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Surf and Yoga Retreat Dominican Republic

All difficulty levels
Instruction in English
Maximum 15 participants
Breakfast & dinner included

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Yoga and surfing are complimentary practices for physical, mental and spiritual health. Cabarete is the perfect place to start or deepen both practices. With daily yoga in the oceanfront Yoga loft and surf sessions at Encuentro Beach, this balanced retreat will get you in the zone! Spend the rest of your time trying out circus class, kitesurfing or walking the gorgeous Dominican beaches.

Highlights

  • Daily surf lessons with all equipment
  • Daily yoga classes at the beachfront Yoga Loft
  • All breakfasts and dinners at the organic farm-to-table restaurant
  • A tour of the organic farm with river tube and farm fresh meal
  • 7 nights accommodation

Skill level

  • Beginner
  • Intermediate
  • Advanced

Styles


8 days with instruction in English
Spoken languages: English
The maximum participants in the group is 15
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Accommodation

Facilities

  • Gym
  • Swimming pool (outdoor)
  • Bar
  • Concierge desk
  • Dining area
  • Environmentally friendly
  • Garden
  • Multilingual staff
  • Restaurant
  • Special menu request
  • Yoga deck
  • Free Wi-Fi
  • Laundry

The accommodation options are on private room and double room basis. The beach-front accommodations will be at the eXtreme Hotel. The hotel is one of the leading ecologically sustainable small hotels in the Caribbean. eXtreme is more than just an adventure sports and fitness hotel, it is a place where the values of sustainable and ecological tourism are forefront, the community is thriving, and the keywords are evolution and fun. The eXtreme Hotel is the perfect place to meet amazing people and have an incredible holiday in tropical paradise.

Program

This yoga surf holiday offers beginner, intermediate and advanced surf lessons, where you can learn everything from surf fundamentals and ocean safety to radical tricks, The Yoga Loft also has waves to match every level. Start your day with optional coffee, tea, and fruits, and proceed with the morning surf session followed by the post-practice organic brunch.

You will have free time for various activities before and after lunch time. Close your day with a relaxing evening yoga session and an organic beach-front dinner with the group.

The Yoga Loft partnered with internationally recognized surf instructors who teach everything from the fundamentals of surfing, warming up properly, ocean safety, surfing etiquette, board selection, body position, paddling techniques, wave selection, catching waves, popping up, and riding waves to intermediate coaching techniques like turning front side and backside, duck diving, gaining speed, and advanced coaching for those working on new tricks or looking for new challenges. The Yoga Loft guarantees that beginner surfers will catch a wave during the first lesson and that everyone will go home with a smile on their faces.

Included excursions

Tour of Taino organic farm

This half day experience will teach you about aquaponics and sustainable agriculture, as well as get you into the local culture of rural Dominican Republic. The Taino organic farm grows a variety of fruit, vegetables, and super foods which you’ll be able to taste fresh off the trees during your tour.

River tubing at Yasica River

After the farm tour, be ready to head down to the beautiful Yasica River. The cooling fresh waters will be your guide as you float peacefully downstream from 1 to 2 hours. Adventurists are invited to scramble up a jungle side cliff and jump from an overhanging tree into the crystal waters below. Afterwards you’ll enjoy a lunch prepared from fresh organic produce.

Instructors

Chrissy Lefavour
International Yoga Teachers Association (Ashtanga Yoga)
Yoga Alliance RYT 500 (Ashtanga Yoga)
Chrissy Lefavour began teaching yoga in 2012 and continued to teach Ashtanga, Vinyasa, and Kids yoga. She completed her RYT 500-hour certification in early 2014. In addition to teaching classes around Central Vermont, Chrissy became involved with yoga with horses, SUP yoga, and leading yoga retreats internationally. A born traveler, Chrissy brought her first group of yogis to the Dominican Republic in 2016 and was immediately in love with the combination of yoga, Caribbean lifestyle, fresh food, and the amazing activities offered at The Yoga Loft, Cabarete.

