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8 Days Thanksgiving Week Hot Yoga Retreat in Panama

  • Hotel Tierra Verde, Bocas del Toro, Panama

Bikram Yoga and Fitness Retreat in Panama

Join this yoga retreat in the Caribbean islands of beautiful Bocas del Toro, Panama, for an unforgettable week of yoga, fitness classes and more. Enjoy daily yoga and fitness classes in the beautiful studio overlooking the ocean. Join the half day workshops in vegan and raw cooking with experienced Chef Erin who will prepare together with you a menu and give you more tips for healthy living. Come on a day trip to beautiful islands, watch dolphins, snorkel or just enjoy local Caribbean food. Hot Bikram Retreats private chef will prepare delicious dishes comprising a combination of (mainly) locally sourced ingredients including fish, meat, raw and vegan options.


  • Fitness classes
  • Daily Bikram yoga classes
  • Vegan and raw food cooking workshop
  • Day trips to Dolphin Bay and Red Frog Beach
  • 7 nights cozy accommodation
  • Daily brunch and dinner
  • Cocktail sunset night
  • 7 days with instruction
  • English
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Hot Bikram Retreats first discovered Bocas del Toro 13 years ago backpacking through Central America and they were just fascinated by its location, beaches, food, people and relaxed lifestyle. There is so much to Bocas words can't even explain. You have to see for yourself. And since 13 years not much has changed in Bocas. It's still the same beautiful place and Hot Bikram Retreats just love it.

The accommodation is in either single or double occupancy at Hotel Tierra Verde on Carenero Island set right on the water. All rooms are equipped with private bathroom, air-conditioner, TV and Wifi. Single accommodation is available but limited!

  • 08:30 Morning Tea/Coffee
  • 09:00 Fitness class OR Yoga class
  • 11:00 Brunch
  • 15:00 Posture Clinic & Workshop
  • 16:30 Yoga class
  • 18:00 Free time
  • 19:00 Dinner

Day trips to Dolphin Bay and Red Frog Beach are included in the price. Snorkel, swim, relax and discover the stunning islands of Bocas del Tor.

The hotel is located on the beautiful Carenero island, just a 5 minute boat ride from the main island with its airport, shops, restaurants and night life. There are no cars on Carenero island, access to the Hotel is directly via its own pier which guarantees quietness and privacy.


  • The main island - 5 minutes by boat
  • Diving
  • Horse riding/rental nearby
  • Kayaking nearby
  • Snorkeling
  • Stand up paddle boarding
  • BBQ facilities
  • Café nearby
  • Restaurant nearby
  • Free! WiFi
  • Shop nearby

Daily brunch and dinner are included in the price with a choice of vegetarian, vegan, raw, fish and / or meat. There will be a BBQ night on the retreat. Fresh juices and smoothies will be provided daily.


  • One night dinner at a local restaurant is not included in the price.
  • Dine out in the nearby restaurants
  • Diving
  • Explore the surroundings
  • Go sunbathing at the beach
  • Have fun snorkeling
  • Horseback riding on the beach
  • Jungle hike
  • Painting workshop
  • Participate in the cooking workshops
  • Raw chocolate making workshop
  • Ride on a horse
  • Swim in the beach
  • Tour the village
  • 7 nights accommodation in either single or double (shared) occupancy at Hotel Tierra Verde on Carenero Island set right on the water (all rooms are equipped with private bathroom, Aircon, TV and Wifi) – single accommodation is limited!
  • 7 * Brunch prepared by our own Chef
  • 3 * Dinner prepared by our own Chef
  • Daily fresh juices and smoothies
  • Daily Yoga classes, posture clinics and & or fitness / bootcamp classes in a Yoga studio overlooking the ocean
  • 1 SUP / stand up paddle board / or kayak rental, try this amazing experience on the water, optional classes can be attended afterwards
  • Day trip to Dolphin Bay, Red Frog Beach – snorkel, swim, relax and discover the stunning islands of Bocas del Toro by own private boat
  • Cocktail sunset night!
  • Transfers to and from Bocas del Toro airport to the hotel

Arrival by airplane

Bocas del Toro is easy to reach by plane, bus and / or boat. The fastest way is by plane, which takes about 1 hour each way from Panama City or San Jose (Costa Rica). Please check Air Panama (they have several flights a day to Bocas). If you are arriving from Costa Rica please check Nature Air for flights. Hot Bikram Retreats are also happy to book flights for you.

