Paradise Found in Mexico

Paledora: Grounded Retreats

We are happy to add Paledora Tulum Jungle Retreat to our family of paradise. Our Grounded Retreats offer the same quality, safety, love and support that over 400+ guests have found to be of immense value in the last 4 years. However, the retreat center is in the jungle rather than on the ocean and the accommodations are more on the “clean & simple” side. It’s for nature lovers who want to adventure into a sweat lodge or chat about their journey around a fire, yet still enjoy A/C in their room at the end of the night.

Guests: 15 max

Features

This retreat center has shared room accommodations, a large pool, sweat lodge, shared workshop spaces, and a lot of beauty from the jungle.

  • Private Bathroom, AC & Fan in Every Bedroom
  • Great Wifi Throughout the Property

    You can find out more by checking out their website. For this Retreat, we will be reserving both Casa Aire and the Casa Aguila. (PLEASE DO NOT BOOK THROUGH THEIR WEBSITE. We have already made the reservation, if you would like to attend, please submit an application here.)

HACIENDA ALEGRE: Healing Retreats

Endless summer. Unpolluted air. Rare mountain and Ocean views. Punta de Mita, MX

Healing Retreats are our classic. 5 Star Villas, Ocean front or Ocean view, Chef-prepared meals, shared or private rooms, and spaces that will blow you away! Amanda Schendel will host the opening evening as well as the ceremonies during the Healing Retreats. For those of you looking for luxury, comfort, attention, rest, and the ultimate privacy to experience this medicine, a Healing Retreat is for you.

Hacienda Alegre is a true Mexican-style home. We proudly call it A Tropical Oasis by the sea in Banderas Bay, Mexico. 

The perfect place to disconnect and be inspired. Situated beachfront in the exclusive neighborhood of Punta Mita, surrounded by multi-million dollar mansions and celebrity hangouts. Just an hour from Puerto Vallarta and 30 mins from the quaint town of Sayulita on the West Coast of Mexico. The property is comprised of 3 buildings with 9 guest bedrooms. Let us create your perfect getaway.

Features

  • 3 separate houses – main house, Casita and pool house
  • 60 meters of private beach front
  • Arguably the best surfing on the west coast of Mexico – 50 yards away
  • Two acres of lush tropical gardens
  • Full-size tennis court and Pickleball court
  • Large swimming pool
  • Games room
  • A meditation hideaway
  • 24/7 Security & Gated community comforts
  • Dedicated wi-fi service
  • A/C in all rooms

CASA ITZAMARA: Healing Retreats

10-bedroom, recently renovated, modern villa with stunning 360 degree views of the Pacific Ocean, Sayuilta, the Sierra Madre jungle and Monkey Mountain. All bedrooms have a jungle, ocean, or pool view with an en-suite bathroom and a terrace. 

Itzamara is located in Pascuaro on the south side of Sayulita.

Winding jungle trails provide a beautiful walk or golf cart ride into the surf town. There are two stunning, virgin beaches within 5 minutes’ walking distance – Pascuaro Norte and Pascuaro Sur.

We host our Healing Retreats at this location as well as Hacienda Alegre.

Amenities

  • large infinity swimming pool with fiber optic star lights and hot tub
  • speakers throughout common area
  • gym
  • spa
  • large terrace (for 22 people) with views over the jungle and ocean for group activities
  • mini beach
  • indoor/outdoor dining area
  • professional kitchen

VILLA PAPELILLOS: Expansion Small Group Retreats

Expansion…well, it keeps on getting BETTER! Expansion Retreats were born out of a desire from some of our guests to truly have the one-on-one attention they need. We’ve heard the call for more personalized preparation and deeper integration. Amanda Schendel hand selects the leaders & healers of this retreat as well as hosts the entire event as well as the ceremonies. You’ll be guided through a 3-month container that includes your Small Group retreat. This retreat is for those wanting and willing to go as deep as possible in a truly intimate environment

Guests: 8 max.

Villa Papelillos is a beautiful Villa located a few minutes north of Sayulita within the protected ecological reserve known as “Sierra de Vallejo”, right at the heart of Riviera Nayarit. With no houses anywhere nearby, you will feel that you’re sitting atop the entire jungle canopy with a gorgeous view of the Pacific Ocean in front of you.

Peace and tranquility are the feelings that will sweep over you as you enter the property.

A stay in Villa Papelillos will pamper you exactly as you deserve. Experience a rooftop sunrise yoga practice with 360º views from the Pacific Ocean & the Sierra Madre Jungle, privacy, luxury, and nature at its finest with our Expansion Retreat.

Features

  • Villa Papelillos is a beautiful Villa located a few minutes north of Sayulita within the protected ecological reserve known as “Sierra de Vallejo”, right at the heart of Riviera Nayarit.
  • With no houses anywhere nearby, you will feel that you’re sitting atop the entire jungle canopy with a gorgeous view of the Pacific Ocean in front of you.
  • Peace and tranquility are the feelings that will sweep over you as you enter the property. A stay in Villa Papelillos will pamper you exactly as you deserve.
  • Experience a rooftop sunrise yoga practice with 360º views from the Pacific Ocean & the Sierra Madre Jungle, privacy, luxury, and nature at its finest with our Expansion Retreat.

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Leaders & Facilitators

Amanda Schendel

Psilocybin Plant Medicine Healer

Amanda’s goal as a Psychedelic Leader & Guide is to bring a warm, caring service to humanity. She serves unique medicine not only to guests, but also facilitators in their growth and development, education and well-being. She serves by showing people their true nature, where they’ve lost connections and by giving them the tools to continue the daily work outside of the retreat setting. As an advocate of the safe, responsible use of psychedelics, she strongly supports the use of medicine traditions surrounding their ancient healing. 

Amanda plays many roles; retreat producer, leader, facilitator, joke maker and shaman-in-training. She just may provide you with a song or two during ceremony.

She is a highly intuitive guide and has trained, assisted and facilitated in over 500  psychedelic ceremonies using ayahuasca, San Pedro (Huachuma cactus), psilocybin, cannabis, tobacco, and rapé.

Amanda brings a seasoned, varied and light-hearted approach to even deep medicine work.

DISCLAIMER:

The Buena Vida and Sol Medicine does not supply, manufacture, distribute or condone the use of any illegal substances. The goal of The Buena Vida Retreats is to facilitate access to trained shamans who work with sacred plant medicines within an accepted, sacramental and ceremonial context. The shamans personally evaluate each guests’ needs and work strictly within the laws of their training and all local and national laws where the retreats will take place. We do not guarantee any results or outcomes, specific medicine usage, etc. Each participant is responsible for informing themselves about possible pharmaceutical drug contraindications, including but not limited to SSRI and other stabilizing medication. They assume all responsibility for due diligence required for their participation. For more information and additional resources, email hello@thebuenavida.net

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