Yoga Teacher Training at the Dominican Treehouse Village

Samana, Dominican Republic

Dancing Dogs Yoga Travels
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36 reviews
Aug 28 - Sep 7, 2022
Group size: 1 - 45
Yoga Teacher Training at the Dominican Treehouse Village
Samana, Dominican Republic

Dancing Dogs Yoga Travels
  • Facebook verified
36 reviews

Aug 28 - Sep 7, 2022
Group size: 1 - 45

About this trip

Imagine yourself training to teach yoga in the jungles and on the beaches of the Dominican Republic.  Join Shelley Carroll and Dancing Dogs Yoga School for a 200 Hour Yoga Teacher Certification and Leadership program like no other.   

Experience our world-class yoga teacher certification program in an unparralled setting, with fire and cacao ceremonies, zip-lining, hiking to waterfalls and life long friendship and connection.  This program includes our full training, with hands on assisting, Warrior Goddess training,  meditation, asana, philosophy, alignment, anatomy, leadership development and much more. Please note-- 100 hours of this training will be completed with Shelley virtually PRIOR to our 10 days together in the jungle!

As a 200 Hour and 300 Hour Yoga Alliance approved school,  DDY offers world class training in a supportive learning environment. Practice. Lead. Teach. will give you the tools, confidence and skill to teach an effective and inspiring power vinyasa yoga class.

The Details

As a teacher graduate, you will learn the physical, energetic, and spiritual implications of yoga, as well as the importance of your way of being— how to live an authentic, essential life. Led by Shelley Carroll and other DDY Senior Teachers, this program is appropriate for practitioners of every level.  This is a physically, mentally and emotionally challenging training that is a must for anyone wanting to share the practice of yoga, as well as those who simply wish to deepen their own understanding of the practice.

The DDY training is designed to prepare you to be a confident, effective yoga instructor. Each session covers a different unit of study and includes asana, lecture, group discussion, and small-group exercises.

The aim of this program is to create exceptional teachers, Not only will you leave our program prepared to teach, you will also be able to stand in front of a room of people and share openly and authentically.   You will gain invaluable insight into your own way of being. At DDY, we believe that the best yoga teachers are those who connect with their students, who speak authentically and from the heart, and who are comfortable in their own skin, regardless of who or what is around them. Through this training,  you will learn to identify the obstacles in your life and gain the tools to become your most powerful self, both in and out of the yoga studio.

DDY has a strict attendance policy and attendance is required at all Teacher Training sessions. . For every 1-4 hours missed you will need to schedule a one hour private, at a rate of $150. For every 4-8 hours missed, you will need to schedule a 2 hour private, at a rate of $250.  Workshops can be made up at other locations when available.  We're happy to work with you on this to ensure that you can get all of the information that is missed. The maximum amount of days missed can be no more than 2 days.  No refunds are available in case of chronic absences.

Dancing Dogs Yoga is an accredited Yoga Alliance Teacher Training School. Students who successfully complete our training can register with Yoga Alliance as either a 200-hour or 300-hour certified teacher.

Yoga Alliance Approved Schools

Dancing Dogs Yoga is a Registered Yoga School with Yoga Alliance at the 200 and 300 Hour levels.  We have been teaching powerful and transformational  teacher training programs since 2012. We offer both RYT-200 and RYT-500 designations.  Students who successfully complete our programs are eligible to register with Yoga Alliance.  

The Dominican Tree House Village

The Tree House Cabins are spread across a beautiful valley that is safely tucked away in the heart of the tropical Caribbean jungle. The cabins are connected by various rope bridges and jungle paths that are all designed to emphasize and enhance an intimate connection with nature and separation from the modern world. The valley is breezy and virtually mosquito free which allows our guests to be able to comfortably enjoy the open-air design. 

What does tuition include?

Your tuition includes our world famous 200 Hour Yoga Teacher Training, digital manual, yoga and workshops, as well as room and board at the Dominican Treehouse Village. Breakfast, lunch and dinner are served buffet style and feature chicken, beef, and vegetarian dishes that rotate daily throughout the week.   Please indicate any special dietary needs as they can be accommodated with advanced notice, please indicate at acceptance.  Please see below for all of the information!

