BOCAS DEL TORO
The Colors of panama with Bruna schmitz
19 March 2018 TBD
Price : $
Find that unpacked suitcase found beneath the heaps of clothes in your closet, Panama is calling. We invite you to join us on our forth retreat to the tropical jungles of Bocas del Toro!
We are excited to embark on this journey with Bruna Schmitz where we will discover the true essence of Panama and what lies within. This experience is simple; we will connect to mother nature and with others in the heart to take the time to refresh, renew, and reset.
In appreciation of this destination, we will visit a farm where cacoa is harvested and grown, appreciating the diverse natural life that surrounds these farms. We will explore the tropical Panamanian jungles, hear howler monkeys and frogs, and will give back by interacting with the indigenous Ngöbe Bugle tribe to learn their culture and heritage behind their beautiful work of constructing chàcara bags. We will unwind and relax on the pristine Panamanian beach, working to promote awareness of the body-mind connection, creating inner peace that will leave us the best version of ourselves.
Together we can heal our very own planet and our own selves.
Bring out the greatest you - creating a space for women to connect at the deepest emotional level through creativity, travel and adventure in the most surreal and raw environment of Panama
Live from our deepest authenticity and JOY
Carry out women circles in which we practice trust, respect and the true art of listening - letting go of whatever is holding us back and take new lessons for brand NEW beginnings
Nature and Moon Connection
Connect with cultural heritage traditions in a cacao ceremony and learn from the largest indigenous Ngöbe Bugle tribe where we will learn how to construct local made chàcaras bags, interlacing the hearts of women around the world while learning history in every thread
Lodging, 6- 7 nights at Casa Azul
Meals for all 7 days (breakfast, lunch, & dinner)
Group shuttle from/to Bocas del Toro Airport from Panama City Airport
Yoga sessions from Katherine
Self Growth and Dream Big Workshop
Workshop with Ngöbe Bugle Tribe
WHAT'S NOT INCLUDED
- Airfare - international and domestic flights
- Travel Insurance
- Add ons : massages, cave tour, island tour
FLIGHT - HOW TO GET THERE
Los Angeles, CA to Tocumen International Airport City in Panama City (PTY).
Then, flight from Tocumen International Airport in Panama City (PTY) to Bocas del Toro (BOC)
We will stay at the Casa Azul in Bocas del Toro. With incredible views of calm, pristine, crystal blue water and jungle, we will re-nourish and rest in this beautiful Caribbean home! Beachside, we will fill our days paddle-boarding, kayaking, snorkeling, and exploring. We will wake up to the sounds of toucans and leaves brushing!
We will cook with the finest local & Organic Ingredients to make the most amazing delicacy. We will have a Farm to Table Experience which includes GMO Free Food, super green food smoothies, fresh picked fruit, hemp milk, and homemade granola
Bruna Schmitz was born and raised in Matihnos, Brazil. As a child, she spent her days in the water developing a love affair with the ocean. By the age of 10 years old, her passion became a career as she was the youngest Brazilian surfer to become a pro! Today, her passion for surf and travel continues to thrive as she embarks on this very own journey with us.
KATHERINE - yoga teacher
Katherine’s focus is simple; to show people that their true nature is love and happiness. She understands that we have a commitment to ourselves, and that is to be true, real, and to let go of whatever is holding us back from becoming love. Her passion and devotion show in every aspect of her life as concept of “one consciousness”. Katherine is a trained Vinyasa and Kundalini teacher, a certified Health Coach, chef, and yoga instructor. Let’s remember, love, and create the highest purpose, within and without.
CACAO CEREMONY - LA LOMA
Only a 5-minute boat ride away, we will discover the first-hand magnificence of this tropical island. We will participate in tropical farm life and engage in a range of activities designed to bring you closer to the natural environment and local communities of spectacular Bastimentos Island. Surrounded by tropical rainforest - sounds of howler monkeys, toucans, leaves crunching, nectar-rich gardens that attract hundreds of butterflies, and to one of the highest points on Bastimentos Island - you'll be able to see the up close process of producing 100% pure Panamanian chocolate.
Cacao thrives under this jungle canopy in compost rich soil entirely free of pesticides and fertilizers.
La Loma offers a truly personalized experience that doesn’t damage the magnificent natural environment and the lives of its inhabitants (as this land borders the spectacular National Marine Park)
CULTURAL BAG WORKSHOP
We will travel deeper into the jungle and interact with the largest indigenous Ngöbe Bugle tribe in Bocas. These women use natural palm and/or wild pineapple fibers to make elaborately patterned bags called chàcaras. Using the the palm tree fibers and various leaves, fruits, roots, and vines, they create natural colorful tinctures to create these beautiful bags. Everyone uses these bags for transporting everything from babies to market goods on the mountainous trails of their tribal homeland in western Panama. We will participate in a workshop where we will learn the process of making these bags to truly understand their tradition and culture.
We are collaborating with Give & Surf ! A non-profit organization that focuses and provides sustainable efforts to the indigenous communities in Bocas del Toro. Community members in these areas are often remote, impoverished, finding themselves limited in the number of resources and opportunities. Give & Surf focuses on enhancing assistance, adding new infrastructure, and programs to children in these communities such as constructing schools. We will collaborate with Give&Surf in a bag workshop and our beach clean-up.
We will give back to the Ngöbe Bugle tribe through our workshop by helping build their economies, growing personally and communally. We will create a space to interact with the youth to preserve the unity of their people to secure and help their very own futures.
We will also be apart of a community Beach Clean-Up to shine light on environment and ocean awareness as we always leave a beach better than how we entered it.
One tree is planted for every retreat sign up to help protect our planet and natural resources. Help us to built WE ARE FOREST. If you are interested, find out more at TREEDOM
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Hope to see you there!