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 accommodations in a luxury room at Sansara; oceanside
Transportation to and from Casco Viejo and Sansara Resort **
3 delicious and healthy meals a day
2 yoga classes daily with Michelle and Anna
1 introduction to surf, with Surf Sansara - dry land session
Use of SUP boards, snorkels, 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:

Garden Double Cabana:  $2050 per person *1 space remaining!
Private Occupancy: $3050 per person (only 2 available)

A non-refundable $500.00 deposit is required to secure your space.

To secure your space – please contact :
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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. 


 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

Sansara's Recommended Hotels/Hostels In Casco Viejo area of Panama City.

American Trade Hotel -  $$$$
Las Clementinas -  $$$$
Hotel Central Panama - $$
Magnolia Hostel/ $


Airport transfers are not included.  Pease contact to reserve

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.