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6 Days New Years Yoga Retreat in Dominican Republic

  • Extreme Hotel, Carretera, Sosua Cabarete, Kite Beach, Cabarete, Puerto Plata, Dominican Republic

Overview

New Year's Yoga Retreat Dominican Republic

Join us for a destination Yoga & Wellness Retreat to reflect on 2016, set intentions for 2017 and jump start those inner-life resolutions. Unplug and unwind surrounded by the beauty and simplicity of Cabarete, Dominican Republic.

Highlights

  • Morning yoga practice
  • Evening yoga workshops
  • New Year’s Eve bonfire and celebration
  • Vinyasa-style flows and meditation sessions
  • Discussions about Ayurvedic principles
  • Daily healthy breakfast and dinner
  • 5 nights accommodation

Skill level

  • Beginner

  • Intermediate

  • Advanced

Group sizes

The maximum participants in the group is 15.

  • 6 days with instruction
  • English
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The eXtreme Hotel Cabarete is one of the leading ecologically sustainable small hotels in the Caribbean. Extreme is more than just an adventure sports and fitness hotel, it is a place where the values of sustainable and ecological tourism are forefront, the community is thriving, and the key words are evolution and fun. Voted number two on Trip Advisor in Cabarete, the eXtreme Hotel is the perfect place to meet amazing people and have an incredible holiday in tropical paradise.

Yoga loft

Perched on the second floor overlooking the ocean is the magnificent and tranquil yoga loft. Services and amenities include various classes, yoga mats, yoga blocks, and other useful equipment. It’s a quiet and peaceful place with a beautiful canna roof where you can find your inner chi.

It doesn’t matter if you are a beginner or a seasoned yogi, our friendly and helpful instructors will give you a yoga workout that is both fun, enjoyable, and relaxing, with the gentle lapping waves in the background. Combine a yoga class with a cross fit class, personal training session, kite boarding session, or surfing and you’ll have a well-rounded day followed by a deep sleep.

Pack an abundance of curiosity, love and bathing suits. Your time will be spent exploring, swimming in the ocean, eating delicious food straight from our very own organic farm and creating a calm, focused plan for 2017. Your practice will include invigorating vinyasa flows, restorative, yin yoga and meditations – as well as learning how to cultivate Ayurvedic awareness. You will learn how to integrate these teachings in order to live a more balanced life, filled gratitude and kindness.

Daily schedule

  • Daily morning yoga practice
  • Post-practice organic beachfront breakfast
  • Free time and activities
  • Lunch
  • Free time and activities
  • Evening yoga
  • Group organic beachfront dinner
  • Down time or going out

Tour of Taino organic farm

This half day experience will teach you about aquaponics and sustainable agriculture, as well as get you into the local culture of rural Dominican Republic. The Taino organic farm grows a variety of fruit, vegetables, and super foods which you’ll be able to taste fresh off the trees during your tour.

River tubing at Yasica River

After the farm tour, be ready to head down to the beautiful Yasica River. The cooling fresh waters will be your guide as you float peacefully downstream from 1 to 2 hours. Adventurists are invited to scramble up a jungle side cliff and jump from an overhanging tree into the crystal waters below. Afterwards you’ll enjoy a lunch prepared from fresh organic produce.

  • Sophia Christie

    Sophia is a yoga teacher and world traveler. Originally from England, she completed her first teacher training in 2014 and has been traveling and teaching ever since. Completing her 500 hour training in Bali and also becoming a qualified SUP yoga and experienced AcroYoga teacher. Sophia is also a professional photographer and loves to combine her passion for yoga and photography. You can check out her amazing photos on Instagram – @barefoot_wandering and @sophiachristie.

Due to the active, modern community who frequents Cabarete, the town is full of healthy eating options, ecological businesses, and sustainable tourism. Cabarete is home to a lively international community that supports local development through private business operations and NGO’s.

The center of Cabarete is full of international restaurants, bars, live music venues, and much more. The surrounding areas are full of amazing nature, outdoor adventures, and natural beauty to be discovered.

