Alex is a long-time practitioner of yoga with specialized mindful resilience yoga training. With a background in gymnastics and dance, Alex has always loved playing with strength building movements, creative flows and exploring the full potential of the anatomical body. As her practice grew, she began to appreciate the healing effects of slower flowing classes coupled with pranayama techniques, working to stretch and strengthen the musculoskeletal system while relaxing the nervous system. Alex dedicates herself to creating a safe space for people to find both comfort and confidence.
Laughing River Yoga Yoga Alliance RYT 200 (Yoga)
Aurora is a Panamanian certified Vinyasa yoga instructor with a deep practice in both Ashtanga and Vinyasa yoga. Aurora embodies a deep respect for the tradition and lineage of Yoga, which is experienced through her classes. Her classes are a blend of alignment based asana practice, spirituality, energy work, and meditation. Aurora has been able to share her knowledge in the US and Panama; in studios, private classes, public events, workshops, and retreats.
Natalia de Diego, 200CYT Hatha and Gendai Reiki Ho Level one, two, and three Yogini, surfer, mermaid, nature lover, and energy healer. Natalia is a happy and dreamy young woman who teaches Vinyasa, Hatha, Restorative, Kundalini and Power yoga, integrating her classes with meditation, pranayama, healing, aromatherapy and daily inspiration. In addition to yoga, she is an energy healer and life coach. She believes in the combination of all of her learned tools to change lives. She makes personal plans to help others and herself to manifest their wildest dreams.
from United States, January 2018
"Loved everything about this retreat!!"
Accommodation was beautiful, food delicious, days were well planned and amazing people
Victoria Gordon New York
Santa Catalina Retreats website
I cannot speak highly enough about Santa Catalina Retreats. Earlier this spring my group and I (from NYC) were met with the open arms of Vickie and Sergio. Every part of the week was perfect— from the incredible surf instruction from legendary surf teacher/adventure guru, Lili, to stand up paddle boarding, to practicing yoga overlooking the lush and sprawling forests of Santa Catalina, and to sampling the local restaurants— this retreat was nothing short of amazing. Vickie and Sergio were “hosts with the mosts”, who made sure to go above and beyond in making us feel welcome and inspired. The magic of this place speaks for itself. Since returning from this rejuvenating, soul-reviving retreat, I have found a new passion in surfing, traveling, and spending as much time in nature as possible. You will not regret retreating with Santa Catalina!
Meghan Godin USA
Santa Catalina Retreats website
I had an incredible time in Santa Catalina. The yoga and surf were revitalizing and the instructors were really wonderful. The food was fresh and made by the local Panamanians. The area is remote and very surf-like making it feel like a really special and authentic experience. Vickie was a lovely host and so well organized. She has such a positive energy! The other guests were really wonderful and made the trip really special. Loved it!
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