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Healing Yoga Retreat Mexico

The Sanctuary invites you to take part in a healing and rejuvenating retreat held in beautiful sunny Mexico. This retreat led by Ma Prem Neelam is an invitation to connect with your inner child and understand and heal any painful memories. Take part in daily yoga classes, meditation sessions, enjoy delicious vegan food, and experience intensive healing sessions twice daily for a retreat like never before. Be ready to dig deep within yourself!

Retreat highlights

  • Daily yoga and meditation classes
  • One temazcal (Mexican sweat lodge) session
  • Twice daily intensive healing sessions for five days
  • Inner Child emotional healing workshops twice a day
  • Use of the FIR sauna at least once a day
  • 6 nights accommodation
  • 3 daily meals

Skill level

  • Beginner

Yoga styles

6 days with instruction in English
Spoken languages: Spanish, English
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The Sanctuary is not a hotel or a hostel; rather it is like a large family house in which you can support each other in your healing processes. The Sanctuary is housed in a luxurious colonial style five-bedroom house set within a walled garden in a peaceful neighborhood.

The Sanctuary offers a choice of private or shared rooms. Despite their own unique energy, the rooms offer proper personal space, comfort, tranquility, and inspiration.

The mandala master suite

The mandala master suite is the most luxurious room at The Sanctuary. It has a queen bed, its own luxury bathroom, with bathtub and shower, as well as a large private balcony looking over the garden. Facing east, it has that vibrant light from the morning sun as well as the evening freshness when it's time to relax. Large windows and fans help this to be the coolest room in the house.

The love casita

The love casita has its own shaded rooftop space to relax, read a book, or watch the sunset. Located in the garden, within the walls of The Sanctuary, the love casita offers a more private space than the rooms in the main house. It has a queen bed and its own separate entrance gate, and it can also be accessed through the garden.

Nirvana room

The nirvana room is sometimes used as a shared room and sometimes as a private room. It does not have its own bathroom, but shares the upstairs bathroom with the guests in the ascension and healing rooms. It has one queen size bed and a bunk bed so can be used for up to four people.

Ascension room

The ascension room is a shared room which you reach after walking up the stairway. It has a total of four beds, one single bunk bed, and three single beds. It can sleep up to five people.

Healing room

The healing room is a private room. It has a queen bed, and it shares the bathroom with the nirvana and ascension rooms.

Peace room

The peace room is a semi-private room separated in two using a room divider for massage sessions. This is another shared room which is located downstairs just inside the front door. The layout is exactly the same as the ascension room and it contains another queen bed and one single bed.

Light room

This is a Winnebago motor-home which doubles as a room. It has a double bed across the cab, a sofa (which pulls out to a small double bed) and a table with seats. The RV bathroom is not in use but the terrace of the main house and a bathroom is a few steps away. There is lots of storage space and a tarpaulin over the top to create shade.

The Sanctuary Mexico Yoga Retreat Schedule

Through inner work, you can visualize old beliefs and choose a new vision for yourself, the people in your life, and to all life in general. By allowing yourself to experience true feelings you open the door to forgiveness and gratitude for everything in your past. By accepting and relinquishing anger towards the past, you can live in the present moment and enjoy all that life has to offer.

Sample daily schedule

  • 06:45 Meditation and chanting
  • 07:45 Yoga
  • 09:15 Breakfast and sharing circle
  • 10:00 Retreat session or personal time
  • 13:00 Lunch and cleanup
  • 14:00 Retreat session or personal time
  • 18:30 Dinner
  • 20:00 Evening program
  • 22:30 Silence and bedtime (lights and Wi-Fi out)

As a guest staying at The Sanctuary, you are welcomed and encouraged to participate in the schedule which has been designed to assist in your healing process. The times below are subject to change to ensure smooth operation.

Retreat location

Puerto Escondido is a small port and tourist center in the Mexican state of Oaxaca. The name has roots in the legend of a woman who escaped her captors and hid there. The Nahuatl word for this area was Zicatela, meaning place of large thorns. Today, it refers to the area’s most famous beach.

