7 Days Personal Yoga Retreat in Mexico

  • The Sanctuary, Calle Quintana Roo, La Punta, Puerto Escondido, Mexico


Meditation and Yoga Retreat Mexico

  • 6 days with instruction
  • This personal yoga retreat is a program for you to heal, meditate, and to reflect. Break away from the hustle and bustle of daily life, delve deep into a meditation or yoga practice, and explore your inner world. If you are experiencing a transition in your life, wish to develop a new passion, find some direction, or realize your purpose in your life, then this retreat program is the perfect program for you.


    • Daily yoga practices
    • Daily meditation and chanting sessions
    • Daily morning and evening sharing circles
    • Custom retreat session or personal time
    • Daily breakfast, lunch, and dinner
    • 6 nights accommodation

    Group sizes

    The maximum participants in the group is 10.


      • Instruction language: English
      • Spoken languages: English
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    During the retreat, you will stay in Ascension room, a shared room accommodation at The Sanctuary Healing Retreat. Upgrade to private room is available upon request.

    Ascension room

    The Ascension room is the main shared room. It has three single beds and a single size bunk bed. It can accommodate up to five people. Guests who are staying in the Ascension room will share the upstairs bathroom with guests who are staying in the Healing and Nirvana rooms. There are two bathrooms downstairs that can also be used.

    Mandala master suite

    Mandala master suite is the private room in The Sanctuary Retreat Center. It is the most luxurious room at The Sanctuary with its own luxury full bathroom and a large private balcony overlooking the garden. Facing east, the Mandala room is blessed with the vibrant morning sunlight and the evening freshness when it is time to relax. The room has a queen size bed for one or two people. You can add a single bed or another queen size bed to accommodate the third or fourth person.

    The Love Casita

    Located in the backyard within the walls of The Sanctuary garden, the Love Casita offers the most privacy at The Sanctuary. It has its own separate entrance gate and can also be accessed through the garden. The Love Casita has its own shaded rooftop space to relax, read a book, or watch the sunset and has its own small en suite shower room. It has a queen size bed for one or two people. You can add a single bed or even another double to accommodate up to four people.

    Nirvana room

    Facing west, the Nirvana room benefits from the lingering energy of the ocean sunsets. It has one queen size bed and a single size bunk bed so can accommodate up to three or four people. Guests who are staying in the Nirvana room will share the upstairs bathroom with guests who are staying in the Ascension and healing rooms. There are two bathrooms downstairs that can also be used.

    Healing room

    Facing east, the healing room invites the rejuvenating morning sunshine. It has one queen size bed and we can add a single bed to accommodate up to three people. Guests who are staying in the Healing room will share the upstairs bathroom with guests staying in the Ascension and Nirvana rooms. There are two bathrooms downstairs that can also be used.

    Peace room

    The peace room is a semi-private room which has two bunk beds so it can accommodate up to two people. The room is separated into two parts using a room divider. Half of the room is sometimes used for therapies during the daytime. The peace room is located next to the open living space for meditation and workshops. There are also two bathrooms downstairs that can be used.

    This personal yoga retreat program include the use of holistic healing protocol. If you are having a particular health challenge and no conventional medicines have worked for you, this program will heal you with natural health remedies. Using a variety of healing modalities, you will get many benefits which include relaxation, weight loss, lower blood pressure, balanced blood sugar, greater self-esteem, sense of peace, feeling of connection, and sense of wellbeing.

    Healing modalities

    The Sanctuary offers a variety of effective healing modalities to help you on your path to be healthy. The Sanctuary will ask all guests to conduct their own research into modalities that pique their interest. The Sanctuary does not employ doctors, so you can only share what has helped you and some of the guests. The Sanctuary cannot guarantee any of the modalities will work for you. Ultimately, you, as the guest, are responsible for your own healthcare decisions.

    Emotion and mind healing

    Emotion and mind healing may nourish you and give you the energy to be a positive force in the world. This kind of healing can be done by yoga and meditation practice, the presence process, radical forgiveness, and breathwork.


    This kind of healing is done for enhancing nutrition in your body thus it can improve your health. The nutrition healing can be done by plant-based diet (no coffee, meat, fish, or dairy products) and using superfoods and supplements (neem, spirulina, moringa, ginger, turmeric, aloe vera, coconut oil, and sesame seeds).

