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Experience yoga and tranquility at The Sanctuary in Puerto Escondido, Mexico! Enjoy this yoga retreat in fashion, and take this amazing opportunity to explore Puerto Escondido through guided activities as well as participate in this plant-based spiritual community. You will enjoy daily yoga and meditation sessions, two complimentary healing therapies of your choice, exciting excursions, and daily heart-sharing circles where you will create new bonds with new friends.
The maximum participants in the group is 10.
All guests will be staying at The Sanctuary, which offers several options for shared, semi-private, or private rooms. Private rooms can be reserved for an additional fee. Private rooms are ideal for those looking for additional comfort and privacy. All private room fees can be split among two or more people who are staying together in the room.
A stay in this shared room is the standard offering, included in the price of a this retreat.
This room has three single beds, and a single-size bunk bed, therefore accommodating up to five people. Guests staying in the Ascension room share the upstairs bathroom with guests staying in the Healing and Nirvana rooms. There are two bathrooms downstairs that can also be used.
The Mandala room 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's time to wind down and relax. The room has a queen-size bed for up to two people, and can fit in a single bed or another queen-size bed to accommodate a third or fourth person.
The Mandala room costs 35 USD per night or 240 USD per week in addition to any guest prices. This fee may be split among guests who want to stay together in the Mandala room.
Located in the backyard next to The Sanctuary garden, the standalone 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. The casita has a queen-size bed for up to two people, and you may add a single bed to accommodate a third person.
The Love Casita costs 30 USD per night or 190 USD per week in addition to any guest prices. This fee may be paid split among guests who want to stay together in the Love Casita.
Facing west, the Nirvana room benefits from the lingering energy of the ocean sunsets. The Nirvana room has one queen-size bed and a single-size bunk bed to accommodate up to four people. Guests staying in the Nirvana room share the upstairs bathroom with guests staying in the Ascension and Healing rooms. There are two bathrooms downstairs that can also be used.
The Nirvana room costs 25 USD per night or 150 USD per week in addition to applicable guest or retreat prices. This fee may be split among guests who want to stay together in the Nirvana room.
Facing east, the Healing room invites the rejuvenating morning sunshine. The Healing room has one queen-size bed and an extra single bed can be added to accommodate up to three people. Guests staying in the Healing room share the upstairs bathroom with guests staying in the Ascension and Nirvana rooms. There are two bathrooms downstairs that can also be used.
The Healing room costs 20 USD per night or 125 USD per week in addition to applicable guest or retreat prices. This fee may be split among guests who want to stay together in the Nirvana Room.
The "Minnie-Winnie (Winnebago)" RV can also be an option. The vehicle was made in 1997 and is in an okay condition. The RV 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 from the RV.
The Light room costs 10 USD per night or 60 USD per week in addition to guest or retreat fees for a single person. If two people want to stay in the Light room, they will not be charged with any private room fees.
The Peace room has one single bed plus bunk beds, and can accommodate up to three people. The Peace room is separated into two rooms using a room divider. One half is sometimes used for therapies during the daytime, at which guests staying in the Peace room are asked to use other private spaces at The Sanctuary to relax.
The Peace room is located next to the open living space for meditation and workshops. There are two bathrooms downstairs that can be used by guests staying in the Peace room. The Peace room costs 20 USD per night or 125 USD per week in addition to applicable guest or retreat prices. This fee may be paid split among guests who want to stay together in the Peace room.
During this retreat, you will have an amazing opportunity to explore Puerto Escondido through guided activities as well as participate in this plant-based spiritual community. You will also experience daily yoga and meditation sessions, two complimentary healing therapies of your choice, and daily heart-sharing circles where you will create new bonds with new friends.
The price of this retreat includes one Temazcal (traditional Mexican sweat lodge) experience, an opportunity to go whale and dolphin watching, and one outing to Laguna de Manialtepec (a Puerto Escondido hallmark).
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 Sanctuary - Vegan Community and Health Retreats is a conscious intentional community and retreat center with a focus on health, spirituality, and a plant-based diet set in a luxurious seven-bedroom home by the beach in Puerto Escondido, Mexico. Their mission is to create a peaceful, loving environment to support the needs of guests from all over the world who come to The Sanctuary to heal themselves spiritually, emotionally, and physically.
Their healing modalities and therapies include yoga, meditation, breathwork, vegan superfoods and supplements, detoxing and cleansing, saunas, massages, surf therapy, oil pulling, feet soaking, and much more. The Sanctuary is not a hotel or hostel, but a large family house in which you can support each other in your healing processes.
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The price of this retreat includes daily morning green smoothies and daily home-cooked community lunch and dinner meals. No food preparation is done on Sundays.
Sundays are meant for fasting with water, coconut water, or fruit for several reasons. Fasting gives your digestive system a rest and provides an opportunity to focus on the spiritual. Although not required, this practice has been found to be beneficial for the majority of the guests.
The Sanctuary - Vegan Community and Health Retreats is a plant-based household serving mostly raw and gluten-free foods. The normal menu consists of a large green smoothie for breakfast (sometimes with one or more tonics e.g. ginger, moringa, turmeric, agnihotra ash, cardamon, cinnamon, aloe vera, cayenne, and cloves) and a nutritious and healthy vegan lunch and dinner. All meals are homemade with lots of love.
Although avoiding snacking between meals might be more supportive to the healing process, for those who wish we usually supply a mid-morning "nutri-meal snack" and either a mid-afternoon drink or fresh fruit.
If you find you would like additional food, then there is a fruit seller just one-minutes’ walk from The Sanctuary gate so you can buy more fruit for yourself.
Please be aware that access to the kitchen is strictly limited to those who are cooking, prepping, and cleaning up. It is not available for guests use.
No food is allowed in bedrooms to avoid attracting insects. There is a small fridge just outside the kitchen where you can label and store a small amount of vegan or non processed personal food.
No coffee, meat, fish, processed junk foods, or dairy products are allowed at The Sanctuary.
If you are not used to such a clean diet, you may experience detox symptoms such as flu-like feelings, body aches and pains, headaches, tiredness, or emotional outbreaks. As you eat higher vibration foods, the old lower vibration energies in your body will release in physical and emotional forms.
The Santuary is currently using either a Berkey water purifier to filter the water, or buting bottled filtered water in 20 litre bottles. The five-gallon bottles are placed in a large Tibetan singing bowl that create vibrations several times a day.
The price of this retreat includes two complimentary one-hour healing therapies of your choice. Options available includes massage, breathwork, and sound therapy. Additional treatments can be booked for an extra cost.
The initial consultation and session will cost you around 28 USD, with follow-up sessions for 24 USD per session, or 112 USD for five follow-up sessions.
This session will cost you around 40 USD for a one-hour session, and 55 USD for a 90-minutes session.
The initial consultation and session will cost you around 28 USD, with follow-up sessions for 14 USD per session.
This session will cost you around 450 MXN for a one-hour session.
This massage will cost you around 40 USD for a one-hour massage, and 55 USD for a 90-minutes massage.
This massage will cost you around 38 USD for a one-hour massage, and 55 USD for a 90-minutes massage.
This session will cost you around 40 USD for a one-hour session.
This massage will cost you around 48 USD for an 80-minutes massage.
Please book your flight to arrive at Puerto Escondido International Airport (PXM).
If you are feeling a bit adventurous and can tolerate windy roads and a sometimes uncomfortable ride, you can take a 12 to 17-hour bus ride from Mexico City for about 650 MXN to 1,200 MXN.
The most convenient option is to take an airport-approved dedicated white taxi at a cost of around 150 MXN. You can also take an airport approved shared taxi for about 70 MXN.