Join Susan Kniseley-Foy and Judy Smith on their fifth retreat in magical Cambutal, Panama for 6 nights and 7 days in the blissful space that is Sansara Resort. We invite you to unplug from the strain of everyday life and tap more acutely into what makes your mind, body, and spirit sing! We will be offering 2 yoga classes per day, one more powerful and the other more restorative, to give you a balance of energy from which to explore the benefits of your practice. Enjoy time with others and for yourself, surfing, SUP, hiking, biking, and many other opportunities to find your unique, personal inspiration in a glorious beachfront setting. Tune into the rhythm of the waves, the sound of your breath, and the true beat of your heart. Namaste.
Where do I fly into? | When in Panama City.
When booking your flight for this retreat, you will be flying into Panama City International Airport (PTY).
We recommend you to spend one night in Panama City both on the incoming and outbound components of your trip. Saturday April 20th and again on the return component, Saturday April 27th.
Pick Up and Drop Off Information
If you have chosen to use the complimentary shuttle service from Panama City to Sansara, pick-ups will begin at 8:30am sharp on Sunday April 21st.
Pick up is ONLY available from the hotels we have recommended above.
If you are a resident living in Panama City, or you are not able to stay at one of our recommended hotels but want to use the transportation, please take a taxi and meet at The American Trade Hotel by 8:15am.
We recommend to our guests that you enjoy a nice breakfast prior to starting your journey, and that you pack a few extra snacks and water for the ride. It is a long travel day, and we want to ensure it is an enjoyable one.
Shuttle Providers We Recommend
If you are unable to utilize the complimentary shuttle service, and need to make alternative arrangements for transportation to and from Sansara we recommend the following company. Below is their contact information where you can inquire about quotes/rates for your transportation along with airport pick-up services.
Pineapple Shuttle – Contact Edwin – firstname.lastname@example.org
Susan discovered yoga in 2001 and carried this gift with her through her life teaching abroad in Taiwan, Korea, and Qatar during which she immersed herself in training in Anusara and Ashtanga/Vinyasa Flow. She was amazed at yoga’s ability to calm the restless mind and create community, even in foreign lands. Susan’s teaching style is a mixture of energy, encouragement, lightheartedness,
and creativity. She brings lessons from these different yogic lineages with her; thoughtful assists from Ashtanga, alignment awareness from Anusara and offers a breath-connected Vinyasa flow. She strives to engage and empower her students and to help them find illumination in their practice in whatever way rings true for them. She considers yoga to be a constant lesson in “how to”…..everything…and finds it to be an essential pleasure and honor to keep on learning. On an extra special note, Susan is half Panamanian and fell madly in love with Cambutal as a child. Decades later, as a certified yoga teacher looking for yoga in Panama, she stumbled upon Sansara. Kismet, indeed.
Judy began her yoga journey 25 years ago she started practicing yoga because she suffered from a herniated disc and spinal stenosis. After years of physical therapy, pain, medication, back, braces, and chiropractic medicine, yoga brought almost instant pain relief and a new relationship with her body. She was able to heal her injuries and still maintain a strong level of fitness with less impact on her body. After 12 years as a student, Judy pursued her 200-hour Kripalu teacher training. She was eager to advance her knowledge soon after and completed her 500-hour Ashtanga training. Judy has continued her training in Yin Yoga and Myofascial release. Judy’s intention is to lead by example by reminding her students of the importance of breath, and Drishti, and accepting who you are so you can focus on developing your own physical and mental wellness breath by breath. Judy is a licensed clinical social worker who works primarily with somatic healing as a Mind Body coach. Her practice focuses on connection and collaboration, working together to find inner stillness and peace. Judy has been practicing mind-body wellness for 35 years. The trajectory of Judy’s love for travel has evolved into domestic and overseas yoga retreats with her co-teacher Susan Kniseley-Foy. Their retreats are a true Yin Yang experience that leaves their attendees filled up with forever friendships and a deep transformational awaking with their personal yoga practice.