DAILY YOGA & MEDITATION CLASSES
Yogahuasca a transformative journey of self-discovery with our daily yoga and meditation classes led by Nicky Nilaya Yoga. Elevate your personal growth as you embark on a holistic wellness experience that blends yoga-based philosophy, enriching movement practices, and profound meditation. Guided by Nicky, you’ll not only enhance your physical well-being but also receive unparalleled support and inspiration. Nicky’s unique approach seamlessly weaves in systemic coaching, shamanic practices, and heartfelt guidance, creating a space where body, mind, and spirit harmoniously converge. Join us daily to embrace a path of holistic empowerment.
EXCURSION TO HACIENDA DE CACAO
Join us for the excursion to Hacienda de Cacao and uncover the magic of chocolate making. Learn about cacao harvesting, the rainforest ecosystem’s role, and the art of transforming beans into superfood chocolate. Immerse yourself in hands-on experiences, from picking cacao fruit to tasting its flavors. Join us for an unforgettable exploration of nature’s gift to the world of indulgence.
This activity is complimentary during the Yogahuasca Retreat.
Mirador, true to its name, offers a breathtaking lookout in the heart of the Amazon jungle. The 1,000- meter-high viewpoint can be reached through an exhilarating mountain hike and is a perfect spot to relax and take in the stunning views of the Puyo River.
For the adventurous souls, the lookout offers a once-in-a-lifetime experience on the daring swing, sending brave guests soaring over the Amazon rivers below. Immerse yourself in the beauty of the Amazon and make memories to last a lifetime.
LA CASCADA HOLA VIDA - SACRED WATERFALL
Join us for a trip into the heart of the Ecuadorian Amazon rainforest to witness the breathtaking beauty of La Cascada Hola Vida, a 25-meter waterfall cherished by the indigenous Kichwa community. Enveloped by lush vegetation and the tranquil symphony of cascading water, this waterfall holds deep cultural significance.
Led by an informed Kichwa guide, you’ll delve into the rainforest, uncovering hidden marvels while gaining insights into the ancient beliefs and traditions of the Kichwa people. The natural pool at the waterfall’s base, renowned for its healing properties, has been a site of sacred rituals for generations.
Immerse yourself in the tranquility of this magical setting, where nature intertwines with the rich heritage of the Kichwa people. This extraordinary expedition offers a unique chance to engage with the environment, embrace a novel culture, and potentially discover inner solace.
GIVING BACK TO PACHAMAMA
At the Yogahuasca retreat, participants are presented with a unique opportunity to actively engage in the Ayahuasca experience. As part of this immersive journey, you will personally harvest the Ayahuasca vine and chacruna leaves and contribute to the preparation of the brew used in the ceremonies. This process is a profound and beautiful ritual deeply rooted in the Kichwa community’s traditions. Following the vine harvesting, each individual can takes part in planting a new Ayahuasca plant, symbolizing a harmonious exchange with Mother Earth and a gesture of giving back to the environment.
Sacha Wasi, an indigenous Kichwa community in the Amazon, has launched the Adopt-a-Vine program. For a contribution of $20 per vine, participants will receive a vegetative cutting of an Ayahuasca vine in a root ball, which will be planted in their name or the name of a honoree. The participant will also receive a digital certificate of adoption and the satisfaction of knowing they are helping to preserve the sacred plant medicine of the Amazon.