2020 Foresight - Costa Rica: Align with Your Innate Wisdom

AHKí Sanctuary near Nosara, Guanacaste Province, Costa Rica

2 reviews
Feb 22 - 29, 2020
Group size: 10 - 15
2020 Foresight - Costa Rica: Align with Your Innate Wisdom
AHKí Sanctuary near Nosara, Guanacaste Province, Costa Rica

2 reviews

Feb 22 - 29, 2020
Group size: 10 - 15

About this trip

For many, February is a time to get out of the cold and be somewhere warm and tropical with the opportunity to reflect and recharge.  However, you might probe a bit deeper and ask yourself, "Is stress increasing in my life?"  Do you assume it will magically disappear next year - a year predicted to be even more tumultuous or that this stress will not effect your well-being? Would you like to take steps to redirect that momentum?  If you answered yes, then set your intention to be on retreat with me at AHKí, and notice as your intention begins to take root and blossom.  Not only will you benefit from your time on retreat, but those connected to you. This is Foresight 2020.

Clarify Your 2020 Vision.  During our week-long retreat at AHKí, we will use curiosity, accessible and sustainable Alignment Yoga, mindful movement practices, guided meditations and pranayamas to reawaken and reestablish  a heartfelt connection with ground, nature, and innate wisdom.   In so doing, you'll empower yourself to navigate more gracefully through these challenging times.  

There will be ample time during the day to luxuriate and enjoy.  Indulge in massage, watch 20+ species of birds, read, journal, lounge, swim and chat poolside.  Or venture into the village take an ocean swim or walk along the three-mile-long beach.   Several excursions are available if you are so inclined.  By the end of the week, you will feel rejuvenated, connected, spacious, and more clearly able to navigate the many challenges certain to arise in the coming year.  Set your intention now to be in community with trees, sky, ocean, birds, animals and humans at the beginning of this auspicious year - 2020.   

This is a special invitation to sequester yourself at AHKi, an exquisite tropical mountain sanctuary in one of five "Blue Zones" on the planet. 

Our Retreat Sanctuary at AHKí

AHKí is an intimate yet spacious retreat destination nestled amongst  5.5 mountain acres.  It is  reserved exclusively for our small group.   AHKí is located on the Pacific coast, in the Guanacaste region of Costa Rica.  Imbued with lush, green mountainsides, blue ocean waters, plentiful  sunshine, AHKí is the perfect  destination for your retreat.  

What is so unique about AHKí is that it truly IS a sacred space - built specifically according to the ancient science of Vastu Shastra, "the yoga of space", invoking peace, wellness and harmony. A true, Vastu built dwelling helps to maximize the flow of positive, healing energy throughout.

All 6 rooms have ceiling fans, large windows and doors, as well as plenty of  overhead ventilation for optimal airflow. All rooms have private baths  with large unique and luxurious indoor/outdoor showers, and patios and  decks that command stellar views of the mountains and valleys.

As remote as AHKí feels, it is only  minutes away from beaches, kayaking, horseback riding, nature hikes, restaurants and more

Tentative Schedule

7:00 AM    ~  Meditation and Mindfulness Practice

8:00 AM  ~   Breakfast

9:00 AM - 12:00 PM  ~  Theme Exploration, Yoga, mindful movement, and pranayama

12:15 PM  ~  Lunch

1:00 - 6:00 PM  ~  Your time to enjoy!  Optional excursions - bird walks, beach-walks, kayaking...

6:00 PM ~ Dinner

7:00 -8:00 PM ~ Evening Restorative Practices

What's Included

7  nights at AHKI Retreat, 3 vegetarian gluten-free meals a day  (non-vegetarian meals available for an additional cost), all day coffee/tea and fruit, daily yoga & meditation classes,   transportation to and from Liberia airport, all transportation to the  beach and excursions, Wi-Fi in the common area, fine linens and housekeeping.

