Inspire Movement Retreat in Panama

January 25-February 1, 2020

Join Al Wright and Vickie Saito for 7 days and 6 nights at the exotic Sansara Surf and Yoga Resort in Cambutal, Panama for an exclusive Inspired Movement Retreat!

Featuring daily Nia, yoga, MELT and meditation classes and experiential workshops held in an open-air yoga shala, this retreat offers countless opportunities to energize your body and reconnect with your spirit.

When you’re not in class, you can soak up the beauty and bliss of the ocean, swim in a saltwater infinity pool, stroll miles of untouched beaches, relax in a hammock, indulge in spa treatments, or lounge by the beachfront Buddha bar. Enjoy meeting new friends and savoring the sense of community, as we have exclusive use of the resort and are the only retreat that will be taking place at Sansara this week!

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Adventures & Surfing

Fuel your adventurous spirit by snorkeling in the bay, taking a waterfall trek through the jungle, stand-up paddle board or kayak excursion, or take a surf lesson with one of Sansara’s dedicated team of surf instructors. Enjoy easy access to beach breaks, point breaks, and reef break surf options. The area boasts a perfect blend of geography and wind, creating prime conditions for surfing. With the warm, inviting water surrounding Sansara, there is no need for a wetsuit! Cambutal is home to some of the best waves on the Pacific coast, crashing along beaches that are clean and blissfully empty.

Cabana Accommodations & Cost


Each of Sansara’s 12 luxurious oceanfront cabanas comes equipped with AC, purified water, a private patio and are just steps away from the warm water of the Pacific. Each cabana is beautifully unique and influenced by Mother Nature herself. Crafted by local artisans in Panama, every cabana is designed to inspire serenity and bliss. They’re also infused with essential oils, laden with hypoallergenic bedding and filled with natural, organic body products.

Choose from a variety of room styles that fit your style and budget by reviewing the options below. Traveling solo and looking for a roommate? Let us know and we're happy to connect you with a fellow retreat attendee.

Retreat Inclusions

  • Daily movement classes and workshops

  • Luxury Oceanfront Cabana

  • 3 meals per day with local produce and fresh seafood

  • Fresh fruit, local fair-trade coffee, and tea daily

  • Mini fridge, AC, wifi, and hot water

  • Complimentary use of snorkel gear, bicycles, kayaks, and SUP boards

  • Complimentary on-land intro to surfing group lesson led by Sansara’s team of expert instructors

  • Transportation to/from Panama City to Sansara

  • Daily housekeeping

  • Organic bath products


Sansara’s oceanfront restaurant and Buddha Bar offer a healthy menu of farm-to-table food with a majority of the ingredients made in-house, as well as a smoothie bar. Your retreat includes three delicious healthy meals per day (vegan, vegetarian, dairy-free, fish, and chicken options offered) plus plenty of fresh fruit throughout the day. All water at Sansara is purified, including the tap!

Booking Flights

Book your flight to arrive in Panama City (Tocumen International Airport) on Saturday, 1/25/20. We would love to have dinner with everyone at 7pm that evening. We suggest an arrival flight that gets you into Panama City by 4pm. Book your departing flight to leave no earlier than 6pm on Saturday, February 1, 2020.

Getting to Sansara

One of the things that makes Sansara unique is it’s exotic location in Cambutal, on the southernmost point of Panama in the Azuero Peninsula. You’ll fly into Panama City’s Tocumen International Airport on Saturday, January 25 and stay overnight at Central Hotel Panama*. After enjoying breakfast together as a retreat group on Sunday morning, we’ll take a scenic 5-hour drive to Cambutal as a group in a privately chartered greyhound-style bus. Don’t worry – we’ll have plenty of getting-to-know-each-other games to occupy us along the way, or you can opt to sleep!

Note: Upon registering, we will provide you with detailed directions for booking your 1-night stay at Central Hotel Panama, a 3-star hotel (an additional $129/night + tax) that comes highly recommended by Sansara. We are happy to assist you with finding a roommate.


Reserve your spot and desired accommodations by paying your Retreat Deposit of $500. Your full balance is due no later than November 15, 2019. Do not book flights until you have registered and reserved your room.

  • Step 1: Pay your $500 deposit via credit card on Vickie’s website here.  If you prefer to pay by check, please mail it directly to Inspire Movement Arts, 1499 Ash Street, Lake Oswego, OR 97034.

  • Step 2: Email us at with your preferred room accommodations. Upon receiving your payment, we will confirm room availability. Most rooms are shared accommodations. Roommates available upon request.

  • Step 3: Pay your final balance by October 15, 2019.

*Airfare, taxi to/from hotel in Panama City, 1-night stay at Hotel Central Panama, adventure tours, surfing packages, spa treatments, alcoholic beverages, and gratuities are not included in retreat cost. All prices are per person.

Cancellation Policy

We know life happens and unforeseen circumstances can reroute your plans. We strongly encourage you to purchase travel insurance so that you have travel protection in case it’s needed. Cancellations 90 days or more prior to the retreat will incur a fee of $250. Cancellations 60 days or less prior to the retreat are non-refundable. Please note this is a 7-day/6-night retreat. If for any reason you leave early, there are no refunds on your retreat fee as your room has been reserved for all 6 nights.


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