Bethany Lee Yoga and Wellness Retreat Panama

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Bethany Lee Yoga and Wellness Retreat

Recharge, relax and adventure at the breathtaking Sansara Resort, where blue Pacific waters meet lush greenery in Cambutal, Panama. Providing students with an opportunity to rejuvenate mind, body and spirit through deep practice, this retreat will focus on the unique combination of Yoga and Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM). Through Yin Yoga and TCM practices, students will gain deeper body awareness, and learn techniques to reduce stress and anxiety in their everyday lives. There will be plenty of down-time and opportunities for adventure, including surfing, hiking, biking and paddle-boarding. Students can explore beautiful local spots, eat fresh, local foods and take advantage of spa services.

If I could describe Bethany's yoga classes in one word, it would be ...Bliss! I have had the privilege of attending Bethany's classes for over a year and I have learned so much, not only in my own yoga practice, but also how our body, mind and spirit are so interconnected. Bethany really takes the time to ensure proper alignment within poses and suggests a variety of modifications if needed. She enjoys getting to know her students and is always mindful of their comfort levels. Through her encouraging, peaceful and inspiring classes, I always leave feeling more relaxed, grounded and blissful! I'm looking forward to another year of learning with Bethany, and improving my overall health and well being with her wonderful guidance! Catherine K. Canada

Event Highlights

  • two daily yoga session and meditatation
  • Luxury accommodation for six nights and seven days
  • Three fresh, local, organic meals provided daily
  • Fresh fruit, local fair-trade coffee, tea and filtered water available daily
  • One introductory surf lesson included
  • A dreamy beach bonfire and surprise performance
  • Say farewell with a Departure Day Brunch
  • Luxury van transportation to/from one of the recommended Panama City hotels
  • Unlimited use of snorkel gear, beach cruisers!
  • Complementary use of SUP and Kayaks, too!
  • Organic spa products and hypo-allergenic bedding and towels in every cabana

Venue Highlights

Sansara is a wellness inspired resort and retreat vacation destination.

Sansara Surf and Yoga Resort is an intimate beachfront resort that specializes in world class yoga retreats, salty surf sessions and experiential adventures.
Our goal: to inspire & be inspired; to encourage the conscientious traveler to tap into their untouched potential and explore new heights. We provide a safe and supportive environment- with an abundance of adventure, nature, and fun- for you to explore with like-minded individuals.
We created this sacred space with YOU in mind.

Whether you’re a yogi, surfer, adventure seeker or wellness inspired traveler, Sansara is a collective; built upon the shared intention of compassion, growth, and unity- to deliver the vacation experience you envision.
Retreat to Sansara and spend some time in an untouched, tropical oasis that promises to leave you feeling rested, rejuvenated and replenished.


  • Air Conditioning in Rooms
  • Free Wifi
  • Spa
  • Pool
  • Towels
  • Kitchen
  • Tour Assistance
  • Coffee/Tea
  • Cafe
  • Restaurant
  • Yoga Studio
  • House-Keeping
  • Bicycles For Rent


Mornings - Salty air, lapping waves, the Pacific Ocean sets the scene for tidal flow yoga, an energizing flow that creates heat in the body. This series builds over the retreat week and allows students to rid the body of harmful toxins and push their practice further. Practice winds down with a simple meditation.

Afternoons – It’s adventure time! Explore beautiful Panama and all it has to offer with unlimited use of snorkel gear and bikes. Surf, hike, SUP, kayak, paddle-board or enjoy indulgent spa services and relax poolside. It’s really up to you!

Evenings – Surrounded by moonlight and beachy breezes, evenings alternate between Yin Yoga/TCM and Restorative Yoga. Through practice, students will learn Qi gong, ocean breathing, meditation and how to activate meridian lines and acupressure points. These Yin Yoga and TCM techniques reduce stress long-term. Restorative Yoga will provide balance, relaxation and rest, and includes an extended meditation. You’ll have a great night’s sleep!

Menu Types

  • Vegan
  • Vegetarian
  • Pescetarian
  • Organic
  • Gluten Free
  • Dairy Free
  • Nut Free


During your stay at Sansara enjoy mouthwatering, wholesome food, serving breakfast, lunch and dinner daily; with meals that feature local fish, farm-raised poultry, and local fruits and veggies.
We serve only fresh, in season and local (from farms in our area) foods that will leave you feeling perfectly pampered and undeniably full. Below is a sample of our menu for you to enjoy.

