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CoQ10 to produce the energy needed for cells to grow and stay healthy.

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Renacer - Productos Naturales



> Can I meet you in order to determine if you are qualified to teach me?
No, if after reading my posts you are not convinced that what i offer has value, you should take lessons with another teacher.

>I have been paying X dollars per lesson with X teacher, do you offer some specials?
I value my time enough, I hope you do too.
“Solo el necio confunde valor y precio”
Quote by Antonio Machado (poet).

> Can I pay with magic beans, guinea pigs, craft beers or Ecuadorian bananas? Good try! but unfortunately these payments are not available currently.

Did I hear: “Okay Vilma, just cut to the chase and tell me what to do?” por supuesto, vamos al grano!
Just one spot left:
Will you grab it now?
Will you grab it in 2025? (shhhhhh, probably I will be retired by that time).

December is knocking the door… knock knock, do you hear it?
Oh no! it’s already here! and we are still wearing the November mood.
Let’s enjoy the last month of the year with some traditional pastries> buñuelos (these little guys are a mouth-watering treat for Christmas!!!).

Contact information:

Colibrí Azul Spanish lessons


We meditate to be more flexible and tolerant with the present moment ~ Pema Chödrön

GROUP MEDITATION in English and Spanish

Every Sunday from 10:30 – 12:00.
For orientation, you’re invited to come at 10:00.
The program includes seated meditation, walking meditation, and text recitations from our tradition.

BOOK STUDY GROUP, on a title related to Buddhism and mindfulness, meets Every Tuesday from 3:30 – 5:00. Online via Zoom – send us an e.mail to receive the links.

Our programs are always free – and your donations are also much appreciated.

Calle Larga 11-43 & Miguel Ullauri, upstairs one flight, Across from Mercado 10 de Agosto, Cuenca.

We meditate to be more flexible and tolerant with the present moment ~ Pema Chödrön

For more information, contact on the email shown, or WhatsApp or SMS, +593 98 2848203

Shambhala takes its name from a legendary kingdom famous for being an enlightened society. Today, the global Shambhala network brings together people of all ages and from all walks of life who are interested in exploring our own minds, transforming our experience, and awakening our potential for enlightened society. Shambhala practice has its foundations in Tibetan and Mahayana Buddhism.

Contact information:

Cuenca Shambhala Meditation

+593 98 2848203


We want to tell you that on December 2 and 3 we will be at a Fair that will be held at Casa San José, located at Calle Sucre 5-45 and Mariano Cueva, Cuenca. We will be there from 10am to 8pm.

We will have second-hand clothing at very good prices from $3 at our D’Ellas Second Hand stand, in addition to that we will have our Christmas decorations and many more surprises.

I won’t say goodbye without first telling you that for every purchase of $5 at our stand you will be participating in surprise prizes.

And remember that we also have our Boutique on Calle Esmeraldas and Chimborazo L-13 (behind the La Gloria stadium) from 9:30am to 5pm.

Contact information:

Francis Santiago



Lymphatic Drainage Therapy(LDT), also known as Manual Lymphatic Drainage(MLD), is a form of massage therapy specifically targeting the lymphatic system to correct imbalances and promote optimal function. The technique involves light pressure explicitly applied in the direction of the lymph flow to stimulate increased lymphatic fluid movement throughout the whole body, specifically in dysfunctional areas.

Lymphatic Drainage Therapy is known for its ability to help move stagnant fluids from the body.

There are many causes of body fluid stagnation, both chronic and temporary, which Lymphatic Drainage Therapy can treat. The most common of these are post-surgical swelling and chronic Lymphedema. Still, while treating edema and fluid stagnation may be the most commonly known benefits of Lymphatic Drainage Therapy, there are many other benefits to LDT. These include assistance in detoxing and regenerating tissues compromised by burns, injuries and surgery; stimulation of the immune system; treatment of chronic inflammations such as sinus and bronchitis; help with symptoms of chronic fatigue, fibromyalgia and chronic pain; and the promotion of deep relaxation for the treatment of insomnia, anxiety, and stress.

