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7 Day Level 1 Holistic Breathwork Practitioner Course with Yoga Retreat in Yelapa, Jalisco
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Pura Vida Eco Retreat, Huachinango 64, 48440 Yelapa, Jalisco, Mexico

Holistic Breathwork and Yoga Retreat Mexico

This retreat is both Personal Transformation Retreat and also meets the requirements for Level One Holistic Breathwork™ Practitioner Course - 70 hours of training. Requirements for a Holistic Breathwork™ Practitioner Certification - 500 hours. 140 hours of retreat training for - Level 1 and 2 followed by individual practice and home study. Come and join Sacred Springs Mountain Retreat for a retreat that will enhance your wellness and breathwork skills.

Meet the instructors

Anjay & Ann
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  • Daily yoga classes
  • 70 hours of Holistic Breathwork™ training
  • Conscious dance, Chi-Gong, or other form of mindful practices
  • Free time for swimming, snorkeling, sea kayaking, paddle boarding
  • Daily healthy vegetarian food with shakes and juices
  • 6 nights accommodation
  • A trip to waterfalls

7 days with instruction
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Staying at Pura Vida Wellness Retreat is an experience unlike any other. The cabins are located in a jungle and a tropical garden situated on the hill just at the ocean shore. Most of the cabins have breathtaking views of the ocean and Yelapa bay, they were built just above the ocean. You may enjoy the ocean view right from your bed or a terrace. Each cabin has one to two queen size beds (Organic metal-free mattresses, organic, hypoallergenic pillows, organic bed sheets) 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 Mexican furniture and artifacts selected individually for each cabin to offer a very unique look and feel. All cabins are spacious and individually designed. All lighting is soft white LED - energy saving, good for your eyes and health. The rooms were built in modern Palapa style, They are walled from three sides and open in the front, offering amazing jungle and ocean views, security and privacy, and fresh unpolluted air. There are also two fully enclosed rooms with air-conditioning.

Pure Vida eco-retreat is EMF free at most of the areas and night. There is Wi-Fi limited to certain hours in the common area. There are spots on the property where you can get cellular reception. Transformational Retreats invites the guests to retreat from the media, computers, and phones. Unlike other hotels in the area, you are not limited just to your room. It’s a communal, spiritual retreat experience. Start your morning with yoga and end the evening with group meditation/inquiry, plus 5 rhythms and Qi gong happen two to three times per week (schedule changes seasonally).

You are 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 from the kitchen. Or just enjoy the amazing views, swim in the infinity ocean water chlorine-free pool and soak in the hot tub. In Thalassotherapy, trace elements of magnesium, potassium, calcium, sodium, and iodide found in seawater are believed to be absorbed through the skin. You may also enjoy raw, organic treats, juices, and smoothies from our poolside juice bar.

There is also a Spiritual Cinema to enjoy in the evening inspirational movies or documentaries shown on the big projection screen. For cleansing and spiritual rejuvenation, they offer Temazcal [temasˈkal] - a type of sweat lodge used traditionally by pre- Hispanic Indigenous peoples of Mexico. The ceremonies have to be scheduled in advance. For meditative Vipassana walks there is a Labyrinth in the Zen Garden (completion in summer 2019). You will also find a way to enjoy your aloneness on the rocks by the ocean. The retreat center is at the Point, the area removed from the village - a 12-minute walk, just three-minute walk from a small beach and 20-25 minute walk from the main beach.

To ensure your meditative retreat experience, the retreat center does not allow loud music or alcohol at the property. You will be accommodated in a beautiful cabin that is located only a 10-minute walk from the village center, a two-minute walk from the ocean, and a five-minute walk from the beach. With an amazing view of the Yelapa Bay, Pura Vida is a great place for this personal retreat holiday. Breakfast, lunch, and dinner will be served in the outdoor dining area of the main building at the top of the property with 180-degree views of the ocean and surrounding mountain range.

Enjoy your downtime on your terrace or in a hammock reading a book. With the town just minutes away, you can find music or dancing for an evening of adventure. Each room has its bathroom and heated shower. Each room also has its own safe to store your valuables for stress-free adventuring. Bed linens and towels are all provided.


