Join  Ally Maz  &  Ashley Brodeur  (Faculty E-RYT 200) for the first ever 200 hour Distrikt Yoga Teacher Training (Registered Yoga School with Yoga Alliance). Learn how to find and use your voice to lead powerful, purposeful classes in both Vinyasa & Restorative Yoga.   If you are interested in using yoga as a tool to heal, inspire and create change for yourself and your community, this is the training for you. Together Ally & Ash have over 16 years of teaching experience, have led 40+ yoga retreats, both together and separately, and have four yoga businesses under their belts. Their fresh approach to yoga, individual styles and ability to create a safe space to crack people wide open will leave you with a life changing few weeks. Whether you plan to teach, or deepen your practice, this training will provide you with a balanced approach to anatomy, philosophy, leadership and self-inquiry.      

  

  	
       
      
         
          
             
                  
             
          

          

         
      
       
    

  


      What to Expect:   Once graduated from  The Distrikt Yoga Teacher Training  you'll feel inspired and empowered to lead a powerful and purposeful yoga class. You'll leave feeling confident in your ability to hold space and create connections in your own community; you'll uncover your voice through self-love & self-expression.   The training includes 180 contact hours and an additional 20 hours of homework to be done before and after the training. Our yoga training follows the standards outlined for each of the five educational categories. Each day will be a blend of experiencing yoga through guided classes and learning about the components that are included in a class.      



  

  


 
   
    
      

        

        

        
          
             
               
                 
                      
                 
                
               
             
          

          
        

      

        

        

        
          
             
               
                 
                      
                 
                
               
             
          

          
        

      
    
   

  

 




 
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      TECHNIQUES, TRAINING & PRACTICE    Key poses (asana) across the different pose groupings (warm up, standing, sun salutations, balancing, seated & reclined leg stretches and twists, core, inversions and restorative)  Breathing practices (pranayama)  Meditation  Mantra    TEACHING METHODOLOGY    How to teach the pose  Learning styles  Using props  Adjustments & assists  Sequencing  Restorative approach to poses  Prenatal modifications  Class management for group and private classes  Music  Qualities of a teacher  Business of yoga    ANATOMY & PHYSIOLOGY    Functional anatomy & physiology applied to yoga   Energetic body     YOGA PHILOSOPHY LIFESTYLE & ETHICS   Introduction to yoga philosophy including: history and the evolution of yoga to modern times, Yoga Sutras & the eight-limbed path, yamas & niyamas, and ethics for yoga teachers. We believe in looking ahead and teaching based on what is needed in today's modern world. We'll explore how yoga can be woven into your life, finding your own style and feeling empowered to teach in your own voice. We'll guide you in how to develop your own personal style and brand.    PRACTICUM   Many opportunities to practice teach will be provided; starting with individual poses and concepts and working towards longer sequences as training progresses.     

  

  	
       
      
         
          
             
                  
             
          

          

         
      
       
    

  


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      Ashley  is a yoga teacher, an adventurer, an entrepreneur and an avid consumer of red wine. Her life path has been based on listening to feelings and intuition, and letting them guide her path. The first time she majorly listened to her intuition, was at the age of 19, travelling to Brazil to train to become a yoga teacher.   She completed her 500 hour YTT and has been teaching and learning ever since. Originally teaching Moksha Yoga, her teaching style has developed over the years. Today she is a firm believer in slowing down. Her classes are rooted in moving slow and doing less, better. Music is purposefully weaved into her classes, and hands on adjustments are abundant.   Ashley has been working with Ally Maz for the past four years, developing  Girlvana Yoga 's teachers across the globe. She started  Feelosophy   Yoga  two years ago, a style of yoga that combines restorative yoga with hands-on touch and massage. Ashley has since taught Feelosophy across Canada, leading retreats, and facilitating countless workshops and classes.  Ashley has taught for TED Conference, lululemon, Patagonia, Arc'teryx and Wanderlust. When she is not teaching you can find her on an airplane off to her next adventure, swimming in the ocean, or have a few glasses of wine with her friends.      



  

  


 
   
    
      

        

        

        
          
             
               
                 
                      
                 
                
               
             
          

          
        

      

        

        

        
          
             
               
                 
                      
                 
                
               
             
          

          
        

      
    
   

  

 




 
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      Alex Mazerolle  aka Ally Maz is yoga teacher, speaker and entrepreneur. She began teaching 10 years ago in Vancouver, BC, studying in traditional hatha yoga, had a stint with hot yoga and Pilates and ultimately felt the call with the dynamic practice of Anusara Yoga. She spent years travelling and studying with senior teachers of the methodology spending countless hours immersing herself in both the deep philosophy and biomechanics. Currently blending many styles and drawing from her past as a dancer, Alex teaches a fluid style of Vinyasa that incorporates deep messaging, intelligent sequences and incorporates the power of music.   Four years later she went on to create her first company  Girlvana Yoga  which offers retreats, classes and workshops for teen girls through mentorship, meditation and yoga. Since then, Girlvana has grown into a global movement with over 100 teachers worldwide, 10 retreats and a current book deal with Penguin Random House, due out 2018. She also leads  Ladyvana ; the grown up version for women, to explore themselves through yoga, nature and raw conversation.    Alex then started  Distrikt Movement  with Jian Pablico. A yoga, fitness and community-hub, geared toward young people who saw no boundaries around their movement practices. The Distrikt was first to market in the way they blended movement styles and the way they used their space. Art galleries, dance parties, speakers series, retreats, DJ'd classes, after school programs for teens; The Distrikt served as a hub for creativity, innovation and community for over five years.   Alex has taught & facilitated for the Vancouver Canucks, Wanderlust Festival, Vice, lululemon, Do Lectures, the LA Dodgers and many more. When she is not working, you can find her in Central America hanging out in the jungle and beaches with a fresh margarita.     



  

  


 
   
    
      

        

        

        
          
             
               
                 
                      
                 
                
               
             
          

          
        

      

        

        

        
          
             
               
                 
                      
                 
                
               
             
          

          
        

      

        

        

        
          
             
               
                 
                      
                 
                
               
             
          

          
        

      

        

        

        
          
             
               
                 
                      
                 
                
               
             
          

          
        

      
    
   

  

 




 
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      The Investment:    TRAINING TUITION:  200 hours of training. $3300 USD   ACCOMMODATION:  Based on double occupancy. Includes all meals. $2150 USD   DEPOSIT (NON-REFUNDABLE)   20% of the tuition & accommodation is required 14 days after being accepted. This will be made in two payments, one for accommodation and one for tuition.  Tuition: $660 USD  Accommodation: $430 USD   all inquiries and questions -   hello@thedistriktytt.com

Sunday, October 14, 2018 - Wednesday, October 31st, 2018
a teacher training rooted in connection, vulnerability, self-love & self-expression

       A yoga retreat for modern women. Combining nature, yoga, meditation, journaling and exceptional food, all set to a perfectly curated playlist. Time to pause, reflect and remember who you are.       

  

  	
       
      
         
          
             
                  
             
          

          

         
      
       
    

  


     This isn't your typical yoga retreat, and it's not your average beach vacation. This is a shedding of layers, a return to yourself, a peace offering to your body and mind. It's not a coincidence that you're here, that you're contemplating this retreat. Listen to what calls you.    The Details:   Once you arrive, we've got you covered. The retreat price includes daily breakfast, lunch and family-style dinner, made with fresh, locally-grown ingredients; all the tea, coffee, and filtered water, and two yoga/personal development sessions a day, plus your accommodations for 7 days and 6 nights at Sansara Resort. Snacks, fresh juices, smoothies, alcohol (#cocktailsandcrying) and gratuities are an additional cost.           

  

  	
       
      
         
          
             
                  
             
          

          

         
      
       
    

  


      I T I N E R A R Y:   Nothing you do this week is mandatory, but picture this:  - Wake up to the sounds of the jungle, grab a coffee and walk to the yoga shala  - Sweaty Vinyasa yoga practice with  Ally Maz  + some deep digging and self development work  - Delicious group lunch  - We keep the afternoons free for you to surf, beach hang, hammock nap, go for a walk, or get a massage.  - Pre-dinner sesh to continue to deep dive into self reflection & self love  - Hearty group dinner & cocktail house in the gardens  - beach bonfires and ocean swims under the stars.           

  

  	
       
      
         
          
             
                  
             
          

          

         
      
       
    

  


      F O O D:   You'll have the time and space to enjoy your food. Hearty farm to table meals that feature local fish, farm-raised poultry and local fruits and veggies. Vegan, vegetarian, gluten-free options available. We only serve fresh, in season and local (from farms within our area) foods that will leave you feeling nourished and instantly lifted.           

  

  	
       
      
         
          
             
                  
             
          

          

         
      
       
    

  


      A C T I V I T I E S:    There will be lots of downtime scheduled in. Time to adventure or to relax, be with nature, or just be by yourself. There is complimentary bikes, kayaks, SUP boards, and snorkel gear to use at anytime.   Optional Activities include:  -  Surf Lessons  & Board Rental -  Oceanfront massages  & spa treatments - Horseback riding along the beach.           

  

  	
       
      
         
          
             
                  
             
          

          

         
      
       
    

  


      P a y m e n t :  $1950 USD - based on shared occupancy.    A non-refundable deposit of $600 USD is required to secure your spot. Sign-ups are done first-come, first-serve. Sign up through this link  here.             

  

  	
       
      
         
          
             
                  
             
          

          

         
      
       
    

  


     MEET A L E X - M A Z E R O L L E :  Alex Mazerolle aka Ally Maz is yoga teacher, speaker and entrepreneur. She began teaching 10 years ago in Vancouver, BC, studying in traditional hatha yoga, had a stint with hot yoga and Pilates and ultimately felt the call with the dynamic practice of Anusara Yoga. She spent years travelling and studying with senior teachers of the methodology spending countless hours immersing herself in both the deep philosophy and biomechanics. Currently blending many styles and drawing from her past as a dancer, Alex teaches a fluid style of Vinyasa that incorporates deep messaging, intelligent sequences and incorporates the power of music.      

  

  	
       
      
         
          
             
                  
             
          

          

         
      
       
    

  


     Four years later she went on to create her first company Girlvana Yoga which offers retreats, classes and workshops for teen girls through mentorship, meditation and yoga. Since then, Girlvana has grown into a global movement with over 100 teachers worldwide, 10 retreats and a current book deal with Penguin Random House, due out 2018. She also leads  Ladyvana ; the grown up version for women, to explore themselves through yoga, nature and raw conversation.      

  

  	
       
      
         
          
             
                  
             
          

          

         
      
       
    

  


     Alex then started Distrikt Movement with Jian Pablico. A yoga, fitness and community-hub, geared toward young people who saw no boundaries around their movement practices. The Distrikt was first to market in the way they blended movement styles and the way they used their space. Art galleries, dance parties, speakers series, retreats, DJ'd classes, after school programs for teens; The Distrikt served as a hub for creativity, innovation and community for over five years.   Alex has taught & facilitated for the Vancouver Canucks, Wanderlust Festival, Vice, lululemon, Do Lectures, the LA Dodgers and many more. When she is not working, you can find her in Central America hanging out in the jungle and beaches with a fresh margarita.

Sunday, November 4, 2018 - Saturday, November 10, 2018
a yoga retreat for modern women; time to pause, reflect, and remember who you are.

      If you crave adventure, bliss, sweaty yoga sessions, option to add salty surf sessions, healthy & fresh food, meaningful conversations with other like-spirited people who share your zest for life these weeks are custom fit for you.  This 6 night – 7 day retreats begin Sunday checking into Sansara at approximately 3:00pm, with the final departure morning Saturday after breakfast.  Our aim with these personalized weekly retreats is to provide a fun, safe and blissful experience for the solo traveler, friends, couples, truly anyone who is looking to for the opportunity to reconnect back to nature, self, the jungle and the ocean.     

