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Who Am I: Day 17
May 19th, 2014 by Tiffany Savion
silhouette-68716_640 We've all evolved in our meditation as we sink deeper into YTT. Today we practiced Dhyana, Self- Inquiry Medititaion. Banyan taught us that "I am" is a sense of  self called ego. He gently lead us to go internal and listen closely to what came up when we asked ourselves the question, "Who Am I?"  without judging but instead simply observed... [read more]

Relaxation: Day 16
May 18th, 2014 by Tiffany Savion
anamaya-resort-retreat Yes, of course we are here in Costa Rica to learn all about the yoga, but we mustn't neglect the luxury of the Anamaya Spa Services.  Reiki Treatments, Hot Stone, Deep Tissue and wait for it….. an ORIENTAL HEAD MASSAGE, how can you resist?  Yoga certainly relaxes, restores and heals the body, be that as it may, getting a massage allowed us  to... [read more]

A Yogi is A Yogi: Day 15
May 17th, 2014 by Tiffany Savion
10418292_10202849331331617_272458640945340013_n   Most of the world spends all of its time standing, walking and sitting.  Ever stop to think what it would feel like to reverse the flow of gravity and energy?  Today we broke down Salamba Sirsasana (Supported Headstand) It was a lot of fun. Our little yoginis are all different levels. Banyan taught us that just because we could... [read more]

Surprise- Day 14
May 16th, 2014 by Tiffany Savion
IMG_5547 Thank goodness the Anamaya yoga decks can handle all of this energy. It feels like it was built to hold space for each and every person that steps foot onto the grounds. Speaking of holding space for others; Banyan Banyan Banyan…. We just never know what we're going to get with this Yoga Master. Just when we get all comfortable with our routine,... [read more]

This Is Really Happening!- Day 13
May 15th, 2014 by Tiffany Savion
IMG_5073 Today Banyan told us the unthinkable… We each have to teach class and gift a few lucky souls a private yoga session. A few of our hearts may have stopped for a moment. The room started to fill with chatter. Of course we all knew the day was coming but it really sent home the fact that we are half way through... [read more]

Exploring Costa Rica- Day 12
May 14th, 2014 by Tiffany Savion
IMG_2993   Another day off and may it be noted that time is flying. We are nearly halfway through YTT. Anamaya has been such a delight. Of course it helps that we are in the Southern Region of  the Nicoya Peninsula. The course with Banyan has been amazing, the grounds of Anamaya nurtures all of our purpose to learn and nurture our inner... [read more]

Hello Sunshine- Day 11
May 13th, 2014 by Tiffany Savion
10411443_673236616045888_5985559990396807767_n   The weather was exceptionally beautiful today.  This morning the temperature was so perfect on the yoga deck that some of us went from our mats straight into the pool. Whoops…. a minor detail left out until now! Both of Anamaya's yoga decks are overlooking a vast ocean. The deck we practice on in the morning is overlooking a pool as... [read more]

Bandhas: Day 10
May 12th, 2014 by Tiffany Savion
yogabanyangallagher1   A yogi measures the span of life by the number of breaths, not by the number of years. -Swami Sivanandi This morning we met for our breakfast in silence. We enjoyed the fruit that was prepared for us by the Anamaya Staff. If we caught the eye of another yogi we might flash a grin or make a face.... [read more]

The Beauty of Chanting: Day 9
May 11th, 2014 by Tiffany Savion
10325125_10152539228054497_1733908548336096180_n "The meditative practice of calling to the divine through call and response chanting creates a bridge between the individual and the eternal, opening the heart and welcoming the spirit. By singing these prayers we unite our voices and join in a stream of consciousness and devotion that has been flowing for centuries." Janet Stone Banyan would often start class with a... [read more]

Yoga is cool!! -Day 8
May 10th, 2014 by Tiffany Savion
batman You can probably think of a few reason why you first became interested in yoga; everyone is doing it, you need to get more flexible, work is stressful, you want a yoga body, you like the challenge, to become more spiritual or because the teacher is hot. No matter what brought you here, welcome. What a beautiful discipline and practice... [read more]

A Vacation From Vaction- Day 7
May 9th, 2014 by Tiffany Savion
10359258_10152562320129497_4717303770477343931_n Of course we needed a break after 5 straight days of gentle shock to the system. Think about how many important elements of our lives have been changed for the better. Crazy clean eating, no drinking alcohol, no "sharing energy" short for no one's getting laid for 30 days, lots of meditation, 2 hours minimum of yoga practice a day,... [read more]

Phew…First Day Off
May 8th, 2014 by Tiffany Savion
10362813_515567628569066_2614900792239707543_o Can this place get anymore rad!?!? Anamaya already has a list of adventures for us to sign up for on our day off. Horseback Riding, Boat Rides, Spanish or Cooking Lessons and much more. The best part is they still offer us yoga class and serve us yummy food all day if we decide to hang out at home. We... [read more]