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Sunday, February 10- Saturday, February 16, 2019

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

1 Space Remaining!

1 Space Remaining!

Sunday, February 17- Saturday, February 23, 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:  $1,790 USD  Anahata  $2695 USD  OM Suite    *Please contact us if you would prefer a single occupancy room as this may be possible.   As we are within 30 days of the retreat start date, the full and final balance of the package is due to reserve your space. Please  contact US  for more information OR sign up directly  here.    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  $2495 Double Occupancy in  Ganesha  OR  Apana  $2695 Double Occupancy in OM Suite $3295 Single Occupancy   As we are within 30 days of the retreat start date, we will require the full and final balance in order to secure your space. Email  Sansara  for more information OR if you’re ready to secure your space - follow this link  here.           

  

    
       
      
         
          
             
                  
             
          

          

         
      
       
    

  


     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   2 people required for booking    *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 is required to secure your space — complete the form below:     



 
  
   
     
      
         

        

            

            

            

            

            

            

            

            

            

            

            

            

            

            
               
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           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?     

  

    
       
      
         
          
             
                  
             
          

          

         
      
       
    

  


      Love by the Moon  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  Triple Occupancy Cabana: $1895.00 USD Garden Double Occupancy Cabana: $2195.00 USD  Ganesha  Double Deluxe Cabana: $2295.00 USD  Apana  Luxury SUITE: $2395.00 USD   2 people required for booking    OM Suite : $2595.00 USD    2 people required for booking    *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 is required to secure your space. Fill in the form below:     



 
  
   
     
      
         

        

            

            

            

            

            

            

            

            

            

            

            

            

            

            
               
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           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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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:    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!    INVESTMENT    Quad Occupancy $1,675 per person Deluxe Suite –  Casa OM  – $2,750 per person ( 2 people required for this space).   Prices include taxes and fees.    Deposit and Final Payment Policy   A $500 non-refundable deposit is required to reserve your space. Please  contact us  for more information, or to secure your space- follow this link  here !     



 
   
    
      

        

        
          
           
          

          
        

        

      

        

        
          
           
          

          
        

        

      

        

        
          
           
          

          
        

        

      

        

        
          
           
          

          
        

        

      

        

        
          
           
          

          
        

        

      
    
   

  

 






  
  
  

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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.

      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    Once 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   . Transportation not included- please inquire within, or click    here    for options.      


  

  


 
   
    
      

        

        

        
          
             
               
                 
                      
                 
                
               
             
          

          
        

      

        

        

        
          
             
               
                 
                      
                 
                
               
             
          

          
        

      

        

        

        
          
             
               
                 
                      
                 
                
               
             
          

          
        

      

        

        

        
          
             
               
                 
                      
                 
                
               
             
          

          
        

      
    
   

  

 




 
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      Invest in your Soul   * tax included, prices per person *    Traveling Alone?   $2149.00 USD for private occupancy.     Traveling with a Partner or Pal?    $1350.00 USD for double occupancy   *options to upgrade cabana bookings to deluxe or suites. Inquire within for availability.    $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, April 21 - Saturday, April 27, 2018

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

      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   two people required for booking    To secure your space and sign up for this wonderful retreat- a  $500.00  non-refundable deposit is required — and you can fill out this form here to submit your payment:     



 
  
   
     
      
         

        

            

            

            

            

            

            

            

            

            

            

            

            

            

            
               
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      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

Sunday, April 28 - Saturday, May 4, 2019

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!

       F O R A & F L O W  A Yoga-Centering, Holistic Women’s Leadership Retreat   with Savonn Wyland & Kerri Hoyt-Pack      F L O W :  In yoga, we achieve this flow through asanas, or postures, which stimulates energy pathways within the body and creates blissful change.       F O R A :   Plural of forum, a place of assembly for the people.           