Most post-surgical clients can expect a massage once a week for 3-4 weeks and then every two weeks for another four weeks. If everything is healing as it should be eight weeks post-op, you should be finished with your treatments.

The goal is always to spread the appointments further apart while still progressing in treating your condition.

If you need any additional information, please get in touch with me and make an appointment.

Contact information:

Elsa Rojas


Ho! Ho! Ho! Felix is ready to make your Christmas Feast the most special ever! Order one of King Smokehouse’s delicious smoked mini hams (serves 4+) for only $16. This scrumptious perfect ham is smoked to perfection then basted in Felix’s secret glaze and brought to you ready to eat or heat and eat – your choice. Having a bigger group? No problem, $16 for one but two for $30. Save big and enjoy more delicious hammy goodness. Oh, and there is more – each ham comes with a complimentary package of Mountain Home Gourmet Cornbread Mix. Just for Christmas you can also order a smoked bone in ham – pure hammy scrumptiousness. Trimmed, smoked and glazed. The star on top of your celebration. Call or write for availability and price (pre-order only and orders close on Dec, 20th) . Truly a yummy deal. Want to flesh out your feast? Look no further than Tienda Gourmet for all those special items, including Mountain Home Gourmet Cookie mixes, Wines and Liquors from Cuenca Shop, and a w
Delivery available (of course) or you are invited to visit our tiny tienda brimming full of deliciousness. King Smokehouse is just across from the beautiful Parque San Sebastian on Coronel Talbot. Call, email, or come by today! Happy Holidays Y’all!

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King Smokehouse



You are invited to St. Christopher Episcopal Mission’s Fourth Anniversary celebration from 4:00 PM to 5:00 PM this Sunday, December 3. Address below.
The First Sunday of Advent (December 3), Holy Eucharist will be celebrated by Rev. Diac. Christian Quinteros, with a video greeting from Rt. Rev. Juan Carlos Mera. Special music by vocalist Cindy Benson, accompanied by David Zoernig. Holy Scripture will be read, traditional and contemporary hymns will be sung and a homily will be offered.
The First Sunday of Advent 2019 St. Christopher Episcopal Mission offered our first Holy Eucharist, celebrated by the Rt. Rev. Victor Scantelbury (Dec. 1, 2019).

All are welcome at St. Christopher’s Episcopal Mission regardless of your faith tradition.
Bartolomé de Las Casas 5-34 Y Tirso De Molina

Contact information:

Calvin E. Hefner

096 795 9674


The material includes:

1. A study booklet (in Spanish and/or in English),
2. Lots of different questions on all topics of citizenship test
3. Lots of practice tests with answer key.
4. Interview questions.
5. Audio of 17 interview questions.
6. And much more…

Recommendations from participants:

“Thanks to attending the language school “CCNations, Escuela de Idiomas” I was able to pass the Ecuador citizenship written and interview exams, and will soon become a naturalized citizen. With their homework materials and instructional classes, my level of Spanish increased to where I could study, learn, and pass these essential subjects: the history of the tri-color Flag (“la bandera”); the Coat-of-Arms Shield (“el escudo”); the National Anthem (“himno nacional”); the important battles, persons and events for gaining Independence; and the primary Presidents of Ecuador.
This is one of the top language schools I have ever attended!”


“My success in passing the test on my first attempt was primarily due to CCNations, their time, efforts and patience in guiding me towards success. I really couldn’t have done so well without them. For this reason, I highly recommend this school to anyone who needs help with Spanish in any capacity.”


You want to study by yourself? No problem. Now, you can buy all our material…

All material for $49

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Renacer Naturis Center



If you have completed or are about to complete 21 months with the Temporary Visa, you are now eligible to apply for the permanent residence visa, one of the most important requirements is:

Not having left Ecuador for more than 90 days during the 21-month period of your Temporary Visa, these 90 days may have been used continuously or discontinuously.

