Past Retreats and YTTs

Past Costa Rica Yoga Retreats and Workshops at Anamaya

At Anamaya, we’ve been running retreats since we first openeded in December 2009. We’ve had all kinds, most of which are yoga retreats, but with a variety depending on the instructors. We wanted to keep them shown here on our website as a record of all the great people who have done retreats here. All of them were great and their students had an amazing time.

Our luxurious accomodations, healthy organic food, and sense of exotic style create an intimate and unforgettable experience that our guests rave to their friends about. Just check out our Trip Advisor reviews to see what our guests have been saying about us: Anamaya Reviews.

For our current yoga retreats and other retreats, click Current Anamaya Retreats.

Health, wellness, cleansing retreat in Costa Rica

Feb 16-20, 2010
Aerial Dance and Circus Skills

 

With Monica Wille from Espana Streb Trapeze Academy in NY.
For beginning students (no experience necessary) looking to learn a fun and challenging new art form in a judgement-free environment. Come prepared to work and play hard. In this retreat, you’ll find muscles you never knew you had!

Health, wellness, cleansing retreat in Costa Rica

March 13-20, 2010
Private Yoga Retreat

 

With Michele Loew from The Yoga Space.
Celebrate growth, cultivate balance, embody sustainability, heal our body, our community, and earth. A space for deepening our practice of Yoga.

Anusara inspire yoga retreat in Costa Rica

April 12-19, 2010
Celebrate Spring and Shri

 

An Anusara-Inspired Yoga Retreat with Daniella Cotreau. Anusara-Inspired yoga practice twice a day, in the early morning and afternoon. The afternoon session will include journal writing, and talks on the Philosophy of Yoga, plus live music, beach time, a fire dance show, organic food, and plenty of free time.

Aerial Trapeze - silk/trapeze/tela with pilates and yoga retreat in Montezuma, Costa Rica

May 3-10, 2010
Ana Prada Retreat – Aerial Dance, Pilates, and Yoga

 

Come to paradise to play, get in touch with nature, and study Aerial Silk, Yoga, and Pilates with Ana Prada, former Cirque du Soleil aerial acrobat. An active retreat in a relaxed,friendly environment focusing on discovering the air, taking inspiration from views of the ocean and jungle & being playful while getting a great workout. Plan to leave feeling renewed, re-inspired, and re-energized!

Yoga Retreat in Costa Rica

June 5-12, June 19-26, July 3-10, (2010)
Passionate Living Yoga & Adventure Retreat

 

Recharge your energy and spirit! Experience all the best that Anamaya and Costa Rica have to offer with our Costa Rica yoga retreat package designed for adventurous spirits who are interested in exploring our beautiful country. Your trip will include plenty of yoga, all organic food, a canopy tour, and plenty of beach time on some of the world’s most spectacularly beautiful beaches in the Montezuma and Malpais areas.

Yoga Retreat in Costa Rica

June 19-26, July 3-10, July 10-17 (2010)
Yoga and Beach Retreat

 

Relax and enjoy some of Costa Rica’s most beautiful beaches in addition to your daily yoga at Anamaya. As always, you will be served our amazing organic food, enjoy the waterfall nextdoor, our amazing infinty pool, and Anamaya’s exotic style. Click here for more details about this fabulous and affordable retreat.

Costa Rica Yoga and Yoga Retreats

Sept 18-25 (2010)
September Yoga and ZUMBA Dance Retreat!

 

We are so excited about this retreat! This is just like our regular yoga retreat package, but with Zumba Dance in addition! Zumba is a super fun latin/hip-hop dance that’s easy to learn and great aerobic excercise. This, combined with Yoga, plus our healthy organic food is sure to get your body, mind, and spirit humming. Remember, bring a friend and receive $100 off for each friend you bring!

