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7 Days “Native Spirit & Cacao Farm” Meditation and Yoga Retreat Bocas del Toro, Panama

Paradisal Yoga Retreat Panama

Come join Yoga Retreats in Panama for an incredible yoga and native experience in Bocas del Toro, Panama. Travel to one of the most untouched islands and get an amazing week of organic living through the art and science of yoga, delicious organic eating, and Caribbean jungle vibes. This retreat together with the healing foods, yoga science, and native healing can help deepen your connection to the mysterious natural forces around you.

Meet the instructors

Katherine, Katie, & Carolina
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  • 2 daily yoga classes
  • Daily meditation sessions
  • Native spirit healing and yoga science
  • Free tour around the cacao farm
  • 6 nights' accommodation
  • Airport transfers
  • Organic food

Yoga styles

7 days with instruction in English
Spoken languages: Spanish, English
Airport transfer included: Bocas Del Toro International Airport
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La Loma is all about the outside and the outside here is glorious, towering trees, deep green mangrove bays, and glittering beaches. Whether you are swinging in a hammock as blue Morpho butterflies drift by, wandering jungle trails or peeling cacao beans you will discover first-hand the magnificence of this tropical island.

La Loma has handmade only 4 ranchos each inconspicuously sited in the verdant jungle. Using vernacular architecture, the venue has designed beautiful simple retreats made from naturally fallen trees, sustainably harvested lumber and other renewable natural materials such as bamboo and wild cane. Each rancho has a private bathroom with a hot water shower, comfortable beds with enormous canopy mosquito nets, and furniture crafted on-site from local materials.

Solar panels provide power for subtle lighting and ceiling fans. Water is supplied from on-site springs and rain catchment systems. There are no TVs or air conditioners at La Loma only the exuberant sounds of the jungle, cool breezes from the bay and binoculars to watch life in the treetops.

You will need to be fit to stay at La Loma. Three of the four ranchos are accessed by a steep 5 - 7 minutes' climb. The views are worth the hike.


There is power in beginnings. The journey to create this retreat feels like it started hundreds or thousands or even lifetimes ago, the same as the ancient tribes who inhabited these lands. Only the soul knows.

Deep inside you dwells a vast store of ancestral wisdom. It is a sacred, infinite place that is not separate from these great mountains, ocean, and infinite skies. If you all were to trace your DNA to the first origins, you would come to know that you are all natives.

The whole idea behind this retreat is to awaken that which is inside you, through the connection of the land and your own spirit, so that you can hear the many signs that are constantly around you and in unison and flow, guide your life to much nobler ways. It is simply a matter of learning how to access that wisdom.

Katherine studies and teaches the art and science of Kundalini yoga and compliments it with native healing rituals around her native country of Panama. This retreat will be a beautiful dance between native wisdom and different styles of yoga such as Kundalini and Vinyasa Flow, knowing that all teachings come from one. Yoga Retreats in Panama finds that these two go perfectly in hand with their always signature ingredients which is love.

Expect days filled with yogic wisdom, beach chilling, jungle hikes, eating delicious healing foods from the lands, cacao immersion and rituals, island trips, and heart-opening experiences that will support your own life’s transformation and exactly what you need.

Yoga Retreats in Panama has designed a program where every element of your own being will blend with this beautiful place creating and pulsating healing, transforming and awakening you to your truth. They cannot wait to have you here with them.

Sample itinerary

  • 06:30 Juices, coffee, and tea available
  • 07:30 Yoga class
  • 08:00 Yoga AM: A blend of Kundalini with Flow for your soul
  • 09:30 Delicious breakfast with homemade coconut granola and tropical fruits + chill time
  • 10:30 Chill out time
  • 13:00 Healthy and energizing lunch
  • Guided jungle or beach hike or chill time (indulge in a relaxing spa service, swim at the beautiful natural water pool, snorkel, book a surfing trip, read or just lounge on the beautiful jungle and totally re-charge your batteries)
  • 17:00 Sunset yoga over the water (weather dependent)
  • 19:30 Dinner

Included excursions

You can have a free tour around the cacao farm.


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.
Katie McLaughlin
Katie McLaughlin is a shamanic healer whose mission is to guide, help, and assist people in the process of reconnecting to their inner power, intuition, and source of infinite love within. Her gentle approach will serve you in personalized ways to leave retreat feeling vibrant, expansive, and completely in sync with your natural cycles. She’s a student of Peruvian shamanism, metaphysical sciences, and a certified past-life regression therapist. Through her studies and kind words, she aims to be a helping hand in whatever process help is required, lovingly, and gently.
Carolina Lescure
Carolina is committed to guiding and assisting people to reconnect with the Divine Source, combining her therapies with several sacred techniques such as Thai massage, reflexology, dance, and meditation. She also offers her own healing medicine of cacao. She enjoys traveling and finds her passion in promoting awareness of the body, mind and soul connection. She teaches Restorative yoga, holds yoga gatherings for kids and runs Thai massage, dance, and Acro yoga workshops.

