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

Yoga Retreats with LUCY HAMEL

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.

Jan 15 – 22, 2022

Lucy Hamel


Lucy Hamel, originally from Boston, Massachusetts has been immersed in her love of body work for more than thirty years. Diagnosed as a child with a leg discrepancy, she was given the option of surgery or a future back brace. Instead, she found healing through her love of movement and self-belief. Naturally, as an adult, Lucy became a personal trainer who focused on alignment. At twenty-four years old, she moved to Greece and continued personal training with numerous clients of all ages, learning the Greek language in the process. Following her careful study of her students, she became acutely aware of how energy or thought patterns could affect a person’s ability to heal, change or grow with ease. Her desire to understand the energy patterns she was picking up on in others led her to become a reiki practitioner in her thirties. Not long after that, she began to study the power of the breath and became a rebirth breath work practitioner for which she is now well known and leads retreats and workshops internationally. In a passion for continued self-understanding, Lucy’s study and practice of yoga also deepened. Since her first yoga teacher training in 2008, she has continued to study as well as keep her own practice as sacred. In recent years she has added tension release training to her tool box. You might find her adding in elements of various techniques into a class.

A style of Yoga flow has developed through the years that adds in elements of play (which she considers vital for all of us) and guides you into a deeper sense of vitality and awareness. Simply opening a hand differently in an asana can move feelings though the heart or shift the quality of an inhale. Questions or invitations to open your imagination can have a profound effect. Her classes bring challenges that will make you shake and smile, as well as focus greatly on the heart and core. Music and mood will vary as much as experiences in life do. Her intuitive ability to see each student as a unique individual adds greatly to the growth you will find during your retreat.

In respect to the yoga, I effortlessly accomplished asanas I had never been able to master even in my youth. My posture, flexibility, physical strength and endurance mirrored all my internal positive changes Lucy had magically weaved in throughout the week. As I left for home, I had fallen hopelessly in love… with my ever-growing self!” – Lucy

***Our yoga classes are for all skill levels, from beginners to experienced yogis.


Yoga not only offers me a much healthier body, it brings presence and awareness.  This place where I can truly sense how thoughts move through me and effect me. I can sense air entering and exiting, sometimes the breath moves on its own without my instruction. Yet I am also able to bring awareness to it and to draw it in, pause and allow it to swirl though me and then slowly let it go.

With such actions the mind begins to slow down too, right? And when the mind slows, awareness begins to expand to a higher level. Your slow down has left this fabulous space for insights of truth.

Sensing the body in movement or in stillness brings into clarity how you have been living, thinking, feeling and even sleeping. Its a comedy of sorts that we don’t always sense how interconnected the thoughts, feelings, breath and body are. Here lies my passion and you will know that pretty quickly once we meet. My narration, music and practice invite you on a ride to listen, pay attention and observe all you are capable of.  I think that is the heart of my philosophy for yoga and life. The awareness of the absolute magic of it all and your part in it.

My philosophy grows. My thoughts on how to use yoga continually expand as I practice and have the honor of watching it’s effects on students and myself. The more I practice, the more it follows me everywhere in life. One thing I have remained steady with is to make the practice fun and hold meaning. Like life. The biggest gift of the practice is that moment you step on your mat you are visiting you.


Once Upon a Time Workshop

This is a conscious connected breathing workshop. Everything that has ever happened to you is recorded inside you.

Think of your computer; since it became yours it has been gathering and holding information. Some of the information may have a positive effect on the computer while other information may slow it down or make it run improperly.

In “Once Upon a Time” we look at the hero of your life story. YOU. What information do you consciously and unconsciously carry and how much of it works for your highest?

How you have been using your gifts?

What thoughts or old stories need a new perspective?

In the breathwork, we release in the most natural form of healing there is, prana. Rebirth breath work is conscious connected breathing. It is a supportive tool in healing and changing old thought patterns, cell memory and allow healing and conscious change to manifest.

Conscious connected breathing is for everyone. It is yet another tool through which we can experience a release of physical tension, emotional clearing and mental clarity.

Four day workshop, 2 hrs per day (optional 2 day workshop is available). Price for 2 days is $100, price for 4 days is $200.

