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Walking into Anosha’s healing sanctuary feels like the first step in a renovation of your spirit. No matter how broken, self-centered, ego-driven, or away from your home frequency you might be when you arrive at the gates of 17 Ocelotzin Road – entering through the green doors with the sun symbol painted on the outside provides a portal to a new reality. As a guest, you have the freedom to choose which direction you’d like to go, and whether you can afford yourself the opportunity to explore new realities. I believe open-minded travel is a path to personal transformation, but Anosha’s ‘Casa De La Vida’ reminded me that stillness and supreme awareness can be achieved by traveling inward. My girlfriend (and travel partner) is a navigator – at home in all areas of the world – but it’s been a long time since we both felt collectively at home like we did in the world that Anosha created as a retreat for those interested in their own human potential. From the hikes to the top of the mountains overlooking Tepoztlan, to the incredibly authentic Temezcal sweat therapy, to the food so fresh your body almost doesn’t know how to handle it, to the Egyptian cotton sheets that bring out your dreams…….everything was first rate and as an AirBnB host myself, gave me both inspiration and aspirations. I feel blessed to know Anosha and believe she represents the original intent of AirBnB, which is to provide individuals the chance to explore the world through the eyes of someone who can give them an experience no standard hotel can ever match. I would recommend this experience to anyone willing to get out of their own way and embark on an adventure.
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My most recent trip to Tepoztlán was my first time visiting. I went for the weekend to enjoy the lush environment, relax, and shop the weekend market. I chose Anosha’s guest house because I was so impressed by the food described in her website.
Eating breakfast in her garden was one of the highlights of my trip. She served sweet grapefruit topped with seeds, berries and nuts, a glass of fresh squeezed orange juice, and tea made with herbs picked from her organic garden. This was followed by a bowl of muesli covered with fresh squeezed orange juice, seeds (packed with Omega-3 and protien), ground cashews,and finally topped with a variety of fruit. Passion Fruit was served on the side.
In between courses I lounged in a shady hammock and enjoyed the sounds of nature that echoed through the canyon. I took in the view of towering mountains that dominate the horizon. The house was artfully decorated and I found fresh flowers next to my bed, in the kitchen and the living room. It was very clean and open, just like the pictures.
I am a female who was traveling alone. Anosha was very helpful. She arranged for transportation to and from her house, and she had many suggestions on where to eat, walk and shop. We had a memorable time when she accompanied me to dinner. I learned that hosting a healthy and stimulating environment brings her meaning and joy (what a host!). I now consider Anosha a friend and feel that any guest of hers would benefit from staying in her guest house.
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“I promised myself Round #2 this year, and May saw twenty-five days with Anosha. Fifteen days of hardcore detox, some excellent hiking, some very grumpy and sick days, all supervised by one unrelenting Anosha, and I walk away another ten years younger. Well, maybe not quite, but certainly another 10kg lighter and the whole lot healthier.
If you have thought about doing something about your health, mobility, mood, snoring, panting, blood pressure etc, THIS IS IT! If you haven’t, smell the coffee. THIS IS IT!!
At a fraction of the cost of some of Thailand’s supposed world-class retreats, this has to be the most personalized attention there is. And the results speak for themselves. Thank Anosha and Angelika.”
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“I just came back from what was to have been a 5 day Detox and Yoga Retreat at Casa de la Vida. It turned out that I couldn’t bear to leave after 5 days and stayed an extra two on a Bed and Breakfast basis.
During that time, Anosha took such good care of me, I accomplished all my goals and had a wonderful time doing it. She gave me delicious foods and juices and teas and I was never hungry. I learned to appreciate new foods like quinoa, chia seeds and delicious soups and salad dressings. There were the most gorgeous salads with exotic lettuces, brought from faraway places and grown in her own garden. I begged Anosha to write a cookbook! All of her food was so beautifully prepared and so delicious.
Even though I have been doing exercises for years, I sometimes lose my motivation and Anosha re-inspired me with her methods, she is very skilled and knowledgeable so I easily placed myself in her hands. It was fun! Even more importantly, I have stayed inspired and have continued doing the exercises at home and have kept off the pounds that I Iost there. The hikes up the nearby mountain allowed wonderful views and the delicious feeling of being in a forest of trees with a little stream of fresh water.
I have read all the other reviews here and can state that I agree with all those comments and they are all still true, so I will not repeat them. This is truly an extraordinary place. The only things that no one has mentioned before and that I loved were the beautiful white cotton sheets, ironed to perfection. I slept like a rock. After all this, I was then taken personally to shop in the stores with the things I was most interested in and shown the favorite restaurants in town.
I am already planning my next trip back so that I stay inspired and also to enjoy once again the beautiful ambiance, relaxing pace, luscious gardens and the delicious food!
If you just want some time “away from it all” to relax in a hammock in a beautiful garden, to hike or enjoy the town of Tepotzlán, this is your spot and if you need even more care, such as Reiki and the Detox, you won’t find a better place. I think it is a very good value as well.
(See this client’s detailed review with beautiful photos here.)”