Caribbean yoga, meditation and wellness retreat

El Valle, Samaná, República Dominicana

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Oct 7 - 13, 2019
Group size: 5 - 18
Caribbean yoga, meditation and wellness retreat
El Valle, Samaná, República Dominicana

carolina cichero
  • Email address verified

Oct 7 - 13, 2019
Group size: 5 - 18

About this trip


Withdraw from the daily noise to focus on the practice of yoga & connect with yourself. Embark  on this adventurous discovery of the Self. During this getaway from your routine, we will focus on just a few simple things like:

– Conscious breathing (Pranayama)

– Relaxation (Yoga Nidra)

– Posture (Asana) Hatha and Vinyasa

– Meditation (Dhyana

Together, we'll enjoy a balanced retreat that weaves the introspective & energetic practices of yoga with travel, adventure, and cultural experience. 

Adventure and locality

El valle beach is a small fishermen community in the Samana peninsula. This secluded and unspoiled spot is just being discovered and gaining recognition for its natural beauty and the eco- conscious vibe of the few developments. 

The area calls for adventure and discovery of the natural surroundings with an escapade to the charming town of las Terrenas. all  the listed excursions are included.

You will have free time to enjoy a book in a hamac between excursions to remote beaches and mindful activities to always go back to your center and the purpose of your journey.

Activities included

- daily yoga

- daily meditation

- bonfire & drums healing ceremonie

- excursion to fronton beach ( transportation to Las Galeras & boat to Fronton)

- excursion to Ermitaño beach ( boat)

- A day in Las Terrenas ( ground transportation, lunch not included)

- Trekking to Cataño waterfall

- Transportation, drinks & dinner at hacienda Cocuyo

- Cooking class

Packing list

- Sunscreen

- Your favorite yoga mat

- Thermos

- Comfortable clothing 

- Open heart

- a journal to write on

Getting to and from

You can fly either to Punta Cana , Santo Domingo or El Catey(direct flight from Canada) .

We will have a van ( included) for early afternoon departure from santo Domingo airport. If you can't arrive to catch it we can arrange private transportation at an additional cost of US 150. Same for departures.

From Santo Domingo airport it's a 3 hour ride to the lodge.

Food & Adventure

The natural surroundings of El valle call for exploring this unspoiled paradise. Discover hidden waterfalls, ride a boat to a deserted island or wander the internal paths of the property.

You will be pampered with exquisite food, local delicacies fresh from El valle lodge vegetable garden. 

vegetarian & vegan menus are available on request.

What’s included

  • Accommodation
    6 nights, 7 days at El valle Lodge
  • Daily yoga
    variety of styles with Jen Smylie. Jen started her yoga journey in 2001 in India and has been trained in a variety of styles since. Over the years she also studied ayurvedic medicine & meditation .
  • Daily meditation
    Transcendental is the most used by our instructor where the goal is to transcend or rise above a person current state of being with the help of a mantra. Loving kindness meditation.
  • Healing Drums & bonfire
    Join the experienced Daniel Abreu, an international facilitator of the Work that Reconnects & percussionist of sacred drum circles . Fire & music .
  • Fronton excursion
    We drive to the small town of Las galeras & take a 15 minute boat ride to the most pristine beach in Samana. Pic nic included
  • Cataño Trekking
    A local guide takes us on a trekking through the jungle to a hidden waterfall & natural pool.
  • Ermitaño excursion
    a 20 minute b
  • A day in Las Terrenas
    Transportation to Las terrenas included. wander the charming streets of this european settlement / its beautiful beaches. Lunch not included.
  • Cooking class
    Join Caro, El valle Lodge chef´s for a class on spices and how to
  • Food
    6 gourmet dinners included,6 detox breakfast included, 5 lunches included.
  • Airport to / from
    1 pic up at mid day from Santo Domingo´s airport / 1 transportation on departure day included.
  • Professional Photos
    Our in house photographer will send you the pictures of your adventures
  • Private airport pick up
    airport pick ups can be arranged at an additional cost .
  • airplane fares
    we can help you find the best fares.
  • Travelers insurance
  • Alcohol
    but we´ll make the best tropical drinks if you want them!
  • Independent transport
    We can arrange for scooters / cars

Available Packages

Shared double room
Available until September 15, 201912 left
Deposit: $500
Shared bedroom for 6
Available until September 15, 20196 left
Deposit: $500
Single room
only 2 left


Day 1

   Arrivals (Welcome to Dominican      Republic!  Bliss & Bloom will      arrange airport  transportation and  will greet you at El Valle Lodge, our luxury accomodation.For those who arrive early, join Jen for a yoga practice at 5pm. 

The group will meet for a welcome      dinner at 8pm.

After      dinner group meditation & mindfulness  exercise

*The included airport transfer will make 2 pickups at Las Americas airport. 

Arrive by 1pm to join the Yoga or by 4pm to enjoy a welcome dinner with the group at 8pm!

*Private transportation can be arranged

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