Location

The retreat will be held in Cabarete, Dominican Republic. Cabarete is best known as one of the world’s meccas for kite boarding. The sport is popular due to the consistent winds nearly year round, so it is one of the best places to learn, practice, and perfect the sport. Cabarete however, has so much to offer beyond kiting.

It also is a fantastic surf location for both beginners and advanced surfers with waves reaching double overhead in the fall when the wind dies down. Most of the breaks are coral based, making the perfect formation when the conditions are right. Cabarete also has horseback riding, beautiful lagoons for paddle boarding, and waterfalls to be explored.

Due to the active, modern community who frequents Cabarete, the town is full of healthy eating options, ecological businesses, and sustainable tourism. Cabarete is home to a lively international community that supports local development through private business operations and non-government organizations.

The center of Cabarete is full of international restaurants, bars, live music venues, and much more. The Yoga Loft believes in living a balanced life, so for those who enjoy the nightlife as well as the day, you would not be short of options.

Nearby places

  • Grande and Preciosa beach - 1 hour 30 minutes
  • La Boca de Yasica river - 20 minutes
  • Sosua beach - 15 minute
  • The Blue lagoon - 1 hour 50 minutes

Food

All breakfasts and dinners are included in the retreat. The Yoga Loft believes that how you feed your body is as much of a part of a yogic life as breathing. The food served is made from organic, natural, farm fresh, and unaltered ingredients supplied by the Yoga Loft's own Taino organic farm.

The menu is carefully planned to provide fuel and energy to your body to keep it running at its top level. Every bit of food is prepared with love and will be enjoyed with just as much zealous pleasure as that with which it was created. The Yoga Loft can cater to vegetarians and those on gluten and lactose restricted diets, however, unfortunately they do not have the ability to cater to vegans or raw foodies yet.

The following meals are included:

  • Breakfast
  • Dinner

The following dietary requirement(s) are served and/or catered for:

  • Organic
  • Whole food
If you have special dietary requirements it's a good idea to communicate it to the organiser when making a reservation

Things to do (optional)

  • Enjoy a flying trapeze lesson
  • Experience a Circus Class
  • Fancy yourself with a stand up paddle trip
  • Push through your barriers with a fitness session
  • Scuba dive in the clear turquoise waters
  • Sight the coral reef in a kiteboarding adventure

Spa treatments

Massage treatments are available at additional costs.

What's included

  • 7 nights accommodation at the Extreme Hotel's Eco beachfront lodgings
  • Daily yoga classes at our beachfront yoga loft
  • A tour of the organic farm with river tubing and a farm fresh meal
  • Daily breakfasts and dinners at the organic beachfront restaurant
  • Daily surf lessons with all equipment

What's not included

  • Airfare
  • Airport Transfers
  • Daytime activities not included in the retreat
  • Massages or treatments
  • Private training or private yoga

How to get there

Arrival by airplane

Please arrange your flight to arrive at Gregorio Luperón International Airport (POP), Las Americas International Airport (SDQ), Comodoro Arturo Merino Benítez International Airport (SCL), or Punta Cana International Airport (PUJ).

Arrival by taxi

From Gregorio Luperón International Airport (POP), a 30-minute taxi ride that seats 4 costs 35 USD.

From Las Americas International Airport (SDQ), a four-hour taxi ride costs about 200 USD.

From Comodoro Arturo Merino Benítez International Airport (SCL), a one and a half-hour taxi ride costs about 100 USD.

From Punta Cana International Airport (PUJ), a seven-hour taxi ride costs 400 USD.

Arrival by bus

From Las Americas International Airport (SDQ), you can take a local bus at about 20 USD.

Cancellation Policy

  • A reservation requires a deposit of 50% of the total price.
  • The deposit is non-refundable, if the booking is cancelled.
  • The rest of the payment should be paid on arrival.

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This vacation is available all year round, with arrival on Sundays. Please select an arrival date below.

 

Low season
  • April to November

 

High season
  • December to March

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