Teaching “Kriya Yoga” in San Francisco

Arte de Vivir Our lives are brimming with responsibility and stress. We battle the facets of the modern world, navigating through treacherous traffic, climbing past barriers in work and personal affairs, and fight to improve our lives and the lives of our family. It is no wonder that we seek relief, expression and some form


Fas2Rass crew awarded trophy for “best time of the day” in Cable Onda Sports Cup, a qualifying race for the 2015 Ocean-to-Ocean race across the Panama Canal

Sixty-three cayucos race across the Panama Canal this weekend

The annual Ocean-to-Ocean Cayuco Race starts Friday, March 27, on the Caribbean side of the Panama Canal and ends Sunday, March 29, on the Pacific side finish line at the Diablo Public Ramp. It is sponsored this year by Mas Movil. A great vantage point from which to watch the race would be the Miraflores

_Tours & Places

Bliss Grill Restaurant

Enjoy a blissful meal at this U.S.-style restaurant

Tucked under the Transistmica overpass by the University of Panama is Bliss Plaza, a unique locale that combines a car wash, Splash, with an American style eatery called Bliss Grill. The combination, while unusual, has been well received by patrons looking for a place where the portions are hearty and the service is great. Since

_Rep of Panama

page2.eps Marisela Gonzalez (left), Deputy Director of Proinvex promoting Panama at the Guangzhou International Travel fair

Promoting Panama in China

Proinvex, the government agency responsible for attracting investment to Panama, represented the Isthmus at the Guangzhou International Travel Fair in Guangzhou, Guangdong, China, from Friday 6 to Sunday March 8. With the theme, “Panama: The most visited destination,” the Proinvex team promoted various tourist destinations as well as the Colon Free Zone, the maritime logistics


Isthmian Update – Vol. 21#13

Scholarship awards under scrutiny Former ministers, friends and political cronies of former President Ricardo Martinelli received expensive scholarships from the National Secretariat of Science, Technology and Innovation (Senacyt) to study abroad. Among the beneficiaries are: Mario Martinelli Matute and Patricia Villanueva, the ex-president’s nephew and niece. Also Soledad Filipionok, ex-girlfriend of former Minister of the


Sixth National Folk Dance Festival

Folklore, Culture and Tradition

Panama’s is a ‘melting pot’ of cultures and nowhere is this more evident than in its vibrant folklore. Indigenous, Criollo and Afroamerican elements contribute to the country’s rich multicultural traditions and no local fair or festival is complete without performances of traditional songs and dances where audiences respond with pride and enthusiasm. A wonderful opportunity