COSTA RICA RETREAT January 6-13th, 2018

Ahki Sanctuary, Nosara, Guanacaste Province, Costa Rica

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Andrea Russell
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Jan 6 - 13, 2018
Group size: 1-15
COSTA RICA RETREAT January 6-13th, 2018
Ahki Sanctuary, Nosara, Guanacaste Province, Costa Rica

Andrea Russell
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13 reviews

$1775
Deposit: $500
Jan 6 - 13, 2018
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.

Accommodations

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.

Refunds

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 2018). Plan to arrive before 3 pm on Saturday, January 6th, 2018 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 13th, 2018. 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

Double Occupancy before 11/1

A double occupancy room with a private bathroom for January 6-13th, 2018.  

Available until Nov 01
$2075
Deposit: $500
Triple Occupancy after 11/1

A triple occupancy room with a private bathroom for January 6-13th, 2018.  

Available until Jan 01only 1 left
$1775
Deposit: $500
$1775
Deposit: $500

Triple Occupancy after 11/1

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Andrea Russell
13 reviews
My hope is to inspire people to live healthier, more wholehearted lives, through Ayurveda, yoga, and meditation. I began practicing yoga and meditation in 1996 and have been teaching since 2000. My yoga teaching draws from the Krishnamacharya lineage, having completed teacher trainings in Alignment, Ashtanga, and Therapeutic Yoga. I am registered with Yoga Alliance at the 500-E level. My primary teachers are Scott Anderson and Michael Stone. My classes integrate meditation and a mindful approach to asana that brings attention to anatomy, optimal alignment, breath, and inner awareness. This practice cultivates abounding health in body and mind while inspiring you to live a more grounded and compassionate life. If you prefer an individual or therapeutic approach, my private yoga lessons address the intricacies of adapting the practice to honor individual needs and health concerns. I am the Assistant Director and a lead instructor for Alignment Yoga’s teacher training programs. I offer a variety of trainings, workshops, and retreats, both locally and abroad. Additionally, I am a licensed massage therapist specializing in Neurovascular and Aroma Acupoint Therapy. My studies continue in Ayurveda, India’s science of longevity and health. I am currently enrolled in Kripalu’s School of Ayurveda and also have had the privilege of studying with Dr. Robert Svoboda and Dr. Claudia Welch. I have a deep love for travel, local food, and spending time with my pitbull Lucy. I look forward to working together. Gratefully, Andrea

Reviews

Thank you for the great experience! I love what I learned and am looking forward to signing on for more. There was so much great stuff to take in And take home. Thanks again!
The weekend sessions were cery informative and Katheryn was a very engaging instructor. I would attend another session with her. I have one suggestion. Since this was my first experience with you, and I came from out of town, I read many of Kathryn’s reviews. The reviews made the weekend sound like an overnight retreat with food provided. Luckily I decided to verify that with you a few days ahead of time and found out that I had to make overnight arrangements. It Should have been very clear about the distinction between the reviews and the Madison arrangement. Kim Jacobs
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I had to travel 2.5 hours and well worth it. I learned so many new nd beneficial things from Kathryn.
I felt transformed by the experience. it took me to a place of stillness and I received new tools to take care of myself better!
SE
A 10! Such a wonderful, restorative weekend. Yoga, meditation and Aryuveda in a beautiful, natural setting with delicious vegetarian food at mealtimes. After only two days, I felt more grounded and recharged. Andrea Russell is a gem!
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