Yoga Retreat with LIANA HOFFMANN
Are you always putting others’ needs before your own? Feeling disconnected but not even realizing it? It’s time for a transformative escape.
We’re thrilled to announce that Anamaya Resort is hosting a one-of-a-kind retreat led by the incredible Liana Hoffmann.
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.
June 15 – 22, 2024
GUEST TEACHER BIO
Liana, a certified Yoga and meditation Instructor with 590 hours of training, specializes in Vinyasa- and Hatha Yoga practices, Yoga Anatomy, and the practice and effects of Yoga Nidra and Yin Yoga. She is also the founder of Nambin Yoga, a community dedicated to the deeper and more spiritual aspects of yoga, fostering the sharing of yoga knowledge and skills among enthusiasts.
A nature lover and adventure seeker, Liana’s quest for knowledge and the world’s secrets led her to become a Yoga Teacher. “There is so much to learn; I won’t ever find an end. That’s the beauty of Yoga – you are always both a teacher and a student simultaneously”.
Liana’s Yoga journey commenced in the Australian Outback, where she lived and worked in an indigenous community for six months. It was an unexpectedly spiritual experience for her. Initially, she viewed yoga as purely physical exercise, but spirituality was already present, even if she didn’t recognize it at the time.
Upon returning to Germany and her travels, Liana continued with yoga, still perceiving it primarily as a physical discipline. However, during one particular class, a teacher guided her into Shavasana, creating a profound connection between her body and mind. At another studio, she suddenly felt the vibration of the OM extending beyond her physical self. This marked the beginning of her journey into the deeper aspects of Yoga, expanding her knowledge and exploring various yoga techniques beyond the Asana practice.
Liana accomplished her initial 200-hour Teacher Training in Hatha- and Vinyasa Yoga at the Gayatri School in Tenerife. For her advanced Teacher Training, she journeyed to Goa to delve into the roots of Yoga in India. The 300-hour Training focused on Yoga Anatomy and the teachings of Vinyasa Yoga. In addition to her extensive training, she has also completed a Yoga Nidra and Yin Yoga Teacher Training.
Liana is not only passionate about yoga but also holds a deep love for holding space in Cacao Ceremonies, creating a nurturing and transformative environment for participants. Her dedication to the arts further enriches her life, as she explores the world of creativity and self-expression.
Since 2019, Liana has been teaching Fitness and Yoga classes in Germany and during her adventures abroad. Her passion for working with people and accompanying them on their personal journeys shines through in her teaching.
In Liana’s classes, she seamlessly blends the physical aspects and principles of Yoga with a touch of spirituality that is accessible and relatable to all. Expect creative and invigorating Hatha-Vinyasa Flows that deepen your practice both on and off the mat through postures (asanas), breathwork, and meditation. You’ll have the opportunity to discover your body’s capabilities, guided by Liana’s expertise in alignment based on your unique body structure.
Above all, Liana values her students’ enjoyment of Yoga Classes, regardless of their level. “The most beautiful gift is when my students open their eyes with a big smile after one of my classes.”
“The sensitivity that we develop to observe and the ability to be one with ourselves, the realization of this powerful connection is called Yoga.”
Liana’s purpose is to be your guide on discovering your personal Zen Space—a sanctuary of happiness where you can uncover inner peace, recalibrate amidst life’s demanding responsibilities, and rejuvenate your spirit. She accomplishes this not only through Yoga but also by introducing daily practices to relax and declutter your mind. Your Zen Space can take countless forms, whether it’s through Yoga, meditation, art, music, savoring delicious food, connecting with nature, dancing, and so much more.
Liana’s mission extends beyond teaching; it’s about inspiring and providing the tools to reestablish a profound connection with your true self. This journey empowers you to be authentically you, to explore, and to bask in your own sphere of happiness.
For Liana, Yoga transcends mere physical postures; it’s a way of life. Embracing a Lifestyle daily fosters self-awareness and cultivates a positive mindset toward oneself, which, in turn, radiates positive, loving energy toward others and the environment. It’s a recipe for finding your personal oasis of joy and making the impossible achievable.
“Yoga is for every body and everybody!”
Yoga is the Path to Inner Unity - Workshop Series
Yoga is the Path to Inner Unity – Workshop Series
The essence of yoga, encapsulated in the very word ‘Yoga’ itself, means unity. Derived from the ancient Sanskrit word ‘Yuj,’ signifying ‘to join,’ it beckons us to experience a profound union. This union transcends the boundaries of individual consciousness, seamlessly merging with the boundless universal consciousness. In more tangible terms, yoga is the art of harmonizing and balancing our body, mind, and soul—sometimes even described as a harmonization of our emotions.
Enter a transformative journey where we explore how ‘Yoga is The Path to Inner Unity.’ Through an array of diverse yoga techniques, we delve into the art of harmonizing the body, mind, and soul, unlocking the gateway to inner peace. In this enriching experience, you’ll have the opportunity to experience and combine various yoga practices, allowing you to discover the ones that resonate most with your unique needs. This, in turn, empowers you to adapt and integrate these practices into your very own personal yoga journey.
Take your path of self-discovery and balance as we journey towards a greater understanding of how ‘Yoga is The Path to Inner Unity.’ Let’s harmonize, rejuvenate, and unite on this profound adventure!
FLOW & BREATHE WORKSHOP
Unlock the Hidden Depths of Yoga: Join the Flow & Breath Workshop.
Yoga is more than just the physical practice of asanas; it’s a profound journey into the interconnected realms of body, mind, and soul. The magic of this connection unfolds through various practices, with meditation being a central pillar.
