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Passage to Panama: Yoga & Surf Retreat with Ame Wren & Dan Steel

  • Sansara Resort Calle Principal Cambutal Panama (map)

After years of lusting after the relatively untouched shores of Panama, Ame is finally heading to the southernmost tip of Central America. Cambutal is a surfer’s paradise, beach-bum’s dreamscape and yogi’s secluded haven. Sansara Resort boasts exquisite accommodations, an open-air yoga room, luxurious spa, oceanfront saltwater pool and organic restaurant. Since Sansara sits right on the beach, surfing, swimming, paddle boarding, snorkeling and any other water-related activities are at your fingertips. Complementary transfer from Panama City rounds out the sweet offerings.

Coming along for the ride is none other than Dan "The Man" Steel. Each day will consist of meditation, a sweaty morning practice incorporating challenging asana and pranayama and a down-tempo evening class bringing in elements of yin & restorative yoga. In between you will have ample time to explore the charms of Cambutal on bike or foot, lounge in the water, hit the spa, lay in a hammock or whatever else your heart desires. Sansara offers many local delights and excursions such as cooking classes, horseback riding and hiking.


To get there book a flight to Panama City. A shuttle will pick you up Sunday morning, January 15th. We recommend going a day early to explore the city and settle in, but you can also take a redeye and arrive early Sunday morning. A shuttle will take us back to Panama City Saturday, January 21st. Plan to depart that evening or stay a night in the city and leave Sunday, January 22nd.

All prices are per person and include all meals, accommodations and yoga at Sansara and transfer from the city to the resort. Excursions, alcohol and hotel stay in Panama City not included. Deposit is non-refundable and the total is due one month before departure. 


I first discovered yoga when I walked into a free class on a whim while still in college. Having a background in martial arts and gymnastics, I was immediately drawn to the physically demanding aspects of the practice. Not long after establishing a regular asana practice I began to recognize its potential for healing and self-discovery. I believe that the strength, flexibility, and balance cultivated in the body can be reflected in the mind.

Every time one steps onto the yoga mat, there is the opportunity for growth and greater understanding of the self, both physically and spiritually. The more we come to understand ourselves, the more we can act in accordance with our true nature, instead of living in repression and inauthenticity. 

I have completed both the 200-hour Foundational and Advanced trainings with Ana Forrest, as well as a 200-hour vinyasa training through Back Bay Yoga in Boston. I have also studied Budokon Yoga with Cameron Shayne and am working towards my certification in that style. In my classes I strive to offer a platform upon which students can explore and develop a heightened sense of body awareness.


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REFUND POLICY: All deposits and payments made towards the cost of retreats are nonrefundable.