Nearby places

  • Grande and Preciosa beach - 1 hour 30 minutes
  • La Boca de Yasica river - 20 minutes
  • Sosua beach - 15 minute
  • The Blue lagoon - 1 hour 50 minutes
Activities
  • Gym
  • Hiking nearby
  • Horse riding / rental nearby
  • Hot tub / Jacuzzi
  • Massage
  • Mountain biking nearby
  • Scuba diving nearby
  • Shopping nearby
  • Stand up paddle boarding nearby
  • Swimming
  • Zip lining nearby
General
  • Balcony
  • Barbecue facilities
  • Beach
  • Environmentally friendly
  • Garden
  • Restaurant
  • Special menu request
  • Yoga deck
Services
  • ATM / banking nearby
  • Board rental
  • Free bottled water
  • Laundry nearby

The Yoga Loft believes that how you feed your body is as much of a part of a yogic life as breathing. The food served during this retreat is made from organic, natural, farm fresh, and unaltered ingredients. The Yoga Loft are very lucky to be supplied by their own Taino organic farm.

The menus have been carefully planned to provide fuel and energy to keep you exploring - all under the guide of Ayurvedic Principles. every bit of food is prepared with love and is to be enjoyed with just as much zealous pleasure as that with which it was created.

Please let The Yoga Loft know if you have any dietary restrictions. They can cater to vegetarians and those on gluten and lactose restricted diets, however they unfortunately don’t have the ability to cater to vegans or raw foodies at this time.

The following meals are included:

  • Breakfast
  • Dinner

The following dietary requirements are served and/or catered for:

  • Organic
  • Whole food
  • Other dietary requirements on request
(If you have special dietary requirements its a good idea to communicate it to the organiser when making a reservation)
  • Enjoy a flying trapeze lesson
  • Experience a Circus Class
  • Fancy yourself with a stand up paddle trip
  • Push through your barriers with a fitness session
  • Scuba dive in the clear turquoise waters
  • Sight the coral reef in a kiteboarding adventure

Relax and enjoy a professional massage. You can choose from Thai, Swiss, and deep tissue massage. The massage room is right next to the yoga loft to help heal your body from the aches and pains. Multiple types of massages available.

  • 5 nights accommodation at the Extreme Hotel
  • A Tour of the Taino organic farm, with river tubing and a farm fresh meal
  • All breakfasts and dinners at the farm to table beachfront restaurant
  • Evening yoga workshops
  • Morning yoga practice with ocean views
  • New Year’s Eve bonfire and celebration
  • Airport transfers
  • Daytime activities not included in your retreat package
  • Massages or treatments
  • Private training or private yoga

Arrival by airplane

The Yoga Loft has four airports that you could fly into. Each one has its own pluses and minuses, so they like to leave guests to decide what works best to balance their budget and travel style.

Gregorio Luperón International Airport (POP) is about 30 minutes away, and a 35 USD taxi ride (taxi seats four). It is a local airport but it is as close as you could possibly get to Extreme Hotel, so if you want to fly into here you’ll have to book your international flight into Santo Dominigo or Punta Cana and get a small connecting plane to Puerto Plata.

Cibao International Airport (STI) is one and a half hours away, and about 100 USD by taxi. It is an international airport, however flights are frequently more expensive into Santiago than into Santo Domingo or Punta Cana.

Las Américas International Airport (SDQ) is four hours away, and is about a 200 USD taxi from Extreme. There are a lot of international flights to Santo Domingo, and coming from Santo Domingo you also have the option of taking the local bus (about 20 USD) instead of a taxi. This is a good option for budget travelers.

Punta Cana International Airport is seven hours away and is a 400 USD taxi ride. The downside of Punta Cana is both the distance and the expense, but the upside is that it is one of the nicest airports in the Caribbean due to the large number of private flights that arrive there, so if you are nervous about flying, Punta Cana might be a good option for you. Also Punta Cana is a resort city, so there are frequently flight deals to there that might offset the taxi ride if you’re sharing the fare.

