Ecuador Yoga Retreats in the Andes or Galapagos 

Retreats in Ecuador with Amazon Andes Sky are designed to include a careful balance of adventure, relaxation, and yoga. Our mainland retreats don’t tie you down to just one lovely location…we include three! Explore the incredible diversity of Ecuador’s worlds: the Amazon jungle, Andes Mountains, or Galapagos Islands all within a country the size of Colorado. Our adventure retreats are for the active traveler and include hiking, horseback riding, zip lining, and more. For a more relaxed experience, opt for a personalized, private retreat at a luxurious mountain lodge. If wildlife is your passion, the Galapagos Islands Retreat is definitely the one for you. Whatever your interest, we are here to support you as you delve into your inner landscape and explore this great wide world of ours. Bienvenidos! We would love to see here on the equator.

 

Dates

June 26-July 2, 2016: Yoga Hiking Retreat in Ecuador

Jan 28-Feb 4, 2017: Galapagos Yoga Retreat with Kim Dyre

March 4-12, 2017: Galapagos Yoga Retreat with Kimberly Barun

 

Visit our website for additional retreat dates…we’re adding new retreats constantly!

 

Have your own group and want a private retreat? No problem! We can arrange a custom experience at any time throughout the year.

 

Location

Our retreats are located throughout Ecuador in a wild diversity of worlds including:

The famed Galapagos Islands

  • Historic cities
  • A tropical cloud forest paradise
  • The Avenue of Volcanoes
  • The windswept highland plains
  • The Amazon jungle
  • And more…

Ecuador is the most ecologically diverse country in the world according to its size. Add in its location on the equator and spring-like weather year round and you have access to wonderfully diverse locations mere hours apart.

 

On a 9-day ADVENTURE YOGA RETREAT, we travel from the cobblestone streets of Quito up into the heart of the Avenue of Volcanoes and end in a tropical cloud forest. Yoga practice is held beside crackling fires in an historic hacienda, on the roof top terrace of a boutique hotel in the city, and in an open pavilion overlooking the lush valley. Areas visited are: Quito, Cotopaxi, and Mindo.

 

During an 8-day GALAPAGOS YOGA RETREAT, you will stay in a beach front property on the youngest and largest island in the archipelago, Isabela. While there, you will hike a volcano, kayak through crystalline waters, sunbathe alongside marine iguanas, stroll with giant tortoises, and swim with sharks, sea turtles, sea lions, penguins, and more.

 

Rate

Adventure Yoga Retreat = $2200USD/person based on double occupancy

Galapagos Yoga Retreat = Starting at $2350USD/person based on double occupancy. Your final price will depend on the type of room you select

 

Pricing for our yoga retreats in Ecuador is designed to include as many costs as possible up front so you know about what you will spend BEFORE the retreat begins. There are a few meals and activities that are not included to allow for flexibility and customization within the group environment but we have calculated all other costs down to taxes and fees. The last thing we want is for you to return home to an unexpected break of your budget!

 

Included

  • Accommodation
  • Most meals
  • Daily Yoga
  • Private group transportation (including airport transfers on arrival and departure days)
  • Local guides on the mainland and certified naturalist guides in the Galapagos
  • Excursions: most are included though there are a few optional activities to allow for the greatest flexibility in your schedule while still noting the most complete price possible up front
  • Service charge for all hotels & meals included in your stay at the standard Ecuadorian rate of 10%

Galapagos Yoga Retreat with Alex Moody:

Alex Moody has been teaching yoga for over six years and is happy to call Asheville her home. She first discovered yoga in high school. Not having any studios in the town in Northern Virginia where she was growing up, Alex first learned about the poses from the tv show Exhale with Steve Ross. Years later, while suffering from migraine headaches in graduate school at the University of Virginia, Alex began a regular practice. Alex did both her 230 hour and 500 hour yoga therapeutics training at Asheville Yoga Center and graduated from Appalachian as a creative writing major (which she even uses while teaching yoga). Alex often works with one-­on-­one yoga therapy work and is currently training in Ortho­Bionomy techniques to work more fully with the parasympathetic nervous system. A self­proclaimed yoga mutt {and exercise mutt, she loves Pilates and CrossFit} Alex loves to learn about yoga from all different styles and has studied with many instructors including Michael Stone, Amy Weintraub, Steve Ross, Kathryn Budig, Heather Tiddens, and Bryan Kest.

 

Adventure Yoga Retreat with Amy Fix:

“I am an athlete at heart and want to share my of love of yoga with fellow athletes and non-athletes alike. I want to teach others that yoga can provide a non-competitive workout that improves everything from flexibility, endurance, balance and posture to mental focus and breath awareness. These aspects can be important in any athletic training as well as our daily lives.”
- Amy, RYT 200 and 500

Accommodation

Accommodations in each of our yoga retreats in Ecuador have been hand-picked for their unique character, comfort, and location. During an adventure retreat, you will stay in a boutique hotel, historic hacienda, and eco-lodge. When on a retreat in Galapagos, you will be in a laid-back, ocean front lodge with front row seats to every sunset and rooms varied in amenities from premium rooms including A/C, ocean views, and private bathrooms all the way to double rooms with shared bathrooms for the more budget-minded.

 

Amenities

  • Scenic & unique locations for yoga practice
  • 24 hour hot water for showers
  • Complimentary drinking water (bring bottles to refill)
  • WiFi (only in some locations)
  • Single, double, and triple accommodation options are available
  • Some hotels have sparkling pools while others have cozy living rooms with crackling fires. Amenities will vary according to your location but know that each lodge has its own unique charm

 

Meals

Most meals are included though we always leave room for you to “choose your own adventure” when there are just too many restaurants to choose from and we don’t want to limit you to just one! There are always vegetarian options. Please let us know ahead of time if you have more specific dietary needs and we’ll be happy to accommodate.

 

Optional

  • Extensions are available for both the islands and the mainland

 

Not Included

  • Flights
  • Galapagos Retreats: $100 national park fee & Transit Control Card
  • Items of a personal nature including but not limited to: postage, shopping, laundry, etc
  • Any activities you choose to do on “flexible days”

Contact AmazonAndesSky

PO Box 64

Lloyd, Florida 32337

Phone: 1-828-351-4759

Email: Nicole@AmazonAndesSky.com

Website: http://WhatToDoInQuito.com/yoga-retreats-ecuador/