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Meet Anamaya’s Head Chef, Jeffery Esposito
September 22nd, 2015 by Millie Ross
Watch the video below to learn more about the inspiration behind Anamaya's cuisine. Jeffery Esposito joined us six months ago and has made leaps and bounds in improving the quality and availability of organic, farm to table ingredients. His solid experience in Michelin star restaurants, with his own businesses combined with his passion for new world cuisine gives the guests... [read more]

Practicing in paradise: Exploring the difference between Yoga in the City & the tropics
September 20th, 2015 by Millie Ross
From the concrete jungle to actual jungle, journey to the tropics for true transformation. In the past decade, yoga has become an increasingly Westernized form of physical exercise. The mind body spiritual integration of the practice, holistic health benefits and tranquility that yogis benefit from are just the tip of the iceberg. You don’t have to look hard to find... [read more]

Anamaya welcomes Chef Jeffery Wayne Esposito
September 20th, 2015 by Millie Ross
Jeffery Esposito was raised in Florida. After working his way up the ranks of local kitchens in Gainsville, Florida he took charge of Emiliano’s Café, under executive Chef Ali de Paz with chef Joe Ramos. He later worked with Michelin Star Chef John Tennick and Chef Phil Robertson all becoming major influences in Jeff’s culinary journey. Eventually Jeffery reunited with... [read more]

My Media Internship Experience
August 13th, 2015 by Caleigh Smith
DCIM103GOPROG0400521. My name is Caleigh Smith, I’m here to tell you a little bit about my enchanting journey here at Anamaya Resort as the Media Intern for the summer of 2015. Just recently this spring I graduated from Colorado State University with a Bachelors of Science Degree in Natural Resource Recreation Tourism, in search for a new adventure and a place... [read more]

Protecting Monkeys from Electrocution
May 18th, 2015 by Geoff McCabe
Final Letters Pilar Will Send Out By Geoff McCabe, Anamaya CEO As far as I know, Anamaya is the only hotel/business in the Montezuma area that has installed a kit to protect monkeys and other arboreal wildlife from getting electrocuted by its transformer. In Santa Teresa, Pranamar has also installed one, and our neighbors next to Anamaya did another. In other words, out of the thousands... [read more]

Seasonal Superfoods
October 20th, 2014 by Geoff McCabe
Costa Rica Superfoods - Kale Kale: Every nutrition expert seems to have their own list of favorite superfoods, but Kale is on nearly every one of them. Known as a cold weather vegetable because it can grow into fall and winter in some areas of the U.S., it also grows in the tropics at our farm here in Costa Rica, where we have 5-6 varieties,... [read more]

Salad for Breakfast- Day 23
May 25th, 2014 by Tiffany Savion
IMG_5603 The unthinkable has happened. We've not only gotten used to eating salad for breakfast, some us now prefer it. Every breakfast has been a full spread of amazingess, but looking around the breakfast table it seems some of the plates are more filled  with salad and less with the breakfast foods we are more accustom to; oatmeal, pancakes, muffins, breakfast... [read more]

Banyan & Gunas- Day 22
May 24th, 2014 by Tiffany Savion
SAMSUNG CSC Our mix of yogi personalities allowed us all to enjoy today's lecture in our own way.  We've enjoyed the anatomy (physical) side of yoga as well as the spiritual talks. Today we discussed mental nature and Gunas, the fundamental operating principles or tendencies of universal nature. Banyan circled back around to the idea of not judging but simply observing our nature and... [read more]

One on One: Day 21
May 23rd, 2014 by Tiffany Savion
IMG_5585   Teaching a private yoga session is such a different phenomenon than teaching a class. From as students perspective, you get the opportunity to tell your teacher you personal goals, injuries and concerns. Most of us had mixed feelings about teaching private sessions. On one hand it could be less nerve wrecking because there are less yogis to watch closely, but... [read more]

Sweet Surrender: Day 20
May 22nd, 2014 by Tiffany Savion
yogabanyangallagher7 It's a good thing our yoga decks at Anamaya are surrounded by the ocean, beautiful flowers, trees and the sounds of nature. Today our yoga practice was quite difficult. The name of the game was holding. There were sensations in parts of our bodies that we didn't even know existed. Banyan was teaching us how to become comfortable with discomfort... [read more]

Creative Beings: Day 19
May 21st, 2014 by Tiffany Savion
IMG_5084 Yoga Teacher Training "business" has gone on as usual with a minor change…. perhaps major for us. We are all officially teaching class, adjusting and observing. You would not believe how beautifully our sisterhood has come together. As we each approached the front of the room with our hearts beating fast and palms sweating the class sent us peaceful and... [read more]

Locals: Day 18
May 20th, 2014 by Tiffany Savion
IMG_5441 WooHoo… Another day off! One of the best parts about being in Montezuma is going into town and spending time with the locals. Walking down the road from Anamaya, people smile or even stop to ask if you need a ride into town. We saw little families on ATVs and scooters. Doggies run around town free and happy. In the... [read more]