Self empowerment retreat


A 30-day retreat

to transform your life

2019 start dates:
July 22nd | October 21st
Early Bird (until June 1st) $2960 | Program Price $3480

Imagine you had a Heart Attack. You lay awake physically, mentally, emotionally in shock by the reality that your life could’ve ended. It is this pivotal moment, this shock, that pushes you to reflect and rethink; to take a second chance at life and live the life you always dreamt of living. You don’t need to have a near death experience in order to make the decision to transform your life. The time is now.

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What to expect

Heart Attack is a month long retreat experience that gives you the tools, understanding and practical experience to transform yourself and your life into something you absolutely love. We combine experiential learning, group empowerment and self-development theories throughout a variety of workshops and exercises to give you the opportunity to leave your comfort zone, get back to the basics, and step into your authenticity. Designed to create life-altering impact, Heart Attack gives you the clarity, ability, and confidence to clearly define and shape the outcome of your life.

• Conflict management
• Reprogramming for happiness
• Fear Control
• Identification and reformulation of beliefs
• Boost self-confidence, self-esteem and courage
• Overcome limiting beliefs
• Leadership Development
• Process of forgiveness
• Understanding of the subconscious
• Discover and strengthen your reason for living
• Life redirection and focus
• Achievement of goals

The Alternative Classroom

Heart Attack was created from the dreams and experiences of its founders, Yaniv Charlap, Cormoran Lee & Yotam Elmakias. Through their adventures, the sense of discovery and curiosity, desire for connection and persistence to live beyond limitations, Rosemary Dream was born. Through experience-based learning we are able to establish lasting behaviour changes and the development of new habits. We’ve combined experiential learning, group empowerment and self-development theories through a variety of workshops and exercises to give you the opportunity to deepen and intensify your ability to help yourself in order to better discover and understand the purpose of your life.

Meet the Coaches


Arun Thompson

Arun studied BSc Psychology at Swansea University and then went on to achieve his Masters of Occupational Psychology at the University of London, Goldsmiths.

Since graduating with his Masters, Arun gained his expertise in personal development and transformative coaching at Rosemary Dream where he has been practicing since July 2017. Arun uses a variety of tools, techniques derived from the principles of Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT) and Cognitive Behavioral Therapy.

ACT is a values-based intervention focusing on managing thoughts, feelings and emotions by reducing the power they have to influence our behaviour negatively in order for us to do the things that create a rich and meaningful life. Cognitive Behavioural Therapy works to change limiting beliefs into empowering beliefs and create a perspective on life that inspires and energises.

Arun helps develop patterns of behaviour that make people feel great about themselves and excited by the world around them. In addition to coaching and mentoring people through their personal journeys, Arun designs and facilitates programs and workshops with the intention of creating profoundly transformative experiences that create a liberating and empowering effect!


Rodrigo Faerman

“And It was at the moment that I was enjoying the success of my professional career that I decided to drop everything and understand my Purpose, the ‘why’ I was doing what I was doing. After many years researching and developing methods that integrate Design Thinking, Human Development and Innovation, I nowadays dedicate myself into facilitating the Journeys of Individuals and Companies into discovering their own Purposes, and making them a Reality.”

After taking his Business Administration degree from Boston University, and his Masters in Information Technology from Bocconi University in Italy, Rodrigo dedicated more than 17 years working in the areas of Innovation and Human Development all over the world.

Rodrigo accomplished great results in every company that he has worked for, such as BankBoston, Telefonica, Accenture, as well as in Startups that became Multinational companies like Zumba Fitness, where he was CIO for 7 years, helping to turn a local business into a well established company with presence in more than 170 countries.

Today he offers his services as a Strategic and Innovation Consultant, Personal and Business Coach and Workshop Facilitator, using several techniques and methods of Mindfulness, Design Thinking and Human Development to discover and materialize his clients’ purpose.

Get inspired

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What is included?

