Yoga Teacher Training and Immersion with DDY

      Samana 32000, Dominican Republic

      Dancing Dogs Yoga Travels
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      56 reviews
      Jun 28 - Jul 10, 2024
      Group size: 10 - 30
      Yoga Teacher Training and Immersion with DDY
      Samana 32000, Dominican Republic

      Dancing Dogs Yoga Travels
      • Email address verified
      56 reviews

      Jun 28 - Jul 10, 2024
      Group size: 10 - 30

      About this trip

      ๐ŸŒฟ Embark on a Transformative Yoga Journey in Paradise ๐ŸŒด

      Immerse yourself in an extraordinary Yoga Teacher Training experience amidst the enchanting Treehouse Village of the Dominican Republic. Led by three esteemed yoga practitioners - Shelley Carroll from Dancing Dogs Yoga, Carrington Kilgroe from SunState Yoga, and Victoria Privette from Victory Power Yoga - this program offers more than just certification. It's a holistic journey of self-discovery, designed to deepen your practice and illuminate the essence of yoga.

      This Yoga Teacher Training is Yoga Alliance approved and encompasses a comprehensive curriculum, including asana, meditation, pranayama, and philosophy. Prior to your arrival in the Dominican Republic, you'll engage with online content that lays the foundation for your transformative journey.

      Whether you dream of becoming a certified yoga instructor or seek to deepen your personal practice, our program provides a safe and nurturing space for exploration and growth. Amidst the lush treetops and natural beauty of this Caribbean paradise, you'll forge a profound connection with yoga and witness the beauty of your own evolution.

      Join us in the heart of the Dominican Republic and let this magical, relatable, and deeply transformative yoga adventure become a pivotal chapter in your personal yoga journey. ๐ŸŒฟ๐Ÿง˜โ€โ™€๏ธ๐ŸŒณ

      ๐ŸŒŸ Key Highlights:

      ๐Ÿง˜โ€โ™€๏ธ Comprehensive Asana Mastery: Deepen your practice and understanding of yoga postures, regardless of your level. Receive personalized guidance to refine your postures and establish a profound connection with your body.

      ๐Ÿง˜โ€โ™‚๏ธ Meditation & Mindfulness: Journey within through guided meditation and mindfulness practices. Cultivate inner stillness, heightened focus, and a sense of peace and equilibrium.

      ๐ŸŒฌ๏ธ Pranayama and Breathwork: Harness the transformative power of breath. Learn the ancient science of pranayama to amplify energy and vitality.

      ๐Ÿ“œ Philosophy & Wisdom: Immerse yourself in the timeless teachings of yoga philosophy. Discover their relevance in modern life and deepen your understanding of the yoga tradition.

      ๐ŸŒŒ Practical & Mystical Fusion: Experience the harmonious integration of the practical and mystical aspects of yoga. Relate ancient wisdom to your daily life while tapping into the magic within.

      ๐ŸŒฟ Nature's Embrace: Nestled in the Dominican Treehouse Village, reconnect with nature's beauty and draw inspiration from the lush surroundings.

      ๐Ÿ•‰๏ธ Complete Eight Limbs Exploration: Delve into all eight limbs of yoga, with a special emphasis on teaching and forging deep connections with yourself and future students.

      ๐Ÿ™ Tradition with Reverence: Our experienced instructors uphold the yoga lineage while helping you carve your authentic path.

      ๐Ÿ”ฅ Rituals for Transformation: Engage in transformative rituals, including cacao ceremonies, fire rituals, and water rituals. Learn the art of letting go and embrace a profound sense of renewal.

      This Yoga Teacher Training is a transformative voyage of self-discovery and growth, surpassing mere certification. Whether aspiring to teach or seeking to deepen your practice, our program provides a nurturing space for exploration and evolution.

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      ๐ŸŒŸ Room Offerings:

      ๐ŸŒฟ Single Treehouse: Step into your own private oasis. The Single Cabana offers a tranquil haven with a private bath, ensuring complete privacy and comfort. Immerse yourself in the natural beauty surrounding your personal sanctuary.

