Twelve years ago I had just finished up my yoga teacher training. I was feeling a little out of balance from all of the efforts put towards this class while working full time and raising a three year old. I desired to attend a yoga retreat to provide a little self-care and nourishment. I wanted to travel outside of the U.S. and thought Costa Rica would be a safe place to travel solo.
I did some research and found this incredible boutique yoga resort that had just opened up that year. My husband suggested I send them a note to see if I could teach a few classes down there in exchange for a reduced rate. To my surprise, I received an email back inviting me to teach the entire week-long retreat!
Of course I said “Yes!!!” and headed down to Anamaya Resort to hold my first yoga retreat. I was a little nervous being a newbie and did not know what to expect. But, as soon as I arrived to this incredible space, I felt a wave of peace wash over me. I knew I had connected with this magical place for a reason.
Holding class on the yoga deck overlooking a 270 degree view of the Pacific Ocean was a surreal experience. The farm-to-table high vibe, delicious food donated its own energy to the event. Activities like surfing, waterfall hiking, ziplining, massage and horseback riding added to the adventure. And, the deep connection and celebration I enjoyed with the group was beyond my wildest dreams.
At the end of the week, I sat on the yoga deck and visualized myself returning to this blissful space to teach another retreat the following year. Flash forward more than a decade and I feel so grateful that we are getting ready to embark on our 12th annual Yoga Retreat to the quaint town of Montezuma, Costa Rica at the beautiful Anamaya Resort.
If you are looking for inspiration, nourishment, rejuvenation, adventure and connection with yourself and nature, then join us for this soul polishing blissful journey into the heart. All levels of yogis are welcome including first timers and those that prefer to enjoy other parts of the retreat outside of yoga.
Watch the video below, which was filmed on-site at our 2022 retreat by the fabulous Missy and David Hartley, and get inspired to embark on an experience of a lifetime!
Need a little help balancing your world? Come join me for this week’s yoga class, Hatha Flow Yoga for Balance and bring a some peace to your body and mind.
This week’s 15 minute yoga class, Hatha Flow for Balance, is all about having fun while playing with some single leg balancing postures. We will incorporate balance into every part of the flow to build stability through postures such as tree pose, mountain pose and lunges. Yoga with Meditation Mutha is for everyBODY. Please join me in this opportunity to enhance your balance, strength and stability. Enjoy!
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