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Community World School Hub


Come join our holistic off-grid community in a jungle immersion for the whole family!


"Together" is a multi-disciplinary world school hub and family retreat offered by the founders and residents of this beautiful small eco-village, with a focus on connection and community. The variety of skills, knowledge, and wisdom present in the synthesis of our in-house practitioners and visionaries, make this hub something unique in the world.


An eco-chic environment with comfortable spaces and accommodation, with an actively running learning group for the children and plenty of families, children's and parents-only activities.

We will use a part of the profit to support the local communities here, sustainably and regeneratively.*

LGBTQIA+ and neuro-diverse inclusive.

* Details tbc. Currently in discussion with T.R.E.E.S. who are running some really great projects for the local community and the children here. T.R.E.E.S. are also facilitating two of the World School Hub field workshops.


Experienced hosts at their long running retreat centre nestled in the Maya Mountains, with expert facilitators and educators.


Time to bond with your children, getting to know other like minded families, experience new cultures as well as having time to yourself and allow the jungle medicine to do its work.


Everything is planned and taken care of so that you can focus on your family, your own self, and these offerings that we hope will leave your body, mind and soul nourished.


A family retreat that will make you feel supported on your journey, where we can share our struggles as well as joys as parents on the path less travelled.



  • Project-based learning; 

  • Parenting circle and support; 

  • Intro to permaculture; 

  • Belizean cooking; 

  • Cacao workshop;

  • Jungle walk; 

  • Family Ecstatic dance;

  • Kids yoga;

  • Nature art;

  • Fire circle; 

  • Local drumming; 

  • Family Kirtan & Song Ceremony; 

  • Capoeira; 

  • Movement; 

  • Geology; 

  • Social studies 

  • Re-parenting hypnotherapy session;

  • Children’s emotional awareness workshop; 

  • Q&A about off-grid living


  • 6 Nights of all-inclusive accommodation (breakfast, lunch and dinner)

  • All activities for parents and children (alone and together)

  • Stream Ecology & Bat Workshop at nearby Toucan Ridge Ecology & Education Centre (dinner at T.R.E.E.S. included)

  • Excursion to Hopkins for beach, snorkelling and ocean ecology (dinner at local restaurant at additional cost)

  • Plenty of spaciousness to relax 

  • Support to navigate self-directed learning, unschooling and the deschooling process 

  • Powerful intentional practices for release, healing and balance

  • Soul-enriching connection and a place to call Home


Delicious, wholesome plant based dishes prepared with foods from the land (including eggs from our own chickens), local farms, and loving hands.


Enjoy a vibrant & vital breakfast buffet of assorted fruits,
homemade granola, fresh farm eggs, and other healthy
treats. Vegan and gluten-free options will be available.

Indulge in our plant-based
 lunch buffet—highlighting local
fruits and vegetables in a fusion of Ayurvedic,
Mediterranean and Tropical cuisine

Gather and Feast in Jungle twilight for a fun, delicious and
nutritious dinner buffet


 Gluten-free options will be available.  


Community World School Hub - BELIZE

Are you curious to learn about off-grid community living, permaculture principles, and living in the tropics?

At the same time as having your children actively joining a self-directed learning group which supports their and the whole family's emotional and physical well-being?

What does it mean to make life decisions that are different to the vast majority of families?

Feel held and witnessed in a safe space facilitated by highly qualified, experienced educators, facilitators and psychotherapists, connecting with others on a similar trajectory.

Participate in a heart-felt experience in a family community, where we will explore many different aspects of this beautiful country as well as our own inner beings.

We are a self directed and consent-based learning community and as such all activities and workshops are offerings that participants are free to join as they wish.



Intro to Permaculture = Permaculture is a holistic approach to sustainable design and agriculture that seeks to mimic natural ecosystems, emphasizing principles such as diversity, interdependence, and thoughtful utilization of resources for the creation of regenerative and harmonious living systems. Facilitated by Clauco and Giulia.

Cacao Ceremony = A Cacao Workshop involves harvesting the cacao pods here at Sattva, learning and taking part in the processes to transform cacao into chocolate! Includes chocolate tasting. Facilitated by Sam and Giulia. 

Q&A about off-grid living = Find out about the origins of Sattva, the challenges, benefits and practicalities of off grid living from founders of Sattva Land.

Geology session  = Driven by the kids interests we can explore anything from natural disasters, geological timescales to rock and mineral identification and experiments.  Facilitated by Andy

Jungle Hike = Take a journey through the jungle here at Sattva, learning about the local flora and fauna. Facilitated by Sam.

