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Come expand both your body and mind on the sunny coast of Ecuador. Yoga Montanita offers a retreat that is affordable for everybody, with curated packages full of awesomeness. Enjoy ocean view yoga, surfing and beach-side living, as well as delicious vegetarian meals, and Reiki sessions. Whether you are back-packing around South America or looking for a quick economical get away from another part of the world, the retreat has been designed with you in mind. In yoga, we find brilliant and yet simple practices to revitalize our ever-changing body, to purify our nervous system, to rest our mind and to enjoy greater energy and better health. Through this space we bring to you a mind/body practice to fill your hearts and sanction your body to be an instrument of personal power.
Accommodation is arranged at Hotel Casa del Sol. It is located at a 10-minute beach walk from the center of town. This small community of hotels, restaurants, surf schools and of course a yoga studio, has a chilled out vibe where maximizing hammock time is the top priority! The bamboo, ocean view ons site studio, lends itself to be the perfect place to practice yoga. %In front of the hotel is the surf break that Montanita is famous for. Accommodation options of private or shared rooms are available depending on what you are looking for. Every room has a private bathroom, hot water, a fan, Wi-Fi and includes a delicious and different breakfast every morning. A free bag of laundry per week and unlimited coffee, tea, and drinking water are also included.
The program includes 11 yoga classes and two surf classes (two hours in length) during the retreat.
Enjoy horseback riding through the jungle to the waterfalls and pools and one full day at Bromelia Lodge Healing Center in the jungle, where they will explore moving energy through our bodies with Qi Gong and Reiki. You can also take a relaxing swim in the on site river, chill out in hammocks surrounding by quartz, explore the area on bicycles, nourish your body with a tapas dinner and enjoy a bonfire to finish off the day!
Authentic Yoga Teacher Training Yoga Alliance E-RYT 500 (Yoga)
Tamara Allers is a registered E-RYT 500 and began her journey with yoga in 2009. In 2011, she moved to Ecuador and began Yoga Montanita where she now teaches daily classes, weekend workshops and teacher training's throughout the year. The foundation of her practice is rooted in Astanga, however after years of experience both as a teacher and student, her teaching style has broadened to a much 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!
The retreat takes place in the small bustling coastal town of Montanita, Ecuador. The town attracts international tourists from all over the world, who have come to share in the magic and undeniable energy of this place. With year-round waves and the beach break for beginners, all levels can explore and practice the sport of surfing here. Casa del Sol is located in La Punta, just a short walk on the beach from town.
Delicious vegetarian breakfasts and lunches are provided during the retreat as well as 3 dinners. They are all made in the house with fresh ingredients bought locally!
A 45 minutes massage and one hour Reiki session are included in the price package.
Please book your flight to arrive at Guayaquil Airport (GYE). From there, Casa del Sol Montanita can arrange a private taxi transfer for 90 USD.
Take the direct bus to Montanita for 6 USD. The drive will take approximately two and half hours.
Once in town, the hotel is located at a short 10-minute walk north on the beach or hop in a taxi for 1.50 USD.
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