  

    
       
      
         
          
             
                  
             
          

          

         
      
       
    

  


      Join us next year where the mountains meet the sea, at Sansara Resort, located in Central America in Cambutal, the Southernmost part of Panama. We will gather to collectively recognize, practice and cultivate an evolved blend of leadership behaviors and attributes critical to transform our modern workforce.     Designed to nurture and strengthen women leaders and hone an unapologetic feminine force, this is an opportunity to be inspired, engaged and charged for positive, collaborative action at a time that our world, our communities and our work culture need it most. This unique week of development is designed to integrate whole body experiences and learning; including tailored yoga, breathing and mindfulness sessions.     From the moment that you decide to join this one-of-a-kind trip, to the day you depart and throughout your journey with us, your experience will be carefully planned and personalized. We welcome all levels of yoga and leadership experience, across a variety of organizations – both public and private.       


  

  


 
   
    
      

        

        

        
          
             
               
                 
                      
                 
                
               
             
          

          
        

      

        

        

        
          
             
               
                 
                      
                 
                
               
             
          

          
        

      

        

        

        
          
             
               
                 
                      
                 
                
               
             
          

          
        

      

        

        

        
          
             
               
                 
                      
                 
                
               
             
          

          
        

      
    
   

  

 




 
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       Premium, personalized experience designed for a small group of <25 individuals    Attendees drawn from a global network of women working together for a more inclusive and collaborative community    Retreat grounded in a fresh and focused approach to leadership development and practice. Centered on daily experiential modules designed for attendees to better recognize, collectively celebrate and build practice around evolved leadership attributes.     Highly curated individual and group sessions, incorporating a strong blend of inspiration and information, and whole body learning    Daily+ yoga practice designed to illuminate and reinforce transformative thought and behavior    Flexibility in schedules for independent activities, including an ocean-front salt water pool, patio down time, complimentary use of SUP boards and kayaks, snorkel gear, bikes, beach bonfires. And option to book massages in an open-air spa sanctuary or arrange for private surf lessons.      More options to explore the area by foot or bike, including stunning waterfalls, fishing (tuna, mahi mahi) and photography.    Luxury accommodations, with hypoallergenic bedding and towels and organic spa products    Price includes three beautiful, healthy meals per day, featuring local produce, fresh seafood and fruit, local fair trade coffee, tea and filter-water available    Transportation to and from Sansara       

  

    
       
      
         
          
             
                  
             
          

          
           
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       Casa Om - double suite - $3550     Apana / Prana - double suite - $3250     Ganesha - premium double - $2900    Garden double - $2650     Triple occupancy - $2225    Quadruple occupancy - $2050    all prices are per person and inclusive of taxes             

  

    
       
      
         
          
             
                  
             
          

          

         
      
       
    

  


      M E E T your L E A D E R S     Savonn Wyland    | nurturing co-founder of Align Integrated Wellness, with over 20 years of yoga leadership and elevated skill in directing the transformational energy from group connection and supporting personal and individual body-led inquiry and expression.       

  

    
       
      
         
          
             
                  
             
          

          

         
      
       
    

  


         Kerri Hoyt-Pack    | pioneering founder of The Liberty Collective, a global organization dedicated to growing great women leaders and evolving workplace culture. Seasoned human-centered business leader and world-class brand builder.          To receive more information about this special experience please email:    info@thelibertycollective.com    and/or    savonn@alignyogacenters.com   

Sunday, May 5th - Saturday, May 11, 2019

An opportunity to be inspired, engaged and charged for positive, collaborative action at a time that our world, our communities and our work culture need it most.

      E A S T  meets   W E S T   SURF + YOGA      

  

    
       
      
         
          
             
                  
             
          

          

         
      
       
    

  


     Our retreats offer an opportunity to reflect and renew away from the hustle and bustle of daily life. Gather some friends together and join us, or go solo and make some new friends! Greet the gorgeous sunrise each day with yoga on the beach followed by a nutritious breakfast, and a day full of adventure, surfing, biking...or adventurously relaxing. Greet the Panama sunset with a thoughtful flow of movement and breath, followed by a delicious and healthy dinner.  Be curious, be adventurous, be relaxed, and allow yourself to be transformed! Our retreats are designed with you, your well being, and your curiosity for yoga and play in mind!  You will start your days with an invigorating morning yoga practice, and then enjoy a healthy and delicious breakfast. We then have free time for various activity options, including surfing, relaxing by the beach, reading a book, or exploring the wonders Cambutal has to offer.            What's Included:      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    Vegan, Vegetarian, Gluten-free? No Problem! Ask your retreat host.    Two yoga practices a day overlooking the Pacific Ocean    Complimentary introduction to surfing, with  Surf Sansara     Complimentary use of SUP boards and kayaks    Complimentary use of snorkel gear    Complimentary bikes for exploring the area    Some yummy snacks and refreshments    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 (appreciated)       


