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Upcoming Retreats


Ecuador Plant Medicine & Yoga Retreat

January 18 - 25, 2025

Join us as we take a pause, connect with nature and travel to the coast of Ecuador for a life-changing yoga retreat. Immerse yourself for 8 days of yoga, breath work, meditation, workshops, ice baths, delicious plant-based meals crafted from local chefs, plant medicine ceremonies, temezcal sweat lodges, nearby beach, community and so much more. This is a down-to-earth retreat for those who want the grounding experience of tuning into yourself for deep introspection, cleansing, gratitude and love.


Ecuador has roots in the ancient traditions of healing. Take the time to clear your mind, body, and spirit in this sacred place. This retreat will give you the opportunity to connect with your inner self and realign with your purpose and sankalpa, your hearts wishes. Together, alongside a community of genuine, like-minded souls, we'll begin the new year with more clarity and connection, a better sense of your path on this earth, and an overall uplift in energy and wellbeing.


Dates: Jan 18 - 25, 2025

Bookings Open: April 15, 2024. See Payment Information section below to book your spot! 

Location: Ayllu Medicina - An oceanside retreat venue in Manglaralto, Ecuador


Yoga Type: Vinyasa Flow Yoga


Skill Level: All Levels

Plant Medicines Ceremonies offered. Contact us at for details. Additional information can also be found on Ayllu Medicina FAQs.  

Retreat Size: 15 people 

Retreat Length: 8 days / 7 nights

3 meals per day and snacks for 8 days. All meals are plant-based, vegan, and adaptable for any allergies or special requests

  • 1st Saturday - lunch and dinner

  • Last Saturday - breakfast and lunch

During the retreat, we follow a plant-based diet which will prepare you for the ceremonies. Prior to the event, we will be sending out more information about the plant-based diet which we encourage you to follow the two weeks leading up to the retreat.

Cost: Ranges from $3500 [shared room] to $3900 [private room]. A $400 non-refundable deposit will secure your spot! There are payment options, see Payment Information section below. Full payment must be made by November 18, 2024. 

Venue: Ayllu Medicina is based on the coast of Ecuador, in Manglaralto, situated near the world-famous surf capital of Montañita and the peaceful haven of Ayampe. The venue has everything you need to be comfortable, feel at peace, and retreat inwards during your stay, including a swimming pool with ocean views and easy access to the beach. Each room includes air conditioning, a  private bathroom, and hot water.  


We will send an intake form to all attendees prior to the retreat to inquire about general topics including diet restrictions and allergies. We will try to accommodate any allergies and restrictions that our attendees have, such as gluten free, peanut, or fruit allergies. However, if you have a lot of dietary restrictions, especially any airborne allergies, please email us ahead of time to see if the kitchen staff can make accommodations for you as we can’t guarantee it unless discussed prior to booking. 

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Travel Information

General Travel Info​

  • Plan to arrive around 1pm on the first day and depart the venue around late afternoon/early evening.

  • Ground transportation will be coordinated closer to the event date. Ayllu can reserve taxi rides for you (per direction to/from GYE airport for $100 per taxi) 

  • Arrival by plane to nearby airports: 

    • Manta (MEC) // 2 hour drive

    • Guayaquil (GYE) // 4 hour drive (best/cheapest option)

    • Quito (UIO) // 10 hour drive


Government Legal Requirements

  • A valid passport is required 

  • Passport must be valid at least six months after your departure date from Ecuador

  • Passport must have at least two blank pages 

  • You must have printed proof of onward / return flights 

  • For most countries, no visa is required for a stay of up to 90 days but please confirm your visa requirements before booking your flight

  • There are currently no vaccination nor covid test requirements but it’s your responsibility to stay up-to-date with your specific country travel restrictions. Global travel restrictions per country can be found here

Traveling Solo and/or looking for Travel Buddies?​

  • The Ayllu team can help coordinate private and shared taxis with their verified drivers.

  • We will have a shared spreadsheet with everyone's travel itinerary which you will receive shortly after booking your spot. 

  • A month before the event, we also do a group chat on WhatsApp so everyone can sync up with logistics (and so we can send out reminders, resources, music playlists, and more).

Payment Information

Terms: All prices are per person and include retreat costs only; they do not include airfare, ground transportation, travel insurance, visa fees, nor additional add-ons. If the retreat is canceled for any reason including Covid-19 related issues and political unrest, you will be given a full refund of all payments made to KYWC. By booking a spot, you agree to KYWC Retreat Terms & Conditions. If you have any questions regarding our policies, please contact us via email at

Pricing: Prices will range from a shared room for $3500 USD to a private room for $3900 USD. 

Deposit: Reserve your spot with a non-refundable $400 deposit per person. Click here to purchase. Select "Ecuador Retreat - Deposit at $400" from the drop-down menu. 


Payments: Full payment is due 60 days before the retreat start date on or before November 18, 2024

Payment plans are available. Options include:

  • Private Room Payment Plan - 7 payments of $557.14, first payment is considered your deposit and will secure your spot. Select today's date as the start date of the payment plan during check out. Click here to purchase. 

  • Shared Room Payment Plan - 7 payments of $500, first payment is considered your deposit and will secure your spot. Select today's date as the start date of the payment plan during check out. Click here to purchase. 


Payment Changes: If it is necessary to make changes to previously submitted payment types such as updating an expired credit card, please contact KYWC at Do not send credit card information over email.

Discount: As a way to show our appreciation  to our monthly membership clients, we offer a 10% discount to all active members. In order to qualify for the discount, you must be a member at the time of purchase through the scheduled dates of the retreat. For more information on Monthly Memberships click here

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