Transformational New Years Yoga Retreat
Date: Dec 29, 2018 – Jan 5, 2019
Price: $445 **
**To be added on to Anamaya’s Base Rates. Please Note: Everyone who decides to enjoy Anamaya for these dates will only have this specific retreat package as an option. It has many additional extras compared to our regular retreat packages and also reflects our holiday rates. It is NOT an option to only do the base rates and a la carte services for this special holiday week.
Begin the year as your most powerful, radiant self in one of the happiest countries in the world. Join us for a transformational New Years Retreat to deepen your yoga practice and find balance for the year ahead. We’ll join together for vigorous morning practices over-looking the Pacific coastline, and for meditative, restorative classes as the sun sets.
There will also be free time to enjoy the beauty of Costa Rica with surfing, jungle hikes, and horseback rides. This retreat will be the perfect way to reflect on the year past and to gain perspective on your new year ahead. Join us for a life changing week at Anamaya, and treat yourself a beautiful New Year.
The New Years Retreat Includes:
- Up to 10 yoga classes
- One 60 min relaxation massage
- Surf lesson
- Zipline tour
- Dance lesson
- Cooking class
- Beach sunset excursion
- Anamaya farm tour
- Spanish class
- Butterfly garden tour
- Special Workshop (details below)
- New Years Feast and Circus Performance!
Please note that our packages offer flexibility so that you can spend your time relaxing, or you can fill your days with adventure…or maybe a little bit of both. The most important aspect is that you have a vacation that you will never forget.
Guest Yoga Teacher Cristiane Machado
Cristiane Machado is Brasilian by birth and a citizen of The Universe by default. Cristiane has been hosting Yoga and Zumba Retreats at Anamaya since we opened 8 years ago. Her open smile and welcoming energy is one of her best assets, which you will feel as soon as you meet her. Cristiane is filled with passion for all types of therapeutic movement. Either by flowing the physical body into asanas, or learning how to move the ethereal and energetic bodies into a ecstatic and tantalizing rhythmic dance with the self, Cristiane believes that everyone was designed to move – hence her retreats that combine yoga, breath, meditation and dance. As a massage therapist and body worker for past 14 years, she has a solid knowledge and understanding of the mechanics of the human body. Cristiane’s knowledge, experiences and studies of Reiki and Johrei (energy work) since she was 13 years old, makes the understanding of how energy plays a big role in our daily lives accessible and demystified.
Cristiane’s intention for this week is to simplify and clarify the communication between our physical bodies, our minds and our emotions and how it all affects our daily living. She is eager to Inspire and empower the Divine within ourselves and she is devoted to awaken goddesses and debunk the “good girl” syndrome. She is also engaged in supporting women and men (feminine and masculine) to find a middle ground of understanding, respect and communication. Her retreats are ideal for everyone. Her non judgmental approach has became the staple of her craft as a facilitator of inner growth and transformation.
Cristiane has toured the globe teaching Zumba Master Classes and other Zumba Instructors to became successful and how to truly connect with their students.
Her interest in yoga started in her teen years and followed her through to her 30’s when she finally manifested the opportunity to deepen her studies at Anamaya with Sasha Dae. She describes her practice as a fusion of Hatha, Yin and Laughing Yoga. She is also a firm believer of Pranayama and how the breath connects us all.
Cristiane’s background also plays a big role in her spirituality and finds the natural tools to help us achieve a higher vibrational level. She is honored to have been initiated as a Sacred Cacao facilitator and she is also a trained Cacaoga® guide.
Welcome 2019 with Intention
(This Workshop is included)
Join Cristiane as she creates a safe and auspicious space to reflect and release 2018 in order to open passage for a fluid, abundant and healthy 2019. Cristiane has been an intuitive space holder and facilitator of healing since she was 13 years old when she became a Reiki practitioner and started her journey into self-awareness and self-healing. Cristiane is extremely honored to be part of the New Year’s Retreat at Anamaya. During the 8 years she has been hosting retreats here, she has witnessed numerous transformations, and because NYE is a moment of
transition, she feels that this week will be quite powerful and very special. Cristiane has created
a ritual that involves fire for purification, self-care and self-love techniques, mind clearing through guided meditation, and intention setting through the art of journaling. You will enter 2019 with a deep sense of openness, readiness and curiosity, that will guide, inspire and empower an incredible year ahead.
A date with a Blissful 2019: Sacred Cacao Ceremony. Opening the path to self-awareness.
(This Workshop costs $45 and includes a self-love kit)
Why Cacao? Native to tropical regions of the world, cacao is chocolate before the processing—an unsugared, unadulterated form of one of the world’s favorite treats. Cacao’s scientific name, “Theobroma cacao,” translates to the “Food of the Gods,” and for good reason. Known as a superfood, cacao is high in magnesium, calcium, antioxidants, and iron and is an incredible mood booster! One of our favorite cacao properties is anandamide, a neurotransmitter known as the bliss molecule. For those with an interest or background in yoga and/or Hindu philosophy, you may know that the word “ananda” means bliss and refers to a higher state of being. Cacao facilitates our goal of achieving that blissful state and deepens our connection to our highest selves.
According to indigenous myth, when the balance between humankind and nature is threatened, cacao comes from the rainforest to open our hearts and return us to harmony. Already have a connection to chocolate? We invite you to experience another dimension of that connection—a deeply spiritual or shamanic one. Sacred cacao partners with us, facilitating the journey inward and the discovery of our truest, most love-filled selves.
Cristiane brings her inspirational and empowering tone to this workshop, as she guides you through an inner journey through the mind, passing by the throat chakra (Visuddha) and landing into the heart chakra (Anahata). During this workshop, you will have the unique opportunity to reveal and heal scars (samskaras) that might be holding you back from realizing your full potential with love, compassion and empathy, and the guidance of IxCacao…The Goddess of Cacao. After we enter the heart, we will move into simple Asanas that will ignite Agni to purify the physical body and open space on the energetic and ethereal body.
This workshop includes a self-love kit as a tool for at home self-care ritual.