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3 Days Relaxing Yoga Retreat in Canoa, Ecuador

Finca Pinguino Farm, sitio Tabuchila, Manabi, Ecuador

Relaxing Yoga Retreat, Ecuador

Come and enjoy at Finca Pinguino farm yoga retreat! Set in a hidden tropical paradise on the Ecuadorian coast, enjoy a well-needed break from the numbness of technology and come harvest yourself on our peaceful farm. The aim of this retreat is to give you the opportunity to reconnect yourself with nature through the practice of yoga, rustic and ecological living, and animals.

Meet the instructors

Soa
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Highlights

  • Daily yoga classes adapted to your needs
  • Enjoy tropical birdwatching and tree plantation
  • Yoga patio standing tall over the magnificent valley of our coastal village
  • Learn and enjoy harvesting seasonal and local fruits and veggies
  • Illimited organic bananas coming directly from the farm
  • 2 nights accomodation
  • 3 daily meals

Skill level

  • Beginner
  • Intermediate

Yoga styles


3 days with instruction in English
The organizer also speaks: French, Spanish
The maximum participants in the group is 6
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Accommodation

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

During this retreat, you will stay in the beautiful and spacious yoga shala, which provides four single or double rooms, hosting up to six people. There are a balcony and an impressive view of the mountains as well as in the food forest the farm is continuously creating.

You will stay in an ecological farm where there are basic facilities. There are electricity and running water, but there is no internet access, cellular signal, or hot water. Compost toilets are used. It is also encouraged to live in harmony with nature while you enjoy your stay.

Program

Come and enjoy in this beautiful retreat. You will harvest and taste fresh local ingredients like organic papayas and yuca. The best way to connect with nature is by enjoying fresh veggies coming from the earth to your plate. You will explore and deepen your yoga practice on a terrace in the hills of Ecuador. This is the opportunity to visit the countryside of Ecuador and expand your yoga practice with different styles of yoga and posture workshops. More than just developing your practice, you will also enjoy the view of the Ecuadorian hills and listen to our tropical birds chirping around.

The retreat is designed for a small group which will make your experience particularly intimate. They wish to make you feel at home and allow yourself to just "be".

Daily schedule

Day 1 - Friday

  • 15:00 Pick up in Canoa
  • 16:00 Arrival to the farm and small Finca Pinguino farm tour
  • 17:30 Yin yoga
  • 19:00 Welcome vegetarian dinner, presentation of your Vinyasa and banana retreat program

Day 2 - Saturday

  • 06:45 Morning slow flow yoga on the yoga patio
  • 08:30 Vegetarian breakfast (Ecuadorian coffee, Herbal tea from the garden, fresh fruit and bananas from the farm, homemade granola and fresh milk from local cows, and banana bread)
  • 10:00 Big farm tour - discovering local fruit trees and harvesting ingredients for your lunch
  • 12:00 Enjoying a vegetarian lunch with local ingredients cooked in banana leaves coming from the Finca Pinguino Farm
  • 13:00 Free time to enjoy hammocks and birdwatching
  • 16:30 Vinyasa Flow Yoga on the yoga patio
  • 18:30 Vegetarian dinner with local ingredients from Manabi province
  • 20:00 Bong fire on the "Point" of the farm

Day 3 - Sunday

  • 06:45 Morning flow with a deep stretch
  • 08:30 Vegetarian breakfast (Ecuadorian coffee, Herbal tea from the garden, fresh fruit and bananas from the farm, bread, natural peanut butter, homemade jam, and banana bread)
  • 10:00 Activity "a day as a farmer" - Test your ability as an Ecuadorian farmer (try the machete, dig beds with traditional farming tools, and plant your own banana tree)
  • 12:00 Goodbye vegetarian lunch
  • 14:00 End of the retreat and transportation back to Canoa beach

This is a rustic, simple retreat. Finca Pinguino Yoga Farm believes that yoga is for everyone who loves nature. Being in nature, you will see insects, but also wonderful birds and fauna. Everything is open aired as we want you to be completely connected with nature. Depending on the weather (rainy season), there might be a possibility to walk up a 300 meters hill to get to the farm.

Instructors

Soa Rajaona

Retreat location

This retreat will take place at Tabuchila. It is a small community, 20 minutes north of Canoa beach, on the coast of Ecuador. It is a beautiful tropical setting, up the hills of Manabi. Finca Pinguino nurture a food forest, which makes this retreat unique in Manabi. You are surrounded by trees, many of them are fruit trees and animals. The food forest concept aims to feed not only the humans but also the native wildlife such as small mammals, birds, bees, and other insects. The birdwatching is particularly good.

Unique features

General

  • Balcony
  • Barbeque facilities
  • Beach
  • Dining area
  • Environmentally friendly
  • Fireplace
  • Garden
  • Hammock
  • Kitchen
  • Multilingual staff
  • Smoke-free property
  • Special menu request
  • Terrace
  • Yoga deck
  • Yoga shala

Services

  • Laundry
  • Mosquito net
  • Tour assistance

This Yoga Retreat is vegetarian-friendly

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Food

You will be provided with three vegetarians meals a day. Delicious food is cooked with local and mainly organic ingredients. What is not produced is bought from the local farmers.

The following meals are included:

  • Breakfast
  • Lunch
  • Dinner
  • Drinks

The following drinks are included:

  • Water
  • Coffee
  • Tea

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

  • Vegetarian
  • Organic
  • Whole food
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)

  • Hiking
  • Birdwatching
  • Harvesting vegetables and fruits
  • Animal care (horses)
  • Meditating in hammocks
  • Tree planting
  • Extended farm stay can be arranged, which may give you the opportunity to horseback, visit remote beaches, do a cacao tour at Finca Pinguino Yoga Farm's sister farm Finca Esperanza, take hikes into town, and more.

What's included

  • 4 yoga classes adapted to your needs, including Power Yoga, Vinyasa Flow, Poses workshop, and Yin yoga
  • Harvest of seasonal veggies and fruits
  • Farm tour with a presentation of organic farming
  • Unlimited drinking water
  • Illimited bananas
  • Tons of hammocks
  • Sheets, blanket, and towel
  • Biodegradable soap
  • 2 breakfasts, 2 lunch, and 2 dinners (all vegetarian)
  • 2 nights accommodations

What's not included

  • Internet (you need a break from the internet. In fact, the best way to reconnect with yourself is to disconnect from technology. This is one of the most important parts of your experience at Finca Pinguino)
  • Snacks

How to get there

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Arrival by airplane

Please book your flight to arrive at Quito (8 hours), Guayaquil (6 hours), or Manta Airport (3 hours). Then take a bus or taxi, which Finca Pinguino Yoga Farm can help with. Then from Canoa, they will pick you up and everything else is taking care of.

Cancellation Policy

  • A reservation requires a deposit of 50% of the total price.
  • The deposit is fully refundable if the booking is cancelled up to 15 days before the arrival date.
  • The rest of the payment should be paid on arrival.
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