Casa del Sol Montanita

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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7 Day Re-treat Yourself Yoga and Surf in Ecuador

January | February | April | May, 2019

Instructors (2)

Tamara Allers

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

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!

Michelle Hurley

Michelle is a world wanderer using yoga to keep herself grounded and present. As a 200 hour RYT and epitome of the pitta dosha, she shares her transformational energy by guiding students through mindful vinyasa ebb and flow with bursts of fiery movements. Currently living and teaching on the coast of Ecuador much inspiration draws from her love of the ocean, sunshine, and of course Montanita surfing.

Reviews (10)

Madison Ramsay

from Canada, April 2018

"Incredible experience from start to finish"

I loved absolutely everything about this experience. So well organized, the best vegetarian food you have ever tasted, inspiring and talented teachers and staff, variety of yoga classes where you are learning something new everyday, many other interesting activities to choose from, super strong family and tight community environment. I felt so happy and at peace there. I feel so grateful I got to experience it. Truly unforgettable memories. Thank you!!!!

Anthea Fung

from United States, February 2018

Big thanks to the super host Tamara. She is such a grounded and knowledgeable yoga teacher, and most importantly, an amazing cook(I miss the food of Casa de Sol so much)!!

Also I want to thank her for creating this place filled with good vibes, cool people, fun and helpful staff; and of course, cute puppies and kitties!!

I had an amazing time during my stay, thank you, Casa del Sol for the wonderful experience!!

Max Gross

from Canada, February 2018

"Relaxing but Stimulating"

It was a very calm and relaxing environment with great staff while also rejuvenating for the body with good food, yoga, surfing and an amazing breath workshop.

Sarah Reynolds

from Mexico, February 2018

"Casa Del Sol is a dream"

Casa Del Sol is an oasis, tucked away from the party town reputation Montanita holds in the cutest little neighborhood next to the point. My favorite moments from Casa was the sound of the crashing waves that rolled over you while deep in your yoga practice; and also talking to the incredible souls that were either in the retreat or just passerby's in the hostel. Tamara and her staff were outstanding and I will never be able to rave enough.

Amanda Nace

from United States, January 2018

"This place is Amazing!"

If you like yoga and the beach, then this yoga retreat is for you! Tamara and Michelle were great yoga teachers providing a mix of vinyasa and yin classes throughout the week. Pablo was the most fun and patient surf instructor I've ever had, he's also got amazing stories to share and was fun to have around Casa del Sol. Also, the food was amazing, thanks to Tamara for all the creative vegan/veg meals and thanks to Juanito for our deciduous breakfast everyday. Jackson, the bartender and story teller was always there to assist and we all had a good time thanks to his hospitality. From the hammocks, to the sunsets, to the amazing people I met, I liked it all. I highly recommend booking a yoga retreat at Casa del Sol!

Christina Childs

from United States, January 2018


Everything was so amazing, it's hard to know where to begin! The location, the accommodations, the food, the yoga, the community of 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!

Allyson Gerber

from Canada, May 2017

"Amazing Experience "

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.

Lauren Pearce

from Colombia, July 2018

"Fantastic experience "

I went into this training with no intention of teaching yoga and have come out of it trying to figure out a way to encorporate it into my life! It was a really great experience and builds your confidence enormously. It's a fairly intense programme, but is a nice mix of asana and theory of yoga (which is a lot more interesting than it sounds!). The chanting was great too and we had lots of opportunities to teach classes to our fellow students and the public. Cheryl, Julie and Tamara are all great teachers and are very inspiring. I would most definitely recommend this training to anyone who's looking for a rounded 200hr YTT course.

Testimonials (5)


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!


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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