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Eliminate harmful toxins and reset your body. In an increasingly toxic world, it’s highly beneficial to detox a couple of times a year. Cleansing your body with raw food, coconut water, fresh juices, and water is like hitting a reset button for your body. It will revitalize your spirit, increase your energy levels, balance your hormones, improve your digestion, and make your skin glow! This detox will not only cleanse your mind but also your spirit, as you practice yoga and meditation in the amazing beaches of Oaxaca. You’ll feel joyous all around!
The Sanctuary offers several options for private, semi-private, or shared rooms.
The ascension room is one of the shared rooms on the second story. It has three single beds and a single-size bunk bed. A stay in this room is the standard offering. Guests staying in the ascension room share the upstairs bathroom with guests staying in the healing and nirvana rooms. There are two bathrooms downstairs that can also be used.
Facing east, the healing room invites the rejuvenating morning sunshine. It has one queen-size bed and a single bed can be added to accommodate up to three people. Guests staying in the healing room share the upstairs bathroom with guests staying in the ascension and nirvana rooms. There are two bathrooms downstairs that can also be used.
This is used as an option for guests. The vehicle was made in 1997 and is in good condition. The body of the motorhome is 21 feet long. It has a double bed across the cab, a sofa (which pulls out to a small double bed), and a table with seats. Its bathroom is not in use but the terrace of the main house and a bathroom is a few steps from it. It also has a kitchen area but food preparation is not allowed as you will eat communally and the food will be prepared in the house. There is lots of storage space and a tarpaulin over the top to create shade.
Located in the backyard next to The Sanctuary garden, the standalone love casita offers the most privacy. It has its own separate entrance gate and can also be accessed through the garden. The love casita has its own shaded rooftop space to relax, read a book, or watch the sunset. It has a queen-size bed for one or two people, and a single bed can be added to accommodate a third person.
The peace room has a queen-size bed and a single-size bunk bed so it can accommodate up to four people. It is separated in two using a room divider. One half is sometimes used for therapies during the daytime at which time guests staying in the peace room are asked to use other private spaces at The Sanctuary to relax. The peace room is located next to the open living space for meditation and workshops. There are two bathrooms downstairs that can be used by guests staying in this room.
The mandala room is the most luxurious room at The Sanctuary, with its own luxury full bathroom and a large private balcony overlooking the garden. Facing east, it is blessed with the vibrant morning sunlight and the evening freshness when it's time to wind down and relax. The room has a queen-size bed for one or two people, and a single or another queen-size bed can be added to accommodate a third or fourth person.
Facing west, the nirvana room benefits from the lingering energy of the ocean sunsets. It has one queen-size bed and a single-size bunk bed that can accommodate up to three or four people. Guests staying in the nirvana room share the upstairs bathroom with guests staying in the ascension and healing rooms. There are two bathrooms downstairs that can also be used.
In addition to six days of a daily routine of yoga and meditation, you will learn how to heal through conscious living and detox to revitalize the body and spirit. This retreat also includes five sessions about food and nutrition, either by way of audio, video, a reading, or live talks with a staff member. As well, you will have a one-hour healing therapy through massage, breath work, or sound therapy. A community of caring and conscious individuals will support you on your journey, as you will have personal guidance at all times.
In your spare time, you’re more than welcome to access the beautiful beaches, use the far infrared ray sauna, and access the various healing modalities described below.
Breath work sessions are a complete self-healing system using conscious breath to facilitate improved well-being, inner peace, and greater joy in life. At The Sanctuary recorded audio-guided breath sessions in a group are offered. These sessions, facilitated by one a staff member, not only help to oxygenate the body and therefore help to heal physical disease, but also can be transformational on other levels. They usually last for seventy-five to ninety minutes, including sharing about the experience afterwards in a heart circle.
Dry skin brushing is another excellent way to stimulate the lymphatic system to help remove toxins from the body. Dry skin brushing stimulates your body from the outside in. It works to cleanse the whole system and is an effective treatment for many ailments. Accumulated waste products in the body are known to contribute to many illnesses as well as premature aging. Dry skin brushing also increases blood circulation, which helps to contribute to healthier muscle tone and better distribution of fat deposits, also known to many as cellulite.
