Ayahuasca and Yoga - A Healing Retreat on the coast of Ecuador

  • Vikara Retreats Vikara Retreats
  • Olon, Santa Elena, Ecuador
  • May 13 - 22, 2018 (10 days)
  • Single room Vikara Center $1890 / Single room beachfront location $2150

About us

Welcome to Vikara Center! We are a retreat center, specializing in individualized care and small group retreats, located in the town of Olon by the Ecuadorian Coast. We facilitate safe, intimate retreats for those who are serious about their journey to health and wholeness.

In this retreat, you will find a place of deep healing and love. This retreat is aimed for people who are seeking transformation through gaining deeper connection to their inner world and trusting the help of ancestral medicine guided by traditional and knowledgeable shaman (from the lineage of the Cofan) with combination of yoga. The combination of the two methods can open transformative doors for inner growth and self healing.

Through this retreats we guide guests in aiding their own healing process with one-on-one individualized care. By cleansing and detoxifying the physical body, releasing emotional blockages and toxins, the Ayahuasca can help the individual achieve deep realizations and higher states of consciousness. This process can sometimes be challenging, so our experienced team have the deepest compassion, patience, and love to support our guests through the process. 

AYAHUASCA is a plant from the Amazon which is mixed with another plant called Chacruna. Used for over 5000 years by the shamans or healers or teachers Ayahuasqueros as a way for the expansion of consciousness. 

. Yoga

Yoga is much more than just the practice of asanas (yoga postures). It is an ancient and sacred path that includes all aspects of life as it makes you connect with all the aspects of yourself first, starting with the most immediate: your physical body. In our practice we focus on our own conscious breathing which is the gateway to integrate the movements of the body with the present moment. By doing so, we will be preparing ourselves for a deeper spiritual connection. The result: Living consciously in and out of your mat. That is the essence of real happiness.

Whats Included:

-9 nights of accommodation

- Pendelum Session to deepen your intention for ceremony

- 2 holistic massages

- A trip to the medicine farm at Dos Mangas

- Horseback Ridding (optional)

-2surf classes

-3 Ayawasca Private ceremonies (max 6 participants) with 3 post ceremony consultations with the shaman.

- Bicycle and surfboard rentals are available to you the entire stay.

- 8 Private yoga class with intentions to help you deepen your healing process

- 3 surf lessons

- 5 personal training classes with introduction to traditional boxing

- Airport transportation on arrival

- consultations with the team about your internal process


Private Transportation Included from Guayaquil (GYE) Airport- A Driver will waitt for you on your arrival.

“We are not human beings having a spiritual experience. We are spiritual beings having a human experience.”

Event Highlights

  • -9 nights of accommodation
  • - Pendulum Session to deepen your intention for ceremony
  • - 2 holistic massages
  • - A trip to the medicine farm at Dos Mangas
  • - Horseback Ridding (optional)
  • -3 Ayahuasca Private ceremonies (max 6 participants) with 3 post ceremony consultations with the shaman.
  • - Bicycle and surfboard rentals are available to you the entire stay.
  • - 6 Private yoga classes with intentions to help you deepen your healing process
  • - 2 surf lessons (optional)
  • - Airport transportation on arrival- consultations with the team about your internal process

Venue Highlights

Tucked away in the small town of Olon, Ecuador, this coastal town will surely capture your heart with the stunning landscape and community feel.

Everyone in town is friendly and welcoming, and you will become friends with many locals in no time who are more than happy to help you out at any point.

With a small beach without many people, along with a beach break that boasts some of the best consistent beginner waves in the country, the relaxed atmosphere will create the perfect escape that is needed while on a retreat.

Olon is definitely a hidden gem in Ecuador. Spending some time in this small coastal village will revive your senses while bringing about a new definition of home.


  • Air Conditioning in Rooms
  • Free Wifi
  • Towels
  • Free Parking
  • Kitchen
  • Coffee/Tea
  • Fitness Center
  • Yoga Studio


The daily schedule varies from day to day. We are not a strict retreat and we offer our guests the freedom to participate or not in our activities.

This is a sample of what you will be doing:

7:30 wake up and time for yourself (meditation)
8:30 Breakfast
9:45 yoga
11:30 free time
13:00 light lunch with special plant diat.
17:00 meditation in preparation for ceremony
21:00 Ayahuasca ceremony

Menu Types

  • Vegetarian
  • Pescetarian
  • Includes Meat
  • Gluten Free


Food is life! Food is vitality! Food is love!

With a focus on delicious, healthy meals, this retreat specializes in its ability to provide you with lush meals made with the freshest local ingredients.

Vikara clients always rave about the food!
All ingredients are bought locally as our culinary objective is to creatively explore and experiment with healthy foods to create new and tasty dishes.

Also we will accommodate to the special diet required by the ceremonies



Since we are a small private healing retreat center, we’ve designed the property to create an optimal environment for self-reflection, introspection, growth, and awakening on a very deep level. Our center provide a quiet yet cozy place for guests to relax and ‘tap back into’ their true essence (nature).

Olon is a magical village, where simplicity and nature will make your experience unique and unforgettable.

Your Room is spacious and comfortable, with a private bathroom, queen size bed, A/C, and WiFi.


We will have our driver come and pick you up from Guayaquil Airport.The transportation is included in the price. In order to get we can recommend you the bus or we can arrange for a private transportation

Tags: ayahuasca ceremonies connection hatha healing meditation retreats shaman spiritual therapy yoga

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