Top 10 Meditation Retreats in Mexico

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Venturing on a journey of self-discovery and inner peace, through meditation, is a path that countless individuals worldwide are choosing to tread. The benefits of meditation are multifaceted -  mental clarity, reduced stress, enhanced emotional well-being, and even physical health improvements. 

In the quest to learn meditation, one might wonder why Mexico? Mexico provides an ideal backdrop for meditation with its serene landscapes, from tranquil beaches to lush jungles, offering an inviting atmosphere for spiritual exploration. The combination of dedicated meditation retreats and the country's vibrant culture creates an environment conducive to deepening one's meditation practice.  This list brings you the top 10 most popular meditation retreats in Mexico, each carefully selected to provide a unique and enriching experience. By presenting them in ascending order of price per day, this list ensures accessibility for all, allowing individuals to choose a retreat that resonates with their budget and spiritual aspirations. This unbiased compilation serves as a guide for those seeking to explore the world of meditation amidst Mexico's enchanting landscapes and vibrant culture.

1. Prana Retiros

Location - Valle de Bravo, Mexico

Retreat Name - 3 Day Body Therapy, Yoga, Dance, Conscious Movement and Meditation Retreat in Mexico Valle de Bravo

Prana Retiros was founded with the aim of helping people rediscover joy, vitality, and overall well-being. This endeavor consists of a team of specialists dedicated to providing the utmost care and support. The result is a holistic somatic experience that offers opportunities for reconnection and therapeutic guidance, fostering a gentle and balanced process. These transformative experiences unfold within an atmosphere of trust, community, and interconnectedness. The foundation of Prana Retiros is built upon Yoga, sound healing, meditation, ecstatic dance, plant-based nutrition, and Somatic Psychotherapy. With a high level of commitment and attentiveness, the team collaborates harmoniously to help you discover your best self. 

Sofia Monroy and Daniel Maccise will be your instructors during the 3 Day Body Therapy, Yoga, Meditation, Dance and Conscious Movement Retreat at Valle de Bravo. Sofia is a Psychologist, holding a degree from Westhill University, and she furthered her education with a master's degree in Body Psychotherapy at CPBS Barcelona. She is a certified yoga teacher and has completed a psychoanalysis course at the IPU Berlin. Her exploration of holistic practices includes transcendental meditation with Deepak Chopra, involvement in 5 Rhythms dance therapy, and engagement with psychobody methods such as Hakomi. In contrast, Daniel is passionate about culinary arts and music. He holds certifications in professional cooking and professional plant-based & essential vegan desserts from Rouxbe School. Additionally, he's trained in Holistic Nutrition and completed the Hippocrates Lifestyle Online Program at Hippocrates Wellness. Daniel is also a Kundalini yoga Master and Tantra teacher, certified by Yoga Alliance with a 200Hr certificate.

The 3 Day Body Therapy, Yoga, Dance, Conscious Movement and Meditation Retreat in Mexico Valle de Bravo offers a harmonious blend of well-being and enjoyment. Situated within a protected 22-hectare virgin forest, the center boasts eco-friendly facilities powered by sustainable energy sources and features compost toilets. Guests can choose from shared cabins to private treehouses for accommodation. Meals are plant-based and served buffet-style for breakfast, lunch, and dinner. The key aspects of the retreat are - 

  • Stay for 2 nights in comfortable accommodation.
  • Savor plant-based meals.
  • Somatic psychology for body therapy
  • Explore Vinyasa & Hatha Yoga, Yog Nidra and the fundamentals of yoga
  • Experience transcendental meditation
  • Engage in dance and conscious movement with cocoa activation
  • Benefit from sound healing through Sonoterapia
  • Enjoy nature therapy through hiking
  • Participate in talks about eco-techniques

Price per day USD 750

2. Communidad Om Shanti/Om Shanti Community

Location - Valle De Bravo, Mexico

Retreat Name - 4 Day Full Nature Immersion with Yoga, Hiking and Meditation Retreat in Mexico near Mexico City

Comunidad Om Shanti, a Yoga Alliance registered establishment (RYS 200), has recently unveiled the Om Shanti Forest, a conscious living harbor in the heart of nature. With its distinctive eco-glamping site, carefully designed to harmonize with the natural surroundings, visitors find themselves enveloped in an idyllic setting rich in peace, vibrant energy, and the beauty of nature. It serves as an ideal retreat, providing a space to rekindle inner connections and rejuvenate to meet the demands of daily life. The humble and devoted teachers, all trained in the birthplace of yoga, India, approach each day as an opportunity for continued learning, unwavering in their commitment to sharing the profound and transformative benefits of yoga with all who seek it.

