also dry with a break in the rains. Please pack accordingly for stays during the wet season.

  • Please bring a journal and any creative tools that enable you to express yourself such as musical instruments, painting/drawing materials, etc.

  • Bring any sacred objects to offer our Altar

  • Headlamp

  • Organic and biodegradable shampoo/conditioner/soap

  • Pen

  • Towel

  • Yoga Wear

  • Sweater/Jacket/Poncho

  • Hat

  • Batteries

  • Water bottle

  • Natural repellant

  • Bathing suit

  • Sandals / Boots

  • Yoga mat (Mats are provided, but feel free to bring your own!)

  • Rechargeable solar power battery cell

  • Thermal mug/Thermos

  • Warm clothes for colder nights

Immigration and Visas:

Your Guatemalan Tourist Visa (valid for 90 days) will be given to you at immigration once you've arrived in Guatemala. Depending on your nationality you may need a return flight out of the country to be presented at check in for your flight.

Vaccines:

No inoculations are required to enter Guatemala, but it is always best to talk to your doctor and check out the Center for Disease Control website for information about recommended vaccinations.

Health:

Our filtered water has been tested by a local authority and is approved for drinking and washing. While we take necessary steps to ensure your drinking water is filtered and food is prepared in a safe and clean manner, we encourage you to take responsibility for your health in Guatemala.

It is common for travellers in Guatemala to suffer from upset stomachs, diarrhea and/or vomiting from exposure to different bacterias. If you do fall sick during your time with us, we encourage you to surrender into the experience and allow it to be an opportunity for growth and learning about the deeper layers of Self. Many insights arrive during times when the body is releasing if we allow the space for it.

We encourage you to regularly eat papaya seeds, probiotic foods such as kimchi, add kombucha vinegar to your water, and take GSE and Activated Charcoal if you have a sensitive system.

Money:

The Guatemalan Quetzal (GTQ) is the local currency.  

1 USD = 7.5 quetzales
1 EUR = 8.6 quetzales
1 CAD = 5.7 quetzales


IF YOU HAVE ANY ADDITIONAL QUESTIONS - FEEL FREE TO CONTACT US