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nurse continuing education retreat panama with MOOXLI

Mindfulness In Action 
the Path to Living Authentically 

Earn 20 CEs and walk away knowing how to stop people pleasing and start showing up as your authentic self everywhere you go

You're an incredible person, but people only know you as whatever and whoever they need you to be for them. Time to allow beautiful you to show up and shine through everywhere you go and earn 20 CEs while you do it!

Gulf of Chiriqui, Isla Boca Brava, Panama

Monday, May 5th, 2025 through Saturday, May 10th, 2025

Registration Opens for MOOXLI Retreat Alumni and MOOXLI Membership on

July 14th, 2024

Registration opens to MOOXLI email community on

July 21st, 2024

Before we ask you to commit, let’s make sure you understand who this retreat is for:

 You are a smart, successful, and highly motivated individual! Ask anyone, and they’ll say how remarkable you are. You are an expert at knowing what others need and meeting those needs. You've become so good at being tuned into others that even if you know what you need, you rarely use the same energy you give others to meet your own needs. It's time to put on your own oxygen mask first and start moving through life based on who you are and what your authentic self wants and needs!


You want to stop people pleasing and start living an empowered life


You want to flip your internal script from I am so tired and overextended, to I am moving through life based on my values and what I need


You want who you are heart and soul to match what those around you see on the outside


You want to understand research-proven approaches to giving up personal and professional emotional exhaustion for living an empowered life


You want to see and accept yourself with the same love and care that do for others


You want to learn how Yoga can become part of the way you support yourself as a person and a professional

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You should join us if you want to move from being an expert at showing up how others would like you to be, to showing up with your same wild, authentic, and wild heart everywhere you go. Let’s introduce you to your guides on this journey.


Sara Bergakker

“Clinically qualified, but not emotionally equipped,” describes MOOXLI founder Sarah Bergakker, experience starting as an LPN in the emergency department at the age of 19. This theme continued as Sarah completed her bachelor’s in nursing and began work as an ER Trauma nurse, and then became a nurse anesthetist. After almost 20 years in healthcare, Sarah realized that she didn’t know what she was going to do differently but that her practices of perfectionism, numbing, and detaching from her emotional and physical self needed to change. ​Sarah started this work to discover if there was a way for her to continue to work in healthcare and find joy in her work. She is so thankful to have returned to the original passion of her calling in healthcare. ​Sarah will be sharing how self compassion and boundaries can effectively change our habits, change our lives, and ultimately support our own resilience.

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Joan Mudget

 Joan Mudget will guide you through daily movement, breathwork and meditation that supports the mind and body in making the shifts that will happen for you on this retreat.  Joan’s background in executive leadership, and her personal experience with burnout and addiction recovery, allow her to guide you through deeper introspection.  Joan will help you understand how yoga changed her life and guide you in incorporating these simple practices into your daily routine.

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The Setting:

Ohhh we've really done it this time darlings! We are taking your wild heart to the wildest and most magical place yet!!

Join us in the magic and wild beauty of all Selva Terra Island Resort, Panama, has to offer. Start your mornings listening to the ocean waves, feeling gentle breezes, and jungle birds greet the day with you in the open-air yoga studio. Have a once-in-a-lifetime experience spending dreamy nights sleeping in oceanside casitas while the ocean lulls you to sleep. Selva Terra has thought of everything and will nourish your body and soul through their made-to-order farm/ocean-to-table meals (wine and beer are included) and more adventure than we can possibly pack into one week on a private Island in Panama!

Complimentary with your lodging, enjoy a guided howler monkey hike through the jungle, snorkeling, and island hopping tour, kayaking through the mangroves, paddle boarding, surfing, and jumping in the oceanside pool with panoramic views and full Selva Terra Resort access. We worked the schedule so you can get ALL the CEs and have ALL the adventures.

For an additional fee, you can arrange to become scuba certified or go scuba diving. 


All inclusive lodging rates range from $225-$396 per person/night and you have to reserve 5 nights of lodging to attend the retreat. Book early to get your choice. Your retreat tuition does NOT cover your lodging, it is booked and paid for separately immediately following your retreat registration confirmation.

You can check available rooms by clicking here and entering the retreat dates (May 5th through May 10th, 2025). 

