PYC Yoga Retreat with Susan & Roman

Las Galeras, Dominikanische Republik

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Caribe Yoga
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Nov 24 - Dec 1, 2019
Group size: 7 - 25
PYC Yoga Retreat with Susan & Roman
Las Galeras, Dominikanische Republik

Caribe Yoga
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6 reviews

$1500
Deposit: $500
Nov 24 - Dec 1, 2019
Group size: 7 - 25

About this trip

Enjoy a week in Dominican Republic. Bathe in the sun, water and all the beauty nature has to hold. We are powerful Power Teachers and will be teaching a daily Pranayama and Power Practice. Two Excursions included, TBA

Retreat to Paradise

Yoga is a practice that will adapt to you – not the other way around. This retreat is especially created to convey the fact that yoga is so much more than just a posture. Everybody is welcome regardless of skill level, even if they have never done yoga before. Anyone who would like to have a personal practice, customized to their preferences, will benefit greatly from this experience.   Even those who are already on an advanced level (that would like something more challenging than a normal yoga class) can benefit from learning how to live the philosophy of yoga in their daily life.

During this retreat, you will live an experience to harmonize your body and soul. Totally unwind, let your mind go, and relax while your body immersed in the perfect combination of restfulness and motion-free from external influences. This retreat offers daily yoga practices and interaction with the yoga instructors and like-minded fellow travelers in the incredible picture landscapes.


Yoga is rather a way of life which is about compassion, mindfulness, and truthfulness. The atmosphere on this retreat is quiet and, except for the daily yoga hours, your time is your own to read, swim, sleep, and enjoy. Much emphasis is placed on healthy, diverse, and fresh food to accompany the experience.

The yoga classes will be suitable for beginners, intermediates and advanced learners.

About

Roman Tataryn

Roman has be lighting up his classes in Canada with a joyful exuberance. He is a faithful student of a Course in Miracles.


Susan Hlibchuk

Susan - I started to take a yoga teacher training over 14 years ago. Although I knew that I loved yoga and had a huge desire to train and learn more, life got in the way and I discontinued my formal study. I remember the teacher of that training saying that there is something so true about yoga that a person always comes back and I did. I returned to a training in which Kinndli colead the program, this was before the first PYC studio opened. I loved the Vinyasa portion of the training. Over a dozen programs later. my life is lighter, more peaceful and I feel blessed to have had many wonderful teachers and friends all over the world.

I have since studied a true love of mine Ayurveda, a 5,000-year-old system of natural healing. Receiving my 500hr Ayurveda Certification from the American Institute of Vedic Studies and traveling to India to study with Vedacharya David Frawley has been a blessing to my health, well being and teaching.

Program

Day 1

Transfers: Airport-Lodge to Caribe Yoga Ocean View Eco Lodge. ( 1.5 hrs  road trip).

Welcome-Fruit Drink

Bungalows assignations,

Light lunch

Opening circle and yoga

Dinner

Resting time, getting ready for the next day.

 

Day 2
08:00 Tea & fruit
09:00 Pranayam & Vinyasa Yoga
11:30 Brunch delights
12:30 Welcome massage, relax, pool, read, sunbathe, …
15:00 Afternoon tea & snack
18:00 Deep Flow practice
19:30 Dinner & sweet dreams


Day 3
08:00 Tea & fruit
09:00 Pranayam & Vinyasa Yoga
11:30 Brunch
12:30 Excursion
19:30 Dinner and sweet dreams


DAY 4
08:00 Tea & fruit
09:00 Pranayam& Vinyasa Yoga
11:30 Brunch
12:30 Relax, pool, you time, read, sunbathe, …
15:00 Excursion
18:30 Deep Flow practice
19:30 Dinner & sweet dreams


Day 5
08:00 Tea & fruit
09:00 Meditation & Vinyasa Yoga
11:30 Brunch
12:30 Relax, pool, beach, YOU-time, optional massage, …
15:00 Afternoon tea & snack
18:00 Reflexology Workshop
19:30 Dinner & sweet dreams


DAY 6
08:00 Tea & fruit
09:00 Meditation & Vinyasa Yoga
10:00 Breakfast
16:30 Return for tea & snack
18:00 Pranayama, soft stretches and mantras
19:30 Dinner & sweet dreams


