• 7- 28 day Holistic Healing/ Personal Transformation Retreat
    December 19, 2018 - December 25, 2018
    12:00 pm


Please scroll down to see the description of our Holistic Healing and Personal Transformation programs which include individual healing therapy sessions.


What’s included in Basic Wellness Retreat  (no individual sessions included)

  • Daily Yoga (or Chi-Gong, Conscious Dance), Meditation and Mindfulness classes
  • Group Breathwork
  • Accommodations in a private room with a bathroom and ocean view
  • 3 vegetarian meals buffet style daily – Non GMO, sugar-free and mostly organic or Option of Juice Detox
  • Guided Hikes to waterfalls
  • Use of the Ocean Water Pool    
  • Use of Hot Tub
  • Optional Temazcal (native Mexican sweat lodge     

  • Diet Option 1: Organic Rejuvenating Gourmet Diet: your choice of 100% raw, living foods or a mix of raw and cooked foods. Vegan, gluten free, dairy free, refined sugar free.
  • Diet Option 2: Juice Cleanse – 100% organic liquid diet including juices, soups, super food smoothies; we use locally grown and organic produce whenever possible.
  • Diet Option 3: Combination of Juice and Food Cleanse – 1 meal daily and the liquid diet for the rest of the day or half juice / half food (for example 3 days juice / 3 days food)

Come relax, cleanse and transform at the retreat Pura Vida in Mexico as you surround yourself with everything the incredible destination has to offer. Moments of meditation on a quiet sea with deep blue waters, one daily yoga class Yin / Restorative, or Chi-Gong, Conscious Dance, Kundalini, evening meditation with spiritual inquiry, and three vegetarian and vegan meals a day. Discover the beautiful village of Yelapa Mexico at this week-long spiritual retreat that will bring restoration and harmony to your mind, body, and soul.

  • What is a Temazcal Ceremony?
    temazcal is a type of sweat lodge which originated with pre-hispanic Indigenous peoples in Mesoamerica. The word temazcal comes from the Nahuahtl word temāzcalli (“house of heat”) or possibly from the Aztec teme (to bathe). Temazcal has several health and spiritual benefits said to help detox the body, mind and soul. It is said to bring about spiritual awakening and deep healing. The ceremony is led by a shaman or local leader with chanting, herbs and other rituals.


  • Yoga/Chi-Gong/Conscious Dance/Kundalini, meditation and mindfulness practice
  • A serene location for relaxing and recharging
  • Hikes to Waterfalls
  • Ritual cleanse in Temazcal (native Mexican sweat lodge)
  • Optional island tours to explore the pristine surrounding islands
  • Connecting with like-minded yogis and travelers
  • Healthy and yummy vegetarian/vegan meals/juices
  • Accommodation in our beautiful open rooms most with sweeping views of the sea


You will be accommodated in a beautiful cabin that is located only 10-minute walk from the village center, 2-minute walk from the ocean, and a 5-minute walk from the beach. With an amazing view of the 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 surround mountain range. Enjoy your downtime on your personal terrace or in a hammock reading a book. With the town just minutes away, you can find music or dancing for evening of adventure.

Each room has its own 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.


Yoga and meditation classes are suitable for everyone; from a beginner to a longer practicing yogi. The classes focus on Yin and use breathing techniques such as pranayama. Each session has time devoted to meditation, self-awareness, and consciousness.


  • Morning meditation
  • Morning yoga/Chi-Gong/Conscious Dance/Kundalini
  • Nutritious vegetarian breakfast or juice
  • Activities or free time (optional massages, and island tours, water fall hikes, snorkeling and much much more)
  • Individual Healing Therapy sessions
  • Nutritious vegetarian lunch
  • Evening meditation and Self-Inquiry
  • Healthy vegetarian dinner
  • Spiritual movie on our large screen projector

Sights for Personal Adventuring

  • Beautiful water fall hike close to town
  • Half day water fall hike to a much larger water fall up the winding river
  • Walk to the main beach

Additions and Options

Pura Vida offers many options for additional sessions and excursions if further restoration or adventure is what you are looking for, we have you covered.

