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4 Days Hiking and Yoga Retreat in Panama

  • La Petite Maison Panama - Lodge & Restaurant, Volcán, Bambito, Chiriqui, Panama

4 Days Hiking and Yoga Retreat in Panama

  • La Petite Maison Panama - Lodge & Restaurant, Volcán, Bambito, Chiriqui, Panama

Yoga Retreat Panama

Yoga Retreats in Panama invites you to a yoga retreat in the middle of the tranquil Cerro Punta countryside. The setting is cozy, cool, and a reflection of a nurturing environment that will host your yoga holiday. It is a place where you can find yourself and learn how to adjust your lifestyle to suit you and your health. The holiday is combined with the main activity, which is climbing the Baru Volcano. It is best to ensure that you are used to a moderate to high-level sports activity for this adventure!


  • Yoga classes
  • Hiking and climbing sessions
  • Freedom to customize excursions and activities of choice
  • Experienced guide to climb the volcano and yoga instructor
  • Fitness activities in the beautiful highlands of Panama
  • Gifts of magical views and empowerment trips
  • Breakfast and dinner meals
  • 3 nights’ accommodation
  • 4 days with instruction
  • English
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Throughout your stay, Yoga Retreats in Panama guests will be hosted at La Petit Maison Lodge and Restaurant. This Swiss style, cozy, and a sweet accommodation is located in the ancient village of Volcan, on the foothills of the famous Volcan Barú. This quaint village has been inhabited continuously for generations, prized for its location and beauty.

Volcan is also conveniently located for those interested in making day trips to the famous towns in the area, including Boquete, Cerro Punta, and Las Olas. The hotel has three houses which are all wood and spacious, making room for twenty people, combining a traditional feel with modern comforts. The restaurant is also one of the mainstays of the property. Through sourcing of local produce, it became bright and charming restaurant featuring delicious French-Panamanian dishes.

This retreat is for very active people who know that their energy levels and stamina are strong and that they have been practicing healthy habits that permit them to carry very high-intensity activities.

Day 1: The journey starts

The whole group will leave Panama at exactly 06:00. The meeting point will be at Cafe Boulevard, Avenida Balboa, Panamá. Do not worry if you are hungry because the team will pick up sandwiches and snacks for all before leaving. The approximate time of arrival to Volcan, Panama is at 15:00 and by that time, you can already check-in to your room. A yoga in the afternoon will also take place. A sumptuous dinner will be served, after which is your free time to take a lot of rests for the next day.

Day 2: The hike

A rise-and-shine Yin yoga will be conducted to prepare all the participants for the hiking activities. It is a forty-five minute stretch at 05:30 is also part of the activity but is optional. The hiking journey will begin at 06:30 with a professional guide through the volcano. Since it is a whole day activity, Yoga Retreats in Panama will pack snacks, lunches, and dinner meals for everyone.

The volcano activity is very intense thus a full workout is needed to immerse into this kind of activity the entire day. You can also sleep, eat, celebrate, and simply rest. The estimated arrival time is at 11:00 until 16:00 depending on the level of activity of the group.

Day 3: Re-entering Volcan and decompression day

An optional Restorative yoga for the muscles and joints will happen at 07:30. This style of yoga helps cure muscles aches as you start feeling the vibration of all the work you did the day before. Everyone will start coming down at around 08:30 and will get to the destination around 15:00. Breakfast and lunch will still be served. The rest of the day is set for all participants to tour around the town of Volcan to explore different coffee shops, strawberry fields, and surroundings. Yoga and wine tasting is also part of this day. A dinner in the house with the community and friends will surely be a fun night.

Day 4: The new beginnings

A rise-and-shine Yin yoga will be conducted 08:30. It is a flow to ignite your entire soul with live music and mantras for calling on the elements and the land. A nature hike around magical Cerro Punta will be the last activity. After lunch, you will leave from the town of Volcan and be back to Panama City.

Flexible options

Tuscan Fitness wants to give you the chance to get away, rejuvenate, and restore your body in whichever way you need to. Yoga Retreats in Panama understands that each person has different desires and needs and they are willing to accommodate you.

Of course, if you wish to follow the general itinerary, you can view it above and choose that, or stay, and do your own thing at specific times. The beauty of this retreat location is that you can take as much or as little time from exploring the activities and you can even opt to simply do the things you like, or even rest, and just relax.

