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Pause in Paradise // A Yoga and Surf Experience

Sunday April 30 - Saturday May 6, 2023

If you are like us, you crave adventure, deep connection, sweaty yoga sessions, soulful meditation, deep relaxation, healthy gourmet food, and joyful plunges in warm ocean waves with other like-spirited people who share your zest for life!!!

Join Jocelyn and Steph as we travel to a five star experience in a remote jungle paradise for 7 days & six nights nestled in beautiful Sansara, a luxury beachfront oasis, which has gathered national recognition for its exquisite attention to detail, blissed out extravagant accommodations, and the true heart and soul of a yogi. This place is a yogi and surfer's utopia!!!

Do you have to surf to come? Of course not! However, the surf instructors are so kind, you may be riding a wave with the biggest smile on your face before you know it!

Envision this perfect day! Wake up in your elegantly tropical, oceanfront cabaña to the sound of crashing waves on the black sand beach just outside your window. Roll out of bed on no one's schedule but your own and meander your way to morning coffee or tea, feeling the warm Panama sun on your skin. Enjoy a soulful, sweaty yoga session, crafted and inspired by your deepest intentions, whether that be rocking a new pose or blissfully resting in child's pose. Enjoy a delicious, gourmet breakfast before you head out to your complimentary surf lesson with expert local instructors, where you will bring along a packed picnic basket to stay energized for your beach day. Or perhaps you want to stay back, read a long-ignored book, and chill by the salt water pool, where you just may meet your new best friend or finally have that long, uninterrupted deep conversation with the bestie who came with you on this awesome adventure!

Fill your hours with beach, surf, snorkeling, kayaking or siestas until our evening practice where we will dive deeper into asana, mediation, intention-setting.

Then, guess what? Do it all again for six more days!!!
Join us for
  • uninterrupted time
  • to indulge in you.

Retreat Offerings


Travel Information

*Recommended hotels for night of April 29th and/or May 6th. The shuttle to/from Sansara is complimentary when staying at these hotels:
American Trade Hotel
Central Hotel Panama
Selina Casco Viejo
Las Clementinas
La Concordia

Transportation pick up in Panama City will take place the morning of April 30th at the above hotels. This service is included in your package; however it is only eligible to and from Sansara on your retreat start and finish dates (April 30th and May 6th). The departure time from Panama City is to begin at approximately 9:00am from the recommended hotels. The return trip from Sansara to Panama City departs at 8:30am on your final morning, arriving and dropping off everyone at the recommended hotels.

For participants with departing flights the same day as the retreat checkout, we recommend no earlier than a 6:00pm departure flight time to allow participants to partake in the complimentary shuttle to the city. Please note – the shuttle service does not go to the airport – if this service is required an additional fee will apply.


Per person USD rate (taxes included)
Shared Quad Occupancy Cabaña $2,295 RanchitoHanuman
Shared Triple Occupancy Cabaña $2,295 Anahata
Double/Single Occupancy Cabaña $2,795pp / $3,795private La MareaCedro EspinoCasa AntiguaRio ChicoRio Grande
Premium Double Occupancy Cabaña $2,995 Ganesha
Luxury Double Occupancy Suite $3,395 PranaApana
Private Infinity Pool Suite $3,895 Casa Om
Luxury Private Pool Villa $4,395 Casa Zen
To secure your spot: send your $500 USD non-refundable deposit to:
1. PayPal *choose friend/family option to avoid additional tax
2. Venmo @jocelynsolomonyoga


Jocelyn & Steph

We are a pair of best friends who bring the highest level of professionalism, love and connection to each of our retreat offerings. We are both full-time working mamas who recognize the deep importance of filling our own cups with adventure, yoga, travel and love so that we can offer our best selves to all we do. We each lead yoga teacher trainings (at YogaWorks and Radiant Body) weaving in expertise of asana, meditation, yoga nidra, and mindfulness. Every practice, from soulful and sweaty vinyasa flow to deep, restorative relaxation, is designed with your specific students in mind and is intended to lead you to a state of remembering how strong, beautiful and aligned you are. Creating inspired and soulful experiences for our students is our favorite thing to do!

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