Arrival by bus

If you plan to travel by bus / boat please note that the trip varies in time and takes anywhere between 7-10 hours. Hot Bikram Retreats can arrange that for you as well.

  • The deposit is fully refundable if the booking is cancelled up to 90 days before the arrival date.
  • The rest of the payment should be paid on arrival.

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    Review by Liliana White from United States

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  • Review by Anne Grace from Ireland
    3 out of 10

    "I booked a yoga retreat to Ibiza (July 9th to 16th) with Hot Bikram Retreats."

    "I paid the organiser 2286 euro through bank transfers in two instalments, email of receipt of final payment attached."

    "Details for collection at the airport were not confirmed until July 5th. The organiser reported that she was unable to contact the owner of the villa. "

    "The night prior to departure I received an email saying that we could not enter the villa until 4:00 pm, my airport arrival time was 9:30am. It was suggested that I go the the beach or to a spa hotel, (email attached). "

    "Two hours after arrival at the airport the driver organised by Hot Bikram Retreats dropped myself and three other guests to the hotel mentioned. We were told to get a taxi from there to the villa at 4:00pm. There was minimum cost of 70 euro each to use the sun loungers at the hotel, this included lunch. We had no option but to pay it."

    "We departed the spa hotel in two separate taxis, both of which could not find the villa at considerable cost to ourselves."

    "On arrival I was shown to a small dark room in the villa with no ensuite. "

    "When I pointed this out to the organiser, she showed me the shared bathroom, and said the owner misinformed her about the number of rooms with ensuites. This was the first time for the organizer to be in the villa. After much confrontation and distress to myself, I got a room with an ensuite. Two guests who arrived later were not given rooms with ensuite's which they paid for and no refunds received."

    "Breakfast was served every morning at 10:00 am and consisted of a bowl of porridge and a buffet of a small amount of bread, some cheese and occasionally a badly cooked omelett. This buffet was served outside and was every morning surrounded by wasps. No effort was made to remedy this, food was never covered. The owner agreed that there were obviously some wasps nests nearby but said they could not be found. Two guests were stung."

    "No food was available again until dinner at 7:00 pm. Dinner consisted mainly of cous cous, dinner was small served in a single serving, and was of a very low standard, image attached is the evening meal the night before departure."

    "There was no shuttle to the beach as advertised on the website, and no restaurant bookings. We were basically left to our own devices, taxis were hard to get and always could not find the villa on the return journey. One trip only to ibiza town was organised by the organizer, on this occasion she paid the taxis, but guests were left to find there own back to the villa"

    "To sum up, the retreat was very badly organised, the host showed no due care to her guests, food was scarce and below the standard expected. The yoga instruction was very good, but was marred by the entire experience at the villa."

    "This was definitely not a luxury retreat. I will never attend a retreat organised by Hot Bikram Retreats again."

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  • Review by Jessie Lambiase
    10 out of 10

    "Thank you for an incredible trip to Mexico!!! Absolutely the trip of a lifetime!!! The teachers, accommodations and food were incredible and with so many class options I could really enjoy my vacation wile still taking a lot of classes...did I mention the food was INCREDIBLE!? Anyone looking for a luxurious vacation filled with amazing experiences and great workouts look no further! Can't wait for the next one"

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  • Review by Kathleen from United States

    "Full day tour was excellent. Very excellent, knowledgeable, great teacher."

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  • Review by JoAnn from United States

    "Good balance of free time and yoga. Great teacher who has influenced my practice greatly. This week has been a great experience of meeting new people; improving yoga skills and visiting a beautiful country. Thanks to Sandra our trip was very organized and allowed us enough time to relax and enjoy our holiday. Definitely a trip to remember for a lifetime!"

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  • Review by Jackie from United States

    "Rowena is an incredible teacher. Over the past week she shared so much of her energy, I hope to have another opportunity one day to be again in her class. I would come back in a heartbeat. This was the greatest experience. I learned so much about myself, got to see others outlook on life, have THE BEST TEACHER for a week and get to relax in Sri Lanka. I am so happy I got to have this incredible experience. Thank you amazing Sandra and Rowena for this incredible experience, I truly appreciate it."

