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7 Days Sail-Surf and Yoga Retreat in Panama

  • Bocas del torro, Panama

Overview

Adventure Yoga Retreat Panama

Join this unique retreat to experience a combination of sail surf and yoga. Take some time off on the ocean away from the people, loud sounds, and the world. This surf and yoga holiday under the sun and away from your daily structures is not like your usual retreat. Enjoy a very particular set of activities bonding with amazing persons and sailing the Caribean Ocean.

Highlights

  • Daily yoga classes
  • Amazing guided surf tour
  • Unlimited use of surf board
  • Sail on board a real catamaran
  • Jungle hikes among nature
  • 6 nights accommodation
  • Daily local meals

Skill level

  • Beginner

  • Intermediate

  • Advanced

Group sizes

The maximum participants in the group is 10.

  • 7 days with instruction
  • Dutch, English, German, Spanish
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During this retreat, you will be sleeping on a confortable bed on board a catamaran. The hand-build catamaran can accommodate up to 12 guests and has enough space for everybody to chill, sleep, read a book, sunbathe, and surf with one of the 12 different boards available.

During this exclusive retreat, you will enjoy daily yoga classes to stretch, strengthen, breath, and relax with your yoga teacher, Eline. Relax practicing surf in the best swells and the unlimited use of the surf boards.

If you have no surf experience, you may take a lesson before you join the boat to be sure you know the rules, safety, and material use. There will be a guide to help you find your best waves.

After one week sailing around the Caribean, as soon as you reach another coast, you can join the group on a wonderful hike into the jungle or discover a new place. This adventure will start in Panama and the best part is that you will be able to join in a different harbor along the way.

One hike in the jungle when reaching the coast and one guided surf tour are included in this retreat.

  • Eline Schenk

    Eline is a certified yoga teacher and she also has certifications on relaxing massage, sports massage, and diverse Ayurvedic massages. Eline teaches yoga in different styles, mixed to one comforting class.

This retreat will be held on board a catamaran sailing the Caribean sea starting on Panama trough the San Blas Islands.

During this retreat, you will be served three daily locally sourced meals. Options for vegetarian and vegan will be available.

The following meals are included:

  • Breakfast
  • Lunch
  • Dinner

The following dietary requirements are served and/or catered for:

  • Pescatarian
  • Vegetarian
  • Other dietary requirements on request
(If you have special dietary requirements its a good idea to communicate it to the organiser when making a reservation)

During your free time, you may enjoy swimming in the Caribbean sea, sun bathe on the deck reading a book, and practice some snorkel.

During this retreat, relaxing massages or Ayurveda massages will be available on board the catamaran for an additional cost.

  • 1 hike in the jungle
  • 1 guided sur tour
  • 3 daily meals
  • 6 nights accommodation
  • Daily yoga class
  • Unlimited use of surf boards
  • Additional activities
  • Additional yoga lessons
  • Airfare
  • Airport transfers
  • Travel insurance

The catamaran will depart from Panama. Te exact route will be confirmed at a later date. Please let us know where you are!

  • Review by James Kirkby-bott from New Forest, UK
    10 out of 10

    "I had a fantastic time with Windsurfyoga run by Eline and Martyn. The holiday was just as advertised. The yoga was great and so was the windsurfing. My time was great fun and also rather therapeutic. I feel relaxed and calm as if I've had a brilliant holiday. The other guests were interesting and fun as were Eline and Martyn who really looked after you. They were the best part of the holiday. I would recommend it to anyone open minded enough to try this unique holiday experience and rate them 10/10."

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  • Review by Sarah from UK
    10 out of 10

    "I think this was the best holiday I have ever been on! I usually enjoy yoga, but here I felt challenged and really encouraged to try new things under safe and supportive guidance. Eline has a fantastic way of making you believe you can do anything and making sure you know exactly what to do. I felt like an Olympic medalist when I achieved something because her praise and feedback was so honest and warm. I loved the buzz of achieving something I thought I would not be able to do. Martin and Eline, I honestly felt like they became my family whilst I was there. We had so much fun, they know the island inside out, and gave the best suggestions for places to go and things to do. I now know how to make daiquiris thanks to them."

    "I have done beginner yoga before and I have enjoyed it but I fell in love with doing it with Eline. Whatever you think you cannot do, she makes it possible, whatever part of your body hurts, she fixes it. It wasn't too serious in that we could giggle about the dog doing a pee pose but it was serious in that I came away from every session feeling stronger, both physically and mentally. I will forever be disappointed from now on in any yoga class that is not taught by Eline!"

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  • Review by Mathieu from France
    10 out of 10

    "I was supposed to stay for two or three weeks, I ended up staying for six weeks, and it was a terrible pain to leave! The place is big enough and there is even a rooftop where you can sunbath or do a barbecue. I took some yoga lessons with Eline and she knows everything about it. From beginners or advanced level, you are going to learn something new. I went surfing and windsurfing with Martin and he has great advice and always choose the perfect spot depending on the conditions. There is so much to do in Corralejo, you may ask Martin and Eline, they know everything!"

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  • Review by Joan from Spain
    9 out of 10

    "I'm very happy with this retreat. There were very nice people in the house. We practiced yoga every day, the sessions were personalized, and I learned a lot of new things. Thank you!"

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  • Review by Liz from Geneva, Switzerland
    9 out of 10

    "The holiday was great. The Yoga sessions were intuitive and non intrusive on my holiday time. Elena was very accommodating and relaxed with her class timings and content. The windsurfing classes were small and very personal. Martin, the instructor, was extremely patient for someone like me who has never done windsurfing before."