Healing Therapy SESSIONS – (included in Holistic Healing and Personal Transformation programs)

Note: All sessions are not included in the retreat package but available at $75/session (some sessions may not be available for these dates, please inquire early)

  • Deep tissue, orthopedic, acupressure, and Swedish massage
  • Acupuncture
  • Chinese medicine
  • Cupping
  • Holistic Breathwork™
  • Reiki
  • Ozone Therapy


  • Boat trip to the Marietas Islands: snorkeling in crystal clear waters, wildlife watching and opportunity to see dolphins and whales!
  • Sea kayaking
  • Standup Paddle boarding
  • Snorkeling
  • Parasailing/Paragliding
  • Whale watching
  • Birding
  • Beach bumming
  • Dancing


  • Sea Kayaks (included in Holistic Healing and Personal Transformation programs)
  • Standup paddle board ((included in Holistic Healing and Personal Transformation programs)


Holistic Healing Retreats

7 – 10 day personal retreats. Select your retreat theme. It could be also a combination of two or more, depending on your intentions for the retreat.

  • Juice Fast, Cleanse and Detox Retreat —Includes daily , 3 green vegetable juices, option of protein shake/citrus juice, cleansing spice and herbal teas, daily liquid multivitamins & minerals, optional hot or raw soup and chia seeds pudding, option of fresh fruits, juice cleanse preparation class. Breathwork (70% toxins gets released through breath), Body/energy work sessions, colon hydrotherapy (optional).
  • Healing Health and Wellness Retreat – Rejuvenate and revitalize. Alternative, integrated healing and support to improve the state of your health through raw foods, juice cleanse, nutritional consultation, food preparation classes. Emotional support to reverse effects of negative, subconscious patterns in creating the state of dis-ease. Alternative prevention and healing of cancer, diabetes, hormonal imbalance and others.
  • Healing Grief and Loss Retreat —emotional counseling to grieve and to heal core sense of separation
  • Couples and Relationship Healing Retreat — Learn and practice
    compassionate communication skills, transform negative reaction patterns,
    heal passive/aggressive behaviors, process and heal emotional issues,
    learn basic Tantric and Taoist practices.
  • Meditation Retreat – individual and group meditation sessions for all levels – beginners to advanced; silent and guided meditations,
    Self-inquiry, scheduled silent times (half a day or longer), group and
    personal sessions, conscious movement meditations and mindfulness
    practices like Yoga, Chi-Gong, meditative walks.
  • Spiritual Growth/Awakening Retreat —sitting and walking meditation (silent and guided), self-inquiry, mindfulness practices, Vipassana, satsang, integrative awakening, Breathwork/Spiritual Life Coaching sessions.
The main difference between Holistic Healing and Personal Transformation Retreat is the amount of individual healing therapy sessions.
For example 7 day Holistic Healing Retreat includes 6 individual sessions – 3 Holistic Breathwork™/Counseling sessions,
and 3 Body work/ Energy work sessions (Massage, Reiki, Ozone Therapy, or Body wrap)
7 day Personal Transformation Retreat includes 10 individual sessions – 6 Holistic Breathwork™/Counseling sessions,

and 4 Body work/ Energy work sessions (Massage, Reiki, Acupuncture, Cupping, Ozone Therapy, or Body wrap)

Personal Transformation Retreats

Our longer 7, 10, 14, 21 or 28- day programs offer alternative healing of Depression, Stress, Anxiety, Trauma, PTSD, Grief and Loss, detoxification, in a safe and supportive retreat environment.

Healing and transforming negative patterns and self-defeating behaviors resulting from birth/childhood trauma, abuse, accidents, surgeries and other traumatic life events. We offer emotional healing addressing the roots of unconscious patterns.

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 sessions, and double sessions every other day (every day except the day of the departure).

Holistic Breathwork™/Counseling/Spiritual Life Coaching/Compassionate Communication sessions and 3 weekly body/energy work sessions. You will learn breathing and relaxation techniques to expel built up toxins and negativity; 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.

Healing Health Crisis Retreat7,14, 21 or 28- day program, which was created to support people in healing various ailments in an alternative way, through detoxification, healthy diet, meditation, breathwork, etc.. In this program participants start with 7 or 14 day Personal Transformation Retreat and continue with 7 or 14 days of healing and integration. Ozone Therapy, Thalassotherapy, Raw Foods (optional) included.