Istmo Adventure and Yoga retreat was a dream that became reality of the co-founders and managers Sean Davis and Ayesha Irani Davis. We wanted to combine our varied backgrounds to create unique and memorable vacations for our guest.
We have both travelled extensively and lived in several different countries around the world. We settled in Panama in 2003 and knew that we found a special place to put down roots and create our dream retreat. We fell in love with Panama and are excited about the opportunity to share this tropical paradise with our guest.
Sean was born and raised in Galveston, Texas on the Gulf Coast. His whole life he has lived close to and had a special connection with the ocean. He has travelled extensively around the world and has lived in Chile, Colombia, and Panama. He attended cooking school in New Orleans, Louisiana, is a former Emergency Medical Technician, and a proud father of two.
Ayesha was born in Bombay, India and moved to the United States at the age of 13. She served in the Peace Corps in Paraguay. Her love for travel and adventure led her to Panama, where she meet Sean Davis and finally settled down to have family and create this dream called Istmo. She received her yoga teacher training, in traditional hatha yoga, at the Parmath Niketan Ashram in Rishikesh India. She also is a certified Kids Yoga teacher, and is constantly exploring different teachers and styles of yoga to expand her foundations. Her pride and joy is her family and two babies – Noah and Kamila!
We are proudly a family owned and operated business!