Pearl of Panama | The 4 Elements

Contadora, Panama

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Dancing Dogs Yoga Travels
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41 reviews
Dec 4 - 11, 2022
Group size: 8 - 12
Pearl of Panama | The 4 Elements
Contadora, Panama

Dancing Dogs Yoga Travels
  • Facebook verified
41 reviews

$NaN
Dec 4 - 11, 2022
Group size: 8 - 12

About this trip

Explore yoga’s classical  elements and take your practice to a new dimension  with Shelley Carroll from DDY and Eduardo Martinez-Diaz on this retreat to Panama’s Contadora Island, a true tropical paradise and one of the most exclusive destinations in all of the Americas.  


Live-long friends and experienced yoga teachers, Shelley and Eduardo, have designed a yoga retreat inspired by the exotic tropical island setting of the Pearl Island Archipelago coupled with Yoga’s  Mahabhutas (the great elements).  


You’ll fly into Panama City and spend one night in the historic  Casco Viejo (the old city), with your first dinner on a fun,  vibrat rooftop.  The next morning, you’ll board a convenient ferry that will take you to 4Elements in Contadora Island, an eco-luxe resort property with exquisite design and breathtaking views of the Pacific Ocean.  Unspoiled beauty and yoga, what else can you ask for?   


Contadora is an island paradise in the archipelago known as Las Islas de las Perlas, or the Pearl Islands.  This group of 200 or more islands and islets -- many tiny and uninhabited-- lying about 30 miles off the Pacific Coast of Panama.  

Refunds and Vouchers and COVID Policies

All deposits and trips are non-refundable.   We will offer partial future travel vouchers for cancelations made 90 days or longer before travel, but can not offer refunds.  In some case, only partial vouchers may be available, depending on the policy of the resort.  All cancelations made with 90 days of travel are non-refundable.  


We recognize that COVID may cause a delay in your trip.  Please consider purchasing trip insurance to cover you in all cases: 


 https://www.travelexinsurance.com/covid19


Please note:  COVID vaccines are REQUIRED to travel with DDY Retreats.  Failure to obtain a vaccine will forfeit your spot and no money will be refunded.  

COVID Policies

We recognize that COVID may cause a delay in your trip.  Please consider purchasing trip insurance to cover you in all cases:  https://www.travelexinsurance.com/covid19

Please note:  COVID vaccines are REQUIRED to travel with DDY Retreats.  Failure to obtain a vaccine will forfeit your spot and no money will be refunded.  

What’s included

  • One night in Panama City
    Hotel TBD. Expect rooftop views and specialty drinks, and maybe a little dancing.
  • 6 nights at 4Elements
    6 nights in shared accommodations at 4 Elements Contadora
  • Welcome dinner + Drink
    Your welcome dinner and drink in Panama City are included.
  • Daily breakfast
    Breakfast is included daily
  • 5 Dinners
    We include 5 dinners at 4 Elements Contadora, and leave one evening for you to go out on the island on your own.
  • Daily Yoga Practice
    Eduardo and Shelley will teach a daily morning practice. We will also offer some yoga classes on selected evenings.
  • Meditation + Pranayama
    Daily mediation and pranayama sessions will be offered each morning.
  • Playa Playa Playa
    How much beach can you handle? We will take you to the beach each morning after yoga... and the possibilities are endless!
  • Ferries
    Ferries to and from Contadora included.
  • Transportation to Ferry
    Transportation from our Panama City hotel to the ferry terminal included.
  • Airfare
  • Transport to Panama City
    because you will all arrive at different times, transport from the airport to the hotel is not included. We will however be happy to arrange a car for you.
  • Lunches
    Lunch is on your own each day. Contadora offers tons of beachside restaurants and you can choose to eat when it suits you!
  • Final Night In Panama
    Because the ferry schedule can be challenging, you may need to stay in Panama City one extra night to catch a flight. If this is the case, you are responsible for your room. We suggest Air BnB!

Itinerary

Meet Four Elements
Our Home Away From Home

Four Elements Contadora. Four Elements is a boutique property in Contadora. There are four villas, each with two floors, featuring one bedroom and one bath per floor.

The villas surround a beautiful pool with ample lounge chairs, water feature, and plenty of sunshine.  There are meditation spots abound, a jacuzzi overlooking the Pacific Ocean, lounge decks with lots of shade, and a private beach with a small Ranchito.  


