Sacred Jungle Magic in Costa Rica: Yoga Journey into 2019

Ahki Sanctuary, Nosara, Guanacaste Province, Costa Rica

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Danae aka Bella Yogini
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Dec 29, 2018 - Jan 5, 2019
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Sacred Jungle Magic in Costa Rica: Yoga Journey into 2019
Ahki Sanctuary, Nosara, Guanacaste Province, Costa Rica

Danae aka Bella Yogini
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$2395
Deposit: $501
Dec 29, 2018 - Jan 5, 2019
Group size: 1-18

About this trip

Journey to Costa Rica to say ADIOS to 2018 and say HOLA to 2019!

Experience living in one of the worlds Blue Zones where the happiest and healthiest people live.

Our location is the stunning, AHKí a truly sacred space -- built specifically according to the ancient science of Vastu Shastra, "the yoga of space", invoking peace, wellness and harmony.  AHKí is an intimate yet spacious retreat destination nestled amongst 5.5 mountain acres and only minutes away from beaches, kayaking, surfing, zip-lining, nature hikes, shopping, restaurants and more. 


PURA VIDA 

The pure, simple life is more than a saying it is a way of being.

Where your Soul can Breathe...
Your spirit lives here!  

RETREAT BENEFITS:

This retreat invites you to unplug from your responsibilities, from your electronics and recall what is really important to you. 

You will get plenty of time for introspection--so you can reset, recalibrate and rejuvenate.

Commit to healthy eating.

Deepen your yoga and mindfulness practices. 

Embody rituals to support your wellness wishes

Connect with nature, the lush landscape will inspire you with it's sacred beauty.

Evaluate current patterns + routines.

Meet other spiritual seekers.

A taste of living life with intentionality

Truly Relax

YOU’LL GET:

• 7 nights of exquisite accommodation at AHKí retreat center

• 3 daily meals with on-going coffee/tea and fruit.  Plus a dinner out on the town

• New Years Eve Bonfire on the beach + Champagne Toast

• Chef Daniela's signature cooking lesson

• Daily yoga, includes use of yoga mats + props

• Time to float in the spectacular salt-water infinity pool

• Curl up with a book in the cozy library

• All transportation to the beach and excursions

• All transportation to and from Liberia airport

• A retreat present from Danae

YOU’LL LEAVE:

• Feeling rested + revitalized

• Remembering what is meaningful in your life

• Discovering how small rituals practiced with consistency create massive shifts

• With clarity on how to  develop + implement healthier habits

• With a deeper sense of how to integrate yoga + meditation into your daily rhythm

• With tools to support your re-entry home

• Connected to fellow spiritual travelers


FLOW FOR THE DAY:

Each morning we will greet the day with mantra, meditation and pranayama.  

Fortify with breakfast.  

A chat on Ayurveda + Oils with journaling, a 2 hour yoga practice follows.  

Savor lunch. 

Each afternoon you have time + space for exploring, horseback riding, surfing, you can even paddle down the Rio Nosara through the mangroves, book a massage or any other self-care treatment.  

Or simply BE.

Restorative Yoga right before dinner--buen provecho.



YOGA SHALA:

The open air studio offers breathtaking views, warm breezes, and inviting ambiance.  The 750 sq. ft. features a teak-wood floor (with planetary gemstones intentionally installed beneath to connect the above to the below) offers a forgiving surface for all kinds of bodies and practices.

THE FOOD:

AHKí serves up fresh (organic, when available) vegan/vegetarian, gluten/dairy-free meals made from scratch.  Yogurt, milk, butter and locally baked breads are available for those not avoiding gluten or dairy.  Meals are carefully planned to be climate appropriate and you will never feel weighed down from food that’s too heavy, but you will leave the table satiated.

Chicken or fish is available at a slight, additional cost.   

Wine by the glass or beer available at an additional cost.

All meals are served in the lovely open air dining room, with a grand vista of the gardens, pool, mountains and sea.

Thursday evening we'll have dinner off-site (my treat)!

Experience one of Chef Daniela's popular cooking classes (included) during the retreat! 

THE ROOMS:

Infused with simple elegance and just a short walk down from the main house.

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.

