9 Tage Yin und Yang Yoga Urlaub in Ayampe, Ecuador

  • La Casa, Calle Principal y Malecon Esquina, Ayampe, Manabí, Ecuador

9 Tage Yin und Yang Yoga Urlaub in Ayampe, Ecuador

  • La Casa, Calle Principal y Malecon Esquina, Ayampe, Manabí, Ecuador

Relaxing Yoga Retreat Ecuador

This retreat will help you to balance and empower your Yin and your Yang; you will focus on the ABC of yoga practice: alignment, breathing, and consciousness. The correct alignment brings health and projects self-confidence. Deep breathing stimulates all the bodily functions and so contributes to health. The consciousness of who and what you are gives peace and groundedness.

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Höhepunkte

  • Daily yoga workshop
  • Guided and Zen meditation sessions
  • Gentle morning stretching and Yin practice
  • Daily Yin yoga, yoga Nidra, or Hatha Flow sessions
  • Practice pranayama and mudra in a peaceful atmosphere
  • Gentle and deep massage to relax all tissues
  • Daily breakfasts, lunches, and dinners
  • 8 nights accommodation
  • Kurse an 7 Tagen
  • Spanisch, Englisch
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During this retreat, you will be staying at La Casa Hostel. You can opt for the private rooms (Balsa, Bambu, Coco, Laurel, and Moyuyo) or the suites (North Penthouse, South Penthouse, Patio, and Tagua). To book one of the suites, a two-week reservation is required.

Private rooms

All of the rooms are private rooms with their own bathroom, a small balcony overlooking the ocean, and access to the shared communal kitchen.

La Casa Suites

All of their suites have their own private bathroom, kitchen, and a small living room. Additionally, the two penthouse suites have a large balcony overlooking the ocean, while the Tagua Suite has a small balcony, and the Patio Suite has an outdoor patio and parking garage.

For shared living spaces, you will also have access to the communal kitchen, bonfire pit for BBQs, two lounge areas with couches and hammocks, and book exchange.

All of the rooms and suites include the following

  • Ceiling or electric fans
  • Free filtered drinking water
  • Free towels
  • Free Wi-Fi
  • Hot water showers
  • Housekeeping once a week
  • Mosquito nets
  • Private balcony with individual hammocks
  • Security box
  • Surf board storage

Additional options at La Casa with extra cost

  • Laundry services
  • Massages
  • Spanish classes
  • Surfboard rentals
  • Surf lessons

Yoga Retreats @ La Casa long-term Hostel wants to help you reach into yourself and identify your Yin and Yang qualities. Find the goddess and god within you waiting to manifest themselves. Whether you are female or male, you possess qualities that are yin and qualities that are yang. And somewhere in there resides the goddess that is you, resides the god that is you.

You can also enjoy a gentle, deep massage that can help relax all tissues, clearing the pathways of Yin and Yang energy.

Your Yin and Yang potential will be enabled by working on the basic asanas and deepening your understanding of them, holding the asanas will strengthen muscles and joints, flowing from one asana into another will create beauty and ease of movement, releasing into yin poses will stretch connective tissues clearing physical and emotional blockages.

Day 1

Participants will arrive at the yoga retreat.

Day 2 to 8

Sample daily schedule

  • 06:30 Morning meditation
  • 07:00 - 07:30 Gentle stretching and Yin practice
  • 07:30 - 08:30 Energizing Yang practice
  • 08:30 - 11:00 Breakfast, free time, and massage
  • 11:00 - 12:15 Yoga workshop
  • 12:30 - 16:00 Lunch, free time, and massage
  • 16:00 - 17:00 Pranayama and mudra
  • 17:00 - 18:00 Yin yoga, yoga Nidra, or Hatha Flow
  • 18:00 - 19:00 Dinner
  • 20:00 - 20:45 Zen meditation

Day 9: Farewell day

This retreat will take place at La Casa long-term Hostel in Ayampe, Ecuador. La Casa long-term Hostel welcomes you to share their space and practice your yoga asanas in the open-air. With the ocean breeze, while listening to the music of your surroundings of birds chirping and whistling, while the waves break and crash in the background, it truly is as serene as it sounds, but better in person!