  

  	
       
      
         
          
             
                  
             
          

          

         
      
       
    

  


      WHATS INCLUDED:    Six (6) nights of luxury accommodations  Daily yoga classes overlooking the Pacific Ocean  Yoga mats, yoga props provided  Three (3) healthy balanced meals each day  Complimentary use of SUP boards, Kayaks, and Bikes  Organic bathroom products, high quality linens and beach towels provided  Local coffee, tea and filtered-water  Hypo-allergenic bedding and towels  Organic spa products in every cabana  Beach bonfire celebration (weather permitting)  Endless good vibes, rest, relaxation, adventure, belly laughs.    Option to add customized  surf instruction  or  massages .      



  

  


 
   
    
      

        

        

        
          
             
               
                 
                      
                 
                
               
             
          

          
        

      

        

        

        
          
             
               
                 
                      
                 
                
               
             
          

          
        

      

        

        

        
          
             
               
                 
                      
                 
                
               
             
          

          
        

      

        

        

        
          
             
               
                 
                      
                 
                
               
             
          

          
        

      
    
   

  

 




 
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      Invest in your Soul   * tax included *  Starting at: $2149.00 USD for private occupancy.   inquire within for shared occupancy availability and pricing.     $500.00 non-refundable deposit made payable through visa / MasterCard    here.     30 days prior to start date, final balances will be charged to the credit card on file unless otherwise notified.       

  

  	
       
      
         
          
             
                  
             
          

          

         
      
       
    

  


      “Travel far enough, you meet yourself...”             Where to Fly Into?   Travel Info & Where to Stay in Panama City?   You will fly into Panama City, airport code - PTY.  We recommend to all guests to fly into Panama at least  1 day prior  to the retreat start date. Allowing you a restful night sleep before your departure to the beautiful town of Cambutal.   Our Recommended Hotels/Hostels In Casco Viejo area of Panama City.   American Trade Hotel -  www.acehotel.com/panama   $$$$ Las Clementinas -  www.lasclementinas.com   $$$$ Hotel Central Panama -  www.centralhotelpanama.com  $$ Magnolia Hostel/Hotel.- www.magnoliapanama.com/  $   Traveling to Sansara:   Transfers to and from Sansara are not included. We are happy to arrange and assist you with this component of your trip.  Below are a few options, Public Bus, Flight and Private Shuttle Options.   BUS:  Panama City, Albrook Bus Station to Cambutal, Los Santos. Options, typically each morning at 7:00 am there is a direct bus to a town 25 mins away from Sansara called Tonosi.  From Tonosi a local yellow taxi can be caught to Cambutal/ Sansara Resort.  If the bus route from Tonosi isn’t running the other option is taking a bus from Albrook to Las Tablas – and from Las Tablas a yellow taxi to Cambutal/Sansara Resort.    AIR:  Visit  www.airpanama.com  and select flight options from Albrook Airport to Chitre Airport. If a daily flight is available, we can assist with a taxi pick up.   PRIVATE SHUTTLE:   Pineapple Shuttle, this wonderful family owned company works with Sansara for many if not all of our private shuttles and we highly recommend this safe and reliable service. Contact:  www.pineappleshuttle.com  

Sunday, November 11 - Saturday, November 17, 2018

where the mountains meet the ocean; the raw jungle awaits your adventure!

      D I S C O V E R -- where the rainforest meets the ocean;  and E X P L O R E with  Scholé Yoga  as they venture to PANAMA;   November 18 - 24, 2018      

  

  	
       
      
         
          
             
                  
             
          

          

         
      
       
    

  


     What are you thankful for?  Thanksgiving is a time of reflection and growth, but in our culture, it is also unfortunately linked to more consumerism. Join us to step away from those habits this year, and deepen your practice where the jungle meets the ocean. We will practice gratitude for the gifts of life at a deep level as we strengthen connections within yourself, your community, and the planet we call home. We're grateful to have you join us on this journey.     



  

  


 
   
    
      

        

        

        
          
             
               
                 
                      
                 
                
               
             
          

          
        

      

        

        

        
          
             
               
                 
                      
                 
                
               
             
          

          
        

      

        

        

        
          
             
               
                 
                      
                 
                
               
             
          

          
        

      

        

        

        
          
             
               
                 
                      
                 
                
               
             
          

          
        

      
    
   

  

 




 
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      Offerings:   * Transportation to/from Sansara Resort & Casco Viejo, Panama ** * 6 nights accommodations in one of our luxury oceanside cabanas * Welcome beverage upon arrival * Daily yoga classes, meditations, and gratitude practices offered by Scholé Yoga * Three healthy, balanced and beautiful meals daily; utilizing fresh and local ingredients * Complimentary introduction to surf with Sansara's Surf School * Complimentary use of bicycles, kayaks, and SUPs for exploring the area * Daily housekeeping; beach towels provided! * Filtered water available throughout the resort; coffee & tea to start your days! * Laughter, good times, and connections  ** Travel Note:  We are located 5 hours from Panama City (and trust us, it's worth every second of the journey!). When booking flights, please do keep this in mind. We suggest flights arriving to Panama City on November 17th to allow time to settle, ground, and join in on the group transportation Sunday Morning. On your return, flights later than 6:00pm are recommended. .     



  

  


 
   
    
      

        

        

        
          
             
               
                 
                      
                 
                
               
             
          

          
        

      

        

        

        
          
             
               
                 
                      
                 
                
               
             
          

          
        

      

        

        

        
          
             
               
                 
                      
                 
                
               
             
          

          
        

      

        

        

        
          
             
               
                 
                      
                 
                
               
             
          

          
        

      
    
   

  

 




 
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     Ready to give T H A N K S - and join us here in P A R A D I S E? Book now and receive the early bird pricing! These prices will raise after August 15, 2018  Premium SUITE: $2535/person Premium DOUBLE: $2300/person Garden DOUBLE: $2150/person TRIPLE: $1890/person QUAD: $1790/person  Spaces are limited, and all bookings are based upon shared occupancy; if you are interested in private occupancy - please inquire for availability.    50% deposit is required to secure your spot.  For those who need more financial flexibility, payment plays with six months’ no interest financing are possible with a 50% deposit to secure your spot. Payment must be completed in full by October 5, 2018. Guests are welcome to pay in full or in installments to help accommodate financial requirements.  Please email  retreats@sansararesort.com  to secure your space in this wonderful retreat week. Spaces are limited!   Meet your Leaders:     MICAH HELPS PEOPLE BECOME THEIR OWN BEST TEACHER      

  

  	
       
      
         
          
             
                  
             
          

          

         
      
       
    

  


     As the Founder and Dean of Scholé Yoga University, Micah Scholes has personally facilitated nearly thirty yoga teacher trainings as well as countless workshops and electives. Students describe his teaching style as intense but empowering. His classes share the joy and inspiration that exist in every moment – even those that are uncomfortable or challenging. He firmly believes that the way yoga teachers can do the greatest good is to help people become their own best teacher. Micah is a consummate student and has completed well over five thousand hours of training and study in the yogic arts. He is recognized by the Yoga Alliance at the highest level (E-RYT 500) and is also a certified Tai Chi instructor. In addition to exhaustive studies in yoga and meditation, Micah has four college degrees, including a doctorate in jurisprudence. As a bar licensed attorney, he is proud to have worked with the Salt Lake County District Attorney's Office, the Rocky Mountain Innocence Center, and numerous other governmental or nonprofit organizations that protect and serve the underprivileged and marginalized. In his spare time, Micah enjoys anything that gets him outside and connected to nature, especially rock climbing, surfing, hiking, stand up paddle boarding, marksmanship, camping, and other wilderness adventures. Follow Micah on Instagram  here  and reach out directly by emailing  micah@scholeyoga.com .   SHANNON HELPS STARS SHINE BRIGHTER      

  

  	
       
      
         
          
             
                  
             
          

          

         
      
       
    

  


     Once smitten with a serious case of wanderlust that took her from Canada to Kyoto, the Andes, Los Angeles, and other parts known and unknown, Shannon finally found home when she landed at Scholé. As co-owner, she is instrumental in helping to shape the way we form connections and communications with our community. Shannon believes mindfulness and meditation are essential to the practice of yoga, and led the creation of Scholé NIDRA guided meditation and conducted Utah’s first Yoga Nidra teacher training certification at Scholé Yoga Salt Lake. As a Level Three Certified Guide with over a thousand hours of teaching experience and lead facilitator at Scholé Yoga University, Shannon strives to help students become more comfortable with the inevitable uncertainty of life. Shannon knows that every emotion and experience has a lesson for us, and when words fail, a smile will take you a long way, whether to a strange country far away, or on your mat in a Scholé studio. Follow Shannon on Instagram  here  and reach out directly by emailing  shannon@scholeyoga.com .   

Sunday, November 18 - Saturday, November 24, 2018

GIVE THANKS AND GROW WITH US THANKSGIVING 2018 —

Explore the opportunity to enrich your practice and seek gratitude on a deep personal level on the tropical Pacific coast of Panama.

      Join world renowned artists, MC YOGI and Amanda Giacomini as they journey back to Sansara Resort, and you too can swim in a sea of stars. Dive deeper into your practice, into yourself and into authentic living in Cambutal, Panama. Let this inspirational duo guide you through a memorable week, as you turn this 'Dream Retreat' into reality.      



  

  


 
   
    
      

        

        

        
          
             
               
                 
                      
                 
                
               
             
          

          
        

      

        

        

        
          
             
               
                 
                      
                 
                
               
             
          

          
        

      

        

        

        
          
             
               
                 
                      
                 
                
               
             
          

          
        

      

        

        

        
          
             
               
                 
                      
                 
                
               
             
          

          
        

      

        

        

        
          
             
               
                 
                      
                 
                
               
             
          

          
        

      

        

        

        
          
             
               
                 
                      
                 
                
               
             
          

          
        

      
    
   

  

 




 
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      OFFERINGS:   • Arrival Night Hotel Stay in Panama City’s Historic Area (1-Night) • Arrival Night Dinner in Panama City, Casco Viejo • Arrival Afternoon Yoga at Casco Yoga led by MC YOGI & Amanda • Breakfast at Panama City Hotel • Group Transportation to and from Panama City to Sansara Resort, Cambutal • Six (6) nights of luxury accommodations at Sansara Resort • Twice daily sunrise and sunset yoga classes overlooking the Pacific Ocean  – lead by MC Yogi & Amanda.  • Three (3) healthy balanced meals each day • Complimentary intro into Surf Lesson • Complimentary use of SUP boards, Kayaks, and Beach Cruisers • Organic bathroom products • High quality linens and beach towels provided • Complimentary cooking class   INVESTMENT PER PERSON:    – includes 10% tax.    Quad Occupancy: $2215.00 USD per person Triple Occupancy: $2315.00 USD per person Double Occupancy: $2600.00 USD per person Deluxe Double Occupancy: $2750.00 USD per person Premium Suite: $2985 USD per person -  SOLD OUT       Single Occupancy - not currently available until further notice.    NOT INCLUDED:   • Airfare to Panama City • Airport Transfers • Additional excursions (surf lessons, horseback riding etc.) • Alcohol or items of a personal nature/souvenirs • Travel insurance • Gratuities  A $700.00 deposit is required to book your space; please contact  retreats@sansararesort.com  for more information or to book your stay!   deposits are non-refundable and non-transferable.     Where to Fly Into, Transportation, Panama City & Hotel Information!    You will fly into Panama City, airport code - PTY.  We recommend to all guests to fly into Panama at least  1 day prior  to the retreat start date. Saturday November 24th, 2018.    On the evening of Saturday November 24th, we will meet as a group and together roll out our yoga mats and enjoy in a practice lead by Nick & Amanda at Casco Yoga. Following class, a group dinner, celebrating the beginning of this amazing 1 week retreat.   Your hotel stay on this Saturday night  is included  and will be at Central Hotel Panama,  a great hotel located in the historic area of Panama's city's Casco Viejo. Dinner & Yoga are also included.    SUNDAY - LETS GO TO SANSARA!       Shuttle Departure Time:  Panama City to Sansara Resort   Your included round trip group shuttle service takes place from Central Hotel Panama  Only.   Departing on the morning of your retreat between  8:30 - 9:00 am  - unless otherwise noted.   Outgoing -  Shuttle Departure Time:  Sansara Resort to Panama City   Departing from Sansara Resort the final morning of your retreat at  8:30am,  arriving to Panama City at approximately  3:00 pm   The group drop off location is will be back at the Central Hotel Panama, however this night is  not included  in your packaged rate.   Sansara's Recommended Hotels/Hostels In Casco Viejo area of Panama City.   American Trade Hotel -  www.acehotel.com/panama   $$$$ Las Clementinas -  www.lasclementinas.com   $$$$ Hotel Central Panama -  www.centralhotelpanama.com  $$ Magnolia Hostel/Hotel.- www.magnoliapanama.com/  $   Other:    Airport transfers are not included.  Pease contact  www.pineappleshuttle.com  to reserve yours today!  Meet MC YOGI & Amanda Giacomini:     

