COSTA RICA RETREAT January 12-19th, 2019

Ahki Sanctuary, Nosara, Guanacaste Province, Costa Rica

44 reviews
Jan 12 - 19, 2019
Group size: 1 - 15
COSTA RICA RETREAT January 12-19th, 2019
Ahki Sanctuary, Nosara, Guanacaste Province, Costa Rica

44 reviews

Jan 12 - 19, 2019
Group size: 1 - 15

About this trip

This tropical mountain yoga retreat is sure to melt away stress, allowing you to deeply rejuvenate and gain insight into your practice. You will roll out your yoga mat each day on a natural teak floor, overlooking the ocean, mountains and valleys. Mats, blocks, blankets, straps and bolsters all will be provided for daily yoga, meditation and pranayama classes. We've designed a retreat that will foster growth in yoga and meditation practices while offering ample time to enjoy solitude, community, the ocean, hiking and for the adventurist, a variety of excursions are available.

Each day begins with an hour long class devoted to meditation and mindfulness techniques to wake you up and ground you in the appreciation of the present moment. After breakfast, the daily 3 hour morning yoga classes are intended to go beyond general group classes you may experience back home by building progressively on Ayurvedic and yogic wisdom as well as anatomical, alignment and energetic themes throughout the week. The retreat size is intentionally kept small to allow for individual support. This week immersion will allow you to gain tools and insights to enrich your practice while fostering continued growth long after the retreat.


AHKí RETREAT is a tranquil and enchanting facility nestled in 5.5 mountain acres, located near the Pacific coast, in the Guanacaste region of Costa Rica and has been named one of five ‘Blue Zones’—where people are said to be healthiest and happiest. Imbued with lush green mountainsides, blue ocean waters and plentiful sunshine. As remote as AHKí feels, it is only minutes away from beaches, kayaking, horseback riding, surfing, zip-lining, nature hikes, shopping, restaurants and more.

AHKí is a truly sacred space - built specifically according to the ancient science of Vastu Shastra, “the yoga of space”, invoking peace, wellness and harmony - with the environment as well as within one’s self. All the structures are built oriented in conjunction with the 9 directions, 5 elements, the earth’s vibrational grid, and the planetary energies.

Nestled amongst the trees along a mountain ridge, are two beautiful and spacious cabinas with a total of 6 large guest rooms. The heads of all the beds are positioned to the south or east, a Vastu principle that helps to induce a restful night’s sleep. All rooms are decorated with handcrafted Costa Rican hardwood furniture made by local artisans. Rooms have large ceiling fans, large windows and doors, and plenty of overhead ventilation for optimal airflow. Each room has a private bath with a large unique, indoor/outdoor hot water shower, and patio decks that command stellar views of the mountains and valleys. Triple, double, and single occupancy are available.

Sample Schedule

7AM Meditation & Mindfulness Practices
8AM Breakfast
9-Noon Ayurveda, Yoga & Pranayama
12:`15 Lunch
1-6PM Free time for excursions, beach, hiking, solitude, etc.
6PM Dinner
7-8PM Evening practice

What is 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 Ayurveda, yoga & meditation classes and transportation to and from Liberia airport, all transportation to the beach and excursions, Wi-Fi, fine linens and housekeeping.

What is 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 available. You may find another participant to take your place in the retreat or if there is a wait list and your spot can be filled, then reimbursement may be possible.

Travel + Arrival Information

A valid passport is required, it must be valid at least 6 months after date of travel (July 2019). Plan to arrive before 3 pm on Saturday, January 12th, 2019 to Liberia International Airport in Liberia, Costa Rica. 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, January 19th, 2019. 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.

Available Packages

Triple Occupancy
only 3 left

A triple occupancy room with a private bathroom for January 12-19th, 2019.

Double Occupancy
only 2 left

A double occupancy room with a private bathroom for January 12-19th, 2019.  

Single Occupancy
only 1 left

A single occupancy room with a private bathroom for January 12-19th, 2019.

Double Occupancy before 11/1
Available until Nov 01, 2018Sold Out

A double occupancy room with a private bathroom for January 12-19th, 2019.  

Deposit: $500

Triple Occupancy
Past Trip

Who’s Going

  • GH
    Gary Hoffman
    Vacation! I'm already feeling a prolonged Ahhhhhhh!
    Oct 30, 2018
  • SD
    Susan Dunne-Guzman
    Looking forward to this retreat!
    Oct 31, 2018
  • SK
    Sharon Klawitter
    Feeling grateful for what my life has been; honoring who I am and celebrating moving forward!
    Oct 31, 2018

Your Organizer

Andrea Russell
44 reviews
I’m an Ayurvedic health counselor, yoga and meditation teacher, and neurovascular therapist living in Madison, Wisconsin. I have been in private practice and teaching since 2000. My classes and retreats integrate Ayurvedic wisdom, meditation and a mindful approach to asana that brings attention to anatomy, optimal alignment, strength, breath, and inner awareness. This practice cultivates abounding health in body and mind while inspiring you to live a more grounded and compassionate life. I offer a variety of trainings, workshops, and retreats, both locally and abroad. I have a deep love for travel, local food, and spending time with my pitbull Lucy. I look forward to working together. Gratefully, Andrea P.S. Head over to to get my full story!


Wonderful retreat , fist time at the Christine Center and meeting Andrea Russell. The setting was amazing but even better was our instruction and program with Andrea Russel - I had an amazing time and will be back.
Beautiful location, if a bit remote. Tranquil surroundings, healthful meals, and amazing yoga and meditation instruction.
I had a great weekend in Willard WI with Andrea Russell and the other people who attended her retreat May 3-5, 2019. The yoga sessions were excellent and the meditation was very special. The helpful and useful information regarding Ayurvedic principles gave me much to think about. We were blessed with warmth and sunshine for the retreat. Attendees could choose to be in silence for part or all of the weekend and of course during yoga and meditation it makes sense to not talk. I was surprised that outside of the group sessions silence was required at the beginning and end of the day. I went with a friend to be able to re-connect with her and found silence cumbersome in that regard.
This is a fantastic retreat at a wonderful location.
Christine Center was lovely, except for the tick threat (and some people actually got ticks embedded). The sisters were wonderful, bed comfortable and yoga company was mellow to be around. I assume there will be a questionnaire for the actual retreat activities.
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