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8 Days Earth to Sky, Reiki, Yoga, and AcroYoga Retreat Panama

  • CocoVivo Tropical Island Jungle EcoRetreat, Cristobal Island, Bocas del Toro, Panama

Joyful Panama Reiki and Yoga Retreat

Join Mehdi Zidhane and Adélia Nollet for 8 intense days of connection, joy and sharing of yoga, AcroYoga, Reiki and nature in a magnificent area, right on Cristobal Island, Bocas del Toro, Panama. Come and enjoy an entire week, immerse yourself between dreams and reality in CocoVivo Tropical Island Jungle Eco Retreat! This retreat is created as an initiatory journey between earth and sky, linking grounding and spiritual elevation, structure and creation, interiority and exchange, and matter and energy.

Highlights

  • Daily yoga classes
  • Vinyasa & AcroYoga
  • Meditation & focus sessions
  • Thai massage & Reiki initiation
  • Snorkeling & Red Frog Beach tour
  • 7 nights' accommodation
  • Return transfer by boat
  • Daily healthy meals
  • 8 days with instruction
  • French, Spanish, English
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CocoVivo Tropical Island Jungle EcoRetreat is a property consisting of several cabins built on stilts directly on the reefs and a main house behind the beachfront. Even though the island has no power, CocoVivo has solar power and Wi-Fi connection. The cabins and house are comfortable and fortunately situated very close to animals living in their natural habitat. The memories created here will be unforgettable and truly a once in a lifetime experience.

CocoVivo currently consists of five accommodations options: Diving Board Room, Sunrise Room, Hidden Treasure on the Lagoon and the Floating Cabin built on stilts hovering above the water and the big Hill House on the mountain-side overlooking the flora, wildlife fauna and lagoon below. All rooms have free access to Wi-Fi, a well-stocked kitchenette, solar-generated electricity and fresh water, providing the ideal experience of tropical life at its finest.

Amenities

  • Deck on the reef
  • Garden
  • Good Wi-Fi connection
  • Hammock on the reef
  • Laundry

Reiki Usui

Reiki practitioners use a technique they call palm healing or hands-on healing by which a "universal energy" is allegedly transferred through the palms of the practitioner to a patient in order to encourage healing.

This energy helps relieve blockages and improves physical and mental health. On this retreat, you will be introduced in the first degree of Reiki Usui and the traditional Reiki Usui techniques. After that, you will be able to transmit this energy to yourself and others.

5 axes

This initiatory journey revolves around 5 axes that will be developed throughout the 8 days. Those axes are as follows:

  • I. Yoga and AcroYoga: Interiority and sharing
  • II. Yoga and Reiki: Unity and creative energy healing
  • III. Thai massage and Reiki: Release the body and develop the sense of touch to feel and accept the circulation of the universal energy
  • IV. Meditation and Reiki: Analogy in between the different body to link to the inner self and intuition
  • V. Meditation and nature: Discover your own personal space in relation to your connection with nature and your element and discover nature immersion and energetic places and telluric energy charging

Schedule

Saturday, October 22

  • Transfer by boat between Bocas del Toro and Cristobal Island, depending on your arrival time
  • 14:00 Self presentation, energy circle, draw of tarot cards to schedule the Reiki initiation timetable, presentation of full program, Reiki (presentation, ideogram, and history), Reiki principles, and sankalpa (positive affirmations)
  • 18:00-19:30 Vinyasa yoga (visualisation), meditation (how to link with the inner self) and Gasho meditation
  • 19:30 Dinner

Sunday, October 23

  • 08:00-09:00 Breakfast
  • 09:00-12:00 AcroYoga balance foundations and spotting art
  • 12:00-12:30 Thai massage
  • 12:30-14:00 Lunch
  • 14:00-15:00 Reiki: self-treatment teaching, “what is the initiation?” followed by the effects after initiation
  • 15:00-19:00 Initiations for 4 people, free time for others
  • 19:00-20:00 Dinner
  • 20:00-22:00 Jam and improvisation

