Embodied Essence – Meditation, Breathwork & Yoga Retreat
Yelapa, Pacific Coast, Mexico
w/ Patricia & Surya
February 28 – March 6, 2021
This retreat is cancelled due to the uncertainty around Covid.
Explore a unique, subtle, exploratory and dynamic approach to yoga, breathwork and the inner stillness of meditation with Patricia and Surya, who bring over 35 years of experience to their teaching. Be inspired to open beyond your normal reference points to awaken to an expanded, enlivened, renewed and attuned sense of Self.
Awaken each day in a room perched right over the sea, the jungle behind you, imbued with the air of the sacred. Practice in a light-filled, spacious, ocean air filled space and sleep each night listening to the waves, revitalized, renewed, relaxed and re-connected to yourself and to what truly matters in your life.
Each day there will be three sessions. The focus of our sessions is to open energy pathways, quiet the mind and to remember and experience the stillness and ease of our True Nature, the timelessness of Pure Consciousness.
Yoga sessions invite the cultivation of deep listening, and fluid unwinding, while awakening sensation as guide back to body’s innate intelligence. This approach to practice, shifts the habit of doing asana to an unfolding, by feeling and sensing our way thru the practice. Sessions will be guided with periods for self exploration and discovery.
Meditation and self inquiry sessions will focus on becoming familiar with the rest and ease of our essential nature in the midst of all activity. The meditation sessions offer mindfulness and breath awareness based on Vipassana meditation as well as non-dual, open awareness meditation and self inquiry.
Breathwork is one of the most effective methods of personal transformation, enhanced wellbeing and the direct experience of expanded consciousness. It is a profound dimension of our retreats.
Yelapa is a small fishing village with no roads, surrounded by high, lush mountains and jungle, therefore no cars. It is like stepping back in time. Transportation on the narrow paths is by horse and donkey. The only access to the village is by a 40-minute boat ride from Puerto Vallarta. Nature is ever-present at Pura Vida, with giant whales occasionally emerging from the sea directly in front and over 350 species of birds in the jungle behind. March is normally dry season so we can expect each day to be sun-filled.
Pura Vida is a newly opened retreat center situated at the far south end of the small bay that is Yelapa. The only access to the center is by a narrow path that winds along the edge of the sea, about 15 minutes walk from the small village, affording a beautifully remote and tranquil retreat environment. The rooms are spectacular – open the prana filled air and overlooking the sea, each with a private bathroom and hot showers. The dining and the yoga/meditation areas are open to the surrounding environment with views of the sea on one side and jungle on the other.
Click here to see a photo gallery of Yelapa and the retreat center.
Please Note: This yoga retreat is not suitable for people with walking limitations due to a number of steep stairs and uneven walkways. As a precaution in this unusual time we are limiting this retreat to 10 participants although in the past we have had 24 participants.
The Fee for this retreat:
Double Room $1,395 (for friends or couples – there will be no roommates assigned. All people traveling alone must be in a single room due to precautions taken during this time)
Single Room $1,595
(all rooms have private bath and showers)
The fee includes all meals at the center, the three daily sessions, lodging and transportation by boat Sunday morning from Puerta Vallarta and the return Saturday morning.