  

  


 
   
    
      

        

        

        
          
             
               
                 
                      
                 
                
               
             
          

          
        

      

        

        

        
          
             
               
                 
                      
                 
                
               
             
          

          
        

      

        

        

        
          
             
               
                 
                      
                 
                
               
             
          

          
        

      
    
   

  

 




 
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      Investment:   Quad  |  $1,600 -  open plan cabana, 4 twins or 2 kings TRIPLE |  $1,700 -  open plan cabana, 3 twins or 1 king + 1 twin DOUBLE |  $1,900 -  master Cabana with 1 king or 2 twins Grand double |  $2,250 - oversized beachfront CABANA, king bed luxury beachfront double |  $2,500 - ultra LUXURY CABANA  Ready to Sign Up?  For more information, and payment options — please click  here.    meet your leaders:     

  

    
       
      
         
          
             
                  
             
          

          

         
      
       
    

  


      Bill Sternberger (RYT 200)   Bill grew up overseas, living in Swaziland, Cairo, Paris, Riyadh, and DC, so traveling and immersing in new cultures has always been part of life. He graduated with an English degree from University of Maryland, so naturally he became a software engineer!  Bill was introduced to Bikram yoga in 2001, and continued practicing Bikram for the next 15 years. Yoga provided a great counterbalance to the stresses of software development, and In 2015 started branching out to other yoga styles, including: Yin, Ashtanga/Vinyasa, Trapeze, and Dharma. After a long career in software development, he and his business partner opened Cowface Yoga Studio, where he currently teaches. Since then, he received his RYT 200 in Vinyasa, and has also been certified to teach: Yin, Spa Yoga, pyroPILATES, and Yoga Trapeze.     

  

    
       
      
         
          
             
                  
             
          

          

         
      
       
    

  


      Lindsey Miguel (RYT 200)   Lindsey is a true California Native, born and raised in Woodland.  She earned a double major in Psychology and Communications at UC Davis.  She embraced adulthood early and has worked as a hairstylist for 20 years serving her community in local salons such as Sinor Salons, The Gallery Hair Salon and currently at The Loft Salon.  An avid athlete, she has participated in numerous races; ten marathons, a sprint triathlon and even an ultra marathon!   A passion for fitness, she helped her community embrace fitness through Commit to Fit.    In 2016, she decided to expand her knowledge and became a Personal Trainer and earned her Yoga teaching certificate, 200 RYT.  After experiencing the benefits of yoga, she decided to open her own studio,  Urban Soul Yoga.  As a way to give back, she volunteers teaching yoga at the local homeless shelter.  In addition, she offers Karma Classes in her yoga studio to raise money for those in need.  Always evolving and learning, she ventured off to Bali to explore a playful type of yoga, Acrovinyasa,  alongside one of the most sought after teachers, YogaBeyond.             Travel so far, and you meet yourself….    We   strongly recommend   all guests fly into Panama at least 1 day prior to the retreat start date to ensure you will be on time for the complimentary shuttle from Panama City to Sansara. If the shuttle is missed, a separate transportation fee to the resort will be required. Besides that, it is more fun with everyone!  Book your flight to Panama City (PTY), and from there we will travel to Sansara together via private shuttle (included). You can also take a redeye and arrive early on the first day (no later than 7:00 am). A shuttle will take us back to Panama City on the final day. Plan to depart that evening (no earlier than 6:00 pm) or stay a night in the city and leave the following morning.  The shuttle will be able to pick you up from any of these recommended hotels in Casco Viejo (historic district of Panama City):  $$ Casa Antigua $$ Magnolia Inn  $$$ Central Hotel   we stayed here last time, and it was fantastic!  $$$$ American Trade Hotel $$$$ Las Clementinas

Sunday, May 19 - Saturday, May 25, 2019

From the East Coast, to the West Cost — to the Panama Pacific Coast; join retreat leaders Bill & Lindsey as they re-join us at Sansara for their annual retreat, routed in good times, fun vibes, laughter and love!

