Yoga & Kayak Adventures, Panama

An unforgettable & rejuvenating Coastal Yoga and Sea Kayak Retreat in Panama

January 15-23, 2022

Join us for a unique trip that offers yoga, sea kayaking, SUP, and other fun activities, while discovering the diverse beauty and culture of Panama. Treat yourself to this dream holiday, which will rejuvenate and awaken your adventurous spirit. You’re worth it!

“The trip had a good balance of yoga, adventure, relaxation, and cultural connection. We did a lot those 8 days!! When I got back to Sweden it felt like I had been away for at least 3 weeks. We had a great flow!!! Yes! But I feel stronger and more relaxed after the trip. It felt like traveling with friends, without having to think about any planning. Leigh & Ilene organized everything perfect. And you both have such an outstanding energy!” – Ulrika C.

Sample Itinerary

Days 1 – 3: We meet in Panama City and immediately head to a beautiful retreat center on the Pacific coast for three days of yoga, healthy meals, and relaxation. Optional activities include stand-up paddling, surfing, massage, mountain village visits, and hiking. This is a great way to start the adventure!

*All levels of yoga practitioners welcome! Mats and props provided. Leigh Lubin, founder of Yoga Currents in Valdez, Alaska, is my co-leader.

Days 4 – 7:

We will travel to the Caribbean coast of Panama for four days of island hopping with sea kayaks, snorkeling, lounging in hammocks, sipping from coconuts, and immersing ourselves in the fascinating Guna culture. The Guna are an Indigenous group of Panama and we will be staying in and exploring their semi-autonomous territory, called Guna Yala (aka San Blas Archipelago). The saying goes there is an island for every day of the year! Guna Yala is a diverse tropical paradise and the Guna are happy and enthusiastic to share their traditional ways of life with visitors.

*No previous kayaking experience is necessary. All instruction and equipment will be provided, including colorful hammocks and coconuts.*

“I was blown away at the deep relationships Ilene had developed with the local indigenous Guna peoples.  We didn’t go anywhere without our Guna guide, Nemesio, who translated for us and became a good friend. This allowed us to engage with parts of the Guna culture that most tourists don’t have access to. Ilene opened up worlds for us inside the indigenous Guna culture. . . Words can’t express how grateful I am for the opportunity to have taken this trip of a lifetime in Guna Yala, Panama. Thank you Ilene for taking me on the most beautiful vacation of my life!” – Suzannah S.

“Leigh teaches with a straightfoward knowledgeable grace. Her presence and ability to explain each pose, offering visual adjustments as well as physical, really helped me bring my practice into a very connected and internal space. I felt empowered. . . Thank you!” – Gayla R.

Days 8 – 9: Back to Panama City. Our final full day will include visiting Casco Viejo, the picturesque and historic “Old City” on the Pacific coast. Here we will soak up the city vibes, take time for gift shopping, and dine on traditional Panamanian cuisine. The next morning Leigh will guide us in our final morning yoga practice, and we bid our farewells after an incredible journey together.

#NoFilter needed here, Guna Yala

Trip Cost:

$2,865 Early Bird Discount ~ Book before October 1, 2021

$3,195 ~ Book after October 1, 2021

Bring a Friend Discount ~ $200 off per person if you sign up with a friend (or two)

$600 deposit to book (non-refundable, non-transferable)

Click here for a more detailed, day-by-day trip itinerary.

Proof of travelers insurance and Covid vaccination required.

Included in Cost:

Private transportation to/from all destinations (including airport arrival and departure)

Comfortable accommodations

Wholesome meals (starting with dinner on day one (Jan 15) and ending with breakfast on last day (Jan 23)

Professional and certified guides

Instruction and equipment: Yoga practices, mats and props, kayaks and safety gear, hammocks for use on trip

Not Included in Cost:

Airfare to/from Panama City (Tocumen International Airport)

Travel Insurance (required)

Pre- and post-trip lodging

Breakfast and lunch on day one (Jan 15), Lunch and dinner on last day (Jan 23)

Snorkel gear

Personal expenses

Gratuities for guides/staff (tipping guidelines are in pre-trip info packet)

I invite you to visit the photo and video galleries for more inspiration. Read client testimonials to see how much people enjoy our trips. And don’t forget to check out my blog and the rest of the website for information about other trips.

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I am here to answer your questions and provide you with all of the information that you’d like, so please don’t hesitate to contact me.