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Reviewed 1 week ago

The 200 hr YTC completely changed my life in so many positive ways. Rishikesh Kaivalya Yoga School was a really authentic experience. The training is really serious and they show you what Yoga is all about. The yoga teachers are what made this experience so profound.

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Lethbridge, Canada
Reviewed 31 October 2016

I view Mahadevi Ashram as my home away from home, even though I only really spent about 4 months total there. I first visited in the summer of 2015 for my Classical Hatha Yoga Teachers Training and was humbly welcomed by Arpita and Arjuna to their beautiful new land in Tzununa. The yoga taught here was unlike yoga I was...

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Barcelona, Spain
Reviewed 30 October 2016

Namaste All. I spent 6 weeks living here at the Mahadevi Ashram in Tzununa, Lake Atitlan, Guatemala from April to June 2016. I was living as a Karma Yogi (selfless service in a full work-trade position) devoting most of my time to the kitchen and preparing 2 of the 3 delicious vegetarian/vegan meals 6 days a week. Accommodation at the...

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Brisbane, Australia
Reviewed 5 March 2015 via mobile

I feel as though I have a lot to say about this place so please bear with me. From the moment I arrived at Kaivalya and I was greeted by Arpita's warm smile I knew this was a place of love and light. I studied the level one month long intensive yoga course here from Jan-Feb 2015. My yoga knowledge...

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5Thank thebarefootbackpackr
Missoula, Montana
Reviewed 26 February 2015

I had an amazing experience at Kaivalya. The accommodations are simple, functional, and comfortable. As a long-term traveller, I appreciate places where I can settle in and feel "at home" rather than feeling like a guest. The facilities reflect the reality of living in Guatemala - barking dogs, loud music, lush greenery, and an intimate family vibe. I found all...

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2Thank Flynn M
Vilnius, Lithuania
Reviewed 3 February 2015 via mobile

This was the best yoga course I have done in 2 years since starting my practice. The people, ashram, Arpita and Arjuna were great support and wonderful teachers on my path. Very grateful that this yoga school is run from the best intentions and preserves true teachings as opposed to many schools out there that are commercial and competitive.

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2Thank Brigitaroundtheworld
canada
Reviewed 3 January 2015

I just completed the one month yoga intensive at Kaivalya. The program is amazing and Arjuna is a master teacher. This intensive will inform and change your yoga and meditation practices. It is hard to rate the ashram as the program is much better than the place in which it is offered. San Marcos is one of the noisier towns...

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Arpi-and-Arjuna, Owner at Mahadevi Ashram and Kaivalya Yoga School, responded to this review

Dear D., It has been a real pleasure having you as a part of the last One-Month Yoga Intensive Course at Kaivalya, we are glad you had found a more appropriate lodging after staying for three days in the ashram's simple conditions so you could participate in the course while spending your free-time in a more upscale environment. The ashram...

Quebec City, Canada
Reviewed 29 August 2014

Kayvalia is a great place to practice yoga and meditation and I am so grateful for everything I learned during my one month course. Sejourning through Central America with a good friend of mine, everyone on our path were recommending us to head to San Marcos. We couldn't ignore all those San Marcos messages coming our way so we decided...

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1Thank roxy0407
Dublin, Ireland
Reviewed 13 August 2014

I did the one month yoga course at kaivalya. With Arjuna and Arpita. Beautiful place. Beautiful people. Beautiful yoga. I didn't also get to stay there, it was booked out. I wish I had. It was a much more peaceful and loving atmosphere than where I ended up staying. I cannot give an ordinary review for this place. It is...

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Thank Cian O
Munich, Germany
Reviewed 28 April 2014

We wanted to stay the whole Christmas Week there but we had to check out earlier, for some reasons. The first was our room. We had the room downstairs, which gave us the feeling of sleeping in a basement. Dark and cold, and full of hudge spiders. I caught the flu after one night, even 2 more blankets wouldn't make...

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Arpi-and-Arjuna, Owner at Mahadevi Ashram and Kaivalya Yoga School, responded to this review

Hello dears, We are really sorry you had such an experience at Kaivalya. There was no one else with such complaints for the entire season (if at all). We are happy to explain and address your issues so they are a bit more clear: - Usually we have no availability for short-term stays at all from November until April (high...

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Important! Kindly note that as from July 2015 we've moved to the newly build enchanting and peaceful Mahadevi Ashram in Tzununa (3km from San Marcos). We are happy and humbled to welcome dedicated and curious practitioners into this Sacred Space created with Love and Selfless Service in order to provide a truly inspiring and conducive environment for a deep dive into your Heart. ... more   less 

Additional Information about Mahadevi Ashram and Kaivalya Yoga School

Address: Calle principal, San Marcos La Laguna 07016, Guatemala (Formerly Kaivalya Yoga School and Hostel)
Region: Guatemala > Western Highlands > Solola Department > Lake Atitlan > San Marcos La Laguna
Price Range: $7 - $14 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Number of rooms: 12
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“dorm rooms are by the babbling river, treehouse has great views,”
  • Yogi meditating on bridge over river.
  • Private Karma Yogi Accomodation
  • dorm room porch
  • shrine in kitchen
 of 5 bubbles dunlookatme, 30 Oct 2016 | Read review
“You find what you need when you stop seeking it.”
 of 5 bubbles flynnm2013, 26 Feb 2015 | Read review
“I would choose a room somewhere else or wait until the new ashram is up and running.”
 of 5 bubbles dmac08, 2 Jan 2015 | Read review
“Take the rooms on the first floor!”
 of 5 bubbles bubuontour, 28 Apr 2014 | Read review
“Theres a tent tucked away in the lush foliage beside the meditation hall, and it can be a great place to stay for those looking for an even more affordable rate!”
 of 5 bubbles amfernyg, 16 Feb 2014 | Read review
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