Are you ready to join us on an unforgettable journey?


Join us for a once in a lifetime Adventure Retreat amongst the breathtaking landscapes of Patagonia! Embark on a 10 day journey of discovery as we traverse through the stunning regions of Argentina and Chile, immersing ourselves in thrilling activities and serene natural beauty.


We are fortunate to have one of North America’s best breathwork and ice bath instructors Kevin Connelly joining us on the Retreat. Kevin will guide us through several cold plunge sessions and present workshops to share the science backed benefits of cold water immersion.


Discover the pristine waters of Patagonia by boat as we traverse the crystal clear lakes to reach Chile, and opt to embark on rafting, kayaking or packrafting excursions to get an up-close experience of the unspoilt glacier fed rivers. Other optional activities include mountain biking and horseriding.

Connect with nature, nourish your body and reconnect with your soul

This ten-day, nine-night retreat in Patagonia offers an extraordinary journey into the wild, enabling you to rejuvenate your body and soul while reconnecting deeply with your true self. Set against the backdrop of Patagonia’s awe-inspiring landscapes, the retreat features a carefully curated program of activities designed to enrich your overall wellness. Schedule a complimentary 30-minute consultation call today to discover if the Patagonia Retreat aligns with your path to revitalized health.

Guided Treks
Yoga and Sound Bath
Breathwork & Ice Baths
Argentinian Tango Lesson


This 10 day Retreat will start the afternoon of Saturday December 28th, 2024, and conclude the late morning of Monday January 6th, 2025. We have curated a carefully thought-out Retreat which is the perfect balance of outdoor adventure activities, quiet reflective time in nature, and challenges to enhance your personal self-development. The location of Patagonia is one of the world’s last remaining pristine regions, and we invite you to share the magic with us. Don’t miss this opportunity to explore this part of the world, with like-minded travellers, together with expert hosts and local outdoor activity guides. The total price for the ten days is USD $3,180. OR with our interest-free Payment Plan, it’s $530 per month x 6 months.

Your Hosts - Melanie & Kevin

This Retreat will be led by Melanie Sands and Kevin Connelly.

Melanie is the founder of Vida Sana Retreats and has been leading Wellness Retreats since 2014. She has a degree in Tourism Management and in International Studies in Spanish. Melanie is a Nutritionist and also currently completing her university studies in Naturopathic Medicine. She is also a former Overland Tour Leader, having led adventure tours throughout the South American continent including Patagonia. More recently, Melanie has been learning Breathwork in Kevin’s instructor training course.

Kevin is the owner of Reconnect Mexico, which runs ice bath sessions on the Caribbean beach town of Playa del Carmen, as well as Breathwork and Ice Instructor training courses. Also a former Tour Leader, Kevin has a love for facilitating unique experiences. Kevin discovered the power of breathwork and cold therapy after falling into a (and recovering from) deep depression. Kevin holds numerous breathwork certifications, is a wilderness first responder, and was one of the first students to work with best-selling author and breath expert James Nestor.

Melanie Sands

I'm a retreat newbie, will I be okay?

Yes! Many of our guests have never been on a retreat before. Each session can be tailored to suit beginner level, or to suit your individual requirements.

Our facilitator team is here to support you and guide you through each stage of your retreat journey.

Are there payment plans available?

Yes, we offer the option of paying off your retreat in 3 or 4 equal payments, to spread the cost over several months. The final payment will be due 6 weeks before departure. If you would like to discuss an alternative payment arrangement, please get in touch with us.

I have special dietary requirements. Can you cater for this?

Yes absolutely; our kitchen team can create a nourishing menu that is suitable for your requirements.

What happens after I pay my deposit?

Once you book your place, we will send you an email with further information on what to expect, what to pack and how to prepare for the retreat to get the most out of your experience.

We are also happy to answer any questions you may have in the lead up to the retreat.

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