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8 Days 30-hour Immersion Yoga Retreat in Costa Rica

  • AHKi Retreat, 3 kilometers north of Playa Garza, Nosara, Costa Rica

Overview

30-hour Study Yoga Retreat Costa Rica

Join Ali Modell and Meg Galarza for seven nights at the beautiful AhKi Retreat Center located in Nosara, Guanacaste, Costa Rica. Open to all yoga teachers wanting to dive deeper into the study and experience of yoga. Ali and Meg will be leading a 30-hour immersion while on retreat.

Highlights

  • 2 yoga classes per day
  • 30-hour Yoga Alliance approved continuing education applicable to the YogaOne RYT-300
  • 3 vegetarian, non-vegetarian, or gluten-free meals per day, including beverages
  • Transportation to and from the Liberia Airport (LIR) in Costa Rica
  • Daily ground shuttle from AHKi to beach and excursions
  • All day coffee, tea, and fruit
  • 7 nights accommodation
  • Wi-Fi and housekeeping
  • 6 days with instruction
  • English
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AHKí Retreat is an intimate yet spacious facility. Infused with simple elegance, its two large cabinas is just a short walk down from the main house, offering 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 or outdoor shower, patios, and decks that command stellar views of the mountains and valleys. These are not your typical cabinas!

Venue facilities

  • 3 full vegetarian meals a day
  • A closet-full of yoga mats and props
  • All day coffee or tea and fruit
  • Daily housekeeping
  • Fine linens
  • Five and a half lush acres to explore
  • Free Wi-Fi at the main house
  • Handcrafted Costa Rican hardwood furniture, made by local artisans
  • Private baths with large, luxurious indoor or outdoor showers
  • US style on-demand heaters for reliable, safe, environmentally-friendly hot water
  • Your choice of a variety of spa and wellness services

While on this retreat, Ali and Meg will be leading a 30-hour yoga immersion. The 'elements of form and function' will give teachers the opportunity to immerse in the study while enjoying the healing sanctuary of AhKi, and Costa Rica.

Elements of form and function

  • Gross / subtle anatomy
  • Techniques and practice in observation of anatomy
  • Applied anatomy in asana
  • Hands-on adjustments
  • Modifications and adaptations for injury and special needs
  • Restorative yoga
  • Meditation

Daily schedule

  • 06:30 Coffee / tea
  • 07:00 Meditation
  • 08:00 Light breakfast
  • 09:00 Anatomy lecture
  • 10:30 Yoga practice
  • 12:00 Lunch followed by free time for solitude, beach, surfing, massage, hiking, excursion, etc.
  • 17:00 Restorative yoga and meditation
  • 18:30 Dinner

Evenings are free to stargaze with a glass of wine, relax in your cabana, bonfire by the ocean, head into town for live music, or an evening swim in the pool!

Meg Galarza

Meg Galarza, E-RYT 500 is the founder of YogaOne Studio with locations in Cedarburg and Fox Point, WI. Meg leads students in Vinyasa flow classes that are powerful, creative, and ever-changing. She blends music, clear instruction, multi-dimensional sequencing, and hands-on adjustments in a way that assist students let go and drop into the flow.

Ali Modell

Ali has been a student of yoga for 15 years, and teacher for nearly 10. She continues to study closely with Tias Little, director of Prajna Yoga based in Santa Fe, New Mexico and now teaches on his behalf. She believes yoga to be an evolutionary art and science that honors the whole person.

Designed specifically for group work, AHKí is an intimate yet spacious facility nestled in 5.5 mountain acres. The place is located near the Pacific coast, in the Guanacaste region of Costa Rica. Imbued with lush, green mountainsides, blue ocean waters, plentiful sunshine and with its accessible location, AHKí is the perfect destination for your retreats.

As remote as AHKí feels, it is only minutes away from beaches, kayaking, horseback riding, world famous Nosara surfing, zip-lining, nature hikes, shopping, restaurants, and more. What is so unique about AHKí 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 - with the environment as well as within one's self.

All structures are built oriented in conjunction with the nine directions, five elements, the earth's vibrational grid, and the planetary energies. All floors, walls, and roofs have been painstakingly measured according to Vastu to maximize the flow of positive energy throughout.

