That Yoga Jungle Life

Samana, Dominican Republic

Dancing Dogs Yoga
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20 reviews
Sep 8 - 12, 2021
Group size: 20 - 40
That Yoga Jungle Life
Samana, Dominican Republic

Dancing Dogs Yoga
  • Facebook verified
20 reviews

Sep 8 - 12, 2021
Group size: 20 - 40

About this trip

Calling all yogis, foodies, and adventurers— join Shelley Carroll of Dancing Dogs Yoga for the adventure of a lifetime at the Dominican Treehouse Village.  Make all of your childhood dreams come true, while you live in a treehouse in the rainforest. for 4 days and 4 nights of great food, amazing people, and daily surprises. Enjoy the beach,  rainforest, daily yoga classes, and chef prepared meals in an unparalleled, lush environment. 

World Class Yoga + Meditation

Shelley Carroll founded Dancing Dogs Yoga in 2010 and has been leading retreats and trainings worldwide ever since.  Enjoy daily yoga, meditation, and yoga nidra classes in the yoga dome.  Set in the middle of the jungle, you'll be surrounded by the sights and sounds of the tropics.

Our yoga classes are designed for ALL levels of practitioners, so no matter where you are on your yoga journey, you will be challenged and inspired.  We start each day with a vinyasa flow practice and meditation, and on non-excursion days, offer a special afternoon practice, like yoga nidra or yin.

Please bring any props you require for your practice.

Welcome to the Jungle

The Dominican Treehouse Village is a unique property located in the rain forest near Samana. Famous for whale watching, Samana is strategically located on the north eastern part of the island, with unparalleled views, beaches, and tropical flora and fauna. The treehouse village itself is one of the most unique properties you’ll ever visit, like a magical city on stilts in the middle of the forest. You’ll feel like you’ve escaped to a make-believe world.  

Disconnect to get connected

Live in a treehouse. Get close to nature. Make your morning commute across stepping stones and a rope bridge and leave traffic and the news behind. Each day, you will wake to fresh coffee and cacao, a delicious buffet breakfast, yoga, meditation and bliss. And no internet. Unplug and unwind, treehouse style.

Fresh Food to make you drool

All of your meals are included at the Dominican Treehouse Village.  Breakfast includes fresh fruit and juice, local delicacies, and Dominican coffee and cacao.  Enjoy lunch on the beach with fish pulled straight from the ocean, coconut and pineapple drinks, and the best papas fritas and tostones you've ever tasted.  Chef Leo will wow you each night at dinner with a four course meal of appetizers, creative soups, delicious organic dinners.... and there is always dessert.

What should I bring?

Our retreat swag bags are epic, and often have amazing surprises.  You don't need much out here in the jungle, though there are a few must haves:


Bring sunscreen, personal toiletries and medications, and shorts and swimsuits. We highly recommend rain jackets, as downpours HAPPEN in the rain forest! 

The weather is warm and humid, but can be breezy at night.  A light hoodie or jacket is often welcome.

This location is truly beautiful, so DO bring a camera.  We recommend leaving very expensive equipment at home unless you are prepared to deal with the humidity!  We do keep a professional photographer on staff, so bring an easy camera.

Pack sneakers!  While it will be tempting to live in flip flops, some of the hiking (Including the zipline) can be muddy and rocky, and you'll appreciate the footwear.

Bring a little cash for incidentals.  Tips, souvenirs ...  you won't need much, but it's nice to have.  Almost everyone takes US dollars.

What’s included

  • Treehouses
    4 nights in a treehouse, either single or double occupancy
  • Meals
    Chef prepared meals-- breakfast, lunch and dinner during your stay
  • Welcome drink
    Enjoy a complimentary cocktail upon arrival. Unlimited rum drinks available for $100 for the duration of your stay.
  • Yoga + Meditation
    Enjoy daily yoga classes in the Dominican Treehouse Yoga Dome with Shelley and other senior DDY teachers.
  • Zipline
    Put on your adventurous pants and get ready to fly on the largest zipline in the DR!
  • Cacao Ceremony
    Indulge in a ritual cacao ceremony featuring locally sourced cacao. Set intentions, open your heart, and take part in a timeless tradition.
  • Candlelight Yoga Nidra
    Be lulled into deep relaxation with a candlelight yoga nidra session. The word nidra means sleep, and this workshop will create deep "yoga sleep" in a magical location.
  • Transfers
    Arrive on suggested flights to share transfers.
  • Alcohol
    Other than your welcome drink, alcohol is not included. Add an unlimited rum package for $100 for the duration of our stay.
  • Excursions
    We have special rates on excursions. Pre-book for best rates!
  • Tips + Gratuities
    Please tip your staff!

Available Packages

Shared Room: Double Occupancy
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Enjoy an amazing shared  treehouse with a private bath,   Package includes all food, accommodations, yoga and meditation offerings, and the zipline adventure.  You will have one roommate.  If you have a preferred roomie, just let us know!

Deposit: $300
Private Room: Single Occupancy
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Enjoy your own private treehouse with a private bath,   Package includes all food, accommodations, yoga and meditation offerings, and the zipline adventure.

Deposit: $300
VIP Room for ONE
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Want the mack daddy room high above the treetops?  You can live like a VIP in one of these extra large room, king size bed, sweeping views of the rainforest,  and a private outdoor jungle shower.  This is priced for one person, but a second person CAN be added for $1300.00.  Email to add a special guest.

Deposit: $500
Triple Occupancy
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Deposit: $300
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Want the mack daddy room high above the treetops?  You can live like a VIP in one of these extra large room, king size bed, sweeping views of the rainforest,  and a private outdoor jungle shower.  This is priced for TWO people.

DDY Team Treehouse
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Available options

ATV Excursion
Catamaran Excursion
Unlimited Rum Drinks!
Extra Night Per Person
Transportation to and from SDQ


Welcome to the Jungle

Arrive before 2PM and you will be shuttled to the treehouse village through lush jungle. When you arrive, you will be welcomed with a fresh juice or cocktail, and introduced to your magical home.

Our welcome dinner includes appetizers, soup, and a main course guaranteed to please.  After dinner, enjoy an Intention setting Cacao ceremony, followed by games, and an opportunity to get to know your fellow spiritual travelers.

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Dancing Dogs Yoga
20 reviews
Dancing Dogs Yoga is a kickass, feel good Baptiste Yoga community,


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 T for That Yoga Jungle Life on 29 Jan, 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.
By sammi k for Yoga Teacher Training in the DR! on 29 Dec, 2019
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!
By Catie P for Yoga Teacher Training in the DR! on 20 Dec, 2019
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!
By Lilly K for Yoga Teacher Training in the DR! on 13 Dec, 2019
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.
By Jillian L for Transformation in the Desert on 12 Dec, 2019
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