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Join Istmo Yoga and Adventure Retreat and bring the whole family on this relaxing and fun-filled tai chi holiday in Panama. You and your family members will enjoy a retreat full of exciting activities and the benefits of practicing tai chi. Tai chi is an ancient Chinese tradition that, today, is practiced as a graceful form of exercise. If you are ready to take a break from the stresses of daily life and enjoy quality time with the family, then this holiday is for you.
You will truly unwind when you enter our stand-alone air-conditioned bungalow, a delightful oasis of comfort and tranquility that blends seamlessly into the natural backdrop of the jungle that surrounds the property. The double room comes equipped with two full-sized beds, outfitted with pillow-top orthopedic mattresses, and luxurious linens for your ultimate comfort.
Each bungalow features balconies with seating and hammocks, air-conditioning, ceiling fans, mini-refrigerators with complementary drinking water, and private bathrooms with hot water showers. Stay connected with free wireless in the centrally located hammock gazebo. Amenities of the double room include free Wi-Fi, complimentary parking, complimentary tea, daily housekeeping, healthy breakfast, private bathrooms with hot water showers, luxurious linens, complimentary drinking water, mini-refrigerator, ceiling fans, air-conditioning, pillow-top orthopedic mattresses, and balconies with seating and hammocks.
Unwind at the spacious and inviting air-conditioned bungalow with plenty of comforts and amenities, a soothing oasis, nestled among trees offering a seamless natural backdrop. With two bunk beds, each offering a full bed below and twin bed on top, both outfitted with pillow-top orthopedic mattresses and luxurious linens, there's room for the whole family or group.
Each bungalow features balconies with seating and hammocks, air-conditioning, ceiling fans, mini-refrigerators with complementary drinking water, and private bathrooms with hot water showers. Stay connected with free wireless in the centrally located hammock gazebo. Enjoy a healthy breakfast before beginning another day in paradise. Amenities of the quad room include balconies with seating and hammocks, complimentary tea, private bathrooms with hot-water showers, luxurious linens, mini-refrigerator, healthy breakfast, complimentary parking, daily housekeeping, free Wi-Fi, complimentary drinking water, pillow-top orthopedic mattresses, ceiling fans, and air-conditioning.
This retreat is designed to be a wonderful experience for the whole family, offering a variety of activities balancing adventure and relaxation. A highlight of this retreat is the tai chi easy classes. The gentle, easy movements of tai chi, which promote mindfulness, are appropriate for all ages and sizes.
Younger children will participate in fun tai chi classes that stimulate their imaginations and lead their bodies through energetic movements, while participants aged 12 and above will leave with instructions for a tai chi form that they can practice at home in just five minutes.
Other activities for the whole family include stand-up paddleboard (SUP) in a mountain lagoon, SUP yoga, a cloud forest hike, a visit to a local market, and a salsa night with dance instruction for both kids and adults. This retreat will be full of fun and opportunities for families to spend quality time together.
Brenda gives workshops in mindfulness, tai chi, and yoga to both kids and adults. She has been teaching K-12 students in international schools over the past 25 years. She studied tai chi and qigong in China, Taiwan, Malaysia, and the U.S and has a professional license through the National Qigong Association. Brenda is also a Yoga Alliance licensed yoga teacher with additional certifications to teach yoga for kids, yoga for teens, yoga for stress relief, and Restorative yoga. She has given workshops and retreats all over the world, most recently in China, Panama, Ethiopia, and Aruba.
This retreat will take place at Istmo Retreat Center, Playa Grande, Panama. Istmo Retreat Center is located just over an hour from Panama City in the beach community of Playa Grande and is just a five-minute walk from the beach. The center is an amazing tropical oasis surrounded by a rich rainforest and classes are held in an indoor screened area, on an outdoor platform in the shape of a labyrinth, and at the beach.
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Istmo's menu has been lovingly crafted by owner and Chef Sean Davis, a graduate of a prominent cooking school in New Orleans, Louisiana. It offers a tropical fusion cuisine that blends influences from Latin America, Caribbean, India, Middle East, the Mediterranean, North Africa, the Far East, South East Asia, Cajun, Southern US, and the Pacific Rim Islands.
Most of the meals are vegetarian or fish and seafood-based. However, guests who are gluten free, vegan, or require substitutions because of food allergies can be accommodated. The meals are created from what have grown organically and supplemented by what can be purchased locally. Istmo makes every effort to maintain a light carbon footprint and supports local farmers and fisherman, buying the high majority of the produce and seafood within a 20-mile radius.
Massage services are available for 60 USD per hour.
Please book your flight to arrive at Tocumen International Airport (PTY).