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

Yoga Retreats with CRISTIANE MACHADO


At Anamaya we offer more than Yoga Retreats…we offer life changing experiences, in a nourishing location, with the best instructors and coaches from around the world. Not only will you wake up every morning in paradise loving your life…but you will take that feeling home with you as well.

Retreat Dates & Pricing

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. Please see below for the workshops this teacher will be providing.

May 1 – May 8, 2021
May 29 – June 5, 2021
Jul 31 – Aug 7, 2021
Sep 11- Sep 18, 2021
Oct 9 – Oct 16, 2021
Oct 23 – Oct 30, 2021
Nov 6 – Nov 13, 2021


Cristiane Machado is Brasilian by birth and a citizen of The Universe by default. Cristiane has been hosting Yoga and Zumba Retreats at Anamaya since we opened 8 years ago. Her open smile and welcoming energy is one of her best assets, which you will feel as soon as you meet her. Cristiane is filled with passion for all types of therapeutic movement. Either by flowing the physical body into asanas, or learning how to move the ethereal and energetic bodies into a ecstatic and tantalizing rhythmic dance with the self, Cristiane believes that everyone was designed to move – hence her retreats that combine yoga, breath, meditation and dance. As a massage therapist and body worker for past 14 years, she has a solid knowledge and understanding of the mechanics of the human body. Cristiane’s knowledge, experiences and studies of Reiki  and Johrei (energy work) since she was 13 years old, makes the understanding of how energy plays a big role in our daily lives accessible and demystified.

Cristiane’s intention for this week is to simplify and clarify the communication between our physical bodies, our minds and our emotions and how it all affects our daily living. She is eager to Inspire and empower the Divine within ourselves and she is devoted to awaken goddesses and debunk the “good girl” syndrome. She is also engaged in supporting women and men (feminine and masculine) to find a middle ground of understanding, respect and communication. Her retreats are ideal for everyone. Her non judgmental approach has became the staple of her craft as a facilitator of inner growth and transformation.

Cristiane has toured the globe teaching Zumba Master Classes and other Zumba Instructors to became successful and how to truly connect with their students.

Her interest in yoga started in her teen years and followed her through to her 30’s when she finally manifested the opportunity to deepen her studies at Anamaya with Sasha Dae. She describes her practice as a fusion of Hatha, Yin and Laughing Yoga. She is also a firm believer of Pranayama and how the breath connects us all.

Cristiane’s background also plays a big role in her spirituality and finds the natural tools to help us achieve a higher vibrational level. She is honored to have been initiated as a Sacred Cacao facilitator and she is also a trained Cacaoga® guide.

Teaching Philosophy

Cristiane’s teaching philosophy is that Yoga is a practice for life. There is no end product of the practice of Yoga. Practicing Yoga is a natural tool of self-knowledge, self-acceptance, self-forgiveness and a path to learn and embrace our divinity. Cristiane loves to guide Yoga to new students as well to more practiced and curious ones. As a Massage Therapist and Body Worker, Cristiane understands and loves all the power that resides on human beings’ physicality, and she firms believes that by spending time to connect breathe, physical effort and the power of observance, one can achieve a deep sense of well being, inner peace and perhaps, even heal old patterns of dis-ease in the physical body. Her teaching style, which she rather call, guidance, is an all inclusive practice, geared to every body where the focus is the breathe and the time to absorb the movement and sensations that are happening in Yoga. Cristiane infuses her guiding style with Hatha, Yin and laughing yoga creating a safe space for inner exploration. She loves to offer props ad modifications to make the practice accessible and she is happy when her students learn how to take their Yoga Practice off the mat and into the world, as we all practice kindness towards one another.


Sacred Cacao Ceremony

This workshop is 90 minutes and the cost is $45 per person.


  • Circle
  • Cacao History
  • Sipping Cacao
  • Reiki
  • Heart Opening Meditation and Practice

Native to tropical areas of Latin America, cacao is chocolate before the processing; an unsugared, unadulterated form of one of our world’s favorite sweets. Known as a super food, cacao is high in magnesium, calcium, antioxidants, and iron – and is an incredible mood booster! One of its components 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 deepening our connection to our truest selves, Mother Nature, and universal oneness. According to an 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. For those of you who know that your connection with chocolate runs deep, we invite you to experience another dimension of that connection – a deeply spiritual or shamanic one. Ceremonial cacao partners with us, facilitating the journey inward and the discovery of our truest, highest, most love-filled selves.

Joyful Moves Workshop

$15 per person

Joyful Moves is a Latin-inspired cardio-dance workout that uses music and choreographed steps to form a fitness party atmosphere. While many of the types of dance and music featured in the program are Latin American inspired, classes can also contain everything from jazz to African beats to country to hip-hop and pop. No dance experience required. Exercise in disguise and a great way to awaken our kundalini and Inner Flavah!

Journaling Workshop

This workshop is 90 minutes and the cost is $30 per person.

Journaling is an easy and accessible tool for self-realization, self-care and self-discovery that can uncover layers of past build up and fears of future. It can lead to huge insights about where you are in your life’s journey and can also lead to new and open possibilities. It is also a beautiful tool for letting out stuff (read scars from old hurts) out and cleaning space for what is new and fresh.

Intentional journaling means that you seat to be with yourself and the emotions and feelings of a particular situation or moment in order to get different perspective of a particular “problem”. It is also where one learn how to use writing as a tool for co-creation and manifestations of one’s dreams and desires.

In this workshop you will learn about seating with intention and using essential oils and the senses to muse yourself and become your best ally in the gorgeous and sometimes challenging Art of living well.

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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