Available Daily from 7:00 am - 10:00 am.

Smashed Avocado, Chargrilled House Wholegrain Toast, Herbed Pesto, Slow Roasted Tomato, Poached Eggs, Fresh Fruit veg, df
Local Seasonal Fruit (Please See Your Server), House Granola, Coconut, Chia Seeds vegan, df, gf
Baked Eggs, Adobo Roasted Tomato Sauce, Black Beans, Handmade Tortilla Chips, Wood Smoked Yoghurt, Herbed Pesto, Fresh Fruit veg, gf
3 Egg Omelette, Roasted Pumpkin, Sautéed Red Pepper & Wilted Greens, Golden Sauerkraut, House Wholegrain Toast, Fresh Fruit veg, df
House Wholegrain Toast, Slow Roasted Tomato, Charred Pumpkin, Eggs Any Style, Fresh Fruit veg, df
Steel Cut Oats, Local Honey, Your Choice Of Milk (Cow, Almond, Soy), Raisins, Granola, Fresh Fruit veg, df option, gf
veg=vegetarian | vegan=vegan df=dairy free | gf= gluten free

Available Daily from 12:00 - 2:00 pm

With Onion Jam, Guacamole, Herb Mayo, Saurkraut & Lettuce on a Homemade Coconut Bun with Vegetable Fries df, veg
Marinated Fresh Tuna, Beetroot Rice, Sesame Seeds, Kale, Toasted Cashews, Avocado, Pickled Cucumber, Tamarind & Soy Dressing gf
Rice Noodles, Kale, Shredded Cabbage, Green Beans, Toasted Peanuts, Fresh Lime, Peanut & Soy Dressing df, gf, vegan *Option to add chicken or fish
Grilled Falafel, Beetroot Hummus, Smoked Yoghurt, Pickled Vegetable Salad, Mixed Olives, Quinoa Tabouleh gf, veg
Choice of 2 Tacos, Served on Handmade Corn Tortillas with a side of Crispy Corn Chips and Tomato Salsa. Roasted Pumpkin & Frijoles, Corn Salsa, Pickled Cabbage, Chilli Mayo-vegan Grilled Local Fish, Herb Mayo, Kimchi Slaw, Cilantro- df Braised Adobo Chicken, Chilli Jam, Pickled Onion, Chipotle Slaw- df *all tacos are gluten free*
Falafel, Roasted Peppers, Kale Salad, Tzatziki, Quinoa Tabouleh on a Whole Grain Wrap veg veg=vegetarian | vegan=vegan df=dairy free | gf= gluten free

Snack Menu
Available Daily from 2:00- 6:00 pm

Summer Rolls
Served with fresh vegetables, peanut dipping sauce and spicy cucumber salad (vegan, df, gf)
Tropical Fruit Smoothie Bowl
Served with homemade granola, fresh fruit and toasted nuts (vegan, df, gf)
Mezze Plate
A bit of everything; roasted beet hummus, handmade lafa bread, roasted tomatoes, spicy baked eggplant, marinated olives and pickled vegetable & herb salad (vegan--ask for the gf option)
Chocolate Brownie
Served with coconut ganache (gf)
Protein Balls
The perfect surf snack- made with dates, mixed nuts and coconut to keep you going! (vegan, gf, df)
Chocolate & Sea Salt Cookies


Sansara resort is a five-star beach-front resort, surrounded by tropical gardens. Retreat accommodations will be shared cabanas in a pristine, new facility. Each person will have their own bed. All cabanas have private patios and are just steps away from the yoga shala, salt-water pool and the Pacific Ocean. You really can't go wrong with your accommodation choice! There will be a first come first serve basis for all rooms. Please be sure to let us know what your preference when booking.


Please note: Sansara is located 5 hours from Panama City. We recommend flying into Panama City on November 10th and enjoying one night in the Casco Viejo district before departing to Sansara. On Novemebr 11th, we suggest flights no earlier than 6:00pm so you are able to participate in the transportation on your return to Panama City.

Travel Insurance is required.

Hotels We Recommend day before leaving Panama City

Magnolia Inn $$

Central Hotel $$$

American Trade Hotel $$$$

Las Clementinas $$$$

Tags: ashtanga yoga meditation panama restorative yoga retreat surf traditional chinese medicine wellness yin yoga yoga

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Bethany Lee Yoga and Wellness Retreat Panama

at Sansara Surf & Yoga Resort

  • Nov 11, 2018 - Nov 17, 2018 (7 days)


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