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  • Review by Jessica from Netherlands
    9 out of 10

    "This was the first time that I did some yoga and I have to say that I loved it. I want to do it more often. Two times a day was really nice and it helped me to felt so relaxed after my vacation. "

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  • Review by a traveler from Netherlands
    9 out of 10

    "I loved the yoga sessions. I guess we were lucky because we had you all to ourselves almost the entire week. Eline is a very good teacher, I liked her style since it's very down to earth. She helped me to deepen my knowledge about some poses and also helped me to discover more about the effect certain poses have on my sugar levels. I've taken some of her tips with me to my yoga classes at home."

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  • Review by Claire and Catherine

    "Sadly our yoga holiday did not meet our expectations. Firstly, we were expecting to stay in a hotel or apartment with our own bathroom and a pool. This is what had been advertised on the website at the time of booking. About a fortnight before arriving, and only because I asked for the address, we were told that the hotel was too expensive and alternative accommodation had been arranged."

    "When we arrived, we found out that we were staying in Eline's flat and sharing a bathroom with the other guests. The shower frequently ran cold. There was no pool. The room itself was fine but without simple and expected items such as hangers, a mirror, a hand towel, and a safe to lock up valuables."

    "Secondly, the yoga was not good. Before booking we asked explicitly about Eline's style of teaching. We wanted high intensity flow yoga. We were reassured that this is exactly what we'd get but we didn't. Eline's style is slow and doesn't flow. Having taken yoga holidays in the past, normally the morning class is between one and a half to two hours long and the evening class over an hour. Eline's morning class was often shorter than 45 minutes with only about 35 minutes of movement and 10 minutes of savasana. The same in the evening. It was really disappointing."

    "Fuetaventura is a beautiful island with lovely beaches with white sand. The staff in the bars and restaurants are charming. And the location of Eline's apartment was close to two supermarkets and only a short walk to the beach. Thank goodness, without these things the holiday would have been a total disaster. If the holiday had been advertised accurately we would not have come. It's unlikely we'll book through bookyogaretreats again as your audit and checking process of the holidays promoted through your site clearly isn't working. We simply didn't get what we were expecting."

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  • Review by Eline

    "I am sad getting a review as bad as this, we worked our very best to satisfy both ladies on their holiday."

    "I realize that its a personal experience and we are very aware that our holiday isn't a good fit and suitable for everybody. We offer a yoga holiday with wind surf yoga, a simple holiday with daily yoga and if you prefer a bit more luxury you can include massages, breakfast, and airport transfers."

    "Cath and Claire came together, which is different from most solo travelers we have, and therefore the atmosphere in the house will be different for them. We are a guesthouse, its not my home and I would not advertise a hotel as this is not what we aim for. WindSurfYoga travels through Europe organizing; windsurfing, surfing, and yoga holidays, we keep it small and with good relaxed vibes! I understand this is not as they experienced before. I am happy that we are different. I am sad that they call me slow. "

    "Before they booked, they asked me if i could make the classes more dynamic. I answered that I can but only that week as the other weeks I have beginners and I want to take time to get into the basics. I normally teach beginners and intermediate yogi's so of course its a challenge to teach two very experienced woman. But I trust my skills, I learned Vinyasa as my teaching background and that's what I wanted to offer. I made their sequences more deep, asked there favorite and less favorite poses, and worked with it. We breathe, practice asana flowing (but with attention for alignment and the body) and in the end we make a short (five minute maybe) savasana, were sometimes some small yoga Nidra relaxation exercise will come in. I even told the ladies that they could do another pose if they do not appreciate savasana. So we never mentioned high intensity as I could not do that, I believe in yoga not fitness. "

    "Classes on the yoga holiday are taking 60 minutes, as you have two a day this makes two hours a day, leaving time for enjoying your holiday. And for most people this is enough. This is what they also asked for, they wanted just to do some yoga and enjoy their free time. I don't cut classes short, I always get told I'm taking to much time, yes when it comes to starting later I teach longer, I cant fit my sequence in 45 min, but I am glad time flew by for them. "

    "From the moment they arrived I made sure everything stayed shiny, bright, a big vegan breakfast with all on and in it. I appreciate if people notify me half way that they like a change in the class so I can actually do something about it. "

    "I really want to bring from my heart that I am sad their holiday experience was so bad, I am sorry they didn't enjoyed as much, but for my low budget easy going package with that price, I cant make more out of it than I actually did now. I cant change people's expectations. I still also hope somewhere they could take something positive out of it as we had yoga on the beach and we chatted about it too."

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  • Review by Marianne from Netherlands
    8 out of 10

    "The surf lessons would be better by separating beginner and intermediates. The SUP yoga was lots of fun and also very useful. It's nice to connect with your body, doing an active thing while getting relaxed and calm. I can feel my own body stretches and relax."

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  • Review by Roos from Amsterdam, Netherland
    9 out of 10

    "My first contact with yoga was very good and fun. Eline is professional in her yoga classes. I definitely going do to yoga more often. Everything is done with attention, really nice to get lunch to the activities, and good contact by email. When I arrived, the room and house were clean and tidy. Good atmosphere in the house. I had a really good time!"

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  • Review by Froukje from Netherland
    10 out of 10

    "You can feel a good atmosphere during the yoga class. It would be awesome if you could practice on the beach during sunset. The instructors are very helpful with everything."

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Rijsbergen, Netherlands

WindSurfYoga organizes yoga holidays, windsurf, surf, and yoga camps around the world. They love to inspire, to meet, connect, travel, discover, and grow.

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