4th Annual Yoga Reiki + Excursions Retreat

Santa Catalina, Panama

7 reviews
Feb 17 - 24, 2018
Group size: 1 - 17
4th Annual Yoga Reiki + Excursions Retreat
Santa Catalina, Panama

7 reviews

Deposit: $650
Feb 17 - 24, 2018
Group size: 1 - 17

About this trip

Calling all yogis and adventure travelers!  This trip has it all, and is NOT to be missed!

Join us for an incredible off-grid holiday where you'll gather with like-minded people to invigorate the mind and body, and to recharge the spirit. 

We are SO excited to host our FOURTH Annual Yoga, Reiki + Excursions Retreat at the stunning Santa Catalina Wellness and Retreat Center in PANAMA: www.santacatalinaretreats.com

This is a perfect WINTER GIFT to yourself where you'll get to nourish and reconnect, unwind and reenergize, laugh with like-minded people and be quiet when you like; it's anything and everything you want to to be!! As always, we attract an incredible community of yogis + friends and our week together will be a beautiful, deep, hilarious, healing, active, and inspiring version of each of us! 

In a charming and tranquil village, about a 5 hour drive south west of Panama City on the Pacific Coast, lies a remote and laid-back little surf town called Santa Catalina.  Filled with raw natural beauty, this hidden gem of Central America is a natural paradise!  This secluded ocean front spot is the perfect choice for a chill week of yoga, reiki healing, surfing, culture and ceremony.   

Come deepen your practice, with a playful yet clear approach. You'll have space to explore both movement and stillness, making way for a new perspective. Breathe, meditate, and receive Reiki from both Angela and Yuval while setting the groundwork for your own self-healing. Explore the body in space, take time to flow mindfully and also slow down to "workshop" and investigate key actions required for a step-by-step approach to achieving a pose. 

Excursions as always are included! We'll surf, horseback ride, visit and shop at a local village, SUP paddle board + yoga and take part in a beach fire ceremony. We'll also have the chance to peak at the historic and world famous Panama Canal! There will be lots of free time to lay in a hammock, soak in the sun, get a massage, and embrace the friendly locals. You will feel inspired to find your own pace and to give yourself exactly what you need at every moment + you'll be fully supported to do just that for yourself! 

* All levels of practitioners are welcome; however, a reasonable level of physical fitness and experience with vinyasa yoga is assumed. 

All inclusive:

  • 7 night accommodations: 6 nights at the beautiful Santa Catalina Wellness and Retreat Center + 1 night in Panama City's historic district Casco Viejo, at Hotel Central
  • 3 delicious, home-cooked, well-balanced meals daily + wine with dinner *Please note: arrival dinner and 1st lunch at Hotel Central are NOT included. All other meals are.
  • Daily yoga, including asana (flow + workshops), pranayama, meditation, restorative, hands-on reiki with essential oils (mat & props provided)  
  • Excursions included: Surf lesson, horseback ride on beach, market tour, SUP paddle board yoga, fire ceremony and a peak at the historic and world famous Panama Canal
  • Unlimited access to bikes, kayaks and SUP boards

Not Included:

  • Flight to/from Panama City
  • Transport to/from Santa Catalina
  • Arrival dinner and 1st lunch at Hotel Central
  • Tips for Santa Catalina staff
  • Additional (optional) activities: Snorkel / Scuba day, nature walk, massage

About Angela and Yuval: Angela and Yuval are NYC-based yoga instructors and teacher trainers. Both are E-RYT 500, YogaWorks Certified and lead retreats and teacher trainings all over the world.  Known for smart, mindful, fluid sequencing with clear instructions of alignment, breath awareness and core stabilization throughout each practice.  You, as the participant, will have space to self-explore your body and your mind. As Angela and Yuval are both reiki masters, healing is an integrated part of most sessions.

As a native New Yorker, Angela feels she is the most honest and true version of herself on her mat!  Teaching is an extensive part of her own spiritual journey, and she encourages students to continually seek, question, and explore; unfolding through each practice and trusting our inner teacher in every moment. angelabotta.com

With experience in performance and art, Yuval is inspired by all creation and the undeniable power of breath and meditation.  His teaching is personal, nurturing and humorous, allowing for self-observation and a true teaching and learning experience between him and his students.  YBoogie.com 

Rates are as follows:      


$2450 single occupancy        

$2100 double occupancy  

Please note:

  • Retreat dates are Saturday 2/17 - Saturday 2/24
  • $650 non-refundable deposit secures your spot.  All payments are non-refundable. Please email us with any questions or for more information at:         

Angela ~ ang303@yahoo.com      

Yuval ~ uvyoga@gmail.com 

We look forward to hearing from you!!


Angela and Yuval

Testimonials -

"Angela and Yuval created a fun and supportive yoga community that helped me relax and recharge. I simply loved the tag team teaching they offered each day. It was like attending a mini teacher training because they broke down each pose which allowed me to build and strengthen my practice. Highly recommend this dynamic duo"! ~ Toya, NYC

"I had the absolute pleasure of joining Angela and Yuval in CR this past winter for a week of yogic happiness. A complete cocktail of body, mind and spiritual healing. Together, they have a natural way of sharing a unique package of heartfelt genuineness, humor, form and flow. Along with yoga, a few adventurous activities and carving out your own time, you are sure to have plenty of laughs and perhaps a few yummy tears". ~ Tara, Boston

"You are both VERY good teachers, and I'm picky!" ~ Karen, NYC

"Our retreat with Angela and Yuval was magical. It was the perfect amount of yoga mixed in with the perfect amount of adventure. The setting couldn't have been any more beautiful or serene. I treasure  my memories of Guatemala and the time spent practicing with Angela, Yuval and the group ❤️   I can't wait for the next one!!" ~ Melissa, Tampa

