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7 Days Meditation and Yoga Retreat in Panama

  • Azul Paradise, Bocas Del Toro, Bastimentos, Panama

Overview

Yoga Retreat Panama

A retreat specially created for foodies because finally the element of food is integrated as the main course of the menu together with yoga, of course. This is how "eres" was born. Eres from the spanish word that means "you are", you are what you eat, but you are everything that happens from and through you. Your relationships, your actions, your reactions, your ways of relating to this universe. This what you are and much more than that.

This retreat is all about finding who you really are all over again. Remembering once more, again and again. This is why Yoga Retreats in Panama comes to their yoga, not to learn anything new but to remember what lies in the center of our core. Nature also helps you on this quest, this is why when you put together a retreat, it is so magical. The combination of beautiful nature, yoga, mindful community, and healthy and delicious food will give you bliss. Eres is a retreat that will blend your life together and prepare you to envision your ways of living in the way youre always dreamed for.

Highlights

  • Daily meditation
  • 2 yoga classes a day
  • Vegan cooking workshops
  • Snorkeling and kayaking in the resort
  • 6 nights accommodation
  • Daily healthy meals

Skill level

  • Beginner

  • 7 days with instruction
  • English, Spanish
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During the retreat, you will stay at Azul Paradise, in the water of Caribbean. It boasts the most beautiful beach in Bocas del Toro and offers its guests a private island setting while giving its visitors unlimited options right outside their front door. The environment is tropical, and the philosophy is eco-friendly.

Yoga classes will be held on open spaces, using the Caribbean magic of the island, but will also use Azul Paradise - beautiful surroundings and decks for special occasions. Expect sunrise and sunset yoga sessions together with daily meditations. Vinyasa flows and Kundalini techniques will be used to elevate, renew, and detox.

Day ONE - Monday

9:00 - 14:00: Airport/ Shuttle pickup on Isla Colon and arrival at AZUL PARADISE

15:00 - 17:30: Welcome treats, guest check ins and meet and greet.

17:30 - First group yoga practice. In this two hour practice Yoga Retreats in Panama will introduce themselves and give you an overview of the week ahead. They will also ask that you share your goals, expectations and intentions for the week ahead of you. They will take a moment to write your intentions down in their journals which you will refer to often throughout the week. A deeply restorative yin practice and clearing Kundalini Kriya will refresh and ground you after a long day of travel.

20:00: Appetizers and juices

20:30: Dinner - Fresh, locally sourced and made with deep intention and Love. The vegan fare is prepared to perfectly nourish you, support your digestion and encourage deep healing from the inside out. And it's orgasmically delicious. Fresh, local seafood is an option when available for an additional cost if you would like to have it.

Day TWO - Tuesday

8:00: Smoothies and tea

8:30 - 10:30: Yoga class

11:00: Snacks

11:00 - 13:00: Chill time

13:00: Lunch

14:00: - 17:30: Guided jungle hike or chill time. Indulge in a relaxing spa service, kayak, SUP, snorkel, read or just lounge on the beautiful white sand beach and totally re-charge your batteries.

17:30 - 19:00: Sunset yoga over the water (weather dependent)

19:30: Appetizers and juices

20:30: Dinner

Day THREE - Wednesday

8:00: Smoothies and tea

8:30 - 10:00: Yoga class

10:30: Snack

11:30: Depart for our special secret day trip.

12:30: Lunch

14:00: Jungle walk to a very special secluded beach or Cacao Farm Tour (optional and $20 charge) You will see how they make chocolate from seed and sample all of their decadent, homemade chocolate treats. This self sustained jungle property is truly breathtaking and the owners live and work on site with their three small children. You have the option of taking in the full chocolate farm tour or simply relaxing in their charming coffee shop while you sip local chocolate or coffee and browse their gift shop. A sweet treat either way.

16:30 - 18:00: Jungle yoga and gratitude meditation

18:30: Return to Azul Paradise

19:30: Snack and juice

20:30: Dinner

DAY FOUR - Thursday

8:00: Smoothies and tea

8:30 - 10:30: Yoga class

11:00: Snacks

11:00 - 13:00: Chill time

13:00: Lunch

14:00 - 17:30: Guided jungle hike or chill time. Indulge in a relaxing spa service, kayak, SUP, snorkel, read or just lounge on the beautiful white sand beach and totally re-charge your batteries.