Cancelation + Vaccine Policy

All deposits and trips are non-refundable.   We will offer future travel vouchers for cancelations made 90 days or longer before travel, but can not offer refunds.   All cancelations made with 90 days of travel are non-refundable. 

We recognize that COVID may cause a delay in your trip.  Please consider purchasing trip insurance to cover you in all cases:

Please note:  COVID vaccines are REQUIRED to travel with DDY Retreats.  Failure to obtain a vaccine will forfeit your spot and no money will be refunded.  

What’s included

  • Yoga Teacher Training
    DDY is a Yoga Alliance Approved RYS-200® and RYS-300® school. We offer world class teacher trainings in unparalleled settings.
  • Lodging for 10 nights
    Choose single, double or dorm occupancy for 10 nights at the magical Dominican Tree House Village in the jungles of the DR!
  • Meals
    All meals included. Dinner on welcome day, breakfast lunch and dinner throughout program, and breakfast on departure date. Dietary needs welcome.
  • Opening Cacao Ceremony
  • Workshops
    World-class teachers with badass workshops-- just for you.
  • Rituals
  • Samana Zip Line
    Enjoy the largest biplane in the DR-- right on the property. One biplane experience included!
  • Training Materials
    All training materials will be provided.
  • Airfare
  • Tips
    Tips are greatly appreciated by the staff. 20% is standard on and bar tabs,. We suggest $4-5 per day, per person for tipping your cleaning staff.
  • Drinks
    While most of our training will be dry, certain nights will be free. Please don't forget to tip your bartender.
  • Excursions on days off
    Choose to book an excursion early at the discounted price of $100, tips not included. 20% is a good rate for tipping your guides.
  • Personal Purchases
    All personal purchases are up to the participant.
  • Transfers
    We will organize transportation for you to and from the airport on your arrival and departure dates. We promise to work with DTHV to negotiate the best rate possible.
  • Travel Insurance
    All payments paid through WeTravel are non-refundable. WeTravel recommends that you acquire travel insurance in case something goes wrong:

Available Packages

Yoga Family Dorm Room
Available until August 19, 2022only 1 left

Shared jungle room with bath and shower for up to four people.  One queen bed, 2 bunk beds.  

Deposit: $500
Double Room
Available until August 19, 2022only 2 left

Shared jungle treehouse room with two occupants.  Private bath and shower.

Deposit: $500
Single Room
Available until August 13, 2022only 1 left

Enjoy your own beautiful space with private bath and shower and jungle view.

Deposit: $500

Available options



Day 1: Acceptance
Welcome dinner and ceremony

Welcome to the jungle.    Meet your trainers and trainees, take a tour of the property, and enjoy a welcome dinner and ceremony to kick off our training!

Your Organizer

Dancing Dogs Yoga Travels
36 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.


What an amazing experience. It was better than anything I could have imagined or hope for. 100% will vist again!
By Rachel C for Fire and Ice: DDY + The Northern Lights on 29 Nov, 2021
Wasn't it magical? It would not have been the same without you.
By Dancing Dogs Yoga Travels on 29 Nov, 2021
This trip to Iceland was amazing. We were fortunate enough to see the northern lights on 3 different nights and then to top it off, even from the backyard of the places we where we were staying. The country is so beautiful - hiking and seeing the sites as we traveled together. The geothermal spas were incredible, the food was superb and the company was so much fun. We had a yoga practice daily then went to lunch and began excursions. I cannot say enough good things about this trip. We laughed, we played and we were there for each other. This is one journey to truly consider. Shelley does such a great job planning these events, she is resourceful, fun and creative.
By LYNETTE B for Fire and Ice: DDY + The Northern Lights on 22 Nov, 2021
Thank you, Lynette. It is always better when you are there!
By Dancing Dogs Yoga Travels on 29 Nov, 2021
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
I am so excited to see you in Mexico and Greece. My job (and life!) are better because people like YOU like to travel with us.
By Dancing Dogs Yoga Travels on 29 Nov, 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 Travels on 19 Oct, 2021
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 Travels on 18 Oct, 2021
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