November 27th, 2013
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 it was.
Kids today seem to have a very different…
November 26th, 2013
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 parabens and uses natural, non-harmful ingredients…
November 19th, 2013
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 in their cabinas. We request guests do not…
November 11th, 2013
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 of charge.
The cuisine at Anamaya is one of the most…
November 9th, 2013
You just might be a convert by the time you get back home.
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 not. Dr. Mark Hyman, MD speaks to this further in…
September 9th, 2013
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 break from my overstuffed day to try…
April 25th, 2013
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.”
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 order and reason to the scientific alignment of our…
February 25th, 2013
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…
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 always hoped to find a way to build a villa in an amazing spot, and incorporate…
May 25th, 2012
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 Your Subconscious Mind was initially a hard core scientist who was credited for discovering the opiate receptor. Her more…