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  • DATES:  April 18 – 25, 2015 PRICES: Check here for our Base Rates PACKAGES: Try one of our four Yoga Retreat Packages. Yoga & Adv...

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  • Pronunciation: MAAL-aa-sa-na Pose Type: Standing Watch little children playing and you will often see them in a natural squatting position a...

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    Seasonal Superfoods
    October 20th, 2014 by Geoff McCabe
    Costa Rica Superfoods - Kale Kale: Every nutrition expert seems to have their own list of favorite superfoods, but Kale is on nearly every one of them. Known as a cold weather vegetable because it can grow into fall and winter in some areas of the U.S., it also grows in the tropics at our farm here in Costa Rica, where we have 5-6 varieties,... [read more]

    Yoga Retreats with Natasja Payne
    October 16th, 2014 by Kelsey
    Natasja Payne DATES:  April 18 - 25, 2015 PRICES: Check here for our Base Rates PACKAGES: Try one of our four Yoga Retreat Packages. Yoga & Adventure, Yoga & Surfing, Yoga & Rejuvenation, or Pure Yoga. For more information on our Yoga Retreats please see our Anamaya Retreat Packages (ARP) page. Guest Yoga Teacher Natasja Payne Natasja, a Dutch native, currently residing... [read more]

    Wendy Hickok’s Divine Portraits
    October 2nd, 2014 by Geoff McCabe
    996144_10102787960641383_7221792645088775700_n Wendy Hickok visited Anamaya for Gracie and Sarita's yoga retreat in January 2014, and decided to return for a yoga teacher training in July of the same year. Her photos are absolutely stellar, definitely some of our favorites from among all the amazing photographers we've had here at Anamaya over the years. Check out her website here: http://hickokphotography.com/ [gallery link="file"... [read more]

    Yoga Squat Pose (Malasana)
    September 17th, 2014 by Virginia O'Connor
    Yoga Squat Pose - Malasana Pronunciation: MAAL-aa-sa-na Pose Type: Standing Watch little children playing and you will often see them in a natural squatting position as they reach for toys and move about. Yoga Squat pose, or Malasana, is a squat that elongates the spine and strengthens the core. It works to open the hips, stretch the leg muscles and feet, and helps the yogi... [read more]

    Upward Facing Dog Pose – Urdhva Mukha Svanasana
    September 17th, 2014 by Virginia O'Connor
    5446246724_15c2d51d47_z Pronunciation: OORD-vuh MOO-kuh shvan-AHS-uh-nuh Pose Type: Back Bend Pose Upward Facing Dog, or Urdhva Mukha Svanasana, is one of the most common yoga poses partly due to the highly recognized benefits and therapuetic uses. A cousin of Cobra pose, Downward Facing Dog is considered one of the easier back bend poses and is often performed during a yoga sequence such... [read more]

    Seated Wide Legged Straddle (Upavistha Konasana)
    September 17th, 2014 by Virginia O'Connor
    9741865664_8ecd304633_z Pronunciation: oo-pah-VEESH-tah cone-AHS-anna Pose Type: Seated Seated Wide Legged Straddle, or Upavistha Konasana, is a seated stretching pose that is recommended for yogis of all levels. Beginners who can't bring the torso fully forward to the floor are encouraged to put a blanket or bolster in between their legs and allow the torso to rest on that support. Advanced students... [read more]

    Seated Forward Bend (Paschimottanasana)
    September 17th, 2014 by Virginia O'Connor
    5446335974_5bfec79a61_z Pronunciation: POSH-ee-moh-tan-AHS-anna Pose Type: Seated Seated Forward Bend (or fold) is a calming pose that stretches the entire back body from the feet all the way up the spine and into the neck. Paschimottanasana is an excellent stress reliever and is typically practiced later in a yoga sequence, when the body is warmed up. This pose helps the yogi prepare... [read more]