Imagine what new opportunities could enter your life once you express your true passions and commit to a purposeful challenge.

Nutritious Meals Everyday

You will have breakfast, lunch and dinner cooked for you everyday by our in-house chefs. Here at Rosemary we do not use meat, dairy products or processed sugar in our meals. All meals cater to a vegan, vegetarian and pescetarian diet, however, if needed we can cater for special dietary requirements, just let us know!

30 Nights Accommodation

To maximise your experience we recommend you come for one night before and one night after the retreat, which is a gift to you as part of the price. Standard accommodation will be in a shared room with other participants. Private rooms available upon request.

Activities and Workshops

We’ve made a combination of our most important, useful and transformational workshops and activities to provide participants with deep relaxation, personal alignment and the experience, knowledge and motivation to create immediate and significant change on their return home.

1-on-1 Coaching Sessions

Each participant receives weekly personal coaching sessions from Heart Attack Program mentors and coaches to ensure that your growth is tailored and transformational. By the end of the month you will have the clarity, confidence and competence to make the change you’ve always wanted

3 day silent retreat & detox

You will spend time in silence surrounded by sub-tropical forest, whilst being nourished and detoxed by natural juices; to clear your mind, purify your body and restore your energy

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Daniella Wolfe

“Wow! What an incredible life changing experience for me. Rosemary dream has far exceeded my expectations. Before I arrived at Rosemary dream I thought that my life was in control and I felt happy. Rosemary took me through a 30 day journey of adventure, challenge, love, self discovery, self empowerment and provided me with many tools that I will continue to use on a daily basis to maintain this new way of being. I feel in control in the most healthy way and feel like I’ve taken back my life”

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Alistar Theilman

“Heart Attack exceeded all my expectations. From using the 3 elements of monk, monkey and the modern human I have completely transformed into a better version of myself. Through meditation, immersing myself in nature, natural movement, breaking barriers and constantly being put out of my comfort zone I grew stronger and stronger, becoming my true self and understanding that the obstacles were the way. I became confident, determined and completely decisive to follow my heart and live my life full of passion and excitement.”

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Eugenie Barthalot

I was feeling stuck in a non-exciting life, feeling empty to not know what I have to do, struggling with myself to find my way, experimenting many things to try to find it. Finally found the answer in Heart Attack program. I have experienced things that I couldn’t imagine be able to do  before that. I found that I have an incredible power and that all the answers that I was looking for, are actually in myself. I’m full of passion, determination, courage, ambition. I’m fully myself. I’m ready to live the life that I want, the life of my dreams. “


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Kurt O'Neil

“I’ve learnt so much about life here, and faced many rewarding challenges here. Simple things, Big gnarly things, profound and magical things, mind blowing things, but most of all what I’ve learnt here, and what I hope to return the favour and help others see, is that Accepting oneself, in truly being okay to “”Just Be”” is one of the greatest gifts in life”

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David Van Den Bosch
29 years old

What stood out to me most about Heart Attack is how much power I actually have over my own mind. Now I feel like I’m more in control of myself, I don’t procrastinate, I give myself the time to enjoy life, appreciate the outdoors, communicate with people more, sharing my happiness because it makes me feel happier too.

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Britta Waechter
32 years old

My HEART ATTACK experience. Wow, where do I even begin. It was many laughters, tears, adventures, challenges, hugs, beautiful conversations, healthy meals, crazy dances, monkey movements, rewilding moments, meditations, deep discussions, workshops… and now 8 months later I cannot even express how much this experience has changed my life. The experiences inspired me, challenged me, put me out of my comfort zone and made me WAKE UP- my heart is wide open and there are no excuses anymore but to be true to myself and my values and to live my life and fulfill my purpose with full determination.

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July 22nd, 2019

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How do I get there?