    Purification (detoxing and cleansing)

    The purification can be done by several things such as fasting, enema or colema board, Shanka Prakshalana (yogic practice of completely cleansing the intestines using salt water), using Sodium Chlorite, oil pulling, far infrared ray sauna, feet soak, and dry skin brushing.

    Sample daily schedule

    • 06:45 Meditation and chanting
    • 07:45 Yoga
    • 09:15 Breakfast and sharing circle
    • 10:00 Custom retreat session or personal time
    • 13:00 Lunch and clean up
    • 14:00 Custom retreat session or personal time
    • 18:30 Dinner
    • 20:00 Evening program
    • 22:30 Silence and bed time (lights and Wi-Fi off)

    There is no schedule on Sundays. To allow the body to rest and recover, you fast on coconut water or fruit (no food preparation in the kitchen).

    • Peter Adams

      Pete, the founder of The Sanctuary, began his spiritual journey with a yoga teacher training in Thailand in 2008. Since then, he has participated in many silent meditation courses and yoga intensives. He has trained with experienced teachers in several healing therapies over the past seven years and continues to learn and grow so he can serve with love and wisdom.

    • Alejandra Hideroa Llamas

      Alejandra specializes in therapeutic massage and specifically aligning the ligaments of the neck, spine, and hips. She has 25 years of experience in massage and 21 years as a licensed acupuncturist. She has trained in a wide range of healing systems including Chinese and Japanese energy work, acupuncture, and Reiki. She is a true energy worker. Her heartfelt presence and healing hands will leave you feeling refreshed, balanced, and nourished.

    • Ma Prem Neelam

      Ma Prem Neelam currently offers Tui Na massage, an oriental bodywork therapy which has been used in China for over 2,000 years. It is the oldest massage used in traditional Chinese medicine. Tui Na literaly means "push and grab". This technique stimulates acupuncture points by using pressure. It balances the flow of "chi" in the body and harmonizes its natural energy flow.

    • Juan Ricardo Asbury

      Juan has spent the last 24 years living in an all-Indian community in the high Sierra Mazateca in a rural part of Oaxaca, practicing acupuncture and cultivating medicinal mushrooms. He has trained in acupuncture with several master teachers from China.

    The retreat will be held in The Sanctuary Healing Retreat, Puerto Escondido, Mexico. Puerto Escondido is a small port and tourist center in the municipality of San Pedro Mixtepec district. It is one of the most important tourist attractions on the Oaxacan coast, with beaches as the main attractions.

    Nearby places

    • Benito Juarez market, 6 kilometers
    • Playa Bacocho, 7 kilometers
    • Playa Zicatela, 3 kilometers
    • Puerto Escondido International Airport (PXM), 7 kilometers
    • Cycling nearby
    • Diving nearby
    • Fishing nearby
    • Kayaking nearby
    • Massage
    • Scuba diving nearby
    • Shopping nearby
    • Snorkeling nearby
    • Spa
    • Surfing nearby
    • Swimming
    • Beach nearby
    • Dining area
    • Garden
    • Bicycle rental nearby
    • Free Wi-Fi
    • Laundry

    From Monday to Saturday, you will be served daily healthy plant-based foods for your lunch and dinner as well as daily green smoothies for breakfast. On Sunday, you will have coconut water or fruit for fasting.

    The Sanctuary Healing Center serves both raw and cooked foods and only serves plant-based foods for ethical and health reasons. Organic ingredients are used whenever possible. Evening meal is included on the arrival day and smoothie breakfast is included on the departure day.

    The following meals are included:

    • Breakfast
    • Lunch
    • Dinner

    The following dietary requirements are served and/or catered for:

    • Vegan
    • Vegetarian
    (If you have special dietary requirements it's a good idea to communicate it to the organiser when making a reservation)
    • Dolphin and whale watching
    • Fishing
    • Rafting
    • Reading books
    • Kayaking
    • Kitesurfing
    • Massage
    • Scuba diving
    • Snorkeling
    • Surfing
    • Swimming
    • Visit nearby beaches
    • Windsurfing

    The Sanctuary and its highly trained partner therapists offer world class healing treatments. At additional costs, you can enjoy the private therapies. Please ensure that you make an appointment in advance to let them know which therapy you want and what date and time you prefer.

