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29 Days 200-Hour Yoga Teacher Training in Ecuador

  • OM Healing Center, Avenida Paucarbamba 5-16 y Tomillos, Cuenca, Ecuador


Yoga Teacher Training Ecuador

Om Healing Center Cuenca is proud to present this Yoga Alliance certified 200-hour teacher training program in the Magical Valley of the Andes. This intensive program offers you a journey on a wave of self-development, generating guided physical and spiritual growth, all the while developing higher states of consciousness. Their approach? Practical, scientific, experiential and rooted in common sense.


  • Daily yoga classes
  • A wonderful massage
  • On-site Ayurveda doctor
  • 3 local trip to places of significance
  • Yoga Alliance certificate upon completion
  • 28 nights accommodation
  • 1 Temazcal ceremony
  • All vegetarian meals

Good to know

  • All ages are welcome as participants.

  • 28 days with instruction
  • English, Spanish
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Quillosisa Center has three villas, two swimming pools, and a small lake. It is surrounded by organic fruit trees and acres of forest, contributing to an air of peace and tranquility. Accommodations are based on double occupancy and include a private bathroom.

This teacher training will be held at Quillosisa Center in Cuenca, Ecuador. Officially Santa Ana of the Cuatro Rios, is one of the most beautiful cities in the world. Its historic center was declared a cultural heritage site by UNESCO in 1999.

Cuenca is also called the Athens of Ecuador for its architecture, its cultural diversity, its contribution to the arts, science, and letters. This magnificent city is the birthplace of great illustrious personalities of Ecuadorian society and is also known as Cuenca of the Andes. Cuenca is known as a peaceful city and second in the world for foreign retirement.

The drive from Cuenca to Yunguilla is a display of lush green hills, imposing mountains, and charming villages. You can appreciate the locals selling their fruits, vegetables, and Cacao by the side of the road.

The region is a major producer of sugar cane, coffee, papayas, pineapples, citrus, guavas, and more. One of the legends says that the origin of Yunguilla is related to Indigenous history as the center of the valley was a Cañari shrine showing some archeological evidence.

  • 1 Ayurveda assessment
  • 1 massage
  • 1 Temazcal ceremony
  • 3 daily meals
  • 3 local trips
  • 28 nights accommodation
  • Opening and closing sound therapy ceremony
  • Surprise gift bag
  • Yoga Alliance Certificate upon completion

For this yoga teacher training, no prior yoga experience is necessary, what is important is your desire to learn and share your experiences with the group. This teacher training will go beyond your graduation certificate, this program will take you into a personal transformation journey that will help you to embrace the real you.

You can only become a wonderful teacher when you let go of your limited beliefs and you are able to give your personal essence to those learning from you. Ayurveda classes will be held four times the first week and five times the second week.

Om Healing Center looks at the art of Yoga with a beginner’s point of view. They break down the practice and its teaching techniques to fundamentals and then begin to build on the collective understanding by adding layers of detail and complexity. If this is done without a solid base of understanding, the information is indigestible and your practice and teaching could suffer.

Sample daily schedule

  • 06:00 - 08:00 Morning Practice
  • 08:00 - 09:00 Breakfast
  • 09:15 - 10:45 Lecture I
  • 11:00 - 12:45 Lecture II only during week one. By week two, on Wednesday, teaching practice begins.
  • 12:45 - 14:00 Lunch
  • 14:00 - 15:00 Study hour
  • 15:00 - 16:45 Lecture III
  • 17:00 - 18:45 Evening asana workshop class
  • 19:00 - 20:00 Dinner
  • 20:00 - 20:45 Daily closing circle

Morning Asana Classes

Daily regular practice including Pranayama, Meditation, and Asana to develop your practice through experience.

Evening asana classes

Workshop style classes breaking things down in detail and developing into practice teaching as you share the knowledge you have learnt.


Applied anatomy, yogic philosophy, Ayurveda, and applied methodology.

Arrival by airplane

Please book your flight to arrive at Guayaquil Airport (GYE). The organizer may pick you up from the airport, at your expense. The pick-up is available but it is not included in the price. If your flight arrives at an earlier day, please let OM Healing Center know of your schedule so they can arrange an earlier pickup.

Group size

Maximum 20 persons.

