The destination is just the beginning. The real adventure lies within. Travel to a paradise in Panama and explore the connection with yourself. Expand your perspective of wellness by embracing your physical, mental, spiritual, and intimate health in a luxury retreat center. Take this adventure, enjoying the sweet pleasures of life, and grow through a well-balanced mix of self-work and holistic practices. From yoga, meditation, strength training, sexual health education, stress management, communication skills, partner yoga, to exploring the oceanside jungle of Cambutal, Panama—you just may fall in love with your raw self all over again.
Our well-rounded team is here to guide you to your bliss. There is truly something for everyone. With a yoga teacher, a therapist, and a thoughtful yogi-strength trainer, you’re in good hands. Expanding your perspective on wellness should feel amazing! Exploring the waterfalls deep in the jungle. Sip on fresh coconuts and cocktails at the pool bar after a surf lesson, it’s all about reducing your cortisol levels and letting that serotonin flood your brain.
This retreat is perfect for couples and solo travelers alike! If you are ready to bring your relationship to the next level with partner yoga and communication skills, you should absolutely join us! If you are a solo traveler looking to trust the connection with your body and soul, to confidently share your self love with the world, you better be joining us!
At this retreat we encourage you to choose your own adventure! There are so many activities included, and they are all optional! Sansara is a Surf & Yoga Resort, and their staff is focused on your health and happiness. The five star, locally sourced meals will be adjusted to any food allergies or dietary restrictions. You will have time on your own to try surfing with Sansara’s experienced surf coaches, stand up paddle boarding, kayaking, and more. You can walk the beach for miles each day playing in the warm ocean, and then dive deep into improving your own mental health. Your experience is what you make it!
All-Inclusive, 6-nights, 7-days in a luxury jungle paradise
E-RYT Yoga Instructor, MPH Health Educator, Birth Doula
While in graduate school for Public Health, Courtney completed a yoga teacher training that dramatically shifted her perspective on life. She realized just how effective yoga was in teaching people how to truly feel their bodies and bring more awareness to their overall health. She integrated the two through her master’s work in Panama where she received a grant to develop a health education program using yoga to increase mind-body awareness in a culturally competent way with the indigenous Guna women in the San Blas Islands of Guna Yala. She went on to develop Intimate Health Yoga- combining sexual health education with yoga to improve one’s intimate relationship with themselves and others.
Courtney emphasizes the importance of valuing both evidence-based research and holistic practices like yoga and mindfulness as powerful tools. Working in global health research, she met an engineer named Daniel that shared the same passion for a healthy, natural lifestyle. Courtney and Daniel took a leap from their research positions to get out in the world and share this passion in a sustainable way.
“I believe we owe it to ourselves to truly feel amazing—not just good, amazing. I want my students to experience the shift in perspective and clarity that arises when you allow yourself to disconnect from “busyness” and reconnect with what truly matters. Panama holds a special place in my heart, and I am excited to return for a magical experience. Pleasure only happens in the present moment—and I believe that embracing your sexual health as a priority will allow all aspects of your life to bloom! If you’ve been holding out on yourself- this is your time.”
Mechanical Engineer, Strength Training Guide
Daniel is a skilled mechanical engineer, whose work involved developing surgical cameras for minimally invasive surgery, prototyping compact biomedical cell sorting technology, and deploying an infant biometric device in global health research. Living with an auto-inflammatory condition, he’s had to work extra hard in maintaining his own health and fitness to support his adventurous lifestyle, while excelling in his professional career. Working to find a balance in his life, he understands the importance of listening to his own body while pushing it to feed his adrenaline-seeking soul. Through this process he developed workouts to maintain physical strength around his limitations during painful flare-ups. He never let this stop him from living a full, adventurous life.
