Spanish + Yoga Program | Learn Spanish and Practice Yoga

Yoga Classes in Bocas del Toro with Laura Kay

Daily Spanish Lessons & Yoga Classes

Learn Spanish and practice yoga everyday with Habla Ya!

  • Locations: Boquete (Pacific mountains), Bocas del Toro (Caribbean beaches) and Panama City.
  • Spanish Courses: have group Spanish classes, 1 to 1 private Spanish lessons or a combination of both. Learn Spanish for Travelers, prepare for the DELE Test, learn medical Spanish or Spanish for business...
  • Yoga Classes & Schedules: yoga sessions are available from Monday to Saturdays, either in the morning or afternoons. Take part of Ashtanga, Hatha, Vinyasa, Anusara or Restorative Yoga sessions
  • Accommodation: live with a local host family to keep practicing your Spanish after class or stay at a budget hostel, mid-range hotel, B&B, cabin or upscale hotel.
  • Rates: cost for classes, yoga, lodging and any extras.

Due to the current COVID-19 Pandemic Lockdown, make the most of your time and pickup a skill: learn Spanish from the convenience and safety of your home: receive a 25% Discount Off Online Private Spanish Lessons — min. 10 hrs p/week, limited spaces. SIGN UP AND REGISTER TODAY!
Very close to our 3 Spanish schools, in Panama City, Boquete and Bocas del Toro in Panama, there are several yoga teachers, studios, schedules and class styles to choose from. Some are more physically demanding, others are more spiritual and yet others incorporate different types of yoga. Feel free to try them all out and choose whichever you prefer... or just mix it up! It's great having a very active yoga community in each of our destinations.


Boquete: Learn Spanish in Panama's Eco-Adventure Capital
Boquete is hikers' paradise and the perfect place to learn Spanish in Central America

Boquete is a charming mountain town with a wonderful sense of community. Known as Panama's Eco-Adventure Capital, Boquete is famous for its coffee and fresh mountain climate with pleasant year round temperatures. Its immense variety of outdoor adventures make Boquete a superb place to study Spanish surrounded by nature.

The valley of Boquete is located in the western highlands of Panama at 1,200 meters above the sea level in the lush province of Chiriqui near the Costa Rican border. Boquete is easily accessed from David (DAV), Panama's second largest city (only 38 km away from Boquete), which can be reached by 35 minute flights from Panama City, 1 hour flights from San José, Costa Rica or a 3 hour drive plus a 30 minute boat ride from Bocas del Toro.

DISCOVER BOQUETE: THE PERFECT MOUNTAIN TOWN TO LEARN SPANISH... Bocas del Toro: Learn Spanish in Panama's Top Beach Destination
Bocas del Toro's beaches make the perfect fit for a Spanish learning vacation by the beach

The islands of Bocas del Toro are famous for their emerald Caribbean waters, secluded golden and white sand beaches, uncrowded waves, colorful coral reefs and abundant marine life. Its funky-vibrant nightlife, and friendly, chilled-back locals also add to the mix which make Bocas Panama's coolest beach destination.

Bocas del Toro is Panama's #1 beach town and its magic will certainly enchant you: you won't want to leave! Without any doubt Bocas del Toro is the perfect town to learn Spanish by the beach.

The Archipelago of Bocas del Toro (BOC), is located in Panama's northwest Caribbean Sea, very near the border with Costa Rica, only a 45 minute flight from Panama City, a 1 hour flight from San José, Costa Rica, or a 3 hour journey by road plus a 30 minute boat ride from Boquete.

BOCAS DEL TORO: STUNNING CARIBBEAN ISLANDS TO STUDY SPANISH... Panama City: Learn Spanish in Latin America's Most Cosmopolitan Capital
Panama City is the best city in Latin America to learn Spanish

Cosmopolitan and trendy are the words that always come to mind when thinking about Panama City. With people from every single part of the world, the vibe in Panama City is one of rich diversity and mixture of cultures, which certainly makes for a unique experience when visiting Central America's most modern city.

