Ancient Teachings, Modern World— A retreat to embody your whole being

Puntarenas Province, Punta Arenas, Costa Rica

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Hanuman Yoga Retreat
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Feb 26 - Mar 5, 2022
Group size: 1 - 14
Ancient Teachings, Modern World— A retreat to embody your whole being
Puntarenas Province, Punta Arenas, Costa Rica

Hanuman Yoga Retreat
  • LinkedIn verified
4 reviews

Feb 26 - Mar 5, 2022
Group size: 1 - 14

About this trip

How can we move from fragmentation into wholeness? It's a question to ask our self, our relationships, and healing humanity. It is neither hopeless nor wishful thinking but requires commitment, presence, and work. Most of all, it practices our capacity to love fully. During our 8 day retreat, we will dive deeply into body intelligence; take in indigenous and ancestral wisdom; and access various energy fields. This will facilitate natural healing, develop your intuition, expand your consciousness, and re-awaken interconnectedness. Join us in this sacred space to nourish your physical, mental, emotional, and spiritual body.

HIGHLIGHTS

  • Practice body awareness and recognize felt sensations during Hatha yoga and meditation
  • Generate somatic and myofascial unwinding with TRE® (tension-trauma release)
  • Open up your energy channels with QiGong and laughter yoga
  • Feel deep relaxation with restorative yoga
  • Receive blessings and guidance from spirits in ceremonies and rituals
  • Gain clarity, intuition, and insight with Family Constellation exercises 
  • Process your subconscious levels with innerdance energy work
  • ​Be in the magic of community with open mic night and shared experiences

ACCOMMODATIONS

In the tropical jungles of Montezuma, we warmly welcome you to Anamaya Retreat. Located in Costa Rica's Nicoya Peninsula, it has been named as a "Blue Zone"— one of five areas in the world where people are known to live the longest and healthiest. 


Anamaya means 'good health' in Sanskrit and is a premier wellness resort. Culinary delights, warm breezes, and a saltwater infinity pool offer a sanctuary for the senses. This boutique hotel has been designed to blend in with nature, combining simple elegance and comfort. Each room features ensuite bathrooms with hot water shower, A/C, ceiling fans, private deck, hammock, organic linens, and breathtaking Pacific Ocean views. Toucans and monkeys often visit the treetops and greet guests! All-inclusive package rates include tax and are priced in USD.


Please note that this will be a retreat with our own private group and our own yoga shala. There may be other hotel guests on the property sharing the common spaces, ie. swimming pool and dining area.

ABOUT YOUR RETREAT LEADER


TAMMY HAYANO
As a traveler, teacher, and seeker in life, Tammy started Hanuman Yoga Retreat in 2013. Since then, Tammy has led retreats in Bali, Thailand, Mexico, Hawaii, Vietnam, and California. Tammy brings a gentle, calm, and reflective approach and aims to work where people are at, instead of where they "should" be.   Tammy offers several modalities for self-care, healing, and connection— Hatha Yoga, QiGong, JourneyDance™, Inner dance Energy Work, TRE® (tension-trauma release), Laughter Yoga, Family Constellations, and Craniosacral Therapy. Tammy's spiritual path opened up multiple kundalini awakenings, a twin flame journey, spontaneous channeling, the ability to sense spirits, and experiences in different realms. Tammy's classes, workshops, and retreats consistently receive excellent reviews on TripAdvisor, BookYogaRetreats, and WeTravel. Tammy is a nomad currently based in Santa Cruz, California. Follow Hanuman Yoga Retreat on Facebook.


"I attended Tammy's retreat in Mexico, and it was one of the best decisions I've ever made for myself. It truly was a transformative experience. Tammy is so knowledgeable and very gentle in her practice. She offers a variety of practices and activities all of which are essentially invitations to look within yourself. I learned so much about both myself and life on this retreat, and Tammy was the catalyst that I needed. I had little to no yoga experience prior to coming to this retreat, but did not at all feel overwhelmed or lost during our yoga sessions. Tammy is very sensitive and responsive to people's individual needs and limitations, which I very much appreciated."
​~ Joelle, Canada

HOW SAFE IS IT TO TRAVEL TO COSTA RICA?

After holding retreats in Mexico for the past eight years, I am expanding to Costa Rica for the first time! Costa Rica is considered one of the 'original' yoga, wellness, and tropical destination for travelers. I am excited to immerse in the magic of this country!

Currently, there is no COVID testing or quarantine required to enter Costa Rica. On your flight, you will be given a brief health form to fill out before landing at SJO. We will group you according to arrival time, and you’ll be asked to wear masks and travel with windows open.


In light of COVID, Anamaya has put forth new procedures for sanitation and cleanliness. The property is fortunate to have open-air spaces and/or provide cross ventilation, including the yoga shala, dining area, and the casitas. Fresh ocean breezes bring constant circulation. Late February is a wonderful time of year to visit Montezuma. It is hot and sunny during the day, with cool mornings and evenings. 

