The Sanctuary is a conscious intentional community and retreat center with a focus on health, spirituality, and a plant-based diet set in Puerto Escondido, Mexico.

Reviews (9)

Miriam Malek

from Great Britain, January 2018

"Not professional and extremely expensive, no trained yogis"

The palapa where the yoga and meditation takes place is very pretty with great views. The downstairs bit is also nice and I also liked the fact that they offered a silent day. The best activity was where we went to a beach to watch a film, but I think the staff should have a very strong think about how to improve their activities because listening to an audiobook is not sufficient at this price

I also was lucky to meet incredible people on this trip who I ended up travelling around Mexico with. This made my retreat so much better, but I am still rating it as one-star because the retreat itself was very disappointing, I was just very lucky to meet these people there


from United States, January 2018

"The AirBnB of Yoga Retreats"

The room and house were very nice. The rooftop was a highlight with views of the ocean, ocean breezes and hammocks for relaxing. The food was fresh vegan and plentiful. The house is only a 5 minute walk from the beach and surf village where there are restaurants and shops. The point is beautiful with hiking trails and surfing.

Kathleen Beveridge

from United States, January 2018


Lovely building with gorgeous rooftop space. Very calm, quiet contemplative, respectful environment, very clean and safe, managers Jonathan and Maria lovely souls, very close to beach, market, outside activities, restaurants

Amy Stirling

from Mexico, October 2017

"A Retreat center evolving into something purely magical"

Really loved the openness and loving support of the current team. They welcomed me in and gave me a beautiful space to let go and heal in. Jonathan is an amazing teacher and intuitive healer who facilitated some of the biggest transitions in my personal journey to date.

Evonne Bellefleur

from United States, September 2017

"A peaceful spot in a tiny surf town "

I had such a relaxing time at The Sanctuary! The rooftop was perfect for yoga,meditation and hammock naps. There was lots of free time to do what you wanted during the day and the schedule was very flexible. The people were kind and accommodating. The food was always plentiful and wholesome, I left meals feeling full but not weighed down! It's such a short walk to the beach and I felt very safe as a solo lady traveller heading out in my own. Some other beautiful spots around which you can can to.

Mercedes Fernandez Castello

from Mexico, August 2018

"Yo venia sin ninguna expectativa así que todas se cumplieron"

El tipo de retiro basado en la metodología de Osho fue fantástico, demandante, muy completo y muy bien dirigido!

La atención y cariño de los organizadores Marìa y Jonathan fue extraordinaria, llenos de pequeños detalles y siempre con una sonrisa.

Lo variados y deliciosos restaurants a los que me llevaron así como las idas a la playa y al mercado nocturno!!

Jimena Mayorga

from Spain, January 2018

"Casa preciosa. Servicio amable. Yoga y meditación muy básico"

La casa es preciosa. Muy buena la ubicación. Las huéspedes muy amables y divertidas. El reiki de Jonathan!

Xavier Carayon

from Colombia, July 2017

"Un endroit à part"

C'est en fait un lieu communautaire ou les gens sont sympas. Il y a une jolie atmosphère.

Un soir nous sommes allés au cinéma et en fait le responsable (Johnathan) a offert le ciné à tout le monde !

C'est plutôt rare, non ?

L'endroit, le yoga, la nourriture (vegan), les gens, tout m'a beaucoup plu.

Par contre, ce n'est pas une retraite de Yoga de type "branchouille", c'est vraiment un esprit communautaire, sans jugement. Ils ont aussi une petite ferme où ils sont en train de développer des choses pour les enfants (cours d'anglais, etc.)

L'esprit c'est vraiment prendre le temps, sourire, participer aux activités, faire une démarche personnelle, un peu curative.

Pour info, tout est en anglais. Certaines personnes parlent espagnol : la dame qui fait la cuisine, les profs de yoga.

A 5-10mn à pieds, il y a une petite rue avec des petits cafés assez branchés, un peu façon surfeur Bali. C'est pas mal du tout.

On est loin du yoga business !