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Matthew Bonas

Yoga Teacher (RYT-500), Founder Live Now Yoga Retreats

Matthew was introduced to yoga in 2005 when he experienced his first yoga class. He then started attending classes regularly which led to a deep appreciation for the physical practice.  He was motivated to explore yoga teacher training to learn more about the yogic science, including asana, meditation, yoga philosophy, and pranayama. Matthew made two visits to India, first studying hatha yoga in Goa in 2012 and again in Rishikesh in 2016 completing his 500-hour YTT with Chandra Yoga International.

As his personal yoga practice evolved Matthew also gained a love for yin yoga. In 2017 he was thrilled to learn from Bernie Clark, one of the world's foremost authorities in yin yoga, completing a 50-hour yin yoga intensive teacher training course.

Matthew currently teaches yoga in Toronto, Ontario and has extensive experience leading vinyasa flow and yin yoga classes, acro yoga, and handstand workshops. His love for travel and adventure have led him to also teach yoga classes and workshops in Panama, Costa Rica, Hawaii, Trinidad and Tobago, and India.


Matthew is featured in the New York Times Best Seller 2,100 Asanas, The Complete Yoga Poses.

The words "Live Now" are a reminder to both be present and to live life to the fullest. This concept became an important consideration in Matthew's life when illness caused him to contemplate the reality that tomorrow isn't promised.


Live Now Yoga Retreats was born out of Matthew's desire to live with intention, travel the world, experience new cultures, and practice yoga. It is his dream, passion, and privilege to share these experiences with you!

Oscar Pena

Director Mucho Gusto Panama and Mucho Gusto Colombia

Mucho Gusto is a tour company that helps create joyous lifelong memories during travel throughout Panama and Colombia. They share your passion for travel by offering their inspired professional services to you, your family and friends. Oscar's personal goal is to offer you the best customer service to make your travel fun, safe and adventure packed! 


After studying tourism in his home country of Colombia, he moved to Costa Rica and started working in a Small Luxury Hotel. After many amazing years in Costa Rica he was ready for a new challenge and then moved to Boquete, Panama in 2009 where he currently resides. While he feels blessed to have lived and traveled in these amazing countries he loves Panama and its amazing people and is proud to call it home.


During his time working in Costa Rica, Oscar participated in endless seminars in customer service and now offer his own seminars to various hotels  & restaurants in Panama.  Having lived in Colombia, Costa Rica and Panama he had the opportunity to learn about the unique culture and history of each country and now passionately shares that knowledge with international travelers through his company's professional services. 


When you take a tour with Mucho Gusto you have a unique opportunity to experience a connection with the culture and the people, making your experience that much more unforgettable. You will undoubtedly feel the passion Oscar has for the work he does as he aims to provide the best service so you can fully enjoy all the magical moments of your travels whether you are alone or surrounded by loved ones. Oscar and Mucho Gusto complement the energy behind Live Now Yoga Retreats as he encourages his guests to live life to the fullest.

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