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About us

We are here because we love what we do. We are from all over the world, but we have come together at Vikara with a common desire to help facilitate growth and transformation. Together, we make sure that you feel at home so you can let go of daily worries and stress and completely focus on your journey of self-discovery. We are passionate about holding space for you so you can connect with like-minded people, discover new aspects of yourself, explore, laugh and play with your new tribe, and become the best version of yourself.

Roey - is the founder and owner of Vikara Retreats

We are a tribe of passionate believers, seekers and dreamers, always looking for inspiring ways to be of service to others. We are here to make you feel at home, and to create an unforgettable experience for you.

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When you're at Vikara, you are family. We know how important it is to give our family the healthiest food to fuel and inspire your transformation. That’s why we serve home-cooked, healthy meals with local, fresh, high vibration ingredients.

Surf Retreat - Vikara in Ecuador

This authentic little Ecuadorian paradise is the perfect place to set out on an adventure of self-discovery.  Olón offers you warm weather all year long, breathtaking sunsets, abundant nature, interesting culture, and a quiet environment.

Yoga & well-being Retreat - Vikara in Ecuador

Stay with Us

If none of our retreats work for your schedule and you'd like to create your own getaway, let us know! We rent our suites out in between retreats for nightly guests. Breakfast is included, and optional add-on services are available, such as surf lessons, physical training, massages, catered meals, trip planning, and  lots more. Simply let us know what you are interested in when you book with  us. You can contact us directly to arrange your stay or use the link below to book with Booking.com.

Surf Retreats at Vikara Lifestyle Ecuador

Transformation

We see the path of transformation as an important journey towards improving our lives and the lives of people around us.

Through our own life's learnings and refined through our experiences with multiple customers, we’ve singled out 6 essential elements of transformation that are offered within our retreats.

Community

Community is at the center of the Vikara experience. Our community is guided by principles of honesty, integrity and mutual respect. Everyone is welcome at Vikara and everyone becomes part of our community. We are also consciously aware that we are part of a local community and bear a responsibility towards Olón. We work with local businesses and support local initiatives to make sure that we can grow mutually in a healthy ecosystem.

Love

Most of us spend our entire lives working towards true self-love. At Vikara, we work to build your capacity to give and receive unconditional love.

We accomplish this in our dedicated transformational retreats, and also by creating a space that nurtures love through communal meals, meaningful conversations and a yoga practice that seeks to reconnect us with our hearts.

Our staff is a passionate group, we love what we do and we make it our mission to bring that love into your daily experience at Vikara.

Exploration

Not only the exploration of a new country and environment, but also an exploration of your inner world and heart. We offer a variety of tools that spark and facilitate this process:

• Yoga:
Using movement as medicine to exploring your body, mind, and soul.
• Surfing: Challenging your fears and pushing your limits.
• Plant Medicine: Exploring yourself, your blockages & the divine within you

Joy

While we are very serious about our process of transformation, we also love life and enjoy it in it all its beauty, surprises and uniqueness. Vikara is a place where you will be challenged, but it is also the place where you can just let go of all expectations, rules and patterns, be yourself, be light-hearted, enjoy great food and company, laugh, and just recharge for your next adventure in life!

Connection

Body, mind and spirit connection. At Vikara, we foster a holistic concept of transformation. Each activity we offer is aimed at balancing and purifying these three components of the Self in order to align them - particularly through our Yoga classes and Plant Medicine ceremonies.

Healing

Being aware of it or not, we as human beings are constantly processing something, no matter how big or small the issue is. It is a natural process that occurs every day. At Vikara, we are committed to provide a safe and sacred space that allows for this process to take place wherever you may be on your journey.

Through a deep Yoga practice, ancestral plant-based medicine, the magical nature around, and our warm community, we offer tools to return to your true roots, reconnecting to the child within you and thus allowing for the healing process to continue.

"I'm really grateful for the experience I had a Vikara- it changed my life completely. I can't even imagine my life without this experience. It's is all about community, love, awareness, partnership and most of all FAMILY. Vikara is amazing. It is magic, healing and love. "

Jaymilli, PUERTO RICO

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