A volcano climbing activity with a professional guide is part of the package. Volcan Barú is nestled on the left bank of the river Arno and the hills of Chianti, Volcan Barú is an active stratovolcano and the tallest mountain in Panama, at 3 474 meters (11 398 feet) high. It lies about 35 kilometers from the border of Costa Rica. Due to its height and Panama's relatively short width, it is possible (though relatively rare) to see both the Pacific Ocean and the Caribbean Sea from Volcán Barú's peak on a clear day.

  • Katherine Croston

    Katherine Croston is the founder of Yorepa and she loves to travel and visit her teachers worldwide to learn more and keep sharing the love on her retreats. She is obsessed with nature, elevating herself and other people and the power of love. Katherine is also a trained Vinyasa and Kundalini yoga teacher as well as a certified health coach and chef. Her techniques address Vinyasa style alignment, Bhakti yoga in its devotion and lessons in love as well as Kundalini yoga for its power for deep transformation and manifesting the highest self.

  • Yasmin Fudakowska-Gow

    Yasmin is a professional wellbeing coach, speaker, and writer. She is an accredited naturopathic doctor specializing in Ayurveda and has taught yoga around the world for over 15 years. In 2010, she completed her 108 days of 108 sun salutations and then became the first woman to break the Guinness World Record for the longest yoga marathon lasting for thirty-two hours. That initiative made headlines worldwide and raised more than 15,000 USD for charity.

The mystical villages of Volcán and Cerro Punta are located just inside a province called Chiriquí, located in the upper north part of Panamá and is often considered the center of the coffee, fruit, and veggies produce, making it an ideal place to visit.

The area around the volcano is typically the highlands of Panama, complete with rolling green hills, as well as the view on the horizon of farms, cypresses, strawberry fields, and coffee plantations that extend as far as the eye can see. This quaint village has been inhabited continuously for thousands of years, prized for its location and beauty.

Nearby places

  • Boquete - 45 minutes
  • Bocas del Toro - 2 hours and 30 minutes
  • El Valle - 7 hours
  • Panama City - 9 hours
  • Hiking nearby
  • Barbecue facilities
  • Garden
  • Terrace
  • Free Wi-Fi
  • Library

Yoga Retreats in Panama aims to provide you with a well-rounded diet that will be nutritionally balanced, wholesome and satisfying. It is their belief that you can be happy and healthy through every activity you do and the food is one of them, keeping it vibrant and delicious is their game. They will team up with Chef Stefan at La Petit Maison for this retreat and create a fantastic menu which you will be lovingly delighted to try.

The food will be super healthy and light yet anything but bland as they realize it is not fair to come to a retreat and not take advantage of the fabulous food the region has to offer. They strive to source food locally, thus not only getting the freshest food possible but also lowering the carbon footprint. The chef and resident nutritionist will be on-call to help you with personalized advice upon request, and give you meal options for you to try at home. This will not be a diet. It will be the beginning of your journey towards a slimmer, stronger, and happier you!

Yoga Retreats in Panama encourages you to do whatever you need to in order to have the health holiday that you need, one that will make you feel stronger and happier. Life is too fast paced and does not provide enough respite for one's health, and so coming to this retreat gives you a chance to get away and repair whatever is broken. Whether you need sleep, exercise, or a lot of amazing food and wine.

If you have any particular requests for possible activities, please let Yoga Retreats in Panama know as they will do our best to make them happen. In the meantime, here is a list of the additional activities you can enjoy while at retreat:

  • Biking
  • Cheese tastings
  • Cooking and wine tastings
  • Hiking
  • Horseback riding
  • Native arts shopping
  • Nature walks
  • Tour of coffee plantations
  • Tour of strawberry fields
  • 3 nights' accommodation
  • Daily breakfast and dinner
  • Different hikes and field trips
  • Fun and empowerment activities
  • Hiking adventures
  • Personalized advice on health, fitness, and nutritional meals
  • Transfer from nearby bus station to and from retreat
  • Yoga sessions
  • Airfare
  • Basic camping needs
  • Camping tents
  • Lunch meals (November 3 and 6, 2016)
  • Specialized tours

Arrival by airplane

Please book your flight to arrive at Marcos A. Gelabert International Airport (PAC).

