Vikara Lifestyle aims to promote positive transformation and change by providing an environment in which you can relax and revitalize by doing yoga, meditation, and surfing.

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from Switzerland, June 2021

"Amazing Experience! Relax, Surf, Yoga, & Great Food"

Vikara was an excellent place to find some peace while enjoying surfing & yoga. The breakfast and lunch meals on property were great and the restaurant options for dinners around town were amazing!

Keena Schaerrer

from United States, March 2020

"Phenomenal experience! Everything we hoped for and MORE!"

Our entire experience at Vikara was amazing and perfect! The location in idyllic, friendly, and charming Olon, combined with the beautifully designed and appointed facilities of Vikara, with an amazing staff of kind, professional and wonderful people was everything we could have asked for. Roey and Lindsy have created such a wonderful space that provided for and encouraged the physical and spiritual journey we came for. The yoga with Elba was perfection every day....she is truly a gift and gifted at what she does! The plant ceremonies with Amalia were so powerful, and truly life changing! We absolutely love and honor Amalia...she was so incredible! The food was healthy, beautiful, and delicious! The surfing was so much fun and literally right outside our door! We couldn’t have dreamed of a more PERFECT and enjoyable experience than we had at Vikara! We can’t wait to come back again!

Cristan Vergottini - Cohen

from United States, February 2020

"A place to restore, relax & reconnect."

My retreat at Vikara was one of the best trips of my life. From initial booking to departure Roey, Lindsey and the whole Vikara team were on top of their game. If you're looking to relax and reconnect with what matters in an intimate and personalized setting then i urge you to look into Vikara- you definitely won't be disappointed. The beachside location is ideal the facilities are beautiful and the food is amazing, but more importantly the staff puts their whole heart into everything they do and it really shows.

Sarah Rooney

from United States, February 2020

"Amazing Transformational Retreat"

Everyone who works at the retreat center is kind and amazing, the accommodations are fantastic, and the food is delicious. The beach is right out a private gate out the back, which is close to beach shops and the gorgeous warm ocean. I can’t wait to go back.

Eva Yim

from South Korea, February 2019


Food was great. Surfing class was amazing. However the rest of the facilities and the program was not enough to fulfil my expextions.


from United States, February 2019

"Safe, fun, easy-to-customize "

Breakfast and lunch are delicious. Yoga and surf classes are excellent. The staff immediately made me feel comfortable. Very flexible schedule to mix and match whichever activities you prefer.

Chelsea Herskovitz

from United States, January 2019

"My favorite experience in Ecuador"

I arrived here and immediately felt like family. I cannot day enough amazing things about Vikara and the entire crew here. They truly made the experience so easy and enjoyable. The teachers are so informed and patient as you learn. The food was AMAZING. And the entire team was welcoming. Cannot wait to come back!

Jillian Zarra

from United States, August 2018

"#VikaraForPresident "

I recently returned to the states from my 1st retreat at Vikara. As a newbie to this type of excursion, I had few expectations but my time spent at Vikara was one of the most memorable experiences of my life. I will continue to thank myself for taking the plunge and booking the trip and giving myself the most special gift I have ever received. From the moment the communication began with the team members at Vikara I felt comforted, excited, and hopeful. During my time at Vikara I had the opportunity to listen to my body during our yoga classes. I wasn’t bound to the clock, pressured by a room full of people, or judged in any way. In some ways I feel like my first session with Elba was my very first yoga class. She showed me the true celebration of the practice. She listened to my body and provided the confidence, experience, and guidance I needed. Our yoga classes were fun, exploratory, and informational. A spark was definitely ignited inside that can't wait to continue see what else I’m capable of!I really appreciated the variety of meals provided by Nali. Shutout to her for listening when I told her that pesto was my favorite and then packing me pesto/mozzarella sandwich while away on an all day trip. All other aspects; surfing, massage, rooming accommodations succeeded expectations. I truly felt right at home. I even stayed an extra day.The lessons I learned while at vikara will continue to inspire me always go for what I want and to listen to my heart.

Gary West

from United States, August 2018

"Bliss exists and can be found here."

Every person associated with this retreat has a gift and is willing to share it with the clients. Elba's yoga is steeped in spiritual awareness. Her 2 hour daily yoga and her 1 hour meditation provides a comfortable yoking of true self and our bodies resulting in a transformational experience in every class. Flexibility, balance, awareness and unconditional love express themselves through Elba. Unforgettable. Speaking of love, there is so much love in Nali's cooking that we can taste it. From home style Venezuelan meals to improvised creations using whatever is available and fresh and healthy, I looked forward to and was never disappointed by each of her beautiful meals. I'll never forget the black bean and Cacau brownies. Aime and Hewaneeta, exists as channels on this planet for spiritual healing the revelation of life paths. The Ancient Medicine Healing Ceremonies are undertaken with careful attention to ancient traditions establishing a safe, peaceful, and enlightening experience. A couple of these ceremonies start at night and continue until dawn. For the great majority of this time Time and/or Hawaneeta are expressing through ancient music, songs and prayers of the ancestors that ring out from the fire of the teepee to the lives of the participants, to nature, and wildlife within miles and miles , who each respond as a part of the unfolding natural spiritual symphony. Not something one gets much opportunity to experience these days. But its offered here.