When you aren’t practicing yoga, you can find yourself sipping fresh coconut water and smoothies, swimming and surfing in the ocean, indulging in a variety of cheap seafood options, and best of all, when you open the hostel doors, you will be greeted with the sand beneath your toes!

Your meals will consist of breakfasts, lunches, and dinners during the retreat, except for the first and last days. All meals can be catered to any dietary restrictions, preferences, and / or allergies. There is a private chef at the retreat, so please indicate any dietary restrictions or requests you may have.

Hiking to the Ayampe River

Follow the river or head into the jungle via the three well-known trails that originate from Ayampe.

Horseback riding

Whether you’re a novice or an experienced equestrian, you can enjoy rides along the beach or along the Ayampe River.

Kayaking and SUP

You can rent a kayak or SUP board in Ayampe and go kayaking in the ocean, to Los Ahorcados, in the Ayampe Lagoon, or a kayaking trip through the river (the river must be full to do this) can be coordinated for you.

Spanish lessons

Dive into a foreign language and get to know the locals with one-on-one or group Spanish classes at La Casa.

Surfing

In Ayampe, the surf is literally right outside your doorsteps. There is also a break a bit further down the beach in between Ayampe and Las Tunas. It is about a three-minute walk along the beach, north of the hostel. La Casa Hostel also offers two-hour long surf lessons, including a surfboard. If you do not want to travel with your board, you can rent a board with La Casa Hostel or one of the other board rental places in Ayampe.

Visit Isla de la Plata

Known as the “poor man’s Galapagos” and is home a variety of bird species including the blue footed boobies, red footed boobies, the Nazca boobies, waved albatrosses, frigate birds, red-billed tropicbirds. A basic snorkel tour at the island costs 30 to 40 USD depending on if it is the high or low season and it includes snacks, lunch, snorkeling, and a hiking tour of the island. Whales, dolphins, sea lions, turtles, and manta rays are often spotted during the boat ride to and around the island.

Visit Los Frailes

It is ranked as one of the most beautiful beaches in Ecuador (think white sand beach and crystal, blue water).

Whale Watching

Every year between June and October, the humpback whales of the Antarctic migrate to the coast of Ecuador for breeding. You can take many tours from Puerto Lopez or from Salango to see these majestic creatures, or visit Isla de La Plata. You can also see the whales from your balconies!

Massage

In addition to the one massage included in the Yin and Yang yoga retreat, you can reserve additional 60 to 90 minute massages, such as Tui Na, Shiatsu, Thai, Abdominal, Acupressure, Sports, Swedish, myofascial, and reflexology massage therapy at an additional cost.

Deep tissue

Sports massage

Targets specific muscle groups to warm and soften tissue, realign muscle fibers and release tension, help heal scar tissue and flush toxins. This deep massage helps relieve muscle pain and speeds recovery from muscular exertion or persistent chronic orthopedic pain conditions. Therapeutic techniques used are deep hand and finger pressure, rubbing, kneading, friction, vibration, tapping and myofascial techniques.

  • 60 minutes - 60 USD
  • 90 minutes - 80 USD

Thai

Wat Po Temple Thai massage

This is a traditional Thai massage from the southern region given on a floor mat without oil. This powerful therapeutic style involves the client to be manipulated in various stretches to relieve tension and limber muscles and joints while direct thumb pressure is applied along major meridian energy lines to create homeostasis.

  • 60 minutes - 50 USD
  • 90 minutes - 70 USD

Swedish

Connective tissue techniques are used to promote relaxation and relieve muscle fatigue.

  • 60 minutes - 60 USD
  • 90 minutes - 80 USD

Reflexology

Reflexology has been seen throughout thousands of years in cultures throughout the world. It can be understood as specific and intentional pressures applied to the hands, feet, and face to promote wellness and relaxation. Reflexology theory functions off of the theory that every part of the body can be manipulated through their corresponding reflexes located in the areas of the hands, feet, and face.

  • 60 minutes - 50 USD
  • 90 minutes - 70 USD

Essential oil massage

Aromatherapy is both an important physiological and spiritual part of healing. An essential oil blend is as unique as the person and pathology. Your unique essential oil blend can be added to any modality of massage.