  

  	
       
      
         
          
             
                  
             
          

          

         
      
       
    

  


      MC YOGI  is a world renowned performing artists. From living in a group home for at-risk youth to becoming one of the most well known and beloved yogis in America,  MCYOGI  is on a mission to bring good music and good energy into the world.   His latest collaboration,  RITUAL MYSTICAL  (feat East Forest), made history by going #1 on iTunes Electronic charts — Aug. 2016. In 2015, his  ONLY LOVE IS REAL  album debuted #12 Billboard Heatseekers + #24 iTunes Hiphop — featuring guest performances from Matisyahu and Trevor Hall.  MC YOGI  is on tour throughout 2016, which includes headlining all Wanderlust Festivals & 108 events—teaching and performing to over 200,000. To date he and his wife  Amanda Giacomini  (founder of the 10,000 Buddhas Project) have taught yoga and performed to over half a million people world wide.   Recently,  MC YOGI  signed with HarperOne to release his first book “ Spiritual Graffiti ” (April 2017).   Website:  http://www.mcyogi.com/      

  

  	
       
      
         
          
             
                  
             
          

          

         
      
       
    

  


     Amanda Giacomini has dedicated her life to uplifting people and creating more beauty in the world through yoga and art. From teaching yoga at the White House to presenting at some of the biggest yoga festivals, conferences and Asian Art museums in the world, Amanda infuses the ancient teachings with creativity and joy. Her journey in yoga began in 1994, and she continues to study with many great Indian and Western masters.   In 2001, along with her husband, MC YOGI, she founded Yoga Toes Studio in Point Reyes, CA. She has been featured in  Yoga International ,  Origins ,  Marin Magazine ,  Happiness + Wellbeing  as well as appearing the cover of  Yoga Journal  and  Mantra Magazine . As an artist, she created an award winning series of children’s books, called  Mo's Nose , that feature her beloved rescued pit bull, Mo, as the main character. She has a catalog of paintings inspired by her yoga and spiritual practice. Currently she is working on a project to paint 10,000 BUDDHAS.   Website:  10000buddhas.com

Saturday, November 24th - Saturday, December 1st, 2018

Join world renowned artists, MC YOGI and Amanda Giacomini as they journey back to Sansara Resort, and you too can swim in a sea of stars. Dive deeper into your practice, into yourself and into authentic living in Cambutal, Panama. Let this inspirational duo guide you through a memorable week, as you turn this 'Dream Retreat' into reality. 

      Join Ariel Karass & Giulia Pline in the paradise of Panama for a post-Thanksgiving Yoga, 5R & Surf detox and recharge retreat. Close out 2018 with wholeness, wellness, and lightness.  Expect daily morning meditation followed by vinyasa yoga class. In the evening we will alternate between 5Rhythms® or restorative/yin practices. All classes are held in a beautiful open-air thatched roof rancho facing the Pacific Ocean. Three organic & healthy meals are served each full day of the retreat. The afternoons will serve as time to adventure and explore: surf, hike, kayak, bike, snorkel, stand up paddle, or just straight chill with a session at the spa or time in the pool.  Sansara Surf & Yoga Resort is located in Cambutal, Panama -To get there, book a flight to Panama City (PTY), only a 4.5 hour direct flight from NYC. We recommend arriving one day early to explore the city and settle in, but you can also take a redeye and arrive early on the first day. A shuttle will pick you up from the Casco Viejo area in Panama CIty Sunday morning to bring you to Sansara. On the return, a shuttle will bring everyone back to Panama City. Plan to depart that evening, or stay a night in the city and leave the following morning.  This is the perfect time to prepare for the transition of the end of the year and the journey that lies ahead.     



  

  


 
   
    
      

        

        

        
          
             
               
                 
                      
                 
                
               
             
          

          
        

      

        

        

        
          
             
               
                 
                      
                 
                
               
             
          

          
        

      

        

        

        
          
             
               
                 
                      
                 
                
               
             
          

          
        

      

        

        

        
          
             
               
                 
                      
                 
                
               
             
          

          
        

      

        

        

        
          
             
               
                 
                      
                 
                
               
             
          

          
        

      

        

        

        
          
             
               
                 
                      
                 
                
               
             
          

          
        

      

        

        

        
          
             
               
                 
                      
                 
                
               
             
          

          
        

      

        

        

        
          
             
               
                 
                      
                 
                
               
             
          

          
        

      
    
   

  

 




 
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     RETREAT OFFERINGS:  • 6 nights lodging of luxury accommodations at Sansara Surf and Yoga Resort • Transportation to and from hotel in Casco Viejo and to and from Sansara • 3 healthy balanced meals each day; with local produce and fresh seafood • Two yoga practices a day overlooking the Pacific Ocean • Fresh fruit, local fair trade coffee, tea and filter-water available daily • Complimentary use of SUP boards and kayaks • Complimentary use of snorkel gear • Complimentary bikes for exploring the area • Beach Bonfire *weather permitting* • Hypo-allergenic bedding and towels • Organic spa products in every cabana   What’s Not Included:  • Airfare to Panama City • Meals the day/evening of arrival and departure into Panama City Casco Viejo • Additional excursions, surf lessons and/or rentals • Massages • Alcohol • Snacks/Smoothies/Juices • Travel insurance (recommended) • Gratuities   Investment (per person, including taxes)   Quad $1900.00 USD  - Quad Occupancy Loft Cabana - Limited Space! Only 2 Cabanas  Triple $2300.00   USD  - Triple Occupancy Master Cabana - Only 1 Cabana offers Triple  Double $2550.00   USD  - Double Occupancy Luxury Cabana  Premium   Double $2800.00 USD  - Double Occupancy Double Suite  Single $3200.00 USD  - Single Occupancy Luxury Cabana  **Non-refundable deposit of to save your spot- payable via Venmo  Go to:  www.giuliapline.com  to sign up!            Giulia Pline      

  

  	
       
      
         
          
             
                  
             
          

          

         
      
       
    

  


     As a B.F.A Dance major at The Boston Conservatory, I began practicing yoga to supplement my dance training. Over time, yoga became a way for me to reintegrate not only physically, but emotionally. Fast forward a few years and injuries later, I began to pursue more extensive studies in the anatomy and physiology of the practice and I made the shift to teaching yoga full time. I left the dance performing world behind, but infuse its knowledge, detail, somatic awareness, and passion into my work.  Through my various studies, I discovered Threes Physiyoga, a method that merges physical therapy with yoga. My group classes, workshops, and private lessons combine corrective exercises and knowledge from the physical therapy world with and around the Kula Yoga style vinyasa practice. This challenges and evolves the ways in which we move and breathe, and sheds light on how we can create more efficiency and clarity in our individual mechanics, as well as rehabilitate and prevent some future injuries and pains.   Ariel Karass      

  

  	
       
      
         
          
             
                  
             
          

          

         
      
       
    

  


     The classes I lead are taught primarily in the vinyasa style with emphasis on alignment, therapeutic work, pranayama, bandhas, and thoughtful and creative sequences. My intention is to offer a practice that creates the space and clarity needed to not only promote health, strength, and wellness, but to help you build the bridge between your body and spirit.    5Rhythms (by Gabrielle Roth)   As a long-time student and now a teacher of the 5Rhythms®, I strive to lead people out of their thinking heads and into their dancing feet so that they can remember who they are without the chatter of the mind. Through the dance, we cultivate awareness to our moving bodies, the space we are in, the people around us, and open the investigation to our relationships with ourselves, another, and the collective. With practice, we give way for the dance to trance us, allowing ourselves to disappear and be found and be everything and nothing. The 5Rhythms® practice has the ability to take us on a cathartic experience of our own journey through life, one in which we can retrieve our soulful right to be at peace with what and who we are.   The 5Rhythms® is the fastest way I know into spirit.

Sunday 2 December - Saturday 8 December 2018

Join Ariel Karass & I in the paradise of Panama for a post-Thanksgiving Yoga, 5R & Surf detox and recharge retreat. Close out 2018 with wholeness, wellness, and lightness.

 

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      Ring in 2019 and set yourself up for the best year yet! Spend 6 nights cultivating connections with new friends, creating positive habits and giving yourself the opportunity to revive your energies.  Sign up now and receive $200 off your package! Early bird deals until October 1, 2018 (spaces permitting).     

  

  	
       
      
         
          
             
                  
             
          

          

         
      
       
    

  


     This week is designed for you to  Reflect, Rejoice, Recharge- and RE-NEW  your spirits - entering 2019 feeling relaxed and refreshed. We believe you design your retreat week and how it unfolds; from practicing yoga twice daily, to swaying in a hammock; sitting poolside with a piña colada, or finding your flow in the surf – this vacation is YOURS. Connect to your truest potentials, and explore the beautiful unknown.      



  

  


 
   
    
      

        

        

        
          
             
               
                 
                      
                 
                
               
             
          

          
        

      

        

        

        
          
             
               
                 
                      
                 
                
               
             
          

          
        

      

        

        

        
          
             
               
                 
                      
                 
                
               
             
          

          
        

      
    
   

  

 




 
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      What's Included:  · Luxury Van Transportation to and from Panama City to Sansara, Cambutal · Six (6) nights of luxury accommodations at Sansara Resort · Twice daily sunrise and sunset yoga classes overlooking the Pacific Ocean  · New Year Intention Setting Workshop · Arrival Day Dinner · Three (3) healthy balanced meals each day (5-days) · Departure Day Breakfast · Complimentary intro into Surf Lesson · Complimentary use of SUP boards, Kayaks, and Bikes · Organic bathroom products, high quality linens and beach towels provided · Complimentary Cooking Class · New Year's Eve Celebrations     The Extras:   · Airfare to Panama City · Meals the day/evening of arrival and departure into Panama City Casco Viejo · Additional excursions, surf lessons and/or rentals · Massage · Alcohol · Snacks/Smoothies/Juices · Travel insurance (recommended) · Gratuities     



  

  


 
   
    
      

        

        

        
          
             
               
                 
                      
                 
                
               
             
          

          
        

      

        

        

        
          
             
               
                 
                      
                 
                
               
             
          

          
        

      

        

        

        
          
             
               
                 
                      
                 
                
               
             
          

          
        

      

        

        

        
          
             
               
                 
                      
                 
                
               
             
          

          
        

      
    
   

  

 




 
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      Ready to turn your dream vacation into a reality?   To secure your space, we do require a $500.00 non-refundable deposit made payable through this link  here.  30 days prior to retreat start date, the remaining balance will be charged to the card on file.   Investment:    All prices are per person and include taxes   Premium Double Suite   *two people required for booking  *  $2999.00 USD   Deluxe Double Cabana:  $2749.00 USD  Garden Double Cabana:  $2599.00 USD  Shared Quad Occupancy Cabana:  $1999.00 USD

Sunday, December 30th, 2018 - Saturday, January 5th, 2019

R E F L E C T — R E J O I C E — R E L A X
Ring in the New Year at Sansara Resort, and allow 2 0 1 9 to be the best year yet!

