Personal Transformation Retreat

Click the Book Now button to see all of the packages for this trip.

Dates offered:
September 28 – October 4, 2019 | October 20 – 26, 2019 | November 10 – 16 | December 8 – 14, 2019 | February 2 – 8, 2020 | April 17 – 23 | May 23 – 29

NOTE: During booking please indicate your desired dates in the “Notes to Organizer” section. If you would like to schedule 10 day retreat, you may extend your stay after the 7 day retreats ends.

Come relax, cleanse and transform as you surround yourself with everything this incredible experience has to offer. Group healing therapies like Holistic Breathwork and Temazcal will be included. This package includes 10 individual healing sessions such massage, ozone therapy, Reiki and Chinese Medicine. Personal Moments of meditation on a quiet sea with deep blue waters, one daily yoga class Yin / Restorative, Chi-Gong, Conscious Dance, or Kundalini. As well as evening meditation with spiritual inquiry, and three vegetarian/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.

Our longer 7, 10, 14 – day program offers alternative healing of Depression, Stress, Anxiety, Trauma, PTSD, Grief and Loss and detoxification, in a safe and supportive retreat environment.

Receive transforming of negative patterns and self-defeating behaviours 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™/Counselling/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.

You will be accommodated in a beautiful cabin that is located only 10-minute walk from the village centre, 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.

Breakfast, lunch and dinner are included – We provide healthy, organic, mexican vegetarian/vegan meals prepared with love by our local staff. All meals are served buffet style, and smoothies, juices and raw treats are available for additional purchase.

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)

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

  • Boat trip to the Marietas Islands:or Majahuitas Beach: snorkelling in crystal clear waters, wildlife watching and opportunity to see dolphins and whales!\
  • Half day water fall hike to a much larger water fall up the winding river
  • Walk to the main beach
  • Sea kayaking
  • Standup Paddle boarding
  • Snorkeling
  • Parasailing/Paragliding
  • Whale watching
  • Birding
  • Beach bumming
  • Dancing

The Holistic Healing retreat includes 6 private healing sessions such as:

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

A 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.

  • Ocean Water Infinity Pool
  • Infinity Hot tub/Watsu pool
  • 3 Meals/Day – vegetarian, organic or juice fast option or combination
  • Accomodation – private room with ocean view and bathroom
  • Snorkelling
  • Ocean kayaking, paddle boarding
  • Hike to waterfalls
  • 10 Healing Sessions – 6 Holistic Breathwork™/Counseling sessions and 4 bodywork sessions – massage, Reiki, Ozone Therapy, acupuncture or Watsu™
  • Group Breathwork
  • Yoga/Chi-Gong/Kundalini/5 Rhythms and other mindfulness practices
  • Meditations and Inquiry
  • Program to continue healing/spiritual practice at home
  • Hot Tub
  • Walks to Waterfalls
  • Stand Up Paddle Board

Dr. Ann West is a seasoned relationship coach, holding over 20 years of experience assisting families, couples and individuals. Her deep desire to learn about the mind and how we think only increased as she studied clinical psychology. Along the way she discovered a natural calling in the fields of psychology and spirituality, which culminated in her earning a Ph.D in Spiritual Psychology.

Dr. West teaches Non-Violent Communication, in addition to coaching individuals in relationship breakdowns towards breakthroughs. Over the past 20 years, Ann has utilized her training in PAIRS to help thousands of couples and individuals make major breakthroughs in their lives and relationships, acting as the magnifying lens that allows them to identify their blind spots, and overcome them. Under her nurturing guidance, clients can eliminate fears, stay on track with life choices, and release the emotional trauma holding them back.

A 3rd Degree Usui Reiki Master, Holotropic Breathwork facilitator, Theta Healing practitioner and Life Coach. For the past 20 years, Dr. West has taught meditation and more advanced techniques such as trauma release to help clients recover from childhood traumas, deep emotional wounds, and extreme loss.


Anjay Skwira is a Director of Pura Vida Eco Retreat and Sacred Springs Retreat. Spiritual Life Coach, Yoga and Meditation teacher, Holistic Breathwork™ Practitioner/Trainer and Aquatic Bodyworker with extensive training and certifications in Watsu, Waterdance, Healing Dance as well as Esalen, Thai, Swedish, Tantsu, Self-Healing, Movement Education, Anahatha Yoga. Integrative and Yin

Yoga and Taoist Chi Gong. In his twenties, Anjay had a near death experience that was his first spritual awakening. Since then Anjay has been travelling extensively, has lived in India and Africa, and has spent a lot of time in meditation, silent retreats and embraced various spiritual practices. His main passion is to live an awakened life and to share it with others. He enjoys in-depth study and practice of self-inquiry and meditation as a path of liberation. In his teaching and counseling he integrates over 35 years of experience in spiritual practices and leading healing retreats.

Click the Book Now button to see all of the packages for this trip.

Dates offered:
September 28 – October 4| October 20 – 26, 2019 | November 10 – 16 | December 8 – 14, 2019 | February 2 – 8, 2020 | April 17 – 23 | May 23 – 29

NOTE: During booking please indicate your desired dates in the “Notes to Organizer” section. If you would like to schedule 10 day retreat, you may extend your stay after 7 day retreat ends.

Come relax, cleanse and transform as you surround yourself with everything this incredible experience has to offer. Group healing therapies like Holistic Breathwork and Temazcal will be included. This package includes 10 individual healing sessions such massage, ozone therapy, Reiki and Chinese Medicine. Personal Moments of meditation on a quiet sea with deep blue waters, one daily yoga class Yin / Restorative, Chi-Gong, Conscious Dance, or Kundalini. As well as evening meditation with spiritual inquiry, and three vegetarian/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.

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

Receive transforming of negative patterns and self-defeating behaviours 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™/Counselling/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.

You will be accommodated in a beautiful cabin that is located only 10-minute walk from the village centre, 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.

Breakfast, lunch and dinner are included – We provide healthy, organic, mexican vegetarian/vegan meals prepared with love by our local staff. All meals are served buffet style, and smoothies, juices and raw treats are available for additional purchase.

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)

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

  • Boat trip to the Marietas Islands: snorkelling in crystal clear waters, wildlife watching and opportunity to see dolphins and whales!\
  • Half day water fall hike to a much larger water fall up the winding river
  • Walk to the main beach
  • Sea kayaking
  • Standup Paddle boarding
  • Snorkeling
  • Parasailing/Paragliding
  • Whale watching
  • Birding
  • Beach bumming
  • Dancing

The Holistic Healing retreat includes 6 private healing sessions such as:

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

A 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.

  • Heated ocean Water Pool 
  • 3 Healthy, mostly organic meals/day, Option of Juice cleanse or a combination of food and juice
  • Accommodation – room with private bathroom and ocean view
  • Snorkelling boat trip
  • 10 Healing Sessions –  7 day Personal Transformation Retreat includes 6 Holistic Healing™/Counseling sessions, 4 Bodywork/Energy sessions: massage, Reiki, Ozone Therapy, acupuncture/Watsu™
  • Group Breathwork
  • Yoga, Chi-Gong, Kundalini, 5 Rhythms classes
  • Daily Meditation and Inquiry
  • Guided Mindfulness practices
  • Personal guidance, and tools for continuing the retreat work at home
  • Hot Tub just above the ocean
  • Walks to Waterfalls
  • Stand Up Paddle Board/Sea kayaks

Dr. Ann West is a seasoned relationship coach, holding over 20 years of experience assisting families, couples and individuals. Her deep desire to learn about the mind and how we think only increased as she studied clinical psychology. Along the way she discovered a natural calling in the fields of psychology and spirituality, which culminated in her earning a Ph.D in Spiritual Psychology.

Dr. West teaches Non-Violent Communication, in addition to coaching individuals in relationship breakdowns towards breakthroughs. Over the past 20 years, Ann has utilized her training in PAIRS to help thousands of couples and individuals make major breakthroughs in their lives and relationships, acting as the magnifying lens that allows them to identify their blind spots, and overcome them. Under her nurturing guidance, clients can eliminate fears, stay on track with life choices, and release the emotional trauma holding them back.

A 3rd Degree Usui Reiki Master, Holotropic Breathwork facilitator, Theta Healing practitioner and Life Coach. For the past 20 years, Dr. West has taught meditation and more advanced techniques such as trauma release to help clients recover from childhood traumas, deep emotional wounds, and extreme loss.


