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May 5, 2024

Sansara Reflection

In honor of May’s National Share-a-Story month, we invite you to discover the story of Sansara – how it came to be, the people behind it, and their journey to the jungle.

Welcome to Sansara!

If this is your first time reading about us, my name is Janel, and 12 years ago my husband Mike and I embarked on a soulful journey to live by the ocean, where we could surf, practice yoga, and nurture our spirits.  Our dream was to create a sacred space where wee could share our transformative experiences with kindred souls.

As a former high-school teacher turned yoga enthusiast, I immersed myself in the study of yoga, collaborating with educators, healers, and fellow practitioners before establishing a yoga business in Canada.  Through this path, I discovered the profound interconnectedness of mind, body, and earth, leading me to embrace a holistic approach to well-being for ourselves and our planet.

Complementing my yin is my husband, Mike, a seeker of adventure and beauty, with a deep love for diverse cultures and healthy living.  Mike’s diverse life experiences and unwavering dedication to following his passions have been instrumental in manifesting our shared vision – Sansara Surf & Yoga Resort.

Over a decade ago, we took a leap of faith, releasing our attachments and bidding farewell to Canada as we ventured into a new chapter.  Since then, we have poured our hearts and souls into shaping Sansara.  We believe in the power of personal agency and have embodied this belief in our own lives.  Our intention was to create a sanctuary that embraces a simpler, more organic way of life, where guests can unwind, disconnect, and find solace amidst the chaos of the modern world.

At Sansara, we strive to offer a nurturing, secure and spiritually-aligned environment where guests can embark on a transformative journey unlike any other.  From enriching classes and soulful excursions to nourishing cuisine and serene accommodations, we aim to inspire our guests with our deep reverence for mindful living.

Central to our path has been our commitment to community engagement.  We are devoted to enriching our local community by using tourism as a force for sustainable development and creating opportunities for growth in Cambutal.  Our aim is to leave a positive imprint on our surroundings.  Most recently, we have been involved in the establishment of a new Montessori School for the community, furthering our mission to empower and uplift the next generation of learners in Cambutal.

We are deeply grateful for your interest in our sacred haven and eagerly anticipate the opportunity to share it’s magic with you.

With heartfelt gratitude and a touch of serenity,

Janel Phillips




Soak & Unwind at Our Spa

Immersion Bath & Bodywork Experiences

A MUST TRY – The Immersion Bath Experience.

After your chosen bodywork treatment(s) sink into a state of deep relaxation in our lavish soaker tub.  Immerse yourself in a healing herbal salt bath, complemented by invigorating scents, nature sounds, and tropical views while enjoying a glass of champagne or fresh juice and fresh fruit charcuterie.

Customize your bath with your choice of our house made herbal salt blends; Invigorating with lemongrass, ginger, sage – OR – Relaxing with marigold, ginger, and spearmint.




Journey to Love: Restore and Explore Panama

with Pilin Anice.  June 23 – 29, 2024

Escape to the black-sand beaches of Panama to renew and energize the body, mind and spirit!  This transformative retreat offers daily beachside practices of restorative and vinyasa yoga, healing yoga dance with LIVE percussion, a cacao ceremony, and meditation to release stagnant energy, uplift the vibration of love, and ignite your inner power.



Summer FUN Alert

Bring your little ones and your not-so-little ones and join us from June to September for epic adventures, surf, and unforgettable family moments!  During this time of year we allow all ages.  Let’s make this summer one to remember!



Wishing you all a fantastic spring!  And if you feel the urge, why not treat yourself to a last-minute getaway?  Because let’s be honest, who can resist a week of yoga, surfing, spa treatments and adventure?

We hope to see you soon!

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