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Vikara means change or transformation in Sanskrit. Vikaralifestyle is about helping people who are already awakening to the reality that life is not just about career building, social demands, survival,and duties (although all are very important) but men are also searching for meaning, joy and creativity.
It is about showing the path of the heart and following your intuition and introducing to them a certain lifestyle that might inspire them to see the world in a different way. Vikaralifestyle combines daily exercises, breathing meditations, yoga and acrobatics,quality nutrition, connection to nature and working on your lives goals.
You will have a private room, with private bathroom with hot water, air conditioning, Wi-Fi access, and a little table where you can sit, write, and make any reflections that might come up during the retreat. Out side your room there is a communal living room with space to practice yoga or to hang out during the day. You will be able to order fresh drinks and ecuadorian barista quality coffee. There is a nice garden and hammocks to pass leisure time. It is just five minutes walk from the beach.
During this retreat you will have the opportunity to go on a surf trip to the local town of Ayampe or another small town depending on the weather conditions and participants skills is included in the retreat.You will have the possibility to work on your self through plant medicine ceremony.
This retreat will take place in Olon, Ecuador. Olon is a small, sleepy, and charming village. The beach in Olon is clean and sandy, which is good for surfing and hiking. Migrating humpback whales can be spotted from the beach from August to November and sunsets are spectacular all year round. The village is authentic with a real sense of community: fisherman selling their daily catch, coconuts on the beach, local produce of fruits and vegetables, parrots, pelicans, pirate birds, and palm trees.
Food is life! Food is vitality! Food is love! This is the essence here at Vikara Lifestyle. With a focus on delicious, healthy meals, this retreat specializes in it's ability to provide you with some of the best meals on Ecuador's coast. The food experience during your stay promises to be one of the highlights of the retreat.
The chef Augustine has a deep passion for cooking and has been running the Café for a while. With a focus on local, healthy ingredients, this retreat will provide your taste buds with the experience you've always wanted. If you are interested in learning how to cook the staff will be happy to give you some instructions and lessons.
As part of the retreat you will have a chance to learn more about healthy nutrition and how to cook healthily.
Vikara Lifestyle offers two very unique routes to their guests accompanied by a professional local guide, who will take you off road and show you the scenery of the coast. If you are adventurous, they also offer night cycling along the beach.
Salsa dancing lessons are available on request.
Vikara Lifestyle will take you on day trips to local surf spots, scenic beaches, and national parks as well as whales watching (May to September), mud baths, and scuba diving.
Full body massages are available.
Beach volleyball, hiking, beach soccer. There is also a soccer field and a basketball field in town and games can be arrange with the locals.
Surfing is not just a sport, it is a way of life. It requires willingness, dedication and hard work, and yet at the same time, is an immense amount of fun. Living a surfing lifestyle means really connecting with the ocean; waking up to check the waves, planning your day according to the tides, and experiencing the relaxation of siting on your board waiting for the swell, and then the exhilaration of catching a wave. It is a truly unique sport.
With years of experience surfing, Vikara Lifestyle knows that everyone has different abilities, paces of learning, and learning styles. For this reason, they provide all the support you need, a lot or a little, to make sure your surfing experience is the best you have ever had.
At Vikara Lifestyle, their yoga sessions work on balance, coordination, core muscles, and flexibility, at a pace that is tailored to your needs. So, don't worry if you have never seen a yoga mat in your life, they guarantee the experience will be extremely rewarding.
Holistic consultation with an experienced local shaman. Medicine journey will also be available upon consultation if needed.
One full body massages is included in the package, but there are more available for an additional cost.
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