Yoga Retreat in Costa Rica – March 10-17, 2018



My beautiful and gifted yogi daughter-in-law, Annelise Hagen, is one of the most amazing yoga teachers I’ve ever met…She’s offering a very special Yoga Retreat in a fantastic setting in Costa Rica on March 10th-17th and I’ll be attending. I’ll also be teaching “Joyful Movement” Nia class every afternoon. Yoga in the morning, Nia in the afternoon… we’ll have an amazing time!

Here, from Annelise,  in her own words, is YOUR INVITATION!


Happy New Year!

2017 was a challenging year, one of reconciling hope with reality and making peace with the way things were playing out on both personal and world stages.
From joining  the Women’s March on Washington, to booking more work as an actor, and getting published in outlets such as Yoga Journal (Yoga for Breast Health: 12 Poses that Boost Breast Health (, Ayurvedic Breast Massage, and the Reset, to initiating my own personal major life change, 2017 was the year of  fighting for what I believed in.
Now, as 2018 rolls in, I am ready to CELEBRATE,  and wish for nothing more than that you join me as I lay down the ceremonial ground for positive change and transformation. 
To that end, I am beyond excited to return to Costa Rica in 2018 from March 10-17 with a new Yoga retreat. I will be leading open-level but challenging Asana and Pranayama practice in the mornings, and leading specialized Yoga and Hypnosis  workshops around the topic of Transformation in the late afternoons.Workshop topics are:
-Self -Hypnosis for Transformation
-Facial Rejuvenation and Wellness with facial yoga and acupressure
-Essential Oils and Self Care
-Ayurvedic Breast Massage 
-Mantra, Sacred Sound  and Healing
If you are a Yoga Face teacher or wish to become one, these workshops will facilitate your professional training to a new level. If you just enjoy learning, these workshops will be fun and life enhancing. 
In the downtime between classes, we have oh-so- many options…
Montezuma, Costa Rica is located on the Nicoya Peninsula on the Pacific Side, and boasts balmy weather, a lovely beach across the road from our space, Hotel Los Mangos, , and bungalow accommodations with private balconies and personal hammocks. Howler Monkeys and iguanas are the only neighbors on our jungle compound.If you have been wishing to implement better eating habits, the retreat will help you to reset with delicious fresh food, vegan and non options available.
Optional add -ons include:
Day trip to Tortuga Island via boat with fresh grill and snorkeling
Horseback Riding
Waterfall Hike
Ziplining in the Jungle
Massage and spa services
Surf lessons and surf trip 
Total price for the all inclusive Yoga retreat is $1550.00, with all meals, lodgings and yoga included ( Bungalows are for two, if you choose to book solo, it is a slightly higher cost of $50 per day).
Make your flight arrangements and we will do the rest! ( Of course we are happy to advise you on the details for your travel). Here is the website for our retreat venue:
There are a couple of spots left, and you can book and pay right here:
I look forward to more exciting and nourishing Transformations in 2018!
To joy and love for all beings- including ourselves.




This is the third time Annelise has held a Yoga retreat at this wonderful location. It’s amazing and beautiful!

If you are interested, let me know and I can provide further details  or answer any additional questions you might have. COME AND JOIN US! – Malinda

Here is a little more information about Annelise:

Annelise Hagen is a Yoga teacher, writer and performer. She created the revolutionary facial rejuvenation program, the Yoga Face, and authored the bestselling accompanying book (Avery Press, 2007). She teaches Yoga and wellness in health clubs, studios, and privately.

She is deeply interested in the connection between the spirit and the body, especially with regard to fertility, aging, and beauty. She has been featured in Time Magazine, The New York Times, O Magazine, Self, E! News, Yoga Journal, and Fit Yoga, among other publications. Recently featured on Live with Kelly, she’s also appeared on the Today Show, CBS Early Show and the Rachael Ray Show.