Functional Movement = This class is an opportunity to check in with where you are, and provide some innovative and fun examples of how you can begin to expand your repertoire and move through your life with more freedom of physical expression! Facilitated by Sam

Belizean cooking = Learn about, and take part in making some Belizean food that we will eat later on! Facilitated by Melissa

Nature Art = Using the abundance of natural materials here, including flowers and other plants, we will at the same time learn about local flora. We will also be making our own pigment paint using the rich soil here, learning a little about different types of soil and minerals. Facilitated by Yasmin


Project-based learning  = Facilitated by experienced carpenters and builders we will together create bamboo rafts! Can we, using only local materials from the jungle, design and construct a vessel to transport teams across our natural pool? ​

Stream Ecology = Facilitated at Toucan Ridge Ecology and Education Society (T.R.E.E.S). https://www.treesociety.orgT.R.E.E.S. is an organization dedicated to conserving Belize’s natural and cultural heritage through education, income-generating conservation-based community projects, capacity building, and local and international networking. Located close to Sattvaland.

In this workshop you will be wading through the waters of Dry Creek to learn about the creatures that call the stream “home”. Learn ecological field techniques from TREES resident biologists. Identify your catch in the lab using lab techniques. 

Excursion to Hopkins = Full day excursion including boat trip to local Caye, snorkelling, beach and ocean ecology. Dinner* at local restaurant with local Garifuna drumming.

*Dinner at restaurant is at additional cost


Fire Circle = A family gathering with music, stories and cooking bread on sticks!  

Capoeira = Capoeira is a Brazilian martial art disguised as a dance and performed to musical instruments and traditional Brazilian songs. It is comprised of specific offensive and defensive movements and, unlike in other martial arts, the participant is constantly in motion because of the basic movement, the ginga. Facilitated by Alexis

Family Ecstatic Dance = Family ecstatic dance is a joyous and inclusive gathering where individuals of all ages come together to express themselves freely through movement, music, and connection. It creates a space for families to bond, celebrate, and explore their unique rhythms in a supportive and vibrant environment. Facilitated by Glo


Bat Workshop = Facilitated at (T.R.E.E.S)

Belize is home to over 70 species of bats. They have recorded 65 of these species on the T.R.E.E.S. property! At the bat workshop, we will learn about the local bats, join the bat researchers as they set up mist nets for bat capture, proper extraction and handling techniques, morphometric measurement techniques, and bat species ID. (weather permitting)

Family Yoga = A fun-filled yoga session for all the family! Our yoga consists of many poses and stretches that have different physical benefits for our health and well-being, breathing, relaxation, meditation, and mindfulness exercises for our minds, and social interaction, playfulness, meaning, deep life lessons, and fun for our spirit. Facilitated by Yasmin and Gloria

Sound Healing = Sound Healing is a therapeutic practice that utilizes the vibrations and frequencies of sound, often through instruments like singing bowls or tuning forks, to induce a state of deep relaxation, balance energy, and promote physical and emotional healing. Facilitated by Giulia. 

Kirtan = Kirtan is a devotional practice rooted in ancient Indian traditions, involving the chanting of sacred mantras and ceremonial songs to evoke a meditative and spiritual experience. Facilitated by Binny

Kids Yoga = A fun filled yoga session! Our yoga consists of many poses and stretches that have different physical benefits for our health and well-being. Breathing, relaxation, meditation and mindfulness exercises for our minds, and social interaction, playfulness and fun for our spirit. Facilitated by Yasmin and Glo


Social studies = we are born free into this world of nature, so how is it that we are subject to the laws and authority of the state.? A workshop that will encourage the children to ask the big questions about the world we live in. Facilitated by David (Barrister & Solicitor)

Parent's Circle = A parent's circle is a supportive and inclusive gathering where we come together to share experiences, wisdom, and support, fostering a sense of community, empowerment and connection. Facilitated by Yasmin.

Children’s emotional awareness workshops = Using real-life scenarios, skits, and other relatable and fun techniques this workshop will allow the children to really consider how we can interact with each other with more emotional awareness. Facilitated by Rebecca and Yasmin.

Re-Parenting = Parent’s guided visualization and hypnotherapy. Exercises that focus on re-parenting ourselves and guide us towards becoming the parents that we want to be. Facilitated by Rebecca

Sustainability and travel/being a global citizen = A workshop for older children, discussing some of the challenges and opportunities around sustainability and travel. Facilitated by Yasmin

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Led by Founders and Community members of Sattva

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Yasmin is an educator who has gone from teaching in mainstream secondary schools in the UK to facilitating the self-directed learning co-op here at Sattva. She is also a certified kids yoga instructor.

Her background is in secondary school/high school, teaching History, English and working with neurodiverse children. However, she has been on quite the journey from mainstream education in Sweden and UK, to alternative education (teacher at Inwoods Small School - a Krishnamurti school in UK). And from a few years back, becoming a part of an unschooling family together with her partner and three children. 

