My SachaJi * Visit My SachaJi´s website by clicking on the logo A moment to pause in the Andes In a world in which we are glued to our phones, rushing around helping others, too busy to even catch our breath, time – and time for ourselves – is the ultimate luxury. That is why a visit to My SachaJi is a gift to your mind, body and soul. In this healing ecolodge, time seems to stand still. Nestled into Ecuador’s oldest volcano, the Cusín, 15 km (nine miles) from the famous Otavalo Indian market, My SachaJi is just 96 km (60 miles) from Quito and a mere 60 km (37 miles) from the airport, making it the ideal weekend getaway for you and your friends. A pioneer in wellness in Ecuador, immersed in Andean healing traditions and led by experienced healers, My SachaJi ecolodge was created as a space for guests to disconnect, relax the mind and delight in majestic views over San Pablo Lake and the imposing Imbabura volcano in the northern Andes. It makes the perfect escape from the pressures and pace of your routine. The pure mountain air, peaceful setting, cozy yet simple rooms and spaces, warm and sincere service, all combine to create a sense of connection and simplicity, making your journey one of both renewal and discovery. Come alone, with a partner or a group of friends and reconnect and unwind in the lake-facing hot tub at sunset, or pamper yourself with a massage to relax, restore or revive your natural energies. Traditional Andean healing treatments, as well as yoga and meditation classes for all abilities, allow you to try something new and discover more about yourself. Led by professionals, you’ll learn to breathe – and to relax – in a completely natural way. Eat healthy, delicious meals prepared fresh from the on-site organic vegetable garden as part of a holistic experience to bring out your most serene self. But the My SachaJi dining experience goes beyond the menu. Staff gladly put together juices and teas from herbs freshly picked from the garden, as well as a holistic breakfast with fresh local ingredients. You might even learn something about traditional medicine: rosemary tea for a headache, anyone? As well as adding to the pure, grounding experience, the organic garden fulfills My SachaJi’s sustainability philosophy, echoed throughout the hotel in energy-efficient architecture, recycled materials, and subtle design that blends the rooms discreetly into the hillside. Andean Energy Cleansing This powerful Andean Energy Cleansing ceremony calls on the wisdom and healing powers of native plants with the Pachamama, the Mother Earth of the Andean world. Mama Rosa, a traditional medicinal plan expert from the nearby indigenous community of Angla, works to restore your balance with specially chosen herbs, plants, lotions and incense. My SachaJi understands the art of healing, and has designed unique wellness programs to re-establish your equilibrium, to reconnect you with yourself and nature, and to physically and mentally unburden yourself, recharging your energy amid the beauty and vitality of the Andes of Ecuador. Give yourself a moment to pause in My SachaJi and see the benefits of your weekend of relaxation and restoration for a lifetime to come.