Mystical Yoga Adventure in Ecuador
An amazing yoga and adventure retreat in a tropical Andean Mountain paradise !
From the world headquarters of Qi-Yo Yoga in Auroville India, founder Swami Agung and his primary co-teacher Ariadne Antahkarana, bring Qi-Yo to the Andean heart of Ecuador. You can join us for this transformative experience! You will be among a select 12 participants and co-create with us a 15day mystical odyssey at Vilcabamba Ecuador, the Sacred Valley of Longevity and Playground of the Incas, where Incan royalty once went for rejuvenating retreats.
Qi-Yo Adventure Retreat Program
Widen and deepen your spiritual self-development practice with daily Qi-Gong and yoga instruction, high vibration living foods diet, powerful sound-journeys, adventures into Pachamamas sacredplaces, and interactive encounters with profoundly inspired visionaries within their paradisiacal oases of devotion. Partake in Incan Shamanic Ceremony, activate interpersonal spirituality with group consciousness practices, and uplift your heart and consciousness in unity with the global surging ofthe human spirit !
Qi-Yo offers a wholistic and integrated approach that aims to instill a life-improving practice that unifies the fundamental traditions of human knowledge, for the benefit of the practitioners and of all mankind. This system helps people find a connection to the global esoteric heritage from ancient times to present day. Chinese and Indian yogic systems are foundational to the techniques used in Qi-Yo, in combination with a synthesis of other methods to help you elevate your consciousness and refine your physical and energetic well-being. The home base and accommodations for the retreat will be the Canciondel Corazon Eternaculture Centre, a facility whose design and purpose combines beauty, function, and conscious living.
CanciondelCorazón translates to song of the heart, and Eternaculture is the marriage of permaculture with abiding spiritual awareness. Among the principles embedded in its philosophy are my life is my spiritual practice , and I am in interdependence with both the natural world and the spiritual realms. The centre is a model of sustainable design, with solar energy, wastewater bioremediation, permaculture landscape, and bountiful gardens which supply much of the fresh organic food for the living foods retreat menu. The daily teachings and yoga practice are held in the centresSantuario de Luz (Sanctuary of Light), a spacious and versatile group practice andmusic sanctuary with both indoor and outdoor areas, beautiful vistas and great acoustics.
Know before you go
- airport transfer from Loja regional airport or Loja bus terminal to Vilcabamba is included in retreat cost.
- you can fly to Quito International Airport and take are regional flight on Tame airlines to Loja regional airport, or you can take an overnight or day bus from Quito to Loja.
- you can fly to Guayaquil International Airport and take a regional flight, bus or shuttle to Cuenca and then on to Loja.
- you can extend your stay at Cancion del Corazón Centre both before and after the retreat.
- you dont need to bring a yoga mat - you receive a complimentary oval Qi-Yo yoga mat to use during the retreat and to take home with you afterwards.
Inspiring Adventures included in the Retreat:
Cascada Pilgrimage with local guide and nature interpreter into Podocarpus National Park, experience the incredible ecosystem of a tropical cloud forest, culminating at a majestic waterfall.
Mandango Horseback Trail Ride:
Ride to the summit of Mandango, legendary sacred mountain of the Incan Empire, with unforgettable panoramic vista of the Andes.
Legacy Sanctuary at Tumianuma:
Meet Jay and Caroline at their incredible LS1 sanctuary for deep ecology earth stewardship, learn about the living ways of water and human harmony with nature, and participate in an interactive presentation and discussion on personal reality and collective consciousness.
Montesueños Centre for Peace, Sustainability and the Arts:
Meet visionary artist Meridith Miller at her masterpiece of architecture and landscape design. After a tour of the grounds, buildings and art, we arrive at the ceremonial temple to receive an Andean Cosmovision presentation and traditional Incan Despacho Ceremony.
Kokopelmana Seed Sanctuary:
Meet seed carrier KitziaKokopelmana, devoted to preserving seed varieties for humanitys future, and master of artistic edible landscape design.
Deepen your understanding of permaculture as we tour and explain the landscape and facility design, off-grid energy and water systems, and participate in a discussion about integrating natural systems and advanced technology for a sustainable way of living. Evening program of sound journeys, Sufi Zikr, Kirtan, meditation, enlightenment media, and more...
Vegetarian Living Foods* breakfast and lunch, plus energizing superfood smoothies and fresh juiced green drinks at morning and afternoon breaks are included. Dinner is up to you. Local markets feature tropical fruits and organic produce. A fully equipped open air kitchen is available for guests to prepare and share meals, or you can explore the diverse flavors of local and international cuisine at Vilcabambas many affordable cafes and restaurants.