      Join us as we return to Sansara for our second Yoga, Surf, and Sea Turtles retreat. Here, you’ll have the chance to unplug from your everyday stress. You’ll practice yoga in a lush, green, peaceful environment, and feel the joy of making a difference to the planet helping mama sea turtles make their way to safely nest on shore. Experience the power of the Pacific as you surf the Panamanian waves. Power down your laptop, pack your bags, and get ready to bring your practice to the edge of the Pacific!      

  

    
       
      
         
          
             
                  
             
          

          

         
      
       
    

  


      Retreat Offerings and Inclusions:    Accommodations    1 night at Central Hotel Panama in Casco Viejo (World Heritage Site) 6 nights of luxury accommodations at Sansara Resort Hypo-allergenic bedding and towels Organic spa products in every cabana   Transportation    Gorgeous journey across Panama from the Caribbean to the Pacific and back Luxury bus from Casco Viejo to Sansara Luxury bus returning from Sansara to the airport   Food  3 healthy balanced meals each day with local produce and fresh seafood.   Vegan, Vegetarian, Gluten or Dairy-free? No problem.     Yoga   Two yoga practices a day in the Yoga Shala overlooking the Pacific  Three additional yoga workshops, writing sessions, and meditations   Also included:   On Land Intro to Surf Lesson in the Yoga Shala One “wet” Surf Lesson on the beach Unlimited of Kayaks & Stand-up paddleboards Unlimited use of snorkel gear Bikes for exploring the area Beach Bonfire     

  

    
       
      
         
          
             
                  
             
          

          

         
      
       
    

  


      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 Massage, Reiki Alcohol/Snacks/Smoothies/Juices Travel insurance (recommended) Gratuities      


  

  


 
   
    
      

        

        

        
          
             
               
                 
                      
                 
                
               
             
          

          
        

      

        

        

        
          
             
               
                 
                      
                 
                
               
             
          

          
        

      

        

        

        
          
             
               
                 
                      
                 
                
               
             
          

          
        

      

        

        

        
          
             
               
                 
                      
                 
                
               
             
          

          
        

      
    
   

  

 




 
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      Meet your Leaders:   Your guides, Kim Wenger Hall, Jill Cray, Swan Drsti, and Karen Zook, bring decades of yoga teaching experience. Better yet, they bring even more experience adventure traveling, soul-searching, and helping others abandon limited objectives. Join us in Cambutal to reconnect to your highest self, help heal the planet, and chill out in sustainable style.   Investment Per Person (tax included):  Quad Occupancy Cabana: $1790 USD Triple Occupancy Cabana: $1895 USD Garden Double Occupancy Cabana: $2200 USD Deluxe Double (Ganesha): $2450 USD Double Occupancy Suite (Prana/Apana): $2595 USD Casa Om - Premium Oceanfront Suite: $2950 USD Garden Private Occupancy: $3000 USD   Again this year, 10% of all profits will be going to the local sea turtle conservancy we work with, Fundación Tortuguías:   Tortuguias.org     See all the photos from Yoga, Surf, and Sea Turtles ‘18 retreat by visiting:   travelasana.net  , where you can also reserve your space!  For more information on this retreat- and how to secure your spot - please visit   travelasana.net  . A $600.00 non-refundable deposit is required to secure your space.   

Saturday, July 13th - Saturday, July 20th, 2019

Surf - Yoga - Sea Turtles in the Panama Pacific.

      Escape to the black-sand beaches of Panama on a Vinyasa,  Afro Flow Yoga ® & Surf Retreat with Pilin Anice! We'll spend seven relaxing days and six nights in stunning Cambutal, located on the Pacific Coast of Panama. You will restore with a daily beachside practice of Afro Flow Yoga® with Live Drumming and restorative vinyasa. You will explore the ocean with surfing, SUPs, kayaking, and encouraged to take the bikes, or hike and explore all the beauty Panama has to offer.      


