Costa Rican Holiday Yoga Retreat
Date: December 24 – 31, 2016
Price: $445 **
**To be added on to Anamaya’s Base Rates. Please Note: Everyone who decides to enjoy Anamaya for these dates will only have this specific retreat package as an option. It has many additional extras compared to our regular retreat packages and also reflects our holiday rates. It is NOT an option to only do the base rates and a la carte services for this special holiday week.
Looking to escape the crowds at your local shopping centre? Maybe you need some much deserved rest and relaxation. Or perhaps you want to enhance your holiday experience by spending it in paradise. Whatever your reason may be, the benefits of traveling are endless so allow us help you create a unique and exciting holiday experience. Our Holiday and New Years yoga retreats are two of the most popular weeks of the year to stay at Anamaya. Come and join us in one of the happiest countries in the world – it’s the perfect way to end (or begin) another year.
Our Holiday Yoga Retreat is especially unique. See below for more information.
The Holiday Yoga Retreat Includes:
- 10 yoga classes
- One 60 min relaxation massage
- Surf lesson
- Zipline tour
- Salsa dance lesson
- Cooking class
- Beach and bonfire excursion
- Anamaya farm tour
- Waterfall hike
- Butterfly garden tour
- Additional Yoga Inversion Workshop (details below)
- Holiday feast and circus performance
Please note that our packages offer flexibility so that you can spend your time relaxing, or you can fill your days with adventure…or perhaps a little bit of both. The most important aspect is that you will have a transformational vacation you won’t forget.
Guest Yoga Teacher Rony Ghoraishy
Rony Ghoraishy fell in love with yoga the first time she stepped foot onto her mat ten years ago. Yoga is the one thing that has made her feel stable through all of life’s trials and tribulations. A certified yoga instructor through CorePower Yoga, Rony lives in Los Angeles and is currently enrolled at Loyola Marymount University for her Masters in Yoga Therapy. She specializes in teaching Vinyasa flow and Power Yoga, yet finds a balance with teaching Yin and Aerial Yoga. It is this determination to continue deepening her understanding of yoga styles and sharing that knowledge with others that makes her such a successful and passionate teacher. Rony approaches teaching with the student in mind first and creates connections with them that extend far beyond the mat. Rony forges relationships with students and revels in both their successes in yoga and in life. Her energy, personality and motivation to challenge people draws in students of all levels.
Rony Ghoraishy came to Anamaya in November of 2012 to escape her corporate job stress, relationship troubles, and an overall imbalance in her life. She calls the retreat the best thing that could have happened to her as it helped heal her soul and restore the imbalance in her life. In turn, she found it appropriate and symbolic to return to teach the following year in 2013 and again in 2015 to inspire others and give back that same healing experience she received from Anamaya. This will be her fourth time at Anamaya and her third year teaching at the resort. By guiding students not only physically on their mat, but also mentally off their mat, she finds teaching to be very rewarding. Theming classes, finding appropriate quotes & music, and being an overall inspirational teacher transpires through her. You can find more information on her website at yogabyrony.com
Rony’s Teaching Philosophy
Long before she was introduced to yoga, Rony displayed a compassion for others, a commitment to bettering herself and the world, and a drive to explore and conquer varied and challenging goals. While these have always been cornerstones of her personality, her involvement in yoga has strengthened them and transformed the way that she approaches the world. Yoga has played such a huge role in Rony’s growth and transformation and she finds herself stepping on to her mat in times of joy, sadness or vulnerability. Her philosophy towards yoga is staying balanced, grounded and creating a non judgmental space on the mat to be able to step on to it as a release.
Over the last eight years she has devoted herself to becoming an expert on the practice of yoga and exploring any and all avenues to combine yoga and altruism. She has taught people from all walks of life: adults, children, and people with special physical needs. Seeking out as many opportunities to teach as possible, she has lent her skills to schools, camps, charities and more. It is this determination to keep deepening her understanding of yoga and sharing that knowledge with others that makes her so successful and her philosophy to stand that if you create something you enjoy doing it won’t feel like a chore carving out that 30 or 60 minutes for yourself daily for a regular yoga practice.
Special Holiday Workshops
Inversion Workshop (included in Holiday package):
This workshop is for all skill levels…even beginners! For many people the thought of going upside down triggers a response of fear. The road to a perfectly balanced headstand is usually paved with a few painless falls along the way, but inversions don’t have to be panic inducing. During the inversion workshop, Rony will break down postures while ensuring her students safety and FUN!
There are many benefits of inversions like Shoulderstand, Headstand, and Forearm Balance. Not only do they strengthen the arms, legs, back and core abdominal muscles, but they also teach us the principle of “drawing into the mid-line,” which helps strengthen the core and can be really helpful for improving standing postures and alleviating any lower back pain. Inversions also help the flow of oxygenated blood to the brain, sensory organs and the face. Learn to get upside down with Rony and have fun during this workshop!
Yoga Cardio Burst Workshop:
This workshop is designed to give you a total body workout. It is set to energizing music and designed to tone and sculpt every major muscle group in your body! This workshop complements your regular yoga practice while boosting your metabolism and pushing your strength and flexibility to new heights. Strength-training exercises such as squats, lunges and Plyo-bursts are incorporated to build lean muscle mass and burn major calories. When done regularly, students see quick results in their body! You will walk away from this workshop with a good sweat and only wanting more! Price is $20.
Aerial Silks Workshop:
This hour long workshop consists of both strength and skill. Imagine Cirque du Soleil meets TRX. Participants will learn how to suspend themselves in the air with aerial silks in a graceful way. First time? Not a problem-all levels welcome! Not only will you leave feeling stronger and lengthened, but also it aids in the decompression of the spine, which is wonderful for people with back problems. The only requirements for signing up are trust and letting go! Price is $20.