Dia de los Muertos: Temazcal Ceremony & Yoga Retreat in Yelapa Mexico!

Yelapa, Jalisco, Mexico

Jenna Davi
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Oct 30 - Nov 4, 2018
Group size: 3 - 15
Dia de los Muertos: Temazcal Ceremony & Yoga Retreat in Yelapa Mexico!
Yelapa, Jalisco, Mexico

Jenna Davi
  • Email address verified
8 reviews

Oct 30 - Nov 4, 2018
Group size: 3 - 15

About this trip

Join me this Halloween for my Temazcal Ceremony & Yoga Retreat. Through daily asana, pranayama, meditation, satya circles and the healings of a Temazcal Ceremony we will honor Dia De Los Muertos by taking this time to shed dead energy from our bodies and spirit to make room for the new. 

Click here to watch a video from previous retreats: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Dt7JIdWkK_k

For cleansing and spiritual rejuvenation we will participate in a Temazcal ceremony, an unforgettable and beautiful sweat lodge experience used traditionally by pre- Hispanic indigenous peoples of Mexico.  Temazcal has been known to be very therapeutic for purifying the mind, body and soul and bring about spiritual awakening and healing. 

A Typical Day

Outside of the retreat schedule, there will be plenty to do in Yelapa. Go into town to witness the beautiful artwork and Day of the Dead celebrations, explore the quaint alleyways of the pueblo, hike to the waterfalls, lay out on the gorgeous white sand beaches sipping on fresh coconuts, grab a kayak and paddle the bay or swim around with a snorkel, book a massage or reiki session, go hang gliding or simply grab a book plop in your hammock and just relax. To ensure a pure and cleansing retreat experience we don’t allow loud music or alcohol at the property.

  • Morning Asana
  • Nutritious vegetarian breakfast
  • Activities or free time (optional massages, and island tours, waterfall hikes, meditative walk through the zen garden, snorkeling, and much much more)
  • Evening meditation and Satya circle
  • Healthy vegetarian dinner


  • Yoga and meditation practice in a serene location perfect for relaxing and recharging
  • Ritual cleanse with a temazcal ceremony (native Mexican sweat lodge)
  • We will watch an inspirational/spiritual movie in the Spiritual Cinema
  • Evening Satya Circles for bonding and transformational experiences
  • Optional island tours to explore the pristine surrounding islands
  • Connecting with like-minded yogis and travelers
  • Healthy and delicious vegetarian/vegan meals
  • Accommodation in beautiful open rooms most with sweeping views of the sea

Temazcal Ceremony

This retreat is about shedding off dead energy to make room for new energy. Through daily asana, meditation and Satya circles will dive into self exploration of mind, body and spirit. The highlight of our experience will be the Temazcal Cereony. Temazcal  comes from the Nahuatl language of Central Mexico and translates as “house of heat.” Since ancient times, a temazcal ceremony is considered to be a healing and purification ceremony that cleanses the mind, body, and spirit and brings about spiritual awakening. 

Pura Vida Wellness Retreat Center

The Lodge

Pura vida in Spanish means pure life. It became their mantra and their 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 with beautiful accommodations right by the ocean, for those seeking connection with nature and themselves.

Pura Vida offers a combination of a spiritual retreat, spa by the ocean and alternative, holistic healing therapies. Their 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. 

Pure Vida eco 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. We invite our guests 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.

You are welcome to walk on the paths and explore the exotic park with many quiet places to meditate, do yoga, get a massage, hang out at the meeting places, explore healthy vegetarian and Mexican cuisine at our Restaurant or just enjoy the amazing views.

The Accommodations

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 Organic metal-free mattresses, organic, hypoallergenic or goose down pillows with mosquito nets.They are furnished with authentic Mexican furniture and artifacts selected individually for each cabin to offer a very unique look and feeling. All cabins are spacious and individually designed.  All lighting is soft white LED – energy saving, good for your eyes and health.

The Food

We will treat our bodies to delicious organic vegetarians meals which are almost always gluten-free, vegan, dairy-free, and sugar-free. We decided to opt out of lunch so you can take advantage of the opportunity to experience the Yelapa cuisine! However, there will still be delicious food available and amazing juices to add on at the retreat center if you so choose.

The Location - Yelapa

Nestled in the southernmost cove of the world's 7th largest bay, lies the peaceful village of Yelapa, Jalisco, Mexico.  You can only arrive to this tranquil cove by boat. There are no roads on the streets but quaint and colorful alleyways. Transportation to the village departs daily from various locations in the Puerto Vallarta area. Yelapa's tranquillity is ideal for those looking to stay, for that entirely laid-back vacation. The beach is covered in a blanket of golden sand, and is a superb place to swim, snorkel, or parasail. If you are not that energetic you can just relax in one of the numerous beach chairs, soak up the sun, and enjoy a cold drink.  Gorgeous waterfalls, hikes, horseback riding, island tours... it is a paradise. Enjoy!

