Dominican Republic | 200 Hour Yoga Teacher Certification

Samana, Dominican Republic

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Dancing Dogs Yoga
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Jul 15 - 26, 2020
Group size: 8 - 24
Dominican Republic | 200 Hour Yoga Teacher Certification
Samana, Dominican Republic

Dancing Dogs Yoga
  • Facebook verified
20 reviews

$4600
Deposit: $500
Jul 15 - 26, 2020
Group size: 8 - 24

About this trip

Imagine yourself training to teach yoga in the jungles and on the beaches of the Dominican Republic.  Join Shelley Lowther and Dancing Dogs Yoga for a 200 Hour Yoga Teacher Certification and Leadership program like no other.   


Experience our world-class yoga teacher certification program in an unparralled setting, with fire and cacao ceremonies, zip-lining, hiking to waterfalls and life long friendship and connection.  This program includes our full training, with hands on assisting, Warrior Goddess training,  meditation, asana, philosophy, alignment, anatomy, leadership development and much more. Additionally, we will be training several local villagers and working on a project to leave behind a lasting legacy and impact in the local community.


As a 200 Hour and 300 Hour Yoga Alliance approved school,  DDY offers world class training in a supportive learning environment. Practice. Lead. Teach. will give you the tools, confidence and skill to teach an effective and inspiring power vinyasa yoga class in the tradition of Baron Baptiste.  

The Details

As a teacher graduate, you will learn the physical, energetic, and spiritual implications of yoga, as well as the importance of your way of being— how to live an authentic, essential life. Led by Certified Baptiste teacher Shelley Lowther and other DDY Senior Teachers, this program is appropriate for practitioners of every level.  This is a physically, mentally and emotionally challenging training that is a must for anyone wanting to share the practice of yoga, as well as those who simply wish to deepen their own understanding of the practice.

The DDY training is designed to prepare you to be a confident, effective yoga instructor. Each session covers a different unit of study and includes asana, lecture, group discussion, and small-group exercises.


The aim of this program is to create exceptional teachers, Not only will you leave our program prepared to teach, you will also be able to stand in front of a room of people and share openly and authentically.   You will gain invaluable insight into your own way of being. At DDY, we believe that the best yoga teachers are those who connect with their students, who speak authentically and from the heart, and who are comfortable in their own skin, regardless of who or what is around them. Through the practices and techniques of Baptiste Power Vinyasa Yoga, you will learn to identify the obstacles in your life and gain the tools to become your most powerful self, both in and out of the yoga studio.


DDY has a strict attendance policy and attendance is required at all Teacher Training sessions. . For every 1-4 hours missed you will need to schedule a one hour private, at a rate of $150. For every 4-8 hours missed, you will need to schedule a 2 hour private, at a rate of $250.  Workshops can be made up at other locations when available.  We're happy to work with you on this to ensure that you can get all of the information that is missed. The maximum amount of days missed can be no more than 2 days.  No refunds are available in case of chronic absences.

Dancing Dogs Yoga is an accredited Yoga Alliance Teacher Training School. Students who successfully complete our training can register with Yoga Alliance as either a 200-hour or 300-hour certified teacher.

Yoga Alliance Approved Schools


Dancing Dogs Yoga is a Registered Yoga School with Yoga Alliance at the 200 and 300 Hour levels.  We have been teaching powerful and transformational  teacher training programs since 2012. We offer both RYT-200 and RYT-500 designations.  Students who successfully complete our programs are eligible to register with Yoga Alliance.  

The Dominican Tree House Village

The Tree House Cabins are spread across a beautiful valley that is safely tucked away in the heart of the tropical Caribbean jungle. The cabins are connected by various rope bridges and jungle paths that are all designed to emphasize and enhance an intimate connection with nature and separation from the modern world. The valley is breezy and virtually mosquito free which allows our guests to be able to comfortably enjoy the open-air design. 


What does tuition include?

Your tuition includes our world famous 200 Hour Yoga Teacher Training, manual, yoga and workshops, as well as room and board at the Dominican Treehouse Village.  Price does NOT include airfare, transfers, alcohol, tips or private purchases. Breakfast, lunch and dinner are served buffet style and feature chicken, beef, and vegetarian dishes that rotate daily throughout the week.   Please indicate any special dietary needs as they can be accommodated with advanced notice, please indicate at acceptance.  Please see below for all of the information!

Refund/Cancellation Policy

  • A full refund (less application fee) will be issued if cancellation occurs with 7 days of application.  After 7 days, only program credit will be issued.
  • No refunds of any kind within 90 days of program start date.
  • If Dancing Dogs Yoga or Dominican Tree House Village cancel the training, a full refund (including deposit) will be issued or students will be offered a transfer to another program.