Breathe combination (most recommended)

Integrative specialty using assorted techniques

A combination of relaxation and deep therapeutic techniques to address problem areas and reestablish balance. Applying practices from Classical Western, Deep tissue, Shiatsu, Tui Na, Acupressure, Hawaiian, Thai, Egyptian, and Taoist massage. Using deeper methods to focus on tense muscles from activity or stress, while integrating relaxing touch to slow down and reconnect. It includes a Taoist facial massage based on meridian energy points and principles.

  • 60 minutes - 60 USD
  • 90 minutes - 80 USD

Pre or post-natal massage

Tailored to the needs of an expectant first to third trimester or new mother. This massage focuses on inflammation drainage, hormone balancing, muscle stretches and strengthening, and general relaxation as the body prepares or recovers from birth.

  • 60 minutes - 60 USD
  • 90 minutes - 80 USD
  • 1 massage
  • 2 daily meditation sessions
  • 8 nights accommodation
  • Daily breakfasts, lunches, and dinners cooked by a private chef
  • Daily yoga classes
  • Filtered drinking water
  • Pranayama and mudra practices
  • Airfare
  • Additional massages
  • Beverages
  • Laundry services
  • Meals on the first and last day
  • Snacks
  • Transportation

Arrival by airplane

Please book your flight to arrive at José Joaquín de Olmedo International Airport (GYE) or Mariscal Sucre International Airport (UIO) and then take another flight to Eloy Alfaro International Airport (MEC). Transfer from and to this airport is available upon request.

Please let Yoga Retreats @ La Casa long-term Hostel know your airline, flight number, and arrival time. Their taxi driver does transfers and from José Joaquín de Olmedo International Airport (GYE) to La Casa for 90 USD and from Eloy Alfaro International Airport (MEC) to La Casa for 50 USD.

If you have a lot of luggage or surfboards, it is recommended to fly into José Joaquín de Olmedo International Airport (GYE).

Arrival by bus

From Montanita, take the green "Manglaralto" bus heading north. Ask the bus to stop at Ayampe when you get on, approximately takes you 40 minutes and costs 3 USD. When you arrive at Ayampe, walk down the main road straight and keep going until you see the beach. La Casa is on the right-hand side in front of the beach. A taxi ride would cost you around 20 to 25 USD and takes 30 minutes to reach your destination.

From Olon, take the same green "Manglaralto" bus heading north. It approximately takes you 30 minutes to reach and costs 2 USD. A taxi ride would cost you around 15 to 20 USD and takes 20 minutes to reach your destination.

From Puerto Lopez, take the same green "Manglaralto" bus heading north. It approximately takes you 30 minutes to reach and costs 1.75 USD. A taxi ride would cost you around 5 to 10 USD and takes 20 minutes to reach your destination.

If you arrive at Montanita, Olon, or Puerto Lopez after 6:00 p.m., there will be no bus running, which means you will need to take a taxi to La Casa.

From Eloy Alfaro International Airport (MEC), take a bus to Puerto Lopez which will take one hour and 45 minutes to reach and costs 2.50 USD. Once in Puerto Lopez, follow the directions to La Casa.

From José Joaquín de Olmedo International Airport (GYE), walk roughly seven minutes or take a taxi to Guayaquil Bus Terminal that costs around 2 to 5 USD. From the bus terminal, take a bus either to Olon or Montanita (Olon is closer to Ayampe). The "CLP" bus company (large brown or maroon buses) direct to Olon is recommended.

The bus terminal is big, just ask for the Montanita bus and people will help you where to buy the ticket. The CLP bus times (Guayaquil to Olon) are 05:00, 06:00, 09:00, 13:00, 15:00, and 16:30. Please note that the times may change periodically and it'll take roughly four hours and costs 6 USD. Once in Montanita or Olon, please follow the directions to La Casa.