Anjay Skwira is a Director of Pura Vida Eco Retreat and Sacred Springs Retreat. Spiritual Life Coach, Yoga and Meditation teacher, Holistic Breathwork™ Practitioner/Trainer and Aquatic Bodyworker with extensive training and certifications in Watsu, Waterdance, Healing Dance as well as Esalen, Thai, Swedish, Tantsu, Self-Healing, Movement Education, Anahatha Yoga. Integrative and Yin

Yoga and Taoist Chi Gong. In his twenties, Anjay had a near death experience that was his first spritual awakening. Since then Anjay has been travelling extensively, has lived in India and Africa, and has spent a lot of time in meditation, silent retreats and embraced various spiritual practices. His main passion is to live an awakened life and to share it with others. He enjoys in-depth study and practice of self-inquiry and meditation as a path of liberation. In his teaching and counseling he integrates over 35 years of experience in spiritual practices and leading healing retreats.

Holistic Healing Retreat

Click the Book Now button to see all of the packages for this trip.

Dates offered:
September 28 – October 4 | October 20 – 26, 2019 | November 10 -16 | December 8 – 14, 2019 | February 2 – 8, 2020 | April 17 – 23 | May 23 – 29

NOTE: During booking please indicate your desired dates in the “Notes to Organizer” section.

Come relax, cleanse and transform as you surround yourself with everything this incredible experience has to offer. Group healing therapies like Holistic Breathwork and Temazcal will be included. This package also includes 6 individual healing sessions such massage, ozone therapy, Reiki and Chinese Medicine. Personal Moments of meditation on a quiet sea with deep blue waters, one daily yoga class Yin / Restorative, Chi-Gong, Conscious Dance, or Kundalini. As well as evening meditation with spiritual inquiry, and three vegetarian/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.

You will be accommodated in a beautiful cabin that is located only 10-minute walk from the village centre, 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.

Breakfast, lunch and dinner are included – We provide healthy, organic, mexican vegetarian/vegan meals prepared with love by our local staff. All meals are served buffet style, and smoothies, juices and raw treats are available for additional purchase.

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. Breakfast, lunch and dinner are included – We provide healthy, organic, mexican vegetarian/vegan meals prepared with love by our local staff.  All meals are served buffet style, and smoothies, juices and raw treats are available for additional purchase.

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.

  • Boat trip to the Marietas Islands: snorkelling in crystal clear waters, wildlife watching and opportunity to see dolphins and whales!\
  • Half day water fall hike to a much larger water fall up the winding river
  • Walk to the main beach
  • Sea kayaking
  • Standup Paddle boarding
  • Snorkeling
  • Parasailing/Paragliding
  • Whale watching
  • Birding
  • Beach bumming
  • Dancing

The Holistic Healing retreat includes 6 private healing sessions such as…

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

A 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.

  • Ocean Water Pool
  • Morning Yoga
  • Meditation
  • Snorkelling
  • 3 Organic Meals a Day
  • Hot Tub
  • Walks to Waterfalls
  • Group Breathwork
  • Accomodations
  • 6 Ind. Healing Sessions
  • Stand Up Paddle Board
  • Beautiful Beaches

Dr. Ann West is a seasoned relationship coach, holding over 20 years of experience assisting families, couples and individuals. Her deep desire to learn about the mind and how we think only increased as she studied clinical psychology. Along the way she discovered a natural calling in the fields of psychology and spirituality, which culminated in her earning a Ph.D in Spiritual Psychology.

Dr. West teaches Non-Violent Communication, in addition to coaching individuals in relationship breakdowns towards breakthroughs. Over the past 20 years, Ann has utilized her training in PAIRS to help thousands of couples and individuals make major breakthroughs in their lives and relationships, acting as the magnifying lens that allows them to identify their blind spots, and overcome them. Under her nurturing guidance, clients can eliminate fears, stay on track with life choices, and release the emotional trauma holding them back.

A 3rd Degree Usui Reiki Master, Holotropic Breathwork facilitator, Theta Healing practitioner and Life Coach. For the past 20 years, Dr. West has taught meditation and more advanced techniques such as trauma release to help clients recover from childhood traumas, deep emotional wounds, and extreme loss.


Anjay Skwira is a Director of Pura Vida Eco Retreat and Sacred Springs Retreat. Spiritual Life Coach, Yoga and Meditation teacher, Holistic Breathwork™ Practitioner/Trainer and Aquatic Bodyworker with extensive training and certifications in Watsu, Waterdance, Healing Dance as well as Esalen, Thai, Swedish, Tantsu, Self-Healing, Movement Education, Anahatha Yoga. Integrative and Yin

Yoga and Taoist Chi Gong. In his twenties, Anjay had a near death experience that was his first spritual awakening. Since then Anjay has been travelling extensively, has lived in India and Africa, and has spent a lot of time in meditation, silent retreats and embraced various spiritual practices. His main passion is to live an awakened life and to share it with others. He enjoys in-depth study and practice of self-inquiry and meditation as a path of liberation. In his teaching and counseling he integrates over 35 years of experience in spiritual practices and leading healing retreats.

Click the Book Now button to see all of the packages for this trip.

Dates offered:
September 28 – October 4 | October 20 – 26, 2019 | November 10 – 16 | December 8 – 14, 2019 |  February 2 – 8, 2020 | April 17 – 23 | May 23 – 29

NOTE: During booking please indicate your desired dates in the “Notes to Organizer” section.

Come relax, cleanse and transform as you surround yourself with everything this incredible experience has to offer. Group healing therapies like Holistic Breathwork and Temazcal will be included. This package also includes 6 individual healing sessions such massage, ozone therapy, Reiki and Chinese Medicine. Personal Moments of meditation on a quiet sea with deep blue waters, one daily yoga class Yin / Restorative, Chi-Gong, Conscious Dance, or Kundalini. As well as evening meditation with spiritual inquiry, and three vegetarian/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.

You will be accommodated in a beautiful cabin that is located only 10-minute walk from the village centre, 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.

Breakfast, lunch and dinner are included – We provide healthy, organic, mexican vegetarian/vegan meals prepared with love by our local staff. All meals are served buffet style, and smoothies, juices and raw treats are available for additional purchase.

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. Breakfast, lunch and dinner are included – We provide healthy, organic, mexican vegetarian/vegan meals prepared with love by our local staff.  All meals are served buffet style, and smoothies, juices and raw treats are available for additional purchase.

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.

  • Boat trip to the Marietas Islands: snorkelling in crystal clear waters, wildlife watching and opportunity to see dolphins and whales!\
  • Half day water fall hike to a much larger water fall up the winding river
  • Walk to the main beach
  • Sea kayaking
  • Standup Paddle boarding
  • Snorkeling
  • Parasailing/Paragliding
  • Whale watching
  • Birding
  • Beach bumming
  • Dancing

The Holistic Healing retreat includes 6 private healing sessions such as…

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

A 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.

  • Ocean Water Pool
  • Morning Yoga
  • Meditation
  • Snorkelling
  • 3 Organic Meals a Day
  • Hot Tub
  • Walks to Waterfalls
  • Group Breathwork
  • Accomodations
  • 6 Ind. Healing Sessions
  • Stand Up Paddle Board
  • Beautiful Beaches

Dr. Ann West is a seasoned relationship coach, holding over 20 years of experience assisting families, couples and individuals. Her deep desire to learn about the mind and how we think only increased as she studied clinical psychology. Along the way she discovered a natural calling in the fields of psychology and spirituality, which culminated in her earning a Ph.D in Spiritual Psychology.

Dr. West teaches Non-Violent Communication, in addition to coaching individuals in relationship breakdowns towards breakthroughs. Over the past 20 years, Ann has utilized her training in PAIRS to help thousands of couples and individuals make major breakthroughs in their lives and relationships, acting as the magnifying lens that allows them to identify their blind spots, and overcome them. Under her nurturing guidance, clients can eliminate fears, stay on track with life choices, and release the emotional trauma holding them back.

A 3rd Degree Usui Reiki Master, Holotropic Breathwork facilitator, Theta Healing practitioner and Life Coach. For the past 20 years, Dr. West has taught meditation and more advanced techniques such as trauma release to help clients recover from childhood traumas, deep emotional wounds, and extreme loss.


