Yoga Retreat with Paula Tursi

DATE:  Jan 27 – Feb 3

PRICES:  Please have a look at our Rates & Reservations page to see our base rate options.

PACKAGES:  We have a yoga retreat package for everyone: Yoga & Adventure, Yoga & Rejuvenation, Yoga & Surfing, or Pure Yoga. For more information about our packages please visit Anamaya Retreat Packages (ARP). Or for those who are not totally into yoga, there’s no need to choose a yoga package at all – you can book all your activities and excursions A La Carte. We call it the Relaxation Retreat.

We are also now offering a Scuba Certification and Yoga package to our guests.

WORKSHOPS:  We always offer our guests very unique and specialized workshops during the week at Anamaya. This week we are very excited to offer you Paula’s renowned Life By Design Workshop. Please see below for more information.

Guest Teacher Paula Tursi

Paula Tursi is the Founder and Director of Reflections Yoga Center and the internationally renowned Reflections Yoga Teacher Training Program. She has been working with alternative healing practices in New York City and internationally for over twenty years. Paula developed Reflections Yoga as a way to integrate what she found most inspiring in other practices with her own personal truth. She began her training at Integral Yoga, where she studied Hatha and restorative Yoga. She went on to work with esteemed teachers such as Angela Farmer and Bonnie Bainbridge Cohen in the art of asana and movement, breath work and meditation. Paula has been voted one of the top ten meditation teacher in NYC.

Paula’s work focuses on the alignment of mind and body, understanding that we move not only from our muscles and joints, but also from the support of our inner body. She is best known for using movement and the process of yoga to move her students past their psychological blocks. She unites spiritual counselling, yoga and meditation as a way to address the person as a whole and deliver them to their highest self

Paula holds a Masters degree in Psychology from Columbia University and a Masters degree in Education from Hunter College. She did her clinical post-graduate training at the Milton H. Erickson Society for Psychotherapy and Hypnosis. Paula conducts biannual Teacher’s Trainings in New York City and Latin America, teaches workshops nationwide and in Europe. She teaches on going classes, holds corporate workshops and offers individual instruction in breath awareness, partner yoga and yoga for body ailments.
The Reflections Yoga Teacher Training program is fully registered at the 200 & 500-hour level with Yoga Alliance.

Movement or asana can start from the inner or outer body. Its been my experience that movement initiated from the inner body considers the body as a whole and can bring health to the deeper systems of the body as well as deliver a person to a subtler sense of self.” Paula Tursi

Life By Design Workshop

In my years of living I came to realize that most people don’t believe they can have the life of their dreams……so they don’t. – Paula Tursi


During this 4 hour workshop we will:
  • Define your soul’s mission; the thing you were meant to do with your life.
  • We will get in touch with what is blocking you from doing it here and now (your demons aka your “I’m not good enough” stories).
  • We will create an action plan and a network to help you bring your mission to reality.

In the Life By Design course we will get in touch with all three so you can create a clear path to the life you should be living while you spend the week resting, relaxing and having fun. The best ingredients to make a long lasting change. Price is $200.

Life design – it’s all in the name. I think sometimes we forget that we are in charge of our own destiny. This course helps re-awaken that dreamer in you and helps you find the tools to make your dream(s) a reality. — Evelyn

I had an enormous breakthrough during the course with Paula. Paula has helped me to see how shame, which is a lie told by others, has been adopted by me as my own belief system and how it made me to feel small and restrained in life. Now that she helped me to become more aware of my negative beliefs and helped me to understand the mechanism behind them, I choose my thoughts and actions more wisely in my daily life. This resulted in better relationships with other people, the feeling of joy, sense of freedom, accepting myself more fully and unconditionally and the courage to pursue my dreams. I highly recommend this course with Paula if you’d like to learn more about yourself and your life patterns and get guided through the process of becoming a more true version of yourself and how to live your life purposefully. Paula is compassionate, fun, gifted and a highly talented teacher. — Tatjana

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By Kelsey

Kelsey, one of the founders and co-owner of Anamaya Resort, is an International Entrepreneur and Success Coach for Women. More information about Kelsey and her projects can be found at