If you did not book a flight to Eloy Alfaro International Airport (MEC), there are two direct buses to Puerto Lopez from Mariscal Sucre International Airport (UIO). Reina del Camino bus company is recommended and it will cost roughly around 14 USD and takes eight to 12 hours to arrive your destination. Their buses depart at 6:30 a.m. and 8:00 p.m. Once in Puerto Lopez, please follow the directions to La Casa.

  • Eine Reservierung erfordert eine Anzahlung von 20% des Gesamtpreises.
  • Die Anzahlung wird nicht erstattet, wenn die Buchung storniert wird.
  • Der Restbetrag ist am Tag der Ankunft zu zahlen.

Referenzen

  • Bewertung von a traveler

    "I have been to Ayampe many times, this is my first time staying here. Everything was perfect, really nice spacious private room, communal kitchen and spaces, little deck to practice yoga in the am, the vibes are super mellow. It's quiet and private, love waking up and being right on the beach to check the surf. Super convenient and easy, close to everything. Everyone is super friendly. It's the perfect simple spot if you want to have a quiet time, or socialize and meet cool like minded people. I will keep coming here for sure! and the host are amazing!!!"

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  • Bewertung von Jes Wohl

    "Our stay at la casa was amazing. If you are looking for a quiet place where you can just be and relax - its the right place! It is situated directly at the beach which is stunning. The atmosphere was always very nice and almost felt like "family". The hosts, Arian and Jose, are great!! They are very kind and helpful all the time. We enjoyed the yoga classes, the "la casa family dinner" and the time with Mokha very much! "

    "The one and only thing we didnt like that much was that constructions were going on during our stay so we had the construction noise from 8 am 6 days a week and didnt know in advance but even that didnt let us enjoy the time there less. "

    "We would love to come back to la casa another time but then maybe in december with much more sun :)."

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  • Bewertung von a traveler

    "la casa in Ayampe with the wonderful hosts Arian and Jose is just a treat for everyone who loves the ocean and nice community of people. We stayed for a whole month on the rooftop suite and felt like we had the best place on the promenade! ocean view and nice breeeze all around, plenty of space for yoga and swinging in the hammocks and these two were very helpful and attentive to any questions and needs we had. "

    "Thank you again for this memorable time and good luck and continuation!"

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  • Bewertung von Janne R

    "Arian and Jose made La Casa surf and yoga an absolute treat. Jose offered to rent me his own surfboards and all of my needs (cleaning everyday, laundry, surf board rental) were met effortlessly. I loved the place, the space and the hosts. Be back for sure. Gracias <3 "

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  • Bewertung von a traveler

    "We stayed for two weeks in one of the suites, which includes a private kitchen - so great to have while traveling. "

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    "Everything about La Casa seems well thought-out and designed, most essentially: there are just a handful of rooms and suites, and everyone is staying for weeks or months - so instead of a bunch of people coming and going all the time, it's a much smaller group with more of a communal feel. "

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    "The beachfront location means sunset views from the balcony, ocean breeze, and the easiest possible access to surf. Overall, a perfect match for peaceful Ayampe, which easily warrants a couple weeks stay (or much longer if you're here for the waves)."

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  • Bewertung von James J Pope

    "I stayed at La Casa on my first trip to Ayampe for 3 months and I can't say enough great things. The room was more than accommodating with a private kitchen and bathroom, and there is nothing better than to fall asleep to the sound of the waves every night. I found the staff to be very helpful in many ways, including recommendations on food, activities and "hidden gems" to be found in the area. Our host Adrian was more than pleasurable and couldn't have asked for anyone different. He does his job very well. Arian and Jose made us feel right at home, and even gave us a ride to Olon to catch our bus! The 3 of them are a great representation of the vibe in Ayampe. One step out of the front door and my toes were in the sand, looking at great waves day in and day out. Spectacular views all around with the lagoon and and bird sanctuary located just across Ruta del Spondylus I truly couldn't ask for more. The people of Ayampe were very pleasent and somwere the guests I encountered on our stay. Not to mention Fernando coming to the house 5 days a week with fresh fruits, veggies and the best organic coffee around. I highly recommend La Casa for anyone who needs to take a step back from the "rat race" and collect their thoughts and have relaxing time for themselves. We will DEFINITELY be staying there again upon our return. Bravo to Jose and Arian for creating such a great place to stay"

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  • Bewertung von Lisa C

    "I stayed at la casa for over a week and it was exactely what I needed!"

