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August 17, 2024 - August 23, 2024

Heart of Awareness: The Embodied Path 

Taught By: Dora Chan, Jazmin Ment and Cynthia Abulafia
Event Details

Event Name: Heart of Awareness: The Embodied Path 

Event Date: August 17, 2024 - August 23, 2024

Taught By: Dora Chan, Jazmin Ment and Cynthia Abulafia

More Retreat Info: https://www.theembodiedpathyoga.com/retreats

Join us in Costa Rica at Bodhi Tree Yoga Resort from Aug 17th to 23rd, 2024! During this six night gathering in beachside jungle, we will offer daily yoga, meditation, breathwork (pranayama), and an expertly curated retreat experience with fantastic food,  breathtaking natural beauty, and a wonderful community of like-minded people. Yoga retreat offers you the gift of pause, to be cared for in a safe container, to nourish the body and mind, and to build connections and inroads to the highest spiritual experience of wisdom and unity.

Cynthia, Jazmin, and Dora follow the principles of non-dual Tantra, which means that the lived experience is always included in our practice, that we can turn toward our experiences, comfortable and uncomfortable, in order to digest and transmute patterns. That we always begin with the understanding that we are already whole, divine, and full with the expression of life, the expansive and contractive energy that creates the aware universe.

​We don’t need to seek wholeness, but merely remember and reunite with the heart, which is already complete. The body is included and it is the pathway into our inner being, our humanness, the heart.

​These three teachers, with decades of teaching and inquiry each in the fields of yoga therapy, sacred yogic literature, human anatomy and physiology and the trauma response, teach with the essential understanding of genuine non-dual Tantra: to liberate breath, movement, sincerity, and curiosity to return to the heart.

 This retreat is open to any and all people at any and all level of practice, physical fitness, or self-inquiry experience.



What’s Included/ Retreat Details:

Time and space to pause and replenish in the beauty of the jungle and warm water. We will deepen in our practice of compassionate inquiry and embodiment

– Luxury accommodations at the Bodhi Tree Resort for 6 nights/7 days

– Daily yoga asana, pranayama (breathwork), meditation, evening restorative and deep relaxation Yoga Nidra

– 2 spacious and integrative practices morning and afternoon – asana, meditation, community circle, intimate discussion and time for questions and connection

– Time for personal rest, self-reflection, as well as restorative time in nature and community

– 3 healthy, delicious, organic meals per day

– Afternoon siesta and free time

A Day in Retreat Life:
The Bodhi Tree mealtimes are as follow:

– Breakfast is served from 7-10am.

– Lunch is served between 12-2:30pm.

– Dinner is served from 6:30-9pm.

Yoga Sessions with your retreat leaders:

– Morning session: 8:30-11:30am

– Afternoon session: 4-6:30pm

Each day will start with a light breakfast (optional), followed by a long yoga session, which will include asana movement and alignment practice, meditation, Yoga Nidra, and breath work, with thoughtfully curated and sequenced intentions by your retreat leaders, day to day.

There will be plenty of time between practices to hang out, eat nourishing food, go to the beach, rest by the pool, have some down time to journal, read, or rest in the sanctuary of retreat.

The afternoon session will include grounding and restorative yoga practices, discussions and self-inquiry topics, community gathering, and deep relaxation meditation.

 Each evening will culminate with dinner in the company of friends and fellow yogis.

You are welcome to go into the town of Nosara to explore the local fare and culture!



Pricing and details

Rates & Accomodation

Prices below are per-person (pp) rates by room type:

Ganesh Villa – Ganesh Villa is the newest and most luxurious accommodation. It includes one king size bed, walk-in closet, ensuite bathroom with a double rain shower, full kitchen, outdoor lounge and a private pool.

Single Occupancy: $8500 pp   |  Double Occupancy: $6500 pp

Bodhi House Double – Includes two king bedrooms, two luxurious full ensuites with walk in closets, outdoor lounge, wet bar, air conditioning, wifi and private pool.

Double Occupancy: $4500 pp

King Bungalow – Includes one king bed, luxurious bathroom, open air shower, air conditioning, wifi and a balcony.

Single Occupancy: $4200 pp  |  Double Occupancy: $3200 pp

Treetop Queen -Includes one queen bed, luxurious bathroom, air conditioning, wifi and a shared balcony with a jungle view.

