Costa Rica Women's Retreat - November 2022 - Indra's Grace
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Embodying the Open Heart

Women’s Retreat with Sandra Vanatko

AHKi Retreat • Nosara, Costa Rica
November 5-12, 2022

Join Sandra Vanatko for an intimate luxury retreat for women at the breathtaking Nosara, Costa Rica for 7 nights and 8 days.Eighteen women will gather together and make themselves at home at the beautiful boutique AHKí, a true retreat. Immerse yourself in the company of incredible women, the mountains, jungle, and the healing elements of nature at this Vastu-inspired home, built to maximize the flow of energy and support overall wellbeing. The set and settings will allow you to dive deep into a week of self exploration, healing, connection with new and familiar friends, communion with nature and the elements, all designed to nourish your body, mind, and soul.

This retreat is now sold out. Please fill out this form to get on the waitlist and you will be notified if a spot becomes available.

About the Retreat

The pandemic has tried and tested us over the last two years. Many of us have felt isolated unable to come together in the ways that nourish us. Isolation can create a sense of loneliness, separation, anxiety, and depression if we are not aware of the greater connection that is always already right here.  Sandra will guide you through practices that will allow you to reconnect to the deep heart.  The entry point that bridges to the greater heart where we can feel connection and unity that is always present.  You will explore practices of embodiment, grounding, safety, opening to your intuition and strength all held in the perfect set and setting.

 

I purposefully chose a smaller luxury retreat center this year to give us an extra sense of holding to create the perfect setting for the absolute best experience possible. I wanted to intentionally create a very nourishing and intimate environment that would help heal the wounds of separation and isolation over the past two years.  We will be sharing a gorgeous home in the mountains of Costa Rica with incredibly breathtaking spacious rooms and views.  We will be eating our meals together, sharing rooms with one another, and dive into practices that will bring back a feeling and knowing of community, connection, and unity that is enriching to our spirits. 

Sandra Vanatko

 

You will have daily yoga and meditation sessions. Time for leisurely activities and rest and renewal. Time to sit with new friends and familiar friends.   We will take our meals together, practice together, and share our struggles and triumphs throughout the week.If you are needing to renew and want the company of incredible women join us.

What Others Have to Say

I visited Ahki Retreat in Nosara in 2017 and am really excited that I have the chance to visit again in 2022.  It’s situated high on a mountaintop in a beautifully serene setting that truly feels like a retreat from the rest of the world.  The intimate setting was the perfect way to practice yoga, embark on new friendships and take time out alone to meditate and journal.

 

Since the retreat only hosts one group at a time, it was like having our own home.  The open-air yoga shala is magically situated over the jungle, and we could use it at night for ceremonies – feeling the ocean breeze and hearing jungle sounds.  The small group of us got to know one another over gourmet, catered meals, lazing in the pool and in the cozy library after dinner.  The rooms were designed well, so each of us had enough space, and the body and energy services were really special, as well.

 

It was here I decided to become a yoga teacher, and embark on the journey that would ultimately lead me to discover a hidden gem in Weatherford, so it holds an incredibly special place in my heart.
Marcy Ward

Accommodations

AHKí RETREAT is a tranquil and enchanting facility nestled in 5.5 mountain acres, located near the Pacific coast, in the Guanacaste region of Costa Rica and has been named one of five ‘Blue Zones’—where people are said to be healthiest and happiest. Imbued with lush green mountainsides, blue ocean waters and plentiful sunshine. As remote as AHKí feels, it is only minutes away from beaches, kayaking, horseback riding, surfing, zip-lining, nature hikes, shopping, restaurants and more.

 

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

 

Nestled amongst the trees along a mountain ridge, are two beautiful and spacious cabinas with a total of 6 large guest rooms. 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. All rooms are decorated with handcrafted Costa Rican hardwood furniture made by local artisans. Rooms have large ceiling fans, large windows and doors, and plenty of overhead ventilation for optimal airflow. Each room has a private bath with a large unique, indoor/outdoor hot water shower, and patio decks that command stellar views of the mountains and valleys.  Each unique and spacious room accommodates 3 singles for a total of 18 women.

 

Pricing $2695

Deposit $750

 

All payments are strictly non-refundable and non-transferrable. The entirety of any amount paid for the retreat is not refundable or transferrable to other retreats and there are no exceptions, rescheduling or refunds due to cancellations for any reason.

