Retreat Center in the Sacred Mountain El Mascaron, Ecuador



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    Our center hosts retreats with the sacred plants Ayahuasca, San Pedro and Huilka, a sacred snuff favored by the Inkas. I have been making ceremonies with these plants for the past two decades and enjoy sharing the magic with others. We host small intimate retreats which makes it easy to bond with each other and provide more personal healings. Our retreat has multiple rooms, a large pool, a kitchen and dining area, all of which is nestled under the Sacred Mountain El Mascaron. The center also acts as a hostel and sometimes we have guests just to stay for a few evenings. The climate is favorable all year round and is an ideal vacation spot for locals and tourists alike. I'm a native Ecuadorian, from Cuenca and have five loving dogs that welcome all visitors.

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    Type of help

    General Maintenance
    Cooking / shopping
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    Helping with Tourists
    Help with Computers / internet

  • Cultural exchange and learning opportunities

    Cultural exchange and learning opportunities

    The travelers will benefit because they will learn about the culture of the south of Ecuador, shamanism and the use of sacred plants like Ayahuasca, San Pedro and Huilka. Volunteers are welcome to have ceremonies with any of these plants at a reduced price. There are many rivers and waterfalls to bathe in, wonderful areas to hike, horseback ride, ruins to explore, spas, steam rooms and pools, and places to take yoga classes in your free time.

  • Help


    I am seeking people to help clean retreat and bedroom spaces. I also need people to take care of the dogs while I am gone for a day or more at times. When there are no guests it can be quiet so it is a nice place to recharge and enjoy some tranquility.

  • Languages spoken

    Languages spoken

    English. Spanish.

  • Accommodation


    You would stay in one of the retreat rooms with a shared bathroom. You will have access to the entire retreat space as well as the pool and kitchen. Volunteers pay for their own food. At the end of the stay volunteers wash their sheets in town.

  • What else ...

    What else ...

    In their time off they can stay at the land and enjoy the pool or go hiking on the mountains, go to the town which is 10 minutes by car, visit the waterfalls, rivers, go horseback riding, visit spas, etc.

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    • Limited internet access

      Limited internet access

    • We have pets

    • We are smokers

  • How many Workawayers can stay?

    How many Workawayers can stay?

    More than two

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    Hours expected

    15 hours a week

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