Through JUSTA's Comida Vida Health & Nutrition program, artisans, students, and community members have the opportunity to experience the health benefits of yoga, most all of them for the first time.
As the yogic experience is offered to the local communities we work with, we also love to extend the opportunity for others to experience yoga in the beautiful setting of Lake Atitlan. Yoga retreats include yoga, art, nature, as well as a chance to meet and learn from the local artisans that JUSTA works with!
Igniting your Journey Yoga Retreat
- January 7-10, 2014
- Yoga Forest in San Marcos La Laguna, Guatemala
- with Jessi Long (RYT500) and Kelsey Gustafson (RYT200)
A retreat of self empowerment and bliss. During this 4 day and night retreat you will have the opportunity to heal and enliven the body to add flame to your new year. This retreat will feature a combination of Forrest and Vinyasa Flow yoga, meditation beneath volcanoes, sacred waterfall and cave hikes, and creative inspiration through traditional art and crafting. Through experiencing yoga, art and nature, you will breathe new life into your cells, reawaken your deepest passions, and rest in the support of safe community that will witness you on your journey.
Since a young age, Jessi has studied dance and creative movement. Yoga found Jessi seven years ago, and since her first teacher training in 2008, Jessi has led retreats and workshops throughout the States, Guatemala, Mexico, and Costa Rica. She completed her 500 hour certification in 2012 and is now a training facilitator in several countries for School Yoga Institute. Jessi teaches a Vinyasa based yoga practice to combine elements of dance and natural movement with traditional yogic sequencing. She is grateful for the journey and to share movement of bliss with others along the way.
Kelsey Gustafson is an empowering leader and bridger of community, committed to creating safe and joyful places for people to discover authentic expression and healing. Yoga teacher, doula, singer, filmmaker, artist, and world traveler, Kelsey¹s work has spanned across diverse modalities and geographies. Her teaching style is fresh, soulful, and deeply playful, founded upon her belief that joy is an inherent bedrock of a healing spiritual practice. Yoga, meditation, creative expression and time in nature, helped Kelsey move through the darkest time in her life and to heal her own injuries, traumas and addictions. Her daily yoga and meditation practice now gives her the courage to live a life of integrity and passion while her singing and painting practices keep her conversant with her intuition and wild woman wisdom. Kelsey¹s soul pledge is to serve her community through guiding others to discover their own innate healing intelligence.