April 2-12 2022 Yoga Study and Retreat
Embody your true nature!
Experience personal transformation at the beautiful Pura Veda Eco Retreat Center, immersed in nature and ancient yoga healing practices for 10-days and 9-nights. Experience your evolving personal journey in beautiful Yelapa, Mexico, accessible only by boat. Yelapa is a unique community— “one of the few remaining on Earth where the original inhabitants still reside on, own, and control their own land.” As a comunidad indigena, Yelapa is a land grant or reservation legally set aside and protected for its indigenous people. Retreaters will enjoy authentic Mexican accommodations nestled in the lush green mountain side with daily yoga practices, sacred rituals, and refining alignments in your body, mind, and being. Ancient sacred rituals will reconnect you to nature and move you beyond your daily limitations to experience your own mystical life force.
This retreat is for individuals, couples, yoga practitioners, desiring experience in nature, re-connection, community, centering, and healing. Couples looking to reconnect, individuals, seasoned yogis or new yoga practitioners
Escape the confines of daily routines to the embrace of nature through daily offerings of: Yoga Asana (movements), Breath work, Meditations, Rituals, Ceremonies, Excursions, Themes Yamas & Niyamas discussions and living a yogic life.
We want to help people become genuine, empowered, embodied and live in their true nature. Find quite time to connect with your true authentic self.
- 9-nights in authentic tropical cabins situated above the Bay of Banderas
- Use of the resorts private pool, hot tub, kayaks, paddle boards, and snorkel gear
- Access to local beaches
- Daily hikes to local 60 ft. waterfall
- All Meals Included-Organic Vegetarian and Vegan
- Daily Yoga, Meditation, and Breath Work practices
Guided Excursions Included:
- Snorkeling and private jungle tour
- Temazcal (Sweat Lodge) Ceremony led by local Shaman
- Contemplative Embodied Dance Ceremony
- Day trip to Botanical Gardens
- Holistic Breathwork Ceremony with Fire. Potential to access expanded states of consciousness, including higher guidance and clarity about one’s patterns and life purpose.
- Play with your edge during a guided cliff diving experience
Meet Your Guides
She has dedicated 17 years to teaching yoga. She has a Masters degree from Pacifica Graduate University in Depth Psychology, Counseling, and Archetypal Studies. She has worked in the field of trauma recovery for eight years, including a certified trauma specialist. She is wild for the experience of love and connection. She encourages her students to search the inner being of themselves and find freedom through integration of lost parts of Self.
Betsy believes that healing is possible for all people. Through a sense of belonging, growing awareness and a deeper knowing of who you are and what matters to you, meaningful change can happen. Authentic connection is what drives Betsy’s professional endeavors as a Social Worker and Yoga Educator. She has a graduate degree in Social Work and has worked in the Grand Rapids community in various capacities for 20 years and has been a registered yoga teacher for 6 years. She is passionate about combining the wisdom of both worlds in her professional and her private life.
Erin, is proud to serve as a Senior Trainer for Starr Commonwealth and as the founder of
Sacred Being Yoga. Erin lives by the deep belief that all beings are sacred, and she is dedicated to making space for people to experience their sacred wholeness in connection to Self and the universe. Erin began her
journey with studying, practicing, and teaching yoga and mindfulness 23 years ago. More
recently in 2018, Erin earned her 300 hour trauma sensitive yoga teacher certification from
Grand Rapids Healing Yoga, and in 2020 she earned an additional 300 hours of training to be
certified as a yoga therapy practitioner by the Body Mind Being Institute. Erin has guided trauma
sensitive yoga practices for trauma survivors in both group and individuals. Erin is passionate
about living Dr. Martin Luther King’s dream of a beloved community.
Kelley received her yoga teacher training through the Body Mind Being Institute. She is passionate about helping her students find Who they are and their purpose in the world. Through her own discovery she embodies her truth. She learned to care for herself and reclaim the strong, joyful woman who existed deep inside. She is a lover of mother nature, plants, flowers, and being outdoors. She is a mother of two beautiful children and has lived and studied abroad for over 15 years in Spain and Costa Rica loving different cultures and traveling the world Spanish is a second language.