Anjay Skwira is a Director of Pura Vida Eco Retreat and Sacred Springs Retreat. Spiritual Life Coach, Yoga and Meditation teacher, Holistic Breathwork™ Practitioner/Trainer and Aquatic Bodyworker with extensive training and certifications in Watsu, Waterdance, Healing Dance as well as Esalen, Thai, Swedish, Tantsu, Self-Healing, Movement Education, Anahatha Yoga. Integrative and Yin

Yoga and Taoist Chi Gong. In his twenties, Anjay had a near death experience that was his first spritual awakening. Since then Anjay has been travelling extensively, has lived in India and Africa, and has spent a lot of time in meditation, silent retreats and embraced various spiritual practices. His main passion is to live an awakened life and to share it with others. He enjoys in-depth study and practice of self-inquiry and meditation as a path of liberation. In his teaching and counseling he integrates over 35 years of experience in spiritual practices and leading healing retreats.

Basic Wellness Retreat

Click the Book Now button to see all of the packages for this trip.

Dates offered:
September 28 – October 4 | October 20 – 26, 2019 | November 10 – 16 | December 8 – 14, 2019 | February 2 – 8, 2020 | April 17 – 23 | May 23 – 29

NOTE: During booking please indicate your desired dates in the “Notes to Organizer” section.

Come relax, cleanse and transform as you surround yourself with everything this incredible experience has to offer. Group healing therapies like Holistic Breathwork and Temazcal will be included. We also offer individual sessions such massage, ozone therapy, Reiki and Chinese Medicine for purchase. Personal Moments of meditation on a quiet sea with deep blue waters, one daily yoga class Yin / Restorative, Chi-Gong, Conscious Dance, or Kundalini. As well as evening meditation with spiritual inquiry, and three vegetarian/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.

You will be accommodated in a beautiful cabin that is located only 10-minute walk from the village centre, 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.

Breakfast, lunch and dinner are included – We provide healthy, organic, vegetarian/vegan meals prepared with love by our local staff. All meals are served buffet style, and smoothies, juices and raw treats are available for additional purchase.

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)

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.

  • Boat trip to the Marietas Islands: snorkelling in crystal clear waters, wildlife watching and opportunity to see dolphins and whales!\
  • Half day water fall hike to a much larger water fall up the winding river
  • Walk to the main beach
  • Sea kayaking
  • Standup Paddle boarding
  • Snorkeling
  • Parasailing/Paragliding
  • Whale watching
  • Birding
  • Beach bumming
  • Dancing

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

A 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.

  • Ocean Water Pool
  • Hot Tub
  • 3 Organic Meals a Day
  • Hikes to waterfall
  • Optional Temazcal
  • Group Breathwork
  • Guided Meditations
  • Daily Movement Practice
  • Accomodations
  • Stand Up Paddle Board
  • Individual Sessions not included

Click the Book Now button to see all of the packages for this trip.

Dates offered:
September 28 – October 4 | October 20 – 26, 2019 | November 10 – 16 | December 8 – 14, 2019 | February 2 – 8, 2020 | April 17 – 23 | May 23 – 29

NOTE: During booking please indicate your desired dates in the “Notes to Organizer” section.

Come relax, cleanse and transform as you surround yourself with everything this incredible experience has to offer. Group healing therapies like Holistic Breathwork and Temazcal will be included. We also offer individual sessions such massage, ozone therapy, Reiki and Chinese Medicine for purchase. Personal Moments of meditation on a quiet sea with deep blue waters, one daily yoga class Yin / Restorative, Chi-Gong, Conscious Dance, or Kundalini. As well as evening meditation with spiritual inquiry, and three vegetarian/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.

You will be accommodated in a beautiful cabin that is located only 10-minute walk from the village centre, 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.

Breakfast, lunch and dinner are included – We provide healthy, organic, vegetarian/vegan meals prepared with love by our local staff. All meals are served buffet style, and smoothies, juices and raw treats are available for additional purchase.

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)

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.

  • Boat trip to the Marietas Islands: snorkelling in crystal clear waters, wildlife watching and opportunity to see dolphins and whales!\
  • Half day water fall hike to a much larger water fall up the winding river
  • Walk to the main beach
  • Sea kayaking
  • Standup Paddle boarding
  • Snorkeling
  • Parasailing/Paragliding
  • Whale watching
  • Birding
  • Beach bumming
  • Dancing

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

A 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.

  • Ocean Water Pool
  • Hot Tub
  • 3 Organic Meals a Day
  • Hikes to waterfall
  • Optional Temazcal
  • Group Breathwork
  • Guided Meditations
  • Daily Movement Practice
  • Accomodations
  • Stand Up Paddle Board
  • Individual Sessions not included

Reiki Master Certification Course

Click the Book Now button to see all of the packages for this trip.

Dates offered:
January 4 – 10, 2020

NOTE: During booking please indicate your desired dates in the “Notes to Organizer” section.

Dr Ann West will be offering 1st, 2nd and 3rd Degree Reiki Master Certification Course at Pura Vida Eco Retreat in Yelapa, Mexico.

This one week course is available to all. There are no pre-requisites.

This is six days of interactive classes which include:

  • Class Materials
  • The complete Usui/Tibetan Master attunement
  • Instruction on how to give Reiki attunements for Reiki I, II, III (ART), and Reiki
  • Master Teacher
  • The Healing Attunement
  • Two Tibetan symbols
  • Lots of practice time doing attunements
  • How to give yourself attunements
  • Meditation to harmonize the energy of the chakras

The student becomes confident in administering Reiki by practicing on each other, so that each student receives many attunements. The Healing attunement is given and received by all students. This class is a powerful healing experience. A class manual is included that includes all information and detailed steps for giving all of the attunements after the course.

Do you have the desire to become a healer? Or add a new skill set?

Many of us feel a need and desire for healing in our lives which may lead us to want to learn Reiki. The Usui System is simple to learn. The capacity to use universal life energy for the purpose of healing is conferred by a Reiki Master through initiation and through a specific form of teaching. Relationship with a teacher is vital to initiation. Through exposure to a qualified and experienced Reiki Master we gain inspiration, confidence and trust. We make a strong link not only with that teacher but with the entire lineage of masters associated with the practice, going back to Mikao Usui himself.

What Is Reiki?

Reiki is the Japanese phrase for “universal life energy,” or in Hawayo Takata’s words, “God-power.” The Usui System of Reiki Healing is a hands-on healing practice. Reiki – universal life energy – is channeled through the practitioner’s hands for self-treatment or treatment of others. The result of receiving Reiki is enhanced health and well-being – physical, mental, emotional, and spiritual.

Where did Reiki come from?

The origins of Reiki could be said to be as old as human kind. Throughout human history there have been those who were known for their healing touch. This is something that we know little about and consider a gift. The particular form of this gift that we know of as the Usui System of Reiki Healing has its origins in the person of Mikao Usui, a Japanese gentleman who lived in the late 1800’s and died in 1926.

As a teacher, he was challenged by his students about his unwavering faith in the reality of a healing force. It became his personal quest to be able to source this power as a help to mankind. Through years of scholarship, studying sacred scriptures of Christian and Buddhist origins, as well as living a life of personal prayer and meditation, Mikao Usui experienced a spiritual awakening or spiritual transmission that resulted in the creation of the system of healing we have received.

What we know has been passed on to us through a series of lineage bearers who have been guardians and preservers of the integrity of the practice. Chujiro Hayashi, a successor of Mikao Usui, practiced and taught in a clinical setting in Tokyo, Japan. It was to this clinic that a young Japanese-American, Hawayo Takata, was brought in 1932. Reiki healed her of the illnesses that had brought her to Japan. As a result of her healing she stayed in Japan for a year of training and practice in Usui Shiki Ryoho, the Usui System of Reiki Healing.

In 1937, Hawayo Takata became a Reiki Master in Usui Shiki Ryoho, a person empowered to teach Reiki to others. In that same year and for the first time, the Usui System of Reiki Healing was taught outside of Japan by Takata’s teacher, Chujiro Hayashi. Mrs. Takata was chosen as Dr. Hayashi’s successor and brought Reiki to the West.

