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The Various Styles of Yoga Practiced at an Anamaya Yoga Retreat
July 13th, 2010 by JackieSloves
costa-rica-yoga-retreat-arial-300pxWritten by Jackie Sloves for Anamaya Five Flavors of Yoga At Anamaya we practice many different styles of yoga. Each instructor adds a bit of their own flavor to the yoga practice, and combines the various styles in order to best tailor the yoga classes to the various abilities and interests of the guests. Each type of yoga shares something... [read more]

Interview with one of Anamaya’s Gourmet Chefs
July 12th, 2010 by JackieSloves
costa-rica-gluten-free-restaurant-300pxWritten by Jackie Sloves for Anamaya Meet One of Anamaya’s Gourmet Chefs Name: Oscar Lopez Quesada Age: 30 Birthday: November 4, 1979 From: Alajuela, Costa Rica. Hobbies and Interests: Skateboarding, hiking, a little bit of surfing. Favorite Food: A lot of fruits and vegetables all the time. All kinds of food, I can create a simple hummus but with a... [read more]

Costa Rica Ecotourism and Ecolodges
July 11th, 2010 by JackieSloves
costa-rica-eco-lodge-300pxWritten by Jackie Sloves for Anamaya Ecotourism and Anamaya Hotel Resort Costa Rica is known for being the leading country in the world for ecotourism. Ecotourism is the notion that one can travel without having detrimental effects on the environment. This type of travel can manifest in many ways – exploring national parks, experiencing wildlife reserves, and even staying in... [read more]

Anamaya – Costa Rica Vegan Restaurant/Hotel Option
July 9th, 2010 by JackieSloves
costa-rica-vegan-restaurant-350pxWritten by Jackie Sloves for Anamaya The Bitter-Sweetness of Veganism One of the sweetest parts of Anamaya Hotel Resort is our organic, sugar free, dairy free ice cream that is made daily in our kitchen from scratch. Instead of heavy cream, eggs, and sugar, the base of our ice cream is made from avocados and/or coconut milk. The ice cream... [read more]

Organic Restaurants and Food in Costa Rica
July 9th, 2010 by JackieSloves
costa-rica-vegetarian-food-350pxWritten by Jackie Sloves for Anamaya Why go Organic? At Anamaya Resort Hotel we serve meals with strictly organic ingredients. Organic food products are those which are produced sustainably and without pesticides. The land is treated to have a prolonged yield overtime through enriching the soil, rather than exhausting the land by attempting the extract the largest immediate yield at... [read more]

Beginner’s Guide to Yoga
July 9th, 2010 by JackieSloves
yoga-teacher-training-retreatWritten by Jackie Sloves for Anamaya Beginner’s Guide to Yoga The Yoga Retreat packages we offer at the Anamaya Resort Hotel are suitable for anyone – whether this will be your first time doing yoga, or you are a seasoned yoga veteran. Yoga is beneficial for people of all ages and all walks of life. It is one of the... [read more]

Five Basic Principles of Yoga
July 9th, 2010 by JackieSloves
yoga-retreat-photo-arial-350pxWritten by Jackie Sloves for Anamaya Five Principles of Yoga Yoga retreats at our Anamaya Hotel Resort embody the essence of yoga teachings. At one of our yoga retreats you will experience the yoga lifestyle, which detoxifies the body, mind, and spirit. There are five basic principles that compose the root philosophy of yoga. The Philosophy of Yoga What is... [read more]

Health Benefits of Yoga
July 9th, 2010 by JackieSloves
yoga-retreat-health-skeleton-300pxWritten by Jackie Sloves for Anamaya Top 10 Health Benefits of Yoga Here are some of the health benefits you will experience when you attend a Yoga Retreat at the Anamaya Resort Hotel: 1. Flexibility – When yoga is integrated into one’s exercise routine, it gently stretches the muscles, soft tissues, ligaments, and joints throughout the body. The muscles are... [read more]

Meet one of our Anamaya Yogis: Stella Reeder
July 9th, 2010 by JackieSloves
Stella ReederWritten by Jackie Sloves for Anamaya The Anamaya Yogi: Stella Reeder Name: Shannon “Stella” Reeder Birthday: September 5, 1975 Height: 5’1” Weight: 100 lbs Favorite Yoga Pose: Side Angle Least Favorite Pose: Twisted Triangle Favorite Color: Green Favorite Animal: My dog Favorite Food: Creamy Peanut butter Hobbies and interests: I enjoy hiking and running. Though the waves in Montezuma are... [read more]

Benefits of a Vegetarian Diet
July 8th, 2010 by JackieSloves
gaia-thumb-large-2Written by Jackie Sloves for Anamaya It's uncommon to find vegetarian and vegan friendly restaurants in Costa Rica, but here at Anamaya Resort Hotel we wish to make delicious menu options for all diets. At Anamaya Hotel Resort, we are not strictly vegetarian, though we do promote a detoxifying lifestyle. This includes meals that are prepared with only the freshest,... [read more]