What’s included

  • Delicious Food
    Breakfast and Dinner (enjoy lunch in town or can order a la carte from the wellness center)
  • Accommodations
    5 nights / 4 days
  • Yoga Retreat Program
    All Asana, Meditations and Satya Circles
  • Temazcal Ceremony
  • Water Coffee Tea All Day
  • Transportation
    We do not provide any transportation (flights, boats, taxi's etc)
  • Lunch
    We have decided to omit lunch from the retreat so you have an opportunity to taste the delicious culture of Yelapa! The Puebla is only a 10 minute walk away with many food options. Enjoy!
  • Extra Purchases
    Spa Treatments, tours, Watsu Pool Rental, Lunch, etc
  • Gratuities

Available Packages

SHARED 4 Queen Loft (1 Bed) - 1 person
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***Note that this booking price is not valid unless there are at least 3 travelers.  If you book and no other traveler was able to join you, your retreat cost will be :

Just yourself: $1200

You and 1 other: $800 per person

3 or more: $765

There have been no bookings for this room yet.

1 Queen Bed in a shared room and bath. 3-4 people total. There are no bed assignments.  Ocean Views.  ** MUST HAVE MINIMUM OF 3 BOOKINGS FOR THIS ROOM TO BE OPEN ** Please inquire for questions 

Upper Deluxe 2Queen Beds SHARED (1 Bed)
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This booking is a shared room with another traveler. You both will enjoy the Upper Level Deluxe Bedroom with stunning views! There are 2 Queen Beds. This booking is for 1 person for 1 bed

Room 1:  1 Person is booked and waiting for you to join her!

Room 2: No Bookings

Room 3: No Bookings

***Note that this booking price is not valid unless there are at least 2 travelers.  

If you book and no other traveler was able to join you, your retreat cost will be :

Just yourself: $1271

You and 1 other: $900 per person

Loft (1 Full Size Bed) - 1 person
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Open Aired Room (1 Queen) - 1 person
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Open Aired Room (1 Queen) - 2 ppl
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Lower Level Deluxe(2 Queen Beds) - 2 ppl
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Enjoy this magical open aired deluxe room with 2 queen beds! This price is the total for 2 people. If you would like to add more people to this reservation please inquire.

Upper Level Deluxe (2 Queen Beds)- 2 ppl
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This price is the total for 2 people. If you would like to add more people to this reservation please inquire.


Past Trip


Day 1
Arrive at Pura Vida Wellness Retreat Center!

Our journey begins! 

Fly into Puerto Vallarta International Airport. Grab a taxi and head to “Los Muertos” pier (located in Old PV or La Zona Romantica) to take a water taxi to Yelapa. As you approach the pier keep an eye out for 'Water Taxi' signs where you can purchase your ticket. Tickets are around $15-20 round trip (these prices are subject to change). If you arrive in between stops and you’ve got some time to kill, check out the cool cafe's and restaurants until the next boat comes. Your vacation starts now :)

Assuming you catch a water taxi when you arrive at the pier, the trip from the airport to Yelapa will take around 1.5-2 hours and is a lovely experience.  Keep an eye out for whales and dolphins on your water taxi ride over! Our first meal together is Dinner so feel free to eat lunch in town or bring a snack with you.

Check in anytime after 2pm. Our opening ceremony will begin at 5pm! If you arrive early take a dip in the ocean, stroll along the quaint alley ways, explore the meditation gardens or simply relax in your hammock!

Who’s interested

Your Organizer

Jenna Davi
8 reviews
Jenna is an international Yoga teacher and retreat leader specializing in the Chakras and Transformational Experiences. She offers Past Life Regression and has taught classes, workshops and retreats at wellness and retreat centers and studios all over the world. With over 1000+ hours of training under her belt she is excited to share this journey with you. In her spare time she writes literature and music, pursues an acting career and is an avid surfer. Stay connected on Instagram @JennasAdventures . To learn more about Jenna go to www.JennasAdventures.com Over 1000 hours: 500 Chakra Yoga & Healing, Pyramid Yoga Center - Thailand 200 Hatha Yoga, YogaGarden - San Francisco 100 Therapeutic Restorative , Yoga Bloom - San Francisco Thai Yoga Massage Certified - Purusha Yoga - San Francisco Cardio Barre - YogaWorks, Walnut Creek Ascension Meditation, First Sphere - Byron Bay, Australia + numerous workshops, ceremonies and seminars