Breakfast, lunch and dinner are included – We provide healthy, organic, vegetarian/vegan meals prepared with love by our local staff. All meals are served buffet style, and smoothies juices and raw treats are available for additional purchase.

  • 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)
  • Reiki healing sessions – receiving and giving
  • Reiki classes
  • Meditation practice
  • A serene location for relaxing and recharging
  • Optional island tours to explore the pristine surrounding islands
  • Hikes to waterfalls
  • Swimming and snorkeling
  • Connecting with like-minded spiritual seekers
  • Healthy and yummy vegetarian/vegan meals/juices
  • Accommodation in our beautiful open rooms most with sweeping views of the sea

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.

SESSIONS

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
  • Breath work
  • Reiki
  • Ozone Therapy
  • Boat trip to the Marietas Islands: snorkelling in crystal clear waters, wildlife watching and opportunity to see dolphins and whales!\
  • Half day water fall hike to a much larger water fall up the winding river
  • Walk to the main beach
  • Sea kayaking
  • Standup Paddle boarding
  • Snorkeling
  • Parasailing/Paragliding
  • Whale watching
  • Birding
  • Beach bumming
  • Dancing

Rentals

  • Sea Kayaks
  • Standup paddle board

Commune with nature in all its forms—sea, jungle, river, tropical plants and birds. Accommodations are rustic, but clean and comfortable, designed in modern Mexican palapa style, with all comforts, including hot showers, mosquito nets, safe boxes, LED lights, hammocks, etc.

Dr. Ann West is a seasoned relationship coach, holding over 20 years of experience assisting families, couples and individuals. Her deep desire to learn about the mind and how we think only increased as she studied clinical psychology. Along the way she discovered a natural calling in the fields of psychology and spirituality, which culminated in her earning a Ph.D in Spiritual Psychology.

Dr. West teaches Non-Violent Communication, in addition to coaching individuals in relationship breakdowns towards breakthroughs. Over the past 20 years, Ann has utilized her training in PAIRS to help thousands of couples and individuals make major breakthroughs in their lives and relationships, acting as the magnifying lens that allows them to identify their blind spots, and overcome them. Under her nurturing guidance, clients can eliminate fears, stay on track with life choices, and release the emotional trauma holding them back.

A 3rd Degree Usui Reiki Master, Holotropic Breathwork facilitator, Theta Healing practitioner and Life Coach. For the past 20 years, Dr. West has taught meditation and more advanced techniques such as trauma release to help clients recover from childhood traumas, deep emotional wounds, and extreme loss.

  • Accomodations
  • Daily Reiki Classes
  • Meditation Classes
  • 3 Meals a day
  • Airfare not included
  • Healing Sessions not included
  • Tours not included

Click the Book Now button to see all of the packages for this trip.

Dates offered:
January 4 – 10, 2020

NOTE: During booking please indicate your desired dates in the “Notes to Organizer” section.

Dr Ann West will be offering 1st, 2nd and 3rd Degree Reiki Master Certification Course at Pura Vida Eco Retreat in Yelapa, Mexico.

This one week course is available to all. There are no pre-requisites.

This is six days of interactive classes which include:

  • Class Materials
  • The complete Usui/Tibetan Master attunement
  • Instruction on how to give Reiki attunements for Reiki I, II, III (ART), and Reiki
  • Master Teacher
  • The Healing Attunement
  • Two Tibetan symbols
  • Lots of practice time doing attunements
  • How to give yourself attunements
  • Meditation to harmonize the energy of the chakras

The student becomes confident in administering Reiki by practicing on each other, so that each student receives many attunements. The Healing attunement is given and received by all students. This class is a powerful healing experience. A class manual is included that includes all information and detailed steps for giving all of the attunements after the course.

Do you have the desire to become a healer? Or add a new skill set?

Many of us feel a need and desire for healing in our lives which may lead us to want to learn Reiki. The Usui System is simple to learn. The capacity to use universal life energy for the purpose of healing is conferred by a Reiki Master through initiation and through a specific form of teaching. Relationship with a teacher is vital to initiation. Through exposure to a qualified and experienced Reiki Master we gain inspiration, confidence and trust. We make a strong link not only with that teacher but with the entire lineage of masters associated with the practice, going back to Mikao Usui himself.

What Is Reiki?

Reiki is the Japanese phrase for “universal life energy,” or in Hawayo Takata’s words, “God-power.” The Usui System of Reiki Healing is a hands-on healing practice. Reiki – universal life energy – is channeled through the practitioner’s hands for self-treatment or treatment of others. The result of receiving Reiki is enhanced health and well-being – physical, mental, emotional, and spiritual.

Where did Reiki come from?

The origins of Reiki could be said to be as old as human kind. Throughout human history there have been those who were known for their healing touch. This is something that we know little about and consider a gift. The particular form of this gift that we know of as the Usui System of Reiki Healing has its origins in the person of Mikao Usui, a Japanese gentleman who lived in the late 1800’s and died in 1926.

As a teacher, he was challenged by his students about his unwavering faith in the reality of a healing force. It became his personal quest to be able to source this power as a help to mankind. Through years of scholarship, studying sacred scriptures of Christian and Buddhist origins, as well as living a life of personal prayer and meditation, Mikao Usui experienced a spiritual awakening or spiritual transmission that resulted in the creation of the system of healing we have received.

What we know has been passed on to us through a series of lineage bearers who have been guardians and preservers of the integrity of the practice. Chujiro Hayashi, a successor of Mikao Usui, practiced and taught in a clinical setting in Tokyo, Japan. It was to this clinic that a young Japanese-American, Hawayo Takata, was brought in 1932. Reiki healed her of the illnesses that had brought her to Japan. As a result of her healing she stayed in Japan for a year of training and practice in Usui Shiki Ryoho, the Usui System of Reiki Healing.

In 1937, Hawayo Takata became a Reiki Master in Usui Shiki Ryoho, a person empowered to teach Reiki to others. In that same year and for the first time, the Usui System of Reiki Healing was taught outside of Japan by Takata’s teacher, Chujiro Hayashi. Mrs. Takata was chosen as Dr. Hayashi’s successor and brought Reiki to the West.

Breakfast, lunch and dinner are included – We provide healthy, organic, vegetarian/vegan meals prepared with love by our local staff. All meals are served buffet style, and smoothies juices and raw treats are available for additional purchase.

  • 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)
  • Reiki healing sessions – receiving and giving
  • Reiki classes
  • Meditation practice
  • A serene location for relaxing and recharging
  • Optional island tours to explore the pristine surrounding islands
  • Hikes to waterfalls
  • Swimming and snorkeling
  • Connecting with like-minded spiritual seekers
  • Healthy and yummy vegetarian/vegan meals/juices
  • Accommodation in our beautiful open rooms most with sweeping views of the sea

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.

SESSIONS

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
  • Breath work
  • Reiki
  • Ozone Therapy
  • Boat trip to the Marietas Islands: snorkelling in crystal clear waters, wildlife watching and opportunity to see dolphins and whales!\
  • Half day water fall hike to a much larger water fall up the winding river
  • Walk to the main beach
  • Sea kayaking
  • Standup Paddle boarding
  • Snorkeling
  • Parasailing/Paragliding
  • Whale watching
  • Birding
  • Beach bumming
  • Dancing

Rentals

  • Sea Kayaks
  • Standup paddle board

Commune with nature in all its forms—sea, jungle, river, tropical plants and birds. Accommodations are rustic, but clean and comfortable, designed in modern Mexican palapa style, with all comforts, including hot showers, mosquito nets, safe boxes, LED lights, hammocks, etc.

Dr. Ann West is a seasoned relationship coach, holding over 20 years of experience assisting families, couples and individuals. Her deep desire to learn about the mind and how we think only increased as she studied clinical psychology. Along the way she discovered a natural calling in the fields of psychology and spirituality, which culminated in her earning a Ph.D in Spiritual Psychology.

Dr. West teaches Non-Violent Communication, in addition to coaching individuals in relationship breakdowns towards breakthroughs. Over the past 20 years, Ann has utilized her training in PAIRS to help thousands of couples and individuals make major breakthroughs in their lives and relationships, acting as the magnifying lens that allows them to identify their blind spots, and overcome them. Under her nurturing guidance, clients can eliminate fears, stay on track with life choices, and release the emotional trauma holding them back.

