That Yoga Jungle Life with DDY and DTHV

Samana, Dominican Republic

Dancing Dogs Yoga Travels
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47 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
47 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
4 left

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! 

Deposit: $300
Shared Room: Double Occupancy
10 left

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
5 left

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
only 1 left

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

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.

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Dancing Dogs Yoga Travels
47 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.


This retreat was expertly planned in one of the most unique properties I have ever experienced. The yoga, food and excursions were top notch. We had a very nice balance of activities vs down time, which I appreciated. It felt adventurous but relaxing at the same time. Shelly and her staff exude a warm, wonderful vibe and you immediately feel that you are 'part of the family'. I met some fantastic women on this trip and some lovely locals. Honestly, this retreat couldn't have been any better. I am already looking at my next DDY Travels retreat for 2023!
By Andrea J for Dominican Treehouse Village Yoga Retreat on 22 Sep, 2022
Trip of a lifetime. Had such a wonderful experience at the Dominican Treehouse Village. The location is beautiful, food was delicious, and the excursions were fun and well thought out. Yoga twice a day and the wonderful staff at the Dominican Treehouse Village were the cherry on top. Cannot recommend enough.
By Jill D for Dominican Treehouse Village Yoga Retreat on 21 Sep, 2022
This was everything I expected and more. The programming and instruction was solid, insightful, accessible to all. There was just enough down time - I didn't ever feel extremely exhausted - it was well balanced (Shelley is flexible and meets the group where they are at). The best part was by far the amazing people and energy. My graduating class is filled with the most beautiful individuals I've ever seen in one place. The entire experience, from the accommodations and welcoming staff, to the great food, beautiful beaches and fun excursions, and most importantly kickass yoga... was a time I will never forget. I fulfilled my dream of officially becoming a yoga instructor and I couldn't have asked for a better journey to get there.
By Julissa M for Yoga Teacher Training at the Dominican Treehouse Village on 16 Sep, 2022
I had such a great time on this trip. Interesting location, delicious food, and great people. 10 out of 10 would recommend.
By Kaylee C for Dominican Treehouse Village Yoga Retreat on 15 Sep, 2022
This was an unforgettable experience. I loved being fully immersed in the jungle with full focus on yoga teacher training. It was a mental and physical challenge in the best way. Each day was utilized with amazing lessons, practices and activities. I am so grateful and blessed to have had the opportunity to learn and grow with such an amazing community!
By Sarah N for Yoga Teacher Training at the Dominican Treehouse Village on 14 Sep, 2022
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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
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By Aboubacar C on 24 Oct, 2019