Avani Yoga Retreats

Pucon, Chile

Avani Yoga Retreats organizes yoga retreats in Southern Chile.

Yoga Retreats 3

Limited availability

6 Days Kayak and Yoga Retreat in Chile

Oct 22-27 | Nov 19-24 | Jan 21-26, 2017–2018

Instruction language: English

from US$1,950
from US$1,950
Price for:

6 days / 5 nights

6 Days Hike and Yoga Retreat in Chile

October | November | December | January, 2017–2018

Instruction language: English

from US$1,950
from US$1,950
Price for:

6 days / 5 nights

6 Days Meditation and Yoga Retreat in Chile

October | November | December | January, 2017–2018

Instruction language: English

from US$1,950
from US$1,950
Price for:

6 days / 5 nights

Instructors 1

Rocío Fernández Maechtig

A beautiful native of Villarrica with a history in performing arts has been teaching yoga for the past six years. She began her studies practicing rhythmic and artistic gymnastics as a teenager and then continued her artistic nature studying theater at Diego Portales University in Santiago, Chile. With these simple words, she describes her love for what she does: I am always struck by the performing arts of India and its spiritual foundations in relation to the movement and flow of energy.

Testimonials 6

  • Diana Virginia

    Trip Advisor website

    I have traveled to over sixty countries and have never had a more personalized tour than what Mabel offered.

    At first when I booked the tour with Mabel I was a little hesitant since she is just starting off in her business. She had several set tour dates but none fit within my time schedule. We also had some challenges with the website so I had to contact her on Facebook. But once I arrived in Pucon everything went perfect. Mabel personally customized my stay. This is my third yoga retreat and I've been to many yoga studios before, so speaking from experience, the yoga instructors in Pucon are top notch. I had two private classes and one was out side in nature with beautiful scenery. During one of the private lessons the instructor, Tessa, worked with me on a few poses I've never been able to accomplish before.

    Mabel also arranged for me to have private white water kayaking instruction. I had only kayaked three times before so I was a little hesitant to try the rapids in Pucon. The instructor however, was excellent and only took me on waters that were suitable for my skill level. Like yoga, it was an extremely rewarding experience because I felt like I had improved my skills on the water. The beautiful scenery was amazing too- this is an absolute must!

    My last day in Pucon has been the highlight of my trip to Chile. We took a six hour hike to absolutely breathtaking views of waterfalls and lakes. That night I was invited to Mabel's house for dinner. We watched shooting stars and the Villarrico volcano in the distance. Writing about this all now seems so surreal. I've traveled to over sixty countries now and I've never had such a personalized experience and felt such warmth from a tour guide. Mabel and her husband feel to me more like my Chilean family than an actual tour! This was such a rare opportunity and I'm incredibly lucky I have discovered this trip. I left Pucon with a heavy heart since I felt I made so many dear friends in only a few days and was able to have an insight to Chile only a few ever get to understand.

  • A traveller United States

    Trip Advisor website

    We enjoyed a 3 day / 4 night yoga and hiking retreat with Mabel. Started our days with an hour of yoga on the lakeside deck before breakfast. Hiked to the beautiful Santo Clara waterfall, climbed the Volcano Villarrica and spent a day hiking and kayaking on the lake at a private lodge in Huerquehue National Park. Mabel met us at the bus station when we arrived and looked after every detail.

    Our accommodation was at the lakeside Magma Lodge which was actually a collection of geodesic domes situated amid mature pine trees. Wonderfully relaxing location. The highlight for us was hiking to the summit at 9,500 Ft of the active volcano that erupted in March 2015. There was steam coming from the volcano and at the rim of the crater we could hear rumbling lava and smell the sulphur emissions - amazing!

  • Jacqualynn California

    Trip Advisor website

    Mabel is extremely welcoming and always fun to be around. She introduced me to a wonderful yoga instructor and I was able to take classes everyday. She would then have several options for daily activities, such as, different hikes, kayaking, hot springs or Paddle boarding. She is knows Pucon extremely well and can show you all the places you can't find in a guide book. If I get a chance to come back to South America I am definitely going through Avani yoga retreats again.

  • Lisa US

    Trip Advisor website

    From the booking process all the way up until my flight back home this was an excellent experience. The company was very quick to respond and helpful when it came to booking the tour. They even gave me descriptions of what the airport in Santiago would be like, how to maneuver my way around and even booked my bus ticket for me.

    My experience in Pucon was unforgettable. They completely customized my tour for me. Any change that I wanted done to the itinerary was made and I got to experience a vast range of activities. I’m really impressed with how attentive the tour operators were and how flexible they were in order to make sure I was as happy as possible. The hikes were incredible and the views were breathtaking; truly world-class.

    The yoga was awesome. More than half of the time I was privately instructed. The instructor was very attentive to small details in my poses. I got try to a variety of different yoga styles and studios. They also offered me the opportunity to practice yoga outside and get that much closer to nature.

    I highly recommend the lodging for anyone interested in the tour. I was incredibly comfortable through out my stay. The place was beautiful and the staff went out of their way to make sure I was happy. The food was also exactly what I needed. Delicious vegan meals and smoothies, packed with nutrition and flavors.

    If you’re considering any sort of guided experience while in Southern Chile, this is the tour operator to use!

  • Diana Virginia

    Trip Advisor website

    I have traveled to over sixty countries and have never had a more personalized tour than what Mabel offered.

    At first when I booked the tour with Mabel I was a little hesitant since she is just starting off in her business. She had several set tour dates but none fit within my time schedule. We also had some challenges with the website so I had to contact her on Facebook. But once I arrived in Pucon everything went perfect. Mabel personally customized my stay. This is my third yoga retreat and I've been to many yoga studios before, so speaking from experience, the yoga instructors in Pucon are top notch. I had two private classes and one was out side in nature with beautiful scenery. During one of the private lessons the instructor, Tessa, worked with me on a few poses I've never been able to accomplish before.

    Mabel also arranged for me to have private white water kayaking instruction. I had only kayaked three times before so I was a little hesitant to try the rapids in Pucon. The instructor however, was excellent and only took me on waters that were suitable for my skill level. Like yoga, it was an extremely rewarding experience because I felt like I had improved my skills on the water. The beautiful scenery was amazing too- this is an absolute must!

    My last day in Pucon has been the highlight of my trip to Chile. We took a six hour hike to absolutely breathtaking views of waterfalls and lakes. That night I was invited to Mabel's house for dinner. We watched shooting stars and the Villarrico volcano in the distance. Writing about this all now seems so surreal. I've traveled to over sixty countries now and I've never had such a personalized experience and felt such warmth from a tour guide. Mabel and her husband feel to me more like my Chilean family than an actual tour! This was such a rare opportunity and I'm incredibly lucky I have discovered this trip. I left Pucon with a heavy heart since I felt I made so many dear friends in only a few days and was able to have an insight to Chile only a few ever get to understand.

  • Maria, from Colorado, United States

    Avani Yoga Retreats website

    I fell in love with the Chilean community even more than before, I highly recommend to everyone to go visit or to move there. It's considered one of the most spiritual places on earth, the lamas are moving their Buddhist temples all over South America. I'm back with more love that I could have imagined, thank you Pucon".

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