  

  


 
   
    
      

        

        

        
          
             
               
                 
                      
                 
                
               
             
          

          
        

      

        

        

        
          
             
               
                 
                      
                 
                
               
             
          

          
        

      

        

        

        
          
             
               
                 
                      
                 
                
               
             
          

          
        

      

        

        

        
          
             
               
                 
                      
                 
                
               
             
          

          
        

      
    
   

  

 




 
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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 with breakfast • 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     


  

  


 
   
    
      

        

        

        
          
             
               
                 
                      
                 
                
               
             
          

          
        

      

        

        

        
          
             
               
                 
                      
                 
                
               
             
          

          
        

      

        

        

        
          
             
               
                 
                      
                 
                
               
             
          

          
        

      

        

        

        
          
             
               
                 
                      
                 
                
               
             
          

          
        

      
    
   

  

 




 
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     Meet  Pilin Anice , your leader for this EPIC adventure:     

  

    
       
      
         
          
             
                  
             
          

          

         
      
       
    

  


      Pilin Anice  is a yoga and dance instructor, performing artist, and model. Passionate about helping others tune into their highest creative self, she has guided students of all ages in the sacred movements of yoga and dance through a range of workshops and classes. A Kripalu trained instructor, she has been featured on Good Morning America, The Today Show, BET/CentricTV, and YogaXpress. For over fourteen years, she has studied with masters of West African dance, Duhnam Technique, and African Diasporic dances of Haiti, Cuba, and Brazil. Her passion for yoga and dance lead her to become a certified Afro Flow Yoga® instructor, which she has taught in the US and abroad. An ATHLETA Brand Ambassador, she currently teaches at the Ailey Extension and was recently featured in the NY Times.  "I cannot wait to share the joy of Afro Flow Yoga on the glorious beaches of Panama at Sansara!"     


  

  


 
   
    
      

        

        

        
          
             
               
                 
                      
                 
                
               
             
          

          
        

      

        

        

        
          
             
               
                 
                      
                 
                
               
             
          

          
        

      

        

        

        
          
             
               
                 
                      
                 
                
               
             
          

          
        

      

        

        

        
          
             
               
                 
                      
                 
                
               
             
          

          
        

      
    
   

  

 




 
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      Investment per Person:   Deluxe Double Occupancy: $2100.00 Garden Double Occupancy: $1950.00 Triple Occupancy: $1790.00   all prices include tax and are in USD.   Ready to Sign Up? To secure your space on this incredible week?  Please contact Pilin at  pilinbroden@yahoo.com  or visit her website here:      

  

    
       
      
         
          
             
                  
             
          

          

         
      
       
    

  


     Hoping to see you on the black-sand beaches this upcoming August!  Namaste

——— restore & explore ———
Sunday, July 28 - Saturday, August 3, 2019

      Are you ready for transformational travel? Welcome to The Forever Journey (TFJ) Retreats, our mission is to provide a holistic travel experience that inspires, educates and stimulates growth.      

  

    
       
      
         
          
             
                  
             
          

          

         
      
       
    

  


          Here you will find out what is included in this Forever Journey Retreat, the associated trip costs, cabana selections and how to reserve your space toay!   Please feel free to  Contact Us  with any questions you may have regarding these packages or any others.      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 • 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 • Yoga/ Fitness classes + work shops overlooking the pacific ocean    WHATS 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:   *Quad Room (4 single beds) -  $2570 CDN  *Triple Room (3 single beds) -  $2700 CDN  *Twin or Double Room (2 single beds or 1 Double bed) -  $2910 CDN  *Single Room -  $4030 CDN  *REG Premium Room (1 king bed) -  $3109 CDN  (2 people),  $5083 CDN  (1 person) *LRG Premium Room (1 king bed) -  $3379 CDN  (2 people),  $5623 CDN  (1 person)  * Breathe in Life can book flights upon request when registering . Flight cost is based on Vancouver, Canada departures. To find flight prices from your departure city visit the  registration page .  *The registration price when you sign up is based on a quad room. After you register we will send an email asking what type of room you prefer, we will then adjust your account accordingly based on your choice.  *Traveling solo? We'll match you up with another solo traveler (s) at no extra charge.  Make a $500 deposit to secure your spot. Then follow your trip  payment schedule  to make payments prior to your trip.        Meet Your Retreat Leaders:   Michelle Bagnell      

  

    
       
      
         