    • Acupuncture (initial consultation and session, 28 USD; follow-up sessions, 24 USD; package of five follow-up sessions, 112 USD)
    • Breathwork (60 minutes, 38 USD; 90 minutes, 55 USD)
    • Holistic health coaching (initial 45 minute consultation, 28 USD; 20 minute follow-up sessions, 14 USD)
    • Thai yoga massage (60 mins, 38 USD; 90 mins, 55 USD)
    • Therapeutic massage (60 minutes, 38 USD; 90 mins, 55 USD)
    • Tibetan singing bowls (60 mins, 38 USD)
    • Tui Na massage (80 minutes, 48 USD)
    • 6 nights accommodation
    • Coconut water or fruit on Sunday
    • Daily green smoothies for breakfast from Monday to Saturday
    • Daily healthy plant-based lunch and dinner from Monday to Saturday
    • Daily morning and evening sharing circles
    • Daily yoga and meditation sessions
    • Personal time session
    • Airfares
    • Airport transfers to and from Puerto Escondido International Airport (PXM)
    • Optional activities
    • Optional treatments

    Arrival by airplane

    Please book your flight to arrive at Puerto Escondido International Airport (PXM). Transfer from and to this airport is available upon request. You are advised to arrive a day earlier as the first day of the program begins in the early morning.

    • A reservation requires a deposit of 30% of the total price.
    • The deposit is non-refundable, if the booking is cancelled.
    • The rest of the payment should be paid 30 days before arrival.


    • Review by Tiffany Kleppe

      " The Sanctuary - Vegan Community and Health RetreatsThe Sanctuary was a great experience for me, I went on a solo mission and opted for the shared accommodation. The people that I met at The Sanctuary will forever live In my heart. The days are structured to allow a lot of time to explore and enjoy your time in the beautiful Puerto Escondido. The sunsets, the beaches, the little hippie surf spots, the scenery. It's amazing. There are a lot of dogs that like to bark at night but it's something that you just become used to. The food is absolutely amazing, Connie is very talented, it didn't even feel like I was eating "vegan," the one thing I would do is go back and help in the kitchen to learn her amazing recipes. The practitioners that are offered are by far the best I've had in years. Thank you Peter and everyone who touched my soul for the lovely experience. "

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    • Review by Anna Carless

      "Great experience! Good food and people.This is a good place to be creative in your healing and restoration as it does not follow any one meditation, yoga approach, or healing methodology. It is not upscale so don't expect fancy, instead expect good vegan food and a chance for self-reflection. Happy to be here, Anna. "

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    • Review by Melissa G.

      "What Pete and his team have created here is truly wonderful. The Sanctuary is a deeply loving, spiritual and supportive environment in which to discover many healing modalities and practice the art of self-loving and healing. The sense of community here is strong and authentic, the people I have met feel like family and I will be back for sure. With deep gratitude and love. "

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    • Review by Jonathan Fletcher from Puerto Escondido, Mexico

      "This place is about process, healing, finding yourself, and eating super healthy and tasty food. Just walking distance of three minutes from the ocean and really clean house, with great people, and amazing space to practice yoga on the roof. I give the sanctuary five stars!"

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    • Review by Chi

      "Beautiful environment, wonderful people, amazing vegan food. What more could a human being ask for? Anybody who wants to take a spiritual health retreat by the beach will find a home here."

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    • Review by Koca

      "Volunteering at The Sanctuary has changed my life! I’m so happy to be living here and contributing to a wonderful community. I feel like a part of something much greater than myself."

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    • Review by Mel

      "This place is marvelous. The people here are very knowledgeable and loving. Juice, fasting, meditation, yoga, Tibetan singing bowls, you name it. Thank you all Luna, Kyle, Pete, Claudia, Lawrence, Fran!"

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    • Review by Charly

      "Beautiful place, friendly people from all over the world, meditation, yoga, Tibetan singing bowls (my favorite), raw vegan food, pretty gardens, close to the beach, and silence in the home for much of the time. Pete, the host, is a wonderful person."

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    • Review by Ricardo

      "I feel so loved at The Sanctuary. I appreciate how accepting and welcoming everybody is towards me. It’s the best place to start my healing process. Plus, the beaches are amazing!"

