3-day mushroom cultivation intensive

Become the change!

Master the whole Mushroom Cultivation process

Immerse yourself in 3-Days of education. You will be able to turn a single spore print into a lifetime supply of mushroomssacred, edible, and medicinal.

At the end of the weekend, you will be confident, supported AND excited to start your mushroom cultivation journey!


Tzununa, Lake Atitlan, Guatemala

Live, Learn and Grow in Paradise

What you'll learn

A solid foundation of Practical Mushroom Cultivation Skills



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Ancient fungal allies are emerging from underground

Sacred Mycology

What is the Sacred Mycology movement?

Sacred mycology is about creating meaning and purpose in our lives with the help of mushrooms. It’s about learning to interact and listen to nature’s wisdom within and around us.

This wisdom has the potential to help us heal and regenerate ourselves and our environment. Sacred mushrooms can inspire us to find purpose and a deeply meaningful existence while living here on earth.

We envision a global culture that is educated, conscious, and tolerant towards psychedelic medicines and the people who use them.

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Join hundreds of graduates from 40+ countries!

A worldwide “ShroomBoom is happening and the possibilities for any trained mushroom cultivator are endless. 

With the skill sets learned or expanded during our courses our stduents have been able to start of find employment at:

  • Mushroom farms
  • Mushroom extraction companies
  • Integration & coaching businesses
  • Mushroom cultivation consultancy
  • Psychedelic retreat centers
  • Fungal start-ups
  • & mush more…

Are you ready to become Fungi Certified and join hundreds of sporriors we have trained since 2016?!


3-Day Mushroom Cultivation Intensive

July 5-7, 2024
$ 597
  • Complete Cultivation Course
  • 150+ Page Workbook
  • Nourishing lunch included
  • Fungi Academy Fungiculture Design Certificate


Richard Olson

Richard is a self taught mushroom farmer who started learning about the craft of cultivation in late 2018. Utilizing YouTube university and the websites Shroomery and Mycotopia he was able to learn the ins and outs of growing medicinal, edible, and sacred mushrooms. 

Coming Lake Atitlan Guatemala in 2021 he meet many other mycophiles. It was then he realized his passion for teaching about mushroom cultivation and decided to join the Fungi Academy team. He now works as a teacher and community manager. He also offers personal consultations to support people with their mushroom cultivation endeavors.


Frequently Asked Questions

Guatemala City La Aurora (GUA) is the nearest international airport.

Travelling Economically

You can either take a shared shuttle bus or a private shuttle to get to Panajachel (the 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).

Shuttles to Panajachel can be found here 

Private shuttle or car

There are plenty of private options available to take you directly to Panajachel or Tzununa on Lake Atitlan. You can either arrange one yourself outside of the airport terminal or book one through an agency at the airport. 

As our student, we can help you organise a private car to the Lake!

Please note that flights and transportation to and from Fungi Academy are not included. Any expenses related to travel arrangements are the participant’s responsibility and are not included in the tuition fee.


Our retreats are jam-packed, so there will not be time during the weekend for you to visit other areas of Guatemala. If you want to see more of this beautiful country then we strongly encourage you to extend your stay by a few extra days to enjoy the many wonders Guatemala has to offer.

Antigua: A beautiful town not too far from the airport full of art, culture, and amazing food, all surrounded by epic volcanos, including Fuego, Acatenango and Pacaya. You can organise a tour to hike up Acatenango to get up close and personal with lava!

Maya Papaya is a beautiful and clean hostel with private and shared rooms. If you are looking for a spa getaway, we recommend Hotel Santo Domingo.

Our Restaurant list for foodies:

  • Nana
  • Kombu Ramen 
  • Toku Baru (epic falafel) 
  • Once Once (vegan)
  • Porqué No? 
  • Caoba Farms (organic farm-to-table) 
  • Valhalla Macadamia Farms (homemade macadamia products) 

Guatemala City: The location of the nearest International Airport. Hostel Villa Toscana has been recommended by our students who arrive late in the evening or want to stay close to the airport for an early flight.

Lake Atitlan: There is plenty to do on this beautiful Lake! Amazing sunrise hikes, climbing volcanos, swimming or paddle-boarding out on the lake, yoga, ecstatic dance, ceremonies, open mic nights, and so much more! You can take courses in Spanish, permaculture at Atitlan Organics or herbalism at Casa Curativa. You will find lots of variety in Tzununa, San Marcos or the other communities around the lake. Lush, Picnic, Maya Moon, and Eagles Nest, are all beautiful spaces to stay in before or after the course.

Other places to see: The ancient ruins of Tikal, the wonderous pools of Semuc Champey, the surfy town of El Paredon, or the jungly beaches of Livingstone… Guatemala is beautiful, ancient and wild! 

For more accommodation options, you can check out Airbnb and

Tuition does not include accommodation. There are limited accommodations available at Fungi Academy HQ upon request prior to start date. 

Our own amazing jungle property is close to a river, filled with bananas, avocados, dragon fruit, zapotes and all the following amenities:

  • Wi-Fi (sometimes spotty) 
  • Shared bathrooms and showers (hot water can be irregular in the jungle) 
  • Sauna
  • Yoga Shala
  • Library

There is NO smoking, drinking or meat allowed on our property.

It is also possible that you could be able to stay on as an resident after the course. However, we cannot guarantee your spot until you have arrived at the Academy and we’ve gotten to know each other! If you’re interested in this possibility, make sure to notify us when you arrive!

Yes! All our meals are vegetarian by default (we get happy chicken eggs from our neighbours’ permaculture properties), and our in-house chef has no problems catering to your needs!

  • Vegan
  • Gluten-free
  • Allergies
  • Paleo
  • Keto

There is no drinking, smoking or meat allowed on the property.

Please let us know your preference, and we will make sure your belly and body are healthy and happy!

Yes! There are dogs and cats at Fungi Academy (future new furry friends for you!). If you have allergies, please let us know when you arrive so we can support you!

Mushroom cultivation is a fantastic practice that connects you with your food and medicine – it puts you right into the moment. 

According to the 2018 Global Wellness Trend report, the mushroom industry is booming. Top areas of growth include:

  • Magic mushroom retreats
  • Mushroom microdosing
  • Mushroom-infused foods and drinks
  • Foraging and cultivation training
  • Psilocybin therapy
  • Mushroom supplements & mushrooms for health
  • Specialty & exotic gourmet mushroom cultivation

Many countries and cities have already decriminalized sacred mushrooms, and more extensive changes to sacred mushroom legislation are underway. Sacred mushrooms are destined to experience the type of growth and transformation that cannabis has enjoyed in the last decade.

Now is the time to get skilled in all things Fungi!

The currency of Guatemala is Quetzal. Currency exchange is available at the airport, any banks, and in some local markets in Lake Atitlan. There is also an ATM machine in San Marcos, the neighbouring town. Please come prepared with some cash, as there will not be much time to visit an ATM once the course has started!

Your payment is non-refundable 🍄