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Anamaya New Years Retreat

April 2nd, 2013 by Kelsey

New Years Yoga Retreat

Transformational New Years Yoga Retreat

Date: Dec 27, 2014 – Jan 3, 2015

Price: $445 **

**To be added on to Anamaya’s Base Rates

Begin 2015 as your most powerful, radiant self in one of the happiest countries in the world. Join us with our special guest yoga teacher Kathleen Swinborne 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 give yourself a beautiful 2015.

The New Years Retreat Includes:

  • Up to 10 yoga classes
  • One 60 min relaxation massage
  • Surf lesson OR Zipline tour
  • Snorkelling adventure
  • Salsa dance lesson
  • Cooking class
  • Beach and bonfire excursion
  • Anamaya farm tour
  • Infrared sauna
  • Waterfall hike
  • Butterfly garden tour
  • Special Thai Touch 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 Kathleen Swinbourne

Kathleen Swinbourne

Kathleen is a licensed massage therapist and a nationally certified yoga instructor. Since 1998 she has been a dedicated teacher and practitioner of yoga and well – being. In December 2001 she founded The Yoga Exchange, a successful yoga studio in Portland, Maine, which she owned and operated until May 2010. She maintains the business, The Yoga Exchange, which now offers Thai Yoga Massage and Private Yoga Instruction in Denver, Colorado.

Kathleen’s unique teaching style and approach to Thai Yoga Massage blends 15 years of extensive study of the body through attending Massage school and training in a variety of yoga traditions including; Kripalu, Iyengar, Ashtanga, Anusara and Yoga Therapy.

She has a strong background in athleticism, martial arts and physical rehabilitation. Her understanding of anatomy and the body’s energy systems provide both introductory and experienced students with a special way to explore, heal, and integrate the body, mind and spirit.

Kathleen’s desire is to bring an awareness of the power of the individual through movement, bodywork and inner enlightenment. She encourages her students and clients by setting an example of strength and conviction. She is known for her heart-felt connection with people allowing playfulness to mingle with compassion.

Kathleen is delighted to return to Anamaya for the second time in December. She feels AnaMaya is a beautiful sanctuary that offers participants the safe and joyful space to nourish the mind, body and soul.










Special Thai Touch Workshop

Come play with your partner, friend or loved one. During this one hour workshop you will experience Thai Yoga Techniques, calming and connecting meditation, as well as the great healing power of therapeutic touch & partner massage. This will be an adventure to incorporate into your vacation, and it’s also a great opportunity to learn to care for yourself & others. Enjoy creating a fun way to deepen your knowledge and skill set, and help the healing process of human kind.

A Message From Kathleen


By Kelsey

Kelsey, one of the founders and co-owner of Anamaya Resort, is also an actress, model, and mom, living in Toronto, Canada. More information about Kelsey and her projects can be found at