Greg Clough
Greg CloughFounder
Greg grew up in France and studied in the United Kingdom. He completed a Masters Degree in Electronic Engineering at the University College London and speaks four languages including English, French, Spanish and Italian. He also completed his pilot’s license at only 17 years old. Greg is an avid adventurer and loves hiking, mountain biking and Acro Yoga. Greg is the Founder and Visionary of Eagles Nest, a multi–purpose holistic living and arts venue / full service retreat centre.

After 2 years at JP Morgan in London as a Business Analyst, Greg decided that wasn’t the life for him and so he set off on a journey that took him around the world, including working on the set of a Hollywood blockbuster directed by Ridley Scott, Black Hawk Down, in Morocco. Eventually he settled in Guatemala and inevitably the dilemma of ‘home’ became apparent. In the end Guatemala was the obvious choice because of a deep sense of belonging, family, freedom and the intrinsic power of Mother Earth. San Marcos was initially the exploration of an inward journey of the spiritual arts including esoteric studies, meditation, metaphysics & yoga at a retreat at Las Piramides Meditation Centre. This really connected him to his inner desire of helping the collective instead of only the self.

Greg is passionate about Acro Yoga, which was the initial inspiration behind Eagle’s Nest. He also loves movement arts, attracting talent, inspiring others, personal & collective growth, creating a nourishing space and curating WOW experiences.

“Eagles Nest has opened me up to being a community leader, which was very unexpected. This role comes with some serious commitment. It has allowed me to journey on my dharma to fully explore myself. It has also provided a safe and almost mystical environment for liberated and free hearts to do what they feel most drawn to do, create or belong. Eagle’s Nest has changed my life and continues to open my heart, mind and soul to the endless beauty and wisdom of the universe; Our power to create, to love, to share and to dream.

Andrea Lopez (Shishu)
Andrea Lopez (Shishu)General Manager
Throughout almost a decade of working in advertising, she discovered a love for manual work and joy in being of service and creating connections. With a profound passion for art and visual narratives, enjoys taking care of details, the realms of writing, stand-up comedy, and poetry. Alongside her professional pursuits. From the age of 20, she dedicated her time to volunteering, serving as a volunteer educator.

Although her academic journey began with a focus on tourism, she ultimately earned a Bachelor’s in Communication and pursued further education, obtaining a Master’s in Motion Graphics and further a specialization in character design. Born and raised in Guatemala, she found a more profound meaning through her YTT, along with courses in chakras and anatomy, all of which brought her to Eagles Nest where she found everything aligned to bring purpose to her life.

Anya Maria
Anya MariaPhotographer / Videographer
Meet Anya Maria, our Content Creator. Here at Eagle’s Nest, Anya’s passion for capturing beautiful moments and her creativity is evidenced in all the beautiful footage featured on our website and social media.

Anya’s extraordinary journey into the world of image began as a Dive Master, taking her first steps in underwater photography. It was underwater that she discovered her ability to capture the beauty and mystery of the hidden worlds that inhabit the depths of oceans and lakes.

Nature is a source of constant inspiration for Anya. She comes from Usedom – a small island in the Baltic Sea. She loves water sports, diving, gardening, DIY, hiking, climbing and playing on the ukulele.

Through her work, she hopes to inspire others to appreciate the beauty of nature and to take action to preserve it. She also took part in Greenpeace actions, cleaning seas and lakes.

Laura Born
Laura BornSocial Media Manager
After working in business consulting for four years, she decided to quit her job to follow her dreams. Laura completed her yoga teacher training while traveling through India, where she also learned about Ayurvedic medicine to balance the body, mind and soul. She has since then traveled the world, teaching yoga in various locations, including Nepal, Spain and Germany. Her styles include Hatha, Vinyasa, Yin and Yoga Nidra. Laura is also a trauma-informed yoga teacher, Ayurvedic nutritionist and Thai Yoga Masseuse.

Here at Eagle’s Nest, Laura found the opportunity to combine her love for yoga with her creative energy and her marketing expertise. She holds a bachelor degree in Marketing and a master degree in International Business Management and enjoys expressing her creativity on our social media channels and on our blog.

Arnoldo Quiacain
Arnoldo QuiacainHead of Maintenance
Arnoldo the founder’s right hand man and coordinates construction around The Nest. Arnoldo is also from San Marcos and has over 9 years experience, including 3 years at the Civil Water Treatment department for the local government and 6 years at Eagles Nest. He has been with us from the beginning and we are very grateful for his contributions over the years.

