Sacred Breath

Self Healing Retreats

Experience Ayurvedic Healing

Each of Yoga Veda’s Healing Retreats are week-long residential retreats of extraordinary growth and development for people who feel stuck in one or more important areas of their life.

You will become conscious of negative patterns of thought and behaviors on an emotional, intellectual, physical, and spiritual level in order to make significant positive changes in your life. You will learn to remove habitual ways of thinking and behaving, align with your authentic self, and respond to situations in your life from a place of conscious choice.

Yoga Veda has handpicked Monte Coxala to host our popular retreat because it is a world class destination for healing & transformation.  The sanctuary is rooted in thermal hot springs that have been channeled into exquisite experiential installations inspired by Mesoamerican civilizations.  These healing waters inspire free movement towards equilibrium. Created with special attention to divine alignment, Monte Coxala reflects harmony, balance and inner peace by working with the natural forces of nature. Monte Coxala is located in the heart of Lake Chapala district of Ajijic – San Juan Cosala in the state of Jalisco, Mexico.

Experience Yoga Veda

 Retreat Description

Patience and dedication for your own growth process are necessary in order to shed the protective layers in which we hide our pain. On the day of arrival there is an in-depth assessment of the difficult areas in your life (anger, jealousy, resentment, pain, loss, bereavement, addiction, stress, food or body issues etc). You then choose the direction you want to focus on and we will also advise you on the areas we feel we will need to work on.

We recommend that you take this time to experience what it really means to “retreat”. Through a practice of self- inquiry you will be able to go much deeper into yourself than would be possible in any group experience.To facilitate this, we recommend keeping books closed, computers and phones turned off, and away from distractions such as work or family. We offer an emotionally safe environment.  You can completely rely on the confidentiality and sensitivity of all of the staff during your stay.



  Sacred Breath Self Healing Retreat

Private Retreats::

Available Year Round : Contact Us for Availability


  Retreat Rates


6 Nights Luxury Panoramic Lake View Accommodation {shared occupancy}

Daily Gourmet Brunch & Dinner Menu

Daily Yoga, Meditation & Breath-work Session

1x Ayurvedic Consultation + Personalized Recommendations

3x  Massage Therapy of your choice

2x Sacred Breath Therapy Session with Retreat Director

Round Trip Airport Transfer

Private Retreat: Starting at $2997 (Single Occupancy Accommodation)

Each program will be custom tailored to suit individual needs.  Additional program add-on options include, choice of spa treatments, leisure activities, meal options, and more.



Imagine warm artful decor, cozy white linens, your private Jacuzzi and fresh flowers.  Each of the private king suites are also equipped with Tv, iPod hookups, a safe for valuables and options of a jacuzzi and a balcony or terrace overlooking the majestic panorama of Lago de Chapala (Lake Chapala).





 Sample Daily Itinerary

(Arrival Day)

We will schedule your pickup from the airport and transportation to the hotel.  San Juan is a very safe area and only about 35 minutes from the international airport in Guadalajara.  You’ll be escorted to the resort, where you will check in and receive your tour of the grounds and healing waters.  Most of our guests are coming from overseas, so this is a day of relaxation.  Enjoy a massage and get ready to start your program tomorrow.

(Daily Schedule)

7 am Wake and practice Ayurvedic Cleansing Techniques (as recommended)

8 am  Asana, Pranayama & Meditation

9 am Personal Self Inquiry Practice

10 am Brunch

11 am Thermal Waters & Relaxation

12 am Personal Self Inquiry Practice

2 pm – 4 pm  Sacred Breath Therapy Session / Spa Therapy and/or afternoon Asana, Pranayama & Meditation Class

6 pm Dinner & Evening Relaxation


  Cancellation Policy

It has become a necessity that we put into practice a clear cancellation and refund policy on all retreats, programs, workshops, training’s and classes.

Depending on when you cancel, cancellation fees may apply. Fees are determined by the following schedule:

  • If you cancel more than 90 days before your retreat start date, 100% of your payment may be refunded less a $100 administration fee.
  • If you cancel 60 – 89 days before your retreat start date, 75% of your payment will be refunded.  You will forfeit 25% of the price of your retreat.
  • If you cancel 15 – 59 days before your retreat start date, 40% of your payment may be refunded. You will forfeit 60% of the price of your retreat.
  • If you cancel 14 days or less before your retreat start date, you will forfeit your entire payment.