For information about the booking conditions, please send The Yoga Loft an inquiry.
  • Review by Lampett from Cincinnati, Ohio
    10 out of 10

    "First time every staying at an eco hotel. Appreciate the green living perspective. Rooms were comfortable even without AC. Though it rained like the locals have never seen before they kept the place clean and dry for the guests. "

    "Best yoga experience. How can you not get your zen on listing to the waves and enjoying fresh sea air. Instructors were great several different types of yoga practices. Lucked out and had my own private lesson since my travel companions skipped class one evening."

    "Restaurant food was delicious. Everything from burgers to pasta to Italian to sushi. "

    "Learned a lot about local living and Dominican time, moto's and taxi's"

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  • Review by A traveler
    10 out of 10

    "I stayed here for 7 nights during the month of November 2016. The food from the restaurant is mostly farm-to-table from a local organic farm and everything was absolutely fabulous. Selections ranged from local favorites to Italian to sushi and all was done amazingly well. The smoothies were fresh and delicious as well. The fitness classes were offered several times a day and while I was there I took two classes with Zack. He did a great job explaining the TRX moves to a group of newbies to that type of exercise and during the Sweat class, he was very helpful in adjusting the class for the people that attended that day. Yoga in the loft was peaceful and the sound of the waves enhanced the entire experience. I also took the trapeze classes. It was something I never thought I'd have the chance to do, and with the help of the instructors, I had a great time!"

    "Keep in mind that this is an eco-hotel so the accommodations are minimalist. Each room has decently comfortable beds with linens, thin towels, drinking water, a mini fridge, and a safe. The hotel runs on solar power so no AC, but the ceiling fan and screen door created a nice breeze. Housekeeping only comes a few times a week (not every day). No TV, but you can grab and trade books from the shelves in the lobby, and hopefully will be too tired from working out/adventures to feel like you need it. Wifi was available but was sometimes spotty."

    "The atmosphere of the hotel is similar to a hostel- everyone is friendly and will sit and talk or eat with you. I met travelers from all over the world! I highly recommend this to someone looking for an active travel opportunity."

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  • Review by Terrance from Cleveland, Ohio
    10 out of 10

    "I traveled to Cabarete and participated in various gym classes at the Extreme Hotel Gym. Want to highlight one of the classes cross fit classes with trainer Jeremy. His session was awesome and Jeremy is one heck of a trainer. Would highly recommend to anyone interested in fitness."

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  • Review by Alexis P
    10 out of 10

    "I really enjoy the beach/easy-going vibe of this gym, the people working there are really helpful, and its perfectly located; close to Encuentro the surf spot and Kitebeach the kite spot. This really makes it easy to get a fast workout in after a good surf or kite session. The gym members are a perfect mix of locals and tourists blending together, but its never too crowded. The yoga loft, beach bar, and pool really complement the gym perfectly."

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  • Review by A traveler from Cabarete, Dominican Republic
    10 out of 10

    "I visited Cabarete, DR recently and found the coolest gym ever! Rogue fitness is the gym you have been dreaming of. They have tons of equiptment like TRX, Bounce weights, Racks, Dumb bells and it all comes together with the trainers. Zach gives off the best vibes and is over flowing with knowledge from crossfit to extreme yoga. If your looking for a get-a-way that will challenge you and relax you at the same time, this is the place!!"

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  • Review by Synne S
    10 out of 10

    "Awesome gym with super friendly staff! Their classes are hard yet super fun with really knowledgeable instructors that will help you with whatever you need. Zach and Jeremy know what they are doing! A good bonus is that you get cooled down by the ocean breeze as you are working out! My favorite gym in the world!!"

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  • Review by Mike K. from Lopez Island, Washington
    10 out of 10

    "What more can one ask for? OK good Karma and you will get it when you visit. I came for the Kite surfing, which is excellent, swam every morning, did yoga, visited the farm, ate at the restaurant, supported the artists, walked the beach, and met the most conscious people at the extreme hotel."

