Yoga + Reiki Wellness Retreat - Costa Rica

Guanacaste Province, Nosara, Costa Rica

Lauren Dee
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Nov 24 - Dec 1, 2019
Group size: 1 - 13
Yoga + Reiki Wellness Retreat - Costa Rica
Guanacaste Province, Nosara, Costa Rica

Lauren Dee
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3 reviews

Nov 24 - Dec 1, 2019
Group size: 1 - 13

About this trip

Combining a Yoga Retreat with a Trip to a Beautiful Destination in Nature is the perfect recipe for a Life Changing Experience. Immerse yourself in a Week of Serenity with Yoga Teacher and Reiki Therapist Lauren Dee where the Jungle meets the Ocean!

You will roll out your yoga mat each day on an open air yoga deck with natural teak floors, overlooking the ocean, mountains and valleys. Mornings will be met with an insightful Vinyasa Yoga class including meditation, pranayama and philosophy to bring harmony to your body and mind. Afternoons can be spent relaxing at the private salt-water infinity pool, swimming at a nearby white sand beach, taking a hike through the abundant natural landscape or choose your own adventure and take a surf lesson, go kayaking or horseback riding! As dusk approaches you will enjoy a peaceful Reiki Restorative Yoga class including a mini Reiki and Aromatherapy massage treatment. 

You will be fueled by 3 daily, delicious and vegetarian, gluten-free, dairy-free meals cooked by our private chef. With a limit of 12 participants you will have an opportunity to connect with a small group of like-minded individuals while receiving ample attention and support from the teacher. Everything plays a role in our health and overall well-being. Our bodies need the right diet, exercise and sleep, our minds need release from negative and unproductive thought patterns and our environment needs to flow in accordance with the energies of nature. This retreat will give you an opportunity to advance in your yoga practice while diving deep into self-care and give you the inspiration you need to bring some of that peace back home with you.


AHKí RETREAT is an eco-friendly and tranquil resort nestled in 5.5 mountain acres, located near the Pacific coast, in the Guanacaste region of Costa Rica (near Nosara) and has been named one of five ‘Blue Zones’—where people are said to be healthiest and happiest. As secluded as the retreat center feels, it is just minutes away from beaches (Playa Garza, Playa Guiones, Playa Pelada), kayaking, horseback riding, world famous Nosara surfing, zip-lining, nature hikes, shopping, restaurants and more. There will be lots of free time for you to take advantage of these opportunities if you choose. AHKí offers it's entire sanctuary to only one group at a time, so you and the other attendee’s will have exclusive use of the entire property and it's facilities as well as the staff’s undivided attention for your needs during your stay. You will feel zen upon arrival at AHKí with its:

●  Stunning covered, open air yoga studio with yoga mats, blocks, straps, bolsters and blankets, overlooking the ocean, mountains and valleys, as well as the beautifully landscaped courtyard and mountainside.

●  Outdoor infinity salt-water pool.

●  Nestled amongst the trees along a mountain ridge, are two elegant and spacious cabinas with a total of 6 large guest rooms with 2 twin beds for double occupancy accommodation. 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. Each room has large windows and doors, patios or decks that command stellar views of the mountains and valleys, private ensuite bathrooms with unique and luxurious walk-in indoor/outdoor showers, fine linens, US style on-demand heaters for reliable hot water, handcrafted Costa Rican hardwood furniture, made by local artisans, ceiling fans, as well as plenty of overhead ventilation for optimal airflow, and daily housekeeping. 

● Organic Meals served in a lovely open air dining room, with a grand vista of the gardens, pool, mountains and ocean.

● Indoor Library with inspirational books.

● Indoor/outdoor lounge areas & hammocks and ocean views.

●  A luxury spa for self-care (massages and spa treatments can be booked upon

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

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 oriented in conjunction with the 9 directions, 5 elements, the earth’s vibrational grid, and the planetary energies.

