AKKA: a sacred space nestled in the jungle!
Author: Sophie Paternot
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Akka Institute is a Temple found in the village of Ojochal, an intimate space hosting weekly Yoga, Martial Arts, Sound Healing classes, and workshops and events.
Dedicated to offering positively-impactful teachings in a kind and playful environment, Akka offers you support and respect throughout all stages of your journey toward wellness.
Akka opened in December of 2020 from the vision of Sophie Paternot, a Swiss and Finnish national who has called Costa Rica her home for the last ten years. This significant community project emerged from the desire to create a space for togetherness, mindful activities, and complete health centered around body, mind, and spirit. Educational and transformational experiences are accessible to all, so you can participate in activities that support your health and wellness through our wide breadth of offerings.
We are also so grateful to have the opportunity to give back to our beautiful community in many different ways. On a regular and ongoing basis, we offer donation-based classes every Sunday, with 100% of all proceeds going to a local NGO of the instructor’s choice. This allows us to make our courses accessible to everyone from every socio-economic and cultural background while simultaneously supporting many different local organizations that do great work to help those who need it most.
New for March 2022, our cabinas are now available for short-term vacation rentals. The cabinas offered are three very distinct houses. They are teeming with a mix of jungle elegance and Scandinavian design, enhanced by the surrounding wildlife and the Balso river running through it. Catch the sight of a monkey, sloths, and other whimsical wildlife as you drink your morning coffee! You can book your stay through Airbnb and our website now.
The El Nido is our very private and exclusive cabina. Inspired by Northern European architecture, the Nest is the perfect getaway for a couple or a single person looking for a simple design aesthetic in a luxury accommodation.
Akka La Casita is our biggest house, offering modern and sleek design. Boasting a full modern kitchen, a big garden by the river, and a private plunge pool enrich your experience with us. Akka La Casita is sure to be a popular choice for visitors.
Akka Sol has been recently renovated to fit the quality experience that Akka is known for. This cabina has stunning views overlooking the trees and entire property. It offers a lot of natural light, a kitchen, a private deck, and direct access to our pool and social area.
Awaken your senses and allow yourself to be deeply supported by nature and staying with us, walking around our gardens, and finding your inner peace by the gently flowing river on-site!
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Ballena Tales is an essential free guide and digital comprehensive magazine for travelers, residents, and investors covering Costa Ballena in the Canton of Osa in the South Pacific of Costa Rica. It is a fully bilingual, bi-monthly, and full-color digital magazine.
The magazine introduces the reader to the life of the local community, with interviews of pioneers, writers, and artists, as well as extensive information on restaurants, hotels, experiences, natural attractions, and wildlife of the South Pacific of Costa Rica.
Ballena Tales is an essential comprehensive free guide, and digital magazine for travelers, residents, and investors covering Costa Ballena
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