Panama City & San Blas Island Escape
Dates: May 1st- May 9th 2019 Group Size 5-12
Join Pure Immersion Adventures on an incredible nine day retreat exploring Panama City and San Blas Islands. With a vibrant energy and history complimented by its many pristine beaches, Panama is a one of a kind destination packed with a refreshing diversity. Free of strict schedule or routine, this retreat will allow you to simply embrace the present moment while nurturing an “anything goes” attitude to cultivate a unique and personalized travel experience. Begin your adventure in Panama City, an ultimate playground for exploration with an array of activities to partake in; Visit the historical town of Casco Vieijo, tour the city’s local artisan markets, or take a nature reserve hike through the countryside to immerse yourself into Panama’s rich biodiversity. For a feel of pure serenity, a five day trip to Panama’s San Blas Islands to follow will provide an experience of blissful escape, with the chance to appreciate the unmatched authenticity and tranquility of island life. Consisting of over 365 islands, the San Blas Archipelago is a truly unique destination in having been governed by the indigenous Kuna Yala tribe for hundreds of years, and hosts a beauty that is unparalleled.
On the first day arrive into Panama City and transfer to Hotel Casa Antigua in Case Viejo, the city's beautiful historic district. Spend Two days exploring Panama City, and take a walk along Cinta Costera, indulge in some amazing ceviche, take a tour to Panamas rainforest, or simply immerse yourself into Panama's rich culture, and diversity.
Spend the rest of the retreat on San Blas Islands, where you'll participate in daily yoga and meditation classes exploring yoga’s ethical practice of the Yamas and Niyamas, this island experience will inspire a way of travel and of living that is pure and holistic, and that fosters self-growth and transformation. As guidelines constituting yoga philosophy, the Yamas and Niyamas are tools of insight into self-study that promote a deeper sense of consciousness and truth within ourselves, with others, and ultimately in our view and understanding of the world. Inviting you to act in ways that nurture contentment, peace, and harmony in your life and yoga practice, the study of these principles will serve as a recipe to reach fulfillment and well-being, all with the help of the ocean’s hum to calm your mind, body, and spirit. Enjoy island life with a variety of activities to choose from including paddle boarding, snorkeling, sunset yoga, or enjoy a variety of cuisine on the ocean including tapas.