      Join Michelle and Anna for a transformational week of yoga, playful good times and soulful exploration in the breathtaking beauty of Panama! Nourish body, mind and spirit, as you dial in to vision and purpose for the coming year. In addition to twice daily yoga, enjoy the stunning Pacific from the southernmost tip of Central America and swim, SUP board, surf, snorkel, hike, bike, rest and rejuvenate to your hearts content.  We'll spend the first full week of 2019 together in Cambutal, Panama at the stunning Sansara Retreat Center.  Plan on flying into Panama City on the 5th of January, we'll spend the night in a hotel of your choice (this is not included in the cost, but we have a few great one's to choose from at different price points), and we'll be picked up on the morning of the 6th to head to Sansara. You are always welcome to add days before or after the retreat to your trip to do your own exploring of Panama or any of the neighboring countries.      




 
   
    
      

        

        
          
           
          

          
        

        

      

        

        
          
           
          

          
        

        

      

        

        
          
           
          

          
        

        

      

        

        
          
           
          

          
        

        

      

        

        
          
           
          

          
        

        

      

        

        
          
           
          

          
        

        

      

        

        
          
           
          

          
        

        

      

        

        
          
           
          

          
        

        

      

        

        
          
           
          

          
        

        

      

        

        
          
           
          

          
        

        

      

        

        
          
           
          

          
        

        

      

        

        
          
           
          

          
        

        

      

        

        
          
           
          

          
        

        

      

        

        
          
           
          

          
        

        

      
    
   

  

 






  
  
  
     What’s Included:  6 nights in a luxury room 3 delicious and healthy meals a day 2 yoga classes daily with Michelle and Anna 1 surf lesson Use of SUP boards, snorkles, bikes, and kayaks Organic Bath Products Beach Bonfire Ceremony   What’s Not Included:  • Airfare to Panama City • Meals the day/evening of arrival and departure into Panama City Casco Viejo • Additional excursions, surf lessons and/or rentals • Massages • Alcohol • Snacks/Smoothies/Juices • Travel insurance (recommended) • Gratuities   Investment Per Person:  Quad room $1950 per person Triple room $2050 per person Double room  $2350 per person Double suite $2550 per person Single room $3500 per person (only 2 available)   $150 off if signed up by Jan 1st   $100 of if signed up by May 1st   $500 non-refundable deposit  Payment plans are available just contact us and we'll set it up we can do $100 or $200 a month until you have it all paid off!   To secure your space – please contact :  Hanson.anna@gmail.com or michelle@heartalchemyyoga.com  Or visit: www.annahansonyoga.com/panama-retreat   Meet your Leaders:       

  

  	
       
      
         
          
             
                  
             
          

          

         
      
       
    

  


        Michelle Goldstein  is co-founder and yoga teacher for Heart Alchemy Yoga. Known for her creative vinyasas (sequences of yoga asana) and pranayama, Michelle's teaching integrates influences from various forms of movement and meditation set to powerfully inspiring backdrops of music.  Approaching instruction with a deep spiritual reverence for the sacredness of yoga coupled with a joyous playful sense of humor, Michelle's classes offer a safe, nurturing and challenging environment for students to come and explore their mental and physical boundaries.           Anna Orbison  approaches yoga, with a curious mind and playful attitude. While fun and mindful, her classes are physically demanding. Students can expect to be greeted with a smile, a bit of yoga philosophy, some breath work, and a whole lot of strength-building flow. She is passionate about encouraging students through advances in their physical practice, managing stress, and moving beyond perceived limitations.  Anna trained with Rudy Mettia and Travis Eliot from Santa Monica Power Yoga, has been greatly influenced by Michelle Anderson, Shiva Rea, and Livia Cohen Shapiro, and has been practicing yoga for 18 years. When she’s not teaching, Anna is passionate about music, eating delicious vegan food, her Italian Greyhound Dottie, and going on adventures.      

Sunday, January 6 - Saturday, January 12, 2019

Join Michelle and Anna for a transformational week of yoga, playful good times and soulful exploration in the breathtaking beauty of Panama! Nourish body, mind and spirit, as you dial in to vision and purpose for the coming year.

       Breathe In to Bliss Out – Sunday, January 13- Saturday, January 19, 2019   Join Monica for a week long yoga & self-care retreat in paradise including an array of classes (from vinyasa to restorative & meditation, self-massage and functional movement). Enjoy oceanfront cabanas, black sand beaches and healthy balanced meals. Experience daily yoga & self-care classes, water sports, spa days, horseback riding & complimentary bikes for exploring. Come unwind, slow down and bliss out as you breathe new life into your soul.  What’s Included:   6 nights lodging in one of our luxury cabanas  Transportation to and from Sansara Resort and Casco Viejo  Three healthy, balanced meals each day  Two yoga practices per day overlooking the Pacific Ocean  Complimentary use of SUP boards  Complimentary bikes for exploring the area  Beach Bonfire (weather permintting)  Hypo-allergenic linens and towels  Organic spa products in every cabana      What’s Not Included:   Airfare to Panama City (PTY)  Meals & Hotel in Panama City  Additional excursions, surf lessons, and/or rentals  Massages  Alcohol, Smoothies, or Snacks  Gratuities   Travel Suggestions;   We recommend flying into Panama City (PTY) one day prior to retreat start date to allow for participation in the transportation to Sansara Resort. We suggest staying in the Casco Viejo area of Panama City to experience the historical yet restored district of the city. Transportation leaves Casco Viejo at 8:30am on January 13th, 2019.   On the return – please book flights for no earlier than 6:00pm on Saturday, January 19th, 2019 to allow time to arrive to Panama City Airport from Sansara.   Investment:   Premium King Suite –- $2650 per person Deluxe King Cabana -- $2400 per person Double Occupancy Cabana *1 king or  2 twins - $2250 per person Deluxe Double Occupancy * 2 king* - $2550 per person Triple Occupancy Cabana – 1 king + 1 twin OR 3 twin - $1950 per person Quad Occupancy Cabana – 2 king OR 4 twin - $1850 per person Private Occupancy *space permitting - $3300 per person  How to Sign Up:  Non-refundable $500.00 deposit to secure your space.  Early Bird Discount: Paid in full by July 30th, 2018  Payment Options:     Credit Card (+4% cc fees)   Chase Quickpay – email:  mcbright23@gmail.com   Check   Final Payments due November 1, 2018  Please contact Monica directly at  info@enhanced-body.com  OR visit her website at  www.enhanced-body.com  for more information on this retreat.   Meet your Leader:     

  

  	
       
      
         
          
             
                  
             
          

          

         
      
       
    

  


     Monica’s passion in life is to teach. She holds an M.A. in Elementary education and spent more than 15 years teaching elementary students, facilitating professional development workshops, and mentoring teachers and administrators in various school districts around the country. She began her yoga practice nearly 25 years ago as a means to calm stress during the daily rigors as a graduate student, which in turn led her to crave a deeper understanding of how the human body works.  Her love of yoga and movement as a desire for continued education led her to Kerala, India where she completed in an advanced training in the Tantric lineage. As an experienced teacher, with nearly 2000 hours of continuing education in movement, and as a life-long student she is committed to traveling across country to train exclusively with master teachers in the industries of yoga, biomechanics, functional movement and physiotherapy.  Monica is a movement educator, Reiki practitioner and Certified Yoga Tune Up® Instructor and continues to study directly with the creator of YTU®, Jill Miller. One of Monica’s top priorities is to teach students how to move effectively and intelligently. Without question, Monica has a passion for the human body and understands the human form on a considerably deeper level. Her intention is to awaken the importance of body awareness, optimal postural alignment, and functional movement patterns with every student she meets.  Committed to leading teacher trainings, hosting international yoga retreats and facilitating movement workshops, Monica’s overall objective is educating clients about their bodies.   

Sunday, January 13- Saturday, January 19, 2019

Join Monica Bright in Cambutal, Panama for a week of yoga & self-care in paradise- where the mountains kiss the sea.

      Join Andrea Martin in the beautiful country of Panama for an epic yoga and surf retreat. Your body and soul will be nourished and refueled as we spend 6 nights and 7 days at the beautiful Sansara Resort located on the Pacific Ocean in stunning Cambutal, Panama. Your days will be filled with yoga, healthy eating, restorative meditation, friendship, adventure and relaxation. We will have a wide array of adventures to enjoy including surfing, sup, kayaking, snorkeling, fishing, hiking, bike riding, and exploring all that Panama has to offer.     

  

  	
       
      
         
          
             
                  
             
          

          

         
      
       
    

  


      What’s Included:   -       6 nights of luxurious accommodations at Sansara Resort -       Transportation to/from Casco Viejo & Sansara Resort (see travel note below) -       3 healthy, balanced meals each day- locally sourced and fresh poultry and seafood available. -       Two yoga practices per day overlooking the Pacific Ocean -       Complimentary use of SUPs, Kayak and Snorkel Gear -       Complimentary use of Beach Cruisers Bicycles for exploring the area -       Beach Bonfire  *weather permitting  -       Hypo-allergenic linens and towels, and organic spa products in every cabana   What’s not Included:   -       Airfare to Panama City -       Meals the day/evening of arrival and departure into Panama City, Casco Viejo -       Additional excursions, surf lessons, and/or board rentals -       Massages -       Alcohol -       Snacks/Smoothies/Juices -       Travel Insurance (recommended) -       Gratuities     



  

  


 
   
    
      

        

        

        
          
             
               
                 
                      
                 
                
               
             
          

          
        

      

        

        

        
          
             
               
                 
                      
                 
                
               
             
          

          
        

      

        

        

        
          
             
               
                 
                      
                 
                
               
             
          

          
        

      

        

        

        
          
             
               
                 
                      
                 
                
               
             
          

          
        

      
    
   

  

 




 
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     Andrea was born and raised in Newport Beach, California but has travelled the world which has given her perspective on a deep and rich authentic life. She comes from an athletic background, which includes running and her love of dance. Being introduced to yoga over 20 years ago was life changing for her. Learning to slow down energetically helped her to let go of the “always having to push hard to get results” to letting go and trusting the body and it what it tells you.  "The community around me and the love and friendship we all share inspires me daily. When we walk into the studio and onto our mats we are individuals, when we leave, we are a community who organically wants to help other shine.  My body is touched by music and vibration, which in turn inspires me to teach from a creative place in my soul."   Investment Per Person (tax included):  Quad Occupancy Cabana: $1950 Triple Occupancy Cabana: $2150 Double Occupancy Cabana: $2450 Double Occupancy Suite: $2650 Private Occupancy: $3850  For more information on this retreat- and how to secure your spot - please contact  Andrea Martin  directly.        

  

  	
       
      
         
          
             
                  
             
          

          

         
      
       
    

  


      A message from Andrea...  I believe we find our grace through the ebbs and flows of stillness and movement. We need to pause for the answers, yet we need to move in order to free the mind from habitual thought. In order to achieve this sense of grace and peace we must truly believe in our self worth and ability to shine our own light. All of us have it and what is most amazing, is we are all unique. Through my teaching, I have learned the power of connection and community. We all want the same thing, and that is to feel love in whatever space we hold.  When we practice together we hold space for one another to be ourselves and live our truth. When on the mat, we can connect to the surrounding energy while on our own personal journey inward.  I teach Vinyasa and Restorative Yoga. My Vinyasa class has an emphasis on breath and movement with proper alignment. We hold poses in order to breathe deeply and then we move freely through them. Each class is meant for you to let go of thinking and become more in touch with the feeling. In Restorative, we calm the nervous system by holding supported poses and clearing the mind.  Yoga is so much more than a physical practice. The physical practice helps to strengthen our bodies to be the protector of our core thoughts, beliefs and yearnings. Yoga will bring all of these to the surface for you. You are then given this beautiful gift of choosing how you are going to live them in your own authentic way.