Arnoldo loves to spend time with his family, go for hikes in the forest, play football and spend time with his friends in the lake.

“I have learnt so much working here, especially regarding construction skills and techniques. I enjoy the challenge of finding creative solutions for problems and collaborating directly with Greg. From a personal point of view, I have been able to achieve my goal of owning my own home for my family in San Marcos.”

Sandra Lejá
Sandra LejáHead of Housekeeping
Sandra is our Head of Housekeeping, managing our housekeeping and reception teams. She coordinates the care of our guest rooms, leveraging her years of experience in hospitality, including clinics and childcare. Sandra’s family is from San Marcos and she has a special interest in a degree in nursing so that she can pursue her passion of caring for the elderly and those with illness. She also loves playing basketball, soccer and baking. Especially desserts!

“Eagles Nest has been a huge blessing for me. Due to the pandemic my whole family, which consists of 11 people, lost their livelihoods. As a result we relied solely on my income during this time. I am very grateful for Eagles Nest because I have been able to keep on track with my personal goals & support my loved ones at the same time. Now, everyone in my family has jobs again and we are doing much better.”

Adriana Lejá
Adriana LejáHead of Kitchen
Adriana is our Kitchen Chief and coordinates all kitchen operations, including stock orders, scheduling and preparing our delicious and healthy meals. She is also from San Marcos and has a specialization in nursing from San José private school plus 10 years experience in kitchens. Adriana is a single mother of two young boys and loves to spend time with her kids & play basketball.

“Working here has made a huge difference in my life, as I have had the opportunity to develop my skills and gain experience that I would not have had otherwise. If I didn’t have this job I have no idea how I would have been able to provide for my children.”

Francisco Ordoñez
Francisco OrdoñezHead of Construction
Francisco or “Chico” as we know him is our Head of Construction. He has been part of Eagle’s Nest’s core team for 5 years and has been working in construction for over 15 years. From carpentry to building, he’s done it all. Chico has helped build our yoga platform, the Temazcal sauna, and much more! He was born and raised in San Marcos la Laguna where he learned construction.

“Nothing is difficult for me, I can build everything.”

Mathi (Magisus)
Mathi (Magisus)Event Producer
Mathi, also known as Magisus, is a Guatemalan experiential event producer, hybrid DJ, and creator based in Lake Atitlán. As the booking agent for artists of all kinds around Central America, Mathi brings a wealth of experience and creativity to Eagles Nest.

He is the founder of Vice Versa Booking Club, Ecstatic Dance Guatemala, and Algo Fuera de lo Normal. In these ventures, Mathi consistently crafts experiences based on ontological design and the philosophy of happytalism. His event production project focuses on generating social upgrades through cultural experiences, aligning perfectly with Eagles Nest’s mission to create impactful and memorable events.

Mathi designs experiences with the intention of generating positive impact through freedom, constant disruption, and joyful expression. This approach ensures that every event at Eagles Nest will be unique, engaging, and transformative.

His musical projects, MAGISUS and LOS BRUJOS DEL FUNK, have been gaining remarkable traction in recent years. He has embarked on global tours, electrifying audiences at legendary festivals such as Burning Man, Lightning in a Bottle, Unison Festival, and more, while also igniting ecstatic dance floors around the world. As the Eagle’s Nest resident DJ and event producer, he promises unforgettable experiences for all attendees.

Radha
RadhaOur very own professional Guru 😉
Dedicated to delivering holistic tools of healing, balance, and self-realization through the practice of genuine ancestral mystical medicines and classical yoga.

Development of practices tailored to the needs, interests, and conditions of each person. Radha works in groups with physical, mental, and spiritual harmonization, breathing, postures, and nutrition tips focusing on mindfulness, meditation, and yoga. Works in Ayurvedic medicine, massages, and astrology.

Rhiannon Yanush
Rhiannon YanushResident Yoga Teacher
Rhiannon is warm, intuitive, and playful. She cares deeply about others and believes that everyone has an incredible inner power that allows them to heal, transform, and love.
Her personal inner work journey has led her to deep shadow work, an awakening to self love, and an unwavering sense of trust in the universe.

