December 8-15, 2019

March 8-15, 2020

Anna Maria Gillespie earned her certification in Experiential Yoga at the Nosara Yoga Institute (NYI) under the careful guidance of Don and Anna Stapleton in November of 2010 and a majority of her continuing education focused on Yin Yoga.


She's been practicing yoga regularly for more than 20 years and has eight 8 years of experience teaching classes of all levels and sizes.

Anna credits Yoga with transforming her life and bringing her into the "here and now."


The cumulative education she's received over the past two decades is built on principles learned from some of the most intuitive, knowledgeable, and inspirational teachers in the field. Anna dedicates herself to sharing her unique yogic perspective and philosophy with each student she has the opportunity to connect with.



A gentle practice done mostly in a seated or lying down position where static poses are held for a minimum of 2 minutes and sometimes for as long as 10 minutes. Yin Yoga harmonizes the body by releasing the fascia and removing energetic blockages.



A vigorous style of yoga that moves through a series of poses that build heat within the body, helping to increase circulation, flexibility, strength, and mental clarity. 



A restorative style of yoga where a specific set of poses are practiced in a predetermined order encouraging the spine to release. When the spine and the muscles surrounding it are all able to release, the body automatically realigns and the organs relax, restoring their optimal function. 

For more information visit our website: www.elevatepureretreats.com



December 15-22, 2019


March 15-22, 2020


December 13-20, 2020

Treat yourself to a luxury pilates retreat experience and truly immerse yourself in nature on our Luxury Escape Retreat hosted at the Malayka Retreat Centre, Bejuco on the  Pacific Coast of Costa Rica.

You will enjoy 20 hours of pilates over five days (all equipment provided) by a qualified teacher, three healthy delicious vegetarian meals per day, daily transport to the beach and airport transfers.

The ultimate healing & therapeutic retreat that offers pure luxury at its finest and includes relaxation and meditation surrounded by pure nature - the perfect way to slow down the pace, relax and unwind


So pack your pilates gear, swimwear, and flip flops and let us take care of the rest!

For more information visit our website: www.elevatepureretreats.com



JUNE 22-28, 2020

Rejuvenate your body, heart, and soul with this yoga retreat in Costa Rica,  on a luxurious and tranquil jungle mountaintop overlooking the Pacific Ocean.  


At certain points in our lives, we all deserve a break. 


Whether work has got you overly stressed, you just finished an incredibly grueling semester, or it’s simply time to get away, this is retreat is designed to nourish, love, and support you from the inside out. 


Join us for 6 days in the tropical paradise, pura vida land of Costa Rica. We will nourish our bodies with healthy conscious meals, unite our hearts with yoga, and settle the mind and finding peace with meditation and restorative yoga. 


Whether relaxing for you means drinking fresh coconut water and reading from a breezy hammock, surfing sunny Pacific Ocean waves, or kayaking the mangroves and bird watching, the luxurious and secluded Malayka Retreat Center offers the perfect location to suit every need. 


Give yourself the gift of an unforgettable week with this yoga retreat in Costa Rica, and return with renewed energy for your work, family, and friends. 

This incredible week-long retreat includes: 

  • Daily yoga to feel better than ever (learn more about the type of yoga)

  • Daily meditation to find peace in the here and now

  • Yin and Restorative yoga to relax and refresh (learn more about the body)

  • Three health-conscious daily meals and dessert to nourish the body 

  • Fresh coconut water, coffee, tea, fruit and smoothies for extra comfort 

  • Self-Love Sessions and spiritual discussions to awaken the heart, discover the love within you, promote personal growth and facilitate spiritual development (see a list of workshops Zach has offered around the world in both yoga and love)

  • Time to relax your body and release tension from your mind 

  • Opportunities for excursions include horseback riding, jungle butterfly farm, wild macaw sanctuary, turtle nesting tour, coffee and cacao presentation, local marimba show, kayak in the mangrove, snorkeling, surf lessons, paddle-boarding, zip-lining, and more.  


Our exclusive accommodation includes:

  • Two open-air wooden yoga shalas

  • 3 outdoor pools (including 1 infinity pool) and restaurant 

  • Open-air dining with views of the ocean and jungle

  • The tranquil and secluded atmosphere in the heart of nature 

  • Daily shuttle to nearby beaches

  • One day trip to Samar for shops, restaurants, and attractions 

  • Spacious, bright rooms that are cleaned daily

  • Along with epic views, plenty of natural lighting and space, every room has solar hot water, air conditioning, ceiling fans, outdoor showers, fully equipped kitchens, Wi-Fi and a personal safe (Options of Single, Double, and Quadruple rooms). 

  • Group shuttle to and from the airport available at an extra cost 


Daily Schedule

  • 6:15 am Rise and shine, Tea and coffee

  • 7:00 am Morning Meditation

  • 7:30 am Morning Yoga

  • 9:00 am Breakfast

  • 10:00 am Workshop, Intention Setting, or Discussion

  • 11:00-1:00pm Break / Rest time  

  • 1:00pm Lunch

  • 2:00-7:00pm Break / Excursion time  

  • 7:00 pm Dinner

  • 8:00 Yin Yoga, Restorative Yoga, or Yoga Nidra

  • 9:00 Rest, Relax, Sleep 


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Playa Bejuco, Guanacaste, Costa Rica.
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