Category Archives: Ecuador
My SachaJi is the natural choice for wellness. We’re nestled into the Ecuadorian Andes, a mountain range that possesses special qualities for both physical and spiritual healing: the altitude, the proximity to the equator and sun, and the connection to … Continue reading
A 10 day trip Refresh and Renew with Yoga included to the High Sierra mountains on the equator Three destinations on this tour will offer beautiful decor, excellent service, delicious food from local gardens in the most bio diverse country … Continue reading
This October, 2017, join us on a gentle exploration of a beautiful Ecuador taking time to reflect, review and renew the spirit with yoga practice designed around the daily activities. We stay at a new retreat center, a “healing hotel” … Continue reading
Climbed to the base of Fuya Fuya overlooking Mojanda Lake to 13,300 ft, about 3000 ft up. Weather changed every 5 minutes. With Mike Brinkley who gets the award for the most active member of the group this year!
Last look back at Hacienda Cusin before travel to Intag Cloud Forest!
Last day at El Refugio de Intag in the cloud forest – a beautiful morning here! Lots of avian activity.
Harriett the Harris Hawk at the Condor Preserve above San Pablo del Lago Ecuador.
Salem Students riding past the entrance to Hacienda Cusin – two of them on horseback for the first time! Perfect weather for a ride.
Cool bugs at night on the playground under the light- El Refugio de Intag – http://www.elrefugiocloudforest.com
Salem students and their professor Kim Varnadoe tasting coffee in the cloud forest of Intag at the Collectivo; and a morning walking along the river to find Lupe milking the cow. Toke gets a few green stickers!
Salem College Jan Term group enjoys striding along the equator. They are in full view of snow capped Cayumbe – the enormous volcanic mountain that disappeared back behind the clouds within 2-3 minutes of this pix.
All photos courtesy of Beth de Garcia
Inside the Presidential palace in front of the 1960 Guayasamin tile mural – President Corea opens the palace – that is his home and work place (he’s away today). Lines can be long but we rearved a timed ticket. It … Continue reading
Fooling with phones in Plaza Gutierrez outside the sisal weaving collective!
Oswaldo carries our lunch to Siempre Verde, a surprise retreat built in the midst of thick vegetation. Peaceful place designed for school groups. Bird sightings include the toucan!
More pix of Cuicocha lake in province of Cotacachi Ecuador. Salem students are good sports about a variety of experiences, including a visit to the Music Man at the end of the day. We are listening to the family play … Continue reading
Our guide, Ivan Suarez is explaining the shaman traditions here at the lunar calendar on the rim of Cuicocha lake….then we trek about a quarter of the way around, always keeping the islands in view – they look like 2 … Continue reading
Luz Maria in her weaving workshop in Agato demonstrates again the back strap process; washing the wool, cleaning it, carding it, dying it, spinning it…then setting up the loom! Here we see baskets of sheep wool at various stages of … Continue reading
Practicing camera techniques with my hand-me-up Sony x330 digital cool lens monster camera. The workshop by Maria Teresa Ponce was a big help….. Here is a better pix of the Lechero.