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8 Day Ultimate Caribbean Adventure and Yoga Holiday in Samana

Samana Ocean View, El Flamboyan, 32000, Dominican Republic

Yoga Holiday Dominican Republic

Do you love adventure and nature? Then this retreat is for you! BeYogi Ibiza invites you to the stunning nature reserve of Samaná, where turquoise waters, white sandy beaches, and coconut palm trees make up the landscape and humpback whales peacefully roam in the ocean.

Meet the instructors

Carina
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Highlights

  • 2-hour daily morning yoga
  • Daily evening class or workshop
  • Jungle hiking and secret beach excursion
  • Whale watching on private boat and horse riding on the beach
  • Full board vegetarian cuisine with tea, water, and juices
  • Group transfer from Santo Domingo Old Town
  • 1-hour welcome massage
  • 7 nights accommodation

Skill level

  • Beginner
  • Intermediate
  • Advanced

Yoga styles


7 days with instruction
Group size: 5-16 participants
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Accommodation

Facilities

  • Horse riding
  • Swimming pool (outdoor)
  • Bar
  • Barbeque facilities
  • Dining area
  • Kitchen
  • Lounge
  • Multilingual staff
  • Yoga deck
  • Yoga shala
  • Free Wi-Fi
  • Tour assistance

You will stay in beachy-chic bungalows overlooking Samana Bay. High up in the hills of Samana Bay are 13 eco-bungalows with spectacular ocean views; each bungalow has a double bed, private bathroom, fan, and protective sliding doors. Half the bungalows have a private terrace attached, whilst others have a panoramic window that can be fully opened. The communal space consists of an infinity pool, lounge area, big dining space with Wi-Fi, and gardens. The tranquility and natural surroundings of the resort will soothe your body, mind, and spirit.

Program

What is the intention of this retreat? In this week you will go on a quest towards finding the 'zest' or joy in life and what might be standing in the way before you can fully embrace it (and how to work through that). Through powerful practices you will re-encounter your most radiant self!

If you have been feeling a little low or confused, missing your spark or just looking for fresh inspiration for 2021, this retreat is for you! A powerful start into a new year with your strongest mindset yet!

Program

1. Course: "What a joy to be alive!"

Course on (re)-discovering the 'zest' and joy in life! This 2-part course will teach you how to overcome and deal with negative emotional patterns that might stand in your way to full radiance and ecstasy!

2. Ongoing mentorship and community

Tools and practices to take home to build a strong mindset.

Itinerary

Day 1

Please note that you are advised to arrive in Santo Domingo one day earlier and stay in a hotel. Please contact BeYogi Ibiza for more information.

Pick up at 9 a.m. from Santo Domingo Old Town to drive to Samana as a group. After you arrive, refreshments will be served and you'll have time to check into your bungalow. The group gathers early evening for the opening circle and first grounding yoga practice. Dinner will be served before it's time for a restful sleep.

Day 2

You will have your first morning meditation and yoga practice. Let your body get heated in a sweaty Vinyasa class. Then, after a delightful and hearty breakfast, you can enjoy your welcome massage, relax by the pool, read, sunbathe, or whatever else you'd like. Take a light lunch before the group gathers for a Restorative yoga class and an introduction to "living in joy" and what you will cover in the week. End the day with a wholesome group dinner.

Day 3

You will take your morning tea and head to your morning meditation and Vinyasa yoga class, followed by a delicious breakfast. Then, the group gets picked up for an adventure hike through the jungle to a secret paradise beach, where you'll eat and drink fresh coconuts upon arrival. After enjoying some time at the beach and some picnic, you will make your way back to the resort.

This evening is reserved for a workshop on your emotions and learning a practice on how to let them move through the body so they may be released and freeing up the way for more joy!

Day 4

Enjoy your morning tea in silence before the morning Vinyasa yoga and meditation class. After breakfast, take your time to chill, have massages, swim in the pool, take a trip to the local beach, or nap. A light lunch will be served in the community space and the afternoon is free for you to do what you'd like.

