Welcome to Yoga in Paradise in Playa Venao, Panama!

Saturday, January 4th – Saturday, January 11th, 2025

Contact Ashley McKeachie for questions and concerns or call 714-866-7666.

For information about Eco Venao, click here.


Join Ashley McKeachie and Christelle Reigner for a week retreat in beautiful and rustic Playa Venao! This retreat is for dedicated yoga students and yoga teachers who crave an experience that allows for self-reflection, connection to nature, and a deep dive into yogic principles that help us live our most authentic and fulfilling lives. Each day will feature three meals, 5-6 hours of Yoga, including asana/postures, pranayama/breathing techniques, svadhyaya/self-reflection, bhavana/visualization, dhyana/meditation, mindful walking and sunset gazing, yoga philosophy, and sangha/community building. Expect to be transformed and revitalized with the valuable tools of Yoga, nestled in an abundance of nature.

We will be staying at Eco Venao, an eco lodge and reforestation project located in Playa Venao, Pedasi, Panama, whose mission is to “keep protecting our surrounding habitat, becoming more sustainable with our green practices and to keep working in developing experiences that can bring our guests closer to nature so that they can appreciate it even more.”

Included in the retreat:

Choice of private beach cabana or shared casona/large house on the hill.

3 healthy meals per day from Los Naufrageos, Cafe de Aga, and Dojo (All located inside the Eco Venao resort)

30 hours of Yoga Alliance (YA) approved continuing education hours for YA certified teachers

Roundtrip transportation from Panama City to Eco Venao with lunch included

One day pass at the Playa Venao Resort to be used on Wednesday 1/8/25

Certificate of Completion 

Not Included in the retreat:


Transportation from airport to hotel or hotel to airport

Breakfast on Saturday morning 1/4/25

Daily Schedule (Subject to change)


10am: Transportation to Playa Venao with one stop for lunch

3-4pm Arrival at Eco Venao

4-7:30pm Check In and Rest

7:30pm Dinner

Sunday-Tuesday and Thursday-Friday 

6:30am – 8am: Asana/Pranayama/Dhyana

8-9am: Breakfast

9am-10am: Self-Care

10-12pm: Yoga Philosophy

12pm-1pm: Lunch

1pm – 3:30pm: Self-Care

3:30-5:30pm: 8 Limbs of Yoga

6pm: Sunset gazing and beach walk

7:30pm: Dinner


Pool day at Playa Venao Resort!

Saturday (Last Day)

6:30am – 8am: Asana/Pranayama/Dhyana

8-9am: Breakfast

10am: Transportation to Playa Venao with one stop for lunch

3-4pm: Arrival in Panama City

Your Yoga Teachers

Ashley McKeachie MA, C-IAYT, E-RYT 500, YACEP

Ashley McKeachie, certified yoga therapist, registered yoga teacher, yoga educator, and health and wellness coach, has been committed to teaching the power of yoga since 2011. She received her yoga therapy certification in 2014, and a Master’s in Yoga Studies from Loyola Marymount University in 2017. Ashley worked as a yoga therapist for six years in a functional restoration program at the Orange County Pain and Wellness Center, implementing the tools and techniques of yoga to decrease the symptoms associated with anxiety and depression. Since 2014, she has taught at Orange Coast College (OCC), where she created the 200-Hour Yoga Instructor Training Program, and lectures in the Integrative Health Coach Program, where students are certified to be health and wellness coaches.

In 2022, Ashley was hired as a seasonal fitness instructor at the world-famous resort, Rancho La Puerta, in Tecate, Mexico, where she teaches a variety of classes from chanting to aerial yoga, and from ballet to meditation. In 2023, Ashley began teaching for the Emeritus Health and Wellness program at Saddleback College, providing lectures and exercise classes to the active aging population in South Orange County.

Ashley has taught yoga at numerous Orange County facilities, corporations, and yoga studios, and enjoys serving as faculty and lead trainer for various foundational and advanced yoga teacher trainings in Southern California. Ashley is frequently booked as a special guest lecturer by corporations, colleges, and professional organizations, to speak about the healing tools of yoga, including breathing techniques, visualization, meditation, and yoga philosophy.

Christelle Reigner, E-RYT 500, Intuitive Coach

Christelle grew up in France and moved to California when she was 19. This is where she began her yoga career and took her first Yoga Teacher Training with Yogaworks in Los Angeles. Then, she started following one of her teachers, Maty Ezraty from the Iyengar lineage. Christelle trained with her in India, and then her hours of training continued to grow in California with Maty, and with other yoga schools. Christelle ran a yoga studio in California for 7 years before moving to Playa Venao, where she immediately chose the Eco Venao Yoga Shala as her oceanfront yoga deck.

Christelle has now expanded her services to the community as an intuitive coach, where she teaches her clients how to permanently erase negative emotions by reprogramming their subconscious mind.

And last but not least, Christelle is currently co-creating with the exceptional Leonela Leal, Playa Venao’s first Yoga Festival!



Full retreat cost: Option 1: $2126 (Shared room with 2 beds) ONLY 6 spots available

Full retreat cost: Option 2: $2655 (Private beachfront cabana) ONLY 6 spots available


Deposit schedule

3/1/24: $650: 1st deposit due to Ashley McKeachie (Non-refundable)

4/1/24: 50% 1st deposit for Room Eco Venao (Shared room is $188 and Beachfront Cabana is $452.50)

9/1/24: $650: 2nd deposit due to Ashley McKeachie (Non-refundable)

1/4/25: 50% 2nd deposit for Room/Food due upon arrival to Eco Venao (Shared room is $638 and Beachfront Cabana is $902.50) 

If we do not have at least 10 retreat guests confirmed by 4/1/24, the retreat may be cancelled. Please wait to buy your plane tickets once you receive confirmation that the retreat is confirmed. We are expecting that this retreat will sell out quickly. The sooner we receive your 1st deposit to Ashley McKeachie, the better. Zelle, PayPal, Venmo, Cash and Check are all possible payments to Ashley McKeachie. Please choose friends and family. Eco Venao will take credit cards, but it is an international facility. Make sure your credit card does not charge you for this international cost.