Arrival by bus

You can take a bus from Panama City's modern bus terminal located in Albrook beside the airport to the David bus terminal. This trip takes about seven hours and takes you through the provinces of Panama, Cocle, Herrera, and Veraguas. The bus ticket from Panama City to David costs 15.25 USD one way. In the David bus terminal, you can take a bus to Cerro Punta. The bus trip takes about two hours with stops in the towns of Concepcion and Volcan. Bus fare from David to Cerro Punta is 3.50 USD.


  • N 08°50.918' latitude and W 82°35.811' longitude
  • A reservation requires a deposit of 100% of the total price.
  • The deposit is non-refundable, if the booking is cancelled.

Verified reviews

  • Review by Luz
    10 out of 10

    "I enjoyed so much this retreat, it was pure magic, the place, the classes, the food and the people! having the opportunity to have this experience gives me so much peace that for sure I will repeat it... soon." website, edited

  • Review by Blake Rawdin, MD, MPH
    10 out of 10

    "I feel so grateful to have met you all and to have spent an incredible week surrounded with love, beauty, and song! What a delicious retreat and opportunity to reconnect with Source! Thank you everyone for creating this experience, and especially to our facilitators, hosts, and teachers, Katherine, Neil, Kasia, Brian, David, and EcoVenao!" website, edited

  • Review by Brea Burke from Panama
    10 out of 10

    "I could not have dreamed of a better experience than yoga retreats in Panama. The experience was freeing, creative, and inspirational. The fusion of a paradise setting, deep practices, genuinely beautiful people, and amazing food was unforgettable and transformative. I highly recommend this retreat to anyone seeking a unique experience." Website, edited

  • Review by Michael
    10 out of 10

    "The retreats just what I needed. You and Erin took care of us all so well. The juices and soups were delicious and I didn't feel any hunger whatsoever. Slowly slowly I started to feel better and better throughout the week. You teach with so much love and compassion and have so much empathy for each and everyone one. It was a blessing to be part of such an experience. Love, light and blessings my Bhagavati" website, edited

  • Review by Erin Morper from Massachusetts, USA
    10 out of 10

    "My experience with Yoga Retreats in Panama was one of the most incredible and profound of my life. Not knowing what to expect, I went to Panama with an open mind and came home with an open heart. Katherine and Brian nourished us with the most delicious yoga, food, and love that my entire being got exactly what it needed every day. This retreat experience is for you if you feel like you need a reset in your life and are yearning for some peace of mind and clarity. You'll return to your daily life a happier, healthier person!" website, edited

  • Review by Vanesa Curutchet from Canada
    10 out of 10

    "I do yoga retreats yearly and even lived in an ashram for 2 months, so I'm very familiar with the benefits of these kinds of getaways. This year was different for me because I was introducing my boyfriend, to this whole experience and I was really hoping that he would embrace the whole thing whiteout feeling like it was a foreign world. I have to say that from the moment we walked in we felt welcomed, like a family.The food Kathy would prepare was wholesome and as good or even better than the food your Abuelita would make you. The love was the #1 ingredient. The Yoga was uplifting and sensorial, with music and aromas that would stay with you beyond your practice. The inner spiritual work was beyond the physicality of the practice. This was one of the most rejuvenating experiences for both of us, he got sold on the whole yoga retreat and wants to make this an annual experience.I could not agree more and feel that I will always owe you Kathy the gift of wanting to spend more time in the kitchen cooking with love, uplifting vegetarian foods for my friends, and family. You were so beautiful to see!" website, edited

  • Review by Erik

    "Attending the yoga retreat in Panama was an amazing and life-altering experience. The yoga instruction, food, and lodging were all super! Furthermore, the location and scenery were absolutely breathtaking. We formed beautiful friendships and I left the retreat with deeply rooted feelings of gratitude, joy, and freedom.", edited

  • Review by Andii from United States
    10 out of 10

    "Erin and Katherine, thank you so much for the amazing experience! Had to do a juice cleanse after the retreat because I couldnt handle the thought of going back to my old eating habits! Also, started taking yoga classes this week. Love it!", edited