Food

Your personal gourmet chef at AHKí serves fresh (organic, when available) vegan/vegetarian, gluten/dairy-free meals made from scratch. All meals are served in a lovely open air dining room, with a grand vista of the gardens, pool and mountains and sea. Yogurt, milk, butter and locally baked breads are available for those not avoiding gluten or dairy. Meals are carefully planned to be climate appropriate and you will never feel weighed down from food that’s too heavy, but you will leave the table satiated. Three vegetarian meals are included each day (except Thursday dinner in which we will head to La Luna for sunset and dinner). Coffee/tea and fruit are always available. Vegan-friendly and gluten-free options are plentiful. Additional special dietary needs can be accommodated upon advance request. Chicken or fish may also be added to up to three meals at an additional cost.  Wine, beer, non-alcoholic beverages and snacks are available for an extra charge too.

Transportation and Travel Information

Transportation

 

Shuttle Package is available for an additional $150 per person for the whole week and includes airport transfers to and from the airport. Plus: 3 daily opportunities to join a round trip group shuttle which can include trips to the beach, meals, excursions, shopping, etc. between the hours of 6am-10pm. This is an amazing value!

 

Travel and Arrival

  • A valid passport is required and must be valid at least six months after the date of travel (May 2023).
  • It’s highly recommended to obtain travel insurance.
  • See up-to-date Entry Requirements for Costa Rica.
  • Vaccinated and unvaccinated guests are welcome.
  • Two weeks prior to departure for the retreat you must supply your up-to-date flight information if you’d like to be picked-up at the Liberia International Airport.
  • Plan to arrive before 3:15 pm on Saturday to Liberia International. You will proceed through immigration and customs and then retrieve your luggage. You will be greeted by AHKí transportation and taken to the retreat center which is approximately two hours away.
  • Plan to fly out of Liberia International Airport after 1 pm on departure Saturday.
  • Our retreat starts after dinner on Saturday, November 5.

 

COVID/Cancellation Information:

 

It is collectively understood that all reservations now are being made during a pandemic where unpredictability abounds. If you book a trip during a pandemic, you assume the risk. That being said, whether you have been vaccinated or not, we urge all retreaters to obtain CFAR travel insurance (Cancel For Any Reason).  Click HERE to get a direct quote.

 

Ahki Retreat is an intimate small retreat center. Anyone who tests positive for COVID-19 at any time during their stay, must relocate to another dwelling to fulfill quarantine. We recommend the Hilton Garden Inn near the CIMA hospital in Libera, in the event that medical care is needed. With our strict no-refund policy, we are highly suggesting CFAR (Cancel For Any Reason) travel insurance.

How to Register

This retreat is now sold out. Please fill out the form on the left to get on the waitlist and you will be notified if a spot becomes available.

 

To secure your spot, please fill out the Registration Form and then send the required $750 non-refundable deposit per person to reserve your space for this retreat. Your registration will not be complete until these two steps are done.

 

Payments can be made to Indra’s Grace in the form of cash, check, or PayPal with PayPal being the preferred method. If you pay with PayPal, please add 3% for the processing fee. Please send your paypal payment to Sandra Vanatko (sandra.vanatko@gmail.com).  The remaining payment balance of the retreat package you choose is due by July 5, 2022. If space is available and you are registering after July 5, payment in full is required at the time of registration.  All payments are non-refundable. Prices do not include airfare or transportation.

Please Note: Retreat payments are non-transferrable, specific to the retreat, and cannot be used toward a different Indra’s Grace Retreat.

What’s Included

Rates Include
  • Lodging for 7 nights at retreat
  • 3 gourmet vegetarian gluten-free meals per day including non-alcoholic beverages
  • Coffee/tea and fruit all day
  • Use of all Facilities
  • Pools
  • Daily Yoga & Meditation with Sandra Vanatko

Extras

OTHER SERVICES AVAILABLE AT AHKi Retreat (not included in room rate)

Along with all the usual comforts AHKí provides a variety of on-site holistic healing modalities with very accomplished practitioners from around the world for an extra charge that you can book.

 

Spa Treatments

  • Thai Yoga Therapy
  • Energy Balancing
  • Deep Body Massage
  • EFT
  • Reflexology
  • Cranio-Sacral Therapy
  • Aromatherapy Massage
  • Astrological Readings.

 

Activities and Excursions

In addition there are an abundance of excursions to choose from that include:

  • horseback riding
  • kayaking
  • SUP lessons
  • zip lining
  • surfing
  • wildlife hikes
  • ATV tours.

 

All extra services and purchased snacks and alcoholic beverages are paid in cash on departure day upon checkout.

 

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*Airfare is NOT included.

*Room pricing is per person.

*Daily retreat schedule will be handed out upon arrival.

 

Visit the AHKi Retreat website to learn even more.