• 2020



A SHY Retreat: April 18-25,2020
at Sansara Resort, Panama

View your Retreat Schedule here!

Reserve your spot online right now!

If you would like to pay in full or partial payments call Deb at 602-402-0019
and she will create a custom payment button for you to pay online.


  • Arrival night in Panama City meet and greet (Saturday April 18th)
  • Luxury Van Transportation to and from Panama City to Sansara, Cambutal
  • 6 nights of luxury accommodations at Sansara Resort
  • 2 yoga practices a day overlooking the Pacific Ocean
  • 3 healthy and balanced meals each day
  • Fresh fruit, local fair trade coffee, tea and filtered water available daily
  • Complimentary Intro into Surf lesson - dry land
  • Complimentary use of SUP boards, Kayaks, Snorkel Gear and Bikes
  • Beach towels provided
  • Beach bonfire
  • Hypo-allergenic bedding and towels
  • Organic spa products in every room
  • Each luxury accommodation is air conditioned, mini-fridge, private patio
  • Complimentary Welcome Drink and Wi-Fi


An all-inclusive tip is requested at the end of your stay of $70.00 or more for all staff and services (spa treatments not included). Therefore, no tipping is required for bellman, food service, etc. It is at your discretion but advisable to do this at your check out.

Please note that there will be no refunds or discounts for arriving late, leaving early, flight cancellations, travel delays or illness. If you cancel your participation in a retreat for any reason, the cancellation policy below will apply, with no exceptions. We strongly encourage you to purchase travel insurance that will cover the extent of risk you foresee.


We hope to never have a reason to cancel a retreat; however, if we do cancel a trip due to few participants, we will refund to you the payment. We cannot however compensate you for airfare or travel costs incurred. In the unlikely event of retreat being cancelled due to weather, natural disaster or political upheaval, we cannot guarantee a refund, it will be depending on receiving a refund from the venue we work with. To cover these risks, we highly recommend you purchase travel insurance.


The $500 deposit is non-refundable, however, we will work with you the best we can to resell your room in the hopes of refunding the cost -$500 deposit.

Travel Plans to Panama City:

We suggest you fly to Panama City on Saturday to enjoy a night in Casco Viejo before our private tour to Sansara on Sunday morning.

This will allow you a fun night in the city and a good nights sleep before we make our guided 4.5 hour tour to Cambutal, Panama. We will have snacks and lunch along the way with stops and history of the Panama culture and area. All of the roads are paved and quite nice - no dirt and pot holes to go through! It will be a scenic, informative and pleasant tour of Panama and its rich history-just an added bonus to our adventure! Our tour will leave at 9am sharp (please have a nice breakfast before we start our journey). If you stay at one of the designated hotels the shuttle will pick you up for free. If you choose to stay elsewhere you will need to make your way to The American Trade Hotel.

There is a red-eye flight from Denver (and maybe other cities) that does leave Saturday approximately at midnight and you arrive at 6am on Sunday - this is an option if you do not want to spend the night in Panama City. But it is imperative that your flight arrive no later then 6am as we have to leave promptly at 9am for Sansara and you will need the time to make your way to The American Trade Hotel.

Call Deb at 602-402-0019 to reserve your spot and ask questions!

$500 non-refundable deposit to reserve your room and place on the retreat. This is an exclusively reserved resort just for SHY and it will sell out!

Designated Hotels: (it is your responsibility to book this portion of your trip)

$$ Magnolia Inn www.magnoliapanama.com

$$$ Central Hotel www.centralhotelpanama.com

$$$$ American Trade Hotel https://www.americantradehotel.com

$$$$ Las Clementinas www.lasclementinas.com

Our SHY Retreat at Sansara Resort, Panama

The 5 Elements: Air•Water•Earth•Fire•Aether

We could not think of a better place to practice the 5 Elements. Learn how to explore and reconnect with your 5 Elements at Sansara Resort and the nature surrounding us!

"The Air we breathe, the Water in the ocean, the Earth underfoot, the Fire within and the Aether above."

We are so excited to be able to share this experience of mother nature, yoga, the ocean, the jungle, the people and your true essence coming together! We truly will be leaving the craziness of life for a week and tuning in to ourselves and the universe.

This will be an epic week to do for yourself what you deserve. Taking care of your mind, body and soul on this journey with us. We will have a wonderful retreat full of compassion, fun, adventure and activities. As always we want you to do as much or as little for yourself - intuitively you will know. Sometimes doing less is more!!

Your Retreat Hosts,

Jim and Deby

A perfect place to practice Yoga at the Sansara!

Your beautiful home for the week!


Available Accomodations:

(prices are per person, tax inclusive)

Shared Triple/Quad Occupancy

Shared Double Occupancy $2199

Shared Deluxe Double Occupancy $2499

Single Occupancy Cabana $3199

OM SUITE Double Occupancy Cabana-SOLD OUT!

$2799 (private pool and beachfront)


SHY Members get an additional $100 off prices, Refer a Friend Discount and get $100 off (cannot be a current SHY student to qualify)

(Airport shuttle to designated hotels and private tour to Sansara is included)

Are you coming for the Surf ?!-watch this