Yoga & Surf Package -

anamaya: surf school

It’s no secret that Costa Rica is well known worldwide to be a hotbed of surfing and yoga. Surfing at Anamaya is for those who are complete beginners and want to learn how to surf, as well as for seasoned surfers who want to take their skill level to new heights or simply just rent a board and go. Our instructors will provide you with individual attention and modify their lessons to meet your needs and goals so you can learn at your own pace. 

Along with a week full of catching waves (5 sessions) and feeling the power of the ocean beneath your feet, you’ll also have the option to enjoy daily yoga sessions to improve your flexibility and strength. Many avid surfers, in order to enhance stamina and prevent injuries, commonly practice yoga.  And if you’re feeling sore, you’ll be in the right spot for exceptional body work!

Basic Surfing Safety Tips

Anamaya’s Soul Surfing Yoga Retreat offers adventure, relaxation, and overall wellness set in a perfect tropical paradise. We also have massage and a plethora of spa services available to our guests, as well as a number of exciting excursions that Costa Rica is well known for. We will do our best to fulfill all your wildest expectations about what a retreat vacation in paradise should be.

Yoga at Anamaya

We practice an energizing flow 6 mornings a week before breakfast on our main yoga deck overlooking 270 degrees of epic ocean and coastline views. Then in the early evening around sunset 4 days a week we hold a more relaxing and restorative type practice on our lower yoga deck. 

Where We Surf:

We take a van each day to the best possible surf spots in the area, depending on the size of the waves, tides, and the dynamics of the group. The waves are good enough here that surfing is available with Anamaya all year round!Our two favorite spots are Playa Grande in Montezuma, and Playa Hermosa in Santa Teresa:
Playa Grande of Montezuma, Costa Rica

PLAYA GRANDE

One of the country’s most beautiful beaches, it is a 30-minute walk through beach and jungle trails, past waterfalls and beautiful scenery. The waves here are fairly small, but consistent and no rocks. It’s excellent for beginners.

Playa Hermosa of Santa Teresa

PLAYA HERMOSA

Just north of Santa Teresa is the prettiest and broadest beach around, with larger waves and a point break. It’s worth the drive to come out here, and we take Anamaya’s guests here every Wendesday afternoon for a sunset excursion with optional surf lesson.

Costa Rica:

Curious about Costa Rica? Costa Rica is one of the most magical and special places on earth. Costa Rica was recently rated to be the Happiest country on earth by an independent survey. See this CNN Article about Costa Rica. In addition, the surfing beaches we will take you to, in Malpais, Santa Teresa, and Malpais, were rated among the top 10 in the world by Forbes Magazine.

Additional Surfing Info:

Yoga and Surfing are Soul Mates
Surfing Tips for Beginners

Please read our Retreats FAQ page, which is extensive and carefully crafted to answer almost all the questions that our guests routinely have. You will find it very helpful.

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THE ANAMAYA VIBE

Anamaya Resort opened in December of 2009 and we have attracted a group of like-minded guests who are into health, wellness and adventure. A week with us is nothing less than transformative. Our mission is to create an environment where our guests will connect with nature, connect with other people from around the world, and connect with themselves.

Our staff treat our guests like family, our healthy farm-to-table food is prepared with love, and many of our guests become life long friends. See what some of our guests are saying about us:

Can't say enough about how special the Anamaya Resort is. The atmosphere is super friendly, casual and relaxing which I appreciate because we (husband, adult daughter and her friend) were not looking for a stuffy hotel type of service/environment. Gorgeous setting, lovely and clean accommodations with great views, genuine staff, excellent spa treatment selection and service, great yoga classes twice a day (Banyan Gallagher....but the teachers vary from week to week) and loved the camaraderie built over the week with fellow visitors (15 guests total the week we were there). A highlight was the tour of their organic farm where all their delicious food comes from and the beach trip with all the guests and staff (surfing for those that wanted it). Will come again!

Katia: Yoga Retreat

Testimonial: "Treasure in Paradise..."

"My stay at Anamaya was the most refreshing vacation of my life... I awoke each morning for an hour of yoga on the most beautiful yoga deck with a panoramic view of the jungle and the Pacific. The rest of my days were filled with a swim in the infinity pool, zip lining, waterfall climbing, aerial silks, Zumba and surfing... the pictures do not do it justice. You cannot smell or feel the amazing vibe it has. I have booked a return trip to Anamaya in a few months. So fortunate to have stumbled upon this treasure in paradise."

Guest Review by Tyke27, Trip Advisor, November 2011

Testimonial: "Amazing Yoga and Surf Retreat..."

"My friends and I just returned from a week long yoga retreat at Anamaya and I have had a difficult time finding words to describe how amazing the entire trip was!!! Not only did our retreat to Anamaya allow us to escape the stresses our daily lives (if only for a few days), but the memories with the new friends we made, the staff at Anamaya and the people of Costa Rica will remain with me forever.... The food was unbelievably fresh and good, and I have missed putting coconut milk in my coffee ever since! Enjoy, enjoy, enjoy!"a

Guest Review by Nadia C, Trip Advisor, March 2012

Testimonial: "One of the Most Amazing Experiences of my Life..."