Exceptions to our policy cannot be made for any reason. We do not offer credit for arriving late or leaving early.   If the cancellation occurs before 14 days of the arrival date then your non-refundable payment can be kept as credit for any future program once it is used within the following 12 months from cancellation date. We regret that any cancellations within 13 days or less are completely non-refundable and non-transferable. All of Yoga Veda’s programs are all inclusive packages.  If you choose not to participate in any part of your program, no refund or exchange of any kind will be given. Yoga Veda Institute reserves the right to ask a retreat participant to leave the retreat at any time if they feel that their behavior is either terribly disruptive or dangerous to the others on retreat. In this case, all retreat fees are non-refundable. Others Full Refunds of ALL course fees paid will be issued if Yoga Veda Institute cannot move ahead with the program of choice for any reason that is of no fault or not related to the students applying (ie. minimal attendance, teacher cancellations, venue cancellations, etc.) Yoga Veda Institute will not be held responsible for cost of travel arrangements or other fees not directly paid to Yoga Veda. In case of a student’s medial emergency any time prior to the start of the program, full CREDIT will be issued with official documentation from a Medical Doctor, to be used for future programs. In case of a student’s medical emergency at any time during the program, fees credit will be granted, and the student may continue on during an upcoming scheduled program.  If on a payment plan, payments will be processed accordingly.


What sets this retreat apart

is personal growth.

Through commitment and consistent practice you can realize he infinite power that lies just beneath the surface.


In this retreat you are provided with simple yet profound tools & techniques that unlock the subconscious mind bringing about deep and lasting healing.  This is not a group experience.  It is a journey into the deepest aspects of yourself.  Come on your own to step far outside your comfort zone and into the magical zone where healing happens. Our program combines spiritual teachings with ancient yogic & Ayurvedic cleansing practices such as Sacred Breath Therapy as well as other behavior modification techniques providing you with profound techniques and teachings that you will be able to take with you and apply in your daily life.


A personalized Ayurvedic diet & detoxification therapies combined with Yogic practices and private 1:1 sessions in Sacred Breath Therapy are the hallmarks of this healing program.

The Science of Breath has been aware of the amazing benefits and wonders that the simplicity of breathing can accomplish. Spiritual masters of the East have practiced intricate breathing techniques for thousands of years.  They have taken this inherent ability and intuitively enhanced its function, way beyond what we in the West call ‘breathing”.  The process of Sacred Breathing combines the Eastern knowledge of ‘prana’ or life force breathing with the Western desire for faster transformation and psychological ‘rebirth’.

To read EXACTLY WHAT IS THE SACRED BREATH>>>> Check this out

Through a very personal and private practice that we refer to as Self Inquiry and daily Sacred Breath Therapy sessions, you will be well on your way to a better and more fulfilling future.  This is not a traditional yoga retreat.  You will be given all of the tools that you need to develop a well-rounded and personal practice complete with meditation, breath work and more no matter where you are at in your practice.

During this retreat you will gain access to a deeper level of awareness of the self.  Through an intensive practice of self-inquiry you will gain the tools you need to live a happier & more fulfilling life.

“I would definitely recommend to every single person seeking inner peace and in need of a worthwhile break from the hustle and bustle of life.”

Aida (Netherlands)

“This was a trip into the unknown for me, but can honestly say coming here was one of the best decisions I have ever made.”

Beeper (United Kingdom)

“First off this was a very last minute addition to my trip so I had no idea what to expect.  All I’ve got to say is it was life changing.”

Yoshida (Japan)

“There are no words that can truly describe how very grateful I am to you. This shows itself shamelessly and brilliantly in the haven you have created.  I arrived prepared to enlighten my body to healthy living … I am leaving with enlightened body, mind, heart and soul. How did you do that? You’re clever, you’re skillful, you’re highly effective at what you do. Your ability to selflessly support, nurture and love, I am sure is not limited to those people fortunate enough to cross your path … It is wholly inspiring and I am full of admiration for you.” 

John (Ireland)

“I was booked onto the healing program, I had 1:1 sessions every day with Andy who also heads up the healing and counselling side of the retreat. In my opinion its this that really sets {Yoga Veda} apart from all the other spas and retreats. Over the 7 days, Andy helped me tackle some deep rooted habits and issues, including a serious case of insomnia that has been bothering me for years. Through a variety of different methods, I am now sleeping – for the first time in years – without sleeping tablets and with significantly less anxiety and worry generally. I could wax lyrical for days but I’ll finish by re-iterating what i said earlier – it truly is a very special place. Come with an open mind, an open heart and knowing that you will spend a lot of time on your own thinking and learning that you don’t need to be surrounded by people and noise in order to have a good time. You will have a holiday that will not only send you home with a healthier body but also with a healthier, happier outlook on your life and the world generally.”