"Awesome trip! All logistics were well taken care of. Angela and Yuval are amazing yoga teachers. Highly recommend their annual yoga retreat to all levels of yogi!" ~ Wilma, NYC

What’s included

  • Included
    7 night accommodations: 6 nights at the beautiful Santa Catalina Wellness and Retreat Center + 1 night in Panama City's historic district Casco Viejo, at Hotel Central
  • Included
    3 delicious, home-cooked, well-balanced, meals daily + wine with dinner *Please note: arrival dinner and 1st lunch at Hotel Central are NOT included, all other meals are
  • Included
    Daily yoga, including asana (flow + workshops), pranayama, meditation, restorative, hands-on reiki with essential oils (mat & props provided)
  • Included
    Excursions included: Surf lesson, horseback ride on beach, market tour, SUP paddle board yoga and fire ceremony
  • Included
    Unlimited access to bikes, kayaks and SUP boards
  • Not included
    Flight to/from Panama City
  • Not included
    Transport to/from Santa Catalina
  • Not included
    Arrival dinner and 1st lunch at Hotel Central
  • Not included
    Tips for Santa Catalina staff
  • Not included
    Additional (optional) activities: Snorkel / Scuba day, nature walk, massage

Available Packages

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Who’s Going

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Angela Botta & Yuval Samburski
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I had such an amazing experience last year that I decided to join this dynamic duo (Angela & Yuval) once again. I honestly could not wait till February and literally counted down the days. Of course, I had another Fabulous time in this magical place with beautiful people. The things that were familiar were all the things I needed. From nourishing, healthy and DELICIOUS foods to clean and extremely well maintained accommodations. All my needs were met, which allowed me to FULLY relax and enjoy this time (just to say that aspect truly makes all the difference).. It's so much more than a yoga retreat. It was like coming home for me because I was able to go deeper and learn even more about myself and try some new things. The community vibe is everything! There was a mix of returning folks from last year, past retreat goers and new people that joined us. We built connections quickly and shared so many conversations that were rich and meaningful. Our daily yoga classes with the absolutely STUNNING view of the Lake were simply the BEST way to start and end the day. We also had tremendous fun on our group excursions and enjoyed healing body treatments. Angela & Yuval are incredibly generous beings, curators and hosts of this journey. I'm grateful for all the tireless effort and hard work that went into making this retreat so special for us. It was seamless. For me, this is an annual trip and my yearly reset. Can you tell how much I loved it? To be honest, words and pictures really don't do it justice. It has to be experienced, so you should come join us! Thank you so much Yuval & Angela, see you next year!
Angela and Yuval are masterful at creating an inclusive and vibrant community. I immensely enjoyed the daily yoga classes, engaging activities and fun conversations. The location was simply magical and the food at Villa Sumaya was to die for! I look forward to joining the retreat next year and can't say enough about how much this trip replenished my soul. Love to you both. XOXO Toya
I don't even know where to start. Well, I never write reviews but I just had to express my deepest gratitude to Angela & Yuval because this was a FABULOUS retreat from beginning to end. I decided last minute to join this retreat and had a lot of reservations because it was a very new experience for me. Angela & Yuval are truly such beautiful people any reservation I might've had melted away the second I arrived at Villa Sumaya, which is one of the most breathtaking places I ever seen. They were organized, incredibly professional and every moment was curated with care and detail. I felt completely nurtured and safe the entire trip. We started and ended our days with amazing yoga classes that were grounding and inspiring. If that wasn't enough we went on wonderful excursions, had body treatments and were fed so so well with fresh and nourishing foods. There are too many moments to write down here but one of the most unexpected gifts were the relationships that were built during our time together. We had such a special group that truly bonded and we honestly had a hard time leaving each other. I told YuVal and Angela that this was the BEST trip and the BEST time I've had in my life. For me, it was more than yoga retreat and healing in the ways I needed it to be. I will never forget the time I had, the spectacular place we were in and the people I met. I can't wait till the next one! Angela & Yuval thank you so much:)
This was my second yoga retreat with the fabulous duo of Angela and Yuval! As always, the two of them made this experience unforgettable. The morning yoga classes are incredible and you come away learning a lot, having a ton of fun, and excited for the next class. Our evening restorative classes are so meditative, relaxing and healing. This retreat is a perfect combo of daily yoga, cultural activities, downtime for hammocks, swims, or massages, and the rest of the time, we are eating the best homemade food ever! Lastly, the retreat always brings together the loveliest group of people that are often so open to sharing, having fun together and taking time for self reflection as well. Villa Sumaya is one place I will never forget and Angela and Yuval's retreat (and all the organization they put into it) makes it an absolutely perfect week away!
AMAZING!!!! I cannot say enough about this experience. First, let's start with the two wonderful organizers and incredible yoga instructors. Angela and Yuval brought so much love, experience and warmth to this retreat. They each taught with a different style and both were equally amazing! They were so helpful in really paying attention to each yogi in the room and helping to make their practice better. I really looked forward to each morning and evening practice every day! The retreat center was so peaceful and beautiful. I loved how we paid one price upfront and it was packed with amazing activities plus all extremely healthy and delicious meals. Each day was different but you could also choose what you wanted to do that day - participate in the activity or just relax all day at the beach, pool, etc. It was always up to you! The group that came together in Panama was truly an amazing and inspiring group. We enjoyed each other's company all week long, laughed a lot, had great discussions and supported one another during our practice each day. I cannot wait to do another retreat with the two most incredible yogis, Angela and Yuval!
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