Secrets of the Heart

Zawiyah in Costa Rica
March 25-31 2018

Secrets of the Heart

Zawiyah in Costa Rica

Facilitated by Jamila and Nasir

Set out on a journey of rebirth among nature’s most beautiful offerings. Awaken from winter's introspection and ready your heart, soul and body to welcome Allah's light of renewal and growth.


Come rekindle your unique connection with the Divine; exploring and unveiling the intricacies of our spiritual organ. As you journey within, take the opportunity to be in awe of Allah's magnificent creation; enjoy Costa Rica's unspoiled, bio-diverse and adventure-filled nature. 

Come be in community for seven transformative days; filled with state shifting Sufi practices, soul nourishing meals and heart expanding experiences; all on the beautiful chocolate sand beaches of Costa Rica's Central Pacific Coast. In this Zawiyah (Spiritual Retreat) we will study from the book Secrets of the Heart. 


We are thrilled to share this adventure with you. This intimate retreat is being offered both to English and Spanish speaking beloveds; there are only 15 spots available.

  • 6 nights accommodations.

  • 3 nourishing meals a day.

  • Group Sufi practices.

  • Book study group.

  • 2 individual check-ins.

  • SJO Airport transfer (shared).

  • Time to relax or explore Costa Rica.

  • Opportunity to connect with fellow travelers.

  • Airfare to SJO airport.

  • Excursions.

  • Gratuities.


We will be staying at Encantada Ocean Cottages, a family-owned boutique hotel in the Central Pacific region of Costa Rica. This private retreat space will provide us with a beautiful setting for our practices, and with direct beach access to refresh and unwind. We will be served three healthy meals daily, inspired by local flavors; special diet meals (vegan, gluten free) available upon request.


Playa Esterillos is located less than two hours from Juan Santamaria International Airport in San Jose (SJO). Airport transfer, on March 25th and 31st, is included. There will be two schedules available on each day to bring you from and to SJO. It is essential that you provide your flight information so we can coordinate your transfer. 


Trained as a Sufi Minister, Teacher and Healer through USHS; and as a Brennan Healing Science Practitioner by BBSH. She has been a student of Sufism for 9 years.

Early in her journey her Shaykh, Sidi Muhammad, entrusted her the opening of a Shadhili Sufi community in Mexico; where she established a sincere and beautiful community. Now she lives in Hollywood Beach Fl with her young family.

Her passion is helping fellow travelers rekindle the Deep Love and Light of the One in their hearts; uncovering the Divine Qualities within their soul to bring forth Healing, Compassion, Love and Wisdom into their Lives.  


Certified as a Master Healer by Dr. Ibrahim Jaffe, he trained as a Sufi Minister, Teacher and Healer at USHS. He graduated from Barbara Brennan School of Healing in 2007. Nasir has been a student of Sufism for 11 years. 

His passion is bringing Sufism into daily life experiences as a ship to navigate through the waters that Life presents to us in each moment.

His hope is to help fellow travelers experience their own unique connection to the Divine and find Strength, Faith, Hope and Healing thought this connection.



18:00  Maghrib

18:30  Dinner

20:00  Opening Ceremony

20:30  Dhikr


4:30  Fajr Prayer

4:45  Practice

7:30  Breakfast

9:00  Al Wird

10:00  Book Study

11:45  Duhr Prayer

12:00 -14:00  Lunch

           Free Time

17:00  Al Wird

17:50  Maghrib Prayer

18:30  Dinner

20:00  Isha Prayer

20:30  on Wed check-ins

20:30  on Fri Closing Ceremony

Tu & Th

4:30  Fajr Prayer

4:45  Practice

7:30 -9:30  Breakfast

          Free Time

12:00 -14:00  Lunch

15:30  Asr Prayer

16:00  Al Wird

16:45  Book Study

17:50  Maghrib Prayer

18:30  Dinner

20:00  Isha Prayer

20:30  on Tuesday Check-ins

20:30  on Thursday Dhikr


4:30  Fajr Prayer

4:45  Practice

7:30  Breakfast

9:30  Closing Ceremony

12:00  Check out


For the explorers among us, we have set aside time to enjoy beautiful Costa Rica. The area offers surfing, swimming, zip-lining through the canopy, horseback riding, ATV tours, National parks and reserves, boat and kayak excursions, white-water rafting, mangrove tours, canyoning and waterfall route repelling.

Front Desk is glad to assist you in organizing your adventures. Or we can plan a couple of group excursion to enjoy in community.


Simple, clean and spacious accommodations imbued with a boutique atmosphere. The spacious cottages sleep 2-4 people; nestled in a tropical setting situated right on the vast chocolate sand beach. Each cabina welcomes you with air-conditioning, Wi-Fi, luxurious bedding and plenty of hot water. The hotel features a library, palapa, restaurant and pristine swimming pool surrounded by tropical gardens

Check in time is at 2:00 PM

Check out time is at 12:00 PM


The Hotel is a NON-SMOKING property

  • $1,600 per person on Triple Occupancy.  Early Bird.

  • $1,800 per person on Double Occupancy. Early Bird.

      *Early Bird Pricing through January 19, 2018*

  • $1,750 per person on Triple Occupancy, after January 19, 2018.

  • ​$1,950 per person on Double Occupancy, after January 19, 2018.


A $400 deposit is needed to secure your spot. The balance is due on February 16, 2018. If the retreat is less than 30 days from the date of registration, the full amount is required. Payment plans are available.


After January 19, 2018; the $400 deposit is NON REFUNDABLE.


Once registered, in the unfortunate event you need to cancel; send us a written notification and we will refund your funds (less your deposit) within 30 days if you are cancelling BEFORE February 16, 2018.  AFTER February 16, 2018 we can only refund your funds if we fill that spot.


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