Transformational New Years Yoga Retreat
Date: Dec 31, 2016 – Jan 7, 2017
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 2017 as your most powerful, radiant self in one of the happiest countries in the world. Join us with our special guest yoga teacher Lena Tancredi for a transformational New Years Retreat to deepen your yoga practice and find balance for the year ahead. We’ll join together for sweaty morning practises 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 golden 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 and bonfire excursion
- Anamaya farm tour
- Waterfall hike
- Butterfly garden tour
- Special Yoga Philosophy & Etherical Body 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 Lena Tancredi
Lena Tancredi was born in Brazil in 1969. She has been living in Ibiza since 1990. She is an artist and Sivananda Hatha yoga teacher.
She started practicing yoga following a paralysis caused by a thermal shock that mainly affected half of her face. The doctor recommended, apart from acupuncture and other techniques for recovery, the practice of yoga. This is how she started to recover and regain all the movements of her face. However, she also discovered a big passion of this philosophy, which years later made her become a teacher.
Through yoga she has been changing her habits and her way of thinking. Her desire in teaching yoga is to share the art of yoga that has changed her life, and brought joy, grace, strength, inner-peace, beauty, and a sense of empowerment in all that she does.
She is a certified Hatha yoga teacher with a diploma recognized internationally. She studied Yoga and Ayurveda in India, Haridwar at Baba Santosh Puri Ashram. She also trained in Nidra Yoga and in different Meditation techniques.
In Ibiza, Lena has been teaching regular yoga classes more than a decade, and for more than 5 years she has been teaching exclusive yoga retreats for more than 20 weekly retreats per year.
Lena’s Teaching Philosophy
Lena is a very open-hearted person and loves to connect with her students individually. There is an incredible amount of sharing and caring, along with laughing and playing in her classes. She has a great energy and a gift for communication with a big sense of humour. Lena’s fun yet focussed and comprehensive approach always creates a strong sense of unity among the students.The goal is to open the heart and feel the connection between all of us! She will be waiting for you with a big smile on her face and full of enthusiasm to share with you what she most loves in life.
During this week you will learn the complete traditional Sivananda system which includes sun salutations, different kinds of pranayamas (breathing techniques), 12 basis asanas (steady poses) and final relaxation. The morning sessions will allow you to receive important and specific information about the correct performance and alignment of the asanas. Some of the morning classes will be more dynamic and vigorous and there will be a large range of different asanas taught with many variations.
The evening sessions will be more restorative and some sessions will incorporate guided meditations.
Yoga Philosophy and the Etherical Body (Included in the New Years package):
During this one hour session you will receive important and inspiring information about the yoga philosophy, allowing you to understand in a very simple and deep way the different aspects about the origin, types, and goals of Yoga. You will learn about Vedanta Philosophy, the three Gunas, the four paths of Yoga and the 8 limbs of Raja Yoga.
You will learn about the chakras, the etheric body and how yoga benefits not only your physical body but also your energetic body. The connections between the Chakras and your glandular system and the importance of bringing your practice to a deeper pranic level.
Yogic Sukshma Vyayamaa:
This is a sequence of Kryas, Pranayamas and Bandpass. Sukshma Vyayamaa is an ancient component of yoga not known to most of the schools of yoga today. This was developed, designed and propagated originally by his Holiness Maharishi Karthikeyaji Maharaj of the Himalaya.
The benefits of Yogic Sukshma Vyayamaa are so great that even without practicing the rest of the aspects of Hatha Yoga such as Asanas, it is possible to derive extremely tangible benefits in a very quick manner.
The other beautiful and more important aspect of Yogic Sukshma Vyayamaa is that it is the only system of exercise in the world where each and every part of the body including each organ, each joint and each muscle is taken into consideration, and a particular exercise or set of exercises associated with a specific type of breathing in a specific type of position with a specific point of mental concentration is prescribed. The sequence of Sukshma Vyayamaa will be followed by a heart touching chanting meditation. The price for this 2 hour workshop is $35.