  • Fine Linens
  • Wardrobe and storage space
  • US style on-demand heaters for reliable, safe, environmentally-friendly hot water
  • Handcrafted Costa Rican hardwood furniture, made by local artisans
  • Daily housekeeping

The heads of all the beds are positioned to the south or east, in keeping with a Vastu principle that this helps to induce a restful night’s sleep. 

Private bathrooms with large, unique, indoor/outdoor hot water showers and amenities of the highest standards are provided to enhance your experience of comfort and peace. 


WHILE YOU ARE HERE:

Access to the on-site extravagant spa for holistic/healing treatments by very accomplished practitioners from around the world. 

Some examples include: 

• Thai Yoga Therapy: $140 - $155 

• Energy/Chakra Balancing: $85 - $100 

• Deep Body Massage: $115 - $155 

• EFT (Emotional Freedom Technique): $35 - $65 

• Water Therapy: $125 

• Facials: $120 

• Reflexology: $125 - $155 

• Cranio-Sacral Therapy: $125 - $155 

• Aromatherapy Rebalancing Massage: $125 - $155 

• Astrological Reading - $150

 ***(All pricing subject to change - cash only accepted)***


An abundance of excursions to choose from. 

Some examples for the more adventurous include: 

• Horseback Riding: $45-65 

• 1 hour Kayaking: $75 

• 3 hours Mangrove SUP boarding tour/lesson:  $65 - 2.5 hours 

• Ocean SUP boarding tour: $75 

• Miss Sky Canopy Tour (zip lining): $75 - 3.5 - 4 hours 

• Surfing:  $50 - 90 min group lesson / $70 - 90 min private lesson 

• Wildlife Hike (November & December) : $75 - 3 hours 

• ATV/Quad Tours: $75 4-5 hours (minimum 3pp) 

TRAVEL DETAILS:

Book your flight to Liberia International Airport (LIB).

Plan to arrive before 3pm on Saturday December 29.

Fly into Liberia (LIB) for most direct way to reach AHKí .

Go through immigration + customs and then retrieve your luggage.  

A driver from AHKí will be waiting for you to take you to the retreat centre, which is about a two hour drive.  Pack a snack.

Plan to fly out of Liberia International Airport after 12noon on departure Saturday January 5.

NOTE:  If you wish to explore Costa Rica prior to the retreat start date, reach out so I may advise you.

PAYMENT POLICY:

It is your responsibility to read and understand the cancellation policy before making a reservation.  Naturally, no one books with the intention of cancelling, but unexpected things do happen, so it is suggested you purchase travel insurance once you have made your reservation.
A non-refundable $501 deposit reserves your space in the retreat. The full amount is due by October 15, 2018.   If you sign up after October 15, 2018 (pending availability) the full amount is due at the time of registration to secure your spot.

  • All deposits are non-refundable.
  • The remaining balance (total price minus deposit) is due by October 15, 2018.
  • The remaining balance is non-refundable once paid.

Exceptions cannot be made for any reason:  including weather, injury/ illness, or personal emergencies. 

SEVA

Las Delicias is the local elementary school in the area.

Please consider traveling with a small amount of school supplies for the children to use for the upcoming school year.

SUSTAINABILITY:


• 100% of AHKí's electric consumption is generated using on-site photovoltaic solar panels.

• AHKí uses all-natural, biodegradable cleaning products

• AHKí provides 100% locally produced, organic hand soap, body wash and shampoo - refillable dispensers in every bath

• AHKí recycles 75% of waste

• AHKí uses bamboo straws

• AHKí uses recycled plastic and paper products when possible

• AHKí hires and trains 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.

• AHKí composts all organic kitchen waste for future gardening

• AHKí includes native plants that provide food and shelter for the local animal population

What’s included

  • Accommodation
    7 nights of jungle luxury
  • Food
    3 nourishing + wholesome vegetarian meals per day. On-going coffee/tea and fruit. A dinner out on the town. Chef Daniela's signature cooking class.
  • Transportation
    All transportation to the beach and excursions. All transportation to and from Liberia International airport.
  • Yoga
    Access to yoga mats + props
  • New Years Eve
    Champagne Toast + Bonfire on the beach.
  • Airfare
    Flight to Costa Rica
  • Passport
    Be certain your passport is valid with a minimum of 6 months after the date of travel (July 2019).
  • Travel Insurance
    Highly recommended
  • Departure Tax
    $29 fee to leave Costa Rica
  • Gratuities
    Tipping is rather personal. Tip from your heart and where your pocketbook can afford.
  • Self Care Treatments
    You are worth it!

