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5 Days Surf & Yoga Retreat in Dominican Republic

  • Blossom Retreat, Calle Principal, Cabarete 00000, Dominican Republic

Overview

Surf and Yoga Retreat in Cabarete

Blossom Retreats are designed to strengthen and encourage everyone of all ages and levels. Blossom Retreat is the perfect getaway, in one of the best places on earth, in Cabarete, in the Dominican Republic. Designed for every women who seek the thrill of adventure, the reward of accomplishment, and the fellowship and encouragement of new friends. Our mission is to facilitate the fulfillment of your full potential and to have a ton of fun along the way.

Highlights

  • Daily yoga sessions
  • Daily surfing & Yoga4SUP
  • Daily stand up paddle boarding
  • Healthy snacks, brunches & dinners
  • World class kite boarding lessons
  • 4 nights accommodation

Skill level

  • Beginner

  • 4 days with instruction
  • English, French, Spanish
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Agualina Kite Resort

The hotel is a spacious, luxurious and relaxing 4-star beach front hotel. It is located right in the heart of Cabarete. A 20-minute drive east of the Puerto Plata International airport. All rooms offer a magnificent ocean and beach view.

Facilities

  • 24-hour phone coverage for incoming calls
  • 24-hour security service
  • Free beach towels available
  • Free wireless internet access at pool and beach restaurant
  • Free use of computer with high speed internet access located in the lobby
  • Foreign currency exchange
  • Laundry service
  • Ocean-front restaurant serving breakfast and lunch
  • Outdoor swimming pool with beach chairs

During your stay with us, you will have daily morning yoga sessions before learning to Stand Up Paddle (SUP) and improve your skills in addition to taking time to pamper yourself in an enchanting environment that will revitalize your body, mind, and spirit. Water Women and Fitness ONeill Icon, Audrey Meyer will guide you through daily Fitness, Stand Up Paddle board, Yoga4SUP and even kitesurfing (if you like to try).

Yoga4SUP

SUP, the fastest growing water sport in the world, is quickly becoming one of the best core workouts. A strong core is the foundation for strength, endurance, and good health. Yoga4SUP is developed by Audrey Meyer, the first class of its kind in the Dominican Republic. The 90 minutes class is a work out on the boards comprised of basic and more challenging yoga moves. The paddle board makes a fine yoga mat and the extra balance required by being on the water intensifies the yoga routine.

Kite surfing / kite boarding

Cabarete is one of the best places in the world for year-round kite surfing. The flat water on the inside is perfect for beginners and advanced riders who are working on their latest moves. On the outside are nice glassy waves breaking on the reef about 200m offshore. These waves are usually breaking between 1/2m to 2m depending on the time of the year.

Yoga

Blossom Retreat teaches a type of Vinyasa yoga flow which is energizing yet easy to follow. This style of yoga flows through yoga poses linked one to another guided by the breath. Flowing sequences of sun salutations, balance, standing, seated, and core strengthening postures are designed to sculpt the body, improve flexibility, increase coordination, and muscle tone while making your spirit happy.

Holding some poses longer to deepen awareness of alignment in more advanced variations, will give better flexibility added by the breath in lengthen poses and arm balances. Moving meditation in action, fully enjoying the moment with the ocean horizon as a focus point.

Sample daily schedule

Thursday

  • 07:30 - Check-in
  • 17:30 - Evening yoga or fit class
  • 20:00 - Dinner

Friday - Sunday

  • 07:30 - Yoga warm up on the beach, healthy snack served
  • 08:30 - Stand up paddling (SUP), surf, yoga4SUP (depending on weather conditions)
  • 10:30 - Brunch
  • 12:30 - Massage or just chill out in the beach
  • 13:30 - Kite boarding, 3 hours of professional lessons or just chill out on the beach
  • 17:30 - Evening yoga or fit class
  • 20:00 - Dinner

Monday

  • 07:30 - Yoga warm up on the beach, healthy snack served
  • 08:30 - Stand up paddling (SUP), surf, yoga4SUP (depending on weather conditions)
  • 10:30 - Goodbye brunch

Audrey Meyer

Audrey Meyer is regarded as one of the most influential female water woman of our time. After being crowned Queen of the Ocean in a surfing, windsurfing, and kite surfing triathlon, her success motivated her to share her passion and inspiration for the ocean. She continues to explore her love of surfing and life through her creative inspiration, awareness, and health.

Fitness instructor and Yoga For Surfers certified instructor, Audrey, is a stand up paddle fitness professional. Owner of Yoga4SUP, she will take her workouts to the water, and help you improve your paddle technique and have fun. She enjoys motivating and inspiring other people to achieve their individual health and fitness goals.

The Dominican Republic occupies two-thirds of the large Caribbean island of Hispaniola, located about 1500 miles due south of Cape Cod, between the islands of Cuba and Puerto Rico. Cabarete is a small, laid-back beach village located only 20 minutes away from the Puerto Plata (POP) International Airport on the northern shore of the Dominican Republic.

Cabarete has become a perfect tropical vacation spot with its charming, hip ambiance, and combination of relaxed and adventurous lifestyles. It is an exceptional location not only for water sports such as SUP, surfing, kite boarding, and windsurfing but also for energizing your body, mind, and spirit.