It may be possible to extend your stay by arriving prior to the retreat start date or extending your stay after the end date. This will be based on availability at Selva Terra. Availability for retreat extended stay clients is released three months prior to the retreat start date. All arrangements for an extended stay are made directly with Selva Terra by emailing

Getting There: 

The travel route to Selva Terra Island resort is via plane from Panama City (PTY) to David (DAV) airport. Your lodging package includes complimentary round-trip private transfers to the island from David Airport, which involves ground transportation to the nearest marina, followed by a boat ride. Travel to the resort from David Airport takes between 1h to 1h30min. 

Two airlines operate this route (flight time is 55 minutes):

 Copa Airlines from Panama City’s International Airport (PTY) 

Air Panama from the City’s Regional Airport (PAC)

For participants with departing flights the same day as the retreat checkout, we recommend no earlier than 1pm departure flight time from Panama City, allowing time to transfer flights upon arrival in Panama City.

To take advantage of the complimentary ground and water taxi you will need to book the following flights for David City

Airport (DAV) out of (PTY): 

Arrival day:


Copa Airlines (out of PTY) @07:10 

Copa Airlines (out of PTY) @16:45

Departure day:

Copa Airlines (out of DAV) @09:47 

It is possible to travel from some locations in the United States to David City Airport using the times listed for arrival service above. Depending on your departure city from the United States, you may need to spend the night in Panama City on arrival and departure. 

Selva Terra offers the following Panama City Package for US$ 795 plus 7% tax per person and includes the following:

  • VIP immigration clearance – no queuing in immigration and a Spanish-speaking representative to get you through customs.

  • Round-trip private transportation from Panama City to the hotel

  • One-night accommodation at the Hilton Panama (other partner hotels available) - upgrade available to the Sofitel Casco Viejo for $165 per person

  • Local guide for your selected Panama City tour option, Panama Canal or explore the historic district of CascoViejo.

  • Round Trip Domestic Flight Reservations (PTY-DAV and DAV-PTY)

Don't worry, Darling. Once you register, you will immediately receive a very detailed email with instructions on booking your flights, etc. We have found that the earlier you book your travel, the more reasonable the pricing is. 

travel was easy and went quite smoothly! 

By the time your refreshed and recharged self boards the plane to fly back home you will have: 

Earned 20 CEs!

Learned in a supported community of your peers how to listen less to your inner critic and treat yourself with the same compassion and kindness that you give to your patients

Learned what changes you can make in your life on the daily to gain big momentum

Know exactly what you are going to do on the Monday after the retreat, how to handle the Sunday Scaries, and know you aren’t going back to real life, you are going back to YOUR life

Learned how to figure out what the heck you do want out of life and how to get it

Learned that you don’t have to be able to fold yourself into a pretzel to practice yoga and move your body in a way that supports you

"What Sarah Bergakker and her MOOXLI team have created is pure magic.  Sarah took her own experience, strength, and hope and not only shined a light on burnout in the healthcare profession, but she took it a step further and created MOOXLI."


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What's Included

  • 20 CEs full of content to guide beautiful you through showing up and shining through everywhere you go 

  • Your private roundtrip taxi from David City Airport to the marina

  • Your private roundtrip water taxi from the marina to Selva Terra Island Resort 

  • All meals from Dinner Monday night to breakfast Saturday morning

  • All beer and wine 

  • Daily meal schedule is light breakfast with coffee and tea, mid-morning full breakfast, farm/ocean-to-table lunch and dinner 

  • Guided Howler Monkey hike through the jungle

  • Snorkeling/Island Hopping Tour

  • Kayaking, paddle boarding, full Selva Terra Resort access

  • Free time to get a massage, get scuba certified, go scuba diving or take a much-needed nap in your oceanside lodging 

What's Not Included

  • Your lodging costs

  • Your airfare

  • Costs of any Excursions you book or Spa Experiences  

The Schedule

We've put together an amazing set of discussions, talks, practices, and activities for a truly life-changing experience. 