  • Review by Joannie from United States
    10 out of 10

    "My first yoga retreat experience was absolutely memorable! The energy, the yoga, the head stand, the paddle board, the water, the turtles, and the people made this trip a dream come true. Thank you first putting it out there that this is a non judgement retreat, it really helped me become comfortable in my own skin. The teachers have given me a different perspective on yoga and in life.", edited

  • Review by Erin from United States
    10 out of 10

    "I'm left with the afterglow of being in the presence of all of your loveliness for an entire week. I learned so much from each and every one of you. Thank you for sharing space and energy with me. It was such a pleasure.Love and light always.", edited

  • Review by Teresa Martinez from United States
    10 out of 10

    "I have been blessed to participate in a few retreats with Katherine at Yoga Retreats in Panama in Playa Venao. The retreat was truly a perfect way to decompress and renew on so many levels. The location is beautiful and spectacular. The retreat is set up with an awesomely delicious and healthy menu, yummy. The activities are transformative. The yoga classes and sessions are profound in so many ways. Katherine and Brian are awesome together and bring such divine mixing energies. I highly recommend this and more retreats. " website, edited

  • Review by Ciara Kirby from Ireland
    10 out of 10

    "I and my husband have had the great pleasure of participating now in several of the yoga and surf retreats with Katherine and Brian. The energy, light, love, nurturing and transformation that happens during these beautiful retreats is profound and I feel renewed and refreshed at a deep level every time I leave. I also see this happening for each participant that commits to the retreat, they leave feeling expanded, nourished and alive. It is not only a fun adventure with amazing people in a tropical beach paradise it is also a very safe and healing space that Kathy and Brian create for people to open up, allow their vulnerability and to be themselves. It really is a space of unconditional love, this comes through the food by the amazing and sweetie pie organic chef Erin, the powerful yoga classes, the workshops and the yummy hugs. Book in, you won't regret it, it will change your life. Personally, I can't wait for the next one!", edited

  • Review by Chapron Franois from Canada
    10 out of 10

    "I had the best yoga experience in Panama with Anna Karina and Katherine. They are great teachers, full of love, and eager to share their knowledge and practice.The detox part was a bit challenging at the beginning if you never did it in your life, but after three days, it felt natural and easy. At the end, I felt very strong mentally and physically. I highly recommend it. As far as the place is concerned, El Valle de Anton, it was magical. Being surrounded by mounts and forests is perfect for meditating and recharging one's batteries.I will renew this yoga retreat experience." website, edited

  • Review by Wichert Tjerkstra
    9 out of 10

    "Today I had mine first Kundalini yoga lesson in Amsterdam and of course not as good as in Panama! I missed the good music as well! Thank you and see you another time!" website, edited

  • Review by Maria Gilma Arrocha
    10 out of 10

    "Una experiencia para compartir - el dia de hoy requiere de nosotros parar y limpiar para entender, el Yoga con Detox nos da la oportunidad de encontrar un camino mas claro para nuestros retos y con ello crecer."

    "Luego de muchos años de practicar Yoga tome la aventura en un momento de duelo de mirar hacia adentro, limpiar mi cuerpo y compartir camino con Almas increíbles sintiendo la Unidad de este cambio que vivimos como Humanidad." website, edited


  • Review by Luz

    " Hi! This was an amazing experience, I was just looking for nice yoga classes and a week nearby the beach, and got so much more; new friends, swimming on the ocean, essential oil knowledge and 3 pounds less! and as I said a light heart, problems are still here but they don't seem so big now. Thanks Katherine, you were an amazing host, chef, teacher and many things more, Gracias, Gracias, Gracias."

    "Brian, Kasia you are wonderful and encouraging teachers and I learned and appreciate Kundalini yoga, even the goofy dance style."

    "Carolina and Neil, you were always in the background but assuring we all were enjoying our time there."

    "David N. I have to confess I had no idea who you were but now your songs are in my Spotify list."

    "Special mention to my roommate, Jamie, girl you rock!"

    "See you all in life!"

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  • Review by Brea Burke

    "The ERES Retreat at Azul Paradise on Bastimentos Island with Katherine Croston and Erin Moens was exceptional! I could not have asked for a better experience. The setting at Azul Paradise is truly a gem and makes for a great atmosphere for relaxation and inspiration. Katherine is a fabulous teacher who is able to guide you to a comfortable space that connects your heart with nature. Her daily practices are just the right amount of depth and cleansing. Erin, is no doubt an incredible chef offering some of the most unique delicious local food I have ever tasted. With amazing massages, facials, and island tours the whole experience was healing and unforgettable. I highly recommend this retreat to anyone looking for a long lasting memory of yoga in a paradise setting. I could live this way! Much love girls."

