WAVES OF BLISS
PANAMA YOGA RETREAT JANUARY 9-15 2022
Renew your joyous spirit and dive into a weeklong adventure of heart-centered yoga practices, surf, community and the ocean’s healing powers! Reclaim the precious connection to your internal peace through the perfect pairing of soothing waters and the blissful practices of yoga.
Breath by breath and wave after wave, nourish your soul with this magical yoga adventure in the tropical sanctuary of Panama.
Twice daily yoga classes – a well balanced variety of intelligent vinyasa flows, restorative sessions, meditations, pranayama and more
A deep dive into Bhakti Yoga, the joyous heart-centered expression of the practice enlivened by chanting, mantra, philosophy and storytelling
Cultivating more balance and joy in our life through the practice of yoga and surf
A courageous new connection with nature in this beautiful oasis off the beaten path
Amazing, locally sourced VEGETARIAN cuisine made with pure love
Learn more about Sansara
ABOUT YOUR HOST
San Francisco based yoga teacher & student, musician, surfer and lover of life; Nat Kendall gives reverence to the teachings he has received – helping students nurture their own creative expression and meaningful connection with life. A dedicated student for the last 10+ years, he teaches vinyasa infused with all other limbs of yoga and has studied extensively with Rusty Wells, Janet Stone & Jai Uttal. His devotion-filled classes are invigorating and simultaneously nurturing as he creates a space filled with focus, kindness, laughter, chanting and great music to safely explore the deep benefits of the practice.
“I would go back to this retreat 100 times… actually 108 times!”
“I don’t have words to explain how phenomenal this week has been, life changing to say the least. If you do one thing in your life, go on a retreat with Nat Kendall.”
“It was one of the best experiences of my life. From walking in the door, I met so many incredible people. It’s been such an incredible experience and I can’t wait to go back.”
“I wanted to dive deeper into my practice, spend time with some incredible humans in this beautiful setting, explore nature and feel grounded — and that’s exactly what happened. Nat brings such a feeling of light and home to every space he’s in.”
“Nat’s sharing of the practice is just so sweet and precious - his sharing of stories and song gets to my heart in a way that nothing else ever has. This was such a beautiful opportunity to spend a week with him and everyone who attended in this gorgeous setting. Thank you for creating such a beautiful, welcoming space for us all.”
“Nat’s teaching has kept me mindful of how powerful yoga can be for the soul and body… I have never felt so at home in a class and couldn’t imagine a better place to practice. I’ve really returned to life with such contentment and joy. The retreat was amazing, life changing.”
*Prices listed are per person.
Frequently asked questions
How do I get to Sansara?
Can I arrive early or stay later than the retreat?
What if I’ve never surfed or done yoga?
No need to be intimidated! Everyone has to start somewhere and we provide a comfortable, supportive environment where you can feel safe trying out surfing. Sansara has excellent, fun instructors to help get you started if you want. There are many other activities at the resort and in the surrounding area that will make your trip well worthwhile if you'd prefer to skip the surf.
Do I need a wetsuit?
What type of ocean break is it?
At Sansara you have quick, easy access to beach breaks, point breaks, and reef break surf options. Whatever you’re looking for, we’ve got it.
How many surfers will be in my lesson?
What should I bring?
• Surf boards are available, but feel free to bring your own
• A refillable water bottle
• Several swimsuits, sunglasses, and a hat
• Rain jacket (June – November)
• Yoga clothes
• Footwear for the beach and hiking
• Aloe Vera and Coconut Oil
• Natural bug repellent and sunscreen
• Flashlight or headlamp for evening walks
• Personal toiletries and first aid kit
• Books that you wish to read or donate to the Sansara guest library.
• Cameras, iPads, laptop computers, anything you would like to help capture and share your vacation.
What’s included in the cabana?
**Sansara is located beachfront with each cabana offering either exquisite ocean views, or views of the surrounding gardens.
Do the cabanas have air conditioning?
What can I expect when it comes to food at Sansara?
You can expect to eat very well! This will be a VEGETARIAN retreat, no meat and no fish. But we will have colorful, nutrient rich meals lovingly prepared for us daily. Please email our team with any dietary preferences. firstname.lastname@example.org
Is the resort accessible to those with disabilities?
Yes, Sansara is accessible. Please contact us prior to arrival so we can ensure the most optimal arrangements are made to make the most of your vacation.
Do you have Internet/TV?
Are the electrical outlets the same as North America? Do I need to bring an adapter?
Do I need to bring a yoga mat?
Sansara does have mats, however if you have a mat that you prefer using, we highly recommend bringing it and labeling it. Sansara does have blocks, blankets and bolsters as well.
Where is the beach?
Sansara is situated beachfront with a spectacular view of the Pacific Ocean at your doorstep. You are steps away from finding yourself sitting under the sun, playing on the beach, enjoying endless miles of beach combing, snorkeling, kayaking, stand-up-paddling, and surfing all right outside the doorstep of your beachfront cabana!
What is the weather like?
How far is the nearest town?
We are located in the beach community of Cambutal. There are minimal shops on the beach, which is part of the appeal. However there are some local corner stores, a coffee shop, and few great restaurants nearby. The closest neighboring town (20 minute drive) is Tonosi. There you can find Bank services (ATM), bigger grocery stores and a few clothing store options.
What currency should I bring and how much? Is there an ATM or Bank close by?
Do I need vaccinations? Do I need to worry about malaria?
Is the water drinkable?
Do I need insurance?
Are there any safety concerns or crime?
What time is check in and check out?
Can I do laundry?
Do you have a swimming pool?
What will the yoga schedule be? What will the yoga be like?
We'll gather for early morning sessions and afternoon sessions on most days, depending on other excursions and adventures. Plan on two sessions for most days. Each practice will be an all levels class with modifications available. Expect a good balance of stronger vinyasa, deep flows and restorative as the week unfolds. We'll also explore Bhakti yoga through chanting, meditations, story telling and more.
Do the staff speak English?
What about COVID?
We are a go for this retreat! The most important thing to do is buy trip insurance – this is mandatory in case anything shifts at all as things evolve. Should the whole retreat get cancelled due to travel restrictions we will move your deposit to the following year. Otherwise, book confidently and join us for an amazing retreat!
Is the deposit NON-REFUNDABLE?
Yes. The deposit is NON-REFUNDABLE. However, if the retreat is cancelled due to any unforseen circumstances given the COVID situation, the deposit can be applied to the 2022 retreat.