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Reconnect with mind, body and spirit in the lush natural surroundings of Mindo, Ecuador located almost right on the Equator. Imagine yourself practising meditation and mindfulness daily in a studio in the cloud forests alongside a rushing river. Our week together will begin with a guided walking tour of the historic centre of UNESCO World Heritage Site, capital city Quito. Then while en route to Mindo – our home for the week – we will make a stop at an inhabited volcano crater called Pululahua and at the Equator to do some fun experiments at a museum there.

The retreat in Mindo will weave a daily mindfulness practice with meditation, morning and evening. We will also include daily activities to explore authentic small village Ecuadorian culture with local friends and family, and other activities to reconnect with nature in this beautiful environment. We will tour an artisanal chocolate factory, a butterfly garden, and take guided nature hikes through some of the most biodiverse places on Earth. Your home for the week is a quick walk away from the Riverside Studio, where outside of instruction time, you can choose to build upon your lessons or to pull up a hammock to read a book. You have the option to take advantage of more Mindo-area activities or even extending your trip to explore more of the region.

Your retreat guides will be Dr. Gerald (Jerry) and Elizabeth (Liz) Levine. With over 10 years of mindfulness facilitator experience,  Elizabeth brings her musical training and deep embodied wisdom to her teachings. Dr. Jerry is passionate about sharing his medical knowledge, meditation techniques and music to promote stress management and health. Please visit their website www.managestress.ca  for further information.

Your host for the week is EarthTreks’ founder, Alison Braun, who invites you into her home in the magical surroundings of Mindo for the retreat. It will be her pleasure to take care of everyone’s needs and spoil you at every opportunity. To find out about more about this retreat, we encourage you to please CONTACT US.


Earn CME Credits* in Ecuador’s Cloud Forest while acquiring new tools to support your patient care!

 *Dr. Levine can provide an attendance certificate for 15 hours of Mainpro-M2 (non-accredited) CME. 

  • Included
    Activities (detailed in itinerary)
    Airport Transfer (Arrival)
    Airport Transfer (Departure)
    All Taxes
    All Transportation (including internal flights, when applicable)
    English-speaking Tour Leader
    Meals (detailed in itinerary)
  • Not Included
    Drinks, Alcoholic Beverages
    Personal Expenditures
    Return International Airfare

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