What is the cancellation policy?
The price noted in your information email includes; tuition, meals and accommodations for all 28 days that you are at Anamaya. Books and travel expenses are not included.
Can I bring my friend/spouse/child?
Unfortunately we cannot host anyone other than the students for the training. Space is limited and we like to keep the energy of the group together without the distraction of others in the space.
What should I bring?
We will send you a packing list upon registration for the course. This will include yoga clothes, casual summer clothes, personal items, a laptop and surge protector, course books, water bottle etc.
Can we do laundry there?
Yes, we have a laundry service available! This is done by our house-keeping staff here on-site. The cost is $6 for a medium sized load and it’s done in about 24 hours.
Do you have internet?
Yes, we have wifi here at Anamaya. As we are in the jungle, we are known to have temporary outages, but that’s part of the charm!
How do I get there?
Please see our travel page for our suggestions for travel. We will offer assistance with booking and we do provide private shuttles for YTT arrivals.
What kind of currency should I bring? Is there an ATM close by?
US Dollars are fine most everywhere. You will likely get change back in local Colones. Credit Cards are accepted at Anamaya and at many other (but not all) places. There is an ATM in Montezuma, one mile from Anamaya. When you arrive at the airport they will try to get you to change money, but you really don’t need to.
What kind of electrical outlets are there?
Our power outlets are the same as in the US and Canada, we do have 3-prong outlets as well.
Do I need any shots?
Not unless you are coming from (or have recently traveled to) a country with Yellow Fever. If you are coming from Africa or South America please check to see if you require this vaccine to enter Costa Rica.
Which day does the training start/end?
The dates listed for the start and end of your training will both be Saturdays. These are your check in/out and travel days and so the course will not be taking place on those days. We ask that you arrive between 2-5pm on your arrival day. Check out is at 11 am on your departure day.
Can I attend if I am a beginner?
We ask that you have had a regular practice for at least one year prior to attending a YTT program at Anamaya.
What is Karma Yoga? Do we have to do it when we get home?
All Karma Yoga (selfless service) will be done while you are here at Anamaya. This may include a beach clean up, helping with dishes, or other offerings of your time.
Do we have to read all of the books before coming?
This varies depending on which training you are taking. Your confirmation email, which is sent after you make your deposit will outline what is expected in terms of reading before arrival.
Is this certified by the Yoga Alliance? What school will I be certified through?
Jackie’s training: Yes, Joyful Yoga, based out of Bonita Springs, FL
Paula’s training: Yes, Reflections Yoga, based in New York City, NY
Banyan’s training: Yes, Warrior One Yoga, based in Berkeley, CA
Peter’s training: Yes, LagoCph, based in Copenhagen, Denmark
Do we get days off?
Yes! You will have a few days off, but this will depend on the teacher and the progress of the class.
More FAQs for Anamaya are here: Anamaya FAQs