15 Days Healthy Cuisine and Yoga Retreat in Vilcabamba, Ecuador

Cooking and Yoga Retreat Ecuador

This retreat brings consciousness to your dietary nourishment and meal preparations. This retreat will teach you how to feed yourself as a profound act of self-creation and enjoy each meal as a ritual that is central to well-being. A unique combination of yoga and detailed plant based food science classes will bring you all the knowledge of concepts like intermittent fasting, juice fasting, cyclic feeding, probiotic fermentation, food combinations, and much more for sustaining energies and cultivate mindful eating.


  • Energizing yoga classes
  • Introduction to superfoods, herbal, medicinal, and spice blends
  • Learn food combinations, probiotic fermentation, dehydrating, sprouting, etc.
  • Understand intermittent fasting, juice fasting, cyclic feeding, vitality, and much more
  • Healthy recipes for various types of vegetarian, vegan, and gluten-free diets
  • Excursions to local markets and inspiring local sites
  • 3 daily nourishing farm to table meals
  • 14 nights accommodation


15 days with instruction in English
Spoken languages: English
Airport transfer available:
Camilo Ponce Enriquez Airport (US$40 per person)
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  • Dining area
  • Environmentally friendly
  • Garden
  • Kitchen
  • Meditation garden
  • Special menu request
  • Terrace
  • Yoga deck
  • Yoga shala
  • Yoga studio
  • Free parking
  • Free Wi-Fi
  • Internet access
  • Laundry
  • Parking lot
  • Tour assistance
  • Wireless internet

You will be staying at the Canción del Corazón Wholistic Lifepath Center. Cancion del Corazón Wholistic Lifepath Centre is a distinctive facility whose design and purpose combines beauty, function, and conscious living. Cancion del Corazón translates to “song of the heart”, as our quest for human evolution arises from listening and expressing our heart's calling.

they have cultivated the three-acre property to be a living demonstration of “eternaculture”, which is the weaving together of permaculture principles with abiding spiritual awareness and holistic wellness lifestyle.

The center is entering its 7th year of development; and your stay there will give you an opportunity to feel the harmony and delight of living within a thriving permaculture system and experience the reality of sustainable healthy living with solar energy systems, rain water catchment, wastewater bio-remediation, garden to table meals, and pristine Andean mountain air and water.

The center offers a range of accommodation options from economical covered tenting sites (bring your own tent), comfortable shared accommodations with shared bath, or deluxe private with private bath. All rooms are eco designed, with comfortable orthopedic beds and high quality linens. All accommodations have access to kitchen facilities and outdoor living spaces to relax and enjoy the beauty and tranquility of this paradise.


This holistic living and healthy cuisine retreat offers you the perfect opportunity to learn all about the concepts and application of those in preparing healthy meals. The retreat offers yoga and wholesome ways of meal preparation to nourish your body wisely and reverently. Yoga, high vibration meals, nature immersion, contemplative movement, and garden harvest, among others, will be part of this retreat.

You will learn how to make vegetarian, vegan, gluten-free, living foods, Ayurveda Sattvic, vegan ketogenic (vegan paleo), and raw vegan diets. The plant-based food science classes will offer understanding and application of right food combinations, intermittent fasting, juice fasting, cyclic feeding, probiotics, vitality and nutrient optimization, structured water, superfoods, and Ayurvedic flavor balancing.

You will also get hands-on information on probiotic fermentation, dehydrating, sprouting, gluten-free baking, chocolatiering, and preparing medicinal herbal and spice blends. Opportunities to go for excursions to artisans market, Vilcamba town center, and inspiring natural sites, are also on offer, on this fantastic retreat.

Included excursions

Your retreat includes excursions into nature, Vilcabamba town center, artisan markets, and inspiring local sites.


This retreat will take place in Vilcabamba, Ecuador. Vilcabamba is considered a jewel in the crown of the Southern Andean mountain range of Ecuador, about five degrees south of the equator. The climate is commonly referred to as “eternal spring”, with both a dry and wet season, though temperatures are always moderate.

Long known also as the “valley of longevity”, and "the playground of the Incas”, where Incan royalty would go for rejuvenating retreats. This theme carries forward to present times, as its healthy environment energetically supports self development and spiritual awakening.

The Vilcabamba town center is located to a 20-minute walking distance and is a social center for many travelers. You can find international cuisine along with local fare, and local markets of tropical fruits and vegetables. Vilcabamba is nestled on the edge of Podocarpus National Park, where stunning vistas, wilderness hiking, and horseback trail riding adventures await.


During the retreat, you will be served three daily delicious garden to table meals per day.

The following meals are included:

  • Breakfast
  • Lunch
  • Dinner

The following dietary requirement(s) are served and/or catered for:

  • Vegetarian
  • Vegan
  • Gluten Free
  • Paleo diet
  • Ayurvedic
If you have special dietary requirements it's a good idea to communicate it to the organiser when making a reservation

Things to do (optional)

  • Enjoy natural surroundings
  • Lend a helping hand at the garden

What's included

  • 3 daily delicious garden to table meals
  • 14 nights accommodation
  • Excursions into nature, Vilcabamba town center, and artisan markets
  • Food combining, probiotic fermentation, dehydrating, sprouting, gluten-free baking
  • Garden to table recipes for vegetarian, vegan, gluten-free, and living foods diet
  • Herbal and medicinal tea and spice blends preparations
  • Plant based food science classes
  • Recipes for Ayurveda sattvic, vegan ketogenic (vegan paleo), and raw vegan diets
  • Yoga classes

What's not included

  • Travel to and from Vilcabamba, Ecuador

How to get there

Recommended Airports

Arrival by airplane

Please book your flight to arrive at Ciudad de Catamayo Airport (LOH). There are both a morning and an afternoon flight. Canción del Corazón Wholistic Lifepath Center can arrange for a taxi to meet you at this airport and bring you to Vilcabamba for 40 USD or you can also find your way by local bus which will take you about 90 minutes.

Arrival by bus

If you choose to travel overland, there are bus options from all over the country. From Quito, you may take a bus that will take you about 12 hours by for approximately 18 USD, or you can choose a deluxe sleeper style night bus for approximately 40 USD. From Guayaquil, you may take a bus that will take you about eight hours by for approximately 15 USD. From Cuenca, you may take a bus that will take you about four and a half hours and you will need to take a different bus in Loja to transport you to Vilcabamba.

Arrival by shuttle

There is a shuttle van that leaves every afternoon from Hosteria La Cigale for about 16 USD which takes you directly to Vilcabamba.

Airport: Camilo Ponce Enriquez Airport Airport transfer available: Camilo Ponce Enriquez Airport (US$40 per person) Additional charges may apply. You can request this in the next step.

Cancellation Policy

  • A reservation requires a deposit of 50% of the total price.
  • The deposit is non-refundable, if the booking is cancelled.
  • The rest of the payment should be paid on arrival.
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