OM healing Center offers a friendly atmosphere where students have the opportunity of joining the yoga community and holistic health center.
Yoga Retreats (1)
Maria Elena Calderon is the founder and owner of OM Healing Center. She fell in love with Hatha yoga in the year 2000. She started with gentle Hatha yoga to help her deal with stress and anxiety. Her frequent practice helped her find harmony in her life. She became more aware of her posture, alignment, body movement, and most importantly, her levels of stress and anxiety had diminished. Becoming an instructor became her next logical step, she decided to complete her 500 RYT teachers training in India.
Stephanie has a background in Biology and Chemistry and has been in the education system for over 10 years. In addition, she is a 200 YRT graduate, Sound Healing practitioner, Reiki practitioner, and Tarot and Angel card reader. She is passionate about balancing science and spirituality and enjoys blending the two to educate and heal others. Her focus on this retreat will be in organizing and coordinating the day-to-day events, as well as, providing students with private sound healing sessions. Her sessions involve chakra alignment, and metabolism-boosting and use a series of Tibetan bowls.
Leelah is a 500 RYT a 200 E-RYT Yoga facilitator trained in Rishikesh and Mysore, India. She is a Holistic Practitioner graduate from Transformational Arts College in Toronto Canada, Reiki practitioner and Sound Journey facilitator. She has had the joy of teaching the authentic yogic styles of Hatha, Ashtanga,Vinyasa krama, Bhakti, as well as the more modern and newly explored practices such as Yin-yasa, Vinyasa flow, Power yoga, and SUP yoga. She travels the world facilitating workshops, retreats, yoga teacher trainings and classes in a public and private setting.
Christopher Alvarez is a 500 hour certified Yoga Teacher in Hatha, Ashtanga Vinyasa and Ashtanga Mysore style. He is trained as a Thai Massage Therapist. Sports have always been a fundamental part of his life. Christopher started Taekwondo training at age five and completed his black belt by age 13. A chronic knee injury brought him to yoga. He took his teacher’s training in India – during his training, his knee was healed. He has been back to India many times to continue with Yoga and meditation training.
Hugo is the owner and founder of OM Healing Center in Cuenca, Ecuador. He started his health-care career in his native country where he attended medical school. He is a graduate from York University in Toronto. He was not satisfied with the methods of conventional practice and decided to pursue Homeopathic medicine. He is a graduate of the Toronto School of Homeopathic Medicine and a certified Quantum biofeedback Therapist and a psychotherapist.
Vanessa has been teaching yoga classes for 14 years and practicing yoga for more than 19 years and is a 200 E-RYT Yoga Facilitator. She studied under the guidance of Yogi Vishvketu in the style of Akhanda yoga in Canada.In 2012 she began teaching Yoga Teacher Trainings in the style of Ashtanga Vinyasa Flow and Hatha. Her practise includes more than 6000 hours teaching students from around the world. Vanessa is originally from Canada but has lived in Ecuador with her husband and 2 children for over 12 years.
Nicole is a native of Cuenca, Ecuador. She teaches daily yoga classes and holds weekend retreats at OM Ashram retreat center. She studied yoga and Ayurvedic massage techniques in Rishikesh, India. Her passion for sound has taken her to host various sound healing retreats as well as a feature in local musical artist's works. She will be your onsite massage therapist and sound healer.
Manantial is a psychologist, yoga instructor, and Reiki practitioner who seeks a free and fair education, from trust and respect towards children and their wisdom. She has experience connecting with children of different levels, ages, and diversities. She lads a Yoga KEYS for KIDS program, which introduces the yoga practice from a playful, respectful and inclusive perspective, containing motion, senses, games, songs, art, artistic crafts, mindfulness, and AcroYoga. She was born in Chile and currently lives in Cuenca, Ecuador, developing cultural artistic projects for childhood and inclusion.
from Mexico, May 2021
"So thankful for this experience!"
It was an all in one amazing experience! Ayampe is an amazing place to tune into the Yoga world and experience the real feeling of it. The schedule was packed, and we loved it. We got a lot from the program! Leelah is soooo lovely and knowledgeable about Yoga and its philosophy, that we always could talk for hours about everything. Maria and the others were always very engaged to meet all the food requirements they could, and it was amazing to see how much effort they put into the group. The students were lovely too and we already miss everybody including the teachers :) Really hope to see you guys again and maybe it will be in a 300 hour course :D
from Great Britain, March 2019
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