April 2-14, 2017

Practice Ashtanga Yoga with Certified Teacher Dominic Corigliano while enjoying a beach lifestyle in the charming coastal village of Ayampe. Relax in the tropical climate. Accommodations with stunning ocean views available.

Enjoy one on one time with senior certified Ashtanga teacher. Discuss practice and integration of practice with everyday life challenges.

Mysore practice will be held daily from 6:30 AM-10AM (except moondays and Saturdays).  Class size will be limited.  

Bi-weekly yoga philosophy classes with Stephanie Corigliano, PhD. Study. Yoga Vāsiṣṭha – philosophy immersion in Ayampe, Ecuador

The Yoga Vāsiṣṭha is a one of the great scriptures of Hinduism and a seminal text on Yoga philosophy.   It is also one of the few books that Pattabhi Jois recommended to his students.  The narrative of the Yoga Vāsiṣṭha is based on a dialogue between the sage Vāsiṣṭha and Lord Rama that is full of fantasy, dreams, story-telling, and based on the idea that one’s thoughts and intentions, both conscious and unconscious, shape important aspects of reality.

Philosophy classes will take place over coffee, tea, or snacks to read and discuss parts of this text and how it relates to Ashtanga practice. 

Reading material will be provided as a pdf sent via email.  If you would like to purchase a copy of the text, I recommend The Concise Yoga Vāsiṣṭha by Swami Venkatesananda, edited and translated by Christopher Key Chapple.  

Weekly group excursions included to local beaches and hiking destinations.

Other weekly activities included: conference, movie night with Dominic.

Additional optional  activities: surfing, swimming, boogie boarding, horseback riding, cooking classes, massage, Reiki,  kayaking, paragliding, whale watching, snorkeling,  private and semi-private Spanish lessons.

Special drop-in rates for locals and South American residents. Email info@yogaretreatsecuador.com for more information.

Beginners and advanced practitioners are both welcome. Children and families are also welcome. 

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