    "First of all the rooms are extremely nice, and since you're most probably not sharing with anyone you can make yourself at home. Then there's the view from the balcony which goes straight out onto the main surf spot...this way you can check the waves while having breakfast in the morning or simply enjoy the 24/7 ocean view."

    "The kitchen is very spacious and well-equipped, there's a few hammocks to lounge in and once again, the balcony is simply the best place!"

    "I also loved the overall atmosphere in the house. While people mostly did their own thing there was always someone to talk to, cook or paddle out into the waves with. The house manager Adrian made me feel welcome right away and was always ready to help. "

    "The only thing I wish would have been better is the cleaning service, which simply didn't happen quite as frequently as it was said. "

    "Other than that, I had an amazing experience. The owners Arian and Jose are incredibly warm and friendly people and I will definitely return to this place!"

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  • Bewertung von Kim Nelly

    "I really loved my stay at LA CASA. It was the nicest place, surf and people wise, all over Ecuador. The view is more then perfect to check the waves or just sit there and enjoy the beauty. Also its beach front, so youre in the surf by falling out of bed. Rooms where spacious and clean and the kitchen well equipped for the price you pay. Manager Adrian was always helpful and was giving good advice as he knows Ayampes surf and area more then well. Also the owners are super friendly and spoiled us with a very tasty fresh fish Bbq night. All together I miss that place already cause it felt like home, just better. Unique vibes! Thank you so much guys and see you next winter. BLESS YA!"

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  • Bewertung von Marina A

    "I stayed in La Casa for two months - I have chosen this place because it was advertised as an amazing place for long stay in an apartment with the terrace with the ocean view, monthly rate looks attractive too. All the reviews are excellent and I decided straight away that this is a place to be. All the impression from the place was ruined just by the relation of the employee and owners. The whole stay you feel that you owe them just because you stay in this place, even if you pay though! – for example, my lights in the bathroom couldn`t be fixed during 6 weeks, you need to ask for cleaning to be done otherwise it will not be (several times I needed to ask consistently so I got my cleaning in 10 days, not in 7 days as should be), when the mirror in my bathroom smashed because it is poorly fixed on a wall, I was not given any additional help with cleaning and was promised to have another mirror but never had, and so on. Moreover, the most unpleasant experience I got was the totally unprofessional behavior of the administrator who can change his mind every day about the rules of the house following his own interests. So after 2 weeks of my stay I found out that no guests allowed, but I can have particular guests. After the administrator realized that there is no way to seduce me and I refused to go out with him for dinner, the next day he refused the particular guests to visit me also. Even after the owner promised me I can have one my friend as a guest, she was refused to come to my room by the administrator when she tried. All this miscommunication is annoying and looks like that administrator does his own thing, the owners don`t pay attention to what is happening and rely on several excellent reviews on Tripadvisor (I asked other guests if they were asked about their experience by the owners and they haven`t been)."

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  • Bewertung von a traveler

    "I stayed at la Casa for 3 weeks, this place is perfect for people who are looking to stay a couple of weeks or more as you really get to know the people you live with and the place itself really feels like a home from the start. The house itself is amazing and has a very chilled vibe with a very nice living room, kitchen, and mini terrace on the first floor with a view on the ocean. The house itself is right on the beach so it doesn't get any better than that. It is also a couple of minutes walk from Otra Ola the Yoga and Surf School if you fancy that but it also makes you feel that it is perfectly fine to do absolutely nothing all day and just relax hearing the sound of the waves. Jose and Ariana were amazing hosts and made you feel right at home from the start. I had the most amazing time and I hope I get to stay there again one day."

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Ayampe, Manabi, Ecuador

Yoga Retreats at La Casa long-term Hostel bietet All-Inclusive Strand Yoga Retreats im schönen Ayampe, Ecuador, mit täglichen Yoga und Meditations-Klassen an.

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9 Tage / 8 Nächte

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Anreise: Samstag, 7 Oktober 2017
Abreise: Sonntag, 15 Oktober 2017

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