Sunday, January 20th, - Saturday, January 26th, 2019

Join Andrea Martin in Panama for 6 nights, 7 days spent exploring the unknown and reconnecting to your truest potentials.

      If you crave adventure, bliss, sweaty yoga sessions, option to add salty surf sessions, healthy & fresh food, meaningful conversations with other like-spirited people who share your zest for life then this week is perfect for you!  This 6 night – 7 day retreats begin Sunday checking into Sansara at approximately 3:00pm, with the final departure morning Saturday after breakfast.     

  

  	
       
      
         
          
             
                  
             
          

          

         
      
       
    

  


      WHATS INCLUDED:    Six (6) nights of luxury accommodations  Daily yoga classes overlooking the Pacific Ocean lead by Desirae Penton  Yoga mats, yoga props provided  Three (3) healthy balanced meals each day  Complimentary use of SUP boards, Kayaks, and Bikes  Organic bathroom products, high quality linens and beach towels provided  Local coffee, tea and filtered-water  Hypo-allergenic bedding and towels  Organic spa products in every cabana  Beach bonfire celebration (weather permitting)  Endless good vibes, rest, relaxation, adventure, belly laughs.       Option to add customized  surf instruction  or  massages .      



  

  


 
   
    
      

        

        

        
          
             
               
                 
                      
                 
                
               
             
          

          
        

      

        

        

        
          
             
               
                 
                      
                 
                
               
             
          

          
        

      

        

        

        
          
             
               
                 
                      
                 
                
               
             
          

          
        

      

        

        

        
          
             
               
                 
                      
                 
                
               
             
          

          
        

      
    
   

  

 




 
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      INVESTMENT PER PERSON:    – includes 10% tax.    Quad Occupancy: $ 1590.00 USD per person Triple Occupancy: $1690.00 USD per person Double Occupancy: $1995.00 USD per person Premium Suite: $2335.00USD per person   Single Private Occupancy In King Cabana- $3300.00 USD per person.   NOT INCLUDED:   • Airfare to Panama City • Airport Transfers • Additional excursions (surf lessons, horseback riding etc.) • Alcohol or items of a personal nature/souvenirs • Travel insurance • Gratuities  ALL  deposit are booked through  Hidden Dragon Yoga  - to reserve your space; please contact Desirae Penton-  desiraepenton@gmail.com  for more information or to book your stay!      All deposits are non-refundable and non-transferable.     Where to Fly Into, Transportation, Panama City & Hotel Information!    You will fly into Panama City, airport code - PTY.  We recommend to all guests to fly into Panama at least  1 day prior  to the retreat start date. Saturday January 26th, 2019.   Your hotel stay on this Saturday night  is NOT Included.    SUNDAY January 27th, 2019  - LETS GO TO SANSARA!       Shuttle Departure Time:  Panama City to Sansara Resort   Your included round trip group shuttle service takes place from select Panama City, Casco Viejo Located Hotels  Only. - See list below.   Departing on the morning of your retreat between  8:30 - 9:00 am  - unless otherwise noted.   Outgoing -  Shuttle Departure Time:  Sansara Resort to Panama City   Departing from Sansara Resort the final morning of your retreat at  8:30am,  arriving to Panama City at approximately  3:00 pm   The group drop off location is will be back at the Central Hotel Panama, however this night is  not included  in your packaged rate.   Sansara's Recommended Hotels/Hostels In Casco Viejo area of Panama City.   American Trade Hotel -  www.acehotel.com/panama   $$$$ Las Clementinas -  www.lasclementinas.com   $$$$ Hotel Central Panama -  www.centralhotelpanama.com  $$ Magnolia Hostel/Hotel.- www.magnoliapanama.com/  $   Other:    Airport transfers are not included.  Pease contact  www.pineappleshuttle.com  to reserve yours today!       

  

  	
       
      
         
          
             
                  
             
          

          

         
      
       
    

  


      “Travel far enough, you meet yourself...”            Meet Your Retreat Host - Desirae Penton     

  

  	
       
      
         
          
             
                  
             
          

          

         
      
       
    

  


        "Desirae Penton is the founder and owner of Hidden Dragon Yoga in Oklahoma City, Oklahoma. In 1997 Des turned to yoga after years of sports-related injuries, and after 20 years of practice and thousands of hours of instruction, she sees every day the impact – physical, spiritual and emotional – yoga has on the lives of the people that practice it. As an alignment-focused instructor, she uses time and attention to detail to create safe, fun and challenging classes. Desirae is approaching this retreat much like she does her studio: with mindfulness and intention. We hope you join us for flows that are challenging, fresh and invigorating, food that is nourishing and energizing, and activities that range from relaxing to exhilarating. Because much like yoga, this retreat allows guests to “take what they need, and leave the rest.”

Sunday, January 27 — February 2, 2019

where the mountains meet the ocean; the raw jungle awaits your adventure!

      Drop-in wholeheartedly to the wonder and rhythms of natures bounty on the exquisite Panamanian coast and experience utter bliss with Jessica Lusty and Jennifer Degen. Attuning to your soul and senses through consciously curated yoga, mindfulness, dance and ceremony, you will come into alignment with your inner wisdom and natural rhythm for your life.     



  

  


 
   
    
      

        

        

        
          
             
               
                 
                      
                 
                
               
             
          

          
        

      

        

        

        
          
             
               
                 
                      
                 
                
               
             
          

          
        

      

        

        

        
          
             
               
                 
                      
                 
                
               
             
          

          
        

      
    
   

  

 




 
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     Our morning will open with an integrative practice emphasizing the Eightfold Path of Yoga as a journey of embodiment, enlightenment and liberation. Through a creative and mindfully designed session we will attune our senses to utterly relish the air, water, earth and fire dancing exquisitely in this coastal landscape.  Spend your day getting swept away by the pristine water and gorgeous beaches. Grab a surfboard, a paddle board, a kayak your hiking shoes or a bicycle and wander the beautiful landscape that surrounds this oasis. Or, just sit back to take in the sounds and smells of this rugged land.     



  

  


 
   
    
      

        

        

        
          
             
               
                 
                      
                 
                
               
             
          

          
        

      

        

        

        
          
             
               
                 
                      
                 
                
               
             
          

          
        

      

        

        

        
          
             
               
                 
                      
                 
                
               
             
          

          
        

      
    
   

  

 




 
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     Our afternoon sessions are on opportunity to explore the themes that are alive for you in your life through practices and exercises designed to bring your mind, heart and soul into deep conversation.  Our exploration is designed to that we may return home with an embodied understanding of the concepts and practices shared, supporting us to more skillfully respond to the feelings and needs that arise in us and the people with whom we share our lives. Centered and oriented intentionally we will remerge able to follow our soul’s lead and and live according to unique timing of our life path.     



  

  


 
   
    
      

        

        

        
          
             
               
                 
                      
                 
                
               
             
          

          
        

      

        

        

        
          
             
               
                 
                      
                 
                
               
             
          

          
        

      

        

        

        
          
             
               
                 
                      
                 
                
               
             
          

          
        

      
    
   

  

 




 
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      Retreat offerings:    Yoga two times a day for the week with Master Teacher  Evolving Mindfully Workshops  6 nights of luxury accommodations in our beachfront cabanas for registered guests  Arrival day dinner and departure day breakfast for each registrant   3 healthy, balanced meals daily (5 days) for each registrant   Transportation to and from Panama City to Sansara (Pickup/drop-off from one of 3 of our recommended hotels)  1 Complimentary Group Surf Lesson   Use of paddle boards, kayaks, snorkel gear and yoga mats, blocks, blankets, and straps  Organic bathroom products shampoo/conditioner/soap   Hypoallergenic beddings and towels   Beach towels included in room   Fire Ceremony on the Beach under the stars (weather permitting)   All classes and activities are optional    Not Included:    Airfare/Transport to Panama City   Accommodation in Panama City if staying overnight night before retreat  Travel insurance (recommended)  Spa Services  Astrological Readings   Gratuities  Alcoholic Beverages (option to include)   Snacks/Smoothies/Juices (option to include)   Additional excursions, surf school and/or rentals (option to include)   Items of a personal nature/souvenirs      



  

  


 
   
    
      

        

        

        
          
             
               
                 
                      
                 
                
               
             
          

          
        

      

        

        

        
          
             
               
                 
                      
                 
                
               
             
          

          
        

      

        

        

        
          
             
               
                 
                      
                 
                
               
             
          

          
        

      
    
   

  

 




 
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      Investment per Person (tax included):     Luxury Quadruple Occupancy Room $1950/per person                                                 Luxury Triple Occupancy Room $2150/per person                                                               Luxury Double Occupancy Room $2450/per person  Deluxe Double Occupancy Room $2600/per person  Suite Double Occupancy $2800/per person (only 1 left)           Luxury Single Occupancy Room $2950/per person (only 2 available)    Ready to Sign Up? Click  here  to place your $500.00 non-refundable deposit and secure your space for this week!   For more information on this retreat- please contact  info@mindfulbalanceretreats.com  or visit their website  here.     Meet your Leaders:      

  

  	
       
      
         
          
             
                  
             
          

          

         
      
       
    

  


      JENNIFER  is a Master's Level mind/body psychotherapist and yoga teacher. Her focus is integrating the yoga class experience with the student’s life experience. Yoga is a practice of deepening awareness that supports one in living a more authentic and meaningful life.  She enjoys facilitating theme based and embodied classes. Her classes will serve to empower you to manage the natural stresses in life and the unexpected distressing events that occur. Returning home to your body, mind and spirit again and again.  Jennifer’s Training includes: Master's Degree in Counseling Psychology, 30 years serving clients on and off the mat.   Advanced Graduate Study Wellspring Institute, Somatic Based Inquiry; Phoenix Rising 300 hour Yoga Teacher Training. Additional Yoga training with Michael Lee,  Sean Corne, Troy Hadeed, Ashley Turner, and Bo Forbes.   Beginning 500 training with Meg Mccracken and Ashleigh Sargent in October 2018.     

  

  	
       
      
         
          
             
                  
             
          

          

         
      
       
    

  


      Jessica Lusty’s  signature is facilitating breakthrough guidance for self-discovery, healing and transformation. She supports individuals living complicated lives; while helping them to build their capacity to live conscious lifestyles of personal evolution. Specializing in holistic mindful living, she integrates processes of self-inquiry, personal practices and practical life skills that nourish mind, body and psyche. Jessica draws upon her experience as a yoga/meditation instructor, JourneyDance facilitator, Astrological Guide and Initiated Priestess to create enriching classes, workshops, international adventures and personalized processes of realization for individuals and couples.  Jessica’s Training includes: Sivananda (ashram based) Yoga certification, 300 hour Yoga Psyche Soul: Yoga Psychology Teacher Training, JourneyDance™ Facilitator Certification, Applied Astrology Certification Course, Non-Violent Communication (NVC) training. Jessica is an Initiated Priestess through Urban Priestess Mystery School     



  

  


 
   
    
      

        

        

        
          
             
               
                 
                      
                 
                
               
             
          

          
        

      

        

        

        
          
             
               
                 
                      
                 
                
               
             
          

          
        

      

        

        

        
          
             
               
                 
                      
                 
                
               
             
          

          
        

      
    
   

  

 




 
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Sunday, February 3rd - Saturday, February 9th, 2019

Drop-in wholeheartedly to the wonder and rhythms of natures bounty on the exquisite Panamanian coast and experience utter bliss with Jessica Lusty and Jennifer Degen.
 

      SURF + YOGA 4.0 with Melinda Luksch, Steven Procknal & Sansara Resort           Join us in the beautiful country of Panama for an epic yoga and surf retreat. We’ll spend 6 nights, 7 days at the beautiful Sansara Resort located on the Pacific Ocean in stunning Cambutal, Panama. Your days will include yoga, fantastic meals, pool parties, and plenty of free time for the adventures of your choice: surfing, sup, kayaking, snorkeling, bike riding and more! Explore all the sites this area has to offer.      

