With Sue Van Raes and Lauren Lewis

January 4th - 11, 2020

Bodhi Tree Resort ~ Nosara Costa Rica



On this retreat you will be guided through daily practices that support your health through nutritional wisdom, conscious cooking, women's yoga, self-exploration, personal transformation and pleasure.  We will remind you how to slow down, rest, reflect, and ignite a sacred relationship to self, food, and your body. 

  • Women’s Heart Opening Yoga :: Vinyasa and Yin + Meditation,

  • Nutritional Wisdom :: Organic food, conscious cooking and educational immersions

  • Women’s Workshops :: Personal Transformation and Health Inspired Living

  • Restore :: Rest, Relax, Reflect, Renew, Discover

  • Explore :: Experience the adventure of your dreams.

Join us in experiencing this very special retreat illuminating the self-care, yoga and food-centric aspects of the feminine.  Practice yoga amongst the jungle breeze, watch the beautiful Costa Rican sunsets on the beach, explore the feminine aspect of yourself with a sacred circle of women, and bask in the brilliance of a transformational week where you can come home to yourself.



  • Coffee/ tea bar/ pre-yoga nibbles

  • Morning vinyasa yoga (all levels)

  • Intention Circle

  • Organic Nourishing Breakfast 

  • Free time: Beach, Explore, Rest, pool side swim, spa

  • HEALING Whole foods lunch

  • Afternoon ImmersionS: Personal transformation, health and Conscious cooking classes

  • Restorative yoga

  • Sunset beach play / free time

  • group dinner delicacies




  • Food-centric nutritional wisdom to ignite your senses

  • Conscious cooking instruction

  • Exquisite, organic, local, whole-foods ~ hand selected for health and healing

  • Unique immersions focused on health, healing and happiness

  • Boutique Accommodations ~ 7 minute walk to world class beaches and central to local shops and restaurants




Sue Van Raes:


When we immerse into a week just for ourselves, personal break throughs happen. In our busy day to day lives, we often get stuck in the daily grind, pushing through and rarely seeing life in the big perspective of our health and happiness. In my experience, international retreats give us a chance to get out of our day-to-day go-tos and perspectives to see things a little differently, learn new practices that serve our higher good, and take a much needed break to unwind, restore and tap back into our feminine nature and wisdom.

I have led over 20 international and local retreats. I host women's groups live and virtually with participants from all over the world.  It is a deep love I have to see women prioritize themselves and their health and support each other in their desires and intentions.  Each time we venture on retreat, beautiful things happen, both internally in how we emerge more resourced, rested and clear and in the beautiful relationships we form with other women on a similar quest.  

One women can change anything. Many women can change everything.



Lauren Lewis:

"There is nothing more exciting to me than helping someone begin to notice how their physical, emotional, and spiritual states respond by preparing pure, balanced and delicious meals with the intention of well being. Simply by choosing food that properly nourishes our body, we are capable of taking the role of healer and placing it in our own hands. The sense of empowerment gained by this piece of knowledge is profound."  

After college, Lauren attended the School of Natural Cookery to follow her passion for plant-based cooking, and has operated a personal chef and culinary education business for 13 years. In 2000, Lauren found and fell deeply in love with yoga. Yoga and mindful cooking have such congruency and Lauren has found deep passion aligning these two practices.

By intuitively attending to our most basic needs – breath, movement and healing food – I believe we can show up fully to live our most vital lives. 




We are thrilled to be hosting EAT. BREATHE. NOURISH at The Bodhi Tree Yoga Resort, located in the foothills of Nosara, Costa Rica. This world class resort was designed to flow with the nature that surrounds us. You can begin your day with a cool-down in your outdoor shower or a dip in the salt-water infinity pool at sunrise. Soothing fountains and waterfalls guide you through the local fauna on your way to your bungalow. Open the door to find a star-lit shower, luxurious cotton sheets and a canopied bed that promises a well-deserved rest. All bungalows have air-conditioning, free Wi-Fi and modern amenities abound. Security staff is available 24 hours a day and housekeeping staff will keep your room looking as beautiful as the first day you arrive.

The yoga shalas are the perfect backdrop to our intentionally designed yoga classes and workshops with gorgeous views of the sunsets. Feel the breeze caress your skin as you gaze out over the jungle and beyond to the ocean. With hardwood floors, 360 degree views, there is no better spot to take a deep exhale.

This amazing yoga resort is equipped with a juice and smoothie bar, wine and alcohol bar, Pilates studio, fitness studio, spinning studio, saline infinity pool, boutique, spa, complimentary bikes and shuttle to town and beach and so much more. 



