New Year's Yoga Immersion Retreat in the Dominican Republic

Las Galeras 32000, Dominican Republic

Argentina Rosado
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3 reviews
Jan 9 - 14, 2023
Group size: 6 - 20
New Year's Yoga Immersion Retreat in the Dominican Republic
Las Galeras 32000, Dominican Republic

Argentina Rosado
  • Email address verified
3 reviews

Jan 9 - 14, 2023
Group size: 6 - 20

About this trip

Join us on January 9-14, 2023 for an unforgettable, New Year’s yoga retreat in the beautiful Samana Peninsula in the Dominican Republic.

An immersion retreat with daily yoga and meditation, intention setting workshops, boating trips to isolated beaches, excursions to mangrove forests and bird watching sites, pool lounging, fresh local food, and so much more!


  • Deepen your practice through daily, invigorating and calming yoga classes and workshops.
  • Set clear intentions for the new year and set actionable goals to help you move towards something specific you'd like to achieve in life. 
  • Build community and long-lasting friendships.
  • Explore the Dominican culture and ecotourism with fun excursions to beautiful landmarks and historic sites (i.e. exotic beaches, boating tours, national parks).

The Location

Las Galeras is located in the eastern part of the Samana Peninsula in the Dominican Republic. The small, tucked-away town is a nature lover’s dream and home to beautiful isolated beaches, culture, and ecotourism. You will enjoy visiting Playa Rincon (named one of the most beautiful beaches in the world), mangrove forests, bird sanctuaries, waterfall, and more. 

Some of these sites are included in the retreat excursions but we highly encourage you to stay longer and explore the beauty of Samana.

The Retreat Center

The retreat will be hosted in an oceanfront boutique hotel in Las Galeras Samana. With magical ocean view rooms, tropical setting, and tranquility all around, you will truly find the time and space to relax and unwind. 

While still private and tucked away, the hotel is close to small shops and restaurants that you can visit by foot or bike. Amenities include a private beach, outdoor swimming pool, spa services, cocktail bar, unlimited use of kayaks, bikes, and snorkeling equipment free of charge, and more.

The Food

You will be served 3 nourishing meals a day. All meals are made onsite from fresh, locally sourced ingredients. The menu offers a variety of international, Caribbean, Latin American, Asian, and Dominican dishes with exciting vegetarian, vegan, and gluten-free options.

Things To Do

Wondering how you’ll spend six days in paradise? There are plenty of things to do. Some things will be part of the retreat programming and others you can do on your own time.

  • Morning and evening yoga classes.
  • Group breakfast lunch and dinner.
  • Group excursions.
  • Walk to La Playita (just a 10-minute walk from the hotel).
  • Walk or bike to the nearby village where you'll find small shops and restaurants, and get to know the locals.
  • Relax by the pool.
  • Enjoy the private beach (swim, kayak, and/or snorkel).
  • Book a massage, manicure, pedicure.
  • Visit the cocktail bar by the pool.

The Yoga Immersion

2 (90-minute) masterclasses per day** will take place on the beautiful oceanfront yoga shala. The morning class will be an energizing flow with guided breathwork and meditation. The evening class will be a Yin/Restorative practice with journaling, and a full Yoga Nidra meditation. All levels are welcome.

In addition, there will be an Intention & Goal Setting Workshop where you'll use powerful yogic tools like breathwork and journaling to set heartfelt intentions for the New Year. You'll then learn how to use Yoga Nidra (Yogic Sleep) to embed this intention so that you can move towards something specific you'd like to achieve in live (health, relationships, stability, abundance).

**Note: there will not be a morning class on the day we have a full day excursion.

The Excursions

Two group excursions are included. These may include boating trips where we visit multiple beaches around the Peninsula, a full day excursion to Los Haitises National Park where you'll get to see mangrove forests, bird sanctuary keys, caves with pictographs and petroglyphs, group walk to La Playita, a popular beach located just ten minutes from the hotel (you can also go on your own), and more.