With all the amenities and conveniences of an international city, Panama City's main attractions take the form of Casco Viejo's tastefully renovated colonial neighborhood, its modern skyline bordered by the Panama Canal, the Pacific Ocean and dense tropical rainforest, Central America's trendiest restaurants and most sophisticated nightlife, world class shopping with brands from all over the globe, and as a doorway to the country's top eco-adventure destinations: Boquete and Bocas del Toro.

You can reach Panama City (PTY) through direct flights from over 15 cities in the USA, 7 in Canada, 6 European cities and almost every single major city in Latin America.

Boquete and Bocas del Toro are so close to each other (less than a 4 hour commute) that you can perfectly study Spanish at both locations after or before your Spanish program in Panama City. You'll usually enter or leave the country through Panama City so that is where your program should end or start. How much time at each location? It's really up to you, depending on what you love more: the beach, the mountains or the city. But if you can, you really should give each a go as each destination will give you a very different flavor of Panama. It's just a matter of letting us know when you sign up and register.
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Spanish Classes

Yoga Classes in Bocas del Toro, Panama with Laura Kay from Bocas Yoga Studio

Learn the Spanish language, and lead a healthy lifestyle with yoga lessons, meditation and relaxation sessions before or after your Spanish lessons.

Daily Schedule for Spanish and Yoga

Spanish lessons take place either in the mornings or in the afternoon, leaving you free the other half of the day to have your yoga class. Group lessons for Spanish in Bocas del Toro are usually scheduled in the morning starting at 8:00 a.m. and ending at 12:00 p.m. so you can practice yoga in the afternoon. Private lessons normally take place in the afternoons starting at 1:00 p.m. and ending at 5:00 p.m., leaving you the mornings available for yoga (although there are also yoga lessons scheduled around 6 p.m.). The schedule for Spanish lessons in Panama City and Boquete are the other way around. There aren't any Spanish classes during the weekend, so you can have several yoga sessions on Saturday.

Different Spanish courses for different learning needs...

Not everyone wants the same type of Spanish class in their language learning holiday... choose a Spanish course that best meets your needs!

At our Spanish Language School we offer students a wide variety of options when it comes to Spanish classes
Spanish Lessons at Habla Ya Spanish School are dynamic and entertaining, and will keep you on your toes every minute

The cost for Spanish lessons goes from $175 - $575 USD per week. It all depends on the type of Spanish classes you decide to have (group lessons or private lessons) and on the amount of hours of classes you have each week (10 to 30 hours). The total cost of your Spanish Language Holiday also depends on which type of accommodation you decide to have.

If you would like to learn more about each type of the Spanish classes offered at our Spanish Language Schools you can visit our Spanish courses section. And to easily find out and compare the cost for Spanish classes on their own you can do so by visiting our Courses' Rates section.

If in doubt about which Spanish course is the best for you, feel free to Contact Us and we will be thrilled to assist you in selecting the most appropriate Spanish course for your Spanish learning vacation.
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Daily Yoga Classes

Practice Yoga and Learn Spanish
Yoga Classes in Boquete, Panama

When choosing where to travel in Central America to study Spanish and continuing or intensifying your yoga practice, look for a school where there's an active yoga community and different yoga studios to choose from.

Every day of the week Habla Ya Spanish students can join Ashtanga, Hatha, Vinyasa, Anusara or Restorative Yoga sessions.

Daily yoga classes are organized by different members of our communities in Bocas del Toro, Panama City and Boquete, and you'll even be able to practice your Spanish at the same time as some yoga lessons are held in Spanish. It's a great way to expand your vocabulary, learn commands and get you in the best mindset to tackle the skill of learning a new language.

Boquete's daily yoga classes take place at the Yia Yoga Studio as well at other superb locations only a short walk from Habla Ya Campus Boquete, such as The Butterfly House (yes, with actual butterflies around you), The Haven Spa or at Isla Verde, all of which have stunning setups for practicing yoga surrounded by nature.

Yoga classes in the Bocas del Toro Archipelago happen at the Bocas Yoga Studio with Laura Kay, at The Genesis Creativity Center and at Espacio Abierto. All of these options are within a 15 minute walk to our Bocas school. There are also yoga classes in the Island of Bastimentos.