This has been the deepest of work, untangling and relearning so many things that are being presented to us as natural, in a society that is far from it!

Curious about change, deepening and transformation...and how it all starts with ourselves, supported by relationship and community. 

The unschooling/free learning path is the path on which she has learned the simplest and most fundamental principle - that we learn what we are interested in and through play and discovery.

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As a servant to movement, Gloria has built over twenty-five years of dance experience, from modern choreography to ballet and contemporary dance. The rhythm of her well-traveled feet has brought her to the exposure of more liberal dance movements, such as that of 5Rhythms®- a dynamic dance practice that moves to reveal the underlying patterns of everyday existence. Rooted in the wisdom of the body, and devoted to her calling to raise consciousness in the world, Gloria's teachings extend to Yoga, Tao-Tantric Practices, and Women's Reproductive Health. She is also a Visionary Artist, Mother of two and one of Founders of Sattva. 

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Giulia is a mother of two, raising her children in the broad-leaf rainforest of Belize. Her love and connection to natural systems is expressed through her experience in permaculture, forest gardening and the crafting of creative bioregional cuisine. Particularly drawn to the Cacao plant and its mythological roots to Mesoamerica, Giulia has cultivated an intimate relationship to this plant medicine over the past 10 years. Together with her partner Sam, she transforms local Cacao into a dark craft chocolate, known as Dragon Chocolate throughout Belize. Certified as a Sound Healing Practitioner, her innermost calling is to utilize the powers of Sound and Music as pathways to restoration and liberation. 



Sam considers himself very fortunate to be in a guiding role at Sattva! A lifelong student of the natural world, Sam does his best to infuse all of the guest experiences with opportunities for deeply immersive learning and growing. Holding space for groups and individuals to connect with themselves and the people and places that they are visiting is an intrinsic part of Sam’s mission on any retreat, and he’s going to have a blast fulfilling that objective! Sam has been the General Manager at Sattva for many years, and when he’s not immersed in that role you can probably find him making music, movement, and chocolate with his family.

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Binny Kagedan is a somatic therapist, singer-songwriter and chant leader. Raised in a joyful and musical Jewish tradition, Binny's spiritual path has brought him into deep encounter with Zen Buddhism, bhakti yoga (devotional chant and mantra), and plant medicine. His journey has inspired him to create and share music that is both rooted in ancestral tradition and attuned to the stirrings of the modern heart 

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Rebecca Stone, LCSW, is the founder and clinical director of Brooklyn Somatic Therapy, a boutique somatic therapy practice in NYC. As a psychotherapist, coach and trainer, Rebecca has taught and facilitated workshops across the country to various audiences on relational intelligence in the workplace, trauma first aid, post-traumatic growth, and the psychology of groups. She has also served as a teacher for The Hakomi Institute's comprehensive somatic psychotherapy training. She received certification in The Hakomi Method and Emotion-focused Couples therapy, and completed Attachment-Focused EMDR and Somatic Experiencing training. A graduate of Hunter College’s MSW program and group facilitator for people incarcerated for violent crime, her approach to healing is informed by an anti-oppressive lens and restorative justice.



The name Permacarpenter comes from my love and dedication to both permaculture design and woodworking. I am one of the founders of Sattva. I am a finish carpenter and do everything from custom cabinetry to windows and doors, to unique, one-of-a-kind furniture pieces and gifts. My devotion to my craft stems from an intense satisfaction that I derive from turning concept into reality. I created The Permacarpenter in 2014 as a platform to showcase and sell quality, handmade products and to help people bring their own visions to life. Sometimes in today’s modern world we can forget the beauty in the natural, beautiful, and handmade.

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Andy is a geologist and geophysicist with over 25 years of experience working worldwide from studying seismology in Ethiopia, geological mapping in Zambia, mineral exploration in Bulgaria, offshore geophysical surveying across south-east Asia, and renewable energy systems globally. He loves to use fun and cool experiments to learn about science and geology with kids.

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For the past 15 years, Vanessa Kilburn has been active in the field of conservation biology, and established T.R.E.E.S and its field station Throughout her career she has gained extensive experience in field methodology techniques used for fish, amphibians, reptiles, birds, and mammals. She is currently the Program Manager for T.R.E.E.S and is responsible for designing the activities and programs offered at the center, in addition to conducting her own research on herpetofauna in the Maya Mountains.

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Belizian born and raised, Melissa is the talented lead chef here at Sattva. With 4 year of experience, she has perfected the task of utilizing different influences and inspirations in the vegetarian menu, mainly with locally grown ingredients. Melissa has a love of nature, traveling, learning about other cultures and cuisines - and sharing her own culture and cuisine. She is a great member of the team here, with a personality as delightful as her food!

