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7 Days Happy New You Yoga Retreat in Los Santos, Panama with Ewa and Valentina

Unforgettable Yoga Retreat Panama

Join Ewa Josefsson and Valentina Rose for an unforgettable New Year’s Eve yoga retreat in paradise. Enjoy Vinyasa flow with Ewa as well as alignment-based yoga with Valentina. Indulge in sunrise and sunset yoga with breathtaking ocean views of Panama. A third surprise class including body sculpting barre, meditation, breathwork, restorative, inversions, and more will also be offered. Ring in the new year with them and happy new you!

Retreat highlights

  • 3 daily yoga practices
  • Eco-friendly paper lantern make-a-wish ceremony
  • Beach bonfire on New Year’s Eve and Sansara’s firework show
  • Complimentary kayak or SUP rental and unlimited use of snorkel gear
  • Daily fresh fruit, local fair trade coffee, tea, and filtered water
  • Transportation to and from the resort and Panama City
  • Daily 3 healthy balanced meals
  • 6 nights' accommodation

Yoga styles

6 days with instruction in English
Spoken languages: English
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Sansara’s pool seems to be melting into the ocean, surrounded by handmade cabanas with tropical hardwood furniture, winding flower-lined wooden paths, and original art pieces revealing the culture of Panama. Each unique room carries the essence of the inspiring couple that created Sansara (the hosts Janel and Mike) from the recycled wood pieces and showers made out of raw stone, to the aromatherapy oil diffusers made out of crystal stones.


Ewa and Valentina create a light-hearted, fun, and genuine atmosphere. Expect to make international friends, share your story, and get a new perspective on things while having fun and enjoying the endless complimentary activities offered. Dive into the ocean or opt for snorkeling, stand up paddleboarding, and kayaking which are available at all times.

You can try the free group surf class and ride your first wave with inspiring surf teacher Nic Jacobson in which surfing sessions are available daily. Venture out on complimentary cruiser bikes through the friendly community of Cambutal, get coffee, and waffles at cafe La Finca while enjoying the lush green landscape. A spectacular New Year’s Eve awaits with the paper lantern make-a-wish ceremony, beach bonfire, and custom fireworks.


Ewa Josefsson
Yoga Alliance E-RYT 500 (Yoga)
Ewa Josefsson is a certified yoga instructor of Swedish origin based in Miami Beach where she teaches Vinyasa and Power yoga classes. Ewa's signature flow is characterized by strong sequences focusing on movement as a tool for transformation. Regularly hosting her own handstand workshops, Ewa will also gladly provide hands-on guidance to elevate your inversions. Ewa is considered one of the leading yoga instructors in Miami Beach where she is based. Ewa Josefsson has been practicing as a full-time yoga teacher since 2012. Ewa is known for intelligently sequenced power yoga and vinyasa flows.
Valentina Rose
Yoga Alliance RYT 200 (Yoga)
Born and raised in Italy, Valentina is a full-time certified yoga instructor dividing her time between Marin County, California, and Matapalo, Costa Rica. When she is not hosting yoga retreats or blogging, Valentina can be found trail running and baking a quiche. She has blended her love of travel and yoga and created a nomadic lifestyle combining the two. Valentina's unique background comes from learning with different teachers from Italy, California, and the Miami area. Her teaching is authentic, intuitive, and compassionate. She teaches alignment-based Power Vinyasa, soft flow, and Yin yoga.

Retreat location

Sansara Surf and Yoga Resort is located on a stunning black sand surf beach on the Pacific Ocean, surrounded by rolling mountaintops and dirt roads. The district of Cambutal is far off the beaten track.

Unique features


  • Cycling
  • Kayaking
  • Massage
  • Snorkeling
  • Stand up paddle boarding
  • Surfing


  • Beach
  • Café


You will enjoy three healthy balanced meals each day with local produce and fresh seafood (vegan options available). Fresh fruit, local fair trade coffee, tea, and filter-water will also be available daily.

The following meals are included:

  • Breakfast
  • Lunch
  • Dinner
  • Snacks
  • Drinks

The following dietary requirement(s) are served and/or catered for:

  • Vegan
  • Seafood
If you have special dietary requirements it's a good idea to communicate it to the organiser when making a reservation

Things to do (optional)

  • Massage
  • Surfing lessons

What's included

  • 3 daily yoga practices
  • Sansara’s firework show
  • Eco-friendly paper lantern make-a-wish ceremony and beach bonfire on New Year’s Eve
  • Transportation to and from Sansara and Panama City
  • 6 nights' accommodation
  • 3 healthy balanced meals each day
  • Daily fresh fruit, local fair trade coffee, tea, and filter-water
  • Complimentary rental for kayak or SUP
  • Unlimited use of snorkel gear
  • Complimentary beach cruiser bikes for exploring the area
  • Hypo-allergenic bedding and towels
  • Organic spa products in every cabana

What's not included

  • Additional excursions, surf lessons and / or rentals
  • Massage
  • Airfare to Panama City
  • Alcohol
  • Snacks / smoothies / juices
  • Travel insurance
  • Gratuities

How to get there

Arrival by shuttle

Ewa Josefsson & Valentina Rose recommends arriving in Panama City on December 27, staying one night in the beautiful old town called Casco Viejo in order to catch the free shuttle leaving for your final destination morning of December 28.

Similarly, you may want to spend the night of January 3 in Panama City since the free shuttle arrives late afternoon unless you find a flight that leaves later in the evening. Contact Ewa Josefsson & Valentina Rose before booking your flight and they’d love to assist you with recommended travel plans including hotels in Panama City.

Cancellation Policy

  • The deposit is non-refundable, if the booking is cancelled.
  • The rest of the payment should be paid 31 days before arrival.
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