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International Women's Retreat

At our Women’s Retreats, you’ll find a supportive and inclusive community of women who are all on their own unique journeys. Whether you’re looking to make new friends, discover new passions, or simply take a break from the stresses of daily life, our retreats offer an unforgettable experience that will leave you feeling inspired and empowered.

Join us for first international retreat in Panama!

We’re collaborating with Bala Flow Collective and Sansara Surf + Yoga Resort to host our first all-inclusive international women’s retreat at Sansara Resort in Cambutal, Panama, March 16-24, 2024! 

Nurture yourself in nature during this 7-day yoga + adventure retreat at Sansara Resort in the peaceful Panamanian Village of Cambutal. Located at the southernmost tip of Panama on the Pacific Ocean, Cambutal is a remote coastal paradise with pristine black-sand beaches and lush jungle making it the perfect destination for you to disconnect, relax and recharge your soul in nature.

During this Yoga & Adventure Retreat you’ll have the space to connect with the rhythms of nature and the ocean through daily yoga practices and surf lessons while immersed in lush jungle, wild ocean, and a supportive community. Adventure differently with off-resort jungle hikes and eco-tours or relax on the beach with a good book. This is your retreat, spend it the way that nourishes and replenishes your soul the best. Our escape to Panama promises adventure and relaxation and a trip full of experiences that will feed all your senses while nurturing your mind, body and soul.

Adventure deep into Panama, where the jungle meets the sea.

Inclusions

 

  • 6 nights lodging at Sansara (the retreat at Sansara technically starts on Sunday March 16, 2023 and ends Saturday March 23, 2023) 
  • Transportation to/from Panama City (6 hour trip one way) 
  • Arrival day family style dinner and departure day breakfast buffet
  • Choice of 1 menu item for breakfast and lunch + 3-course family dinner each full day 
  • Dry land surf lesson 
  • Private daily yoga sessions
  • $100 adventure voucher (can be applied towards any of the offered excursions; e.g. surf lesson, waterfall hike, 4×4 tide pool adventure) 
  • Beach bonfire (weather permitting) 
  • Organic bath products in every room 
  • Luxurious and hypoallergenic bedding and towels, including bathrobes, in every room
  • SUPs, bikes, and kayaks

Not Included

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About Sansara Resort

Sansara Resort is located in the peaceful Panamanian Village of Cambutal at the southernmost tip of Panama on the Pacific Ocean. Cambutal is a remote coastal paradise with pristine black-sand beaches and lush jungle making it the perfect destination for you to disconnect, relax and recharge your soul in nature.  

The Sansara Experience has been mindfully created to inspire and encourage the conscientious traveler to tap into their untouched potential, explore endless possibilities and foster meaningful connections. Whether you’re a yogi, surfer, adventure seeker or wellness inspired traveler, this sacred space has been created with you in mind. The Sansara collective has been built upon the shared intention of compassion, growth, and unity to deliver the vacation experience you envision.

The Nitty Gritty Details

You need to book your own flight to Panama City, preferably flying in on Saturday March 16, 2024 and staying in Panama City that night. You should also plan to stay one night in Panama City on the backend of the retreat which is Saturday March 23 and fly out on Sunday March 24, 2024. Transportation from Panama to Sansara is included at will pick up/drop off at American Trade Hotel

