Yoga Teacher Training in the DR!

Samana, Dominican Republic

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Dancing Dogs Yoga
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Jun 30 - Jul 14, 2019
Group size: 1 - 45
Yoga Teacher Training in the DR!
Samana, Dominican Republic

Dancing Dogs Yoga
  • Email address verified
  • Facebook verified
4 reviews

$4200
Jun 30 - Jul 14, 2019
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 Lowther and Dancing Dogs Yoga 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. Additionally, we will be training several local villagers and working on a project to leave behind a lasting legacy and impact in the local community.


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 in the tradition of Baron Baptiste.  

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 Certified Baptiste teacher Shelley Lowther 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 the practices and techniques of Baptiste Power Vinyasa Yoga, 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, 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!

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 14 nights
    Choose single, double or quadruple occupancy for 14 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.

Available Packages

Quad Room
Available until Jun 21, 2019Sold Out

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

$4200
Double Room
Available until Jun 21, 20194 left

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

$4600
Single Room
Available until Jun 15, 2019only 1 left

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

$5500
Deposit: $2500

Available options

Excursion
$100

Itinerary

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!

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Dancing Dogs Yoga
4 reviews
Dancing Dogs Yoga is a kickass, feel good Baptiste Yoga community,

Reviews

This was one of the most magical trips I have ever taken!
Wonderful and most perfect location for a 200hr yoga teacher certification program! I highly recommend Shelley + Dancing Dogs Yoga teacher training if you want to dive into how to powerfully teach yoga and also dive deep into becoming a better you. This training was even more powerful in a jungle/tree house village location to completely immerse in the program instead of a studio. It's well worth it to make the trip of a lifetime- especially when you get done with lots of learning and there's a buffet of food and fresh fruit juices waiting for you in the dining hall. It was magical and fitting to fall asleep to tree frogs singing, be disconnected from the internet, be more connected to the Earth's elements, and be a part of a close knit community of like minded strangers who quickly felt like family! We had lots of time to study yoga, be a community during dinner and for our excursions. Loved the zipline, pool, relaxing time on the hammocks, being a bike ride away from the beach, talking to other guests visiting the village, etc. Loved the food and the staff was very accommodating for our training. We were not only guests, but friends with the whole staff after day 1. Dancing Dogs picked a perfect location for this training. You will leave fully renewed for yourself and empowered to teach a badass yoga class to empower your community at home!
I had the most incredible time assisting with the 200hr teacher training at The Dominican Tree House Village. I had opportunities to grow my own abilities to lead and train new yoga teachers, as well as experience continued learning myself. The entire trip was a seamless experience and you can tell that Shelley and Christine put a lot of effort into making this trip fun and educational for trainees. I'm pretty sure I'll be coming back every year to assist with this training - that's how wonderful it was.
Extremely well organized and great value! By far the experience of a lifetime. Aside from the excellent facilitators, the employees and community were exceptionally friendly and helpful. The facilitators were an absolute dream team.