Yoga Teacher Training 2023 Feb 19- Mar 18


200 hours of Yoga Teacher Training / Andean Ancestral practices.

February 19th– March 18th, 2023









Join us at OM Healing Center on February 19th, 2023, for a transformational 200-hour Yoga Teacher Training at The Owl’s nest Eco Hacienda.

The Owl’s nest Eco Hacienda

Nestled on a quiet mountainside in the Andes of Ecuador, a short distance from the historic UNESCO city of Cuenca, the renovated 160-year-old hacienda welcomes students into the serene comfortable homelike environment of this private facility.

Learn the art of surrender as you relax and connect to the restorative Zen gardens, walking paths and beautiful organic gardens

The hacienda is surrounded by an expansive balcony and a man-made waterfall as well as the pool. The sun beams down on the Owl’s Nest Oasis providing plenty of sunshine and gentle fresh breezes bringing fresh air around the hacienda every day. Our students, when relaxing outside or enjoying the spacious interior of the hacienda, enjoy a totally toxin free environment in which to heal. Our Eco-smart pool uses only oxygen and copper to maintain its pristine state. The hacienda’s many common rooms offer beautiful vistas and cheerful gathering areas yet allow for as much privacy and quiet time as may be desired.
This training is based on the traditional style of Hatha Yoga designed for beginners and intermediate levels with a basic knowledge of yoga. The qualified teacher trainers offer a consistent approach that is conducive to the depth of the art and science of teaching yoga.

Daily Schedule

Morning (a.m.)
6:45 – 7:00AM Morning tea / neti pot
7:00 – 9:00AM Morning Practice
9:00 – 10:00AM Breakfast
10:00 – 11:30 PM Lecture 1
11:45 – 1:00 PM Lecture 2
Afternoon (p.m.)
1:00 – 4:00PM Lunch and self study
4:00 – 6:00PM Evening asana workshop class
6:00 – 7:00PM Evening Meditation
7:00 PM Dinner
Neti pot cleansing practice, pranayama, meditation, and Asana to develop your practice through experience.
Workshop style classes breaking things down in detail and developing into practice teaching as you share the knowledge you have learned.
Applied anatomy, yogic ancient and modern philosophy, Ayurveda, applied methodology, ancestral medicine, Nutrition module, and practicum.
At OM Healing Center, we think globally and act locally by supporting local farmers and artisans. Vegetarian / Vegan meals served with consideration for students with diet restrictions. Unlimited filtered water and tea is available 24 hours at no cost.

The following meals are included:
  • Breakfast
  • Lunch
  • Dinner
  • Snacks: Available at extra cost


    General Info

    1What's included?
    • Unlimited filtered water
    • Unlimited herbal tea
    • Relaxation Massage
    • Body works adjustment
    • Certificate of completion
    • Temazcal (sweat lodge) ceremony
    • Kirtan session
    • Gift bag
    • Internet
    • Working materials
    • Transportation from Cuenca to Owl's Nest
    2What's not included?
    • Additional activities
      • Additional massages
    • Personal expenses
    • Snacks
    3Do I need to have any yoga experience ?
    Yes. It is important that you have some body awareness whether it came from a few weeks or months of yoga/pilates & other forms of postural awareness. We do not expect you to be an intermediate or advanced practitioner. What is of most importance is your desire to learn and share your experiences within your YTT group. This program is much more than just physical postures, it is an initiation to hold space for yourself & others, while on the healing journey!
    We believe that you can only become a ready yoga facilitator once you have planted a seed of intention to release old beliefs that no longer serve your highest potential. We are here to hold space for you on this journey, on a mental/emotional/spiritual/physical level.
    OM Healing center & all staff ask participants to abstain from smoking, drinking, meat consumption during your stay with us.
    4How is the weather?
    The weather is spring-like all year around, expect temperatures from mid 18 to high 20s.
    5What to bring with me?
    We ask that all participants bring
    - Activated charcoal (in case of upset tummy)
    - Appropriate clothing for practicing yoga
    - Depending on the season you are visiting, appropriate clothing
    - Bathing suit and sunscreen
    - We will also have a shop on-site with general toiletries, herbal supplements/tinctures, & local creations to bring back to your loved ones!
    6COVID-19 Safety Mesures
    Ecuador is open to travelers. Restrictions are low, however to enter the country, travelers must present a negative PCR test or prof of vaccination.
    We recommend to please check with the Ecuadorian government for your country visa requirements and Covid restrictions.

