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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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Massages are available at additional costs.
Punta Cana International Airport
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Gregorio Luperón International Airport
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Las Américas International Airport
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Comodoro Arturo Merino Benítez International Airport
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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).
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.
From Las Americas International Airport (SDQ), you can take a local bus at about 20 USD.
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