Yoga classes in Panama City are arranged at It's Yoga Panama. This modern yoga studio is about a 10 minute walk from our Spanish School in the city, easily accessible from Via España. As in any major city there are multiple yoga studios to try out.

Spanish lessons take place during half of the day either in the morning or afternoon allowing you plenty of time to practice yoga

Learn the Spanish language and lead a healthy lifestyle with daily yoga classes, meditation and relaxation sessions. Different types of yoga classes are offered throughout the week. You can practice yoga in the morning or in the afternoon to fit around your Spanish class schedule and eco-adventure tours. There is something for all yoga levels! And besides our daily yoga classes, we also organize Yoga Retreats that take place in different parts of Panama such as Cerro Punta, Bocas del Toro or in the Chiriqui Gulf National Marine Park (for Bikram Yoga).

Yoga classes in Boquete cost $6 - $10 USD per person. Yoga classes in Bocas del Toro cost $5 - $10 USD per class. Yoga classes in Panama City cost from $10 - $15 USD per class and they also have monthly packages of unlimited classes. Specific cost per class depends on instructor and length of class. Mats can be rented at $1 per session or you can bring your own. Certain Yoga classes are 60 minute long sessions, other are 1 hour and 15 minutes, and yet others are 1.5 hours. Private yoga classes can also be arranged upon enquiry (please contact us).

When Yoga and Spanish come together
Yoga Classes in Bocas del Toro, Panama with Laura Kay from Bocas Yoga Studio

When some people think of yoga, they imagine having to stretch like a gymnast. That makes them worry that they're too old to do yoga. The truth is you're never too old to improve flexibility. The same is true for learning a language - it's never too late! So why not combine doing good to your body, and stimulate your intellect at the same time? The Spanish & Yoga program is ideal for students who wish to get away from their busy work schedule and daily life, completely disconnect, and focus on developing body and mind awareness.

  • Yoga Means Less Stress, More Calm: do you really need a break, and need to relax? A Yoga program will make you feel less stressed and more relaxed, even after your first class. An ideal way to start your day before going to class, or end an intensely challenging day in the classroom.
  • Yoga, Concentration, and Spanish learning: concentration and the ability to focus mentally are common benefits you'll hear yoga students talk about. Therefore, Yoga & Spanish learning are the perfect combination if you're looking to improve your Spanish learning experience.
Practicing Yoga will improve your physical and mental health. Develop your flexibility, strength, and balance. Reduce the impact of stress, increase coping skills, vitality and improve the health of your joints and your immune system's functioning. Reduce the symptoms of many chronic diseases, strengthen your cardiovascular system, improve digestion, metabolism and hormone production. Alleviate depression and anxiety, increase your feeling of health and well being, promote weight loss and weight regulation. Improve athletic performance in all endeavors and allow a greater sense of clarity and concentration in your daily life. AND... get in the best possible frame of mind to learn Spanish fast!
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Accommodation Options

Home Stays with Local Host Families
Live with a local host family during your Spanish course

If you would like to get fully immersed in the Spanish language, experience our culture, and get as much exposure as possible to the Latin American way of life, then a home stay with a local host family is the way to go. Living with a native Spanish speaking family and having daily intensive Spanish lessons makes the most effective Spanish immersion.

You'll get a unique perspective about how we live our lives in Latin America, what really matters to us and more importantly you'll be forced to practice your Spanish 24 x 7, which will dramatically increase how fast you learn to speak Spanish.

We currently collaborate with more than 70 host families in Boquete, 15 in Panama City, and with about 20 in Bocas del Toro, that make our Spanish Immersion Program a reality. In order to ensure that we select the most appropriate host family for you, please submit your Home Stay Interview with as much as anticipation as possible. In this way we will know your specific needs and choose a host family according to your personality. As host families are assigned on a first come first serve basis, the sooner you fill out the interview, the more host families we will have to choose from for you.

Budget Hostels
Pension Topas is a great option for travelers on a budget in Boquete, Panama

If you're on a budget and would like to easily be able to socialize with fellow travelers after having Spanish lessons and Yoga all day long, then a budget hostel is for you.

At Habla Ya Spanish School we work with several top value budget hostels that offer you either private rooms or a bed in a dorm, where you'll certainly enjoy your stay.