    The Team


    • "It's been one short month since I began my yoga journey and I can honestly say that It has already changed my life. All of the crazy, (sometimes 'out-there') health benefits you hear about how yoga changes you are all absolutely true! My husband and I moved to Cuenca, Ecuador about three months ago and I began looking for a form of exercise to replace running, (due to the negative impact running was having on my knees). My mother-in-law recommended me to try yoga. She has avidly practiced yoga for decades and says it's the best form of exercise for the mind, body, and soul. So I said, "why not? I'll give it a shot." Little did I know that I would find something far beyond exercise; an entirely new way of life through yoga. "
    • I felt the entire program was thoroughly thought out, and structured very well. My training was challenging, and experience I will never forget. When I reflect on my training it will only be with very fond memories. It was more than I expected. Thank You OM Yoga Center! 
    • The Alvarez family who runs Om Yoga Center in Cuenca have surrounded themselves with very knowledgeable people and support staff. I felt that my education went beyond the basic yoga teacher training with an Ayurvedic Practitioner, a Homeopathic Dr, a Nutritionist, a Meditation Guru, a Shaman, all along with an incredible Hatha Yoga Instructor, and a library of useful educational books available. The staff members take you in as family and assure that you have all the support you need on your yogic journey. I couldn't have asked for more, and am forever grateful for them.
    • Maria-Elena runs a beautiful yoga teacher training, bringing together incredible teachers to deliver yoga message. Loved the food, the Ayurveda component, our yoga lead, and just the overall experience. If you are looking for something commercial, crowded and manufactured, this will not be the right fit for you. This was such a beautiful experience for me, and the others in group, bringing together yoga with a south american flare. I highly recommend this program, and I am so happy I picked coming here. All the teachers just go above and beyond what a typical yoga teacher training offers.
      Nicky Walker
    • "Estoy muy agradecida de haber hecho mi yoga teacher tranning de 200hrs con la Familia de Om Healing Center, se sintió el amor de principio a fin, desde unas maravillosas instalaciones, comida vegetariana y Vegana de altísima calidad, clases teóricas completas y un gran instructor que nos enseñó mucho. Recomiendo al 100% esta bella experiencia con ellos, además son todos hermosas personas, siempre atentos a cualquier detalle. Gracias, esta experiencia a transformado mi vida."
    • "Om Yoga Center offers a unique program, rooted in traditional yoga philosophy and explores the connections with the indigenous Ecuadorian culture. This well-rounded program goes beyond expectations!"
    • "Receiving my YTT with OM Healing Center was beyond my best expectations. I am now teaching yoga at a university in Riobamba and feeling great about it! thanks to the wonderful staff and program they have. I 100% recommend this course because it is tailored to you, to your future yoga students and doesn¨t just focus on the physical aspect of yoga. Which I absolutely LOVED."
    • "YTT Ecuador offers an authentic and special experience. All of the trainers and teachers were knowledgeable, helpful, caring, approachable and passionate about yoga. The owner went out of her way to make the experience one that one would never forget. She hired the best and organized fascinating extra activities to enhance our experience. Our main teacher trainer, Adri Kyser, was incredible and was dedicated to training us how to teach proper alignment and effective sequencing all while connecting our students to a spiritual practice. I was hoping to build confidence in my yoga practice, and not only did I achieve that, I ended up having a life-changing experience that opened my mind, body, and heart. I would definitely recommend this program to somebody who is open to growth. "
    • "This place is incredible!" "Marie Elena and her family are such beautiful people and they do everything they can to make sure you have a great experience." "Make sure you check out one of their classes or retreats."
    • "It was great thank you :) Had a great month, insightful and learnt a lot. The food was to die for, the location and accommodation were lovely." "The organiser's and all people involved were absolutely amazing." "Would definitely recommend it to others :)"
    • "La experiencia del profesorado de yoga fue una de las mejores decisiones que he tomado! La entrega y el conocimiento de los maestros hicieron de las semanas de entrenamiento un aprendizaje completo!! Muy recomendado!!"
    • "Best yoga in Cuenca. Something for all levels, and friendliest staff that you will find anywhere."

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    Please book your flight to arrive at Quito Airport.
    Take a domestic flight to city of Cuenca (regular daily flights)
    You can also book your flight to Guayaquil airport – (3 hour bus ride from Guayaquil to Cuenca)

    Keep OM Healing Center notified of your travel itinerary – support is available
     Cancellation Policy
    • A reservation requires a deposit of $500 USD of the total price.
    • The deposit is non-refundable, if the booking is cancelled.
    • The rest of the payment should be paid on arrival; cash is preferable to avoid transfer charges.
    • No credit cards are acceptable.
    Program & Itinerary: We work with a maximum of 12 students and a minimum of 6 students.
    Arrival information: Please provide the check-in and check-out times and Please select the languages you can converse in with the customer.
    Check in Sunday February 19th – check in at 2pm and check out March 18th 10a.m.
    Booking Conditions: $500 USD. Non-refundable $500 deposit.
    Location & Accommodations: Location at eco-hacienda Owl’s nest
    • Hiking trails, Incredible indigenous markets in Cuenca. Organic food markets
    • On arrival, you get a 3 month visa, please check your country for visa regulations.