Why are we unique?

Our personal healing programs include small group sessions, individual healing therapy sessions and plenty of time to be alone in nature. We provide an integrated approach to support your healing and personal growth by integrating four basic modules of healing: body, mind, spirit and shadow.

Body – cleansing diet or juice fast, yoga, Chi-Gong, subtle body awareness, conscious dance practice, nature hikes and lots of rest and relaxation

Mind – inspirational and educational classes, books and films, group and individual inquiry, transforming negative thoughts patterns

Spirit – meditation, self-inquiry and mindfulness practices to re-discover who you truly are and be it in the modern world

Shadow – Thought and behavioral patterns that we don’t usually see, most of them hidden in the subconscious mind. Through breathwork, counseling, emotional healing and spiritual life coaching we transform unconscious negative beliefs and patterns of behavior by conscious meeting of often suppressed emotions and automatic reactions.


Personal Retreats

Our personal retreats take place at our new retreat center in Yelapa, Mexico. We support your personal spiritual growth and healing in a small group settings. We recommend to choose a retreat according to your needs and intention.

Retreat options:

  • Holistic Healing Retreat – 3 – 10 day residential retreats  
  • Personal Transformation Retreat – 7 – 10 day residential retreats 
  • Basic Holistic Yoga, Meditation & Wellness Retreat – 3 -10 days residential retreats 
  • Retreats are tailored to the individual and start with a basic phone/email consultation to determine needs and intentions and create the best healing experience possible for you!
  • Diet Option 1: Organic cleansing Diet: your choice of 100% raw, living foods or a mix of raw and cooked foods. Vegetarian/Vegan, gluten free, dairy free, sugar free options.
  • Diet Option 2: Juice Cleanse – 100% organic liquid diet including juices, soups, super food smoothies; we use locally grown 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)
  •  Diet Option 4 (Intermittent Fasting): 2 meals per day, 16 hours of break between the meals – You may skip breakfast or dinner. Green juice instead of the meal.
  • Meditation instruction: both silent and guided drawn from a variety of traditions and spiritual teachers including Vipassana, Satsang, Advaita, Awakening Your Light Body, Eckhart Tolle, Adyashanti & Gangaji
  • Intuitive Counseling & Energy Healing to help you connect more deeply with your own inherent wisdom, clear any blockages that may be in the way and restore natural balance
  • Holistic Breathwork™ Sessions: Experience profound transformation through conscious, connected breathing; release of negative core beliefs and patterns
  • Spiritual Life Coaching and counseling
  • Bodywork including massage, Deep Tissue, Acupressure, Foot Reflexology, Reiki, & Aquatic Bodywork—Watsu, Healing Dance, Water Dance (more about this at: www.watsu.com
  • Detoxification in the Ozone sauna by the ocean
  • Quiet time & Silence in nature
  • Daily exercise — dance, yoga, kundalini meditation, hiking, walking/running, rebounding, swimming, Chi Gong
  • Amazing hiking trails


  • Stress Reduction & Relaxation
  • Peace of Mind
  • Rejuvenation of Body, Mind & Spirit
  • Reconnection with Nature
  • Healing Grief & Loss
  • Increase Health & Energy
  • Weight Loss
  • Freedom from Addictions; holistic support
  • Transform Depression & Anxiety
  • Empower your Life Purpose & Vision
  • Heal Relationship patterns
  • Learn to be Present and experience Stillness
  • Spiritual Awakening

*These are some of the benefits that our clients have experienced in the past from this work. We cannot guarantee these results. Each person must take full responsibility for their own healing to receive full benefits. However we have been happy to observe healing and personal transformation results in over 95% people attending our retreats.


Additional Options:

(more information these options can be found on the Healing Therapies page)

  • Compassionate Communication Class
  • Yoga Therapy
  • Ozone Therapy

Our retreats are designed to promote spiritual growth and transformation of old patterns.  We recommend at least a 7 day retreat to give you the best results. The retreats are limited to a small number of participants (1-9 people at a time), so you can enjoy the silence and serenity of this magical place, as well as the peace and presence of your being.

Typical 7-day Holistic Healing retreat program

(more information on Frequently Asked Questions page) includes:

  • Morning meditation and exercise program with options of: Yoga, mindfulness walks, dance, Chi Gong, Dynamic meditation, Kundalini meditation or other
  • 3 Holistic Breathwork™ or Counseling sessions
  • 3 Bodywork/Energy work sessions (Massage, Deep Tissue, Reiki, Ozone Therapy, acupuncture, cupping, Chinese medicine consultation)
  • Mostly organic diet: raw foods, cooked or juice fasting
  • Lodging and use of all facilities:  Thalasso therapy baths (from January 2018), library, art supplies, nature hikes, meditation spots by the ocean, Spiritual Cinema
  • Hikes to waterfalls or nearby mountains
  • Optional rip to Marietas Islands for great snorkeling and nature watching – whale watching between December and March
  • Optional trip to Botanical Gardens

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.

Personal Transformation Retreats

Our longer 7, 10, or 14 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 or 14 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. 

Ongoing Weekly Events at Pura Vida (schedule may change seasonally)

8-8:15 AM: Silent Meditation8-8:15 AM: Silent Meditation8-8:15 AM: Silent Meditation8-8:15 AM: Silent Meditation8-8:15 AM: Silent Meditation8-8:15 AM: Silent Meditation8-8:15 AM: Silent Meditation
8-9 AM: YOGA8:15-9:15 AM: YOGA8:15-9:15 AM: YOGA8:15-9:15 AM: YOGA8:15-9:15 AM: YOGA8:15-9:15 AM: YOGA8:15-9:15 AM: YOGA
HOLYday - day of structured silence with meditation and breath work. Option of Juice Cleanse or Vegeterian Meals5-6PM: YOGA, Kundalini5-6PM: DANCE, 5 Rythems
6-6:45PM: Meditation/Inquiry6-6:45PM: Meditation/ Inquiry6-6:45PM: Meditation/ Inquiry6-6:45PM: Meditation/ Inquiry6-6:45PM: Meditation/ Inquiry6-6:45PM: Meditation/ Inquiry6-6:45PM: Meditation/ Inquiry
7:30PM: Spiritual Cinema7:30PM: Spiritual Cinema7:30PM: Spiritual Cinema