          
             
                  
             
          

          
           
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     Hi, my name is Michelle Bagnell and I am one of the co-founders of The Forever Journey Retreats. I’m a Registered Nurse who fell in love with specializing in mamas and their beautiful babies and Owner of Mindfulness Michelle Online Coaching. I am always striving to share my passion for wellness and bridge the gap between Eastern and Western medicine and lifestyles. This passion started with nursing and the sciences and evolved when I started diving into fitness, yoga, mediation, travelling and learning from other cultures. Slowly but surely I have been able to expand and combine everything that ignites my spirit and utilize those skills to serve others and ensure lifelong learning and adventure on my forever journey. Throughout my journey I have looked adversity in the eyes once or twice. Two years ago, I lost my dad to suicide. Since then my life has never been the same; it led me into a transformational tornado of pain, growth, new found appreciation, increased awareness, and reassessing my life path.  Shortly after this, I started my own businesses, ran marathons, travelled to 40+ countries, moved to Beijing to teach English, went to India to become a yoga instructor, became a professional world fitness competitor, left cushy jobs to explore passions and naturally heal from Post-traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD). These are all things I never imagined I was capable of. I am now on a mission to show others what they are capable of through movement: physical, mental and spiritual movement.   Accomplishments:   BScN: Registered Nurse CPT (Canfit Certified Personal Trainer) CYT (Certified Yoga Teacher) 200 hr TESOL 250 hr English Teacher WBFF Professional World Bikini Competitor Marathon and OCR (Obstacle course racer) Level 1 & 2 Reiki Healer Certified Life Coach Meditation Instructor Mental Health Advocate and Public Speaker         Sara Bruno      

  

    
       
      
         
          
             
                  
             
          

          
           
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     Hello I’m Sara Bruno one of your trusted guides and a Co-Founder of The Forever Journey Retreats. Welcome to my world. It is my ambition to cultivate an environment in which all people can operate as their ideal self, whomever that may be. Keeping in mind that the ideal self is a form of growth and acceptance, not perfectionism. It is my mission to make you to feel alive. My passion is working with women and fostering safe environments for expansion and liberation.  My story prior to my journey with health and empowerment was dejected. I had a severe eating disorder. I was a consumption queen, soothing myself into submission from my inability to take action. I felt inadequate, insecure and clung to thoughts and people that never truly served my happiness or health. Changes had to be made. The first time I went to yoga I thought I was dying… and in a way I kind of was. My breathe was short, my heart was pounding, and anxiety was throbbing through my veins. That was six years ago. I chose to change my life and so can you.  I went from a comfortable role as a senior financial advisor in a very uncomfortable life, to world traveller, to make up artist on European runways, to an Arts and Cultural Management graduate, to yoga instructor, professional burlesque dancer and model. I am now courageously pursuing my passion of psychology, yoga therapy and international wellness retreats, with you. So, thank you for being apart of my dreams.  I am a woman who is inspiring change in the definition of confidence and I ALWAYS encourage people to bring their own flavor to the table. We are generating a community that I am proud to be apart of. Join us in a wellness revolution.  The opposite of fear is empowerment, remember to practice courage. I am capable, I always was. And guess what, so are you.  Step outside of the box and into The Forever Journey where it all begins.   Accomplishments:   Professional Burlesque Dancer Makeup Artist Arts and Cultural Management Diploma Personal Financial Planner Certification Investment Funds in Canada Certification Co- Founder of Vagabond Theatre Co. & Black Label Burlesque Plus size, pin-up and Old-style Hollywood Model 200 Hour Yoga Instructor Certification Meditation Instructor Workshop Leader Charitable fundraising and event planner Love giver           

  

    
       
      
         
          
             
                  
             
          

          

         
      
       
    

  


      

SUNDAY AUGUST 11th - SATURDAY AUGUST 17th, 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! 

      Join Ashlyn Bugbee and Morgan Rodriguez for an empowering week in the raw, untouched terrain of Playa Cambutal, Panama. With offerings of daily yoga, adventure, and relaxation, this retreat will be a unique opportunity to unwind, clarify, and transform.          