The group gathers on the yoga deck for breath-work and reflecting on the workshop the day before. Now it is time to pave out new pathways to experiencing more joy! You will explore this that evening. Dinner will be under the stars and then, you will have a restful night.

Day 5

You will have an early start. Take your tea and join the sunrise meditation and breath-work. After early breakfast, you will depart for the beach where a boat awaits you to go whale watching.

After a couple of hours on the ocean getting close up to the gentle giants, you will dock at a secret beach, only reachable by boat where you will enjoy lunch. After a break and relaxing at this beautiful location, you will hike to "Boca del Diablo", an amazing rock formation from where you will get picked up to drive back to the resort.

Restorative stretches and legs up the wall will refresh your tired legs and you re-nourish with a group dinner under the stars.

Day 6

  • Morning class and day off to go to the beach or relax at the pool.
  • Ecstatic Dance in the evening

Day 7

First, you will have your morning tea, followed by meditation and Vinyasa yoga class. After breakfast, you will enjoy an integration day at the resort by the infinity pool or an optional trip to the local beach for some pina coladas. You will have lunch and more free time to just be and chill out. hen, it's time for the final evening yoga class and closing ceremony and dinner celebration.

Day 8

You will enjoy a cosy breakfast with the group in the morning. Then, you'll check out and depart for Santo Domingo or the airport.

Included excursions

Whale Watching

Get close to these incredible giants of the sea on a private boat - the humpback whales that come to breed into the bay at this time a year.

Adventure hike

Adventure hike through the lush jungle to 'Boca del Diablo', an astounding rock formation.

Being a pirate of the Caribbean

Trip to a secret paradise beach only reachable by boat.

Instructors

Carina Bogner

Retreat location

Imagine yourself waking up in your private eco bungalow. The first glance whilst still in bed goes out to the ocean and jungle. You feast daily on the juiciest and tastiest mangoes, pineapples, coconuts, and papayas you have ever tried and you get in shape in heated Vinyasa yoga classes and finding your zen in some deliciously restful evening sessions and meditation.

And it doesn't end there! Experience the beauty of Samaná in the Dominican Republic by hiking through the lush jungle, soaking up the sun at a secret paradise beach only reached by boat, and as a highlight, get close up to the gentle giants of the sea; the amazing and peaceful humpback whales!

This Yoga Retreat is vegetarian-friendly

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Food

The package includes full board vegetarian meals as well as tea, water, and juices.

The following meals are included:

  • Breakfast
  • Lunch
  • Dinner
  • Drinks

The following drinks are included:

  • Water
  • Tea

The following dietary requirement(s) are served and/or catered for:

  • Vegetarian
If you have special dietary requirements it's a good idea to communicate it to the organiser when making a reservation

What's included

  • 2-hour morning yoga daily
  • Daily evening class or workshop
  • Whale watching on private boat
  • Jungle hiking and secret beach excursion
  • Horse riding at the beach
  • 1-hour welcome massage
  • Group transfer from Santo Domingo Old Town
  • 7 nights accommodation
  • Full board vegetarian cuisine
  • Tea, water, and juices

What's not included

  • Flights
  • Airport Taxi to Town (approx. $20)

How to get there

Recommended Airports

Arrival by airplane

Please book your flight to arrive at Las Américas International Airport (SDQ). Group transfer from Santo Domingo Old Town is included, so you are advised to arrive one day earlier and stay at a hotel to wait for the transfer.

Cancellation Policy

  • A reservation requires a deposit of 20% of the total price.
  • The deposit is non-refundable, if the booking is cancelled.
  • The rest of the payment should be paid on arrival.

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Minimum group size

This trip requires a minimum of 5 participants

Availability

Arrival: Saturday February 20, 2021
Departure: Saturday February 27, 2021

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