6-Daagse Vrede, Natuur Meditatie en Yoga Retraite in Manabí, Ecuador

  • Saiananda, Avenida Sixto Duran Ballen Km 6, Troncal del Pacífico, Bahía de Caráquez, Cantón Sucre, Provincia de Manabí, Ecuador

6-Daagse Vrede, Natuur Meditatie en Yoga Retraite in Manabí, Ecuador

  • Saiananda, Avenida Sixto Duran Ballen Km 6, Troncal del Pacífico, Bahía de Caráquez, Cantón Sucre, Provincia de Manabí, Ecuador

Natural Yoga Retreat Ecuador

Saiananda is a wonderful place located in the city of Bahía de Caráquez, in the middle coastal part of Ecuador. Saiananda's area is full of trees and vegetation, with a hexagonal meditation room. it is located in the bayfront area right in the ocean water, with spaces for practicing yoga over the calm bay. Tropical dry forest to walk, peafowl and other animals roaming in the property and many other highlights make the experience a breathtaking and transformative experience!

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Waarom deze reis?

  • Daily yoga sessions
  • Quartz singing bowls meditation
  • Geo-therapy and meditation on Isla del Sol
  • Miguelito feeding and bathing, Isla Corazon's protected area tour, and the Sathya Sai School visit
  • Reforesting in community homes and walks on reforested tropical dry forest at Saiananda's Hills
  • Workshops, Chi massage, and inversion swing
  • Homemade vegetarian meals
  • 5 nights accommodation
  • 5 dagen met instructie
  • Spaans, Engels
Verberg alles

Saiananda has a bayfront location were the ocean water touches our walls. All of the rooms are very comfortable and distributed in four buildings, all with garden or bayside access. Some of our rooms are marine suites, built on poles over the water, with a comfortable veranda with hammocks.

Saiananda has 21 rooms and 6 of those are Marine suite built on poles over the water with a 10-square meter veranda. All of the rooms have private bathrooms with hot water and excellent mattresses. Saiananda has no TV. Single, double, and family occupation is available.

Program

Daily yoga sessions

Saiananda's yoga teachers will guide your daily sessions, adapted to everyone's needs. Whether you are a beginner or an intermediate yoga practitioner, you will have a wonderful experience of the union through yoga in one of Saiananda's areas, including the deck over the water, salon, hall, gardens, and meditation room.

Meditation with Quartz singing bowls

You will have a daily meditation with Quartz singing bowls while the Quartz singing bowls are played. You will have the unique experience of the silence in the presence of one of the purest sounds in creation.

Walks on a reforested tropical dry forest at Saiananda's hills

You will enjoy walks on a reforested tropical dry forest at Saiananda's hills where 7,000 trees were reforested 25 years ago. There, you will stop and meditate in silence in the middle of nature.

Weekly schedule

Tuesday, August 22

  • 10:00-19:00 Arrival to accommodation at Saiananda
  • 20:00-21:00 Dinner
  • 21:00-22:00 Meeting in the meditation rooms - guidelines

Wednesday, August 23

  • 07:00-07:45 Meditation - Quartz singing bowls meditation
  • 08:00-09:00 Breakfast
  • 09:00-10:00 Workshop - The Mind 1
  • 10:00-11:00 Yoga 1
  • 11:00-11:15 Feeding Miguelito
  • 11:15-12:00 Time for reflection
  • 12:00-12:45 Painting mandalas
  • 13:30-14:30 Lunch
  • 15:30-18:00 Tour by Isla Corazon's protected area
  • 18:00-19:00 Time for silence
  • 19:00-20:00 Dinner
  • 20:00-21:00 Meditation - Quartz singing bowls meditation
  • 21:00-22:00 Reflection

Thursday, August 24th

  • 07:00-07:45 Meditation - Quartz singing bowls meditation
  • 08:00-09:00 Breakfast
  • 09:30-12:30 Geo-therapy and yoga on Isla del Sol
  • 12:30-13:30 Personal time
  • 13:30-14:30 Lunch
  • 15:30-16:30 Workshop - The Mind 2
  • 16:45-17:45 Yoga 2
  • 17:45-18:45 Chi massage - inversion swing
  • 18:45-19:30 Time for silence
  • 19:30-20:30 Dinner
  • 20:30-21:30 Meditation - Quartz singing bowls meditation
  • 21:30-22:00 Reflection

Friday, August 25

  • 07:00-07:45 Meditation - Quartz singing bowls meditation
  • 08:00-09:00 Breakfast
  • 09:30-13:00 Visit Sathya Sai School for a service project and practice yoga with the children
  • 13:30-14:30 Lunch
  • 15:00-16:45 Reforesting in community homes
  • 17:00-18:00 Yoga 2
  • 18:00-19:00 Time for silence
  • 19:00-20:00 Dinner
  • 20:30-21:30 Meditation - Quartz singing bowls meditation
  • 21:30-22:00 Reflection

Saturday, August 26

  • 07:00-07:45 Meditation - Quartz singing bowls meditation
  • 07:45-08:00 Eating fruits
  • 08:00-09:00 Yoga 1
  • 09:00-09:15 Feeding Miguelito
  • 09:15-10:00 Brunch
  • 10:00-16:00 Free personal time - visiting the area
  • 16:30-17:30 Yoga 2
  • 17:30-18:15 Chi massage - inversion swing
  • 18:15-19:00 Time for silence
  • 19:00-20:00 Dinner
  • 20:30-21:30 Meditation - Quartz singing bowls meditation
  • 21:30-22:00 Reflection

Sunday, August 27

  • 07:00-07:45 Meditation - Quartz singing bowls meditation
  • 08:00-09:00 Breakfast
  • 09:00-10:00 Workshop - The Mind 3
  • 10:00-11:00 Yoga 1
  • 11:00-11:15 Feeding Miguelito
  • 11:15-12:00 Walk on reforested tropical dry forest at Saiananda's Hills
  • 12:00-13:00 Valedictory Session
  • 13:30-14:30 Lunch
  • 15:00 Farewell

Reforesting in community homes

You will visit the homes of the students of the Sathya Sai School and will plant trees in their gardens or public areas, having an invaluable cultural experience.

