Welcome to Gaia Sagrada Eco-Community & Retreat Center!

Gaia Sagrada Spiritual Retreat Center

Gaia = Mother Nature, Mother Earth — Sagrada = Sacred

Why The Name Gaia Sagrada?

Gaia is a very old name for Mother Earth, or Mother Nature. In Greek mythology she birthed many of the major Gods who ruled over different sections of the Earth. Gaia is known as the nurturer, sustainer and giver of love to all who come to the goddess for support. She is known as the spirit of the Earth, plants, rocks and water and when you are blessed with darshan from nature, it is Gaia blessing you.

Gaia Sagrada is the perfect name for our eco-community (eco-village) because we strive to be one with Mother Nature  and  live harmoniously on the Earth, which is a sacred being. It is also the perfect name because this is a sanctuary of retreat center support and nurturing amidst natural beauty in Cuenca, Ecuador.

The Perfect Place For a Retreat Center & Community

Cuenca, Ecuador was picked because of its low expenses, safety, ease of entry for visitors (no shots or visas required, only your passport), and also for its gorgeous, magical, and natural settings. Ecuadorian people are  very friendly and helpful, “muy tranquilo!”

Gaia Sagrada Eco-Community & Retreat Center is nestled in a small community called Llayzhatan (Ya-zat-yan) in the Andes Mountains, very close to Jadan (Ha-dan) which means “Close to Heaven.” What a perfect place for Gaia Sagrada! 

While we host various spiritual retreats, spirituality at Gaia Sagrada Eco-Community & Retreat Center is varied and we honor all paths. You are not required to adhere to any specific religious or spiritual beliefs. You are able to be yourself!

Here you can experience:

  • Retreat from the world  in the magical Andes Mountains of Ecuador
  • Watch the hummingbirds, forests, pastures, and butterflies
  • Partake in the nectar of flowers while you are sitting in  sunny gardens
  • Gaze at the milky way, distant planets, and galaxies
  • Enjoy fireflies after dusk
  • Be at peace while you dive into your inner worlds in a safe, beautiful paradise
  • Eco-Community atmosphere on an organic farm

Relax in beautiful nature meditation spots everywhere on the land, or take a trip into the city of Cuenca, Ecuador to see the historic sites. Cuenca is only a bus ride away.

If you are coming for community living, you will find a beautiful model in action. Eco-practices are widely used and you can learn something for your own building endeavors in the future. You can even build your own small house here if you decide you want to stay! Check out our Build it Forward program, a much cheaper and safer way to live in the country in the Cuenca, Ecuador area.

People here are living in a stress free environment, separated from the world, in a way that is rare and hard to find. Whatever you find nurturing and adventurous for your consciousness and spirit, you will find it here at this heavenly organic eco-village!

Welcome to Gaia Sagrada Eco-Community & Retreat Center !

Comments

  1. This place looks beautiful!

  2. Am staying in Cuenca for about 2 months – a charming place – but finding the wheat-dairy-sugar-meat diet & constant honking of car horns quite a challenge.. Your retreat & Eco-community sounds wonderful! Intending to look further into it :-)

  3. Great Retreat Place when consciousness can prevail and be free!

  4. Does center has Library?

  5. Hi
    Is it safe to come to gaya sargada alone?

  6. Hi!

    I’m attending the retreat on January 18th, and wanted to possibly connect with anyone else who is…

  7. How about meat,fish, milk and butter?
    I love the organic diet, but am not strictly vegetarian. Would I be able to get the above using transportation? and how easy is it gonna be?

    • Sure, you can buy other things and keep them in the kitchen, but no cooking of meat in the kitchen. Just get meat that is already cooked, or canned meat is ok, just can’t cook it. No problem though, you can bring whatever you want! No requirements.

    • I’s easy, a little store nearby, or just take a day trip to the city and get whatever you like, as well! Just can’t cook meat in the kitchen, but canned, already cooked at the store, etc, that is fine! Dairy is fine too. No requirements!

