8 Days Reconnecting Meditation and Yoga Retreat in Nicoya Peninsula, Costa Rica

  • AHKI Retreat, Nicoya Canton, Guanacaste, Nicoya Peninsula, Costa Rica

8 Days Reconnecting Meditation and Yoga Retreat in Nicoya Peninsula, Costa Rica

  • AHKI Retreat, Nicoya Canton, Guanacaste, Nicoya Peninsula, Costa Rica

Relaxing Yoga Retreat Costa Rica

Join Theresa Wilson of Twist Yoga Lounge and Maggie Olson of Midwest Power Yoga for a week to reconnect with yourself after a long winter. You will restore your body and mind through yoga, meditation, healthy eating, and total relaxation. Your soul will come alive in this gorgeous natural setting as you do things that make you happy and try a new adventure or two.


  • Daily 2 yoga and meditation practices
  • Transfer from / to the beaches and Nosara
  • Daily breakfast, lunch, dinner, and coffee / fresh fruit
  • Professional and experienced instructors
  • Roundtrip airport transfer
  • 7 nights' lodging
  • 7 days with instruction
  • English
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AHKI is a boutique retreat with big energy, hosting only one group at a time. What is so unique about AHKI is that it is a truly 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.

AHKI Retreat is an intimate yet spacious facility. Nestled amongst the trees along a mountain ridge and infused with simple elegance, their two large cabinas, just a short walk down from the main house, offer six, sizable, guest rooms that can accommodate up to three people per room. All rooms have ceiling fans, large windows, and doors, as well as plenty of overhead ventilation for optimal airflow.

Each room has a private bath with a large unique and luxurious indoor / outdoor shower, as well as patios and decks that command stellar views of the mountains and valleys. The accommodation also includes 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, and daily housekeeping.

Free Wi-Fi is available (at the main house only) for those who need to stay connected and there is a large 42-inch flat screen TV and DVD player for movies and training videos. You can use all the facilities in the 5-acre property such as salt-water pool, library / game room, and yoga hall. Shampoo, conditioner, body wash, pool towels and beach towels, as well as yoga mats and props, are provided.

The shala

AHKI's 750-square-foot covered, open-air studio overlooks the ocean, mountains, and valleys, as well as the beautifully landscaped courtyard and mountainside, infinity pool. 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. A prop closet is filled with mats, blocks, blankets, straps, sandbags, bolsters and back-jacks. For musical enjoyment, facilitators can enjoy their Bluetooth surround sound system.

The library

The library is a cozy living room filled with books and games. Whether you are curling up with a book, sharing in a board game, watching a video or enjoying an intimate chat with a new friend, you will no doubt slip into the home-away-from-home vibe. Of all their many nooks and crannies to sink into, and as hard as it is to choose, many people have said this is their favorite spot.

The pool

AHKI has constructed a pool as a true testament to the healing powers of water, which is intentionally placed in the northeast corner of the house's mandala, the most auspicious location for the water element in Vastu. The pool is spectacular. Whether sitting in contemplation on one of the nearby day beds or floating under the stars, you will find the infinity edge, salt water swimming / reflecting pool a grounding and nurturing experience.

The day will start with a mindfulness walk and a Vinyasa flow yoga class that will invigorate you for the day ahead. After breakfast, the rest of the afternoon is yours to explore, surf, horseback ride, zip line, relax at the pool or beach, or whatever your heart desires. There will be an evening yoga practice followed by dinner with a meditation or yoga Nidra to end your day.

  • Theresa Wilson

    Theresa Wilson is a yoga instructor of Twist Yoga Lounge.

  • Maggie Olson

    Maggie Olson is a yoga instructor of Midwest Power Yoga.

This retreat will take place at AHKI Retreat where there is lush green mountains, blue ocean waters of the pacific, and plenty of sunshine. There, discover the magic of Nosara located in one of the five blue zones of the planet where the environment is the purest.

AHKI Retreat is located on the Pacific Northwest coast of the Nicoya Peninsula in the Guanacaste region. It is located 11 kilometers south of Nosara, home of the internationally acclaimed Nosara Yoga Institute.

AHKI Retreat is only 3 kilometers away from Garza, a quaint fishing village with a lovely beach where you'll find more ticos (locals) than tourists. Another 8 kilometers north finds you in Nosara with Playa Guiones and Playa Pelada. There, you can experience wonderful restaurants, shopping, various excursions, and some of the finest surfing in the country.