Activities
  • Auto-gyro tour
  • Boating
  • Bird watching
  • Hiking
  • Horse riding / rental
  • Kayaking
  • Massage
  • Sibu sanctuary rescue and release
  • Spa
  • Stand up paddle boarding
  • Stargazing
  • Surfing
  • Swimming
  • Swimming pool
  • Zip lining
General
  • Beach
  • Waterfall nearby
Services
  • Free parking
  • Free Wi-Fi
  • Room cleaning
  • Tour assistance

Three meals a day are included in the price. AHKí serves up fresh (organic, when available) vegan or vegetarian meals that appeal to a variety of appetites. They also can provide chicken or fish per your advance request for a slight, additional cost. This season, to guarantee the quality of most of veggies and herbs, AHKi is proud to announce the implementation of its new on-site farming project, allowing them to serve farm-to-table meals - 100% organic and pesticide free.

Yogurt, milk, butter, and bread are always available for those not watching their gluten or dairy intake. In its amply stocked kitchen, experienced staff cooks solely for the retreat guests, enabling AHKi 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.

Your day begins with a self-serve feast of fresh fruits, homemade, organic yogurt from fresh, local raw milk, locally baked bread, homemade granola, gluten free pancakes as well as gallo pinto (a Costa Rican traditional dish of rice and beans) and fresh local, organic eggs served up in a creative variety. You'll never get bored with your food here!

Healthy and delicious lunches and dinners 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!

  • Auto-gyro tour
  • Bird watching, hiking, and river kayaking tour (can be done together or on separate days!)
  • Horseback riding
  • Kayaking
  • Miss sky canopy tours (zip lining)
  • Palo Verde boat tours
  • Sibu sanctuary / rescue and release
  • Stand-up paddle boarding tour / lesson
  • Surfing
  • Waterfall, swimming hole and wildlife hike

Everyone needs a little TLC at times and AHKi advocates self-care in a big way. Maybe you've come to Costa Rica for the tranquility or maybe because of the yoga. Maybe you just need some time to recharge, eat good food, enjoy good company, or have a few adventures - no matter what your reason for coming to AHKí, their treatments can support you along your journey.

AHKí has available for you an array of massage and bodywork modalities. Their practitioners are independent professionals from around the globe who have come to Costa Rica specifically to share their healing arts and services.

  • 2 yoga and meditation classes per day
  • 3 vegetarian gluten-free meals a day
  • 7 nights accommodation
  • 30 hours of Yoga Alliance approved continuing education which may be applied to YogaOne 300 YTT
  • All day coffee or tea and fruit
  • All transportation to beach and excursions
  • Transportation to and from Liberia Airport (LIR)
  • Wi-Fi and housekeeping
  • Airfare
  • Alcohol
  • Baggage fees
  • Dinner meat options
  • Excursions
  • Flight changes
  • Gratuities
  • Spa services
  • Travel insurance

Arrival by airplane

Please book your flights to Daniel Oduber Quirós International Airport or mostly known as Liberia International Airport (LIR) to arrive not later than 15:00. YogaOne Studio will pick you up from the airport. The pick-up is included in the price.

For information about the booking conditions, please send YogaOne Studio an inquiry.
  • Review by Shantelle Ann
    10 out of 10

    "This is an incredible studio! I stopped in for a drop-in class while on my spring break and everything from the environment to the teacher to the yogis was warm and welcoming. Will certainly go back when I'm in the area again."

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  • Review by Shelli Stall Smith from Milwaukee, Wisconsin
    10 out of 10

    "When we are visiting Milwaukee, this is our go-to yoga studio. The instructors are great, and everyone is very welcoming. We will be back!"

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  • Review by Kimberly von During
    10 out of 10

    "Yoga One is a welcoming studio for all levels. Meg is incredible! But so are the other instructors. With so many class options and times, you should definitely try it out if you've not. You won't be disappointed - I promise!"

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  • Review by Laura Jameson Romlein from Madison, Wisconsin
    10 out of 10

    "Love the people and the energy at YogaOne! Thanks Meg, Catherine, and Kimberly for a fantastic teacher training program!"

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YogaOne Studio is a Yoga Alliance and state-approved 200-hour RYT and 300-hour RYT teacher training school, offering yearly teaching programs and yoga retreats.

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Availability

Arrival: Saturday January 21, 2017
Departure: Saturday January 28, 2017

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