Yoga Workshops + Retreats

AYURVEDA, YOGA & MEDITATION  3-Day Retreats with Andrea
at the Christine Center in Willard, Wisconsin

September 8-10th, 2017 REGISTER
December 1-3rd, 2017 REGISTER

Going on retreat offers an opportunity to let down the stresses of life, to be nourished by the north woods, and deepen your yoga, meditation, and pranayama practices.  You will learn Ayurvedic self-care rituals as well as lifestyle and practice recommendations to align harmoniously with the season, so your health and well-being may flourish.

Susan Marie, a state-licensed esthetician and Ayurvedic bodyworker, will be joining Andrea on retreat offering Ayurvedic abhyanga massage and skin care consultations.  To schedule a session while on retreat, contact Susan at

The Christine Center, 3 hours northwest from Madison, is nestled in the tranquil woods of northern Wisconsin on 125 acres, offering a nurturing and supportive environment for deepening practice and connection.  The retreat center is run by a group of Franciscan nuns and for 30 years has been a center open to all paths of faith and spirituality.

(10-hours of continuing education are available for Yoga Alliance registered teachers)

MINDFUL STRENGTH Weekend Immersion with Kathryn Bruni-Young
November 11-12, 2017
Saturday 10-4:30 pm & Sunday 9-4:30 pm
Cost $250  REGISTER

Join Kathryn Bruni-Young for an insightful weekend workshop. You will learn how to use different methods of practice to enhance strength and mobility. Workshops will include an innovative approach to yoga and mindful strength, breathing and rest.  Kathryn makes sense of the science of getting strong. You will learn how different types of movement achieve varying results. Come prepared to take notes and move around.

The Science of Strength, Practice and Theory, Saturday 10 am-noon
Upper Body Preparation, Strength and Mobility, Saturday 1:30-4:30 pm
Mastering the Hips and Hamstrings, Lower Body Strength and Mobility, Sunday 9-noon
Mindful Strength Master Class, Sunday 1:30-3:30 pm

Kathryn has been teaching yoga and movement for ten years. She teaches and practices her own style of movement called Mindful Strength. Her method is a mixture of corrective exercise, fascial manipulation, strength training and mindfulness. She teaches workshops all over Canada and has a small studio in Cornwall, Ontario.  Learn more about Kathryn at

at AHKi Retreat Center, near Nosara on the Nicoya Peninsula of Costa RicaBeach1

January 6-13th, 2018   REGISTER

January 13-20th, 2018  REGISTER

This tropical mountain yoga retreat will allow you to rejuvenate deeply and gain insight into your practice. You will roll out your yoga mat each day on a natural teak floor, overlooking the ocean, mountains and valleys.  The yoga and meditation classes are intended to go beyond general group classes you may experience back home by building progressively on yogic wisdom, anatomical, alignment and energetic themes throughout the week. This week immersion will allow you to gain tools and insights to enrich your practice while fostering continued growth long after the retreat.

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.

(includes 30 hours of continuing eduction for Yoga Alliance registered teachers)

COST                             Before 11/1     After 11/1
Triple Occupancy        $1675              $1775
Double Occupancy      $2075             $2175
Single Occupancy        $3075             $3125

Each package includes 7 nights at AHKI, 3 vegetarian gluten free meals per day, all day coffee/tea and fruit, transportation to and from the Liberia airport, transportation to the beach and all excursions, and daily yoga/meditation/pranayama classes.  Airfare to Liberia, Costa Rica is not included.

A $500 deposits reserves your space in the retreat with the full amount due November 1st.  Mail checks to Andrea Russell, 5311 Hoboken Road, Madison, WI 53713.  Questions? Email

Watch a video of the beautiful retreat center that you will call home for a week and visit and find AHKi on Facebook.

at The Shala Bali in Ubud, Bali, Indonesia

June 16-23rd, 2018


Join me on a magical retreat to Ubud, Bali, a small island in Indonesia, known for its spiritual culture, temples and art. Cocooned amongst rice paddies and coconut palms, The Shala Bali is an oasis of peace, beauty and wellness.  This retreat will foster growth in Ayurveda, yoga and meditation practices while offering ample time to enjoy relaxing at the pool, visiting Balinese temples, markets and cultural sites.

(includes 30 hours of continuing eduction for Yoga Alliance registered teachers)

Explore the beautiful place you will call home,
Find The Shala Bali on Instagram and Facebook

Gunung Kawi, one of the many excursions available, is a stunning 11th-century temple complex which lies among rice paddies and a thick jungle. Theses beautiful huge shrines are carved into the cliffs at both sides of Pakrisan river connected by a stone bridge.


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Upcoming Retreats


AHKi Retreat Center, Costa Rica

January 6-13th & 13-20th, 2018

This tropical mountain yoga retreat will allow you to rejuvenate deeply and gain insight into your practice. Learn more...