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28 Days Personal Transformation, Meditation and Yoga Retreat in Jalisco, Mexico

Healing Yoga Retreat Mexico

Sacred Springs Mountain Retreat invites you to deeply relax and unwind on a spiritual healing journey in Mexico. The program includes small group sessions, individual healing therapy sessions and plenty of time to be alone in nature. You can enjoy the thrill of living just right above the ocean with amazing views and natural meditative sounds, a few minutes walk to the beach. This is a small, intimate retreat where you can delve into your true self!

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Anjay & Ann
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  • Daily morning yoga
  • 2 daily group guided and silent meditations
  • A choice of Chi Gong / Kundalini / walking meditation / conscious dance movement
  • 6 individual Holistic Breathwork
  • Counseling
  • 3 bodywork sessions (massage, Lymphatic massage, Ozone therapy) - weekly
  • A spiritual inquiry, group breath work, and 4 weekly body/energy work sessions
  • Daily healing therapy sessions except for the day of the departure
  • Visits to hot springs for soaking and mud bath or mineral bath
  • 100% organic meals/juice and safe, bottled drinking water
  • 27 nights' accommodation

Yoga styles

28 days with instruction in English
Spoken languages: English
The maximum participants in the group is 10
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Commune with nature in all its forms (sea, jungle, river, tropical plants and birds), Pura Vida Wellness Retreat is rustic but clean and comfortable. The accommodation is designed in modern Mexican palapa style, with all comforts, including hot showers, mosquito nets, safe boxes, LED lights, hammocks, etc. Right now there are eight cabins, which when shared can sleep 20 or more persons.

The cabins are located in a jungle and tropical garden situated on the hill just at the ocean shore. All cabins are spacious and individually designed. All lighting is soft white LED (energy saving and good for your eyes and health). They are walled from three sides and open in the front, offering amazing jungle and ocean views, security and privacy, and fresh unpolluted air.

Most of the cabins have breathtaking views of the ocean and Yelapa bay. You may enjoy the ocean view right from your bed or from a terrace. Each cabin has one to two queen-size beds (organic metal-free mattresses and hypoallergenic or goose down pillows) with mosquito nets. There is also a very spacious cabin with a loft (two queen-size 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. There is also one fully enclosed cabin with air conditioning. Pure Vida Wellness Retreat 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. You are also welcome to walk on the paths and explore the exotic park with many quiet places to meditate, do yoga, get a massage, hang out at the meeting places, explore healthy vegetarian and Mexican cuisine at the restaurant or just enjoy the amazing views.

There is also spiritual cinema to enjoy inspirational movies or documentaries shown on a big projection screen in the evening. For cleansing and spiritual rejuvenation, they offer a temazcal which is a type of sweat lodge used traditionally by pre-Hispanic indigenous peoples 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 at the property is not allowed. You can drink and bathe in pure spring water, which comes from local mountain springs above the property.


This personal transformation retreat offers alternative healing of depression, stress, anxiety, trauma, PTSD, and detoxification from prescription medications, in a safe and supportive retreat environment. Healing and transforming negative patterns and self-defeating behaviors result from birth / childhood trauma, abuse, accidents, surgeries and other traumatic life events.

Sacred Springs Mountain Retreat offers 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 three weekly body / energy work sessions.

You will learn breathing and relaxation techniques to expel built-up toxins and negativity, such as 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

This is one of the options for personal transformation retreat offered only at the 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. You are required to be alcohol and drug-free for at least seven days prior to arrival to the retreat and be engaged already in 12 steps or other recovery programs.

Healing health crisis retreat

This program, which was created to support people in healing various ailments, includes alternative cancer therapy. In this program, participants start with seven or fourteen days of personal transformation retreat and continue with seven or fourteen days of healing and integration. Chinese medicine sessions, ozone therapy, thalassotherapy, and raw foods (optional) are included.


Anjay Skwira
Anjay is a spiritual life coach, yoga and meditation teacher, clarity breathwork practitioner / trainer and aquatic bodyworker with extensive training and certifications in watsu, water dance, healing dance as well as Esalen, Thai, Swedish, tantsu, self-healing, movement education, Anahata yoga. He also specializes in Integrative and Yin yoga and Taoist Chi Gong. In his 20s, Anjay had a near death experience that was his first spiritual awakening. Since then, Anjay has been traveling extensively, lived in India and Africa, and spent a lot a lot of time in various spiritual practices.
Ann West
Dr. Ann 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 people 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.Under her nurturing guidance, clients can eliminate fears, stay on track with life choices, and release the emotional trauma holding them back.

Retreat location

Pura Vida Wellness Retreat is located in Yelapa, Jalisco (state), Mexico. The retreat is located by Playa Isabel, on the Point, next to El Jardin. It is just a three-minute walk from a small beach and 20-25 minutes' walk from the main beach. 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 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. It is only a three-hour flight from San Francisco Bay Area and a 40-minute boat ride from Puerto Vallarta (15 minutes' taxi drive from the airport to a water taxi).

Nearby places

  • A small beach - 3 minutes' walk
  • The main beach - 20-25 minutes' walk

Unique features


  • Hiking
  • Hot spring
  • Kayaking
  • Massage
  • Reiki
  • Sauna
  • Spa
  • Stand up paddle boarding
  • Temazcal


  • Air-conditioned rooms
  • Beach
  • Garden
  • Hammock
  • Kitchen
  • Restaurant
  • Terrace


  • Board rental
  • Free Wi-Fi
  • Library
  • Mosquito net


Sacred Springs Mountain Retreat provides drinking filtered water in the kitchen area. You are welcome to enjoy the restaurant serving three healthy, vegetarian meals per day. The meals are buffet style at very moderate prices.

The following meals are included:

  • Breakfast
  • Lunch
  • Dinner
  • Drinks

The following dietary requirement(s) are served and/or catered for:

  • Vegetarian
  • Organic
  • Raw food
  • Other dietary requirements on request
If you have special dietary requirements it's a good idea to communicate it to the organiser when making a reservation

Things to do (optional)

  • A boat trip to the Marietas Islands
  • Trip to botanical gardens

Spa treatments

Sacred Springs Mountain Retreat offers spa services to pamper you during this retreat. You can indulge in some visits to hot springs for soaking and mud bath or mineral bath / or soaking in the heated ocean water bathtub. Infrared sauna or ozone sauna, massage, deep tissue, acupressure, Reiki, hot stone massage, and many other healing therapies are available.

What's included

  • Daily morning yoga / Chi Gong / Kundalini / walking meditation / conscious dance movement
  • 2 daily group guided and silent meditations
  • Spiritual inquiry and group breath work
  • 6 individual sessions (3 breathwork / counseling / spiritual life coaching sessions and 3 bodywork / energy work sessions (massage / Reiki / deep tissue / ozone therapy)
  • Additional breathwork / counseling sessions and bodywork / energy work sessions
  • Daily healing therapy sessions (1 per day except for the day of the departure)
  • 4 weekly body / energy work sessions
  • Visits to hot springs for soaking and mud bath or mineral bath / or soaking in the heated ocean water bathtub
  • 27 nights' accommodation
  • 100% organic meals / juice
  • Safe, bottled drinking water
  • Sea kayak / paddle board rental
  • Nature hikes
  • Infrared sauna or ozone sauna

What's not included

  • Some group classes
  • Some individual healing sessions
  • Trips

Cancellation Policy

  • A reservation requires a deposit of 30% of the total price.
  • The deposit is fully refundable if the booking is cancelled up to 30 days before the arrival date.
  • The rest of the payment should be paid on arrival.
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