Seasonal information

Dry season is from May to November. It is semi-tropical during the day with 25 degrees and cooler at night. Rainy season starts from December to April. Rain is to be expected regularly at night on most days.

Mobile / communication information

You may bring your unlocked mobile and you can buy a sim card. Internet is available for all students but there will be restriction of usage.

Electricity information

110 volts outlets are used at the facilities.

What to bring

Comfortable yoga clothing, shorts, t-shirts, sun hat, swimming wear, a light sweater or jacket for weekend trips, trekking shoes and a good pair of running shoes, and sandals. The Center has a gift shop with for daily necessities, but if you have a brand that you prefer, please bring them with you. Regular mats will be provided, however, if you want your own personal mat, you are welcome to bring it with you.

Extension options

You may arrive up to one day earlier, and leave the day after.

Passport / visa

Please verify all visa and passport requirements that you may need in the Ecuadorian embassy website.

Medical information

There is a local hospital not far from the center. OM Healing Center has an on-site first aid and supplement facility.

Important information

OM Healing Center Cuenca kindly asks participants to abstain from smoking, drinking, meat consumption, and the use of medicine plants during the entire training period.

Additional information

For more information, ask your questions directly to OM Healing Center, who will be happy to assist you. Simply click on the Send Inquiry button to send a message.

Three local nature excursions in the Andes to trekking and visit the city of Cuenca, which is surrounded by four rivers; Tomebamba, Tarqui, Yanuncay, and Machangara, are included in this retreat.

  • Additional activities 
  • Additional massages
  • Ayurveda Treatments
  • Personal expenses
  • Transportation from and to Guayaquil Airport (GYE)
  • Supplements from health food store

During this teacher training, you will be served three daily vegetarian meals, three teas, and unlimited filtered water.

During this teacher training, you will enjoy one massage of your choice. You may also enjoy the homeopathic and alternative clinic on-site with a cranial massage therapist, a Thai massage therapist, an Ayurveda practitioner, homeopathic treatments, spiritual structure facilitator, a sound therapist, and a health food and supplementation advisor for an additional cost.

  • Hiking
  • Horse riding / rental
  • Massage
  • Swimming pool
  • Beach nearby
  • Yoga deck
  • Free Wi-Fi
  • Tour assistance
  • Review by Anali Ramirez

    "I'm 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 cranial massage were really helpful, too. I totally recommend this retreat, it will change your life."

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  • Review by Alex Roy from Melbourne, Australia

    "This place is incredible!"

    "Marie Elena and her family are such beautiful people and they do everything they can to make sure you have a great experience."

    "Make sure you check out one of their classes or retreats."

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  • Review by Tanya Hunter

    "It was great thank you :) Had a great month, insightful and learnt a lot. The food was to die for, the location and accommodation were lovely."

    "The organiser's and all people involved were absolutely amazing."

    "Would definitely recommend it to others :)"

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  • Review by Trista Jones

    "Best yoga in Cuenca. Something for all levels, and friendliest staff that you will find anywhere."

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  • Review by Natalie from England

    "This was the first retreat that I have ever attended but I would highly recommend it. Stefan was a very fun yet thorough teacher offering good advice & I know that my practice has improved since I have returned. I can honestly say that I have never returned from a holiday feeling fresher & energized!A big thanks for Stefan for a fab holiday!" website, edited, edited

  • Review by Natalia

    "After very short time - intensive 5 days of yoga (breathing techniques, pranayama, asanas, posture analyses,) sun, healthy food, lot of laugh, enough sleep managed to stay fitter, leaner, more flexible (- minus 3kg). Stefan's out of the box thinking and healthy "intelligent" approach to yoga did really made me think as Im teaching yoga classes myself. Stefan is very knowledgeable about anatomy, yoga theory well aware of the traditional yoga teaching too. I bet, we are going to hear about Stefan in "Yoga World" soon." website, edited, edited

  • Review by Lilian Van Hove

    "Hi Stefan! I wanted to thank you for the interesting and motivating workshop last weekend! I really enjoyed it, especially this different flow that is created with using the breath differently. Cheers, Lilian"

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  • Review by Andrea Milde hrn

    "Thank you Stefan again for a wonderful class today! I really enjoyed your teaching style and presence during the practice. Looking forward to checking out your tutorials. Best of luck on Malta!"

