Plant Healing | 7 day Ecuador Yoga Retreat

Ayampe, Ecuador

Ba
6 reviews
Dec 27, 2021 - Jan 2, 2022
Group size: 15 - 40
Plant Healing | 7 day Ecuador Yoga Retreat
Ayampe, Ecuador

6 reviews

Dec 27, 2021 - Jan 2, 2022
Group size: 15 - 40

About this trip

NOTE: The 'double occupancy' rate is the price of TWO people sharing the same bed (not including the  $300 deposit for the second person which is added during checkout). 


Ring in the new year (in 2021/2022) with Bre & Flo for as we connect with nature and step into the magic at this Breathe and Flow yoga retreat. Submerge yourself for 7 days of yoga, breath work, sound healing, lectures, workshops, swimming, delicious plant-based meals crafted from local chefs, plant medicine ceremonies, a NYE ecstatic dance party, and so much more. 


Immerse yourself in a sacred space allowing yourself to open up and receive deep insights as the catalyst for inner healing and personal growth. Ecuador is home to an ancient and cultural tradition of meditation, prayer, and healing so we're excited to ring in the New Year with clarity, intention, and connection alongside a community of beautiful like-minded souls. We’ll be utilizing the insights and lessons gained from our experiences in the last year and gather for some deep introspection, cleansing, and goal setting as we enter into 2022. Together, we'll step into the new year with more energy and clarity than we had the year past; with a renewed grasp on our lives, our health, our well-being, and our future. 


With nature hikes, nearby surfing, a transformative healing space, an opening fire ceremony, and several yoga classes that integrate pranayama and meditation, you'll cultivate love and spaciousness as you tune into nature while tuning into yourself. This is a down-to-earth retreat for those who want the grounding experience of being engulfed by the healing land.


Connect more deeply with your Self, mother nature, and those around you, while opening yourself up to new possibilities, physically, mentally, emotionally and spiritually by taking time to ground down in the land of the Amazon. 


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ABOUT OUR RETREATS

WARNING: if you're on the hunt for a yoga retreat where there's just two classes a day, shopping, gossiping, chillin' at the beach all day, then going out dancing and getting drunk at night, then our yoga retreats are NOT for you. We have a different way of hosting yoga retreats. When we sat down and put together our dream yoga retreats, we designed each of them with the agenda that would inspire *us* to attend the retreat ourselves.


We share everything we know and love, from creatively-sequenced power vinyasa flow classes that integrate functional range conditioning kinstretch to restorative yoga with essential oils, pranayama breathwork, meditations, handstand workshops and daily drills, arm balances, myofascial release therapy, ayurveda, lectures on fasting, mindfulness, and more. We'll snap some dope pics of you throughout the retreat and add the edited versions to the group photos folder afterwards so you can reminisce on the experience.


All of our 2021 retreats include plant based meals, beautiful accommodations, and local cultural events (depending on which retreat you attend), such as water temple healing, surfing, ice bath cold exposure, amazon jungle excursions, cacao ceremonies, shaman-guided sacred plant medicine ceremonies, spa and saunas, massages, hiking in the alps, and so much more.

You get the point. our mission is to share with you ALL the tools you need to be successful in your life so you can go home and truly ignite the fire within your soul to chase your dreams and CATCH THEM ✨


If you’re at a pivotal moment in your life, processing a new direction, or looking for a fun and meaningful way to remember who you are and reconnect to your personal power, THIS IS IT! Our retreats are designed for people interested in personal growth surrounded by a supportive community of new friends while exploring movement, breathwork, and activities that connect and challenge your body and mind. Our concept is, "you do you," so you're not required to attend everything in the packed agenda, but we deliver plenty of opportunities to make this an experience that will ignite positive shifts in your life if you show up and say YES!


We welcome all levels of experience. Expect the movement classes to be accessible, challenging, and playful no matter your level of fitness. You don't need to be a yogi (whatever that is anyways) or a gym junkie - you just need to be a human being interested in growing. You can come alone, with your partner or with a friend - most of our retreat attendees are solo travelers and we become a wolfpack instantly - you’ll feel as though you’ve arrived hOMe.

