November 3rd
November 9th
2024 Yelapa, Mexico

I invite you to join me on a Sacred Journey, where Water serves as our metaphor and inspiration. Each day we will engage in embodied practices within a serene environment to awaken and deepen our connection to the element of Water.

*Throughout our week long retreat, you'll have the opportunity to immerse yourself in a variety of enriching experiences, including:

Sacred Fluid Body Yoga: Delve into specially curated yoga sessions designed to stimulate lymphatic flow, promoting detoxification, fluidity, vitality, and overall well-being.

Shaking Medicine: Explore the ancient practice of Shaking Medicine, a gentle yet powerful technique aimed at releasing tension, stagnation and trauma, restoring balance, and reconnecting with your body's innate wisdom.

Daily Rejuvenation by the Ocean: Find solace and serenity as you bask in the beauty of Yelapa's shores, allowing the calming embrace of the ocean to inspire deep relaxation, embodied fluidity, and renewal.

Healthy fresh locally sourced food to support your journey.

Time for rest, and exploration.

Pura Vida Retreat Center offers an outdoor, secluded and shaded yoga space with a spectacular ocean view.


"Happiness comes in waves"

Pura Vida Rooms

Pura Vida Room
Pura Vida Room
Pura Vida Room
Pura Vida Room
Pura Vida Room



Yelapa is a small beach town located in the state of Jalisco, Mexico. It is accessible only by boat, and is known for its peaceful atmosphere, beautiful beaches, and lush jungle scenery.

Yelapa has a reputation as a bohemian paradise, attracting artists, musicians, and travelers seeking a quiet escape from the hustle and bustle of modern life. It is also popular for activities like hiking, swimming, snorkeling, and whale watching.

Retreat FAQS

What is included

  • 2 Private Water Taxis  (First day) arriving Yelapa from Puerto Vallarta, (Last day)  Yelapa to Puerto Vallarta (approximately 45 minutes each way.)
  • 6 Nights Lodging at Pura Vida Retreat Center
  • Daily Yoga to Activate the Fluid Body
  • Shaking Medicine 
  • All Wellness and Water Ceremonies (May include: Energy Healing, Sound Bath, Water Ceremony with local singers.
  • Guided Walking tour of Pueblo
  • Guided Walking tour to the Waterfall
  • All meals while in Yelapa, with an emphasis on anti-inflammatory, healthy, vegetarian cuisine.
  • Coffee/Tea service in the morning
  • Filtered water and ice
  • Onsite Saltwater pool with ocean view
  • Access to swimmable beaches
  • Onsite warm-hot tub with ocean view 

What is not included

  • Airfare to and from Puerto Vallarta Mexico
  • Meals in Puerto Vallarta
  • First night Hotel in PV (we can provide hotel recommendations)
  • Travelers insurance

Other Considerations Before Booking

  • All Deposits and Payments are Nonrefundable and Nontransferable
  • You will need a valid passport to enter Mexico
  • Participants must be at least 18 years old to attend.

ARRIVAL FLIGHT: It is highly recommended that arrival flights land in Puerto Vallarta (Airport Code PVR) no later than November 2, 2024. This will allow an evening to enjoy PV, rest from travel, and insure on time departure for the 10am November 3rd water taxi and opening ceremony of our retreat.

DEPARTURE FLIGHT: Please book your departure flight no earlier than 2pm on November 9Th, 2024.  Our return water taxi departs Yelapa at 10am on the same day.

If you choose to arrive early or extend your stay we cannot include the water taxi service or accommodations, but we are happy to assist you.

Our retreat center is open-air, all beds have mosquito netting.

Yelapa is only accessible by a 45 minute boat ride. You will be required to step on and off the boat and there is a possibility of getting splashed. We recommend wearing waterproof shoes (such as Tevas) quick-dry clothes, and keeping and adventurous heart for our water taxi days.

Yelapa is a walkers paradise!  That being said to attend our retreat you will need to be able to safely walk a half mile on a cobblestone path. Our retreat center and Yelapa do have a lot of stairs.


"Smell the sea and feel the sky, let your soul and spirit fly." - Van Morrison