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


The Journey to Center Retreat.

Rediscover yourself at the Journey to Center Retreat in the lush Costa Rican jungle.


This transformative experience is designed to reconnect you with your passions, far from the daily grind. At Anamaya Resort, you’ll be enveloped in a nurturing environment that encourages you to explore and express your true self.


Dive into the restorative powers of yoga with practices tailored to balance and rejuvenate your mind, body, and soul. Enjoy workshops and daily activities that are crafted to meet you exactly where you are… helping you uncover and foster self-love and creativity.


Experience the healing embrace of nature, nourishing care from our dedicated team, and the camaraderie of fellow seekers. Don’t miss the chance to return home to yourself.


“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.

Feb 8 – 15, 2025
Pamela Fitzgerald


Pamela is a 500hr certified Yoga Teacher who never thought she would have anything to do with yoga!

Pamela loved dance and movement as a child and youth. She was always active in gymnastics, dance and horseback riding. Eventually her love of activity, the outdoors and fitness drove her to pursue a career in the wellness industry. Through specialized courses in the U.S and Canada, Pamela studied human anatomy thoroughly, ensuring that she provided the best possible care for her one on one clients. She became an educator,  teaching a specialized cadaver anatomy dissection program to help educate fitness and wellness professionals on the intricacies of the human body. She lectured and publicly spoke to many large corporations and groups all over Canada and the U.S

During her studies and her 20 year career as a strength trainer for many pro athletes and post operative patients, Pamela became a published fitness model and competed in bodybuilding competitions. After achieving many accolades as a bodybuilder and fitness model things began to break down in her life.

After 5 years of competing and modeling, eating, body image struggles and an inability to manage stress… she became keenly aware that many of her clients were also experiencing high levels of stress due to being very disconnected from their needs. Yoga revealed itself to Pamela as more than just another fitness class full of weird poses – but as a way to repair and reconnect with her body and soul.  

Pamela remembers saying many times that she “just wasn’t that into yoga”, but yoga found her.

She immersed herself in the philosophies and lifestyle to help her understand her body, connect with her soul and calm her mind. Pamela’s path toward yoga, meditation and mindfulness began with some resistance and she deeply resonates with anyone who might be reluctant to try yoga.

Pamela studied the nervous system extensively in order to better understand the body’s stress responses. This led her to creating a specialized movement program, becoming a certified yoga and meditation facilitator and  guide people toward a loving relationship with self and the world we live in. 

She now teaches yoga and hosts retreats full time in Canada, Costa Rica and the U.S.  Pamela has a deep love for horses and many of her retreats, classes and workshops that  the presence of horses, including her own beloved horse, Honeycomb.

Pamela is committed to helping everyone she works with connect the mind, body and spirit.  Expressive movement is an important part of Pamela’s practice and she loves to share the gift of reconnecting to free movementand nature deep heart felt yogic experiences.

Pamela's Teaching Philosophy

Pamela is deeply passionate about bringing people ‘home to themselves’ through yoga.  Everyone is worthy and deserving of their own time, respect and love. 

Pamela’s goal in teaching yoga is to help people feel at home both in their body and soul.  She  strives to help each student feel safe to express self love through movement. Through her teachings she offers the opportunity to feel grounded, to deeply connect to nature and to fully and completely come alive in the present moment.

Many of the teachings and philosophies of yoga are truly beautiful and show us a way of being in the world that is completely heart centered, balanced and joyful. Taking yoga off the mat and using these teachings to promote a balanced and joyful life is an important part of Pamela’s offerings.


Somatic Practice for Soul Expression (90 Minutes)

Our bodies were designed to move in ways we seldom explore.

This workshop begins with a deep dive into the true connection between our physical and energetic bodies. Learn how movement impacts our emotions and reactions and how we can turn to our bodies to help guide us through struggles, challenges and of course to celebrate! As you begin to understand and come home to your body and soul you will be guided through breathing practices to connect to your physical and emotional creativity. Once you are starting to feel more connected you can explore movement in a whole new way. This workshop includes guided movements for releasing, elements of ecstatic dance and sound to build confidence in movement. Have fun and be free in body, mind and soul.

Price is $45 (or $110 for all three workshops)

Fire and Cacao Releasing and Receiving Ceremony (90 Minutes)

In this workshop we are using the element of fire to release and transform.

We accompany the power of fire with the heart opening and healing qualities of cacao medicine. We open our hearts to the concept of receiving what brings us balance and joy. This powerful workshop is a perfect way to truly celebrate yourself and the time you are taking to retreat. Solidify your intentions and move forward with clarity, peace and a nourished heart.

Price is $45 (or $110 for all three workshops)

Creative Opening Through Crystal Jewelry Making (90 Minutes)

In this workshop you will be learning about crystals and the meaning of each one you choose for your very own piece of special jewelry.

Open up your creative heart while you make yourself a beautiful gift. You will infuse crystals and stones from the land with your intentions as you string beads that you can take with you as a reminder of everything you are learning and opening up to during this very special time. It is so important to take the elements of this beautiful experience and incorporate them into your life. We will talk about how you can bring your retreat experience into your day to day life so that you have the tools to live fully, feel balanced and accept everything that comes your way. All materials included.

Price $50 (or $110 for all three workshops)

Special Horse Spirit Meditation

Experience the healing power of a herd of 15 healing horses and what they bring to your mind body and Spirit. (this is an offsite experience)

This week we are offering a very special experience for our guests.

Immerse yourself in the deep grounding of energy of the horses and sacred land, as you open your awareness to horses’ ancient whisper of wisdom. Receive an expansion of breath, gratitude and love in this guided connection with horses and nature. Horses intentional presence with you in the moment of Now activates authentic heart connection.

Horses are live embodiments of the yoga unity philosophy. Intentionally present in each moment of now, at peace in simple communion with the nature they live within. Profoundly sensitive and aware, horses calibrate you to love and joy. During this profound experience you are led on a transformative intuitive & physical connection with a herd of 15 healing horses.

This healing Herd of Horses intentionally connects and calibrates your auric energy field  allowing you to truly feel freedom. Breath in the peace and deep grounding of horses’ communion. Expand in trust in the middle of a free herd of horses who choose to heal you.

Be inspired in this joyful exploration of horses, self, yoga and intuitive movement with The Herd. This deep presence in nature explores the union of breath, energy and movement and is an organic exploration led by body and horses. Share a guided energetic connection in presence and movement with horse, self and nature in a nurturing and accepting space.

Horses remind us of our once wild selves and help us tune into the energy of freedom we so desperately need and deserve. 



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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