Mushroom cultivation courses
A Deep dive into Mycology
Become the change
Master the whole mushroom cultivation process
The world is opening back up🙌
We are finally able to express our humanity again by connecting with others and our ecosystems. But most of all, to be curious, learn, and explore.
Like the mycelial network, we thrive in environments of abundance and support. We truly believe there is no better learning environment than to be surrounded by like-minded individuals.
By learning in a conducive, collaborative environment supported by experienced growers, you will be able to turn a single spore print into a lifetime supply of mushrooms: sacred, edible, and medicinal.
You will be confident, supported AND excited to start your mushroom cultivation journey!
Live, Learn and Grow in Paradise
Tzununa, Lake Atitlan, Guatemala
Complete Mushroom Cultivation Training
Master the whole process of mushroom growing from collecting spores to picking your fresh mushrooms. You will learn and apply many proven indoor and outdoor techniques, learning to grow gourmet, medicinal, and sacred mushrooms for you and your community.
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 an 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.
What you'll learn
A solid foundation of practical mushroom cultivation skills
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.
From Fungi Academy students
upgrade your skills
Ancient fungal allies are emerging from underground
Never have we faced such daunting challenges to both our personal and environmental health, yet a remedy exists right beneath our feet.
Learn lifelong tangible skills for resilience and get the tools to:
- Grow food
- Grow medicine (and psychedelic medicine)
- Take charge of your mental and physical wellness
- Release anxiety and trust life
- Reconnect with nature, and ourselves
- Build community
- Help others in need
Limited spots Available!
6 Day Cultivation Course
October 17-23, 2021
6 Day Cultivation Course
December 5-11, 2021
6 Day Cultivation Course
January 08-14, 2022
Frequently asked questions
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, swimming or paddle-boarding out on the lake.
You can even take a course in Spanish, cooking, yoga, permaculture and more!
There are ecstatic dances, open mics and all of the events you can image.
You will find lots of variety in Tzununa, San Marcos or the other communities around the lake.
Yes! All our meals are 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 or our neighbors’ 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
- Communal Guitars, Drums and Ngoni
Mushroom cultivation is a fantastic practice that connects you with your food and medicine. It puts you right into the moment. It’s you, and the mycelium vs. EVERYTHING else. We could almost write the book, ‘Zen and the Art of Mushroom Cultivation.’ Maybe we will get to that book when we need a break from making epic online learning experiences. 😏
Not only do we cultivate mushrooms to cultivate ourselves. We are in the middle of a #Shroomboom!💥
Get ready for a fungal future!🍄🚀
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
Denver, Oakland, and Santa Cruz decriminalized city-wide sacred mushrooms, and more extensive changes to sacred mushroom legislation is 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 about all things Fungi.
Be ready, get skilled, change is coming!🙌
This year we will be opening for a couple of Apprenticeships after each course.
We cannot guarantee your spot until you have arrived to the academy and we have gotten to know each other! If you are interested make sure to notify us on your application form!
We live in a pretty rural area, most of the pandemic, we didn’t notice much difference in our lives. Travel to Guatemala is easy. You can either be vaccinated, have a negative PCR test or take a test when you arrive on the airport.
Right now, if you are from the UK or Brazil. You need to have left these countries two weeks prior to arrival. This is most likely to change before we start our programs.
Kids play in the street, masks are optionally everywhere. Life’s good🌞