6-Day Mushroom cultivation courses
A Deep dive into Mycology
Become the change!
Master the whole mushroom cultivation process
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!
Get Fungi Certified!
Join hundreds of graduates from all over the world!👩🎓
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 students have been able to start or find employment at:
- Mushroom Farms
- Mushroom Extraction Companies
- Psychedelic Retreat Centers
- Fungal Start-Ups
- & mush more…
Are you ready to become Fungi Certified and join the hundreds of sporriors we have trained since 2016 ?
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 80$ – 100$ and take around 4-6 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 `a private shuttle!
Antigua: Is a beautiful city full of art, culture, amazing food, while being surrounded by epic Volcanos, like Acatenango and Pacaya. You canhike and see 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.
Here is our Restaurant list for our foodies:
- 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: Is 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 from amazing sunrise hikes up a nearby volcano, swimming or paddle-boarding out on the lake. You can even take a course in Spanish in San Pedro, yoga at the Yoga Forest, permaculture at Atitlan Organics and more! There are ecstatic dances at the Gaia Dance Temple, open mics in Granja Tzikin 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. Lush, Picnic, Maya Moon, Eagles Nest, are all beautiful spaces to stay before or after the course.
Others work seeing: Tikal , Semuc Champey, El Paredon Beach.
There are many amazing options you can find on Airbnb and Bookings.com
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’ rustic dormitories. Private accommodation is available for an additional fee.
Our amazing jungle property is close to the 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)
- Yoga Shala
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 up our campus for a few month-long apprenticeships after each course.
We cannot guarantee your spot until you have arrived to the Academy and we’ve gotten to know each other! If you’re interested in this potential, make sure to notify us on your application form!
There are no more covid restrictions. You can enter Guatemala without a mask, test, or vaccination.