March 30 - April 5
Time to dig up that unpacked suitcase under the heaps of clothes in your closet, Panama is calling! You are invited to join us to the tropical jungles of Bocas del Toro!
We are excited to embark on this journey with Bonnie Wright where we will discover the true essence of Panama, and what lies within. The experience is simple; we will connect to mother nature and with each other in heart to take the time to refresh, renew and reset.
Happily, there is no escaping the water in Bocas as it is the hub of the archipelago! We will explore and appreciate the vibrant biodiverse natural life in the tropical Panamanian jungles while culturally immersing ourselves with the indigenous Ngöbe Bugle tribe to learn their practices behind their beautiful work of constructing chàcara bags. We will visit La Loma Cacao Farm where we will learn the practices and work of tropical farm life to bring us closer to the natural environment and local communities. 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.
BONNIE WRIGHT - Greenpeace Ambassador / filmaker
GIULIA BACCI - Facilitator / Yoga Teacher
KATHERINE CROSTON - Facilitator / yoga teacher / chef
HANNAH - Facilitator
WOMEN FOR WOMEN AMBASSADORS
Bonnie is an English actress, writer, model, producer, and film director. She is most well known for playing Ginny Weasley in the Harry Potter Series. Bonnie is also an active environmental activist through her role as a Greenpeace Ambassador.
“By making single-use packaging uncool, the big corporations will have to use their money and resources to think of more sustainable materials to package goods.
Remember: We are either creating the pollution or being the solution.”
-Bonnies Interview with I-D
Experience Panama with a local. Katherine leads yoga retreats in Panama regularly so she knows the ins and outs of this beautiful country. She will ensure that we have an authentic and unique experience during our time here.
Katherine is a trained Vinyasa and Kundalini teacher as well a certified Health Coach and chef. Kathy’s focus is simple; to show people that their true nature is love and happiness.
She understands that in order to be happy and free that human beings need commitment. A commitment to ourselves to be real, to be true, and to know when to let go of whatever is holding us back from becoming love.
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Bocas del Toro
Colon, the main island is inhabited by a Latin, Spanish-speaking community. The sounds are salsa and reggaeton, the flavors are slow-marinated chicken, rice and beans, onions and habanero.
Stay 6 nights at Casa Communal
Spend the duration of this adventure at the eco friendly and elegant Casa Communal.
Enjoy island cuisine— the flavors are slow-marinated chicken, rice and beans, onions, and habanero.
Cultural immersion with the indigenous Ngöbe Bugle tribe making traditional chàcaras bags, interlacing the hearts of women around the world while learning history in every thread
We will visit a local cacao farm, La Loma, to be apart and see the production of 100% pure Panamanian chocolate.
We will work alongside farmers in the jungles and engage in a range of activities designed to bring you closer to the natural environment and local communities of spectacular Bastimentos Island. We will travel deeper into the jungle and interact with the largest indigenous Ngöbe Bugle tribe in Bocas. This adventure will consist of yoga, cultural activities, and physical activities.
Bonnie will lead a workshop centered around sustainable travel. She will discuss how we can all make small changes to our daily routine to minimize our negative footprint on the Earth.
We will participate in a workshop led by the women of the Ngöbe Bugle Tribe. These women use natural palm and/or wild pineapple fibers to make elaborately patterned bags called chàcaras. Using 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.
Our chef 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.
Colon, the main island is inhabited by a Latin, Spanish-speaking community. The sounds are salsa and reggaeton, the flavors are slow-marinated chicken, rice and beans, onions and habanero. By contrast Bastimentos, the largest island in the group, is mostly an Afro-Caribbean community that speaks Creole. Here, the food is 'jerked' and the music is reggae and dancehall.
Domestic Flight from Panama City Airport to Bocas Del Toro. Airport transfer from Bocas del Toro to accommodation. Return airport transfer. Return domestic flight from Bocas del Toro to Panama City. Transfers between all destinations included in itinerary.
One of the foundational principles of WE ARE’s mission is the desire to give back to the destinations visited; redefining how we answer the call to travel. Through awareness, and compassion, we recognize our privilege to travel and thrive in the connections that effortlessly break language and cultural boundaries.
GIVE + SURF
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 and impoverished, finding themselves limited in the number of resources and opportunities. We will work together with Give & Surf to encourage personal growth and group bonding using art and the ocean as our tools.
On this adventure, we will engage in a one-day women’s empowerment clinic to address gender inequality, body image and other cultural issues through the ocean. We will continue to collaborate with Changing Tides Foundation to sustain the program's growth, check in, and encourage the members of the community to continue their progress of connecting to the ocean.
NGöBE BUGLE TRIBE
We will give back to the Ngöbe Bugle tribe through our workshop by helping build their economies, growing personally and communally. Through our participation in the workshop we will help to instill economic independence. Women who can earn an income have far more options to protect and advance their lives and the lives of their children. Those who find a way to earn their own money not only lift their families, they also lift their communities and inspire other women entrepreneurs. We have consciously chosen to direct our money toward these goods and this community instead of tourists shops.
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.
WE ARE Creative Adventurers Experience
Beachfront Lodging - 8 days / 7 nights at Casa Communal
Panamanian Farm to Table Experience
Healthy meals for all 7 days (breakfast, lunch, & dinner)
Group shuttle to/from Bocas del Toro Airport
Daily yoga + Meditation
Give Back with Give and Surf + Changing Tides Foundation
Traveling sustainably workshop hosted by Bonnie
Cultural Heritage Workshop with Ngöbe Bugle Tribe
Domestic Flight from Panama City to Bocas del Toro
Beach day with option to surf*
WHAT'S NOT INCLUDED
Airfare to Panama City
We suggest to fly to/from PTY (Tocumen Airport) arrive before 3 PM.
Hire a taxi transfer from PTY to PAC approx 30 minutes.
Then, we will fly together to BOC (Bocas del Toro) from PAC (Panama City Airport) at 5pm on the (Air Panama Flight )