No. of Guest(s)
- Organizer: Vikara
- Type: Surf
- Starting From: 10-December-2019
- Duration: 8 Days
- Area: Guayas, Ecuador
- Food: Vegetarian
- Surrounding area: Near to Beach,Sea,Close To Nature
Join us for an unforgettable experience and reconnect with your essence at Vikara. The Vikaralifestyle is about helping people who are already awakening to the reality that life is not just about a career, demands, survival, and duties but about finding purpose, meaning, joy, and creativity in life. 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 work differently.
What makes us unique is our personal attention and flexibility offered with our schedule. The retreats are semi-private. We have only two accommodations that make your retreat experience private and intimate. You can pick and choose what you want to do from the Schedule and just enjoy designing your own program. All we want is for you to feel at home and allow yourself to be yourself!
Great place for retreat Great people with great patience run the retreat as demonstrated by their ability to handle my indecisiveness and constant decision changing :D anyways I came here to have better another to learn my intuition (ha!) And they were the warmest. Highly recommend the shamanic healing services. Yoga with Elba is awesome. Olon is chill.
I rarely come with expectation but Vikara has exceeded any I could have had. Vikara is a place I will go back to (hopefully) so that shall tell you enough. For me, what makes this place so special is all the people working there, who give their heart at what they are doing which creates an incredible experience for the end client.
You can feel their intention. Truly caring vibes, amazing healthy food, a wonderful deep yoga practice and last but not least a truly exceptional holding of medicinal plant ceremonies – which will leave you enriched towards a better understanding of yourself. Can’t recommend this place enough! Oh and Olon and the beach is just ever so charming!
Felt like home and family
I cannot say enough genuinely amazing things about Vikara. As soon as I arrived, I felt like family. The entire team is knowledgable and welcoming. It made the retreat just perfect. You wake up in the morning and have breakfast and yoga.
Then continue to surf followed by lunch. This is the ideal way to unwind. The food was fantastic and they accommodate even the most restrictive diets or pickiest eaters.
Core Subject: Yoga Instructor
Coming from a family dedicated to music, poetry, yoga, Chi Kung, tai chi chuan and meditation, Elba Camejo began her training since childhood. In 2010, she obtained her certificate as a Yoga Instructor and has since then taught both adults and children.Her classes are an amalgamation of Bhakti Yoga and Hatha Vinyasa where breathing, asanas, and conscious movement become one in the devotion of heart. She considers that the purpose of practicing yoga is purification and transcendence.
Core Subject: Surf Instructor
Before arriving in Ecuador in 2016, David traveled to South America in search of waves and adventures with no plans to settle down. He loves surfing and has been sharing his passion for the ocean for the last five years in various spots around the world including Costa Rica, Mexico, Nicaragua, Peru, Panama, and now Ecuador. He is a patient and calm person with an infectious enthusiasm for surfing.
Our retreat will take place in a small, charming, and laid back village – Olon, Ecuador. In this village, you will get to experience the authentic culture with a sense of community.
It is a magical village where simplicity and nature complement each other and make your experience unforgettable. The fishermen here sell their daily catch and coconuts on the beach. You can also find fresh, local produce of fruits and vegetables and enjoy the picturesque beauty of palm trees.
The beach in Olon is sandy and clean and is ideal for surfing and hiking. Migrating humpback whales can be spotted from the beach from August to November. Also, sunsets here are spectacular all year around!
Get to know the program details and take your curiosity to another level –
- Daily private yoga classes
- 4 surf classes
- Surfboards rentals all day long
- 1 full-body massage
- Horseback riding excursion
- 1 guided meditation session
- 7 night’s accommodation
- Delicious breakfast and lunch
Below is a sample schedule of how your day will look. However, every day will be different and the retreats are personalized and customized by the guests.
- 8:00 am – Wake up
- 8:30 am – Fresh, nutritious breakfast
- 9:45 am – Private yoga class
- 11:30 am – Surfing
- 13:30 – Lunch
- 16:00 – Personal training
- 19:00 - Dinner
The accommodation is just a 5-minute walk from the beach. Our small private healing center is designed in a way to create an optimal environment where you can introspect, self-reflect, grow, and awaken on a very deeper level.
Our center provides a cozy and quiet place where guests can rest, relax, and also tap into their true nature. All rooms are super comfortable and spacious with amenities such as queen-size bed, private bathroom with hot water, AC, Wi-Fi access, a little table to sit or write, bedsheets, towels, and room keeping.
You will find outside your rooms a communal living room with space to practice yoga or hang out during the day. There is also a beautiful garden and hammocks for you to relax. We also offer unique beachfront rooms which are just a few steps from the beach.
Food is love; it is life and vitality. Food is the most important essence at Vikara. On this retreat, you will get delicious meals packed with nutrition. We take pride in offering some of the best meals on Ecuador’s coast.
The food here will be one of the highlights of your retreat experience. Join us on this retreat and enjoy a variety of dishes with a fusion of taste from all over the world. If interested, you can also learn a few tips from the chefs who will be more than happy to share their techniques from the kitchen!
This retreat will take place in Olon, an authentic and charming village in Ecuador. Our retreat program is tailor-made as per the individual’s desire. Most importantly, we are all connected with a strong sense of community and welcome everyone with an open heart.
By joining us, you will also become a part of our community where we all together work to reconnect with our true self and foster a holistic concept of transformation.
Through deep Yoga practice, ancestral plant-based medicine, the surreal nature around, and our warm, loving community, we offer a tool to return to your true roots and reconnect with the child within you!
- 7 Nights’ accommodation
- Skype or WhatsApp call before arrival
- 3 Daily homemade gourmet meals
- 4 Surf classes
- Bicycle to your disposal
- Daily Private Yoga Class (Asana Practice)
- Horseback riding 1.5 hours
- 1 Whole body Massage
- Surfboards rentals all day long
- Airport pickup at arrival (at additional cost)
Get off the beaten path and reconnect with your true self while having fun and engaging in empowering activities at Vikara. In Sanskrit, Vikara means – change of form or change of mind. We are dedicated to create and hold a sacred space that facilitates personalized journeys of transformation. Our center is located in the most magical village in Ecuador where you can practice yoga, surf, and benefit from the medicinal plants and transformation retreats.
At Vikara, the community is at the core which is guided by principles of honesty, integrity and mutual respect. Whoever visits us becomes a part of our community. We are conscious of being a part of a local community and bear a responsibility towards Olon. Hence, we work with local businesses and support local initiatives to ensure that we grow together in a healthy ecosystem.