Return to the Sacred Heart: Costa Rica

Event Highlights

  • A sample day together...
  • 7am Yoga:: Yang Flow with Ankati
  • 8-9am Breakfast on your own, in the Verde Restaurant or at Wild Treats Raw Bar
  • 9:30 Morning Session with Ankati & Guests
  • 12:30-1:30 pm Lunch
  • Afternoon Break - rest, go to the beach, walk to the River, or book a healing session with one of Pachamama's therapists
  • 4pm Yoga:: Yin (3 days during the week)
  • 6:30pm Silent Sitting Meditation with the Community
  • 7:15 Dinner
  • Rest!
  • As a group we will take time to visit the nearby beach, make the altar for and join in an evening Sweatlodge, as well as join a Full Moon Ceremony with the community.

About This Event

Return to the Sacred Heart

A journey into the center of your Being:: Purpose, Passion, and Trust with Ankati Day // November 19-25, 2018.

7 years ago, my path changed forever. A calling brought me to the jungle of Costa Rica to study yoga in a community called Pachamama -- and I could never have predicted how that leap would change my life. I not only deepened my practice, but was invited deep into the Sacred Center of what Yoga points us to: self-discovery. Awakening. Insight. Connection in ways I never imagined possible. And a profound relationship with sacred earth traditions.

It brings me such joy, such humble pleasure, to be hosting a 5 day journey in these sacred ways in the forest community that taught me so much.

Yoga. Movement. Meditation. Earth Ceremony. Personal Inquiry. Connection.

The Intention

This sacred land is a place of healing, opening, releasing, and realizing how infinite our potential truly is in the beauty of the Costa Rican forest. We will enter this time together with the intention of honoring and expanding our divine nature through body, mind, and spirit. This could mean many things for you personally -- and whatever question, desire, or intention you bring will find ample space to be nourished. Most importantly, this is your ticket into the Sacred Heart of your being. 

The packages

Each package includes the following:

6 nights accommodation in the beautiful Costa Rican forest where the Howler Monkeys will welcome the morning and the ocean crashes in the distance.12 nourishing meals at the Verde Restaurant, eaten in communityNightly community meditation and optional activities with Pachamama residents like conscious film, dance, or social gatherings.Stunning sunsets, vibrant flowers, and wild forest walks5 hours of internet use at the Internet CafeTransport to and from the local beach one afternoon, additional trips on your own.Optional: group transportation can be arranged from the airport. Flights can be taken to Liberia or San Jose airports.
“The PachaMama experience is not about a spiritual teaching. Yet, when you come here and allow what is happening to touch you, a deep understanding takes place. And when these understandings blossom into an insight, into a realization, your heart opens, consciousness expands… This expansion is the flowering of your being.” A quote from Satsang with Tyohar

Venue Highlights

The ecological, spiritual community of PachaMama is a platform for a profound voyage into healing, self-acceptance and expansion of consciousness. PachaMama is also an intentional and alternative off-grid village where people live their normal lives in harmony with nature. There is no belief system practiced - rather, a safe space is created for each fellow traveler to shed old layers, transcend limitations and discover wholeness.

Menu Types

  • Vegetarian
  • Gluten Free
  • Dairy Free


Getting to Pachamama can be done in a variety of ways depending on which airport you choose. You can find instructions for regional plane, bus, taxi, and other options here: (contact info blocked)

Or, contact Ankati to be included in group arrangements for a taxi.

Tags: costa rica meditation self-inquiry spirituality yoga

  Write a review - tell others about your experience.

  • Melanie Stasiak   January 04, 2019

      Not enough food

    I read on the page of the Pachamama community that they are welcoming people who work for them and in exchange they get food and a place to put their tent for free. Imagine you make your way through the forest into this community and start to trust. As a worker, you work for some hours. That's nice. And in the evening you are surrounded by all the others. You all share silence for some time. But as soon as the bell rings people jump up. To be explicit: the workers jump up in a very rushed way. To hurry up for being the first in the line. Workers get soup and rice. That's fine. Imagine you are taking your time after the sound of the bell. And imagine there is no soup left because you were not fast enough to reach the dining room. The reason why I visited this place is because I trust that I am entering a place where people truly care and even more live it. I let my review in a short version. I wrote for you who is not interested in falling into a trap. I wrote for the people who are truly connected to themselves. The simple fact that they do not have enough food for the workers shows me that the Pachamama community is not ready for me. I left after 4 days and proofed by this action that I truly care. And you proof that you truly care by not going to this place. But if you go, you would need to change the place in a radical way by provoking and speaking out loud. Like a warrior. It is so clear.

Thank you!

We're glad you've joined our retreat community. See you around :)

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We asked people why they go on retreat, here's what they said:

After having just completed my RYT 200 I have been inspired to further my yoga journey and my own personal journey inward. I have fallen in love with yoga and how it has changed my life and I just want to continue to explore so I can share this beautiful gift with as many as possible. Jessica

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We believe human beings are innately wise, strong and kind. This wisdom, although not always experienced, is always present. Going on retreat is a beautiful way to reconnect to our basic sanity and health. Our aspiration at Retreat Guru is to inspire people to experience authentic retreats and reconnect with their innate wisdom, strength and kindness.

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