An unforgettable & rejuvenating Coast-to-Coast Yoga and Sea Kayak Retreat in Panama
January 16-24, 2021
A second date for 2021 will be announced soon
This trip offers a unique opportunity to combine yoga and sea kayaking, while discovering the diverse beauty of the Pacific & Caribbean coasts of Panama. Treat yourself to this dream holiday, which will rejuvenate and awaken your adventurous spirit. You’re worth it!
Days 1 – 3: Our trip begins on the Pacific coast of Panama at a beautiful retreat center for three days of yoga, stand-up paddling, healthy meals, and relaxation. Get your body, mind and spirit prepped for the sea kayaking part of our trip. This is a great way to start the adventure.
I am excited to team up with Leigh Lubin. She is a Valdez, Alaska resident, yoga instructor, and sea kayaker.
*Suitable for all levels of yoga practitioners, including beginners. Yoga mats and props provided.*
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.*
We will be joined by Nemesio Alfaro, Guna kayak guide extraordinaire. He has been guiding in Guna Yala for more than twenty years. I have been guiding with him since 2010. Nemesio offers a unique opportunity for cultural immersion that most visitors to the area don’t get.
We will see the beautiful Guna traditional dance and have the opportunity to shop for the magnificent mola, an intricate and colorful hand-stitched panel sewn into women’s blouses. We will also get to sample traditional Guna cuisine, which includes fresh seafood and coconut rice.
Days 8 – 9: Our final day will include visiting Casco Viejo, a picturesque part of Panama city. Here we will dine on traditional Panamanian cuisine and bid our farewells after an incredible journey together.
*Private transportation to/from all destinations, comfortable accommodations, wholesome meals, hammocks, and kayak gear will be provided. Airfare to-and-from Panama is not included.
Trip Cost: Coming Soon!
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