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About Vikara Lifestyle
Are you ready to challenge yourself, reconnect to your essence, have fun and empower yourself on your path of transformation? Join us for an unforgettable experience at Vikara! Meaning change of form or change of mind in Sanskrit, we are dedicated to create and hold a sacred space to facilitate personalised journeys of transformation. We are offering YOGA, SURF, AND PLANT MEDICINE RETREATS that are tailored to your individual needs and desires. Our yoga practice is much more than physical exercise on the mat. By activating our bodies through movement, we bring our focus back to the present moment and return to our natural state of being- HAPPINESS. At Vikara, we offer shamanic practices of ancestral plant based medicine (Ayahuasca and SanPedro) in order to address all aspects of a persons physical, mental, emotional, and energetic levels. We strive to provide a safe space for participants to continue their journey of healing and experience the ancient wisdom of plants.
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Reviewed 1 week ago

I cannot say enough genuinely amazing things about Vikara. As soon as I arrived, I felt like family. The entire team is knowledgable and welcoming. It made the retreat just perfect. You wake up in the morning and have breakfast and yoga. Then continue to...More

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank Chelssjh
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

One of the best decisions I’ve ever made was to spend 8 days with Vikara Lifestyle. Olón is an amazingly mellow little beach village and the beach and ocean there seemed to have healing powers. Everyone I met in Olón was friendly and hospitable. Roey,...More

Date of experience: December 2018
1  Thank greyblueyes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

My boyfriend and I had a fantastic time with Vikara and the team for the surf and yoga retreat. The food was fantastic and the classes were amazing. We really enjoyed the atmosphere that Vikara has created. The hotel could have been improved but once...More

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank RockPaperTravel
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Vikara is a little paradise in Olón. Roey and his « family » welcome you with warmth and kindness. They are tacking care of you and you will fell at home. Everything is peace and softness. Olón is a quiet and picturesque place where you can relax...More

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank chetteclo8287
Reviewed 15 December 2018

Roey, Elba, and Nali have created something special in the charming town of Olon. The intimate nature of Vikara Lifestyle Retreat feels like you are working on your body and soul with a family. I am so grateful for what I learned in the yoga...More

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank alanberkel
Reviewed 11 December 2018 via mobile

This place is truly magical. I came on a whim not expecting much, stayed 5 days and by the end I wish I stayed much more. The team and people there are amazing, the food is wonderful and overall...just cannot describe it in words. Will...More

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank Talalo123
Reviewed 26 November 2018 via mobile

I stayed with Vikara 8 days for yoga and meditation, primarily because of Elba’s experience working with women who have experienced some sort of trauma. Elba, the director and yoga instructor, is everything that I’ve searched for and never found—until now. By encouraging you to...More

Date of experience: November 2018
1  Thank queenjane
Reviewed 25 November 2018

I booked my 4-day surf and yoga retreat with Vikara with no idea what to expect. Roey who runs the place was extremely responsive over WhatsApp and email before my arrival and even sent over a packing list, bus times, and reassured me he would...More

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank Stephanie L
Reviewed 22 November 2018

I think I am at a very socially and generally awkward stage in my life right now - maybe because of work stresses? maybe family issues? maybe just generally from years of trying to hide myself from the rest of the world.. and maybe myself??...More

Date of experience: November 2018
2  Thank eleonoralee
Reviewed 20 November 2018 via mobile

I gained a new family at Vikara. This trip was so much more than visiting Ecuador and its natural beauty. The people at Vikara made my experience that much more amazing. Elba (yoga, meditation) has the most giving, loving, and genuine heart and it shows...More

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank Erin H
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