  

    
       
      
         
          
             
                  
             
          

          

         
      
       
    

  


      Practice ocean front yoga, learn to surf,  and explore the surrounding jungle. Nourish with delicious local food with a variety of vegan, vegetarian, gluten free, and dairy free options. Relax by the pool, kayak, SUP and snorkel in the Pacific Ocean. Connect with like-minded souls, and be inspired to summon your power and meet the best version of yourself.            


  

  


 
   
    
      

        

        

        
          
             
               
                 
                      
                 
                
               
             
          

          
        

      

        

        

        
          
             
               
                 
                      
                 
                
               
             
          

          
        

      

        

        

        
          
             
               
                 
                      
                 
                
               
             
          

          
        

      

        

        

        
          
             
               
                 
                      
                 
                
               
             
          

          
        

      
    
   

  

 




 
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     Retreat Inclusions:     Six (6) nights, seven (7) days accommodations here at Sansara Resort     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 with Ashlyn & Morgan overlooking the Pacific Ocean.      Fresh fruit, local fair-trade coffee, tea and filter-water available daily.      One (1) Intro to Surf Lesson, with  Surf Sansara     One (1) Guided hike/waterfall tour    Complimentary use of SUP boards, kayaks, and bikes for exploring the area    Hypo-allergenic bedding and towels    Access to the stunning open-air saltwater pool overlooking the beautiful Pacific Ocean (beach towels provided)    Organic bathroom products    *** 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 August 31st, 2019 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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     Invest in your Soul:  Quad- $1690 Triple- $1,875 Double- $2,100 Suite- $2,400  prices are per person, including taxes   A $500.00 non-refundable deposit is required to secure your space.  Venmo (@AshlynBugbee) or PayPall ( ashlynbugbeeyoga@gmail.com ).  For more infomrmation, please head to  www.ashlynbugbee.com/retreats , or directly contact  Ashlyn at   ashlynbugbeeyoga@gmail.com  or Morgan at  ramaarae@gmail.com .     Meet Ashlyn & Morgan:     

  

    
       
      
         
          
             
                  
             
          

          

         
      
       
    

  


      Ashlyn is a free spirit who believes yoga is magic. She sees the practice as medicine - a therapeutic tool to heal and grow physically, emotionally and spiritually.     Ashlyn draws inspiration from her students, supporting their needs and encouraging them to grow and step out of their comfort zone on and off the mat. Her classes can be described as a moving meditation offering inspirational moments of mindfulness and self-awareness. Students can expect a light-hearted, yet challenging flow with creative sequencing and theming.    In addition to her vinyasa teachings, Ashlyn has been drawn to the practice of Yoga Nidra. She is known for guiding her student through a profound, healing experience.       

  

    
       
      
         
          
             
                  
             
          

          

         
      
       
    

  


      Morgan Rodríguez is a creative. Raised in a family where the hand was an essential tool, her earliest expressions came in the form of musicianship, tactile arts, and visual storytelling. Drawing from her ancestry, Morgan weaves her sequences from the wisdom of the Aztecas and the Cherokee; she routinely uses her instincts to support the needs of her students, rarely repeating the same class twice. A born traveler and linguist, Morgan supplements the flavor of her teachings with experiences gathered from far corners of the earth. With hundreds of hours of teaching experience in Vinyasa, Yin, Prenatal, and Bilingual yoga, her empowering sequences will deliver you to numerous energetic peaks. Whether in a public class or private instruction, her supportive assists and fondness of storytelling will leave you feeling fresh, light, and connected. Morgan Rodríguez is an E-RYT instructor with a 500 RYT.

Sunday, September 1st - Saturday, September 7th, 2019

Elevate & Rejuvenate - An empowering week in the raw, untouched terrain of Cambutal, Panama.

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Sunday, November 17 - Saturday, November 23rd, 2019

Join Chelsea Korpan - Sparks for a yoga and pilates inspired retreat; in the Panama Pacific

       G Y P S E T   Y O G A    Come A L I V E Through T R A V E L     > > > > > > > > > > > > > > > > > > > > > > >  January 19 - 25, 2020    Looking for a week of wellness with the right amount of adventure? A retreat with GYPSET Yoga at Sansara will not disappoint. Revitalize yourself in daily yoga and barre classes with long-time yogis Melissa & Laurel, who each have 20+ years of teaching experience.   Move your body in an energizing vinyasa class every morning and restore with yin at night while listening to sound of the ocean, practice barre mid-day to sweat and rock out.   3 delicious, healthy meals will keep you fueled and fired up for the day. In your down time you can explore; surfing, hiking, kayaking, biking or snorkeling for those of you who need more activity. If you’re looking for a little rejuvenation you can chill by the pool or book a spa treatment.  And you will rest easy every night in your luxurious accommodation.        