YOGA CLASSES

Practice yoga in a beautiful hardwood floor open-air yoga studio in the bamboo temple where mats, blankets, straps, and bolsters are all provided. The yoga classes will be a vinyasa (linking movement with the breath), as well as yin/restorative (a gentle practice with longer holds - all poses on the ground). 


The creatively-sequenced classes will incorporate pranayama (breathing), strengthening, stretching, energizing, and meditation. In addition, there will be several workshops (arm balance, handstands, myofascial release) and lectures. You will experience a safe and nurturing space, leaving you feeling relaxed yet energized. 


Thinking you're not "advanced" enough to attend yet? Think again. It doesn’t matter how long you have been practicing yoga, ALL our classes and workshops are for all levels, beginners as well as very experienced practitioners and instructors. We start all of our workshops at the beginner level and work up throughout the session allowing students to step off the train and go back to the basics whenever they'd like. We offer a little bit of everything with nearly 20 years of combined experience of studying human anatomy/nutrition and over 1000 hours of yoga teaching & trainings from Thailand, India, Germany, and the US. 


You can check out all of our certifications on our YogaAlliance profiles here: Bre & Flo

VENUE & LODGING

Located minutes from the ocean on the edge of a rainforest in La Reserve Manabi in Ecuador, Wild Child Village is an ultra-private boutique eco-village nestled on a 70 acre property in the jungle by the ocean in a little village called Ayampe. 


Ecuador encompasses a wide range of natural formations and climates, from the desert-like southern coast to the snowcapped peaks of the Andes mountain range to the plains of the Amazon Basin. The gorgeous South American country is one of the most biodiverse countries in the world as houses the Andres, the Amazon Rainforest, and the Galapagos Islands. 


Wild Child Village is such a special place. As Bre was following the owners' journey over the years and watched them build the village from the ground up infusing their love for each other, their community, and the land, she knew that she had to host a retreat there someday. It's an eco-village that blends modern technology with Native culture. The unique structures of the village are built solely with bamboo, rope, and recycled materials, which in time will eventually grow into the environment - it's in tune with nature and bursting with character and personal touches. 


With lodging options ranging from private bamboo suites with views of the ocean from your balcony to tents under the star filled sky, there’s an opportunity for everyone to find a space that suits them best. The bamboo lodging huts and lounge domes, several hammocks, and endless meditative spaces throughout the village, you’re bound to relax, rejuvenate, and heal. Beyond the village, guests can stroll through the jungle and head down to the ocean to play. 


When you book a "double occupancy bed," you are booking TWO people at the retreat and it often includes a steep discount: one spot for you and one spot for a friend/partner/lover that you're sharing the bed with. 


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WHO ARE WE?

If you have no clue who we (Bre & Flo) are and you just stumbled across this retreat because of the pretty pictures, then you can click here to see how our story began. You can also check out our Facebook reviews, Instagram feed, Testimonials, and our YouTube channel to get a feel for our classes and style, and our overall philosophy on life. 


Bre and Flo are Registered Yoga Teachers (RYT) with Yoga Alliance® holding certifications as RYT 500, E-RYT 200, and are also Yoga Alliance Continuing Education Providers (YACEP). They are trained and certified in vinyasa yoga, hatha yoga, yin yoga, restorative yoga, prenatal yoga, myofascial release therapy, reflexology massage, and reiki energy healing. They are also certified in Functional Movement Screen (FMS) Level 1 and 2, as well as certified Functional Range Conditioning (FRC) Mobility Specialists. Bre and Flo have taught at several premium yoga studios in the San Francisco Bay Area for many years and are now teaching their retreats, workshops, masterclasses, and at festivals around the world specializing in handstands, arm balances, and power vinyasa yoga. 

PLANT MEDICINE CEREMONIES

We’ll have plant medicine ceremonies (kambo and ayahuasca) throughout the week that are completely optional to join and cost an additional fee.* On  NYE, you will be free to integrate your experience dancing under the stars, wading in the ocean, or journaling with warm tea under the new moon. Welcome the new year with your fellow passengers and as you visualize your path forward for 2022. When you leave, you’ll be equipped with the tools and support to make positive changes in your own life and in the world around you.


