Panama Yoga Retreat

Panama Adventure :: Yoga Retreat

Snorkeling and sun salutations? Yes, please! Join us for a yoga retreat Panama style and soak up the hum of the city coupled with the best of eco-lux beach living.  Panama is an ideal location for a soul-inspiring wellness vacation – you can soak up a delectable mix of cultural adventure, yoga and multi-sport inclusions to rejuvenate and reconnect mind and body.

One of our top international yoga retreats, our island home-away-from-home of Bocas del Toro will take your breath away with its gorgeous beaches, bath-water-warm ocean snorkeling and unparalleled sunsets.  Balance historical-laden Panama City bookends with the heart of the week in eco-luxury bliss on beautiful Bocas del Toro.  All you need to do is unroll your mat and sink into a Caribbean yoga retreat.  As one of Latin America’s best adventure yoga trips, Panama’s city and island beauty won’t be a secret for long!

National Geographic Traveler named our Bocas del Toro and Panama City yoga retreat one of “50 Trips to Change Your Life”.  Come find out why…

Yoga Retreat Adventure Duration: 8 Days / 7 Nights • Starting at $2495 per person

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What's included

  • Yoga each morning & evening (excepting Panama City arrival and departure)
  • 2 nights accommodations in Panama City hotel (arrival and pre-departure night)
  • Guided city walking tour of Casco Viejo – a UNESCO World Heritage site
  • Welcome dinner in a Casco Viejo restaurant
  • Group flights from Panama City to Bocas del Toro
  • Transfers to and from the Albrook airport
  • 5 nights beachfront yoga-lux accommodation
  • Group catamaran sail and snorkel
  • Boat day out to Las Isla Zapatillas for a crystal-clear water snorkeling day
  • Oceanfront cabana living
  • Two delicious meals a day
  • Transportation to and from Panama City (PTY) airport (on arrival & departure days only)

What's not included

  • Airfare to Panama City
  • Additional excursions
  • Lunches
  • Alcohol or items of a personal nature/souvenirs
  • Travel insurance (recommended)
  • Gratuities

Panama City

Deplane in comfort at the Central Hotel in the old quarter of Casco Viejo.  This historic boutique lux hotel bookends our island time with all of the comfort and amenities you can expect: delicious food, luxuriously appointed rooms and the best location in Panama to stroll and take in this beautiful city. Enjoy top-notch service and all the flavor of Panama City right outside your door.

Bocas del Toro

Get ready for barefoot elegance, island style. Each Island Plantation room is designed and decorated with natural comfort in mind. All rooms have gorgeous open-air bathrooms, front pool-facing patios, overhead fan for evening comfort (though the ocean breezes keep you cool) and a zen style that eases you into ‘island time’.  Please note that hairdryers are persona non grata on Bocas so be prepared to let your locks flow au naturale mid-week.

Teachers will set their yoga schedule, generally mornings and evenings, prior to departure. Schedules will go out with final Panama yoga retreat information.

Day One

  • Arrive into Panama City with transfers to hotel
  • Meet up in the lobby for a walking tour of our historic Panama home
    • Pirates, treasure, canals and more…
  • Welcome dinner dining out in the historic quarter
  • Enjoy the evening out or stroll back to the Central and chill

Day Two

  • Breakfast at the hotel and get ready for our flight to the islands
  • Group transfer to Albrook airport for our short 1hr flight to Bocas
  • Transfers to our island paradise
  • Early evening yoga in the jungle yoga studio
  • Welcome dinner island style

Day Three

  • Morning yoga and breakfast
  • Spend a leisurely day by the pool, on the beach or just sitting back and listening to the monkeys
  • Early evening yoga in the jungle yoga studio
  • Evening dinner and laughs

Day Four

  • Rise and shine morning yoga and breakfast
  • Get your sea-legs on as we head out for a day on the water
    • Hop on the catamaran for a day of natural beauty
    • Sail through Dolphin Bay (guess why it has that name…)
    • Snorkel the mangroves and spy for a sea turtle
  • Back home in time for evening yoga in the jungle yoga studio
  • Delicious group dinner island style

Day Five

  • Morning yoga and breakfast
  • Today is free to catch up on your reading, enjoy a cervesa pool/beach style or stroll down to La Piscina
  • Early evening yoga in the jungle yoga studio
  • Evening island dinner

Day Six

  • Wake up yoga and breakfast
  • Out on the water today heading to La Isla Zapatillas
    • These pristine islands are part of the Bastimentos National Park and are completely undeveloped
    • Snorkel the crystal clear water reefs and marvel at Mother Nature
  • Evening yoga in the jungle yoga studio
  • Poolside Bocas farewell dinner

Day Seven

  • Morning yoga will be dictated by the Air Panama flight time
  • Final island breakfast and Bocas goodbyes
  • Transfer to the Bocas airport for our flight back to Panama City
  • Final group dinner in historic Casco Viejo

Day Eight

  • Breakfast at the hotel
  • Transfers to the Panama City airport based on departure time
    • Later flights have a few extra hours to explore and play in Casco

…the Panama trip last week exceeded my expectations and was absolutely incredible. The organization was so well done and it was clear that your team puts a lot of research and effort into planning a great retreat for the attendees. I travel quite a bit for work and leisure and this was just extraordinary. One of the best vacations I have ever been on.

