Yoga Retreats at Anamaya With KAREN LOVE (O'CONNOR) - Anamaya Costa Rica Yoga Retreat Hotel Teacher Training, Surf Camp and Eco Lodge

Yoga Retreats at Anamaya With KAREN LOVE (O’CONNOR)

Anamaya Pool with view

“Anamaya is the best and most beautiful place to rejuvenate! I had the most amazing week. I cannot recommend Anamaya enough. I went as a solo traveler and had the best time. The food was incredible. I was blown away by how delicious, fresh, healthy and clean it all was. The whole week was a great balance of group activities plus time for solo adventures. This trip was the perfect was to disconnect, relax and rejuvenate.” – Eden

Join us for a week long retreat to feel more energized and alive… find that much deserved time to decompress… and return home being able to flow through life’s peaks and valleys more calmly and effectively.

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.

March 2 – 9, 2024
July 6 – 13, 2024
Karen Love (O'Connor)


Karen started practicing Satyananda yoga at a young age in Australia and since then her yoga practice and teachings have taken her all over the world.

She has been teaching yoga for the last ten years in the Sacred Valley of Peru, Canada, Australia, California and in Costa Rica where she resides today.

Dedicated to living the yogic life and the surf life, Karen teaches full time in various studios, ashrams, retreat centers, and yoga teacher trainings. With over 1000 hrs in trainings, she teaches a variety of classes from Vinyasa flow, to Hatha, and Yin.

Karen continues to grow through self-study and a deep study with fellow yoga teachers, spiritual leaders, and spiritual communities across the globe.

A devotion to share the spiritual teachings of Peru and the Bhakti of yoga shines through Karen’s classes and teachings. After studying Yin yoga with Bernie Clark and Kali Durga, Karen found a passion in Yin. She truly believes in the benefits of the practice of Yin yoga, and she is dedicated to helping others integrate Yin principles of yoga into their daily lives.

Karen has immense gratitude for all her teachers and guides, past and present, who have shared their wisdom with her. These teachers have inspired Karen to create a playful and heart-focused yoga practice as well as a positive outlook on life.

Karen is blessed and honored to hold space and share with others the heart of yoga. She is excited to bring this awareness of yoga and wisdom to Anamaya Yoga Resort.

Karen's Teaching Philosophy

As a teacher we have been though the fire and somehow navigated though it. Pathed the way and created a way out of no way. We teach from that and share what’s soothed our souls and mended our hearts and given hope when all seemed to be lost. We teach not because we know more or are better than anyone yet we teach to share and guide and offer alternative ways of looking and feeling into life. We can only go as deep as we have met ourselves and one day we will support others from our own evolution.

We will be able to meet someone in that intimacy, because you have met yourself though transformation over and over, and lived through it.

You have risen from the ashes.

Teaching yoga is an honor not a given. Place your heart and soul within the teachings. Teaching yoga is not a business, not even a profession. It is a privilege and a blessing. See the Divine within your students and let your teaching be the worship of their universal truth and beauty.


Recharge . Restore . Renew

We’re offering 3 special workshops this week. Reconnect to your heart and give back to the most important person. You! Have you spent your life giving to others and lost your purpose? Life can be so face paced and we often forget to slow down and bring attention to the present moment. It’s time to fill up the cup and find time for yourself. Lose yourself in Costa Rica to Find yourself again!

Join Karen for daily yoga and night time yin and restorative yoga, plus additional workshops that include a gratitude ceremony, ecstatic dance, and cacao ceremony with live music.

Give yourself this time just for you and discover a new version of yourself!

Whether you have done yoga before or not it’s the perfect place to dive deep and recharge.

Gratitude Ceremony

We often breeze through life without a second thought or a thank you. The small things in life are the big things in life so let’s get together and be grateful. When we are grateful, what we have is enough. Being thankful increases the serotonin and mental strength. Grateful People have an advantage at overcoming trauma and enhanced resilience helping them to bounce back from stressful situations. We come together to amplify this energy and connect to one another and open our hearts. We will burn sage and palo santo to clear the energy and create a safe container. Each will receive a candle, incense bundle and gratitude rock.
This workshop is 1 hour and the price is $30 (or $111 for all three workshops).

Letting Go Fire Ritual

Release what no longer serves you. What is holding you back and weighing you down? Are you over giving or is someone, or something, taking more energy than you give? Are you drained or tired and no longer want to be placed second in your life? Create space for what is waiting and wanting to come into your life, like new people, places, and things that are more aligned with your highest version of yourself. This sacred fire ritual of burning away what no longer serves so that you may rise from the ashes like a Phoenix.
This workshop is 1 hour and the price is $30 (or $111 for all three workshops).

Ecstatic Dance & Cacao Ceremony

Cacao ceremony, ecstatic dance & live Music. Ceremonial grade cacao from the women of the neobi tribe in Costa Rica. This sacred drink is called the medicine of the gods due to its happy and joy feeling and heart opening sensation. We will pray and send thanks for this beautiful medicine and invite dance. We will be converging with the powerful energies of the moon, beginning with a Cacao Ceremony where we will partake in drinking raw chocolate elixirs to support the opening of our hearts. Karen will then share a meditation and hold space to help set our intentions. We will then share a multi-dimensional Sound Journey with live music and move to an ecstatic dance to explore expression of the body and clear the mind. We will end in a deep savasana of rest to feel the effects of this beautiful experience.
This workshop is 2 hours and the price is $60 (or $111 for all three 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!

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