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Anamaya: Testimonials

Beyond Amazing

It’s hard to put into words how magical Anamaya is. Doing yoga while overlooking the jungle and ocean and listening to the sounds of the jungle is something truly unique. Aside from this the food was amazing, each meal was better than the last. I felt so good by the end of the week. Also, the staff is amazingggg. I immediately felt like I was part of the family and that I was cared for, which was very important for me because I was traveling alone. I stayed in the casita which was lovely. The outdoor shower is amazing. I would definitely recommend the massages, they were unreal. Last but not least my yoga instructor Cristiane Machado!! She is such a wonderful human being who helped me leave Costa Rica with a new sense of self. She made this experience into more than just a yoga retreat with her wisdom and guidance about being your true self and living up to your potential. When I go back I will make sure it is with Cristiane! All in all, most wonderful experience with no complaints. Life changing. Thank you Thank you!
Guest from Chicago

Testimonial: “Amazing Yoga and Surf Retreat…”

“My friends and I just returned from a week long yoga retreat at Anamaya and I have had a difficult time finding words to describe how amazing the entire trip was!!! Not only did our retreat to Anamaya allow us to escape the stresses our daily lives (if only for a few days), but the memories with the new friends we made, the staff at Anamaya and the people of Costa Rica will remain with me forever…. The food was unbelievably fresh and good, and I have missed putting coconut milk in my coffee ever since! Enjoy, enjoy, enjoy!”a

Guest Review by Nadia C, Trip Advisor, March 2012
Trip Advisor Costa Rica

Testimonial: “Breathtaking Views – Gourmet Food! – Great Staff…”

“More than just a vacation… the views are breathtaking, the food was the delicious, healthy & fresh. Seriously the best food I’ve ever tasted in my life… you can get whatever you’re seeking from this amazing retreat….whether its complete bliss or adventure.”

Guest Review by TiffysGirls, Trip Advisor, April 17, 2012
Trip Advisor Costa Rica

Testimonial: “Breathtaking Views – Gourmet Food! – Great Staff…”

“I have diet restrictions (gluten free) and the team of chefs completely took care of me – truly gluten free gourmet!!! When we were making plans to go to Costa Rica and found Anamaya we thought we might eat out a couple of nights in Montezuma. Well, after the first dinner at Anamaya we knew we didn’t want to eat anywhere else. Every evening we looked forward to dinner.”

Guest Review by Vel122, Trip Advisor, Dec 26, 2011
Trip Advisor Costa Rica

Testimonial: “Stunning…”

“I feel so healthy and well taken care of after my stay at Anamaya. I wish I never had to leave! Amazing, healthy food – great rooms, great company with other guests and lots of activity. It’s really a perfect getaway for the active and health conscious!”

Guest Review by vivalasmecca, Dec 24, 2011
Trip Advisor Costa Rica

Testimonial: “Treasure in Paradise…”

“My stay at Anamaya was the most refreshing vacation of my life… I awoke each morning for an hour of yoga on the most beautiful yoga deck with a panoramic view of the jungle and the Pacific. The rest of my days were filled with a swim in the infinity pool, zip lining, waterfall climbing, aerial silks, Zumba and surfing… the pictures do not do it justice. You cannot smell or feel the amazing vibe it has. I have booked a return trip to Anamaya in a few months. So fortunate to have stumbled upon this treasure in paradise.”

Guest Review by Tyke27, Trip Advisor, November 2011
Trip Advisor Costa Rica

Testimonial: “One of the Most Amazing Experiences of my Life…”

“I had the honor of staying at Anamaya and teaching and taking yoga for a seven day retreat. It is one of the most peaceful and tranquil places on earth. The facilities are beautiful and the view is breath-taking. Doing yoga on the open air deck facing the ocean was a dream come true. The food was excellent and the package included three meals per day with great variety. Everything home made and organic. Delicious. Relaxing by the edgeless pool or on a hammock was my favorite thing… but the best part of the experience was the staff at Anamaya. They were all wonderful and did everything to make my stay excellent…”

From Guest Yoga Teacher KimmyG123 from her Trip Advisor Review, June 2011
Trip Advisor Costa Rica

Can’t say enough about how special the Anamaya Resort is. The atmosphere is super friendly, casual and relaxing which I appreciate because we (husband, adult daughter and her friend) were not looking for a stuffy hotel type of service/environment. Gorgeous setting, lovely and clean accommodations with great views, genuine staff, excellent spa treatment selection and service, great yoga classes twice a day (Banyan Gallagher….but the teachers vary from week to week) and loved the camaraderie built over the week with fellow visitors (15 guests total the week we were there). A highlight was the tour of their organic farm where all their delicious food comes from and the beach trip with all the guests and staff (surfing for those that wanted it). Will come again!

Katia: Yoga Retreat

Best 21 Days Ever!

I will be always grateful with Anamaya, the people that works here is amazing, kind, always there to help and serve with a Smile.

I did the 21 Yoga Teacher Training with Peter Kaaberbøl and it was just Incredible. Since the day one I’ve been learning from him each and every day. Always in a good mood, always knowing what to teach and when.
You definitely want to meet him here in Anamaya you will NEVER EVER regret.

Every class is sooooooo GOOD! Don’t think about it just let him guide you to the pure, organic life.

Food it’s another amazing thing that Anamaya has. Chef Jeff and his healthy, Organic food is Always surprisingly and super mega delicious. No matter if you are having breakfast or Dinner. 5 meals of the day are just outstanding.

Anamaya will be ALWAYS in my heart. This place needs to be known for everyone that want a positive change of Life.

Olivia

“Jackie is the most amazing teacher I have had the pleasure to meet. The outlay of the course is challenging but so rewarding. Jackie’s explanation of Anatomy philosophy is so practical. I loved the way she went over each of the Chakras and how they effect us. I personally don’t think any other teacher would of got to me the way she did. One of the best decisions I’ve made was taking my 300 yoga advance training at Anamaya.

I was there for a month in the jungle in the breath taking environment. From the moment you arrive to Anamaya, it’s the personal touch from all the staff, that makes you so at home and comfortable. To experience it you would understand why they call it the Anamaya family and you become a part of that.

The food is of top restaurant standard everyday. Served in the big house where everyone meets guests and teacher trainers. I highly recommend Anamaya to anyone considering yoga teacher training or if it’s a retreat you’re looking for. I will definitely return and thanks so much for the great memories.”

2019 YTT 300-HR Student
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Important Announcement

Dear Anamaya Guest,

We are still accepting reservations for future bookings. Yes it’s true, there is a temporary travel ban from March 18th until June 15th in Costa Rica. 

FOR ANYONE CURRENTLY IN COSTA RICA, THE HOTEL HAS ROOMS AVAILABLE.

However we know how necessary a week of recovery, rejuvenation and CONNECTION will be after this situation has stabilized. 

We will update you with more information as we receive it. In the meantime:

  • Stay in contact with family and friends.
  • Remember that kindness is everything.
  • Take your practice off the mat.

With much love,

The Anamaya Family