7 Days Awaken to Bliss Meditation and Yoga Retreat in Bocas del Toro, Panama

  • Vista Azul Resort, Carenero Island Trail, Bocas del Toro, Panama

7 Days Awaken to Bliss Meditation and Yoga Retreat in Bocas del Toro, Panama

  • Vista Azul Resort, Carenero Island Trail, Bocas del Toro, Panama

Panama Yoga Retreat

Come and join for an incredible yoga experience in Panama. You will work through movement, breath, stillness, music, and chant as you will be awaken to bliss and celebrate the greatness by the ocean, under the sun, moon, and the stars. Travel to one of the most untouched beaches on earth and get an amazing week of organic living through the art and science, and Caribbean vibes. This retreat will be a beautiful dance between native wisdom and yoga.

Highlights

  • Daily meditation sessions
  • Daily yoga classes twice a day
  • Beautiful beach and surf spot right in front of house
  • Free coffee and tea all day long
  • Healthy brunch and dinner
  • 6 nights accommodation
  • Airport transfers
  • 6 days with instruction
  • Spanish, English
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You will be accommodated in La Vista Azul Resort. On Isla Carenero, Bocas del Toro is the ideal tropical vacation for countless fun activities and thrilling vacation for everyone. You can discover the the Caribbean Sea, exotic wildlife, and experience island by living and relax on the magnificent sandy beaches. It is five minutes away from the town of Bocas and the local airport, and an hour plane ride to Panana city.

You will have some of the freshest seafood and fruits, as well as nightlife, and there is endless array of daytime activities from world-class snorkeling and surfing. The lodge combines creativity with practicality while always taking advantage of the natural ambiance of the Caribbean. The 5,000 square feet lodge includes five master bedrooms each with a private terrace, a king-sized bed, and en-suited bathroom.

With the additional lofted bedroom, the lodge can accommodate a total of 14 guests. All rooms are equipped with high-speed wireless internet, a 42 inch TV to enjoy movies, and the use of a local cellular phone during your stay.

Sample daily schedule

  • 07:30 Saddhana morning yoga
  • 09:45 Fresh granola and tropical fruits
  • 10:00 Chill time
  • 12:00 Healthy and energizing brunch
  • 14:00 Optional activities such as guided jungle or beach hike, surf, chill out time, a relaxing spa service, surfing, swimming in the beautiful natural water Caribbean Ocean, snorkeling, biking around town, reading, or just lounging on the beautiful golden sand beach and totally recharging your batteries
  • 17:30 Sunset yoga over the water (weather dependent)
  • 19:30 Appetizers and juices
  • 20:30 Dinner
  • 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.

  • Kasia Kord

    Kasia has been practicing yoga for over 20 years and teaching for over 10 years. She has trained in a wide variety of styles, with Kundalini being her passion for the past six years. She has attended numerous trainings and annual gatherings in the Kundalini community throughout North America. Kasia has also completed an intensive Kundalini yoga teacher training through the Kundalini Yoga Research Institute (KRI), with Gurmukh Kaur Khalsa and Gurshabd Singh in Rishikesh India. Kasia Kord teaches Kundalini yoga classes in Waterloo, Ontario, Canada.

This retreat will take place in Bocas del Toro, Panama. It is difficult to express in a few words what you can feel when you visit the Bocas del Toro archipelago. Bocas del Toro captivates its visitors because of its amazing vegetation, biodiversity, and ancients customs. It is a unique place to find yourself. It is a lush tropical vegetation, fauna can only be found in this part of the world.

You will get some opportunities for diving and snorkeling in the unbeatable Caribbean ocean and the possibilities for this amazing experience are unbound. With an indescribable and overwhelming natural beauty, added to the great combination of races and ethnicity, living in harmony with indigenous, Western Caribbean peoples, Latino’s, and extraneous, Bocas del Toro is not just a beautiful archipelago lost in time.

Blessed by nature, Bocas del Toro is an example of coexistence and multi-cultural respect for everyone. Visit Bocas del Toro archipelago, you will be amused and amazed, tempted beyond belief, and for certain you will take some priceless memories back home with you.

You will be served daily brunch and dinner during the retreat. You are lucky that besides being at an amazing beach beautiful casa, Yoga Retreats in Panama also have so many available farms with local veggies, tropical fruits, Cacao, and just fresh organic produce to pick on. The food consists mainly of local products from the farms and native to the island. Yoga Retreats in Panama have a funky mix of Californian fresh and healthy cooking plus a very native and Latin mix.