Level one - Your own personal healing

  • You will dive deeply into your own wounding to process, release, and heal
  • What it takes to be fully present and become an authentic listener
  • Exploring the effects of pre- and peri-natal patterns
  • Exposing and healing childhood emotional imprints
  • Transforming ingrained unconscious mind patterns
  • Exposing ego-mind
  • Exploring defense structures
  • Re-parenting
  • Learning and practicing self-love
  • Healing trauma and depression and other forms of suffering
  • Transforming addictions and unhealthy habits
  • Relationships
  • Compassionate communication
  • Learning how to surrender
  • Personal and group breathwork sessions
  • Daily movement - yoga, meditation, Chi-Gong, 5 Rhythms conscious dance movement
  • Detox your mind, body, and soul - physical, emotional, mental

Breathwork certificate criteria for the study

  • To be completed within two years of completing the Holistic Breathwork Course
  • Four aspects of work - body, mind, spirit, shadow
  • 90 hours for each category, 360 total hours

Workshops and more that can be effective

Body - 90 hours

  • Reiki, yoga, massage, Tai Chi, Chi Gong, Nia Dance, 5 Rhythms

Mind - 90 hours

  • Byron Katie's workshops, retreats, non-violent communication classes or written materials - Dr. Marshall Rosenberg, psychology degree, life coaching certification or courses

Spirit 90 hours

  • Silent retreats and Satsangs with spiritual teachers such as Mooji, Adyashanti, Eckhart Tolle, Vippassana
  • Medicinal journeys (Subject to teacher evaluation)

Shadow 90 hours

  • Emotional intelligence 2.0
  • The presence process
  • Big mind
  • Somatic experiencing workshops or certification courses
  • NVC workshops

Electives of healing arts

  • Massage training
  • Reiki
  • Yoga

Electives in psychology and processing

  • Byron Katie workshop or similar
  • John Wellwood workshop
  • Psychology degree

Home study - Reading

  • NVC Dr Marshall Rosenburg
  • Emotional intelligence 2.0 - Test
  • Love languages - Gary Chapman
  • Presence process - Michael Brown
  • Loving What is – Byron Katie
  • I need your love - Is it true? - Byron Katie
  • Waking the Tiger, Healing the Tiger - Peter Levine
  • Big Mind Big Heart, Finding your way - Genpo Roshi / Denis Merzel
  • Diamond in your pocket - Gangaji
  • Finding clarity - Jeru Kabal
  • Emptiness dancing - Adyashanti
  • Eckhart Tolle - New Earth

What is holistic breathwork?

The word holistic comes from the Greek word holos - whole. It means that healing needs to embrace the whole and not just separate parts. It also means that nothing can be discarded or ignored, it rather needs a full integration of all parts. Each human being displays multiple aspects of spirit and they all need to be addressed. In the holistic approach, Transformational Retreats does not just acknowledge a complete person, physically, mentally, and psychologically. Transformational Retreats moves beyond the person, into transpersonal, as the “whole” doesn’t exist just as a separate person.

You will explore the spiritual and human dimensions of Being. Or in other words: vertical and horizontal, being nothing and everything at the same time. There are two basic breathing techniques being practiced during the Holistic Breathwork™ session, which help to facilitate both: human vulnerability in the personal, and human spirituality, beyond the personal. The session integrates sharing, spiritual counseling, conscious feedback, inquiry, a transformation of negative core patterns and beliefs, life coaching and conscious, connected, deep breathing.

Included excursions

Enjoy a trip to waterfalls.


Anjay Skwira

Ann West

Retreat location

Yelapa is a small fishing village located 40 minutes from Puerto Vallarta and accessible only by boat. Nestled between a tropical jungle and a sandy beach, with no cars or roads, it is a perfect place for a healing retreat. Yelapa is a very unique, safe and peaceful place with very little crime, so do not get discouraged by stories and news about Mexico. Only a 2.5-hour flight from Los Angeles and a 40-minute boat ride from Puerto Vallarta (15 minutes taxi drive from the airport to water taxi).


  • Puerto Vallarta - 40-minute boat ride
  • Los Angeles - 2.5-hour flight

Unique features


  • Kayaking
  • Snorkeling
  • Stand up paddle boarding
  • Swimming
  • Swimming pool (outdoor)


  • Hammock


  • Mosquito net

This Yoga Retreat is vegetarian-friendly

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Daily organic vegetarian food, shakes, and juices are included in the price.

The following meals are included:

  • Breakfast
  • Lunch
  • Dinner
  • Drinks

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

  • Vegetarian
  • Organic
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)

You can go on an optional boat trip to explore nearby beaches and great snorkeling.

What's included

  • 6 nights accommodations: Modern Mexican Palapa style casas with all comforts: hot water showers, mosquito nets, safety storage boxes, LED reading lighting, hammocks, organic comfortable beds
  • Healthy, mostly organic, vegetarian food, shakes, and juices
  • Daily yoga, conscious dance, Chi-Gong, or other forms of mindful practices
  • Trip to waterfalls
  • Optional: Boat trip to explore nearby beaches and great snorkeling
  • Time for swimming, snorkeling, sea kayaking, paddle boarding, and more

How to get there

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Arrival by airplane

Pura Vida is only a three-hour flight from San Francisco Bay Area or two-hour flight from Los Angeles to Puerto Vallarta Airport (PVR) and a 30 to 40-minute boat ride from Puerto Vallarta.

Cancellation Policy

  • A reservation requires a deposit of 52% 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.
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