Let’s go surfin now…

Panama 2020

everybody’s learning how….

January 24 - february 2, 2020
Santa Catalina, Panama
with Chuck Merydith, Kelly Merydith, and Marijka Munoz

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We had so much fun last year on our sold-out trip, with 20 fun-loving surfing yoginis, we decided to do it again, this time adding one more day to enjoy the sun-kissed shore of the storied surf town, Santa Catalina.

Join us in Panama on January 24 - February 2, 2020. Santa Catalina is a hidden gem of Central America that was discovered by adventurous surfers in the 1970’s. Wake up to a yoga class taught by Chuck, Kelly, or Marijka, then “wax up your board” and head out with us for a day of beach/ocean activities, adventure or relaxation. We’ll also spend a day snorkeling at Coiba National Reserve, a World Heritage Site, known for its natural beauty.

Your days are open for horseback riding, or exploring, or enjoying the quiet and serene beaches that back onto the lush forest. Just a 10-minute walk from our boutique Santa Catalina Resort is the little town of Santa Catalina. Here you’ll find local surfers, fisherman and families on horseback strolling the main street. Embrace the slow pace and simple lifestyle that embodies this beautiful and remote community.

The Santa Catalina Resort is one of Panama’s finest beach resorts, and has a beautiful pool, yoga palapa’s and beautiful outdoor recreation and dining. The combination of daily yoga and surf will invigorate your mind and body. We’ll dine as a group, with local fresh fruits and local organic seafood each day, but you’re also welcome to check out the cafes in the local town.

After a fun-filled week with your fellow Ahimsa adventure travelers, you’ll return home feeling more relaxed and refreshed than you’ve ever been. This is our coolest, fun and sun trip yet!

We’re offering this eight-night, seven-day trip at the amazing rate of just $1,800 per person, double occupancy, $2,100 single occupancy, and $1650 triple occupancy.


  • All accommodations, including one night upon arrival at the luxury hotel in Panama City

  • You are responsible for your dinner in Panama City

  • Three meals per day at the resort (dinner includes a beer or glass of wine)

  • Daily yoga

  • All transfers

  • A surf lesson

  • A snorkel day trip to Coiba National Reserve

  • A beach and paddleboard day trip

Best of all, we'll fly Copa Airlines from O'Hare direct to Panama City. Prices range from $450- $750.

Secure your spot with a $300 deposit!





Our Belize Yoga retreat was an amazing and unforgettable experience. Gorgeous accommodations in two unique locations (jungle and island), delicious meals, great and varied adventure trips, a wonderful group of fellow yogis and last but not least fabulous yoga with Kelly and Chuck. Don't miss this! -Sharon P.

sharon phillips

Four years ago, I decided to take a leap into the unknown, and book a yoga retreat to celebrate my 30th birthday.  Way outside my comfort zone, and yet, one of the best decisions I've every made.  The Belize Yoga Retreat is a amazing experience.  A great combination of yoga, adventure and relaxtion. Yoga in the morning, adventure during the day, drinking from coconuts at night. What more could you as for?  I was a little intimidated, as a beginner yogi, but Kelly and Chuck teach each yoga session to all levels, and make everyone feel comfortable and included.  Jessie and Brad Wigh, owners of Belize Yoga, run a top notch trip, organizing everything, and making travel between locations absolutely seamless.  Which was great for me, traveling to an unknown place with people people I didn't know.  They couldn't have made it easier or more organized.  A remarkable opportunity to see actively see the world for a once in a lifetime kind of of trip. -Katie M.

sheila smith


Honestly, your Belize Yoga Retreat was a life changer for me. Amazing classes by Chuck and Kelly in one of my favorite all-time places. The classes, accommodations, food and activities were wonderful. Thrilled to be returning with you again! -Sheila S.





Check out our past retreats:

Belize, December 2017

Tulum, Mexico, February 2017

Belize, February 2015

Belize, March 2013