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Yoga and Surf Retreats Panama

On this retreat, Melissa and Mike will escort you on an invigorating journey to an epic location by the Pacific Ocean. This will be a week for you to totally immerse in yoga, surf, and various attractions at the beautiful Cambutal, Panama. Do not miss out this transforming experience where you can indulge in yoga, surf, socializing, and relaxation. If that is not appealing enough, you can always easily seek for adventures and take part in an extensive range of activities that Panama has to offer.

Retreat highlights

  • Yoga classes by the Pacific Ocean
  • Explore various local attractions on a bicycle
  • Try standup paddleboarding, kayaking, and snorkeling
  • Bonfire, cinema, and other group activities
  • Transportation and bicycles included
  • Daily healthy meals with seafood
  • 6 nights accommodation

Yoga styles

6 days with instruction in English
Spoken languages: English
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Sansara Surf & Yoga Resort is surrounded by the stunning beauty of Cambutal, Panama. This is a boutique beachfront oasis offering an inspiring fusion of yoga, surfing, and elegantly crafted accommodations. Its specialized facilities include onsite spa and restaurant, yoga classes and retreats, surf lessons and rentals. During the retreat, you will stay in luxury oceanfront cabanas with hypo-allergenic bedding, towels, and organic spa products.

Designed to inspire serenity, the zen-like atmosphere of Sansara Surf & Yoga Resort blends seamlessly with the lush nature and quiet beauty of the properties grounds. The stunning fusion of traditional design with a tropical twist promises you an experience that is both intimate and inspiring. Featuring extraordinary views of our tropical gardens, each cabana has its own private patio and is just steps away from the warm water of the Pacific Ocean.

Each cabana has incredible tropical hardwood furniture and original art that has been locally sourced and made. The rooms are perfect for solo travelers, couples, friends, or families. They are outfitted with luxurious bath products, high quality linens, air-conditioning, a mini-fridge, and safety deposit box. With an onsite restaurant, pool, and spa, not to mention the loads of rentals and activities offered, there is truly something for everyone here!

Due to the retreat's intimate nature and tranquil surroundings, Sansara Surf & Yoga Resort is unable to accommodate children under the age of 14.

Twisted Yogi Panama Surf and Yoga Retreat Program

This package aims to provide you with a perfect combination of yoga, surf, and recreation activities. There will be two yoga sessions a day taking place by the gorgeous Pacific Ocean. Warm tropical sunlight, vigorous ocean breeze, and the crystal clear waters of Panama will definitely soothe your mind, empower your practice, and rejuvenate your body.

The beach is a perfect venue for surfers at all levels with consistent waves. This package already includes SUP and kayak rental, so do not miss out the chance, even if you have never stood on the board before. Bicycles are free for you to explore this beautiful area. Additionally, there are fun activities for you to take part in, such as bonfire by the beach or cinema night under the stars, where you can socialize with like-minded retreatants.


Mike Richardson
Mike’s philosophy is simple. It is show up, not just on the mat, but in life. Be present, be humble, practice yoga, honor yourself, and see what unfolds. The classes he teaches are Bhakti Flow, Vinyasa based, focused on breath, and movement. He truly believes that there is a place for yoga in everyone’s life, regardless your of age, size, strength, flexibility, or beliefs. His greatest teachers are the students that dedicate themselves to the practice of yoga and are open to the process.
Melissa Martinez-Chauvin
A student of yoga since 1999 and a yoga teacher for nine years, Melissa brings the knowledge of the ancient texts with the heart of Bhakti to her classes. She teaches Hatha yoga poses that are mindful and sustainable to all levels and shares Sanskrit mantras. Awakened by her experience with a continuous yoga practice, she is inspired to instruct asana in a way that gives depth to the awareness of the self.

Retreat location

This retreat will take place in Cambutal, Panama. Located at the southernmost point of Panama in the Azuero Peninsula, Cambutal is a small village in the province of Los Santos, and is approximately five hours away from the capital of the country, Panama City.



