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.www.puravidaecoretreat.com
This Retreat offers:
Safe, filtered, mountain spring water,
Two group guided and silent meditations daily; spiritual inquiry, group breath work, morning yoga / Chi-Gong / Kundalini / walking meditation / conscious dance movement,
7-day Holistic Healing program: three Breathwork/counseling/Spiritual Life Coaching sessions, three bodywork/energy work sessions (massage/Reiki/Deep tissue, / Ozone Therapy/acupuncture)
7-day Personal Transformation program offers six Breathwork/counseling/Spiritual Life Coaching sessions, four bodywork/energy work sessions (massage/Reiki/Deep tissue, / Ozone Therapy/acupuncture)
Additional Breathwork / counseling sessions and bodywork / energy work/ sessions are optional
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, 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 daily sessions and 4 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.
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, 2018
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.…
Welcome to Sacred Springs RetreatsWhere you can deeply relax and unwind on Spiritual Healing Retreat in Northern California’s cleanest air and water environment!Our retreats take place at the beautiful mountain retreat center Four Springs, abundant with springs and creek, located 10 minutes from Harbin Hot Springs, 20 minutes from Calistoga, and 1 hour 45 minutes north of San Francisco, just to the north of Napa Valley wine country.Our other location is in a tropical paradise in Yelapa, Mexico, just 3 hours away from San Francisco by plane and only 2-hour flight from Los Angeles – www.puravidaecoretreat.com.We offer Holistic Healing retreats, which include silent and guided meditation, Yoga, Chi Gong, massage, Breathwork, Counseling and other services described on the Healing Therapies page.Our Holistic Healing Personal Retreats have supported hundreds on their path of healing, personal transformation, and spiritual awakening. We are happy to report over 95% success rate. Please read reviews on TripAdvisor.Why are we unique?We offer a combination of a spiritual retreat and alternative, holistic healing therapies.Our personal healing programs include small group sessions, individual healing therapy sessions and plenty of time to be alone in nature. We provide an integrated approach to support your healing and personal growth by integrating four basic modules of healing: body, mind, spirit and shadow.Body – cleansing diet or juice fast, yoga, Chi-Gong, conscious dance practice, nature hikes and lots of rest and relaxationMind – inspirational and educational classes, books and films, group and individual inquiry, transforming negative thoughts patternsSpirit – meditation, self-inquiry and mindfulness practicesShadow – Thought and behavioral patterns that we don’t usually see, most of them hidden in the subconscious mind. Through breathwork, counseling, emotional healing and spiritual life coaching we transform unconscious negative beliefs and patterns of behavior by conscious meeting of often suppressed emotions and automatic reactions.For more information visit Frequently Asked Questions pageWe are non-religious and our main objective is healing and spiritual growth.
Discovering the stem of health issues Tinna suffered, led her on a journey deep into movement, healthy eating and nutrition, passionate and dedicated to find balance to reestablish health. During her travels around the world, for the past years, she has taken a variety of different workshops/trainings, classes and private training in movement such as handstands, yoga, latin dances, capoeira, meditation and acrobatics. Because of her background she is passionate about holistic approach to the body, mind and soul and to help others find balance and true self. She is a certified level 2 acro yoga Montreal teacher, Reiki master, massage therapist, fitness guru and a vegan plant based cook.
Jacob Wood Some of Jacob’s first memories are of his parents teaching him the subtleties of sun salutations while playing in the park. Since his early days he has continually returned to the mat as a way of sustaining a holistic, balanced life. His decision to become a yoga teacher is rooted in his passion for helping others to overcome their own personal challenges. Throughout Jacob’s yogic journey he has found that yoga can be an empowering tool to unearth the deeper layers of the self. His belief in yoga as a pathway for truth and health permeates his teaching style and inspires his students. His enthusiasm to teach AcroYoga stems from the deeper connection to the community, playfulness, communication and trust that AcroYoga lends it’s self. Jacob is Licensed Massage Therapist (LMT), a 200hr Yoga Alliance certified instructor, a Level 2 Acroyoga Montreal certified teacher, and has been teaching Vinyasa flow and AcroYoga in combination for over eight years. As a kitesurfer, mountain biker, runner, and overall outdoor enthusiast, Jacob is grateful for the enriching experience yoga lends to the rest of his life. He is playful in exploring yoga as a pathway for increased creativity, greater personal awareness,…
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 major breakthroughs in their lives and relationships, acting as the magnifying lens that allows them to identify their blind spots, and overcome them. Under her nurturing guidance, clients can eliminate fears, stay on track with life choices, and release the emotional trauma holding them back. A 3rd Degree Usui Reiki Master, Holotropic Breathwork facilitator, Theta Healing practitioner and Life Coach. For the past 20 years, Dr. West has taught meditation and more advanced techniques such as trauma release to help clients recover from childhood traumas, deep emotional wounds, and extreme loss.
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. His main passion is to live an awakened life and to share it with others. He enjoys in-depth study and practice of self-inquiry and meditation as a path of liberation. In his teaching and counseling he integrates over 30 years of experience in spiritual practices and leading healing retreats.
We asked people why they go on retreat, here's what they said:
Opening up to the joy and peace of meditation and Yoga. <3
Retreat Guru's Vision
We believe human beings are innately wise, strong and kind. This wisdom, although not always experienced, is always present. Going on retreat is a beautiful way to reconnect to our basic sanity and health. Our aspiration at Retreat Guru is to inspire people to experience authentic retreats and reconnect with their innate wisdom, strength and kindness.