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  • Review by Hanne Hanson

    "Stefan, I really appreciate how your yoga practice lean towards mindfulness, which helps me create greater body awareness, and therefore allows me to access my own body. I also appreciate your focus on finding alignment in the yoga practice, something I interpret as finding a sense of wellness in our body, during each yoga-pose. Then our focus can be on what happens inside our own body rather then all the others I have health problems that make any activity an obstacle. It has been wonderful to experience a sense of greater oxygen flow in my bloodstream after attending your classes! I do not know if it is the extensive breathing or the stretching that causes the relief, but it is truly wonderful! As one hand would be sufficient to count my yoga-class experiences, I am at the new beginners level zero, so this can only become better! What a gift to get access to your knowledge at this time! I will make good use of your uploaded videos!"

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  • Review by Angela Nadler

    "It's been one short month since I began my yoga journey and I can honestly say that It has already changed my life. All of the crazy, (sometimes 'out-there') health benefits you hear about how yoga changes you are all absolutely true! My husband and I moved to Cuenca, Ecuador about three months ago and I began looking for a form of exercise to replace running, (due to the negative impact running was having on my knees). My mother-in-law recommended me to try yoga. She has avidly practiced yoga for decades and says it's the best form of exercise for the mind, body, and soul. So I said, "why not? I'll give it a shot." Little did I know that I would find something far beyond exercise; an entirely new way of life through yoga. "


    "When beginning my practice, shortly after deciding to give yoga a go, I found Om Healing Center in Cuenca. The Om Healing Center is a family-run yoga studio that welcomes you with warm smiles and open arms. They have an uncanny way of making you feel like family as soon as you walk through the door. The center provides a fun, accepting, and safe environment to be yourself, and accommodates everyone no matter what level you may be at. I can't say enough good things about this place. After our first class at Om Healing Center, my husband and I quickly decided to buy a one month unlimited membership because we enjoyed it so much. Om Healing Center offers several classes and workshops, including Hatha yoga, Ashtanga yoga, meditation, chakra workshops, yoga for kids, and more and we've thoroughly enjoyed them all!"


    "Within a month of practicing yoga I have experienced mental clarity; a great way to increase mental clarity is through meditation and exercise. Yoga combines the two to create an excellent clarity in the mind. When we are focused completely on holding balance in a pose the mind becomes sharp and all other thoughts are removed providing clear focus. Before I began yoga, I mainly had strength in my legs and since beginning my yoga practice I've now developed strength in my chest, back, core, and arms. Yoga has also helped me become a more balanced being and now I can hold balance postures such as side planks, tree poses, and headstands. I never thought in a million years I could balance myself on my head. I've not only found physical balance but also balance in my life and thoughts. "


    "The lessons have helped me to reduce my stress because with more yoga comes less stress. Yoga helps to reduce stress because it promotes relaxation, which is the natural opposite of stress. I describe leaving a yoga studio like leaving a spa. You feel like you just had the best body massage of your life. The flexibility is a big one for me and I know this will be an ongoing journey. I am not that flexible and have especially tight hamstrings but with every class I notice I become more flexible and limber. And finally I have improved my relationship with my husband. I love practicing yoga with my husband. There is something so special about sharing yoga with your loved one. After yoga we feel happy, energetic, confident, and connected as a couple."

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  • Review by Mine Tobar

    "La experiencia del profesorado de yoga fue una de las mejores decisiones que he tomado! La entrega y el conocimiento de los maestros hicieron de las semanas de entrenamiento un aprendizaje completo!! Muy recomendado!!"


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  • Review by Mariana Rivas from Caracas, Venezuela

    "Estoy muy agradecida de haber hecho mi yoga teacher tranning de 200hrs con la Familia de Om Healing Center, se sintió el amor de principio a fin, desde unas maravillosas instalaciones, comida vegetariana y Vegana de altísima calidad, clases teóricas completas y un gran instructor que nos enseñó mucho. Recomiendo al 100% esta bella experiencia con ellos, además son todos hermosas personas, siempre atentos a cualquier detalle. Gracias, esta experiencia a transformado mi vida."


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Cuenca, Ecuador

OM healing Center offers a friendly atmosphere where students have the opportunity of joining the yoga community and holistic health center also with bilingual services in English and Spanish.

from US$2,850

29 days / 28 nights


Arrival: Sunday January 15, 2017
Departure: Sunday February 12, 2017



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