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Casa del Sol Montanita

Montanita, Ecuador

Casa del Sol Montanita offers yoga classes, teacher training courses, and workshops in a beautiful bamboo, ocean view studio on the coast of Ecuador.

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Based on 3 reviews

7 Day Re-treat Yourself Yoga and Surf in Ecuador

January | February | April | May, 2018

Speaks English

from US$690


Based on 3 reviews
from US$690
Price for:

7 days / 6 nights


Based on 3 reviews

Instructors 1

Tamara Allers

Authentic Yoga Teacher Training Yoga Alliance E-RYT 500 (Yoga)

Tamara Allers is a E-RYT 500 & a Registered Holistic Nutritionist. She began her journey with yoga in 2009 certifying as a teacher in India. In 2011, in search of a simpler life, she moved to the coast of Ecuador and embarked on the journey of Yoga Montanita. The foundation of her practice is rooted in Astanga, however after years of experience as a teacher and student, her teaching style has broadened to a more fluid dynamic Vinyasa flow. Moving deeper in the practice of yoga, she uses the 8 Limbs to create wonderfully challenging, energizing and powerful classes for both the body and mind!

Reviews 3

  • Christina Childs United States

    January 2018, BookSurfCamps

    Everything was so amazing, it's hard to know where to begin! The location, the accommodations, the food, the yoga, the community of people...it was all beyond what I had expected. I would not have changed a single thing about this retreat...other than having to come home from it!

    The only things I would mention, and these are so minimal they are not really even worth mentioning but here goes. I use ALOT of towels and we were only given one towel and one beach blanket each, this makes sense bc this place is not in the business of doing an exorbitant amount of laundry and wasting a ton of water on towel divas like myself, but when I go back I would bring a few of my own bath towels, beach towels, hand towels and wash clothes.

    The other thing are bugs...yes, there are bugs in paradise. We had a few "critters" in our room, mostly just crickets but let's be honest, you are in Ecuador. The hostel was very clean and well maintained, just be aware that "bugs happen".

  • Allyson Gerber Canada

    May 2017, BookSurfCamps

    Myself and two friends attended the May 2017 yoga retreat and it was more than we could have ever expected! The staff, accommodation and food were amazing! A road from the ocean and 10 minutes from the country side jungle, it was the perfect location. Tamara, Jackson, and Andres were all so helpful & made the trip so enjoyable.

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    • Megan

      Tripadvisor Website

      I don't think I could ever put into words what a wonderful experience I had doing a yoga/surf retreat at Casa del Sol! Tamara, the staff, my fellow yogis were all amazing. The food was delicious, the location was great, and I have so many memories from my time there that I will cherish forever! Thank you, Casa del Sol!

    • Szeller Canada

      Trip Advisor Website

      I completed my 200hr teacher training with Cheryl Oliver in November 2016 and had an incredible experience. Cheryl is extremely knowledgeable and it is evident that she has been doing yoga teacher training for years. Although the course is very intensive, at no point did I feel overwhelmed. Cheryl was very attentive to how every student was feeling and continually checked in with us throughout the duration of the course. To add to the experience, Casa del Sol provided a safe haven for all of us. They have friendly staff, a beautiful studio, and a location that cannot be beat. The staff continually planned fun activities for everyone and were able to provide impeccable service around the clock. On top of all of this, three different chefs prepared delicious vegetarian meals daily. I would recommend any teacher trainings taught by Cheryl, but the location of Casa del Sol gives the course a little extra something!

    • A traveler Georgia

      Trip Advisor Website

      I completed my 200 hour yoga teacher training at Yoga Montanita. Cheryl Oliver is simply the best. She is completely dedicated to you as a student and to the history of yoga. She has such a depth of knowledge and such incredible passion that it's impossible to not love your training.

      Casa del Sol is great. DELICIOUS food everyday. A beach at your doorstep. Good service.

      I can not recommend Yoga Montanita highly enough!

    • Vic

      Trip Advisor Website

      I did my 200 hour yoga teacher training in June 2016 in beautiful Montañita with Cheryl and her crew ;). I actually decided spontaneously to do a yoga teacher training when I was backpacking South America and coincidently (or fatefully) found this camp. I didn't know what was going to expect me, but if I had expectations, these would have been surpassed. Everything was on point. Cheryl as an inspiring and wonderful teacher (as well as Matt and Carlos - the other two teachers), casa del sol with amazing people all around. You instantly feel welcome and home. And last, but not least: the food was just amazing! Three chefs preparing healthy and awesome tasting food every day. I can totally recommend and I am planning on coming back for my next 300 hours :)

    • Ida T

      Trip Advisor Website

      I did my first 200 hours of yoga teacher training at Casa de Sol in Montanita, with Cheryl Oliver and her team from Arizona. And it was everything I had been hoping for and more! The facilities in the hostel and yoga studio was amazing and everything worked really well, ex lunch was served just as we ended class and was always different and delicious. The group of teachers and setup of schedule was great! Even though it was hard work, it was amazing! Before doing the course, I didn't think I was going to teach afterwards but just improving my own yoga practice, but during the training I got so enthusiastic that I can't wait to teach and share all the things I have learned. And personally it also changed my view on many things in life.

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