  • Cycling
  • Fishing
  • Hiking
  • Kayaking
  • Outdoor swimming pool
  • Snorkeling
  • Spa
  • Stand up paddle boarding
  • Surfing
  • Swimming


  • Beach
  • Garden
  • Hammock
  • Restaurant
  • Special menu request
  • Yoga shala


  • Board rental
  • Free bicycle


During the retreat, you will be served three healthy, balanced meals each day with local produce and fresh seafood. Fresh fruit, tea, and filtered water are always available. Experience the joy and flavor of dining on fish from just beyond the surf break, and fresh vegetables from the neighbor down the road. This is fresh, healthy living at its purest form. If you have any dietary restrictions, please let Twisted Yogi know prior to your arrival so they can make sure they accommodate your needs without diminishing your dining experience.

One of the unique services offered is the beach coolers. The resort will prepare a decadent picnic for you to take along on your day at the beach or offsite excursions. Each cooler is fully stocked with all you need to stay fueled up regardless of your activities.

Things to do (optional)


Complimentary with your stay is the use of bicycles. Do not be afraid to hop on and tour the area with the wind in your hair.


Enjoy guided or unguided nature hikes through Panama’s pristine nature reserves. The nearby Cerro Hoya National Park is just one of the beautiful hiking options where you may see monkeys, macaws, coatis, iguanas, gigantic rainforest trees, and stunning orchids. You can inquire for the hikes at the resort.


Cruise the Panamanian Pacific Coastline and witness the amazing views and abundance of natural wildlife. For those wishing to fish, you can look forward to catching tuna and Mahi Mahi. You can inquire for the fishing trips at the resort.

Snorkeling and kayaking

At the resort, you can experience the area’s best snorkeling and kayaking as they are situated in a beautiful protected bay. There is all equipment onsite, ready for you to explore the reefs right outside of your cabana.

Standup paddle boarding

Glide on water and experience Panama’s stunning coastline while enjoying breathtaking views and exotic sea life from your paddleboard. The resort offers additional packages for SUP instruction for those who want to learn to SUP or improve their skills during their stay.


From the resort, you have quick, easy access to beach breaks, point breaks, and reef break surf options. With the warm, inviting water surrounding the resort, there is no need for a wetsuit. Cambutal is home to some of the best waves on the Pacific Coast, crashing along beaches that are clean and blissfully empty. The area boasts a perfect blend of geography and wind, creating prime conditions to satisfy every surfer. No matter what you are looking for, this is the ideal location for the most fun in the waves for all levels of surfers.

Swimming pool

Cool off in the stunning open air salt water pool overlooking the beautiful Pacific Ocean.

Visit waterfalls

Travel through the forest, rivers, and mountains to the most amazing waterfall and cliff jumping, coupled with stunning views of the jungle. You can inquire for the trips at the resort.

Spa treatments

You can request for spa treatments at the resort for an additional cost. Its spa is a sanctuary for relaxation and optimal wellbeing, all within the comfort of the resort's tranquil setting. This is a perfect way to escape the stress of everyday life and unwind from a day of fun, sun, and surf. Calm your senses with the fresh ocean air and experience the wellness of the massage packages. There is a variety of options on offer, including Swedish massage, deep tissue massage, Thai massage, and facial treatments, ranging from 60 to 90 minutes.

What's included

  • 1 complimentary rental of a SUP or kayak
  • 2 yoga practices a day overlooking the Pacific Ocean
  • 3 healthy, balanced meals each day with local produce and fresh seafood
  • 6 nights luxury oceanfront accommodation
  • Beach bonfire and cinema night under the stars
  • Breakfast on departure day
  • Complimentary bicycles to explore the area
  • Fresh fruit, coffee, tea, and filter-water available daily
  • Hypo-allergenic bedding and towels and organic spa products in every cabana
  • Transportation from Panama City and return
  • Unlimited use of snorkel gear
  • Welcome drinks and dinner on arrival day

What's not included

  • Additional excursions
  • Airfare to Panama City
  • Alcohol, snacks, smoothies, and juices
  • Gratuities
  • Surf instruction and rentals

How to get there

Arrival by airplane

Please book your flight to arrive at Tocumen International Airport (PTY) or Albrook "Marcos A. Gelabert" International Airport (PAC). Twisted Yogi will pick you up at the airports. The pick-up is included in the price.

Cancellation Policy

  • The deposit is non-refundable, if the booking is cancelled.
  • The rest of the payment should be paid 45 days before arrival.
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