Panamanian Paradise Retreat with Greener Postures Yoga

Isla Colon, Bocas del Toro, Panama

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26 reviews
Mar 19 - 25, 2023
Group size: 12 - 16
Panamanian Paradise Retreat with Greener Postures Yoga
Isla Colon, Bocas del Toro, Panama

26 reviews

$NaN
Mar 19 - 25, 2023
Group size: 12 - 16

About this trip

Join Gretchen and Heidi of Greener Postures Yoga for 6 nights / 7 days of relaxation, fun in the sun, and yoga in the stunning archipelago of Bocas Del Toro, Panama! 


Our retreat begins on Sunday, March 19th, where we will all meet at Bluff Beach Retreat, our stunning, private retreat center for the week. Roundtrip airport transfers will be included from Bocas del Toro "Isla Colón" International Airport (BOC) to Bluff Beach.


You can expect 3 delicious, locally sourced meals each day from our fabulous private chef, daily yoga classes with Gretchen and Heidi, and plenty of time to relax, restore and adventure at will. We are also including one group excursion in your retreat package, so that you can get a feel for the magic Bocas has to offer.


Your free time can be spent soaking up the sun on our near private beach, relaxing by the pool, getting a massage, biking to hidden beaches, exploring hiking trails around the retreat center, horseback riding, snorkeling, scuba diving, surfing, and experiencing the local culture of Bocas del Toro. These are just a few of the many optional excursions available to you. Choose your own adventure and be as active or relaxed as you like!


Our boutique retreat center is located in one of Central America's largest and most bio diverse rain forests and features a 65 foot lap pool, secluded beach, and nature reserve where you will see wild sloths, monkeys, toucans, horses and more. We will have exclusive use of the entire property, which includes 3 beach houses, all with multiple bedrooms, bathrooms and kitchens for your use. Please see below for rooming options and descriptions. 


ALL PRICES LISTED ARE PER PERSON. A $500 deposit is required to reserve your spot on this retreat. The balance is due 120 days before trip departure. Flexible payment plans can be set up at no extra charge, so that you can pay as little as $300 / month towards your retreat. Simply email info@solseedretreats.com to inquire and set up a plan that works for you.


Please read on for important info on: What is Included, What is Not Included, Passport, Immunization & Covid-19 Entry Requirements, Our Cancellation & Refund Policy, and Required Travel Insurance.

What's Included

- 6 nights / 7 days of accommodations at Bluff Beach Retreat Center

- Roundtrip airport transfers from Bocas del Toro "Isla Colón" International Airport (BOC) to Bluff Beach Retreat center

- Daily Yoga classes with Gretchen & Heidi

- Daily Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner prepared by our fabulous, private chef from healthy, locally sourced fruits, veggies and proteins. We can accomodate most dietary restrictions and allergies.

- One group excursion in Bocas del Toro

- All taxes + base gratuities

Not Included

- Flights from the United States to Bocas del Toro (BOC). This involves an international flight from your airport of origin to Tocumen International Airport in Panama City, Panama (PTY); as well as, a domestic flight on Air Panama or similar domestic carrier between Albrook Airport in Panama City (PAC) and Bocas del Toro Airport (BOC). We will provide specific FLIGHT PARAMETERS once retreat minimums are met. 

- Taxi ride between PTY and PAC airports. 

- Optional Excursions, all available for booking upon arrival at our retreat center

- Required Travel Insurance

Passport & Covid-19 Entry Requirements

GPY does require COVID-19 vaccinations to practice in the studio and go on retreats because of the intimate small group setting.


You must have a valid passport to travel to Panama. Please check your passport expiration date and make sure it is valid for at least 3 months after the end date of your retreat. 


Effective February 16, 2022, passengers will be required to present one of the following:

  • Full COVID Vaccination Certificate, showing that they received all required doses of a COVID vaccine approved by the WHO, FDA or EMA at least 14 days prior to their entry (2 doses of Pfizer / Moderna or 1 dose of J&J), are exempt from all testing and quarantine requirements to enter Panama.; OR
  • All unvaccinated and partially vaccinated travelers are required to present a negative COVID-19 test (PCR or Antigen) within 72 hours prior to traveling to Panama

Stay up to date on Panama Entry Requirements here: https://pa.usembassy.gov/covid-19-information/

Required Travel Insurance

The purchase of travel insurance is required for this trip.


Most policies protect you against potential trip delays or cancellations due to airline issues, family emergencies, illness, injury, etc. The travel insurance will also demonstrate to the host country that you are able to pay for any emergency services which may be necessary during your stay.


SolSeed is not authorized to sell travel insurance. Any offer to purchase travel insurance that you encounter during the checkout process are third party offers. You are free to select your own policy provider. If you would like to review options in a convenient online marketplace, we like what www.insuremytrip.com has put together. We have also had great experience with Trawick International and their customer service, and heard very good things from AAA and AMEX Members who have purchased their travel insurance through those respective agencies.


We strongly encourage you to speak with a travel insurance agent to discuss your specific coverage needs, and to clear up any questions you may have relative to travel insurance coverage, including questions about COVID-19.


Please make sure you purchase a plan that includes coverage for COVID-19 related trip cancellations and trip interruptions as not all do.

