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7 Days Holistic Healing Detox, Meditation, and Yoga Retreat in Jalisco, Mexico

Detoxifying Yoga Retreat Mexico with Juice Fast

Wish you could do some spiritual healing and don’t know what to do with the kids? Bring your kids with you to this rejuvenating yoga retreat in Yelapa, Mexico! This retreat is a rare opportunity to introduce your family to spiritual growth, meditation, yoga, and regular holistic healing programs. All families including single parents are welcome. With programs that accommodate adults and children, this intimate retreat is perfect for you to enjoy peace and presence of your being.

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Anjay & Ann
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  • Daily yoga and meditation classes
  • Fun playground activities and games for children
  • Spiritual inquiry and 3 bodywork or energy work sessions
  • Qigong, walking meditation, or conscious dance movement practices
  • Hikes to waterfalls or nearby mountains and trip to Marietas Islands
  • 3 breathwork, counseling, or spiritual life coaching sessions
  • Healthy green and tropical juices and smoothies
  • 6 nights' accommodation

Skill level

  • Beginner
  • Intermediate
  • Advanced


6 days with instruction in English
Spoken languages: English
The maximum participants in the group is 6
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On this retreat, you will be staying at Pura Vida Wellness Retreat. There, you can commune with nature in all its forms; sea, jungle, river, tropical plants, and birds. The accommodations are rustic but clean and comfortable and designed in modern Mexican palapa style with all comforts including hot showers, mosquito nets, safe boxes, LED lights, hammocks, etc.

Staying at Pura Vida Wellness Retreat is an experience unlike any other. The cabins are located in a jungle and a tropical garden situated on the hill just at the ocean shore. Most of the cabins have breathtaking views of the ocean and Yelapa bay, they were built literally just above the ocean. You may enjoy the ocean view right from your bed or from a terrace. Each cabin has one to two queen size beds (organic metal-free mattresses and organic, hypoallergenic or goose down pillows) with mosquito nets.

There is also a very spacious cabin with a loft of two queen size beds downstairs and two upstairs. Each cabin has a private bathroom (some with ocean views). They are furnished with authentic Mexican furniture and artifacts selected individually for each cabin to offer a very unique look and feel. All cabins are spacious and individually designed. All lighting is soft white LEDs which are energy saving and good for your eyes and health.

The cabins were built in modern palapa style. They are walled from three sides and open in the front, offering amazing jungle and ocean views, security, privacy, and fresh unpolluted air. There is also one fully enclosed cabin with air-conditioning.

Pure Vida Wellness Retreat is mostly EMF-free. There is Wi-Fi limited to certain hours in the common area. There are spots on the property where you can get cellular reception. Pura Vida Wellness Retreat invites you to retreat from the media, computers, and phones. Unlike other hotels in the area, you are not limited just to your room. It’s a communal spiritual retreat experience.

For cleansing and spiritual rejuvenation, Pura Vida Wellness Retreat offers temazcal, a type of sweat lodge used traditionally by pre-Hispanic indigenous people of Mexico. For meditative Vipassana walks, there is a labyrinth in the zen garden. You will also find a way to enjoy your aloneness on meditation decks on the rocks by the ocean. To ensure your meditative retreat experience, loud music or alcohol is not allowed at the property.


The typical retreat day depends upon the type of retreat you choose and on your personal preferences. You will have a meeting upon your arrival to help map out your retreat. Some of this will also happen on the phone when Pura Vida Wellness Retreat discusses your retreat. Your personal retreat schedule will offer you plenty of time for being alone and some time for group classes or trips. On Sundays, Pura Vida Wellness Retreat may schedule a day or a half-day structured silence which includes silent meditations, mindfulness walks, and group breathwork.

There are some benefits that Pura Vida Wellness Retreat's clients have experienced in the past from this work. Please note that these results cannot be guaranteed. You must take 100% responsibility for your own healing, complete the program, and continue healing practices after the retreat. Here are some of the benefits:

  • Stress reduction and relaxation
  • Peace of mind
  • Rejuvenation of body, mind, and spirit
  • Reconnection with nature
  • Heals grief and loss
  • Increases health and energy
  • Weight loss
  • Freedom from addictions and holistic support in the recovery
  • Transforms depression and anxiety
  • Empowers your life purpose and vision
  • Heals relationship patterns
  • Learns to be present and experiences stillness
  • Spiritual awakening

Juice fast retreat

Most people feel quite full and do not get hungry and feel lighter with more energy than when eating since the digestive process normally consumes a lot of energy. Some people, on the first or second day, have a temporary sense of hunger because the organism is conditioned to want food and have a full feeling in the belly. This usually passes quickly. If you need extra nourishment, Pura Vida Wellness Retreat can add blended raw green soups.