Meditation comes in many forms, from pranayama (breathing exercises) to the active meditation found in the physical practice of asanas, or yoga poses. When we merge pranayama with the graceful movement of asanas, we create a meditative state that tunes us into the intricate bond between our body, mind, and soul.
One of the most widely embraced breathing techniques in yoga is Ujjayi breathing, often celebrated in Ashtanga and Vinyasa yoga practices. Ujjayi, known as the ‘victorious’ breath, is often likened to the soothing sound of ocean waves or the gentle hum of the sea breeze. By mastering Ujjayi, we regain mastery over our breath, unlocking its potential to harmonize our entire being.
In the ‘Flow & Breath’ workshop, Liana will guide you on a gradual journey toward mastering Ujjayi breathing. Step by step, you’ll become intimately familiar with the art of controlled breath, and then seamlessly integrate it into a flowing Vinyasa sequence. Discover the pivotal role of breath in your yoga practice and become acquainted with the concept of ‘One Breath, One Movement.’
This workshop is a gateway to a deeper understanding of yoga, offering you knowledge, graceful movement, breath work, and the creation of a harmonious connection between your breath and body. Join this Workshop and unveil the hidden treasures of yoga’s transformative power.
The price for this 2.5 hr workshop is $45 (or $155 for all four workshops)
PRANAYAMA MEETS YOGA NIDRA
Rejuvenate and Reconnect: A Detox for Your Inner Self
A journey to calm and reset your nervous system, embarking on a detox for your inner being.
Pranayama, often referred to as breath control, is a transformative practice that extends the dimensions of Prana, the universal life energy. ‘Prana’ signifies universal energy, while ‘Yama’ represents control. Through Pranayama, you’ll master breath exercises that grant you control over the rhythm of your breath, the length of your inhalations and exhalations, and the strategic retention of your breath in specific sequences. The ultimate goal of Pranayama is to create a profound connection between your body and mind while oxygenating your system and eliminating toxins. This harmonious union offers a host of healing physiological benefits.
Within the realm of Pranayama, a rich tapestry of techniques awaits you, categorized into the realms of Calming, Balancing, Heating, and Activating. In this workshop, our primary focus will be on the calming and balancing techniques, meticulously preparing you for the practice of Yoga Nidra.
Yoga, meaning ‘Union,’ and Nidra, meaning ‘Sleep,’ converge in the profound practice of Yoga Nidra—a state of dynamic sleep, where your awareness remains vivid. The aim here is not to succumb to slumber but to operate at a deeper level of consciousness. In Yoga Nidra, the journey inward takes precedence, away from external distractions and sensory temptations. This practice enhances memory, elevates cognitive function and creativity, and bestows the gift of restful sleep. Research supports the notion that the deeper the relaxation, the greater the receptivity. When consciousness is freed from sensory stimuli, your mind becomes a fertile ground for lasting impressions.
Liana, your experienced instructor, will gently introduce you to the ancient art of Yoga Nidra, thoughtfully adapted by Swami Satyananda Saraswati for Western audiences.
By fusing Pranayama and Yoga Nidra, we invite you to fully surrender to the bliss of relaxation and the harmonious connection of body, mind, and soul. Be prepared to explore an entirely new meditative state and experience the profound effects of Pranayama and Yoga Nidra, delving into these practices in depth during the workshop.
The price for this 2.5 hr workshop is $45 (or $155 for all four workshops)
HEARTFELT BLISS – A HEART OPENING CACAO CEREMONY
Indulge in a Nourishing Journey for Body, Mind & Soul
Let’s embark on a heartwarming experience with Cacao, a sacred gift rooted in the Br Bri Tribe of Costa Rica, nestled in the heart of nature. Cacao, referred to as ‘A gift from the gods,’ holds deep significance as a plant medicine, cherished by indigenous Mayans, Aztecs, Olmecs, and Toltecs for millennia. This profound plant medicine has been a source of healing for the physical, emotional, and spiritual dimensions.
With utmost reverence for the plant spirit ‘Espiritu Cacao,’ we share this gift in ancient communities where its legacy lives. The Maya culture has beautifully woven this plant medicine into their traditions, and its influence endures to this day.
In our modern Western world, we yearn for deeper connections, especially within ourselves. Cacao is here to aid us in this quest, helping us uncover the unique beauty within us and encouraging authenticity to shine.
The indigenous Maya people understand that healing encompasses the alignment of all four bodies: the physical, mental, emotional, and spiritual. Thus, Cacao found its place in countless rituals and ceremonies to heal beyond the physical realm, forging a profound connection with the spirit world and the very essence of nature itself.
Cacao Ceremonies are, at their core, a journey into self-connection. Cacao assists us in cultivating self-love, which, in turn, strengthens our bonds with the community and Mother Earth herself.
In this workshop, Liana will be your guide in a dedicated ceremony that awakens your body awareness, connecting you with your senses, your physical and emotional being, your mind, and your spirituality.
The price for this 2.5-hour workshop is $60, inclusive of all materials (or $155 for all four workshops).
Nature’s Embrace: A Silent Hike to the Waterfalls
Experience the Majesty of Nature in Profound Silence
Join a journey of profound tranquility as Liana guides you into the heart of Costa Rica’s lush wilderness. This conscious hike will lead you to breathtaking waterfalls, allowing you to fully surrender to the exquisite beauty of the natural world.
Feel the soothing embrace of nature’s symphony as you traverse the pristine landscapes in silence. Let the gentle rush of waterfalls and the whispers of the forest captivate your senses. It’s a moment of pure connection with the earth and the elements, offering a unique opportunity to harmonize with the environment.
Price for this serene 1-hour experience: $45 (or $155 for all four workshops)
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!