  • What airport do I fly into?
    • You will want to fly into Tocumen International Airport (PTY).
  • Is it easy to get from the airport to the city?
    • Yes, incredibly easy. Uber and Lyft are frequently used. 
  • Where should I stay in the city?
    • We highly recommend staying in the “Old Town” of Panama City. To see a list of various priced hotels in that area, click here
  • Do I have to book my own transportation to the resort?
    • No. Transportation to and from the resort is included in the total cost. We will all meet in a central place in the city to be picked up by an air conditioned charter bus that will take us to Cambutal, Panama. 
  • How long does it take to get to Cambutal from Panama City?
    • It’s about 5.5-6 hours on a charter bus. We will make two stops for bathroom breaks or to get snacks if you need them.
  • How much will this cost me?
    • The cost per person depends on the room you are securing. In general, the prices range from $1900 to $3320. The more people you room with, the cheaper it is per person. But remember that this price covers transportation to and from the resort, all meals, dryland surf lesson, daily yoga and a $100 voucher for other activities.
    • The flight to Panama City will range from $400-$900 depending on the airline and when you book.
    • The lodging options in Panama City range from $70/night to $250/night. It totally depends on what you’re going for (e.g. hostel style or four-star boutique hotel).
  • Is food included in the total cost?
  • What if I have food restrictions or allergies?
    • No problem! The chef and his team are mindful and respectful of ALL food allergies and restrictions. We will ask you what those are before the trip so their team knows well in advance and can plan in advance.
  • Can I bring my own snacks?
    • Of course! Since we’ll be staying in the city the day before, we strongly recommend purchasing any snacks you may want at a store to bring with you to the resort.
  • Can I bring my own alcohol to the resort?
    • Yes. Each room has a mini bar with many options for alcoholic and non-alcoholic beverages but you are welcome to bring your own beverages as well. Each room will have a wine key if you choose to bring wine. The best option is to buy your alcohol when you fly in from one of the local stores in town – 100% guarantee you will be able to easily walk to a tienda from your chosen hotel/hostel.
  • What if I just want to buy alcohol at the resort?
    • That’s a great option, too. The bar program is fantastic, and beer and wine are very affordable as well.

This is a luxurious resort with full amenities! Very different than our typical adventure retreats. 

  • I haven’t surfed before. Will I be able to do it?
    • Yes! Included in your cost is a very knowledgeable and helpful dry land surf lesson – trust us, it’s truly worth it. Sansara’s surf school takes a beautiful and unique approach to surfing. 99.9% chance you stand up on your surfboard during your first session in the water.
  • What other activities are available at the resort?
    • Sansara partners with the local ecotourism non-profit, Azuero Adventures, to help lead other adventures aside from surf: tide pools, horseback riding, waterfall hikes, baby sea turtle release (dependent on the season), and deep sea fishing.
    • You’re also welcome to lounge by the pool. It’s got quite the view!
  • Do I need to bring full blown hiking shoes if I go on an adventure?
    • No. You’ll be fine with chacos/tevas or basic athletic shoes. 
  • Will there be yoga?
    • Of course! Yoga will be led daily by Michelle in the beautiful open-air yoga shala.
  • Can I get a massage while I’m at Sansara?

Absolutely, and we highly recommend it. Jaime and Mel are the resident massage therapists and can offer a large variety of various types of massages. Check out the newly built spa!

Our goal is to get you to unplug, disconnect and escape your busy, complicated life for a rejuvenating and healing week in a coastal paradise. We hope over the course of the week you’ll take time to grow, stretch, breathe in the ocean air and reconnect with nature so that you can recharge your soul. You might have cell service and you might not. You will have access to wi-fi. Let’s connect with nature, each other and discover ourselves on this retreat.

This retreat is open to any women over the age of 18 that has a sense of adventure and wants to spend time outside.

  • What should I pack?
    • For a recommended packing list, click here.
  • Are there mosquitoes in Cambutal?
    • No, not really! There are, however, no-see-ums which only come out on the beach around sunset. 
  • What if I just want to lounge around most of the day?
    • By all means, you do you! There are so many relaxing spots around the resort, either in the sun or under shade/cover.
  • Do I need to bring my own yoga mat?
    • Nope! All yoga equipment is provided.
  • Do I need to bring my own towels?
    • Nope! All bath and pool towels are provided.
  • Do I need to bring my own bath products?
    • Nope! All bath products are provided (shampoo, conditioner, body soap).
  • Do I need to bring my own hair dryer?
    • Nope! A hair dryer is provided in each room.
  • What about travel insurance?
    • There are TONS of options out there, so it’s also wise to do your own research. And, it depends on if you’re looking for general insurance or medical insurance or cancellation coverage. But I hope this helps!
      • World Nomads – good for covering adventurous activities internationally (yoga, surfing, horseback riding, etc.). 
      • AXA – very affordable with basic coverage. 
      • Allianz – good for pre-exisiting conditions but doesn’t cover “high-risk activities.” 
      • IMG – plenty of plans to choose from.
  • What if I have other questions that aren’t listed on here?

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