DAY 7

08:00 Tea & fruit 

09:00 Meditation & Vinyasa Yoga 

10:00 Breakfast 

16:30 Return for tea & snack 

18:00 Pranayama, soft stretches and mantras 

19:30 Dinner & sweet dreams


DAY 8

08:00 Breakfast / Tea and Fruit 

09:00 Meditation &  Yoga

11:00 Brunch

12:00 Check out and depart for Airport


THIS SCHEDULE COULD CHANGE

The resort - a paradise for yoga

Who does not want to come home deeply and thoroughly refreshed from a long-awaited and well deserved vacation?  Recharge your batteries, enjoy life to the fullest, broaden your horizons and simultaneously do something good for your body!  A Yoga Holiday can be a wonderfully satisfying combination for body, mind and soul. Leave the daily routine behind and treat yourself with an intense experience under palm trees – a yoga retreat in the dominican republic far away from the hustle and bustle of cities, amid the spectacular and diverse nature of the Caribbean.

There are 14 private bungalows at the Samaná Ocean View Resort.  Each is equipped with a queen size bed, bed linen and towels, night table, reading lamp, table and chairs, safe, ceiling fan and closet.  Each one also has a bathroom with shower, sink, and toilet. All off them have fully-openable picture window facing the ocean and with breathtaking views on the Samaná peninsula. The room will be cleaned daily.

The main building includes a large open living space and seating area, a bar, a barbecue grill, a sound system, free WIFI and a fully equipped kitchen.


Click here for a video of caribeyoga


The swimming pool measures more than 1200 square feet.  It can be used 24 hours a day and is attractively illuminated at night. At its longest point the pool measures 45 feet, and is between 4.6 and 5.3 feet deep. There is no lifeguard on duty or any special safety devices for children, so we recommend that only adults and children who know how to swim make use of the pool. Use at your own risk.


Brand new yoga platform with an incredible seaview.


Click here for more photos of the resort

  • Private estate which covers more than 18000 square feet, surrounded by tropical vegetation with plenty of space to relax
  • Ocean view from anywhere at the Eco-Lodge
  • 14 private bungalows (7 with a queen size bed, 1 with a king size bed, 6 with two twin beds)
  • Total capacity: 28 persons (for Yoga retreats normally a max. of 18 guests)
  • Bathroom, fan, safe, shower, toilet in each bungalow
  • Main building with terrace, barbecue, bar, pool, 2 bathrooms and a sun deck with an outdoor shower
  • Spacious and fully equipped kitchen with fridge in the main building
  • Use of the washing machine and dryer for an additional fee
  • Irons are available (in the main building)
  • Hair dryers not available
  • Personal laptops and other devices can be used with power adapter
  • Daily cleaning service of bungalows and main building
  • 24 hour electricity, water and WIFI
  • The property manager lives on the estate and provides assistance of any kind 
  • All packaged retreats include breakfast and dinner

A landscape like a picture book

Away from the crowds of tourists and surrounded by marvelous nature, you can find the Samaná Ocean View Eco-Lodge.  Here is a perfect retreat for dreamers, people seeking peace and quite, Yogis and meditators from all kind of all methods and schools.

The Samaná Ocean View Eco-Lodge is located on top of a hill near the village of La Guázama and the idyllic fishing town Las Galeras on the Samaná peninsula. This spot is widely recognized as the most beautiful region of the Dominican Republic, primarily due to the thousands of coconut trees and the many pristine beaches.

The closest beaches are Playa Grande (the main beach in Las Galeras) and the especially beautiful beach, Playita. Both can be reached within 15 minutes by car or motorbike.

Also close by is the beach Playa Rincon, a three-mile long, white sandy beach; one of the most beautiful beaches in the Dominican Republic. From Las Galeras you can reach it within 25 minutes by car or within 15 minutes by boat.

There is also Playa Fronton, a perfect snorkeling spot. This Robinson Crusoe beach with its impressive panorama can be reached with a 30 minute hike, or by boat, or horse (not accessible by car).  The small romantic bay with its natural beach Playa Madame is also within reach either by boat or by horse.

Las Galeras, with its small supermarkets, restaurants and beach huts can be reached within 15 minutes by car. Here you can drink Dominican rum together with the locals, or book a boat trip with the local fishermen.

For those who want to discover the beauty of the Samaná peninsula independently, a rental car would be most suitable. But those who prefer to enjoy the relaxing atmosphere at the Samaná Ocean View Eco-Lodge can easily get around with taxis and so called “Motoconchos” (motorbike taxi) procured for you by the property manager.

