Yoga Classes in Ayampe, Ecuador
Practice Yoga in Ecuador
It’s not all waves at Otra Ola, we also offer beachfront yoga classes. The yoga lessons take place in a serene grass-roofed yoga studio located in Ayampe, Ecuador. From your mat you can hear the sound of the birds and the waves breaking on shore just a short distance away.
Our Yoga Studio
Our yoga studio is a 16m x 8m tropical hardwood deck surrounded beach front studio – the perfect setting to disconnect, rejuvenate and find a balance between your mind and body through your breath.
Our Yoga Classes
Friday - Monday + Wednesday 9:00 - 10.30am
Monday: Pranayama, the art of breathing:
Pranayama is the vital part of the yogic science. This class focuses on breathing techniques for healthy living. This class is divided in 3 sections: Theory, movement and breathing meditation.
In the theory part of the class, you will learn about the benefits of each breathing technique and meditation taught that day.
You will then move the body with a short vinyasa sequence to prepare the body for your meditation.
And in the last part of the class, you will put the theory into practice and learn the art of breathing.
Some of the pranayama benefits can be found here:
1 Improves Cardiovascular health 2 Reduces risk of Hypertension
3 Improves Lung function
4 Treats Depression
5 Weight loss
7. Strengthens Immune system
Wednesday & Friday: Hatha vinyasa:
This class is a traditional yoga practice, that includes a seated mediation, light stretching, a strong mid standing section and a very relaxing guided sound healing savasana.
Vinyasa classes coordinate breath and movement, encouraging you to look within and to go deep into the body and the mind. These classes are slow and strong all at the same time and will leave you feeling energized and light for the day.
Saturday: Mandala Flow:
This class is a strong vinyasa class, linking breath and movement to steady the mind and achieve a stronger, happier body. Like mandalas that are round and symmetrical, our physical practice will flow all around the mat. This class is still available to new students but is slightly more challenging and dynamic. Modifications are always offered to accommodate different levels and has an emphasis on moving the body and mindfulness. If you like to sweat, this class is for you. You will come out of the class feeling strong, stretched and relaxed.
Sunday: Hatha Flow
Surf stretch and Restorative: This class is excellent for any post-physical activity such as running, surfing, biking, etc. stretching legs harmstrings, shoulders, arms, hips and correcting poor postures.
In this class, the main practice remains on the ground and concentrate on stretching poses that are held for a longer period of time, often challenging our commitment to stillness.
While the Yin part of the practice concentrates on deepening into the
connective tissues to activate change, the restorative part supports the body
Private Yoga Classes & Yoga for Surfers
Private yoga classes are also available for both beginners, those interested in deepening their yoga practice, we can also provide Therapeutic Yoga Lessons with specific sequencing for injuries.
Yoga classes for Surfers are also available. There is nothing better than a good yoga practice to improve strength and flexability to enable you to catch more waves and stay loose. Please contact us for more information!