Getting There (Logistics)

  • Book your flight to Las Americas International Airport (SDQ).
  • The retreat center is approximately a 3.5 hour drive from SDQ. 
  • Check in is at 2pm and the retreat will officially start around 5pm.
  • Unless you live in a southern/eastern state where you can get a *very* early flight, we recommend arriving on January 8 to catch a group shuttle on January 9. 
  • We will share hotel recommendations for those arriving on January 8th.
  • We will set-up a group chat so you can connect with others on travel times, hotels and such. 
  • As of now, you do not need a negative COVID test result or vaccine to enter the Dominican Republic. However, this is always subject to change and retreat participants are responsible for staying up to date on travel requirements.

Payment & Cancellation Policy

  • A non-refundable deposit of $500 is required to hold your space. 
  • The remaining balance is due November 28, 2022. 
  • Payment plans are available. After securing your deposit, the remaining balance can be split up in 2-4 payments. All payments must be made by November 28, 2022. 
  • The retreat is fully refundable (minus the deposit) if cancelled on or before October 9, 2022.

** We highly recommend that you purchase travel insurance to cover your costs in case you need to cancel, either due to COVID-19 or any other reason.

What’s included

  • 5-night stay
    5 nights in beautiful, air-conditioned ocean view rooms with private balcony or terrance.
  • Daily Meals
    Daily breakfast, lunch, and dinner (dinner only on the first day, and breakfast only on the last day).
  • Daily Yoga
    2 (90-minute) yoga classes a day (there will not be a morning class on the day we have a full day excursion.
  • Workshop
    Intention & Goal Setting Workshop
  • Airport Transfer
    Roundtrip group airport transfer
  • Excursions
    2 Group Excursions
  • Beach Equipment
    Access to bikes, kayaks, paddle boards, and snorkeling equipment free of charge.
  • Outdoor Pool
    Private beach access and outdoor swimming pool
  • Gratuities & taxes
    Gratuities and hotel taxes.

What’s not included

  • Roundtrip Airfare
  • Travel Insurance
  • Spa Services
  • Alcohol Drinks
  • Extra excursions
  • More
    Anything not listed in the inclusion list

Available Packages

Shared Room (Two Beds)

This option is for two people traveling together. You'll have two beds in your own private room.

Shared Room (One Bed)

This option is for two people in a room with one bed. You'll have your own private room with a king-sized bed. Please note: this package is for two people. Please choose 1x at checkout.

Private Room

This option is for one person. You'll have your own room with a king sized bed.


Your Organizer

Argentina Rosado
3 reviews
I’m a 500-hour “Yoga Alliance-School” Certified teacher, and I’ve been teaching yoga and meditation for 7+ years. My “specialties” are breath-work, meditation, and Yoga Nidra to help students manage chronic anxiety and stress. I hold a Bachelor’s degree in Medical Technology, and a Masters degree in Business Strategy and Leadership. Before I became a yoga teacher, I worked in the pharmaceutical industry where I helped manage clinical trials for new drug development.


This trip was a unique experience! The facilities were fantastic - so comfortable and pleasing with trails nearby, hot tub available and lovely views. Amazing food every meal that was plentiful and delicious. Snacks, water and coffee were always nearby for the taking. To top all that off was the superb yoga sessions! It was a superb retreat!
By Lorna B for Women's Autumn Yoga Retreat - Asheville, North Carolina - October 2023 on Oct 10, 2023
This was an awesome experience. Our yoga instructor was professional and supportive. The lodgings were gorgeous with a wonderful staff. In addition we were a group of diverse travelers from different parts of the world who came together for the yoga experience and fun!!!
By Denise S for New Year's Yoga Immersion Retreat in the Dominican Republic on Jan 24, 2023
Amazing (again). Great choice of location, wonderful yoga (accompanied by sea sounds), a generous and fun group, and outstanding organization and caretaking by Argentina (and Sara).
By Claudia B for New Year's Yoga Immersion Retreat in the Dominican Republic on Jan 18, 2023