Are you ready to challenge yourself, reconnect with your essence, be part of a community, have fun and empower yourself?
This retreat center offers plant medicine ceremonies right on the beach in the magical beautiful small town on the coast of Ecuador.
We work with experienced Shamans and offer Ayahuasca and San Pedro ceremonies, believing that they can be a powerful instrument on the path of transformation, helping you to you refocus, work on yourself and your behavioral patterns, and reconnect with nature and your inner essence. Our program also includes other ceremonies, one on one time with the shamans and facilitators and Yoga practice designed for this Retreat especially.
At Vikara, we strive to provide a safe space for participants to continue their journey of transformation and experience the ancient wisdom and healing potential of plant medicines.
Our center offers this unique experience on the coast of Ecuador in a beautiful location just a couple of steps from the beach. Located in Olón, an authentic and magical village in Ecuador off the beaten track. The ceremonies are performed in a magical garden in a private yard, just in front of the ocean. During the night you are able to hear the sounds of waves and in the morning you can jump right into the water.
We work with small groups no bigger then 8 people. This distinguishes us from other centers where you normally find yourself in a group of 15 or more. It will allow you to gain a more personalized experience.
7th – 17th April 2019 4 spaces left
7th – 17th May 2019 6 spaces left
1st – 11th June 2019 5 spaces left
-Skype/ whatsapp call before arrival for introduction and intention setting.
-Opening and closing ceremony: setting your intention with Abuelo Tabacco
-3 Plant Medicine Ceremonies ( 2 AYAHUSACA +1 SANPEDRO)
-2 Temazcal/ Sweat-lodge ceremonies for detoxification and rebirth.
-6 YOGA classes with designed especially for this program to open the heart.
– Daily delicious meals from locally sourced produce following a Plant Medicine diet.
-Our Shamans will attend breakfast with you after the ceremonies and we be available to discuss your experiences.
-Fresh fruits/snacks, water and tea.
-10 nights Private accommodation (only 100 meters away from the beach, private bathroom, A/C).
-A calm and relaxing environment for you to experience your transformation, with support and guidance.
– Closing Ceremony and gifts
1 Person private room – – $1790
All room have private bathrooms and are just 100 meters from the beach!
I have been fortunate enough to have worked with Ayahuasca on a number of occasions over the past few years as I worked through some life challenges. This plant medicine has allowed me to address fears and blockages and to grow into a more authentic version of myself. It has been transformative for me and I am so grateful.
My journeys have taken me to two other centers, one in Ecuador and one in the US. Both have been positive experiences but none have compared to the incredible energy of Vikara. Roey has managed to assemble a group of staff who anticipate every need, be it physical, emotional, or spiritual.
Elba is a yoga teacher like no other. Through her classes, I feel that I have finally realized the true meaning and purpose of yoga. She is a natural in guiding us toward the gift of opening the heart. Nali is a master in the kitchen, creating rich yet healthy meals and a nurturing atmosphere throughout the center. And, finally, I will feel eternally connected to, and appreciative of, the incredible gifts of Aime and Juanita as they weave the healing power of this medicine through the journey of ceremony. The sense of wisdom, community, and respect is unmatched. These are guides who are changing the world.
All of this takes place in the quaint, safe, unassuming beach community of Olon – another gem of a discovery by Roey. Gentle waves. Beautiful sunsets. Welcoming locals.
I do highly recommend the Vikara experience to anyone who is feeling the call to ceremony. I am so thankful to have stumbled upon it in my travels.
I did my first Ayahuasca in Vikara and I couldn’t have dreamt of a better experience. I felt protected and listened before, during and after the ceremony. The ayahusca has been the most powerful and enlightening experience I’ve had to live and I’m planning to go back next year at Vikara with my boyfriend so he could know know as well this place that felt like home.
I have so much love for Vikara Lifestyle and their Ayahuasca retreats its difficult to find the words to do justice to them! It was a truly transformative experience with two incredible Shamans (a husband and wife team) whose their care, understanding, experience and incredible singing voices make the ceremonies a unique, 5* experience. I was absolutely blown away!
Vikara Lifestyle is a totally safe, beautiful and respectful place to embark upon your Plant Medicine journey.
The location right by the beach is perfect. The local town is friendly/safe and it is heavenly to be able to swim in the ocean, or surf on your rest days (or even after a ceremony. The ocean feels so good!).
If you are serious about healing and learning with Plant Medicine this is the place to go. The accommodation really nice with private rooms and the food is delicious, using the best local ingredients whilst following a Plant Medicine diet.
On top of that there’s a world class yoga teacher, Elba, who can guide you through a yoga practice. She has experience with Plant Medicine so understands exactly what your body needs.
If you are reading this review and considering a stay at Vikara Lifestyle don’t hesitate – just book it! It will be the best decision you have every made.
I highly recommend vikaralifestyle retreat for your 1st ayahuasca or even your 10th. Vikara has not let me down in my 3 experiences with them and their Sharman/ medicine man. If you looking for a intimate journey or group ceremony’s vikara has you covered. They also offer many other medicines plus awesome food, shelter and more then friendly connections from the vikara family. I have nothing negative to say about my experience as vikara know how to accommodate you on your journey of discovery 🙂