7 Day Re-treat Yourself Yoga and Surf in Ecuador

Ecuador Yoga Retreat with a side of Surf

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!

Meet the instructors

Tamara & Michelle
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Highlights

  • 2 surf classes
  • 10 various style yoga classes
  • Reiki and massage to relax, deeper, and connect with your healing energy
  • Afternoon horseback riding through the jungle to waterfalls and swimming pool
  • Daily vegetarian breakfast and lunch Welcome and farewell dinners
  • Unlimited drinking water, coffee, and tea
  • 6 nights accommodation

Skill level

  • Beginner
  • Intermediate

Yoga styles


6 days with instruction in English
Spoken languages: Portuguese, Spanish, English
The maximum participants in the group is 15
Airport transfer available:
José Joaquí­n de Olmedo International Airport (US$90 per person)
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Accommodation

Check-in Time:
15:00
Check-out Time:
12:00

Facilities

  • Barbeque facilities
  • Garden
  • Luggage room / storage
  • Multilingual staff
  • Restaurant
  • Smoke-free property
  • Yoga studio
  • Board rental
  • Free bicycle
  • Free Wi-Fi
  • Internet access
  • Laundry
  • Tour assistance
  • Wireless internet
  • Outdoor shower

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.

Program

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!

  • 07:30 - 09:00 Breakfast
  • 09:00 - 10:30 Morning flow yoga class
  • 10:30 - 13:00 Free time or surf classes
  • 13:00 - 14:00 Lunch
  • 14:00 - 17:00 Beach time, surf classes, reiki, massage, or other scheduled activities
  • 17:00 - 18:30 Evening yoga class
  • 18:30 Group dinners at hotel or in town, free time

Included excursions

Horseback riding through the jungle to a waterfall and swimming pools, immersing yourself in a little bit of nature!!

Instructors

Tamara Allers
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!
Michelle Hurley
Michelle is a world wanderer using yoga to keep herself grounded and present. As a 200 hour RYT and epitome of the pitta dosha, she shares her transformational energy by guiding students through mindful vinyasa ebb and flow with bursts of fiery movements. Currently living and teaching on the coast of Ecuador much inspiration draws from her love of the ocean, sunshine, and of course Montanita surfing.

Retreat location

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!

Nearby places

  • Guayaquil Airport (GYE) - 2 and a half hours driving
  • Montanita city center - 10 minutes walking

Unique features

Activities

  • Cooking classes
  • Horse riding
  • Massage
  • Reiki
  • Surfing

General

  • Bar
  • Beach
  • Environmentally friendly
  • Hammock
  • Lounge
  • Multilingual staff
  • Yoga studio
  • Pet friendly

Services

  • Board rental
  • Free bicycle
  • Free bottled water
  • Free parking
  • Free Wi-Fi
  • Laundry
  • Tour assistance

Food

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!

Snacks are not included. Fresh fruit and vegetables are super cheap here. Things like nuts, nut mixed granola bars and so on are hard to find and expensive, so please consider bringing your own.

The following meals are included:

  • Breakfast
  • Lunch
  • Dinner

The following drinks are included:

  • Water
  • Coffee
  • Tea

The following dietary requirement(s) are served and/or catered for:

  • Vegetarian
  • Vegan
  • Gluten Free
If you have special dietary requirements it's a good idea to communicate it to the organiser when making a reservation

Things to do (optional)

  • Hang gliding
  • Hiking in the hills
  • Kayaking
  • Paragliding
  • Surfing

Spa treatments

A 45 minutes massage and one hour Reiki session are included in the price package.

What's included

  • 10 yoga classes
  • 2 surf classes
  • 1 massage 1 45 minutes Reiki session
  • 6 nights accommodation
  • Daily breakfast and lunch
  • 3 dinners (welcome, farewell, and tapas or vegetarian)
  • Horseback riding into the jungle
  • 1 Chi Gong class Barbecue night Coffee, tea, and unlimited drinking water
  • One free bag of laundry

What's not included

  • Snacks
  • Transportation from the airport

How to get there

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Arrival by airplane

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.

Arrival by bus

Take the direct bus to Montanita for 6 USD. The drive will take approximately two and half hours.

Arrival by taxi

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.

Airport: José Joaquí­n de Olmedo International Airport Airport transfer available: José Joaquí­n de Olmedo International Airport (US$90 per person) Additional charges may apply. You can request this in the next step.

Cancellation Policy

  • A reservation requires a deposit of 50% of the total price.
  • The deposit is non-refundable, if the booking is cancelled.
  • The rest of the payment should be paid on arrival.

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