Embodied Vitality With Lauren Christian & Ashish Arora

Sunday, May 15 - Saturday, May 21, 2022

Embodied vitality is a focus on holistic wellness and joy as a path to personal freedom. When our mind is clear, our bodies are nourished and we are in direct experience with the wonders of the world and each other - everything is possible. Join us for an all-levels yoga, meditation, and surf retreat experience at Sansara Surf & Yoga Resort. Step out of your comfort zone and access a deep love of Self, an expansive view of the world and friendships that nourish on a soul-level.


Great Food

Three balanced healthy meals a day with a chance to enjoy the wonderful company over the group dinners. 


Daily Yoga

Refine and discover new skills with twice daily yoga asana classes. Get present with group meditations


Marvel at the beauty of nature

Experience the ocean and the jungle on your own, and as part of the group with excursions!



Sansara is located in Cambutal Panama

Arrive in Panama City by Saturday May 14th. 

We will recommend hotels to stay in Panama City. Transportation pick-up in Panama City will take place the morning of our retreat start date, May 15th. 


Our departure begins on May 21st at 9:00 a.m.

  • Sunrise meditation and asana practice

  • Balanced breakfast and lunch

  • Afternoon adventure on the water, in the jungle, or relaxing around the resort

  • Evening restorative practice and meditation

  • Group dinner

  • SUP Yoga

  • One complimentary surf lesson

  • Nightly bonfire, celebratory traditions, shared reflections and laughs

  • Airfare/transport to Panama City

  • Hotel in Panama City

  • Travel Insurance

  • Gratuities

  • Alcoholic Beverages (can be purchased at Sansara)

  • Snacks/smoothies/juices (can be purchased at Sansara)

  • Items of a personal nature, souvenirs



Please give us your preference from the following cabanas. We will make our best attempt to keep the availability updated. If we cannot match you with a room-mate or if your preferred option is sold out, we will reach out to you with alternate options. 

The prices listed assume double/triple/quad occupancy as listed. Please reach out to us for prices for single occupancy


Meet Your Hosts


Lauren Christian

E-RYT 500      Leesburg Virginia 

Lauren is the owner of Five Peaks Yoga, author and founder of the Vibes & Vision yoga program. Her teacher trainings, retreats, and programs help students to connect to what is most important - right now - and create their yoga practice, mindset, and habits to draw it here. Lauren has studied with Gloria Latham, Rolf Gates & Baron Baptiste. She believes life is what we make it and delights in co-creating and experiencing the miracle of life with others.

Ashish Arora

ERYT500   Seattle WA

Ashish grew up in India in an environment where the scriptures and the Bhagavad Gita were very much part of life. 

After spending 16 years as an engineer in the computer and video game industry, he decided to take a break and teach yoga. The deeper he dove in, the more he was convinced this is what he wanted to do. Yoga had changed his approach to life, opening a new pathway to an almost constantly lived joy.

He now wants to bring it to others.

Ashish teaches with a smile and brings his fun personality to his teaching, just like his own practice. He weaves in yogic philosophy while leading a challenging, but not too serious asana practice.



Please note that because Five Peaks' Go Beyond Yoga Retreats are limited to a small number of attendees, to allow for a more personable, intimate experience, our cancellation policy is in place to help guests and us alike work together sharing expenses that may arise from unexpected cancellations.


  2. Hold deposits (minus $500 USD re-listing fee) are transferable to another attendee found and assigned by original attendee.

  3. Full balance due 90-days before start date of retreat unless otherwise noted. 

  4. Cancellation requests submitted within 90-days of retreat date, 50% of total amount (less deposit) will be refunded.

  5. Cancellation requests submitted within 60-days of your retreat: sorry but no refunds given, no exceptions.

  6. Any refunds allowed will incur a 3% processing fee.

No one books a retreat with the intention of cancelling it, but unexpected events do occur, so please consider purchasing travel insurance (see below) and that it is your responsibility to read and understand our cancellation policies. Exceptions cannot be made for any reason, including weather, injury/illness, or personal emergencies. No refunds or credits for failure to attend or failure to complete the retreat, or for arriving late or leaving early. We recommend that you purchase your own travel insurance. We encourage you to purchase trip cancellation insurance in order that your trip fees will be covered should you or your family have a medical problem prior to your trip or while on the trip. Trip insurance should also be purchased to cover medical expenses in the event you have an accident while on the retreat. Most travel insurance must be purchased within 14 days of making your reservation. Five Peaks Go Beyond Retreats cannot be held responsible for any personal expenses, such as airline tickets due to changes in itineraries or retreat cancellations.


Please note that if the retreat has to be postponed based on border closures then a credit for a guests’ hold deposit will be issued to be used for the postponement date. If the retreat happens as scheduled, but a guest decides not to attend based on any other reason than a country's border closure, then the regular cancellation policy (stated above) will be maintained.