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  • Review by Siobhan from Australia

    "The tour day and sightseeing was great. I got to see everything in one day. What an inspiration to have the beautiful Rowena Jayne there day in day out. What an inspiration."

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  • Review by Svetlana and Natalia from Australia

    "Just a massive thanks. Superbly organized and we realize it takes a lot of effort to pull these things off."

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  • Review by Annette

    "An absolute awesome time at the beautiful Casa Om in Puerto Morelos this December! Christiane, you rock! For the first time in a very long time I felt like I could just relax and enjoy a vacation with such fun activities planned with an amazing group of people. Casa Om staff was beyond super! Jenilyn B., the Bikram teacher, is fantastic! Julia (masseuse) is wonderful! Christiane rocks! She goes above and beyond to make sure everyone is having a good time and feels part of the group, even organizing a cake for my birthday, an extra thank you for that! I would definitely recommend joining a trip soon. I hope to plan another one again soon too!"

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  • Review by Sinad

    "I had a fantastic time at the beautiful Casa Om in Puerto Morelos. The yoga instruction was exceptional, the food was so clean and healthy and all the other yogis were great fun. I would definitely recommend a holiday with Hot Bikram Retreats."

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  • Review by Linda

    "I loved my yoga retreat in Bali with my mother. We loved practicing together with fabulous teachers and enjoying all Bali has to offer. See you again!"

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  • Review by Sam

    "I absolutely loved the week I spent in Koh Samui with you guys! I met some great people, in particular our amazing teacher, Naomi. It was a great week full of Bikram yoga, good food, and lots of coconuts on a beautiful island!"

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  • Review by Renu

    "The Hot Bikram retreats is an amazing experience, allowing you to travel to exotic places, make new friends and enjoy plenty of yoga! Christiane and Sandra are great at having everything organised to the last detail and the perfect hosts. Ideal for Bikram yogis who love to travel!"

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  • Review by Nicole from United States

    "This was such an amazing experience. Christiane is great at what she does and all of her timing of the events and all the events planned were very well thought out and really give you a great experience. I have a ton of confidence in her coordination and planning that I will join another Retreat. I am so glad I picked this retreat, this has been such a memorable experience. I came by myself and felt very at home and welcomed. Next time I will bring my friends, I would recommend this for anyone who wants a vacation and to practice Bikram Yoga is a very good balance between both."

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  • Review by Crystal from United States

    "I am leaving this retreat with so many memories of laughing with these wonderful women. It was everything I could have wanted from a retreat. The food was awesome. Completely trusted Christane in recommendations for everything. She was a great leader. I liked how flexible the schedule was so we could modify if needed."

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  • Review by Stacie from United States

    "Hanging out with Christiane was like hanging out with a friend that always has your back and shows you a good time. Perfect mixture of yoga and fun times and excursions."

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  • Review by Karli from United States

    "Thank you for having me and for organizing such a fantastic Retreat. This week far exceeded all of my expectations and I hope to relax together again soon. The schedule also from and activities and timing stand point, it was perfect. The sailing tour was the highlight of the week - really beautiful"

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  • Review by Emma from United States

    "Overall, this has been the most amazing trip I have taken and on top of this, the yoga was included. Christiane put a lot of work into this trip and everything was set up perfectly. The group of women I was with were all so sweet and nice. I really enjoyed Bocas and I plan on coming back for next year's retreat. Karli’s classes were amazing, she is very yoga intelligent. All of the excursions were awesome too - I loved the catamaran boat ride to starfish beach. Also the surfing lessons were awesome and it was cool learning an activity that the locals do."

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  • Review by Shelly from United States

    "Christiane knows what she is doing. She is able to suggest things to do and places to go as we moved through the week. She is great fun to be around and I trust her experience running these retreats. Karli was fantastic and a gem of a yoga teacher. She brought a level of yoga experience to the week that I was not expecting. Her experience took the week to a whole other outstanding level. I liked the excursions variety, the food and private chef was amazing. That was a 10!"

