Community and Retreat Center in Chiapas, Mexico



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    My name is Lorena, I am 26 years old, born in raised in Tapachula, Mexico and always have a smile on my face :)
    Over the past few years, I´ve had the opportunity to live in different conscious communities in different countries. It is my mission to bring what I´ve learned to my magical center and help heal my community and those who visit us here at Alma Mactzil.
    Some of my most memorable experiences and studies of self exploration are serving at a yoga and meditation school, living in Lake Atitlan, studying under Keith, the chocolate shaman, going into dark room retreats, singing and crying at kirtans, facilitating cacao and estatic dances, attending plant medicine ceremonies, learning how to lead a temazcal ceremony, reiki and just recently rebirth breath-work training. All of these experiences and training have been integrated into who I am and how I live each day.
    My biggest passion is helping people open their hearts through the sacred Mayan medicine, cacao. I am the co-founder of Naab Cacao, which is locally grown and harvested here on site at Alma Mactzil. Naab is the Mayan goddess of fertility. When Mayan women wanted a child, she prayed to Naab, and when the miracle child was born, it was named Mactzil.
    This is my calling, to run my retreat center, a sacred space in nature to help others heal and look deep into themselves to find their path and to offer it to as many beings as possible.
    This is my offering to the world, and I make it through Alma Mactzil and Naab Cacao.

    Now about YOU
    What are your gifts? What are your offerings towards humankind awakening?
    People who like to share their knowledge, we would LOVE to hear about new ideas or projects and how you can help extend your gifts to our community. Do you speak Spanish? Are you willing to learn? Are you willing to live in nature without all of modern day accommodations? Are you a collaborator, natural leader or teacher? What are you passionate about?

    If you are interested in being part of this dream, kindly send me an inquiry and i will be more than happy to provide more information about the project.

    You are also welcome to check our website, social media platforms and youtube page where you can find content created with so much love that bares witness to what we do here at Alma Mactzil.

    Love and blessings,

  • Types of help and learning opportunities

    Types of help and learning opportunities

    Art Projects
    Help with Eco Projects
    DIY and building projects
    Creating/ Cooking family meals
    General Maintenance

  • Cultural exchange and learning opportunities

    Cultural exchange and learning opportunities

    You can go on your days off to explore what Chiapas has to offer. Palenque, the Agua Azul Waterfalls, the Montebello Lagoon, the Sumidero Canyon and the Lacandona Jungle are all examples of the unique Mexican beauty found in Chiapas.

  • Help


    We live, eat and work together onsite and no day is a ¨typical¨ work day because we co-create our realities and bring new concepts into fruition by building new facilities and eco-projects, gardening and harvesting food, cooking, painting and creative expression.
    The program includes a work activity ranging from 4 to 5 hours a day, for 5 days a week in exchange for room, and access to and ability to help facilitate workshops, classes and ceremonies.
    Our hope is that people come to Alma Matzcil as an energy exchange, to leave behind worries and self doubt, to free the mind and body with vegetarian diet, juice therapy, hydrotherapy, yoga classes, breath-work, massages, workshops, while living consciously and acknowledging that we are all part of a Divine plan, the ascension towards a higher consciousness that can only be achieved by working on ourselves. Heal yourself, heal the world.

    Help with Eco Projects
    DIY and building projects
    Creating/ Cooking family meals
    General Maintenance
    Decoration and
    Sustainable Building
    Events: (we are always looking for people who can help us to host retreats, run workshops and activities, yoga classes, lectures, ceremonies and rituals as well as other fun activities such as art projects)
    Because we are currently expanding the center and our services, we are always looking for people with specific skill sets such as carpentry, construction, electricity, yoga instructors and artists.
    We provide and encourage volunteers to utilize our space to offer your services and talents to be self sustainable and contribute to our growing local and international community.

    What are your gifts? What are your offerings towards humankind awakening? We would love to hear more from you and learn more about your path and what you have to offer. We welcome new ideas and love to learn about projects and concepts that can help us achieve our mission as a conscious collective.
    You don´t have to be a spiritual guru to be a part of our family. We welcome you at any step of your process.

    Come show us your skills and learn from others at Alma Matczil!


  • Languages

    Languages spoken
    English: Fluent
    Spanish: Fluent

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    This host has indicated that they are interested in sharing their own language or learning a new language.
    You can contact them directly for more information.

  • Accommodation


    Shared bedrooms with bathroom.

  • What else ...

    What else ...

    The farm is located 5 km away from Tapachula and theres a shuttle that can take you to the downtown for $5 pesos.

    There is a huge waterfall close to the farm

    There are many fun things to do in Tapachula, such as visit mayan pyramids, waterfalls, beaches where you can surf, visit "la ruta del cafe", Tapachula is also border with Guatemala and its only 20 km away

    Puerto Chiapas (beach) is 25 km away
    Guatemala is 20 km away
    Tuxtla Gutierrez is 4 hours away from Tapachula

  • A little more information

    A little more information

    • Internet access

    • Limited internet access

      Limited internet access

    • We have pets

    • We are smokers

    • Can host families

  • Can host digital nomads

    Can host digital nomads

    We offer 6mb internet service at a price of 450 pesos monthly divided by the number of volunteers. We all pitch in to stay connected :). We are flexible with working hours to accommodate our digital nomads

  • Space for parking camper vans

    Space for parking camper vans

    This host can provide space for campervans.

  • How many Workawayers can stay?

    How many Workawayers can stay?

    More than two

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    Hours expected

    Maximum 4-5 hours a day, 5 days a week

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Host ref number: 781963222633