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7 Days Therapeutic Yoga and Meditation Retreat Ecuador

  • Om Terra Country House, Aurelio Davila lote 13, Urbanización los Agaves, Rio Chiche, Quito, Ecuador


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.


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

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

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

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.

Check in

From 3 p.m.

Check out

1 p.m.

Dressing information

In this retreat you will be given cotton shirt and pants or a rope to wear for loosening purposes. You can also wear your own yoga clothes to practice.

What to bring

  • mosquito repellent
  • sunblock

Passport / visa

If you come from the Andean region, you can use your origin identification. Foreign travelers will need to apply for a tourist visa.

Additional information

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

  • Elena Graciela Sandoval Burbano

    Elena Sandoval has a PhD as a spiritual seeker and clinical psychologist and she is specialized on special education and was directly trained in Taoist therapeutic yoga by Dr. Hiroshi Motoyama. She holds a private clinical 25-year practice using yoga with clients and has pursued a spiritual training within Buddhism, shamanism and yoga. She has been headlong as a psychotherapist in private practice and at the psychological care area at the Metropolitan Hospital of Quito for 15 years.

  • Additional activities
  • Airfare
  • Airport transfers
  • Spa services

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 requirements are served and/or catered for:

  • Organic
  • Regular (typically includes meat and fish)
  • Vegetarian
  • Other dietary requirements on request
(If you have special dietary requirements its a good idea to communicate it to the organiser when making a reservation)
  • Rain drops therapy
  • Reflexology
  • Relaxing massage
  • Stone massage
  • Swedish massage
  • Neck and back massage

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.

  • Hiking trail nearby
  • Massage
  • Barbecue facilities
  • Fireplace
  • Garden
  • Free Wi-Fi
  • Tour assistance

Quito, Ecuador

Om Terra is a healing and retreat center that brings clients the possibility for inner growth and healing in a natural place, in which they can create healthy practices for planet earth.

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from US$1,200

7 days / 6 nights

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This retreat is also available on other dates, please select an arrival date below.

Sunday November 13, 2016
(7 days / 6 nights)

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