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    • Review by Skye

      "I feel so refreshed and peaceful after a week at the Sanctuary. This has been the best way to recharge my batteries after a tough year. Everyone I’ve met here will always have a special place in my heart :)"

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    • Review by Alberto

      "Going through a major trauma and healing process in my life, I’m glad I found the Sanctuary. The staff, Pete, and the other guests showed me so much love and support. I would recommend The Sanctuary without hesitation. I’ll be back. "

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    • Review by Christian and Bek

      "The aspect of The Sanctuary we enjoyed the most were the people - the volunteers, SEVA guests, and the guests themselves.We had a great experience, we learn a lot about ourselves as individuals and as a couple, and would recommend the Sanctuary to others."

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    • Review by Claudia

      "Love is the one constant at the Sanctuary. I come here to heal mentally and physically, go inward, and empty the mind. At the Sanctuary, I’m able to remember myself as a soul of love and light."

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    • Review by Monica

      "One of the best experiences of my life! A dreamy environment surrounded by special humans. Thank you for everything, thanks Pete, thank you Cori, thank you Ruth, thank you Mar, you are unique beings!"

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    • Review by Carmen and Manuel

      "We love everything about the Sanctuary - the people, the food, the home, the neighborhood. It’s the best place to rejuvenate our spirits when we feel stressed. We’ll be coming back again and again."

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    • Review by a traveler

      "I stayed at Sanctuary for five weeks. What a wonderful experience. Eating Vegan for that time was a real treat. My objective was three fold: lower blood sugar (cut carbs and walking), loose weight (vegetables), and improve flexibility (yoga). I'm please to report that I was very successful in all three. I was amazed to discover how varied and tasty a vegan diet can be. The chef prepares the meals each day with the help of contributing guests."

      "Peter (owner) and all the myriad of guest made my stay so very pleasant. Anyone looking to recharge and renew must include a stay at Sanctuary. Plan to stay awhile, you'll be glad you did. The pricing options which allow you to contribute your time to reduce your cost are exceptional. I can go on and on about what a wonderful experience it is to stay here."

      "The long beautiful beach is a short walk away and features surf and awesome sunsets. The climate is just right. Also, as you may expect, the photos exactly represent the property as I found it. Do yourself a favor, plan to visit Sanctuary. I know I'll be back again. "

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    • Review by a traveler from Los Angeles. USA

      "Staying at The Sanctuary changed my life. I thought I was only in for some health juices and learning a little yoga and meditation on the beach, but instead I had the chance to become a part of a community working together in learning and teaching. I've never felt so good physically as I did during my two week stay at The Sanctuary, thanks to the breathing work, the yoga, and the healthy diet. I thought I would never survive without meat or cheese, but instead it was actually really easy! Everyone that was staying there was very supportive, and I couldn't have had such a great experience without the staff and crew. Thank you so much! "

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    • Review by Joel Costa

      "Wow! an amazing atmosphere! Beautiful place can't wait to lock in a month here!"

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    • Review by Gabriela Tobias from Mexico

      "I'm very thankful and happy that Pete hosted me and made me part of his awesome project, even though I only stayed for two days and one night, I enjoyed myself there. Being part of the morning meditation was very special and the couple of times that I got to talk to Pete were very helpful for me as I saw my reflex in him. Blessings and all the best to you and The Sanctuary."

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    • Review by a traveler from Mexico

      "The Sanctuary is a healing place in Puerto Escondido, Mexico. It is a place where people share different ways to try to achieve a harmony between body, mind and spirit. Lots of things happened since I arrived: challenges, laughter, tears, thousands of emotions, incredible food, amazing workshops, beautiful people, thousands of learnings and of course, the beauty of mother nature. Each second is a wonderful opportunity to reconnect with ourselves, the others and the Oneness. Here, we try to do our best to build a healing community and share with the people interested. You have meditation, yoga, dance, chanting, retreats, rituals, fasting, and so many others possibilities. Everything and everyone is really interconnected, so if you feel the calling in your heart, please take the time to come to this beautiful place surrounded by incredible beaches and to try to heal yourself while you heal the world at the same time."

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    Puerto Escondido, Oaxaca, Mexico, Mexico

    The Sanctuary is a conscious intentional community and retreat center with a focus on health, spirituality, and a plant-based diet set in Puerto Escondido, Mexico.

    Speaks English

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    7 days / 6 nights


    This vacation is available all year around with arrival on Monday.

    Please note there is an additional charge of 10 USD per night for the period 23rd December 2016 to 7th January 2017. This extra charge applies also for Easter and Christmas/New Year period every year.


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