Aerial Dance Retreat with pilates and yoga retreat in Montezuma, Costa Rica

Nov 27 – Dec 4, 2010 and Jan 22 – 29, 2011
Ana Prada Retreat – Aerial Dance, Pilates, and Yoga

 

Journey to the rainforests and beaches of Costa Rica to play, get in touch with nature, and study Aerial Silk Dance, Yoga, and Pilates with Ana Prada, former Cirque du Soleil aerial acrobat. This will be a fun, active retreat in a relaxed and friendly environment focusing on discovering the air, taking inspiration from views of the ocean and jungle & being playful while getting a great workout. Plan to leave feeling renewed, inspired, and energized! $1195 all included. Registration via Anamaya.

Costa Rica Yoga and Yoga Retreats

December 4-11 (2010)
Yoga and Healing Retreat with Juliana and Enrico

 

Yoga and healing with master teachers Juliana and Enrico. This very special retreat will include twice-daily yoga classes with both teachers, along with personal healing sessions with Enrico.

Yoga Retreat in Costa Rica

Dec 27, 2010 – Jan 3, 2011
Private New Years Meditation and Yoga Retreat

 

A special meditation and yoga retreat with Janice Gates (Yoga Garden Studio) and Mark Coleman (Awake in the Wild). Nowhere are the contemplative practices of yoga and meditation more profound and the combination of solitude and community more nourishing than in the primal context of wilderness. This magical nature retreat is the ideal place to rejuvenate and awaken to the mystery and wonder of being alive in the natural world. Please contact the instructors directly for questions and registration: US 415-485-5800.

Hula Hoop Retreat, Aerial Retreat, Fire Dancing Retreat

January 15-22, 2011
Seanna Sharpe and KaytiBunny Roberts
Circus Fusion and Yoga Retreat

 

Definitely Anamaya’s most exciting retreat ever! Veteran circus arts performers and instructors Seanna Sharpe and KaytiBunny Roberts, will be teaching a wide range of circus skills: all sorts of aerial arts, hula hoop dance, fire dancing, fire eating, showmanship, and much more, along with daily Yoga and a variety of activities. We can’t wait for this one!!!

Tantric Sex Retreat

February 5-12, 2011
Timeless Energy and Tantric Love Retreat

 

An Exclusive & Romantic Vacation for Eight Couples with Tantra experience. Steve and Lokita Carter will hold their annual tantric retreat in Costa Rica at Anamaya this year. Their unique workshops are for couples who are ready to take the next step towards more aliveness, love, and consciousness in their intimate relating as well as in their day-to-day lives.

Health, wellness, cleansing retreat in Costa Rica

February 12 – 19, 2011
Communing with the Nature of Stillness
Yin Yoga Retreat with Sally Miller

 

Spend 7 luscious days in Montezuma, Costa Rica, reconnecting with your innate capacity for self-love, inner balance, and peace of mind. Join Sally as we explore the depths of our body and mind.

February 19 – 26, 2011
Women in Power: Awakening Your Feminine Brilliance and Living Your Divine Purpose

 

A special women’s wellness retreat with Nisha Moodley and Paula Orozco. This retreat is for women who are ready to live their life’s purpose and be part of a brilliant community of sisters. Our incredible wellness workshops, relaxing exercise classes, nature journeys and adventure excursions are specifically designed to give you a deeply nourishing and transformative experience and teach you the tools for a lifetime of greater well-being. Please contact the instructors directly for questions and registration at 646-707-2847 (USA) or info@retreatsforlife.com.

Health, wellness, cleansing retreat in Costa Rica

March 5-12, 2011
Yoga Retreat with Jennifer Elliott E-RYT500

 

Join Jennifer at the Anamaya Resort for an unforgettable yoga retreat. In the mornings we will have a strong flow practice, while in the evenings we will do an optional Yin practice. During your down time enjoy the infinity pool or infrared sauna, or book a massage or other spa service. Anamana is only a mile from the beach, close to waterfalls and hiking trails. Yoga, 3 organic meals a day and accomadations included. For more information email Jennifer@YogaJournies.com.

