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3 Days Ayurvedic Yoga Retreat in Mexico

  • Rukhsana's Bed & Breakfast, 23400 San José del Cabo, Baja California Sur, Mexico


Weekend Ayurveda Yoga Retreat Mexico

Ayurveda is a traditional Indian healing science, which originated thousands of years ago. The word Ayurveda comes from two Sanskrit root words; Ayus, meaning life and Veda, meaning knowledge of science, thus translating into the science of life. Ayurveda is a form a preventive medicine and lifestyle, in which you will learn the five elements in your body. By incorporating an Ayurvedic lifestyle in your daily routine, your mind and body will be empowered and healed.


  • Daily yoga sessions
  • All yoga-related seminars
  • Learn to maintain Ayurvedic lifestyle
  • Healthy vegetarian Indian cuisine
  • Complimentary airport transfers
  • 2 nights accommodation
  • 2 days with instruction
  • English
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For this retreat, you will be staying at Rukhsana's Bed & Breakfast. It is the last yellow house on the hill at Cabo, Mexico. The property embodies a great energy, surrounding you in beautiful gardens and views from every location. All guests have access to a private, heated pool on the property. Kitchen will be accessible during breakfast hours and can be book for private parties.

Garden suite

This room is surrounded by beautiful gardens and located right by the pool. The room accommodates four persons, with one king size bed and two queen beds. There is an air-conditioner, hangers, free wireless internet, essential toiletries, and shampoo provided for you in the room. You will also have a free parking space on the premises and you can enjoy the pool on the property.

Ocean view sunrise room

This king size bed en-suite room has a perfect view of the sunrise over the water and shares a balcony with one other room. This room accommodates two person, which has a television, essential toiletries, shampoo, free wireless internet, and an air-conditioner.

Ocean view sunset room

This king size bed en-suite room has a perfect view of the sunset over the water and shares a balcony with one other room. This room accommodates two person, which has a television, essential toiletries, shampoo, free wireless internet, and an air-conditioner.

Palapa room

This king size bed en-suite room accommodates two persons, with an air-conditioner, hangers, free wireless internet, essential toiletries, and shampoo. You will also have a free parking space on the premises and you can enjoy the pool on the property.

During this weekend you will apply and learn to maintain a lifestyle using your new learned dousha (body mind constitution) and live in harmony with the laws of nature. You will also learn new recipes and have an opportunity to book Ayurvedic treatments with Rukhsana's well-trained and professional Ayurvedic body therapists.

The philosophy of Ayurveda

Ayurveda teaches that the mind has the greatest influence over the body toward sickness and health. The goal is to contact your inner intelligence (or mind), bring it to peace and balance, and then extend peace and balance throughout your body. The guiding principle is the interconnection of all things, a holistic perspective that health is not just a lack or illness, but a higher state of consciousness that allows vitality, well-being, creativity, and joy into your life.

Illness is a blockage or disruption to the flow of one's energy and information that creates a sense of separation from the field. When your body is sick or displaying symptoms, there is a need to restore balance, eliminate the blockage, and re-establish the healthy flow of energy and information.

Principles for restoring and maintaining mind-body balance can be sought through:

  • Meditation
  • Diet
  • Exercise
  • Sleep
  • Eliminating negativity
  • Nurturing relationships

The doshas

There are five elements that make up everything within and around your body. There are space, air, fire, water, and earth. Biological systems weave these five forces into three primary patterns known as dosha. Doshas are the mind-body constitutions that each individual has, but everyone is a combination of all three.

All three doshas are present in every cell, tissue, and organ, but what differs individuals from one another is the unique way you combine all three, determining the distinct qualities of your mind and body, leaving you with dominant tendencies towards one dosha.

The three doshas are Pitta, Vata, and Kapha. Pitta is comprised of the elements fire and water and administers of digestion and metabolism. If Pitta predominates in your nature, you will tend to be intense, intelligent, and goal-oriented with a strong appetite for life.

Vata is comprised of space and air, which regulates movement and change in your minds and bodies. If Vata is a dominant in your system, you tend to be thin, light, enthusiastic, energetic, and changeable. Kapha is made from earth and water, maintaining and protecting the integrity and structure of your mind and body. As a Kapha dominant dosha, you tend to be easy-going, methodical, and nurturing.