Costa Rica

Costa Rica is known for its beaches, volcanoes, jungles and biodiversity. A common phrase in Costa Rica is ‘Pura Vida’ which means 'pure life' and is used regularly by locals instead of saying hello, goodbye, thank you, and more. It basically means 'everything is great and life is good'. This positive attitude, Pura Vida, aligns with yoga philosophy, such as the practice of being at peace with what is.

Sample Daily Schedule

Check in on Sunday Nov 24th from 4pm. Check out on Sunday Dec 1st at 8am. The retreat will begin on the day of arrival at 5pm with a welcome and opening circle, followed by dinner then a Reiki Restorative Yoga class. The retreat will end on the day of departure with breakfast at 7am.

  • 7.00-8.30am Vinyasa Yoga and Guided Meditation
  • 8.45am Breakfast
  • Free Time
  • 12.30pm Lunch
  • Free Time
  • 5.00-630pm Reiki Restorative Yoga
  • 6.45pm Dinner
  • Free Time

 Free time can be spent:

  • Relaxing in the salt water infinity pool
  • Swimming at the beach
  • Chilling in the outdoor hammocks with a view
  • Reading at the library lounge complete with inspirational books
  • Nature walks
  • Check out the local culture, food, shops etc.

Or anything else your heart desires!

Optional 'add on' activities include:

  • Surfing 
  • Horseback Riding
  • Kayaking
  • Mangrove SUP boarding tour/lesson
  • Ocean SUP boarding tour
  • Miss Sky Canopy Tour (Zip Lining)
  • Guided Wildlife Hike

The Retreat Centre also has a beautiful outdoor spa that offers:

  • Thai Yoga Therapy
  • Energy/Chakra Balancing
  • Deep Body Massage
  • Water Therapy
  • Facials
  • Reflexology
  • Cranio-Sacral Therapy
  • Aromatherapy Rebalancing Massage
  • Astrological Reading

Benefits of this Retreat:

  • Advance your yoga practice and learn new techniques you can use at home.
  • Deepen your meditation practice or learn simple steps to begin a meditation
  • Receive healing in the form of Reiki and deep rest which bolsters the bodies
    natural ability to heal itself.
  • De-stress from your busy daily life of work, family and responsibilities.
  • Disconnect from technology and other environmental pollution.
  • Connect with nature, yourself and others.
  • Practice self-care and create a habit of it.
  • Allow time for self-reflection, journaling and personal transformation.
  • Detox and cleanse your body and mind.
  • Feel transformed, empowered and inspired as you continue your spiritual
  • Meet new friends,  have deep conversations and make life-long connections.
  • Be adventurous and learn or do something new (Surfing, Stand Up Paddle Boarding, Ziplining, Horseback Riding, Kayaking etc).
  • Have fun and explore what is said to be the happiest country in the world.

What's Reiki?

Reiki is a hands-on healing method that originated from Japan in the early 20th century and translates to mean ‘Universal Life Energy’. During a treatment I tap into and become a conduit for high vibrational energy to pass through my hands and into the patient resulting in an immediate sense of relaxation during which the patients parasympathetic nervous system (PNS) activates. The PNS helps the body repair and regenerate helping to boost the bodies natural ability to heal itself. Reiki also helps to clear stagnant energy and leaves the patient feeling deeply rejuvenated.

What's Included?

  • Two 90 minute Yoga classes per day (Vinyasa Flow -all levels- and Reiki Restorative).
  • Daily guided meditation.
  • Seven nights luxury accommodation (double or triple occupancy - twin beds)
  • Three delicious, vegetarian, gluten-free, dairy-free meals per day (coffee/tea and fruit available all day).
  • Unlimited use of the salt-water infinity pool and covered open air yoga deck.
  • Transport to/from Liberia airport on the day of arrival (Nov 24 only) and departure (Dec 1 only).
  • Exclusive use of a shuttle bus and driver for our group for the duration of our stay!
  • Price includes 13% Costa Rican sales tax.

What's not included?

