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Enjoy ocean view yoga, surfing, and beach-side living for a week. Casa del Sol Montanita believes that yoga should be available to everybody, therefore they curated a package full of awesomeness at an affordable price point. Whether you are backpacking around South America or looking for a quick economical get away from another part of the world, this retreat is designed with you in mind!
At Casa del Sol, you will find an organic mix of indoor and outdoor space designed with a perfect balance of quartz stone and bamboo. Encompassed by an infinite supply of good energy and sunshine, you may never want to leave!
From simple rooms to deluxe, fans to air conditioner, Casa del Sol Montanita has price points to suit all budgets. There are 12 rooms spread out over three floors, offering private bathrooms with hot water, shared balconies and fast, and reliable internet (they know that is important to you). One free bag of laundry per week and unlimited coffee, tea, and drinking water are also included.
Over the seven days, the group will focus on various aspects of yoga, not just the asanas, because there is so much more to this practice than just the poses. In between the morning and evening classes, you will navigate surfing with local instructors who are experts when it comes to the ocean.
Taking some time to work with your own personal energy, you will explore both Reiki and Chi Gong, taught by a Reiki Master. And that leaves the rest is up to you. Whether it is beach time, reading in a hammock, or engaging with the locals to brush up those Spanish skills, you decide what you need every day to leave feeling amazing!
Casa del Sol Montanita believes that as soon as you step foot into their place, you immediately become part of ‘La familia’. With staff and teachers from all over the world, the experience takes on the shape of "traveling without moving". The team is there to help you explore the world of yoga and surf, supported by a team of awesome people!
The first excursion will be a day trip to Bromelia Nature Lodge where you will move some energy with a Chi Gong class followed by an individual Reiki session and a massage. During your free time, you can swim in the river, soak in the Jacuzzi, play in the yoga studio, go for a bike ride, or explore the surrounding area. You will enjoy a Tapas style dinner before having a riverside bonfire to round out the day!
The second excursion will be horseback riding through the jungle to the waterfall or swimming pools, immersing yourself in a little bit of nature!
Authentic Yoga Teacher Training Yoga Alliance E-RYT 500 (Yoga)
Tamara Allers is a E-RYT 500 & a Registered Holistic Nutritionist. She began her journey with yoga in 2009 certifying as a teacher in India. In 2011, in search of a simpler life, she moved to the coast of Ecuador and embarked on the journey of Yoga Montanita. The foundation of her practice is rooted in Astanga, however after years of experience as a teacher and student, her teaching style has broadened to a more fluid dynamic Vinyasa flow. Moving deeper in the practice of yoga, she uses the 8 Limbs to create wonderfully challenging, energizing and powerful classes for both the body and mind!
Located two and a half hours southwest of Guayaquil, Montanita has become a must stop of the Ecuadorian coast. This small town has become famous for its beach, surf, and laid-back atmosphere. With a diverse population of people from all over the world, varied nightlife and delicious food, there is something for everyone!
The hotel and studio are located just a 10-minute walk north along the beach to an area lovingly called "La Punta". This little community of hotels and restaurants spends its time surfing, chilling, yoga"ing" and of course maximizing hammock time!
A vegetarian breakfast and lunch are included as well as three dinners. All ingredients are bought daily and dishes are made fresh with love. Casa del Sol Montanita understands the power-packed benefits of eating well and they want you to feel light and energized during your stay!
A 45 minutes massage and one hour Reiki session are included in the price package.
Please book your flight to arrive at Guayaquil Airport (GYE). From there, Casa del Sol Montanita can arrange a private taxi transfer for 90 USD.
Take the direct bus to Montanita for 6 USD. The drive will take approximately two and half hours.
Once in town, the hotel is located at a short 10-minute walk north on the beach or hop in a taxi for 1.50 USD.
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