Yoga classes at Comunidad Om Shanti's Om Shanti Forest cater to everyone. There are no prerequisites; anyone seeking to learn and practice yoga is warmly invited. To maintain a personalized and attentive learning environment, group sizes are intentionally limited to a maximum of 8 participants. The classes embrace a rich array of elements, including traditional Hatha Yoga, Pranayama, meditation and relaxation techniques, all thoughtfully interwoven with various activities to enhance the holistic experience. Om Shanti Forest is committed to blending modern comforts with a rustic ambiance, exemplified by amenities such as a serene relaxation area adorned with natural gardens, a kitchen dedicated to promoting healthy eating, and a unique Yogashala. Additionally, for those who wish to enjoy the outdoors, the picnic area offers barbecue facilities, and special menu requests can be accommodated to ensure a fulfilling and nourishing stay.

Experience Valle De Bravo's 4 Day Full Nature Immersion with Yoga, Hiking and Meditation Retreat in Mexico near Mexico City this memorable retreat features - 

  • Daily Yoga sessions and meditation classes to rejuvenate your mind and body.
  • Daily engaging workshops covering life coaching, psychology, codependence, anatomy, and even more.
  • Immersion in nature with invigorating hikes, dance celebrations, and relaxation techniques.
  • Comfortable and restful abode for 3 nights in Geo-domes amidst the natural surroundings.
  • Wholesome vegetarian/vegan meals for breakfast, lunch, and dinner throughout the retreat.

Per day USD 217

3. Beyond

Location - Puerto Vallarta, Mexico

Retreat Name - 8-Day All-inclusive Yoga, Massage, Hiking and Meditation Retreat in Mexico Puerto Vallarta

Beyond specializes in offering all-inclusive yoga holidays meticulously crafted to provide individuals with a respite from the demands of daily life, facilitating their reconnection with their authentic selves while deepening their yoga practice amidst the splendor of nature. Distinguished as the exclusive eco-luxury yoga retreat center in Mexico that offers year-round, affordable, all-inclusive retreats, Beyond establishes a haven in paradise where guests can cultivate mental, physical, and emotional equilibrium. Nestled within the verdant embrace of the Sierra Madre jungle, teeming with vibrant birdlife and affording breathtaking views of the Pacific, Beyond's idyllic location is conveniently situated just a 25-minute drive from the Puerto Vallarta International Airport and a mere 5 minutes from Puerto Vallarta itself. Embracing sustainability, Beyond extends a warm welcome to both beginners and seasoned practitioners, boasting a dedicated and attentive staff committed to fulfilling every guest's requests and preferences, thereby ensuring a profoundly enriching and harmonious retreat experience.

Beyond offers a host of amenities that contribute to a truly memorable experience, including a relaxing hot tub, an invigorating swimming pool, a fully equipped Yoga studio, and a serene yoga deck. The property maintains a strict no-smoking policy and provides convenient laundry and ironing facilities for guests. The culinary experience at Beyond is entirely plant-based, with no exceptions, and the property abstains from serving alcoholic beverages, promptly removing any found on the premises to uphold a tranquil atmosphere. Committed to environmental sustainability, Beyond goes the extra mile by offering round-trip airport transfers, ensuring a seamless and eco-conscious stay for its guests.

Beyond's 8-Day All-inclusive Yoga, Massage, Hiking and Meditation Retreat in Mexico Puerto Vallarta offers a comprehensive introduction to holistic wellness within an atmosphere of laid-back luxury. Here's a summary of what you can expect during your stay - 

  • Explore a variety of yoga styles, including Hatha, Yin, Iyengar, Restorative, Ashtanga, Anusara, Bhakti, and Therapeutic, enriching your practice with different approaches.
  • Learn the art of meditation and breathwork while delving into Chakra Alignment to enhance your inner balance.
  • Engage in special opening and closing ceremonies that serve as meaningful rituals to set and reflect upon your intentions for the retreat.
  • Enjoy a signature massage as part of the package to relax and rejuvenate. Optional additional services are also available for those seeking extra relaxation.
  • Embark on a boat trip to the picturesque Los Arcos Marine Park and later spend quality time with the group at Mismaloya Beach, savoring the beauty of the coastal landscape.
  • Take part in a guided waterfall hike through lush jungle terrain, traversing rivers and pristine beaches while immersing yourself in the natural wonders of the region.
  • Experience 7 nights of comfortable accommodation in a charming treehouse villa, creating a unique and serene retreat atmosphere.
  • Savor a delightful culinary experience with all meals and snacks included in the package, ensuring you're nourished throughout your retreat.