Santa Teresa Surf Camp

 

‘Zimzala’ is the surfer’s definition of a free-spirited person who finds peace with the sand between their toes. In this week-long package, learn how to surf or work to improve your surfing skills. This Costa Rica surf camp retreat also includes daily yoga sessions overlooking Anamaya’s incredible 270 degree ocean views. Experience the power of the ocean along with the calmness of yoga practice in one incredible week. Along with Anamaya’s delicious organic food and luxury accommodations, this will be the vacation of your life!

Yoga, Health, wellness, cleansing retreat in Costa Rica

March 19-26, 2011
Yoga Retreat with Leala Enfield & Cole Williston

 

Prana Yoga Studio founder Leala Enfield and Cole Williston of PLANit Adventure will guide morning flow yoga classes, afternoon restorative yoga classes (weaving in philosophy, meditation, breathwork and energy anatomy), as well as an aerial yoga workshop. Award-winning author and instructor Tyler Enfield will guide a meditation, creativity & writing workshop. To reserve your spot, please submit a $400 deposit to Prana Yoga Studio pranayogastudio.ca ph. 780-761-2226

Yoga, Health, wellness, cleansing retreat in Costa Rica

April 2-9, 2011
Fire Dancing and Yoga with Srikanta from Cirque du Soleil

 

Join former Cirque du Soleil Fire Dancer, Choreographer & Coach Srikanta Barefoot in this week-long Fire Dancing Retreat designed to propel students to the next level of their art and assist them in discovering and developing their own unique style of fire dance. This will be a fun and active retreat in a relaxed and pristinely beautiful environment focusing on both the technical and creative aspects of fire dance. Srikanta Fire Dancer

Fire Dancing, Yoga, and Circus Arts Festival in Montezuma, Costa Rica

April 2-9, 2011
The Montezuma Gathering Festival

 

Stay at Anamaya during “The Montezuma Gathering” for $995, which includes a shared room at Anamaya, your food, yoga classes, and a ticket to The Gathering.

Health, wellness, cleansing retreat in Costa Rica

April 16-23, 2011
Seven Day Yoga Retreat with Lisa Messina

 

Deepen your yoga practice, indulge in fluid movement and creative sequencing, awaken the mind with guided deep meditation techniques and balance your energy with daily pranayama practice all in a tranquil environment that promotes healthy living. For more info and to register, please contact Lisa Messina: messi_lisa@yahoo.com | Telephone: 416.528.4922

Costa Rica Yoga Teacher Training

April 30 – May 28 (2011)
Yoga Teacher Training in the Rainforest

 

Do your yoga teacher training in paradise at Anamaya with the amazing Sasha Dae! Stay at Anamaya for the whole month of October and get your 200-hr teaching certificate, as well as getting into the best shape of your life, mentally, physically, biochemically, and spiritually. Whether you plan to become a yoga teacher or not, this is a great opportunity to dive deeply into yoga for a month of intensive study. All inclusive prices starting at only $3495!

Costa Rica detox retreat

July 2 – 9, 2011
Detox Retreat with Teo and O3 Institute

 

Fasting with juices is a way to give your organs of digestion and elimination a much needed rest and also to assist in the removal of metabolic waste from the system. Anamaya Resort and the O3 institute have joined hearts to make available an incredible experience for people to enjoy the benefits of internal cleansing and purification of the body. At the O3 Institute you will receive 3 Colon Hydrotherapy treatments, 3 Wood Fired Sauna sessions where you will scrub down with sea salt and lemon. 3 Bentonite clay body wraps. A deep cleansing Facial and a 90 min Swedish Massage. Juices and herbal extracts will be served during your time at the Institute. We wait your arrival to be of service as the planet awakens and our bodys heal. info@o3institute.com

detox and weight loss

 

We all need to relax to heal. Each student will have “one on one” radical weight management hypnotherapy to give individual attention to your specific issues surrounding eating. We will work in groups to process emotional eating. The students will be given nutritional education focusing on alkaline and acid based diet, plus educated about Zrii, an aryvedic botanical that helps detox the body of toxins and fat to safely lose 5 pounds a week. This is the best weight management program ever, and you will actually eat lots of gourmet nutritious food at the retreat. Learn how to finally stop the emotional eating, and to begin to create that health you really want. Become a part of the cure for stress and obesity by taking this time to finally lose the unhealthy eating, once and for all. We will cover food, exercise and stress reduction. Dr Cindy has helped 1000’s in Northern California to lose weight, and keep it off. Have the best healthiest vacation ever and come home on top of your health!

