That Yoga Jungle Life

Samana, Dominican Republic

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

Dancing Dogs Yoga
  • Facebook verified
34 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!
  • Travel Insurance
    All payments paid through WeTravel are non-refundable. WeTravel recommends that you acquire travel insurance in case something goes wrong. To minimize any loss and to protect yourself during the trip,

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!

$1450
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.

$1950
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 shelley@dancingdogsyoga.com to add a special guest.

$2500
Deposit: $500
Triple Occupancy
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$1100
Deposit: $300
VIP Room ADD ON
Sold Out

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.

$2000
DDY Team Treehouse
Sold Out
$1500

Available options

ATV Excursion
$100
Catamaran Excursion
$100
Unlimited Rum Drinks!
$100
Extra Night Per Person
$200
Transportation to and from SDQ
$50


Itinerary

Presence
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.

Your Organizer


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Dancing Dogs Yoga
34 reviews
Dancing Dogs Yoga is a kickass, feel good Yoga community. Shelley Carroll has been leading trainings and retreats for over a decade, and each trip promises connection, adventure, and to leave you feeling Zen AF.

Reviews

This was my first retreat, and it was out of this world! The people, the yoga, the food, the chateau, and the adventure! Every last moment was perfection, and can’t wait for the next one!
By Theodora G for Chateau de Bardouly: Vino and Vinyasa on 20 Oct, 2021
This was my second retreat with DDY retreats. A huge thank you to Shelley for a once in a lifetime adventure in France. It was an amazing time. It was obvious that everything was thoughtful and planned for an enjoyable trip. It was a week I will never forget. I got to meet new friends, eat amazing food and practice yoga in the French countryside. I seriously cannot wait until my next DDY retreat. Thank you again.
By Wendy C for Chateau de Bardouly: Vino and Vinyasa on 19 Oct, 2021
I can't wait to explore Tulum and Greece with you! Glad you are part of our travel family!!
By Dancing Dogs Yoga on 19 Oct, 2021
DD
This retreat was all about relaxation, making new friends and eating amazing food! The yoga sessions were wonderful! It was lovely to see a different side of France!
By Michael O for Chateau de Bardouly: Vino and Vinyasa on 18 Oct, 2021
We are so happy you chose us for your first (and second!) retreat! See you in Iceland!!!
By Dancing Dogs Yoga on 18 Oct, 2021
DD
What a wonderful trip. I couldn’t have been happier. It far exceeded my expectations. Everything was the right pace, the right flow, coordinated and easy…. I will absolutely be traveling again with DDY and Shelley.
By Nicole H for Chateau de Bardouly: Vino and Vinyasa on 18 Oct, 2021
What a dream team of a group of people! It was so amazing getting to know YOU!
By Dancing Dogs Yoga on 18 Oct, 2021
DD
SLAM DUNK!! HOME RUN!! GOAL!!!!!! There are not enough words to describe the incredible time I had on this retreat! Not only was the facility beautiful, I met some amazing humans who are now family! Shelley went above and beyond to make sure we had what we needed, and to make this an experience we will never forget. I am so excited for the next retreat, and I am encouraging as many people as I can to reserve their spot on one of these amazing yoga retreats. I was NOT disappointed! This retreat opened me up to life in a whole new way!
By Kendra G for Chateau de Bardouly: Vino and Vinyasa on 14 Oct, 2021
You are ALWAYS welcome on our trips, sis! This was a GREAT group!
By Dancing Dogs Yoga on 18 Oct, 2021
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