Costa Rica • January 2020
from 2,199.00

Payment plans available upon request. Please set up a retreat consultation (below) to set up details. We look forward to having you join us.

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Refund Policy
The Deposit is non-refundable.  80% of the total cost (minus deposit) is refundable until 60 days before your retreat. No refunds are available within 60 days of your retreat.

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We recommend that you purchase traveler’s insurance to cover yourself (and the retreat).  In the event that you cannot make all or some of the trip, traveler’s insurance will pay you back for airfare and time missed.  It also covers luggage and health.


Questions?  We would be happy to help.  Go ahead and set up a retreat consultation below and one of us will contact you.






The Eat. Breathe. Nourish. Retreat was spectacular. It blew away all my expectations. I was able to truly dig in and embrace the intentions that I set during the workshops in Costa Rica and am holding on to those intentions after having returned home. I was able to shift my mind frame and rise to a new level of power within myself that continues to propel me forward in the most positive way (in terms of food and nutrition and my overall goals for myself in life). Sue and Lauren are amazing women and leaders! Every moment and experience was planned with purpose and intention. I only wish the retreat was twice as long!
— Mia

Lauren and Sue welcome you to a week away from it all wanting you to return refreshed and restored ready to take on the world again. Whether you are seeking a week away from the stresses and strains of a crazy daily life, or the frantic busy pace of a modern work environment, or perhaps just want to learn more about natural cookery and find out what yoga is all about, then they are here to help you.

Sue will lead you in discovering your intentions and help you determine just how your path will lead you to their realizations with simple, informative, non threatening workshop discussions. Lauren will inspire you to create your own recipes from the bounty of local produce. She shares a fresh take on basic principles that will give you confidence to create your own dishes. Her specialty is vegan cooking using whole foods which are sure to please any palate.

Yogic meditation and practices in this beautiful and peaceful place help you accept your present limitations yet open you mind and body to endless possibilities. Lauren and Sue both introduce you to many different yogic styles and be challenged. As a beginner, and a much older participant, I marvelled at what the advanced people attained, and attempted as best I could to keep pace in the more strenuous power sessions. Couples yoga introduces a powerful aspect of trust in your own body and in your partners!

Built into the daily program was plenty of time to be reflective and enjoy the natural beauty of the jungle and beaches. Time also to explore a little with new found friends, go out to lunch in a local restaurant, try a Spa treatment, browse in the local stores and street stalls, but always gathering again to view the sunset down on the beach and appreciate the fullness of the day.

I took home with me a sense of fulfillment, an new found resolution to listen to my own mind and body, and a plan to realize my intention of the day. And a certain confidence in new found friends who shared this special week where Lauren and Sue’s radiant smiles lead us to ‘Eat, Breathe and be Nourished together.
— Marion

The Eat.Breathe.Nourish. retreat was more wonderful than I expected! While I was there I was able to unwind, do some helpful contemplating, and gain a better understanding of my wellness goals and how to reach them. I also found a really warm sense of connection with other women and an understanding that we’re all facing the same struggles in different ways. Coming back to “real life”, I’m realizing the benefits continue to wash over me as I interact with others and make choices that will impact my health.
— Ailsa

These ladies ability to lead is remarkable. They gracefully and intentionally adapt to the needs of the group and are able to dig in to get to the heart of the matter in a tender and loving way. Their wisdom and thoughtfulness is evident in everything we did. Sue is a wonderful yoga teacher and remarkable workshop leader. Her heart-centered approach allows woman the safe container to be vulnerable and open up in ways that can accelerate growth. All of our needs are met so we can focus on our intentions and relax into the experience. This retreat is always life-changing for me. I am a more balanced and thoughtful person because of them
— Ani

The facilitators truly knows how to host a first-class retreat. I’ve been on many retreats, and none of them come close to the level of service, kindness, caring and compassion these beautiful professionals have for their guests. Every detail is taken care of. All you need to do is show up, physically, spiritually and mentally.
— Iffer

I am blown away by this retreat. The facilitators brought a really unique flavor, and it created a really juicy retreat. Spending time with a small group was magic. I feel deeply connected to this group, after only 7 days. I’m reminded of the beauty of connecting and spending time with myself. I was blow away by the meals! I am leaving feeling grounded, nourished and full of joy. The balance between connection and me time was fabulous, and I will carry the feeling of this onward with me. Thank you thank you to each of you! I feel like I’m surfing the wave of bliss right into my next adventure. With love and gratitude.
— Chloe