Canción del Corazón Wholistic Lifepath Center
Canción del Corazón translates to "Song of the Heart"
The song of our life journeys, and what we're here to share with you, arises from a deep caring and love for humankind, for the mystery of creation, and for the living earth.
We have given our lives to our aspirations and co-created a retreat center and permaculture landscape to express and deepen our reverence for life and to nourish our inspired ways of living .
Canción del Corazón Wholistic Lifepath Center is nestled amidst a growing permaculture landscape an example of how intelligent design can be used to combine beauty, function, and conscious living.
Canción del Corazón is the “song of the heart”, a place where we explore "eternaculture" which in essence is "permaculture for the soul". By honoring that we are in fact incarnate souls, we further our capacity to tend and nurture the garden of the spirit, coming into a harmonious relationship with the matrix of consciousness, while rooting in and staying present to our needs and service in the material realms. When we weave spiritual awareness into our lifestyles in such a way that we do not need to step outside of life to deepen our consciousness, we find fulfillment and joy in our daily living.
About Vilcabamba Vilcabamba rests at 5000 ft elevation in the Andes mountains of Ecuador, about 5° south of the equator. The climate is as good as it gets, and is commonly referred to as “eternal spring”. It is known 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, it is a healthy environment that energetically supports self development and spiritual awakening. The Vilcabamba town center features international cuisine along with local fare, and local markets of tropical fruits and vegetables. Vilcabamba is on the edge of Podocarpus National Park, where stunning vistas, wilderness hiking and horseback trail riding adventures await.
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Discover Ecuador Yoga Fusion Holiday
“Finding inspiration in the Andes"
Join in this amazing yoga vacation package that highlights personal development practices, travel adventure and the tranquil beauty of nature. Find inspiration in the Andes! Experience three of Ecuador’s foremost travel destinations, including the famous Papallacta Hot Springs, Copalinga Eco-Reserve, and the Sacred Valley of Longevity at Vilcabamba. You will return home energized and inspired, having had an exciting and memorable transformative adventure.
During this yoga retreat, you will spend 11 inspiring days of transformative practice, delicious nutrition, experiencing nature’s healing beauty and tranquility, and you will travel to three exotic destinations in Ecuador. The program includes hiking and bird watching in spectacular tropical forests, daily yoga, mantra, and movement practices, and deep relaxation in natural hot springs.
You will begin this 11-day adventure with two days of hiking, birding, and communing with tropical forests in Podocarpus National Park at Zamora and enjoying the comfort of Copalinga Eco-Reserve’s accommodations and dining room delicacies.
The next week will be in Vilcabamba at Canción del Corazón Wholistic Lifepath Center with daily yoga practice, mantra, contemplative movement, permaculture, feasting on pure mountain water and air and delicious garden fresh meals in Ecuador’s Sacred Valley of Longevity.
The final two days will be in full relaxation, basking in the thermal pools at Papallacta Hot Springs. You will integrate and celebrate, sharing reflections and libations in the warmth of the fireplace in the cozy cabin, and luxuriate in the private thermal pool just outside the door. You will soak up the goodness of the hydrotherapy spa, enjoying its five hot thermal pools and the cold plunge, and then head off to the thermoludic zone to experience a variety of hydro-massages, and dine like the deities at Papallacta’s gourmet restaurant, savoring delicious international cuisine with a daily fresh harvest from onsite organic gardens.
Hatha, Kundalini, and Restorative yoga sessions
During these yoga sessions, you will expand your capacity for full presence, inner joy, and grace of being. Through a fusion of yoga practices you will be supported to unify your energies and emerge in your wholeness.
Bhakti asana flow
The bhakti asana flow class consists of nine mantras and nine asana sequences, each oriented to harmonize an energy center, beginning with the heart of “pachamama”, moving up through your own internal chakras, and culminating in the cosmic source. While engendering all the beneficial qualities of Hatha yoga, bhakti asana flow also invokes a transcendence of physicality and personality, taking the practice into the refined energetics of soul devotion.
Jnana yoga will guide you to invoke your greater truth and higher potentials, expanding awareness, and refining your perception.
Wholistic permaculture is the bhakti way to steward the earth and commune with the natural habitat. Learn about the intelligent design of nature and sustainable ways of living. You will expand your awareness of the subtle aspects of nature’s design, such as the cycling of life energies and the consciousness of plants.
