Restore Yourself in the Tropics is a yoga and meditation retreat that supports you in reconnecting with yourself and with nature in the highest expression of self care. Unplug from your daily obligations, to-do lists and perhaps, even your electronics. Hike through the mountainside, gallop along the beach, learn to surf or pamper yourself at the spa and relax in a hammock. Or all of them. Tamika believes in truly experiencing the place we’re visiting, therefore you will not be tethered to the resort. Choose your experience.
You are invited to connect with yourself physically, emotional and spiritually through invigorating morning Flow and evening Yin + Restorative practice. Yoga asana practices are designed to cultivate awareness of your own power and to sit with yourself while inviting quiet to the mind, body, and spirit.Yoga Nidra meditations tap into your own ability to heal, renew, and awaken your soul’s limitlessness.
Free yourself from the conformity and busyness of everyday life amid the pristine beaches of this Panamanian paradise in Cambutal, located in at the southernmost point of Panama in the Azuero Peninsula From tropical garden cabanas to oceanfront suites, there is something for everyone, including mouthwatering, wholesome meals that cater to your lifestyle. Enjoy fresh and healthy Central American cuisine that is tailored to your lifestyle, be it vegan, vegetarian, keto, or anything-atarian.
Immerse yourself in the abundance of nature + Reset your inner balance + Restore Yourself.
What to expect
Every retreat is unique and YOU make the difference. Tamika is an experienced retreat leader who is deeply interested in tailoring your experience to your interests and holding space for your transformation. She is also a historian with a deep love for Panama and cannot wait to share its secrets with you. Immerse yourself in yoga asana and meditation twice daily while enjoying delicious meals and activities ranging from relaxation to full-on adventure. Delve deeper into your yoga practice by examining yoga philosophy and its real-life application.
- 6 nights accommodations
- 3 meals per day starting with dinner on the first night and ending with breakfast on the last day
- Group Ground Transportation to/from Tocumen International Airport to Retreat Center
- One Dry Land Group Surf Lesson
- Rentals for SUP and/or Kayak
- Unlimited use of snorkel gear and bicycles
- Daily yoga practices
- Personal retreat time (having time to nap, explore, walk, read, and just be)
Located at the southernmost point of Panama in the Azuero Peninsula, Cambutal is a small village in the province of Los Santos and is approximately five hours away from the country’s capital, Panama City. From tropical garden cabanas to oceanfront suites, there is something for everyone.
We believe the best adventures are off-the-beaten-track, which is why we have strategically placed ourselves exactly there, at the end of the road in Panama. Whether you crave hiking through the mountainside, deep-sea fishing in the Pacific, galloping along the beach – or simply relaxing – we promise, your spirit will be sparked with us!
During your stay, enjoy mouthwatering, wholesome food, serving breakfast, lunch, and dinner daily, with meals that feature local fish, farm-raised poultry, and local fruits and vegetables. Vegan, vegetarian, and gluten-free options are available.
Tamika Caston-Miller is an RYT500 and Divine Sleep® Yoga Nidra Guide based in Houston, Texas. The creator of Ashé Yoga, she embraces the belief that each person and every body has the power to co-design the life desired by elevating yoga beyond asana (movement). Ashé is the West African concept of the transformational power to make things happen–the power to create change. Informed by ashé and the philosophy of yoga, Tamika has special interests in the contemplative yoga styles Restorative Yoga, Yin Yoga, and Yoga Nidra. She also enjoys creative Vinyasa Flow and Hot Hatha classes to stimulate vitality and well-being. Tamika curates yoga experiences with thoughtful sequencing and music, often incorporating singing bowls, and always steeped in the Yoga Sutras. Her classes may be found in studio at YogaWorks Houston, at yoga retreats in the US and abroad, as well as by request in your home or online.
“Tamika brings a wealth of knowledge and compassion to her yoga plus a lovely balance of different styles from yin to restorative to flow and more. She brings a joy and playfulness to her practice that can be felt in the music she chooses to the tone she sets with each intention for yoga experience. One minute you’ll be dancing and the next you might be shedding some emotional weight and find yourself in tears. Whatever happens, know that this wise woman is holding space for you and guiding you towards the best, most joyous version of yourself.
Going on her yoga retreat was truly life-changing. For the first time, I felt completely accepted and loved at the deep core of my being, and not just by Tamika but by everyone on the retreat, simply because she attracts people that have that kind of energy.
On this retreat you may find yourself laughing uncontrollably, loving yourself fiercely, establishing the strongest bonds of friendship you’ve ever imagined, dancing with wild women and deepening your understanding of your yoga practice.” ~Katy T., Previous Retreat Participant
The Yoga Shala is a beautifully designed open air space with tropical hardwood floors, a traditional thatched roof, and a 10,000 Buddhas mural, overlooking the Pacific Ocean. There are 12 private oceanfront cabanas that boast a Zen-like atmosphere and blend seamlessly with the lush nature and quiet beauty of the property’s grounds. The stunning fusion of traditional design with a tropical twist promises you an experience that is both intimate and inspiring.
While on your retreat you will also have the opportunity to take part in adventure activities and wonderful excursions. Some of the possible options include:
- Horseback riding
- Boat rides
- Surf lessons
- SUP boards
- Bicycle rides
- And more!
*Price of Activities are not included in tuition unless free or listed under inclusions.
Paying your initial deposit of $350 will lock in your tuition rate and hold your space for the trip. A non-refundable $35 Payment Processing Fee will be added to the tuition rate upon registration.
For technical questions or alternative payment options, please contact us.
You will be booking your flights for the Tocumen International Airport (PTY). Before booking tickets, please be sure you have received your official confirmation note that the retreat has met its minimums. There will be one group airport shuttle each way based on our flight window guidelines. Be sure your flights align with the provided flight windows if you wish to use the group shuttle.
We cannot emphasize more the importance of travel insurance. As we all know, especially as travelers, “life happens.” Whether it’s family, work, mother nature, or a change of heart, it is important to be prepared in case you need to unexpectedly change your travel plans. Often for less than $150, you can purchase a travel insurance policy and be protected in the event that you need to make a change or need to be covered financially prior to or during your trip.
We have partnered with two insurance companies: Trawick International and CSA Travel Insurance (available for U.S. Residents only). For Non-U.S. Residents this policy with Trawick insurance is available: Safe Travels Multi-National.
We encourage you to research the insurance company and policy that best meets your needs.
Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)
Do you have questions about traveling abroad? After you register, we will provide you with a Participant’s Package with helpful information. Also, be sure to check out our Participant FAQs. If you have other questions, feel free to write to us at firstname.lastname@example.org and let us know how we can help!
Save $300 on full-price (shared and group only) until October 1, 2020!
Group Accommodations – $1795 USD (Full Price $2095 USD)
Shared Accommodations – $2095 USD (Full Price $2395 USD)
Single Accommodations – $2995 USD
Paying your initial deposit of $350 will lock in your tuition rate and hold your space for the trip. A non-refundable $35 Payment Processing Fee will be added to the tuition rate upon registration. For technical questions or alternative payment options, please contact us.
Sign Up with No Risk
In response to COVID-19, True Nature is offering a temporary exception to our cancellation policy. When you sign up for any 2021 or 2022 retreat, your deposit is fully transferable. There is no cancellation fee if you transfer to another trip or put your deposit ($350) on hold for a future trip until the final payment date.*
We want to make sure everyone feels safe to travel and we are here to help and support you throughout this journey.
*This offer is valid for any new registrations prior to 108 days before the retreat date.
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