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After a decade of homeschooling his children, David still believes in play and heart connection as currency for learning. The multi-age classroom becomes a theatre for imagination, music, mentorship, social ordering, and self-propelled exploration. When the kids are in bed, David moonlights as an environmental class action lawyer along with advocacy on behalf of union-side labour and aboriginal groups.




Alexis is a practicing psychotherapist of 20+ years, originally from New Jersey but a Californian since 1996. That same year, when she moved to Santa Cruz to attend the University, she discovered Capoeira. At 18 she took her first trip to Salvador, Bahia, Brazil and she’s been a lifelong student of Capoeira Angola and all things Afro-Brazilian ever since. Additionally, Alexis has studied Afro-Cuban folkloric dance for 10+ years, in Cuba and the Bay Area. Besides Afro-diaspora spirituality, music and dance, Alexis has immersed herself in the healing ways of Native North and South America and loves the richness of the interplay of traditional and contemporary healing modalities. She is excited to share the beauty and rich history of Capoeira Angola with World Hub families.

Join us for this unforgettable experience



Sattva is a Regenerative Retreat Centre nestled at the base of the Maya Mountains in the lush Stann Creek region of Belize. Located on the scenic Hummingbird Hwy, this 20 acres of broadleaf rainforest are home to a project that offers a caringly crafted immersion into the beauty of Nature.

While you are at Sattva you will enjoy the comfort of beautiful jungle accommodation, private jungle walks, the Natural swimming pool, curated permaculture gardens, and nutritious meals prepared with love and care.



The Shala Cabins


There are 3 Shala Cabins, 2 of which accommodate 3 single beds ( 2 families of 3), and 1 Suite that accommodates 1 King bed, 2 single beds (1 family of 4), a living room, and a kitchenette. The Shalas are the latest, eco-chic addition to the Land and our most luxurious. Each room is spacious, with abundant natural light and a walk-in zen bathroom.

The Garden House


Nested in the middle of our agroforestry system, the Garden House is surrounded by flowers and food-producing gardens, all attracting precious birds and other rare wildlife. Lounge in the common area while reading a book from our library. 

The Garden House can host two families: One Family between 2 rooms, a Queen bed in one and 2 single beds in another (Deluxe). Another Family of Four, between 2 rooms with 2 single beds in each.

This beautiful home extends through the gardens with beautiful pathways that lead to outdoor showers and Vietnamese-style composting toilets. 

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The spacious apartment has a great kitchenette and a large King Bedroom in addition to a pull-out Queen Bed in the Living Room / Kitchen Area. 

Great for a family of Four. 

The Primis


A cozy cabin located at the entrance of the property, with immediate road access. It hosts a comfortable queen-size bed, a large wardrobe, a lightful & modern walk-in rain shower, flushing toilet, and a covered porch. The Primis can host one family of Three. 

This is the perfect eco luxury cabin

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Sattva is located in the middle of the Jungle, 45 minutes from the Caribbean coast, and surrounded by pristine rainforest hosting rivers, waterfalls, caves, and hikes. Only 45 minutes from one of the country’s main city, Belmopan, and 25 minutes away from the Caribbean town of Dangriga, Sattva has quick access to stores, hospitals, banks and more. It is located about 1 hour and a half from the main international airport of Belize City and 25 minutes from the small, domestic airport of Dangriga. 

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The Primis :

$3,775 (Family of Three) > $3,010

* All Prices are in USD

** The prices above are based on Bank Transfer payments. An additional 3.5% will be added if paying by Credit Card. 

To launch this first experience of "TOGETHER" - Sattva Community World School Hub, we are offering this Retreat with a 

 25% discount on room and board for all! 

**Discounted prices highlighted

Shala Cabin:

$3,900 (Family of Three) > $3,120 

$4,665 (Family of Four) > $3,730


Garden House:

$3,750 (Family of Four) > $3,000

$4,350 (Family of Four DELUXE) > $3,480

Ananda :

$4,665 (Family of Four) > $3,730 


World School Hub Sign up
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Congratulations on deciding to embark on this transformational journey! 

There are 2 payment methods (bank transfer, or credit card.)


When you sign up, we require a deposit of USD$500 (non-refundable). 


A further 50% is required 30 days prior to the retreat start date (due on or before Feb 15nd) and the final payment the retreat start date (due on or before March 16th). We will send you reminders and links to payments. Payments are non-refundable. 

*Cancellation Policy: Any cancellations made before 30 days of the start date (before Feb 15th) are eligible to refund and transferable to a future Sattva World Schoold Hub within 12 months of cancellation. Any cancellations made within 30 days of the start date (After Feb 15th) are non-refundable and non-transferable. 


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you will receive a confirmation of your space at the retreat.

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* Once you click register, the Bank Information for the Wise Transfer will be emailed to you. Your space in the retreat will be confirmed once the deposit is received. 

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