  

    
       
      
         
          
             
                  
             
          

          
           
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        Investment (per person):   $1900 Quad Occupancy $2000 Triple Occupancy $2300 Double Occupancy $2500 Premium Double Occupancy Suites $3500 Single Occupancy  To sign up for this magical retreat, please contact:   laurel@gypsetyogaretreats.com  &  melissa@gypsetyogaretreats.com    OR visit their website:  www.gypsetyogaretreats.com           


  

  


 
   
    
      

        

        

        
          
             
               
                 
                      
                 
                
               
             
          

          
        

      

        

        

        
          
             
               
                 
                      
                 
                
               
             
          

          
        

      

        

        

        
          
             
               
                 
                      
                 
                
               
             
          

          
        

      

        

        

        
          
             
               
                 
                      
                 
                
               
             
          

          
        

      
    
   

  

 




 
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           Meet YOUR Leaders:    Laurel      

  

    
       
      
         
          
             
                  
             
          

          

         
      
       
    

  


     A yoga teacher, world traveler and business owner,  Laurel Van Matre brings her authenticity, sense of humor and the wisdom gleaned from her lifelong wellness journey to GYPSET Yoga Retreats.  Laurel spent years traveling through Europe and Asia before starting her own garden design business. Soon, she began practicing yoga as a student. Then she began teaching classes, and has since become teacher of teachers in her Northeast Minneapolis yoga studio, YOGA Garden.  Her experience has given her the ability to meet the student where they are in their practice, helping them find a way to access poses that elude them, whether they are beginners or advanced. While many people think of yoga is as meditative, making it fun is equally important to her.  As her yoga practice evolved, Laurel began sharing her experience with corporate clients as a motivational speaker and strategic consultant. Using themes from yoga, she helps people improve themselves both personally and professionally. She recently sold her garden design business to focus on her passion for yoga and innovation.  Laurel is a gardener, a cyclist and enjoys good wine and good food. When she’s not traveling the world teaching GYPSET Yoga Retreats she teaches out of her studio in NE Minneapolis, YOGA Garden.   Style:  alignment-based vinyasa flow, nidra, restorative and individual coaching  Inspiration:  gardening, sunshine, the ocean, traveling the world and listening to people’s stories, meeting new people, her family and an appreciation for moving through the world as an individual and how we all do that while at the same time together as a group.   Melissa      

  

    
       
      
         
          
             
                  
             
          

          

         
      
       
    

  


     Melissa Joy Schoeller co-founded GYPSET Yoga after five years of guest teaching yoga classes at a dozen tropical resorts around the world.  As a guest teacher, she quickly saw that travel gave people the opportunity open themselves. Yoga and wellness elevated a vacation into a transformative experience, and to appreciate the beauty within all things from a centered and grounded perspective. After organizing several retreats on her own for seven years, the word of mouth from students inspired her to start Gypset Yoga with Laurel Van Matre.  A consummate entrepreneur, Melissa started her first business at the age of 7, making and selling rock people (yes, people made of rocks). She has founded multiple successful businesses, including a spin/yoga studio and a boutique gift store. Both are still going strong.  Melissa has taught yoga in a variety of non-traditional settings, including music festivals, brewpubs and corporate on-site. Beyond her passion for yoga and travel, she is a former mountain bike racer and renowned for her playlists.   Style:  vinyasa flow, yin, nidra, meditation, barre, spinning & private training.  Inspiration:  music, nature, travel, ritual, pause, connection & authenticity.     

  

    
       
      
         
          
             
                  
             
          

          
           
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Sunday, January 19 - Saturday, January 25, 2020

Y O G A + S U R F + F I T N E S S   R E T R E A T

Come Alive …. Through Travel