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Join Vaza for

The Pura Vida Wellness Mexico Retreat

Yelapa, Mexico October 8-14, 2022
 A vinyasa yoga and meditation retreat to take a Journey Into Self

A 7-Day all inclusive Yoga Retreat to Reset, Reconnect & Recharge Your Body + Mind + Soul

Have you left immersive self-care on the back burner for too long? Ready to detox from web browsers and to-do lists? In need of a getaway to paradise?


Relax and deeply nourish yourself with our transformational yoga retreat. Join us at The Pura Vida Wellness Center in Yelapa, Mexico and spend a week to reset, reconnect and recharge your body, mind and soul . Participate in daily yoga & meditation classes, a healing sound bath + cacao ceremony, and delicious cooked meals. You will also have plenty of free time to explore the area, relax on the beach, go snorkeling, hike to the waterfalls or receive one of the holistic treatments at the Retreat Center.

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Healthy + Local Food


Let food be thy medicine and medicine be thy food

All meals are primarily organic and plant-based, and always wholesome and nourishing.

The food is gluten-free, sugar free, and vegetarian, always with vegan options. Fish and chicken can be offered as per request.

Outdoor Excursion, Relaxation and Holistic Healing Treatments

You will have plenty of time to visit the cute town of Yelapa, visit the local waterfall, go for a hike, take a dip in the infinity pool overlooking the ocean or enjoy a holistic treatment right on site.

Holistic Offerings: 


Daily Yoga + Meditation Practice 

Enjoy two daily Vinyasa or Restorative Yoga and Meditation classes on most days, on a beautiful Yoga platform overlooking the ocean. 

Skill Level

Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced

Your Host: Vaza

My goal is to help you liberate your body, mind and soul through dynamic + therapeutic classes. I have lead many workshops and retreats in the US and Europe and it is my honor to serve you and share my teachings from over a decade with you.

Located at the beautiful
Pura Vida Wellness Center, Yelapa, Mexico

Staying at Pura Vida Wellness Retreat is an experience unlike any other. The rooms are located in a jungle and a tropical garden situated on the hill just at the ocean shore. Most of the rooms have breathtaking views of the ocean and Yelapa bay, they were built literally just above the ocean. 

Our peaceful, secluded ocean front resort is located a ten minute scenic walk from a small Mexican Village named Yelapa. We are in a small bay within Puerto Vallarta Bay, accessible only by boat. We are located a ten minute scenic walk from a small Mexican village named Yelapa, meaning “where the two rivers meet the sea.” It’s only 2 hour direct flight from Los Angeles or 3 hour flight from San Francisco. 


Yelapa is home to beautiful beaches, a 60 foot high waterfall, a quaint authentic village, and plenty of beautiful trails to hike, wander and explore. It is only accessible by boat, a 45 minute ride from Puerto Vallarta, Jalisco in Mexico. There are no cars or traffic in Yelapa, so it is the perfect place to unwind.

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What people are saying 

Vaza’s retreat was magical. Her welcoming energy, amazing yoga and meditation classes and incredible understanding of ones body was life changing. I felt seen and supported on a deeper level and was able to fully immerse myself into the experience. The women who attended the retreat were so sweet and I am still in touch with some of them, already planning to attend one of the next retreats of Vaza. 

I highly recommend a retreat with her.

~ Jessy K. 

Frequently Asked Questions


Where is the Retreat?

The Pura Vida Wellness Retreat will be held at the Pura Vida Wellness Center in Yelapa, Jalisco Mexico (45min by boat from Puerto Vallarta). 


How do I get to the Retreat Center?

The nearest regional airport to the retreat center is Licenciado Gustavo Diaz Ordaz International Airport in Puerto Vallarta. You will then take a taxi to Los Muertos Pier, across the street from Dee's Coffee Shop. It is important to make sure that you arrive into Puerto Vallarta no later than 3pm in order to catch the boat taxi.

Are there payment plans?

Yes. Upon registering there will be an initial deposit and the ability to choose a payment plan.

What is the schedule?

Saturday, October 8th

Arrive no later than 4:00pm

Opening circle + evening practice at 5:30pm

Dinner 7:00pm

Friday, October 14th

Closing circle + morning practice at 7:30am

Breakfast 9:00am

Depart around 11:30am

What to bring/pack?

We recommend to pack light, yoga clothes and mat, some warm layers for our restorative practice and maybe an eye pillow, hiking shoes or sneakers and sandals (lots of cobblestone and uneven paths to walk on), a hat and reef friendly sunscreen, a bikini to swim in the pool, ocean or bathe under the local waterfall, a small flashlight or you can use the one of your phone, something to read and to journal in. Enough cash to pay for things at the Center and in town. The weather in Yelapa during October is usually between 75-89 Fahrenheit (23-31C)

What will the Covid-19 protocol be?

there are currently no quarantine, testing or vaccine requirements required in Mexico from outside travelers.

What is your Cancellation Policy? 

There is a non-refundable, non-transferable deposit. We do understand that unforeseen circumstances can occur, but because of our pre-retreat financial obligations to the center, deposits cannot not be refunded. Before you sign up, please make sure this is a retreat you can make time and space to attend. If you can no longer attend for any reason, please do your best to find a replacement for yourself. If you cannot fill your space, no refunds can be given. We always recommend the purchase of travel insurance to be safe. If we have to cancel or postpone the retreat because of COVID-related issues of health and safety, all participants will be refunded in full, lest their deposit which will roll over to the following year.

Additional Questions? 

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Join Vaza for

The Pura Vida Wellness Mexico Retreat

Yelapa, Mexico October 8-14, 2022 
A vinyasa yoga and meditation retreat to take a Journey Into The Self
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