ECUADOR ADVENTURE RETREAT

March 3rd – 11th

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HIGHLIGHTS

This all-inclusive getaway will include:

  • Daily Yoga practice in the traditional and therapeutic methods of Ashtanga Yoga, including asana, mudra, pranayama, and mantra.
  • Luxurious resort hotel accommodation with swimming pool, jacuzzi, & sauna.
  • 3 nutritious, gourmet meals per day with all diet types accommodated.
  • Round-trip transportation to and from Quito airport.
  • Daily excursions into the epic landscapes of Ecuador with professional local guides.
  • Download of the groundbreaking documentary, “Mysore Yoga Traditions”.
  • Lifetime enrollment in “YS 101: The History & Philosophy of Yoga,” the Harvard-level online course curated by Seth Powell of Yogic Studies, one of the world’s leading scholars of yoga history and philosophy, for continuing study..

About Flowing River

Flowing River Retreat is a riverside resort tucked deep within the oxygen-rich, cloud forest of northern Ecuador. It is our mission to offer a quiet place for deep relaxation and renewal by offering retreats that invigorate the mind, body, and spirit. We host guided yoga and spiritual retreats led by world class practitioners.

 

 

Our local guides will take you into the beauty of the surrounding jungle, where you can trek to waterfalls and zip-line across the jungle canopy. In addition, you will be connected to the native culture by way of visiting local markets, listening to live music, and explore the El Quetzal de Mindo’s Chocolate Factory.

 

The Flowing River Retreat offers an a la carte spa, a 2000 square foot yoga studio, community arts and crafts, and fresh, nutritious meals catered to fill any indulgence or dietary restriction. It is our hope that these features will provide the circumstances that facilitate deep healing, self-empowerment, and peace of mind.

 

Amenities include, a hot tub, complimentary dial-up internet, and nutritious, daily meals.

About the Retreat

Join Joey Paz (RYT-500) in the oxygen-rich rain forest of Cotacachi Province, Northern Ecuador, for 9 days of yoga practice, study, and deep rejuvenation. This retreat will combine maximum comfort with the opportunity for intensive practice and study of yoga at the pace and comfort level of each attendee. In addition, optional daily excursions into the breathtaking rain forests and volcanic landscapes of Ecuador, led by professional local guides, provide an opportunity for attendees to embark upon the adventure of a lifetime. For this retreat, we are thrilled to be partnering with Seth Powell of Yogic Studies, one of the world’s leading scholars of Yoga, to provide the most up-to-date, cutting edge, and in-depth explorations into the history and philosophy of the yoga practices that we all know and love.

 

Founded by Harvard PhD candidate Seth Powell, Yogic Studies is an educational platform dedicated to providing the highest quality and most cutting-edge online courses and trainings in yoga history, philosophy, and Sanskrit language for yoga teachers and students around the world.

 

Explore the rich and multifaceted roots of yoga’s past in premodern India.

 

In addition to daily online lectures during the retreat, all attendees will receive access to FREE LIFETIME ENROLLMENT in YS 101: An Introduction to the History and Philosophy of Yoga- an 18-Hour, Harvard-level online immersion course featuring the latest research in global yoga studies. ​

 

In this course, you will be guided through some of the latest and most exciting research in yoga studies—illuminating yoga’s past and present. Along the way, we will uncover the incredible ways yoga has changed, innovated, and been adopted by millions of practitioners over the past 2,500+ years. At the end of the retreat, students will receive lifetime access to the entire course, including bonus material, an online community of students and scholars worldwide, and a plethora of resources for deepening your study of yoga.

 

As part of the retreat, we will also be screening “Mysore Yoga Traditions,” the groundbreaking yoga documentary co-produced by Joey in Mysore, India.

 

​ Mysore Yoga Traditions is an inquiry into the cultural background of yoga in Mysore, how it has evolved, and the philosophy upon which this global practice rests. The film is an intimate glimpse into the yoga of Mysore as the elders, scholars, philosophers, yogis and spiritual leaders of the community express their views on what yoga is, its original intention, and how they feel about the way it is being taught and practiced around the world. Much has been said about yoga in Mysore by western scholars. Now it is time for the people who are the keepers of this vibrant yoga tradition to speak about how they see their own legacy. Click here to learn more about this film project. All retreat attendees will also receive a free download of the film!

