Bethany Lee Wellness Yoga Retreat

Rejuvenate, and find balance and equanimity

November 11th – 17th, 2018

Enjoy surf, sand and sun salutations with Bethany Lee at the breathtaking Sansara Resort in Cambutal, Panama. An opportunity to rejuvenate mind, body and spirit through deep practice, this retreat will focus on the unique combination of yoga and Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM). The Pacific sets the scene as you build endurance over seven days with morning Tidal Flow and end the days with Yin and Restorative Yoga, accompanied by deep visual meditations. You’ll gain a deeper body awareness, and learn techniques to reduce stress and anxiety in your everyday life. And there’s plenty of time for adventure too! Hike, bike, surf, paddle-board and explore local spots or enjoy spa services and relax poolside.

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Bethany Lee earned her 200-hour Yoga Teacher Training Certification in Puerto Rico, studying under Power Yoga leader Renee Fussner. For fourteen years, she has brought passion and authenticity to her everyday practice. Her love of Yin Yoga, inspired her to take on additional training and certification (50 hours) in Mexico, studying Yin Yoga combined with Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM) and meditation. She’s been certified in New York under Rose Erin Vaughn, building her skills in TCM, acupressure, healing and human anatomy.

Bethany believes that clean, healthy living combined with a daily yoga practice can bring about benefits for mind, body and spirit that cannot be attained any other way. Her Yin classes centre around meditation and activating meridian lines and acupressure points. These ancient traditions in a modern setting provide remarkable benefits, including increased energy, mobility, better sleep and reduced anxiety, stress and tension. Her Flow and Power Yoga series get the heart pumping, while her meditations provide calming visual journeys after every practice. Bethany’s teaching and courses will appeal to students who are seeking a deeper mind-body connection, are looking for ways to reduce stress and anxiety and see the value in a balanced, healthy lifestyle for body and soul. 

Because she is truly passionate about living well, Bethany Lee founded Barefoot Naturals, a botanical beauty company specializing in all-natural skin formulas for sensitive skin. 


Mornings - Salty air, lapping waves, the Pacific Ocean sets the scene for tidal flow yoga, an energizing flow that creates heat in the body. This series builds over the retreat week and allows students to rid the body of harmful toxins and push their practice further. Practice winds down with a simple meditation.

Afternoons – It’s adventure time! Explore beautiful Panama and all it has to offer with unlimited use of snorkel gear and bikes. Surf, hike, SUP, kayak, paddle-board or enjoy indulgent spa services and relax poolside. It’s really up to you!

Evenings – Surrounded by moonlight and beachy breezes, evenings alternate between Yin Yoga/TCM and Restorative Yoga. Through practice, students will learn ocean breathing, meditation and how to activate meridian lines and acupressure points. These Yin Yoga and TCM techniques reduce stress long-term. Restorative Yoga will provide balance, relaxation and rest, and includes an extended meditation. You’ll have a great night’s sleep! 

There’s more!

  • Luxury accommodation for six nights and seven days 
  • Three fresh, local, organic meals provided daily
  • Fresh fruit, local fair-trade coffee, tea and filtered water available daily 
  • Take-home Wellness Kit from Barefoot Naturals for each guest
  • One introductory surf lesson included
  • A dreamy beach bonfire and surprise performance
  • Say farewell with a Departure Day Brunch
  • Luxury van transportation to/from one of the recommended Panama City hotels 
  • Use of kayaks, snorkel gear, paddle boards, beach cruisers
  • Organic spa products and hypo-allergenic bedding and towels in every cabana  


Enjoy the pure bliss of the eleven private ocean-accessible cabanas. Designed to inspire serenity and bliss, the zen-like atmosphere encompasses nature and tranquility throughout the grounds. Each room has a private patio and is steps away from the warm Pacific Ocean. Each room is unique- and designed to accommodate one to four adults; perfect for solo travelers, couples, friends or families. High quality bath products are lush and will keep your skin soft after all the salty exposure, the linens will have you sleeping like a baby after an adventure filled day, air-conditioning will keep you cool and a mini-fridge for your refreshments.

Quad - Quad Occupancy           $2150 | $1995**  

Triple - Triple Occupancy          $2225| $2095**

Double - Double Occupancy        $2525|2350**

Premium Double – Double Occupancy   $2850

(**Early bird prices – Until May 31st 2018)

A $700.00 deposit is required to book your space; please contact for more information or to book your stay! Deposits are non-refundable and non-transferable. 

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