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  • Review by Nicki Bruckmann from Cincinnati
    10 out of 10

    "Molly is an amazing yoga teacher. She is very hands on and will correct your form or encourage you further into a pose. In just my few practices with her while on vacation, she helped me discover my length and put me in my first headstand. Thanks!"

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  • Review by Alyssa Gianino
    10 out of 10

    "One of the main reasons I will be back to Cabarete! Molly is awesome!"

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  • Review by Ma Racuja Moni
    10 out of 10

    "A wonderful place to practice with amazing teachers and other yogis. You really made my stay and every single day here!! Thanks a lot!!"

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  • Review by Brad F. from Venice, California, United States
    10 out of 10

    "My daily routine for 1 month at Extreme Hotel: Wake up. Look out the window to check the wind. It's only 9am and the flags are already moving, sweet. Wander 50 steps over to the yoga studio overlooking the ocean. Stretch and breath. Mind is clear and soul is at ease. Wander 10 steps to eat some yummy breakfast. Chat with friends. Walk 5 steps. Pump up a kite and enjoy a few hours of beautiful kite surfing. Land the kite. Eat yummy lunch. Chat with friends. Launch the kite. Try new kite skills. Watch the sunset while skimming across the ocean. Land the kite. Enjoy sunset beers with friends. Discuss evening plans. Meetup and take a motorcycle to dinner at 1 of the many delicious spots around town. Drink and dance the night away. Repeat. I will be back."

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  • Review by a traveler from Bronx, New York
    8 out of 10

    "A unique and quality property in a wonderful North Coast Town. The rooms are very basic yet clean and more than adequate, with ceiling fans, and a nice balcony. There are so many activities to chose from, all on-site and high quality, trapeze, pool, yoga studio and fitness area, all before the amazing beach action, kite surfing of the highest quality, superb teachers, and professionals to watch and emulate. Whatever your desire, the activities will live up to your standards. The restaurant has been undergoing renovation and improvements and is wonderful, I only wish it was open longer, closes at 4 p.m., perhaps later in the year. Overall a great value in a superb location on the wonderful North Coast."

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  • Review by a traveler from New York City, New York
    10 out of 10

    "I stayed with a friend of mine at the Extreme hotel over Memorial Day weekend. I was focused on just regular surfing; she was focused on surfing and kite surfing. The place is a sort of compound of different sports, including a cross fit gym, kite surfing, trapeze, yoga studio, and farm. The price was extremely reasonable, the service was efficient and friendly, the rooms were clean and comfortable enough, and the people were fun and social. It's a very supportive environment for someone looking for an active vacation, and I look forward to visiting again next year!"

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  • Review by Donovan C. from Dallas, Texas
    10 out of 10

    "As an aspiring flying trapeze artist, I was looking for a getaway that didn't interrupt my training. Extreme Hotel turned out to be the perfect balance. With a flying trapeze rig (and awesome staff), aerial apparatus of all kinds, a top notch crossfit gym, a yoga studio overlooking the beach, and all of the downtime one could desire, this hotel met every expectation and, quite possibly, ruined future hotels in my mind! This hotel is not for someone who considers a hotel without room service as camping. The hotel itself is very spartan in a very good way. There is a fridge and water cooler in each room, a decent sized bathroom, shower, and closet, and not much else. In my humble opinion, this is perfect. It encouraged us to sleep in our room and not much else (although they did have wifi, which allowed us to keep our friends jealous with constant facebook photos). We spent the rest of our time exploring the amazing beaches, eating at the hotel restaurant, and basking in the amazing weather by the pool, when we weren't training, of course! We spent 11 days at Extreme Hotel, and would gladly stay and / or go back for more."

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Cabarete, Dominican Republic

The Yoga Loft offers daily beach-front yoga classes for travelers and the local community, but they specialize in organizing yoga retreats, fitness holidays, and sustainable tourism.

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6 days / 5 nights

Availability

Arrival: Wednesday December 28, 2016
Departure: Monday January 2, 2017

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