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

Yoga Retreats with CRISTIANE MACHADO

DO YOU CRAVE WAKING UP EVERY MORNING WITH A SMILE ON YOUR FACE BECAUSE YOU TRULY LOVE YOUR LIFE?

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.

Holiday Retreat Dates:

Apr 11 – Apr 18
May 9 – May 16
May 23 – May 30
May 30 – June 6
July 11 – July 18
Aug 8 – Aug 15
Sep 19 – Sep 26
Oct 10 – Oct 17
Oct 24 – Oct 31

GUEST TEACHER BIO

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.

INCLUDED WORKSHOPS and TRAININGS

Sacred Cacao Ceremony

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

Includes:

  • 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.

ZUMBA

$15 per person

Zumba Fitness 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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Important Announcement

Dear Anamaya Guest,

We are still accepting reservations for future bookings. Yes it’s true, there is a temporary travel ban from March 18th until June 15th in Costa Rica. 

FOR ANYONE CURRENTLY IN COSTA RICA, THE HOTEL HAS ROOMS AVAILABLE.

However we know how necessary a week of recovery, rejuvenation and CONNECTION will be after this situation has stabilized. 

We will update you with more information as we receive it. In the meantime:

  • Stay in contact with family and friends.
  • Remember that kindness is everything.
  • Take your practice off the mat.

With much love,

The Anamaya Family