Some things to note:

  • Your home country health insurance (ie. USA) does not cover medical expenses when you are in another country (ie. traveling in Costa Rica)
  • If you have global health insurance, check what countries it covers and does not cover.
  • Most credit cards include basic travel insurance at no additional cost (ie. trip delays, cancellation, interruptions, lost luggage, rental car damage). However, check for policy updates due to COVID.

DEPOSITS AND CANCELLATION POLICY

To book your spot, we ask for an initial $200 non-refundable deposit. The final balance will be due on Feb. 8, 2022 (2.5 weeks before the retreat). 


Once you purchase your flight and this retreat, you are responsible for purchasing travel insurance that will cover trip cancellation, trip interruption, emergency medical/dental, and emergency evacuation/repatriation. Some of the most popular travel insurance providers are Allianz, GeoBlue, World Nomads, American Express, and Travel Guard. Your credit card or employer may also provide certain coverage. Check that the insurance has coverage in the event that:

  • there are new travel restrictions to/from Costa Rica and to/from your place of departure that would prevent you from attending the retreat. 
  • You have been tested positive for COVID-19.


You are responsible for the following:

  • Checking that your passport is valid.
  • Checking about any quarantine policy upon return to your home residence and workplace.
  • We recommend booking flights that are fully refundable or can be flexibly re-booked. Most airlines offer this already.

Neither Hanuman Yoga Retreat nor Anamaya are liable for any loss of personal property; your health condition during or after the retreat; or any matters in the event of a cancellation (ie. how it may impact your plans. )

TRIP PREPARATION FOR ANAMAYA

Q: How do I get to Anamaya Retreat?
A: Anamaya Resort is Located in Montezuma, Puntarenas, Costa Rica
. (1) Fly into Juan Santamaría International Airport (SJO). When you arrive, go to the domestic terminal. Please keep in mind that you need time to go through customs, security, and immigration to exit the airport. A two-hour window between your International flight arrival at the airport and the local transportation departure time is the minimum we recommend you allow. (2) Take a connecting flight to Tambor Airport (TMU) with these domestic airlines: SansaGreen Airways, and SkywayAerobell. Be sure to check that your luggage allowance for international and domestic flights. 

Tambor (TMU) airport is located approximately 35-45 minutes driving from Anamaya.  We can arrange an airport transfer to Anamaya. The price of the taxi is $40 + tax (13%) each way. If other guests are coming on the same flight, the charge can be split (minimum of $10 + tax per person).


Q: What will the weather be like at Anamaya?
A: Average temperatures in February and March are highs of 81-83 F and lows in the 69 F. Rainfall is 1.3 inches.


Q: How much money should I bring?
A: There is NO bank machine in Montezuma so bring your cards or cash. USD is widely accepted.


Q: Is laundry service available?
A: Yes, this is done on-site by our housekeeping team. It’s a 24 hour turn around, costs $6 for one load, and is returned to the reception office.

What’s included

  • 7 nights stay
    Luxury accommodations with gorgeous ocean views and jungle surroundings
  • Gastronomic delights
    3 fresh, locally sourced, and gourmet meals per day.Vegetarian, vegan, gluten-free, chicken, or seafood options available
  • Daily yoga & meditation
    Each morning will begin with Hatha yoga and guided meditation in beautiful open-air shala
  • Unique wellness classes
    Each afternoon will feature a different self-care modality: laughter yoga, QiGong, TRE® (tension-trauma release), etc.
  • Nightly programs
    Inspiring evening gatherings: innerdance energy work, family constellation exercises, open mic night, ceremonies, and rituals
  • Group excursion
    Tortuga Island for snorkeling and beach time
  • Swimming pool
    Relax and refresh in Anamaya's saltwater infinity pool
  • 20 minute walk to beach
    Experience the magic of Montezuma
  • Nearby waterfalls
    5 minute walk to swimming holes, and rope swings
  • R/T airport transfer
    To/from TMU airport to Anamaya
  • 13% Costa Rica hotel tax
    We'll take care of this!
  • Conscious retreat team
    Full support from highly experienced, trauma-informed, multi-disciplinary facilitators who bring joy to their work
  • Airfare
  • Staff gratuity
  • Extra food and drinks
    Available for purchase if not included in the meal package
  • Spa treatments
  • Extra activities
    Offered by Anamaya: surfing lesson, salsa class, fishing, SUP, cooking class, kayaking, horseback riding
  • COVID testing
    Approx. $100-$150 at the local clinic

Available Packages

Dharma room: double occupancy
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This booking will be for double occupancy in the Dharma room with one king size bed or two separate twin beds. Please indicate your preference in the registration page. If you are booking for two people, please select "2" under the number of participants.

$1975
Deposit: $200
Dharma room: single occupancy
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This booking will be for single occupancy in the Dharma room with one king size bed.

$2776
Deposit: $200
Hanuman Room: triple room, twin bed
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The Hanuman Room is a triple occupancy cabana with one queen bed and two twin beds. The queen bed is in its own nook, while the twin beds have a view of the ocean. This booking is for a twin bed.

$1720
Deposit: $200
Hanuman Room: triple room, queen bed
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The Hanuman Room is a triple occupancy cabana with one queen bed and two twin beds. The queen bed is in its own nook, while the twin beds have a view of the ocean. This booking is for the queen bed.