Available Packages

Triple occupancy (mixed gender room)
Available until Oct 1stonly 3 left

Each room has a private bath with a large unique, indoor/outdoor, hot water shower, and patios & decks that command stellar views of the mountains and valleys.


$2395
Deposit: $501
Double Occupancy
Available until Oct 1st4 left

Each room has a private bath with a large unique, indoor/outdoor, hot water shower, and patios & decks that command stellar views of the mountains and valleys.


$2695
Deposit: $501
Single Occupancy
Available until Oct 1stonly 1 left

Enjoy a king size bed with a private bath with a large unique, indoor/outdoor, hot water shower, and patios & decks that command stellar views of the mountains and valleys.

$3395
Deposit: $501
$2395
Deposit: $501

Triple occupancy (mixed gender room)

Who’s Going

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DY
Danae aka Bella Yogini
3 reviews
Namaskaram!! I am a certified yoga teacher specializing in essential oil education. The practice of yoga found me in 1999 igniting a spark of curiosity and bliss that continues to inspire me today. I help people feel better in their bodies incorporating yoga, Ayurveda and dōTERRA essential oils. People turn to me when their current approach to health is not achieving the desired results. I support my clients in designing Lifestyle Ritual Maps to address all aspects of health--physical, mental, emotional, spiritual and even financial. A nurturer by nature my classes are welcoming to all levels--this practice is for everyONE! What we learn on our mats automatically translates into the other areas of our lives resulting in transformational effects. I am a world traveler, curious explorer and love languages. The ocean is my sanctuary space. I believe daily hugs are requisite, so is dark chocolate. I am honored to be your guide on this journey! Peace + Love + Hugs, Danae

Reviews

KD
The Mayan Magic Yoga Retreat at Villa Sumaya in Guatemala was absolutely wonderful. The 2 flights, 3+ hour drive to get to the shore of Lake Tititlan and the boat trip (30 minutes) to get to the center was part of the sense of really retreating, of getting away. Our well appointed room with its outdoor patio area overlooking the lake ( soft murmur of water against the shore), the volcanoes in the distance, lush vegetation and great weather combined to make this retreat special. Danae crafted a morning mix of chanting and meditation on the dock overlooking the lake, yoga and pranayama in the Tiger Temple; followed by a delicious and quality vegetarian breakfast to begin the day. We had activities (Mayan Fire Ceremony, a Mayan Cacao ritual – each moving and meaningful), as well as mind blowing massage/treatments from world class practitioners. Danae included a fun shopping expedition and dinner out, plus lots of free time for rest and reflection. The staff were smiling and friendly and extended themselves for our comfort. Great food, excellent companions, plenty to do and plenty of time for rest-the best retreat ever. We look forward to Iceland in April 2017. Danae Robinet knows how to throw a rich and satisfying retreat.
DD
Karen and I just got back from an eight day retreat with Danae in Guatemala. I still see and feel and hear this magical resort in my mind. I want to say these words about the retreat before they fade in the hustle and noise of SF Bay Area life. 1. The setting was jaw-droppingly beautiful. The word Magic simply does not do it justice. 2. Yoga was presented with care and respect for the daily situation of the participants. 3. Food and coffee and tea was tasty and abundant. 4. Shopping in local villages was exotic and fun. 5. Danae treated us to several lunches and events. 6. Plenty of free time in this warm exotic location recognized the fact that the purpose of the retreat was not simply to do yoga surrounded by palm trees. So important to note that Karen and I felt well taken care of - before departure from SFO to return. So characteristic of Danae's retreats! This was an all-inclusive retreat. Transportation and tips and management of events were well managed. Our connecting flight from San Salvador to Guatemala City was delayed. Danae rescheduled our retreat driver pick up at the airport thousands of miles away in Guatemala before we even got on a plane leaving SFO! As usual, she asked for confirmation on landing upon our return. When are we going back?
DD
Wonderful accommodations, great food and fabulous yoga with my favorite teacher, Danae. Yoga classes were typically playful and encouraging. Fellow yogis were kind and welcoming. In addition, celebrated my birthday on the retreat surrounded by smiles and laughter. Highly recommended. I believe Danae has a retreat to Guatemala at the end of November. This event is being advertised through Wet ravel.