Unexpected Moments of Magic Panama

UMMP offers life changing volunteer adventures in beautiful Boquete, Panama.

We are the change!

*UMMP is the collaborating organization with Global Volunteer Network Panama Program! UMMP offers a wide range of volunteer opportunities in Panama. Volunteers can work with in an assortment of projects including orphanages, schools, medical clinics, wildlife refugees, environmental organizations, literacy projects, teaching English, jewelry making, and much more! The majority of our Panama programs are located in the valley of Boquete and we also offer a selection of projects in the city of David, just a bus ride away. Boquete is a peaceful & charming flower covered mountain village. It is a picturesque tropical rainforest tucked away on the eastern slopes of Volcan Baru. Boquete is quickly becoming a destination for those visitors seeking the most enchanting weather in the world and is an outdoor adventure paradise. Visitors bask in Boquete's sun and marvel at the exquisite mountain views. Boquete's healthy climate has prompted many to believe it holds the secret to longevity since many native Boquetenos have lived well on past their one-hundredth birthdays. Boquete offers a complete travel experience with activities such as: zip-lining through the jungle, hot springs, horseback riding, mountain biking, amazing hiking, bird watching, white water rafting, fishing, rock climbing, repelling, surfing and much more!

Misión: Unexpected Moments of Magic Panama is dedicated to empowering individuals worldwide through the encouragement of self-exploration through social entrepreneurship, volunteerism, philanthropy and education as powerful forces for worldwide change. Be the change!

The big change in this world starts with ourselves! When you make the decision to take action and do good deeds for people and nature, you open an unbreakable circle of positivism, in that precisely moment you are the change you wish to see in this amazing world!
Be kind, be true and take the chance to volunteer anywhere in the world.
#govolunteer #volunteerBoquete #bethechange #volunteerinpanama

Over the past eight years, Unexpected Moments of Magic, in Panama, has worked with over 2,500 volunteers and are proud to say we are an illustration of diversity. Our volunteers range in age from 8 to 74, representing over 24 countries around the world & 20 different languages. Come Volunteer with us!

A funny way to teach a second language to the kiddos 🙏✌️❤️💚🇵🇦, sign up to our Volunteer programs and be the change you wish to see in the world! #volunteerabroad #govolunteer #ummp #bepartofthefuture #teaching

What is your definition of yoga?

Today I searched #yoga on Instagram and all that came up were pictures of beautiful bodies doing some variation of a difficult yoga posture. This made me feel a bit sad. Yoga is so much more. If you are breathing and on this journey we call life, you are doing yoga. And every BODY can do yoga. It is a powerful philosophy and lifestyle that can cross through all separation. Asana practice is just one small piece of the puzzle... The 8 Limbs of yoga is where the wisdom lies in the practice when embodied.

The 8 Limbs of Yoga
• YAMA - Restraints, moral disciplines or moral vows
• NIYAMA - Positive duties or observances
• ASANA - Posture
• PRANAYAMA - Breathing techniques
• PRATYAHARA - Sense withdrawal
• DHARANA - Focused concentration
• DHYANA - Meditative absorption
• SAMADHI - Bliss or enlightenment

If you are interested in truly diving into the beautiful path of yoga, come and join us on one of our life changing trainings!



Click here to support Shanti Uganda Birthing Centre organized by Steph Dey

Support this important work being done in Uganda with mothers and new babies!

gofundme.com As many of you know my journey in Africa began volunteering in Uganda! This led me to adopting later in life and now the perfect opportunity to further my studies in the world of birth has presented itself!! Training with Shanti Uganda (in Uganda) as a Post Partum Doula !! 100% of the funds ra...


Click here to support Mark Hoverson Stage 4 Cancer organized by Mark Hoverson

You are a warrior Mark! I love you. 💕

gofundme.com Hello everyone! Please watch the video for all the details, but in brief... Mark Hoverson is my husband & father of our four kids (Isaac 14, Gracie 12, Rush 11, Micah 10). In the midst of an exciting and prospering business, in May of 2014 (out of nowhere), Mark was diagnosed with Stage 4 Neuro...

YiA International School of Personal Transformation & Yoga

Be the change you wish to see in the world!

T-19 Days until our next 200 Hour Internationally Recognized Yoga Alliance Certified YiA YOGA Teacher Training! So excited! You ready to join us? Contact us today for more information or visit us online at www.go2yia.yoga

You are perfect. Eckhart Tolle says, "The greatest catalyst for change in a relationship is complete acceptance of that person as he or she is, without needing to judge or change them in any way." This is equally true for the relationship we have with ourselves. If you find yourself constantly wanting to improve, to be a better person, to be more beautiful or handsome, to be more intelligent, to be more aware, to have more, to experience enlightenment... stop trying. You are already there and are perfect as you are in this present moment. You are moving forward every day, making the best decisions possible for yourself and your loved ones. Fully surrender to yourself, to your bright light and your darkest darkness. Embrace it. Honor it. If you're feeling sad, allow yourself to be sad without judgment. If you're full of joy, allow yourself to experience every moment of it without attachment. If you are feeling frustrated, go deep within yourself to the root of the frustration and let it go. Forgive. Show compassion. Love. Surrender. 🙏🌹💜

If you are going through a huge transition in your life, be fully grateful for the transition and learn every lesson you possibly can from it. Find yourself in the beautiful flow of this blessed journey we've been given. The Universal Source is watching over you every moment. Guiding you to your higher self. Stay connected to that powerful transformational energy. Make it your best friend. And fully come to a space of unconditional love and surrender within yourself, so you can share that same love and light with all of those around you. Allow your light to shine, like the sun ☀️shines upon the entire universe, upon every creature... by doing so you allow others to show that same light and reflect it back to you.

