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 in Cuenca, Ecuador. 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. To become an instructor became her next logical step, she decided to complete her 200 RYT teachers training in India. She now lives in Ecuador where she teaches bilingual Hatha Yoga classes.
Renu Chaudhary is the author of Ayurveda to the Rescue: An Ancient Remedy for Modern Ailments. She teaches and practices Ayurveda with a specialty in Ayurvedic nutrition. Renu holds a Bachelor of Sciences degree and is a Certified Ayurvedic Practitioner CAP, a Registered Naturotherapy Practitioner RNP, as well as a Certified Cupping Therapist CCT.
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.
from Great Britain, March 2019
Course, food, activities
from Canada, May 2018
"incredible experience with small class sizes"
Marie-Elena runs a beautiful yoga teacher training, bringing together incredible teachers to deliver yoga message. Loved the food, the Ayruveda component, our yoga lead, and just the overall experience. If you are looking for something commercial, crowded, and manufactured, this will not be the right fit for you. This was such a beautiful experience for me, and the others in group, bringing together yoga with a south american flare. I highly recommend this program, and I am so happy I picked coming here. All the teachers just go above and beyond what a typical yoga teacher training offers.
from United States, September 2017
I really appreciate all the staff members at the OM retreat and feel very fortunate for being able to be a part of this training. It was an incredible experience!!
from United States, July 2018
"Exactly what I was looking for"
Many varied healing experiences in one week!
from A Traveler,
The yoga teacher training changed my life. It was such a profounding experience, where the indian yogic (vedic) philosophy as well as the traditions and healing powers of the andes where honored. Because of the small group of students, we got a lot of personal attention. I loved, loved, loved the food and the way they really take care of you during your process. I am very grateful that I had the chance to participate in this training. Thank you Maria-Elena, Hugo, Leelah, Renu, Nicole for making this an unforgettable four weeks where I have made friends for life!
Im really happy I did my 200h YTT with OM HEALING CENTER. It was such an amazing experience. The program was complete. Amazing teachers, delicious and healthy food, beautiful place in nature. Thai and craneo massage were really helpfull, too. I totally recomend this retreat, it will change your life.
I have done the YTTC 200 hrs with Om Healing Centre in August 2017 and it was lucky choice. To find the best place for YTT may be different for everyone. I was looking for a place, which will help me to build up a daily practice and show all layers of yoga. And I found much more than this. I experienced great yoga classes, where I have got enormous explanations not only about Asanas and their benefits, but as well inspiration about the way how yoga can get into all parts of your life. The individual parts (anatomy lectures, yoga philosophy, Ayurveda and meditations), the program of this course were very well connected and complementary.
We had gotten an opportunity to look closer to the nutrition and its effect on our health, mind set through Ayurveda lectures and daily fresh made food, mostly vegan. Yoga is the way of the mind that uses the body as a tool, so in a certain stage the need of the body needs to come to the yoga path and naturally the Ayurveda will come to pass My digestive fire was working very well as the food was just fantastic!
I always found it quite hard to meditate, but the guided meditation brought me the understanding of real meaning of meditation. Just to listen to this simple truth sentences, was helping me to shut down the mind time to time.
All of this month brought me desirable fruits: quiet joy, deep relaxation that perceives life as an opportunity for creativity and cognition.
Om Healing YTTC sent me ready for my own yoga journey!
This is where I did my yoga teacher training. Words can't fully describe how therapeutic the entire experience was for me. The program in itself, on top of the mountains, culture, ancient ceremonies, and the connections built with the other diverse group yogis, is a time in my life that I will always cherish.