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  • Review by Marci

    "The retreat I did in Bocas Del Toro Panama was one of my best vacations ever. Great people, great place, and an amazing experience. They do the best job of making you feel welcome and accommodating your every need. Book a retreat, you will not be sorry!"

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  • Review by Victoria from United Kingdom

    "Loved everything! Had a perfect amount of thing to do in the time allocated!"

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  • Review by Lauren from United States

    "You really did an extraordinary job. All are great women; great attitude on life, travel, food, yoga. I am inspired by you all."

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  • Review by Cassandra from Australia

    "Thank you. It was great. Don't want to leave. A great place to unwind, relax, and enjoy life."

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  • Review by Andrea from United States

    "Improve your yoga practice; enjoy your life in a beautiful setting with yoga and sun. Great food, new friends, body treatments and so much fun Christiane and her team make it an amazing experience. Namaste!"

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  • Review by Kirrily from Australia

    "Both Linda and Rowena are amazing teachers and such positive energy. Love meeting other people from around the world. The raw food lecture was an eye opener."

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  • Review by Justine from Taiwan

    "Thank you guys so much for doing this retreat. It was very well organized and we both had such a wonderful time. Thank you"

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  • Review by James from Australia

    "Thank you once again Christiane. Really enjoyed Hot Bikram Retreats in Bali! Thank you to Carla it was lovely to meet her and she was very helpful and friendly. Linda was great, loved Rowena. Thanks!"

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  • Review by Bess from Taiwan

    "The retreat was amazing. I really had a great time. Thank you very much. Loved the Rowenas food demonstration and nutrition class."

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  • Review by Brianna from Australia

    "Absolutely loved it. Great location and area and wonderful people. The yoga studio was great and the posture clinics were so helpful. I can now do several postures that I couldn't before the retreat. Loved the excursion too."

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  • Review by Andrea from United States

    "Improve your yoga practice, enjoy your life in a beautiful setting with yoga and sun. Great food, new friends, body treatments, and so much fun. Christiane and her team made it an amazing experience. Namaste!"

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  • Review by Karen from Israel

    "Thank you for making a lifelong dream of mine come true! You have set the stone on how I would like to travel from now on."

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  • Review by Bonnie from United States

    "Christiane, both you and Carla were amazing and made all of this happen. Thank you for all your organization and professionalism. There was always a balance with so many different personalities. Thanks for being such a great hostess. Loved the classes, the location, and all the women from around the world."

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  • Review by Alex from Australia

    "Thank you so much for your organization, attention to detail, kindness, and attitude. I am so glad that these retreats are run by such a down to earth, intelligent, and well- rounded women. I am inspired on a yoga level and a business level. You do a great job. You nailed it!"

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  • Review by Nicole from United States

    "I showed up to my first retreat with Hot Bikram Retreats at the tail end of a bad divorce. I was in an emotional turmoil and felt like my life had been turned upside down. At that first retreat, I met the most amazing, smiling, wonderful Sandra and I knew I was in the right place. Then, I ended up at the second one in Panama and met the fun, passionate, amazing German Christiane. I made friendships to last a lifetime and I am very grateful to have you all in my life. I look forward to every adventure we have together! Then in Thailand, just when I thought it couldn't get any better, I met more amazing ladies whom I'm sure I'll see again soon! I just want to say a big thank you for all the efforts you put into organizing and planning these retreats. I can honestly say they have dramatically impacted my life, improved my yoga practice and life, left me with amazing friends, and made me a better person. I know it sounds cheesy but its true! You guys are the best and the retreats are awesome. Thank you for everything."

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  • Review by Sonya from United States

    "This was my third Bikram yoga retreat with Hot Bikram Retreats but definitely not my last! Through each retreat my practice gets stronger, I travel to new countries and reconnect with friends that I've met through each retreat. I look forward to reconnecting with friends I've made in Thailand at the next retreat!"

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  • Review by Liz from United Kingdom

    "Hot Bikram Retreats was just what I needed to relax and decompress while also improving my practice. I loved the posture clinics with Lola!"

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  • Review by Renu from United Kingdom

    "The yoga teachers were really good and I learned a lot about minor adjustments. I really liked John's style of teaching and the hands on adjustments which were really useful. Lola's posture clinic was very informative. Natalie was awesome, great voice and very calm! Overall, another great week in a beautiful location and plenty of great yoga. I learned a lot from some great teachers!"

