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Embark upon a regenerating and life-changing yoga in the stunning Jalisco, Mexico! In this retreat, Anjay Skwira and Dr. Ann West will guide you through programs that provide an alternative healing of depression, stress, anxiety, trauma, PTSD, and detoxification from prescription medications in a safe and supportive retreat environment. You can also enjoy the thrill of living just right above the ocean with amazing views and natural meditative sounds where the beach is only a few minutes' walk.
You will be staying at Pura Vida Wellness Retreat. The accommodation communes with nature in all its forms; sea, jungle, river, tropical plants, and birds. The accommodations are rustic but clean and comfortable. It is designed in modern Mexican palapa style with all comforts including hot showers, mosquito nets, safe boxes, LED lights, hammocks, etc.
Staying at Pura Vida Wellness Retreat is an experience unlike any other. The cabins are located in a jungle and a tropical garden situated on the hill just at the ocean shore. Most of the cabins have breathtaking views of the ocean and Yelapa bay since they were built literally just above the ocean. You may enjoy the ocean view right from your bed or from a terrace. Each cabin has one to two queen-sized beds (organic metal-free mattresses, organic, hypoallergenic, or goose down pillows) with mosquito nets.
There is also a very spacious cabin with a loft of two queen-sized beds downstairs and two upstairs. Each cabin has a private bathroom (some with ocean views). They are furnished with authentic Mexican furniture and artifacts selected individually for each cabin to offer a very unique look and feel. All cabins are spacious and individually designed. All lighting is soft white LEDs which are energy saving and good for your eyes and health.
The cabins were built in modern palapa style. They are walled from three sides and open in the front, offering amazing jungle and ocean views, security, privacy, and fresh unpolluted air. There is also one fully enclosed cabin with air conditioning.
Pura Vida Wellness Retreat is an eco-retreat which is mostly EMF-free. There is Wi-Fi limited to certain hours in the common area. There are spots on the property where you can get cellular reception. Pura Vida Wellness Retreat invites you to retreat from the media, computers, and phones. Unlike other hotels in the area, you are not limited just to your room. It’s a communal spiritual retreat experience.
For cleansing and spiritual rejuvenation, Pura Vida Wellness Retreat offers temazcal, a type of sweat lodge used traditionally by pre-Hispanic indigenous people of Mexico. For meditative Vipassana walks, there is a labyrinth in the zen garden. You will also find a way to enjoy your aloneness on meditation decks on the rocks by the ocean. To ensure your meditative retreat experience, loud music or alcohol is not allowed at the property.
Holistic healing and personal transformation programs are alternative and effective methods to heal stress, depression, and PTSD. Pura Vida Wellness Retreat integrates mindfulness therapy, meditation, yoga, breathwork, and conscious movement classes in a beautiful natural setting right by the ocean with amazing ocean view. The retreat offers:
Pura Vida Wellness Retreat's personal transformation program offers a healing depression, stress, anxiety, trauma, and PTSD retreat by healing and transforming negative patterns and self-defeating behaviors resulting from birth / childhood trauma, abuse, accidents, surgeries, and other traumatic life events. You will be provided with an emotional healing which addresses the roots of unconscious patterns.
The program integrates Mindfulness-based cognitive therapy with many mindfulness practices. In addition, you will receive more personal attention and care with daily breathwork / counseling / spiritual life coaching sessions, and three 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, release the illusion of separation, and to live in joy and peace in the present moment. You will also get support to learn and create individual program and practices to continue after the retreat on your own at home.
This is one of the options for personal transformation retreat offered only at Pura Vida Wellness Retreat center in Mexico. Please note that this program is not a rehab. It is an alternative support which can help you to go deeper on your recovery and spiritual transformation path. Pura Vida Wellness Retreat requires that you are alcohol and drug-free for at least seven days prior to the retreat arrival's date and be already engaged in 12 step or other recovery programs.
This program was created to support people in healing various ailments, including alternative cancer therapy. In this program, you will start with a seven or 14-day personal transformation retreat and continue with seven or 14 days of healing and integration. Chinese medicine sessions, ozone therapy, thalassotherapy, and raw foods (optional) are also included.
There are some benefits that Pura Vida Wellness Retreat's clients have experienced in the past from this work. Please note that these results cannot be guaranteed. You must take 100 percent responsibility for your own healing, complete the program, and continue healing practices after the retreat. Here are some of the benefits:
Yelapa is a small fishing village located by a bay within Puerto Vallarta Bay, Mexico 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 silent meditation retreat. Yelapa is a very unique, safe, and peaceful place with no crime. So, do not get discouraged by stories and news about Mexico! It can be reached with a three-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).
In this retreat, you will be served with delicious and healthy vegetarian meals (buffet style), mostly organic and local. You will also get safe mountain spring filtered drinking water. If you participate in the healing health crisis retreat program, raw foods are also available.
Raw foods are foods that are unprocessed, not heated over 110 degrees, and contain live enzymes and all nutrients. If you choose the raw food diet, raw pizzas, pasta, sushi, falafel, neat burgers, soups, granola, smoothies, and nut milk will be served for you. Soaked and sprouted nuts and grains are used to make the foods. Pura Vida Wellness Retreat also dehydrated and made crackers, pizza crust, tortillas. Excellent desserts including raw chocolate, cheesecakes, and apple pies are also served.