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It is said in Ayurveda:

‘Everything in the world is medicinal and everything in the world is poisonous, and Ayurveda will teach you how to tell the difference between the two.’

Karuna DiLibero

Ayurveda + Aging

Yoga Retreat

Ayurveda & Aging Yoga Retreat

With Karuna DiLibero + Peter Malakoff


OCTOBER 14-21, 2023


This retreat offers a rare, deep dive into the knowledge and practices of Ayurveda

that can easily be integrated into your daily life,

allowing you to live and age with grace and health.

During our 7 nights, 8 days retreat together, you will be introduced to the ancient wisdom of Ayurveda with a focus on

Aging through Peter’s animated stories and references from the Vedic tradition of India,

accompanied by his multi-media Keynote presentation.

⭐️We will email you a link to this presentation, at the end of the week as one of our gifts to you.

⬇️ View Our Retreat Informational eBOOK ⬇️

Our work together begins before you even come to Mexico!

⭐️Complete Your Ayurvedic Intake Form


Once we receive your full payment

You will be e-mailed a 16-page Ayurvedic Health Intake Form.

Please scan, complete, and email it back to Peter (

We will schedule an Ayurvedic Health Diagnosis / Consultation with Peter

that will take place during the retreat. It will be recorded and given to you.

You will also receive a personalized informational booklet at the retreat, created by Peter,

explaining your unique daily protocols.

This will allow you to understand your Dosha, (your individual elemental nature),

which is one of the fundamental gifts of Ayurveda.

With this knowledge you can follow daily protocols enabling you to live your best life.

We invite you to schedule a free 45-minute follow up consult with us AFTER THE RETREAT

​to help you integrate your new practices into your daily life and make any adjustments.


Morning Ayurvedic Dinacharya (Self Care) Practices Before Breakfast

  • Ayurvedic oral care

  • Tongue scraping

  • Oil pulling

  • Eye wash

  • Neti pot

  • Yoga classes, including Pranayama (breathing practices)

  • Meditation + Mantras

Following Breakfast

  • Ayurveda + Aging Keynote Presentations with Peter

  • Stories and references from the Vedas of India which help express the timeless wisdom of this ancient tradition.

  • Ayurvedic Health Consultations

Following Lunch:

  • Ayurvedic Treatments

  • Ayurvedic Health Consultations

  • Leisure time to enjoy the beach

Following Dinner:

  • Sunset Vedic fire purification ceremony / meditation called Agni Hotra.


In 2004, Peter completed his Ayurvedic formal studies in India under Dr. Sunil Joshi, a world-renowned Ayurvedic Physician, and Panchakarma Specialist. There, he received his Ayurvedic Sadhana Padavika Diploma from Kalidas Sanskrit University of the State of Maharashtra, India – the first such program for Westerners ever offered by an Indian University.

He has heard and read the stories of the epics, myths, and teachings of the Siddhas. He is a comprehensivist, not a specialist and everything he knows is connected with everything else. He writes and talks on a variety of topics such as Ayurveda, Yoga Philosophy, Eastern and Western philosophy, Tantric Tibetan Buddhism, world mythology, Buckminster Fuller, the Bhagavad-Gita, Vedanta, Advaita, Kabir, Rumi, Adi Da, Ramana Maharshi, eastern and western history and a wide range of other topics.

He is very familiar with the Mahabharata, and the Ramayana and knows many of the commentaries and stories that play such a large role in Ayurveda, Indian culture, and philosophy, both ancient and modern.

He weaves stories into his teachings which brings them alive.

Karuna and Peter met in Ajijic, Mexico when she attended one of his Ayurveda workshops. The 2 became fast friends and knew they wanted to collaborate to share the sacred knowledge of Ayurveda with others in a setting that allows so much more depth.

​This retreat is the result.


Your Treatments May Include:

  • Chakra Balancing Meditation (Aromatherapy, Visualization, Chanting)

  • Shirodhara (Warm Oil Flows Over 3rd eye)

  • Karna Purna (Ear Treatment)

  • Nasya (Nose Treatment)

  • Basti (Nutritive / Detoxifying Enema)

  • Basti (Targeted Body Pain)

  • Svedhana (Steam)

  • Abhyanga (Ayurvedic Oil Massage)

  • Garshana (Dry Brushing)

  • Shiroabhyanga (Ayurvedic Head Massage)

  • Netra Tarpana (Eye Treatment)

  • Pinda Svedhana (Herbal Poultice Massage)

  • Urdvartana + Lepas (Herbal Body Paste)

  • Other recommended treatments


Villa Ananda is a sanctuary, a very energized sacred, healing space.

The comment received by guests the moment they walk in is, “Ahhh, it feels so peaceful here.”

There is a seamless flow from inside to out; fountain and garden inside, palm studded patio, pool and ocean view from every space outside. Great attention is taken to detail in decor, caring for the grounds and likewise, caring for our guests.

An amazing team of employees care for us all, and every detail.

Villa Ananda offers 8 double occupancy suites with a bathroom and patio.

Rooftop Suites and Blue Spa Suite have wonderful ocean views.

Villa Suites

Palma. Suite: 2 double beds, private bath, patio, outdoor shower

Villa Rooftop Suites

Apartment: King bed, bathroom and living room with sofa bed and beachfront patio

Blue Suite: Queen bed, private bath, beachfront patio

Green Suite: Two double beds, private bath, beachfront patio

New Suite 1: King bed, private bath, in + outdoor shower and bathtub, beachfront patio

New Suite 2: Two double beds, private bath, outdoor shower and bathtub, beachfront patio

Spa Suites inside Spa Dome

Ocean Blue Suite: Two twin beds, private bath, beach front

Crystal Suite: Two double beds, private bath


  • Transfers from Puerto Vallarta Airport right to Villa Ananda and back

  • Private, Oceanfront Ayurvedic Boutique Retreat Home

  • Private or Shared Suites, each with private bathroom that includes; bathrobes, beach towels and spa products; body wash, shampoo and conditioner

  • Swimming Pool Onsite

  • Yoga Mats and Yoga Props are Supplied. (Blocks, Blankets, Bolsters, Belts)

  • Personalized Ayurvedic Spa Treatments

  • Exquisite Vegetarian Ayurvedic meals included;

  • Morning tea + snacks, breakfast, lunch, and dinner.

  • Fully staffed Villa Ananda Kitchen + Housekeeping Staff Onsite Daily

  • The sound of ocean waves to lull you to sleep

Our Gifts For YOU!

  • Ayurvedic Health Consultation + Printed Booklet Specific to YOUR NEEDS

  • A copy of the Keynote presentations

  • Access to Peter's online Ayurveda Library he has been compiling for the last 19 years

  • 45 minute follow up consultation upon your return home

  • Support the integration your new daily routines

  • Gift bag that includes several gifts!

  • 15 hours Yoga Alliance CEU's!

Your Investment Cost

Single Room

with Private Bathroom: $4900

Shared Room
with Private Bathroom: $3500


$1000 / $500 non-refundable

15 hours Yoga Alliance CEU's!

Maximum 16 People on Retreat.



  • Airfare to Puerto Vallarta Mexico

  • Don't forget to be sure your PASSPORT up to date

  • Tips for the Villa Ananda Staff. We recommend 15%. Less is fine more is greatly appreciated. They are AMAZING!​





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