Choose from:


Air Downstairs Double:  A king size bed with en suite bath and porch.

Air Upstairs Double:  A king size bed and daybed, en suite bath with balcony.  can be a double or a triple. 


Earth Downstairs Double:  A king size bed with en suite bath and porch.

Earth Upstairs Double:  A king size bed and daybed, en suite bath with balcony.  can be a double or a triple. 


Water Downstairs Double:  A king size bed with en suite bath, kitchen, and porch.

Water Upstairs Double:  A king size bed and daybed, en suite bath with balcony.  This unit also has a loft bed.


The Fire cabin is the staff cabin and offers a kitchen and lounge area for all participants, where you will find coffee, tea, and snacks. 


Your Organizer


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Dancing Dogs Yoga Travels
41 reviews
Dancing Dogs Yoga is a kickass, feel good Yoga community. Shelley Carroll has been leading trainings and retreats for over a decade, and each trip promises connection, adventure, and to leave you feeling Zen AF.

Reviews

The yoga retreat to Tulum was just what I needed to restore my mind and body during the harsher winter months. Shelley has a gift for curating memorable and meaningful travel experiences that provide a mix of adventure, relaxation, and community. The location was perfect, the food was incredible, and best of all, I connected with some amazing people. I left the retreat feeling completely fulfilled. I’m signed up for two more trips with DDY Travels this year and I’m already planning my itinerary for 2023!
By Jennifer S for Winter Escape to Amansala on 10 Feb, 2022
What an amazing trip! This was my second DDY retreat and I will be back for more! The resort was beautiful, with a yoga Shala that looked out over the ocean and has a jungle backdrop! And on top of that, the food was amazing! The variety of both included and optional activities where amazing, in addition to the twice daily yoga. My personal favs were the sound healing, Tezmcal, Grande Cenote, and the Mayan healing ceremony. The fellow retreaters where also amazing and really made it a trip to remember! Can’t wait for the next retreat!
By Theodora G for Winter Escape to Amansala on 04 Feb, 2022
We always know it is going to be a great trip with we see you sign up, Teddi! Tulum is a magical place, but the trip was more special with you on it. Can we go back now??? See you in Greece!
By Dancing Dogs Yoga Travels on 04 Feb, 2022
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The Retreat was well planned and I loved all the yoga/breath work sessions. The extra activities were great as well. I could have done without the sweat lodge--cramming a bunch of people together for an hour during a pandemic was really irresponsible of Amansala, but at least none of us got covid. The rooms were nice with the exception of the first room I stayed in (traffic noise all night long), and the food was terrific. The setting was beautiful and all in all it was a wonderful experience.
By Sharon S for Winter Escape to Amansala on 03 Feb, 2022
It was a pleasure meeting you and having you on the retreat, Sharon. The activities like sweat lodge are always optional, and everyone should make choices based on their comfort level. We do everything we can to keep our retreats safe and healthy, including requiring vaccinations. We will always make the best judgements we can. Thanks for joining us!
By Dancing Dogs Yoga Travels on 03 Feb, 2022
DD
Yet another magical retreat!! Amansala is such a beautiful resort; the food was amazing, the staff absolutely fabulous, and the views were breathtaking! The yoga shales definitely set the atmosphere for intentional breath and movement. The excursions were phenomenal! Thank you DDY Travels and Amansala for making this the winter escape of my dreams!!! Looking forward to going back!!
By Kendra G for Winter Escape to Amansala on 02 Feb, 2022
Always fun to have YOU Kendra. See ya in Greece!
By Dancing Dogs Yoga Travels on 02 Feb, 2022
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KC
A wonderful trip all around, 5 stars.
By Kaylee C for Winter Escape to Amansala on 02 Feb, 2022
I can't wait to see you in the Dominican Republic, Kaylee. Thanks for trusting us with your travel and for being such a pleasure to travel with!
By Dancing Dogs Yoga Travels on 02 Feb, 2022
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What an amazing trip! This was my second DDY retreat and I will be back for more! The resort was beautiful, with a yoga Shala that looked out over the ocean and has a jungle backdrop! And on top of that, the food was amazing! The variety of both included and optional activities where amazing, in addition to the twice daily yoga. My personal favs were the sound healing, and the Mayan clay ceremony. The fellow retreaters where also amazing and really made it a trip to remember! Can’t wait for the next retreat!
By Theodora G on 04 Feb, 2022
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