You will start your day with homemade granola with delicious fruits. After morning yoga, there will be a brunch prepared for all with delicious vegetarian and vegan options. A sweet dinner will also be prepared during the early night, so your body can digest properly the day. The diet consists of lots of fruit and veggies and is light yet nurturing, grounding, and satisfying.

A typical dinner would be local root veggies such as yucca, plantain, coconut rice, roasted veggies, curries, and native cacao desserts. The vegan fare is prepared to perfectly nourish you, support your digestion, and encourage deep healing from the inside out. There is an option for fresh, local seafood when available for an additional cost, if you would like to have it. You will also be served delicious smoothies before morning yoga, and there will a free access to coffee and tea all day long.

You can choose from:

  • Biking
  • Guided jungle or beach hike
  • Snorkel
  • Spa service
  • Surf
  • Swim at the beautiful natural water of the Caribbean Ocean

You can also do other activities such as:

Rent your own ATV with flying pirates

One of the best ways to explore Isla Colón is by ATV or quad bike. The people at Flying Pirates, based on their own 600-hecatre finca (farm) on the way to Playa Bluff, can oblige. They rent out more than 30 of the fat-tired vehicles for use on or off-road, including 15 kilometer of trails on private land. The beach is off-limits. You will be transported to and from downtown Bocas. There’s an information and booking truck in the center. Free beers and hot showers are included after your day out.

Stay longer and learn Spanish with Habla Ya Spanish Schools

This Spanish-language school, with branches in Boquete and Panama City, has a solid reputation. It offers a Spanish for travelers course that lasts four hours and costs 55 USD. The classrooms are air-conditioned. There are special rates available on lodging in its own dorms and in private rooms with host families.

Visit the native communities and get to sponsor a child's education with Give and Surf

Give and Surf directly serves a population of over five hundred Ngobe community members living in the communities of Bahia Roja, Bahia Honda, and Solarte. These impoverished, remote communities survive mainly off subsistence living without electricity, running water, clean drinking water, and bathroom facilities. The area is provided insufficient government education for grades first to sixth, and has a limited number of resources and opportunities for prosperity.

For these reasons Give and Surf aims to provide substantive, hands-on, real world assistance, and programs to a hundred and thirty children ages three to sixteen. Give and Surf has constructed and developed two schools in Bahia Honda and Bahia Roja that provide the following: a daily preschool and kindergarten, summer school, surf outreach mentorship program, after school program, adult and elementary school English programs, music program, and community development initiatives.

Give and Surf and its supporters also sponsor the continued education of thirty students through a sponsorship program that provides the necessary transportation and school supplies needs of students ages 13 -18.

Island hop for a few days or more

Since Bocas is an archipelago and there are tons of things to do around the different islands, Yoga Retreats in Panama truly recommends that if you are staying longer to take a day or two to island hop. The destinations include:

  • Isla Carenero - 1 USD
  • Isla Bastimentos and Isla Solarte - 5 USD
  • Red Frog Beach - 8USD.

Scheduled boats leave for Almirante every half-hour. You can take a boat ride in 6 USD and journey will take 20 minutes. Staff is trained in safe boating and sustainable-tourism practices.

Dine out like a local

While Bocas is a pretty small place to be, there are so many good and varied options to eat out, and most of them you will find to be absolutely different and in gorgeous settings. Yoga Retreats in Panama recommends El Ultimo Refugio. One of the best restaurants in Bocas town, this mellow North American run place on the edge of the sea specializes in Caribbean and seafood dishes, with fare such as red curry calamari and miso-crusted grouper on the chalkboard. The service in the restaurant is friendly, and the tranquil location makes it a great spot for a quiet, romantic dinner.

  • 2 yoga classes daily
  • 6 nights accommodation
  • Daily meditation sessions
  • Delicious smoothies before morning yoga
  • Free coffee and tea all day long
  • Healthy brunch and dinner
  • Round airport transfers to Bocas del Toro "Isla Colón" International Airport (BOC)
  • Yoga mats and other supplies

Arrival by airplane

Please book your flight to arrive at Bocas del Toro "Isla Colón" International Airport (BOC). Transfer from and to the airport is included. Yoga Retreats in Panama will pick you up from the airport.

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

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  • 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."

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  • 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!"

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  • 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."

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  • 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"

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  • 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!"

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  • 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!"

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  • 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."

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  • 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!"

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  • 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."

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  • 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."

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  • 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. "

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  • 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!"

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  • 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."

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  • 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!"

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  • 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."

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Testimonials

  • 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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Arrival: Friday February 9, 2018
Departure: Thursday February 15, 2018

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If you cancel your registration three months before, your payment will be refunded. If you cancel your registration two months before, Yoga Retreats in Panama will refund 50% of your payment.

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