Monday, October 24

  • 08:00-09:00 Breakfast
  • 09:00-12:00 AcroYoga flows and transitions
  • 12:00-12:30 Thai massage
  • 12:30-14:00 Lunch
  • 14:00-15:00 Reiki: healing treatment teaching (Kenyoku, Byosen and hands positions)
  • 15:00-19:00 Initiations for 4 people, free time for others
  • 19:00-20:00 Dinner
  • 20:00-22:00 Jam and improvisation

Tuesday, October 25

  • 08:00-09:00 Breakfast
  • 09:00-12:00 Therapeutic AcroYoga
  • 12:00-12:30 Thai massage
  • 12:30-14:00 Lunch
  • 14:00-15:00 Reiki: chakras workshop (description and balance)
  • 15:00-19:00 Initiations for 4 people, free time for others
  • 19:00-20:00 Dinner
  • 20:00-22:00 Jam and improvisation

Wednesday, October 26

  • 08:00-09:00 Light breakfast
  • 09:00-11:00 Vinyasa yoga (grounding and inversions) and earth connection meditation
  • 11:00-15:00 End of initiation (depending on the number of people)
  • 12:00-13:00 Lunch
  • 17:00-19:00 Reiki: feelings and sharing about initiations, auras: cleansing, harmonization and sensation + biosen, rapid Reiki treatment, animals, plants, group treatment, advice, and questions
  • 19:00-20:00 Dinner
  • 20:00-22:00 Jam and improvisation

Thursday, October 27

  • 08:00-09:00 Light breakfast
  • 09:00-11:00 Vinyasa yoga (different elements) and nature meditation
  • 11:00-13:00 Lunch
  • 13:00-19:00 Trip to Red Frog Beach
  • 19:00-20:00 Dinner
  • 20:00-22:00 Thai massage + Reiki sharing, feel the energy

Friday, October 28

  • 08:00-09:00 Light breakfast
  • 09:00-11:00 Vinyasa (heart chakra opening and backbends) and heart meditation
  • 11:00-13:00 Lunch
  • 13:00-19:00 Free time: snorkeling, paddle board, yoga paddle just for fun
  • 19:00-20:00 Dinner
  • 20:00-22:00 Outdoor movie (a quest for meaning) on the reef

Saturday, October 29

  • 08:00-09:00 Breakfast
  • Energy and sharing circle
  • Reiki 1st degree graduation
  • Transfer by boat to Bocas del Toros in the morning

On this retreat, you will go on an excursion to Red Frog Beach: visit the most scenic beaches of the archipelago with a snorkel stop at Hospital Point, a top snorkeling spot!

You will also experience dolphin watching in Dolphin Bay by sunset or sunrise. It's a private experience with more than a good chance to approach dolphins very closely with your SUP-board.

  • Adélia Nollet

    Adélia Nollet avait 18 ans lorsque le Reiki entra dans sa vie, ouvrant la porte à un chemin extraordinaire. Après dix ans de pratique, elle devint maître Reiki et pu former des personnes qui souhaitaient entrer dans le domaine énergétique. Dans le même temps, passionnée de voyages, elle a vécu dans de nombreux pays, plus longuement en Nouvelle-Zélande, où elle a débuté son voyage de yoga qui se poursuit aujourd'hui. En rentrant en France, elle commença une formation de professeur de yoga Ashtanga Vinyasa (certifiée Yoga Alliance de 200 heures) avec deux excellents professeurs.

  • Mehdi Zidhane

    Mehdi Zidhane is a healer, poet, performer and eternal traveler, inspired by all his destinations. He was previously a salsa, contemporary and hip hop dancer before diving into a personal quest opening his horizons to practices such as yoga, martial arts, circus, theater, poetry, singing, intuitive healing touch, tantra and tarot. His goal is to guide his students into an exploration towards unity and infinite passion.

This retreat will take place at CocoVivo Tropical Island Jungle EcoRetreat located on Cristobal Island, Bocas del Toro, Panama. The retreat location is truly immersed between jungle and reef. The island has no roads, trails or electricity.

3 healthy daily meals with local and natural food, fresh, healthy and delicious, vegetarian or fish based will be served during this retreat.