Many of the guests learn about the huge benefits to health of colon cleansing. The Sanctuary has enema boards for this purpose.
At The Sanctuary you will find a relaxing far infrared ray sauna which produces far infrared ray energy at four to fourteen microns, which reaches deep into the body, even into the bone marrow.
FIR sauna therapy is reported to be one of the safest and most powerful ways to eliminate toxic metals, toxic chemicals, and chronic infections. It helps with weight loss, detoxification, pain relief, cancer, candida, chronic fatigue, depression, diabetes, fibromyalgia, heart disease, and much more.
Every Sunday, many people at the Sanctuary decide to fast on water, coconut water, or fruit. Although not required, this practice is highly recommended.
This basic feet soak will leave your feet and body feeling great! The ions in the salt work as magnets to draw toxins through the skin of your feet and out of your body into the water. The following ingredients are used in the soaks: one cup of Epsom salt, one cup of sea salt, and two of cups baking soda. Many of the guests report great benefits from soaking their feet daily for a week.
These practices are essential to healing. At the sanctuary, you will meditate early every morning from Monday to Saturday, then practice yoga on the rooftop palapa.
At meal times everyone says grace, offering gratitude for and blessing the food, so that it may nourish you and give you the energy to be a positive force in the world.
Mineral miracle supplement or MMS is a 22.8% solution of sodium chlorite, activated with an acid to produce chlorine dioxide gas which destroys pathogens, some viruses, and chelates heavy metals from the body.
The normal mineral miracle supplement cleanse lasts for 21 days. It has proven extremely effective for many guests at the sanctuary.
Testimonial: "I rinse my mouth with oil every morning, and it has transformed my body. This ancient practice of washing out with your mouth with oil every morning, or even three times a day, has completely detoxed my body."
Come enjoy the rebounder at the Sanctuary and experience high energy and loads of other benefits.
Shanka prakshalana is a yogic practice of cleansing the intestines using salt water.
You will have access to dimethyl sulfoxide, borax, magnesium chloride, malic acid, and diatomacious earth.
You can learn more about these practices to grow spiritually.
This retreat will take place in The Sanctuary, which is located in Puerto Escondido, Oaxaca, Mexico.
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The Sanctuary is a plant-based household serving mostly raw and gluten-free foods. Their normal menu consists of a large green smoothie for breakfast with one or more tonic like ginger, moringa, turmeric, agnihotra ash, cardamon, cinnamon, aloe vera, cayenne, cloves, among others, and an abundant lunch and dinner. All meals are homemade with lots of love.
Although avoiding snacking between meals might be more supportive to the healing process, you will be offered fruit throughout the day as snacks between meals.
No coffee, meat, fish, processed junk foods, or dairy products are allowed and no food preparation is done on Sundays, as this day is intended to fast with water, coconut water, or fruit for those who choose to do so.
Coming from the Puerto Escondido city center, heading on the highway in the direction of Pochutla and Huatulco, take the first turn right to La Punta, at Rubi's mini-super.
At the bottom of the hill turn left into Brisas de Zicatela heading away from the sea (do not turn right towards Casa Mar and the sea), go past Internet Zicatela and take the second turn left into Quintana Roo Street.
You will then see our beautiful house half a block ahead of you.
Alternatively, on the highway, you could continue past Rubi's mini-super and take the first concrete road turn right into Quintana Roo street. You will however see The Sanctuary sign on the corner. Continue one and a half blocks and you will see the house.
It is recommended that you arrive at Mexico City International Airport (MEX), then, transfer to Bahías de Huatulco International Airport (HUX) or Puerto Escondido International Airport (PXM).
You can take an airport approved dedicated white taxi at a cost of around 150 MXN. Or, you can take an airport approved shared taxi for about 70 MXN. You can get one of these from immediately outside of the airport door.
Alternatively, you can walk to the highway (approximately 700 meters from the airport exit), and cross the road to get a green and white taxi at a cost of 40 to 50 MXN.
Or, from the highway, wave down a maroon and white shared taxi or a collectivo (pick up truck with canopy over the back and bench seats inside). Both of these cost 6 MXN.
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