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Welcome to Vikara Retreats. Vikara was born out of the idea to create a holistic community that supports a healthy lifestyle aligned with nature and the local environment. Together, we strive to make this your home and transform it into place of belonging where you can let go of daily worries and stress and completely focus on your quest of self-discovery. This is the opportunity to connect with like minded people, discuss all your deep, crazy and funny thoughts, discover a new country together, laugh with each other, and be the best version of yourself. Our space thrives on unique personalities, mutual respect, diversity and friendship. The retreats are designed for small groups which make your experience very intimate. The friendships developed on retreat create a community (meaningful connections with other people healing through shared experiences). The goal is that you feel at home and allow yourself to be yourself.
Vikara’s Accommodation is in a prime location a few steps from the beach. We offer guests spacious rooms with private balconies, ocean view and garden view options, top quality beds, private bathrooms, A/C, WIFI, and great service.
This is just a day sample schedule. The schedule will be adjusted for every retreat before the arrival of the guests according to their needs.
During the retreat, you will have plenty of time to explore the beach and the mountains with bicycles which are available to you the entire time.
Roey Klein has been traveling around the world since the age of 21. He also had been living in a few sustainable and communities and eco-villages. After five years of working with children and young adults with special needs, he took on the adventure cycle in South America on a bicycle. When he arrived to Ecuador in 2013, he immediately fell in love with surfing and decided to reside in Olon. He began practicing yoga soon after, and since then had been trying many styles and participating in various workshops.
Elba Camejo is part of a family dedicated to music, poetry, yoga, Qigong, tai chi chuan, and meditation. At the age of 15, she began her studies and formal yoga practice, and soon after, she started immersing in Qigong and tai chi chuan as well. She is a direct disciple of professor Eucaris Navarro, who is also her mother. In 2010, after six years of practice and training, she obtained her certification as a yoga instructor at Escuela Zhenhe YMAA and has been dedicated since then to teaching both adults and children. Her classes are a fusion of Bhakti yoga and Hatha Vinyasa.
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.
We believe that food is life and vital to our well-being. We like to find the balance between eating healthy, without compromising the pleasure.
We buy fresh and locally sourced ingredients and build a creative and colorful menu for you every day. This ensures you get the right amount of energy throughout your daily activities that also tastes delicious.
Breakfast and lunch are included in the price. Dinner is a great opportunity to explore the local restaurants and cuisine in an around Olon. If you wish to have dinner at Vikara, we are happy to cook for you upon daily request.
In addition to the scheduled retreat program, there are many other activities available in the local area, including swimming on the beach, whale watching, scuba diving, snorkeling, and paragliding.
Vikara retreats can arrange a wide array of additional services including:
One full body massage (1 hour) is included. Additional massages are available at an additional cost.
José Joaquín de Olmedo International Airport
Transfer available for additional US$100 per person
Please book your flight to arrive at José Joaquín de Olmedo International Airport (GYE). Private transportation can be arranged from and to the airport for an additional cost of 100 USD each way. It is 2.5 hours ride.
There is a direct bus you may take. The cost is 6 USD and it takes 2.5 hours.
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