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Located where the rolling hills of the Azuero Peninsula meet the limitless waves of Playa Venao, Eco Venao is set within a 140 hectare reforestation project. With a choice of low impact accommodation to suit every guest’s needs, Eco Venao promises the luxury traveller, eco tourist or yogi adventurer a wonderful experience. During our week in this paradise, we'll provide daily elemental inspired yoga with Katarina Rayburn & abundant plant based food, all grown locally and prepared by our own dedicated chef Sophie Gordon.
Venao is a surfers’ paradise but guests can also enjoy horseback riding, kayaking, diving, snorkelling, fishing, bird watching, and trekking to name a few of many activities on offer. There is also an onsite spa, restaurant, beach bar and permaculture farm. Whether you’re a keen surfer, an avid explorer, or if you just simply want to unwind, you'll find something to love about our home in Panama.
8.30am 75 minute Dynamic Vinyasa class based on the element specific to that day (working closely to the chakra and anatomy linked to that element)
10.30am Plant-based power brunch
During the day, you can relax on the beach or take a surf class in Eco Venao's dedicated dojo, visit the spa, or take advantage of the innumerable activities and day trips on offer. Drop us a line if you want some suggestions!
5.30pm 60 minute Yin yoga with pranayama and/or mediation relating to the element and anatomy worked in the morning session (*note we will have no evening practice on the Wednesday)
7pm Plant-based buffet style dinner
As a physics graduate and trained actress, making the transition to full time yoga teacher wasn't the obvious choice. However, it was after discovering a strong yang style of yoga in London, and then traveling to India to explore the lighter practice of Sivananda yoga that she realised what an integral part of her physical and mental wellbeing it had become. She then returned to India a year later to complete her 200hr Yoga Teacher Training in Ashtanga and Ashtanga Vinyasa (Rocket) with The Yoga People. Katarina immediately began teaching yoga full time and by 2017 had completed 500hrs of advanced Teacher Training with her teachers Jamie and Dulce, The Yoga People, in Ashtanga, Rocket, Yin, Mandala Vinyasa & Shamanism.
Katarina laces her classes with chakra and elemental theories giving the practitioner the opportunity to take their practice beyond just the physical.
Follow Katarina on Instagram @katarinarayburnyoga
7 nights at Eco Venao Resort
Vegetarian brunch and buffet dinner
2 daily yoga classes per day (except Wednesday)
Flights to Panama City
Transfers from Panama City ($30 one way, $50 return)