This retreat provides the opportunity to explore the self and understand the true nature of your reality. The plant medicines utilized cleanse the mind, body, and spirit and are healing both physically and emotionally. The power plants are here to assist you on your journey and begin the inner-work, to expand your consciousness, and to reconnect to all that is.


Your experiences will be guided by Hwaneetah and Aime, an amazing couple who embody the divine feminine and masculine in love. With their beautiful medicine music, strong prayers, and heart opening medicine, these two healers/curanderos are the best in the region and create life changing ceremonies. If you’ve ever been interested in plant medicine, this is a great introduction to working with the sacred power plants in a safe and beautiful environment.


*The plant medicine ceremonies are not financially included in this retreat. Payment for the ceremonies (about $200 USD per person) will be made directly to the Curandero Shamans at the venue. 

TRAVEL & ARRIVAL

Wild Child Village [MAPis located at 33 Wild Child Trail, Ayampe, Ecuador. 

  • Plan to arrive at the village by 2p on Monday, December 27th (what a great monday that'll be, eh?!) 
  • You are responsible for researching any travel restrictions from your home country
  • Government Legal Requirements
    • A valid passport is required 
    • Passport must be valid at least six months after your arrival in Ecuador (July 2022)
    • Passport must have at least two blank visa pages 
    • You must have printed proof of onward / return flights 
    • No visa is required for a stay of up to 90 days but please confirm your visa requirements before booking your flight

arrival by plane

Nearby Airports: 

Manta (MEC) // 2 hour drive

Guayaquil (GYE) // 4 hours drive


If you're in the US, sign up for cheap flight alerts at Scott's Cheap Flights and keep your eyes peeled for deals to South America :)


ground transportation

30 minutes north of Mantanita and 20 minutes south of Puerto Lopez in Ayampe. More detailed instructions and maps will be provided closer to the retreat date. We will take local transportation to off-venue events (hikes, meals, surfing, exploring, etc).


covid-19 travel status

  • If the retreat is cancelled for any reason, you will be issued a full refund (including deposits). See the full refund policy in our Terms & Conditions
  • It's your responsibility to stay up-to-date with your specific country travel restrictions
  • Global travel restrictions per country can be found here.

reducing impact

As human beings, by simply existing on planet earth, we leave behind an unavoidable carbon footprint. We always encourage people to explore this beautiful world and of course love that you’re joining us on this retreat, but we also understand our responsibility to sustain and protect the beautiful places we all have the privilege of visiting. Flying in a plane is one of the most carbon-intensive activities known to mankind. With our Carbon Offset Initiative, we take responsibility to sustain and protect the beautiful places we get to visit and enjoy. That's why we're proud to partner with the Carbonfund Foundation to offset our unavoidable energy expenditures by giving an annual donation to this incredible nonprofit organization to offset our carbon use. 


We invite you to join us in reducing our carbon footprint and contributing to a more sustainable future. More information can be found on the Environment page of our website. Head to the Carbonfund Foundation to calculate and purchase tax deductible carbon offsets for your travel and lifestyle. By purchasing carbon offsets, you can contribute to projects that reduce greenhouse gas emissions, develop clean technologies, preserve forest conservation, and support a more sustainable future. Thank you for joining us to reduce our impact on this beautiful planet!

PAYMENT

Retreat Pricing

  • All prices are listed in US Dollar 
  • All ‘single occupancy’ prices/bookings are per person
  • All ‘double occupancy’ prices/bookings include TWO people at the retreat in the same bed (minus the cost of the second persons $300 deposit which is an additional add-on during checkout)
  • Neither booking option includes airfare, ground transportation, travel insurance, nor plant medicine fees (if applicable). 
  • If the retreat is cancelled due to Covid-19 or for any other reason, you will be given a full refund of all payments made to BnF including the deposit. More information can be found in the T&C's below.

Deposit: Reserve your spot with a non-refundable $300 deposit per person. 


