Yoga Retreats with Cristiane Machado


It’s hard to imagine that a week-long yoga retreat could be life changing, but it’s happened at Anamaya time and time again…and continues to.

“Life-Changing Experience! Anamaya is my home away from home. Everything about the trip, from the room to the staff to the yoga teacher, to the AMAZING food, to the pool, to the treatments was absolutely mind blowing and worth every penny. I cannot wait until I return to this very special place!” – Amelia



  • Oct 12 – 19, 2019
  • Oct 19 – 26, 2019
  • Oct 26 – Nov 2, 2019
  • Nov 23 – 30, 2019
  • May 9 – 16, 2020
  • May 23 – 30, 2020
  • May 30 – June 6, 2020
  • July 11 – 18, 2020

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 in order to customize your experience, 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. 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 very special Couples Retreat package if you are traveling with that special someone.

OPTIONAL WORKSHOPS: We’re excited to offer our guests very special workshops during this week. The first is a sacred cacao ceremony, the second is a Zumba workshop, and the third is a journaling workshop.

Chocolate and Yoga and Zumba… Oh My! Please see below for more information and price.

Guest Teacher Cristiane Machado

Cristiane Machado is Brasilian by birth and a citizen of The Universe by default. Cristiane has been hosting Yoga and Zumba Retreats at Anamaya since we opened 8 years ago. Her open smile and welcoming energy is one of her best assets, which you will feel as soon as you meet her. Cristiane is filled with passion for all types of therapeutic movement. Either by flowing the physical body into asanas, or learning how to move the ethereal and energetic bodies into a ecstatic and tantalizing rhythmic dance with the self, Cristiane believes that everyone was designed to move – hence her retreats that combine yoga, breath, meditation and dance. As a massage therapist and body worker for past 14 years, she has a solid knowledge and understanding of the mechanics of the human body. Cristiane’s knowledge, experiences and studies of Reiki  and Johrei (energy work) since she was 13 years old, makes the understanding of how energy plays a big role in our daily lives accessible and demystified.

Cristiane’s intention for this week is to simplify and clarify the communication between our physical bodies, our minds and our emotions and how it all affects our daily living. She is eager to Inspire and empower the Divine within ourselves and she is devoted to awaken goddesses and debunk the “good girl” syndrome. She is also engaged in supporting women and men (feminine and masculine) to find a middle ground of understanding, respect and communication. Her retreats are ideal for everyone. Her non judgmental approach has became the staple of her craft as a facilitator of inner growth and transformation.

Cristiane has toured the globe teaching Zumba Master Classes and other Zumba Instructors to became successful and how to truly connect with their students.

Her interest in yoga started in her teen years and followed her through to her 30’s when she finally manifested the opportunity to deepen her studies at Anamaya with Sasha Dae. She describes her practice as a fusion of Hatha, Yin and Laughing Yoga. She is also a firm believer of Pranayama and how the breath connects us all.

Cristiane’s background also plays a big role in her spirituality and finds the natural tools to help us achieve a higher vibrational level. She is honored to have been initiated as a Sacred Cacao facilitator and she is also a trained Cacaoga® guide.


Sacred Cacao Ceremony

This 90 minute workshop is open to everybody. The price is $45 per person.


  • Circle
  • Cacao History
  • Sipping Cacao
  • Reiki
  • Heart Opening Meditation and Practice

“Native to tropical areas of Latin America, cacao is chocolate before the processing; an unsugared, unadulterated form of one of our world’s favorite sweets. Known as a super food, cacao is high in magnesium, calcium, antioxidants, and iron – and is an incredible mood booster! One of its components is anandamide, a neurotransmitter known as the bliss molecule. For those with an interest or background in yoga and/or Hindu philosophy, you may know that the word “ananda” means bliss and refers to a higher state of being. Cacao facilitates our goal of achieving that blissful state and deepening our connection to our truest selves, Mother Nature, and universal oneness. According to an indigenous myth, when the balance between humankind and nature is threatened, cacao comes from the rainforest to open our hearts and return us to harmony. For those of you who know that your connection with chocolate runs deep, we invite you to experience another dimension of that connection–a deeply spiritual or shamanic one. Ceremonial cacao partners with us, facilitating the journey inward and the discovery of our truest, highest, most love-filled selves.”


Three classes in total. The price is $15 per person.

Zumba Fitness is a Latin-inspired cardio-dance workout that uses music and choreographed steps to form a fitness party atmosphere. While many of the types of dance and music featured in the program are Latin American inspired, classes can also contain everything from jazz to African beats to country to hip-hop and pop. No dance experience required. Exercise in disguise and a great way to awaken our kundalini and Inner Flavah!

Intentional Journaling Workshop

This workshop is 90 minutes, and the price is $30 per person. Price includes an intentional journaling kit (essential oil + a mini journal).

Journaling is an easy and accessible tool for self-realization, self-care and self-discovery that can uncover layers of past and fears of the future. It can lead to huge insights about where you are in your life’s journey and can also lead to new possibilities. It is a beautiful tool for healing scars from old wounds, and clearing space for what is new and fresh.

Intentional journaling means that you sit with yourself and the emotions and feelings of a particular situation or moment in order to get different perspective of a particular “problem”. It is also a great practice in order to learn how to use writing as a tool for co-creation and help manifest ones dreams and desires.

In this workshop you will learn about sitting with intention and using essential oils and the senses to muse yourself and become your best ally in the gorgeous and sometimes challenging art of living well.

Please CONTACT US with any questions and we’ll be happy to assist, or BOOK NOW to save your spot!