Join Karen Macklin and Laurie Sleep on their third Heart and Hand Yoga Retreat! Heart and Hand retreats combine mindfulness, compassion, and action in amazing corners of the globe. On this incredible trip to Panama, you’ll have the opportunity to immerse yourself in yogic practices, experience the beauty of the country and its people, and offer your services to the local community. It’s a unique opportunity not to be missed!
The trip begins in Panama City, a historical part of Latin America that boasts incredible architecture and vibrant local culture. Here, we’ll spend 3 nights and 2 days visiting the Panama Canal, touring the city, and working with Fundacion Calicanto and Enlaces, two nonprofit organizations that assist in improving the lives of local children and adults in underserved communities. We’ll have the opportunity to meet local residents and offer our time to a meaningful community volunteer project. We’ll also practice yoga and meditation daily, enjoy local restaurants and nightlife, and engage in cultural activities. Next, we’ll head to Sansara, a first-class yoga retreat center that sits on the jaw-dropping coast of Panama. Here, we’ll delve more deeply into our yoga practices, eat delicious local food, and take part in water and other outdoor activities.
Yoga and Meditation
We’ll practice yoga and meditation daily. Yoga will be geared toward all levels; newer practitioners will have the opportunity to learn the basics of yoga, while more advanced practitioners will have the opportunity to take their practices to new depths.
During our 3 nights in Panama City, we will stay at a modest local hotel near the city center. For our 5 nights at Sansara, we will be staying in luxury accommodations at a first-class yoga retreat center, where you can choose between a double, triple, or quad. (A single may be available upon request; please contact us for more information.)