  8. Hello
    I want to attend Gaia sargada from Canada, Winnipeg. I want to know if someone from Winnipeg maybe goes to Gaia, so we can travel together.
    Please let me know.

    • Hi, Can you please connect with me. I am in Canada but Alberta. I would love to have a travel companion and maybe even a sharing however aim rather to be on my own space when there. However, be good to have someone from back home around. When do you intent to travel?

  9. Jared Powell says:

    What are your requirements for the cooking position? I am an intelligent young soul who would love to take the job. I do not shy from hard work and I am an extremely fast learner. I have some experience with vegetarian cooking and I have been working to shed my ego and live the way we are meant to live. I am computer savvy and love to chop and carry the fire wood. Nature is my muse. I hope you will consider me as a candidate for your wonderful community. Thanks!

  10. Jason Pednault says:

    Hello. If I were to rent an apartment, is it possible to just join Ayahuasca ceremonies and not do the San Pedro? Would the price be discounted?

    How much land do you guys own?

    Beautiful eco-village!

  11. Carol Dewey says:

    Hi,
    I have applied for my passport and intend to continue my retirement in Ecuador by becoming a permanent resident. I have never been to Edcuador (or South America), am traveling alone, and looking for a safe community where I can peacefully transition from living in the U.S. to living in Ecuador and learning to speak Spanish. My ultimate goal is to live in a community where I can grow my own organic fruits and veggies; and, as I am not (now) a vegetarian, keep chickens for eggs, etc. and not be dependant on big international corporations for my needs.

    Your community looks like a perfect match for me and I would like to move forward toward making it a reality. I plan to arrive in Ecuador in two or three months and am looking for a furnished room with small kitchen. Also want to take advantage of opportunities to do some volunteer work as part of your community. I am a retired professional with many valuable skills who also loves to learn new things, so I am sure you will be able to find something I can do.

    Any information/advice you can give me with respect to making this happen will be appreciated. Looking forward to hearing from you.

  12. How much to buy a house and to rent a house? I am interested especially there I have a high interest in researching ancient cultures and i belive it would also allow me to tune my connection with nature and the cosmos.

  13. I am looking for a place to live that is free from toxic pesticides and economical to live. Can you live at Gaia Sagrada and do you use any pesticides containing pyrethrins or pyrethroids I am a good organic gardener.

  14. Hola Gaia Sagrada,

    Mi nombre es Nicolas. Mi novia y yo queríamos visitarte. Somos en Peru la proxima semana y tenemos tiempo del 25. April hasta el 2. de Mayo. He leido mucho de ti y queremos hacer esta expedicion espiritual contigo.

    Avisame si tienes tiempo para nosotros. Por favor con tu direccion y condiciones.

    Te deseo un dia hermoso.

    Mejores saludos,

    Nicolas y Gelareh

  15. Hi everybody,

    This Oldooz from Iran. So pleased to be here with you like-minded people. Have a wonderful day. :-)

  16. I am Going to attend the retreat in June, any one want to share transport cost from Cuenca airport ?

  17. Berrfot says:

    Hi everybody!
    I am going for the 12 day retreat in july and will take a plane from Quito to Cuenca on the 12th of July at 9.45. If anyone is in the same boat,
    well plane :-), I would be glad to share your company as I travel alone.
    Hope to hear from somebody here or on my email berrfot@gmail.com

    All the best!
    Berrfot

  18. Hi Gaia Sagrada,
    Your place sound just the place i was looking for and always wanted to have some experiences with Ayahuasca. I am planning to come over in the near future. Anyone from Uk want to share the trip.
    Namaste

  19. am looking forward to experience this spiritual place no other than Gaia Sagrada.. am counting the days..

  20. Hi Gaia Sagrada!

    Just want to know if someone from the Philippines signed up for the shamanic retreat.. I hope you don’t mind asking me this.. thanks

  21. Hello
    If somebody from Winnipeg, Canada going to Gaya Sagrada in August?
    Anyone from Winnipeg, Canada maybe wants to share the trip?
    My email: nataliecosmos7@gmail.com

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