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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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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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.
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.
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.