Yoga Retreats & Infinite Possibilities with CRISTIANE MACHADO - Anamaya Costa Rica Yoga Retreat Hotel Teacher Training, Surf Camp and Eco Lodge

Yoga Retreats & Infinite Possibilities with CRISTIANE MACHADO

“5 stars for the whole thing! Cristiane was inspirational and made everything very enjoyable! I was blown away. I would highly recommend Anamaya to friends!”

Maybe you need to recover from your hectic & busy life…

Or you need time to reflect on what’s next for you…

Or perhaps you simply want to practice yoga in a tropical paradise.

Join us at Anamaya Resort for a week long retreat and let the transformation begin!

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.

May 18 – 25
July 20 – 27
Aug 17 – 24
Oct 26 – Nov 2
Nov 16 – 23
Cristiane Machado


Cristiane Machado, a Brazilian-born citizen of the Universe, is a passionate advocate for therapeutic tools that reconnect us to our divine essence and the collective consciousness.

In 1999, Cristiane immigrated to the USA and attended the Florida School of Massage. This transformative experience sparked her journey of self-realization and led to a successful career as a massage therapist. With her own practice, Cristiane dedicated herself to exploring the infinite possibilities of physicality and the profound connection between our bodies and a wholesome life. During her time at the Florida School of Massage, Cristiane rediscovered her mystical upbringing. Raised by seekers, she was exposed to various rituals, religions, and a free-thinking mindset. Her studies in Reiki and Johrei since the age of 13 found new resonance as she reconnected with the energy work she had experienced as a child. At the Florida School of Massage, Cristiane also deepened her interest in practices such as yoga and meditation. These modalities became a catalyst for her spiritual awakening, igniting a passion that would shape her path.

After establishing herself as a bodyworker in Gainesville, FL, Cristiane pursued a Krazy career as a ZUMBA® instructor. This period of her life marked her profound spiritual awakening and the birth of the YogaLoka Project, which she co-created. In 2009, she had the opportunity to further her studies of yoga and plant medicine in Montezuma, Costa Rica, where she eventually relocated in 2018.

Cristiane is a dreamer at heart, envisioning a world of equality and community where everyone serves and is served, regardless of color, financial status, sexual orientation, or any other societal labels. As a bodyworker, 200-hour yoga guide with a focus on Hatha Yoga, and a facilitator of well-being, Cristiane creates safe and courageous spaces for growth, expansion, and evolution. She also holds sacred/medicinal cacao circles, hosts yoga retreats worldwide, and spreads the message of reawakening divinity and empowering warriors of light.

In her paradise home in Montezuma, Cristiane can be found surfing, dancing, spending time with her son, when she travels to Florida and chasing her 2 dogs and her kitty.


The Infinite Possibilities Workshop

Join  Cristiane Machado, for the transformative “7 Principles of Infinite Possibilities Workshop.” This workshop combines the profound teachings of the Chakra system with the empowering principles of infinite possibilities.

During this workshop, you will dive deep into the seven chakras, understanding their significance and how they influence various aspects of your life. Together, we will explore practical exercises and engage in insightful discussions to help you tap into the limitless potential within you.

Through a combination of theory and experiential learning, you will discover how to align your chakras and harness their energy to manifest your desires and create a life of abundance and fulfillment. My passion for empowering individuals will guide you through this journey of self-discovery and transformation.

Don’t miss this opportunity to explore the depths of your being, unlock your true potential, and embrace the infinite possibilities that await you. Join me, Cristiane Machado, for the “7 Principles of Infinite Possibilities Workshop” and embark on a life-changing experience.

Investment: $175.00 with working material included.


Z-Fit Movement Workshop

This movement class based on self expression and the unlocking of our hips.

The music is international and the moves are simple and tantalizing. This is for everyone – even the non dancers – to get a fantastic workout that does not feel like a workout. It is a FUN, EASY and ENJOYABLE way to connect with our own bodies and one another with no attachment to performance. It is an invitation to LET IT GO and FEEL the sounds as we move! It is an opportunity to meet yourself exactly where you are and LOVE it!!!

Price is $15


Mudras Workshop

Step into the world of ancient wisdom,
Where hands weave stories untold.
In the realm of mudras, secrets unfold,
Unlocking the power that lies within.

Join us for a journey of 90 minutes,
A workshop where magic resides.
Discover the language of gestures,
Awakening body, mind, and soul.

Through intricate movements of your hands,
Tap into energy, balance, and flow.
Connect with your inner self,
As mudras guide you on a path unknown.

Explore the beauty of this sacred art,
Experience the harmony it brings.
In just one day, let transformation begin,
As mudras whisper their timeless wisdom.

Join us and embrace this divine dance,
Let your fingers speak the language of the soul.
In our workshop, together we’ll learn,
The profound magic of mudras unfolds.

Cost: $50.00 for the 90 minute workshop.


Cacao Ceremony




Sacred Cacao

I first experienced Cacao and its physical and emotional healing powers, when my dear friend, student and teacher, Liz Getman returned from Guatemala with some Cacao and we officiated the very first Cacao Ceremony, connecting Metta Meditation and Reiki. We were a group of 5 friends and we ALL had an experience of rebirth.

Since then, I have been blessed to officiate many wonderful and magical Sacred Cacao ceremonies.

I have experimented and experienced many Cacao ceremonies along my travels through Central America, and I rose in love with Cacao from Costa Rica, cultivated by The BriBri Tribe.

What is Cacao?

Native to tropical regions of the world, cacao is chocolate before the processing—an unsugared, unadulterated form of one of the world’s favorite treats. Cacao’s scientific name, “Theobroma cacao,” translates to the “Food of the Gods” and for good reason. Known as a superfood, cacao is high in magnesium, calcium, antioxidants, and iron and is an incredible mood booster! One of our favorite cacao properties is anandamide, a neurotransmitter known as the bliss molecule. For those with an interest or background in yoga and/or Hindu philosophy, you may know that the word “ananda” means bliss and refers to a higher state of being. Cacao facilitates our goal of achieving that blissful state and deepens our connection to our highest selves.

According to indigenous myth, when the balance between humankind and nature is threatened, cacao comes from the rainforest to open our hearts and return us to harmony. Already have a connection to chocolate? We invite you to experience another dimension of that connection—a deeply spiritual or shamanic one. Sacred cacao partners with us, facilitating the journey inward and the discovery of our truest, most love-filled selves.

What is a Cacao Ceremony?

It is a gathering honoring ancient wisdom of the Mayans and Aztecs and the cultures of South and Central America. There is a sage and palo santo opening and cleansing of the energies and purification of the body before attendees sit in a circle.

Ceremonies officiated by Cristiane start with opening the 4 corners of the world and inviting the guidance of IxCacao Goddess of cacao by Mayan traditions and the Cacao, prepared solely with water (spices and sweeteners can be added) is blessed in preparation. After the Cacao is served also in a ceremonial and ritualistic manner, Cristiane guides the attendees in a Self Exploratory meditation that clears and connects mind, voice and heart.

What to expect?

Cristiane invites to NOT have any expectations… and, some participants have experienced tingling on their skin, energy that rises up to the eyes (Crying a s purifying and wonderful tool of self healing), some felt euphoria, and at times, a deep sense of liberation and joy. Many of Cristiane’s clients who she have worked closely with Cacao, have shared that they no longer make use of antidepressant and psychosomatic drugs.

Price is $50

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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