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

Yoga Retreats with MELODY GUINI

Taking time for yourself is essential for your emotional & mental health. We’re honored to be given the opportunity to hold that space for you.

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.

Aug 20 – 27, 2022
Melody Guini

GUEST TEACHER BIO

Melody is a certified yoga teacher and a facilitator of heart opening through asana, dance and arts. She is a world traveler that has taught yoga everywhere from community schools in Peru, to prisons in Mexico, to studios in New York and Hawaii.

Originally from Argentina, she first started practicing Jivamukti Yoga in 2009 and become fascinated with the depth and wisdom of Yoga.  In 2012 she received her first 200hr RYT certification in Hatha Yoga and then traveled to Peru for her 200hs RYT in Ashtanga Yoga.

Upon her return to Argentina, Melody started teaching while continuing to deepen her studies, assisting in several Anusara and Iyengar Yoga workshops. In 2013 Melody traveled to Mexico to be part of a project devoted to bringing Yoga classes to the imprisoned. Feeling called by the ocean Melody moved to Maui, HI in 2015 where she continues to teach.

In February 2017 she completed a 200hs RYT in Power Yoga (Baptiste school). During COVID, Melody stopped teaching in studios and focused on one-on-one classes, this got her to develop an incredible hands-on flow which is now scoring a hit among her community.

When Melody is off the mat she can be found painting at her art studio in Pa’ia, surfing or sailing.

Melody’s Teaching Philosophy

Melody’s group classes stand out for the fluency of the Vinyasa, influenced by a lifestyle of constant movement, either it’d be surfing, diving, hiking, sailing, dancing, she’s been leading the flow with a rhythmic essence and creative transitions. However, she noticed over time that this lifestyle and community creates numerous frustrations for people expecting to be somewhat they’re not, hence, Melody has this urge to awaken the inner and unique power that lays within ourselves. Her teaching philosophy to guide students to highlight the importance of bringing awareness to oneself, connecting and getting to know who we truly are.

What makes us feel good? What takes too much of our energy? We can use the tools we learn while practicing Yoga to find balance and the answers to these questions. Consciously breathing while we move through powerful asana we unlock stagnant energy and put it in flow through the right channels.

WORKSHOPS

Finding our Raw Self through Pratyahara.

You may have heard about Asana (body posture) and Dhyana (meditation), but there are two
other “limbs” of Yoga between these, which are crucial for the transition into a true meditative state.

In this workshop, we will tap into these two key Yogic components, Pranayama and Pratyahara, as they will strengthen the spirit and bring us closer to the development of higher consciousness.

Together, we will focus on sensing the power of breath through Pranayama (breath work). This will cultivate the calmness and expansion needed to withdraw our awareness from the external world and free the mind to move within (Pratyahara).

Mastering this will stimulate your creativity and inspiration, while also reducing anxiety and physical tension. And for those who love to play on the waves, this workshop will also help expand your lung capacity, leading to improved confidence and skills (especially during those inevitable wipeouts).

This workshop will be happening twice during the 7-day period. The first class will include an introduction and a deeper explanation of our purpose while in the second class we will be diving right into the exercises. It’s highly recommended to come to both classes but not mandatory.

Duration: 1 hour Price: $20/person each session

Private One-on-One Encounters

During the retreat, Melody will be available for private meetings to work on your own needs. The class will be centered on bringing total awareness to yourself and enlightening the path to become the best version of who you really are. A 15 min talk followed by a 45 min personalized asana and breathwork practice will get you to feel empowered and inspired to achieve your goals or find a path that resonates %100 with you.

Booking in advance is highly recommended since it’s there is limited capacity. $120/session.

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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