A 3rd Degree Usui Reiki Master, Holotropic Breathwork facilitator, Theta Healing practitioner and Life Coach. For the past 20 years, Dr. West has taught meditation and more advanced techniques such as trauma release to help clients recover from childhood traumas, deep emotional wounds, and extreme loss.

  • Accomodations
  • Daily Reiki Classes
  • Meditation Classes
  • 3 Meals a day
  • Airfare not included
  • Healing Sessions not included
  • Tours not included

7-Day Juice or Raw Food Detox Retreat

Dates offered:
September 28 – October 4 | October 20 – 26, 2019 | November 10 – 16 | December 8 – 14, 2019 | February 2 – 8, 2020 | April 17 – 23 | May 23 – 29

NOTE: During booking please indicate your desired dates in the “Notes to Organizer” section.

Pura Vida is excited to announce our new 7-day juice or raw food detox retreat. Join our expert guides Anjay Skwira and Ann West and other Pura Vida retreat participants in a powerful transformational journey of cleansing, rejuvenation and renewal.

Juice and raw foods are known to enhance physical, mental, emotional and spiritual well-being and Pura Vida’s 7-Day Juice or Raw Food Detox Retreat has been designed to support each of these elements as well as each individual’s unique goals.

Our private retreat located in Yelapa, Mexico offers participants the opportunity to temporarily suspend responsibilities associated with daily life to embark on deeply rewarding personal journey that truly nurtures the body and soul. Drawing on inspiration and support from the group facilitators, Pura Vida therapists and fellow participants, Pura Vida’s 7-Day Juice or Raw Food Detox Retreat could be the life changing experience you have been looking for.

  • Increased vitality and more consistent energy
  • Elimination of harmful toxins and free-radicals
  • Reduction of acidity and inflammation
  • Improved digestion and absorption of nutrients
  • Elimination of unhealthy food cravings
  • Brighter skin and eyes creating a more youthful appearance
  • Greater emotional and mental well-being
  • Heightened connection to source
  • Weight loss
  • And much more…
  • Beautiful private location in Yelapa, Mexico where the jungle and the sea live in harmony
  • Local, organic delicious green juices and raw food to support your detox
  • Supportive therapies offered by our highly experienced staff such as breathwork, massage facials, body wraps, acupuncture, cupping, Reiki, infrared sauna and ozone therapy
  • Yoga, meditation, spiritual counseling and a traditional Temazcal sweat lodge
  • Adventure activities including kayaking, snorkeling, paddle boarding, hiking and whale watching
  • Infinity ocean water pool and hot tub
  • 8:15 am Yoga
  • 9:00 am Breakfast or Juice
  • 12:00 pm Juice
  • 1:00 pm Lunch or Hot Bomb –Hibiscus Tea with turmeric, ginger, cayenne pepper.
  • 1:15 pm Treatments, group activity, personal activity or quiet time
  • 3:00 pm Juice
  • 5:00 pm Group Breathwork, Compassionate Communication Classes and other relevant topics of discussion
  • 6:00 pm Meditation/Inquiry
  • 6:30 pm Dinner or Juice
  • 7:00 pm Spiritual Cinema (Inspirational films and documentaries)
  • 10:00 pm Quiet Time

The price for the Pura Vida 7-Day Juice or Raw Food Retreat is $1690 USD per person. A discount of 10% is offered to individuals wishing to share a room. Room sharing is not guaranteed and will be provided on a first-come, first-served basis.

Commune with nature in all its forms—sea, jungle, river, tropical plants and birds. Accommodations are rustic, but clean and comfortable, designed in modern Mexican palapa style, with all comforts, including hot showers, mosquito nets, safe boxes, LED lights, hammocks, etc.

Dates offered:
September 28 – October 4 | October 20 – 26, 2019 | December 8 – 14, 2019 | February 2 – 8, 2020 | April 17 – 23 | May 23 – 29

NOTE: During booking please indicate your desired dates in the “Notes to Organizer” section.

Pura Vida is excited to announce our new 7-day juice or raw food detox retreat. Join our expert guides Anjay Skwira and Ann West and other Pura Vida retreat participants in a powerful transformational journey of cleansing, rejuvenation and renewal.

Juice and raw foods are known to enhance physical, mental, emotional and spiritual well-being and Pura Vida’s 7-Day Juice or Raw Food Detox Retreat has been designed to support each of these elements as well as each individual’s unique goals.

Our private retreat located in Yelapa, Mexico offers participants the opportunity to temporarily suspend responsibilities associated with daily life to embark on deeply rewarding personal journey that truly nurtures the body and soul. Drawing on inspiration and support from the group facilitators, Pura Vida therapists and fellow participants, Pura Vida’s 7-Day Juice or Raw Food Detox Retreat could be the life changing experience you have been looking for.

  • Increased vitality and more consistent energy
  • Elimination of harmful toxins and free-radicals
  • Reduction of acidity and inflammation
  • Improved digestion and absorption of nutrients
  • Elimination of unhealthy food cravings
  • Brighter skin and eyes creating a more youthful appearance
  • Greater emotional and mental well-being
  • Heightened connection to source
  • Weight loss
  • And much more…
  • Beautiful private location in Yelapa, Mexico where the jungle and the sea live in harmony
  • Local, organic delicious green juices and raw food to support your detox
  • Supportive therapies offered by our highly experienced staff such as breathwork, massage facials, body wraps, acupuncture, cupping, Reiki, infrared sauna and ozone therapy
  • Yoga, meditation, spiritual counseling and a traditional Temazcal sweat lodge
  • Adventure activities including kayaking, snorkeling, paddle boarding, hiking and whale watching
  • Infinity ocean water pool and hot tub
  • 8:15 am Yoga
  • 9:00 am Breakfast or Juice
  • 12:00 pm Juice
  • 1:00 pm Lunch or Hot Bomb –Hibiscus Tea with turmeric, ginger, cayenne pepper.
  • 1:15 pm Treatments, group activity, personal activity or quiet time
  • 3:00 pm Juice
  • 5:00 pm Group Breathwork, Compassionate Communication Classes and other relevant topics of discussion
  • 6:00 pm Meditation/Inquiry
  • 6:30 pm Dinner or Juice
  • 7:00 pm Spiritual Cinema (Inspirational films and documentaries)
  • 10:00 pm Quiet Time

The price for the Pura Vida 7-Day Juice or Raw Food Retreat is $1690 USD per person. A discount of 10% is offered to individuals wishing to share a room. Room sharing is not guaranteed and will be provided on a first-come, first-served basis.

Commune with nature in all its forms—sea, jungle, river, tropical plants and birds. Accommodations are rustic, but clean and comfortable, designed in modern Mexican palapa style, with all comforts, including hot showers, mosquito nets, safe boxes, LED lights, hammocks, etc.

Level 1 Course Holistic Breathwork™ Practitioner Certification

Dates offered:
October 20 -26, 2019

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 hrs of retreat training for – Level 1 and 2 followed by Individual practice and home study

  • 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
  • How to identify clients body language during a session
  • Learning how to listen and hold the space of Presence
  • The physiology of the breathing process
  • Shadow work
  • Mind programming for positive results
  • The art of giving conscious feedback
  • Paired breathwork practice sessions
  • Learning basics of Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Somatic Experiencing and mindfulness practices
  • Ethics, sexual boundaries and healthy client relationships
  • Differentiating between healing client relationships and personal relationships
  • How to present yourself as a practitioner
  • Building your business
  • Finding your inner leader and author
  • Building your true Self-Esteem through Self- Realization
  • Respecting your body as a temple
  • Exploring spiritual and human dimensions of Spirit
  • Learning to live as fully integrated human being – Vertical and Horizontal aspects of life

To be completed within 2 years of completing the Holistic Breathwork Course

Four aspects of work – Body, Mind, Spirit, Shadow

90 hours for each category, 360 total hours

Body – 90 hours

  • Reiki, Yoga, Massage, Tai Chi, Chi Gong, Nia Dance, 5 Rhythms

Mind – 90 hours

  • Byron Katies 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 & 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

The word holistic comes from 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 we don’t just acknowledge a complete person, physically, mentally and psychologically. We move beyond the person, into transpersonal, as the “whole” doesn’t exist just as a separate person.We explore 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, transformation of negative core patterns and beliefs, life coaching and conscious, connected, deep breathing.

