Costa Rican Holiday Yoga Retreat
Date: December 21 – 28, 2019
Price: You have two options. We have a very unique Holiday Package priced at $445 that is only available during our Holiday Retreats (more info below), or an a la carte option to customize your week with us.
The Holiday Package or a la carte charges will be added to your Base Rates. Please Note: Everyone who decides to enjoy Anamaya for these dates will only have the Holiday Retreat Package or a la carte as options.
Looking to escape the crowds at your local shopping centre? Need some much deserved rest and relaxation? Looking to actually ENJOY your holiday experience by spending it in paradise?
Whatever your reason may be, the benefits of traveling are endless so allow us help you create a unique and exciting holiday experience. Our Holiday and New Years yoga retreats are two of the most popular weeks of the year to stay at Anamaya. Come and join us in one of the happiest countries in the world – it’s the perfect way to end (or begin) another year.
Our Holiday Yoga Retreat is especially unique. See below for more information.
The Holiday Package Includes:
- 10 yoga classes
- One 60 min relaxation massage
- Surf lesson
- Zipline tour
- Salsa dance lesson
- Cooking class
- Beach sunset excursion
- Anamaya farm tour
- Spanish class
- Butterfly garden tour
- Special Workshop (details below)
- Holiday feast and circus performance
- Special holiday surprise from your Anamaya Family
Please note that our packages offer flexibility so that you can spend your time relaxing, or you can fill your days with adventure…or perhaps a little bit of both. The most important aspect is that you will have a transformational vacation you won’t forget.
During this special Holiday Retreat, Abbe will be offering 10 yoga classes.
On the Upper Deck: Solar Ignite Flow & Stretch
A powerful practice fueled by the solar energy of Surya, God of the Sun. A warming, igniting practice with emphasis on breath, alignment and empowerment. A class to inspire strength, growth and presence, all the while fostering a joyful environment where you can playfully discover your edge. Here you will learn how to level-up your practice & connect to your inner, fiery Surya.
On the Lower Deck: Slow Flow, Stretch & Sound Healing
A gentle, lunar-inspired slow flow appropriate for all levels of practice. Allow your energies to rise and fall like the ebb and flow of the tide pulling from the gravity of your lunar force, learn to pair your breathing to the rhythmic practice and correctly align your postures and in doing so, align your subtle energies. Each class closes with a singing bowl guided meditation.
Guest Yoga Teacher Abbé Ciulla
Abbé Ciulla is the yogi behind mightyogini.com and co-founder of The Adventure Awaits yoga immersion programs and retreats. She has been practicing holistic healing, bodybuilding and integrative nutrition for over a decade and has been nominated Best Yoga Teacher by Mercury Magazine.
With gratitude, Abbe leads a heart centered practice on and off the mat. Her days are filled sharing her signature “Vitality” yoga classes, as well as teacher trainings and biomechanics workshops. Her devoted students travel to practice with her on spiritually immersive yoga retreats all over the globe.
When Abbe isn’t teaching, trekking or balancing on her hands, she spends her days working at family owned garden center where she is surrounded by nature and motivated by growth and transformation. Drawing on her love for the natural world, her devotion of the practice and her wanderess soul she now travels that passion across the world to teach amongst nature’s wild canvas.
Abbé received her formal 200 hour certification from Patti Doyle of Innerlight and Lori Paglioroni of Thames Street Yoga and her 500 hour certification from world-renowned Radiantly Alive in Ubud, Indonesia. She has expanded her study with NASM, IIN, and has spent countless hours with other great gurus such as Shiva Rea, Kino McGregor, Alison West, Tom Meyers and many more.
As a dedicated student and teacher of the flow and a devoted wanderer, Abbé offers to you an empowering yoga experience.
Abbe’s classes are her own deeply researched, biomechanic blend of Vinyasa, Budokon (think hatha infused martial arts) and restorative. Sprinkle on a little plyometrics and pranayama and you have a revitalizing mind, body, soul experience. Ideal for the curious student, Abbe’s informative teaching style will enlighten you of the whys and hows of the practice and encourage you to dive deeper by cultivating a comprehensive understanding of the human body and spirit.
Abbe classes are specifically designed to take you deeper into your practice, to peel away the layers of doubt and self-limiting behavior. Her classes inspire strength, growth and presence, all the while fostering a joyful environment where students can playfully discover their evolutionary edge. With Abbe you will explore the universal concepts of alignment and effort in the body- the big ideas of how to move better, practice confidently and live consciously.
Expect to flow, move, dance, laugh and most importantly, dive deeply into yourself. Abbe’s life is built around growth, and that is what she will inspire in you.
Special Holiday Workshops
Break Up / Break Through
This 1 hour workshop is included in the Holiday Package.
Building a yoga practice balanced in strength and flexibility means we must dig deep & search for any missing pieces. Most often we don’t need to look far as we are not lost, maybe just wandering a little off track. In this series we will learn how to truly develop a balanced practice. If you feel weakness you will learn how to cultivate strength. If you feel inflexible you will learn how to encourage mobility. Here we will uncover the simple tricks to help us break up with habit energy and discover the path to breakthrough. We will discuss the most common yoga setbacks, injuries & holds, specifically in the shoulders, lower back, and hamstrings, and how to honor them so that we get the most out of our practice.
Workshop Length: 60 Minutes
The Fundamentals of Flight
This 90 minute workshop is $50.
Arm Balancing Workshop with Abbe:
Arm Balances are beautiful ways to test our limits and explore our edges. They challenge us mentally and physically by forcing us to slow down, find strength, courage and trust. With directed energy and good intention, you will be amazed at what your body can do.
During this workshop we will build the basic framework for safe and sustainable flight, specifically working with the anatomy and alignment in the shoulder girdle, core and bandhas. While exploring balancing we will focus on proper alignment and bone-stacking, training techniques and exercise drills to strengthen and open your body for the next level of practice.
Each participant will receive some one-on-one coaching from Abbe to meet individual needs.