Panama
Destination
7 Days
Duration
SUP, Surfing, Yoga
Activity

 


Find your flow with this 6 Night Surf into Yoga Retreat! This retreat is not exclusively yoga or surfing; we strive for a beautiful dynamic between the two.

Sansara means continuos flow, and we wholeheartedly believe that yoga and surfing go hand in hand. Both practices require slowing down, relaxing with the flow, and breathing. In the water, just as on your mat, you are forced to drop your habits and expectations and meet life as it meets you. The ocean tides and swells are what keep our entire resort in flow.

Located at the southernmost point of Panama in the Azuero Peninsula, Cambutal is a small village in the province of Los Santos. Where the mountains meet the sea, this quiet and nearly untouched area of Panama provides the perfect backdrop for an active and adventurous vacation experience.

Experience luxury, relaxation and wellness on this Sansara vacation. Enjoy Sansara’s inviting beach and pool front restaurant offering nutritious meals and snacks throughout your stay. Cool off in the stunning salt-water pool overlooking the beautiful Pacific Ocean. And relax on Sansara’s tranquil open-air beachfront yoga studio faces the Pacific Ocean. Take your practice to the next level with 2 daily yoga classes and 5 days of world class surf instruction!
DATE 30th April – 6th May 2017
DURATION 7 Days
LOCATION
INCLUDED 6 nights of luxury accommodations

2 daily yoga classes sunrise and sunset overlooking the Pacific 

Ocean 

3 healthy balanced meals each day

5 Days of worldclass surfing & lessons

Complimentary use of SUP boards, Kayaks, Bikes

Luxury Van Transportation to and from Panama City to Sansara, Cambutal

Organic bathroom products, high quality linens and beach towels

provided. 

Complimentary Cooking Class 
Cinema Under the Stars & Beach Bonfire  

Complimentary Sansara Welcome Gift

NOT INCLUDED Airfare

Alcohol

Additional excursions

Travel insurance (recommended)

Gratuities

FOOD The onsite restaurant will specialize in nutritious cuisine. Experience the joy and flavor of dining on fish from just beyond the surf break, and fresh vegetables from the neighbor down the road. This is fresh, healthy living at its purest form. If you have any dietary restrictions, Sansara can make sure to accommodate your needs without diminishing your dining experience, as long as they are informed prior to your arrival.

3 Healthy Meals each day

Alcohol and smoothies are available at our onsite bar, fully stocked with everything from champagne to fine scotches, to local draft beers.

ACTIVITIES  Twice daily yoga classes sunrise and sunset overlooking the Pacific Ocean

1 Complimentary group surf lesson

Cooking Class

Cinema Under the Stars & Beach Bonfire

Bike rides

Spa treatments

Snorkeling

Private yoga instruction

Nature hikes

Massaging

Fishing tours and sunset boat trips

Guided meditations

Horseback riding

Kayaking

Lounge

ADD-ONS Excursions

Stand up paddleboarding and additional lessons

Surfing and additional lessons

ACCOMMODATION Single/ Double/ Triple/ Quad

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Accommodation

Enjoy pure luxury in one of Sansara’s eleven private, oceanfront cabanas. Designed to inspire serenity; the zen-like atmosphere of Sansara blends seamlessly with the lush nature and quiet beauty of the property’s grounds. The stunning fusion of traditional design with a tropical twist promises you an experience that is both intimate and inspiring.

Within each cabana, you will find vibrant warm colors and incredible tropical hardwood details, furniture, and art which have all been sourced and made locally. Featuring stunning views, of the Pacific Ocean, and tropical gardens that surround you. Each cabana is just steps away from the warm water of the ocean.

Each room is designed differently with a selection of king, queen, and twin bed options. The cabanas occupancy is for one to four adults, perfect for solo travelers, couples, friends, or families. Choose from the beautiful pool-front cabanas or unique second story rooftop suite.

All rooms at Sansara have been outfitted with luxurious bath products to soften your skin, high quality linens, air-conditioning, and a mini-fridge to keep your refreshments cold.

 Teacher’s Profile
HOST TEACHER:  JANE EMERICK
Jane is a marketing gal turned yogi, she has a passion for the power of inward focus and the belief in the ability that at any age you can evolve and learn. Jane herself is a lifelong learner and sees teaching as a way to evolve and loves to learn from her students.When she is not on her mat, she is completing her masters in Education, mountain biking, surfing, skiing or snowboarding. Jane loves to go upside down and thinks there is magic in yoga that can be applied to all aspects of life.