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  • Review by Aimee Baxter from Europe

    "I can still feel the love, compassion and wisdom from our shared experienced in Panama and I am radiating that energy outwardly in NYC. Thank you to each one of you for infusing your energies and sacred gifts (especially to our wonderful cadre of teachers!) in the retreat and creating a memorable experience in our all of our hearts. "

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  • Review by Rema Iyer from United States

    "Thank you so much for a wonderful getaway. It was exactly what I needed - I felt like I had taken 2 months off not 9 days, feeling absolutely refreshed. It was great to meet all of you and experience new and wonderful styles of teaching. Thank you for all you dedication and attention to all of us and making us feel right at home.Thank you to all the participants who shared your stories and lives with us for the week. I am in awe of all of you and grateful to have met each one of you. I hope our paths cross again!"

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  • Review by Andrea Vargas from United States

    "It has been a busy week getting back to reality here in New Mexico! I'm barely getting caught up on e-mails. Just wanted to take a second to tell all of you to thank you! It was an amazing week! What a beautiful surprise to have started the journey with complete strangers (except for my dear friend Brian, of course), and at the end of it, feeling like each of you was a part of my family.I had beautiful moments with each of you, that I won't ever forget. There were moments during the week, with the sights and sounds of the ocean and the jungle that were so overwhelming, I felt as if my heart would burst! Driving back to the city was such a bittersweet experience, as we all were singing along to Natalie's playlist, I reflected with tears in my eyes as I said 'hasta luego' to the beach. I can feel everything that we worked on manifesting in my daily life. Trying to take a moment to really listen to everyone that comes into my office, and at the very least look every person in the eyes and not try to just hurry on to the next thing. Kathy, Grace and Brian, you are each beautiful rays of sunshine! I wish you love and success as you go on to share your practices. I have been raving to everyone that will listen about this experience and I hope to send more student your way!!I really believe that slowing down and really taking the time to understand each other could be the key to healing the world, one heart at a time. Know that each one of you has a home, if you ever come to visit New Mexico!"

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  • Review by Dov Shapiro from United States

    "Beautiful words from two very beautiful people. Thanks to all of you for helping make this retreat so special for Vanesa and I. We experienced friendship, mutual respect, and love from all of you, and we are so grateful. As a result of this time together, Vanesa and I have grown closer together, and our spiritual path has aligned even further.This trip helped shape our love for each other exponentially. Thanks to breakthroughs we each shared with one another, we have fallen deeper in love, and words cannot effectively share my sentiment when I say - Thank you to all for helping make this happen. I hope to see you again, but until then, be good and take care of yourselves"

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  • Review by a traveler from Europe

    "Such a beautiful an open group we had this magic weekend. Thank you guys! for showing up for yourselves, for being open and for sharing your light, for as we allow ourselves to shine our light, we give permission to others to also be who they are and shine their own light. I enjoyed seeing each and every one of your smiles every day.Please keep up the light. As you move forward on your journey, you will be blessed with peace, prosperity, and luck. Blessings, Sat Nam, Namaste"

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  • Review by Grace Villalaz from Europe

    "Thank you guys for showing up for yourselves, for being open and for sharing your light, for as we allow ourselves to shine our light, we give permissions to others to also be who they are and shine their own light. I enjoyed to see each and every one of your smiles every day and please keep up the light. As you move forward on your journey, you will be blessed with peace, prosperity, and much good fortune."

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  • Review by Josie Skelly

    "It's near impossible to find the words to express my gratitude for your magical retreat! All aspects far exceeded my expectations! I grew a lot. I learned a lot. I met amazing people. I did wonderful yoga and was reintroduced to meditation that was truly spiritual to my core. You are a light Katherine, thank you to you and Anna for a perfect experience of light and love!"

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  • Review by Colleen from United States

    "It was great to spend the week with each of you and enjoy such a magical place together. It was very hard to come back to the reality of home. I hope each of you is having a fantastic week."

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