Yoga Retreat with Erica Cohen


  • Sep 1 – 8, 2018
  • Sep 8 – 15, 2018
  • Oct 20 – 27, 2018
  • April 20 – 27, 2019

PRICES:  After you look through this page and get to know the yoga teacher for these weeks, please have a look at our Rates & Reservations page to see our BASE RATES (which cover accommodations and meals).

PACKAGES:  We have a yoga retreat package for everyone, and the cost of the package you choose is added to your BASE RATE. Our packages include Yoga & Adventure, Yoga & Rejuvenation, Yoga & Surfing, or Pure Yoga. For more information about these packages please visit Anamaya Retreat Packages (ARP). Or for those who are not totally into yoga, there’s no need to choose a yoga package at all – you can book all your activities and excursions A La Carte. We call it the Relaxation Retreat.

We are also now offering a Scuba Certification and Yoga package to our guests and a Couples Retreat package.

OPTIONAL WORKSHOP:  We’re very excited to offer our guests who stay with us during these weeks a special meditation workshop. For more information please see below for information and cost.

Guest Teacher Erica Cohen

With a strong belief in alternative healing practices, Erica focuses on enhancing the lives of her students through yoga. As a passionate teacher, as well as student, she is dedicated to learning; from her students and for her students.

Erica is a New Jersey native, who has found her home here in Montezuma. She spent many years in the real estate industry, assisting her clients in the purchase and sale of their homes. Yoga has played a major role in her life, keeping her grounded through the hustle and bustle of NJ/NYC, and always connecting her back “home” to herself.

Her dedication to this ancient practice brought her to Anamaya in 2015, where she trained with Paula Tursi. Her studies, strongly based on the trinity of body, mind, and spirit, awoken a strong desire to share this practice with others, and she has since moved to the Montezuma to do just that.

From the very start, Erica has had the pleasure of working with some of the most experienced, dedicated teachers. Beyond her 200 hour teacher training with Paula, Erica also studied with Banyan Gallagher, who passes the tradition of T. Krishnamacharya forward, prescribing different yogas for different individuals.

She also studied the healing art of Thai Yoga massage with T’ai Jamar Hanna which has enhanced her teaching and enabled her to bring dynamic adjustments and energy work into the class.

Teaching Philosophy

Erica’s teachings are from the heart. She encourages students to tune into their bodies, making each class a time to notice, connect, release, and recharge. She teaches a well-rounded class that includes asana, meditation, and pranayama. The morning classes are strong, vinyasa flow classes with a focus on moving meditation, and the evening classes are gentle and restorative. Her intention is for students to leave class feeling a greater connection to themselves and the universe around them. Erica’s classes are accessible and inviting to all levels of students.

Erica has both the patience to cater to beginners, as well as the knowledge to provide insight to the veteran yogis. She brings an amazing energy to the class and keeps things flowing naturally. Unlike other classes I’ve attended, Erica actually walks around the room paying attention and giving pointers to each and every student. I highly recommend her class to both newcomers and those already experienced.


During this week, we will be offering a meditation workshop focused on returning back to our natural state. We will discuss our obstacles with meditation, how we can work with those obstacles, and ways in which we can calm the fluctuations of the mind. Workshop is 1 hour, and price is $30.