Rhiannon believes that yoga is a space to grow in every direction and is a tool that can be used to unearth our most radiant selves. Her practice began in 2015, and she has been teaching both in Canada and internationally since 2018. She has taken part in over 600 hours of teacher trainings and is also a Reiki practitioner. Her practice has taught her to show up with love and authenticity, and she is grateful to be able to share these expressions of alignment with her students.

When teaching, her intention is to bring a conscious and connected awareness between mind, body, and spirit. Envisioning prayer in motion, Rhiannon’s style of teaching explores flow state through creative and fluid sequencing, challenge, and soft moments of mindfulness. She utilizes meditation, breathwork, energetic awareness, and physical asanas to create a journey for students to go on that feels expansive and transformative.

Rhiannon teaches classes in vinyasa flow, aerial yoga, yin, and meditation. Inspired by life upside down and the creativity of the circus, she is an avid handstander and aerial circus artist. She loves to teach inversion & arm balance workshops, as well as embodied creative movement classes. She looks forward to connecting with you on the mat and helping to guide you through a journey inwards.

Rafa & Ahlee
Rafa & AhleePerformance & Program Coordinators
Atlachinolli

Rafa

Rafa encountered yoga in 2007 during his university studies. Yoga had an attractive familiarity with the kind of focus and mind/body discipline he had been practicing in martial arts for over 10 years. By 2018, what initially started as an elective class done under the trees of the campus garden, had turned into a lifestyle and all year round healing medicine. A teacher certification program in Ashtanga and restorative yoga became the ideal means for self regulation in the nomadic life of a Central America adventure tour guide who would take travelers to a new city every 3 nights. This deepening on knowledge in the practice meant that even with a fast pace travel life, yoga was that nurturing grounding practice that made any place be home. The intensity of Ashtanga and the replenishing medicine of Yin yoga became his balance in life and a passion shared with the clients that he took on the road for over 10 years.
This made Yoga become one of the main pillars of his life endeavors, so in early 2022 he took one more teacher certification to bring the creativity and freedom that a vinyasa style class offers. This became a key add-on for the signature fire/water themed experiences that he and his beloved passionately create.

Ahlee

Alexandra is a Yoga/Meditation Teacher, Janzu Therapist, Tantra Teacher and Event Producer. She began her journey of teaching others to drop deeper into their bodies by finding their center, with “Indo Board” balance trainers, in 2016. Working with these tools allowed her to understand deeply how functional anatomy affects performance in the areas of balance and proprioception. From this base she integrated principles of yoga specifically regarding asana and breath practice effectively creating “Balance Board Yoga.” She became a RYT 250HR teaching Vinyasa and Yin styles of yoga in 2020. In 2022 she completed a 300HR RYT Training of Tantra Kriya Yoga with the Yoga Red Loto School from CDMX. She is a passionate explorer, and challenges her students to think outside the box with practices and connect more deeply with the worlds inside and around us. She currently runs “Atlachinolli Experiences” with her beloved, guiding students to fully embrace their various polarities in order to transcend and unify them.

Wendy Lejá
Wendy LejáHosting Angel
I graduated with a bachelor’s degree in physical education, I love the sport of basketball I have a team that we only integrate sisters and it’s great to spend time with them.

Eagles nest has changed my life here I learned to value things because earning money is very hard, you have to really appreciate the things that are given to us!!!

I am happy to work here, having friends with a guest is the good thing about living together!!!

I am a young woman with many dreams to fulfill.

James Vincent Carroll II
James Vincent Carroll IIIT Specialist
Meet our IT extraordinaire, James. He’s a tech-savvy US Navy veteran with a passion for all things digital. With his keen eye for detail, he takes pride in delivering top-notch solutions that enhance the digital experience of guests.

With decades of experience in software development, multimedia, and cybersecurity, James ensures that all aspects of the digital experience at Eagle’s Nest are seamless, intuitive, and up-to-date with the features that visitors expect and deserve.

He is always looking for new ways to wow his teammates and guests alike.

Josébal Olano
Josébal OlanoOnline Client Support
Josébal is our Online Client Support. “JB” as we like to call him, is from El Salvador and holds a degree in Economic Sciences from the University of Centro America. He has over 26 years experience in the tourism industry and he also owned a restaurant of his own for 15 years.

JB is passionate about anything musical or beautiful. He keeps the vibes extra smooth and silky with his pianist skills, and he is an avid Marvel and Star Wars fan. JB said that “Eagles Nest has totally changed my life. I’m living a much more healthy lifestyle now. I used to always be on the move from place to place until I found The Nest.