No one can deny the fact that life these days is hectic. We are living in age where every second matters; you have to be one step ahead of the game. Our children are learning how to use an IPad before they are speaking their first word. It’s no wonder cancer is on the rise, divorced families are the new norm, and kids are experience forms of anxiety younger and younger. These are just a few of on the consequences of us living in such a busy age. My husband and I moved to Ec
Learning a second #language can slow the aging of your brain. Crazy I know. There was a #study done at the University of Edinburgh on this very subject. The researchers found that reading, verbal fluency and intelligence were improved in a study of 262 people tested aged 11 to their seventies. This brings up a very interesting finding. It doesn't matter when you learn a second language, the outcome is the same. A previous study even suggested that being bilingual can delay th
There is nothing more refreshing than a ice cold #Kombucha after a hard workout, that is why we have started to make it right here at #OtraOla, to quench your thirst after a satisfying #surf or #yogaclass. Here are some reasons why you should try #Kombucha. #Kombucha is a fermented beverage made from tea, and sugar (we use #organic sugar cane at #OtraOla). It has been around for centuries in many differnent cultures. It contains a colony of bacteria and yeast that are respons
Its still baffles me even after 8 years of living in #Ecuador. Why is instant #coffee served everywhere; when Ecuador produces some of the best coffee in the world. At our #cafe you will never ever be served instant coffee. Our coffee beans are cultivated by approximately 150 small scale farming families who make up a local coffee cooperative. The coffee is grown using organic bio-fertilizer under the shade of citrus, banana and other types of trees native to the area. The co
#Yogaclasses in Ecuador. The #beautiful thing about #yoga is no matter what your age, gender or race is we can all come together to #practiceyoga. The #yogastudio at #OtraOla is open aired, wood floored, grass roofed shala. We have enough space to accommodate 40 students but we only allow 25 students per #yogaclass. We want everyone to have their own personal space to fully enjoy the #yogaclass. Our classes are open to all leveles and we always offer variation for all levels
#OtraOla #SurfSchool is a great destination for everyone. Whether you are a beginner or an seasoned expert in the ocean, our #surf instructors will take your #surfing to the next level. Ayampe is blessed with #waves year round which means regardless of when you plan to visit us, there will be waves. Whether you are taking #surfclasses with us or just interested in renting a #surfboard we have over 35 boards to choose from; we have a board for every level. All our boards a
Why should you take Spanish Classes at Otra Ola? #OtraOla is arguable the best place to #study #spanish in Ecuador. We have qualified Spanish teachers who take pride in the their work and want you to #learnspanish. They will work with you to create a custom curriculum; whether you are just interested in learning key phrases; travel based vocabulary or improve the level of your Spanish our teachers can do it all. The #Spanishschool on its own is great enough but then add in a
We couldn't of asked for more this weekend: we had #beautiful #sunny skies, #greatwaves and off shore wind. We managed to get out into the water twice this weekend. Waves are smaller then earlier in the week but consistent and fun. Caroline who is volunteering with us until September headed out for a early morning #surf today and was greeted by two humpback whales. The season has started early. Todays #yogaclass with Jessie was awesome. She spend some time on our shoulders.