Discount: Only one discount code can be used per booking. As a way to show our support to our Patreon Community, we offer discounts to active Karma or Moksha Level Patreon Members. See Patreon for all the details. 

 

Retreat Payment: Payment plans are available! Payment can only be made by credit/debit card. BnF will charge the retreat balance in full two months prior to departure (OCTOBER 27, 2021) using the card on file. If full payment is not received by two months prior to Retreat Start Date, we reserve the right to cancel your reservation and fill your spot. We will make every effort to avoid this situation by contacting you prior to and on the day of the balance due date.


Payment Changes: If it is necessary to make changes to previously submitted payment types, please contact BnF at info@breatheandflow.org. Please provide your name, specify the retreat in question, and the best way to contact you. Do not submit credit card information over email.

TERMS & CONDITIONS

Please read through the Breathe and Flow Yoga Retreat Terms & Conditions before booking your spot. If you have any questions regarding our policies, please contact us via email at info@breatheandflow.org.


What’s included

  • 6 nights accommodation
    at The Wild Child Village
  • plant-based meals
    [fresh, delicious, organic meals, snacks, tea, coffee, water]
  • morning yoga classes
    [co-lead energizing vinyasa flow class]
  • evening yoga classes
    [co-lead relaxing restorative class]
  • opening fire ceremony
    [welcoming event]
  • daily meditation
    [guided and non-guided]
  • daily pranayama
    [breathing exercises]
  • handstand
    [workshop | 2 hour]
  • arm balance
    [workshop | 2 hour ]
  • myofascial release
    [workshop | 2 hour]
  • vinyasa foundations
    [workshop | 1 hour]
  • modern yoga lifestyle
    [lecture | routines, nutrition, ayurveda]
  • what is mindfulness
    [lecture | mindfulness in a nutshell]
  • fasting to cleanse
    [lecture | overview of fasting]
  • private yoga studio
    [with mats, strap, blocks, and blankets]
  • TuneUp therapy ball
    [massage ball used during our classes and workshops; you get to keep and take home]
  • aerial silks
    [amenities]
  • free wifi
    [amenities]
  • cozy lounge spaces
    [amenities]
  • hammocks
    [amenities]
  • transportation
    flight, ground, taxi, train, scooter, whatever :)
  • travel insurance
  • plant medicine fee
    the plant medicine ceremonies are not financially included in this retreat. payment for the ceremonies (about $200 USD per person) will be made directly to the Curandero Shamans at the venue..

Available Packages

tent · private · single occupancy tent
Sold Out

In this booking: 1 person tent. Camp out in the tropical jungle oasis! This package comes with a  tent, mattress pad and cozy linens. Really immerse yourself in nature as you take in the sounds of the tropical birds and waves crashing in the distance. 


Keep in mind that this booking means you're roughin' it so although it's the cheapest option and you want to save money, we encourage you to really consider this option deeply before booking (ie if you've never been camping before and/or don't enjoy sleeping in a tent, this option isn't for you!) For only $300 more, you could bring a friend and have a double size bed in a shared room.

$990
Deposit: $300
L bamboo · shared · single occupancy bed
Sold Out

There are five rooms in the Bamboo Temple:


Large | Earth | 3 Double Beds

Large | Air | 2 Double Beds

Large | Water | 3 Double Beds

Small | Spirit | 1 Queen Bed

Small | Fire | 1 Queen Bed


This booking reserves one person a single occupancy spot a double size bed sharing a LARGE room (either Earth, Air, or Water - specific rooms will be assigned closer to the event date). 


Large Bamboo Room rate for single occupancy bed: 1690

Large Bamboo Room rate for double occupancy bed: 1290 x 2 people = 2580 (a savings of 445 per person if you share a bed)

$1690
Deposit: $300
L bamboo · shared · double occupancy bed
Sold Out

There are five rooms in the Bamboo Temple:


Large | Earth | 3 Double Beds

Large | Air | 2 Double Beds

Large | Water | 3 Double Beds

Small | Spirit | 1 Queen Bed

Small | Fire | 1 Queen Bed


This booking reserves TWO people sharing the same bed in a LARGE shared room (either Earth, Air, or Water - specific rooms will be assigned closer to the event date). 