Dr. Ann West is a seasoned relationship coach, holding over 20 years of experience assisting families, couples and individuals. Her deep desire to learn about the mind and how we think only increased as she studied clinical psychology. Along the way she discovered a natural calling in the fields of psychology and spirituality, which culminated in her earning a Ph.D in Spiritual Psychology.

Dr. West teaches Non-Violent Communication, in addition to coaching individuals in relationship breakdowns towards breakthroughs. Over the past 20 years, Ann has utilized her training in PAIRS to help thousands of couples and individuals make major breakthroughs in their lives and relationships, acting as the magnifying lens that allows them to identify their blind spots, and overcome them. Under her nurturing guidance, clients can eliminate fears, stay on track with life choices, and release the emotional trauma holding them back.

A 3rd Degree Usui Reiki Master, Holotropic Breathwork facilitator, Theta Healing practitioner and Life Coach. For the past 20 years, Dr. West has taught meditation and more advanced techniques such as trauma release to help clients recover from childhood traumas, deep emotional wounds, and extreme loss.

Anjay Skwira is a Director of Pura Vida Eco Retreat and Sacred Springs Retreat. Spiritual Life Coach, Yoga and Meditation teacher, Holistic Breathwork™ Practitioner/Trainer and Aquatic Bodyworker with extensive training and certifications in Watsu, Waterdance, Healing Dance as well as Esalen, Thai, Swedish, Tantsu, Self-Healing, Movement Education, Anahatha Yoga. Integrative and Yin Yoga and Taoist Chi Gong. In his twenties, Anjay had a near death experience that was his first spritual awakening. Since then Anjay has been travelling extensively, has lived in India and Africa, and has spent a lot of time in meditation, silent retreats and embraced various spiritual practices. His main passion is to live an awakened life and to share it with others. He enjoys in-depth study and practice of self-inquiry and meditation as a path of liberation. In his teaching and counseling he integrates over 40 years of experience in spiritual practices and leading healing retreats.

  • 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, vegeterian food, shakes and juices
  • Daily Yoga, Conscious dance, Chi-Gong or other form of Mindful practices
  • Trip to waterfalls
  • Optional: Boat trip to explore nearby beaches and great snorkeling
  • Time for swimming, snorkeling, sea kayaking, paddle boarding, etc.

Dates offered:
October 20-26, 2019

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 hrs of retreat training for – Level 1 and 2 followed by Individual practice and home study

  • 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
  • How to identify clients body language during a session
  • Learning how to listen and hold the space of Presence
  • The physiology of the breathing process
  • Shadow work
  • Mind programming for positive results
  • The art of giving conscious feedback
  • Paired breathwork practice sessions
  • Learning basics of Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Somatic Experiencing and mindfulness practices
  • Ethics, sexual boundaries and healthy client relationships
  • Differentiating between healing client relationships and personal relationships
  • How to present yourself as a practitioner
  • Building your business
  • Finding your inner leader and author
  • Building your true Self-Esteem through Self- Realization
  • Respecting your body as a temple
  • Exploring spiritual and human dimensions of Spirit
  • Learning to live as fully integrated human being – Vertical and Horizontal aspects of life

To be completed within 2 years of completing the Holistic Breathwork Course

Four aspects of work – Body, Mind, Spirit, Shadow

90 hours for each category, 360 total hours

Body – 90 hours

  • Reiki, Yoga, Massage, Tai Chi, Chi Gong, Nia Dance, 5 Rhythms

Mind – 90 hours

  • Byron Katies 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 & 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

The word holistic comes from 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 we don’t just acknowledge a complete person, physically, mentally and psychologically. We move beyond the person, into transpersonal, as the “whole” doesn’t exist just as a separate person.We explore 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, transformation of negative core patterns and beliefs, life coaching and conscious, connected, deep breathing.

Dr. Ann West is a seasoned relationship coach, holding over 20 years of experience assisting families, couples and individuals. Her deep desire to learn about the mind and how we think only increased as she studied clinical psychology. Along the way she discovered a natural calling in the fields of psychology and spirituality, which culminated in her earning a Ph.D in Spiritual Psychology.

Dr. West teaches Non-Violent Communication, in addition to coaching individuals in relationship breakdowns towards breakthroughs. Over the past 20 years, Ann has utilized her training in PAIRS to help thousands of couples and individuals make major breakthroughs in their lives and relationships, acting as the magnifying lens that allows them to identify their blind spots, and overcome them. Under her nurturing guidance, clients can eliminate fears, stay on track with life choices, and release the emotional trauma holding them back.

A 3rd Degree Usui Reiki Master, Holotropic Breathwork facilitator, Theta Healing practitioner and Life Coach. For the past 20 years, Dr. West has taught meditation and more advanced techniques such as trauma release to help clients recover from childhood traumas, deep emotional wounds, and extreme loss.

Anjay Skwira is a Director of Pura Vida Eco Retreat and Sacred Springs Retreat. Spiritual Life Coach, Yoga and Meditation teacher, Holistic Breathwork™ Practitioner/Trainer and Aquatic Bodyworker with extensive training and certifications in Watsu, Waterdance, Healing Dance as well as Esalen, Thai, Swedish, Tantsu, Self-Healing, Movement Education, Anahatha Yoga. Integrative and Yin Yoga and Taoist Chi Gong. In his twenties, Anjay had a near death experience that was his first spritual awakening. Since then Anjay has been travelling extensively, has lived in India and Africa, and has spent a lot of time in meditation, silent retreats and embraced various spiritual practices. His main passion is to live an awakened life and to share it with others. He enjoys in-depth study and practice of self-inquiry and meditation as a path of liberation. In his teaching and counseling he integrates over 40 years of experience in spiritual practices and leading healing retreats.

  • 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, vegeterian food, shakes and juices
  • Daily Yoga, Conscious dance, Chi-Gong or other form of Mindful practices
  • Trip to waterfalls
  • Optional: Boat trip to explore nearby beaches and great snorkeling
  • Time for swimming, snorkeling, sea kayaking, paddle boarding, etc.

Level 2 Course Holistic Breathwork™ Practitioner Certification

Dates offered:
October 28 – November 3, 2019

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 hrs of retreat training for – Level 1 and 2 followed by Individual practice and home study

  • 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
  • How to identify clients body language during a session
  • Learning how to listen and hold the space of Presence
  • The physiology of the breathing process
  • Shadow work
  • Mind programming for positive results
  • The art of giving conscious feedback
  • Paired breathwork practice sessions
  • Learning basics of Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Somatic Experiencing and mindfulness practices
  • Ethics, sexual boundaries and healthy client relationships
  • Differentiating between healing client relationships and personal relationships
  • How to present yourself as a practitioner
  • Building your business
  • Finding your inner leader and author
  • Building your true Self-Esteem through Self- Realization
  • Respecting your body as a temple
  • Exploring spiritual and human dimensions of Spirit
  • Learning to live as fully integrated human being – Vertical and Horizontal aspects of life

To be completed within 2 years of completing the Holistic Breathwork Course

Four aspects of work – Body, Mind, Spirit, Shadow

90 hours for each category, 360 total hours

Body – 90 hours

  • Reiki, Yoga, Massage, Tai Chi, Chi Gong, Nia Dance, 5 Rhythms

Mind – 90 hours

  • Byron Katies 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 & 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

The word holistic comes from 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 we don’t just acknowledge a complete person, physically, mentally and psychologically. We move beyond the person, into transpersonal, as the “whole” doesn’t exist just as a separate person.We explore 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, transformation of negative core patterns and beliefs, life coaching and conscious, connected, deep breathing.

Dr. Ann West is a seasoned relationship coach, holding over 20 years of experience assisting families, couples and individuals. Her deep desire to learn about the mind and how we think only increased as she studied clinical psychology. Along the way she discovered a natural calling in the fields of psychology and spirituality, which culminated in her earning a Ph.D in Spiritual Psychology.

Dr. West teaches Non-Violent Communication, in addition to coaching individuals in relationship breakdowns towards breakthroughs. Over the past 20 years, Ann has utilized her training in PAIRS to help thousands of couples and individuals make major breakthroughs in their lives and relationships, acting as the magnifying lens that allows them to identify their blind spots, and overcome them. Under her nurturing guidance, clients can eliminate fears, stay on track with life choices, and release the emotional trauma holding them back.