In order to achieve more benefits from your cleanse, you should be eliminating acidic foods like processed foods, alcohol, caffeine, sugar, meat, dairy, and wheat from your diet, at least two to three days before the retreat. Eat more alkaline and whole foods, such as vegetables, fruits, almonds, quinoa, and red rice. In addition, drink plenty of fresh water at least eight glasses a day.

Activities and adventures in this retreat

  • Meditation, yoga, qigong, and conscious dance, inquiry for adults and kids who are ready to join the classes
  • Meditation and yoga classes for younger kids
  • Compassionate communication and relationship skills for couples and single parents
  • Boat trips to Marietas Islands for swimming in pristine water and amazing snorkeling
  • Whale and dolphin watching
  • Hikes to waterfalls and wildlife watching (parrots, tropical birds, and butterflies)
  • Strolling through authentic Mexican village
  • Plenty of beach time - the small beach is just five minutes' walk from Pura Vida Wellness and has very safe sandy access and great snorkeling by the rocks in a shallow water
  • Massage, ozone sauna, hot stone, deep tissue, and Reiki healing available
  • Playground activities and games for kids, with babysitting included
  • Introduction to Spanish
  • Regular holistic healing programs for participating adults

Included excursions

  • Boat trip to the Marietas Islands (whale watching between December and March)
  • Hikes to waterfall or nearby mountains
  • Strolling around the authentic Mexican village


Anjay Skwira
Anjay Skwira is a director of Pura Vida Eco Retreat and Sacred Springs Retreat. He is a spiritual life coach, yoga and meditation teacher, clarity 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 qigong. His main passion is to live an awakened life and to share it with others. He enjoys in-depth studies and practices of self-inquiry and meditation as a path of liberation.
Ann West
Dr. Ann West is a seasoned relationship coach, holding over 20 years of experience assisting families, couples, and individuals. Dr. West teaches non-violent communication, in addition to coaching individuals in relationship breakdowns towards breakthroughs. She is also a third 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.


Yelapa is a small fishing village located by a bay within Puerto Vallarta Bay and accessible only by boat. Nestled between a tropical jungle and a sandy beach with no cars and roads, it is a perfect place for a silent meditation retreat. Yelapa is a very unique, safe, and peaceful place with no crime. So, do not get discouraged by stories and news about Mexico! It can be reached with a three-hour flight from the San Francisco Bay area and a 40-minute boat ride from Puerto Vallarta (15 minutes' taxi drive from the airport to water taxi).

Nearby places

  • A small beach - 3 minutes' walk
  • Puebla - 12 minutes' walk
  • Puerto Vallarta - 40 minutes' boat ride
  • The main beach - 20-25 minutes' walk
  • Village - 12 minutes' walk



  • Boating
  • Hiking
  • Horse riding
  • Hot tub / Jacuzzi
  • Kayaking
  • Massage
  • Reiki
  • Sauna
  • Snorkeling
  • Spa
  • Swimming
  • Temazcal
  • Whale watching


  • Air-conditioned rooms
  • Beach
  • Environmentally friendly
  • Garden
  • In-room safe
  • Labyrinth
  • Restaurant
  • Terrace


  • Baby sitting
  • Internet access
  • Mosquito net


Three green vegetable juices, safe, mountain spring, filtered drinking water, an option of protein shake or citrus juice, cleansing spice and herbal teas. Optionally, hot or raw soup and chia seeds pudding will also be available for you.

The following meals are included:

  • Breakfast
  • Lunch
  • Dinner

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

  • Organic
If you have special dietary requirements it's a good idea to communicate it to the organiser when making a reservation

Things to do (optional)

  • Additional massage / bodywork / energy work sessions
  • Additional breathwork / counseling sessions
  • Horse riding
  • Kayaking
  • Snorkeling in crystal clear waters

What's included

  • Morning yoga classes
  • Daily group and silent meditation sessions
  • Regular holistic healing programs for participating adults
  • 3 breathwork, counseling, or spiritual life coaching sessions
  • 3 bodywork or energy work sessions (massage / Reiki / deep tissue, acupressure)
  • Walking meditation sessions
  • Qigong practices
  • Conscious dance movement practices
  • Spiritual inquiry
  • Meditation and yoga classes for younger kids
  • Playground activities and games for kids with babysitting
  • Compassionate communication and relationship skills for couples and single parents
  • Boat trips to Marietas Islands for swimming in pristine water and amazing snorkeling
  • Nature and wildlife watching
  • Hikes to waterfalls and nearby mountains
  • Ozone sauna, hot stone, deep tissue, and Swedish
  • 6 nights' accommodation
  • 3 daily healthy green vegetable juices and smoothies
  • Safe drinking water

Cancellation Policy

  • A reservation requires a deposit of 50% of the total price.
  • The deposit is non-refundable, if the booking is cancelled.
  • The rest of the payment should be paid on arrival.
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