- Jennifer N.

Panama was an epic time… Flawless execution!

- Stephanie K.

I was impressed with how smooth the reservations were handled and I had no glitches at all. I especially appreciated the promptness of the drivers to and from the airport. As a woman traveling alone I felt safe and taken care of. Thank you for an amazing experience.

- Toni G.

The group could not have been better. To be able to meet people from all over the country that are on the same wavelength and got along as good as we did was really special … The “city” time at the beginning and end was perfect, too, as a great way to transition in and out of the country. The overall blending beach, jungle, historical and city experiences into one week made this a perfect full Panama experience. Really well planned!

- Susanne S.

Honestly, I went on a retreat last year that I thought was the best trip ever I had taken for myself. Then this trip blew the last one out of the water. It was the people… I met such wonderful new friends and then Gia, who was just amazing. And the location was gorgeous, with abundant nature and adventure around every corner. This trip fulfilled all my desires – spiritual exploration, sense of community, adventure, beauty, relaxation, physical wellness and more. This trip was one I’ll always remember, one that left me richer in spirit, mind, body and heart. Thank you!

- Merav S.

The catamaran trip in Bocas was absolutely fantastic. Everything was planned well and the trip suggestions were spot-on. I can’t complain about anything, this was a fantastic trip!

- Rebecca D.
US citizens will need a passport to visit Panama, but no visa is required at this time.  All passports will need at least three months validity beyond the date of entry and at least one blank page for entry stamp.  As this information can change, for up to date entry requirements please visit the State Department's Panama page. Nationals of all other countries should check travel requirements with their government well in advance of travel.
Please fly into the Panama City international airport (PTY). Transfers will be arranged from the airport on arrival and departure days only. Arrival transfers will only be offered for flights arriving before 3pm on arrival day.
The Travel Yogi has you covered when it comes to your domestic flight! We'll get you all to the Albrook airport for the quick 50-minute flight to Bocas del Toro.  From there it is approximately a 30-minute drive to our location.  We're giving you the best of city life as well as the secluded charm of the island.  Only about 15 minutes of the drive is on a paved road, with the last half going a bit slower on a dirt road with the ocean on your right and tropical lushness on your left.
Our awe-some Bocas beach paradise has your yoga retreat needs covered.  Blocks, mats and straps are all supplied and ready for you to breathe into your practice this week.
Absolutely.  In Panama City and on Bocas you can be as wired, or unwired, as you’d like.
Naturally! Of course, there is the gorgeous Caribbean with options ranging from surf waves and rolling waters to the still bath-like waters of La Piscina.  Or, if you want to forgo the ocean exploration, you can relax just outside of your room at the pool.
Absolutely.  Dietary requests can be accommodated provided that you notify us at least four weeks in advance.  There will be vegetarian and non-vegetarian options at each meal, so you can choose your own culinary adventure.
Whether your decide to surf all week or gallop off on a steed, there is more than enough time to book these excursions when you arrive. There is so much to absorb that it’s best not to book before arrival and, especially for the surf, you'll want to get the local report first.  See what you feel like when you reach the good life and don’t forget to block off some chill time.
Our friends down south utilize the same plug and voltage as the United States and Canada. If you are coming from another part of the world, a plug adapter and/or converter may be necessary. Please note that our island location has their own power grid and hair dryers and similar small appliances are not allowed as they'll (temporarily) blow the system.  Take these few days to embrace the au-natural look and spend that would-be hair-prep time swimming, exploring, relaxing or expanding your practice.
Like all beautiful tropical location, yes, there are bugs.  While we do recommend that you take a mozzie spray, the natural ocean breeze generally keeps these guys at bay.
Although we don’t recommend you book excursions ahead of time, you’ll want to think ahead a bit when it comes to packing. Treks and horseback riding will require close-toed shoes (ie, not flips or sandals) and a few pairs of long pants won’t go amiss. Your essentials will be your yoga clothes and bathing suit with the rest depending on your appetite for adventure.  Quick dry clothes will work best and we will, of course, send out a packing list prior to departure.  Remember, as noted above, leave those hair dryers at home!
Bocas has it's own microclimate that can be quite different from other areas of Panama.  The trade-off for some of the rains is also a green, tropical lushness that is unique to these islands. The average daytime temperature is almost always in the low to mid 80s with evening temperatures consistently staying in the low to mid 60s.  The ocean temperature is also consistently, and beautifully, in the low 80s (nice!).  November, December and January are the wetter months while September leads off as the driest month followed by October, February and March.
Yes!  Of course.  Once you're booked you'll receive an email with important logistical information and a link to your invoice.  You can pay any amount at any time on the invoice; you can use it as a payment plan or leave it alone until the final due date. Remember that deposits are non-refundable so, on all trips, we recommend purchasing travel insurance.