A 3rd Degree Usui Reiki Master, Holotropic Breathwork facilitator, Theta Healing practitioner and Life Coach. For the past 20 years, Dr. West has taught meditation and more advanced techniques such as trauma release to help clients recover from childhood traumas, deep emotional wounds, and extreme loss.

Anjay Skwira is a Director of Pura Vida Eco Retreat and Sacred Springs Retreat. Spiritual Life Coach, Yoga and Meditation teacher, Holistic Breathwork™ Practitioner/Trainer and Aquatic Bodyworker with extensive training and certifications in Watsu, Waterdance, Healing Dance as well as Esalen, Thai, Swedish, Tantsu, Self-Healing, Movement Education, Anahatha Yoga. Integrative and Yin Yoga and Taoist Chi Gong. In his twenties, Anjay had a near death experience that was his first spritual awakening. Since then Anjay has been travelling extensively, has lived in India and Africa, and has spent a lot of time in meditation, silent retreats and embraced various spiritual practices. His main passion is to live an awakened life and to share it with others. He enjoys in-depth study and practice of self-inquiry and meditation as a path of liberation. In his teaching and counseling he integrates over 40 years of experience in spiritual practices and leading healing retreats.

  • 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, vegeterian food, shakes and juices
  • Daily Yoga, Conscious dance, Chi-Gong or other form of Mindful practices
  • Trip to waterfalls
  • Optional: Boat trip to explore nearby beaches and great snorkeling
  • Time for swimming, snorkeling, sea kayaking, paddle boarding, etc.

Dates offered:
October 28 – November 3, 2019

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 hrs of retreat training for – Level 1 and 2 followed by Individual practice and home study

  • 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
  • How to identify clients body language during a session
  • Learning how to listen and hold the space of Presence
  • The physiology of the breathing process
  • Shadow work
  • Mind programming for positive results
  • The art of giving conscious feedback
  • Paired breathwork practice sessions
  • Learning basics of Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Somatic Experiencing and mindfulness practices
  • Ethics, sexual boundaries and healthy client relationships
  • Differentiating between healing client relationships and personal relationships
  • How to present yourself as a practitioner
  • Building your business
  • Finding your inner leader and author
  • Building your true Self-Esteem through Self- Realization
  • Respecting your body as a temple
  • Exploring spiritual and human dimensions of Spirit
  • Learning to live as fully integrated human being – Vertical and Horizontal aspects of life

To be completed within 2 years of completing the Holistic Breathwork Course

Four aspects of work – Body, Mind, Spirit, Shadow

90 hours for each category, 360 total hours

Body – 90 hours

  • Reiki, Yoga, Massage, Tai Chi, Chi Gong, Nia Dance, 5 Rhythms

Mind – 90 hours

  • Byron Katies 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 & 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

The word holistic comes from 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 we don’t just acknowledge a complete person, physically, mentally and psychologically. We move beyond the person, into transpersonal, as the “whole” doesn’t exist just as a separate person.We explore 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, transformation of negative core patterns and beliefs, life coaching and conscious, connected, deep breathing.

Dr. Ann West is a seasoned relationship coach, holding over 20 years of experience assisting families, couples and individuals. Her deep desire to learn about the mind and how we think only increased as she studied clinical psychology. Along the way she discovered a natural calling in the fields of psychology and spirituality, which culminated in her earning a Ph.D in Spiritual Psychology.

Dr. West teaches Non-Violent Communication, in addition to coaching individuals in relationship breakdowns towards breakthroughs. Over the past 20 years, Ann has utilized her training in PAIRS to help thousands of couples and individuals make major breakthroughs in their lives and relationships, acting as the magnifying lens that allows them to identify their blind spots, and overcome them. Under her nurturing guidance, clients can eliminate fears, stay on track with life choices, and release the emotional trauma holding them back.

A 3rd Degree Usui Reiki Master, Holotropic Breathwork facilitator, Theta Healing practitioner and Life Coach. For the past 20 years, Dr. West has taught meditation and more advanced techniques such as trauma release to help clients recover from childhood traumas, deep emotional wounds, and extreme loss.

Anjay Skwira is a Director of Pura Vida Eco Retreat and Sacred Springs Retreat. Spiritual Life Coach, Yoga and Meditation teacher, Holistic Breathwork™ Practitioner/Trainer and Aquatic Bodyworker with extensive training and certifications in Watsu, Waterdance, Healing Dance as well as Esalen, Thai, Swedish, Tantsu, Self-Healing, Movement Education, Anahatha Yoga. Integrative and Yin Yoga and Taoist Chi Gong. In his twenties, Anjay had a near death experience that was his first spritual awakening. Since then Anjay has been travelling extensively, has lived in India and Africa, and has spent a lot of time in meditation, silent retreats and embraced various spiritual practices. His main passion is to live an awakened life and to share it with others. He enjoys in-depth study and practice of self-inquiry and meditation as a path of liberation. In his teaching and counseling he integrates over 40 years of experience in spiritual practices and leading healing retreats.

  • 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, vegeterian food, shakes and juices
  • Daily Yoga, Conscious dance, Chi-Gong or other form of Mindful practices
  • Trip to waterfalls
  • Optional: Boat trip to explore nearby beaches and great snorkeling
  • Time for swimming, snorkeling, sea kayaking, paddle boarding, etc.

Awaken your Inner Wisdom with Tammy Hayano

All payments must be made through the SupraYogaRetreats website.

Traveling suggestions:


Arrive in Puerto Vallarta one or two days prior to the training. On November 11th, at 3PM all students will meet at the Los Muertos dock where you will take an assigned water taxi to Pura Vida Wellness Center in Yelapa. The boat ride is approximately 45 minutes.

200hr Yoga Teacher Training Options


Option A (Shared room, 4 queen beds) accommodations, meals, course, water taxi = $3,099.00 USD
Option B (Shared room, 2 queen beds) accommodations, meals, course, water taxi = $3,399.00 USD
Option C (1 queen) accommodations, meals, course, water taxi = $4,499.00 USD

Christy LeBoeuf

Christy LeBoeuf is an E-RYT 200 and a RYT 500 yoga practitioner. She has studied Vinyasa Yoga in Central America. She is a student of the Krishnamacharya lineage. Christy has lead yoga retreats in Mexico and offers 200hr Yoga Teacher Trainings in Mexico and Canada. Her yoga style is intuitive, spiritual and inspiring. She exhibits a gracious and devotional quality towards her personal practice and delivers her yoga classes with positivity at the forefront.

Very Important to note: We are a Registered Yoga School with Yoga Alliance – Look for us: Supra Yoga School at www.yogaalliance.org

Yoga Instructor Bio

Christy LeBoeuf is an E-RYT 200 and a RYT 500 yoga practitioner. She has studied Vinyasa Yoga in North and Central America. She is a student of the Krishnamacharya lineage. Christy has lead yoga retreats in Mexico and offers 200hr Yoga Teacher Trainings in Mexico and Canada. Her yoga style is intuitive, spiritual and inspiring. She exhibits a gracious and devotional quality towards her personal practice and delivers her yoga classes with positivity at the forefront.

Syllabus

This syllabus outlines what you can expect in the 200hr YTT with SupraYoga

Meet and greet!

A Welcome and Introduction to the training and the style of SupraYoga School

Expectations & Ethics

Introduction to your mentor for the course, Christy LeBoeuf

Outline of Required Readings, Assignments, Quizzes, and Exams

Human Anatomy & Asana Alignment

Learn key anatomy and alignment principles: muscle, bone, joint and connective structures along with terms of movement. Learn to cultivate effective sequences based on anatomy of a particular student and confidently offer progressions, modifications and learn contraindications for students you may encounter while teaching.

This section will cover the following topics:

Anatomy for Yoga & Alignment Guidelines:

Standing Postures

Forward Folds

Core Postures

Supine Poses

Inversions & Arm Balances

Sequencing & Subtle Energies

The Vinyasa Sequencing & Subtle Energies section will delve into the fundamentals of how to safely sequence a Vinyasa class. In-depth work with the chakras will be discussed. You will gain an experiential understanding of the deeper layers of the body that will inspire you to harness the power of your asana practice.