Large Bamboo Room rate for single occupancy bed: 1690

Large Bamboo Room rate for double occupancy bed: 1290 x 2 people = 2580 (a savings of 445 per person if you share a bed)

$2580
Deposit: $300
S bamboo · privat · single occupancy bed
Sold Out

There are five rooms in the Bamboo Temple:


Large | Earth | 3 Double Beds

Large | Air | 2 Double Beds

Large | Water | 3 Double Beds

Small | Spirit | 1 Queen Bed

Small | Fire | 1 Queen Bed


This booking reserves one person a single occupancy spot in a queen bed  in a SMALL shared room (either Spirit or Fire - specific rooms will be assigned closer to the event date). 


Small Bamboo Room rate for single occupancy bed: 1890

Small Bamboo Room rate for double occupancy bed: 1490 x 2 people = 2980 (a savings of 545 per person if you share a bed)

$1890
Deposit: $300
S bamboo · privat · double occupancy bed
Sold Out

There are five rooms in the Bamboo Temple:


Large | Earth | 3 Double Beds

Large | Air | 2 Double Beds

Large | Water | 3 Double Beds

Small | Spirit | 1 Queen Bed

Small | Fire | 1 Queen Bed


This booking reserves TWO people sharing the same bed in a SMALL shared room (either Spirit or Fire - specific rooms will be assigned closer to the event date). 


Small Bamboo Room rate for single occupancy bed: 1890

Small Bamboo Room rate for double occupancy bed: 1490 x 2 people = 2980 (a savings of 545 per person if you share a bed)

$2980
Deposit: $300
cabin · private · single occupancy bed
Sold Out

This booking reserves one person a single occupancy spot in a queen bed in a private cabin.  


Cabin rate for single occupancy bed: 2890

Cabin rate for double occupancy bed: 1990 x 2 people = 3980 (a savings of 900 per person if you share a bed)

$2890
Deposit: $300
cabin · private · double occupancy bed
Sold Out

This booking reserves TWO people sharing the same queen bed in a private cabin.  


Cabin rate for single occupancy bed: 2890

Cabin rate for double occupancy bed: 1990 x 2 people = 3980 (a savings of 900 per person if you share a bed)

$3980
Deposit: $300
loft RQ· shared · single occupancy bed
Sold Out

This is the Premium Bamboo Loft called Rose Quartz which has two queen size beds it in. 


This booking is for one person in a queen bed in a shared loft.  


Loft rate for single occupancy bed: 2490

Loft rate for double occupancy bed: 1790 x 2 people = 3580 (a savings of 545 per person if you share a bed)

$2490
loft RQ · shared · double occupancy bed
Sold Out

This is the Premium Bamboo Loft called Rose Quartz. 


This booking reserves TWO people sharing the same queen bed in a shared loft.  


Loft rate for single occupancy bed: 2490

Loft rate for double occupancy bed: 1790 x 2 people = 3580 (a savings of 545 per person if you share a bed)

$3580
loft TE · shared · single occupancy bed
Sold Out

This is the Premium Bamboo Loft called Tiger Eye which has four twin size beds in it.


This booking is for one person in a twin bed in a shared loft.  

$1990
Deposit: $300

Available options

'double occupancy' +1 booking deposit
$300
1h private yoga photoshoot [see website]
$300


Itinerary

daily yoga classes
creatively sequenced vinyasa and restorative classes for all levels

Practice yoga in a beautiful hardwood floor open-air yoga studio where mats, blankets, straps, and bolsters are all provided. The classes will be vinyasa yoga (linking movement with the breath), as well as restorative yoga with essential oils (a gentle practice with longer holds - all poses on the ground). 


The creatively-sequenced classes will incorporate pranayama (breathing), strengthening, stretching, energizing, and meditation. In addition, there will be several workshops (arm balance, handstands, myofascial release) and lectures. You will experience a safe and nurturing space, leaving you feeling relaxed yet energized. We strongly encourage beginner yogis to join us, as this is a perfect opportunity to gain the knowledge about the practice from the ground up. For experienced yogis, this is also a great place to deepen your existing practice and continue to grow. 


