Yoga Teacher Training in the DR!

      Samana, Dominican Republic

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

      Dancing Dogs Yoga Travels
      • Facebook verified
      49 reviews

      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 June 21, 2019Sold Out

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

      Double Room
      Available until June 21, 20194 left

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

      Single Room
      Available until June 15, 2019only 1 left

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

      Deposit: $2,500

      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
      49 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.


      Had an incredible experience with DDY!
      By Olivia K for Joshua Tree Yoga Adventure on 20 Dec, 2022
      YTT with DDY is amazing! I learned more than I ever thought I would -- about yoga, but also about myself. The safe and accepting community of DDY YTT is like nothing else. I walked away teaching with confidence and a hunger to keep learning and growing! Immersing ourselves at the Dominican Treehouse Village was a truly wonderful, unique, and life-changing experience.
      By Sarah G for Yoga Teacher Training at the Dominican Treehouse Village on 17 Oct, 2022
      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
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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! 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