For more information contact:


UZ Asesores Ecuador
Ecuador Cía. Ltda.
Ave. José Peralta 1-119 and  Ave. 12 de Abril – Acrópolis Building – Office #312
410 3588 – UZ Asesores Ecuador CIA. LTDA.

Contact information:

Dr. Lina Ulloa


Hello my name is Marco León and I work in the investment area of the Cooperativa de Ahorro y Crédito 23 de Julio Ltda and I want to inform you that we are already with our new CD Investment service to obtain an Ecuadorian VISA with the best interest rate.
 You have to open a savings account with your passport
 The minimum amount that you must put to obtain the Ecuadorian VISA is 45,000 usd for a period of 2 years.
 Interest rate that I offer you is 10.35%
 You can receive your interest monthly or at the end of the CD’s maturity.
 If you have money in another country, don’t worry, we also have an international transfer service, so you can send your money directly to our cooperative.
 We have a debit card for the ATM.
 We have online banking
 You can put a beneficiary on your CD and open joint accounts
 And most importantly our AA Risk rating- the best in our country, this shows that we are strong in financial indicators and a solid and safe cooperative.
I assure you that this is the best interest rate on CD Investment.
I leave you the photo of my office, any questions, doubts I am here to serve you.
Address: Cuenca City, Av. Gonzalez Suarez and Calle 13 de Abril
Cell: 099 2913161
Whatsapp: +593992913161

Contact information:

Cooperativa 23 de Julio Ltda.



Recently it has been verified that many have lost the opportunity to be regular in Ecuador due to bad information received by some facilitators.
The Visa process is a legal issue that must be carefully handled and processed and strictly adhered to the law.

Questions? Don’t hesitate to ask.
Dra. Lina Ulloa
Immigration, Civil and Constitutional Lawyer
Address: Av. Jose Peralta 1-19 and Av. 12 de Abril, Acropolis Building, 3rd Floor, office 312.
Telephone numbers: (07) 410-3588 or 098-420-5336

Contact information:

Dra. Lina Ulloa


> I am already enrolled in X language school, does your training course work for me?
If your current Spanish school brushes up your listening skills, you don’t need anything extra. If not, well…

> Private or group lessons?
One on one.

> How long is the training course?
10 weeks, three times a week.

> Can I make progress by taking lessons twice a month?
Short answer> no.

> I am at the level of ‘Advanced’ with the study of the 4 tenses of subjunctive.
I work on specific topics with some students on Saturdays. G-mail me with the subject Spanish language nerds SLN.

>Will this be in person or on line?
In Cuenca in person. Any place out of Cuenca> online.

>Where will these lessons be?
At the comfort of your place (in person) or at the comfort of your couch> online.

>When this will happen (be fluent)?
It depends 98 % on you, if you follow every step, you will notice your progress quickly.

Just one spot left, will you grab it or will you wait two more years in the never-ending procrastination?

Contact information:

Colibrí Azul Spanish lessons


Did you know that the lymphatic system helps your body eliminate toxins, waste, and other unwanted materials?

Usually, your lymphatic system collects your lymph and returns it to your heart via lymph vessels and lymph nodes. When something disrupts your lymphatic system’s process, lymph collects in your arms and legs, making them swell.

Lymphatic drainage massage aims to increase your lymphatic system flow, flush toxins from your body, promote relaxation and reduce swelling.

Conditions that benefit from a massage are:

• Rheumatoid arthritis
• Fibromyalgia
• Chronic venous insufficiency
• Lipedema

I am a specialist in lymphatic massage who will consider your particular needs to give you the best and most satisfying experience.

