Santa Catalina Retreats provides surf yoga and wellness escapes for the discerning adventure traveller. Off-grid. Local. Authentic.
Yoga Retreats (1)
500RYT HATHA, OWNER SOUTHTOWN YOGA STUDIO Candace's rich teachings are informed by the knowledge, experience and wisdom that over 20 years of teaching experience provides. Through her classes, Candace takes students on a deep journey into into self-growth with a strong emphasis on mindfulness and meditation. All served up with the lightness, warmth and joy, that excuses from Candace. Yoga combined with mindfulness led Candace to greater clarity, purpose and self-love. Her creative flows, inspiring talks and uplifting playlists make her classes one you'll always want to come back to.
Jean Carlos (Oli) Camarena
ISA Certified Surf Instructor & Pro Surfer - Current National Panama Champ - ISA #2 World Surfing Games 2018
ISA Certified Surf Instructor & Pro Surfer - Sub Champ Panama Nationals 2018
Neftali (Casey) Caceres
ISA Certified Surf Instructor
GAYLE WORTH - 200RYT POWER YOGA, NLP LIFE COACH, REIKE LEVEL 1 & 11 - Gayle serves up an incredible morning flow focusing on conscious breath with vigorous and mindful asanas. Her evening classes you can expect a gentle flow to warm up your body, then unwind with some restorative and end with Yoga Nidra to help slow down the mind and connect it with your body and spirit. Gayle is a master when it comes to meditation and guided imagery, allowing you to transcend into natural levels of relaxation.
NIKKI MARTIN - 200HR RYT VINYASA, 200HR TEACHER TRAINER, 50HR RYT YIN, LULULEMON AMBASSADOR - Nikki came to yoga in 2012, drawn by the strength, grace and physical challenge of yoga and a desire to forge a path to peace and happiness in her life. As a teacher she is passionate about providing space, permission and guidance for her students to connect with and listen to their own bodies. Nikki’s classes can best be described as an energy based flow. Powerful and dynamic, movement based Vinyasa for the mornings and in the evening some slow flow combined with deep stretch to settle the body.
Lauren and Grant’s objective is to bring students stress relief, quiet the always running mind, build strength in the body, and restore the body to its natural, calibrated state. Whether you’re it’s your first time or an advanced yogi, there is nothing to worry about - both Lauren and Grant are adaptable to create amazing experiences for both. Lauren and Grant have been together for four years during which they’ve shared synchronized personal growth and spiritual journeys. They make a powerful duo helping students on and off the mat.
ELENA FAIRALL - 200HR RYT ASHTANGA/VINYASA, NCBTMB CERTIFIED TRADITIONAL THAI MASSAGE PRACTITIONER & THAI YOGA MASSAGE
from United States, February 2020
"Ours was not really a yoga retreat but more a beach workout"
The food was really good and fresh. Staff was friendly and tried hard to please. The horseback riding, the snorkling excursion and the the beach excursion made the trip, otherwise it would have been too much time at the resort itself, and the workouts were not what I had expected.
from United States, December 2019
"Santa Catalina Surf & Yoga Retreat "
My partner and I had a life changing experience at Santa Catalina Retreats. The hotel was a beautiful space, in a very quiet area of Santa Catalina. The food was served family style and was delicious! We had the opportunity to try a wide variety of local fish. Eva was an incredible yoga instructor who brought each and every one of us through an inward journey. I looked forward to the time I had with my teacher, myself, and the community at the retreat. The surf lessons were so much fun! I was a beginner and my boyfriend had a lot of surf experience. The surf instructors were professional, world competing riders who gave us such a great experience. It was WELL worth the money and HIGHLY recommend this retreat to anyone looking for an adventurous vacation.
from Canada, September 2019
"Relaxing and peaceful setting and experience "
Vickie and Sergio created a customized and peaceful week for me in Santa Catalina and responded quickly and creatively to extra requests and special experiences. I highly recommend a surf lesson with Sergio - the man has the patience and kindness of a Saint. Vickie is a beautiful soul who has the perfect balance of zen and making things happen. I can't thank you two enough for such a beautiful experience
from United States, August 2019
"A Retreat Made in Heaven"
This retreat completely exceeded expectations! It outshone every other fitness retreat I have been on in the past. Vickie is the perfect mix of professional and personable - every detail was thoughtfully executed and she was friendly and warm to boot. Sergio is a thorough and patient instructor who explains things very clearly. The local instructor who assisted him (Casey) was equally kind and talented! Last, but definitely not least, Michelle Barge is a world class yoga instructor who took the time to break down basics which we all had thought we had known (but clearly didn’t!) and pushed us to try (and achieve) harder poses than we thought possible.
In terms of the surfing, there are two options - surfing at the Playa Estero, a beach break with beginner/intermediate waves, and La Punta, an advanced break that is pretty consistently big. We are beginners so we stayed at Estero, but were consistently challenged a little more each day as Sergio picked different spots for us. It was more crowded in the afternoon, (20 surfers max) but there was plenty of room to spread out.
I loved this retreat and can’t wait to come back!
from Canada, May 2019
"Beautiful piece of paradise!"
This retreat was lovely - felt like a curated week of wellness. The location and food, yoga instructor and surf instructors were all amazing. Vicki and Sergio took care of all of the little details before I even knew that we needed them. Would recommend it to anyone looking for an active adventure!
from United States, May 2019
Everything. The food, the facilities, the activities, and the hosts was better than expected. I had a wonderful time. Vickie and Sergio are amazing hosts and go out of their way to make sure that we are well taken of and happy. Our yoga instructor was amazing and the knowledge I gained in my time with her was invaluable.
from United States, April 2019
"Good retreat, awesome hosts"
The surfing was amazing, the yoga was a very good compliment to it. The views are spectacular and the activities are very fun.
from United States, November 2018
Absolutely amazing! The best place and PEOPLE on earth.
from United States, May 2018
"Perfect vacation, had a little bit of everything!"
I loved everything about this retreat. Had so much fun surfing on small non threatening waves, yoga everyday, snorkeling, boat rides, horses, biking, or just reading by the pool to name a few. Also I’m serious about food and the food here was amazing!! So delicious, fresh and healthy!
from United States, January 2018
"Loved everything about this retreat!!"
Accommodation was beautiful, food delicious, days were well planned and amazing people