Puerto Escondido is one of the most important tourist attractions on the Oaxacan coast. It caters to a more downscale and eclectic clientele than neighboring Huatulco, mostly surfers, backpackers, and Mexican families. The main attractions are the beaches; Zicatela beach hosts major surfing competitions, while other beaches have gentle waves. West from the town is a large lagoon area popular for fishing and bird watching.



  • Boating
  • Massage
  • Reiki
  • Scuba diving nearby
  • Snowboarding nearby
  • Spa
  • Surfing
  • Swimming
  • Temazcal
  • Whale watching


  • Balcony
  • Beach
  • Café nearby
  • Dining area
  • Garden
  • Kitchen
  • Restaurant nearby
  • Multilingual staff
  • Yoga studio


  • ATM / banking nearby
  • Laundry
  • Wireless internet

This Yoga Retreat is vegetarian-friendly

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The price of this retreat includes daily delicious vegan breakfast, lunch, and dinner. The Sanctuary also serves healthy fruit and vegetable smoothies which will help you restore the energy required for your daily activities. They serve plant-based foods and drinks which are free from all meats, fish, dairy, alcohol, and other animal products.

The following meals are included:

  • Breakfast
  • Lunch
  • Dinner

Things to do (optional)

The beautiful Mexican coast allows you to take part in several activities such as swimming, boating, or simply relax under a palm tree. You can also choose to go dolphin and whale watching, visit the local surroundings, or do some volunteer work at The Sanctuary.

Spa treatments

The Sanctuary offers a variety of healing therapies for you to choose from. All of them require a previous appointment and incur an extra cost. Among them you will find:

  • Acupuncture (28 USD for the first session, 24 USD for follow-ups)
  • Breathwork (40 USD for 60 minutes, 55 USD for 90 minutes)
  • Holistic healing coaching (28 USD for the first session, 14 USD for follow-ups)
  • Reiki (24 USD for 60 minute session)
  • Tibetan singing bowl (40 USD for 60 minute session)
  • Thai yoga massage (40 USD for 60 minutes, 55 USD for 90 minutes)
  • Therapeutic massage (40 USD for 60 minutes, 55 USD for 90 minutes)
  • Tui Na massage (48 USD for 80 minutes session)

What's included

  • 1 temazcal session
  • 2 daily Inner Child intensive healing sessions
  • 3 daily meals
  • 6 nights accommodation
  • Daily Hatha yoga class and meditation session
  • Healing foods, juices, and access to all the healing modalities at The Sanctuary

What's not included

  • Airfare
  • Any extra activities
  • Spa treatments
  • Transportation

How to get there

Driving directions from Puerto Escondido

  • Coming from Puerto Escondido centre, heading on the highway in the direction of Pochutla and Huatulco, take the first turn right to La Punta, at Rubi's minimarket.
  • At the bottom of the hill turn left into Brisas de Zicatela heading away from the sea. Do not turn right towards Casa Mar and the sea.
  • Go past Internet Zicatela and take the second left turn into Quintana Roo Street.
  • You will then see The Sanctuary half a block ahead of you.

Arrival by airplane

Please book your flight to arrive at Puerto Escondido International Airport (PXM).

If you are travelling from outside of Mexico, the best way is to fly to Mexico City International Airport (MEX), and then from Mexico City you can fly to Puerto Escondido International Airport (PXM) using a variety of local flights.

Arrival by taxi

Once you arrive in Puerto Escondido, you can take an airport-approved white taxi at a cost of around 8 USD or you can take an airport-approved shared taxi for about 4 USD. You can get one of these outside of the airport door. Another option is to take a shared taxi, a pickup truck with canopy over the back and bench seats inside. The price for these varies but it’s around 1 USD.

Cancellation Policy

  • A reservation requires a deposit of 100% of the total price.
  • The deposit is non-refundable, if the booking is cancelled.
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