Heart-opening, tons of fun, relaxing, great instruction, great people, all around terrific.
By Joe D for Yosemite Spa & Yoga Retreat on 27 Nov, 2018
The food was amazing along with the accommodations. Jenna's yoga flow and relaxing words made my experience so much more meaningful. Thank you Jenna for being such a radiant light for me on my retreat!
By Amanda A for Yosemite Spa & Yoga Retreat on 17 Nov, 2018
I had an amazing experience @ the yosemite spa and yoga retreat. I can honestly say that Jenna is the best Yoga instructor I’ve ever met, she seems to really take care of her customers. I loved how she does these retreats with her heart. She made sure that everyone had a great time while being there. She also provided options. I loved it and i will do it again. I recommend anyone to try this adventure, you wont regret it. -A truly amazing and unique experience-
By Ari P for Yosemite Spa & Yoga Retreat on 15 Nov, 2018
Absolutely amazing retreat. The yoga, spa, sauna, massage, close to a ton of beautiful hiking, the scenery, the FOOD. Everything was just spot on. Jenna did a fantastic job ensuring everyone felt attended to and looked after. Jenna also is a phenomenal yoga teacher.
By Kristin D for Yosemite Spa & Yoga Retreat on 15 Nov, 2018
It was a wonderful experience. I made great connections with great people, the food was delicious, considering I'm a vegetarian, the spa was wonderful, and Jenna was amazing.
By Fatima C for Yosemite Spa & Yoga Retreat on 15 Nov, 2018
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Jenna has so much heart and soul it's incredible! She has a super fun energy and is a delight to be around. Her extensive travel experience and knowledge enables her to lead retreats at amazing locations. When Jenna coordinates a trip you can be sure it will be an adventure but so much more! She is able to make people feel comfortable and holds space for transformational experiences. It is highly recommended to experience a retreat with this human. So much love!
By Yoga T on 17 Sep, 2018
It’s been two months since my Bachelorette Yoga Retreat and I’m still in awe of what happened in the Costa Rica jungle with Jenna as our Bride Tribe Leader! I met Jenna earlier last year in a very different setting and was instantly drawn in by her light and energy. Immediately, I thought she was THE ONE to lead my retreat that I’ve dreamt of! It just felt so right and we both went with it. Lucky me, she was totally down and got right to planning. She put in so much work into every detail and was enthusiastic to make this happen for me. It made me feel so special! Planning for 12 girls cannot be easy but Jenna took it upon herself to create the most amazing experience for us. When we arrived, she far exceeded our expectations with so many fun and enchanting surprises! We had an amazing stay and delicious meals at Encanta La Vida. Yoga, meditation, and chakra workshop with Jenna on the deck was absolutely breathtaking. Best yoga and experience in my life. No one compares, JENNA IS THE BEST. She took us to secret spots and we had a blast everywhere we went. Party at Martina’s will always be a night to remember! We overcame fears and did things we’ve never done before. Jumping off a waterfall and going on a trust hike through the jungle in the night were only a couple of the many adventures which were very exhilarating for us city girls! With Jenna’s presence and spiritual guidance, we fully embraced jungle life and the experience was magnified 1000x. Missing the jungle life, animals and creatures, the sound of nature, and Jenna’s teachings. No one could have been more perfect for this and all the girls were just as enamored. It was truly an experience of a lifetime, life-changing for some! More to come with this talented and beautiful soul. Forever grateful for this goddess, Jenna Davi. She has followers for life! We love you, Jenna!!!
By Lily T on 22 Jul, 2018
Sometimes when you meet a person you can feel a connection right away, and that is what I felt upon meeting Jenna -- I felt that comfortable connection that is experienced between long-term, trusted friends. Jenna is truly one of those special people. This was the first retreat that I have ever been a part of, and I absolutely loved it, and it was largely due to the type of experience that Jenna created. Jenna's teaching style and her overall style of leading is so natural and genuine, you could really tell that she loved what she was doing and she cared that all of us were having a positive experience. The retreat was paced perfectly, starting with morning asana, a group breakfast, free time to explore the rainforest and eat lunch, an afternoon satya circle, and guided meditation session followed by a group dinner. I felt the perfect balance of being challenged both mentally and physically while also coming out of each activity feeling completely restored and relaxed. Jenna connected all of the elements of the retreat with the theme of the first two chakras which I loved, this added a spiritual element and offered the opportunity to learn something new throughout the retreat. In short, participating in this retreat was so refreshing and just what I needed to rebalance and realign myself with my wellness. I cannot wait to participate in my retreats with Jenna, and would highly, highly recommend her retreats to anyone reading this or considering participation --- sign up and have fun, Jenna will take care of you every step of the way and you will LOVE the experience!
By Amy M on 05 Jul, 2018