This section covers the following topics:

Safe Sequencing (inspired by Davannayoga & Mark Stephens)

Sequencing for the Subtle (Energetic) Body

Prana, Pranayama & Bandhas (breath, the movement of breath, energy locks, the flow of energy and how to control it)

Chakras: The Seven Sacred Energy Centers

Safe Vinyasa Sequences for the Subtle Body

Manual Adjustments

Learn how to connect with your students through effective hands-on adjustments. Whether it be to deepen a posture or modify it for a beginner; you learn and practice what is required to deliver adjustments that allow you to connect with students.

This module covers the following topics:

Introduction to Adjustments and Essential Techniques

Ethics of Hands-On Adjustments

Basic Adjustments

Vinyasa Adjustments (adjusting someone through a sun salutation)

Standing Pose Adjustments

Balance Pose Adjustments

Twisting Pose Adjustments

Forward Bend Adjustments

Back Bend Adjustments

Inversions Adjustments

Savasana Adjustments

Philosophy, History & Theming

Develop the knowledge and storytelling skills you need to convey complicated yoga philosophy to a modern day audience. Submerge in the history of yoga and learn how it has developed and how each one of us is keeping this tradition alive. Through your required readings you will learn what it takes to manifest the core philosophy of yoga. This knowledge will also give you the skills necessary to build your classes around a historical theme honoring a deity, their power and their story. Themes enhance classes physically, mindfully and spiritually.

Required readings are outlined in the required readings section.

Meditation & Mantras

Learn the power of sacred vibration of chanting in Sanskrit. Unveil the profound practice of meditation. Supra Yoga School not only teaches you how to develop your own meditation practice, but also how to teach a variety of meditations to others. You will participate in energizing and soul awakening group Kirtan mantra practices.

Basic Sanskrit Pronunciation and Vocabulary

Basic Mantras & Chants

Why tradition, myth and storytelling is pivotal in making mind, body and spiritual connections

Building a Yoga Business & Leadership + Teaching Techniques

Learning how to build a business requires a detailed plan. This section will get you started by refining your cues, learning to be resourceful, and teach you techniques and strategies you need to develop and hone your skills as an exceptional yoga instructor and business owner. This section provides you with tools and tips you will need to set yourself apart from the crowd and creating memorable yoga classes to keep your students engaged!

Topics that will be covered:

Student and Teacher Etiquette

Structuring Classes and Classroom Set-up

Effective Cueing Vocabulary and Creative language

Business of Yoga

Utilizing Resources and Affordable Services on the Web

Final Exam

The Final Exam represents your successful completion of all areas and your readiness to demonstrate your teaching skills. This final section gives you the opportunity to test your mastery of yoga and lead your peers in a full 60 minute vinyasa class as outlined by Supra Yoga School. Those diligently applying themselves should find no difficulty in achieving success. Upon successful completion of this course, you are awarded a 200hr Yoga Teacher Training certificate with Supra Yoga School. Supra Yoga School is recognized by Yoga Alliance; and, you have the opportunity to register as a 200hr Yoga Teacher with Yoga Alliance upon successful completion of all topics and final exam.

Ethics Agreement

Class Assignments & Essays

60 Minute Class and Evaluation from peers and lead instructor

18 nights accommodations
3 vegetarian meals per day
Course tuition and materials
Water taxi transportation from Puerto Vallarta to the Pura Vida Wellness Center in Yelapa


Terms and Agreements/Waiver and
Release of Liability / Cancelletion Policy

By making a payment, I hereby acknowledge that I have been advised of the contents and outline of my stay at Pura Vida Eco Retreat. I have been advised that the retreat may include massage, bodywork, watsu, acupuncture, spiritual counseling & breathwork, yoga and meditation instruction as a part of an alternative holistic health program. I understand that I accept full responsibility for my healing process and participation in this retreat. I have been also advised that the terrain of the retreat is rugged and it requires walking mindfully with attention.

I further understand that massage, bodywork, watsu, breathwork, yoga, meditation instruction and any other form of alternative healing should not be construed as a substitute for medical/psychiatric examination, diagnosis or treatment and that I should see a physician or other qualified medical specialist for any mental, psychological or physical ailment or condition that I am aware of. I freely enter into Pura Vida Eco Retreat and all activities at my own risk and with full responsibility. I expressly and voluntarily waive and release Pura Vida Eco Retreat, their owners, agents, employees and assigns, from any and all liability for any claims, demands, and/or actions of any kind, including but not limited to, personal injury and/or property damage that may occur as a result of or in the course of my retreat and/or arising out of the use of the lodging premises.

I further agree to defend, indemnify and hold harmless Pura Vida Eco Retreat and its owners, agents, employees and assigns, from any and all claims, actions or demands by any other party or individual which may arise out of or result from my participation in any retreat activities.

I hereby warrant and represent that I am in good health and have no physical condition or disability which would be aggravated by or give rise to risk of harm to me by my participation in any retreat activities.

The services provided are intended to enhance my own innate wisdom to heal myself. As it is recognized that the source of all healing lives within me, Pura Vida is here to support and assist that which is already whole, vital and in balance.

I further understand that by signing this agreement and making this payment I fully commit to complete my program or stay and if I decide to leave or cancel before the term of this agreement, I waive my right to receive any refunds.

Cancellation Policy: There is 30-day cancellation policy for refund of deposit (30-50% payment) or re-scheduling of retreat. If the cancellation occurs before 30 days or earlier prior to the retreat start date, there will be $100 cancellation/processing fee deducted from the refund.

Due to the nature of the retreat and the personal transformation involved, it is the client’s responsibility to commit fully to the program, therefore Pura Vida doesn’t not offer refunds after the agreed cancellation time. If there is a personal emergency after the 30-day cancellation period, client may reschedule their retreat or stay to another time within six months.

I acknowledge that I have read and understand the contents of this waiver and agree to the above terms and agreements.

Terms and Agreements/Waiver and
Release of Liability / Cancelletion Policy

By making a payment, I hereby acknowledge that I have been advised of the contents and outline of my stay at Pura Vida Eco Retreat. I have been advised that the retreat may include massage, bodywork, watsu, acupuncture, spiritual counseling & breathwork, yoga and meditation instruction as a part of an alternative holistic health program. I understand that I accept full responsibility for my healing process and participation in this retreat. I have been also advised that the terrain of the retreat is rugged and it requires walking mindfully with attention.

I further understand that massage, bodywork, watsu, breathwork, yoga, meditation instruction and any other form of alternative healing should not be construed as a substitute for medical/psychiatric examination, diagnosis or treatment and that I should see a physician or other qualified medical specialist for any mental, psychological or physical ailment or condition that I am aware of. I freely enter into Pura Vida Eco Retreat and all activities at my own risk and with full responsibility. I expressly and voluntarily waive and release Pura Vida Eco Retreat, their owners, agents, employees and assigns, from any and all liability for any claims, demands, and/or actions of any kind, including but not limited to, personal injury and/or property damage that may occur as a result of or in the course of my retreat and/or arising out of the use of the lodging premises.

I further agree to defend, indemnify and hold harmless Pura Vida Eco Retreat and its owners, agents, employees and assigns, from any and all claims, actions or demands by any other party or individual which may arise out of or result from my participation in any retreat activities.

I hereby warrant and represent that I am in good health and have no physical condition or disability which would be aggravated by or give rise to risk of harm to me by my participation in any retreat activities.

The services provided are intended to enhance my own innate wisdom to heal myself. As it is recognized that the source of all healing lives within me, Pura Vida is here to support and assist that which is already whole, vital and in balance.

I further understand that by signing this agreement and making this payment I fully commit to complete my program or stay and if I decide to leave or cancel before the term of this agreement, I waive my right to receive any refunds.

Cancellation Policy: There is 30-day cancellation policy for refund of deposit (30-50% payment) or re-scheduling of retreat. If the cancellation occurs before 30 days or earlier prior to the retreat start date, there will be $100 cancellation/processing fee deducted from the refund.

Due to the nature of the retreat and the personal transformation involved, it is the client’s responsibility to commit fully to the program, therefore Pura Vida doesn’t not offer refunds after the agreed cancellation time. If there is a personal emergency after the 30-day cancellation period, client may reschedule their retreat or stay to another time within six months.

I acknowledge that I have read and understand the contents of this waiver and agree to the above terms and agreements.