Our guests tell us that the photos of our yoga deck are the #1 reason they chose Anamaya for their yoga retreat. They say “I saw your deck and I said to myself: ‘I want to do yoga THERE!’ We’re continually trying to improve our photos, but it really doesn’t capture the amazing cliff-edge view. Everyone says that as spectacular as the photos are, it’s even so much better in person. The feeling of height, with the hawks flying below, above the jungle canopy, the sun reflecting off the water, and the gentle tropical breeze, create an atmosphere of peace and serenity that’s just perfect for yoga. So we hope you’ll join us to see for yourself!
Anamaya’s sky-high wood yoga deck, with unlimited views of the pacific ocean and gulf of Nicoya.
Edna Early, in one of our hammocks overlooking the Pacific Ocean in Costa Rica. Edna has helped teach raw food preparation classes at Anamaya as part of some of our retreats.
Our yoga deck was built out of locally farmed Melina wood, a type of “sour” wood that naturally repels termites and other insects, so it requires no poisons. It was also stained and varnished with non-toxic coatings imported from the U.S., since unfortunately there are none for sale in Costa Rica.
Joseph Mikrut, Anamaya’s president and co-owner, is also a yoga teacher, after taking one of our yoga teacher trainings himself. Behind him you can see just part of the view from our yoga deck. In the valley between Anamaya and the hill shown in the photo, are the famous Montezuma Waterfalls, and we can hear the falls from the yoga deck.
A typical morning at Anamaya – yoga facing the ocean and Gulf of Nicoya.
Probably the most popular place to hang out at Anamaya, we have a group of furniture and hammocks set up between the pool and the yoga deck… basically on the corner of a bluff overlooking steep drops with 270 degree views.
The early morning light shines on the yoga deck, warming it up for the students to arrive for the first class, usually held at 8am.