  • What if I want to cancel or choose not to come?
    Ok, finding only the best private island destinations in the jungles of Panama, and taking your wild heart to the wilds of historic lodges in rugged places, are all such grand adventures darling. Let’s talk about the legal stuff that makes those adventures possible. Due to the nature of MOOXLI retreats, there are NO exceptions. You are making a commitment by purchasing. Full retreat registration (minus $700) is refundable up to 90 days prior to the retreat start. Cancellations must be made in writing to . Your retreat deposit is not refundable. Up to 90 days from the retreat start, you are able to transfer your retreat deposit to another retreat within the same calendar year as available space allows. Your retreat deposit and full retreat tuition are not transferable to another individual. Up to 90 prior to the retreat start, you are able to apply your lodging payment towards another retreat’s lodging within the same calendar year as space allows. Your lodging registration is not transferable to another individual. Lodging registration (minus the $50 administration fee) is refundable up to 90 days prior to the retreat start. Cancellations must be made in writing to  Less than 90 days prior to the retreat start, your retreat registration and lodging registration is non-refundable in the event that you would choose not to attend. For the avoidance of doubt, we do not provide a refund even if you are prevented from traveling to the retreat due to illness; travel logistics or cancellations; weather events; family events; changes in plans; or otherwise. We believe that, if you book a retreat with MOOXLI, you intend to join us. When reserving your retreat ticket through the $700 deposit you agree to pay the full AMOUNT remaining as billed to your credit card. These terms and conditions of sale are related to MOOXLI LLC Spring 2025 and Fall 2024 and Fall 2025 Retreat. Please see the full terms and conditions. By reserving your retreat ticket you are agreeing to our liability waiver. All of us in this community know firsthand the impact of COVID-19 and how the way in which it affects our lives changes from day to day. With each retreat, we will assess the reasonable processes we need to follow related to this reality. We recommend you purchase Airfare & Travel Insurance - We recommend or
  • Can I get CEs for attending this retreat?
    Yes! Mooxli is recognized as a provider of CEs by the American Association of Nurse Anesthetists (a nationally recognized certifier of nursing continuing education). The AANA is accredited as a provider of continuing nursing education by the American Nurses Credentialing Center's Commission on Accreditation (ANCC). MOOXLI CEs meet ANCC criteria and are valid and applicable to any and all nursing license holders. The AANP has historically recognized with reciprocity CEs already certified by the AANA. If you provide your AANA# you will automatically be submitted for credits. Not a nurse? No Problem! Just contact your healthcare professional association about how to manually submit for CE approval using the MOOXLI syllabus/program! For instance, do you mean I get to go on retreat AND get CEs?! Yes, yes that's exactly what we mean!
  • What should I bring?
    In addition to your personal traveling essentials, here are a few recommended additions: Most importantly, bring an internal commitment to yourself—to breathe deeply, to view the world with an open, curious mind, and to rejuvenate. For movement and meditation classes, we recommend free-flowing, comfortable attire and you can wear this attire during the non-movement based workshops as well! MOOXLI will email you a more comprehensive suggested packing list closer to the retreat.
  • What if I’m new to yoga or meditation?
    No problem whatsoever. We all have to start somewhere and why not start here, in a safe place, where you can focus on your own needs? Our intention is to make all our sessions as approachable as possible. And if you prefer not to actively participate in yoga, we give you permission to lay on your mat in any position you are comfortable in and simply be present in your own body. Please follow the recommendations of your doctor when evaluating adding yoga to your exercise routine.
  • Are MOOXLI retreats only for women?
    MOOXLI is a place of sharing, supporting, and nurturing. A place for human service professionals to rest and heal. All who desire to Move their mindset, Oxygenate their soul, and Live differently, are welcome here.
  • Is there a dress code?
    Athleisure / outdoor wear will be appropriate for all of our sessions including workshops. We recommend layers and breathable clothing that allows for easy movement. Wear what will keep you comfortable, connected and feeling your best.
  • Should I bring my children or my spouse?
    No. Our focus at this event will be to take time away with a community of fellow healthcare professionals and allow space and energy for introspection
  • My friend wants to come but only do the yoga. Is there a “yoga only” package?
    Due to limited space availability all retreat events are for registered attendees only. Anyone who registers is welcome to attend.
  • What if I have questions that aren’t answered on this page?
    Please ask us! Email us at, call or text (616)-259-5426, use the contact option at the top of this page, or the chat function in the lower left corner of the website.
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