A one stop shop for the local and global community to learn the artful ways of healthy lifestyle design. A place to let loose in fiery salsa lessons, find peace in sunset yoga, ignite your core in pilates, pick up a huge box of organic produce, slip into bamboo active wear and learn how to whip up delicious plant based meals for yourself and others. All while connecting with others and learning the skills necessary to protect and nurture our planet. Did we mention our tropical oasis location Manuel Antonio, Costa Rica?
The Center for Epic Living blossomed out of Amber Zuckswert’s deep love for mindful and fun movement coupled with specialized nutrition and spiritual self growth. She strongly believes in the power of the mind, body, spirit triad and loves nothing more then sharing her passions and coaching others in health, abundance, and lifestyle design.
Create your most epic self and lifestyle.
Train and transform your mind, body and spirit with our daily classes, workshops and retreats!
"Amber is simply one of the most knowledgeable, passionate, and *present* professionals I have had the honor of working with, as a student of her Pilates practice. I started working with Amber after experiencing rather staggering sports injuries, which had proven a major disruption in my life for over a year. I had lost confidence that I would ever really be able to fully move in my body again, but Amber found a way to work through my limitations, and bring me back into my physical self: the ultimate gift one can give to another. She is compassionate, rigorous, disciplined, creative, and always focused on safety and the smallest of corrections that produce big results. She honors her gift, and shares it with precision so that we may benefit from her years of devoted practice. I am very much indebted to her." - Laurel Taylor, 36 years young
"Amber Zuckswert is professional, compassionate, caring and loving individual--- always putting your needs and abilities first. Always encouraging and supportive, never impatient. Her attention to the tiniest movement noticed, complement or corrected in the gentlest way. Before I started with Amber I had been on the couch for 3 yrs., in severe nerve pain, barely functioning. Now I have lost 40lbs, go to the gym, am out and about most days and have reduced my need for prescription pain medication by 70%. I am so grateful to Amber. I have my life back and am living again. Thank you, Amber!!" - Jane Fay, 70 years young
A Must Attend Location for Yoga: "The Center for Epic Living is located in Manuel Antonio and affords a great view of the Pacific ocean while you are getting your yoga groove on. The owner and lead instructor, Amber, is a 20 year veteran of ballet and dance from California. Her lithe toned body and prima ballerina face are on par with the view and her attentive instructions to all levels of yoga devotees make this a cannot miss location for Pilates and yoga.My wife and I attended both types of classes and enjoyed them immensely. Emily the always happy and smiling intern is a joy to see upon entering this studio. We only regret our week went by way too fast .For the men out there I am a 57 year old male, a sportsman, with a body scarred and pinned together from a lifetime of activity. She is great on having you respect your body and offers modifications on poses for those physically challenged or injured. The best money you can spend in MA." - Jon P. Atlanta, Georgia.
Excellent for All Levels: “I am new to yoga since coming to Manuel Antonio in December. I practiced bikram yoga for about a year almost a decade ago and nothing since. I wasn't sure my 50 plus year old, recently retired, recent ex-smoker, over stressed body was ready to commit, but I have found Amber's techniques of vinyasa yoga and fusion yoga/Pilates to be challenging and attainable. I have learned with my daily practices, felt welcomed and encouraged to move and grow at my own pace. I have seen almost immediate improvement in my stamina, strength and clarity. The studio is clean, has breathtaking views of the Manuel Antonio Park and Pacific Ocean, a organic produce program, and holistic products to purchase. Very impressed with the depth of knowledge and variety of activities that the staff and studio is offering. Tourists and locals all seem equally welcome. Not sure how this internationally known nutritionist, dancer, yoga instructor ended up in this piece of paradise, but my body and soul are sure glad she did.”- Walter B. New York City, New York
My Body Has Never Felt So Awesome! : "The Center for Epic Living is an absolute gem, the modern yet comfy studio is the perfect environment to tone your body and open your sprit. Indeed the space is gorgeous, but nothing compares to the view you have from the patio. I could have stood there for hours taking in the Costa Rican pacific cost line, but trust me its well worth it to venture inside. When I walked in I was greeted by the lovely Amber, the owner and founder of the center. She's full of joy and light, and was happy to answer all of my questions on yoga, pilates and fitness. There were several classes offered in yoga, pilates, dance, and nutrition, I took the pilates mat class taught by Amber. Boy oh boy that was like nothing I had ever experienced before, her skill and depth of knowledge is remarkable; my body was able to do things I never thought possible. If you are planning a trip to Manuel Antonio or even San Jose visiting The Center for Epic Living is a MUST! I walked out feeling clouds beneath my feet."- Shay C. San Francisco, California
Certified Organic Living Box Program
In order to preserve the land for future generations, prevent disease and support radiant longevity for all we must start with our food. Educating and uniting as a community to support our local organic farmers by voting with our forks is the #1 most necessary action.
We have proudly partnered with certified organic farmers, located in San Ramon, to deliver a vast array of gorgeous and delicious produce weekly at conventional prices for your convenience. Customize your own box and pick up the next day. Toss in a bag of locally made pizza kale chips and fizzy ginger kombucha and you're set!
Read all about our program and check our extensive list of fruits, veggies, nuts, seeds, superfoods, eggs, and more here