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Tropical Plant Medicine and Contemplation

with Rachel Bennett in Isla Bastimentos, Panama

From $650 Per person

6 nights in Isla Bastimentos, Panama
Mon Jun 08 - Sun Jun 14, 2020

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MESSAGE FROM THE AMBASSADOR

Prepare to disconnect from monotony and reconnect with the universe on this island paradise.
- Rachel Bennett

Highlights

Looking to get away from the daily grind? Prepare to disconnect from monotony and reconnect with the universe on this island paradise.

We will explore traditional Kuna medicine. Kuna are a self-governing Native tribe on the Caribbean coast of Panama. Though many of the Kuna have been influenced by Western life in Panama City, the medicine women continue to use their knowledge of plants in the region to heal the local people. These women carry with them generations of knowledge about the properties of hundreds of native plants. They go by the name "Nele" and treat patients for a variety of problems, from bouts of the flu to more serious illnesses such as cancer and AIDS. Since the Kuna Yala Islands have little vegetation and no natural fresh water supplies, the women rely on the rivers and rainforests of the mainland, but they take only what they need.

You will be hosted at Selina Red Frog which is a 10-minute boat ride from Bocas Town on the beautiful Isla Bastimentos. Get the best of both worlds surrounded by rainforest, mangroves and white sand beaches.

Want a little social energy? Head to colorful Caribbean Bocas del Toro, famous for its Afro-Caribbeans vibes, blend of cultures, and blue-green water. Dreamy, surreal and seductive, stepping into this island destination is like stepping into another world. Its crystal-clear water that will draw you in, and the captivating energy that will make you want stay.

What's Included

Accommodations

7 days 6 nights at Selina Red Frog

Meals

None

Yoga

Far from being part of the “New Age” movement, native plant medicine healthcare has existed for thousands of years and was a well-established system long before Western medicine developed in the last few hundred years.

Flights

Flights not included

Travel Insurance

Travel insurance is mandatory and not included
For assistance with travel insurance, contact our partner World Nomads.

Good to Know

Not included: flights to/from Bocas del Toro Isla Colón International Airport (BOC) and travel insurance. Guests are responsible for purchasing travel medical insurance and cancellation insurance which are also not included.

The Instructor

Rachel Bennett
Yoga Ambassador

Plant-based Panamanian. Software developer, movement enthusiast and part-time escapist.

NASM certified group fit trainer and personal trainer, with a passion for yoga, Animal Flow, Qigong, and Soto Zen. I organize unique adventure retreats to remote locations.

About Rachel Bennett

UPCOMING DEPARTURES

Selina Red Frog

Looking to get away from the daily grind? Prepare to be dazzled and reconnect with the world on this island paradise.

Selina Red Frog is a 10-minute boat ride from Bocas Town on the beautiful Isla Bastimentos. Get the best of both worlds surrounded by rainforest, mangroves and white sand beaches. Want a little energy? Head to colorful Caribbean Bocas del Toro, famous for its Afro-Caribbeans vibes, blend of cultures, and blue-green water. Dreamy, surreal and seductive, stepping into this island destination is like stepping into another world. Its crystal-clear water that will draw you in, and the captivating energy that will make you want stay.

Food & Beverage

None.

  • Vegetarian Meals
  • Vegan Meals

Amenities

  • Classroom/Deck for yoga & fitness
  • Internet
  • Pool

Yoga & Fitness Equipment

  • yoga mats
  • yoga blocks
  • yoga bolsters
  • full sets of free weights
  • medicine balls
  • kettle bells

Pricing Per Person

Reserve your spot with a $295 deposit!

Bed in Shared Bunk Bed Room

Bunk up with your new friends without sacrificing comfort – or privacy. Community rooms are not like you’d find in your typical hotel. We set the standard at a whole new level with a seating area, your own light, a personal shelf and locker for each bunk bed to keep your things secure. This is the best way to immerse yourself in the community and meet your fellow travelers – all while getting the most value for your budget. Bathrooms are shared. Amenities: air conditioning, linens, hot water, free wifi, lockers, fan, en suite bathroom.

$650

per person

6 guests

Standard Queen

A standard room is the perfect option for someone who likes their privacy and also needs to stick to a budget. Enjoy a comfortable, queen-sized bed and a private shower. The perfect option for someone who wants to be a part of the community, but also needs a little space to chill. Amenities: air conditioning, fan, linens, towels, free wifi, hot water, free toiletries

$795

per person

2 guests

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