Fully accept yourself as you are in the present moment and create the most powerful catalyst for your personal growth... unconditional love. 💜

#youareperfect #yiayoga #yogajourney #yiayogateachertraining

PIA - Proyecto Itinerante de Arteterapia

¿Por qué los adultos dejamos de jugar?

Una invitación a reencontrarnos con el placer de jugar y crear, transformar, construir, destruir y armar en conexión con el propio deseo, coordinado por la experta argentina Virginia Blaistein de Flor de Juego, que está visitando Panamá por primera vez y PIA - Proyecto Itinerante de Arteterapia. En el taller también re-elaboraremos temas importantes alrededor del concepto de "juego".

Domingo 24 de septiembre de 9am a 1pm. en el Colegio Jacaranda, Ancón.
$35 x 1 persona.
$50 x 2 personas.
Inscripciones en [email protected]

#arteterapia #arterapia #juego #arte #taller #creatividad #desarrollopersonal #panama #pty #americalatina #argentina #viaje

Happy Birthday Unexpected Moments of Magic! 10 years ago today you were created. What you have manifested has made this world a better place. Thank you for all the amazing people you have brought into my life. Thank you for all the people you have helped. Thank you to all the amazing volunteers that made this work possible. Sending love and light to all of you around the world. Without you none of this would have existed!

To learn more about our volunteer programs, visit us online at www.unexpectedmomentsofmagic.org.

I wanted to share this as it is an important message to all my lovely volunteers. Sometimes people come to Panama, to "help" the Panamanian people, which is lovely and the intension is beautiful, but the reality of it is, they can help us just as much as we can help them. Volunteering is a mutual beneficial relationship between the volunteer and the people being served. It is not about coming to Panama to "help" or to change them, its about coming to Panama to learn to love on a deeper level and learn some truly valuable lessons by experiencing another culture. Some people do this well, while take a little longer to adjust to the cultural differences. So if you plan to come volunteer with us, come with the attitude that you are going to be helped just as much as you are going to help. This is a great attitude to have so you can truly serve both yourself and the community of Boquete!

A special thank you to Maya Morgan for her generous donation of a new trampoline at Aprendizaje Divertido to encourage outdoor play and exercise! Thank you for being you! And thank you Natascha for helping us put it together and for all the work you do with the children and animals of Boquete!


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Well said Maya Morgan!

»• A JOYful Notation »•

Your life has PURPOSE.
Your story is IMPORTANT.
Your dreams COUNT.
Your voice MATTERS.
You were born to make an IMPACT.

Sherri ^_^ Incredible JOY

Well said!

Question time! Why be a volunteer...share your fine ideas :)


Playground project #2 finished to promote more outdoor activities for the children of Boquete. Thank you Ilmira, Sadiya and Nadja for making this possible! What a fun week of putting together the swingset and building the sandbox!

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Lessons Learned In Life Inc.

For more great quotes visit www.lessonslearnedinlife.com

Well said!


The happy secret to better work

I love this! Please take a moment to watch it! It is worth your time. And remember, to be grateful in the present moment, to exercise, to practice acts of kindness, to take time to meditate and journal about things that make you happy! Together we can create a happier world!


ted.com We believe that we should work to be happy, but could that be backwards? In this fast-moving and entertaining talk, psychologist Shawn Achor argues that actually happiness inspires productivity. (Filmed at TEDxBloomington.)


Wise words...

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Thank you Sophie and Anthonette for getting your hands dirty this morning to make the garden for the children at Volcancito School beautiful and teaching the children about caring for the environment! You girls rock!!

Yep we are Omolade Anthonette, Sophie Eliassen and Rachel E Barnes! Keep up the good work ladies! Thank you for being you!

All the staff here at GVN are completely MAD! And proud to be so :)

When volunteers show love to my son it makes my heart sing!

Come to volunteer, and enjoy while doing so! Come and join us for an amazing weekend retreat with acroyoga, surfing, and community connection!

Thanks to the generous donation of Sabien, these girls now have a place to put their clothes!


I am the light of my soul ~ Sirgun Kaur & Sat Darshan Singh

Yes, you are!

I am the light of my soul, I am beautiful, I am bountiful, I am blessed, I am, I am.....


youtube.com Please support Sirgun's new album !! ~ http://sirgunkaur.com/newalbum ~ her music is lighting this world with LOVE ~~Real beauty is the light that comes from...

[04/08/14]   Pack your bags and come experience volunteering with us in Panama! It will change your world!

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Boquete Central
Otros escuela/facultades en Boquete (mostrar todas)
Academia Internacional Boquete - AIB Academia Internacional Boquete - AIB
Vía Boquete, El Francés
Boquete, 0426

Promovemos el desarrollo del carácter a través de un sólido programa académico We promote the development of the character with a solid academic program

Common Sense Commodities Common Sense Commodities
Valle Escondido
Boquete, NONE

We teach people how to trade futures, options and the Forex

Finca Santuario del Volcan Baru Finca Santuario del Volcan Baru
Callejon Seco

This is an agri/eco-tourism farm project to help the next generation, and its time to get started. Please give us a like as we prepare to launch.

Habla Ya Spanish School - Boquete Campus Habla Ya Spanish School - Boquete Campus
Los Establos Plaza 20 - 26, Central Avenue
Boquete, 0413

Spanish School in Boquete

Catalyst USA.org Catalyst USA.org
Los Naranjos

Our mission is to help people improve their lives with entrepreneurship and business skills training. We offer support for existing businesses with Strategic Marketing and Promotions.

Tai Chi-riquí Tai Chi-riquí
David, Chiriqui, Panama

What else would you call a Group of people practicing and promoting the ancient martial art-for-health tradition of Tai Chi, in the Chiriqui Province of Panama ?