14 Day Holistic Breathwork Certification in Tropical Paradise (copy)

Yelapa, Jalisco, Mexico

Pura Vida Wellness Retreat
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Oct 16 - 31, 2020
Group size: 1 - 25
14 Day Holistic Breathwork Certification in Tropical Paradise (copy)
Yelapa, Jalisco, Mexico

Pura Vida Wellness Retreat
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Deposit: $330
Oct 16 - 31, 2020
Group size: 1 - 25

About this trip

Course Holistic Breathwork™ Practitioner Certification at Pura Vida Wellness Retreat.

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

There will be one week of training  at home from from Oct 16 -22 and one week of training in Yelapa, Mexico from Oct 25-31.

Level One – Your Own Personal Healing

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


Learning and practicing Self-Love

Healing Trauma and Depression and other forms of suffering

Transforming Addictions and unhealthy habits


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

Level Two – What it Takes to Hold Space

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

Level Three – Spiritual Embodiment

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

Breathwork Certificate Criteria 4 Study

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

Workshops, etc: that can be Electives

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



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

What is Holistic Breathwork™?

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.

Teachers: Dr. Ann West and Anjay Skwira

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.

What's Included

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.

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Pura Vida Wellness Retreat
Pura vida in Spanish means pure life. It became our mantra and our intention. Aligning our way of living with what we see is true, so the conscious spirit can thrive and live it’s full potential. Pura Vida is a non-denominational, spiritual, health-focused eco-retreat center in a tropical paradise in Mexico. Our beautiful accommodations are right by the ocean, for those seeking connection with nature and themselves. We offer a combination of a spiritual retreat, spa by the ocean and alternative, holistic healing therapies. Our peaceful, secluded ocean front resort is located in Yelapa, Mexico, a small bay within Puerto Vallarta Bay, accessible only by boat. It’s only 2 hour direct flight from Los Angeles or 3 hour flight from San Francisco. We have been successfully supporting thousands of people over last 15 years by integrating many modalities in our Holistic Healing and Personal Transformation programs. We are happy that most people report lasting changes in their lives.