7 days retreat for Yoga Shamanism & Surf in Mompiche Beach

Mompiche, Ecuador

Iris Disse
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Dec 7, 2020 - Jan 10, 2021
Group size: 2 - 30
7 days retreat for Yoga Shamanism & Surf in Mompiche Beach
Mompiche, Ecuador

Iris Disse
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5 reviews

Dec 7, 2020 - Jan 10, 2021
Group size: 2 - 30

About this trip

At the edge of the ocean in Mompiche village.

Classes will be available every day and you can come from one day to a month under reservation.
Classes are offered in english and spanish

With the sponsorship of Durga´s Tiger School, we will have a Yoga and Shamanism Camp / Retreatat Mompiche Beach in the north coast of Ecuador, close to Esmeraldas.

We will open a space and time near the ocean where Spiritual Healing can take place.
This will be a great opportunity for all the people interested in working on their own consciousness, progressively unfolding the information that lies within each person´s soul and sharing these experiences with people who are in the same quest.

The place and surroundings of Mompiche, are filled with lush and abundant vegetation, rivers and waterfalls, and you can discover the flora and fauna of the tropical forest all around, in your free time.

The Retreat has been developed as a workshop with theoretic and practice elements. We will work with ancient wisdom to integrate and experience the yogic and shamanic state of consciousness in our daily life experience. This retreat is a great combination of meditation, tantra yoga, hata yoga, massage and shamanism from different shamanic traditions around the world.

Classes will start early in the mornings and they are going to be over around the sunsets with time in the middle to enjoy the beach and surfing. There is going to be a roof for our classes, just in case there is too much sunlight or we have some occasional rains.

With our shamanism classes we want to introduce people in the shamanic experience that for us means to get in a deep relation with nature and with ourselves as human beings.

We will do an introduction to the shamanic world and we are going to work with different techniques and knowledges coming from different tribes.

The shamanism classes are always a mix of theoretical knowledge and shamanic practice. We need to understand how the shamanic techniques we are using work and where they come from before we can use them in an appropriated way.

So there will be the possibility to find your spirit animal (Guardian Spirit), to join us in our traditional Tobaco and a Cacao ceremonies, to get in touch with nature and the elements in a shamanic way, to work with the sound, drums and traditional chantings.

As part of this workshop there will be the possibility to do a ceremonies with the sacred Yage, a power plant from the Ecuadorian Amazon, that is used as a medicine from different cultures in Ecuador and south America.
To participate in the Yage ceremony you need enough time to prepare yourself for the experience and also time to process all the teachings of the medicine, that’s why people will be asked to be in the Yoga & Shamanism Camp one week before the ceremony starts and stay for at least 4 days after the ceremony finishes.

In the free time there is a lot to do! Mompiche has a very rich flora and fauna and is one of the best surf spots known in Ecuador. So there is the possibility to learn surfing or just rent a surfboard.


Daily program from Monday to Friday

  • from 7:00 to 8: meditation or little yoga session
  • 8:00 : breakfast
  • from 9:00 to 11:00: hatha or tantra yoga class
  • from 11:00 to 15:30: time for beach or a surf class (lunch is available from 12:00 to 14:00)
  • from 15:30 to 18:30 (on monday, wednesday, friday): tantra yoga session with ayurvedic foot massage or hata yoga session with hawayan massage (loomi loomi)
  • from 15:30 to 18:30 (on tuesday and thursday)_: shamanism classes

Week ends program

  • 8:00 : breakfast
  • from 9:00 to 12:00: tantra yoga session with ayurvedic foot massage or hata yoga session with hawayan massage (loomi loomi)
  • from 12:00 to 14:00: lunch time
  • from 15:00: possibility for extra activities like surf, massage, Cacao Ceremony, extra Yoga class, excursions to the typical forest

The accommodation: Camping Maracumbo

People will have the choice to rent a room, a cabin or to stay in a tent on the camping place as we will do.
Maracumbo Camping & Cabañas has shared bathrooms, showers, and a community kitchen for the people who want to cook for themselves at night.
There is also free Wifi access for the people that need internet connection.

We will enjoy Vegetarian and Vegan Breakfasts and lunches included in the price. It’ s important for us that the people can stay focused on the classes that will always start on time and use their free time to enjoy and connect with the surroundings or do extra activities which can benefit our journey.
In the night time you can go out for dinner, stay at the camping where there is dinner service too for 5$ extra or just cook for yourself.

What’s included

  • accommodation
    options for: personal ten, tent provided by the camping, dormitory, double cabin or private cabin
  • 2 meals per day
    vegetarian or vegan breakfast and lunch
  • Meditation and yoga clas
  • Shamanism classes
  • Massage practice
    Ayurvedic foot massage and Loomi Loomi massage
  • personal massages
  • dinner
    possibility to ask for it for 5USD extra or dinner outside
  • transport to Mompiche

Available Packages

accommodation in personal tent
19 left
Deposit: $171
tent provided by the camping
15 left
Deposit: $203
10 left
Deposit: $189
duble cabin
10 left
Deposit: $392

Your Organizer

Iris Disse
5 reviews
A film, radio and theatre maker, Iris teaches the Tantra Yoga classes, Durga´s Tiger Dance and “Applied Tantra Philosophy” Iris Disse is a Master Yoga Teacher, the catalyser of Durga´s Tiger School in Ecuador, choreographer of this transforming energy composition of Yoga, Tantra, Arts and Shamanism. She has taught tantra and yoga for over 17 years in Festivals, Universitites and Workshops.


Great balance and introduction to many creative ways to focus on your well-being. I loved the experience and would recommend for anyone for at least a week.
By Magdalena K for MAGGIE: Yoga Vacation in Ecuador - Tantra Yoga Arts Shamanism on 12 Feb, 2020
Great experience! Durga Tiger School has a wonderful teachers' team with great individual knowledge and when teachers come together, the awareness is even more important. Life changing experience with lots of practical material to go home and be a really grounded Kaula Tantra Yoga Teacher. Forget the books, the mind, start feeling, living, being, doing ... Great food also. Will go back next year to continue the journey, as this journey is never finished... Thank you Durga Tiger School and students along the road.
By Birgitte D for BRIGITTE DEVOS: balance for 200hr Tantra Yoga Shamanism TT in Ecuador on 26 Jan, 2020
the zegg community where the training took place is a wonderfull location for alternative projects and also for the inner work that you do in a yoga teacher training. Iris Disse is a very warmhearted teacher, interested in the growth of her students. so I liked the training and the location a lot.
By Pedro C for 23 days 200hrs Tantra Yoga Shamanism teacher training in Germany on 02 Aug, 2019
It was wonderful. Great teachers, great location. I learned a lot for my life. I highly recommend this wonderful place.
By Andreas P for 22 days 200hrs Tantra Yoga Shamanism teacher training in Ecuador (Apr) on 30 Apr, 2019
Nice location and good teaching experience. Tantra yoga, Kundalini yoga and Sjamanisme. Delicious vegetarian food, thanks Nancy. Supper lovely students... I miss them... Inneke
By Ingrid (Inneke) V for 28 days 200hrs Tantra Yoga Shamanism Teacher Training in Ecuador (Feb) on 21 Mar, 2019