Location Casa Kiliku
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.
Casa Kiliku is situated in the slopes of the Ilalo mountain, an extinct vulcano.
It is an ancient power place surrounded by four big volcanoes, most of them with a white top, covered with eternal ice: Cayambe, Cotopaxi, Antisana and Pichincha.
You connect profoundly with the power of the elements: fire, earth, wind and water. The Ilalo is a sacred mountain for the people, who live in our “Comuna”, an indignous community.
Durga´s Tiger School looks to integrate people around us, working with some of our neighbours – they are sharing their traditional healing knowledge, cook, build, mantain the space or help in the office.
“Attention to detail is beautiful. Very alive, lots of plants. Happy land. Happy dogs. Happy workers. Happy residents”. – Jordan, USA
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.
“It was wonderful. Great teachers, great location. I learned a lot for my life. I highly recommend this wonderful place”. – Andreas Peter, Germany
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 25 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.
Spectacular places close to us
From Casa Kiliku you can plan short trips to different natural wonderful places such as:
- the Papallacta hot springs, to enjoy the gree Andean mountains while relaxing in the hot medicinal waters,
- Mindo, in the middle of the rainforest, with tropical climate and many activities to enjoy the luxury nature of the jungle,
- Otavalo with its big weekly handcrafts market and indigenous villages and communities all around. The sacred lakes (Cuicocha and Cotacachi) with their feminine and masculine energies
Commentaries of our Yogis and Yoginis
“I found pretty easy to connect with Casa kiliku. It is a beautiful place, well designed. The common space of terrace was beautiful. I enjoyed waking up and having my coffee, overlooking the mountains”. – Damir, US
FAMILY OF LOVE
“Casa Kiliku: A space where the everyday becomes sacred and you connect with your divinity. It is a magical place where you feel the love and energy of the wonderful beings that inhabit it, where you come to empower and discover. Blessed and grateful for the experience”. – Joselo, Ecuador
“I simply loved the food! I appreciated loads of fruit and vegetables and creative meals. I felt that the food was full of prana and prepared with love”. – Monika, Czech Republic
A MAGIC PLACE
“Cross a little river and you walk through the door that leads to this wonderful collection of different housing options, we believe in a world of its own, magical dive. Have the buildings nestled alongside the natural or is it vice versa? The question is difficult to answer, but one will feel the harmony that exists between the building, grounds and plants. Each house has its own theme and its own character. But they all have one thing in common: their architecture is timeless, with its warm and bright colors, wooden floors and roofs it never looks cool but always pleasant and gives a feeling of security and happiness. If you look around, you will always discover new details. Hid lights behind ceramic, built-in colorful bottles, leaked by the light, colorful mosaics and much more encourage the eye again and again, keep looking, and delve into this wonderful world. A world that offers all the elements of space”. – Katrin, Austria
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.”