2019-2020 Student Programs
Live and learn at fungi academy
Mushroom training Center in Guatemala.
Learn mushroom cultivation, Mushroom Medicine Making, Fungal Permaculture and Sacred mushroom healing
Key Reasons to Join Fungi Academy Mushroom School
Complete Mushroom Cultivation Training
Master the whole process of mushroom growing, from the spore to picking your fresh mushrooms. You will learn and apply many proven indoor and outdoor techniques. Learn to grow gourmet and medicinal mushrooms for food, for health or for profit.
Education Vacation Destination
We are located in the Guatemalan Highlands, the heartland of ancient Mayan Civilization. You will learn to grow mushrooms while experiencing the indigenous culture here at Lake Atitlan. This is a uniquely inspiring learning environment.
Make Authentic Connections
Become a node in the mycelial network. Collaboration is the foundation of our learning environment. The more meaningful connections there are in a network, the stronger it is. By living and learning together with everyone, you weave yourself into a global web and form bonds that last.
It's fun to live and learn together if we keep ourselves healthy and centered. Healthy food, yoga, qi-gong, sauna, swimming and meditation are some of the holistic lifestyle elements that help to keep our inner and outer space activated.
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About Fungi Academy
Fungi Academy is a mushroom training center and an educational co-living space at the vortex of Lake Atitlan, Guatemala. Since 2016 Hundreds of students have been living and learning in Fungi Academy.
We believe Fungi and Mushrooms play a fundamental role in healing ourselves, the global community and our planet as a whole.
That’s why we created Fungi Academy, an alliance between humans and fungi, that inspires us to live in balance with ourselves, each other, and our environment.
This just might be the most unique spot on this planet to get skilled and inspired about the power mushrooms.
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3 Student Programs to Choose From
6-day intensive mushroom course
This intensive mushroom cultivation course gives you all the hands-on experience and knowledge you need to grow your own gourmet and medicinal mushrooms.
4-week FUNGI ACADEMY Apprenticeship
Are you ready to dive deep into the world of mushroom cultivation? The apprenticeship program will cover all aspects of mushroom art and science. Get the practical experience and mentoring to integrate your new skills.
12-week fungiculture teacher training
Master all aspects of fungiculture from mushroom cultivation to medicinal alchemy. Become a Fungi Academy certified teacher and become empowered to share your skills and the healing wisdom of fungi with the rest of the world.
Most frequently asked questions and answers
Guatemala City (GUA) is the nearest international Airport.
You can either take a shared shuttle bus or a private shuttle to get to Panajachel (biggest town on the lake). From Panajachel you can take a Lancha (public boat) to Tzununa. In Tzununa you will easily find a TukTuk driver who will happily take you to the Fungi Academy! (Locals know it as the Ashram)
Shared Shuttle bus departure times
This service makes a stop in Antigua and then continues to Panajachel, travel time 4-4.5hrs
- 06:00am – Guatemala City/Airport to Panajachel
- 11:00am – Guatemala City/Airport to Panajachel
- 02:30pm – Guatemala City/Airport to Panajachel
There is also a shuttle leaving once a day that goes directly to Panajachel
- 2:30pm – Guatemala City/Airport to Panajachel (min 3pax)
There are plenty of taxis available to take you directly to Panajachel on Lake Atitlan. They cost between 120$ – 130$ and take around 3 hours. You can either arrange one yourself outside of the terminal or book one through an agency at the airport.
Please let us know if you need any help with arranging transport to the lake. We will happily secure your place in one of the shuttles!
There is plenty to do from amazing sunrise hikes up a nearby volcano, to swimming or paddle-boarding out on the lake, or even taking a course in Spanish, cooking, yoga or more! You will find lots of variety in Tzununa, San Marcos or the other communities around the lake.
Yes! All our meals our vegetarian by default (We get happy eggs from our neighbors happy chickens) and our in house chef has no problems catering to your needs!
- Gluten free/Celiac
Please let us know your preference and we will make sure your belly and body are healthy and happy!
All course-prices include shared accommodation in one of our beautiful dormitories. Private accommodation is available for an additional fee.
Our amazing jungle property is close to the river, filled with bananas, avocados, dragon fruit, zapote and all of the following amenities.
- Yoga Shala
- Warm showers
- Laundry service
- In-house cinema