Tropical SUP Adventure and Yoga Retreat - SEPT 2020

Istmo yoga and Adventure, Panama

Ayesha Davis
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Sep 6 - 12, 2020
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Tropical SUP Adventure and Yoga Retreat - SEPT 2020
Istmo yoga and Adventure, Panama

Ayesha Davis
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Sep 6 - 12, 2020
Group size: 3 - 16

About this trip

 Relax and discover the exciting and beautiful country of Panama on this six-night Tropical SUP Vacation and Yoga Retreat.  

Spend a week’s vacation in ISTMO – a beautiful rainforest Retreat Center with luxurious accommodation steps away from a tropical beach.  Add SUP adventures and daily yoga classes surrounded by lush tropical beauty, and you have your ideal vacation!

 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! 

Who is this Adventure Retreat for?

 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.

Why this retreat?

 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.

What else do I need to know?

 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.

What’s included

  • Airport Pick
    On Sunday Leaving the airport at 2pm.
  • 6 nights at Istmo
  • Daily Healthy Breakfast
    We accommodate allergies, vegetarian, vegan, gluten-free
  • Daily Gourmet Dinner
  • 7 Yoga Classes
    Ideal for beginner to intermediate students.
  • SUP Introduction Course
    At a Mountain Lagoon
  • SUP Mangrove Tour
  • Surf Lesson
  • Hiking Trip
    In the cloud forest of El Valle
  • Cultural Excursion
    To an indigenous Embera Village
  • All Transportation
  • All SUP gear
  • Drinking Water
  • Housekeeping
  • Wi-Fi Internet
    In central locations
  • Taxes
  • Daily Lunches
  • Airfare to Panama

Available Packages

Quadruple occupancy room
12 left

Sharing a room with three other retreat participants.  

Deposit: $400
Double Occupancy Room
6 left
Deposit: $400
Single Room
only 3 left
Deposit: $400


Sunday - Arrival Day
Arrival and Transfer to ISTMO

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.  

Your Organizer

Ayesha Davis
4 reviews
My husband, Sean Davis, and I co-own and lovingly run Istmo Yoga and Adventure Retreat (ISTMO). ISTMO is a 5 star rated retreat center, the ideal place to host a retreat in Latin America. Dedicated customer service from the owners, delicious food, beach and jungle location close to Panama City, and proximity to diverse tropical environments makes ISTMO the perfect place to host a group retreat. Our retreat center has 7 individual bungalows, each with its own porch, private bathroom, pillow-top orthopedic mattresses and luxurious linens, air condition and hot water. We can house a total of 22 people. Our facilities are steps away from a secluded and beautiful black and white sand Pacific Beach. ISTMO Yoga and Adventure Retreat was designed specifically for heart-based entrepreneurs and travel professionals looking to create a custom-crafted, life-changing retreat experience for their clients.


I have had a great time in Istmo Retreat during the Thanksgiving vacation. Ayesha and Sean have been the best hosts of all times. I have really enjoyed surfing, hiking, eating the great food cooked by Sean and as well as visiting the indigenous village in Panama . Although I was traveling solo, I felt like a big part of the family on Thanksgiving day. It was one of my best trips. I really hope to be back. Until then, please take care Ayesha and Sean. You are absolutely the best!
By Sebnem Tugce P for Thanksgiving Friends and Family Surf and Yoga Vacation on 01 Dec, 2019
I wish that I were in a hammock at Istmo right now! I would highly recommend Istmo Yoga and Adventure Retreat. We had a wonderful, relaxing time, from the morning yoga to the afternoons at the beach. The biggest surprise was the food. It was some of the best food I have ever had! I would go there just to eat. Both owners were incredibly accommodating. All of the outings that we went on were fun and it was great to see more of Panama.
By Amanda F for Tropical SUP Adventure and Yoga Retreat on 12 Feb, 2019
What an incredible experience!! Many thanks to Ayesha and Sean for providing us with beautiful accommodations, delicious food, and amazing adventures!!
By Sara B for Tropical SUP Adventure and Yoga Retreat on 11 Feb, 2019
ISTMO went above and beyond my expectations. I recently hosted a two week long Yoga immersion course at ISTMO, and they treated us like family. Their generous hospitality alone is invaluable. In addition to great service, we enjoyed fresh food and locally sourced meals, and comfy and spacious boutique bungalows!! ISTMO’s entire property is something special. We felt we were exoereincing the genuine nature of the Panamanian rainforest!
By Kali K for Kali Kennedy - October 2019 YTT on 28 Oct, 2018