Newly opened Anamaya Boutique Hotel and Health Resort welcomes Spring through the practice of yoga. At the Anamaya Resort in Costa Rica “Health” is a part of their philosophy. They focus on the health of the Mind, Body & Spirit of their customers as well as on the health of the planet. The resort offers gourmet organic food, spa services, retreat packages and workshops all in accordance with a healthy lifestyle. Practicing yoga is a part of Anamaya’s health regime and has a Spring Yoga Retreat from April 10 – 17, 2010 that celebrates spring and shri in all its glory.
Shri is a popular Hindi symbol that has a variety of meanings including: attractiveness, luster, light and loveliness. When you are attracted to beautiful things in life you are experiencing shri. Beautiful things attract other beautiful things which supports the idea that we are all connected to each other through the beauty of nature. Spring is a time of renewal and awakening, and it’s a time when beauty is in abundance. The perfect way to welcome spring is through Anamaya’s Spring Yoga Retreat.
The Spring Yoga Retreat will be lead by Daniella Cotreau CMT, RYT, BA who teaches Anusara Inspired yoga. Anusara Yoga is a form of hatha yoga that was established by John Friend. The focus is on the “Universal Principles of Alignment” and the opening of the heart. Daniella uses detailed verbal cues, hands-on adjustments, and demonstrations with detailed explanations in her classes.
The Retreat will focus on reveling in the natural beauty that Costa Rica has to offer. “We will glorify our yoga practice with Shri. Just like the blossoming of spring – we get to blossom too,” says Cotreau. Participants will meet twice a day for Anusara Inspired yoga sessions that will be accompanied by live musicians overlooking the most incredible ocean views in the area. The yoga deck at Anamaya has an ocean view that must be seen to be believed. There is no photograph or video footage that can create the same experience as being there.
The cost of the retreat includes a variety of added perks that will enhance your trip. Included in the package is the use of Anamaya’s facilities, 3 organic meals a day, your accommodations and your yoga classes. In addition to that you also receive entrance into the Butterfly Gardens and the Rainsong Wildlife Sanctuary, a Zip-Line adventure, and a 50% discount off a massage. The cost of the retreat varies based on occupancy and accommodations and ranges from $1495 – $2495. If you book your trip before March 10th you will receive a 20% discount.
Montezuma, Costa Rica has many excursions that you’ll want to check out while staying at the Anamaya resort. Boating, horseback riding, surfing, shopping, or just hanging on the beach are some of the most popular activities. Anamaya also has it’s own private trail to spectacular waterfalls and is surrounded by beautiful rain forests which you can explore. It’s the ideal location to get away from the humdrums of life and rejuvenate.