A Transformational Winter Vacation Awaits

Motivated by a mutual love of yoga and travel, fellow yogi and longtime friend Ashby Underwood and I decided to begin a neighborly collaboration in 2015 between Yoga Highlands and Cashiers Valley Fusion. 

The hopes were to unite both communities through yoga and wellness so the planning began for programs both locally and abroad.  In January we led our first retreat group of 14 to Nosara, Costa Rica, for a yoga vacation filled with a little bit of adventure and a lot of spirit. The food was fresh and served to perfection, laughter was in abundance and there was something about waking up to the sounds of howler monkeys each morning that made the experience more exciting and oh-so-good for the soul! 

Upon returning to the Plateau, brainstorming and research for the next retreat location was under way.  It was a tough decision but everything led to Panama. 

Will you join us? 

Our journey will be filled with peaceful intentions, fun adventures and unique opportunities to honor the history, culture and food of Panama. This Latin American country is known for many things, including the famous Panama Canal that allows transit from the Atlantic Ocean to the Pacific and is a cultural crossroads for those seeking tropical weather, wild rainforests and miles of scenic beaches. Panama is also widely known for its world-class coffee, rum and some 976 species of birds. Sound interesting so far? 

Explore, discover and learn more about yourself as well as this exotic country while immersing yourself in a six-night, carefully curated vacation, including one night in Panama City and five nights in a secluded Caribbean setting off the Province of Bocas del Toro at an exclusive beachfront resort.  The retreat is all-inclusive (with some exceptions) providing lodging, food and beverages, a tour of the Panama Canal, daily group yoga and meditation, one private yoga session, a group tour of a local organic chocolate farm, a private tour through the mangroves and rain forest where you can observe plants, birds and animals seldom seen by tourists leading to an indigenous village, a snorkeling expedition to the uninhabited island of Zapatillas Cay, Panama’s first marine park, and many on-site resort activities including fishing, snorkeling, paddle boards, kayaks, down time at the beach, lounging or swimming in the infinity pool overlooking the ocean, or a friendly game of ping pong or billiards in the poolside clubhouse.  Private and shared rooms are available, and singles and couples are welcome.  To reserve your spot or for further details, visit CashiersValleyFusion.com or YogaHighlands.com.