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  • Review by Natalie

    "The Bocas retreat was amazing! It was the perfect balance of fun, relaxation, and healthy exercise. I loved spending the mornings surfing, afternoons in the Bikram studio overlooking a beautiful marina, and evenings having a blast with the great new friends I made. Christiane and Sandra really know how to organize an awesome week! I can't wait for the Bali retreat!"

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  • Review by Georgina

    "The best decision I've ever made! I was initially nervous as I'd never been on a retreat before. Christiane was amazing, Casa Om was sublime. I learned so much from our awesome Bikram teacher, Jenilyn, and made great friends. It was a fantastic group. I already booked my next retreat. Definitely try it!"

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  • Review by Sally from Australia

    "Had a wonderful time. Great people, great food, and amazing yoga!"

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  • Review by Sam and Anne from Netherlands

    "Cool people, hot yoga, great teacher - all the ingredients for an amazing Bikram yoga retreat."

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  • Review by Yiolanda and Craig from United Kingdom

    "We had such a wonderful week locking our knees in paradise. It was such a pleasure meeting new people from all around the world, you have done a great job at organizing a fantastic retreat, and we're happy to have been part of the first one, and look forward to many more to come. Thank you."

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  • Review by Candy
    10 out of 10

    "The Bocas retreat was an amazing experience! I had the opportunity to meet people from all over the world in paradise! Christiane and Derek, you know all the love I have for you! By the way, the food was awesome! I didn't join surfing lessons I was able to work out with hardcore boot camp! Thanks again! I will definitely, attend a hot Bikram retreat at another paradisiacal location! Keep it up!"

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  • Review by Mel
    10 out of 10

    "This retreat was a life changing event for me! So many great people! Afton was an amazing instructor with such amazing energy! It was hard to come home."

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  • Review by Louise
    10 out of 10

    "Hot Bikram Retreats is a well-organized Bikram yoga retreat mixed with relaxation. The schedule runs as such that you can learn in the workshops and go on to practice in classes. The food, studio, and spa facilities are excellent. Sandra, Christiane, and the teacher Oz were professional, organized, fun, and very generous with their time. I'm grateful to have met such a great group of people and enjoy learning about myself and practice. Thank you!"

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  • Review by Georgina from United Kingdom

    "If you're thinking of going on a Hot Bikram Retreats, do it! It's an adventure of a lifetime! Christiane and Sandra have this nailed and you will have an amazing time. I keep going back. It's so good!"

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  • Review by Simon
    10 out of 10

    "After feeling a little apprehensive about signing up for a yoga retreat - I had one of the best holidays of my life! Hot Bikram Retreats did a fantastic job in combining surfing with yoga classes while leaving enough free time to explore Bocas as well as have some fun times sampling the local rum. I will be back!"

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  • Review by Nicole
    10 out of 10

    "Hot Bikram Retreats is amazing! My first retreat with Hot Bikram Retreats was in Bali and it was so wonderful that I returned for a second one in Bocas Del Toro Panama. Christiane and Sandra out did themselves this retreat. The retreat was full of amazing food (thanks Erin), fun activities, wonderful and cozy accommodations (thanks Cookie and Ivan), fun surfing, and of course lots of yoga! The retreat was exceptional. Every retreat I've met amazing individuals and have built friendships to last a lifetime. Hot Bikram Retreats is great for yoga practitioners of all levels that love to travel. I'm looking forward to joining in another retreat soon."

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  • Review by Tim
    10 out of 10

    "I had the best time ever on Hot Bikram Retreat in Panama. I loved spending a week in paradise in the Bocas Del Toro islands with great new friends I met along the way. The food cooked by our personal chef was of excellent quality. Both the yoga and surfing classes were so much fun and I feel revitalized after the retreat. Can't wait to come back on another retreat in 2014 and 2015."

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  • Review by Maree
    10 out of 10

    "I enjoyed the Bali retreat I attended this year. The delightful food and meeting like-minded people all with the mix of yoga was a wonderful experience. I am glad I gave myself this enjoyable time and look forward to the next."

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