New Year Retreat: Yoga and Vision Quest
- 28th of December 2018 – 1st of January 2019
Durga’s Tiger School invites you to explore your heart and inner intentions, to begin the New Year regenerated and aligned with them.
At the edge of the ocean in Mompiche village.
Allow yourself to drift away in the breeze, in the sand, and in the waves of yoga & meditation. Join us for a holidays in the cozy beach town of Mompiche, Esmeraldas. From 28-December 2018 to 1-January 2019 Durga´s Tiger School will be hosting a 5 day – New Year, New Visions retreat.
Through meditation, yoga, shamanic journey, art and dance we will create a space to go in, re-visit, and process the year past. On the 31-December we will make a farewell ceremony of all that has passed and celebrate all that is to come. Providing the accommodations will be Maracumbo Camping & Cabins, just a five minute walk from the shore.
Included in the price will be two meals a day (breakfast and lunch), meditation, yoga, as well as extra workshops such as Nature Mandala Creation, mantra singing and Shamanic Dance.
There will be the possibility to do a ceremony with the sacred Yage, a power plant from the Ecuadorian Amazon, that is used as a medicine from different cultures in Ecuador and south America.
To participate in the Yage ceremony you need enough time to prepare yourself for the experience and also time to process all the teachings of the medicine, that’s why people will be asked to come at least on the 29th of December and stay 2 or 3 days minimum after the ceremony which will be on the 1st of January
We offer also the possibility to work with the medicine of Cacao. People interested, can ask for the Cacao Ceremony once they are at the retreat.
This is time to harvest and reap the abundance of this fortifying life. Nestled on the edge of the ocean, we will feel the transformative power of this magnificent place.
At 10 minutes from Mompiche beach, we will wake up breathing the fresh air of the sea and we will feel like at home in one of the cozy cabins of Maracumbo place.
Yoga class (Tantra or Hatha) / Ayurvedic walking massage / Loomi Loomi massage
Yoga class (Tantra or Hatha) or / and Shamanism
Sometimes – Special events related with Tantra, music, dance, Shamanism
This Year we will be in Mompiche village at Cabañas Maracumbo Camping
People will have the choice to rent a room, a cabin or to stay in a tent on the camping place as we will do.
Maracumbo Camping & Cabañas has shared bathrooms, showers, and a community kitchen for the people who want to cook for themselves at night.
There is also free Wifi access for the people that need internet connection.
We will enjoy Vegetarian and Vegan Breakfasts and lunches included in the price. It’ s important for us that the people can stay focused on the classes that will always start on time and use their free time to enjoy and connect with the surroundings or do extra activities which can benefit our journey.
In the night time you can go out for dinner, stay at the camping where there is dinner service too for 5$ extra or just cook for yourself.
In your free time there is also the possibility to do Surf and enjoy master surf classes in spanish, german and english.
Price for a package of 5 days
- in personal tent: USD 300
- in tent provided by the camping: USD 350
- in dormitory: USD 330
- in single cabin: USD 370
- in double cabin: USD 610 (price for 2 people)
- 2 Vegetarian meals a day
- Intention Setting and Cleansing Ritual
- 1 Day Excursion to the “Playa Negra”
- Meditation and yoga classes every day
- extra workshops such as mandala painting, mantra singing and Shamanic Dance.
- Ayurvedic massage / Hawaiian Massage Loomi Loomi
- Cacao Ceremony
- Yagé ceremony
- Surf classes
To make your reservation please click here:
Malin Wind Disse
Wind Malin Disse was born in Berlin, Germany. His mother is german and his father Swiss. From the age of 3 years old he has been living in Ecuador with exception of a fiew years in Switzerland and Germany, where he has been living over the past 2 years.
Wind´s path as an anthropologist, artist and certified Yoga Alliance and Yoga Alliance International yoga teacher leads him to be seen as a cultural mediator, a bridge between worlds. He has been teaching the traditional Tantra Yoga in many workshops after having completed his 200hrs teacher training in Durgas Tiger School in January 2016 and having finished his 500hrs of training in 2018.
Due to his deep interest in shamanism, he has contacted many shamans of the Amazon and Andean region of Ecuador, and worked with them to understand their traditions. From 2009 Wind has been invited to learn more about the shamanic tradition of the Cofán- A’i socio-culture and ended up being accepted as apprentice by the shaman Don Avelino Quenama.
Wind´s thesis as Anthropologist was about the theme: Orality, practices and symbols of the A´i shamanism, including the relation with visionary plants. Don Avelino gave him the authorization to do his own ceremonies with the yage medicine and share his knowledge.
