Costa Rica Retreat

Andrea Russell is a Madison-based yoga and meditation instructor, Ayurveda consultant and retreat leader. She’s been leading retreats at AKHí Retreat Center in Costa Rica for 6 years; January 2020 will be her 7th season. Joining her for the second week of her 2019 Costa Rica retreat was one of the most wonderful experiences of my life.

It’s impossible to overstate how exquisite AKHí is — the food, the layout, the overall vibe. The winding gravel road that leads up the mountain to AKHí is part of the adventure, for once the van is parked and the dust has settled, one of the first things you notice is how quiet and peaceful it is.

Andrea’s teaching is both skillful and approachable, whether you’re a seasoned practitioner or just starting out. She’s a masterful retreat leader; mindful of the hectic lives that most of her clients are retreating from, she emphasizes rest and exploration as much as study and practice.

On top of all that, she’s loads of fun to photograph!

At the beautiful  Harmony Hotel  in Playa Guiones

At the beautiful Harmony Hotel in Playa Guiones

Dinner on the beach at  La Luna  in Playa Pelada

Dinner on the beach at La Luna in Playa Pelada

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