Benefits of Lymphatic Drainage
• Promotes general relaxation and increased physical well-being
• Combats fluid retention, lymphedema, and varicose vein formation
• Helps reduce cellulite and improves the appearance of the skin
• Assisting in the treatment of post-operative inflammation, chronic infection, and healing problems
• Accelerates muscle recovery in high-performance athletes
• Strengthens the immune system
• Promotes proper circulation
• Alleviates pain
• Relieves stress
• Minimizes scar formation

This message costs USD 45 + $5.00 transportation fee

Contact information:

Elsa Rojas


An Amparo visa is granted to dependents as an extension of somebody who already holds a temporary or permanent visa. These visas are also called “Amparo” (Dependent) visas.
In the new provisions of the law for visas of ´´Amparo´´ under marriage it is necessary that the marriage be registered in Ecuador.
For more information, contact:
Dra. Lina Ulloa
Immigration, Civil and Constitutional Lawyer
Address: Av. Jose Peralta 1-19 and Av. 12 de Abril, Acropolis Building, 3rd Floor, office 312.
Telephone numbers: (07) 410-3588 or 098-420-5336

Contact information:

Dra. Lina Ulloa


You can own one of the paintings made by 18 young artists of Fundacion Nur and with your donation you make a field trip for them possible!

The inspiration was la Bella Cuenca and their paintings were exhibited at the Museo de Arte Moderno de Cuenca in July, 2023. The kids worked hard to make the best painting they could and were surprised when they enter THEIR exhibition at the Museo de Arte Moderno (see photo)

Please visit the art catalog and be inspired here:

We hope that you enjoy the colors of Cuenca!

Thank you so much!

Learn more about Fundacion Nur by visiting:

Contact information:

Fundacion Nur



Foreigners who are irregular in Ecuador, either due to visa expiration or cancellation, have the option to regularize and apply for the corresponding visa by paying the $200 penalty, these regularizations will be available until April 8 in accordance with the regulations that were published on March 10, 2022.
For more information, contact Dra. Lina Ulloa at:

Address: Av. Jose Peralta 1-19 and Av. 12 de Abril, Acropolis Building, 3rd Floor, office 312.
Telephone numbers: (07) 410-3588 or 098-420-5336

Contact information:

Dra. Lina Ulloa


It’s today – November 28, 2023!

Please remember any donations today to Hearts of Gold through Global Giving will get a boost so your money will help even more of the unfortunate here in Cuenca who need our help.

Thank you for whatever you can do! Here’s the link:

Contact information:

Leita Hulmes, President



We are happy to be able to share with you in some way during these Christmas seasons, and in our social enterprise D’Ellas Second Hand to help mothers in vulnerable situations, we are creating Christmas decorations for those who want, such as:

Sitting and standing dolls that measure from 30cm onwards, with a concrete base that helps with their stabilization, they can be customized to your liking with the colors you want. And that’s not all, you can also make other faces apart from Christmas ones (Example: clowns and more)

Below we leave you a recommendation from our beloved Marilyn Cochran.

What a great surprise! Last week, D’Ellas posted an article about their line of handcrafted Christmas ‘statues’. D’Ellas is a Cuenca Ladies organization, striving to make a living to support their families by cleaning houses, running a thrift store, and now, offering darling Christmas decor to enhance your Holidays.

I ordered one just to support these fine ladies but I received a real treat. This little guy is over 28 inches tall, has a sweet smile, elfish ears, and a darling costume He’s even holding a present he must have just made in Santa’s workshop…¨

We are located in Cuenca

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Mujeres con Exito is having a Thank You Party Luncheon to express our appreciation for the generosity of the Cuenca folks who support our mission.

The very talented Deb Davis will lead a medley of Christmas Carols.

Luncheon will include various soups (your choice) in a bread bowl,, delicious dessert and beverage.

Beer and wine will be available for purchase at the bar.

We look forward to sharing Holiday Cheer with all of you! Reservations not necessary.

Baltazara de Calderon 2-26 y Miguel Velez (2 blocks west of Parque San Sebastian)

Contact information:

Diana Vazquez Bravo

098 474 7919

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