  

  	
       
      
         
          
             
                  
             
          

          

         
      
       
    

  


      What's Included:     6 nights lodging in luxury accommodations at Sansara Resort  Transportation to and from hotel in Casco Viejo and Sansara  Dinner on your arrival day, and breakfast prior to departure   3 healthy balanced meals each day; locally sourced and farm-to-table  Daily Yoga with a view of the Pacific Ocean  Fresh fruit, locally roasted coffee, tea and filtered water available daily  Complimentary use of SUP and Kayaks  Complimentary use of Snorkel gear  Complimentary bikes for exploring the area  Beach Bonfire- weather permitting  Hypo-allergenic bedding and towels  Organic Spa Products in every cabana      



  

  


 
   
    
      

        

        

        
          
             
               
                 
                      
                 
                
               
             
          

          
        

      

        

        

        
          
             
               
                 
                      
                 
                
               
             
          

          
        

      

        

        

        
          
             
               
                 
                      
                 
                
               
             
          

          
        

      
    
   

  

 




 
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      What’s Not Included:    Airfare to Panama City  Meals the day/evening of arrival and departure into Panama City, Casco Viejo  Additional excursions, surf lessons and/or rentals  Massages  Alcohol   Snacks/Smoothies/Juices  Travel Insurance (recommended)  Gratuities      



  

  


 
   
    
      

        

        

        
          
             
               
                 
                      
                 
                
               
             
          

          
        

      

        

        

        
          
             
               
                 
                      
                 
                
               
             
          

          
        

      

        

        

        
          
             
               
                 
                      
                 
                
               
             
          

          
        

      
    
   

  

 




 
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      Investment:   Quad  |  $1,900 -  open plan cabana, 4 twins or 2 kings TRIPLE |  $2,200 -  open plan cabana, 3 twins or 1 king + 1 twin DOUBLE |  $2,400 -  master Cabana with 1 king or 2 twins Grand double |  $2,700 - oversized beachfront CABANA, king bed luxury beachfront double |  $2,950 - ultra LUXURY CABANA  Ready to Sign Up - and see for yourself why Steve & Melinda have lead three SOLD OUT retreats at Sansara?  $500.00 non-refundable deposit required. Secure space via my website:  http://www.mluksch.com/panama/  Contact us through the website (or at  earthtoyogi@gmail.com )  meet your leaders:     

  

  	
       
      
         
          
             
                  
             
          

          

         
      
       
    

  


      Steve Procknal:  Steve was born and raised in Buffalo NY. He is Baptiste Certified teacher, Baptiste upper leadership training F.I.T. and a Lululemon Ambassador.  Steve is November Project co-leader. His sports background includes Division one Athlete, Boston marathon and World Triathlon Championships qualifier, competed in Worlds Toughest Mudder and Spartan Race World Championships. In his spare time Steve serves as is also Yogis in Service board member and Albright Knox Art Gallery Convergence Council board member.  He has worked, travelled and coached in over 50 countries.      

  

  	
       
      
         
          
             
                  
             
          

          

         
      
       
    

  


      Melinda Luksch:  Melinda is a Tier 3- 500 Hour Certified Baptiste Teacher who is passionate about sharing the practice of yoga as a lifestyle beyond the walls of a studio. She is committed to supporting others through causing each and every student to discover their own greatness. When not at home in Oregon spending time with family, friends and teaching at her studios, Melinda travels the world sharing yoga, leading teacher trainings and retreats. She is an explorer of the great outdoors, a café connoisseur, and is inspired by life, art and a good glass of bubbles.

Sunday, February 10- Saturday, February 16, 2019

Yoga + Surf Panama 4.0 with Melinda, Steve & Sansara Resort

      Sunday, February 17 - Saturday, February 24, 2019  Six nights, seven days hosted in Panama Paradise by Sansara Resort. Remember everything is optional! So if you need to rest or sweat at any moment - All You! Daily offerings will include a 30 minute morning meditation followed by a 90min-2hr practice in the morning. The evening will be a range of optional practices - Budokon, HipHop, Thai Massage, AcroYoga, and Restorative. Izzy’s creativity captures your mind and bodies attention as you deepen your breath. All classes are held in a beautiful open-air thatched roof platform facing the Pacific Ocean.  Three healthy delicious meals are served each full day of the retreat. Afternoons will serve as time to explore: surf, hike, kayak, bike, snorkel, stand up paddle, or just straight chill with a session at the spa or time in the pool.     



  

  


 
   
    
      

        

        

        
          
             
               
                 
                      
                 
                
               
             
          

          
        

      

        

        

        
          
             
               
                 
                      
                 
                
               
             
          

          
        

      

        

        

        
          
             
               
                 
                      
                 
                
               
             
          

          
        

      
    
   

  

 




 
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      What's Included:   • 6 nights of luxury accommodations at Sansara Surf and Yoga Resort in Cambutal, Panama • Transportation to and from hotel in Panama City and Sansara Resort • Two yoga practices in open air studio overlooking the Pacific Ocean • Fresh fruit, local fair trade coffee, tea and filter-water available daily • 3 healthy delicious meals each day; with local produce and fresh seafood • One complimentary group surf lesson • Complimentary use of Kayaks, SUPs and Snorkel Gear • Complimentary bikes for exploring the area • Beach Bonfire weather permitting • Hypo-allergenic bedding and towels     

  

  	
       
      
         
          
             
                  
             
          

          

         
      
       
    

  


      Not Included:   • Airfare to Panama City • Hotel in Panama City*** • Meals the day/evening of arrival and departure into Panama City Casco Viejo •  Surf packages  designed to take your surfing to the next level.  • Excursions (boat trips, horseback riding, waterfall adventures, fishing etc) • Spa services / Massage • Extra Snacks/Smoothies/Juices • Alcohol • Travel insurance • Gratuities     



  

  


 
   
    
      

        

        

        
          
             
               
                 
                      
                 
                
               
             
          

          
        

      

        

        

        
          
             
               
                 
                      
                 
                
               
             
          

          
        

      

        

        

        
          
             
               
                 
                      
                 
                
               
             
          

          
        

      
    
   

  

 




 
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     Ready to BLIZZ out with IZZY?   Investment per Person (including tax):   Sign Up Before July, 2018:  Quad Occupancy: $1,799.00 Triple Occupancy: $1,899.00 Double Occupancy: $2,199.00 Luxury Beachfront Double Occupancy: $2,799.00 A non refundable deposit of $500 is required to reserve your spot  Sign Up After July, 2018:  Quad Occupancy: $1,999.00 Triple Occupancy: $2,099.00 Double Occupancy: $2,399.00 Luxury Beachfront Double Occupancy: $2,999.00  A non refundable deposit of $500 is required to reserve your spot - made payable via paypal. Please contact Izzy at  paintyourpractice@gmail.com  for more information or to secure your space!     

  

  	
       
      
         
          
             
                  
             
          

          

         
      
       
    

  


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     Izzy's Classes are base on the premiss of loving the way your body moves. She strives to teach from a place of self empowerment from the ground up. She believes stability leads to the possibility of trying things you may never have thought possible. The poses will flow from one to the next inviting embodiment throughout the transitions. After completing her first teacher training in 2007 she has taken several trainings from multiple teacher of yoga, movement , personal growth, also graduating from Kripalu's 500hr Massage Program (Mass LMT) 2009, studied with The Thai Massage Circus, and certified AcroYoga Teacher in 2011. Theirs plenty more to talk about but let her tell you in person!

Sunday, February 17- Saturday, February 24, 2019

Come celebrate life, and how good it feels to move a sunshine, saltwater soaked body. Six nights, seven days hosted in Panama Paradise by Sansara Resort.

      Returning to Panama for 2019.  Join Dan Hines and Marcia Wilson for this themed yoga and  Courage & Renewal  experience in beautiful Panama from  February 24 – March 2, 2019 .  The theme guiding this exploration is Wayfinding.  Wayfinding is the traditional art of navigating the open ocean.  Sansara offers a beachfront location and graceful thatched roof studio facing the Pacific Ocean: waters where ancient navigation practices are being rediscovered among the Pacific Islands.  Through practices that will include yoga, journal writing, mindfulness, and large and small group work, we will be attentive to our bodies, listen to our hearts and minds, and invite our personal narratives to speak to us.  The stories and images of wayfinding will guide us as we navigate the complex environment of human life.     

  

  	
       
      
         
          
             
                  
             
          

          

         
      
       
    

  


     Explore with Marcia and Dan, experienced teachers and facilitators, who are excited to weave together their distinctive learning from their lineages and traditions.  What is included in the program cost?   6 nights of luxury accommodations in our beachfront cabanas at Sansara Resort  Arrival day dinner and departure day breakfast  3 healthy, balanced meals daily (5 days)  Transportation to and from Panama City to Sansara (*Pickup/drop-off from one of 3 of our  recommended hotels)  3 sessions per day with Dan and Marcia  1 Complimentary Group Surf Lesson  Complimentary Rentals for SUP and/or Kayak  Unlimited use of snorkel gear, bicycles  Organic bathroom products shampoo/conditioner/soap  Hypoallergenic beddings and towels  Beach towels included in room  Beach Bonfire Celebration (weather permitting)  Cinema Night      



  

  


 
   
    
      

        

        

        
          
             
               
                 
                      
                 
                
               
             
          

          
        

      

        

        

        
          
             
               
                 
                      
                 
                
               
             
          

          
        

      

        

        

        
          
             
               
                 
                      
                 
                
               
             
          

          
        

      

        

        

        
          
             
               
                 
                      
                 
                
               
             
          

          
        

      
    
   

  

 




 
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     What is not included in the program cost?   Airfare/Transport to Panama City  stays in Panama City prior to or after the Sansara program  Travel insurance (recommended)  Gratuities  Alcoholic Beverages (option to include)  Snacks/Smoothies/Juices (option to include)  Additional excursions, surf school and/or rentals (option to include)  Items of a personal nature/souvenirs   Investment per Person:   $1,690 USD Quad room $1,790 USD Triple room $2,050 USD Standard Double room $2,200 USD Deluxe Double room $2,435 USD Premium Double Suite  *Please contact us if you would prefer a single occupancy room as this may be possible  .   A $750.00 USD non-refundable deposit is required to secure your space; please contact  Dan  or  Marcia  for more information - or to sign up!  Join US if you are interested receiving:  -a boost to your physical, mental and emotional health -a chance to travel to a safe country with experienced teachers and leaders who are connected to the host community -a retreat where the leaders have you in mind at all times -a yoga retreat for real people with real life challenges like extra weight, injuries and illness, and emotional stress -a yoga retreat where it is not about the pose- it is about finding a practice that supports you -a deeper experience exploring your life and the way are you are navigating the questions in your life  Meet Dan & Marcia:      

  

  	
       
      
         
          
             
                  
             
          

          

         
      
       
    

  


     Mentored by activist and writer Parker J. Palmer,  Dan  serves as a Courage & Renewal facilitator and leadership consultant for individuals and for business, educational, and religious organizations. Dan facilitates workshops in various communities throughout North America including 2017 workshops at Les Monasteres Des Augustines in Quebec, Hollyhock on Cortes Island, BC, and Omega Institute in New York as well as other venues.  Much of his professional experience has been as a priest and ministry coach (Anglican Church of Canada).  For about a decade of life, he managed a wildlife park! As co-founder of the intentional community, RareBirds Housing Co-operative, he has a passion for exploring alternative living and a more sustainable relationship to the land.  He is involved in local social justice, environmental activism and grassroots political work in British Columbia.  In 2017 Dan will be facilitating experiences at personal development centers such as Hollyhock, Le Monastere des Augustines and the Omega Institute. He is an avid yoga practitioner.   Marcia  has a passionate belief in living a life that connects and inspires. This philosophy has fuelled her life both on and off the yoga mat. A mom, a lifelong learner and a deeply passionate and open being, her life explorations have included studies in occupational therapy and biochemistry, long self propelled journeys by bike and foot in mountains and on remote roads, and testing her edge in triathlons of all distances including Ironman. Her yoga journey has included exploration of Anusara, Ashtanga, and Bikram yoga. Her current journey? Exploring the edges of vibrant health and energy through practices of yoga, ayurveda and healthy living. She owns and operates a yoga studio in Kamloops, BC – a reflection of her belief that we need to look creatively at how we can best care for ourselves and the world around us.     