Since then, Wind Malin Disse has attended and guided many shamanic ceremonies in order to keep on learning and help others to enter into a shamanic state of consciousness that allows shamanic healing.
Roberto Calderon F
Roberto Calderón was born in Quito, Ecuador. Roberto has always been looking for the all world´s ancient techniques of self-realization. He has practiced Zen and Vipassana Meditation, Hata Yoga, Feng Shui, Reiky and Acupuncture since a very young age. His later studies included: Mesoamerican calendars, I Ching (Geomancia), and Classical Philosophy.
Roberto has done 3 Vision Quests so far in the “Camino Rojo” (Red Path); it is a shamanic tradition that arrived from North America over than 20 years ago to our country and it has an alternative design that mixes both South and North American ceremonies and sacred medicines. During the 7 years in which Roberto walked this shamanic path, he learned about the simplest but also most natural ways to prepare chocolate starting from the raw cocoa seeds.
In January of 2015 Roberto joined the CEIT the “Traditional Yogas` Studies Center”. This School has very ancient roots in the Tantric Yoga Traditions of southern India and was brought to us by European teachers who have more than 40 years of experience educating and giving yoga teacher´s degrees all around Europe based from their direct experience with Gurudji Thabovan and in coordination with the “Traditional Yogas` Federation in France”. This teachers´ formation lasts 3 years so Roberto is ready to share the original practice of this unstopped line of masters that can be traced back to Patanjali and his gift to the world: “The Yoga Sutras”.
Catherine-Ayer Gresham (C.A.)
Catherine-Ayer Gresham (C.A.) was brought up in North Carolina, US. She has been practicing yoga for 7 years now. She completed a 200-hr Vinyasa Flow Teacher Training with her teacher Lexi Hawks, at Longwave Yoga in 2015.
After completing her training, she still felt there was something missing in her practice. She left to travel for the next couple of years where she continued her personal practice as well as teaching along the way. In January 2017, she completed the 500-hr training at Durga’s Tiger School. Bringing Tantra back into her body was a homecoming.
She now enjoys the Tantra practice, along with meditation. Her area of concentration is the healing of the womb space in the collective conscious as well as bringing sisters and brothers together to heal with compassion and love.
Catherine is administrator of the school in Ecuador and she is giving classes of meditation and kaula tantra yoga.
Amelia is an earth child, visionary, singer, dancer, and medicine woman.
Born and raised in Winnipeg, Canada, you can most often find her communing with plants, foraging and gathering bits of nature.
Amelia trained professionally and worked as a pharmacist for several years.
It was her time spent working in the conventional healthcare system that awoke her passion for holistic methods of healing and self care, as she experienced the detriment that the conventional system was causing in her patients’ lives and in her own.
During this time, as she began to experience the call of Mother Earth within herself, she came to realize that an apparent disconnect from nature was contributing to the imbalance in a huge number of her patients, and also the imbalance of the planet as a whole. She realized that to heal the Earth and its people, the relationship between them needed to be healed.
This realization, combined with the healing that cultivating her relationship with nature created in her life, sparked her motivation to teach others how to find this healing for themselves.
Since leaving her job as a pharmacist in September 2017, Amelia has immersed herself in her personal study of shamanism and earth-based spirituality, with a focus on plant shamanism, crystals, and mandalas. She also explores the healing powers of mantra and dance.
Amelia is currently completing Yasei Shinrin Yoku (Forest Bathing) Guide training. She fuses her studies and the wisdom that the Earth speaks to her to create her workshops and classes.
Valentina Lovato has born in Quito; thanks to her father, who is a musician, she knew the path of Arts as form of life and at the age of 4 years old the Dance becomes the encounter with Arts and in it, she discovered her own path.
She could experience master classes and trainings in Theatre, Contemporary Dance, Ethnic-Contemporary dance, Butoh and Kaula Tantra Yoga.
She’s interested by all the healing processes of the body and soul and she walked the paths of Chinese Medicine, Psicomagic, Medicinal Power Plants and Sacred Circles.
She has been part of different theatre and dance ensembles focused on the experimentation of the Art to cultivate the collective consciousness in direction of the community’s harmony.
She’s mother of two girls and she considers the path of maternity as a shamanic path, like an altered state of consciousness, natural, in which a woman can develop the magic and stalker attention in the daily life, a constant meditation and transformation.
With a piece of every part of her life, full of love, she developed a workshop based on “Intuitive-Movement”, in which art, yoga and healing come together to awake the listening of our body and connect with the Sacred Dance of Life.