Yoga Retreat with CHRISTY BECK - Anamaya Costa Rica Yoga Retreat Hotel Teacher Training, Surf Camp and Eco Lodge

Yoga Retreat with CHRISTY BECK

Discover the transformative power of self-care at Anamaya Resort.


Our retreats, set in the serene beauty of Costa Rica, are tailored to rejuvenate and empower you. Embrace a journey of personal fulfillment where your needs are our priority.

“I can’t say enough positive words to describe my stay at Anamaya. The place itself is gloriously beautiful. The staff are caring, warm, attentive and kind. The food was delicious, creative, healthy and satisfying. The spa services are remarkable. The two yoga decks are so beautiful. There are many fun day trips to choose from… it doesn’t get much better than this.” – Karen


Retreat Details

Our weekly retreats run all year long, so when you book your stay with us the FIRST STEP is to choose the week that works best with your schedule. Every week we have different guest yoga teachers from around the world that come to teach at Anamaya bringing their unique talents and energy. Our retreats run from Saturday to Saturday. 

The price of your retreat starts with your BASE RATE (which includes your accommodations and meals). Excursions, workshops, and other add-ons you choose to customize your week will be added to your final bill at Anamaya. 

Simply fill out the inquiry form to get more information on available accommodations,  pricing, and options specific to your needs.

Nov 30 – Dec 7, 2024
Christy Beck


Christy Beck is a healer of mind, body, and spirit, creating a welcoming and safe space for people to learn and grow. She is a licensed psychotherapist and a professor at Penn State University. Christy is a yogini, practicing yoga for over 25 years, and obtaining her 200-hour teacher certification in 2018. Originally from Philadelphia, PA, Christy now resides in State College, PA, with her husband, Daniel, and her triplets who are now teenagers! Christy teaches undergraduates and graduate students skills in mental health counseling and supervises master’s and doctoral students in Counselor Education, training the next generation of counselors. In her private practice, Christy works with a wide variety of clients, and specializes in trauma and eating disorders. Christy has created a curriculum incorporating yoga into eating disorder treatment.

Christy has a busy schedule, but carving out time for yoga has been an essential part of her self-care and grounding. She enjoys giving back to others through her work as a psychotherapist, teaching undergraduate and graduate students, and her role as a counselor supervisor. She loves spending time with her family taking walks, riding bikes, and having movie nights. In order to be able to be fully present and give of herself, Christy is aware she must take time for herself to replenish and rejuvenate.

Christy is also a second-degree Reiki practitioner. Reiki is a healing art, originating in Japan, that sends needed energy to the chakras to promote physical and psychological healing. Christy is a firm believer of taking a holistic approach to healing, and is acutely aware of the mind-body connection. Her background and experience in psychology, yoga, and Reiki guide her in all aspects of her life.

Teaching Philosophy

I am passionate about engaging all students, from brand new to advanced, providing an experience that will leave them feeling challenged enough to step out of their comfort zone and confident enough to want more! I have received feedback from students over the years where my class was the first they had ever taken, and they have shared how I made the class accessible to them, building their confidence to continue with the practice. As a teacher, you never know what level the students are at when they enter your class. That is why my yoga classes are designed for students at all levels – beginners through advanced! One of the many aspects of yoga that I love is that there are so many ways to express each pose. Proper modifications ensure that every student in my class gets what they need from their practice.

I attended an Anamaya yoga retreat as a participant over the summer, and absolutely fell in love with everything about it: the beauty of Costa Rica, the people, the food, Onyx (the Anamaya cat, AKA, the Boss). While there, I began thinking about how amazing it would be to lead a yoga retreat, and how my unique qualities and expertise as a licensed mental health professional, yoga teacher, and Reiki practitioner could create an exceptional experience for participants. I am beyond ecstatic to return to Anamaya and lead you on a week-long journey of self-discovery and healing.


Managing Body Image

From body dissatisfaction to body dysmorphia, there is often a disconnect on how we view our bodies. In this workshop we will work on uncovering root causes for current body image issues and discovering ways we can reconnect with our bodies, developing an appreciation for all our bodies do for us. This workshop will incorporate aspects of education, journaling, and discussion, as well as practicing yoga postures designed to better connect us with our bodies.

This workshop is 90 minutes and $50 (or all 3 for $120)

Mindfulness & Meditation

We have all heard the terms, “mindfulness” and “meditation,” but what do they mean and how do we integrate them into our daily lives? In this workshop we will discuss the foundations of mindfulness and meditation, how they can be helpful tools for our physical and mental health, and practical ways we can incorporate these techniques into our everyday life. This workshop will conclude with a guided meditation.

This workshop is 90 minutes and $50 (or all 3 for $120)

Introduction to Reiki

Reiki is a Japanese technique that aligns energy in order to facilitate mental and physical healing. A Reiki practitioner uses their hands hovering above the chakras to release blockages. As a 2nd Degree Reiki Practitioner of the Usui lineage, Christy has utilized Reiki to promote healing from within. In this workshop, we will begin with an overview of Reiki and the chakras, then learn some basic Reiki techniques for self-healing and the healing of others, leaving enough time for some mini Reiki healing sessions.

This workshop is 90 minutes and $50 (or all 3 for $120)

We’re a smaller sized boutique resort so our retreats book up fast! Save your spot by filling out a reservation request form today. Click the link below. Pura Vida!

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