**Thinking you're not "advanced" enough to attend yet? Think again. It doesn’t matter how long you have been practicing yoga, ALL our classes and workshops are for all levels, beginners as well as very experienced practitioners and instructors. We start all of our workshops at the beginner level and work up throughout the session allowing students to step off the train and go back to the basics whenever they'd like. We offer a little bit of everything with nearly 20 years of combined experience of studying human anatomy/nutrition and nearly 1000 hours of yoga teaching & trainings from Thailand, India, Germany, and the US. 

Your Organizer


Ba
Breathe and Flow LLC
6 reviews
Bre and Flo are Registered Yoga Teachers (RYT) with Yoga Alliance® holding certifications as RYT 500, E-RYT 200, and are also Yoga Alliance Continuing Education Providers (YACEP). They are trained and certified in vinyasa yoga, hatha yoga, yin yoga, restorative yoga, prenatal yoga, myofascial release therapy, reflexology massage, and reiki energy healing. Check 'em out at the following locations on the interwebs: IG @breatheandflow YouTube @breatheandflow Facebook: @breatheandflow

Reviews

Bre and Flo- I can't thank you enough for your thoughtfulness and dedication to our Joshua Tree Yoga Retreat. You two continue to impress us all- I can't imagine the months, days and hours of preparation that went into planning every minute of our time together; and somehow you two execute this flawlessly, and with so much love...how do you do it??? Your ability to exemplify mindfulness in every aspect of your lives continues to inspire us all to do the same, and your ability to develop a group of strangers into lifelong friends is extraordinary. Thank you for changing MY life; I will never forget this experience.
By Monique N for Desert Healing | 5 day Joshua Tree Yoga Retreat on 29 Apr, 2019
JN
I wasn't familiar with Bre or Flo before I spontaneously signed up for their Joshua Tree retreat in March but I am so glad to have found them! They are both incredible humans who put so much love and passion into their practice and teachings. The way they programmed the retreat was perfect with outdoor hiking excursions, a private group session at the Integration (which is really hard to reserve on your own!) and of course the right blend of yoga, breathwork and meditation in both the morning and evening, plus very informative inversion and arm balance workshops. They also secured us in-home Italian chefs preparing completely plant-based meals. This retreat really inspired me and gave me a chance to reset and restart some really healthy practices. Excited to retreat with them again!!
By Jessica N for Desert Healing | 5 day Joshua Tree Yoga Retreat on 26 Apr, 2019
Bre & Flo are amazing yogi's. Their retreat was the perfect combination of yoga, informative lectures, "field-trips," and chill time. They put an immense amount of dedication into planning such a memorable retreat unlike anything I've ever been on. I'm glad I got to be a part of such an amazing location with tons of healing energy & love. Namaste.
By Bree H for Desert Healing | 5 day Joshua Tree Yoga Retreat on 02 Apr, 2019
My deepest gratitude and thankfulness towards Bre and Flo for organizing this retreat. It was wonderful. The retreat was exceptionally organized, it was heart-opening, challenging, very informative, comprehensive, and truly provided for implementing more yoga into my life, every day, at my home. During the retreat, not only did we practice yoga twice a day, we also learned myofascial release techniques, had a fantastic handstand and arm-balance workshop, created essential oil spray and sages, and we received the nicest welcome bag ever. Every single second was filled with loving kindness and passion. I am very thankful and grateful and look forward to continuing the journey. Thank you so much Bre and Flo
By Silke R for Invest in Yourself | 3 day Sonoma California Yoga Retreat on 01 Aug, 2018
KM
I came on this retreat solo and left with 23 new friends, thanks in part to the hard work Breathe and Flow put into planning the weekend and also to The Lotus Farm, the gorgeous farm that hosted and spoiled us with life-changing delicious vegetarian meals that we could all bond over :) Every part of this retreat was exactly what I was looking for in a weekend escape where I could nourish my mind, body, and soul!
By Kylie M for Invest in Yourself | 3 day Sonoma California Yoga Retreat on 25 Jul, 2018
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