Yoga Eco-Tour: Dominican Republic

  • Dominican Republic
  • Jan 21 - 25, 2017
  • Trip Size: 8 - 20 people

$850

Deposit: $400

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Overview

**EARLY BIRD THROUGH OCTOBER 31**

Travel one thousand feet above stress level on this yoga eco-tour through the Dominican Republic. Tubagua is nestled between beaches and mountains, so we'll enjoy the best of both worlds. In addition to daily yoga and plenty of beach time, we'll hike to "God's Swimming Pool" to jump into waterfalls and natural baths, and we'll visit amber mines and a coffee plantation while traveling the "Ruta Panoramica." At Tubagua, dip into the cliffside pool or enjoy a DIY mud bath. By practicing responsible tourism, we'll support efforts to celebrate and help develop the local community. Our home at Tubagua is charming but rustic so we can soak up the fresh air and greenery. If you're looking to dive into culture and natural beauty, sign up! But if you're looking for a five-star resort, this may not be the right trip for you. 

About Our Accommodations
While thousands of tourists pass through Puerto Plata, Tubagua Eco-Lodge takes pride in providing visitors with an authentic Dominican experience instead of a "tourist trap." The 12-acre plantation includes a natural spring and healing mud. From this spring, Tubagua is able to supply neighboring houses with running water. Root vegetables and other edibles that grow throughout the property are harvested to provide some of the food we'll eat, and more than 50 percent of what's grown is shared with local residents. Tubagua's structures are handmade using local, renewable resources, and the lodge opts for manual labor instead of machines in order to provide more employment opportunities for community members. 

Eco-Lodge Style
Rooms are comfortable but simple and rustic, and leverage our gorgeous surroundings. All rooms have electricity, open-air windows for natural breezes (no air conditioning), and mosquito nets. Beds in all rooms can be configured as separate beds or shared beds, depending on your preference. Most of the rooms have shared bathrooms that will be right near your room. (If you would like a private bathroom, book a Casita! NOTE: Casitas are sold out, but ) Bathrooms have hot showers. One bathroom is famously known as "the loo with a view." There's free wi-fi, so you can stay connected. Three room styles are available: The Long House, The Palapas, and The Casitas (Update: Casitas are sold out.)

ALL-INCLUSIVE rates start at just $800 USD. (Exact rate depends on the room style you select.) EARLY BIRD RATES end October 31, 2016.

Earn continuing education units! As a certified Yoga Alliance Continuing Education Provider, Karen Shelley can offer continuing education contact hours to all RYT yoga teachers who attend her retreats. Ask Karen about details. 

**IMPORTANT** A registration form provided by retreat leader Karen Shelley must be submitted in order to complete your registration. You may submit your deposit here or on Karen's site, but both the deposit and registration form located on this link must be submitted to secure your spot.

What's Included

  • Five days and four nights at Tubagua Eco-Lodge near Puerto Plata in the Dominican Republic 
  • One to two yoga classes each day 
  • Transportation between Puerto Plata airport (POP) and Tubagua (note that one group transfer is scheduled) 
  • All meals (alcohol is not included but will be available) 
  • Bottled water 
  • Beach trips (visits to at least two beaches) 
  • A trail hike to "God's Swimming Pool" (waterfall/swimming hole)
  • A trip to amber mines 
  • Tour and tasting at a coffee plantation 
  • Use of pool and DIY mud bath with clay found at Tubagua

Not Included

  • Airfare
  • Alchohol
  • Travel Insurance

Before You Go

Registration and Cancellation Policy
A nonrefundable deposit of $400.00 USD is due at the time of booking. Both the minimum deposit and a completed registration form, found at KarenShelleyYoga.com, must be submitted in order to complete your registration. Should you need to cancel your trip by November 15, 2016, your nonrefundable deposit will be withheld, and any additional payment(s) that were made to Karen Shelley will be refunded. Should you need to cancel your trip after this date, 100% of the trip price will be due to Karen Shelley and/or will be withheld. Cancellation policy is not negotiable.Final balance is due by December 1, 2016. If final payment is not received by this date, Karen Shelley reserves the right to cancel your reservation and withhold the nonrefundable deposit.

*Early bird rates through October 31, 2016. Regular rates from November 1 through January 20, pending availability. Room types depend on availability at the time of booking.

​**IMPORTANT** A registration form provided by retreat leader Karen Shelley must be submitted in order to complete your registration. You may submit your deposit here or on Karen's site, but both the deposit and registration form located on this link must be submitted to secure your spot.

Available packages

Long House Double (*Early Bird)
not available anymore

The Long House is a two-story house that contains six rooms. Each room is separated by wooden walls, so you will have privacy, but you'll probably be able to hear your neighbors (and the wildlife!). Some rooms in the Long House are configured for double occupancy and others can accommodate triples or quads. All Long House rooms have shared bathrooms with hot showers.

$850

$400 Deposit

Palapa Triple or Quad (*Early Bird)
not available anymore

The Palapas are two freestanding structures set apart from the Long House. You'll have fewer "neighbors," but will still hear plenty of sounds (from your neighbors and wildlife). Each Palapa is two stories, with sleeping for two downstairs and a sleeping loft for two upstairs. (As long as space remains in the Long House, Palapas will be reserved for ready-made groups of three and four.) All Palapas have shared bathrooms and showers.

$850

$400 Deposit

Long House Triple or Quad

The Long House is a two-story house that contains six rooms. Each room is separated by wooden walls, so you will have privacy, but you'll probably be able to hear your neighbors (and the wildlife!). Some rooms in the Long House are configured for double occupancy and others can accommodate triples or quads. All Long House rooms have shared bathrooms with hot showers.

$870

$400 Deposit

Long House Double

The Long House is a two-story house that contains six rooms. Each room is separated by wooden walls, so you will have privacy, but you'll probably be able to hear your neighbors (and the wildlife!). Some rooms in the Long House are configured for double occupancy and others can accommodate triples or quads. All Long House rooms have shared bathrooms with hot showers.

$920

$400 Deposit

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