  • Farm tour
  • Hiking
  • Kayaking
  • Stand up paddle boarding
  • Swimming
  • 3 half days of intense AcroYoga workshop
  • 4 Vinyasa yoga classes
  • 7 nights’ accommodation
  • A week support in Reiki healing techniques
  • All meals
  • All meditations
  • Daily snorkeling
  • Dolphin watching tour
  • Jam AcroYoga and improvisation
  • Linen and towels
  • Nature immersion between jungle and reef
  • Outdoor movie session
  • Red Frog Beach tour: visit of the most scenic beaches of the archipelago and snorkeling
  • Reiki initiation first level with diploma
  • Return transfer by boat between Bocas del Toro and Cristobal Island
  • Thai massage initiation
  • Unlimited use of kayaks, paddle board and snorkeling gear
  • Extra tours
  • Personal spending
  • Return flights to Bocas del Toro, Panama

Arrival by airplane

There are 1-hour flights from Panamá City's domestic airport (PAC) into Bocas del Toro Airport (BOC). If you fly from Panamá City, you will need to go from the Tocumen International Airport (PTY) to the domestic airport (30-minute taxi ride at 35 USD), unless you fly with AirPanama, which departs from both airports. If you can book a flight from the international airport before 1:30 p.m., you can make it into Bocas del Toro the same day.

If you travel from Costa Rica you can book a flight from San José: Juan Santamaría International Airport (SJO) or Tobías Bolaños International Airport (SYQ) for 1 hour. Take into account that there is also a 28 USD international departure fee from Costa Rica. Always try to book flights to Bocas del Toro in advance, Skyscanner might help.

Once you have arrived at Bocas del Toro airport, which is located on Isla Colón, the Virginia's Dock is a 10 to 15-minute walk or 1 USD taxi ride away. There, Terre Essence de Soi will happily meet you for the pre-arranged boat pick-up.

For information about the booking conditions, please send Earth to Sky Yoga an inquiry.

Verified BookYogaRetreats.com reviews

  • Review by Thomas Seaman from Buffalo, New York, USA
    10 out of 10

    "The accommodations were beautiful, the grounds of the hostel, all of the hiking paths, and the remote secluded beaches on their property were exceptionally pristine and gorgeous. A five minute walk will take you to many private natural beaches to have all to yourself. The owners of the hostel, Suzanna and her son Leo were gracious and welcoming hosts. We had all of our meals prepared for us on location by the volunteers and they were all delicious and healthy. The yoga and reiki offered by Adelia from Earth to Sky Yoga was excellent. Adelia is very knowledgeable and professional in her practices and was able to challenge the well practiced yoga practitioners as well as support the beginners such as myself. She taught me so much on this trip and always remained accessible and open to any questions. Our group consisted of people from several different countries and we all grew into a close group as the week progressed. Overall, this was a great experience and one that I would recommend to any of my friends or family. I look forward to going back sometime in the future!"

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Testimonials

  • Review by David Bru Sutherland
    10 out of 10

    "What a blissful retreat ! Just enough rest, just enough meditation and gentle yoga, with a dash of spicy hot yoga and even ecstatic dance and some great rhythm as a special topping. A perfect balance for a super weekend that we would have loved to extend for a few days ! On my list and very recommended for future retreats !"

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  • Review by Aurelien
    10 out of 10

    "Just a perfect team of professionals who know what they are talking about, what they are doing, creating a good atmosphere around you to help you find your inner, and the true you. You are just surrounded, supported, and relaxed during the whole process, letting more space for your mind to realize how good it is to reconnect to the basics: nature, sharing, energy, and senses. No such a great opportunity than one of their retreats to re-focus on what really matters."

    Earth to Sky Yoga Facebook page, edited

  • Review by Bishwanath
    10 out of 10

    "Thinking of permanently settling down! It's like heaven on earth with a lovely ambiance of virgin nature's fragrance, the vast sky above, and the endless crystal clear ocean appears to touch the sky. It looks like the almighty is just a few steps away beckoning you!"

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  • Review by Jessie Flores
    9 out of 10

    "Merci pour ce super weekend ! Beaucoup d'émotion et des moments de partages à profusion. Merci Adélia et Baptiste pour les sessions de yoga et l'apprentissage du massage thaï. J'ai adoré passé ce week-end en votre compagnie et dans un endroit privilégié ! A refaire !"

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