Spring Awakening Yoga Retreat

Playa Grande, San Carlos, Panama

B&
Brenda & Argentina
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5 reviews
Feb 22 - 28, 2019
Group size: 1 - 12
Spring Awakening Yoga Retreat
Playa Grande, San Carlos, Panama

Brenda & Argentina
  • Facebook verified
5 reviews

$2899
Feb 22 - 28, 2019
Group size: 1 - 12

About this trip

Join Brenda and Argentina on their second annual Spring Awakening Yoga retreat on February 22, 2019 in the beautiful Pacific Coast of Panama. We will stay in a beautiful, 5-star rated, family-run, ISTMO yoga retreat center nestled in the jungle and steps away from Playa Grande, a secluded tropical beach.


Each day will be an opportunity to rejuvenate your mind, body, and soul with daily yoga and meditation taught in the "jungle yoga studio" and nature sounds as your background music. Enjoy quiet time on the hammock lounge, or the private beach located just a 5-minute walk from the yoga retreat center. Indulge in healthy meals, desserts, herbal teas, massages, and so much more. We will flow, sweat, breathe, and cleanse.


Everyone is welcome! Solo travelers, couples, groups, and all levels of yoga experience.

Istmo is the Spanish word for isthmus or a small body of land connecting two larger bodies of land. In this spirit, the owners of Istmo Yoga and Adventure Retreat hope to help bridge connections and personal transformation for their guests.


All deposits received by September 30, 2018 will automatically receive the $300 early bird discount by entering code EARLYBIRD at check out. 

What's Included

Accommodations
  • 7-day, 6-night accommodations in beautiful, stand-alone, air-conditioned bungalows
  • 3 healthy, vegetarian meals per day, cooked fresh by owner and renowned Chef Sean Davis. 
    • Gluten-free and vegan options are available upon request. 
    • Dinner on arrival (February 22).  Breakfast and lunch on departure (February 28).
  • Fruit bowl, tea and water available throughout the day
  • Free wireless internet in the centrally located hammock gazebo
  • Use of Aromatherapy diffusers in the rooms with a limited selection of DoTerra essential oils.
  • Roundtrip airport transfer (see flight details below)
  • Applicable sales and hotel taxes
  • If you are a US Citizen you do not need a visa
Yoga
  • 2 daily yoga classes taught by Brenda and Argentina
    • Morning Yoga (including vinyasa flow, breath work,  and meditation)
    • Evening Yoga (including restorative, gentle flow, Yoga Nidra)
  • Theme Vinyasa Workshop
  • Introspective Workshop 
Activities
  • Cooking Demonstration
  • Introductory SUP (Stand-Up-Paddle) group class at Playa Grande Beach
  • Unlimited use of the SUP boards at Playa Grande beach during your stay (required to take the introductory course)
  • El Valle Hike & Local Market Trip
  • Lagunas De San Carlos SUP beginner’s tour and an optional hike
  • Final Day Beach Gathering Celebration

What's Not Included

  • Roundtrip airfare 
  • Alcoholic beverages & snacks
  • Additional smoothies and juices
  • Massages and other wellness services
  • Travel insurance (recommended)
  • Any activities not listed above

Flight Details

Fly into Tocumen International Airport (PTY)

The complimentary airport transfer will depart PTY airport on February 22. 

The transfer from the retreat center to PTY airport will depart on February 28. 

How to spend your free time

  • A Walk, run, swim, or nap in Playa Grande beach (5-minute walk from hotel)
  • Visit a quaint mountain town where you can buy local artisans at the local market
  • Watch the sunrise or sunset
  • Hike the nature trail - Humanity Trail
  • After your introductory SUP lesson, enjoy some paddle boarding on the beach
  • Chill on the hammock lounge
  • Get a massage
  • Enjoy a drink or snack 
  • Read your favorite book
  • Connect with others
  • Enjoy time with yourself
  • Take a tour into Panama City to visit the famous Panama Canal

Accommodations

Each bungalow features balconies with seating and hammocks, air-conditioning, ceiling fans, mini-refrigerators with complimentary drinking water, and private bathrooms with hot water showers. The beds at ISTMO have pillow-top orthopedic mattresses and luxurious linens for your ultimate comfort.  Each of our bungalows are designed to create the perfect balance between luxurious comfort and natural connection.  


 Double Occupancy:

The double bungalow comes equipped with two full-sized beds, outfitted with pillow-top orthopedic mattresses and luxurious linens for your ultimate comfort.