- Daily yoga classes
- Experience three of Ecuador’s foremost Andean travel destinations
- Hiking and Birdwatching in Podocarpus National Park
- Mantra and contemplative movement
- Tropical andean permaculture
- 11 nights accommodation
- Luxurious mineral-rich Hot springs
- Gourmet garden to table vegetarian meals Location
This retreat will be held at three spectacular travel destinations in Ecuador.Copalinga reserve
The Copalinga Eco-Reserve is located at Zamora, bordering the amazon side of the pristine Podocarpus National Park. The pioneering owners of Copalinga have regenerated former pasture land with tropical forests, native grasses, and lush understory plantings. The native forests of Podocarpus National park are adjacent to the reserve, as is the spectacular Rio Bombuscaro river. Copalinga Eco-Reserve is a lush paradise and international destination for birders, photographers, and lovers of nature. Dozens of species of exotic hummingbirds and colorful tropical songbirds reside on the 100 hectare forest sanctuary and natural reserve.Vilcabamba
Vilcabamba rests at 5000 feet elevation in the Andes mountains of Ecuador, about five degrees south of the equator. The climate is as good as it gets and is commonly referred to as “eternal spring”. It is known 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, it is a healthy environment that energetically supports self-development, spiritual awakening, and permaculture values.Papallacta
Papallacta is a small village in Ecuador located at an altitude of 3,300 meters in the Andes, just off the Eastern Cordilleras on the highway that connects Quito to the Amazon jungle. Termas de Papallacta hot springs is a world class travel destination, elegantly designed to accentuate the impressive vitas and take full advantage of the abundant natural thermal waters. Miles of hiking trails connect the facility to the lush surrounding forests, including a trail to the pristine Lagiuna Papallacta lake.Accommodation Copalinga Eco- Reserve
Copalinga Eco-Reserve is a lush and peaceful eco-lodge which offers privacy and comfort in a highly biodiverse natural environment. If you choose shared accommodation you will stay in one of Copalinga’s ample rustic double occupancy (2 single bed) cabins with one of the other participants with a shared bathroom and shower. If you choose private accommodation, you will stay in one of Copalinga’s deluxe private cabins with a double bed and private bathroom and shower. All of Copalinga’s cabins are situated within beautiful garden and forest surroundings, in privacy yet with easy access to the network of trails and dining at the main lodge.
Canción del Corazón Wholistic Lifepath Center
Canción del Corazón Wholistic Lifepath Center is located at Vilcabamba, in Ecuador, and has comfortable accommodations within a thriving permaculture landscape. It boasts gorgeous Andean mountain vistas, solar electricity, wastewater bioremediation, and abundant organic gardens and orchards supplying garden to table cuisine.The Sol-tierra suite
The Sol-tierra suite is a spacious, self-contained suite with a queen size bed, a private bathroom, a fully equipped kitchenette, and an outdoor terrace surrounded by gorgeous tropical gardens; private or couple’s private accommodation.El Águila room El aguila room is a cozy and comfortable space with a queen size orthopedic bed; private or couple’s private accommodation. El Colibrí cabin El Colibrí is a shared accommodation cabin with 2 twin sized beds, a shared shower house and open air kitchen. El Mirador dorm
El Mirador dorm is a nicely appointed shared accommodation space with 2 twin sized beds, and a shared bathroomTermas de Papallacta Hot Springs
Termas de Papallacta houses 13 cabins with one or two stories, which are located 100 meters from the main hotel. The cabins are warm and cozy each with a fireplace in the living room. The thermal pools situated beside the cabins are for the exclusive use of cabin guests. For shared accommodation, you will have a comfortable twin sized bed within a 2 storey cabin. For private and couples’s private accommodation, you will have a private room in the hotel facility.
Papallacta Hot Spring Pools
The hydrothermal value of the hot springs is thanks to Papallacta's location between two volcanoes, Volcano Cayambe and Volcano Antisana. The source temperature of the thermal baths varies between 30 degrees Celsius and 70 degrees Celsius. At the pools the temperature ranges from 36 degrees Celsius to 40 degrees Celsius. Papallacta's thermal waters contain sulfates, sodium, calcium, chloride, and traces of magnesium which are odorless, colorless but have a slightly salty taste. Besides improving intestinal function, the baths' curative properties are also anti-allergenic, anti-inflammatory, diuretic, and anti-rheumatic. The inhalation of vapors helps to moisturize, loosen, and eliminate secretions from the respiratory tract. Bathing in the waters opens the skin's pores, helping to remove toxins and absorb minerals, and one or two cups of warm water may be ingested according to medical prescription helping in various metabolic and pathological functions.Food
During your seven days stay at Canción del Corazón Wholistic Lifepath Center, you will be served daily gourmet garden to table vegetarian meals, replete with fresh pressed juices, coffee and teas grown and harvested on the property, probiotic beverages and superfoods, and ethnic vegetarian dinner feasts.Copalinga restaurant
The Copalinga restaurant serves fresh and healthy food, light but delicious home-style dishes with an exotic touch, using local product and fruits. The restaurant also has a bar available for guests.Pallacta Restaurant
The Papallacta restaurant serves national and international cuisine. The local fresh trout is the specialty. Many of the ingredients used in the dishes are fresh from an onsite organic vegetable garden. A variety of snacks and drinks can be purchased at the hot spring kiosk.Exclusions
Participants will pay for their own restaurant meals at Copalinga Ecolodge in Zamora and at Papallacta Hot Springs.Transportation Ground transportation from Loja Airport (LOH) to Zamora, from Zamora to Vilcabamba, from Vilcabamba to Loja Airport, and from Quito airport to Papallacta are included in this retreat. Airfare to and within Ecuador are not included in this retreat. Participants will be require to book their international flights to and from Quito airport timed to synchronize with the retreat schedule. Participants will be required to book a regional round trip flight with TAME airlines Quito to Loja, and return Loja to Quito to synchronize with the retreat schedule.
DISCOVER ECUDOR YOGA FUSION HOLIDAY An amazing yoga vacation package that highlights personal development, travel adventure & the tranquil beauty of nature
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