I am so thrilled to be leading this intimate, soul-filling yoga retreat. Get ready to be blissed out and connect to your spirit and community with an opportunity to fully focus on YOU! You will be surrounded by new (and maybe old) friends and nurtured by healthy food and fresh air.
On the edge of the jungle and near gorgeous beaches, you will find yourself returning to a deep sense of peace within. The sounds of Costa Rican wild life will be the soundtrack to your practice and meditation. During this retreat we will explore movement and meditation that balance and harmonize the chakras and energy body. Each day's practice, discussion, and optional writing prompts will be focused on learning about, and bringing into balance, a different chakra.
Throughout the day, you will have opportunities to relax and restore or awaken your adventurous side with surfing, ziplining, or horseback riding.
Each evening you will be invited to wind down with a gentle Yin or Restorative practice complete with Reiki and essential oil aromatherapy.
By the end of our time together you will feel more balanced, focused, relaxed, and clear. What a perfect trip to help offset the long days of winter.!
**This retreat counts toward 20 Continuing education hours for registered yoga teachers.**
Ahki is an intimate yet spacious retreat destination nestled among 5.5 mountain acres. We are located on Pacific coast, in the Guanacaste/Nicoya Peninsula region of Costa Rica - one of the five Blue Zones in the world. Imbued with lush, green mountainsides, blue ocean waters, plentiful sunshine and with it's accessible location, AHKí is the perfect destination for your retreats. As remote as AHKí feels, we are only minutes away from beaches, kayaking, horseback riding, world famous Nosara surfing, zip-lining, nature hikes, shopping, restaurants and more. 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.
• 100% of AHKí's electric consumption is generated using on-site photovoltaic solar panels.
• We use all-natural, biodegradable cleaning products
• We provide 100% locally produced, organic hand soap, body wash and shampoo - refillable dispensers in every bath
• We recycle 75% of AHKí's waste
• We use bamboo straws
• We use recycled plastic and paper products when possible
• We hire and train 100% of our staff from the surrounding area
• All cabinas are amply and naturally ventilated, without the need for A/C
• All hot water is provided via U.S. style, on-demand heaters for reliable, safe, environmentally friendly hot water.
• We composite all organic kitchen waste for future gardening
• We include native plants that provide food and shelter for the local animal population
Mangrove SUP boarding tour/lesson
Ocean SUP boarding tour
Miss Sky Canopy Tour (zip lining)
Deep Body Massage
EFT (Emotional Freedom Technique)
Welcome to the Nicoya Peninsula, a very special place indeed! It is no wonder more and more people are gravitating to this area, as it has been designated as one of the world's five Blue Zones - "hot-spots having common healthy traits and life practices that result in higher-than-normal longevity" - a mecca for the holistic and healing arts practice.
AHKí is a short 3 kilometers from Garza, a quaint fishing village with a lovely beach where you'll find more ticos (locals) than tourists. Another 8 kilometers north finds you in Nosara with Playa Guiones and Playa Pelada. Here you can experience wonderful restaurants, shopping, various excursions and some of the finest surfing in the country!
We suggest flying into Liberia (Daniel Oduber Quiros International Airport). The airport is expanding and more flight selections are opening up every day. A driver from AHKí will be waiting for you. Please arrive at the airport by 3:00 pm on February 15th. *Please be informed that upon exiting the country you will be required to pay a $29 departure tax.
You might consider working with a travel agent to help guide you to the best flight for the price. We found some good deals last March (on apps like Hopper and Google Flights), but some of the flights were not super great or had long layovers. Additionally those discounted flights are often "basic economy" which means there is no cancellation, no transfer of ticket option or change of any type. This is, of course, totally up to you. There is a local travel agent to Oregon City who comes highly recommended: Oregon City Travel. You can find info on their website or by calling 503-656-1623.
WHAT SHOULD I BRING?
Most items can be purchased in nearby Nosara, but it's always good to have what you need when you need it!
An electrical adapter is NOT needed.
WE DO PROVIDE:
HOW SHOULD I DRESS?
Costa Rica is pretty casual, especially here in the beach towns. For your retreat at AHKí, check with your group leader for any specific clothing recommendations. Outside of that, shorts, tees and tank tops, sundresses and sandals are all appropriate for pretty much any occasion.
7 nights accommodations - The spacious rooms feature handcrafted Costa Rican hardwood furniture and have stellar views of the mountains and valleys. The heads of all the beds are positioned to the south or east, in keeping with a Vastu principle that this helps induce a restful night's sleep. All have private bathrooms with large, unique, indoor/outdoor hot water showers, fine linens, a ceiling fan, patios, and daily housekeeping. **Rooms are shared triple occupancy. LIMITED Double Occupancy and Deluxe King Single Occupancy available. Email for details***
3 meals / day (except Thursday dinner which will be in town at participants expense) - Open air dining overlooking the mountains and sea. Fresh vegan/vegetarian, gluten/dairy-free meals made by their private chef, using local and organic ingredients whenever possible. (Dairy products and freshly baked breads are also available.) Additional special dietary needs can be accommodated upon advance request. Chicken or fish may be added to up to three meals at an additional cost.
Morning Meditation - Start each morning with a guided meditation to get your day off to the best start.
2 yoga classes / day - Every morning will be an offering of an all-levels Chakra-inspired flow to get you up and moving. Evening yoga will feature a blend of Yin and Restorative poses with the healing touch of Reiki.
Exclusive Tank or T-Shirt - Each attendee will receive an exclusive retreat tank top or t-shirt as a take-home reminder of our time together.
Daily Transport - We have hired a private driver for all beach trips, shopping trips, and excursions.
7-8:30am Meditation then Chakra Flow Class
9:30-10:30 Subtle Energy Discussion/Journal Prompt
10:30-12:30 Free Time!
Relax in the glorious Infinity pool, nap on a hammock, read a book, schedule a spa treatment...the choice is yours!
1:00-5:00 Free Time!
Head into town to shop, play on the beach, surf, or hang out and relax at AHKI. This trip is all about taking care of you!
5:00-6:30 Yin and Reiki Yoga practice with essential oil treatment.
*Sample itinerary only. This is meant to offer an idea of what a typical day might look like.
We HIGHLY recommend travel insurance. Last minute injuries, illnesses, and emergencies do sometimes happen. Travel insurance can offer some peace of mind and financial protection since retreat payments are final and non-refundable. If we are able to fill your spot, a refund may be possible minus deposit.
Infused with simple elegance and just a short walk down from the main house, our six sizable, guest rooms can accommodate up to 3 people per room. All 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. ALL GROUP ACCOMMODATIONS INCLUDE:
**Rooms are shared triple occupancy. LIMITED Double Occupancy and Deluxe King Single Occupancy available. Email for details***