7 Reasons to Join Our Surf Yoga Retreat in Panama

November 29, 2021

Ever been to a surf yoga retreat in Panama? Well, it’s time to add it to your bucket list.

This December, we’re holding a 7 day, 6 night surf and yoga retreat at our beautiful location in Playa Venao, Panama. If you like the idea of spending a week in paradise with yogis and surfers – of all levels – from around the world, get ready for a life-changing experience.

Whether you’re a surfer looking to expand your skill set, a yogi who wants to get into surfing, or you’re somewhat new to them both, this surf yoga retreat in Panama is for you.

Here are 7 reasons to join our surf yoga retreat in Panama this December 11-18th, 2021. When you’re ready, click here to reserve your spot! (And if you’re reading this after December, reach out. We offer surf yoga retreats year-round at Beach Break and are ready when you are.)

A photo of the Playa Venao Surf Camp yoga session

1) Experience a unique and idyllic location

If you’ve never been to Playa Venao, Panama, you are missing out on one of the last hidden gems in Central America. While Venao is famous among in-the-know surfers, our beautiful beachfront has managed to avoid the over-development and excessive tourism that plagues much of the surrounding region. 

The result is a raw, natural landscape where you actually feel like you’re getting away from it all. There are just enough people around that you feel connected, but not so many that it feels like an assembly line of tourists. 

The region is known for its green hilly landscape, beautiful beaches, and year-round supply of pristine waves. Even more so, Playa Venao is known as an idyllic location that offers the perfect blend of nature, adventure, connection, and convenience. 

A close up of photo of Yoga with Roni group
Photo: Yoga with Roni

2) Connect with people from around the world

You can’t talk about Playa Venao without referencing the incredible and diverse blend of people who are attracted to this area. Whether passing travelers, long-term visitors, locals, or expats, the Venao crowd is known to be friendly, positive, and fun to be around.

Because Venao is less touristy than nearby destinations, it tends to attract a more laid-back kind of traveler– the ones who value great waves, weather, people, and authentic experiences.

Our surf yoga retreats in Panama are led by incredible yoga practitioners from around the world. This December, ​​we’re proud to be hosting Roni Yari, a devoted yoga teacher and traveler with “the wisdom of a woman and the soul of a child.” 

A women doing a yoga pose on the beach.
Photo: Yoga with Roni

Roni is the founder of the successful Inner Spirit Yoga Center in New York. She “places an emphasis on not just doing yoga, but truly living yoga.” Roni strives to reach peace and assist others in doing the same, and believes that “looking at the world in a positive light is a powerful choice– one that can transform our lives.” 

Joining us for a surf yoga retreat will connect you to not only great spiritual teachers like Roni, but like-minded people from all walks of life. We have guests who return to Beach Break year after year, inspired by the incredible energy and meaningful connections they experience.

A group of people sitting in a circle facing each other with their hands high up in the air.
Photo: Yoga with Roni

3) Experience transformative yoga and spiritual ceremonies 

If you think of yoga as little more than stretching and funky poses, you are about to have your mind blown (or at least expanded). 

Yoga is known to have some pretty incredible benefits, for both surfing and overall mental and physical health. It helps to foster and strengthen our mind-body connection, with yoga connecting the body and mind through movement and breath. This allows us to be more present and in-tune with ourselves as living, breathing beings. It’s more than an exercise– it’s a mindset.  

Three people stretching on the yoga mat, with the instructor helping one.
Photo: Yoga with Roni

Our surf yoga retreat in Panama offers daily yoga classes in a variety of styles designed to balance and support your surf practice. Depending on weather, classes are held in our indoor fitness facility or on the green grassy expanse where you can watch the ocean waves roll in. 

Also included in the retreat are transformative experiences such as Sound Healing, Breathwork, Life Rhythm, and Cacao ceremonies. These ancient and sacred rituals can be truly life-changing. They are seen as the ultimate heart-openers, allowing you to dive beneath the surface and strengthen your awareness, focus, and inner peace. If you’ve had a tough year (who hasn’t), you will be amazed at the sense of peace and incredible energy expansion that these sacred ceremonies can bring. 

A close up of a smiling women surfing.

4) Playa Venao has the best waves!

Playa Venao is best known for surfing, with a reliable year-round supply of waves for all skill levels. It’s unique in the variety of waves it offers, from beginner-friendly to professional grade. You can find your footing in the easy areas, then progress to the bigger, faster waves that await a bit further out.

Each day of the surf yoga retreat includes equipment rentals and surf lessons for every experience level– including absolute beginners. No matter where you’re at in your surfing journey, you’ll love working with our world class surf instructors. We have guests who return to Beach Break every year just to work with our coaches. The progress they experience in a week or two is enough to have them coming back, year after year. 

Surfing may be an age-old sport, but at Beach Break we use modern tech to enhance your experience. During the retreat, photographers will be nearby ready to capture your journey on the waves– and your next great Insta post. We also use video analysis at Beach Break to help our surfers see their 

progress and better understand where they can improve. During the retreat, you’ll meet as a group every day to review surf videos with instructors to help improve technique.

Two people horse-riding at sunset.

5) Enjoy other fun tropical activities

There is plenty to do in Playa Venao besides surfing, including waterfall hikes, jungle zip-lining, deep sea fishing, island hopping, and horseback riding on the beach.

When you’re not on the mat or in the waves, you can relax in one of our iconic hammocks, watch the waves from our beachfront pool, spot local wildlife while walking on the beach, or experience the local nightlife within easy walking distance of Beach Break.

Our surf yoga retreat includes hikes to beautiful nearby waterfalls and stunning panoramic ocean views. If you would like to experience other tour activities, we’ll be happy to work with you to set those tours up with local and responsible providers. 

Photo of the interior of BeachBreak surf camp van.

6) We make it as easy and no-stress as possible

Traveling can be stressful, even in the best of times. We want your surf yoga retreat in Panama to be as easy and enjoyable as possible, and we’re here to help make that happen. 

For starters, we provide a round-trip shuttle between Tocumen International Airport (PTY) in Panama City and our location in Playa Venao. Don’t worry, our private shuttles are modern, clean, air conditioned, and even offer WIFI. 

Also included in your surf yoga retreat package is a daily mouthwatering vegan/vegetarian breakfast, light lunch, and full dinner. Of course, with all the incredible dining options within easy walking distance of Beach Break, you’re welcome to eat where and when you would like.

In terms of accommodations, you have your choice between a private room and shared rooms of various sizes. This allows you to select the room that’s best for your budget and/or group size. Plenty of people decide to bring a friend (or friends!) to our surf yoga retreats in Panama. We’re also happy to match solo travelers up with others in a shared space.

A women meditating in front of the setting sun.

7) You deserve it 

We don’t have to tell you it’s been a rough year (or two). Whether you’re feeling isolated from friends and family, itching to start traveling again, or are just in need of a great vacation, you deserve a surf yoga retreat in Panama. 

We are not being grandiose when we describe our surf yoga retreats as a life-changing experience. With the incredible people, beautiful landscape, world class surfing, and transformative yoga experiences that await you, you just might walk away feeling like a brand new person.

We would love for you to join us for our next surf yoga retreat in Panama this December 11th-18th, 2021. You can reserve your spot here – but hurry, space is limited and only a few spots are left! 

If now’s not the time for you, no worries. Follow us on Instagram and Facebook to learn about our next surf yoga retreat in Panama in 2022 and beyond.

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