Single Occupancy: $3800 pp  |  Double Occupancy: $2700 pp

Queen Bungalow – Includes two queen beds, luxurious bathroom, open air shower, air conditioning, wifi and a balcony.

Double Occupancy: $3200 pp  |  Triple Occupancy: $2300 pp  | Quadruple Occupancy: $1800 pp

Jungle Room – Includes two queen beds, luxurious bathroom, air conditioning, wifi, open air rainfall shower and patio.

Double Occupancy: $2800 pp  |  Triple Occupancy: $2100 pp | Quadruple Occupancy: $1600 pp

Retreat Leaders
Dora Chan

Dora is a former Medical Researcher turned Holistic Stress Resilience Coach. She is a certified Holistic Nutritionist, experienced Yoga teacher, Integrative Restoration (iRest®) Yoga Nidra Meditation teacher, Reiki Master Teacher and Yoga-Therapist-in-training. Having experienced tremendous stress, anxiety and stress-related health conditions most of her life, she found healing through good nutrition and holistic stress management. 

Dora is also trained in iRest® Yoga Nidra Meditation, which is an effective and evidence-based practice to decrease stress, anxiety, insomnia, post traumatic stress and chronic pain, while supporting deep relaxation, increased resiliency, inner peace and well-being. 

With a multidisciplinary background, Dora has a unique perspective in recognizing and finding solutions to obvious and hidden sources of stress that show up in our lives both physically and psychologically. Dora’s approach is accessible, realistic and nurturing. She tailors to each individual’s unique journey to health and well-being and is dedicated to serving and supporting those in her community with trauma-informed practices of Yoga and Meditation.

Jazmin Ment


When not teaching or practicing yoga, you can probably find Jazmin in the ocean surfing or in the mountains seeking solace in vast landscapes. Fun fact: She used to be an acrobat in the circus. Thanks to her mom, who insisted she do yoga with her, yoga and meditation have been integral to most of her life.
She’s practiced Iyengar and other forms of yoga since she was a little girl and still consider herself a student first and always. With thousands of hours of study and 500+ accredited teacher training hours (E-RYT 500), her understanding of yoga, meditation, the human body, and well-being is extensive and heartfelt. She initially studied to become a yoga teacher with Ganga White and Tracy Rich. She then completed her in-depth 300-hr teacher training with world-renowned teachers Colleen Saidman Yee and Rodney Yee. She considers Rodney and Colleen her primary teachers and has studied with them since she was 15 years old.
Through creative and thoughtful sequencing, postural technique, and hopefully a little humor, Jazmin’s classes are a vessel to explore honest self-inquiry, deep listening, potent rest, and radical joy. Her teaching style incorporates her deep-rooted background in Iyengar yoga with the fluid evolution of Vinyasa yoga and its older sister Ashtanga yoga. Her approach is rooted in postural alignment, yoga therapy, human anatomy and physiology, pranayama (breath), and meditation. It is with great devotion and gratitude that she shares this gift of yoga with you.

Cynthia Abulafia


Cynthia’s classes support the power of curiosity.  It is through investigation and attention to detail that the experience of the body, breath, and heart begin to tune our attention to its finest point.  The body is included in this attention, and becomes a map for our reverence.  The purpose of the practice is to simply notice ever deeper into the silence and the pulsation that are the root of all form.

In addition to teaching asana Cynthia teaches courses in yoga philosophy, the subtle or energetic body, human anatomy for yoga, the sacred texts of yoga and non-dual Tantra, and yoga ethics.
Cynthia has taught since 2005.  She has been instrumental in the creation and leadership of Yoga Soup’s 200 and 300 Hour Teacher Trainings, and currently co-leads the 300 hour TT. She is also a certified Yoga Therapist, is Pilates certified, and holds a Masters degree in Nutrition. She has over 25 years of study with world class teachers in several schools of yoga, including Yoga Therapy, Ashtanga, Iyengar, Vinyasa Krama with Srivatsa Ramaswami, modern flow blends and movement science modalities, and many beloved meditation, Advaita, non-dual Tantra, kundalini-Shakti, and self-inquiry teachers, most notably Rupert Spira, the late Bonnie Greenwell, and the late Sally Kempton.