The Gritty Buddha Seeking Happiness Retreat to Panama will teach us all to inquire within through daily meditation, yoga, mindful consumption, surf and sand.  If you're seeking a deeper understanding of purpose and happiness in your life and need a refreshing experience to reset your mood and attitude, then come along.

Each morning will start with a surfside mindfulness practice. We'll cleanse the soul through daily yoga practices designed to tap into our internal source of joy, happiness, expression and contentment. When we're not snacking on locally sourced gourmet meals or strolling the break, we'll be surfing (dry lesson included), touring waterfalls, and discussing the wiring of happiness in our philosophy offerings.

Regina Smith, the Founder of Gritty Buddha, has spent nearly two decades immersed in yoga philosophy, human performance and leadership studies. She has taught these principles globally, operated boutique and corporate studios nationally and rises each day to see the light shine brightly in others. Regina has a natural tendency to feel comfortable as a global citizen and feels really blessed to be the bridge for others to access magical parts of the world. 

Morgan Rose, a gifted yoga and meditation teacher with years of exploration and apprenticeship under Peruvian and Mexican Shamans, will be joining this trip to guest teach and enhance the magic. Morgan shows up everywhere in her life with all of her heart and can't help but inspire and uplift those around her.

Included in this adventure:

- Transportation to and from Sansara Resort & Panama City
all attendees will spend the first (April 7) and last evening(April 14) in Panama City. We will provide the names of 4 preferred hotels to book
- Gourmet, locally sourced meals and snacks daily
- Surfside sunrise Mindfulness practice daily
- Gritty Buddha Flow practice daily
- Afternoon and evening yoga workshops, discussion and Yin practices throughout the week
- Dry surf lesson
- Waterfall tour
- Access to bicycles to enjoy town and the beauty surrounding Sansara

Not Included:

- Flights to Panama City
- Panama City Hotels
- Sansara Staff Gratuity

Travel Information

Please note: Sansara is located 5.5 hours from Panama City. We recommend flying into Panama City on April 7th and enjoying one night in the Casco Viejo district before departing to Sansara. On April 14th, we suggest flights no earlier than 6:00pm so you are able to participate in the transportation on your return to Panama City. 
Travel Insurance is recommended.

Invest in Yourself; prices per person, including tax. 

  • Private Single Room ($3,100.00)
  • Double Shared Suite ($2,750.00)
    *2 people required for booking*
  •  Double Shared Room ($2,450.00)
  •  Triple or Quad Shared Room ($1,800.00)

To sign up for this week, please visit Regina’s website here OR email her directly at


Regina Smith is the Founder of Gritty Buddha, which serves up yoga, meditation, conscious community and good karma through its boutique studio in NY and enrichment experiences around the globe. Gritty Buddha came to life out of a deep drive to create a sense of home for others, where all are welcome and encouraged to be curious and explore the depth of a fulfilling and empowered life. Regina has spent nearly two decades studying and teaching the limitless bounds of human performance through yoga, philosophy and leadership. She has applied these teachings as a global retreat leader and conference speaker, executive for the world's largest luxury health club company, 2-time lululemon ambassador and as an entrepreneur doing business for good. Put really simply, Regina cannot exist and function without these teachings, as she knows they bring out her most equanimous, adaptable, gritty and graceful self. Her life's work is to help other's uncover their passion, purpose and contribution through the lens of these teachings. When she's no practicing to Coldplay and Led Zeppelin and hustling yoga and daily meds (meditation) you can find her traveling the globe to watch live music with her beloved husband, snuggling their 3.5 year old tornado daughter and making espresso for the whole block.