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Join this gratitude-filled yoga teacher training in the Dominican Republic. This training is a wonderful combination of learning and relaxation. The dose of nature will relax every bit of your mind, body, and soul. The methodology used in teaching will be great way to begin, strengthen, or deepen your practice, and at the same time learn how to deal with students. This training will not only help you to get insights of teaching, but also bring you closer to your own self.
You will be accommodated at Extreme Hotel. They focuses on keeping the facilities as eco-friendly, sustainable, and self-sufficient as possible. It has designed the hotel’s ventilation system to use the wind as a natural cooling element instead of high energy consuming air conditioning. Tiled floors keep the heat down and low energy fans keep the air from getting stale. Lots of green vegetation also helps to reduce the heat during the hottest months.
As an eco-friendly hotel, it does not offer a lot of extras, instead, it offers environmentally conscious and comfortable rooms you can feel restful and relaxed in, knowing you are leaving a minimal carbon footprint. Staying at the Extreme Hotel is a relaxing, healthy experience. It tries to keep the rat race of the outside world at bay.
In doing so, there are no televisions or cable, and they encourage their guests to spend their time soaking up the sun and participating in energy infused nature, health, and fitness-orientated activities. Think of your stay as a digital detox.
The hotel do understand how important it is to stay in contact with people back home, or to get digital work done while on vacation, so it has two free Wi-Fi access points for the hotel, ensuring you can be online when needed. The restaurant also has its own separate Wi-Fi. All rooms have a private bath, small fridge, and ocean-view balcony.
This training program offers yogis who are new to the program to start and complete the 200 hours in four weeks. In this training, while the location, form, and method of the training may change, the fundamental learning objectives are always the same. Hours are divided into five main categories of learning:
Pre-enrolled students may choose to join in for one to three weeks, gaining 45 hours of training each week. Training days will be from Monday to Friday with the weekends free for island adventures, relaxation, reflection, or excursions.
Grateful yogis are students for life. Grateful Yoga teach what they love in the spirit of both sharing and learning with the world around them. Their asana practice is both physical and spiritual, combining the foundations of Ashtanga, breath with bandha and drishti, with different styles for a well-rounded and dynamic practice. Grateful Yoga's old-school orientation attracts students who are self motivated, driven by love, and open to the experience of yoga.
Upon the completion of this yoga teacher training, students will receive a 200-hour certificate recognized by the Yoga Alliance. Registration with Yoga Alliance provides a globally recognized credential.
This retreat is taking place in Kite Beach, Cabarete, Dominican Republic. You will be staying in Extreme Hotel on sharing basis. The Dominican Republic is best known for its breathtaking sandy beaches, Pico Duarte, the tallest mountain in the Caribbean, a picturesque rainforest, flatlands, and great golfing. The Dominican Republic is also the second largest Caribbean nation after Cuba and has a population of approximately 10 million people.
A world-leading kiteboarding town, Cabarete has amazing beaches on the ocean side, and a serene lagoon, El Choco National Park, and the Cabarete caves on the other side of town for you to explore.
The Dominican Republic has a wide range of amazing water sports to choose from, world-class kite boarding beaches, and amazing undiscovered surf beaches, fantastic diving, and snorkeling spots. There are numerous golf courses to practice or perfect your swing, such as Los Haitises National Park, Los Tres Ojos, home of Ocean World Adventure Park.
The Dominican Republic is also home to Mount Isabel, El Choco, and Pico Duarte for the hiking adventurer. If you are interested in architecture and history, there is the Basilica Cathedral of Santa Maria la Menor, the Fortaleza Ozama, or Fortaleza San Pelipe just to mention a few of the rich historical sites around the country.
You will be served with two organic farm-to-table breakfast and dinner meals daily. Vegetarian, vegan, and other dietary needs can all be accommodated by Grateful Yoga. There is an on-site restaurant as well.
There are plenty of activities that you can do in your free time, such as reading, snorkeling, swimming, or taking a walk to the beach. The north coast is also home to some of the best water sports in the country, and Cabarete is the spot for kite boarding, surfing, stand up paddleboarding, and bodysurfing.
Please book your flight to arrive at Gregorio Luperón International Airport (POP), Cibao International Airport (STI), Las Américas International Airport (SDQ), or Punta Cana International Airport (PUJ). Transfer from and to any of these airports is available upon request.
If you are flying into Gregorio Luperón International Airport (POP), you can take a guagua, which is a public bus or minivan, although they only run during daylight hours.
If you are flying into Cibao International Airport (STI), you can take a local bus through Caribe Tours, which will get you from Santiago to Sosua. It will cost approximately 250 MXN. Once you have arrived in Sosua, you can take a guagua (again heading east, just cross the street and wait for one on the other side of the bus station) or take a taxi to the hotel.
From Las Américas International Airport (SDQ), the local Caribe Tours bus will get you to Sosua for approximately 380 MXN. Once you have arrived in Sosua, you can take a guagua (again heading east, just cross the street and wait for one on the other side of the bus station) or take a taxi to the hotel.
Once you reach Punta Cana International Airport (PUJ), there are local buses you can take. You will have to take one bus from Punta Cana to Santo Domingo, then take the second bus from Santa Domingo to Sosua.
Once you have arrived in Sosua, you can take a guagua (again heading east, just cross the street and wait for one on the other side of the bus station) or take a taxi to the hotel. You can also book a flight from Punta Cana to Puerto Plata, which is only a 20-minute drive from the hotel.
If you are flying into Gregorio Luperón International Airport (POP) you can take a taxi, which will cost around 35 USD. The ride takes about 20 minutes and the hotel can set it up for you. The taxi is a good idea if you have multiple pieces of luggage.
You can catch a guagua on the main road, about one kilometer from the airport head east (to the left if the airport is behind you). It will cost you 40 MXN, but they may charge extra if you have extra luggage.
Cibao International Airport (STI) is approximately an hour and a half travel time through the mountains. A taxi will run you about 100 USD. Las Américas International Airport (SDQ) is a four-hour drive through the mountains to the hotel. A taxi will run you 200 USD. Punta Cana International Airport (PUJ) is a seven-hour drive from Extreme Hotel. A taxi will cost you 400 USD.