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Location Casa Kiliku

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Yoga Retreats take place in Casa Kiliku, located in the Andes of Ecuador, close to the capital Quito, and on the edge of a natural reserve.

The Kiliku is a small hawk that lives here on our volcano, the Ilaló. For us he is the symbol of freedom, seeing reality from high above. It means that Casa Kiliku helps Yoginis gain distance from their everyday life, fly into the experience of living in a Yoga Ashram, while enjoying our green garden surrounding with flowers and old trees.

Casa Kiliku is an ecological place

Casa Kiliku is an ecological place created by artists. The houses are built by materials from our volcano, with bricks, adobe, and wood. Every space is unique. You can stay on the big terrace and chat with others, just lie in the hammock to read, or meditate on treetops dancing in the wind.

For us it is pure luxury to offer a retreat in a rural environment at the edge of the ecological reserve Ilaló and so close to the center of Quito, 25 minutes by car.

Our place is made by ecological local materials and we promote a sustainable way of living.

We love to share our paradise

We love to share our paradise, where we have lived and created films, radio plays, articles and compositions over the last 19 years. The little village bus stops in front of our door. The new airport is close as well – you reach in 25-45 minutes, depending on the traffic.

Closeby there are places where the national and international community mingle, such as La Casa de Rafa, the Bio Market, and CaféArte. Here you can buy organic food and German bread, having a coffee and a chat, enjoy story telling, or a concert.

Just three kilometers down the road in Tumbaco, you find everything you need: local shops, banks, and shopping malls.

To get to Durga’s Tiger School you have to arrive at Casa Kiliku.


Iris Disse, David Höner
Rumihuaico Alto, lote 169, segunda acequia
170910 Tumbaco / Quito

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Directions for taxi drivers

Arriving from Quito you’ll enter in Tumbaco through the Interoceánica. You will see a Santa María supermarket on your right, keep going straight on for about one kilometer more. Turn right on Guayaquil Street, opposite a “Gasolinera Primax” (gas station) by the “Semaforo” light. Drive towards the “Colegio Pachamama,” cross a bridge over the “Ruta Viva” highway, until you get to a big football field in Rumihuaico area (Comuna Leopoldo Chávez). Go straight up to the hill, after 100 meters the street makes a Y split. Then you keep right (the opposite direction from Pachamama) uphill on the new paved road. Continue 1.5 kilometers, more or less, and on the right side you will see a blue house. Casa Kiliku is directly behind it. Look for the little sign that says “Casa Kiliku lote 169”.

If you arrive by the Ruta Viva from Quito take the exit after “Intervalles,” just after the 8th Km. This entrance doesn’t have a sign, it’s located between “Intervalles” exit and “Tola Chica” exit. It goes up to a bridge that connects with “Calle Carchi”. When you arrive up to the bridge you turn right and continue until you reach Rumihuaico football field. From there follow directions as explained above.
From the airport by the Ruta Viva you enter after “Tola Chica” exit. (KM 8th). When you get to the bridge that connects with “Calle Carchi”, you turn left.
If you take the wrong exit and you enter from “Tola Chica,” you’ll find another bridge where you can turn back and follow a lateral street of Ruta Viva until the bridge that connects with “Calle Carchi.”

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