Panama Ashtanga Yoga Retreat
with Kimberly Dahlmann
March 15th - 21st, 2020
Spend a week in Panama deepening your yoga practice, disconnecting from the stress of everyday life and reconnecting to what makes your mind, body, and soul sing.
Take the time for some much-needed rest, reflection, healing, and transformation with twice daily Ashtanga yoga, overlooking the Pacific ocean, fresh healthy meals, a guided waterfall tour, intro to surfing class and much more.
This retreat is suitable for beginners to all levels of yogis
Six (6) nights, 7 days lodging at Sansara Surf and Yoga Ocean Front Resort in Cambutal, Panama
Luxury van transportation to and from Panama City (from a designated hotel location) to Sansara, Cambutal
Three (3) healthy balanced meals each day with local produce and fresh seafood. Includes arrival day dinner and departure day breakfast. Breakfast & lunch is to order and dinner is a sit down family style or 3 course meal
Vegan, vegetarian, dairy and gluten free options available: sample menu
Daily meditation and Two (2) yoga practices per day, overlooking the Pacific Ocean
Fresh fruit, local fair-trade coffee, tea and filter-water available daily
One (1) intro to surf lesson
Complimentary use of SUP boards, kayaks, snorkel gear, and bikes for exploring the area
Beach bonfire (weather permitting)
Cool off in the stunning open-air salt water pool, overlooking the beautiful Pacific Ocean (beach towels provided)
Each room has air conditioning, ceiling fans, mini fridge, organic bathroom products, hypoallergenic bedding and towels, and free wifi
ACTIVITIES & DAILY SCHEDULE
Morning meditation, pranayama, and led or mysore style Ashtanga Yoga at the oceanfront Yoga Shala.
Delicious and healthy breakfast is served from 7-10 am. Avocado toast, chai oatmeal—yum!
Afternoons are free to rest by the salt water pool, have a spa treatment, or explore with one of Sansara's many adventures. Complimentary SUP's, kayaks, snorkeling gear, bikes, and one on land surf lesson is included. Other excursions of hiking, fishing, horseback riding, catamaran and estuary tours can be organized.
Surf board rentals and packages are available. This is a wonderful time to take your surfing to the next level. Please inquire upon registration.
Lunch is served from 12-2. Poke bowl or tacos anyone?
Sunset yoga session: restorative yoga, yin yoga, alignment based movement research, yoga sutras, chanting, and different forms of deep relaxation including Yoga Nidra.
For dinner, enjoy a farm to table experience with only the best locally sourced ingredients. Time to relax and enjoy the community.
Enjoy pure luxury in one of the eleven private oceanfront cabanas that have incredible tropical hardwood furniture and original art that has been locally sourced and made. Designed to inspire serenity, the zen-like atmosphere of Sansara blends seamlessly with the lush nature and quiet beauty of the property’s grounds. Featuring extraordinary views of tropical gardens, each cabana has its own private patio which is steps away from the Pacific Ocean’s warm waters.
Each room includes air conditioning, ceiling fans, mini fridge, free wi-fi, safe for your valuables, daily housekeeping, organic bath products, and organic hypoallergenic linens.
About the Instructor: Kimberly Dahlmann
Kimberly has been leading retreats and combining her love for travel and Ashtanga Yoga for over 15. After years of traveling all over the world to study yoga, she wanted to share with students the opportunity to immerse themselves in yoga, nature, community and adventure. The best part of leading a retreat for her is the balance between dedicated practice, adventure, relaxation and healing. Take a break to nurture your spirit and play along like minded yogis at the Sansara Resort.
WHAT'S NOT INCLUDED
Airfare to Panama City – Tocumen International Airport (PTY)
Flights direct from BOS ($500-700)
Arriving Saturday, March 15th and departing no earlier than 5pm March 21st
Overnight accommodations in Panama City on Saturday, March 15th and if necessary on Saturday, March 21st. A list of hotels will be provided once registered. Hotels range from $100-200 with breakfast included. If you would like to share a room, please let me know upon registration.
One of the highlights of this trip is visiting the Panama canal and taking in more of the culture of Panama. We recommend adding a day or two to each side of your trip get the full experience! Here are some great ideas for things to do in Panama.
Surf packages, designed to take your surfing to the next level.
Excursions: boat trips, horseback riding, waterfall adventures, fishing and more
Hand crafted cocktails, designed to inspire the tropics, carefully made using only the freshest hand-pressed juices, house-made bitters and local rums and spirits. They also have a selection of local micro brewed beer and kombucha on tap!
Snacks, smoothies, juices
Travel insurance (recommended)
PRICING | RATES PER PERSON
We are happy to offer payment plans as well.
$500 initial deposit plus monthly rate would be from September-March.
$1895 Quad or Triple Occupancy | $175/month I 7 Spaces Available
$2195 Double Occupancy | $212/month I 2 Available
$2495 Ocean-front Double Occupancy Suite | $250/month I 3 Available
$3295 Single Occupancy | SOLD OUT
Space is limited. Please register early to secure your desired occupancy.
This retreat will sell out. It does every year…. Make your commitment today!!!
$500 non-refundable deposit is due to secure your spot and desired accommodation. Full payment is due 120 days prior to trip start date. All prices reflect individual rates.
Email Kimberly for more details.
Where the mountains meet the sea, located at the southernmost point of Panama in the Azuro Peninsula, Cambutal is a small village in the province of Los Santos, and is approximately five hours away from the country’s capital, Panama City. This quiet and nearly untouched area of Panama, provides the perfect backdrop for a relaxing retreat experience.
Boasting beautiful and dramatic tidal changes, stunning mountainsides, an abundance of tropical vegetation, endless wild birds and monkeys swinging through the treetops, Cambutal is an ideal place to unwind and escape this winter. Sansara is in the beach community of Cambutal. There are minimal shops on the beach, which is part of the appeal.
However, there are local corner stores, restaurants, and a coffee shop nearby. The closest neighboring town, 20-minute drive away, Tonosi, is where you can find an ATM, bigger grocery store, and a few clothing shops.
Passport Requirements + Immunizations
You must have a valid passport to travel to Panama. Please check your passport expiration date and make sure it is valid for at least 3 months after the end date of your retreat.
No immunizations are required for visiting Panama, however check with the CDC for recommendations. See more information here.
All deposits are non-refundable and full payments are non-refundable within 120 days of the retreat unless your space can be filled. The purchase of travel insurance is highly recommended for this trip, which will protect you against potential trip delays or cancellations due to airline issues, family emergencies, illness, injury, etc. We recommend checking out www.insuremytrip.com for more info.