COSTA RICA RETREAT January 8-15th, 2022

Ahki Sanctuary, Nosara, Guanacaste Province, Costa Rica

Andrea Russell
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Jan 8 - 15, 2022
Group size: 1 - 13
COSTA RICA RETREAT January 8-15th, 2022
Ahki Sanctuary, Nosara, Guanacaste Province, Costa Rica

Andrea Russell
  • Facebook verified
60 reviews

Jan 8 - 15, 2022
Group size: 1 - 13

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.


All payments are final; there are no refunds available. 

Travel + Arrival Information

A valid passport is required, it must be valid at least 6 months after date of travel (July 2021). Plan to arrive before 3 pm on Saturday, January 8th, 2022 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 15th, 2022. 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.

Covid-19 Safety Measures

To protect the safety of all participants AHKi has rigorous health and safety protocols in place. Participant shall also be solely responsible for complying with all COVID-19 entry requirements of the destination country.



This retreat will likely sell out quickly. It is encouraged to place your deposit soon so that you can secure your place and begin planning your magical and transformational retreat.

A non-refundable and non-transferable $500 deposit secures your space in the retreat. The full amount is due October 1st. Refunds will be granted as per the the Yoga Retreat Agreement and Release of Liability. A signed copy of the waiver secures your registration.

For Yoga Alliance registered teachers 30 hours of continuing education are available with this retreat.

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, laundry, specialty beverages or alcohol, spa services, and tours/excursions/kayaks/SUP are not included. Health travel insurance and trip cancellation insurance is required. Consider Global Rescue, World Nomads, or Allianz insurance.

Available Packages

Triple Occupancy
only 2 left

A triple occupancy room with a private bathroom.

Double Occupancy
only 2 left

A double occupancy room with a private bathroom.

Single Occupancy
only 1 left

A single occupancy room with a private bathroom.

Deposit: $500

Your Organizer

Andrea Russell
60 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!


Truly a transformational retreat. Knowledgeable instruction and guidance. Gracious companions. A beautiful and serene place. abundant delicious meals.
By Phil J for Center Down Wisconsin Retreat on 22 Sep, 2021
Loved the retreat and Andrea’s energy was wonderful as always! Wonderful food!! Thank you Lauren.
By Chris F for Summer Wisconsin Retreat on 10 Aug, 2021
Perfect timing given all that is going on the world. I found it incredibly comforting and helpful to practice in community with superb guidance from Andrea and Cheryl. The Christine Center is truly sacred space.
By Kathy P for AWAKEN Meditation & Yoga Retreat 2020 on 24 Mar, 2020
As usual my experience is better each time I get to be a part of Andrea’s retreats! The food at The Christine Center is so delicious and nutritious I want to learn how to cook like they do there! Sheryl was a perfect addition to this retreat. I’ve never met her before and she is such a smart woman and explains things so well. I’d actually like to talk to her one on one! Thank you Andrea and Sheryl for being a great team. I learn more every visit! Love, Sid?
By Sidney M for AWAKEN Meditation & Yoga Retreat 2020 on 18 Mar, 2020
Thank you for a great retreat! Your knowledge and understanding of human anatomy was insightful and beneficial. You created a wonderful environment for stretching our hearts and minds.
By Nancy B for COSTA RICA RETREAT January 11-18th, 2020 on 28 Jan, 2020
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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 M on 04 Oct, 2019