Retreat location

It is difficult to express in a few words what you can feel when you visit the Bocas del Toro archipelago. Only some places around the world keep this particular atmosphere seductive, primitive, and unforgettable. Bocas del Toro captivates the visitors because of the amazing vegetation, the biodiversity, and the ancients customs. It is a real biological fantasy.

This is the ideal moment to visit these islands, to time travel and get lost in one of the hundreds of wonderful places that you can enjoy. It is a unique place to find yourself. The lush tropical vegetation, fauna only found in this part of the world, opportunities for diving and snorkeling the unbeatable Caribbean ocean, the possibilities and opportunities for an amazing experience are unbound.

With an indescribable and overwhelming natural beauty, added to the great combination of races and ethnicities, living in harmony with indigenous, Western Caribe peoples, Latinos, and extranjeros, Bocas del Toro is not just a beautiful archipelago lost in time and blessed by nature. Bocas del Toro is an example of coexistence and multi-cultural respect for everyone. Welcome to Bocas del Toro archipelago. You will be amused and amazed, tempted beyond belief, and for certain you will take with you priceless memories of a different world. Enjoy your life. Enjoy Bocas del Toro. Welcome to an unforgettable vacation.

Unique features


  • Hiking
  • Massage
  • Snorkeling
  • Spa
  • Stand up paddle boarding
  • Surfing
  • Swimming


  • Environmentally friendly


This jungle experience would not complete without the ingredients from La Loma’s working farm. La Loma's farm to table approach will leave you feeling the native wisdom through the rich and fresh ingredients. The food is nothing but local products from the farm and native to the island. The food experience here is provided by indigenous local employees of the farm. This retreat truly gives back to the land and community of Bahia Honda on Bastimentos Island.

Healthy, delicious vegetarian, 100% organic and local juices and meals will be provided using locally grown organic fruit and vegetables on every yoga retreat. Health and nutrition expert including Katherine Croston, part of the yoga retreats in Panama team will create the recipes used during this retreat. All meals are based on the principles of good nutrition, health, and good taste.

There is no meat or fish on the yoga retreats menu. All the food is vegetarian although Yoga Retreats in Panama is open to accommodate different diet needs upon requests, please let them know about your needs. They use seasonal and local products that you will be amazed at, so they do not have a specific menu to offer before retreat but you can trust them on this one that it will be a very important part of the retreat.

You will start your day with delicious smoothies and juices from fruits that grow at La Loma. Coffee and tea are available too. After yoga AM, there will be a fresh breakfast prepared for all with delicious vegetarian and vegan options. You will follow with a healthy and yum lunch also from veggies and grains from the same farm.

A sweet dinner is also prepared during the early night so your body can digest properly during the day. The diet consists of lots of fruit and veggies, 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.

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 is orgasmically delicious. Fresh, local seafood is an option for the two days that you will have lunch outside.

The following meals are included:

  • Breakfast
  • Lunch
  • Dinner
  • Drinks

The following dietary requirement(s) are served and/or catered for:

  • Vegetarian
  • Vegan
  • Organic
  • Seafood
  • Other dietary requirements on request
If you have special dietary requirements it's a good idea to communicate it to the organiser when making a reservation

Things to do (optional)

  • All day long beach and polo beach hike - 10 USD per person
  • ATV rental with Flying Pirates
  • Bahia Honda bat cave trip with indigenous guide - 20 USD per person
  • Beach chilling
  • Cacao wellness treatment in the jungle spa - 120 USD per person
  • Deep tissue massage - 70 USD per person for a one-hour massage
  • Dining out at El Ultimo Refugio
  • Full day trip to spectacular Zapatillas Islands (coral forests, ray and big fish snorkeling, and idyllic beaches) - 35 USD per person (including 10 USD national park entrance fee)
  • Guided jungle hike
  • Herbal compress treatment - 100 USD per person for a 90-minute massage
  • Island hopping for a few days or more
  • Learning Spanish with Habla Ya Spanish Schools
  • Relaxation massage - 50 USD per person for a one-hour massage
  • Snorkeling
  • Spa treatment
  • SUP yoga
  • Surfing trip
  • Swimming at the beautiful natural water pool
  • Thai-style foot massage - 45 USD per person for a 30-minute massage
  • Traditional Thai massage - 90 USD per person for a 90-minute massage
  • Visiting the native communities and get to sponsor a child’s education with giving and surfing

What's included

  • 2 yoga classes daily
  • 6 nights’ accommodation
  • Daily meditation class
  • Delicious smoothies before yoga AM
  • Drop off from lodge to Bocas del Toro "Isla Colón" International Airport (BOC)
  • Free coffee and tea all day long
  • Healthy morning breakfast after morning yoga
  • Local delicious lunch
  • Native spirit healing
  • Pick-up from Bocas del Toro "Isla Colón" International Airport (BOC) to lodge
  • Wholesome dinner after evening yoga

How to get there

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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. The organizer will pick you up from the airport.

Airport: Bocas Del Toro International Airport Airport transfer included: Bocas Del Toro International Airport No additional charges. You can request this in the next step.

Cancellation Policy

  • The deposit is fully refundable if the booking is cancelled up to 90 days before the arrival date.
  • The rest of the payment should be paid 60 days before arrival.
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