The Essence ~ Esalen Massage & Yin Yoga Retreat

  • CasaKiliku CasaKiliku
  • Tumbaco, Quito, Ecuador
  • Jan 6, 2017 - Jan 12, 2017 (7 days)
  • 1150 - 1250

You’re invited to travel to the Anden mountains of Ecuador to join our very special 

Yin Yoga & Esalen inspired Massage Retreat

This retreat invites you to create a sense of wholeness and deep spiritual connection with yourself and another through Massage and Yoga. 
It offers foundation skills for beginners as well as a fresh approach for the experienced practitioner.

The Practice

You will be introduced to the essence of the Esalen Touch, learning a variety of techniques such as long, integrative full body strokes, – very much akin to the rhythm of the ocean, passive joint movement; gentle rocking and stretching; stress releasing movement and deeper focused work to release tension and old patterns.

The quiet Yin Yoga practice supports, complements and rounds your learning experience. Asana variations are held for 3 to 5 minutes to access and stimulate deeper layers of fascia, enhance flexibility of the joints, recharge the energetic system of the body and naturally draw the mind inward into a more relaxed, meditative state.

When we receive a massage or practice yin yoga we experience a remarkable web of connectedness: a listening touch, a deepening breath, a sense of union with ourselves and another. Our understanding of wholeness, integration and presence deepens and comes into focus once again.

One-on-one guidance, brief demonstrations and plenty of practice time will encourage you to awaken your own talent to easily and safely give and receive an Esalen inspired Massage and allow you to more skillfully integrate Massage as well as Yin Yoga as an Healing Art into your daily life, working with friends, students and clients.

There is also plenty of time to breathe in the astonishing surroundings of the near by Andes and wonderful nature including waterfalls and hot springs.

The Retreatcenter

Casa Kiliku lies on the edge of an ecological reserve close to the capital Quito in the midst of a green garden, surrounded by flowers and old trees. This wonderful artistic place promotes a sustainable way of living and is build by local ecological materials from volcanic stone, adobe brick and wood – inviting its guests to enjoy its authentic, and rustic down to earth charm.

The Food

We serve delicious vegetarian meals cooked by Nancy an Ecuadorian lady and her team. They are natives from the mountains and prepare the food with lots of love.

Ecuadorian kitchen has been re-adapted a little bit to allow students eating only vegetarian proteins and Nancy will surprise you every day with her delicius cereations.

What to bring

    please, bring your favorite music and lotion/oil

    one flat twin sheet

    one sarong

    light and comfortable clothes for the day and a warmer sweater/jacket for nights 

    towels will be provided and washed once a week.

    clothes can be washed for an extra charge of $5,-

    bring a swimsuit and sarong for our visit to the hot springs

    a computer if needed we have free wifi 

    please organize your money in advance, the nearest ATM is 3km away

    your favorite cool and lovely garments and accessories for our group Photo shoot

What’s included

7 days, 6 nights accommodations, in either a shared or private rooms (private rooms are limited please contact us for special arrangement and fees)
Use of all facilities
3 delicious vegetarian meals made witch love and local products including a welcome dinner
Daily Yin yoga & Massage classes
Day trip to Termas Papallacta Hot Springs

Not included

Airfare or other travel costs to/from/in Ecuador                            

Visa (Citizens of most countries do not require a visa to enter Ecuador for up to 90 days, with some notable exceptions including France)                                                              

Transportation outside of retreat activities (CasaKiliku is a short cab ride from the airport)                                                

Transportation and entrance fee for excursion approximately $20        

optional private Massage/Yoga sessions                                      

Soul Photography individual session                                       

Travel insurance (recommended)

How to get here

Casa Kiliku is close to the capital Quito and 3 kilometers from the village of Tumbaco.            The village bus stops in front of the Casa.                                                                               From the Airport it is around 45minutes by cap.                                                                         We will mail you details and suggest that you request one of our drivers if you arrive at night. 

Ready to join us?

Excellent ! Space is limited to 10 participants who are ready to Embark on a Journey of Self-discovery, so we encourage you to claim your spot early.

No prerequisite – just arrive with an open heart and a beginners mind.
All levels are welcome.
The retreat will be taught in Englisch and translated into Spanish.


The full price of the retreat is $1150 which is all-inclusive.

Please contact us if you would like to make alternate arrangements,

for scholarship discount a/o if you signed up for Durga's YTT starting Jan 15th

we will work with you to make it happen.


Payments are via PayPal (PP fees apply) in United States Dollars (USD) only.
Also, due to venue and energetic commitments, registrations are non-refundable.

Important notice: Please contact us before booking your flights !!!

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