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4 Days Holistic Yoga and Surf Beach Retreat with Massage in Olon, Ecuador
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Vikara Center, Calle Rosa Mistica, Olon, Ecuador

Transformational Yoga and Surf Holiday in Ecuador

Come to Vikara to experience true inner transformation. At our beautiful retreat and wellness center on the beach of Olon, you will find tranquility, balance, and the joy of connection and community. Find the inner peace you are seeking by treating your body with high-vibe culinary delights, relaxing in the hammocks or by the pool, reviving your spiritual practices of yoga and meditation, and connecting to nature with surfing and horseback riding. Come here to heal, to rejuvenate, to connect mind, body, and spirit, to find your true nature and tune into your inner wisdom. When you leave, our goal is to help you feel lighter and have more clarity, and to help empower you to take your magical experiences and transformational tools with you so you can spread more love back into the world.

Meet the instructors

Roey, Elba, & David
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Highlights

  • Daily morning yoga class
  • 1 full-body 60-minute massage
  • 3 nights private beachfront accommodations
  • 2 amazing surf lessons with special attention and use of the board for the rest of the day
  • Daily delicious and fresh breakfasts and lunches from locally sourced produce
  • Fresh fruits/snacks, coffee, and tea available 24/7
  • 10% discount on your next retreat

Skill level

  • Beginner
  • Intermediate
  • Advanced

Yoga styles


3 days with instruction in English
The organizer also speaks: Spanish
Group size: Maximum of 10 participants
Airport transfer available:
José Joaquín de Olmedo International Airport (US$100 per person)
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Accommodation

Check-in Time:
15:00
Check-out Time:
12:00

Vikara offers 8 ocean-front suites with shared (2 pp) and private-room options. All suites include private bathrooms, air-conditioning, hot showers and Wi-Fi. Other amenities include: swimming pool, ceremonial tepee, sweat lodge, garden, yoga shala overlooking the ocean, and a community area featuring the dining area and lounge space to relax in.

Our new locations is an upscale center with 7 rooms arranged around a community area and pool, and the beach is right in front.

Our model for retreats is that we hold open availability for surf and yoga retreats- meaning people come on any date they prefer and we offer retreat experiences to suit the individual.

Everything about this trip will be tailored just for you.

This is not a sit-down group model, but in everything we do, we strive to cultivate a community vibe, with shared meals, public yoga classes, ceremonies on designated dates, and hosting workshops.

Program

Sample schedule:

  • 07:30 Yoga class
  • 09:30 Breakfast
  • 11:00 Free time or consultation with the facilitators
  • 13:30 Lunch
  • 15:00 Surf class
  • 18:30 Sunset, followed by free time to walk and explore the surroundings

This is just a sample daily schedule. The schedule will be adjusted for every retreat before the arrival of the guests according to their needs.

Instructors

Roey Klein

Elba Camejo

David Oliveros

Retreat location

Vikara is located in Olon, a magical quiet coastal town of Ecuador, where all that arrive immediately become enchanted. Within its 10 streets, Olon has on offered a few cafes and restaurants where the village reunites and share their time. This is really a perfect village to distant yourself from the hustle and bustle of your daily life.

The true gem here is the nature! 12 kilometers of sandy beach and endless mountains with the jungle-like environment.

The beach break there boasts some of the best consistent beginner waves in the country, the relaxed atmosphere will create the perfect escape that is needed while on a retreat.

Distances

  • Guayaquil - 2 hours 30 minutes
  • Montanita, 5 kilometers
  • Puerto Lopez - 40 minutes

Unique features

Activities

  • Cooking classes
  • Horse riding
  • Kayaking
  • Kitesurfing
  • Massage
  • Surfing
  • Swimming
  • Windsurfing

General

  • Garden
  • Terrace
  • Yoga deck

Food

Healthy nutritious meals

As Hippocrates said, let food be thy medicine and medicine be thy food. At Vikara, food is art and central to well-being. The products are fresh and locally sourced, whilst the menus are designed to provide great tasting meals that are whole, hearty, natural, home-cooked, and well balanced.

With the chef’s flair in design and knowledge in healing foods, you can expect during your stay that your plate will look as attractive as it does deliver on taste and nutrients.

If you would like to take some cooking skills back home, the chef will happily share some of his secrets, so that you too can create exciting menus at the leisure of your own home.

Dinners are not included and you are encouraged to explore and support local restaurants in town. If you wish your dinner to be cooked for you by your host, you can order it daily upon request. 

The following meals are included:

  • Breakfast
  • Lunch
  • Snacks
  • Drinks

The following drinks are included:

  • Water
  • Coffee
  • Tea

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

  • Gluten Free
  • Organic
  • Regular (typically includes meat and fish)
  • Pescatarian
  • Whole food
  • Other dietary requirements on request
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)

In addition to the scheduled retreat program, there are many other activities available in the local area, including swimming on the beach, whale watching, scuba diving, snorkeling, and paragliding.

Vikara retreats can arrange a wide array of additional services including:

  • Shamballa energy healing
  • Boxing lessons
  • Thai massage
  • Dynamic physical training
  • Horseback riding
  • Isla de la Plata excursion
  • Kickboxing and personal training
  • Massage
  • Holistic therapies
  • Hiking
  • Surf trips
  • Private yoga
  • Spanish lessons
  • Plant medicine ceremony (Ayahuasca and Sanpedro)

What's included

  • 3 nights private beachfront accommodations with emperor king bed or two twin beds
  • Daily morning yoga class
  • 2 amazing surf lessons with special attention and use of the board for the rest of the day
  • Daily delicious and fresh breakfasts, lunches
  • Fresh fruits/snacks, coffee, and tea available 24/7
  • 10% discount on your next retreat

What's not included

  • Airfare
  • Airport transfers
  • Extra drinks
  • Outings outside of the schedule
  • Extra activities
  • Health insurance
  • Extra nights
  • Dinner

How to get there

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Arrival by airplane

Please book your flight to arrive at José Joaquín de Olmedo International Airport (GYE). Private transportation can be arranged from and to the airport for an additional cost of 100 USD each way. It is a 2.5-hour ride.

Arrival by bus

There is a direct bus you may take. The cost is 6 USD and it takes 2.5 hours.

Airport: José Joaquín de Olmedo International Airport Airport transfer available: José Joaquín de Olmedo International Airport (US$100 per person) Additional charges may apply. You can request this in the next step.

Cancellation Policy

  • A reservation requires a deposit of 14% of the total price.
  • The deposit is non-refundable, if the booking is cancelled.
  • The rest of the payment should be paid on arrival.
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