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Kale – Sauteed Medellin Style

This phenomenal and simple recipe for sauteed kale was created by Anamaya’s chef Camilo, from Medellin, Colombia. Ingredients: Kale garlic olive oil white wine fresh dill salt & pepper Sautee the chopped kale with the garlic, and halfway through, add a dash of white wine. When ready to serve, add finely minced dill. Wow, this

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Whole Wheat Pancakes

2 cups whole wheat flour 1 tbsp baking powder 1 tsp salt 1 1/2 – 2 cups hazelnut or almond milk (depending on how thick you like your pancakes) 2 eggs 1 tbsp tapa dulce (raw sugar) 4 tbsp oil 1 tbsp butter 2 portions ripe sweet fruit (banana, mango, chopped dates) Mix dry ingredients

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Fire Dancing and Yoga Retreat with Srikanta

Learn to Fire Dance in paradise! with world-famous fire dancer Srikanta Barefoot of the Cirque du Soleil. Read our interview with Srikanta here: Srikanta Speaks. Videos: Srikanta from Cirque du Soleil Price: $995 + 13% Tax (BUT, tax will be included in the price is you pay 100% in advance when booking). THE MONTEZUMA GATHERING

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Zumba Retreat

Interview with Zumba Teachers Cristiane Machado and Leah Short

When I was at Anamaya in September 2010 I had the great joy of taking my first Zumba class with Anamaya staff Leah Short, and then to participate in Cristiane’s exhuberant classes during the Zumba retreat. We all sat down on the rocks in Montezuma’s town beach and got to the heart of their passion

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Yoga Asana for Detoxification

As you prepare to embark on a yoga retreat at Anamaya, you must know this is the perfect opportunity to cleanse and detoxify your body. You imagine days filled with tropical fruits, and healthy foods, yoga and meditation; nights consisting of deep sleep lulled by the ocean breezes. And this is what you will get!

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Yoga and Healing Retreat with Juliana and Enrico

For this week we will practice Tula Danda Yoga twice a day, Mantra chanting, deep pranayama practice and meditation to heal Chakras, Nadis, the Energetic body, Astral body, Casual body, mind and matter. Reprograming all the impressions received through different fountains of information not only in this life but the past. We will also have

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Montezuma Horseback Riding Waterfall Tour

Today, six of us did the famous Montezuma beach horseback ride from town all the way to the “El Chorro” waterfall. This is one of the most magical spots in Costa Rica, where a small river pours off a cliff and splashes into the sea, next to a pristine beach. I had walked down to

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Retreat Culture: A Growing Trend

Vacation time spent at a luxurious retreat is a growing trend. People are looking for something unique – something that will change their quality of life. The various retreats at Anamaya are designed to allow you to experience something you’ve never experienced before and to shed your skin from the chaos of life. The focus

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History and Vision of Anamaya

Anamaya started as our dream home, but as fate would have it, our home is now yours. Before coming to Costa Rica, my wife Karen and I traveled extensively throughout Asia for our gift and jewelry design business, searching for beads, trinkets, and ideas to incorporate into our designs, and we had especially fallen in

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Aerial Dance Retreat with Ana Prada – Nov27-Dec4 2010

Anamaya Silk Dance Retreat, with yoga and pilates. Come to paradise to play, relax, connect with nature and get in shape with aerial dancer, pilates and yoga instructor Ana Prada. Get introduced to aerial dance or improve your technique, using yoga and pilates to prepare your body and fly! The workshop will take place in

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Superfoods and Anamaya’s Vision of Healthy Eating

As we all know, many centuries ago before civilization existed, our cave-men ancestors didn’t have our huge choice of foods or knowledge of what healthy eating was. They only ate whatever they could find or catch. Or is there something missing from this theory? What do we really know about the lost ancient wisdom of

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The Various Styles of Yoga Practiced at an Anamaya Yoga Retreat

Written by Jackie Sloves for Anamaya Five Flavors of Yoga At Anamaya we practice many different styles of yoga. Each instructor adds a bit of their own flavor to the yoga practice, and combines the various styles in order to best tailor the yoga classes to the various abilities and interests of the guests. Each

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Costa Rica Ecotourism and Ecolodges

Written by Jackie Sloves for Anamaya Ecotourism and Anamaya Hotel Resort Costa Rica is known for being the leading country in the world for ecotourism. Ecotourism is the notion that one can travel without having detrimental effects on the environment. This type of travel can manifest in many ways – exploring national parks, experiencing wildlife

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Anamaya – Costa Rica Vegan Restaurant/Hotel Option

Written by Jackie Sloves for Anamaya The Bitter-Sweetness of Veganism One of the sweetest parts of Anamaya Hotel Resort is our organic, sugar free, dairy free ice cream that is made daily in our kitchen from scratch. Instead of heavy cream, eggs, and sugar, the base of our ice cream is made from avocados and/or

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Organic Restaurants and Food in Costa Rica

Written by Jackie Sloves for Anamaya Why go Organic? At Anamaya Resort Hotel we serve meals with strictly organic ingredients. Organic food products are those which are produced sustainably and without pesticides. The land is treated to have a prolonged yield overtime through enriching the soil, rather than exhausting the land by attempting the extract

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