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30 Day, 200-Hour Vinyasa Flow Yoga Teacher Training in Ecuador

  • Casa del Sol, Camino la Punta, 241754 Montanita, Ecuador


Intensive Yoga Teacher Training Ecuador

Authentic Yoga Teacher Training and Estudio Casa del Sol Montanita is proud to offer its sixth 200-hour teacher training course certified by Yoga Alliance. Expand your practice with us on the beautiful coast of Ecuador. Join them for this immersion into all aspects of Yoga. The focus of the program is on vinyasa flow and over the month you will methodically taught the skills and information you need to be successful in your own personal practice or as a new teacher.


  • Daily intensive asana practice
  • Pranayama, chanting, and meditation sessions
  • Study of Ashtanga and Vinyasa Flow among others
  • Training with Cheryl Oliver from Dave's Astanga Yoga in Scottsdale
  • Yoga Alliance certification upon completion of course
  • Daily delicious vegetarian breakfast and lunch
  • 29 nights accommodation
  • 30 days with instruction
  • English
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Accommodation options of private or shared rooms are available for the duration of the training. Every room has a private bathroom, hot water, a fan, WiFi and includes a delicious and different breakfast every morning. 1 free bag of laundry per week and unlimited coffee, tea and drinking water are also included.

Daily Schedule

  • 09:00 - 10:00 Chanting and Yoga sutras
  • 10:00 - 12:30 One practice based session and one information based session
  • 12:30 - 13:30 Lunch
  • 13:30 - 17:30 One practice based, one information based, and experimental session
  • 17:30 - 18:30 Yoga class led by one of the teachers

Sundays are free days.

  • Tamara Allers

    Tamara Allers began her journey with yoga in 2009. Her practice took her to India where she completed her first yoga teacher training at Ashiyana yoga in Goa. From there, she traveled India exploring Mysore and ashrams in the south of India, taking her practice deeper into her body, mind, soul, and life experience. Her body consciousness was further expanded on through her schooling in holistic nutrition in Canada and completing her 500 RYTT.

Casa del Sol Montanita

Casa del Sol is located a 10 minute beach walk from the center of the small bustling coastal town of Montanita, Ecuador. This little community of hotels and restaurants is situated at the far north end of the beach and is super tranquil and relaxed. The town itself attracts international tourists from all over the world, who have come to share in the magic and undeniable energy of this place!

The bamboo, ocean view studio is located on site and lends itself to be the perfect place to practice yoga. In front of the hotel is the surf break that Montanita is famous for. With a year round wave and the beach break for beginners, all levels can explore and practice the sport of surfing here!

Nearby places

  • Aeropuerto Jose Joaquin De Olmedo (GYE) - 2 hours and 30 minutes
  • Montanita - 10 minutes' beach walk
  • Salinas - 1 hour and 10 minutes
  • Art classes
  • Boating
  • Jungle tours
  • Massage
  • Reiki
  • Snorkeling
  • Surfing
  • Swimming
  • Whale watching
  • Air-conditioned rooms
  • Bar
  • Beach
  • Cafe nearby
  • Kitchen
  • Night club nearby
  • Yoga studio
  • Free bicycle
  • Free Wi-Fi
  • Room cleaning

Included in the price of your training is lunch six days per week. They are all vegetarian and made fresh everyday from local ingredients.

Art classes

Re-purposed and recycled art classes is a new series of workshops using the recyclable material from the beautiful Casa del Sol. Projects use from wine bottles to tetra packs, among other materials.


Local tours companies offer a wide range of excursions in and around the area. Attractions include snorkeling, whale watching, and even Galapagos tours.


The meaning of the word is literally life energy cultivation. Qi-Gong is a practice of aligning body, breath, mind for health, meditation, and martial arts training. With roots in Chinese medicine, philosophy, and martial arts, Qi-Gong is traditionally viewed as a practice to cultivate and balance chi or what has been translated as life energy.