In Boquete, Panama we recommend:

In Bocas del Toro, Panama we recommend:

Hostel Heike on main street in Bocas del Toro, Panama

In Panama City, Panama we recommend:

All of them are located in town really close to our Spanish Schools, within a 15 minute walk. If you're looking for a bit more peace and quiet, then you can't go wrong with Hostal Garden or Hostal Gaia in Boquete. In Bocas del Toro on the other hand, 421 Guesthouse and Saigon Bay and Breakfast are just a 3 minute and 10 minute walk respectively from us. In Panama City, Panama House B&B is literally just across the road and Baru Lodge is on the street behind us, while Luna's Castle is an easy 30 minute commute.

In Boquete, Panama there are numerous mid range hotels where medical Spanish students can stay at
Mid-Range B&Bs, Cabins & Vacation Rentals

There are several places that we recommend for Spanish students looking for a bit more privacy and independence during their Yoga & Spanish program.

The above are tremendously convenient, fully furnished, very reasonably priced for short to mid term stays (4 - 12 weeks) and the students at our Spanish schools simply love them. Each of the above have their own unique features that make them suitable for guests with different needs and desires. Click on the above links for more details about each option.

There are also other types of properties available for rent in Panama City, Boquete and Bocas del Toro, Panama. If you're considering studying Spanish for four weeks or more, you might benefit from having your own vacation rental. Within our website we provide links to several sites that list vacation rentals in Panama, and we also provide links to different real estate agents in Boquete and in Bocas del Toro (as we are not real estate agents ourselves). For more information about vacation rentals please click here...

Upscale Boutique Hotels
Tropical Suites is our favourite upscale boutique hotel in Bocas del Toro

Our preferred luxury hotels in Panama City are The Bristol and Hotel El Panama.

In Bocas del Toro our favorite upscale hotels are Tropical Suites and Palma Royale. Tropical Suites is built directly over turquoise Caribbean waters, with 16 guest suites, a three bedroom Presidential Penthouse, and a Luxury Studio Apartment. Simply put Tropical Suites is Bocas del Toro's premier upscale boutique hotel. Palma Royale, Bocas del Toro's latest upscale boutique hotel, is located at the end of main street, only 20 meters from the Caribbean Sea and has 15 suites with marble and bamboo flooring, handcrafted cedar doors and beds with pillowtop mattresses.

There are also other types of properties available for rent in Bocas del Toro, Panama. If you're considering studying Spanish with us for 4 weeks or more, you might benefit from having your very own vacation rental. Please contact us for more information about rentals in Bocas.

Heated Pool at Valle Escondido Boquete

In Boquete, the Valle Escondido Resort, Golf & Spa is the perfect place if you would like to have access to certain amenities during your Yoga + Spanish Program. With a full service spa, a 9 hole executive golf course, indoor and outdoor swimming pools, tennis and racquetball courts, and first class restaurants, Valle Escondido will certainly keep you entertained after your daily Spanish classes, eco-adventure tours and/or volunteer projects. Valle Escondido is situated at the edge of town, about a 15 minute walk from our Spanish School, in a hidden valley, on the banks of a rushing river, with enough natural beauty and peace to make you not want to leave.

For Spanish students staying in Boquete for up to 3 weeks of Spanish and Yogas, we recommend staying at a suite or bungalow at the Valle Escondido Resort.

For longer stays or even more independence, a rental of Valle Escondido's vacation villas or condos can also be arranged.

Whether you're staying at the Valle Escondido Resort or at one of vacation villas or condos, you'll be able to enjoy:

Clinical Treatment at the Haven Spa
  • 9 Hole Golf Course
  • Outdoor Tennis Court and Indoor Racquetball Court
  • Country Club, complete with
    • Spa and Age Management Program
    • State-of-the-art Life Fitness Equipped Gym
    • Indoor Swimming Pool
    • Sauna, Steam Baths and Jacuzzis
  • Deluxe Rooms at Valle Escondido Resort
  • 1 Outdoor Pools
  • A Spanish Colonial Village with
    • 1 Fantastic Restaurants
    • Bar
    • Chapel
    • 500 seat amphitheater
  • Meeting Space for Groups of 75 - 400 people

Besides staying at Valle Escondido you can also consider The Haven Spa & Hotel.