      ๐ŸŒฟ Double Treehouse: Share your journey with a like-minded companion in our cozy Double Room. Equipped with a shared queen bed, this room fosters a sense of camaraderie and is complemented by a private bath for your convenience.

      ๐ŸŒฟ Dorm Room: Perfect for group adventures or those seeking a communal experience, our Dorm Room provides a comfortable and inviting space. Featuring two bunk beds and one queen bed spread across two separate bedrooms, it accommodates up to four individuals. A shared bath enhances the sense of community and camaraderie, making it an ideal choice for those seeking shared experiences.

      Each room type is thoughtfully designed to ensure a harmonious blend of comfort, natural beauty, and the unique charm of treehouse living. Whichever option you choose, you'll find yourself enveloped in the tranquil embrace of the Dominican Treehouse Village.

      Experience the magic of living amidst the treetops, and let the sounds of nature serenade you into a state of complete relaxation. Your stay at the Dominican Treehouse Village promises an unforgettable fusion of comfort and natural wonder.

      ๐ŸŒŸ Who Should Join?

      This training is a vibrant tapestry, welcoming a diverse range of individuals. Here's why it's a perfect fit for you:

      ๐Ÿง˜โ€โ™€๏ธ Yoga Enthusiasts of All Levels:

      • โœจ Beginners: Lay a strong foundation for your practice and gain a comprehensive understanding of yoga principles.
      • ๐ŸŒฑ Intermediate Practitioners: Deepen your practice, refine postures, and explore advanced techniques.
      • ๐Ÿš€ Advanced Yogis: Fine-tune your practice, gain fresh insights, and refine your teaching skills.

      ๐Ÿ‘ฉโ€๐Ÿซ Potential Yoga Instructors:

      • ๐Ÿง˜โ€โ™‚๏ธ Aspiring Teachers: Acquire the necessary skills and knowledge to become a certified yoga instructor.
      • ๐ŸŽ“ Experienced Teachers: Enhance your teaching toolkit, learn innovative techniques, and refine your approach.

      ๐ŸŒฟ Personal Growth Seekers:

      • ๐ŸŒŒ Self-Discovery: Embark on a transformative journey of self-discovery and deepen your connection with mind, body, and spirit.
      • ๐ŸŒˆ Stress Relief: Learn powerful techniques to manage stress, increase resilience, and maintain a sense of balance.

      ๐Ÿ‹๏ธ Health and Wellness Enthusiasts:

      • ๐ŸŒผ Holistic Health: Explore a holistic approach to well-being, focusing on physical, mental, and emotional health.
      • ๐Ÿง˜โ€โ™€๏ธ Mind-Body Connection: Learn to cultivate a deep mind-body connection for overall health and vitality.

      ๐Ÿ’ช Mental Health Advocates:

      • ๐Ÿง  Mental Wellness: Discover how yoga and mindfulness practices can support mental health, offering tools for emotional regulation and self-care.

      ๐ŸŒณ Nature Lovers:

      • ๐ŸŒฟ Connect with Nature: Immerse yourself in the natural beauty of the Dominican Treehouse Village, finding inspiration and tranquility amidst the canopy.

      ๐ŸŒ Cultural Explorers:

      • ๐ŸŒž Cultural Experience: Experience the rich cultural tapestry of the Dominican Republic, offering a unique backdrop for your transformative journey.

      โš–๏ธ Individuals Seeking Balance:

      • ๐Ÿ™๏ธ Work-Life Balance: Learn practices to find harmony and balance in a fast-paced, modern lifestyle.

      ๐Ÿค Those Seeking Community:

      • ๐Ÿ‘ฅ Build Connections: Forge meaningful connections with like-minded individuals, creating a supportive and nurturing community.