Spanish lessons

Mar Azul Spanish School will offer you the opportunity to receive personalized Spanish lessons in a comfortable and easy going environment, at a time convenient for you. Your native Spanish-speaking trainer is qualified and will provide lessons and study materials according to your learning style. One-on-one, two-on-one, and group learning options are available.

Sunday cinema night

Every Sunday evening at 08:00, the hotel shows a variety of different films with Spanish subtitles. Guests have the possibility of scheduling in advance what films they would like to see.

T-shirt modification workshop

If nothing makes you happier than passing time with scissors and a t-shirt in hand, perhaps you're tired of your travelling wardrobe or simply love to learn and share skills, then this workshop is for you.

Reiki sessions, Reiki Level 1 & 2 certification, Cergam massage bed

  • 6 delicious gourmet lunches
  • 7 delicious vegetarian breakfasts
  • 29 nights accommodation
  • Daily intensive yoga training
  • Pranayama, chanting, and meditation sessions
  • Study of Ashtanga and Restorative yoga among others
  • Training with Cheryl Oliver and Dr. Carlos Santo
  • Unlimited dinking water, coffee, and tea
  • Yoga Alliance certification upon completion of course
  • Airfare
  • Transfers
  • Dinner and snacks

Arrival by airplane

The closest airport is in Guayaquil (GYE). From there they can arrange a private taxi transfer (90 USD) or you can take the direct bus (6 USD) to Montanita. The drive will take 2 and a half hours.

Arrival by taxi

Taxi cars can be hired to travel to Montanita. The expected fare is between 90 and 110 USD. The travel duration should take no more than one hour and 10 minutes.

For information about the booking conditions, please send Casa del Sol Montanita an inquiry.
  • Review by Stuart B from Melbourne, Australia
    10 out of 10

    "If you like traveling to places and staying for a week or so (or more) then it would be hard to find a better place than Casa del Sol. In the quiet part of Montanita at the point so able to avoid the hustle and bustle, but if you want to head out to town to party then it is a lovely 10/15min walk along the beach or a short $1.50 cab ride. However, there is such a great vibe in the hostel and the surrounding community at the point that there isn't really much need to get to town unless you are looking to party past midnight. Also about the same distance from Olon where there are a bunch of great little lunch/dinner options."

    "Hostel is run by a great crew of very friendly people, Mike and Jackson will help you with anything that you need, amazing surf break on your doorstep, daily yoga sessons are great, rotating different daily breakfasts and coffee is a great way to wake up, the onsite Spanish school is also great for those looking to tighten up their language skills and who doesn't like a group of friendly house dogs/cats (will miss Bam Bam)."

    "Some great food options at the point as well, better than in town."

    "I stayed in a private room and it was a really good size, good bathroom, private hammock, well priced and cleaned every day by the friendly staff. "

    "I've got nothing but positive things to say about this place and almost canceled my trip out to the Galapagos I was enjoying it so much. But will be back in the future instead."

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  • Review by Patrick O from London, United Kingdom
    10 out of 10

    "Casa Del Sol is a super chilled, friendly hostel, located 30 seconds walk to the beautiful beach in Montanita. "

    "The staff are very welcoming, friendly and the hostel operates with a level of efficiency, yet with a a great attitude that nothing is a problem. "

    "There is always someone at the reception/bar ready for a chat and should you wish to continue the party, it is a short walk further down the beach to the lively streets of Montanita town. "

    "There are private rooms and dorms which are cleaned daily, surf board rentals, Spanish lessons upon request, fresh breakfast inclusive and a meal served each evening for a small fee. "

    "If you're looking for a clean, fun hostel on the beach, with a bit of chill... This is it."

