Join us from April 5th to 12th, 2019, for eight days and seven nights in a yoga retreat in Ayampe, within Machalilla National Park in Ecuador. We will arrive in Guayaquil, visiting Salinas and La Plata Island. Among others, our main activities involve yoga, snorkeling in the Pacific Ocean, birdwatching, a bamboo tour, one surf lesson, private massages, and a vegetarian cooking class.
This escorted tour includes private transportation, meals, lodging, specified excursions, daily yoga lessons with a certified instructor, specialized tourists guides, a surf instructor, and a Tour Leader to accompany you on your adventure.
We’ll put you in expert hands to make sure you get the best experience out of this retreat. You’ll be accompanied throughout the week by our Certified Yoga Instructor, Sandra Jara, and our Founder and Tropical Expeditioner, Peter Rodríguez-Pontón, will lead the journey.
Our Ecuador Yoga Retreat rates are $2570 per person and a 10% Early Bird discount is available up until December 14, 2018. This rate includes accommodation (2 nights in Guayaquil and 5 nights at Wild Child Village), transportations, all meals, tours, all yoga activities, one surf lesson and massage session and all the activities specify in the itinerary.
Upon arrival, we will check in to the Wild Child Village for 5 nights. WCV is Ayampe’s first boutique eco-retreat center. This amazingly designed bamboo building was created to ‘blend cultural wisdom with modern tech, to create an organic experience with their one-of-a-kind bamboo structure, nicknamed, “One With The Birds.”’
To help you relax your mind and body, we’ll have a yoga nidra session at the end of the day. We will have dinner right after this.
Yoga nidra is a systematic method of inducing complete physical, mental, and emotional relaxation. This is a powerful technique in which you learn to relax consciously.
Pranayama is the expansion of vital energy through the control of breath, this yogic discipline teaches different breathing techniques. It is ideal before practicing yoga, as it seeks to relax the nervous system and prepare the body for the next yogic practice.
After pranayama, we’ll have a pause to enjoy some delicious breakfast smoothies, and we’ll move to our daily yoga session.
After having lunch at WCV, we’ll head down to the beach in the afternoon and teach you surfing with a certified instructor from Otra Ola Sufr School. We’ll also have the opportunity to attend a Ayurvedic, Hawaiian, Thailand or Relax massage.
We’ll finish the day with a yoga nidra session to help you improve your sleep.
We’ll have a breakfast near the river, prepared by WCV, and then we’ll head back to the WCV and we’ll continue learning more breathing techniques with a morning session of Pranayama.
After lunch, We’ll share walking meditation around WCV and then We’ll move on to our afternoon yoga class.
After dinner, we’ll close the day with a yoga nidra meditation session before bed.
At 8:30 am we’ll depart to Puerto Lopez, a lovely fishing town where we will go to the dock to board the boat. After an approximately one hour of navigation we will arrive to La Plata Island, also known as ‘Small Galapagos because it has the same ecosystem and marine birds living on the Island. While in the island we’ll do our yoga practice focused on greeting the elements. Also, We’ll have the opportunity to do snorkeling to see marine turtles.
We’ll have a box lunch with fruits and sandwiches and then we will return to Puerto López. In the evening we will have our dinner at WCV, and a silent practice to close the day.
At 10:30 am, we’ll drive you to Los Frailes, a mesmerizing beach with clear blue waters, where you’ll have the chance to swim and have lunch. Then, we’ll take you to Agua Blanca, an ancient indigenous community where you can enjoy natural hot springs for a sulphur mud bath.
When we head back to WCV, We’ll have a cooking class, using local and organic products, this class is interactive and when we finish cooking, we’ll enjoy our dishes.
After dinner, we have a relaxing time and finish the day with a yoga nidra session.
We’ll return to Guayaquil and have lunch in town. Then we’ll check in at the hotel at 3 pm.
In the afternoon, we’ll discover all of what this beautiful port city has to offer with a city tour, and we’ll close this tropical trip having dinner in town.