Join us as we return to one of our favorite oceanfront retreat locations, Sansara! Indulge in a week of enlivening exploration on the beautiful remote coast of Cambutal, Panama. We'll dive into twice daily yoga, mediation, mindfulness practices, optional surfing and other nature adventures. Your retreat experience will be a unique opportunity to tune into your natural rhythms and discover what inspires and feeds your soul.
Disconnect to reconnect. Often retreaters arrive with the intention to reconnect with themselves and their body. To take a deep dive into what their soul is calling for. To adventure, explore and play! Sarah and Amanda offer support and guidance from beginning to end. You are supported from the moment you sign up until the day you arrive home. During your time on retreat Sarah and Amanda hold space for you through conversation, guided journal prompts, hands-on adjustments in yoga, along with restorative and Hathya yoga practices daily. Secondary retreat support comes from the retreat environment and Sansara's staff, the locally sourced food, an abundance of natural beauty, space to be alone or amongst fellow retreaters, community, and warm water and sun!
In practicing and teaching yoga, Sarah was introduced to the value of slowing down and creating space to notice thoughts and sensations in a mindful way. This yin style of yoga allowed her to really go deep into relaxation in a way that she had never experienced before. In that depth of rest, she has found so much healing on a physical, mental, emotional and spiritual level. On retreat with Sarah you will get a good dose of this "depth of rest" she speaks about.
Sarah has been teaching yoga and mindfulness for 15 years in the San Francisco Bay Area. Her passion for travel and group facilitating has kept her retreat business in full bloom for 10 years. Her teachings pull from a wide tapestry of mind-body healing modalities that she's studied: Hatha, Restorative, Yin and Satya yoga, Holistic Massage Therapy, Subtle Body Energy Work, Self-Inquiry and Soul-Based Coaching. She gracefully and methodically weaves these teachings together with deliberate attention to what her students may need, guiding them towards a more conscious connection to body, heart, and spirit. Sarah's warm and welcoming energy is felt and allows you to show up exactly how you are, she believes through practice one can create flow, authenticity, grace and ease on and off the mat, inevitably pouring out into all aspects of life. Sarah can't wait to share this special experience with you in Panama.
Amanda found her love for yoga and travel after attending her first yoga retreat with Sarah in Costa Rica. Currently based in Sayulita, Mexico, her passion for hosting and hospitality is evident in the way she cares for her students and retreat guests. As our Happiness Concierge, she is here for you from the beginning to the end, helping with planning and coordinating your travel, making sure you pack all the essentials, ensuring your dietary needs are met, organizing your excursions and/or body work appointments, to offering hands on touch and adjustments in the yoga shala. Her desire is to help you make the most out of your retreat experience, by taking the stress of planning and organizing off your plate, you are able to land and drop in as soon as you arrive. She is here to hold space, offer assistance and guidance should anything come up during your stay, and always extending her warmth and kindness through her smile. She truly thrives in taking care of people, and her goal is to make your retreat experience the best it can be. What really sparks her spirit is the healing and nourishment she's received and experienced in her personal experiences on retreat, and her goal is to hold space and create the ease and flow for you to have the same opportunity to rest, receive and heal.