* About the Living Foods Diet :
We create our bodies from the food we eat, and in the case of the living foods diet, we also fortify our energy bodies by consciously elevating, conserving, and absorbing the Qi contained in the living plant bodies that we tend, gather and consume. The living foods diet is very refined and specific, and while optimizing the micro-nutrient and Qi content of the food and our ability for full absorption, it also refines and optimizes our relationship with eating. This is a purifying program, physically, emotionally, and energetically. In modern human culture, we use eating to fill a variety of needs and wants, both conscious and unconscious. By applying living foods awareness as a transformational discipline, we wean ourselves from previous eating patterns and arrive at a very clear and direct communion with the elements, plant kingdom, and life energies that sustain our physical form and energetic condition. The foods eaten are plant sourced, organically grown, freshly harvested, and enzyme active. Care is taken to conserve and enhance both the vigor and also the vibrational quality of its Qi. Food is never heated above 105°F, exposed to chemicals or EMF, or processed in a way that deteriorates its nutritive and energetic state. Food is grown, harvested, prepared, and eaten holding awareness that plants are living creatures with energy bodies and plant consciousness. Maintaining a deep appreciation for their beauty, humble reverence for their service to us, and a spiritual love for their aliveness raises their Qi and vibration, and ours, while generating a conscious resonance and spiritual communion with them. Nuts and seeds are always soaked and rinsed to activate their enzymes and rinse away germination inhibitors. Sprouts have a particularly vital Qi, the germination energy being activated, and also the nutrients are thus enhanced and in highly absorbable form. Raw Fermented foods fortify the probiotic intestinal flora and provide additional nutritive and enzymatic compounds. Ayurvedic flavor balancing principles are used to enhance the deliciousness of the food for a whole-being, full spectrum nourishment experience. The liquids within living plants are structured and contain concentrated nutrients and Qi. Freshly prepared juices from freshly harvested vegetables cleanse and nourish our cells, glands and organs and raise the vibration of our energy fields. Smoothies made from fresh fruits, soaked nuts and seeds, and super foods such as blue green algae, bee pollen, raw cacao, acai berry, cordiceps mushroom, aloe vera and maca root are highly antioxidant and supply the body with abundant nutrients, electrolytes, and vital energies.
Vilcabamba rests at 5000 ft elevation in the Andes mountains of Ecuador, about 5 south of the equator. The climate is as good as it gets, and is commonly referred to as eternal spring. It is known as the Valley of Longevity, and the playground of the Incas, where Incan royalty would go for rejuvenating retreats. This theme carries forward to present times, it is a healthy environment that energetically supports self development and spiritual awakening. The Vilcabamba town center features international cuisine along with local fare, and local markets of tropical fruits and vegetables. Vilcabamba is on the edge of Podocarpus National Park, where stunning vistas, wilderness hiking and horseback trail riding adventures await.
Things To Do
Personalize your adventure - extend your vacation:
While you are in Vilcabamba:
- have a personal Medicine Ceremony with local shamans
- book a week at the Vipassana meditation centre
- attend a sweat-lodge ceremony
- participate in a full moon drum circle
- move body and energy at an ecstatic dance event
- learn spanish and connect with the locals
- practice kundalini yoga at the Mandango Pyramid
- sing sacred music at the Taizé circle
- choose from a wide array of therapeutic spa treatments, from turkish baths and reiki to rolfing and conscious touch
While you are in Ecuador:
- explore Ecuadors diverse ecosystems and climate zones
- take a river trip in the Amazon Jungles with Indigenous Shuar guides
- visit an exotic bird sanctuary in Zamora
- bask in the natural thermal springs at Baños
- explore the cultural marvels of Cuenca
- take a sea voyage to the Galapagos Islands
- rent a car and drive the exotic coastal route for tropical beaches, surfing and seafood
CanciondelCorazón / Song of the Heart Facilites
Surrounded by tropical gardens, and a growing food forest, Song of the Heart is a place to experience harmony and abundance within a functioning permaculture ecosystem. The eco-lodge features off-grid solar energy and integrates ecological consciousness in all of its operations. A variety of accommodations are available including cabins, rooms, dormitory, and tenting.
FROM $ 2195.00 PER PERSON
12 Days / 11 Nights
Arrival: Friday, Apr 11, 2014
Departure: Tuesday, Apr 22, 2014
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1 Person Package
Private room $ 2195.00
2 Person Package
Private rooms $ 4390.00
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YOGA PRACTICE FROM THE HEART