*Previous Stand-up Paddleboard experience is required, for an additional $20 we are happy to give you a class - regular price $40. SUP Promo Code is not valid on national holidays.
Enter promo code - YOGA - on the top right corner of our booking page (under header and language bar).
1.5 Hours, FOR USE AT PLAYA GRANDE.
Enter promo code - SUP - on the top right corner of our booking page (under header and language bar).
Previous Stand-up Paddleboard experience is required, for an additional $20 we are happy to give you a class - regular price $40. SUP Promo Code is not valid on national holidays.
This offer is not valid with any other offers or Promo Codes.
This offer is not valid during Christmas/New Year, Carnival, Semana Santa and Fiestas Partrias.
On this exciting retreat, you’ll get to explore some off the beaten track hidden gems of Panama: glide around a tropical mountain lagoon on your stand up paddle board; paddle through an exotic mangrove forest, hike through a cloud forest on the slopes of an extinct volcano, visit a colourful and vibrant local market, take a tour to an indigenous Embera village and learn about their traditions and culture. Additionally, you’ll have a yoga session every day which will help to calm and focus your mind and strengthen and tone your muscles, leaving you feeling peaceful and rejuvenated. Round it off by spending time on the secluded and pristine local beach, Playa Grande which is just a 5-minute walk away from your captivating retreat center, nestled in the rainforest. The expert instructors will adapt all of the sessions and lessons to suit your ability and level of experience. You will be provided with a daily breakfast and dinner to fuel your action packed days!
Who is this Adventure Retreat for?
This retreat is designed for Stand Up Paddleboard beginner to intermediate level and includes some intermediate level hikes in the cloud forest. The paddling is all done on flat water in picturesque locations and usually has a duration of 1- 1 1/2 hours on the water. For this retreat, we do not paddle in the open ocean or in areas where there are waves. If you are a super athlete or advanced paddleboarder, there will be opportunities to continue on your own or at your pace, but know that you will be part of a group that is mainly beginner to intermediate paddlers/hikers. We do organize retreats for more advanced paddlers/ hikers, please contact us for more details.
We recommend this retreat for individuals that are fit and enjoy outdoor activities. It is hot in Panama so plan on sweating. The main hike we do is mostly shaded and uphill and crisscrosses a stream with several waterfalls. As it rains often in Panama, some parts of the trail can be a bit slippery. The peak can be reached in roughly an hour at a moderate pace. We return down the same path we took up.
The Hatha Yoga classes are taught at a beginner to intermediate level. They are designed to help you reconnect with your breath and stay present amidst the activities and new experiences of your vacation. The hour-long daily classes include warm up exercises, sun salutations, an asana practice and deep relaxation.
Why this retreat?
What else do I need to know?
August to November and April to June dates:
December, January and March dates:
Contact us and we will get you all signed up!
What do previous retreat participants have to say about this retreat?
I felt years of tension melting from my body
I attended Sean and Ayesha’s week-long SUP/yoga retreat in February 2017 and it was hands down my best vacation in recent memory. The tours, yoga practice, accommodations, staff, and food were all so impressive, and I’m a picky eater. From the moment I got into Panama, I felt taken care of; I had transportation from the airport, a beautiful hotel in the city, and a city tour the next day with a great tour guide, Adolfo. The first couple of hours spent on their property, I felt years of tension melting from my body, helped immensely by an evening yoga session with Ayesha and a friend from down the street. The package I’d signed up for was advertised as providing vegetarian fare. Upon learning of my carnivorous ways, Sean made sure to take good care of me. The food was delicious and clearly prepared with a lot of attention to detail. Fresh fruit every morning, and the mandarin lime pie was…well, there are no words. Istmo is right down the street from one of the most remarkable beaches I have ever been to; soft black and white sand, warm water, bioluminescent waves at night, and the black sand sparkles under a flashlight at night. So cool! I could go on and on about what a great time I had. Highly recommend checking out Istmo for the whole week, but at least come by and experience the remarkable hospitality Sean and Ayesha are offering.
I would definitely recommend this retreat to anyone!
My mother and I spent a week at the Istmo retreat. We could not have been more pleased with our stay! The rooms were very comfortable and homey. There is a beautiful beach (which we basically had to ourselves) just a short walk away. The staff was incredibly welcoming, accommodating and were a pleasure to spend time with. The dogs were super friendly, easy going and a joy to have around.
Neither my mom and I are experienced at yoga, but Ayesha adapted to our needs, while still pushing us to improve our practice. The yoga studio created a unique relaxed experience where you were able to enjoy the classes while listening to the surrounding nature.
Sean was a wonderful tour guide that showed us many incredible places by paddle board and car that ranged from the lagoons to my personal favorite, the Embera Indigenous Village. Our week the perfect ‘amount of busy, we got to see many different things while still getting to relax and have some of our own down time.
The meals Sean made were INCREDIBLE! My mother and I have a combination of gluten free and vegan between the two of us, but Sean accommodated our needs. Each day I was excited to taste what Sean had prepared!
– Alex Baylak
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