Panacea on the Road to Ecuador
Yoga at the center of the world. Hike the Andes. Explore the ancient city of Quito. Travel the highway of the volcanoes. Bath in the healing baths. Strengthen your yoga and meditation practice with the kind words and open heart of Mary. Come share this great experience with us.
Type of Event
- General Event
Early Bird: Single occupancy $1800
Double occupancy $1500 per person
Later Birds: Single occupancy $2000
Double occupancy $1700 per person
Spend your time exploring the culture and nature of the Ecuadorean Andes, and enjoying the intimacy of a small group of fellow travelers. We take care of the logistics of lodging, transportation, and activities, allowing you to enjoy it all. Each day will include a yoga and meditation practice to enhance that day’s adventures, and progress in your practice. This trip is good for all levels, from beginners to advanced yogis.
The two main locales of our trip are Quito and Baños. We will stay in the historic old city of Quito in the initial days of this journey. This city was the first declared a UNESCO World Heritage site, and for good reason. The architecture and history is amazing here. We’ll also venture out to see the best view of Quito after ascending on the Teleferico tram, as well as get a chance to check your balance poses on the equator!
From here, we will travel to Baños, traveling along the highway of the volcanoes. Then a stop at Cotopaxi park to see this volcano, and to take a short hike around the lake. We arrive at a wonderful eco-friendly hotel, Casa Verde in the early afternoon. There will be time to explore the city before a late afternoon yoga class. The next two days in Baños will include morning yoga, a wonderful breakfast at Casa Verde, and the chances to take some great hikes or go horseback riding in this beautiful area of the Andes. Then relax in the healing thermal baths of this city, with a late afternoon meditation.
Next, back to Quito to experience a different section of town, and the luxurious Dann Carlton Hotel. One of our favorite amenities here is the excellent health club, where we’ll have an afternoon stretch and meditation, then time to enjoy the steam and sauna rooms – a great treat after our adventures in the Andes.
Your final morning, we’ll have a culminating yoga class, and take care of your transfer back to the airport.