Yoga, Fitness & Adventure Retreat 

Istmo Retreat Center
San Carlos, Panama

November 30 - December 6, 2019


Escape the winter chill of February and join your new SoulTribe in Panama for an equal parts relaxing and invigorating week of yoga, fitness, wilderness exploration, culture and adventure in one of the country’s undiscovered gems. Nestled in the jungle just steps away from a secluded beach, Istmo retreat Southwest of Panama City is designed to help you reset. Comfortable accommodations nestled among the wildlife, beautiful scenery and vegetation outside your doorstep - a perfect opportunity to sit in your hammock, read a book and really reset. This part of Panama offers the best of the beach and the jungle with options for sun & ocean lovers, hikers and culture seekers. The eco-conscious Istmo retreat center is built on untouched land offering a truly unique opportunity to unplug from the world and reconnect with nature.

Thrill your soul and say YES to a unique adventure!

SoulTribe Adventures are perfect for solo travelers, friends and couples looking to experience something beyond just 'going on vacation.' We're for people who are interested in personal growth and supportive community while connecting and challenging your body and mind. Our deal is, "you do you," but we offer plenty of opportunities to make this an experience that will ignite positive shifts in your life.

This experience was completely transformative to the well being of my soul.
— Kelly M., 2016

This hybrid adventure is perfect for someone looking for an active retreat focused on fitness, wellness, good food, awesome people and adventure with a healthy dose of much deserved down time. Enjoy soulful conversations with people from all over the world while you absorb the transformative energy that comes from being disconnected from the rest of the world for a few days.

This is not your typical yoga retreat!

The accommodations we select and the activities we curate may bring you out of your comfort zone, encourage you to face fears and look at how you show up to new and exciting challenges. You’ll feel refreshed, inspired, and like you’re really part of something. We show up for ourselves and for each other; we dig deep; we start to break through patterns that have kept us from our full potential; we build friendships for life and we come home transformed in some way.


We start the day with a Vinyasa Yoga class every morning and most will include a daily Metabolic Effect workout class (30 minute high intensity workouts at your own pace).
Based on how activity-packed the day is, we often end with a yin or restorative yoga sesh to recoup after those workouts!

In between, there's:

Thank you all for having the courage to dream big! I will travel anywhere to be apart of such a beautiful and brilliant team.
— Lacey C., 2017
  • Plenty of down time (of course!)

  • Group activities & games

  • Learn to stand upside down (handstand/headstand & shenanigans- beginners welcome!)

  • A Mangrove stand-up-paddle-board tour with visit to Embera village with unique indigenous culture

  • A visit to the Panama Canal

  • As much beach time as you can handle

  • Paddle boarding

Adventure and play are a big part of our programs - we believe that dropping the hats we wear and being a kid again brings us back to who we truly are and gives us a chance to look at life with a fresh perspective. Choose the group activities that make your soul play, and take the rest of the time to "do you," get a massage, take a nap or chat with new friends.

Our goal is for you to go home feeling better, stronger and more in tune with yourself.

We welcome all ages and all levels of experience. Our classes are accessible, challenging, playful and fun for everyone. You don't need to be a yogi or a fitness buff - you just need to be a human being interested in exploring, playing, growing and getting your movement on! Basic familiarity with yoga is recommended but not required.

Included in Your Retreat Package

  • 6 nights accommodation in a shared double or quad room

  • 3 daily gourmet meals (vegetarian optional)

  • 2 daily yoga & meditation sessions

  • 1 daily workout class

  • 2 Arm balance & inversion workshops

  • Private beach access & use of stand up paddle boards

  • Group activities & workshops

  • Round trip airport shuttle (from and to the airport)

  • Unlimited use of the resort’s paddle boards. (Beginner classes are available)

  • Meditation & Yoga Nidra workshops

  • Group hike to local hidden beach

  • Closing night bonfire

  • Goody bag with fun & useful surprises



  • Airfare to Panama City (PTY)

  • Gratuities for resort staff

  • Alcoholic drinks

  • Spa/massage services

  • Optional excursions ($150 including transportation)


Your retreat package includes all on-site group activities, local hikes, yoga, meditation, workouts, inversion workshops and unlimited use of stand-up paddle boards.

We have organized other optional but eye-opening adventures on near Panama City ($150 including transportation).

Signup options for these will be emailed to you upon registration.


Retreat Packages

All prices are per person for 6 nights/7 days, in USD.


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The deposit is nonrefundable - you're committing to joining us and living your best life!

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Transportation & Logistics

Plan to fly into Panama City (PTY) on the first day in the early afternoon. Shuttle service from the airport to the resort (and back) is included in your retreat package. Send us your flight info once you’ve booked it, and the shuttle to be waiting for you when you get through customs & baggage claim.
Plan to fly out of Panama City on the final day after 12:00 pm.

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Is this the right retreat for you?

  • Have you had an interest in a yoga or fitness retreat but didn’t want to sit in silence for a week or show up and feel out of place physically?

Have no fear! Our yoga and fitness classes are challenging to all levels and we meet you where you are in your practice and physical abilities. Nathania loves to make yoga playful and accessible no matter how much or how little experience you have. Gary’s workouts are designed for all levels of fitness as well. He likes to say that his grandmother and an Olympic athlete could both get a good workout. If you want to dabble in the world of mindfulness and meditation, without being TOO serious about it, we've got you.

  • Do you feel like you need to put down your phone for a bit and disconnect with other amazing humans and reconnect with yourself mentally, spiritually and physically?

Let’s get out of the rat race and feel alive again all while making new friends, recharge our batteries, and create some new memories that will last forever!

  • Are you a little bit adventurous and that little voice inside is urging you to “get out and flex your holy sh!t muscles”?

We are a perfect fit if you’ve been looking for new ways to challenge yourself mentally and physically in a safe and encouraging environment. The best cure for inaction is to put yourself in uncomfortable situations and be ok with that. Our adventures span the realm of cave drop-ins of 300ft in Belize to zip lining on the longest line in Mexico to jumping from a 50ft pendulum swing. Regardless, we will meet you where you are and help you get to the next level in whatever area you’ve been stuck.

  • Ready to see how you stand in your own way so you can move through that and start living the life you deserve?

All you need to be is open to having a new experience and connecting deeply with others from all over the world. You can go as deep into reflection as you want, or keep it casual. If you’re feeling stuck or looking for answers, this is the perfect opportunity dive in.

  • Are you a little excited and nervous about doing something like this?

Good! That’s exactly what we want you to feel. From this place of fear and excitement, magic happens! You’re not alone. See what others have said just below. Know that we are going to do everything we can to make sure you have a great experience. All you need to do is show up with an open mind!

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