COSTA RICA RETREAT January 6-13th, 2018

Ahki Sanctuary, Nosara, Guanacaste Province, Costa Rica

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

52 reviews

$2075
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
Available until Nov 01, 2017Sold Out

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

$2075
Deposit: $500
Triple Occupancy after 11/1
Available until Jan 01, 2018only 1 left

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

$1775
$2075
Deposit: $500

Double Occupancy before 11/1
Past Trip

Your Organizer


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Andrea Russell
52 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 http://andrearussell.com/about/ to get my full story!

Reviews

Wonderful retreat space, teacher and learning!
Thank you so much, Andrea. As always it was a wonderful weekend of rest and revitalization. I always learn so many useful self-care techniques on your retreats.
This was my first yoga retreat experience, and it was just what I was looking for. Comfortable (albeit sparse) accomdations, wonderful food, a beautiful setting and great program & agenda.
This was an amazing getaway. The location of the Christine Center is such a lovely space and you feel instantly calm and relaxed as you approach the facility. The weekend increases in serenity as Andrea begins her time with you. You can feel your body and mind connecting with nature and the calmness of Andrea's voice places you in such a special place of relaxation. I would highly recommend this adventure for every aspect of the retreat from what we practiced, to the facility and staff, the accommodations and the food that had me going for seconds almost every meal Wonderful memory!
Andrea is an inspirational retreat leader! I left feeling refreshed and eager to dive further into all that I had learned about Ayurveda during the retreat. The Christine Center is beautiful in its simplicity, and the shared 2 person cabin with kitchenette and bathroom/shower was quaint and comfortable. I would go back again.
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My time at the Christine Center for Andrea's retreat was just wonderful. I came away not just feeling refreshed and centered, but with actual tools to move forward with...and so much to think about! Andrea embodies all of the things she talks about, you can see it...feel it. Her knowledge of Ayurveda, the body, nature, and how it all ties into each other, is incredible. Anyone who has the opportunity to experience learning from Andrea should make it a priority to do so!
By Shana Miles on Oct 04, 2019