Andes Hruby

Andes Hruby

Retreat Coordinator

Andes Hruby graduated Columbia University with an MFA in writing and has spent 30 years as a certified fitness instructor. The American Council on Exercise accredits her as a Health Coach, Personal Trainer and Group Exercise Facilitator.

To better balance her body Hruby began her training in the Ashtanga community under Beryl Bender Birch, David Swenson, and Nancy Gilgoff. Hruby was previously the NBC Fit Guru of Connecticut, and for over a decade was the owner of Studio Blue: Fitness Made Fun.She currently writes a lifestyle and fitness column for ConciergeQ and has been a contributor to: Glamour, Elle, Allure, Cosmopolitan, Marie Claire and numerous on-line zines, blogs.

Currently she coordinates unique retreat experiences at Manu Yoga Retreats.

Alexander Hruby

Alexander Hruby

Owner

Alexander Hruby has lived in Costa Rica for over 15 years. He was educated in Europe and the United States as an engineer.

He first explored the Osa Peninsula by attending an Ashtanga Yoga workshop. To pacify his surfing passion he purchased property on the Pacific Coast. After selling a successful auto parts business in Vienna, Austria, he made a permanent move to Costa Rica and used his design talents to build Manu Villas. Searching for sustainable elegance in the jungle he was inspired by Bali Architecture. His Bali style homes are perched on cliff edges surrounded by orchids cascading over infinity edge pools that embrace the elements. Hruby’s sophisticated design reputation spread quickly and he has built countless homes in the area while maintaining a five star reputation for luxury villa rentals on Trip Advisor.

The new yoga platform is the pinnacle of utility camouflaged by nature.

SONIA GARCIA PEREZ

SONIA GARCIA PEREZ

Chef & Spa

Sonia Garcia was educated in Europe and became an elite stylist and image consultant in Madrid, Spain. Garcia worked and consulted for numerous salons in Madrid such as “Los Hermanos Galán” and “Maricarmen Madrigal.” Eventually Garcia was in such high demand she opened her own salon and spa in the Chueca district (known as the Fifth Avenue of New York or Beverly Hills of California). After 10 years of roaring success she accepted an invitation to study with a Reiki Master in Costa Rica. He had observed Garcia had talents that were not just skin deep and it was her kindness that clients flocked to.

Currently she works with different renowned hotels in the United States, Costa Rica and Nicaragua sharing her glamorous touch with spa indulgences and her spiritual insights as a Reiki practitioner.