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mycelia

Fungi Womens Circle

Mushroom Mysteries for the Feminine

Embody new octaves of empowerment and nourishment through a week of daily practice, pampering, learning about the wisdom of the female body, herbalism, compassionate connection, and ceremony.

Mycelia Mushroom Women’s Retreat is curated with spaciousness and lusciousness in mind, so you can take that sacred pause, step out of time, and experience the kind of rejuvenation that draws forth authentic power.

Join us February 9th-15th 2025 in the highlands of Guatemala. 

Receive 6 Days of embodiment, womb-centered education, earth medicine, relaxation and ceremony:

UNVEIL YOUR ESSENCE

Not a Course a Retreat

Sink into soul-level nourishment, tend to your body and explore authentic embodiment so you can emerge anew, recharged and ready to share your magic with the world.

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make authentic connections

Deepen your relationship to other mushroom women and femmes to heal and transform the sister wound. Coming together in a femme-only space allows us to explore what it means to step into feminine leadership on behalf of collective liberation.

healing lands

We are located near Lake Atitlan, in the Mayan Highlands of Guatemala. This is truly a uniquely inspiring and special place where you will be able to connect to the wisdom of nature.

HOLISTIC LIFESTYLE

Your journey will be supported by nourishing food, yoga, time in nature, saunas, breathwork, meditation and ceremony to keep your inner and outer spaces balanced and activated.

testimonials

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Rebel womban, this is your time to receive

Mycelia Mushroom Women’s Retreat is an opportunity for you to imbibe in the nectar of all that it means to have a female form. You will be held in sacred space, guided by healing lands, the feminine mysteries, and our earth medicine allies.

Each day will be filled with opportunities to cultivate rich communication with the intelligence of your body through yoga, movement, and education. Through classes, conversations and connections, we will weave the mycelial-womb-web and uncover the power of pleasure, play and intimacy with the web of life.

 

WHO IS THIS FOR?

This mushroom women’s retreat is designed for female bodied beings who desire to explore the rich dimensions of the feminine mysteries. We recognize the expansive nature of gender, and the Mycelia experience is designed specifically to empower the feminine nature in those who embody the female form. It is for women who:   

“I really believe that this work of bringing women together and sitting in sacred ceremony is one of the most important ways of healing the feminine."

Cathy

what's included

Shared accommodation in a dorm

Private rooms available for an additional fee upon request*

3 Nourishing whole-food meals a day made with locally sourced ingredients

Daily movement practices to start our day in connection with our mind & body

Large jungle property with river access

Guided sweats in the sauna and ice plunges

Group divination reading

* Option to book a 1:1

Beautiful group photos by onsite photographer

Option to book a private 1:1 photo shoot

A luxury self-care gift bag to take home with you

Womb workshops & conversations

"I'm just now learning to set boundaries, come into my femininity and embrace my sexuality... I've loved the opportunity to be guided into that process by Karena and Maz"

Morgan

what we will explore

Limited Spots Available!

Our space has the capacity for 13 people. This intimate group size ensures your experience is as nourishing as possible.

Due to the intimate nature of this experience, we have decided to work with an application form.

After your application has been accepted, you will be able to secure your spot by paying a $500, non-refundable deposit.

Meet Your Hosts

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Karena Beana

USA

Karena, a multifaceted mushroom mama with a passion for wellness, movement, and community living in Lake Atitlan, Guatemala. With almost a decade of yoga teaching and fitness training, she blends her past life as a wellness blogger and influencer into her current endeavors.

Operating Fungi Academy is her labor of love, she cultivates spaces for growth, connection, and transformation. While skilled in event organizing, social media marketing, and project management, her true passion lies in curating sacred journey spaces.Recently trained as a birth doula, she extends her support into the realm of birth work and prenatal yoga, further expanding her capacity to support and empower others on their most sacred medicine journey, motherhood.

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Maz Alice

CANADA

Maz (she / her) is an oracle, educator, guide and transformation advisor for dedicated visionaries and trailblazers who are ready to unleash their unique visionary wisdom into the world and elevate collective thriving.

Maz is a multidisciplinary practitioner who works with individuals and groups, helping people to unlock their full potential and step deeper into their purpose.

Primarily, Maz’s work supports people with the internal alchemy required to share more of their medicine with the world with tools like ritual, the oracle arts, astrology, nervous system regulation, herbalism and psychedelics.

mycelia women's retreat

February 9-15, 2025
$1877
$ 1577 Early Bird Special until August 30th!
  • 6 Days of Rejuvenation & Self Care
  • Three Womb Nourishing Meals per Day
  • Three Sacred Ceremonies
  • Daily Mind-Body Classes
  • Womb Care Education
  • Shared Accommodation

*The early bird special will be given to the first 4 participants that have paid their deposit before August 30th. You will receive a confirmation email. 
*There are private accommodations available for upgrade for an additional fee. They are first come first serve, 
Scholarship opportunities available. Please contact connect@fungiacademy.com
*20% VAT will be added to EU customers All Payments are non-refundable.

have any questions? schedule a call!

FAQ

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 retreat for you to visit other areas of Guatemala. Whilst we do have some excursions included in our program, 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 Booking.com

Our course price includes shared accommodation in one of our neighbours’ rustic but comfy dormitories or in a tent. 

Private accommodation, in a room or a teepee, is available for an additional fee, though it is limited and on a first-come-first-serve basis. If you requested private accommodation and are successful, you will receive an email from us confirming the additional fee.

Please let us know if you snore or are a loud sleeper – we will make arrangements to ensure everybody gets a good night’s sleep!

You must arrive at Fungi Academy after 12 pm for check-in, but before 2 pm so you do not miss any first-day activities. Checkout is 11am.

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.

This year we are introducing our new Decompression Package! For an additional fee, you will be able to stay at Fungi Academy for some extra nights to relax and integrate after the course with accommodation, some meals, mind-body classes, massage, sauna and more!  

Let us know if this is something you are interested in!

It is also possible that you could be able to stay on as an apprentice 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.

On the first day of the course, only dinner will be served. On the closing day only breakfast will be served.

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 as soon as you can so we can place you in an appropriate room. 

Guatemala is wild and free! You are coming on an adventure, there will be bugs, the dirt roads are windy and we cannot predict the weather – Come prepared!

It is recommended that you bring a headlamp, walking shoes, toiletries, reusable water bottle, journal/notebook, swimsuit, sweater/rain jacket. It can get wet and cold in the afternoons. Ladies are recommended to bring reusable products, although it is not mandatory.

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 deposit is non-refundable. If you cannot make it to the course, you can transfer to a future Mushroom Cultivation Course, though there will be a $200 transfer fee (unless you find a friend to take your place!). If you cancel less than 14 days before the start of the course, the transfer fee to a future course is $500.

Ready to catch the worm – or in this case, a sweet discount? Early Bird prices are available on a first come first serve basis – whoever pays their deposits first! You will receive confirmation in your acceptance email if you have qualified for Early Bird (sometimes our system takes a second to update, so please wait for our confirmation). 

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