"I had the honor of staying at Anamaya and teaching and taking yoga for a seven day retreat. It is one of the most peaceful and tranquil places on earth. The facilities are beautiful and the view is breath-taking. Doing yoga on the open air deck facing the ocean was a dream come true. The food was excellent and the package included three meals per day with great variety. Everything home made and organic. Delicious. Relaxing by the edgeless pool or on a hammock was my favorite thing... but the best part of the experience was the staff at Anamaya. They were all wonderful and did everything to make my stay excellent..."

From Guest Yoga Teacher KimmyG123 from her Trip Advisor Review, June 2011

Testimonial: "Paradise found..."

"Doing early morning yoga on the deck that overlooks the beautiful Pacific Ocean is something I'll never forget. My mind definitely wandered more than it should during yoga as I took the amazing views. The pictures on the website do not do it justice. It's even more beautiful in person... We were very lucky and people who started the week as strangers quickly became our friends. We had many a laugh while sitting around the pool... We'll be back..."

From Guest Review by Kerriat, Trip Advisor, March 2012
Costa Rica Surf Camp in Montezuma/Santa-Teresa/Malpais
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DATE YOGA TEACHER YOGA TEACHER´S WORKSHOPS Special retreats & Teacher Trainings
Nov 27 - Dec 4 Maries Rebucas Inversion Immersion, Thai Yoga Massage & Acro Yoga for Beginners Workshops Hotel Bookings
Dec 4 - Dec 11 Zarelly Canales Cacao Ceremony & Divine Breath Dance Meditation Workshops Independent Retreat
Dec 11 - Dec 18 Lola Rephann Spirituality & Personal Growth Workshops
Dec 18 - Dec 25 Abbe Ciulla Holiday´s Anamaya Retreat: Primal Flow Workshops
Dec 25 - Jan 1 Colynn Vosburgh New Year's Anamaya Retreat: 2022 On Purpose Workshops.
2022
Jan 1 - Jan 8 Cristiane Machado Infinite Possibilities Workshop
Jan 8 - Jan 15 Private Retreat
Jan 15 - Jan 22 Lucy Hamel Once Upon a Time Workshop
Jan 22 - Jan 29 Private Retreat
Jan 29 - Feb 5 Jonna Schwarz Healthy Back, Open Heart Workshop
Feb 5 - Feb 12 Terri & Chloé Releasing Darkness & Opening to Light, The Heart Connection Workshop Independent Retreat
Feb 12 - Feb 19 Lucy Hamel The Magic in the Air Workshop
Feb 19 - Feb 26 Private Retreat
Feb 26 - Mar 5 Natalia Chaverri Awakening The Senses, Bio- Creation & Partner Yoga Workshops Independent Retreat
Mar 5 - Mar 12 Malissa Whited The Koshas – Finding Bliss in Paradise Workshop Independent Retreat
Mar 12 - Mar 19 Private Retreat
Mar 19- Mar 26 Leanna Hamilton Myofascial Release, All About Handstands & Breaking Down Vinyasa Workshops Independent Retreat
Mar 26 - Apr 2 Private Retreat
Apr 2 - Apr 9 Joan Radford Morning Meditation & Inside Out Workshops
Apr 9 - Apr 16 Kimberly Manthey Get Out Of Your Head Workshops
Apr 16 - Apr 23 Natasja Payne Journey to Self & Intro to Ayurveda Workshops
Apr 23 - May -14 Colynn Vosburgh - 200 hrs Yoga Teacher Training- 3 weeks
Apr 23 - Apr 30 Cristiane Machado Infinite Possibilities Colynn Vosburgh 200 hrs YTT
Apr 30 - May 7 TBA TBA Colynn Vosburgh 200 hrs YTT
May 7 - May 14 Zarelly Canales TBA Colynn Vosburgh 200 hrs YTT
May 14 - May 21 Private Retreat
May 21 - Jun 11 Lola Rephann - 200 hrs Yoga Teacher Training - 3 weeks
May 21 - May 28 Cristiane Machado Infinite Possibilities Workshop Lola Rephann 200 hrs YTT
May 28 - Jun 4 TBA TBA Lola Rephann 200 hrs YTT
Jun 4 - Jun 11 Zarelly Canales TBA Lola Rephann 200 hrs YTT
Jun 11 - Jun 18 Private Retreat
Jun 18 - Jun 25 Jackie Chiodo Refine & Aling, Intro to Ayurveda & The Chakra System Workshops
Jun 25 - Jul 16 Jackie Chiodo - 200 hrs Yoga Teacher Training - 3 weeks
Jun 25 - Jul 2 TBA TBA Jackie Chiodo 200 hrs YTT
Jul 2 - Jul 9 Zarelly Canales TBA Jackie Chiodo 200 hrs YTT
July 9 - July 16 TBA TBA Jackie Chiodo 200 hrs YTT
July 16 - July 23 Kim & Scott Bringing the Bliss of Anamaya to Any Situation & Peeling Back the Mask Workshops
Jul 23 - Aug 20 Colynn Vosburgh - 300 hrs Yoga Teacher Training - 4 weeks