The principle goal of Ayurveda is to determine your dominant dosha and to find balance with the three bodies, which are the mind, body, and soul. Finding balance comes from using nutritional diets, herbs, aromatherapy, massage treatments, music, and meditation.

Rukhsana Khan

Rukhsana was born in Peshawar, Pakistan to her mother, a house wife, and her father, a drawing master at the University of Peshawar. Born a Pattan, her native tongue is Pashtto, but by the age of three, she became fluent in Hinko (a language only spoken by two percent of the world population) and by the age of five, she started to read and write Urdu.

Rukhsana's title as a master chef came to her at a very young age. When she was three years old, she was paid a small sum to cook a meal for her mother and father, with the help of her five years old aunt. When her parents separated, she was taken away from her mother and forced to live with her grandmother where this is when her cooking training began.

From age five to ten years, she learned everything she needed to know on how to create a meal from anything. Her grandmother would prepare a dish on a 36 wicket stove and she would replicate the meal on her own six wicket stove. Sadly, her childhood took a daunting turn in 1971. Rukhsana survived an honor killing after she had been accused of dishonoring her family.

After her near death escape, her grandfather and uncle locked her away in her room, bolting the door and only allowing her out when she needed to help her grandmother with work. While locked in her room, she would hold herself and rock back and forth in hopes of passing the time and distracting herself from having to use the washroom. Though she did not know it at the time, Rukhsana began to meditate.

As a child, Rukhsana was forced to take Ayurvedic treatments by her mom and absolutely hated it at the time. It wasn’t until she attended her first Ayurvedic lecture at the California College of Ayurveda in California that it began to all make sense to her. The founder and director of the college, Mark Helpern’s lecture made perfect sense as to what was going wrong with her body.

For four years after attending the ashram in California, she cut out all frozen, canned, and fried foods, meats, wearing the colour black, and altered her schedule that fit her dosha, which all of this helped her heal her mind while she meditated. Once she healed her mind, she noticed her body began to heal itself and she slowly came out of her depression, becoming more conscious of her body, and feeling better about herself.

From her experiences and own transformation, Rukhsana believes anyone can benefit from practicing Ayurveda and meditation. She believes that no matter what you believe in, there is always a higher power and an ultimate divine, so she encourages an open mind.

Rukhsana Khan is a certified Ayurvedic body therapist by the California College of Ayurveda to perform the ancient techniques of Ayurvedic body treatments. She is a graduate of the primordial sound meditation from the Chopra Center for well-being (Deepak Chopra) and a Sivananda yoga instructor for Hatha yoga. She is also a certified aesthetician and spa director.

As a professional aesthetician and master pedicurist who trained at the North American School of Pedology, her enthusiasm and creative talents did not go unnoticed within her community. Rukhsana owned and ran the highly successful, Rukhsana’s Esthetics and Heavenly Retreat in Vancouver, Canada.

Her business was chosen by Morgan and Chase Publishing as a jewel of her community that was featured in the publication, British Columbia Community Treasures, which was created for the purpose of presenting to the Olympic committee.

Rukhsana has traveled over many decades as far afield as Vietnam, Indonesia, Canada, California, and Mexico to further her studies in the ancient Ayurvedic healing modalities. Rukhsana is also known as an accomplished Ayurvedic, East Indian, and Western cook.

This retreat will take place right in the middle of San Jose del Cabo and Los Cabos Mexico off the main highway, which is a little piece of heaven that provides a perfect getaway under the sun.

  • Massage
  • Spa
  • Swimming
  • Swimming pool
  • Air-conditioned rooms
  • Beach nearby
  • Dining area
  • Garden
  • Kitchen
  • Free parking
  • Free toiletries
  • Internet access

For this retreat, you will be served with healthy vegetarian Indian cuisine.

There are spa treatments available for an additional cost. If interested, please send an inquiry to Rukhsana's Wellness & Heavenly Retreat.

Abhyanga (warm herbal oil massage)

This warm herbal oil massage is a combination of choreographed strokes and intuitive movements that are designed to bring nourishment to the tissues, deep relaxation to the muscles, and calmness to the mind. Because each body type is unique, the oil combinations are blended with specific herbs or essential oils to meet your special needs. This treatment will be for 60 minutes.