Costa Rica Goddess Retreat

July 23 – 30, 2011
Goddess Retreat – with Edna Early

 

This week, we embark on the journey to self-love by enabling you to tune in with the balance of your body, mind and emotions thru practicing daily meditation, yoga, and healthy nutrition to encourage alignment with your truest Goddess self. Fundamentally empowering you to become the creator of your reality while also deepening your awareness of the intuitive spiritual side. We’ll dive deep within our beings, exploring the previously hidden and sometimes frightening aspects of ourselves with courageous curiosity, only to emerge realizing the radiance and beauty that has always existed in each of us, being self-empowered Goddesses. ~ more info ~ rates & reserve ~

dance retreat

July 30 – August 6, 2011
Conscious Movement, Touch & Communication with Hamid Martin

 

The intention of this retreat is to inspire embodied presence and consciousness. We will do this through explorations, within a safe container, of movement meditation and free-form creative expression. We will dance, practice yoga and explore non-sexual touch and conscious communication. You will be invited to connect deeply with yourself—that is the cornerstone of this retreat. As we settle into and become grounded in our own unique Inner Rhythm, we will begin to explore connection with others, utilizing communication tools that empower us. This will open the way for authentic self expression in all areas of our lives. You’ll become familiar with the edges of your comfort zones. And you’ll receive encouragement and support to push beyond those boundaries—when you’re ready. For questions, call Hamid at 831-818-7410. ~ rates & reserve ~

surf retreat

August 6 – 13, 2011
Surf, Embodiment and Empowerment
with Hamid Martin

 

In this retreat, we will explore the relationship between our passion for surfing and the other activities of our daily lives. How does being embodied and empowered help our surfing? How does our stoke and passion for surfing help us in our daily lives? As well as surfing the best breaks in the area, this retreat will include optional daily yoga, free-form creative movement and stretching, and circle sharing; where we’ll learn and practice basic communication skills that empower us. For questions, call Hamid at 831-818-7410. ~ rates & reserve ~

goddess bootcamp

August 13 – 20, 2011
Yoga Goddess Bootcamp with Angela Boltz

 

In this 7-day Yoga Intensive Angela will offer you the chance to get serious about the changes you want to see in your life—mind, body, and spirit—with a unique and holistic approach to living as a modern Yoga Goddess. With a synthesis of both ON and OFF-THE-MAT yoga techniques, rooted deeply in ancient wisdom and interwined with the richness of a decade of personal yoga practice, she will guide you on a journey back to the woman you are intended to be. ~ rates & reserve ~

goddess bootcamp

August 20 – 27, 2011
Yoga & Thai Massage with Gracy & Sarita

 

Long-time friends and yoga teachers Gracy and Sarita Lou invite you to join them in paradise this August for a playful and nurturing retreat. Everyday we will guide you through Vinyasa flow and Kundalini yoga classes, interspersed with workshops in the ancient, healing, and delicious art of Thai massage. During this week-long adventure of the spirit, you will cultivate peace of mind and practice the art of living your yoga. ~ rates & reserve ~

Costa Rica Yoga Teacher Training

October 29 – Nov 5, 2011
Yoga & Indian Dance Retreat

 