Rosemary Dream is based in Barra Da Lagoa. The cheapest way is to arrive is by bus. From the central bus station (Terminal Centro), it will take you 1-2 hours depending on the day. When you arrive at Centro, you need to exit and head right to the local bus station (Terminal Urbano). Here you will need to get either the 320 or the 330 to TILAG (Terminal de Integração da Lagoa da Conceição) and then the 360 to Barra Da Lagoa. At the final stop you will see a big blue bridge which you need to cross and then follow the path right for 100 metres until you’re at Rosemary Dream.


It is around 50 Reis to get an uber from the Terminal Centro to Barra da Lagoa so if you don’t mind spending that little bit extra, jump in!


If you took a flight to Florianopolis, you can either get a ticket for a minibus to a nearby bus station and get a bus from there to Terminal Centro, Floripa inside the airport before you exit, or alternatively you can take a taxi there too.

If you need to know where we are, check it out on Google Maps:

How much free time will I have?

You will have one free day a week, but generally you will want to use this day to rest and reflect as the program is very intensive and requires some time to process your learnings.

What’s included?

For the whole month, excluding your days off, you will be provided with food, accommodation, activities. We will be on hand to support and help 24/7 throughout your experience.

What will I be eating?

Our experienced kitchen team will be providing you with the most scrumptious and nutritious food. 90% of our food is vegan, due to not being able to responsibly source meat and dairy, and the rest of the time we eat pescatarian.

Can I bring my dog/kids?

Because your month will be all immersive, we don’t allow people to bring their dogs or children since there won’t be time for you to care for them.

Where will I sleep?

For the majority of the time you will be in high standard shared accommodation so that you bond with your fellow participants, however you will also spend one phase of Heart Attack in the wilderness.

What’s nearby?

Rosemary Dream is situated in Barra Da Lagoa, a small fishing village. Here you will be able to buy all your necessities and essentials. If you need to get money out or buy something special.

How much money should I bring?

Everything is covered except for your 3 free days, so it is primarily up to you, but $100 – 200 will be more than enough to cover you for food and snacks whilst you’re here.

What should I bring?

Full packing list will be shared during your registration call. 

Do I need to be physically fit to participate?

Although there will be a number of physically demanding activities, these can be complete by someone with an average level of fitness.

When do I need to arrive?

We recommend that you arrive at least 3 days in advance of the program for you to get adequately familiar with your surroundings, meet other participants and shake off any jetlag you may have from travelling. We give all participants 1 free nights stay before the program begins.

Can I stay after?

Please do! Normally, our Heart Attack participants want to stay at least another week or two after to consolidate and reflect on their experience whilst still under the wing of Rosemary. You can stay for as long as you like after the program at a special discounted rate for participants.

Do I need a visa?

This will depend on what passport you hold. Please check what the rules are for you here:

Cancelation Policy


  • 100% deposit (U$ 500) refund for cancellation 60 days before the program
  • 50% deposit (U$ 500) refund for cancellation between 59 to 30 days before the program
  • No deposit (U$ 500) refund for cancellation 29 days before the program


Cancellation 60 days before – 100% deposit refund (U$ 500)

Cancellation 59 days before – 50% deposit refund (U$ 250)

Cancellation 31 days before – 50% deposit refund (U$ 250)

Cancellation 30 days before – 50% deposit refund (U$ 250)

Cancellation 29 days before – NO REFUND

Additional terms:

  • Rosemary Dream reserves the right to cancel and / or change program data of the event of non-compliance with the minimum number of persons required, with prior notice 30 days prior to commencement. In this case, the refund will be 100%. And is not responsible for airplane tickets, travel insurances, visas, etc
  • After the program starts (and with the total payment made):

Refund will be according with the remaining amount of the participant stays.

    • death of close relatives
    • Illness
    • accidents caused during program activities

No refund

    • Accidents outside the program
    • If the participant breaks any rule of the program and Rosemary philosophy and is subject to its departure
    • Political changes
    • If the participant decides to leave the course voluntarily
  • In any case of cancellation the deposit can be transferred to a future program or to someone else (we highly recommend this).

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