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Taoist Yoga and Meditation Retreat in Ecuador

Join this wonderful retreat to learn the theory and practice of Taoist yoga and meditation. Join yoga instructor Elena Sandoval to learn the basis of this ancient practice, study the Chinese meridian theory related to yoga, and learn the chakra system. Practice silent meditation, mantras, and mudras surrounded by rural Ecuador. Enjoy the silence of nature and find inner growth through healing in a natural place.

Retreat highlights

  • Daily yoga practice
  • Learn the chakra system
  • Daily silent meditation sessions
  • Study of Taoist yoga theory
  • 6 nights accommodation
  • Daily healthy meals

Yoga styles

7 days with instruction in English
Spoken languages: Spanish, English
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During this retreat, you will stay either in a private, shared double, or triple room with a king or queen size bed. The Om Terra guesthouse has five rooms available and each two rooms share a bathroom. All accommodations have Wi-Fi connection.

Om Terra Meditation and Yoga Retreat Ecuador Program

During this retreat, you will practice seated and action meditation twice a day, one session will be during the afternoon followed by one at night. Also, you will learn yoga theory and practice in a daily basis with Taoist yoga oriented teachings developed by Dr. Hiroshi Motoyama. You will study the Chinese meridian theory as well as meditation mantras and mudras and the chakra system elements. This retreat will give you time to share your life experience during a bonfire night and integration activity.

Taoist therapeutic yoga

It is a series of physical and mental exercises transmitted by Dr. Hiroshi Motoyama, Japanese Shinto priest and founder of the California Institute for Human Sciences, who dedicated his life and efforts to study physiological psychology. In the last 20 years he and his colleagues have discovered the existence of an energy system that travels through the body's connective tissues. This energy system in the ancient books of acupuncture is known as the meridian system. In Western medicine, connective tissues have been considered simply inert tissues, however if we consider the latest research by Dr. Hiroshi Motoyama, it is possible to realize that the really serious connective tissue are the meridians leading the life energy to every cell and organ of the body. The Taoist therapy yoga works with the body taking into account this finding exercises that help lengthen and energetically cleanse the system of connective tissues thus enabling the chi or prana to flow harmoniously through the meridians.

Sample schedule

  • 09:00 - 09:10 Welcome and silence
  • 09:10 - 10:30 Taoist therapeutic yoga theory and manual
  • 10:30 - 12:30 Yoga practice
  • 12:30 - 13:30 Lunch
  • 13:30 - 14:30 Integration process
  • 14:30 - 15:30 Seated meditation
  • 15:30 - 16:30 Active meditation
  • 16:30 - 17:00 Closure and snack
  • 17:00 - 19:00 Dinner and silence bonfire


Elena Graciela Sandoval Burbano
Spiritual Seeker, General Psychologist, Master in Special Education & PhD Clinical Psychologist, Yoga Instructor for Adults, children & Special Children. <br /> Holds a practice for 7 years in Health Psychology/Hospital Work in Ecuador , specialized in trauma and special care unit at a private hospital in Quito.<br /> Teacher at different universities in Ecuador and On line instructor.<br /> Founder of Om Terra health and retreat center and CEO, since 2015.<br /> and Instructor on the Om Terra Costa y Sierra Retreats on the field of yoga and Meditation or Ecotherapy o just Silence Retreat at your own pace for the number of days you request.<br /> You ask we find the way to help you grow.<br /> Thanks for choosing us!<br /> Elena<br /> Om Terra CEO

Retreat location

This retreat will take place at the Om Terra country house at Quito, Ecuador. The guest house is at the top of a canyon with a great mountain view and offers a variety of trails to walk and open air activities like bird watch.

Places nearby

  • Mariscal Sucre International Airport (UIO) - 45 minutes



  • Hiking trail nearby
  • Massage


  • Barbecue facilities
  • Fireplace
  • Garden


  • Free Wi-Fi
  • Tour assistance


This retreat includes three healthy organic meals a day with unlimited water and coffee available. All meals are made with ingredients from local farmers. You will be served vegetarian and non-vegetarian organic food.

The following meals are included:

  • Breakfast
  • Lunch
  • Dinner
  • Drinks

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

  • Vegetarian
  • Organic
  • Regular (typically includes meat and fish)
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)

During this retreat, you can experience adventure and relaxing activities. You can play volleyball at Om Terra facilities or do a trail hike and discover the guesthouse surroundings. You can also ask Om Terra for their tour services that include a hike around the Andes mountains, a visit to the Papallacta thermal springs, or visit Quito's colonial area.

Spa treatments

  • Rain drops therapy
  • Reflexology
  • Relaxing massage
  • Stone massage
  • Swedish massage
  • Neck and back massage

What's included

  • 1 daily meditation practice
  • 1 daily Taoist yoga class
  • 3 daily organic meals
  • 6 nights accommodation
  • Integration and silent activities

What's not included

  • Additional activities
  • Airfare
  • Airport transfers
  • Spa services

How to get there

Driving directions from Mariscal Sucre International Airport (UIO)

  • Take "la ruta viva"
  • Leave at exit Tumbaco

Driving directions from Quito city

  • Take "la ruta viva"
  • Leave at the Tumbaco-La Tola exit

Arrival by plane

Please book your flight to arrive at Mariscal Sucre International Airport (UIO). Transfer from and to this airport is available upon request with Om Terra for an additional cost.

Cancellation Policy

  • A reservation requires a deposit of 100% of the total price.
  • The deposit is fully refundable if the booking is cancelled up to 28 days before the arrival date.
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