About Us

Sean and Ayesha Davis

owners and managers Istmo yoga and adventure retreat

Hi, we are Sean and Ayesha Davis, we are the owners and managers of Istmo Yoga and Adventure Retreat.  Istmo was a dream that became reatlity for us, and we just love sharing piece of paradise with our guests....  

Panama is our adopted country, and we love it and are inspired by it!  When the Isthmus of Panama rose from the sea, it changed life on Earth in many countless ways.  Today this bridge of life hosts an astonishing wealth of biodiversity and is the nexus of a multitude of connections- climatic, biological, and cultural- that link the globe.

ISTMO is the Spanish word for isthmus or a small body of land connecting two larger bodies of land. In this spirit, we hope that our retreat center will help bridge connections and personal transformation for our guests.

Sean was born and raised in Galveston, Texas on the Gulf Coast.  His whole life he has lived close to and had a special connection with the ocean. He has traveled extensively around the world and has lived and worked as an educator in Chile, Colombia, and Panama.  For the past eight years, he has been a SUP practitioner and instructor, leading tours on the waterways of Panama. He attended cooking school in New Orleans, Louisiana, is a former Emergency Medical Technician, and a proud father of two.
Sean is the chef and SUP instructor at Istmo!

Ayesha was born in Bombay, India and moved to the United States at the age of 13.  She served in the Peace Corps in Paraguay.  Her love for travel and adventure led to work as an Environmental Engineer in different countries throughout Latin America.  In Panama, she met Sean Davis and finally settled down to have family and create this dream called Istmo.  Her pride and joy is her family!

Ayesha finds purpose by serving as that bridge that links people who support each other for their personal growth. Through clear and consistent communication, she will work with you personally to make sure all the details as you Host a Retreat at Istmo are flawless.

A few times throughout the year, Sean and Ayesha join forces to offer their guests a Tropical SUP Adventure and Yoga Retreat.  On this retreat we combine Ayesha's love for Yoga with Sean's thirst for Adventure and love of the ocean, to offer you an unforgettable experience that is relaxing and adventurous at the same time.  

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