8 Days Flying Trapeze and Yoga Retreat in Dominican Republic

Unique Caribbean Yoga Retreat Dominican Republic

Expert tip: This is one of the most popular yoga retreats offered in Dominican Republic.

Learn or expand flying skills and soar through the air on the flying trapeze with eXtreme Circus, the on-site circus school complete with trapeze, silks, and lyra, all in the beach-front paradise of The Yoga Loft. This retreat is perfect for beginners and advanced practitioners alike, so if you have always wanted to learn to fly or if you're looking to challenge your existing practice, now is your chance! Flying trapeze sessions are balanced by your daily yoga classes with certified yoga teachers for both mental focus and physical awareness. You will definitely flip out for this unforgettable week in the Dominican Republic.

Retreat highlights

  • 2 daily yoga classes in the loft
  • 6 flying trapreze classes of 2 hours each
  • A tour of the organic farm with river tube and farm fresh meal
  • All breakfasts and dinners at the organic farm-to-table restaurant
  • Complimentary Eat Well Session with the nutritionist
  • 7 nights accommodation

Yoga styles


8 days with instruction in English
Spoken languages: English
The maximum participants in the group is 15
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Accommodation

Facilities

  • Gym
  • Swimming pool (outdoor)
  • Bar
  • Concierge desk
  • Dining area
  • Environmentally friendly
  • Garden
  • Multilingual staff
  • Restaurant
  • Special menu request
  • Yoga deck
  • Free Wi-Fi
  • Laundry

The accommodation options are on private room and double room basis. The beach-front accommodations will be at the eXtreme Hotel. The hotel 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 keywords are evolution and fun. The eXtreme Hotel is the perfect place to meet amazing people and have an incredible holiday in tropical paradise.

Program

Start your day with a morning yoga practice followed by a post-practice organic breakfast by the beach. The trapeze class will be held after breakfast so you can take advantage for some free time for relaxing on the beach or try other on-site activities like aerial silks.

In the early evening, your second yoga class will be held. The groups for this retreat are always small, which means that there will be no line-ups where you have to wait for your turn, so you can fly until you perfect a new trick. eXtreme Circus is run by Gregory Tiwald, a veteran of circus arts with a wealth of choreographic experience. Safety is always first, so if you are a first timer you can relax and know that you are in great hands.

Included excursions

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.

Instructors

Chrissy Lefavour
International Yoga Teachers Association (Ashtanga Yoga)
Yoga Alliance RYT 500 (Ashtanga Yoga)
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.
Gregory Tiwald
Gregory is an 8 year veteran of the circus arts with multiple international certifications and qualifications. He began his journey, like so many others, as a Club Med G.O. The circus arts have taken him all over the world, from the United States, to the Caribbean, and throughout Asia. After working with many international teams of circus instructors he opened his own school, pursuing his dream of sharing the circus arts with everyone. Gregory can often be found on the flying trapeze, teaching aerials, or high in the sky rigging new equipment.

Retreat location

The retreat will be held in Cabarete, Dominican Republic. Cabarete is best known as one of the world’s meccas for kite boarding. The sport is popular due to the consistent winds nearly year round, so it is one of the best places to learn, practice, and perfect the sport. Cabarete however, has so much to offer beyond kiting.

It also is a fantastic surf location for both beginners and advanced surfers with waves reaching double overhead in the fall when the wind dies down. Most of the breaks are coral based, making the perfect formation when the conditions are right. Cabarete also has horseback riding, beautiful lagoons for paddle boarding, and waterfalls to be explored.

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 non-government organizations.

The center of Cabarete is full of international restaurants, bars, live music venues, and much more. The Yoga Loft believes in living a balanced life, so for those who enjoy the nightlife as well as the day, you would not be short of options.

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

Food

All breakfasts and dinners are included in the retreat. 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 is made from organic, natural, farm fresh, and unaltered ingredients supplied by the Yoga Loft's own Taino organic farm.

The menu is carefully planned to provide fuel and energy to your body to keep it running at its top level. Every bit of food is prepared with love and will be enjoyed with just as much zealous pleasure as that with which it was created. The Yoga Loft can cater to vegetarians and those on gluten and lactose restricted diets, however, unfortunately they do not have the ability to cater to vegans or raw foodies yet.

The following meals are included:

  • Breakfast
  • Dinner

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

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

Things to do (optional)

  • 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

Spa treatments

Massages are available at additional costs.

What's included

  • 4 hours of circus daily
  • 2 daily in-depth yoga classes
  • 7 nights accommodation at The Extreme Hotel
  • Unlimited Use of the Zendo Fitness Academy
  • All Breakfasts & Dinners at our Organic Beachfront Restaurant
  • A Tour of the Organic Farm, with River Tubing and a Farm Fresh Meal

What's not included

  • Airfare
  • Airport Transfers
  • Daytime activities not included in the retreat
  • Massages or treatments
  • Private training or private yoga

How to get there

Arrival by airplane

Please arrange your flight to arrive at Gregorio Luperón International Airport (POP), Las Americas International Airport (SDQ), Comodoro Arturo Merino Benítez International Airport (SCL), or Punta Cana International Airport (PUJ).

Arrival by taxi

From Gregorio Luperón International Airport (POP), a 30-minute taxi ride that seats 4 costs 35 USD.

From Las Americas International Airport (SDQ), a four-hour taxi ride costs about 200 USD.

From Comodoro Arturo Merino Benítez International Airport (SCL), a one and a half-hour taxi ride costs about 100 USD.

From Punta Cana International Airport (PUJ), a seven-hour taxi ride costs 400 USD.

Arrival by bus

From Las Americas International Airport (SDQ), you can take a local bus at about 20 USD.

Cancellation Policy

  • A reservation requires a deposit of 50% of the total price.
  • The deposit is non-refundable, if the booking is cancelled.
  • The rest of the payment should be paid 21 days before arrival.
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This vacation is available all year round, with arrival on Sundays. Please select an arrival date below.
 
 

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  • April to November

 

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  • December to March

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