Participants in this teacher training must:

  • be free of major injuries going into the program (the property requires being able to climb stairs!)
  • attend 100% of every session
  • be coachable
  • have a radical commitment to personal growth
  • Purchase travel health insurance
  • Have a valid passport

What’s included

  • Yoga Teacher Training
    DDY is a Yoga Alliance Approved RYS-200® and RYS-300® school. We offer world class teacher trainings in unparalleled settings.
  • Lodging for 14 nights
    Choose single or double occupancy for 14 nights at the magical Dominican Tree House Village in the jungles of the DR!
  • Meals
    All meals included. Dinner on welcome day, breakfast lunch and dinner throughout program, and breakfast on departure date. Dietary needs welcome.
  • Opening Cacao Ceremony
  • Workshops
    World-class teachers with badass workshops-- just for you.
  • Rituals
    Practice ancient Vedic and Shamanic rituals to let go of what doesn't serve you, and embrace your magic.
  • Samana Zip Line
    Enjoy the largest biplane in the DR-- right on the property. One biplane experience included!
  • Training Materials
    All training materials will be provided.
  • Airfare
    Flights NOT included
  • Tips
    Tips are greatly appreciated by the staff. 20% is standard on and bar tabs,. We suggest $4-5 per day, per person for tipping your cleaning staff.
  • Drinks
    While most of our training will be dry, certain nights will be free. Please don't forget to tip your bartender.
  • Personal Purchases
    All personal purchases are up to the participant.
  • Transfers
    Transfers NOT included. We will help arrange transport to the Treehouse. Transport will NOT exceed $150, and if we can group you together, can be as low as $25 each way.

Available Packages

Double Occupancy
Available until May 31, 20207 left

Shared jungle treehouse room with two occupants.  Private bath and shower.

$4600
Deposit: $500
Single Room
Available until Jun 01, 2020only 3 left

Enjoy your own beautiful space with private bath and shower and jungle view.

$6600
Deposit: $500
$4600
Deposit: $500

Double Occupancy

Itinerary

Day 1: Acceptance
Welcome dinner and ceremony

Welcome to the jungle.    Meet your trainers and trainees, take a tour of the property, and enjoy a welcome dinner and ceremony to kick off our training!

Who’s Going

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Dancing Dogs Yoga
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Reviews

Absolute paradise! The food was outstanding. We had multiple opportunities for exploring and plenty of free time to enjoy the amenities like pool, waterfall, and hikes. I would go again right now if possible!
By Clare Trively for That Yoga Jungle Life on Jan 29, 2020
This trip was easily the best experience of my life. Between the supportive local community and the DDY tribe, growth was endless. This experience provided me with the tools to tap into myself and really learn how to serve others. It has forever changed my life as I embark on a new journey. I just recently became a teacher at a Baptiste studio because I was able to collect all of the tools provided and apply them to this new life. I am forever grateful for the DDY team, for Shelley, and for every student on the trip who was brave, open and vulnerable. The connection between everyone cannot even be put into words, just a strong feeling of community and support. Thank you x 10000 for this experience, I hold every moment close to my heart! If you are thinking of going, GO. You are ready now! Go be in it.
From the time I submitted my application for teacher training, I felt nothing less than support. Shelley and her entire team was nothing less than awesome- knowledgeable, engaging, professional, and took the time to be of service for/with us. I went into this training with a few certifications under my belt and came out a brand new person- the work in dropping what I knew to fully invest in becoming my true, most authentic self. Each workshop, each class, each conversation left me more confident to stand in front of a class; along with the solidified feeling I was right where I was meant to be. This was the greatest investment I have made for myself to this date and I am beyond thankful for the never ending support I receive from my fellow teacher training graduates and the teaching team. Give up what you must and BE A YES!
This is such an amazing opportunity for anyone really- wanna be a badass yoga teacher? YES. wanna improve your yoga practice? YES. wanna find out MORE about yourself? YES. When it comes to yoga, there's always so much to learn & so much room to grow. I absolutely loved every single minute, second I spent with my team during my teacher training- met great people from all over the place and most importantly, I learned so much about myself throughout the training. Overall, this was def a life change experience and I highly recommend DDY's DR teacher training! They have the best team ever and you will not regret it!
This trip was the reset and refresh my heart and soul needed. I was able to escape reality and technology by surrounding myself with the beautiful landscapes of Joshua Tree and the most amazing group of strong women. The highlight of the retreat was the vortex-labyrinth ceremony. The ceremony was focused on leaving behind the doubts and thoughts that are no longer serving you and to replace them with a new thoughts of empowerment and self-love.
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