What's Not Included

 Costs associated with passports (required),  airfare, flight changes, airline baggage fees for any and all baggage,  medical or travel insurance, vaccinations, gratuities and taxes for  personal services, specialty beverages or alcohol, spa services,  tours/excursions or the $29 country departure fee.


All payments are final.  There are no refunds.   In the event you need to cancel your reservation, you may find another participant to take your place in the retreat, or if there is a waiting list and your spot can be filled, then reimbursement may be possible. 

All payments due November 25, 2019

Travel and Transportation

A valid passport is required, it must be  valid at least 6 months after date of travel (August 2020). Plan to arrive  before 3 pm on Saturday, February 22, 2020 to Liberia International  Airport in Liberia, Costa Rica (also known as "Daniel Oduber Quiros International Airport"). You will proceed through immigration,  customs and then retrieve your luggage. You will be greeted by AHKI  transportation and taken to the retreat center which is approximately 2  hours away. The cost of transportation to and from the airport is  included in your package. Plan to fly out of Liberia International  Airport after twelve noon on Saturday, February 29th, 2020. Prior to  departure you must supply me with your up-to-date flight information to  ensure pick-up at the Liberia International Airport. It is recommended  to obtain travel insurance.

Option: Extra 3-4 Day Birding Excursion

Perhaps like me, you're a bird watching enthusiast, and the possibility of travel brings visions of seeing birds you've never seen before.  After our retreat, I am planning on going into or near the Cloud Forest (a few hours south of San Jose) for a few days to do some serious birdwatching with a resident expert.  I'll be staying at Dantica; however, there are several nearby birding lodges.  Let me know if that is of interest to you.  


For a limited time,  I am offering a 3% price discount.  Simply enter  "EARLYBIRD" into discount code field when you check out.  The 3% will come off your remaining balance after your deposit.  
(Sorry folks, the EARLY BIRD discount window closed in early November)

Available Packages

Triple Occupancy

There are some restrictions for the remaining two spots.  Contact the organizer for details. 

A triple occupancy room with a private bathroom for February 22 - 29, 2020. If you wish to room with a particular person or persons, send me that information; otherwise, I will match you up with roommates. 

Deposit: $500
Double Occupancy

A double occupancy room with a private bathroom for February 22 - 29, 2020.  If you wish to room with a particular person, send me that information; otherwise, I will match you up with a roommate. 

Deposit: $500
Single Occupancy

A private room with a private bathroom for February 22 - 29, 2020.  

Deposit: $1,000

Your Organizer

Julia Siporin
2 reviews
Julia is an RYT 500 & YACEP Alignment Yoga teacher with Yoga Alliance. She teaches 200 Hr. Yoga Teacher Trainings among other offerings. By slowing down their practice, Julia invites her students to a more mindful and yet rigorous yoga practice based on functional range of motion within one's unique anatomy. This embodied awareness paves the way to a deeper inner connection at the heart of yoga. She combines her love of bird watching, nature, and meditation - infused with compassion for all beings into her daily life.


Julia is a gracious and thoughtful facilitator. The retreat was amazing and Julia made the guiding of our retreat experience seem effortless. AHKi is a very special and unique sanctuary. I highly recommend both Julia and AHKi to anyone longing for a deepening into rest and life.
By Jessica T for 2020 Foresight - Costa Rica: Align with Your Innate Wisdom on Mar 10, 2020
Trip to AHKI Feb, 2020 Not knowing Julia, or having much yoga experience prior to the trip I didn't know exactly what to expect. Joyously I'm most grateful for the opportunity and experience with Julia, Karen and the AHKI Retreat, and Costa Rica! Julia is an amazingly talented host, yoga teacher extraordinaire and so well versed in not only yoga but also able to coach individuals toward their own paths of higher self discovery. I found Julia very talented, balanced and able to meld our group of 12 together in no time at all. I would recommend Julia for any level of yoga and would definitely attend a retreat with her in the future. Namaste?
By Anne H for 2020 Foresight - Costa Rica: Align with Your Innate Wisdom on Mar 09, 2020