Katherine (United Kingdom)

“I was lost, my life was lost. I didn’t know what to do. I was walking around like a like soul.  I called the number.  Andy answered and we talked for just 10 mins. I was feeling much better after that and I decided to meet him. Andy taught me the discipline of yoga, just WOW! Also every day Andy and I would spend few hours just talking about me and my problems, he was the only person who understood and fixed everything, I never found a guy so nice, gentle and open. I really miss him and I’m still in contact, sometimes when I just need a kick in my life, Andy is always there, like a good friend. We spent just 5 days together and believe or not my life is changed better!! Thank you!”  

Donald (Australia)

“The best place I have ever been. This retreat center really help me to understand a lot of things, to compose myself, and I would really recommend it to everybody. Everything works there perfectly, the staff is more then helpful and patient.. When you have a great food, professional yoga, amazing view and perfect atmosphere, you are in paradise. And this is a paradise with everything what you need to feel great. I am very thankful for this experience.”

Hanka (Slovakia)

Meet Andy Betancourt

Sacred Breath Retreat Director

Andy is currently the Director of Yoga Veda as well as the Self Healing Program Director. He is a skilled teacher and intuitive spiritual therapist. He draws from his experience in behavioral modification, yogic philosophy and lesser known sacred breathing techniques. Read more about Andy here.

The Giant Olmec Head

A metaphorical and figurative journey through the mind, the giant Olmec Head acts as a gateway into a dark covered mineral pool that flows beneath the pyramid. Traveling into this experience allows a deep inner transformation to occur.
Walking through healing waters is a natural way to rebuild your body and repair injuries. This experience is like a deep voyage into the depths of inner self.

The Crystal Pyramid

At the top of an impressive pyramid awaits a mineral bath that rests beneath a crystal clear peak.
This immaculate water therapy acts as a gateway to connecting with your higher self and the powers of the Universe.

The Thermal Baths

Journey through the sanctuary and you will find several mineral open door baths that are naturally heated to 37- 40° C.
These calm baths offer a peaceful and regenerative experience, inviting you to relax into quiet serenity.

The Infinity Pool

Water therapy allows for an infinite reflection of the self. With a visual effect of water extending to the horizon, the vanishing edge of this pool will allow you to merge with the wide open sky and lake.
The effect of these experience will leave you feeling on top of the world and beyond.

Therapies & Services

The diverse Wellness Center is rooted in the charming elegance of nature and offers a variety of treatments & rituals to regenerate your body and revitalize your spirit.
The therapeutic benefits of massages, facials and body treatments invite you to find harmony and well being. The diverse Wellness Center is rooted in the charming elegance of nature and offers a variety of treatments & rituals to regenerate your body and revitalize your spirit. The therapeutic benefits of massages, facials and body treatments invite you to find harmony and well being.


In addition to therapies, treatments and massages, the retreat center offers activities like paragliding, golf, tennis, horseback riding, extreme sports, water sports and local tours. Please ask us if you are interested in any of these activities.

World Class Dining

The restaurant has been inspire by ancient architecture and offers a spectacular setting for fine dining. The contemporary Mexican cuisine is accompanied by live music on the weekends and has a magnificent panoramic view of Lake Chapala.
Sunday-Thursday from 9am to 9pm
Friday & Saturday from 9am to 11pm

Good Morning!

Mimosa    $65
Bloody Mary   $65
Fruit Juice (orange, carrot or green)   $35
Black Coffee   $30
Capuccino   $50
Latte   $40
Espresso   $40
Tea or milk   $25
Hot chocolate   $30
Chocolate milk    $25

Fruit plate   $55
Plain Yougurt w/season berries and granola   $45
Cereal with Milk   $45
Pancakes   $65

Chilaquiles (red, green or mixed)    $75
Chilaquiles with Chicken or Eggs   $85
Eggs Any Style (ham, bacon or chorizo)    $75
Quesadillas (3)    $50
Breakfast Burritos (3)    $85
Molletes   $55
Veggie Omelette   $75
Cheese Omelette   $75
Special Omelette (Goat Cheese & Serrano Ham)    $115
Beef tenders Mexican Style   $95
Chicken Enmoladas   $75
Chicken Enchiladas   $75


