Do you love adventure and nature? Then this retreat is for YOU!
Let us invite you to the stunning nature reserve of Samaná, where turquoise waters, white sandy beaches and coconut palm trees make up the landscape and humpback whales peacefully roam in the ocean.
Imagine yourself waking up in your private eco bungalow. The first glance whilst still in bed goes out to the ocean and jungle. You feast daily on the juiciest and tastiest mangoes, pineapples, coconuts and papayas you have ever tried and you get in shape in heated vinyasa yoga classes and finding your zen in some deliciously restful evening sessions and meditation.
And it doesn't end there! Experience the beauty of Samaná in the Dominican Republic by hiking through the lush jungle, soaking up the sun at a secret paradise beach only reached by boat and as a highlight get close up to the gentle giants of the sea..... the amazing and peaceful humpback whales!
What is the intention of this retreat? In this week you will go on a quest towards finding the 'zest' or joy in life and what might be standing in the way before you can fully embrace it (and how to work through that).
Through powerful practices you will re-encounter your most radiant self!
If you have been feeling a little low or confused, missing your spark or just looking for fresh inspiration for 2020, this retreat is for you! A POWERFUL START INTO A NEW DECADE WITH YOUR STRONGEST MINDSET YET!
- 6 nights accommodation in private bungalow
- 2h morning yoga daily
- daily evening class or workshop
- 1 hour welcome massage
- Group transfer from Santo Domingo Old Town
- full board vegetarian cuisine
- tea, water and juices
- whale watching on private boat
- jungle hiking and secret beach excursion
- horse riding at the beach
Carina has graduated as a Vinyasa Flow teacher in Ibiza in 2013 after having yoga in her life since the age of 16. Ever since then she has been teaching, sharing, growing and learning.
She takes her inspiration from practices of Yin Yoga, Kundalini Yoga and dance. Recently Carina has undertaken a shamanic course for the well-being of women and the connection back to their root.
Her work is moving more and more towards empowering women (and men!) from all over the world to release the old and to live to their highest potential.
High up in the hills of Samana Bay are 13 eco bungalows with spectacular ocean views; each bungalow has a Double bed, private bathroom, fan and protective sliding doors. Half the bungalows have a private terrace attached, whilst others have a panoramic window that can be fully opened. The communal space consists of an infinity pool, lounge area, big dining space with WiFi, and gardens. The tranquility and natural surroundings of the resort will soothe your body, mind and spirit.
This is a guide to your week with us...
PLEASE NOTE!!! WE ADVISE TO ARRIVE IN SANTO DOMINGO ONE DAY EARLIER AND STAY IN A HOTEL. PLEASE CONTACT US FOR MORE INFORMATION!
Pick up at 9am from Santo Domingo Old Town to drive to Samana as a group. After we arrive, refreshments will be served and you'll have time to check into your bungalow. The group gathers early evening for the opening circle and first grounding yoga practice.
Dinner will be served before it's time for a restful sleep.
Our first morning meditation and yoga practice. Let your body get heated in a sweaty vinyasa class. Then, after a delightful and hearty breakfast, you can enjoy your welcome massage, relax by the pool, read, sunbathe, or whatever else you'd like. Take a light lunch before the group gathers for a restorative yoga class and an introduction to "Living in Joy" and what we will cover in the week. End the day with a wholesome group dinner.
Take you morning tea and head to your morning meditation and Vinyasa yoga class, followed by a delicious breakfast. Then, then the group gets picked up for an adventure hike through the jungle to a secret paradise beach, where you'll eat and drink fresh coconuts upon arrival. After enjoying some time at the beach and some picnic we will make our way back to the resort.
This evening is reserved for a workshop on our emotions and learning a practice how to let them move through the body so they may be released and freeing up the way to more JOY!
Enjoy your morning tea in silence before the morning Vinyasa yoga and meditation class. After breakfast take your time to chill, have massages, swim in the pool, take a trip to the local beach or nap. A light lunch will be served in the community space and the afternoon is free for you to do what you'd like.
The group gathers on the yoga deck for breath work and reflecting on the workshop the day before. Now it is time to pave out new pathways to experiencing more JOY! We will explore this that evening.
Dinner under the stars and a restful night.
Early start. Take your tea and join the sunrise meditation and breath work. After early breakfast we will depart for the beach where a boat awaits us to go whale watching.
After a couple of hours on the ocean getting close up to the gentle giants we will dock at a secret beach, only reachable by boat where we will enjoy lunch. After a break and relaxing at this beautiful we will hike to "Boca del Diablo" an amazing rock formation from where we will get picked up to drive back to the resort.
Restorative stretches and legs up the wall will refresh your tired legs and we nourish with a group dinner under the stars.
Morning tea. Meditation and vinyasa yoga class. After breakfast we will enjoy and integration day at the resort, by the infinity pool, optional trip to the local beach for some pina coladas :-)
Lunch and more free time to just be and chill out.
Final evening yoga class and closing ceremony and dinner celebration.
You will enjoy a cosy breakfast with the group in the morning. Then, you'll check out and depart for Santo Domingo/airport.