Join Candace on a retreat to the beautiful and secluded village of Santa Catalina, Panama. Peace and tranquility abound in this remote and authentic surf town. This is a place where you can unplug and reconnect with YOU!
Caring for ourselves is fundamental to the area of internal happiness. But who is actually taught what self-care is, how to do it, what it feels like, and why it is important to do it? On this retreat we will utilize yoga, mindfulness, self-study, and body work, to assist you in delving deeper into understanding the connections between the body and the mind. Becoming aware of your own physical and mental limitations, expectations, beliefs and possibilities are key to allowing more joy into to your world.
By the end of this retreat, you will be on the path to having a clearer understanding of self-care and be equipped with techniques that can be used wherever you are to bring more peace, joy, and satisfaction to your life.
On this retreat, you will enjoy daily morning yoga classes and evening mindfulness/body work sessions in our beautiful yoga shala , with incredible ocean views and immersed by nature. Three delicious meals featuring local fresh fruits and seafood fresh from the Pacific Ocean will be served each day. Vegetarian options available.
When not enjoying yoga and mindfulness, time will be yours to to spend as you choose: swimming in the infinity pool or lounging in the waterfront sundeck with views of the world-class surf break 'The Point', surfing in the ocean, reading, biking, or just watching the sunset. Kayaks, bikes, SUP boards, surfboards, skateboards, and snorkels are all available at no extra cost.
Accompany on this trip with Candace is Maegan Lemp.
Maegan Lemp, L.Ac., Dipl. Ac. practices Japanese Acupuncture and Bodywork at Acupuncture St Louis. Maegan studied at the Institute of American Acupuncture and Life Medicine, and has been in private practice since 2004. Each treatment is a marriage of gentle needling and various asian bodywork techniques. Maegan considers herself a life long student, and continues to explore how to gently and effectively encourage the body and mind to heal. Focus is put on the individual, and each treatment is tailored to meet your needs.
Daily yoga and mindfulness and self-bodywork classes
Hiking, snorkeling, kayaking, skateboarding, surfing, and cycling
Transportation to/from Santa Catalina Resort
Special SUP Santa Catalina Island Day Trip
3 healthy and delicious meals per day
Complimentary glass of beer or wine with each evening meal
6 nights at the Santa Catalina Resort
Photography of your experience
You will need to arrive in Panama City the day prior to the beginning of the retreat. Transfer (included) to SCR will be on the February 3 at 10am. We will return on February 9 to Panama City around 4pm (making a stop at airport for those leaving that night). On the return trip you will need to book your flight from 6pm onward or plan to stay another night in Panama City.
SCR has arrangements with Central Hotel and has a corporate booking rate of $135/night. If you wish to stay there, Vickie with SRC, will be happy to make the reservation for you.
If you want to explore options on your own, we suggest a visit to Booking.com for most competitive rates. Hotel options (suggested by SCR)…
Country Inn & Suites
Riande Urban Hotel
Best Western Plus Panama Zen (This would be my recommendation, many of us stayed here and shared rooms and caught ride to airport together.)
Private Bodywork Session with Maegan:
Opportunities to have private consult and choice of two different sessions.
Japanese Acupuncture and Bodywork: Gentle needling work is combined with a fusion of Asian Bodywork techniques. Focus is put on the spine and abdomen, where all meridians of the body can be accessed. Each treatment is tailored to your individual needs.
This is a Bodywork only session that facilitates integration of the mind and body at a deeper level. The experience is slower and intentional, utilizing shiatsu, anma, and te e te. This work allows the body to guide us, and facilitates awareness release.
Any extra excursions:
Opportunities excursions or surfing lessons can be arranged through the resort at very affordable rates. Stand Up Paddling tours, hiking, or even horseback riding can be arranged.
Be sure to have a passport and get travel insurance for peace of mind.
$500 non-refundable deposit
Refunds minus deposit with 30 days notice. No refunds after Januray 1, 2019
Balance due by January 1, 2019
Featuring 1 King bed or 2 Twins beds.
Each room has been built using natural sustainable materials including stone, slate rock, natural coal and tropical hardwood. Rooms feature memory foam mattresses, plush pillows and Egyptian cotton sheets for a wonderful night's rest. AC, fan, safe, cable TV and mini-fridge. Plush beach, pool and bathroom towels. Ensuite bathroom includes hot water shower, shampoo, conditioner, body wash and lotion. Enjoy your own private hammock and deck chairs.
Featuring 1 King bed or 2 Twins beds. Junior Suites are larger in size than our standard rooms and also feature a small kitchen with dining table and chairs. Rooms feature memory foam mattresses, plush pillows and Egyptian cotton sheets for a wonderful night's rest. AC, fan, safe, cable TV and mini-fridge. Plush beach, pool and bathroom towels. Ensuite bathroom includes hot water shower, shampoo, conditioner, body wash and lotion. Enjoy your own private hammock and deck chairs.
Featuring 1 King bed.
Each room has been built using natural sustainable materials including stone, slate rock, natural coal and tropical hardwood. Rooms feature memory foam mattresses, plush pillows and Egyptian cotton sheets for a wonderful night's rest. AC, fan, safe, cable TV and mini-fridge. Plush beach, pool and bathroom towels. Ensuite bathroom includes hot water shower, shampoo, conditioner, body wash and lotion. Outside each room you can enjoy your own private hammock and deck chairs.
We will be picked up at 10 for the drive to Santa Catalina Resorts. There will be a short stop along the way and we will arrive at 4pm.
6pm -- Opening Ceremony
7pm Dinner and Cocktails