      ๐Ÿ“š Continuing Education for Yoga Instructors:

      • ๐Ÿ“– Advanced Studies: Deepen your understanding and knowledge of yoga, ensuring your teaching remains fresh, engaging, and relevant.

      This training welcomes everyone, regardless of age, background, or experience level. ๐ŸŒˆ It offers a transformative experience that can be tailored to individual goals and aspirations, making it an enriching endeavor for a diverse range of participants. ๐Ÿ™Œ

      Important Reservation and Travel Info

      At DDY Retreats, we strive to provide you with exceptional travel experiences while emphasizing the importance of protecting your investment. Please review the following policies and guidelines for a smooth and worry-free booking process:

      1. Deposits and Trip Payments:
        • Kindly note that all deposits and trip payments are non-refundable.
        • To safeguard your investment in case of unforeseen circumstances, we strongly recommend purchasing comprehensive trip insurance that covers all unexpected events.
      2. Travel Insurance:
        • In an ever-changing world, having adequate travel insurance is essential. It not only provides peace of mind but also ensures financial security in case of trip disruptions, delays, or cancellations.
        • Explore your insurance options and secure your travel with confidence by visiting Travelex Insurance.
      3. Booking Confidence:
        • By proactively purchasing travel insurance, you are taking a responsible and proactive step to protect yourself against the unexpected. This empowers you to book your travel with confidence, knowing that your investment is secure.

      At DDY Retreats, we value your well-being and satisfaction. These policies are designed to provide you with flexibility and protection in uncertain times. Should you have any questions or require further assistance, please feel free to contact our dedicated team.

      We appreciate your trust in DDY Retreats for your travel adventures, and we look forward to creating unforgettable experiences with you.

      Whatโ€™s included

      • Accommodations
        12 night and 13 days at the picturesque Dominican Treehouse Village.
      • All meals
        Fresh, nutritious meals provided daily, including hearty breakfasts, delectable lunches, and sumptuous dinners. Meals start with dinner on Day One and end with breakfast on departure day.
      • World-Class instruction
        A comprehensive world-class yoga teacher training program led by esteemed instructors from Dancing Dogs Yoga, SunState Yoga, and Victory Power Yoga.
      • * Limbs of Yoga
        Deep exploration of yoga philosophy, meditation, pranayama, and the art of teaching.
      • Ritual + Ceremony
        mmersive experiences like cacao ceremonies, fire rituals, and water rituals for personal growth.
      • Cultural Immersion
        Opportunities for cultural exploration in the rich tapestry of the Dominican Republic.
      • Connection
        A supportive community of like-minded individuals, fostering connections that last far beyond the training.
      • One Excursion
        We will be providing the opportunity for an excursion during this program!

      Whatโ€™s not included

      • Flights
        โœˆ๏ธ Airfare to and from the Dominican Republic is not included.
      • Transportation
        ๐Ÿš— Transportation to the Treehouse Village. Arrangements can be made at discounted rates for those flying within the established parameters.
      • Tips and gratuities
        ๐Ÿ’ฐ Tips and gratuities for staff and guides are not included. We recommend $10-20 per day per person for tipping staff. More details to come on other tips.
      • Personal Purchases
        ๐Ÿ›๏ธ Souvenirs and personal shopping.
      • Alcohol
        ๐Ÿท Alcohol is not included. While not forbidden, we will ask you to refrain from alcohol during most of this training.
      • Add Ons
        ๐Ÿ—บ๏ธ Optional excursions and activities outside the structured program

      Available Packages

      ๐ŸŒฟ Dorm Style Treehouse
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      ๐ŸŒฟ Harmony in the Dorm-Style Treehouse

      Experience the camaraderie of shared accommodations in our dorm-style treehouse at Dominican Treehouse Village. This unique space fosters a sense of community while still providing individualized comfort. Nestled among the treetops, it's a cozy retreat where connections and memories are forged.

