Plant Medicine Yoga Retreat | 8 days Ecuador

Manglaralto, Ecuador

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Nov 28 - Dec 5, 2021
Group size: 15 - 15
Plant Medicine Yoga Retreat | 8 days Ecuador
Manglaralto, Ecuador


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Nov 28 - Dec 5, 2021
Group size: 15 - 15

About this trip

* Rate for single occupancy room for 1 person: $3390 USD

* Rate for double occupancy room for 2 people: $2990 USD each x 2 people = $5980 USD (a savings of 400 per person if you share a room)


Save an additional $300-500 per person by joining us on Patreon (details below)!


Join Bre & Flo in Ecuador as we connect with nature and step into the magic at this Breathe and Flow yoga retreat. Submerge yourself for 8 days of yoga, breath work, sound healing, lectures, workshops, ice baths, delicious plant-based meals crafted from local chefs, plant medicine ceremonies, a trip to the beach, 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 close out 2021. Together, we'll close out the year with more energy and clarity, a renewed grasp on our lives, our health, our well-being, and our future. 


With ice baths, 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 Andes and Amazon. 

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. 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, Bromelia is an enchanted retreat center nestled in the jungle by the ocean in a little village called Manglaralto. Bromelia is in tune with nature and bursting with character and personal touches. With dozens of windchimes, constant palo santo burning, several hammocks, and endless meditative spaces throughout the venue, you’re bound to relax, rejuvenate, and heal. 


Each spacious room includes:

  • WiFi internet
  • air conditioning and a ceiling fan
  • balcony with hammock
  • a private bathroom with hot water 
  • 2 beds per room
    • solo occupancy booking will have 1 double bed and 1 single bed
    • double occupancy room will have 2 double beds

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. 

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 check out our YouTube channel to get a feel for our classes and our overall philosophy on life. You can also check out our Facebook reviews, Instagram feed, and Testimonials.


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 (2 Ayahuasca and 1 San Pedro) throughout the week and participation is mandatory. 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 plants are here to assist you on your journey inward, to expand your consciousness, to heal your wounds, and to reconnect to all that is.


Your experiences will be guided by Aime and Hwaneetah; an amazing Shaman and Medicine couple who embody the divine feminine and masculine in love and have been working with medicine for over 20 years. The medicine is harvested by their own hands which is a meticulous process that takes many weeks to complete. With their beautiful 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 the PERFECT introduction to working with the sacred power plants in a safe and beautiful environment. Before you sign up, please read through the entire FAQ on Aime and Hwaneetah's website to ensure that you're well informed about the medicine. 

TRAVEL & ARRIVAL

Bromelia is located at Km 4 Via Dos Mangas, Manglaralto, Santa Elena, Ecuador.

  • Plan to arrive at the retreat center between 12 - 2p on Sunday, November 28th
  • Plan to depart the retreat center after 1p on Sunday, December 5th
  • 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 hour drive

Quito (UIO) // 10 hour 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 :)


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 by purchasing carbon offsets. More information can be found on the Environment page of our website. 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 room 
  • Neither booking option includes airfare, ground transportation, nor travel insurance
  • 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.

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. 


Payment Changes: If it is necessary to make changes to previously submitted payment types, please contact BnF at events@breatheandflow.org. 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 support@breatheandflow.org.


What’s included

  • 7 nights accommodation
    at Bromelia Retreat Center
  • opening fire ceremony
    [welcoming event calling to the four winds, connecting to the Sacred Fire of the Heart, and participate in a Tobacco cleanse.]
  • 2 ayahuasca ceremonies
    [experience profound healing and shifts in your psyche]
  • 1 san pedro ceremony
    [receive the power to make positive changes through the help of the energetically masculine healing medicine of San Pedro (Huachuma).]
  • sweat lodge ceremonies
    [experience purification through therapeutic herbs, steam, song, and prayer to release stress, muscle tension, and detoxify the mind, body and soul.]
  • morning yoga classes
    [co-lead energizing vinyasa flow class]
  • evening yoga classes
    [co-lead relaxing restorative class]
  • daily meditation
    [guided and non-guided]
  • daily pranayama
    [breathing exercises]
  • arm balance & foundation
    [workshop | 2 hour]
  • plant-based meals
    [fresh delicious meals, snacks, tea, coffee, water]
  • ice baths
    [guided breathwork and journey into the ice to explore the edge of your comfort zone and experience the profound healing benefits of cold exposure
  • handstand
    [workshop | 2 hour]
  • orientation video call
    [an opportunity to discuss your intentions, receive guidance, and answer any questions you may have about how to prepare, the location, agenda, or the ceremonies.]
  • private yoga studio
    [hard wood floors]
  • massage therapy ball
    [massage ball used during our classes and workshops; you get to keep and take home]
  • free wifi
    [amenities]
  • air contidioning
    [amenities]
  • cozy lounge spaces
    [amenities]
  • hammocks
    [amenities]
  • gift bag
    [welcome bag with a book and many other goodies]
  • transportation
    flight, ground, taxi, train, scooter, whatever :)
  • travel insurance
  • aerial silks lessons
    available for an extra fee
  • reiki energy healing
  • akashic reading
    available for an extra fee
  • limpio cleansing
    available for an extra fee
  • haircuts
    available for an extra fee
  • sound healing
    available for an extra fee
  • structrual integration
    available for an extra fee

Available Packages

1 person · single occupancy room
Sold Out

This booking is for a single person in a private bedroom. Each spacious room includes:

  • wifi internet
  • air conditioning and a ceiling fan
  • balcony with hammock
  • a private bathroom with hot water 
  • 2 beds per room
    • single occupancy booking will have 1 double bed and 1 single bed
    • double occupancy room will have 2 double beds

Rate for single occupancy room: $3390 USD

Rate for double occupancy room: $2990 x 2 people = $5980 USD (a savings of 400 per person if you share a room)

$3,390
2 people · double occupancy room
Sold Out

This booking pays for 2 people sharing the same private bedroom which has two beds. Each spacious room includes:

  • wifi internet
  • air conditioning and a ceiling fan
  • balcony with hammock
  • a private bathroom with hot water 
  • 2 beds per room
  • single occupancy booking will have 1 double bed and 1 single bed
  • double occupancy room will have 2 double beds

Rate for single occupancy room: $3390 USD

Rate for double occupancy room: $2990 x 2 people = $5980 USD (a savings of 400 per person if you share a room)

$5,980
$NaN


Itinerary

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

Practice yoga in a beautiful hardwood floor open-air yoga studio. The classes will vary between energizing 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 mornings after ceremony will be a very gentle restorative practice (but no chaturanga pushups, we promise!)


The creatively-sequenced classes will incorporate pranayama (breathing), strengthening, stretching, energizing, and meditation. In addition, there will be workshops (arm balance, handstands, myofascial release) and a group Q&A. 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, Mexico, Germany, and the US. 

Your Organizer


Ba
Breathe and Flow LLC
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