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Join Lynnette Astaire for a cleansing and rejuvenating Live Vivo retreat held in sunny Mexico in the wonderful sea side town of Puerto Escondido. Take part in daily yoga classes, meditation sessions, and enjoy delicious healthy food. The Live Vivo workshop gives you the latest information in the world of food, for every season. It also introduces you to the techniques of sprouting, fermenting, dehydrating, marinating, and seasoning plant based food from Lynnette's 10 years of experience. From gourmet to on the go, learn how to un-cook your food and get more plants on your plate!
The Sanctuary is not a hotel or a hostel; rather it is like a large family house in which you can support each other in your healing processes. The Sanctuary is housed in a luxurious colonial style five-bedroom house set within a walled garden in a peaceful neighborhood.
The Sanctuary offers a choice of private or shared rooms. Despite their own unique energy, the rooms offer proper personal space, comfort, tranquility, and inspiration.
The mandala master suite is the most luxurious room at The Sanctuary. It has a queen bed, its own luxury bathroom, with bathtub and shower, as well as a large private balcony looking over the garden. Facing east, it has that vibrant light from the morning sun as well as the evening freshness when it's time to relax. Large windows and fans help this to be the coolest room in the house.
The love casita has its own shaded rooftop space to relax, read a book, or watch the sunset. Located in the garden, within the walls of The Sanctuary, the love casita offers a more private space than the rooms in the main house. It has a queen bed and its own separate entrance gate, and it can also be accessed through the garden.
The nirvana room is sometimes used as a shared room and sometimes as a private room. It does not have its own bathroom, but shares the upstairs bathroom with the guests in the ascension and healing rooms. It has one queen size bed and a bunk bed so can be used for up to four people.
The ascension room is a shared room which you reach after walking up the stairway. It has a total of four beds, one single bunk bed, and three single beds. It can sleep up to five people.
The healing room is a private room. It has a queen bed, and it shares the bathroom with the nirvana and ascension rooms.
The peace room is a semi-private room separated in two using a room divider for massage sessions. This is another shared room which is located downstairs just inside the front door. The layout is exactly the same as the ascension room and it contains another queen bed and one single bed.
Eliminate harmful toxins and reset your body with this seven days detox retreat. In this increasingly toxic world, it’s highly beneficial to do a cleanse a couple times a year. Cleansing your body with raw food, fresh juices, coconut water, or water is like hitting a reset button for your body. It will revitalize your spirit, increase your energy levels, balance your hormones, and improve your digestion. Your skin will be glowing and you'll feel joyous all around!
Learn how to prepare and enjoy some of the healthiest food on Earth with this interactive workshop based on the latest issue of Lynette's seasonal healthy food and detox guide, the Live Guide.
Help to prevent sickness and unlock life changing nutrients. Study about the pros and cons of sugar and salt and explore the alternative options that are available. The workshop will also cover tips on meal planning, traveling, and entertaining budget friendly and family friendly ideas.
As a guest staying at The Sanctuary, you are welcomed and encouraged to participate in the schedule which has been designed to assist in your healing process. The times below are subject to change to ensure smooth operation.
Puerto Escondido is a small port and tourist center in the Mexican state of Oaxaca. The name has roots in the legend of a woman who escaped her captors and hid there. The Nahuatl word for this area was Zicatela, meaning place of large thorns. Today, it refers to the area’s most famous beach.
Puerto Escondido is one of the most important tourist attractions on the Oaxacan coast. It caters to a more downscale and eclectic clientele than neighboring Huatulco, mostly surfers, backpackers, and Mexican families. The main attractions are the beaches; Zicatela beach hosts major surfing competitions, while other beaches have gentle waves. West from the town is a large lagoon area popular for fishing and bird watching.
The price of this retreat includes daily delicious vegan breakfast, lunch, and dinner. The Sanctuary also serves healthy fruit and vegetable smoothies which will help you restore the energy required for your daily activities. They serve plant-based foods and drinks which are free from all meats, fish, dairy, alcohol, and other animal products.
The beautiful Mexican coast allows you to take part in several activities such as swimming, boating, or simply relax under a palm tree. You can also choose to go dolphin and whale watching, visit the local surroundings, or do some volunteer work at The Sanctuary.
The Sanctuary offers a variety of healing therapies for you to choose from. All of them require a previous appointment and incur an extra cost. Among them you will find:
Coming from Puerto Escondido centre, heading on the highway in the direction of Pochutla and Huatulco, take the first turn right to La Punta, at Rubi's minimarket.
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 left turn into Quintana Roo Street.
You will then see The Sanctuary half a block ahead of you.
Please book your flight to arrive at Puerto Escondido International Airport (PXM).
If you are traveling from outside of Mexico, the best way is to fly to Mexico City International Airport (MEX), and then from Mexico City you can fly to Puerto Escondido International Airport (PXM) using a variety of local flights.
Once you arrive in Puerto Escondido, you can take an airport-approved white taxi at a cost of around 8 USD or you can take an airport-approved shared taxi for about 4 USD. You can get one of these outside of the airport door. Another option is to take a shared taxi, a pickup truck with canopy over the back and bench seats inside. The price for these varies but it’s around 1 USD.