Panama Retreat with Julia Clarke

Isla Colon, Bocas Del Toro Province, Panama

October 6-11, 2019

Join Julia Clarke on Panama’s stunning Isla Colon and experience the healing power of nature in a secluded jungle oasis perched over the Caribbean sea. Together we’ll dive into twice daily yoga and meditation practices in the fresh air of the yoga deck to enliven your body’s natural inclination to move freely, enjoy freshly cooked meals with ingredients sourced from the on-site tropical garden, and soak up the abundant natural splendor of this peaceful island. Spend the days exploring nearby beaches by boat, take a kayak out to the bird sanctuary, soak in the colors and aromas of Bocas Town, read by the pool, paddle board or snorkel from our private beach, or simply enjoy in the sounds of the sea and feel the warm breeze on your skin. This retreat is designed to be a truly rejuvenating as you nourish your body and mind, tap into nature, and embody the easy flow of island life.

WHAT’S INCLUDED?

5 nights at a secluded Eco Hotel
Transportation to and from Bocas Del Toro airport
Twice daily yoga practices (outdoor if weather permits)
Three delicious, lovingly prepared meals each day
Two local tours: a visit to Starfish Beach and a boat trip
Sea kayaks, paddle boards and snorkeling gear
Access to private beaches
Welcome flowers & fresh squeezed orange juice or prosecco
Yoga mats, pillows and blocks
Room cleaning

WHAT’S OPTIONAL?

All alcoholic beverages, juices and smoothies
Add on snacks and desserts
Massages & facials

INTERESTED?

Email [email protected] for more information!

INVESTMENT

Shared Women’s Dorm (bunk beds – up to 4 people): $1200 per person
Shared Private Room (2 people, 1 X Queen): $1395 per person
Private Room (1 x Queen): $1695
Private Bungalow (sleeps up to three): $1600 per person if 2 people, $2000 for single occupancy

If you plan to come with a companion, email [email protected] to arrange for a shared room and discuss the best option for your group.

A $500 non-refundable deposit is required to hold your space, with the remaining balance due on September 15, 2019. In the unlikely event the retreat is cancelled, your payment will be refunded in full. Registration closes on September 15, 2019. You can send your registration directly via Venmo to www.venmo.com/juliaclarkeyoga or contact [email protected] for details on paying by Apple Pay or check.

GETTING THERE

Plan to arrive on Sunday, October 6 by 5pm to enjoy our first yoga practice and evening meal together. Check out of your room is at 11am on Friday, October 11 after morning yoga and breakfast, however you’re welcome to stay on site as your travel arrangements dictate.

The easiest route is to book your return flight to and from Panama City (spending a night or two in the city’s heritage Casco Viejo neighborhood, a UNESCO site, is highly recommended if you have time!). From there you can take the short flight from Albrook International airport in Panama City to Bocas Del Toro airport where we will pick you up and take you to the retreat center. There are typically three flights a day and these must be booked directly via Air Panama.

Be aware that there are two airports in Panama City: Tocumen International where you will most likely arrive from the US, and Albrook International from where you will fly to the island. If you’re making a connection without spending time in the city, be sure to leave yourself enough time to take an Uber across town.

If you’re planning a longer trip, you may prefer to look into train and bus travel from Panama City to Almirante, followed by a ferry to Bocas Del Toro.

Costa Rica and Colombia are also great options for an expanded trip!

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About the author: Julia Clarke
Julia's creative and passionate teaching weaves her deep connection with nature and her love of Ayurveda through dynamic and powerful Vinyasa Flow, contemplative Yin Yoga and thoughtful Restorative Yoga.