      Key Features:

      • Two Bedrooms for Collective Comfort: The dorm-style treehouse features two bedrooms, each with its own distinct charm. One room offers a shared queen bed, inviting you to rest and rejuvenate in the company of a fellow trainee. Across the charming bridge, you'll find a separate room with bunk beds, providing a delightful space for restful nights.

      • Comfortable Bunk Beds for Restful Slumber: The bunk beds in the second bedroom are designed for a cozy night's sleep, where each trainee will find their own private nook. The design emphasizes both individual comfort and the joy of shared experiences.

      • Shared Bath for Convenience: A shared bath provides ample space for trainees to freshen up and prepare for the day's adventures. The bath offers convenience without sacrificing your personal space.

      • Ceiling Fan for Gentle Breezes: Embrace the natural rhythms of the jungle as the gentle ceiling fan encourages the flow of fresh, invigorating air throughout the treehouse.

      • Breathtaking Treetop Views: Greet each day with awe-inspiring views of the lush canopy stretching before you. The panoramic vista provides an ever-changing tableau of vibrant colors and lively wildlife.

      • Private Swing: Embrace the serene surroundings from your treehouse, complete with a charming swing. Let the gentle sway transport you to a state of tranquil bliss.

      The dorm-style treehouse offers a blend of shared living and personal comfort. While the traditional HVAC may be absent, the natural ventilation and gentle breezes create an atmosphere of pure relaxation. Your shared sanctuary among the trees is a testament to the magic of collective experiences in nature's embrace. ๐ŸŒฟ๐Ÿ›๏ธ๐Ÿ›๏ธ๐ŸŒณ

      Deposit:ย $300
      ๐ŸŒฟ Shared Treetop Bliss: Double Cabana
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      Deposit:ย $300
      ๐ŸŒฟ Private Treehouse
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      Perched high amidst the emerald canopy, our private cabana at Dominican Treehouse Village invites you into a unique cocoon of nature-inspired comfort. A testament to the harmony between human habitation and the natural world, this treetop haven offers a truly immersive experience.

      Key Features:

      • Treehouse Living: Uniting you with the heartbeat of the jungle, our cabana is an enchanting treehouse retreat. Here, you'll find yourself cradled by the branches, with the sights and sounds of nature all around.
      • Queen Bed with Mosquito Net: Drift into dreams on a plush queen-sized bed, wrapped in the embrace of a delicate mosquito net. Here, you'll slumber in serenity, undisturbed by any wandering critters.
      • Ceiling Fan for Gentle Breezes: Embracing the eco-conscious spirit of our retreat, your cabana is cooled by a gentle ceiling fan that encourages the natural flow of fresh, forest air.
      • Fabulous Treetop Views: Begin your days with breathtaking views that stretch as far as the eye can see. The immersive panorama of the verdant canopy below offers an ever-changing tapestry of color and life.
      • Private Swing: A charming swing on your private terrace invites you to surrender to the rhythm of the jungle. Let your cares float away as you sway amidst the trees.

      Experience the magic of living among the treetops, where the lines between shelter and nature blur. Though you won't find traditional HVAC, the natural ventilation and gentle breeze make every moment a true pleasure. Your private cabana is a sanctuary of serenity and a gateway to the wonders of the Dominican jungle. ๐ŸŒฟ๐Ÿ›๏ธ๐ŸŒณ

      Deposit:ย $500


      ๐ŸŒŸ Day One:
      Welcome to the Jungle ๐ŸŒฟ

      Hey there! Welcome to the Jungle, and welcome to the start of your incredible Yoga Teacher Training journey! It's a day of new beginnings, fresh insights, and exciting connections. As we dive into this transformative experience, let's take a moment to get to know each other and build the bonds that will make this adventure truly special. Get ready to embrace the magic of this lush retreat, where nature's wisdom will intertwine with the wisdom of yoga. Let's kickstart this journey with open hearts and eager spirits! ๐ŸŒฟ๐ŸŒŸ๐Ÿง˜โ€โ™€๏ธ๐ŸŒณ

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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! Canโ€™t wait for the next retreat!
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