Dough Basti

An ancient treatment for specific areas of the body utilizing a raised circle of dough that contains medicated herbal oils within its center. This treatment will be for 30 minutes. Each preparation is unique for each person and each condition. For those with back pain problem, you will be given a treatment called Kati Basti for lumbar and thoracic regions of the back. For eye balance, treatment called Netra Basti will be given for glaucoma, eyestrain, and various other conditions.

For thyroid balance, treatment called Vishuddha Basti will be given for any conditions of the thyroid and throat chakra. For heart strength, you will be given the Uro Basti treatment, which strengthens the physical and emotional heart center. For hormonal balance, treatment called second chakra Basti will be given for the reproductive system hormonal imbalance, energetic, and emotional imbalance related to the second chakra.

Garshana (Abhyanga style massage)

An invigorating Abhyanga style massage using a glove or dry, partially ground herbs to exfoliate the skin and increase circulation. Excellent for a sluggish system. This treatment will be for 30 minutes.

Marma point massage (warm oil point massage)

Marma points are power points located on the body that are areas of concentrated life force energy. Proper massage of these points with essential oil application and the light touch of pranic healing combine to balance the flow of energy through the muscles, joints, and organs of the body. This treatment will be for 60 minutes.

Nasya (sinus treatment)

A beautiful face and shoulder massage is followed by a heat treatment using warm packs and hot towels to open the pores, improve the skin’s luster, and to purify and clear the nasal and sinus passages. Dosha specific oils are then administered to the nasal passages to normalize the absorption of prana and lift the spirit. This treatment will be for 45 minutes.

Shirodhara (profound relaxation therapy)

Shirodhara is a simple, yet profound treatment that works specifically on balancing and stabilizing the activity of the mind. Warm, dosha specific oils and herbs are beautifully streamed over the ajna chakra or third eye taking the participant on a journey deep within. Shirodara is highly effective in normalizing sleep cycles and reduces insomnia. This treatment will be for 45 minutes.

Swedana (herbal steam treatment)

Follow your warm oil massage with an exquisite herbal steam treatment that will leave you feeling clear, rejuvenated, and deeply moisturized. Medicinal herbs like lavender, chamomile, bay leaf, eucalyptus, rosemary, and lemongrass help to clear the channels, relax the muscles, and nurture the senses. The treatment is good for detoxifications. The duration depends on your dosha.

  • 2 nights accommodation
  • Airport transfers from and to Los Cabos International Airport (SJD)
  • All seminars
  • Daily healthy vegetarian Indian cuisine
  • Daily yoga sessions
  • Additional activities
  • Additional meals
  • Airfare
  • Personal expenses
  • Spa treatments
  • Taxes
  • Tips
  • Travel insurance

Arrival by airplane

Please book your flight to arrive at Los Cabos International Airport (SJD). Transfer from and to the airport is included. Rukhsana's Wellness & Heavenly Retreat will pick you up from the airport.

For information about the booking conditions, please send Rukhsana's Wellness & Heavenly Retreat an inquiry.
  • Review by Cabo Therapeutic
    10 out of 10

    "Rukhsana is the best. I can't describe with words the experience of being at the Yellow House. So peaceful and powerful."

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  • Review by Alma Jessica Hernandez
    10 out of 10

    "It is a paradise full of positive energy, beauty, and nature. It was super awesome!"

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  • Review by Lisa Kay Anderson O'Neill
    10 out of 10

    "What can I say? Rukshanna is a gem of a woman! Her retreat is an oasis. Her passion for her teachings is abundant! I was fortunate to have been invited to one of her Indian cooking classes where she shared her amazing wealth of knowledge about the power of cooking with ghee, as well as making four dishes with her masala. It was easily the best Indian food I have ever eaten!"

    "Yesterday, I joined her for sunrise meditation at Palmilla beach and am so happy to be getting back in to meditation that I will be joining her and her Sunday morning group at the retreat. So grateful that she has come in to my life. Like she told me yesterday, the teacher and the student always come together at the right moment."

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  • Review by Tahira Hasan
    10 out of 10

    "It is very peaceful place and the meditation made me feel very calm."

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San Jose del Cabo, Mexico

Rukhsana's Wellness & Heavenly Retreat offers a range of courses and workshops, while rejuvenating your authentic self, mind, body, and soul, under a Mexican sun.

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