Ayurveda, Yoga & Meditation Retreat with Andrea and Melissa

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The newly added January 25-February 1st retreat will be led in collaboration between Andrea Russell & Melissa Berry Appleton. Andrea and Melissa met on retreat in New York with their dear friend and teacher Michael Stone. Each year since, they have spent time together in th...
The newly added January 25-February 1st retreat will be led in collaboration between Andrea Russell & Melissa Berry Appleton. Andrea and Melissa met on retreat in New York with their dear friend and teacher Michael Stone. Each year since, they have spent time together in the gap between their retreats in Nosara, Costa Rica sharing the dharma and friendship over coconut water at their favorite beach. Now they are joining their passions together to bring you a week of transformative practices. Andrea is an extensively trained Ayurvedic Practitioner, Yoga & Meditation Teacher and Neurovascular Therapist. Melissa is a long time yoga and meditation teacher who is currently in the renowned Buddhist Chaplaincy Training program at Upaya Zen Centre with Roshi Joan Halifax.
$2,190 USD
  • EUR: €1,931
  • CAD: $2,892
  • GBP: £1,651
per person
$2,190 USD
  • EUR: €1,931
  • CAD: $2,892
  • GBP: £1,651
per person

Your Hosts

Melissa & Andrea Melissa Berry Appleton My classes invite people to explore inner landscapes of the body, outer landscapes of the world, compassion, creativity, wise alignment, and breath. Both yoga and meditation practices that are strong, gentle, and accessible in the same way we might want our lives to be ~ I hold a Batchelor of Music Therapy, love musical grooves, movement, and have been a student of yoga for over 20 years. I received extensive training in both yoga and meditation from Michael Stone (1000+ hours, Astanga, Vipasana, Buddhism), Karen Sprute Francovich (200 hours, Ansuara), Anusara Teachers (200 hours), Judith Hansen Lasiter (100 hours), Molly Boeder Harris (100 hours, Trauma Informed Practice). I received formal precepts and name from Roshi Joan Halifax in the Prajna Mountain Order Soto Zen Buddhist lineage and am currently in Buddhist Chaplaincy Training at Upaya Zen Centre. I am a student of Norman Fischer, and keep practice company with Michael Stone in my heart. I am currently teach at MODO Yoga, lead workshops and specialize in retreats in Costa Rica, Canadian Eco-Lodges, and Buddhist Centres. I have a long history of creative projects and love collaboration with amazing Buddhist Practitioners, Clinical Counsellors, Movement Specialist, and Wilderness Guides. www.melissaberryappleton.com Andrea Russell I’m an Ayurvedic health counselor, yoga therapist, meditation teacher, and neurovascular therapist living in Madison, Wisconsin with a super-sweet rescue pitbull named Lucy. If I could convince you of only one thing, it’s this: that there’s a path to transform suffering—of feeling unwell, anxious, or like you’re spread too thin. There are tools that can help you heal, get back to yourself, and remember what is meaningful. The momentum of life can pull us off center. We don’t always get what we want, people we love die, and at times, the world can be a hard place to live. We need practices that bring us back home to ourselves so we may stay true to what’s in our hearts. We need ways to cultivate strength, resiliency, and compassion. Ancient practices offer timeless tools that can help. I’ve experienced firsthand how they can be used to know the truth of who we are, heal our bodies, and wake us up to a more meaningful life. Qualifications: Certified Ayurvedic Health Counselor, Kripalu School of Ayurveda Ayurveda’s Approach to Healing the Gut with Dr. Anusha Sehgal Balancing the Nervous System through Ayurveda with Dr. Anusha Sehgal Integrating Yoga & Ayurveda, Kripalu School of Ayurveda Ayurvedic Mentorship program with Dr. Claudia Welch Foundations of Ayurveda, with Dr. Robert Svoboda & Dr. Claudia Welch Certified Yoga Therapist 1000-hours, International Association of Yoga Therapists Yoga Alliance Registered Teacher 500 E-RYT Alignment Yoga 200 & 300-hour Teacher Training with Scott Anderson Ashtanga Yoga Teacher Training with Tim Miller Anatomy Trains for Movement Therapists with Thomas Meyers Neurovascular/Craniosacral Therapist, Neurovascular Therapy Institute Wisconsin Licensed Massage Therapist & Bodyworker Dharma and meditation teaching mentorship with Michael Stone for 9 years I have continuously studied and practiced with many remarkable world-renowned teachers for over two decades—Pattabhi Jois, Victor Van Kooten, Richard Freeman and Seane Corn, to name a few I co-facilitated and led Yoga Alliance accredited 200 & 500-hour teacher training programs from 2005 through 2017

About the Venue

Ahki Retreat

AKHí is a truly sacred space located in one of the world’s ‘Blue Zones’ where people are said to be happiest and healthiest. It is on the outskirts of Nosara, atop a dreamy tropical mountain overlooking the Pacific ocean. Ahki is a private boutique retreat center built s...
AKHí is a truly sacred space located in one of the world’s ‘Blue Zones’ where people are said to be happiest and healthiest. It is on the outskirts of Nosara, atop a dreamy tropical mountain overlooking the Pacific ocean. Ahki is a private boutique retreat center built specifically according to the ancient science of Vatsu Shastra, “the yoga of space”—that invokes peace, wellness and harmony. As remote as AHKí feels, it is only minutes away from beaches, kayaking, surfing, zip-lining, nature hikes, shopping, restaurants and more.

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