Nearby places

  • Garza, 3 kilometers
  • Nosara, 8 kilometers

You will be served with three organic, vegetarian, gluten-free meals as well as coffee / fresh fruit per day.

  • ATV
  • Horseback riding
  • Spa treatments
  • Surfing
  • Zip lining
  • 7 nights’ accommodation
  • All day coffee / fresh fruit
  • Daily 2 yoga and meditation practices
  • Daily vegetarian breakfast, lunch, and dinner (organic, vegetarian, gluten free)
  • Transportation to / from beaches and Nosara
  • Transportation to / from Daniel Oduber Quirós International Airport (LIR)
  • Airfare to / from Daniel Oduber Quirós International Airport (LIR)
  • Gratuities
  • Optional excursions such as surfing, horseback riding, zip lining, ATV, and so on
  • Spa treatments

Arrival by airplane

Please book your flight to arrive at Daniel Oduber Quirós International Airport (LIR). Transfer from and to the airport is included. AHKI Retreat will pick you up from the airport.

  • The deposit is non-refundable, if the booking is cancelled.
  • The rest of the payment should be paid on arrival.


  • Review by Meg Barber
    10 out of 10

    "I have been to this wonder haven 3 years in a row. Every year has continued to exceed my expectations -- from the lovely meals to the retreat space itself, every detail has been thoughtfully and carefully crafted. The owner and her staff are ever so friendly doing anything to contribute to the healing quality of the experience. Although excursions are offered, there is no need to ever leave. Everything you could want or need is here. -- Deepest Thanks to Karen and her team for creating this retreat experience!"

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  • Review by a traveler from United States
    10 out of 10

    "I was here for a yoga retreat. What an amazing place - the food, the arrangements, the location are truly magical. The only thing I would warn on is that if you get car sick, take a Dramamine before the drive, it is unpaved."

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  • Review by Paul from United Kingdom
    10 out of 10

    "Ahki is not your run of the mill B&B, but a beautiful architecturally designed and landscaped property up in the hills behind Garza Beach, an easy 15 minute drive to Guiones Beach. All buildings on the property showcase a sophisticated CR and Asian flair and the rooms are stylish, spacious, and comfortable. Fantastic breakfasts and dinners available as an extra (if you do not fancy the drive into town). It would be very easy to not leave the property and give into rest and relaxation - that said, there are many beautiful attractions near at hand. The pool area is spectacular and there is a beautiful yoga space. No Wi-Fi in the rooms, but available poolside. Wonderful tree specimens and landscaping abound, and yes, nature as well - that means the sound and occasionally sight of monkeys, hummingbirds, frogs, and various critters, who we share this space (the jungle) with. I appreciate the ethics of Ahki in not laying poisons out to eradicate these harmless indigenous locals, and accordingly, it's possible you may see a few critters around the property - but nothing of concern. The only caution is for those with mobility issues. The rooms are a few minutes walk down stairs and terraces from the main house and this may not suit elderly or mobility impaired persons. You should also be prepared for a steep gravel driveway (but this is not uncommon in Costa Rica) - I would strongly recommend a car for independence - but it's not absolutely necessary. There were during my stay a range of couples coming through the property and a few single people as well. Everyone had space for privacy and the shared breakfast spaces etc allowed for gentle interactions. Finally, no review of Ahki could be complete without recognizing the great efforts and energy of the owner, Karen, who is a wonderful person and personality, ever present, always interested in the well being and enjoyment of guests. This is very much Karen's home and a testament to her taste and interest in the environment and sustainability."

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  • Review by Jessica Daniels from United States
    9 out of 10

    "The energy that encompasses Ahki embraces oneself from all angles and really gives you the opportunity to relax and breathe in the beauty of nature that surrounds you."

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  • Review by Julie M. from United States
    9 out of 10

    "What an exquisite spot!!! The ambiance was soothing and very zen. The food, views, monkeys, and people left nothing to be desired. I would return in a heartbeat."

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  • Review by Alli James from United States
    9 out of 10

    "Just returned from an amazing week at AHKI. What a beautiful place. The attention to detail and the convergence with nature are inspired. I was there for a week long retreat and its an incredible place for such an experience."

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Guanacaste, Costa Rica

AHKI Retreat offers retreats for yoga and meditation, dance and music workshops, art and photography, writing, cooking, personal, or spiritual development.

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8 days / 7 nights


Arrival: Saturday March 17, 2018
Departure: Saturday March 24, 2018

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