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July 9, 2023 - July 14, 2023

Restorative Rhythms Signature Retreat

Led By: Rae Helsel, Melany Martinez and Jane Fryer
Event Details

Event Name: Restorative Rhythms Signature Retreat

Event Date: July 9, 2023 - July 14, 2023

Led By: Rae Helsel, Melany Martinez and Jane Fryer

Remember. Feel. Rise.


This 5 day retreat is designed to help you REST on a deeper level by finding an inner alignment of Self with Nature. A sync with her intuitive rhythms and your internal landscape. Daily practices will include: Restorative Flow, Yin, Yoga Nidra, Mindfulness Meditation, and Qi Gong. A spacious schedule in the heart of the jungle; time to let go of time. Five nights by the ocean (with the option to stay longer…) for you to relax and regulate.


Healthy, Delicious Meals

We make it easy for you to enjoy delicious, healthy meals without stepping off the resort property. Bodhi Tree Yoga Resort strives to use natural, fresh ingredients to promote a healthy lifestyle. By gathering ingredients harvested from nature, stimulating individual well being at the ground level allows one’s health to blossom.

Our Bodhi Buffet offers an array of hot, and refreshing cold soups; an excellent buffet of veggies and salads; organic chicken, fish and vegan options. We also cater to any palette as a personalized service to suit all your special dietary needs. Organic wine and artisanal beer are available for purchase with your dinner.



Stay in exquisite accommodations set amid the splendor and beauty of the lush Costa Rican jungle. We offer exceptional accommodations and modern conveniences that will compliment your  experience with us.

Our modern Balinese furnishings, luxurious bathrooms, dramatic high ceilings and large windows create a sacred space for soothing rest and quiet contemplation. All rooms include egyptian cotton sheets, air conditioning, coffee and tea maker and a laptop-sized safe. Study or work in comfort at the large work desk with access to free wireless internet. Refresh from a long day of practice in your open air, rainfall shower, featuring luxurious Raw Botanicals toiletries.



Treetops Queen (single)

Includes a queen bed, luxurious bathroom, air conditioning, Wi-Fi and

a shared balcony with a jungle view.

$2,720 (taxes included)

Jungle room (double)

Includes two queen beds, luxurious bathroom, air conditioning, Wi-Fi, open air rainfall shower and patio.

$2,324 (taxes included) per person

$1,458 (taxes included) 
(Other options are available upon request)

Retreat Leaders
Rae Helsel

E-RYT 500, Nosara Yoga Institute 1000 HR Advanced Restorative Teacher Trainer

Rae has been teaching yoga for almost 15 years, and is a mindful restorative yin instructor who incorporates meditation, medical qi gong, and neuroscience into the classes and trainings she leads. She discovered yoga and meditation while living through the uncertainty of a cancer diagnosis and subsequent treatments in college, and she has experienced in the very depths of her cells that this practice can heal, restore, and empower the mind, body, and spirit.

True to her belief in living a life of balance, Rae lends the other hemisphere of her brain to her career in software development with her agency RANA DEV. The yin to that yang is The Rest Movement – her way of inviting others to learn what she has found to be the most restful, restorative, and seasonally rhythmic approach to existing as a human being.

Rae has over 2,000 hours of education and continues to study with her teachers Jane Fryer, Judith Lasater, Sarah Powers, Bernie Clark, Lorie Dechar, Thomas Droge, and Mimi Kuo Deemer.

Her mission is to normalize slowing down in an over-worked and under-rested culture.

Melany Martinez

RYT 500 E-RYT 200 Psychologist

RYT 500 E-RYT 200 Psychologist

Melany has dedicated herself to the practice, study and teaching of yoga since 2010. She trained in the disciplines of Hatha Vinyasa, Restorative and Yin yoga, Mindfulness meditation and Yoga Nidra combining elements of these styles and her experience as a psychologist into a mindful and inspiring alignment-based flow.
In her classes she encourages growth of the physical and spiritual self, creating a space where you can learn how to honor your body through the yoga practice.
She has been based in Nosara for the past 7 years dedicated to teach yoga for the community and managing all the yoga retreats at the very well-known Bodhi Tree hotel in Playa Guiones.

Jane Fryer

Jane Fryer, ERYT 500, NYI 1000, C-MMT 

At 75, Jane has been immersed in the inquiry and practice of embodied consciousness for 50 years. Her journey began in the 70’s after a graduate program in the Psychology of Women and Media led her to a yogic ashram experience where she received Shaktipat initiation. That transformational shift has informed her life and mission/vision ever since. She began to offer teacher trainings at Nosara Yoga Institute in 2012 and considers this opportunity to be the foundation of her current passion -Restorative Rhythms. In all of its forms, including a 200 hour restorative journey through the internal healing arts with co-director Rae Helsel of therestmovement.com. This inquiry, Restorative Rhythms, is the culmination of Jane’s life work and constant study – stay tuned for the next iterations starting in 2024. 
Jane’s medicine is exploring the ebb and flow, remembering you are the sky and everything else is just the weather… through Restorative Yoga, Yin Yoga, Yoga Nidra, and Mindfulness Meditation. She is constantly receiving new insights, and sharing them spontaneously and intuitively with her students and friends. Her lifelong study and practice of evolutionary astrology is also in the mix. 
Jane founded Inwardbound.com in the mid 90’s offering high end global nature infused yoga retreat vacations around the world. She was a pioneer in this genre and considers this foundation to her capacity to connect with, inspire and be inspired by diversity and held by nature. And, the unfoldinging awareness 
and interdependence we all need to meet today’s challenging global circumstances aligning power and grace from within with compassion and courage. These are aspects of our essential nature, available when we take time to recover our resilience and literally reset our delicate and profound nervous systems. Jane’s dharma is to inspire wisdom, hold space, support connection, and continue learning on the path of the Heart, The Wise Heart.