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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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Beginner’s Guide to Yoga

Written by Jackie Sloves for Anamaya Beginner’s Guide to Yoga The Yoga Retreat packages we offer at the Anamaya Resort Hotel are suitable for anyone – whether this will be your first time doing yoga, or you are a seasoned yoga veteran. Yoga is beneficial for people of all ages and all walks of life.

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Five Basic Principles of Yoga

Written by Jackie Sloves for Anamaya Five Principles of Yoga Yoga retreats at our Anamaya Hotel Resort embody the essence of yoga teachings. At one of our yoga retreats you will experience the yoga lifestyle, which detoxifies the body, mind, and spirit. There are five basic principles that compose the root philosophy of yoga. The

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Health Benefits of Yoga

Written by Jackie Sloves for Anamaya Top 10 Health Benefits of Yoga Here are some of the health benefits you will experience when you attend a Yoga Retreat at the Anamaya Resort Hotel: 1. Flexibility – When yoga is integrated into one’s exercise routine, it gently stretches the muscles, soft tissues, ligaments, and joints throughout

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Meet one of our Anamaya Yogis: Stella Reeder

Written by Jackie Sloves for Anamaya The Anamaya Yogi: Stella Reeder Name: Shannon “Stella” Reeder Birthday: September 5, 1975 Height: 5’1” Weight: 100 lbs Favorite Yoga Pose: Side Angle Least Favorite Pose: Twisted Triangle Favorite Color: Green Favorite Animal: My dog Favorite Food: Creamy Peanut butter Hobbies and interests: I enjoy hiking and running. Though

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Benefits of a Vegetarian Diet

Written by Jackie Sloves for Anamaya It’s uncommon to find vegetarian and vegan friendly restaurants in Costa Rica, but here at Anamaya Resort Hotel we wish to make delicious menu options for all diets. At Anamaya Hotel Resort, we are not strictly vegetarian, though we do promote a detoxifying lifestyle. This includes meals that are

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Fundraiser Party for La Escuela Futuro Verde

Anamaya held its first fundraiser for La Escuela Futuro Verde. This is the best school in the southern Nicoya Peninsula of Costa Rica, and they are in the process of moving from their current Montezuma location to another place closer to Cobano, so that more students from Malpais, Santa Teresa, Tambor, and outlying towns have

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