Yoga, Wine & Hike Ranch Retreat weekend in the Texas Hill Country
Join Water Dog for a weekend retreat in the Hill Country of Texas at The Porches Ranch located halfway between Fredericksburg & Enchanted Rock State Park.
Friday: Arrive at the ranch between 4-6pm. We will have a relaxing VinOYin yoga class, a casual dinner then enjoy the ranch.
Saturday: We will practice outdoor yoga at a winery then enjoy some private tastings & a tour. After lunch we'll be able to shop on Main Street in Fredericksburg. The evening can be spent in downtown or relaxing at the Ranch.
Sunday: We will head over to Enchanted Rock State Park in the morning to hike & do yoga/meditation. We'll eat a picnic lunch before heading back to Corpus Christi. *If interested, we'll help set up car-pools. We'll also have a van & driver for transportation during the retreat and to/from Corpus Christi & Fredericksburg, TX if wanted.
Photo at Enchanted Rock from Water Dog's 2019 Retreat
Yoga at the top of Enchanted Rock at Water Dog's 2019 Retreat
Nature, Adventure & Yoga Retreat in Mindo, Ecuador date TBA
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Nature: The retreat is both rustic & luxurious and offers a breathtaking cloud forest experience! It is in the small, tourist town of Mindo, Ecuador. This area has been declared an UNESCO Biosphere Reserve and its one of the most bio-diverse hot spots in the world.
Adventure: This retreat is for outdoor and adventure lovers. There are many activities nearby including; hiking, biking, zip-lining, birding, mountain-climbing, river tubing, horseback riding, chocolate & coffee tours, butterfly & orchid gardens and an open-air gondola and chair-lift with spectacular views.
Yoga: The retreat offers an-site open-air, screened-in Yoga Shala platform with mountain views. Yoga classes will be offered twice daily; typically, invigorating vinyasa/Ashtanga-based in the morning and more relaxing Yin/Restorative in the afternoons/evenings.
Haciendas: Retreat accommodations include a country house, cottage and cabin with shared bedrooms (2 beds). All have mountain or wildlife views with sustainable installations like solar powered energy & clean mountain spring water. This is a small, intimate yoga retreat and it will only house 10-12 people.
Spa: There is a Finnish sauna and a chemical-free, natural spring-fed pool with copper & silver ionizers. On-site massage services are available in the gazebo with mountain views and a fresh air breeze.
Meals: Three meals daily will be included. The meals are wholesome, healthy, organic & locally sourced. Vegan, vegetarian and gluten-free options will be available.
*Flight to Quito, Ecuador (the capital city) is NOT included, however we will help to arrange overnight stays in Quito and transportation to and from the yoga retreat village of Mindo (about 2.5hours away).
**Read below for more information click HERE for a detailed itinerary with pricing (based on 2019).
So What's the fairy-tail like cloud forest...and other fun facts about Mindo & Ecuador:
Ecuador'scloud forest is moist and subtropical with low clouds and a canopy of vegetation!
Mindo's elevation is about 4,000 feet and its only 2.5 hours away from Ecuador's capital, Quito
Ecuador translates to 'Republic of the Equator' and Quito sits on the equator line
The currency in Ecuador is the US Dollar
The temperature in Mindo is between 60-75 degrees year round
Why is Mindo, Ecuador ideal for a Nature and Yoga retreat?:
Mindo has been declared an UNESCO biosphere reserve and its one of the most bio-diverse hots-spots in the world!
With over 450 bird species, its one of the top spots in the world for birding?along with abundant flora and fauna.
Photos below from our Ecuador 2019 Retreat