Wherever you decide to stay at, we will take care of you and make sure that you feel at home. Please contact us and we will help you choose the most appropriate lodging option for your Yoga & Spanish program.
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Due to the current COVID-19 Pandemic Lockdown, make the most of your time and pickup a skill: learn Spanish from the convenience and safety of your home: receive a 25% Discount Off Online Private Spanish Lessons — min. 10 hrs p/week, limited spaces. SIGN UP AND REGISTER TODAY!

Calculating the Cost of your Learning Spanish & Yoga Program
In Bocas del Toro, Panama you can learn Spanish and surf everday

There are four variables to consider when determining the total cost of your Learn Spanish & Yoga Program in Panama. Costs are given itemized as there are different Spanish courses to choose from, multiple lodging options, and some students might decide to join an additional eco-adventure tours. If you would like to request a quote for a specific amount of weeks (or several different options) please click here.

The different variables to consider are:

Cost for Spanish Classes
You can complement your medical Spanish classes with group lessons to improve your conversational skills

Rates for Spanish classes go from $175 - $575 USD per week. The actual rate per week depends on:

  • how many hours of lessons you have each week (10 - 30)
  • if you have private lessons only or a combination of group and private lessons
  • the amount of weeks you sign up for (the longer the length of your Spanish study program, the more convenient the rate you have access to)

Click on the links below to find prices for specific options:

Choosing the most appropriate lodginng options will make your stay a much more pleasant one
Cost for Lodging

Rates for accommodation depend on your choice of accommodation and on the length of your stay.

  • Home Stays with Local Families cost $250 USD per week (breakfast and dinner included). Please add supplement of $25 per week in Bocas del Toro and $50 per week in Panama City.
  • Budget Hostels go from $10 USD per night for a bed in a shared dorm up to $75 USD per night for a private room with a private bathroom (more affordable private options are also available).
  • Midrange Hotels and Bed & Breakfasts go from $495 to $950 USD per week for a furnished Suite or Cabin.
  • Upscale Boutique Hotels and Resorts go from $540 to $3000 USD per week.

Please click here to checkout specific rates for all of our lodging options...

Yoga Classes in Panama
Cost for Yoga Lessons

Yoga classes in Boquete cost $6 - $10 USD per person. Yoga classes in Bocas del Toro cost $5 - $10 USD per class. Yoga classes in Panama City cost from $10 - $15 USD per class and they also have monthly packages of unlimited classes. Specific cost per class depends on instructor and length of class. Mats can be rented at $1 per session or you can bring your own. Certain Yoga classes are 60 minute long sessions, other are 1 hour and 15 minutes, and yet others are 1.5 hours. Private yoga classes can also be arranged upon enquiry (please contact us).

Rates for Eco-Adventure Tours

Besides learning Spanish you'll certainly have a blast after class!

The zipline canopy tour gives you a unique perspective of the cloud forest and an adrenaline rush

Boquete, Panama's eco-adventure capital is the perfect place for a Spanish learning vacation:

In Bocas del Toro, Panama's top beach destination in the Caribbean, there are plenty of outdoor opportunities:

In Bocas del Toro, Panama you can learn how to surf in warm Caribbean waters
Panama's city skyline

And Panama City, Latin America's trendiest capital, is much more than a Canal:

  • Central America's most sophisticated nightlife scene
  • First class restaurants
  • Colonial & Historical Tours
  • Museums
  • Jungle Tours
  • Shopping
  • Casinos

Habla Ya Spanish students have access to special discounts off many eco-adventure tours. For more information about tours in Panama, and complete pricing info click here.

Please note that there is no separate registration fee for our Spanish courses. A $99 deposit, which goes toward your tuition, is required to secure your spot after you Sign Up & Register. Rates include: registration, level test, class materials and handouts, wifi internet connection at the school, certain cultural & social activities and access to all of the school's facilities. A textbook for your level is included when you sign up for at least 20 hours of lessons, and a course certificate is included when you sign up and attend for at least 60 hours of lessons. Any of our six textbooks (for our six levels) can also be purchased for $25 USD.
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