Activities
  • Horse riding/rental
  • Massage
  • Outdoor swimming pool
  • Snorkeling
  • Swimming pool
General
  • CafĂ© nearby
  • Environmentally friendly
  • Lobby
  • Multilingual staff
  • Restaurant
  • Special menu request
Services
  • ATM/banking nearby
  • Baby sitting
  • Currency exchange
  • Free! WiFi / Computer
  • Internet access
  • Laundry
  • Room cleaning

The delightful brunches are healthy, full of valuable nutrients, and bursting with flavor. They had been chosen to complement your wellness program and can be fully customized to suit different needs.

Exquisite gourmet dinners are an abundance of locally grown fresh veggies, fresh local fish, and free range chicken. Healthy and delicious quality fuel, you will eat at the nicest restaurants that Cabarete has to offer.

  • Horseback riding
  • Snorkeling
  • Whale watching
  • Wake boarding
  • Full-day trip Catamaran sailing
  • Kite surfing
  • Windsurfing
  • 4 exquisite gourmet dinner
  • 4 morning of delightful and healthy brunches
  • 4 nights deluxe accommodations
  • Airport transfers from / to Puerto Plata airport
  • Daily maid service
  • Daily stand up paddle boarding, surfing, and Yoga4SUP
  • Daily yoga sessions
  • Free Wi-Fi internet access
  • Healthy homemade pre-SUP snacks
  • Airfare to and from Dominican Republic
  • Alcoholic drinks
  • Extra activities, excursions, or trips
  • Gratuities
  • Taxi fare to and from places during the retreat
  • Travel insurance
For information about the booking conditions, please send Blossom Retreat an inquiry.
  • Review by Pat V. from Thonon-les-bains, France
    10 out of 10

    "I'd never practised or even heard of cross-training before stepping in Audrey's class. We were 5 people, each of us at fairly different levels, but everyone was able to train efficiently at its own, under Audrey's really professional guidance and cheering. Definitly something to recommend to people who'd like to burn some energy and feel good. Icing on the cake, you find some deliciously fresh coconut water + breakfast, just a block away from the class-room, way to kick off a good day!"

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  • Review by Stephane T
    10 out of 10

    "If you want to discover Audrey's wonderful world where become allied the pleasure in the sport, the well-being in the harmony of the yoga and the SUP, do not hesitate! Always in the listening and rich in advice, Audrey will make of your holidays an unforgettable moment !"

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  • Review by Marita M. from Honolulu, Hawaii
    10 out of 10

    "Audrey is amazing! While living in Cabarete I joined her crossfit class on a regular basis and I absolutely loved it! It is such a great workout and Audrey is an amazing instructor. She has been a huge motivation and inspiration for me and I am truly grateful."

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  • Review by Eva K. from Cabarete, Dominican Republic
    10 out of 10

    "Love, love, love my crossfit class with Audrey - lots of positive energy, great music and effective work out. I am addicted!"

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  • Review by Konstantin from Munich, Germany
    10 out of 10

    "I came to Cabarete to have an active holiday and also to relax. I thought surfing with a bit of yoga on the side would be a good combination until I discovered Audrey's Yoga4SUP, which brings both together and is a great exercise on the water. Paddling out into the ocean on an early Sunday morning was wonderful and doing the postures on the standup-paddleboard was fun and challenging at the same time. I really liked how Audrey took care of the group, making sure everyone was comfortable on the board. The clear instructions she gave made the class easy to understand and the best part was the final relaxation on the open water. Something I will always remember and I am sure it wasn't my last Yoga4SUP class, especially with Audrey Meyer, a great inspiration and motivation being in her presence!"

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  • Review by Magali from Geneva, Switzerland
    10 out of 10

    "From Switzerland, I discovered Audreys kiteboarding and believe me when I say that it is amazing. I loved her professionalism, life energy, and her passion for the ocean she managed to pass to me. She is a real pro. I have been through these yoga sessions and reconnect with myself. Using these classes, my life has a sacred leap forward. So do not hesitate, let your everyday life be and treat yourself to this extraordinary journey. You will return transformed."

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  • Review by Nadinet from Cabarete, Dominican Republic
    10 out of 10

    "Audrey does a wide variety of fitness and yoga classes in Cabarete. I loved her crossfit class. Challenging and fun for every level! Audrey keeps a close eye on everyone in class which enables her to give personalized instructions and motivation during her workouts. If you're in Cabarete and want to get fit, get in touch with Audrey."

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  • Review by Bob M. from Ontario, Canada
    10 out of 10

    "We met Audrey in 2013, seen and heard about her workouts , came back this year 2014 and my girlfriend and I decided to give it a go! After eating and drinking you need to find a way to burn off those unwanted calories and to feel good. Audrey puts on an awesome workout well explained and thought out, trust me you will feel it! She is a very knowledgable trainer and can also accommodate any injuries to your training. Classes are fun thanks Audrey we'll be back"

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  • Review by Miriam from Munich, Germany
    10 out of 10

    "Audrey, the organizer of Blossom, is just the most amazing person ever. She motivates you and every class with her, whether it is stand up paddle boarding or yoga on a stand up paddle board or Aqua Fit. It is just pure fun while getting trained. You will go out every time happy and feeling like you really did a great workout."

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Cabarete, Dominican Republic

Blossom Retreat offers yoga, fitness, and SUP boarding in harmony with Dominican Republic, the island of natural treasures.

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5 days / 4 nights

Departure:
Monday January 30, 2017
(5 days / 4 nights)

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