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  • Review by A traveler from San Francisco, California
    10 out of 10

    "What attracted me to book with Casa Del Sol was the surf & yoga combo, but the true value of this place are the people and the location. The staff could not have been more welcoming, friendly and fun. Especially Jackson, who has a heart of gold and made me laugh more than anyone. The yoga was great as well. I went to Tamara's classes. She not only leads a good yoga practice but also owns the hotel. The rooms are spacious, quiet and always clean. The breakfast was different each day but always good. Lastly, the location was perfect for me. Near the point and away from the crazy party central of Montañita. If you need to go into town, it's just a 15 minute walk down the beach. I would def stay here again and recommend it to anyone. Gracias por todo Casa del Sol!"

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  • Review by Joshua P. from Pensacola, Florida
    10 out of 10

    "This place is really chill. Its just far enough out of town so you can get some sleep at night and close enough to walk back and forth into town. The point break is right across the street and you can walk on the beach into town which only takes about 10 min more or less. There is a restaurant which has good beer and sushi 1 block over.... perfect for catching the sunset and also you can rent a board if needed right next door at Balsa Surfcamp. They dont have much of a selection but you can go into town and find a descent short board if needed. I stayed in the dorm. The dorm is pretty basic but there is air conditioning which is nice and the shower is cold water but not a big deal since your constantly sweating from the heat and humidity. Overall this place is Nice and the location is Perfect. The staff are friendly and the breakfast is different everyday and really good!"

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  • Review by A traveller from Ottawa, Canada
    10 out of 10

    "Casa del sol is incredible. Amazing people, great staff, lovely rooms, delicious food, perfect location, and all that with options for yoga, spanish and surf classes. It's close enough to the town to get in and enjoy a party night, but then far enough away that you can sleep in a tranquil environment. It's so close to the beach, and has the best laid-back, chill and fun vibe. I stayed way longer than I planned and only left because I had previous plans to meet up with someone somewhere else. I'm hoping to go back one day soon!"

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  • Review by Esteban V.
    10 out of 10

    "The bathrooms are really clean, the room was comfortable and cozy. Breakfast was delicious and the people is really friendly and nice. It is located nearly 10 minutes away from town so you're away from all the noise, which doesn't mean it's boring, they actually put on some music some nights."

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  • Review by a traveller from Ottawa, Canada
    9 out of 10

    "Great breakfasts. Very close to the beach front, yet fair enough away from the noisy downtown area. Rooms are a bit outdated, but not badly. I loved the yoga studio and its proximity (note that you have to pay, $35 for 5 classes is the best deal). Wifi worked quite well. Lovely staff; really tried to make sure you had a great time. Loved it!"

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  • Review by Brendan from Canada
    10 out of 10

    "Tamara has this place dialed in nicely. The rooms are decent, the breakfast is delicious, the beer is cold, and the vibe is right. This is a place you may come for a few days, and stay a few months. 7-8 minute walk on the beach, into town, which is perfect if you value your sleep. If you saddle up at the hostel bar (and why wouldn't you?) Jackson & Mike will be serving up some great stories and laughs as well as your beverages."

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  • Review by a traveller from Toronto, Canada
    10 out of 10

    "Had a wonderful time here for a few days in December. What stands out most about this hostel is the vibe. Every I met, staff and guests included, were inspiring and interesting. Jackson, Mike and Casey are genuinely friendly and helpful. Tamara, as some other reviewers have identified, is the savvy matriarch who makes sure all guests are comfortable. The bar area is a great social scene where you'll quickly feel right at home. I was also pleasantly surprised by the yoga classes which were some of the best I've had. The essential oil shoulder rub during class was definitely appreciated. Breakfast is a yummy and the location (seconds away from the beach) can't be beat. Even though I was only here for a few days, it felt like I was away for months because of the magic of Casa Del Sol! I hope to be back soon!"

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  • Review by a traveler from Tulsa, USA

    "We stopped for lunch after visiting Parque Condor. What a lovely, clean gem of a restaurant nestled mountainside. Fabulous views of Otavalo. Food was delicious and very reasonably priced. Wait staff extremely helpful and efficient. Highly recommend."

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  • Review by Simon from Stockholm, Sweden

    "Stayed there a few months ago. My friend and I were supposed to stay a week but extended for a few more days. Spanish lessons were held in the back yard and yoga just as close. The breakfasts were wonderful."

