Led by Sally Mitchell, RYT Yoga Teacher, Massage Therapist, Integrative Health and Wellness Coach
We’re super excited to be heading to beautiful Costa Rica for a week of yoga, nature and community. Relax, rejuvenate and renew in this incredible country, known for its beaches, rainforests, volcanoes, and biodiversity.
Combining a Yoga Retreat with a trip to a beautiful location in nature is the perfect recipe to help you relax, recharge and renew. Costa Rica has become extremely popular as a destination for yoga retreats due to its natural beauty and biodiversity, outdoor activities and adventures, and it's positive and happy attitude and vibe, Pura Vida!
Pura Vida means 'pure life' and is used regularly in Costa Rica by locals instead of saying hello, goodbye, thank you, and more. It basically means 'everything is great and life is good'. What a great way to live life each day! This positive attitude, Pura Vida, aligns very closely with yoga philosophy, such as being happy and content with what is, and living life authentically and purposefully. One of the yoga spiritual observances that make up the eight limbs of yoga, called Saucha, literally means purity. This includes purity, cleanliness and clearness of mind, speech and body, the outer body and the inner mind. Yogis are all about living a pure life!
We'll be staying at the beautiful AHKi Retreat Center. AHKi is an intimate yet spacious retreat destination nestled amongst 5.5 acres of nature, lush, green mountainsides, blue ocean waters, and lots of sunshine. With it's accessible location, AHKi is the perfect destination to totally relax, rejuvenate and recharge. As remote as the retreat center sometimes feels, it is just minutes away from beaches, kayaking, horseback riding, world famous Nosara surfing, zip-lining, nature hikes, shopping, restaurants and more.
Our group will have exclusive use of AHKi Retreat Center during our stay as we will be the only group there. Maximum 18 attendees.
"Ahki Costa Rica, an intimate retreat, where your soul can breathe" - founder of AHKi
You'll experience 2 yoga classes daily, including vinyasa flow for all levels and yin/restorative yoga, healing and rejunvenating for the body, mind and soul. Linking movement with the breath, and moving your body through both yin and yang postures, we'll help you to build strength and flexibility inside and out. Our daily guided meditations will help you to calm the mind and discover a space of stillness within, from which many possibilities may arise. 2 optional workshops will be offered during the retreat (including yoga workshops, natural and energetic movement, taking yoga off the mat into your daily life). All classes and workshops are optional although encouraged.
All levels are welcome and encouraged! We provide options and modifications so everyone feels included and comfortable, and the yoga is available, challenging and transforming for all.
Massages and spa treatments are available onsite at AHKi Retreat.
We look forward to sharing this journey of yoga, wellness and connection with you in beautiful Costa Rica!
"This was my first yoga retreat and my first with Sally, it was a fantastic experience! I definitely will be attending more in the future. Sally truly blessed us with her spirit, knowledge and generosity of practice!!!" - Sandy, Dec 2016
"THANK YOU for another fantastic yoga retreat. You have a special talent in bringing people together and helping us to feel great during and after our get-away. Loved every minute." - Jo, March 2017
Our retreat will be held at the stunning AHKi Retreat Center, located on the Pacific Northwest coast of Costa Rica, 20 mins drive from the beach, and 40 mins drive from Nosara, a small town on the beach, home of the internationally renowned Nosara yoga institute. We recommend flying into Liberia (Daniel Oduber Quiros International Airport). We will arrange pick up and drop off times on the days of arrival and departure.
AHKi is truly a sacred space, built specifically according to the ancient science of Vastu Shastra, "the yoga of space", invoking peace, wellness and harmony. A true, Vastu built dwelling helps to maximize the flow of positive, healing energy throughout.
Flights to Liberia (Daniel Oduber Quiros International Airport) (LIR) start around $450 round-trip from NYC, $500 round-trip from Chicago, and $550 round-trip from SFO or LAX. We recommend booking early to lock in a great flight deal! Check out Kayak or Cheaptickets for the best deals.
AHKi is 2 hours drive from Liberia Airport. Airport transfer is included on the day of arrival from the airport until approximately 2pm, and on the day of departure leaving AHKi around 8am. On April 21st, the shuttle bus will arrive at the airport in time for the first flight arrival and will wait until the final arrival has come in or until 2pm, whichever is first. For flights arriving after 2pm we will help to arrange a shared taxi for additional cost. On April 28th, the shuttle bus will leave AHKi around 8am to take everyone back to the airport. For earlier flights on April 28th, we will help to arrange a shared taxi for additional cost.
Sally Mitchell, RYT 200 Hour Yoga Teacher, Certified Massage Therapist, Reiki Practitioner, ChiRunning and ChiWalking Instructor, Integrative Nutrition Health Coach.
Sally began teaching and healing through yoga, natural running/walking techniques, massage, energy healing and health and wellness coaching to share with others what has helped her to heal her own body, and discover a path of transformation and greater self awareness. Her passion is to help people to move their bodies with greater ease and to awaken to their inner desires and passions, becoming happier and healthier. Through her own personal experiences and learnings, Sally also integrates personal transformation and wellness coaching, inspiring change, growth and a deeper sense of purpose.
Sally's yoga classes consist of flowing sequences, linking movement with the breath, incorporating both power and restorative poses, pranayama and meditation, for balanced, mindful and energizing practice. All levels are welcome. Read more about Sally on her website.
Sally chose to lead a retreat in Costa Rica because the healing nature and progressive culture of Costa Rica aligns with so many of the things she believes in. Beautiful unspoilt nature, happy and friendly culture, and the ability to feel grounded and connected to Mother Earth. Alive with natural color and joy, Costa Rica is the perfect place to connect with nature and our deeper inner Self and purpose through yoga, meditation and reflection. Sally is also thrilled to go back to Costa Rica because it's where she did her yoga teacher training back in 2010, and deepened her practice and teachings of yoga. She's excited to share all this positive energy and inspiration with you!
Check in on Saturday April 21st from 4pm. Check out on Saturday April 28th at 8am.
The retreat will begin on the day of arrival at 5pm with a welcome and opening circle, followed by dinner then yin yoga and guided meditation. The retreat will end on the day of departure with breakfast at 7am.
Yoga mats and all props will be provided, although you may bring your own if you wish. Please bring water bottle, alarm clock, flashlight and batteries, sneakers / walking sandals, insect repellent and after bite, tea tree oil for bites, sun block, bathing suit, beach towel, yoga clothes, sunglasses, camera, cash, passport and travel insurance documents.
Infused with simple elegance and just a short walk down from the main house, our six sizable, guest rooms can accommodate up to 3 people per room. 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.
Accommodations include: Private baths with large, luxurious indoor/outdoor showers, fine linens, US style on-demand heaters for reliable, safe, environmentally-friendly hot water, handcrafted Costa Rican hardwood furniture, made by local artisans, daily housekeeping.
** Early Bird Pricing through February 21, 2018 **
** Registration recommended by February 21, 2018 **
A $500 non-refundable deposit is required to secure your spot, with the balance due 90 days prior to the retreat date, by February 21st. Or you may pay in full at the time of booking. If the retreat is less than 90 days from the date of registration, the full amount is required.
All prices are per person.
Use Discount Code FRIEND5 at checkout for a 5% discount if you sign up with a friend or partner.
Mention your friend or group's name on the registration form.
We look forward to sharing this beautiful retreat journey with you!
Please email us with questions.
"Yoga is like music: the rhythm of the body, the melody of the mind, and the harmony of the soul create the symphony of life." ~ B.K.S. Iyengar