 Daily Price USD 243

4. Acolyte

Location - Mazunte, Mexico

Retreat Name - 7-Day Creative Yoga, with Natural Dying, Cooking and Meditation Retreat in Mexico Oaxaca and Puerto Escondido

Acolyte provides yoga classes in the Basque country and France, along with various events featuring yoga, meditation, and wholesome cuisine. Periodically, they arrange retreats in distinctive and sought-after destinations, including Mexico. Set amidst stunning natural scenery, these retreats offer a diverse range of yoga styles and Kundalini practices designed to enhance your capacity to access your creative potential. Participants have the opportunity to connect with fellow travelers on a similar path, leaving with a refreshed self-awareness and the ability to harness their creative talents fully. Acolyte's mission centers on unlocking boundless creative potential in the vibrant locale of Mazunte.

During the 7-Day Creative Yoga, with Natural Dying, Cooking and Meditation Retreat in Mexico Oaxaca and Puerto Escondido you will be staying in a lovely villa. It features an outdoor swimming pool, barbeque facilities, a garden, a terrace and a lounge. The food is farm-to-table and organic. It includes brunch and dinner with drinks like detox juices, healing smoothies and herbal teas.

Included in the retreat package are -

  • A 6-night stay in comfortable accommodations.
  • Enjoy daily brunch and dinner.
  • Yoga sessions in varied yoga styles like Yin, Restorative, Vinyasa, Hatha, and Kundalini, on all days.
  • Hands-on experience in natural dyeing and cooking
  • Guided cultural walks
  • Excursions to the beach and nature exploration
  • Learning and exploring different meditation techniques.

Price per day USD 253

5. Sendero de Sanación

Location - Morelos, Mexico

Retreat Name - 5-Day Emotional Healing and Meditation Retreat in Mexico Tapalehui, Morelos

Formerly known as Sendero del Yogui (The Yogi Path), Sendero de Sanación (Get to know the healing path) serves the purpose of supporting and guiding individuals on their journey toward awakening consciousness. Through the wisdom of Yoga, Meditation, and various other disciplines, this sanctuary is dedicated to fostering a better world for all. Sendero de Sanación offers diverse offerings, including workshops, retreats, courses, talks, and engaging activities. The retreat takes place at Tapalehui retreat center, which is nestled amidst lush green surroundings. This tranquil haven provides an ideal backdrop for embracing serenity and inviting clarity through meditation. The harmonious sounds of nature serve as a healing balm, soothing the soul. Away from the clamor of daily life, Sendero de Sanación offers an idyllic setting for individuals to embark on a profound journey of self-discovery.

The visionary behind Sendero de Sanación is Leo Rubalcava, whose journey in meditation and yoga commenced over a decade ago. Witnessing a profound and uplifting transformation, both physically and mentally, Leo embarked on a path of deeper exploration and engagement with various meditation practices. Driven by his newfound passion, he sought certification as a yoga teacher, eager to share its transformative potential with others. Leo holds a 300-hour certification in the Yoga Espacio method, founded by Jñana Dakini, and furthered his knowledge with certification in Rishikesh, India, under the guidance of Swami Sudhir Anand, solidifying his commitment to these remarkable practices.

The 5-Day Emotional Healing and Meditation Retreat in Mexico Tapalehui, Morelos is about reclaiming happiness, health, peace and harmony. You let go of all the unwanted and useless baggage and open yourself to positivity and acceptance. Making the retreat package wholesome are the following elements - 

  • Accommodation for 4 nights in a rustic single room or a double room.
  • Vegetarian meals throughout your stay.
  • Daily meditation practice and yoga lessons.
  • A meditation manual and an audio course.
  • Circle of containment, emotional healing and letting go practices.
  • Cocoa and Temazcal ceremonies.
  • Campfire and closing ceremony.

Price daily USD 276