The closest airports are the “El Catey International Airport” of Samaná (about 1 hour drive) and the “International Airport Las Americas” of Santo Domingo (about 2.5 hour drive). Rental Cars or transfers from either airport to the Eco-Lodge can be arranged for you.

The comfortable bungalow complex offers an unforgettable and relaxing stay. The tropical vegetation in and around the area, the tranquility of the site, and the stunning views make you feel as if you are visiting paradise. This area is one of the most beautiful and originally native places that the Dominican Republic has to offer.

Experience the genuine Caribbean and pure Relaxation.

Every year more than 1000 humpback whales migrate from the Polar Regions into the Bay of Samaná for mating season. From mid-December to end of March you can observe this great spectacle directly from the Samaná Ocean View Eco-Lodge. There are also regular boat excursions from Las Galeras if you prefer a closer look.

Food

During your retreat, you will be provided with six hearty breakfast buffets, healthy lunches/brunches and sumptuous dinners. The meals are a combination of Caribbean and international cuisines which are prepared to enrich your body and soul, vegetarian, vegan and gluten free upon request. Tea, Coffee and water are available free of charge throughout the duration of your stay. If you have any food allergies or special dietary needs, please inform CaribeYoga upon registration.


The following meals are included:

Breakfast

Lunch or  Brunch

Dinner

Water and tea

The following dietary requirements are served and/or catered for:

Regular (typically includes meat and fish)

Vegan

Vegetarian

Other dietary requirements on request

(If you have special dietary requirements we strongly advise to communicate it to the organiser when making a reservation)

Testimonials of clients

Wendy Leif Wyka
Larissa and Jörg are two of the kindest, most genuine people I’ve ever met. They work behind the scenes to ensure your experience is perfect. My experience was transformational. From breathtaking views to delicious food this place has it all. Several people have actually told me I’m glowing since I returned. This must be because I had a beautiful experience with beautiful people and I’m still floating.


Raquel Pernas
Caribeyoga was one of the best experiences of my life. It is a place in which you can find yourself, because Jörg, Larisa, Carmen and the crew take care of every little detail. So peaceful! A place where people care about each other and delicious food too!
I enjoyed every single minute there. Thank you from the bottom of my heart 


Click here and see a wonderful video of one of the retreats


Carina Bo
I have hosted a retreat there this January and it was the most beautiful place in nature I have ever experience. And they go whale watching! 


Gayathri Ramaswamy
My husband and I really enjoyed this hidden gem tucked away from the hustle and bustle. The owner Jorg is a wonderful and selfless person who went out of the way to please us – whether it be special veggie food or wine after a long hike. The scenery is spectacular and the pool is wonderful. Staff are attentive and cheerful. Lots to do in surrounding areas including the best beach! Doing yoga amidst the nature was truly magical. Enjoyed interacting with fellow yogis!


Suzanne Ramos
This is a spectacular, small and private resort where you can relax, unwind and totally escape in the natural beauty of your surroundings. The accommodations, pool, food, staff, panoramic scenic views and owner are ALL top notch. I attended an AMAZING one week Yoga retreat there and it was the vacation of a lifetime!!!! In between our peaceful yoga sessions overlooking the mountains AND ocean we also visited beautiful beaches, rode horses to swim in a breath taking waterfall and hiked vigorously through the jungle/mountains as well. Truly a wonderful experience and great value, worth every penny and more! Can’t wait to do it again!!


Karin Stirk-Davis
My Caribeyoga experience was transformative. Jorge and Larissa are incredible, they made sure that all our needs were taken care of. The activities arranged were spiritually uplifting, from walking in the jungle to swimming in the breathtaking Limón waterfall! I connected with beautiful people, with my soul and deepened my mindful practices. Silence, love, laughter and friendship radiated. I have a new happy place to return to in my mindful practices! Namaste

Informations

Insurance

To minimize any loss and to protect yourself during the trip, we highly recommend taking out a comprehensive insurance policy that covers cancellation. You can book travel insurance at great rates from our Partner Travelex here.


Electricity information

We have 24 hours electricity because the company of Las Galeras is a private electricity company. We dont deal with black outs like most parts of Dominican Republic.


Dressing information

Las Galeras is a beach town where everyone generally wears beach attire. You are recommended to bring shorts, short sleeve shirts, tank tops, and sandals. 

Outfits we advise to bring: 

-Yoga clothes

-Hike clothes (comfortable sneakers) 

- Horse Riding clothes (long pants recommended)

-Beach clothes

-Anything you feel comfortable wearing.


