DECEMBER 30TH – JANUARY 5TH 2016
Energy follows intent. Create the intention to have the best year ever.
Enter 2016 renewed, activated, and inspired by the beauty of Panama’s El Cope National Park
Imagine a place, buried deep in a warm tropical forest, where there are lush green mountains, fresh waterfalls, natural river pools, bright starry nights, and views for days right outside your comfy bed. A private place where you can escape and let go while being immersed in natural surroundings with modern comforts.
Jackie Koch invites you on a New Year’s Yoga Retreat set at a beautiful eco lodge in El Cope National Park. Advance or create a yoga practice and eat nourishing foods to restore your mind, body, and soul. Experience life’s beauty in a rejuvenating oasis surrounded by positive people committed to your growth journey.
Envision yourself adventuring into 2016 in a tropical cloud forest in Panama.
Our adventure will take place in Cocle, Panama around the buffer zone of lush El Cope National Park (also called Omar Torrijos Herrera National Park).
The property we will stay on is 17 acres of natural and reforested trees surrounded by mountains. There are two rivers running through the property that you can hear from the house. Farmland with newly growing lemon, orange, and mango trees coexist with the surrounds. There are hiking trails, river pools, and mini waterfalls to experience. Over looking this is an eco-friendly modern house harmonious with its mountain surroundings and breathtaking views. The ecological features and natural environment of the house create a flow of positive energy sourced from the fresh river, open air breeze, lush forest, epic sunrises & sunsets, and luminous starry nights. Class will be practiced outside on one of the many terraces that offer incredible views, especially during sunset yoga!
ROOMS & RATES
6 NIGHTS 7 DAYS
This modern eco home has a large kitchen, spacious living room and dining room set in a large open space overlooking the rolling hills and forests. The view is absolutely breath-taking all over the house with large open windows, screens, and decks everywhere. Each bedroom has outdoor access and modern bathrooms. There is also 4 beautiful decks, a small infinity pool, and a fire pit. There is no TV but wifi and cell service is available. However we encourage you to disconnect from technology and find a connection with nature, yourself, and the group while you are here. Think nature meets modern and eco comforts. Much of the wood and steel beams are from a old military base in Panama. The benches and chairs have organic natural shapes. The house is in such harmony with the environment around it.
Luxury Private Master Bedroom– 1 King Size Bed, Private Bathroom with large shower and double sinks, Big Private Terrace
$2,500 week total (2 people, great for couples and friends) or $425 per day total
$1600 week (1 person) or $275 per day
Private Room– 1 Queen Bed, Bathroom, Outside Access
$2,100 week total (2 people) or $375 per day total
$1400 week (1 person) or $250 per day
1 Room Shared with Three People– 3 Single Beds, Shared Bathroom, Outside Access
$1000 week or $175 per day
All Packages Include:
-6 Nights & 7 Full Days at a Beautiful 17 Acre Modern Ecolodge in El Cope, Panama. Complete privacy on the property. Numerous hiking trails, farmland, access to 2 rivers, mini waterfalls, and small river pools all surround the house for your private enjoyment whenever you want to venture out. 4 Community terraces to relax, eat, and practice yoga on.
– Daily High Quality Yoga Classes taught by Experienced and Certified Yoga Instructor Jackie Koch. Classes offered: dynamic vinyasa yoga, calming yin yoga, anatomical yoga therapeutics, playful acroyoga, expressive yogadance, relaxing yoga nidra, and still meditations. I will also give workshops on inversions (going upside down), arm balancing, safe back bending, heal yourself with energy work, and spinal health. All classes optional.
-3 Healthy Meals a Day, Snacks, beverages, New Years alcoholic beverages (champagne or sparkling cider and happy hour pool time cocktail or mocktail) – We can cater to any dietary restrictions or allergies. Beverages include coffee, tea, smoothie, juice, water. Complimentary NYE cocktail/mocktail happy hour and NYE champagne/sparkling cider toast. During the rest of the retreat you can purchase alcoholic beverages or bring your own. Wine fridge available.
