7-28-day Holistic Healing/Personal Transformation Retreat in Yelapa, Mexico
With Anjay Skwira and Dr. Ann West
September 27 – October 24, 2017
Yelapa is a small fishing village located by a bay within Puerto Vallarta Bay and accessible only by boat. Nestled between a tropical jungle and a sandy beach, with no cars and roads, it is a perfect place for a healing retreat.
Yelapa is a very unique, safe and peaceful place with no crime, so do not get discouraged by stories and news about Mexico.
Only a 3-hour flight from the San Francisco Bay Area and a 40 minute boat ride from Puerto Vallarta (15 minutes taxi drive from the airport to water taxi)
All inclusive retreat offers:
Accommodations: commune with nature in all its forms—sea, jungle, river, tropical plants and birds. Accommodations are rustic, but clean and comfortable, designed in modern Mexican palapa style, with all comforts, including hot showers, mosquito nets, safe boxes, LED lights, hammocks, etc
Enjoy the thrill of living just right above the ocean with amazing views and natural meditative sounds, a few minutes walk to the beach. Reservations are based on first come first serve bases – to get a better room reserve your space early. This is a small, intimate retreat and the space is limited. Delicious, healthy foods, veggie and fruit juices—mostly local and organic.
For more information visit: www.puravidaecoretreat.com
This Retreat offers:
Safe, bottled drinking water
Two group guided and silent meditations daily; spiritual inquiry, group breath work, morning yoga / Chi-Gong / Kundalini / walking meditation / conscious dance movement,
6 individual sessions included (in Holistic Healing program): three Breathwork/counseling/Spiritual Life Coaching sessions, three bodywork/energy work sessions (massage/Reiki/deep tissue, / Ozone Therapy
Additional Breathwork / counseling sessions and bodywork / energy work/ sessions are optional
Boat trip to the Marietas Islands: snorkeling in crystal clear waters, wildlife watching and the best opportunity to see dolphins and whales
Trip to Botanical Gardens: enjoying amazing variety of orchids and other tropical plants
Hikes to waterfalls, snorkeling, kayaking, swimming in the warm ocean – right in front of your room
Thalassotherapy – immersing yourself in the warm ocean water helps to absorb trace elements of magnesium, potassium, calcium, sodium, and iodide found in seawater. It’s energizing and rejuvenating
Meditate to the sound of gentle waves. Snorkel daily – just a few minutes away from your cottage.
Holistic Healing Retreats
3 – 14-day personal retreats – you can choose one or a combination of programs below:
- Juice Fast, Cleanse and Detox Retreat—Includes daily , 3 green vegetable juices, option of protein shake/citrus juice, cleansing spice and herbal teas, daily liquid multivitamins & minerals, optional hot or raw soup and chia seeds pudding, option of fresh fruits, juice cleanse preparation class. Breathwork (70% toxins gets released through breath), Body/energy work sessions, colon hydrotherapy (optional).
- Healing Health and Wellness Retreat– Rejuvenate and revitalize. Alternative, integrated healing and support to improve the state of your health through raw foods, juice cleanse, nutritional consultation, food preparation classes. Emotional support to reverse effects of negative, subconscious patterns in creating the state of dis-ease. Alternative prevention and healing of cancer, diabetes, hormonal imbalance and others.
- Healing Grief and Loss Retreat —emotional counseling to grieve and to heal core sense of separation
- Couples and Relationship Healing Retreat — Learn and practice
compassionate communication skills, transform negative reaction patterns,
heal passive/aggressive behaviors, process and heal emotional issues,
learn basic Tantric and Taoist practices.
- Meditation Retreat – individual and group meditation sessions for all levels – beginners to advanced; silent and guided meditations,
Self-inquiry, scheduled silent times (half a day or longer), group and
personal sessions, conscious movement meditations and mindfulness
practices like Yoga, Chi-Gong, meditative walks.
- Spiritual Growth/Awakening Retreat—sitting and walking meditation (silent and guided), self-inquiry, mindfulness practices, Vipassana, satsang, integrative awakening, Breathwork/Spiritual Life Coaching sessions.
Personal Transformation Retreats
Our longer 7, 10 ,14, 21 or 28 day programs offer alternative healing of Depression, Stress, Anxiety, Trauma, PTSD, detoxification from prescription medications, in a safe and supportive retreat environment.
Healing and transforming negative patterns and self-defeating behaviors resulting from birth/childhood trauma, abuse, accidents, surgeries and other traumatic life events. We offer emotional healing addressing the roots of unconscious patterns. Body oriented (somatic) practices, interoception and spiritual inquiry support the transformation of the emotional and mental imprints.
The program integrates Mindfulness Based Cognitive Therapy with many mindfulness practices. In addition to everything that Holistic Healing Program offers, you will also receive more personal attention and care with daily (every day except the day of the departure)
Breathwork/Counseling/Spiritual Life Coaching/Compassionate Communication sessions and 3 weekly body/energy work sessions. You will learn breathing and relaxation techniques to expel built up toxins and negativity; meditation, mindfulness and inquiry practices to rediscover your true self, and release the illusion of separation to live in joy and peace in the present moment. You will also get support to learn and create intentions and plans to continue your individual practices after the retreat on your own at home.
Alternative Addiction Healing and Recovery 14 ,21 or 28 day program. This is one of the options for Personal Transformation Retreat offered only at our retreat center in Mexico. Note that this program is not a rehab. It is an alternative support, helping you to go deeper on your recovery and spiritual transformation path. We require that all participants be alcohol and drug free for at least 7 days prior to arrival to the retreat and be engaged already in 12 step or other recovery program.
Healing Health Crisis Retreat –7,14, 21 or 28 day program, which was created to support people in healing various ailments, including alternative cancer therapy. In this program participants start with 7 or 14 day Personal Transformation Retreat and continue with 7 or 14 days of healing and integration. Chinese Medicine sessions, Ozone Therapy, Thalassotherapy, Raw Foods (optional) included.
In case of emergency cancellation, your payments could be applied to any Sacred Springs retreat until December 31st, 2017
Facilitated by Anjay Skwira, Dr. Ann West
Anjay Skwira is a Director of Pura Vida Eco Retreat and Sacred Springs Retreat. Spiritual Life Coach, Yoga and Meditation teacher, Clarity Breathwork Practitioner/Trainer and Aquatic Bodyworker with extensive training and certifications in Watsu, Waterdance, Healing Dance as well as Esalen, Thai, Swedish, Tantsu, Self-Healing, Movement Education, Anahatha Yoga. Integrative and Yin Yoga and Taoist Chi Gong. In his twenties, Anjay had a near death experience that was his first spritual awakening. Since then Anjay has been travelling extensively, has lived in India and Africa, and has spent a lot of time in meditation, silent retreats and embraced various spiritual practices.…
Dr. Ann West is a seasoned relationship coach, holding over 20 years of experience assisting families, couples and individuals. Her deep desire to learn about the mind and how we think only increased as she studied clinical psychology. Along the way she discovered a natural calling in the fields of psychology and spirituality, which culminated in her earning a Ph.D in Spiritual Psychology. Dr. West teaches Non-Violent Communication, in addition to coaching individuals in relationship breakdowns towards breakthroughs. Over the past 20 years, Ann has utilized her training in PAIRS to help thousands of couples and individuals make…