Shrimp Aguachile   $130
(Shrimp, cucumber, green sauce & lime)

Tuna Sashimi   $150
(sashimi grade tuna w/soya sauce)

Fish Sashimi   $150
(white fish w/soya sauce)

Beef Sashimi   $150
(beef scallops sashimi style w/soya sauce)

Beef Carpaccio   $155
(beef scallops marinated in lime, olive oil & balsamic vinegar)

Smoked Salmon   $150
(Salmon garnished w/boild egg, cappers, parsley & onion)

Frito Mixto   $130
(Squid, shrimp & vegetables w/chipotle sauce)

Mussels Marinara   $150
(Sauted mussels w/ragu & tomatoe sauce)

Mussels w/white wine   $150
(Sauted Mussels w/white wine sauce)

Seared Tuna Tostaditas   $90
(Seared Tuna w/chipotle sauce, avocado & leek)

Bruschetta Sampler   $105
(Tomatoe, tapenade  & caramelized onion w/roquefort cheese)

Cold Meat & Fine Cheeses   $190
(Assorted cold meat & cheese platter)


Black Bean Soup $110
(Black bean soup with cheese served on rustic bread)

Clam chowder $120
(New england clam chowder served on rustic bread)

Tortilla soup $100

Huitlacoche soup $110

Gazpacho Andaluz $110
(Traditional Spanish cold soup)

Soup of the day $100


Caesar Salad $115
(Romaine Lettuce, Caesar dressing & croutons)

House Salad $115

Waldorf Salad $125
(Apple, caramelized walnut, endives & waldorf truffle dressing)

Pear Salad $115
(Organic greens, pear, Roquefort cheese w/balsamic vinaigrette)

Home Made Pasta

Fettuccine al Limone  $125
(Home made pasta w/lemony creamy sauce)

Fettuccine al Limone w/Shrimp  $190
(Home made pasta w/lemony creamy sauce w/shrimp)

Spaguetti Pomodoro  $125
Home made pasta w/tomatoe sauce)

Spaguetti with Meatballs  $160
Home made pasta w/ tomatoe sauce, basil & meatballs)

Cheese & Spinach Ravioli  $145
(Home made ravioli w/ tomatoe sauce, basil, cheese & spinach)

From the Grill

Skirt steak $250
Flank Steak $250
Rib Eye $265
New York $60
Shrimp $290
Shrimp skewers $290
Beef skewers $290
Surf & turf skewers $290

(All from the grill is served w/güero peppers & grilled onions)
Sides: beans or rosemary baby potatoes


Seared Tuna with Poppy Seed Crust $290
(Served with wasabi mustard & honey sauce)

Salmon with “Beurre Blanc” Sauce $260
(Imported salmon with white sauce)

Tricolor Shrimp $290

(Shrimp wrapped in bacon stuffed w/ cheese & three color peppers)

Coconut shrimp with mango sauce $290

(Shrimp w/coconut crust garnished w/mashed potatoes)

Chac-Lan Shrimp $290

(Shrimp w/special HOT sauce!)

Beef fillet with Sherry Wine Reduction $290

(Served w/ rosemary baby potatoes)

Beef fillet with Mustard Sauce $290

(Served w/ rosemary baby potatoes)

Beef Fillet with Black Pepper Sauce $290

(Served w/ rosemary baby potatoes )

Grilled Pork Chop with Brandy & Plum Sauce $255

(Served w/ vegetables)

Herb Crusted Rack of Lamb $485

(Imported Rack of Lamb with fresh herbs and mint jelly)

Chicken Breast with Orange, Ginger & Honey sauce $220
(Chicken breast with oriental style sauce)

Chicken Thigh and Leg with Mole $220
(Served with rice)


Creme brulee $95
(Vanilla flavored cream)

Corn Cake $80
(Corn cake with caramel sauce)

Panna Cotta $80
(Italian creamy gelatin)

Warm Chocolate Cake $95
(Served with vanilla ice cream)

Apple Strudel $85
(Served with vanilla ice cream)

Surrender to the power of nature

This luxury Hotel has 21 stunning suites that will instantly inspire a feeling of dreamy decadence. Imagine warm artful decor, cozy white linens, jacuzzi and fresh flowers.
These suites are also equipped with Tv, iPod hookups, mini bars, a safe for valuables and options of a jacuzzi and a lake view balcony or terrace.

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