Celebrate Spring and Shri at Anamaya Resort’s Yoga Retreat in Costa Rica

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By Kelsey Matheson

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 apparently one of the most popular Hindi symbols used. It stands for beauty, luster, abundance, splendor, light and loveliness. Beauty attracts beauty and reminds us that we are all connected to each other and to everything in nature. Find the beauty in life and celebrate it – that is shri. Spring is a time where shri is present in everything that we see as well as how we feel – especially if you are coming out the other side of a long cold winter.

The yoga retreat classes will be run by Anusara Inspired yoga instructor Daniella Cotreau CMT, RYT, BA. Cotreau’s style of yoga was founded by John Friend and is a type of the hatha form of yoga. The “Universal Principles of Alignment” and opening the heart are key aspects to this yoga practice. In class Cotreau will work along side her students giving detailed descriptions, helpful demonstrations, and clear verbal prompts.

The yoga deck at the Anamaya resort is something you must see to believe. You practice yoga while overlooking spectacular ocean views. You can see for miles up and down the coast – there is no photograph that can do it justice. Your experience at the Spring Yoga Retreat will be heightened by the fact that your are in the midst of a Costa Rican paradise. Guests will also be treated to gentle live music during their classes. “We will glorify our yoga practice with Shri. Just like the blossoming of spring – we get to blossom too,” says Cotreau.

Your yoga classes, accommodations, and meals (3 organic meals a day) are included in the cost of the retreat. However, this retreat also includes a few unexpected extras. As a participant you will be given a tour of the Rainsong Wildlife Sanctuary and local Butterfly Gardens, a Canopy tour admission, and 50% off your first massage. For the week long retreat the prices range from $1495 – $2495 and if you sign-up before March 10th you will receive 20% off.

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.

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