Yoga Retreats With Our Local Teachers

DATES:   Jan 6-13, Jan 13-20, or Jan 20-27, 2018

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

PACKAGES DURING YOUR STAY:  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.

Reset Your Mind and Body for 2018

Recover from the hectic Holidays and prepare yourself for the year ahead, or join us to simply escape the cold.

Our yoga classes will be taught by a variety of excellent teachers from the area. They will be leading a vigorous morning yoga flow overlooking the ocean, and a more restorative practice at sunset. You have your choice of Yoga Package to choose from PLUS we’ll be offering our guests a special meditation guided by the renowned yoga guru from New York, Paula Tursi.

We are dedicated to offering our guests a space to balance their mind, body & spirit, rejuvenate their system with clean air, organic food, & yoga, and connect with a community of likeminded people from around the world.

Guest Yoga Teachers

Mandy Lawson

Mandy Lawson, E- RYT 500 is Canadian born, but has called Costa Rica home for nearly seven years. She came to Anamaya for the very first yoga teacher training offered at the center, and fell in love in numerous ways. She followed her heart and decided to set her roots in paradise, where they continue to grow. Mandy is now married to a Tico (aka Costa Rican), and has a magical (almost) 5 year old daughter, as well as 3 equally magical step-daughters.

Mandy has over 15 years of experience in the fitness industry, and has been teaching yoga specifically for over 6 years. Prior to her focus on yoga Mandy worked as a personal trainer for individuals and groups. These days, most of her work life is spent traveling throughout North, Central and South America teaching Children’s Yoga Teacher Trainings in both English and Spanish. She loves teaching grown ups yoga too (but don’t be surprised if she breaks out some kiddie songs to shake things up once in a while!).

Working with people and feeling the connection that can be achieved through a group yoga practice is what keeps Mandy coming back for more retreats. She has a degree in Psychology and also is a certified hypnotherapist. She has always sought ways to help people achieve happiness and health on a fundamental level, and through yoga she is achieving this goal on a daily basis.

Lia Marie

Lia has a gypsy soul and loves to move. She was born and raised amongst the corn stalks in Iowa until she made her escape. She learned her Spanish in Oviedo, Spain then moved to Montezuma, Costa Rica. From 2009-2013, Lia spent many happy and tropical years teaching everything from zumba to aerial acrobatics in Montezuma.

However, Lia’s heart is yoga. In 2011, she started teaching at Anamaya as the in house yoga teacher until 2013. During that time, Lia taught what her certificate calls an “alignment based flow.” This is vinyasa yoga with a firm respect for alignment. Lia believes in the technique of talking over showing. This means that her cues immediately adapt to the students, their needs, and their understanding and is able to talk the students through their movements.

This technique is powerful because it allows the teacher to walk amidst her students and adjust each person individually. Lia does demonstrate during her classes, as well. Lia also taught free yoga classes in the park of Montezuma on Tuesdays and Thursdays. These classes used beach towels instead of yoga mats. In 2013, Lia moved to Portland, Oregon where she taught Yin yoga at Yo Yo Yogi and began her pursuit of a degree in physical therapy.

Continuing that pursuit, Lia is now in Richmond, VA where her practice has shifted from the stillness of Yin to the powerful rhythms of Ashtanga yoga. Lia is greatly looking forward to returning to Anamaya December 17-24, 2016, and maybe even seeing some of her old students!

Linea FaeryLight Ginn

Linea is a certified Yoga Alliance Instructor through Banyan Gallagher yoga. Through her 15 year journey & practice in yoga, she has developed her own unique Kundalini Flow which is Kundalini yoga mixed with small flows to accommodate every yogi in an individual way.

Linda is a mother of four, has a bachelor’s degree in Social Science and is a certified nursing consultant. In Denmark she worked in the care giving of people with special needs and sclerosis.

Yoga and body awareness has been a part of her life for 30 years, and has lead classes in Denmark, USA, and Costa Rica. In the practice Linea teaches you how to do pranayama (breath of fire) correctly with the specific intention to connect deeper with the authentic true Self within & to purify, strengthen and balance the body. In the vibration of safety and belonging, Linea invites each student to receive a strong physical experience and let go and embark on a journey within.

Devaya Bari Sue Levin Abedon

Devaya Bari Sue Levin Abedon, MA, E-RYT 500, Reiki Master, a native of Washington DC, naturalized with Costa Rican citizenship for more than 10 years and the original founder of Devaya Yoga TM, The Yoga of Color and Sound. Devaya Bari Sue has more than 25 years of experience training yoga teachers globally, Master Devaya Bari Sue Levin Abedon has a strong base of experience and advanced certifications in various styles of yoga, alternative medicine and decades of serving the population in the field of ancestral yoga and of integral well-being. Devaya Bari Sue belongs to various associations of yoga instructors, has participated in multiple media appearances and is the author of DEVAYA YOGA TM: The Yoga of Color and Sound. Being a highly intuitive guide of many potential yoga instructors, Bari Devaya is one of the most skilled instructors to train yogis on a personal, professional and conscience level.

Teal Day

Teal day is a mindful movement enthusiast with a passion for learning, exploring and challenging the wisdoms of mind-body connection.  She received her certification in her hometown, Austin, Texas at Practice Yoga Austin in 2014 with a focus on Inegar Align and Vinyasa, and has been expanding her practice and knowledge ever since. As a life long student of movement and mindfulness, Teal is dedicated to building functional strength and flexibility of the mind and body through the power of movement and self-awareness while providing a fun, engaging, and energetic atmosphere and sense of community.

Combining her background in various styles of dance, martial arts and Yoga, Teal brings you a flavor all her own that is suitable for beginners as well as challenging for the more advanced practitioners.

Whether you are seeking yoga to further your fitness, focus on your mind-body connection, cross train, or to expand your Instagram photo collection, Teal is here to get you moving and help you meet and exceed your goals from the inside out.

More Local Teachers To Be Announced Soon!
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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