17:30 -19:00: Sunset yoga over the water (weather dependent)

19:30: Appetizers and juices

20:30: Dinner

Day FIVE - Friday

  • 8:00: Smoothies and tea
  • 8:30 - 10:30: Yoga class
  • 11:00: Snack
  • 11:00 -13:00: Chill time
  • 13:00: Lunch
  • 14:00 - 17:30: Spa day (optional) Indulge in a deeply relaxing massage or holistic facial in our beautiful jungle spa.
  • 17:30 - 19:00: Sunset over the water yoga
  • 19:30: Appetizers and juices
  • 20:30: Dinner

Day SIX - Saturday

8:00: Smoothies and tea

8:30 - 10:30: Yoga class

10:30: Snacks

11:00: Depart for a full day on the water exploring different island, snorkeling, dolphin gazing, swimming, laughing and enjoying the amazing beauty of the Archipelago. Tour is an additional cost and totally optional. Lunch and Snacks are provided!

16:00: Beach Kriya and meditation

18:00: Return to Azul Paradise

19:30: Goodbye dinner in the restaurant of Azul Paradise. This meal is an additional cost and totally optional.

Day SEVEN - Sunday

8:00: Smoothies and tea

8:30 - 10:30: Final yoga practice with meditation. Here you will re-visit your original intention and take a moment to reflect on the week you shared with Yoga Retreats in Panama. You will be asked to create a short journal entry to seal in your practice and week with deep intention and love.

12:00: Lunch and goodbyes

15:00: Depart Azul Paradise

  • Katherine Croston

    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.

The retreat will take place in Bocas del Toro, one of Panama's most authentic and beautiful provinces. Located next to Costa Rica and on the Atlantic Coast line, it is also one of the most visited and touristic parts of Panama. Bocas del Toro has a sub-culture derived from a Jamaican heritage, American expats that decide to retire in the area and native local tribes of indians making this side of the country very different and with a special energy that most people describe as too ¨suave¨ or soft since this is how they take matters on everything that happens around.

Nearby places

  • Panama City - 45 minutes by plane; 8 hours by car
Activities
  • Cooking classes
  • Diving
  • Kayak
  • Scuba diving
  • Snorkeling
  • Spa nearby
  • Stand up paddle boarding
  • Surfing
  • Swimming
  • Zip lining nearby
General
  • Beach
  • Environmentally friendly
Services
  • Tour assistance

During your stay, there will be a very special celebrity Chef, Erin Moens, who will prepare the best raw, vegan, fresh food with the Caribbean local products that this part of Panama has to offer. Erin ¡will be dictating food workshops in which you can jump in and get your hands dirty helping prepare your food, learn more about food energetics and get ideas that you can take home with you.

  • Kayaking
  • Snorkeling
  • SUP
  • 2 yoga classes a day
  • 7 nights accommodation
  • Activities inside the resort, such as snorkeling and kayaking
  • Daily healthy meals
  • Special discount on surf classes, paddle board, and tours
  • Vegan cooking workshops by Chef Erin Moens

Arrival by airplane

If you are coming from Panama City, please fly to Bocas del Toro "Isla Colón" International Airport (BOC).

If you are coming from San Jose, please fly to Bocas on Nature Air.

Arrival by bus

From Panama City, take an overnight bus departing from Albrook Bus Station to Almirante, and then a water taxi from Almirante to Bocas Town (30 minutes).

From David, Panama: Take a bus to Almirante (4 hours), and then a water taxi from Almirante to Bocas Town (30 minutes).

From San Jose: take the Bocatoreños Bus Line to Changuinola, Panama that departs daily at 9 a.m. from in front of Hotel Cocorí in San Jose (6 hours). From Changuinola, take a taxi to Almirante (45 minutes), and then take a water taxi from Almirante to Bocas Town (30 minutes).

Arrival by shuttle

If you are coming from Boquete, Panama, take the Mamallena Shuttle direct to Bocas (3.5 hours, includes boat fare to Isla Colon).

For information about the booking conditions, please send Yoga Retreats in Panama an inquiry.
  • 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 Luz
    10 out of 10

    " 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
    10 out of 10

    "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 Brea Burke from Bocas del Toro, 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

    "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 Boston, 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 Aimee Baxter from Europe
    10 out of 10

    "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 USA
    10 out of 10

    "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 New Mexico, USA
    10 out of 10

    "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 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 Dov Shapiro from USA
    10 out of 10

    "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
    10 out of 10

    "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
    10 out of 10

    "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 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 USA
    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 USA
    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 USA
    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 USA
    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 Moncton, 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 Josie Skelly
    10 out of 10

    "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 USA
    10 out of 10

    "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: Saturday February 11, 2017
Departure: Friday February 17, 2017

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