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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DATE YOGA TEACHER YOGA TEACHER´S WORKSHOPS Special retreats & Teacher Trainings
Jan 29 - Feb 5 Jonna Schwarz Healthy Back, Open Heart Workshop
Feb 5 - Feb 12 Terri & Chloé Releasing Darkness & Opening to Light, The Heart Connection Workshop Independent Retreat
Feb 12 - Feb 19 Dagmar Spremberg The Art of Relationship & Spark Your Life Workshops
Feb 19 - Feb 26 Private Retreat
Feb 26 - Mar 5 Natalia Chaverri Awakening The Senses, Bio- Creation & Partner Yoga Workshops
Mar 5 - Mar 12 Malissa Whited The Koshas – Finding Bliss in Paradise Workshop Independent Retreat
Mar 12 - Mar 19 Private Retreat
Mar 19- Mar 26 Leanna Hamilton Myofascial Release, All About Handstands & Breaking Down Vinyasa Workshops Independent Retreat
Mar 26 - Apr 2 Private Retreat
Apr 2 - Apr 9 Joan Radford Morning Meditation & Inside Out Workshops Independent Retreat
Apr 9 - Apr 16 Kimberly Manthey Get Out Of Your Head Workshops
Apr 16 - Apr 23 Natasja Payne Journey to Self & Intro to Ayurveda Workshops
Apr 23 - May -14 Colynn Vosburgh - 200 hrs Yoga Teacher Training- 3 weeks
Apr 23 - Apr 30 Cristiane Machado Infinite Possibilities Colynn Vosburgh 200 hrs YTT
Apr 30 - May 7 Eva Lowry TBA Colynn Vosburgh 200 hrs YTT
May 7 - May 14 Zarelly Canales Cacao Ceremony & Embodying Grace Workshops Colynn Vosburgh 200 hrs YTT
May 14 - May 21 Private Retreat
May 21 - Jun 11 Lola Rephann - 200 hrs Yoga Teacher Training - 3 weeks
May 21 - May 28 Cristiane Machado Infinite Possibilities Workshop Lola Rephann 200 hrs YTT
May 28 - Jun 4 Maries Rebucas Inversion Immersion, Thai yoga Massage & Acro Yoga for beginners Workshops Lola Rephann 200 hrs YTT
Jun 4 - Jun 11 Zarelly Canales Cacao Ceremony & Embodying Grace Workshops Lola Rephann 200 hrs YTT
Jun 11 - Jun 18 Private Retreat
Jun 18 - Jun 25 Jackie Chiodo Refine & Aling, Intro to Ayurveda & The Chakra System Workshops
Jun 25 - Jul 16 Jackie Chiodo - 200 hrs Yoga Teacher Training - 3 weeks
Jun 25 - Jul 2 Karen OConnor Gratitude Ceremony, Letting Go Fire Ritual, Ecstatic Dance & Cacao Ceremony Workshops Jackie Chiodo 200 hrs YTT
Jul 2 - Jul 9 Zarelly Canales Cacao Ceremony & Embodying Grace Workshops Jackie Chiodo 200 hrs YTT
July 9 - July 16 TBA TBA Jackie Chiodo 200 hrs YTT
July 16 - July 23 Kim & Scott Bringing the Bliss of Anamaya to Any Situation & Peeling Back the Mask Workshops
Jul 23 - Aug 20 Colynn Vosburgh - 300 hrs Yoga Teacher Training - 4 weeks
July 23- Jul 30 Cristiane Machado Infinite Possibilities Workshop Colynn Vosburgh 300 hrs YTT
Jul 30- Aug 6 School of Yoga Institute - Gabriella Marie Luo 85 hrs Prenatal Yoga Teacher Training Colynn Vosburgh 300 hrs YTT
Aug 6 - Aug 13 Cristiane Machado Infinite Possibilities Workshop Colynn Vosburgh 300hrs YTT
Aug 13 - Aug 20 Lola Rephann Forrest Yoga - Get Connected to Your Back & Open your Hips Workshops Colynn Vosburgh 300hrs YTT