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The Design and Construction of our New Yoga Deck
January 11th, 2014 by Geoff McCabe
The Most Beautiful Yoga Shala - 1200px Many people have expressed interest in knowing more about our yoga deck, because of it's unusual and spectacular design, certainly one of the most unique and beautiful in Costa Rica, if not the world. The creation of this work of usable art, involved three main people: Design, Architecture, Ideation: Geoff McCabe, CEO and Co-Owner of Anamaya Construction Team Led by:... [read more]

Kidding Around with Yoga
November 27th, 2013 by Mandy Lawson
KAY-kid When I was a kid I spent almost all of my time playing outside. I built forts with scraps of wood from my dad’s shop and rusty bent nails I found in the junk heap. I went puddle jumping in the rain, and if I wanted to visit a friend I walked to their house, no matter how far away... [read more]

Does Natural Deodorant Work?
November 26th, 2013 by Mandy Lawson
Natural Deodorant? I mentioned recently in another post, that  I had purchased a natural deodorant at Anamaya's gift shop.  I have given it a test run and am ready to tell you all about it! The product that I bought is made here in Costa Rica by a company called Aromaflor.  It is a natural deodorant that has 0% aluminum, alcohol and... [read more]

Anamaya Helped me Reduce Harmful Chemicals in my Life
November 19th, 2013 by Mandy Lawson
Baking Soda Here at Anamaya we do our best to reduce the amount of harmful chemicals used by the resort itself, as well as the yoga retreat and yoga teacher training guests during their stay with us. We do not use chemical pesticides to keep insects out of the rooms, but rather ask the guests to be mindful about what they leave... [read more]

Anamaya Cooking Classes
November 11th, 2013 by Mandy Lawson
Healthy cooking classes Have you ever wanted to learn how to cook like the chefs you see on tv? Have you wished you knew how to prepare healthy food so that it's delicious AND pretty to look at? Anamaya has the solution to get you started! As a part of each one of our yoga retreat packages, we offer a cooking class free... [read more]

Coconut Milk in your Coffee?
November 9th, 2013 by Mandy Lawson
a You just might be a convert by the time you get back home. [caption id="attachment_5970" align="alignright" width="229"] Coconut Milk in your coffee[/caption] Lactose intolerant, vegans, Paleos and other health conscious people have eschewed the use of dairy products in their diets.  There is evidence that dairy is not great for your health whether you have an intolerance to lactose or... [read more]

“My Journey Becoming a Yoga Teacher”
September 9th, 2013 by Tarynne Mingione
Tarynne Mingione Past Anamaya YTT student talks about her experience becoming a yoga teacher: It was my second quarter of college that pushed me into the yoga studio. I was high-strung and helplessly exhausted when I was told I needed to find my way onto a yoga mat to reboot. I took the advice and gave myself permission to take an hour... [read more]

The Koshas of Yoga
April 25th, 2013 by Megan Panchinin
Megans yoga koshas One of my favorite quotes from Dr. Douglas Brooks : "Out of the sky of consciousness grace descends, crosses the threshold of the body, touches the earth, only to rise again."  The Elements This mirrors the elements and the way that they unfold in their natural state. We begin with space, then earth, water, fire and air. There is deep... [read more]

Embracing the Paradox
February 25th, 2013 by Geoff McCabe
Megan Panchinchin is a Yoga Teacher in Costa Rica Throughout my years of yogic study, I have found that the practice beckons our natural human desire to figure things out and also want more! At the same time it places speed bumps and pot holes along the way, to slow down the process. You have been invited to the party! We are magnificent beings and life is definitely something... [read more]

The History of Anamaya
January 23rd, 2013 by Geoff McCabe
Anamaya started as our dream home, but as fate would have it, our home is now yours. Before coming to Costa Rica, my wife Karen and I traveled extensively throughout Asia for our gift and jewelry design business, searching for beads, trinkets, and ideas to incorporate into our designs, and we had especially fallen in love with Bali, Indonesia. We... [read more]

Brief Explanation of the Chakras according to Joseph
May 25th, 2012 by Joseph
This is my perspective on the chakra system.  My beliefs are partially rooted in science and it’s interesting that science has begun to acknowledge the presence of chakras whether purely in the presence of nerve bundles in those areas or in measurable concentrated energy.  One of my favorite authors, Candice Pert who wrote Molecules of Emotion and Your Body is... [read more]

Diary of a Pregnant Yogini – 11 weeks
February 3rd, 2012 by Mandy Lawson
  Dec. 6, 2011 11 weeks pregnant Sometimes at the best of times we don’t feel like practicing yoga or any other exercise we normally enjoy; we can be tired, busy or just not in the mood.  It can be even more of a challenge to keep up a regular practice when you are pregnant. Pregnancy exhaustion, cramps and moodiness can... [read more]