Yoga Retreats with SELENA LAEL - Anamaya Costa Rica Yoga Retreat Hotel Teacher Training, Surf Camp and Eco Lodge

Yoga Retreats with SELENA LAEL

“This was a trip of lifetime. Accommodations are fantastic… Food was amazing… Yoga with Selena was a dream. At night you can hear howling monkeys in the forest, during day you see iguanas and birds. Flowers blooming everywhere. Staff will accommodate any of your wishes. If you want to relax this is the place to be. Oh I almost forgot, massage is a MUST – Lomi Lomi was my fave.”  – Marcella

Are you in need of some well-deserved “Me-Time”?

This week we are THRILLED to have Selena back at Anamaya.

What makes our yoga retreats unique? You get to customize your retreat experience by creating a retreat to suit YOUR needs.

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 23 – 30, 2024
Selena Lael


Selena is ever grateful to her teachers. From birth she was surrounded by yogic teachings and practices. Her personal journey of yoga and meditation began at the age of 5 when she began Transcendental Meditation.

Selena spent many years studying different forms of yoga asanas, and chose to become certified as a Vinyasa Yoga Instructor in 2014.

In 2004 she graduated from the National Holistic Institute, where she studied massage therapy, anatomy and health education. She holds certifications as a Massage Therapist and Health Educator, Transformational Life Coach, Awakened Life teacher, Yoga Nidra Instructor and Dance Instructor.

For over 20 years she has been committed to her own spiritual practice, and has been a devoted student of Her Holiness Sai Maa Lakshmi Devi since 2001.

Her studies have brought a deeper understanding of the chakra system and subtle bodies, mindfulness practices that guide us back to the peace of the present moment, the practice of allowing, emotional intelligence, basic neuroscience, and much more. For decades she has studied yogic practices such as mantra meditation, asana, and different breathing/pranayama techniques, which she often incorporates into her classes and workshops.

In addition to retreats, Selena leads ongoing live meditation and mindfulness practices, dharma talks and lectures, and yoga for the Insight Timer and Wellness Coach apps.

She is passionate about creating a healing, all inclusive, uplifting environment, and is deeply grateful for the opportunity to serve, share the wisdom of her teachers and remind us to be kind with ourselves and enjoy this precious life!


We are so much more than the physical body, emotions, and thoughts that come and go like clouds in the sky. One translation of the word yoga is, “union.” Union of the human consciousness/body consciousness with Divine consciousness. This is the foundation of Selena’s offerings. To experience the fullness of who we are, beyond our limited perception. To use the practice of yoga to become aware of the places inside of us needing care
and nourishment. To deepen our relationship with our Self, and express the joy, passion, peace, love and so on that resides in each of us. To strengthen and nourish the physical body, and subtle/energetic bodies.

Selena’s Alignment Based Vinyasa Flow teachings are a supportive balance of body alignment, breath awareness, play, and continually coming back to the present moment.

She has experience leading yoga for beginners and experienced yogis alike, making her classes available to all.

As a dancer and massage therapist, she understands that the body is always changing, and encourages yogis to listen to what their body is needing in the moment. She also has a deep appreciation for the dynamic play between flow and stillness, and brings both to her yoga offerings.

Her gentler yoga practices often end with the deeply healing and rejuvenating practice of yoga nidra. Allying down practice that guides the practitioner through the layers of being and activates the parasympathetic nervous system, which naturally knows how to heal and restore.

With her rich background, Selena incorporates meditation, breath work,
power of thought, mindfulness, emotional freedom, and other practices for
peace of mind, body, emotions and spirit into her offerings.

Overflowing with love and devotion, she is grateful to serve, and be a support for each soul on their path of awakening.


Yogic Practices For a Peaceful Life

Do you find yourself feeling overwhelmed? Anxious? Depressed? Searching for inner peace? What if there were specific things you could do to alleviate this sense of suffering, and help you navigate life’s challenges?

In this enriching 2 part workshop we will explore ancient yogic practices to support living a more balanced, joyful and peaceful life.

What you will learn:
-Different meditation and breathing techniques to uplift and nourish every aspect of your life and being.
-An introduction to the chakras and subtle anatomy.

Each session is approximately 90 minutes and the price is $99.


Joyful Movement

Movement is medicine. One definition of emotion is “energy in motion” and what better way to move old, stagnant emotion and energy than to move our bodies! Access your inner play, joy and freedom in this 75 minute guided movement session. Price is $25.


***Enjoy Both Workshops for Only $108

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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