The Yoga Loft specializes in organizing yoga retreats, fitness holidays, and offering sustainable tourism for travelers and the local community.
Yoga Retreats (11)
Chrissy Lefavour began teaching yoga in 2012 and continued to teach Ashtanga, Vinyasa, and Kids yoga. She completed her RYT 500-hour certification in early 2014. In addition to teaching classes around Central Vermont, Chrissy became involved with yoga with horses, SUP yoga, and leading yoga retreats internationally. A born traveler, Chrissy brought her first group of yogis to the Dominican Republic in 2016 and was immediately in love with the combination of yoga, Caribbean lifestyle, fresh food, and the amazing activities offered at The Yoga Loft, Cabarete.
Jeremy is NASM certified personal trainer. His main focus as a trainer and coach and what he takes pride in is creating personalised, customised programs. These programs are designed to help clients reach their fitness goals with a focus on correct faulty movement patterns and muscle imbalances through restorative exercise. He has a love and passion for fitness and living a healthy and active life style. Jeremy grew up playing team sports such as basketball and football. For him, the best part about working as a trainer is seeing people come down to Cabarete and seeing them transform not only
Growing up, playing basketball and swimming, I always had an interest in fitness and health. I loved the feeling of being connected and at ease with my body. In 2015, I underwent open-heart surgery and found myself longing for a way to reconnect with all parts of my being. Yoga has helped me heal and helped me find inner strength. I completed my 200 Hour Teacher Training at the Goodyoga yoga school in Brooklyn, NY, with a focus on Alignment and Anatomy followed by a 300HR advanced teaching mentorship. I strive to encourage my students to listen to their bodies as they move towards growth.
Marcos Martinez is a circus professional, trained in the arts of flying trapeze, single and double trapeze, silks, spanish web, rope, hoop and trampoline with intensive training in stretching and conditioning. In 2011, it was at the eXtreme Hotel, that Marcos was introduced to the circus lifestyle by circus veteran, Paul Roberts. If he had to chose, the adrenaline of flying trapeze makes it his favorite circus medium. In his own words: “ I enjoy sharing the knowledge of the sport and love the mechanics of teaching to absolute beginners as well as advanced students.”
I don’t need much but I crave knowledge and life experience. Being raised by a dad who was the Hungarian/Austrian National Gymnastics coach and one of the first Tai Chi specialist in Hungary, a mom who studied Astrology and energy healing, the doors of spirituality opened up. With this, I grew into health, nutrition and the world of energy naturally, taking courses, reading books, watching documentaries, traveling the world, working on fruit/vegetable farms, etc. I wish to share all my knowledge and experience from around the world with you, and hope that you too may benefit from it!
from United States, January 2019
"Exceeded Expectations "
Chrissy, the yoga instructor, is excellent ... beautiful flows with a lovely view of the ocean. The activities that were included also exceeded my expectations. The farm tour with the tubing along the river was fun with divine scenery. The SUP YOGA was in a magnificent spot as well. The surfing was great for beginners and all the staff were very friendly and helpful. Our group was amazing! I would definitely return !
from United States, September 2019
All the staff were so friendly and awesome!! They know how to keep you busy throughout your stay and I made so many friends while staying here! Definitely check out Sousa beach and Cabarete! I wish I could have stayed longer!! Thank you for everything! The surf class was so much fun and the bootcamp instructor, Mel, is so sweet and really helps you target every area of your body and fitness goals. The yoga class was so relaxing as you hear the waves crashing and feel the ocean breeze against your skin. Don’t be afraid to ride on the motor taxi! It’s not scary at all!! Also if you like night life then Latin nights are a blast in cabarete!
from United States, July 2019
from United States, June 2019
The yoga classes best. The exercise sessions second.
from United States, May 2019
"Overall great experience"
The yoga loft is beautiful and it was amazing being right on the beach, seeing the sun set, and listening to the ocean waves during a yoga class. The room had what I needed. I didn't plan on being in the room much :) It was easy to get around and walk on the beach. The food was delicious and healthy. Also, as a solo traveling woman I was happy to find that I always felt safe, I went swimming, I made friends, and overall enjoyed my trip.
from United States, April 2019
"Everything about this trip was incredible. "
Delicious food, amazing yoga teacher, friendly environment, incredible location, may be the best trip I’ve ever taken
from United States, April 2019
"Great week at Extreme hotel "
I had a great week there. All staff member was very kind, professionals and flexible. The food was amazing, yoga instructors amazing and aerial classes super fun and Sarah was the best teacher ever :)
Tracey Van Der Biezen
from Aruba, August 2018
"Best mini holiday and retreat I’ve had!"
Very friendly staff! It was the first time I visited Cabarete, yet I felt safe and at home right away. The food (breakfast and dinner) is of amazing quality (with organic and gluten free options) so props to the wonderful chef for the wonderful menu👍🏼 The daily yoga practices were all wonderful yet challenging! There are also many activities such as kite surfing, trapeze etc on site (which I will definitely try the next time I visit Extreme Hotel). The tour to the organic farm and river tubing exceeded my expectations. I’ve had soo much fun on my birthday visiting Taino’s Farm and River Yasica. If you like adventure and great sceneries; You should definitely try this one out. I had such a wonderful experience that I did not want to leave 😩 thanks Robin, Vikki and Gabby for a wonderful retreat!💕🙏🏼
from United States, August 2018
"Beachside Yoga. Can’t Go Wrong"
Classes and instructors were all fantastic. Can’t beat the facilities. My package was perfect - it included meals, two yoga classes per day, an excursion and the schedule itself allowed plenty of time to explore Cabarete on your own.
from United States, July 2018
"Amazing and Healing! "
This place was amazing. The yoga loft was perfect, the food was delicious, and you can’t beat the location. We did a different tour of the country each day and most of the time made it back in time for evening yoga class. Definitely coming back ASAP!
from U.S. Virgin Islands, July 2018
I loved all parts of this experience. The yoga, the food, the farm, the tubing, the smoothies, the pool, the badass chicks who worked there (Also the dudes) and watching the kiteboarders. I didn't get a chance to check out the circus classes, wish I had more fun tickets to use that trip, it's a must for my next visit.
I also liked that the entrance to the rooms were gated and how friendly everyone was. I need to work on my Spanish skills, but this place is amazing. I'll be back to the DR soon.
from United States, April 2018
"Aging Surfer Wannabe"
I can't say enough wonderful things about this whole experience. Absolutely magical from start to finish. My only warning: bring good noise-cancelling headphones or earplugs for the nights, as sometimes the traffic on the nearby road can be a bit noisy.
from Great Britain, February 2018
Great food, loved the gym workouts & really enjoyed the program in general
from United States, July 2017
"Not your typical yoga retreat "
The staff were very friendly and helpful. The environment was friendly. I met many interesting people and enjoyed hanging out with them at the "hotel's restaurant." It was a casual and inviting atmosphere.
from United States, June 2017
"Perfect place to chill"
This was my first solo travel so I was a little anxious about it. However, at the Extreme Hotel you feel truly welcome and relaxed. Everyone is very friendly and the environment is conducive to interaction.
I booked just one week but would loved to have stayed at least one more week. I can't wait to go back. It's not a tourist environment, very chill and unpretentious.
from Switzerland, January 2018
Molly is a great yoga teacher and a wonderful person. The Yoga Loft just the perfect spot with a fabulous sea view