Yoga of Sound, Relationships, Kundalini Yoga

March 19 - 26th, 2022 | Nosara, Costa Rica

Come and join this incredible experience in community in the lush lands of Costa Rica. 

This is an invitation to take a deep dive into the Yoga of sound, unleashing your voice and deepening into your relationship with Self, Others & The Divine.

Partake in a week of dedicated practices, meditation, live music, sharing circles, transformational process, and incredible food and laughter

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“The Aykanna retreat I did with Akah and Pauline was one of the best things I have ever done to move me out of my blocks and anxiety. The nature, the practices, and the music truly transformed me.”

-Silvia E.

What To Expect

Daily morning practices with kriya, meditation & live music. Relationship processes for couples and singles. Nature. Ocean activities. Music. Kriya.

Meditation and other practices that will ignite personal transformation and unleash the power of your voice. 

Now is the time to be in community and practice. Grist Ashram is The Enlightened Community and you are a part of that. This is an experience of a lifetime. 


Enliven your spirit by immersing yourself and unplugging from your life and schedule. 

As a community, we will gather in sacred Music as a healing tool that works on an energy level.  Yoga is the quieting of the mind so we can tap into the true gifts of this human experience. Let nature do what it does…

This retreat was everything I needed! Connection, nature, amazing food, and a total reset. The yoga and mantra enlivened me, helped me discover my voice in new profound ways. I can't recommend this enough!

- Brian M.

About Your Guides


Aykanna is the musical sensation made up of the husband and wife Pauline Drossart & Akah Jackson. They are known for their soulful, percussion‐driven music and wisdom teachings.

The name Aykanna can be literally translated as a link between heaven and earth. Decades of devotion sculpted the sound of Aykanna, blending masculine and feminine: the deep roots of sacred chant traditions with the spirit of shamanic healing practices. 

Together they share mantra, yoga, and practices for deeper more connected relationships.

Spotify  | Instagram | Aykanna site

Pauline Drossart

(Formerly known as Sukhdev)

Pauline is a musician, mother, &  internationally renowned Kundalini Yoga & Meditation teacher specializing in women's wellness in body, mind, and spirit.

She has devoted the last 20 years to healing through the study & practice of mystical Teachings, Kundalini Yoga, Meditation, & Mantra. She is a certified Kundalini & Meditation Teacher and has studied with many Yogis, Holistic practitioners, Shamans and the Native people of the Chumash tribe.

Her current work and passion is to support women to come back into their personal power and destiny, which she does internationally through her organization, Shakti School.

Instagram | Shakti School Website

Akah Jackson

Akah’s versatile work displays a true synthesis of his knowledge, his gifts, and his wisdom. His committed path to self-discovery has led him into the divine work of a spiritual counselor, in which he utilizes ancient practices to create purpose-driven lives for his clients.

He is also a certified Kundalini yoga teacher, an Ordained Healing Minister, a 5th generation plant and spirit medicine man, a percussionist, and a conscious father.

Instagram | Akah's Website

"Thank you Pauline & Akah for sharing your wisdom and music with us. This journey with you was so special, and I am eternally grateful."

-Susan W.

What's Included

Retreat Includes:

  • 7 nights accommodation
  • 3 meals per day 
  • The full retreat program 
  • Live music by Aykanna and Guests 

Does not Include:

  • Travel to Costa Rica ( nearest airport is Liberia (LIR)
  • Spa Treatments
  • Additional food and beverages

Experience Costa Rica with Aykanna!

Join us at Casa Kismet, a boutique retreat center located in the Guanacaste Peninsula. Its exclusive location in the jungle, just minutes away from the beach, allows you to fully relax & reset while being immersed in nature. With a commercial kitchen, you will be served delicious organic vegan meals every day, sourced from local farmers.

Housing options range from twin, queen, and king rooms, all with a/c. Private accommodations & discounts are available for couples. The cost of this all-inclusive retreat begins at $2,297 per person.

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Q: What is your Covid-19 Policy?

A: Our goal is to provide guests and employees with the confidence and assurance that their health and safety is our first priority. With this in mind, here is a list of COVID-19 safety measures being taken.

  • We recommend that all guests take a PCR/Antigen test that shows a negative result within 24-72 hours before boarding their flight to Costa Rica. 
  • Enhanced food safety and hygiene protocols for dining. 
  • Social distancing is recommended in public areas along with dining areas.
  • Prominent placement of hand sanitizer stations throughout public and employee areas.
  • All service staff will wear protective masks and other equipment.
  • Increased frequency of cleaning with hospital-grade disinfectants on all high-touch surfaces and areas such as guest rooms, dining areas, common spaces, restrooms, etc.
  • Daily temperature check-ups of all staff, prior to working.
  • Shuttle services back and forth to the airport carrying fewer people for social distancing
  • We recommend bringing your own yoga mat & yoga blanket( or, feel free to use mats and props we have onsite - they will be sanitized daily)
  • We will have everything that one should need to assure a restful, replenishing, and healthy stay with us.


  • You can take an Antigen test at the retreat center, administered by a doctor at Casa Kismet so that you can return home to your country safely at the end of the retreat. ($65 USD, to be paid by you) 

Q: Is yoga experience necessary?

A: Yes, you will want to have at least begun a practice of yoga. However, the yoga we teach, while challenging to each individual, will be accessible to practitioners at every level.

Q: Can I bring a partner or friend?

A: Absolutely! If you have a partner or friend who wants to join, please ask them to apply and include your name in their application. Sharing this transformational week with someone close to you is such a gift..

Q: Will I need air conditioning?

A: Casa Kismet offers lodging options with and without A/C, and the common areas are primarily open-air, no A/C. Fans are provided in the rooms without A/C, but only you know yourself. If you’re quite accustomed to a cool sleeping environment, you may prefer a lodging option that includes A/C. We have never felt overburdened by heat in any of the lodging options.

Q: What should I bring?

A: Beach clothing, yoga clothing (shorts), slip-on shoes, and your camera! Yoga mats and props are also provided, as are bath towels. Beach towels are available for purchase in the gift shop.

Q: Are there places to stay before and after?

A: Playa Guiones has many wonderful places to stay at all price points. Casa Kismet may have a room available for you before and after, although the property is only open to those attending retreats. There are budget-friendly hostels, luxury hotels, and yoga retreat properties all within a 10-minute drive from the retreat center.

Q: Where do I fly into? What is the best way to get to Casa Kismet?

A: – Liberia (LIR) is a 2.5-hour ride away from the retreat center. You can arrange round-trip shuttle transportation with some local companies we will put you in touch with, which is very comfortable.
– San Jose (SJO), is about a one-hour charter flight away.

Q: Are there places to stay before and after?

A: Yes please contact us at for more information

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