Tour to Isla Corazon's protected area with one of South America's biggest frigate birds nesting colony

After a boat ride to Isla Corazon, leaving from our dock, you will visit the interpretation center on the San Vicente side of the bay, then you will seat on canoes to cross Isla Corazon from one end to the other through the 'Mangrove Tunnel', you will also see many species of marine birds, crustaceans and mangrove inhabitants and also a nesting colony of frigate birds. All of this will be guided by native guides.

Visit the Sathya Sai School for a Service Project

Sathya Sai School, a free of charge school with a human values base education with 252 students of 4 to 15 years old and 17 years of activity, is supported by Saiananda and part of the funds of this retreat will go to the school. You will have the opportunity to incorporate on a service project at school, depending on your skills, working with the children in a very special environment.

  • Daytte María Andrade de Luna

    In a search for answers, Daytte gave up her old life and began a spiritual journey to India, where she learned that yoga is a discipline that allows you to connect body, mind, and emotions in perfect balance, projecting positive energy all around. She did a YTT RYT-200 in the Patanjali International Yoga Foundation in Rishikesh, India, and another in the Yoga Institute By Samay, in Ecuador. She also studied a course on Ayurvedic health in the Chopra Center, Ecuador.

Saiananda is located in Bahía de Caráquez, Manabí Province, , in the coast of Ecuador. Bahía de Caráquez is a beautiful city of 25,000 inhabitants and located in one of the most breathtaking spots of coastal Ecuador.

Saiananda is located on the main road entering the city of Bahía de Caráquez, 6 kilometers from downtown and 1 kilometer away from the bus terminal. Saiananda has a bayfront where the ocean water touches the walls. The bay is surrounded by hills and the view from Saiananda is wonderful and relaxing. There are many garden areas to practice yoga in Saiananda, a tunnel connecting two sides of Saiananda under the main road 37, a tropical dry forest to walk, peafowl, and other animals roaming around the property.

Nearby places

  • Bus terminal, 1 kilometer
  • Downtown, 6 kilometers
  • Manta - 1 hour

Saiananda only serves vegetarian food. The cuisine is delicious since they combine typical Manabí-ta dishes with international cuisine. Everything is homemade: bread, jams, yogurt. We can prepare also gluten-free or vegan food upon request. Saiananda's dining area is next to the bay, with mangrove trees in front of it. It is important to note that Saiananda is an alcohol-free place.

  • Hang-gliding practice
  • Healing therapies with previous reservation
  • Massage with previous reservation
  • Surf / kayak learning and practice
  • Tropical dry forest tours
  • Visit to Bahía de Caráquez city
  • Visit to Canoa Beach, Briceño, San Clemente, Crucita, San Jacinto, La Bellaca, and many other beautiful beaches

Geo-therapy and meditation on the Isla del Sol will be a unique experience in which you will leave from Saiananda's dock and travel by boat to Isla del Sol, you will arrive at an area where you will have the most amazing healing mud bath in the middle of a completely natural environment, surrounded by mangrove islands and in the proximity of the frigate birds nesting colonies.

You will have a liberating experience, breaking paradigms, and a very special connection with nature. You will be able to experience silence in the middle of gorgeous nature.

  • 5 nights' accommodation in double rooms (single rooms or Marine Suites are available)
  • Breakfasts, lunches and dinners while in Saiananda
  • Chi massage
  • Daily yoga sessions
  • Feeding and bathing Miguelito, the centennial Galapagos tortoise guest at Saiananda
  • Geo-therapy and meditation on Isla del Sol
  • Inversion swing
  • Meditation with Quartz singing bowls
  • Reforesting in community homes (trees are provided)
  • Swimming in the warm tropical waters of the Pacific Ocean in the beautiful lake-like bay in front of Saiananda
  • Tour to Isla Corazon's protected area with one of South America’s biggest frigate birds nesting colony
  • Visit to Sathya Sai School for a service project
  • Walks on reforested tropical dry forest at Saiananda's Hills
  • Water, coffee, or tea
  • Workshops on enlightening subjects
  • Clothes washing (offered but not included)
  • Legal taxes
  • Meals outside Saiananda
  • Snacks, juices, or drinks
  • Transport from and to Saiananda
  • Unspecified tours

Arrival by airplane

Please book your flight to Mariscal Sucre International Airport (UIO) or José Joaquín de Olmedo International Airport (GYE).

If your flight is to Mariscal Sucre International Airport (UIO) in Quito, you can take an internal 30-minute connecting flight to Eloy Alfaro International Airport (MEC) in the port city of Manta where a taxi can pick you up for a fee of 35 USD for a 1-hour ride. You can also take 1 of the 2 daily buses to Bahía de Caráquez from the bus terminal which is an 8-hour ride.

If your flight is to José Joaquín de Olmedo International Airport (GYE), you can take 1 of the 10 buses leaving to Bahía de Caráquez every day. It is a 5-hour ride. You can also hire a taxi or Saiananda can send it to pick you up.

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Bahía de Caráquez, Ecuador

Saiananda is een vegetarische en alcoholvrije plek met een adembenemende natuurlijke omgeving in de baai van Caráquez in Manabí, de noordkust van Ecuador.

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6 dagen / 5 nachten

Beschikbaarheid

Aankomst: woensdag 22 augustus, 2018
Vertrek: maandag 27 augustus, 2018

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