Relax and discover the exciting and beautiful country of Panama on this six-night Tropical SUP Vacation and Yoga Retreat.
On this exciting retreat, you’ll have a yoga session every day which will help to calm and focus your mind and strengthen and tone your muscles, leaving you feeling peaceful and strong. You’ll also get to explore the wild parts of Panama which lie off the beaten track: glide around a tropical mountain lagoon on your stand up paddleboard; visit an indigenous Embera village full of grass huts; hike through a cloud forest; visit a colourful and vibrant local market; and spend time on the secluded and pristine local beach, Playa Grande which is just a 5 minute walk away from your beautiful retreat centre, nestled in the rainforest. The expert instructors will adapt all of the sessions and lessons to suit your ability and experience and you will be provided with daily breakfast and dinner to fuel your action-packed days!
This retreat is designed for yoga practitioners and stand-up-paddleboarders (SUP) who are at a beginner to intermediate level and includes some intermediate level hikes in the cloud forest. The paddling is all done on flat water in picturesque locations and usually has a duration of one to one and a half hours on the water. For this retreat, you do not paddle in the open ocean or in areas where there are waves.
The Hatha yoga classes are taught at a beginner to intermediate level. They are designed to help you reconnect with your breath and stay present amidst the activities and new experiences of your vacation. The hour-long daily classes include warm up exercises, sun salutations, an asana practice, and deep relaxation. Prepare to gently explore both your inner and outer bodies in a safe environment.
We provide a hassle free and safe environment to explore the, of the beaten track, diversity of Panama – beaches, mountains, mangroves, cloud-forest, rivers, indigenous villages, small towns, big city.
This is an active, but relaxed vacation, that is perfect for adventure seekers of all ages and backgrounds.
The retreat center is close to Panama City, and all of its modern amenities, hospitals, etc. but you are still in a secluded retreat center surrounded by pristine nature.
The owners of ISTMO Yoga and Adventure Retreat will accompany you on this getaway, making sure you feel at home and are comfortable through your time here. You will leave feeling inspired, reconnected with nature, and reconnected to yourself and your potential.
There is some travel time to the different excursions that are included in this amazing retreat-adventure. Travel times range from 30 minutes to 1 hour 45 minutes. During this time we connect with our fellow retreat participants and enjoy the views and diversity of the country.
A shuttle will leave Tocumen International Airport at 2 pm and swing by a central location in the city to pick up all participants.
If, because of your flight times, you are unable to make this shuttle, contact us and we can arrange an individual shuttle for you at an additional charge.
We will start the week with a nice grounding yoga practice at the Jungle Encrusted Yoga Shala at Istmo, followed by a delicious dinner.