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8 Day Transformation Holiday Retreat in Olon
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Vikara Center, Av la mariposa 1, Olon, Santa Elena Province, Ecuador

Total transformation Holiday in Olon

Come to Vikara to experience a total transformation. This holiday yoga and wellness retreat is all about connection, calming the mind, feeling amazing in your body, and tapping into your divine spirit within. It’s the perfect time to evolve into a new you for the new year. You will begin transforming by treating your bodies with high-vibe culinary delights, indulging in deep relaxation practices, participating in strategic transformation workshops that give you tools to grow, practicing yoga, mindfulness, and meditation, and revitalizing your energy and confidence by surfing the beginner-friendly waves of Olon.

After your total transformation retreat, you will feel lighter and have more inner freedom and clarity; you will feel more confident and empowered to step into your true purpose. And the best part is that you can take your magical experiences and transformational tools with you so you can spread more love back into the world.

Meet the instructors

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Roey, Elba, David, & 1 More…
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Highlights

  • Daily yoga classes and workshops
  • Focus on different aspects of mind-body-spirit healing and evolution
  • Honor your body and celebrate physical movement as a healing practice
  • Surf lessons for both beginners and intermediate levels with personal attention
  • Food as medicine: Enjoy fresh veggies, balanced with lean proteins, healthy fats, and nutritious grains
  • The power of connecting to like-minded people
  • 7 nights accommodation

Skill level

  • Beginner
  • Intermediate

Yoga styles


7 days with instruction in English
The organizer also speaks: Hebrew, Spanish
Group size: Maximum of 16 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 people) 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 our 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

Who is this retreat for?

This retreat is for anyone who needs a respite from the grind and wants to feel revitalized, inspired, relaxed, and renewed. It is for anyone who wants to feel more self-love, inner peace, freedom from the noise in your head, joyful purpose in life, and confidence to step into your superpowers. It is for those who want to learn how to actualize your highest potential and seek guidance on how to integrate spiritual growth and physical wellness practices into your daily life. It is for those who desire more connection- to your community and family, to the truth of the universe, and to the divine nature within you.

Sample schedule

This is just a sample daily schedule, subject to daily changes depending on the retreat program, and your chosen add-on activities.

  • 07:30 Yoga class - Hatha / Vinyasa
  • 09:30 Breakfast
  • 11:00 Inner journey workshop
  • 13:30 Lunch
  • 16:00 Surf classes
  • 18:30 Sunset meditation
  • 19:30 Dinner

Instructors

Roey Klein

Elba Camejo

David Oliveros

Lindsy

Retreat location

Olon

Vikara is located in Olon, a magical, quiet, coastal town of Ecuador, where all that arrive immediately become enchanted. Here you will find the perfect balance of restaurants, nature and culture. You can be lucky enough to swim with dolphins, practice Spanish with the locals and walk the 7.6 km beach. Surf is year-round and the beach break is both friendly enough for beginners and challenging to more advanced surfers.

The beach break 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. Apart from the beach you will find endless mountains to explore on horseback in the jungle-like cloud forest.

Distances

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

Food

Healthy, nutritious meals catered to your dietary needs will be served. As Hippocrates said, “let food be thy medicine and medicine be thy food.” At Vikara, food is an 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.

The following meals are included:

  • Breakfast
  • Lunch
  • Dinner
  • Snacks

The following drinks are included:

  • Water
  • Coffee
  • Tea

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

  • Pescatarian
  • Seafood
  • 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.

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

  • 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)
  • Sound Bowls
  • Whale watching
  • Scuba Diving
  • Snorkeling
  • Paragliding

What's included

  • 7 nights accommodation
  • Daily yoga class
  • 4 surf lessons for any level
  • 1 Full body 60-minute massage
  • 1 Beginner Acro yoga class
  • Epic treasure hunt
  • Transformational breathwork sessions
  • Daily personal growth workshops
  • Three daily delicious and nutritious meals per day
  • Christmas dinner at our favorite local gourmet restaurant (excluding drinks)
  • Fresh fruits/snacks, coffee, and tea available 24/7

What's not included

  • Airfare
  • Airport transfers
  • Outings outside of the schedule
  • Extra activities
  • Health insurance
  • Extra nights
  • Tips and personal expenses
  • Extra spa or activities beyond what is listed

How to get there

Recommended Airports

Arrival by airplane

Please book your flight to arrive at José Joaquín de Olmedo International Airport (GYE).Vikara Lifestyle can arrange transportation to the airport on the departure day for an additional cost of 100 USD. It is 2.5 hours 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 19% 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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