A JOURNEY TO COSTA RICA
Late Fall 2020
AKHI RETREAT - A SANCTUARY FOR THE SOUL
AWAKEN TO THE JOY OF BEING!
TAKE TIME TO LISTEN. TO BE. TO CONNECT.
The magic of a pause, an invitation to slow down and nurture your body, mind and soul
with like minded women in a setting we can only call a little slice of heaven.
Together we will cultivate a peaceful, calming, connected space to open to new adventure, create heavenly pauses by the infinity pool while being nurtured with organic cuisine and deeply holistic/ healing treatments.
This is an invitation to find movement through yoga, tai chi and dance as well as stillness in meditation, breath and being.
Recharge your passion with joy and intention for this one audacious life. Be re-ignited by exploring techniques to cultivate the nurturing effects of mindfulness so you can bring forth your true inspired self.
Each day we meet in circle to share wisdom, daily practices and techniques that bring true delight and bliss.
Share daily meditations and inspirational pranayama practices
Expand with yoga in the treetop studio, the salt water pool and on the beach by the sea
Learn Kriya, Kripalu and Yin Yoga techniques to re-energize your soul
Balance with tai chi and breath awareness
Energize with movement and dance
Absorb the sun, the sea and the sounds of the jungle
SOME HIGHLIGHTS OF OUR STAY
Our Home Away from Home: The retreat space is nestled in the jungle with a view of the ocean. It is unlike any other you have experienced. The tree top studio, the salt water infinity pool, the library and our rooms all contribute to this inspirational and magical place.
Adventurous Excursions: From horseback riding, zip lining, snorkeling to kayaking, we have access to many exciting group activities. Our host will help us plan small or large group activities during our afternoon free time. (Note that excursions are extra)
Our Chef: We are blessed with beautiful souls who take great care to create 3 fresh (organic, when available) vegan/vegetarian meals a day. If you love what you are experiencing and want to take some home, a cooking class can also be arranged for one of our free afternoons.
Holistic/ Healing treatments: Continue your journey of self care by arranging a massage or other bodywork modality. The practitioners are independent professionals from around the globe who have come to Costa Rica specifically to share their healing arts and services. Treatment spaces are magically located outside in in the jungle. (treatments are extra)
The Beach: We are 3 kilometers north of Playa Garza, Nosara, Costa Rica. We will take 2-3 group trips to the sea for meditation, yoga and bonfire. You can also enjoy the sea each day during our free time by arranging time with our driver.
OUR DAILY PROGRAM
Meditation - 7:00AM to 7:30AM
Take this time to center into these precious moments. Being in the now. Don't think about getting there, for once you are there you are here. And here is all there is. Savor it all by inviting mindfulness in. Breathing and meditation practices are shared.
Yoga - 7:30AM to 8:30AM
Gentle practices bring you into opening to this once in a life time adventure. We will guide your practice to a place of opening and exploration through Iyengar style yoga, Kripalu yoga (the yoga of compassion), Yin Yoga, Restorative yoga with natural essential oils, yoga Nidra for perfect jungle sleep.
Breakfast - 8:30AM to 9:30AM
A self serve feast of fresh fruits, home made organic yogurt from fresh, local raw milk, locally baked breads, home made granola, gluten free pancakes as well as gallo pinto (a Costa Rican traditional dish of rice & beans) and fresh local organic eggs served up in creative ways.
Morning Gathering as a Group - 9:30AM to 12 Noon
Group sessions in the morning will be special shared workshop time. Some time spent in circle and some creative art to open to our dreams and aspirations. Small groups, time to share and be. Sharing in community will open us all to much learning from each other.
Lunch - 12 Noon to 12:30PM
Healthy and delicious lunches 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!
Afternoon Free Time - 12:30PM to 6:30PM
Adventurous Excursions like kayaking, stand-up paddle boarding, a wildlife hike, horseback riding, zip lining, snorkeling, surfing and more, all available during our afternoon break.
Afternoon Movement (optional) - 4:30PM to 5:30PM
Costa Rica, one of the blue zones, inspires us to be, to pause, to eat well and move well. This is an afternoon moment designed to engage us physically, spiritually, and emotionally.
Dinner - 6:30PM to 7:30PM
Dinners with a healthy lifestyle approach made with wonderful local organic ingredients. Mother Nature's gifts put on a plate - not just to satisfy your hunger, but to feed your body while you nourish your soul!
Evening Gathering as a Group - 7:30PM to 9:00PM
After dinner we will gather. Maybe for quiet time. Maybe to share the day's adventure. But always in celebration in gratitude for this magical place to be.
Your guides: Liz Barber Anema, RYT 500
and Meg Barber, RYT 500
(true sisters in every sense of the word!)
* Retreat pricing includes double occupancy accommodations checking in Saturday, November 30th @ 4PM, checking out Saturday, December 7th by 9AM, 3 vegetarian, gluten/dairy free meals a day, full use of facilities, yoga, meditation, retreat workshops and hotel tax. We will make one trip from the airport on Saturday, November 30th and one return trip to the airport on Saturday, December 7th. (If other dates or times are necessary, an extra charge will be incurred.) Daily local transportation is also included.
Additional options: 1) Special pricing for triple occupancy and repeat participants is available. Please inquire. 2) On-site holistic/healing treatments ($30.00 to $145.00) and special organic beverages/snacks are extra. These will be paid directly to AHKI in cash. 3) Excursions are paid directly to the tour companies and range from $30.00 to 120.00. 4) Tipping of retreat staff is optional and at your discretion. 5) Airfare is separate and not included in any of the totals above. 6) One evening meal will be shared offsite. It is not included in any of the pricing above.
PRICING & ACCOMODATIONS
Full Retreat Pricing *: $2,100.00
A deposit ($300.00 non-refundable) is required to hold your space with partial payment (additional $850.00) due by July 31, 2019. Final payment due by September 30, 2019 ($950.00)
Pay in full by July 31, 2019 to receive a discount: $1,890.00 (save $210.00)