Complete Program Schedule & Syllabus

Day 1:
Sunday March 3rd

4:00Pm – 5:30pm

Welcome & Introduction – Alternative Ashtanga: An Introduction to the Life & Teachings of Sri BNS Iyengar

5:30pm – 6:30pm

Dinner

6:45pm – 8:00pm

Yogic Studies Lecture 1: What is Yoga? An Introduction to Yoga in Theory and Practice

Day 2:
Monday, March 4th

7:00am – 9:00am

Primary Series as taught by BNS Iyengar

9:00am – 10:00am

Breakfast


10:30pm – 12:00pm

Patanjali’s Yoga: Exploring the 8 limbs of Ashtanga

9:00am – 10:00am

Lunch

1:30pm – 3:00pm

Mudra, Bandha, Pranayama

3:00pm – 5:30pm

Free pool/sauna/jacuzzi time or Mysore practice

9:00am – 10:00am

Dinner

Day 3:
Tuesday, March 5th

7:00am – 9:00am

Primary Series

9:00am – 10:00am

Breakfast

10:00am – 2:00pm

Cotacachi Coyapa Waterfall hike with Picnic Lunch

2:30pm – 4:30pm

Free pool/sauna/jacuzzi time or Mysore practice

4:30pm – 5:30pm

Mudra, Bandha, Pranayama

9:00am – 10:00am

Dinner

6:30pm – 8:30pm

Yogic Studies Lecture 3 – Stilling the Body, Stilling the Mind: The Yoga Sutra of Patanjali

Day 4:
Wednesday, March 6th

7:00am – 9:00am

Primary Series

9:00am – 10:00am

Breakfast

10:00am – 3:30pm

Natur Excursion (Location TBA) with picnic Lunch

3:30pm – 5:30pm

Free pool/sauna/jacuzzi time or Mysore practice

5:30pm – 6:30pm

Dinner

6:30pm – 8:45pm

Yogic Studies Lecture 4 – The Song of the Lord: The Bhagavad Gita and the Yoga of Devotion

Day 5:
Thursday, March 7th

7:00am – 9:00am

Primary Series

9:00am – 10:00am

Breakfast

10:00am – 2:30pm

Salto del Tigre excursion with Picnic Lunch

2:30pm – 4:30pm

Free pool/sauna/jacuzzi time or Mysore practice

4:30pm – 5:30pm

Yoga & The Sun: Surya Namaskar, Mythology & Mantra

5:30pm – 6:30pm

Dinner

6:30pm – 8:30pm

Yogic Studies Lecture 5 – The Yoga of Force: Medieval Tantra and Hatha Yoga

Day 6:
Friday, March 8th

7:00am – 9:00am

Primary Series

9:00am – 10:00am

Breakfast

10:30pm – 12:00pm

Mudra, Bandha, Pranayama

12:00pm – 1:00pm

Lunch

1:00pm – 3:00pm

Live Ecuadorian music or cultural excursion

3:00pm – 5:30pm

Free pool/sauna/jacuzzi time or Mysore practice

6:30pm – 8:30pm

Yogic Studies Lecture 6 – Yoga in the Modern World: The Rise of Modern Postural Yoga

5:30pm – 6:30pm

Dinner

Day 7:
Saturday, March 9th

7:00am – 9:00am

Primary Series

9:00am – 10:00am

Breakfast

10:00am – 4:00pm

Nature Excursions TBA with picnic lunch

4:30pm – 5:30pm

Free pool/sauna/jacuzzi time or Mysore practice

5:30pm – 6:30pm

Dinner

6:30pm – 8:30pm

Behind te Scenes of “Mysore Yoga Traditions”: docuentary screening, discussion, Q&A

Day 8:
Sunday, March 10th

7:00am – 9:00am

Primary Series

9:00am – 10:00am

Breakfast

10:30am – 12:00pm

Mudra, Bandha, Pranayama

12:00pm – 1:00pm

 Lunch

6:30pm

Free time for packing and preparing for early departure to Quito the next morning

3:30pm – 5:30pm

Free pool/sauna/jacuzzi time or Mysore practice

5:30pm – 6:30pm

Dinner

5:30pm – 6:30pm

Dinner

Day 9:
Monday, March 11th

4:00am

Leave for Quito

9:30am

Ride up Quito Teleférico (Cable Car) to Rucu Pichincha Volcano

10:00am – 11:00am

Pranayama/Om chanting on Rucu Pichincha Volcano, overlooking the city of Quito from one of the most panoramic viewpoints in all of

Ecuador

11:00am – 11:30am

Retreat conclusion, farewell ceremony, yoga photos on volcano

11:30am

Ride back down the cable car, where transportation to the airport will be waiting for those flying out that day. For those staying longer in Ecuador, additional guided activities will be available (not included in the price of the retreat).

Contact Us

Please reach out to us if you have any questions about this year’s event.

Address: N-0 Hosteria Martinian 1 PB
Via Salto del Tigre
Garcia Moreno, Ecuador
hone: 1 (405)-563-7897
Email: reservations@flowingriverretreat.com

TESTIMONIALS

Flowing River is a remote, echo lodge abundant in wildlife and nature. The resort offers 5 star impeccable accommodations, service, spa treatments, guided hikes and total relaxation. The suites are beautifully furnished and decorated, and a welcome escape to unwind.

 

– Jeanne

 

Iowa

Flowing River is a remote, echo lodge abundant in wildlife and nature. The resort offers 5 star impeccable accommodations, service, spa treatments, guided hikes and total relaxation. The suites are beautifully furnished and decorated, and a welcome escape to unwind.

 

– Keith

 

Iowa

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