Anamaya Resort is truly an exotic retreat and wellness resort, built on a cliff edge and overlooking the most incredible ocean views. The resort is a few steps away from epic waterfalls surrounded by rainforests and located in one of the world’s most beautiful tropical beach towns.
“Anamaya” is Sanskrit for “good health” and that is their focus. This unique retreat center offers gourmet organic food, yoga teacher trainings, several types of yoga classes and yoga retreats, a variety of luxurious spa services, and an array of uniquely designed retreat packages, and workshops all in respect to the body, mind and spirit.
The easiest way to get to Anamaya is from Tambor airport. You can take a short 20-minute fight from San Jose International Airport to Tambor and then a 30-minute ride to reach the retreat. The other option is to take the shuttle from San Jose. Approximate travel time is 5.5 hours including a ferry ride into Puntarenas. While it might take a bit more time to reach Anamaya than other locations, this stunning region of the Nicoya Peninsula is a tropical paradise worth the journey.
You will learn many technical things, like yoga anatomy and how to sequence classes. You will explore yoga philosophy, meditation, and breathwork (pranayama). You will immerse yourself in a yogic lifestyle, rising at dawn, eating simple clean foods, living in harmony with nature, and disconnecting from speedy, technologically-driven modern society. But perhaps most of all, you are signing up to meet your true self, and by undertaking this journey, you are agreeing to being held to your highest potential and supported in letting go of behaviors, beliefs, and attitudes which no longer serve you.
The process of learning how to teach yoga also encompasses diving deep into your own practice, your hopes and fears, and your ways of communicating, thinking, and being.
The program will dig up aspects of yourself that you are aware (or unaware) hold you back from being the person you most long to be. The program is designed to be a safe container in which to explore the spectrum of being human.
The program will meet daily except for 2 days off during the 3-week period. You will be expected to attend every session and be on time to every session. Attendance is required to successfully complete the course and will be taken at each session. You will be expected to manage your time and boundaries well. This is a unique time in your life. Treat it as such and you will be immensely rewarded.