  

  	
       
      
         
          
             
                  
             
          

          

         
      
       
    

  


     Marcia trained primarily in the US and has over 1000 hours of study with Martin and Jordan Kirk, Noah Maze, Marc Holzman, Paul Muller Ortega, Todd Inouye, Cate Stillman, Stephen Thomas and John Friend. Her background in health and rehabilitation and her own health challenges of scoliosis and asthma have inspired her to explore all aspects of yoga, including gentler practices such as restorative yoga and subtle practices of breathwork and meditation. Marcia has been teaching children and adults since 2009.

Sunday, February 24, 2019 - Saturday, March 2, 2019

NAVIGATING MY LIFE with Dan Hines & Marcia Wilson

      Kimberly has been leading retreats and combining her love for travel and Ashtanga Yoga for over 15.  After years of traveling all over the world to study yoga, she wanted to share with students the opportunity to immerse themselves in yoga, nature, community and adventure.  The best part of leading a retreat for her is the balance between dedicated practice, adventure, relaxation and healing.  Take a break next winter to nurture your spirit and play along like minded yogis at the  Sansara Resort .      

  

  	
       
      
         
          
             
                  
             
          

          

         
      
       
    

  


      ACTIVITIES & DAILY SCHEDULE    Morning meditation, pranayama, and led or mysore style Ashtanga Yoga at the oceanfront Yoga Shala.  Delicious and Healthy Breakfast is served from 7-10 am.  Maybe some avocado toast or chai oatmeal.  Afternoons are free to rest by the salt water pool, have a spa treatment, or explore with one of Sansara's many adventures. Complimentary SUP's, kayaks, snorkeling gear, bikes and one on land surf lesson is included.  Other excursions of hiking, fishing, horseback riding, catamaran and estuary tours can be organized.  Surf board rentals and  packages  are available.  This is a wonderful time to take your surfing to the next level.  Please inquire upon registration.   Lunch is served from 12-2.  Poke bowl or tacos anyone?  Sunset Yoga session; restorative yoga, yin yoga, alignment based movement research, yoga sutras, chanting, and different forms of deep relaxation including Yoga Nidra.  Dinner is served.  Enjoy a farm to table experience with only the best locally sourced ingredients.  Time to relax and enjoy the community.        



  

  


 
   
    
      

        

        

        
          
             
               
                 
                      
                 
                
               
             
          

          
        

      

        

        

        
          
             
               
                 
                      
                 
                
               
             
          

          
        

      

        

        

        
          
             
               
                 
                      
                 
                
               
             
          

          
        

      
    
   

  

 




 
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     The week’s yoga practice is suitable for beginners to all levels of yogis. This will be a week all about enjoying nature and being outdoors while taking some much-needed time for rest, reflection, healing, and transformation.   A week to disconnect from the stress of everyday life and reconnect to what makes your mind, body, and soul sing.            WHAT'S INCLUDED    Six (6) nights, 7days lodging at  Sansara Surf and Yoga  Ocean Front Resort in Cambutal, Panama  Luxury Van Transportation to and from Panama City (from a designated hotel location) to Sansara, Cambutal  Three (3) healthy balanced meals each day; with local produce and fresh seafood – includes arrival day dinner and departure day breakfast.  Breakfast & lunch is to order and dinner is a sit down family style or 3 course meal.  Sample Menu  Vegan, Vegetarian, Dairy and Gluten Free available.  Two (2) yoga practices a day overlooking the Pacific Ocean.    Fresh fruit, local fair-trade coffee, tea and filter-water available daily.    One (1) Intro to Surf Lesson  One (1) Guided hike/waterfall tour  Complimentary use of SUP boards, kayaks, snorkel gear, and bikes for exploring the area  Beach bonfire (weather permitting)  Hypo-allergenic bedding and towels  Cool off in the stunning open-air saltwater pool overlooking the beautiful Pacific Ocean (beach towels provided)  Organic bathroom product      

  

  	
       
      
         
          
             
                  
             
          

          

         
      
       
    

  


      WHAT'S NOT INCLUDED    Airfare to Panama City – Tocumen International Airport (PTY) Flights are direct from BOS ($350-600) Arriving Saturday, March 2nd and Departing no earlier than 5pm March 9th  Overnight accommodations in Panama City on Saturday, March 2nd and if necessary on Saturday, March 9th.  A list of hotels will be provided once registered.  Hotels range from $100-200 with breakfast included.  If you would like to share a room, please let me know.    Surf packages designed to take your surfing to the next level.   Excursions (boat trips, horseback riding, waterfall adventures, fishing etc)  Massage  Alcohol- Enjoy hand crafted cocktails, designed to inspire the tropics each carefully made using only the freshest hand-pressed juices, house-made bitter and local rums and spirits.  They also have a selection of Local Mirco-Brew beer and Kombucha on tap!  Snacks/Smoothies/Juices  Travel insurance (recommended)  Gratuities             PRICING   $1895 Triple Occupancy $1795 Quad Occupancy $2195 Double Occupancy $2495 Double Occupancy Suites $3295 Single Occupancy  Space is limited.  A $500 non-refundable deposit is required to reserve your spot and secure your desired accommodation.  The balance is due 120 days prior to trip start date.  Email  Kimberly  for more details          

  

  	
       
      
         
          
             
                  
             
          

          

         
      
       
    

  


     Kimberly’s yoga roots run deep in the traditions of Ashtanga and Iyengar Yoga.  As a yoga teacher Kimberly integrates, pranayama (breath practices), meditation and therapeutic approaches with traditional Ashtanga practice. In the classroom she balances vinyasa (breath and movement) with the importance of postural and structural alignment, and the innately therapeutic nature of asana practice.  Known for her compassion, intuitive adjustments, and careful exacting attention to each individual in her classroom, Kimberly fosters confidence, self-reliance and growth in her students and their practices. It is her deepest commitment to preserving and transmitting the traditions of yoga that have been shared with her.   Kimberly  is the founder and director of Yoga East Yoga Shala in Kittery, Maine and is a 500-hour RYT certified instructor by the Yoga Alliance. She has joined her love of Yoga, teaching, surfing, sunshine and travel in coming to beautiful Sansara.   

Sunday, March 3, 2019 - Saturday, March 9, 2019

find your flow, and tune in with this A S H T A N G A Yoga & Surf Retreat, lead by Kimberly Dahlmann. Heal your body, mind and spirit with 7 days, 6 nights at Sansara Resort.

       Are you ready:   To  explore  the unknown? To  create  space for you? To  expand  your mind, body and spirit connection? OR simply, to just be  present  for a week (or two!) with yourself, new friends, and nature?     

  

  	
       
      
         
          
             
                  
             
          

          

         
      
       
    

  


      Live by the Sun  is a 6 night, 7 day retreat designed for YOU to do YOU! Whether that is practicing yoga overlooking the Pacific Ocean, diving into a new passion such as surfing, or swaying in a hammock with a fresh piña colada and good book -- this is your week and you can decide how it unfolds.        



  

  


 
   
    
      

        

        

        
          
             
               
                 
                      
                 
                
               
             
          

          
        

      

        

        

        
          
             
               
                 
                      
                 
                
               
             
          

          
        

      

        

        

        
          
             
               
                 
                      
                 
                
               
             
          

          
        

      

        

        

        
          
             
               
                 
                      
                 
                
               
             
          

          
        

      
    
   

  

 




 
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      Retreat Offerings and Inclusions:  • 6 nights lodging of luxury accommodations at Sansara Resort • Transportation to and from hotel in Casco Viejo and to and from Sansara • 3 healthy balanced meals each day; with local produce and fresh seafood • Two yoga practices a day overlooking the Pacific Ocean • Two yoga workshops included in the week. • Fresh fruit, local fair trade coffee, tea and filter-water available with breakfast • Complimentary On Land Intro to Surf Lesson in our Yoga Shala • Complimentary use of Kayak & SUPs • Unlimited use of snorkel gear • Complimentary bikes for exploring the area • Beach Bonfire • Hypo-allergenic bedding and towels • Organic spa products in every cabana   What is Additional:  • Airfare to Panama City • Meals the day/evening of arrival and departure into Panama City Casco Viejo • Additional excursions, surf lessons and/or rentals • Massage • Alcohol • Snacks/Smoothies/Juices • Travel insurance (recommended) • Gratuities     



  

  


 
   
    
      

        

        

        
          
             
               
                 
                      
                 
                
               
             
          

          
        

      

        

        

        
          
             
               
                 
                      
                 
                
               
             
          

          
        

      

        

        

        
          
             
               
                 
                      
                 
                
               
             
          

          
        

      

        

        

        
          
             
               
                 
                      
                 
                
               
             
          

          
        

      
    
   

  

 




 
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       Invest in your Soul:   prices are per person, and include taxes  Quad Occupancy Cabana: $1650.00 USD Triple Occupancy Cabana: $1895.00 USD Garden Double Occupancy Cabana: $2195.00 USD  Ganesha  Double Deluxe Cabana: $2295.00 USD  Prana  &  Apana  Luxury SUITES: $2395.00 USD  *Bonus: sign up for the  Love by the Moon Retreat  (March 17-23rd) and receive a nightly stay on March 16th.    Ready to reconnect to your highest self and join this week?  A $500.00 non-refundable deposit to secure your space can be made payable through this link  here.              Meet the Leaders:     Janel Phillips  -  Sansara Resort  Co-Creator & Founder, Passionate Teacher.   Emma Korkola  -  Yoga Mala  Founder, Director and Enthusiastic Teacher.  Emma believes in the limitless potential of all students on and off the mat. Experience classes based in Vinyasa Flow seasoned with joy, and transformative healing Yin classes. Emma believes that teaching is simply holding up a mirror, reflecting the beauty existing within each student.   "I am humbled to witness the strength and grace of the human soul, it’s an honor to be part of the journey." - Emma Korkola

Sunday, March 10 - Saturday, March 16, 2019

To LIVE BY THE SUN signifies to live with warmth and with comfort. Join us for 6 nights, 7 days and experience the warmth and comfort of Sansara Resort.

       Are you ready:   To  discover  the unknown? To  let go  of fear? To become comfortable, being  uncomfortable?  OR simply, to just be  present  for a week (or two!) with yourself, new friends, and nature?     