-All Levels Adventure Tours.Venture to famous waterfalls and a hiking excursion in Omar Torrijos National Park’s cloud forest.
-Roundtrip Transportation to and from Panama City, Panama to the mountain house in El Cope.
-New Years Eve Celebration Start the day with an epic view and yoga, followed by a delicious breakfast. Then we’ll hike the property and swim in a private fresh river with waterfalls and natural pools. Then we’ll practice a New Years Eve meditation on the beautiful rocks in the river. Enjoy a delicious lunch followed by free time or learn a yogadance routine. Then there will be a complimentary happy hour cocktail by the infinity pool, delicious dinner, and dessert. We’ll gather around a fire pit for a New Years Champagne/Sparkling Cider toast. Then enjoy the night with fire pit dancing and music under the moon and stars.
-One complimentary Bodywork Session. Choose from an excellent massage with our in house massage therapist (several styles to choose from), energy session with advance energy worker, or health coaching with your instructor.
-Wisdom, health, fun, and guidance to help you reach your optimal health and life goals for the awesome year to come
-An adventure of a lifetime & epic memories
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*May also pay via American or Panamanian bank account transfer.
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*To Purchase 3 Day Packages or 1 Night stays email firstname.lastname@example.org and a Paypal Invoice or Invoice for an American or Panamanian Bank account will be sent.
*Our retreats are intimate enough so we can assist you with whatever you need whether it be during the retreat, before the retreat with travel arrangements, or after the retreat with information or suggestions. We will do our best to help and answer your questions. For registration, information, or questions email email@example.com
Chose to do as much or as little as you like. We understand one person’s relaxing vacation can be another’s active adventure, so everything is optional or even more can be added. This flexibility encourages you to make choices that will create the retreat you’re looking for.
Wednesday December 30th 2015- Arrival
Depart Panama City
Arrive at Vista Cope Mountain House
Welcome refreshments & get settled in
Thursday December 31st- New Year’s Eve
Wake Up Yoga
Hike the property, swim in the fresh river (natural pools & mini waterfalls), NYE river meditation
Free Time or learn a New Year’s Yogadance Routine
Complimentary Happy Hour by the Pool
Sunset Dinner & Dessert
Fire Pit Celebration
NYE Toast- Complimentary champagne or sparkling cider
Music and dancing under the moon and stars
Friday January 1st 2016- New Year’s Day
New Year’s Rest
New Years Swim & Meditation
Wake Up Yoga
Free time, hike, or beginner Acroyoga
Saturday January 2nd 2015- Waterfall Excursion
Wake Up Yoga
Las Yayas Waterfall Excursion
Free time or Energy Work
Sunday January 3rd 2015- Hike Cloud Forest
Wake Up Yoga
Hike cloud forest in El Cope National Park
Free time or Massage
Monday January 4th 2015- Restore & Connect
Wake Up Yoga
Free time or Bodywork
Free time or Bodywork
Tuesday January 5th 2015- Departure
Wake Up Yoga & Meditation
Arrival in Panama
*Please note that classes & activities may change due to weather, group excursions planned, or vibe of the group. Your flexibility will allow us to create the best possible schedule for your week
This Yoga Retreat will offer a variety of yoga classes that will ride the rhythm of the experience. Each class will be well thought out with different themes or styles to progress your yoga practice and transform yourself. The yoga classes are suitable for everybody and easier or advance modifications can be given. If you’re a beginner it’s a wonderful way to find the inspiration to start a practice. If you’re an experienced yogi, it’s a great place to deepen your practice. Normally there are two yoga classes a day and we encourage you to experience at least one practice but all classes are optional.
Wake Up Yoga– Begin your morning with a yoga class that will turn on the mind and body as well as prepare you for the activities of the day. Some mornings the class will be vinyasa strengthening and energizing to help you cultivate a firm foundation and openness in your practice. Other days the practice will be yin restorative and slow stretchy to prepare you for the adventures later. At times there will be a focus on meditation and optional journaling to encourage inner reflection and self discovery.
