Just Add Water: Panama Yoga + Surf Retreat

Just Add Water: Panama • March 19th-26th, 2016

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Reward your body and give yourself the gift of a renewed spirit with a week’s yoga immersion with yoga teachers Caitlin Marcoux and Ieva Aldins, for a 7 night getaway at Sansara Surf & Yoga Resort: a stunning, boutique yoga retreat center on the Pacific coast, near Los Buzos, Panama. Surrounded by the stunning beauty of Cambutal, Sansara is a boutique beachfront oasis offering an inspiring fusion of yoga, surfing and elegantly crafted accommodations. Sansara boasts eleven private, oceanfront Cabanas. Designed to inspire serenity; the Zen like atmosphere of Sansara blends seamlessly with the lush nature and quiet beauty of the properties grounds. The stunning fusion of traditional design with a tropical twist promises you an experience that is both intimate and inspiring. Included in this retreat will be 2 daily yoga practices with Caitlin, unlimited access to Sansara’s saltwater pool, the unfettered beaches of Los Buzos, and three meals a day at Sansara Surf & Yoga Resort’s beautiful, inviting beach and pool front restaurant. Sansara is also scheduled to open a full service Spa in mid-2015 for those attendees wishing to pamper themselves even more.

Surf the day away or strengthen your yoga practice. This retreat will be designed so that you can go as deep as you like or relax as much as you want. With 90-minute yoga practices in both the morning and evening, students will have their pick of classes to choose from – or attend all. We will explore themes of traditional yoga theory, meditation and asana.

Sample classes include:

Setting the Foundation: Prepare your body, mind and spirit to settle into the sacred space of retreat with this grounding, earthy and restorative practice. A lengthy guided savasana will help you let go of travel tension and marinate in your intentions for the week ahead.

HeartCore Flow: Open your heart and ignite your core with this fluid sequence of backbends, and heart fire core work. Explore the wisdom of your inner most guru and stoke the flames of your creativity. Cultivate agni with this challenging and energizing solar flow.

Satya Vinyasa: Get into the Flow of Retreat with a full spectrum vinyasa practice and then fine tune the alignment of your open hip standing poses and seated hip openers – all while exploring the yama (ethical principle) of truth telling. What gets stuck, perhaps in the hips and/or pelvis themselves that keeps us from being our authentic selves and opening up to others.

Root Down to Rise Up: Arm balances and inversions for students of all levels interested in leaving the ground. Taught in kramas, or stages, there will be something for everyone. Not recommended for those with shoulder injuries.


WHAT’S INCLUDED:

    Yoga with Caitlin or Ieva each morning & evening (excepting Panama City arrival and departure)

    Transportation to and from Panama City to Sansara, Cambutal (Pick-up/drop-off from one of 3 recommended hotels)

    7 nights beach front yoga-lux accommodation

    One group surf lesson

    Transfers to and from various breaks and surf beaches

    One kayak or SUP rental

    Unlimited use of snorkel gear

    Beach bonfire (weather permitting)

    Waterfall, tide pool or cave walk excursion

    Ocean front cabana living

    Three delicious meals a day (except on transfer days when snacks are provided for lunch)

    Buffet breakfasts daily


OPTIONAL SANSARA SURF PACKAGE:

For an additional $250 per person for the week: Sansara will connect you with one of their own staff surf instructors. You will get 5 small group lessons (limited to 4 people at a time) and there is no additional fee for transport to and from neighboring surf breaks. You board rental and refreshments are included and there can be professional photos taken with the option to purchase.

WHAT’S NOT INCLUDED:

    Airfare to Panama City

    Additional excursions

    Alcohol or items of a personal nature/souvenirs

    Travel insurance (recommended)

    Gratuities

OPTIONAL EXCURSIONS

The days are yours to explore the beach, surf, swim, enjoy your massage or to book one of the optional excursions as listed below.  Excursions and spa services can be arranged by the retreat center at no additional charge.

The excursions listed below are a small sampling.  We recommend that you arrive, settle in and explore before you hone in on your preferred excursions.


Tags: massage meditation paddleboarding panama prana vinyasa restorative yoga sup surf yoga yoga nidra

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