Jivana is a multi-dimensional being, playful spiritual artivist, and tantrika-yogini. Jivana considers art a spiritual path, which includes the art of yoga. With the idea that “I am Art”, Jivana as an avant-garde yogini applies her philosophy of karma yoga to artivism.
Jivana uses writing, dance-performance art, digital media, and collaborations with artists to raise awareness about important issues, inspire people to feel empowered, and act selflessly to change the world.
Through her karma yoga work, Jivana is a living example and inspiration for others to lead a more conscious, intentional, beautiful, and blissful existence while balancing the call to help save the planet in their own unique and creative way. Her teaching is heart-centered, Earth connected and reverent.
Eli Ocampo Loria
Eli Ocampo Loria is a Circus Artist born in Alajuela, Costa Rica. He grew up surrounded by artists who inspired him to appreciate and love the circus arts. With more than 13 years experience Eli is now a well-known Professional Fire Dancer.
He has mastered disciplines such as juggling, unicycle, dragon, fire star, and poi. Throughout the years, Eli has been fortunate to be a part of many shows and productions in Costa Rica, and has performed Internationally as well.
Eli is one of Anamaya´s performance artists and we are very excited to learn the amazing Poi Arts from him during this retreat. Don’t worry… there will be NO fire involved.
Chef Jeff is our amazing Chef at Anamaya. His solid experience in Michelin star restaurants, with his own businesses combined with his passion for new world cuisine, give the guests of Anamaya an unforgettable culinary experience. Jeffery was raised in Florida, and after working his way up the ranks in Gainsville he took charge of Emiliano’s Café, under executive Chef Ali de Paz with Chef Joe Ramos. He later worked with Michelin Star Chef John Tennick and Chef Phil Robertson all becoming major influences in Jeff’s culinary journey. Eventually Jeffery reunited with Chef Alida De Paz and opened MYA New World Cuisine in Escazu Costa Rica. Chef Jeff’s talents in the kitchen are impossible to ignore, and we are grateful to have him as Head Chef at Anamaya.
Kelsey Matheson is an award-winning entrepreneur, success coach and speaker based in Brooklyn, NY. She has built numerous international businesses including Anamaya Resort, BE Outfitter and The Optimal Health & Conscious Living Academy.
After 20+ years as an entrepreneur, becoming a mother, and learning what it really takes to be present, happy and healthy, Kelsey is now a success coach working with women to transform their lives and empower them to embrace their magnificence in order create the life they were born to live!