PURA VIDA YOGA RETREAT
November 5-12, 2022
Anamaya Resort | Montezuma, Costa Rica
We're off to Anamaya, a life-changing health & wellness resort in Montezuma, Costa Rica.
IMAGINE: twice daily yoga / workshops on a deck overlooking the ocean, 3 organic gourmet meals a day, luxurious spa services, once in a lifetime excursions, a day trip to Santa Teresa Beach and plenty of time to relax, rejuvenate and restore.
Anamaya is nestled in the jungle, overlooking breathtaking ocean views. They are a place to de-stress, and rejuvenate body, mind and soul.
And it gets better, Anamaya is on the Nicoya Peninsula which is one of five Blue Zones in the world. A blue zone is an area with the most centenarians and is considered one of the happiest and healthiest places in the world! Blue Zones support harmony of the mind, body & soul making it the PERFECT place to retreat!
Anamaya Resort has also been featured in and recommended by: Forbes, Elle, Independent, Smarter Travel, Fashion, and more!
It's all set & we'd love to have you join!
ONLY THREE ACCOMMODATIONS LEFT!
Hi, I'm Carole
Founder of Free Spirited Wanderer; Yoga & Wellness Retreats
+ Lifestyle Coaching.
My goal on all of my yoga retreats is to create an atmosphere where everyone feels safe to show up as their truest, most authentic selves.
FSW retreats value KULA; intentional community, the feeling that life is best when shared. I aim to bring people together where they can connect, share in transformational practices and build lifelong friendships. These are super sacred spaces with an opportunity for everyone to come together to support, uplift and empower each other.
My prayer for you is that these retreats help prepare you for your lifetime; providing you with a space to become the fullest expression of yourself so you can live your life so big, so beautiful and so bold.
About this retreat:
This 7 night / 8 day yoga & wellness retreat is all about balancing out adventure, self-exploration and R&R for the perfect retreat experience.
We will feed our adventurous soul through excursions such as, surfing, canopy ziplining, waterfall hiking, ATV's and arm balance / inversion workshops that will encourage you to take a leap and have some fun.
Self-exploration will be a theme through all yoga classes; where you will be given a space to dive deep within, pull back that layers and meet your true self. This part is never easy, but oh man, is it worth it!
As for the R&R, every class ends with a highly deserved savasana in order to integrate the practice - and let's not forget about the amazing onsite infinity pool, quiet grounds and nearby beach so you can unwind, decompress and allow your stress to dissipate as inner peace takes over.
The location alone provides the perfect place to balance all three of these. On top of that, Carole, is a fellow adventurer, self-exploration-er, and has learned after many years, how valuable rest truly is.
Carole will guide you through this retreat from her own life-experience, deep studies & personal practice of yoga philosophy, Asana, Ayurveda and Lifestyle Coaching.
You will leave this retreat feeling LIMITLESS, EMPOWERED, JOYOUS, FREE and with a fresh outlook on your life. You will also develop a better understanding of how to take yoga off the mat and into your everyday in order to live with more meaning and fulfillment in alignment with your truest, most authentic self.
THREE THINGS YOU WILL GET OUT OF THIS RETREAT:
A newfound appreciation for rest, relaxation & and the ability to just 'be'; a deeper understanding that rest must be held equally in value to the amount that we "do" or "give" to ourselves and others for optimal health, wellness & success.
New insights on how to take yoga off the mat and into your daily life, enabling you to create a lifestyle that brings more health, happiness, meaning & fulfillment to your soul.
A trip of a lifetime; 7 nights in the Costa Rican jungle, also just steps from the beaches, excursions, plenty of time to 'try something new', gourmet meals, a variety of yoga classes & workshops, new lifelong friends - all created and planned for you! All you have to do is get yourself to Costa Rica, and come with an open mind, heart and be ready to receive the benefits that this retreat will reap, during your stay and many years to come.
Anamaya Resort has been featured in and recommended by:
Forbes, Elle, Independent, Smarter Travel, Fashion, and more!
THE MAIN HOUSE
The main house is where our guests collect for meals, cooking classes, to snoop in our gift shop, or chat with a friend in our conversation pit. The upper yoga deck and the pool are located at the main house, and it’s the heart of Anamaya.
Anamaya means health or to be free of disease in Sanskrit, and our brilliant chefs and cooking staff are dedicated to creating tasty and healthy meals. All our food is gluten free, and although we do serve fish and chicken – we also have vegetarian and vegan options.