What to bring

Flashlight, sunscreen,, sunglasses, hat, camera, toiletries, any required medications.

caribeyoga will provide yoga mats, but please feel free to bring your own blanket if you prefer.

Passport / visa

Bring a valid passport with at least 6 months remaining before expiry date.

There are some countries that can enter Dominican Republic without a visa, more infos at http://www.dominicanrepublic.com/dominican-republic-visa-2/

Additional information

For more information ask your questions directly to caribeyoga who will be happy to assist you. Simply click on the Contact Organizer button to send a message.

Booking conditions

For information about the booking conditions, please ask your instructor or send  caribeyoga an inquiry.

What’s included

  • Healthy breakfast
  • Healthy lunch
  • Healthy dinner
  • Yoga classes
  • Tea, coffee and water
  • Group Airport Pickup
  • Excursion to a waterfall
    See itinerary
  • Beach day
    See itinerary
  • Larimar Shop
    Mobile Dominican Jewellery Shop. The jewelry you want to buy is not included in the price.
  • Taxes + Excursion Fees
  • Flights
    Flights are not included in the price. Of course, we can assist you finding a good flight
  • Individual Transfers
    We include and organize a group airport pickup and transfers to included excursions. If you arrive at a different time from the rest of the group we can schedule your pick up for an additional cost.
  • Extra Drinks

Available Packages

Single accommodation
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Single accommodation in a small private bungalow with your own bathroom. Queen size bed. All bungalows with breathtaking view of the sea.


$1500
Deposit: $500
Double accommodation
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Double accommodation in a small private bungalow with your own bathroom. Two Twin size beds.  All bungalows with breathtaking view of the sea.

$1300
Deposit: $500
$1500
Deposit: $500

Single accommodation
Past Trip

Itinerary

Waterfall El Limon
Horse riding to the waterfall El Limon and swimming in sweet water

Included in the price!  Trip to the waterfall El Limon including horse riding

The waterfall “Salto El Limon” is located amidst a lush tropical landscape on the peninsula of Samaná, approximately an hour away from Las Galeras. This spectacular waterfall drops 150 feet into a natural, beautiful pool filled with fresh, crystal clear water.

You can reach the top of the waterfall on horseback, then hike downwards through tropical jungle until you reach the bottom of this roaring cascade, where you can enjoy a refreshing swim in the big natural pool.

Your Organizer


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Caribe Yoga
6 reviews
Away from the crowds of tourists and surrounded by marvelous nature, you can find the resort of caribeyoga named Samaná Ocean View Eco-Lodge. Here is the place for aa perfect retreat for dreamers, people seeking peace and quite, Yogis and meditators from all kind of all methods and schools. The Samaná Ocean View Eco-Lodge is located on top of a hill near the village of La Guázama and the idyllic fishing town Las Galeras on the Samaná peninsula. This spot is widely recognized as the most beautiful region of the Dominican Republic, primarily due to the thousands of coconut trees and the many pristine beaches.

Reviews

I really don't know where to begin. I have a wonderful time. Susan and Roman yoga classes were great. Nothing like starting the morning with a class and ending with one in the evening. The resort was beautiful and clean. The staff was exceptional. Even the excursions were wonderful. I would definitely recommend this retreat to all my friends and family. I will definitely be going back. Thanks for a amazing time Carmen
Really enjoyed the retreat. It was really well organised. The transfer from the airport to the resort was smooth. Two yoga sessions each day by Susan and Roman were well adapted to the group and accessible to different levels of yogis in attendance. Every meal featured a variety of delicious food, and catered to lactose-free and vegan option for some guests. Each day had free time to allow us to relax and enjoy the beautiful views and poolside of the Samana Ocean View Eco Lodge. In addition we went on excursions to beaches and walking in the jungle. There were couples and singles and we formed a close-knit group at the end of the week and I wholeheartedly recommend the retreat.
I had such a wonderful experience. Met so many amazing people and had so much delicious food. It was an experience I will always remember.
Absolutely what we were looking for and needed. My daughter and I were beginners and both Sophie and Carina helped us advance quickly. My daughter also has medical issues and they gave her many other options for poses. A heart felt group and not to big for one on one help. This location was wonderful for finding yourself again. The views! The lodging! The people! We will be back next year!
Amazing experience: the resort, the staff, the food, the yoga and most of all the adventure! Thank you for an amazing week!!
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