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Reviews are from Aug 2015 to Aug 2016

“Panamanian Paradise”

What more can I say? From the moment we arrived we were greeted by the staff and to the moment we left they were saying Bon Voyage; they were truly amazing. Everyone has such great energy and they truly want your experience to be the best! We were very interactive with the staff and everyone you meet there is so positive and uplifting! The surf instructors are so fun and are very experienced. I would highly recommend surf lessons, you truly do not want to miss! As someone who is not a surfer, I was so glad I was able to learn and they made it effortless to learn from them. Sansara was just magical, our room was Heaven. Grab the room with the stone shower! Our room was clean every day and the food was just incredible! I have eaten at quite a few places and this was just devine! I wish I didn’t have to leave. The resort is right off the beach and they have plenty to keep you busy. Snorkeling, SUP boarding, and bicyles and more. Grab some and some friends and explore! Don’t miss the sunrise! It is one of the most magical things you will ever see! Mike and Janel are great hosts! We had an impromptu wedding complete with fireworks and it couldn’t have happened without them! Sansara is a place to do anything you want, whether it is to relax and unwind or let loose and have some fun. Don’t pass up on the massages, Melissa is amazing! I had an issue with my shoulder and by the time she was done with me, I was all better!

Room Tip: Ask for the room with the stone shower! It has the best view and the bathroom is AMAZING!!!!!

Natalee T
Houston, Texas
Stayed April 2016, travelled with friends


“So lovely, a great surprise!”

Ahh, was expecting a more simplistic environment, we were totally enchanted with the hotel. Each room was lovely, best liens, a small fridge, A/C, fan, rain shower, unobstructed view and each room had its own balcony and sitting area. Absolutely gorgeous! Staff was so nice, friendly, concerned. Knew your name, were helpful and so very kind and not annoying, best description: LOVELY! JUST LOVELY! (so even if you are not into Yoga, it was a nice peaceful and tranquil resort that you will go back to!)

Room Tip: All the rooms have great locations

lovetrotravel
Montreal
Stayed March 2016, travelled on business


Myself and two other friends decided to travel to Panama for a surfing trip. We stumbled upon Sansara online and thanks to the great reviews and wonderful photos decided to check the place out. Since I have a notoriously anal friend, she spent the weeks leading up to the trip communicating back and forth with the resort asking no small amount of questions. They were prompt with their responses and always friendly.

The resort offers yoga, surfing instructions, and breakfast and dinner (lunch was not served during our stay there). You can buy an all inclusive package or pay as you go (for us, it was cheaper to pay as we went). If you go the pay as you go route and you’re on a budget, be mindful of your spending, because they have a “card on file” program. So if you’re eating breakfast and dinner, and drinking at their fully stocked bar every day, you’re not seeing a grand total until the end of your stay, which is an incredibly smart business decision on their part. I probably would have had a lot less mimosas had I been able to see how much I was spending at the end of each food and beverage session.

The yoga instructor is one of the owners and she was super nice. They have a yoga shala that overlooks the beach, so you’re doing your Sun Salutations facing the ocean and can hear the waves crashing on the beach. It’s a wonderful setup.

We also did some surfing and it was different than any of the other surfing instructors I’ve ever had before. We spent some time talking about the nature of waves and how that carries over into our personal lives.

The only thing I would say that I wish they would have had was a laundry facility. There was nothing in the rooms and after a few days of your clothes drying out after being soaked in salt water, they tend to smell a little bit. That and I tend to travel light so some clean clothes would have made my time there all that much more better.

All in all, this place is solid and they are expanding. Good luck guys and thanks for the amazing vacation experience!

Springfield, Illinois
Stayed September 2016, travelled with friends

Type of Accommodation
Single Occupancy Private King Cabana US$2,850
Double Occupancy Luxury Cabana US$2,150
Triple Occupancy Cabana US$1,950
Quad Occupancy Cabana US$1,750

DEPOSIT

*To reserve your space, a required $500.00 USD Non-Refundable deposit

A typical day at Sansara Resort

0600 Nutrition break (Coffee/tea & light breakfast – granola, fruit & yoghurt
0700 Guided Yoga Session
0830 Much deserved breakfast at our onsite restaurant
0930 Hit the waves for your surf lessons! Surf classes with our excellent team of instructors *Surf timing vary daily based on tidal
1300 Lunch refuel & get ready for the afternoon with a nutritious meal

*Flow Freely*

Spend the afternoon snorkeling, exploring the area, relaxing with a massage or borrow a book from the library and swing in the hammock by the pool.

1730 Candlelight Yoga. Stretch out and unwind with a gentle flow/ restorative guided yoga session
1900 Dinner- Enjoy a gourmet dinner and share stories of the day

We recommend everyone to fly into Panama City (PTY) 1 day prior to the retreats start date, as the complimentary shuttle takes place the morning of the retreat start date Sunday, April 30th at approx. 9am. This shuttle departs from a list of our recommended hotels (only) they are located in Casco Viejo (Old City). See below.

This is also where, on the return you will be dropped off- The complimentary shuttle will be departing Sansara the morning of Saturday May 6th, arriving into Panama City at approx. 2-3pm

RECOMMENDED HOTEL 
$$$$ American Trade Hotel  www.acehotel.com/panama  
$$$$ Las Clementinas   www.lasclementinas.com  
$$ Magnolia Inn   www.magnoliapanama.com 
$$ Central Hotel Panama  – www.centralhotelpanama.com 
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