  • Flights.
  • Spa Services (may be booked on arrival).
  • 'Add on' Activities (may be booked on arrival, and include surfing, zip lining, horseback riding, stand up paddle board river tour etc). Please contact for rates.
  • Dinner on Thursday evening is not included. We will go to the beautiful La Luna restaurant on Playa Pelada beach for a night out instead. Transport will be provided!


Serving up fresh (organic, when available) vegan/vegetarian, gluten/dairy-free meals made from scratch. In the amply stocked kitchen, the experienced staff will cook solely for our retreat, enabling them to take into consideration your individual dietary needs, making the appropriate modifications and adjustments. All meals are served in a lovely open air dining room, with a grand vista of the gardens, pool and mountains and sea.

Included in the price of the Retreat : 3 meals per day and unlimited fruit, tea and coffee throughout the day!

Chef Daniela's healthy, delicious and creative meals are served sit-down style and carefully planned to be "climate appropriate". You will never feel weighed down from food too heavy for the Costa Rica climate, but, most certainly you will leave the table satiated! You'll love the food so much you'll want to sign up for one Daniela's popular cooking classes which can be arranged if you desire. 

Available Packages

Triple Occupancy Room

If you are paying from a Canadian, Europian or Australian bank account please use the credit/debit card option at checkout. All payments are in USD and are non-refundable.


Deposit: $500
Double Occupancy Room

If you are paying from a Canadian, Europian or Australian bank account please use the credit/debit card option at checkout. All payments are in USD and are non-refundable. 


Deposit: $500
Single Occupancy Room

If you are paying from a Canadian, Europian or Australian bank account please use the credit/debit card option at checkout. All payments are in USD and are non-refundable. 


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Lauren Dee
3 reviews
I received formal Yoga training in Hatha, Ashtanga & Restorative Yoga in traditional ashram settings in India but over the years I have been influenced by the western approach of thoughtful, creative sequencing & building towards 'peak' poses in a class. I have a passion for ’holding space’ for others by turning a class into a dreamy experience with the use of poignant instruction, philosophical themes, breath-oriented movement, seamless transitions and ambient musical soundscapes so the class feels like a moving meditation!


Lauren’s yoga retreat at Akhi in Nosara, Costa Rica was life changing. Not only were the jungle retreat grounds and accommodation first class, Lauren’s yoga morning program was nurturing, educational, and fullfilling. I could tell she put a lot of care and thought into the lessons and went out of her way to accommodate every students unique needs. The evening Reiki sessions were fantastic! Best sleeps ever after! I will take home many new yoga insights to integrate with my personal practice. The veggie menus were delicious, innovative, and nutritional. Also a pleasure to meet several wonderful people from Canada and the US. I can’t wait for the next retreat. Thanks Lauren Dee.
By Diana R for Yoga + Reiki Wellness Retreat - Costa Rica on Dec 18, 2019
What an amazing trip from start to finish. Ahki retreat is a Gem. Everything about it is magical and no matter where you look out from you sure are to be mesmerized with a breathtaking view. The sunrises and sunsets are divine.The food served looked like plates you see in travel magazines. The kitchen masters created dishes fit for a 5 star resorts and surprised us daily with delightful juices. All the staff are extremely friendly and genuinely happy. Lauren, our yoga instructor is the best on every level possible. she is knowledgeable, open minded, creative, attentive and accommodating. Not only is she a first class instructor, but an amazing human being as well. I personally went on this retreat because Lauren was leading it. Make sure you do not miss Lauren's next retreat. I promise it will be an unforgettable experience, it is certainly one for me. Thank you Lauren for this unforgettable experience.
By Rima H for Yoga + Reiki Wellness Retreat - Costa Rica on Dec 18, 2019
This trip was an amazing experience! Everything was perfect: the location, the food, the activities, and of course the yoga. Lauren is a very thoughtful teacher. Each session was well thought out and adapted to meet everyone's individual needs and level. Her skills as a yoga teacher and reiki practitioner made each session special. Thanks Lauren for an amazing week! I learned so much and came home refreshed and motivated.
By Anne-Marie G for Yoga + Reiki Wellness Retreat - Costa Rica on Dec 11, 2019