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  • Review by Karli

    "This place is amazing. Great for a mini detoxification session after months of backpacking. Yoga on site, the instructors are amazing. Waves at your doorstep, great staff, Tamara's banana bread is to die for. Juanito makes the most spectacular healthy breakfasts, the rooms are so comfy, awesome Wi-Fi, the hostel felt like home."

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  • Review by Mike from London, UK

    "An initial three night stay turned into an amazing two weeks at Casa! All the staff are really friendly and make you feel at home straight away, the rooms are cleaned daily and the facilities great. Breakfast is really good and something different every day. A 5-10 minute walk down the beach takes you into the centre of town with all the bars etc.. but when you want to leave the party you can completely chill out at Casa! Big thanks to Tamara, Juanito, Ty, Jordi, Michelle for making it a great stay - see you again soon!!"

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  • Review by Yelsha from Stockholm, Sweden

    "What was intended to be a 7-day stay at Casa Del Sol learning Spanish at Casas own Spanish School (Marazul), quickly turned into a unforgettable 3 week adventure. Reluctantly my boyfriend and I had to leave to continue our voyage further south so dragged ourselves onto to an early bus to Peru . Two weeks have since passed and we are now on our way BACK to Montanita and BACK to Casa Del Sol - our home away from home.Features unique to Casa that have promoted our return include but are not limited to: amazingly friendly and hospitable staff who dont just serve you drinks at the in-house bar but party with your after hours and wake you up in the morning for a sin absolving surf; optimum location on the la punta in Montanita la punta is close enough to dip in and out of the action in town as often as you like yet secluded enough to escape the rif raf and endless fiesta; spacious rooms (cleaned daily) enclosed within an internal fern garden and courtyard replete with comfy hammocks for relaxing; delicious and diverse breakfasts, a different delight for each day of the week; and fun, informative Spanish classes taken by patient, experienced teachers in an informal setting.And if thats not enough the surf at the point is world class on its day. Just try and leave."

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  • Review by Melinda

    "Traveling solo, booked 4 nights here. They only had a single room for 3 of the 4 nights and were gonna put me in a dorm but when I arrived the owner told me she had done some juggling so I got the 4th night in a private:) Rooms cleaned and towels changed daily. Delicious different breakfasts every morning were included. Good water pressure in shower, awesome and friendly staff. Perhaps the best thing about this place is the location. 30 seconds to the beach and a 10 minute walk down the beach and you're in the village.This place is the perfect oasis, it's in a peaceful and quiet area yet close enough to the party scene if you want to go out. Prices very reasonable for what you get. Highly recommended!!!"

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  • Review by Niki

    "I spent a month researching beach towns in Ecuador and the hostels in them. My boyfriend and I were looking for a place where we could relax, meet great people, eat good food and try new things. When I stumbled upon casa del sol I knew I had found what I was looking for. Eat, sleep, yoga, surf! What I wasn't expecting were the amazing people at casa del sol. I don't know how Tamara did it but she has created the most welcoming and friendly hostel I have ever been to.All of the staff at casa del sol invite you into their home and their world. So much so that the guests themselves begin to pass the good vibes forward. Its no wonder that her guests return year after year. Book in advance, and become part of the family!!!"

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  • Review by Melody from Pickering, Canada

    "This is one hostel that people return to over and over again. It has a great aura With awesome yoga instructors and fabulous staff it makes everyone feel like its home... This is my 3rd trip to the Punta of Montanita and there definitely will be more.Room Tip: Room number 5 or nine are great for single or a couple. Number 10 has a great renovated bathroom ."

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Montanita, Ecuador

Casa del Sol Montanita offers yoga classes, teacher training courses, and workshops in a beautiful bamboo, ocean view studio on the coast of Ecuador.

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The prices below include an early bird discount of 100 USD per person. To benefit, book or reserve before September 15, 2016.

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