Anamaya is no ordinary retreat center…we provide an experience that transforms people at a cellular level. Our guests connect to nature, they connect to others from around the world, and most importantly they connect to themselves.
You can come for the yoga…but it’s not necessary. Many of our guests come to simply enjoy everything else Costa Rica has to offer.
DATES: Jan 25 – Feb 1, 2020
PRICES: After you get to know our special yoga teacher for these weeks, please have a look at our Rates & Reservations page to see our BASE RATES (which cover accommodations and meals).
PACKAGES: We have a yoga retreat package for everyone in order to customize your experience, and the cost of the package you choose is added to your BASE RATE. Our packages include Yoga & Adventure, Yoga & Rejuvenation, Yoga & Surfing, or Pure Yoga. For more information about these packages please visit Anamaya Retreat Packages (ARP’s). 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 who are interested in learning how to scuba dive… And a very special Couples Retreat package if you are traveling with that special someone.
OPTIONAL WORKSHOPS: We are super excited to offer our guests 3 very special workshops this week. The first is the Heart-Opening Cacaoga® Workshop, the second is Yin & Thai Yoga, and the third is Zumba® Fitness. Please see below for more information.
Guest Yoga Teacher Liz Getman
Liz Getman is a registered yoga teacher (E-RYT 200, YACEP) and retreat guide who resides in Gainesville, FL. Through yoga, mindful movement, and purposeful living, Liz supports others in cultivating love and compassion for themselves and the world around them.
Liz studied Hatha and Hridaya (spiritual heart) yoga with Arjuna Dharma Das and Arpita Kshama Devi at Mahadevi Ashram & Kaivalya Yoga School in Tzununá, Guatemala. While there, she developed Cacaoga®, a practice that unifies sacred cacao with heart-centered asana and meditation. Liz first began offering yoga and wellness retreats domestically and abroad in 2016 after recognizing the power of travel in her own life and from fellow yoga teachers, such as her dear friend and collaborator Cristiane Machado.
Outside of traveling, Liz teaches yoga and Zumba® regularly in Gainesville and serves as program director of YogaLoka, a nonprofit organization that provides yoga and meditation to traditionally underserved and marginalized populations. Liz has a bachelor’s degree in Spanish from Ithaca College and a master’s degree in Latin American Studies from the University of Florida. She is the co-host of Beyond Asana, a podcast that features yoga teachers and spiritual leaders living yoga off the mat. Read Liz’s thoughts on life, spirituality, and yoga on Elephant Journal, or join her for a guided meditation on Insight Timer.
Liz’s teaching philosophy stems from the Yoga for All movement. Though her vinyasa-style classes are physically and mentally challenging, she creates an atmosphere in which all practitioners—no matter their yoga background—feel safe and supported. Liz teaches both flow and yin style practices that integrate yogic philosophy, mindfulness meditation, and a focus on inward experience. As her initial studies included Hridaya (spiritual heart) yoga and meditation, she often designs classes, workshops, and retreats around opening the physical and energetic heart space. Liz has also studied Bhakti yoga, or the yoga of devotion, and often weaves mantra and chanting within her teaching and musical selections. Her background in trauma-informed yoga ensures that even those who have suffered severe tragedy, mental dis-ease, and long-term suffering will feel at home and in community in her presence.
Heart-opening, gentle yoga. A warm drink of nourishing cacao. Space to settle your mind, open your heart, and connect on a deeper level. Join Liz Getman, E-RYT 200, YACEP, and creator of Cacaoga® for the bliss-facilitating power of Cacaoga®, a practice designed for all yoga and spiritual practitioners. Cost: $35 US.
This event will include a 90-minute blend of cacao ceremony, heart-centered meditation, and yin-based asana. Come prepared to experience the depth of your emotional power and to open your physical and energetic bodies to the unconditional love and compassion that reside in each one of us.
Native to tropical areas of the world, cacao is chocolate before the processing; a non-sugared, unadulterated form of one of our world’s favorite sweets. Known as a super food, cacao is high in magnesium, calcium, antioxidants, and iron, and is an incredible mood booster! One of its more potent components is anandamide, a neurotransmitter known as the bliss molecule. For those with an interest or background in yoga and/or Hindu philosophy, you may know that the word “ananda” means bliss and refers to a higher state of being. Cacao facilitates our goal of achieving that blissful state and deepening our connection to our truest selves, Mother Nature, and universal oneness. According to an indigenous myth, when the balance between humankind and nature is threatened, cacao comes from the rainforest to open our hearts and return us to harmony. Ceremonial cacao partners with us, facilitating the journey inward and the discovery of our truest, highest, most love-filled selves.
Yin & Thai Yoga
Join Liz Getman, E-RYT 200, YACEP, for a special 75-minute for a Yin & Thai Yoga class that will include hands-on assists throughout our yin-based practice. Yin yoga is a slower-paced, meditative style of yoga, suitable for all levels. Passive asanas are held for 2-5 minutes, allowing practitioners to access fascia and connective tissue while developing a deep inward practice. Hands-on, Thai yoga assists will be offered to help open the body and settle the mind throughout class. Cost: $25.
Join Liz Getman, Zumba® Teacher, for a 60-minute dance class for all! Zumba® is an exercise fitness program that involves dance and aerobic movements performed to hip-hop, soca, samba, salsa, merengue, and more. Prepare to sweat, shout, and laugh during this fun and energetic class designed to lift your spirits, build confidence, and connect in community! Cost: $15.
Message From Liz
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