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

Yoga Retreats with MALISSA WHITED

We excited to offer our guests a very special workshop this week called The Koshas – Finding Bliss in Paradise. Please see below for more information.

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.

August 10 – 17, 2024
Malissa Whited


Malissa Whited stepped on her mat 25 years ago. It wasn’t something she was really looking for, but Yoga found her in the most serendipitous way. In the midst of her chaotic life, Yoga was the moment of peace, surrender, and inner wisdom that she didn’t even know she needed. It has become a beautiful, guiding force in her life. Its teachings have transformed her through the years, leading her to see more love, compassion, light, and beauty in others, the world, and herself. She is grateful everyday for its ability to break her down and show her the abundant blessings that are provided in life. Her practice is an eclectic fusion of breath work, flowing asana, mindfulness, anatomy, and storytelling. Stories from cultures and religions inspire her to see and teach more ways to be mindful and connected in life. Her classes are educational, created with a therapeutic focus, and are breath centered. She shows multiple levels in her classes to allow her students to manifest an optimal experience in their minds, bodies, and hearts.

Experience: Malissa Whited B.S.,  E-RYT 200 has been a Yoga instructor for over 20 years. She became certified as an AFAA Group Fitness Instructor in 2002, a Yoga Instructor in 2004, and a Stott Mat Pilates Instructor in 2008.  She earned a Bachelor of Science Degree from the University of Toledo in an individualized program of study in 2013, where her major concentrations of study were health, movement, world religions, psychology and business. She has taught training and workshops in the U.S. and Internationally. Her mission is to heal and elevate the vibration of all beings through Yoga, love, gratitude, and kindness.

Teaching Philosophy

As a yoga teacher, I provide a safe, fun, and educational experience to help my students get curious about life, love, and connection. I believe that everyone is a student, and that by being receptive rather than reactive, we can learn from every experience and each other. Through over two decades of teaching, I have found that the key to healing is more love, and less of everything else. I believe in the power of kindness and the ways it can shift moments and lives. My classes are usually described as yummy. They are created with intention, are therapeutic in nature, and are breath centered. In each class, I try to provide not only a somatic experience, but an experience that creates a positive, healing shift in my students. Come practice with me.


The Koshas – Finding Bliss in Paradise

The Koshas paradigm is a beautiful model to understand that we are more than just what we can see, feel, touch, and taste. We are multidimensional beings with thoughts, emotions, and a spirit. The layers or sheaths of the Kosha’s help us to understand these dimensions in a way that can help us overcome obstacles, and become truly happy in our life.

Join Malissa for a conversation on the five Kosha’s and ways to release past traumas, forgive, and love again.

This Workshop will be broken down into 3 sessions. All three sessions will include: philosophy, contemplation, asana, pranayama, meditation and mantra. Each session is $40, or $99 for all three. 

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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