While working in global health research, he met Courtney who shared his passion for living an alternative lifestyle, and the rest is history ;)
“Strength training is for everyone, and just like yoga, it should be approached with intention, it is a practice. You learn your body and you learn to take care of yourself. The focus isn’t to lift more weight, it is to be more effective and controlled. This has helped me so much to maintain functional strength and coping with my auto inflammatory condition and I hope to share the methods I’ve learned and the positive effects I’ve experienced.”
6 nights of luxury accommodations at Sansara Surf & Yoga Resort
Transportation from select hotels in Casco Viejo (Panama City) to Sansara and back
3 healthy balanced meals each day; with local produce & fresh seafood
Fresh fruit, local fair trade coffee, tea and filtered water available daily
Complimentary use of stand up paddle boards and kayaks
Complimentary use of snorkel gear
Complimentary bikes for exploring the area
Hypo-allergenic bedding and towels
Organic Spa products in every cabana
2 yoga practices a day overlooking the Pacific Ocean
3 therapeutic strength training beach workouts
Sexual health workshops
1 waterfall hike
What is additional:
Stay in Casco Viejo (old town of Panama City) if you choose to do so (details to follow)
Gratuity for resort staff
Additional excursions (fishing, horseback riding, etc.)
Travel insurance (recommended)
You are responsible for booking your flight to Panama City Airport (PTY). We recommend you arriving to Panama the day before (Saturday, September 7th). The shuttle to Sansara Resort from Panama City departs at 9:00am on Sunday, September 8th). The shuttle is included, but a hotel room in Panama City is not. We have a list of recommended hotels where your shuttle will pick you up the morning we depart for Sansara. Your adventure squad will be hanging out in the gorgeous old town of Panama City, and we’d love for you to come early and join in on the fun with us!
Recommended: Arrive a day early to explore Panama City’s beautiful old town— Casco Viejo. Your adventure squad will be there from Friday until we leave for Sansara on Sunday morning. Join us! We have recommended hotels with group pricing that we can assist you in coordinating. This pre-adventure is highly recommended to ensure you are there for the shuttle on Sunday, however lodging and meals are not included in the price.
**Exact times and activities are subject to change according to the flow of the week—we like to go with the vibe of the group <3
9:00am Pickup from Casco Viejo
Scenic 5 hr trip to Sansara with stops for lunch & coconuts
3pm arrival and check-in
5pm Opening circle
5:30pm Vinyasa yoga class
7:30pm Welcome dinner
7:15am Beach work out + deep stretch
11am Complimentary surf lesson
5:15pm Group sharing circle
6pm Restorative yoga
7:15am Intimate Health Yoga
11am Orgasmic Health Workshop
5:15pm Group sharing circle
Candlelight yoga & partner stretching
7:15am Beach workout
Candlelight Yoga & Partner Stretching
7:15am Beach partner + acro yoga
11am Inversion workshop
5:15pm Communication skills workshop
6:30pm Flow Yoga
7:15am Beach workout + yoga
5:15pm Group sharing circle
6pm TRE + restorative yoga
6am sunrise yoga
8:30am departure for scenic route to Panama City
Flights home after 3:30pm
Optional: decompress from the Resort, and stay a little longer in Panama. Feel free to stay in Casco Viejo Saturday night and book your flight to leave on Sunday! We want you to make the most out of your trip! Visit the Panama Canal or do your souvenir shopping here.
Your Investment in Yourself
Prices are per person & include taxes
Quad occupancy cabana: $1775
Double occupancy cabana: $2075
Deluxe double occupancy cabana: $2,435
Private single occupancy cabana: $3075
For more information, reach out! We’re happy to discuss any details with you! We have an entire welcome package with detailed information that we’d love to send you.
Reserve your spot with a non-refundable deposit of $500
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Terms & conditions…
You will be responsible for booking your flight, and ensuring your legal passport will not expire within 6 months of the trip.
Full payment is requested within 30 days of receiving the deposit. The retreat must be paid in full by August 11th. We are open to discussing payment plans with you. Once you submit the form, we will do our best to accommodate any special needs or requirements. Our team, along with the staff at Sansara, are here to help make your experience a positive one!