That Yoga Jungle Life with DDY and DTHV

      Samana, Dominican Republic

      Dancing Dogs Yoga Travels
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      56 reviews
      Sep 7 - 11, 2023
      Group size: 20 - 40
      That Yoga Jungle Life with DDY and DTHV
      Samana, Dominican Republic

      Dancing Dogs Yoga Travels
      • Facebook verified
      56 reviews

      Sep 7 - 11, 2023
      Group size: 20 - 40

      About this trip

      Calling all yogis, foodies, and adventurers—DDY Travels and the Dominican Treehouse Village have teamed up to offer an exclusive yoga and wellness retreat in the heart of the Dominican jungle.  

      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 5 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. The DTHV team 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

      Dorm Room

      Share one queen bed or claim a bunk bed in this budget friendly room.  Each room has two occupants and shares a bath with your neighbors across the bridge! 

      Shared Room: Double Occupancy

      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!

      Private Room: Single Occupancy

      Enjoy your own private treehouse with a private bath,   Package includes all food, accommodations, yoga and meditation offerings, and the zipline adventure.


      Available options


      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

      Dancing Dogs Yoga Travels
      56 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.


      My experience was incredible! The Dominican Jungle Treehouse was breathtaking and I plan to return in the future. The entire Yoga Retreat was beautiful with delicious wholesome food, a wonderful, friendly and attentive staff, inlcuding the manager Alex who was on top of every detail. It's a gorgeous, clean place like no other. Shelley Carrol models excellence in business and Dancing Dogs Yoga overdelivers!
      By Millicent S for Learn to Run Successful Retreats with DDY Travels on Sep 15, 2023
      Another epic retreat in the books!! Such an awesome way to kick off my 50th birthday celebration! The food was delicious, the yacht was gorgeous, and the crew was fantastic! The swim stops were phenomenal and I’m so glad we had the chance to see the blue grotto! That heat wave did not stop me from having a great experience!
      By Kendra G for Yoga Luxury Yacht Adventure on Jul 31, 2023
      DDY Travels does it again. This was my second retreat and IT WAS EPIC! The accommodations & location were so luxurious and the challenge of doing yoga on a yacht was definitely a new experience. Such a perfect balance of yoga, meditation, relaxation, fun and adventure and the new friends made and experiences shared will forever be imprinted as some of the best times in my life. If you are thinking about joining a DDY Travels will not be disappointed. Find your paradise now.
      By Andrea J for Yoga Luxury Yacht Adventure on Jul 25, 2023
      This retreat was such an incredible time. From the yoga itself, to exploring the National Park itself, to visiting the cactus garden at sunset, to exploring the town itself, Shelley created time and space to genuinely experience this magical space! I will always remember, however, that the desert is COLD in November!
      By sam k for Joshua Tree Yoga Adventure on Mar 09, 2023
      It was fun trip in a beautiful place!
      By Susan W for Yoga + Surf Camp on Feb 12, 2023
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      I was fortunate enough to complete my YTT at the Dominican Tree House Village in El Valle, Samana. I am so thankful for Shelley and being able to share my yoga story. Shelley is a woman of many virtues but my favorite is her being able to hold space for diverse populations in yoga (BIPOC/LGBTQIA+). I was supported during my learning journey, and encouraged throughout my training to continue to create space for other individuals like myself. Our training was well organized, detail oriented, knowledgeable, and a healthy balance between learning, resting, and adventure! I was paired with the best roommate and suite mates ever! I am terrified of being in the jungle but knowing I was there with three other women, made it so worth while. Finally, Emma made the most amazing Dominican cuisine for us daily and the Tree House Staff were so hospitable. I would absolutely go on another training/retreat with Shelley and the crew!
      By Chelsea E on 26 Oct, 2022
      What an amazing trip! This was my second DDY retreat and I will be back for more! The resort was beautiful, with a yoga Shala that looked out over the ocean and has a jungle backdrop! And on top of that, the food was amazing! The variety of both included and optional activities where amazing, in addition to the twice daily yoga. My personal favs were the sound healing, and the Mayan clay ceremony. The fellow retreaters where also amazing and really made it a trip to remember! Can’t wait for the next retreat!
      By Theodora G on 04 Feb, 2022
      Business with partners.
      By Aboubacar C on 24 Oct, 2019