Cancellation & Refund Policy

All retreats include a $500 non-refundable / non-transferable deposit, which is required to hold your spot on the trip. Any balance payments made are also non-refundable / non-transferable. SolSeed Retreats can only make an exception to these terms if:

  1. The host government forbids us to visit as tourists.
  2. The host government forbids our vendors from hosting us as tourists.
  3. The US government forbids us to travel to the host country as tourists.

If SolSeed must further postpone or cancel the trip for any of the above reasons, all registrants will receive a refund of all deposits paid less $200.


If you refuse to comply with the entry laws of the host country, region, town, etc; SolSeed will not consider this a valid reason for receiving any refund. SolSeed will ensure to the best of their abilities that all registrants comply with all then current laws and regulations.

Available Packages

Triple Occupancy Bedroom w/ Private Bath
only 2 left

This triple occupancy bedroom sleeps three people comfortably in three twin beds - perfect for a group of friends, or those traveling solo on a budget. This room also includes a private bathroom.


All bedrooms feature high powered ceiling fans, and screened in windows with plenty of ventilation and air flow.


**Upon registration, please indicate your roommates name and let us know if you will be sharing a bed, or would like two twin beds. If you do not have a roommate in mind, we will happily pair you with a like-minded traveler. This traveler could be someone of a different age, race, gender and / or sexual orientation from you. If you are not comfortable with that, please register for a single occupancy bedroom. 

$2,399
Deposit: $500
Double Occupancy Bedroom w/ Private Bath
only 2 left

This double occupancy bedroom comes with a private bathroom, and sleeps two people comfortably in either one king size bed OR two twin beds - perfect for both couples and friends! 


All bedrooms feature high powered ceiling fans, and screened in windows with plenty of ventilation and air flow.


**Upon registration, please indicate your roommates name and let us know if you will be sharing a bed, or would like two twin beds. If you do not have a roommate in mind, we will happily pair you with a like-minded traveler. This traveler could be someone of a different age, race, gender and / or sexual orientation from you. If you are not comfortable with that, please register for a single occupancy bedroom. 

$2,799
Deposit: $500
Single Occupancy Bedroom w/ Private Bath
Sold Out

Your spacious private bedroom features a queen size bed and private bathroom. Ideal for the solo traveler seeking a bit more privacy. 


All bedrooms feature high powered ceiling fans, and screened in windows with plenty of ventilation and air flow.

$3,299
Deposit: $500
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SolSeed Retreats offers adventure and wellness retreats to exotic, off-the-beaten-path locations like: Morocco, Portugal, Spain, Guatemala, Panama and Colombia. We aim to build community and broaden our perspectives through experiential travel. We believe whole heartedly that traveling changes lives. Take the leap and join us on your next adventure abroad! For more info, visit www.solseedretreats.com. All offers of travel are not valid to residents of Washington, Iowa, Hawaii and Florida.

Reviews

The location was amazing, the island is magnificent and the hotel very intimate. The foos was very good but not enough choice, not enough quantity. Snacks would have been very welcome for a yoga retreat. The activities were very cool and the staff very friendly We had to insist to have breakfast prepared for us who were leaving before noon on the last day while it was included in the price, this is a pity. One of the two restaurants out of the resort was a poor choice. Overall the experience was wonderful thanks to our yoga teacher Cathy and to the other people here!
By Emilie K for Adventure to the Azores with Cathy Madeo on 07 Jun, 2022
I did have an amazing time. Cathy is obviously amazing! The food was fine- breakfast was probably the best meal. Dinner was okay- did not love the options and how we had to choose our meals a head of time. Service could have been much better. I felt like we were constantly inconveniencing the wait staff. They were not friendly at all- never greeted with smiles, or good morning, good afternoon, etc. They were not helpful at all. The grounds of the resort and our villas were beautiful and very comfortable. The excursions were also okay- would have loved more options other than 2 hikes and 2 hot springs. Overall it was a nice trip with a great group.
By Amanda B for Adventure to the Azores with Cathy Madeo on 05 Jun, 2022
Had the most amazing time on the retreat with Cat, who led a soulful and joyful experience. The beauty of the Azores was the icing on the cake. Made new connections that are bound to last. Highly recommend!!!
By Genie G for Adventure to the Azores with Cat on 03 Jun, 2022
I had a fabulous time! the hotel was a beautiful Eco lodge hotel on the ocean. the accommodations were wonderful. it was super comfortable and the food & the service at the hotel was excellent. the events were fabulous and well planned. the hot springs and the hikes were great. the only thing that could have been better was trying to organize our 'free day' plan. I felt there was very little support around that and the hotel front desk didnt have the ability to make it happen. I wanted to plan a kayaking trip for one of the free days and even rounded up 11 people and in the end the hotel couldn't make it happen. the agreed upon time was changed at the last minute and it didn't coincide with others people's plans. I spend one evening all through dinner trying to organize the trip only to have it fall through. other than that, the excursions were planned so well and the lunches by Maria catering were delicious. thank you Sol Retreats! I would definitely attend one of your reties again.
By Nicole G for Adventure to the Azores with Cathy Madeo on 02 Jun, 2022
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The hotel was in an excellent location on the island, all the excursions were well planned, and the group was so much fun! Cathy Madeo is an excellent teacher and I would recommend this particular location and Solseed to others! Tina was really great too and it was wonderful to have someone from the US at the resort assisting us. The farm to table meal was fantastic! Thank you for making this possible!
By Carol R for Adventure to the Azores with Cathy Madeo on 30 May, 2022
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