Truly unwind when you enter our stand-alone air-conditioned bungalow that blends seamlessly into the natural backdrop of the jungle that surrounds the property. 

You will share with another retreat participant, or bring your own roommate.  


Quad Occupancy:


The quad bungalow offers two luxurious bunk beds, each offering a full bed below and twin bed on top, both outfitted with pillow-top orthopedic mattresses and luxurious linens. 

The bottom beds will be allocated on a first-come, first-serve basis, while the top beds provide a little extra privacy. 

We will pair you up with the most awesome roommates, or bring your own group. 

Payment Policy

Reserve your spot with a non-refundable deposit of $300. All deposits received by September 30, 2018 will automatically receive the $300 early bird discount by entering code EARLYBIRD at check out. The remaining balance must be received by January 18, 2019. 



Payment Plans Available

Payment plans are available upon request. After you submit your initial deposit, you can make small payments to go towards your balance. The total amount due simply needs to be paid by January 18, 2019. 

Cancelation Policy

We know life happens and you may need to cancel your yoga retreat reservation. Cancellation requests submitted within 90 days of retreat date, 50% of total amount (less deposit) will be refunded. Within 30 days of your scheduled retreat, we do not offer refunds.

Testimonials

“Magical experience! Thank you Brenda and Argentina for making this happen.” 

Retreat Guest, Nicaragua 2018


“The Spring Awakening retreat experience felt very personal and well-thought out, from booking flights to the schedule. Argentina and Brenda have very complementary styles and it was noticeable how much effort and care they put into planning this retreat. It was well worth the money and time. I would do it again. “

Retreat Guest, Nicaragua 2018

Available Packages

Double Room
Available until Feb 15, 2019only 1 left

The double bungalow comes equipped with two full-sized beds, outfitted with pillow-top orthopedic mattresses and luxurious linens for your ultimate comfort.

Truly unwind when you enter our stand-alone air-conditioned bungalow that blends seamlessly into the natural backdrop of the jungle that surrounds the property. 


You will share with another retreat participant, or bring your own roommate.  

$2199
Deposit: $300
Quad Room
Available until Feb 15, 2019Sold Out

The quad bungalow offers two luxurious bunk beds, each offering a full bed below and twin bed on top, both outfitted with pillow-top orthopedic mattresses and luxurious linens. 

The bottom beds will be allocated on a first-come, first-serve basis, while the top beds provide a little extra privacy. 


We will pair you up with the most awesome roommates, or bring your own group. 

$1999
Deposit: $300
Single Private Room
only 1 left
$2899
$2899

Single Private Room
Past Trip

Who’s Going


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    Jayne Dennis
    I'm looking forward to another exciting yoga retreat and destination with Argentina & Brenda. Yoga Restoration!!!!!
    Nov 28, 2018

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Brenda & Argentina
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Beyond the Studio is an immersion program that teaches you the many stages of a yoga practice, and how to incorporate them into daily life. We want everyone to reap the benefits of yoga and make it a living practice. We’re here to educate and empower people to see yoga as a way of life by offering life immersion retreats, workshops, and a mentorship program. A great alternative to a 200-hour teacher training program where we choose not to focus on how to teach, but the practice itself.

Reviews

This trip was an incredible experience! The hosts, Argentina and Brenda, are knowledgeable, helpful, considerate and amazing teachers! The location is affordable, stunning, and immersive! Gitana Del Mar is an incredible retreat center, very accommodating to guests and connected to the community around them. This was my first retreat and I 100% enjoyed every moment of it! The experience is worth your time and investment!
Amazing Awakening Invigorating
The owners of the retreat center were wonderful people. Warm and very hospitable. The food was great and I especially enjoyed the fish and dessert. I enjoyed the yoga and meditation. Our group was small so we were able to get more hands on assist and adjustments. The yoga room was surrounded by trees, and lots of birds, which added great energy .
I loved everything about the Spring Awakening Retreat in Panama with Brenda and Argentina—the varied, thoughtfully planned, and deep-digging yoga practices, the perfectly appointed Istmo Retreat Center, and most of all the sense of community instilled among the brilliant women on the retreat.
This retreat turned out to be even better than I expected, and I had high expectations! Brenda and Argentina's yoga and meditation classes were perfection, the retreat center they chose was amazing, and every last detail was well thought through so I didn't have to do anything other than focus on my wellness. :) I will be joining them on another retreat as soon as possible, and I will be talking about this experience for months, I'm sure. I highly, highly recommend!