Have fun, get fit and feel fabulous while practicing Shakti Yoga and Odissi Dance in paradise! Classes include playful, graceful, and sensual moves that will make you look and feel amazing. Flowing through the exotic rhythms and curvaceous movements, you will develop core strength, and tone your body from head to toe—all with fluid grace and a smile on your face! This retreat is comprised of Yoga, Temple Goddess Workouts, and Odissi Dance, woven together to create an exciting practice that slims your waist, tones your abs, bottom, and thighs, and get you glowing like a Goddess! Add gourmet organic meals, beautiful beaches, epic waterfalls, luxurious cabanas and much more for a magical time of pura vida! No previous training or experience required. All fitness levels welcome! Treat yourself to a week of relaxation, and trance-formative fun in the natural beauty of Costa Rica. www.shaktibhakti.com shaktibhakti@gmail.com ~ rates & reserve ~

yoga and pole dancing

Nov 5-12, 2011
Flirty Girl Fitness Yoga and Pole Dancing Retreat

 

Have FUN, get FIT and feel FABULOUS with this amazing Flirty Girl Fitness week in paradise! The mornings will begin with a Vinyasa Flow Yoga class to get us warm and open to dance. Every day will have a pole-dancing class in addition to another FGF dance class: Chair Dance, Video Vixen, Burlesque and Booty Beat. This amazing array of classes will fill your bag of tricks and develop your overall strength, coordination and flexibility. Add some healthy organic food, clean air and sun, and you’re in for an incredible week of pura vida. No previous training or experience required. All fitness levels welcome! ~ more info ~ rates & reserve ~ FULL

Yoga Retreat in the happiest country on earth: Costa Rica

Dec 24-31 2011 or Dec 31 – Jan 7, 2012
Holiday Yoga Retreats – Christmas or New Years

 

Are you imagining yourself doing yoga and spending lots of time on tropical beaches for the holidays? With this yoga retreat, you will enjoy all the best that Costa Rica and Anamaya have to offer: spectacular and luxurious accomodations, daily yoga, gourmet organic food, jungle adventure, and plenty of time to relax on some of the world’s most beautiful beaches. ~ more info ~ rates & reserve ~

Yoga, Health, wellness, cleansing retreat in Costa Rica

March 3-10, 2012
Asana, Meditation, Pranayama & Play with Lisa Messina

 

Join Lisa Messina, certified Yoga and Pilates instructor and founder of Drishti Yoga, along with a fine group of adventurous yogis for the 2nd annual yoga retreat to Costa Rica’s exotic Nicoya Peninsua. Step out of your routine and enter an oasis where paradise and yoga unite to create an unforgettable energy.

Costa Rica Yoga Teacher Training

March 31 – April 7, 2012
Holistic Living Retreat with Lana Boyuk

 

This 7 day retreat is designed as a full body rejuvenation which will provide a new outlook on your life practices and who you are as an individual. please contact Lia@AnamayaResort.com to register. See the flyer here! For more info about Lana, please visit lanaboyuk.com

 

Costa Rica Yoga Teacher Training

Sept 1- 29, 2012
Yoga Teacher Training with Cain Carroll

Cain Carroll’s 200 Hour Yoga Teacher Training Program (YTT) upholds the highest standards of Yoga instruction and practice. The program includes in-depth study of yoga asana, pranayama, bandha, mudra, mantra, meditation, yogic/tantric philosophy, yoga for women/men, yogic texts, anatomy and physiology, ayurvedic nutrition, therapeutic applications of Yoga, the art of sequencing, basic Sanskrit…and so much more. Graduates receive certification and national recognition as an RYT (Registered Yoga Teacher) with the Yoga Alliance.~ rates & reserve ~

Costa Rica Yoga Teacher Training

Sept 29 – Oct 27, 2012
Yoga Teacher Training with Jackie Chiodo

Immerse yourself in a month of sacred study and practice in Yoga, Ayurveda and Meditation. Vinyasa flow asana class, philosophy and science, breath work and concentration techniques, as well as yin postures and guided relaxation,the complete system of Raja Yoga, which is based on the 8 limbs of Patanjali’s yoga sutras. 1 year of yoga experience is preferred… ~ rates & reserve ~

 

 

Please contact us for more details regarding our retreats.