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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!
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Besides being Vinyasa and Kundalini yoga teacher, Katherine Croston is also a health coach and workshops and classes teacher in the city to help people carry a happy, healthy, and holy lifestyle. Katherine's energy focuses on making people happy and helping them understand that this is your true nature. Her techniques are based on Bhakti yoga, the yoga of devotion, and through the power of love.
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.
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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:
Please book your flight to arrive at Marcos A. Gelabert International Airport (PAC).
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.