  

  	
       
      
         
          
             
                  
             
          

          

         
      
       
    

  


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      Retreat Offerings and Inclusions:  • 6 nights lodging of luxury accommodations at Sansara Resort • Transportation to and from hotel in Casco Viejo and to and from Sansara • 3 healthy balanced meals each day; with local produce and fresh seafood • Two yoga practices a day overlooking the Pacific Ocean • Two yoga workshops included in the week. • Fresh fruit, local fair trade coffee, tea and filter-water available with breakfast • Complimentary On Land Intro to Surf Lesson in our Yoga Shala • Complimentary use of Kayak & SUPs • Unlimited use of snorkel gear • Complimentary bikes for exploring the area • Beach Bonfire • Hypo-allergenic bedding and towels • Organic spa products in every cabana   What is Additional:  • Airfare to Panama City • Meals the day/evening of arrival and departure into Panama City Casco Viejo • Additional excursions, surf lessons and/or rentals • Massage • Alcohol • Snacks/Smoothies/Juices • Travel insurance (recommended) • Gratuities     



  

  


 
   
    
      

        

        

        
          
             
               
                 
                      
                 
                
               
             
          

          
        

      

        

        

        
          
             
               
                 
                      
                 
                
               
             
          

          
        

      

        

        

        
          
             
               
                 
                      
                 
                
               
             
          

          
        

      

        

        

        
          
             
               
                 
                      
                 
                
               
             
          

          
        

      
    
   

  

 




 
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       Invest in your Soul:   prices are per person, and include taxes  Quad Occupancy Cabana: $1650.00 USD Triple Occupancy Cabana: $1895.00 USD Garden Double Occupancy Cabana: $2195.00 USD  Ganesha  Double Deluxe Cabana: $2295.00 USD  Prana  &  Apana  Luxury SUITES: $2395.00 USD  *Bonus: sign up for the  Live by the Sun Retreat  (March 10-16th) and receive a nightly stay on March 16th.    Ready to reconnect to your highest self and join this week?  A $500.00 non-refundable deposit to secure your space can be made payable through this link  here.              Meet the Leaders:     Janel Phillips  -  Sansara Resort  Founder & Co-Creator, Passionate Teacher.   Emma Korkola  -  Yoga Mala  Founder, Director and Enthusiastic Teacher.  Emma believes in the limitless potential of all students on and off the mat. Experience classes based in Vinyasa Flow seasoned with joy, and transformative healing Yin classes. Emma believes that teaching is simply holding up a mirror, reflecting the beauty existing within each student.   "I am humbled to witness the strength and grace of the human soul, it’s an honor to be part of the journey." - Emma Korkola

Sunday, March 17 - Saturday, March 23, 2019

To LOVE BY THE MOON signifies to love wholeheartedly; in depth & as far as one can imagine. To let go of fear, and discover the unknown.

        
  
   
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  We are thrilled to invite you to join us on a eight day, seven night adventure back to one of our community’s favorite places on the planet, Sansara Resort in Cambutal, Panama.   Cambutal is located on a beautiful beach at the southern tip of the Azuero Peninsula in Panama.  This remote surf town will instantly endear you and restore you with its black sand beaches, , lush green mountainscape, and incredible community.   Nancy Perry, Laura Rust and Amara are ready to share the magic of Cambutal with you. You will have the option to practice, yoga twice daily, enjoy three healthy meals a day, & have the opportunity to surf with some of the best teachers in the world, snorkel, kayak, go deep sea fishing, simply relax on the beach & connect with an incredible community. You will leave energized, elevated, and connected to what is most important to you.  At Live Alive, we know that taking the time to restore, reconnect and have fun is an essential part to living your most fulfilling life. Our adventures aren't a means to escape your day-to-day life, they are a part of living your biggest life possible. Your time is now. Join US!   Whats Included:     First night lodging in Casco Viejo (World Heritage Site)  6 nights lodging at Sansara Surf and Yoga Resort  Airport and Sansara Transportation  All Meals (Dinner on April 6th – Breakfast on April 13th)  Yoga + Workshops  Kayak, Snorkel, SUP and Bike Rentals  1 Dry Land Introduction to Surf, Followed by 1 Surf Lesson  Beach Bonfire (weather permitting)    What's Additional:    Airfare to Panama City  Additional excursions, surf lessons and/or rentals  Massages  Alcohol  Snacks/Smoothies/Juices  Travel insurance (recommended)  Gratuities   Investment per Person  prices are inclusive of taxes   Quad Room $2920  Triple Room $3050 Double Room $3150 Double Beach Front $3270 Double Queen $3250 Suite $3500  A $1000.00 non-refundable deposit is required to secure your space. Follow this link  here  for more information, and to LIVE ALIVE this April. 

Our adventures aren’t a means to escape your day-to-day life, they are a part of living your BIGGEST life possible.

Your time is NOW. Join us in Panama April 6th- April 13th, 2018

      The week’s yoga practices, suitable for all levels, will be infused with joyous and uplifting teachings. This will be a week all about enjoying nature and being outdoors while taking some much-needed time for rest, reflection, healing, and transformation.   A week to disconnect from the stress of everyday life and reconnect to what makes your mind, body, and spirit soar.     

  

  	
       
      
         
          
             
                  
             
          

          

         
      
       
    

  


     Each morning (after you pinch yourself that you are in Paradise) head on down to the oceanfront yoga shala for a yoga and meditation session with spectacular views, followed by a delicious, healthy breakfast. Afternoons you decide between chillaxing by the pool or beach, a spa treatment, or perhaps something a bit more adventurous like standup paddle boarding, surfing, kayaking, snorkeling, hiking, or bike riding.  A fresh lunch is served each afternoon in the restaurant and then you can go back to enjoying the afternoon.      

  

  	
       
      
         
          
             
                  
             
          

          

         
      
       
    

  


     In the evening enjoy relaxing sunset yoga sessions that include restorative yoga, yin yoga, myofascial release, Reiki, essential oils, chanting, and different forms of meditation including Yoga Nidra. After class make your way back to the restaurant for a group dinner- chefs plated or family style, and lots of laughter and lively conversation with your fellow yogis.     




 
   
    
      

        

        
          
           
          

          
        

        

      

        

        
          
           
          

          
        

        

      
    
   

  

 






  
  
  
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     What is Included in this Wonderful Week:   Six (6) nights lodging at Sansara Surf and Yoga Resort in Cambutal, Panama  Luxury Van Transportation to and from Panama City (from a designated hotel location) to Sansara, Cambutal  Three (3) healthy balanced meals each day; with local produce and fresh seafood – includes arrival day dinner and departure day breakfast  Two (2) yoga practices a day overlooking the Pacific Ocean  Fresh fruit, local fair-trade coffee, tea and filter-water available daily  One (1) intro to Surf Lesson  One (1) guided waterfall tour  Complimentary use of SUP boards, kayaks, snorkel gear, and bikes for exploring the area  Cooking class  Beach bonfire (weather permitting)  Afternoon seva (selfless service) project to show our appreciation for the beautiful beaches of Cambutal and the local community  Hypo-allergenic bedding and towels  Cool off in the stunning open-air saltwater pool overlooking the beautiful Pacific Ocean (beach towels provided)  Organic bathroom products   Not Included:  
  
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     Airfare to Panama City – Tocumen International Airport (PTY)  Overnight accommodations in Panama City on Saturday, April 13 and if necessary on Saturday, April 20   Meals prior to the dinner at resort on April 14 and after the breakfast at the resort on April 20  Additional excursions, surf lessons and/or rentals  Massage  Alcohol  Snacks/Smoothies/Juices  Travel insurance (recommended)  Gratuities    *travel information: we suggest arriving to Panama City one day prior to your retreat arrival (April 13th) and enjoying a night in Casco Viejo at one of our recommended hotels. Complimentary transportation occurs at 8:30am from Casco to Sansara on April 14th. On the return - please book return flights for later than 6:00pm to ensure time to arrive back to Panama!         




 
   
    
      

        

        
          
           
          

          
        

        

      

        

        
          
           
          

          
        

        

      

        

        
          
           
          

          
        

        

      

        

        
          
           
          

          
        

        

      

        

        
          
           
          

          
        

        

      
    
   

  

 






  
  
  
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      Maria Santoferraro , joy spreader, E-RYT 500 yoga teacher, storyteller, and always a practicing yoga student lives near the beautiful shores of Lake Erie, Ohio. After spending over 25 years as a stressed-out corporate executive she needed a detox from an unhealthy Blackberry addiction, lack of sleep, and an aching back caused by scoliosis. She sought out a healthier lifestyle and is grateful to have found her physical and spiritual release through the practice of yoga. Today she is living a balanced and blissful life, teaching beach yoga, leading international yoga retreats and yoga teacher trainings, providing inspiration on her blog the Daily Downward Dog, creating meditation videos for Hang 10 Meditation, and contributing her writing to Elephant Journal, Daily Cup of Yoga, and MindBodyGreen. Her playful, heart-opening teaching combines meditation, breath, alignment, and asana in slow-flowing vinyasa yoga classes that incorporate inspirational class themes, music, chanting, laughter, and the spiritual teachings of yoga to create a peaceful environment where students can quiet their minds, let go of fear and stress, and experience a deep sense of healing, relaxation, and joy.

Sunday, April 14 - Saturday, April 20, 2019

Daily Downward Dog loved Panama, and Sansara so much — they have decided to return for their second year in a row! An epic week of sun salutations, daily downward dogs, sunbathing, surfing, paddle boarding, friendly people, and delicious food in a tropical paradise.

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Sunday, April 21 - Saturday, April 27, 2018

Please view our retreat listings and join us for an alternative week here in Paradise!

      Join Susan Kniseley-Foy and Judy Smith on their third 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.     



  

  


 
   
    
      

        

        

        
          
             
               
                 
                      
                 
                
               
             
          

          
        

      

        

        

        
          
             
               
                 
                      
                 
                
               
             
          

          
        

      

        

        

        
          
             
               
                 
                      
                 
                
               
             
          

          
        

      

        

        

        
          
             
               
                 
                      
                 
                
               
             
          

          
        

      
    
   

  

 




 
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      Retreat Offerings and Inclusions:  • 6 nights lodging of luxury accommodations at Sansara Resort • Transportation to and from hotel in Casco Viejo and to and from Sansara • 3 healthy balanced meals each day; with local produce and fresh seafood • Two yoga practices a day overlooking the Pacific Ocean • Two yoga workshops included in the week. • Fresh fruit, local fair trade coffee, tea and filter-water available with breakfast • Complimentary use of Kayak & SUPs • Unlimited use of snorkel gear • Complimentary bikes for exploring the area • Beach Bonfire • Hypo-allergenic bedding and towels • Organic spa products in every cabana   What is Additional:  • Airfare to Panama City • Meals the day/evening of arrival and departure into Panama City Casco Viejo • Additional excursions, surf lessons and/or rentals • Massage • Alcohol • Snacks/Smoothies/Juices • Travel insurance (recommended) • Gratuities     



  

  


 
   
    
      

        

        

        
          
             
               
                 
                      
                 
                
               
             
          

          
        

      

        

        

        
          
             
               
                 
                      
                 
                
               
             
          

          
        

      

        

        

        
          
             
               
                 
                      
                 
                
               
             
          

          
        

      

        

        

        
          
             
               
                 
                      
                 
                
               
             
          

          
        

      
    
   

  

 




 
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      Ready to Sign Up for your RETREAT Vacation?   all prices are per person & include taxes   Quad Occupancy Cabana: $1650.00 USD Triple Occupancy Cabana: $1895.00 USD Garden Double Occupancy Cabana: $2195.00 USD  Ganesha  Double Deluxe Cabana: $2295.00 USD  Prana  &  Apana  Luxury SUITES: $2395.00 USD  To secure your space and sign up for this wonderful retreat- a  $500.00  non-refundable deposit is required through this link  here.    For any questions, please contact  Sansara Resort  and our retreats team will be in touch!     

  

  	
       
      
         
          
             
                  
             
          

          

         
      
       
    

  


      Meet your Leaders:    Judy Smith LCSW/RYT500  Judy’s holistic psychotherapy practice and yin yoga classes are true restorative wellness. Her therapeutic practices encourage the unification of mind body heart and soul with the intention of living life in wholeness. Judy’s intention is to incorporate all practices of connection. She has spent 16 years on the mat and is certified in yoga nidra, meditation, cardiac yoga, pre-natal, senior and chair yoga, and yoga for people who have been touched by cancer. In addition, Judy has 25 years private practice as a certified hypnotherapist, in emotional freedom technique tapping and solution based holistic counselling.    S usan Kniseley-Foy  E-RYT200/RYT500/YACEP - 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.     

  

  	
       
      
         
          
             
                  
             
          

          
           
               Susan and Judy (pictured above), post practice on their second retreat at Sansara Resort

Adventures, explorers, yogis & surfers — join Susan and Judy on their annual retreat at Sansara Resort - where the mountains kiss the sea, and the mango’s are picked ripe - right from the tree!

The Forever Journey Retreat

SUNDAY AUGUST 11th - SATURDAY AUGUST 18th, 2019.

With the picuresque backdrop of the Pacific Ocean we'll use the power of the present moment to create a brand new way of thinking and being in the world!