Coming Home to Your Body, Your Heart, and Your Innermost Self

May 16 - 23, 2020

Sometimes we must go away to come home. When our lives become busy, our days seemingly too short, our patience limited and our vision diminished, often the only way to restore our center is by stepping away. Ironically, it is in leaving that we can return to our deepest selves, the quiet that is always and already there, the home of our unbroken heart, which is both our birthright and our good fortune. There is no better place to come home than Haramara where the green of the trees and the blue of the sky remind us of the beauty both within and without. During this week, Chantel Gerfen and Jennifer Sinor will lead you back home, home to your body, home to your heart, home to your innermost self. That home, that place of safety and joy, already exists within each of us, but all too often we forget. Emails arrive, kids clamor, the proposal is due today. It is hard to feel at home when the world around constantly calls for our attention. And that is why me must leave to return. In addition to three organic meals a day, a beautiful swimming pool, and free time to sit on the beach or walk to the small town of Sayulita, each day will offer a vinyasa practice in the morning and a restorative practice at night. Daily writing will allow individuals to fully inhabit the openings created in the physical body through asana practice, and guided meditations will help reveal what we already know to be true. The final day of the retreat will be held in silence so that our deepest work can be done. You will leave on Saturday restored to your body and your heart and more than ready to return home again, in touch, now, with the joy-filled home within. We invite all seekers, all levels of practice, all those who are tired of living only in their heads to join us in Haramara and come home.

Packages include:

-7 nights accommodation in private, shared or dorm-style open-air cabanas

-3 delicious, fresh, healthy, organic meals daily (vegetarian and fresh local seafood)

-2 yoga practices a day (one vinyasa and one restorative) that will include chanting, poetry, and pranayama

-Writing prompts that arise from the practice itself

-Guided meditations

-A day of sacred silence

-Free time each day

-Access to Haramara’s private beach, saltwater infinity pool and grounds

-19% state and hotel tax

-Ground transportation from Puerto Vallarta Airport to Haramara Retreat Center.


The accommodations are one of the most joyous aspects of your time at Haramara. Whether choosing a single cabana, a shared cabana, or the dormitory cabana, you will be met with the sweetest of rooms. All of the cabanas open to the outdoors and you shower amid the trees. At night, you can light your kerosene lamps, snuggle under your clean white sheets, and listen as the jungle goes to sleep.

Dorm Cabana: $1899 per person

Triple Cabana: $2199per person

Double Cabana: $2299 per person

Single Cabana: $2999per person

If you wish to share a cabana and are traveling alone, we can make arrangements for you.


Pricing Specials:

Early-bird pricing (save $100!) if paid in full by January 15, 2020:

Dorm Cabana: $1799 per person

Triple Cabana: $1999 per person

Double Cabana: $2199 per person

Single Cabana: $2899 per person



Type of Retreat: Yoga
Style of Yoga: Hatha

Additional Information, Questions & Registration:

Contact Name: Chantel Gerfen
Contact Email:
Contact Phone Number: 4358816997
Online Registration:

About the Instructors:

Jennifer Sinor (RYT 200) teaches both yin and vinyasa yoga at Transcend Yoga Studio. She is also a professor of creative writing and writes about how we bring the practice off our mats and into our lives. As a facilitator for the Amrita Satsang in Logan, Jennifer leads weekly meditations and discussions of yogic texts.

Chantel Gerfen (E-RYT 200, RYS, CPT, CNC) is a long-time practitioner of yoga and the owner of Transcend Yoga Studio in Logan, Utah. She brings her background as a physical trainer as well as her deep interest in whole living to her classes and her students. Her understanding of anatomy and attention to the energy that moves between the gross and subtle bodies results in a practice that is both physical and spiritual.