Sunset Yoga– End your afternoon with a practice and sunset view that will inspire your entire self. Once again the intensity of the practice will compliment the activities of the day. Either pushing you to reach your fullest potential or relaxing you into a deep state of rest and healing. We will always end each class with a yummy shavasana under the moon and stars.
Acroyoga– This is a mix of yoga, partner acrobatics, and Thai massage. It essentially builds a practice of the understanding trust and teamwork. You must trust yourself and your yoga tribe so that you can attempt these amazing poses. You will learn basing, flying, and how to spot. Get ready to connect, try new things, and have fun!
Hiking El Cope National Park– Also known as Omar Torrijos Herrera National Park, El Cope is a cloud forest reserve covering 62,000 acres in Panama’s central chain of mountains. The National Park extends along both the Pacific and Caribbean slopes of the Continental Divide that determines whether the rain will flow towards the Atlantic or Pacific ocean. Hiking through this tropical cloud forest bathed with mist and low clouds is an incredible experience. There is wildlife, beautiful vegetation, over 360 species of birds to be found, and few tourist. The trails lead through cloud forests, rainforests, waterfalls, natural pools, mountaintop viewpoints, and stream and river crossings. The park offers beginner, intermediate, and advance guided trails with a view of the Atlantic and Pacific ocean on a clear day.
Las Yayas Waterfall– Take a leisurely 30 minute nature hike to reach three waterfalls. The hike is very easily accessible with 3 beautiful waterfalls waiting at the end. The waterfalls are safe, offering paved paths and handrails so you can go up and down safely. You can swim in any of the three with its refreshing fresh clear pools.
Exploring, Hiking, and Swimming in Vistas Cope– Want to roll out of your bed and connect with nature near by? Lucky for you we picked the perfect place for you to stay. Your retreat home, Vistas Cope, is a newly constructed ecolodge completed in 2013. It is located in the buffer zone of El Cope National Park and has 17 acres of naturally reforested land bordered by 2 rivers and farmland. The house is located on the side of a hill overlooking a valley consisting of forest with hiking trails. There are young papaya, lemon, orange, and mango trees growing, as well as herb gardens that you can enjoy if in season. Venture to the river along its borders that has natural swimming spots, deep pools, mini waterfalls, and absolute privacy!
Restore with Bodywork– Being active is awesome but sometimes rest is best. Towards the end of the retreat, after all the celebrations, a mist nature exploration and tons of yoga we want you to spend some of your free time unwinding with self love. One private option is included in the retreat but you can book more for a fee. Choose from:
- Massage– Our therapist will come to the house and help you unwind with a 30 minute massage or extend it to 60 minutes for a small additional fee. READ MORE ABOUT OUR MASSAGE THERAPIST AND THE MASSAGE STYLES HERE!
- Energy Work– Feeling drained and stuck in life or just curious about energy and spirituality? Enjoy a session to either help remove negativity from your body or steer you towards your souls purpose. Oracle card readings available.
- Yoga Consultation– Not exactly bodywork…more like body knowledge. Do you have questions about your body, yoga practice, injuries and issues, or want to learn more about the path and lifestyle of yoga? Here is a private one on one time with your yoga instructor. Providing you with guidance, non-judgement, support, and resources or references to help you answer the questions you’ve been wondering.
*Or enjoy free time at the eco mountain house to relax on a terrace hammock or take a dip in the house pool!
Book a flight to Panama City, Panama Tocumen International Airport (PTY) and arrive by the morning of December 30th or earlier. Please send us your flight information so we can have our driver come pick you up if you like. Or a taxi from the airport to downtown Panama is $30 and sharing a taxi is half the price.
On December 30th the group will leave Casco Viejo at 1pm to go to Vistas Cope 2 1/2 hours from the city. Our transportation will depart from Casco Viejo at 1pm. On January 5th enjoy your last morning of the retreat with a yoga class and breakfast before the transportation drives you back to Panama City. Arrival time to the city is expected to be around 3pm. All roundtrip travel from Downtown Panama to the lodge, the waterfall excursion, and El Cope National Park is included in the retreat price.