Costa Rican Holiday Yoga Retreat
Date: December 22 – 29, 2018
Price: You have two options. We have a very unique Holiday Package priced at $445 that is only available during our Holiday Retreats (more info below), or an a la carte option to customize your week with us.
The Holiday Package or a la carte charges will be added to your Base Rates. Please Note: Everyone who decides to enjoy Anamaya for these dates will only have the Holiday Retreat Package or a la carte as options.
Looking to escape the crowds at your local shopping centre? Need some much deserved rest and relaxation? Looking to actually ENJOY your holiday experience by spending it in paradise?
Whatever your reason may be, the benefits of traveling are endless so allow us help you create a unique and exciting holiday experience. Our Holiday and New Years yoga retreats are two of the most popular weeks of the year to stay at Anamaya. Come and join us in one of the happiest countries in the world – it’s the perfect way to end (or begin) another year.
Our Holiday Yoga Retreat is especially unique. See below for more information.
The Holiday Package Includes:
- 10 yoga classes
- One 60 min relaxation massage
- Surf lesson
- Zipline tour
- Salsa dance lesson
- Cooking class
- Beach sunset excursion
- Anamaya farm tour
- Spanish class
- Butterfly garden tour
- Special Workshop (details below)
- Holiday feast and circus performance
- Special holiday surprise from your Anamaya Family
Please note that our packages offer flexibility so that you can spend your time relaxing, or you can fill your days with adventure…or perhaps a little bit of both. The most important aspect is that you will have a transformational vacation you won’t forget.
Guest Yoga Teachers Kelly & Ted
Kelly Stiglich inspires her students to tap into their intuition on the mat. She believes there is a point in our lives that we just feel like there must be more. Whether it is to be a different kind of parent, spouse, friend, or to find what our life purpose, our brilliance is. It is the restless sound of our soul trying to wake us up! Kelly discovered this gentle whisper on her yoga mat. She came to yoga for purely physical reasons. A leaner, better looking body, but what she got from yoga was so much more than physical. She discovered peace, joy, fear, anger, frustration, love, compassion, tolerance, and complete acceptance.
Kelly is a 500 E- RYT, YACEP (Yoga Alliance Continued Education Provider) and Ayurveda Specialist. She studied classical path of Raja Yoga, which is based on the 8 limbs of Patanijali’s yoga sutras, Ayurveda, and Yin. Kelly brings a greater understanding of why different styles of yoga are so beneficial for everyone’s unique body. She teaches the 200/300 hour Teacher Trainings as well as the Ascension Alignment Based Aerial Yoga Teacher Certification Kelly has lead, over 50 workshops, 5 retreats, and 8 teacher trainings, statewide, as well as internationally in Costa Rica, and Bali.
Ted Stiglich fell into his yoga journey by taking a teacher training with his wife, Kelly. He wanted to support her on her path. Ted had no intention of teaching yoga, but that 200 hour teacher training was profound and life changing. He discovered a love for yoga and teaching that took him by surprise. The philosophy along with the physical aspects of yoga, woke him up. Ted is an award winning body-builder and finds the cooling practices of yoga to be the most balancing. Ted teaches Gentle Yoga, Yin, Yoga Nidra, and restorative.
Ted Stiglich is a 200 – EYT and Reiki Healer. He studied the classical path of Raja Yoga, which is based on the 8 limbs of Patanijali’s yoga sutras, Ayurveda, and Yin. Ted has assisted and taught in over 50 workshops, 5 retreats, and 4 teacher trainings. Statewide, as well as internationally in Costa Rica, and Bali.
Special Holiday Workshops
Meditation Workshop – 90 minutes
This workshop is included in the holiday package. For guests who choose the a la carte option the price is $25.
Meditation is a practice of concentrated focus upon a sound, object, visualization, the breath, movement, or attention itself in order to increase awareness of the present moment, reduce stress, promote relaxation and enhance personal and spiritual growth. There are many different ways to practice meditation just like there are many different styles of yoga. The key is exploring different methods to find what best suits your personal needs. Stress causes 99% of illness today. Divine Sleep Yoga Nidra is one of the methods that reduces stress and its effects. Ailments that can be improved or alleviated with regular practice include anxiety, depression, insomnia, high blood pressure, cancer, addition, aggression ADHD, PTSD, digestive conditions, heart disease, ulcers, asthma, eczema, diabetes, chronic pain, multiple sclerosis, pre-and surgical conditions and many other conditions.
How Divine Sleep Yoga Nidra works:
Divine Sleep Yoga Nidra is a switch that turns off “fight or flight” and turns on the “relaxation response” – the body’s natural healing state. This allows your body and mind the necessary time it needs to integrate, heal slow the aging process and prevent illness. Your body knows exactly what to do to attain and maintain perfect health and equilibrium, but it is necessary to go into this state of deep relaxation for healing to happen. And Divine Sleep brings you easily, compassionately, inexpensively and swiftly into the healing state.
If you can breathe you can meditate. Eyes can be open or closed-Laying down, sitting on the floor or even a chair is fine. The point is to be comfortable.
Bring Water and a smile.
Ayurveda: a form of alternative medicine that is the traditional system of medicine of India and seeks to treat and integrate body, mind, and spirit using a comprehensive holistic approach especially by emphasizing diet, herbal remedies, exercise, meditation, breathing, and physical therapy.
In this introductory workshop we will discover why Ayurveda is considered the sister science to yoga. Ayurveda literally means, “the knowledge/wisdom of life”. We will take a journey through the body and discover the forces that governs the body’s ability to balance and how to create a sadhana (routine) that will continue to support our unique constitution.
Come discover why we are do the things we do, or act the way we act, or like what we like.
Price for this workshop is $45.
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