$1930
Deposit: $200
Mantra Room: single occupancy
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The Mantra Room has the closest proximity to the yoga deck.  This room has one queen size bed and is for single occupancy only.

$2481
Deposit: $200
Ganesh Room: double occupancy
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The Ganesh Room has incredible south-facing views of the ocean and southern Nicoya peninsula. Ganesh has a queen size bed with a view of both the sunrise and the sunset. This room has a small desk inside and an outside deck with a hammock offering a view of the peninsula. This booking is for double occupancy. Please select "2" under the number of participants.

$1975
Deposit: $200
Ganesh Room: single occupancy
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The Ganesh Room has incredible south-facing views of the ocean and southern Nicoya peninsula. Ganesh has a queen size bed with a view of both the sunrise and the sunset. This room has a small desk inside and an outside deck with a hammock offering a view of the peninsula. This booking is for single occupancy.

$2776
Deposit: $200
Shiva room: single occupancy
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The Shiva room is a favorite with solo travelers for its private and cozy space with amazing views of the ocean and the jungle. This room features a desk and queen sized bed. It is for single occupancy only.

$2219
Deposit: $200
Gaia house: mixed gender dorm
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The Gaia house is perfect for our solo travelers and is for mixed gender occupancy. There are 3 single beds on the lower level, and 2 loft areas with a single bed in each loft. There are 2 bathrooms each with a toilet and a sink, and 2 open air showers with curtains for added privacy. 

$1643
Deposit: $200


Itinerary

Sample Itinerary
Feb. 26—March 5, 2022

SAT., FEB. 26, 2022

3—7 pm: Check-in open
7:00 pm: Dinner
8:30 pm: Welcome ceremony


FEB. 27~MARCH 4, 2022
7:30 am—9:00 am: Hatha yoga
9:00 am: Breakfast
12:15 pm: Meditation
1:00 pm: Lunch 
5:00 pm: Self-care and healing workshops
*March 2nd: Tortuga Island snorkeling tour
7:00 pm: Dinner
8:15 pm: Evening gathering (1.5 hrs)


MARCH 5, 2022
9:00 am: Breakfast
10:00 am: Closure
11:00 am: Check-out
If you plan to take Anamaya's return airport shuttle, please book your flight to depart TMU after 1:30 pm. 

Your Organizer


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Hanuman Yoga Retreat
4 reviews
Tammy Hayano is the creator of Hanuman Yoga Retreat. Originally from California, she has been an ex-pat in various countries, as well as a world traveler for the past 14 years. Tammy took her love of travel, teaching background, and interest in transformational experiences to start Hanuman Yoga Retreat. Since its launch in 2013, Tammy has led retreats in Bali, Thailand, Mexico, Hawaii, and California. Tammy brings a gentle, calm, and self-inquiry approach and strives to make her classes accessible to everyone’s needs. For more information, visit: http://www.hanumanyogaretreat.com Tammy is trained in 7 modalities: Hatha Yoga, QiGong, JourneyDance™, Innerdance Energy Work Process, TRE/tension-trauma release exercises, Laughter Yoga, and Biodynamic Craniosacral Therapy.

Reviews

The retreat at Haramara was simply amazing. Tammy is an extraordinary facilitator and a wonderful soul. I was able to strengthen my yoga practice thanks to Tammy's most professional teachings. Besides that we were able to enjoy a number of astonishing modalities, in particular in the field of energy work, which were indeed fascinating. Haramara is a heavenly place perfect to get away from everything, find peace and quiet and connect with nature.
By Marco F for Medicine for the Soul— A yoga retreat into the 5 Universal Elements on 03 Mar, 2021
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I had a fantastic time. There were a variety of activities and all were nourishing. The accommodations were great and the food was tasty. I loved being by the ocean, hearing the waves and watching the sunset or the moon. This is my second retreat with Tammy and I just love what she put together for the New Year. I'm so grateful for this opportunity and for the connections made!
By Denise M for New Year's Yoga, Meditation, Wellness Retreat on 10 Jan, 2021
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Wow, where to begin? I joined the week-long new year's retreat in Mexico without doing any research and thought I was heading into a "yoga" retreat that would be mostly about fitness. I was WRONG. And what I experienced was EVEN BETTER! Indescribably so. I am already ready to book it again for new year's next year. This was truly a transformative experience in totally unexpected ways. Tammy is a very special person, and her co-facilitator for this retreat, Dave, was as well. The space these two created for us was one of safety and joy! They led us through Hatha yoga and many other types of yoga and different modalities that I had never heard of or tried, all to incredible results. Leaving the retreat I felt an incredible amount of joy and release and ready to take on an amazing year. (Can't say I've ever felt that way after waking up hungover from a new year's eve spent out at the bars...) The group at the retreat was also great -- I know that I will see people that I met here again. Wonderful community and friends that could only be created in an atmosphere like this -- full of vulnerability, joy, pain, openness and love. I can't recommend enough!!!
By Keri B for Mexico New Year's Luxury Yoga, Meditation & Wellness Retreat on 20 Jan, 2020