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Category Archives: Nutrition and Food


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 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]

Detoxify Naturally Through Yoga
June 7th, 2012 by Angela Gonzalez
Plough Pose for Detox Illnesses and diseases surround us every day. A normal reaction or tendency is to defend ourselves from the outside. Certainly keeping our bodies clean externally can protect us from these sicknesses. But what if the problem is inside our bodies? Toxin buildup is one of the major causes of hard to cure illness like cancer, liver disease, obesity etc. Nowadays... [read more]

Anamaya Food Photography by Ksenija Savic
April 30th, 2012 by Geoff McCabe
Anamaya Breakfast - by Ksenija Savic Anamaya was blessed with a phenomenal photographer last week who took hundreds, or possibly thousands of photos. Some of her best photography from the retreat she posted to her amazing blog: Ksenijasavicblog.com The photos are from the Sacred Soul retreat: Sacred Soul Retreats Photography Although she took amazing photographs of just about everything my favorites were of the food, so... [read more]

Lymph Yoga Poses
April 17th, 2012 by tanja
The word lymph is short for lymphatic fluid which is a clear watery liquid that helps your immune system filter out the bacteria in your body. Some specific yoga poses can be used as a form of holistic health and may help that lymphatic fluid circulate through your body correctly. Yoga teacher training can show you which poses may be... [read more]

Bill Clinton Becomes Vegan!
December 9th, 2011 by Geoff McCabe
A very interesting video interview with ex-president Bill Clinton, who has become vegan, is super healthy and is now the same weight that he was in high school.

Confessions of a U.S. Food Industry Executive
November 2nd, 2011 by Geoff McCabe
Processed Food [caption id="" align="alignnone" width="510" caption="How processed food is made in the United States"][/caption] Every so often, we find real heroes who question authority and tradition, giving up positions of power and influence to walk down a new path that benefits society. One of those is Bruce Bradley, who worked for many years for such corporations as Nabisco, General Mills, and... [read more]

Interview with Wall Street Journal
July 16th, 2011 by Geoff McCabe
The following is the transcript with an interview with Kathleen Squires, for her article "Eco Dining in Costa Rica" for the Wall Street Journal. Hi Geoff— Thanks so much for your quick response. The Anamaya is the perfect fit for my story. I especially love the "Wall of Salad!” Here are the questions I have for you: 1. You mentioned... [read more]

Meet the Head Gourmet Chef of Anamaya
July 15th, 2010 by JackieSloves
Written by Jackie Sloves for Anamaya Name: Johanne Sancho Favorite Food: Costa Rican food, especially Gallo Pinto. Why do you love cooking? It is about creating what I like. As I said, I look for sparks, and try to spark flavor on the tongue. I love fusion, and mixing, and going against the rules. I was taught the rule don’t... [read more]

Superfoods and Anamaya’s Vision of Healthy Eating
July 13th, 2010 by Geoff McCabe
superfoods-fruit As we all know, many centuries ago before civilization existed, our cave-men ancestors didn't have our huge choice of foods or knowledge of what healthy eating was. They only ate whatever they could find or catch. Or is there something missing from this theory? What do we really know about the lost ancient wisdom of cultures that lived long ago?... [read more]

Interview with one of Anamaya’s Gourmet Chefs
July 12th, 2010 by JackieSloves
costa-rica-gluten-free-restaurant-300px Written 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]