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 (meeting place/pavilion) 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 with Lisa, 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 three-course dinner and lots of laughter and lively conversation with your fellow yogis.
Experience the joy and flavor of dining on fish from just beyond the surf break and fresh vegetables from the neighbor down the road. This is fresh and healthy living at its purest form. Special dietary restrictions can be accommodated for all three of the daily included meals.
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 Casco Viejo, Panama to Sansara, Cambutal
· Three (3) healthy balanced meals each day; with local produce and fresh seafood –
· Two (2) yoga practices a day overlooking the Pacific Ocean
· One (1) intro to Surf Lesson
· One (1) intro to Standup Paddleboarding/SUPYoga class with Lisa
· One (1) guided hike/waterfall tour
· Complimentary use of SUP boards, kayaks, snorkel gear, and bikes for exploring the area
· Cooking class
· Afternoon seva project in observance of Earth Day to appreciate Mother Earth
· Organic bathroom products & hypo-allergenic linens; beach towels provided
· Airfare to Panama City – Tocumen International Airport (PTY)
· Accommodations & Meals in Panama City on April 14 OR April 21
· Additional excursions, surf lessons and/or rentals
· Travel insurance (recommended)
· Gratuities (appreciated)
Meet your Leaders:
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.
Lisa Meranti, RYT 200 yoga teacher, ACA SUP Level 1 paddle instructor, and SUP Yoga instructor, and forever a nature adventurer, and environmental educator. Her classes will bring all of these elements together to help you slow down, be present and feel connected to mind, body, and planet. Lisa founded OneTreeLove in 2015 and has been practicing yoga since the age of 16 and loving trees since birth. She has been working professionally for over 13 years connecting people with nature in Northeast Ohio. With degrees in environmental sciences and nonprofit management, Lisa applies them to teaching environmental education, yoga, and nature stewardship. Other certifications include MiniYogis Kids Yoga, Street Yoga Trauma Informed Yoga, Yin Yoga, Red Cross First Aid/CPR, and Bridges out of Poverty. Lisa leads outdoor adventures and yoga classes in parks, studios, waterways, schools, libraries, homes, and youth care facilities to help others connect mind, body, and planet.