Witness the epic views from Anamaya’s sky-high yoga decks. Our guests tell us that our yoga decks are the number one reason they came to Anamaya – to practice yoga overlooking our incredible views.
SALT WATER INFINITY POOL
Having a picture taken at our pool is so coveted by our guests, it’s become one of the most popular social media profile pictures. Our pool has also been featured in most of the press we’ve received over the years. It’s warm enough to swim in all year, and it sits on the corner of a bluff high above the ocean and jungle below
Our spa is one of the true gems of Anamaya. Our experienced therapists offer our guests the most luxurious treatments and premium health services including a variety of massages, facials, body scrubs, reiki and cranial sacral sessions, watsu, and more.
We have something for everyone in order to customize your stay at Anamaya. Surfing lessons, horseback riding, waterfall hiking, zip-lining, and more. Experience everything Anamaya and Costa Rica have to offer. There’s a reason it’s called the happiest place on earth!
The famous Montezuma Falls is only a 5-minute walk from Anamaya. There are three separate waterfalls in total, and our guests enjoy the swimming holes and rope swings. All rivers in Costa Rica are considered public land so you can hike up the falls and enjoy the natural beauty.
We are blessed with some amazing beaches near Anamaya, located in Montezuma, Cabuya, Mal Pais and Santa Teresa. We also have a beach excursion that many of our guests say is one of the highlights of their stay with us.
WILDLIFE & ANIMALS
Costa Rica is an animal lovers dream! There are a variety of monkeys, exotic birds, whales, turtles, butterflies, sloths, frogs, iguanas and more. Costa Rica has such an impressive array of wildlife that we can guarantee you will have many opportunities to see the animals who share the jungle with us.
A 10-minute drive from Anamaya is our farm Rancho Delicioso where we grow a lot of the food that our restaurant uses to cook our delicious meals. We also have a permaculture program that we offer at the farm, and many people love to host their own retreats at our farm as well.
(Everything you see here is included in the prices listed under accommodations.)
7 NIGHT ACCOMMODATIONS
3 ORGANIC GOURMET MEALS A DAY
VARIETY OF DAILY YOGA CLASSES
Q&A COFFEE CHATS
FREE TIME TO RELAX & REJUVENATE OR ADVENTURE & EXPLORE
DAY TRIP TO SANTA TERESA BEACH
Transportation to and from Anamaya
7:30-9:00am: Morning Yoga
10:00-11:00am: Coffee Chat Q&A
11:00-5:30pm: Free Time (perfect for an excursion, spa treatment, pool, exploring, shopping, reading, resting or Svadhyaya (self-study))
5:00pm: Light Snack
5:30-6:30pm: Yoga Class or Workshop
8:00pm: Wind down; connect with others, read, journal, relax...
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The Tulum retreat was such an amazing experience all around. The resort was phenomenal and Carole’s classes were beautifully sequenced and themed to fit the vibe of the day. I loved everything about my time in Tulum and cannot wait to go back when Carole hopefully has another there!
I have three children and creating a time to escape was difficult but probably the best thing I have done to reconnect with myself. Meeting Carole and experiencing her amazing retreat was a trip I will cherish and I only wish I had done this sooner!
True Nature 3.0 | Seven Springs Retreats | Smoky Mtns, TN | June 2022
Carole and I met in January 2022, and the level of knowledge, passion, and kindness she brings to the world of yoga is astounding. Trusting her beautiful soul to lead me on my first yoga retreat was a no brainer for me! I did not know what to expect, but I dove head first into the experience: immersing myself in the solitude of nature, connecting with new yogis, practicing new styles of yoga and meditation, you name it.
Carole knows how to deliver, and I cannot wait to take my next journey with her! So, what are you waiting for? Take that leap, and join her NOW!
La Vida Bonita Retreat | Santa Teresa, Costa Rica | Feb. 2020
True Nature | Seven Springs Retreats | Smoky Mtns, TN | 2020, 2021, 2022
Carole is a wonderful retreat leader. This was my third retreat with Carole and it won't be my last. I enjoy not only the physical yoga practice but also the Ayurveda and sustainability education, the meditations and the breathing practices too.
Carole can make a yoga class delightful for everyone, from beginners to the most experienced. She is considerate of everyone and goes with the flow of the group and is very flexible to arrange the day based on how everyone is feeling.
This was my second year joining her at Seven Springs and I can't wait to go back next year!