The Sanctuary

What is The Sanctuary?

The Sanctuary is intended to be a space to learn, to share, to dance, to sing, to explore our inner self, to feel joy and to help us to heal ourselves from dis-ease.  

Our Vision

We envision being an equitable, multi-cultural, multi-dimensional community living in nature, supporting souls in experiencing unity with Source, co-creating a shift into a dimension of Love of Light.

Our Mission

To align with our vision by ways of spiritual practice, purification, healthy lifestyle, enlightening education programs, clear empathic communication and many other healing modalities as a way to align soul, mind and heart, reconnecting with our purpose, fulfilling our unique mission and develop a deep joyous connection with life.

Why visit Us?

Maybe you yearn for something beyond the mundane, you feel that there must be something else to life and wish to find some direction, some passion and purpose for your life and wish to explore and develop a spiritual practice. Maybe you would like learn about meditation and yoga to establish a daily habit so you can practice when you return home.

Perhaps you have a particular health challenge which you would like to heal with natural health remedies, or you have addictions you would like to overcome. You may like to come to do a seven day cleanse with MMS or with water/juice fasting, or a parasite cleanse or a liver/gallbladder cleanse.

Or it could be that you simply would like a break away from the hustle and bustle of daily life to relax and recuperate, and even learn to surf while you are here! There are many such possibilities here, and more. 

Community Living

" ....... The environment determined the fate of the cells, not the genetic pattern. So if cells are in a healthy environment, they are healthy. If they’re in an unhealthy environment, they get sick.” - Source

Perhaps you want to learn about and experience living in Community, to learn how to relate in more loving ways, or help others learn how to grow organic healing food. Our vegetable garden is small and not yet mature. However as our community and our garden grows we will be able to share more about perma-culture & sustainable living.

Living in a caring community is a key component of a complete holistic healing protocol to help restore health and happiness. 

Please be aware that we are not offering qualified staff to support you in your healing process. We offer information and tools to help you. Please see our healing protocol to see what is available to you.

The Sanctuary is not a hotel or a hostel. Rather it is like a large family house in which we can support each other in our healing processes. 

Spiritual Practice

We hold regular morning and sometimes afternoon/evening group meditations and frequently listen to readings from spiritual masters such as Ramana Maharshi and contemporary mystics like Ekhart Tolle and Paul Lowe. We also often join global sadhanas organised by Spirit Voyage Music.

As part of our daily schedule we offer space & time to practice yoga, sometimes led by qualified teachers, sometimes led by experienced students, and sometimes for self-practice.

At sunrise, we sometimes (but not currently as of March 2015) practice Agnihotra, an indian vedic puja, (ritual) chanting of a mantra while we burn cow dung and ghee and make an offering of rice to the fire. This alchemical process attracts very beneficial energies for human, animal and plant health.

Pictures of The Sanctuary

Delicious, Nutritious and Beautiful Healing Food

At The Sanctuary we serve only vegan food so as to be as supportive to healing the physical body as possible. We either grow our own or purchase organic food (when possible) from the best sources we can. This does not mean that all the food we serve is organic as this is not always possible, but we do our best. As of 26th December 2014 we have we are sourcing some organic fruit and vegetable once a week, enough for 2-3 days supply. We plan to continue to improve the amount which is organic. 

We do our best to prepare our food with care and do our best to amplify healing energies through awareness and by repeating mantras during preparation. While we aim for a high percentage of raw foods in our meals, as these are generally considered best for bringing and maintaining good health, we also offer a delicious variety of cooked foods to maintain a balance.

A Place to Visit or to Stay

You may stay at The Sanctuary as a Guest or as a Volunteer Guest (with a part work exchange). If you are a local resident, or are visiting the area and staying elsewhere, you may visit for a yoga class, for a massage, or for one of the many Workshops & Retreats offered by our staff and visiting teachers.

Our standard offer of accommodation is a bed in a shared room. This enables our overhead costs to be shared between more people (up to 20 inclusive of staff) and therefore to make the cost of staying at The Sanctuary affordable to most people. Subject to availability, we are sometimes able to offer an option to upgrade to a private room at an additional cost.

To encourage living and learning together in community, our prices include all necessary food along with a program of yoga, education and a baseline healing protocol. Visit our Schedule & Conditions Page for more information and our Guest prices page to learn the cost of staying at The Sanctuary


In addition to always offering a space for personal retreat incorporating our baseline healing protocol, we frequently organise retreats for particular purposes such as Yoga Teacher Training, Conscious Communication, Sound Healing with Tibetan Singing Bowls, Parasite Cleansing, Raw Food Preparation and Juice Cleansing. The subjects and availability of these themed retreats, will always depend upon the availability of facilitators. Sometimes led by our volunteer staff and sometimes by visiting or invited guest teachers, prices vary dependent upon different factors. Take a look at our Healing Retreats page here.

Where is The Sanctuary?

The Sanctuary is located in the surfers paradise of Puerto Escondido, Oaxaca, Mexico. Approximately 500 metres from the sea in La Punta area, The Sanctuary is located in a very nice colonial style five bedroom house set within a walled garden in a relatively peaceful neighborhood. As you step into the lush gardens surrounding the house, you may well feel cradled by peaceful vibrations.  

For a map, directions and how to contact us, visit our Healing Headquarters page.

Check this link to see many pictures of our beautiful house and gardens: Pictures of our Home

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Are you a Guest at The Sanctuary?

If you are currently a Guest, Seva Guest or Work Exchange Guest at The Sanctuary, this is the place for you to blog to share your experience, and perhaps to answer questions from others.

You can also use this space if you have previously stayed at The Sanctuary and would like to leave a reference for possible future guests.

What our Guests are saying...

Click below to see contributions from other visitors to this page...

October 21st, The Sanctuary's second Birthday 
Hi ! I am Noa, volunteering at the Sanctuary since 2 weeks...and wanting to share about the celebration we held on the 21st of October for the Sanctuary's …

Luxury or Community – Which Do You Really Need? 
I have listened enviously to friends tell me about their retreats at health centres. They stayed in luxurious accommodations where all their needs were …

Awesome Project 
I'm very thankful and happy that Pete hosted me and made me part of his awesome project, even though I only stayed for 2 days and 1 night, I enjoyed myself …

In Puerto Escondido... 
Puerto Escondido. Located in southwest Mexico along Oaxaca’s coastline, this colorful, eclectic city of 45,000 people is a surfer’s paradise and is …

The Sanctuary - El Santuario 
The Sanctuary is a healing place in Puerto Escondido - Mexico. It´s a place, like its name says, where people share different ways to try to achieve a …

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The Sanctuary, Quintana Roo, Brisas de Zicatela, Puerto Escondido, Oaxaca, Mexico, 70934, 71980
Telephone +52 (1) 954 110 4020

Healing Haven and The Sanctuary are a budding Healing, Education and Yoga Community in La Punta, Puerto Escondido Mexico. Operating with work exchange volunteer staff and no shareholders, any surplus income is used for the highest good.  The Sanctuary specializes especially in supporting people with difficult health challenges and inspiring its community to live more creatively and authentically. We probably offer all you would expect and more. If you are inspired to do so, please share this page with everyone you care about. Whilst every effort is made to keep the information on this site up to date, sometimes events, prices, offers etc. change and cannot always be updated immediately.