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May 16, 2020 - May 23, 2020

Yoga + Pilates + Be Free

Taught By: Neely Hufnagel and Nichele McDonald
Event Details

Event Name: Yoga + Pilates + Be Free

Event Date: May 16, 2020 - May 23, 2020

Taught By: Neely Hufnagel and Nichele McDonald

Join Nichele and Neely for their 2nd Pilates and Yoga Retreat at the Bodhi Tree Yoga Resort, a world class Balinese style resort located in the jungle of Nosara and within a close walk to the world class surfing beaches of Guiones.  The Bodhi Tree Yoga Resort lays within the healing energies of the Nicoya Blue Zone where you will be able to relax by the 2 salt-water pools while strengthening your mind and body with Yoga and Pilates classes in the open-air Yoga Shalas.

“I left this retreat feeling solid in body, mind and spirit! What could be better than Pilates and howler monkeys…yoga overlooking the ocean…and pool time in between:” ~ Jessica Damassa

What Is Included


  • 7 night’s accommodations
  • Three healthy, delicious meals per day: Pescatarian, Vegan, Vegetarian, gluten-free and other options available
  • Organic juices, Coffee, Herbal Tea Blends


  • Pilates and Yoga Classes
  • Yoga Workshop
  • One Pilates Reformer Class
  • 2 Salt water infinity pools for laps or relaxing plus shade is available pool side with umbrellas and various covering
  • Gym – full gym with cardio equipment and weights

Extras Not Included

  • Airfare
  • Transportation to and from Bodhi Tree (can be arranged for you once you have flight schedule).  Liberia is the closest International Airport, 21⁄2 hour drive to Nosara.

1 to 4 people = $150 one way.
5 or more people = $40 per person one way. Charged separately by hotel to each guests account. (13% transportation tax added to price)

  • Libations at the bar – tropical drinks, wine and beer
  • Bodhi Tree Spa – 6+ types 60- 90-minute massages, facials, manicures, pedicures
  • Offsite activities – surfing lessons, stand up paddle board, horseback riding, zip line, off site restaurants
  • Trip / Travel Insurance
  • Gratuities


Queen Bungalow – 2 queen beds, private bath, outdoor shower and patio

$2199 pp (occupancy 2)

Bodhi House: 2 king bedrooms, outdoor lounge, outdoor shower & private pool

$2499 pp (occupancy 4)


Queen Room with private bath

$2499 pp (single occupancy)

Retreat Leaders
Neely Hufnagel

Neely believes strongly on implementing Pilates into your fitness regimen. “Pilates is a core-based practice that involves the whole body and is imperative for overall body strength and wellness.”

Neely, a Calgary Native is the founder/owner of Pilates on 3rd in Jacksonville Beach, FL. With a lifelong background in fitness she discovered Pilates in 2004. She built her studio in 2011 with the goal to get everyone loving Pilates! “Pilates is a form of exercise that impacts the mind, body, and spirit and I truly believe all my clients walk away from a class at my studio feeling stronger, empowered, and more centered. I love to create an environment that allows my clients to push their limits while paying meticulous attention to form and the mind-body connection.” Neely is trained and certified on all Pilates Apparatuses. And with her experience in athletics and fitness, she has created a method that incorporates core focused Pilates exercises with cardio and resistance training so clients feel pushed, motivated, inspired and capable.

Nichele McDonald

Nichele, from a very young age I has loved the hustle. “I love the work you have to put in to become the best version of yourself in any aspect of your life. I have a strong passion for helping bring that out of others. I love seeing others grow mentally and physically and accomplish things they once thought would never be possible.”
She was a dancer and gymnast throughout her childhood and teenage years. After high school, she was a NFL cheerleader for the Jacksonville Jaguars while getting her Bachelors in Community Health and Exercise Science. Since then she has continually worked on building a life helping others become strong, healthy and confident. “I’m a strong believer in what I call the perfect trifecta… strength, flexibility and healthy eating! I teach yoga, reformer Pilates and strength training. I started following a plant based diet in 2010 and have never looked back.”
Nichele is known for her athletic Vinyasa flow style yoga that focuses on building strength and core stability. Her extensive background in fitness, gymnastics and dance comes through in her playful and creative sequencing. Her classes are upbeat and she strives to help her students relax, let go and stay positive on and off the mat.

Bachelor’s Degree in Health & Exercise Science
CrossFit Level 1 Trainer Certificate Course
CrossFit Gymnastics Trainer Course
USAW Level 1 Sports Performance Coach
RYT 500hr Yoga Certification
Pilates Mat 1 Certification
Pilates Reformer 1 Certification
Naka Athletics Gymnastics and Movement
Ultra Barre Certified
CPR/AED Certified