Sunday, March 3 – Sunday, March 10, 2024
Indulge in a rejuvenating getaway like no other at this exclusive wellness retreat on the breathtaking Samana Peninsula of the Dominican Republic. Nestled amidst pristine beaches, lush jungles, and crystal-clear waters, this retreat offers the ultimate haven for those seeking a transformative experience for mind, body, and soul.
Each day will provide opportunities to recharge your spirt through transformative self care. Daily themes will introduce you to the pillars of self care and provide inspiration for incorporating these valuable strategies into your daily life.
Engage in invigorating movement and mindfulness sessions, partake in revitalizing spa treatments, and relish in nourishing cuisine that will energize and heal from within. Mostly, you will connect with the stunning nature around you and therefore your own extraordinary natural self.
MARCH 3-10, 2024
How many times have you vowed to plan a tropical vacation for early March? The weather in Samana, Dominican Republic is warm and dry. The water temperature is a balmy 80°. Early March is also the peak season for whale watching! Our group will be taking a day to visit the North Atlantic Humpback Whales who overwinter in the warm marine sanctuary of Samaná Bay before they begin their long migration to their summer grounds.
VILLA SERENA, LAS GALERAS, SAMANA, DOMINICAN REPUBLIC
Villa Serena’s peacefulness, harmony and elegance invite relaxation and rest; its pristine tropical setting offers exploration and adventure. Ocean front rooms with terraces, under coconut trees, surrounded by lush tropical gardens: the splendor of natural beauty. By the pool or at the beach, you are wrapped by lulling sounds of the waves and winds singing in palm trees. It’s secluded, but just minutes away from a quaint village.
This is a special retreat with two venues! We will be spending 6 nights at Villa Serena in Las Galeras and one night in the capitol Santo Domingo. Villa Serena rooms feature a large private terrace, a hammock and rocking chairs, and a stunning ocean view. Single and double occupancy are available but singles are very limited. Double rooms will have two full sized beds or a king sized bed. You will indicate your preference after registration.
It’s one thing to escape from your life with a week’s vacation and completely another to reengage with self. This retreat will provide ample opportunities to rest and rejuvenate but also moments for awareness and reflection. Daily practices will invite you to challenge or restore your body. Each day we will contemplate the pillars of self care with a daily theme. Develop your own self care plan for more vibrant health and longevity.
As you are soaking up the beauty of your natural surroundings. Nourishing your body with movement and local cuisine. And connecting with your fellow retreaters, you will be building skills to bring home to your life and to your loved ones.
Experience the less touristic side of DR with off the beaten path experiences included in your trip price.
Fresh Local Cuisine
Wellness from the inside out. Healthy meals and nutrition education are included.
Daily Movement Practices
Explore the pillars of self care each day and learn to make wellness fit into your life.
Group Transfers Included
Relax on retreat knowing that everything is taken care of for you for one affordable price.
Late Winter Wellness Retreat in the Dominican Republic
This is a rough itinerary meant to give you an idea of how you will spend your time in Samana, Dominican Republic. Everything except the arrival and departure dates, location and venues, are subject to change. The nature of the special tours will remain the same though the details may shift as well.
Please read the full itinerary to see the included tours and options!
Sunday, March 3 – Arrival
Monday, March 4 – A Day to Restore
Tuesday, March 5 – Whale Watching!
Wednesday, March 6 – Cultivating Compassion
Thursday, March 7 – Adventure and Connection
Friday, March 8 – Nourishing Yourself
Saturday, March 9 – Discover Santo Domingo
Sunday, March 10 – Addios!
Affirming, energising movement is a key pillar in self care. Move your body each day with accessible, sustainable practices. Practices will include Yoga, body weight resistance, somatics and relaxation. Classes will be all levels but geared toward individuals who are active. Your morning practice will be more vigorous and focus on strength, mobility and cultivating stamina and energy. Your evening practice will be a blend of somatics, yin yoga and meditation. As always, copious options and adaptations will be provided to ensure that you have a practice experience that supports you.
Each day’s practices will delve into the pillars of sustainable self care.
Our venue provides Yoga mats, straps, blocks and blankets. It is recommended that you bring a travel Yoga mat to layer your mat over the loaner. Bring a hand towel as well for sweat and to cover the community props.
Treat yourself to an unforgettable wellness retreat in Samana, Dominican Republic. Leave feeling refreshed, inspired, and ready to embrace a healthier, more balanced lifestyle. Don’t miss the opportunity to embark on this transformative journey. Reserve your spot now and unlock the door to wellness and serenity.
Mandy Ryle, E-RYT 500, CSCS, Pain Care Coach, Certified Nutritionist
Mandy has been a movement professional since 2008. She is a teacher of teachers and has taught yoga and movement all over the world having led retreats in Costa Rica, Greece (2x), Spain, Colorado, New Mexico, Croatia and locally in Nebraska. Her style is unique, nurturing and inspiring. Mandy’s teaching is evidence based and informed by her appetite for scientific research. Her interests revolve around her work as a pain care coach and include movement sciences including strength and conditioning, nutrition, neuroscience and pain science.
Mandy’s love of science is generated by a passion for helping her clients and students to live a healthy and vibrant life throughout the lifespan.
Mandy is also the host of the popular Yin Yoga Podcast. Her podcast has listeners all over the globe and has reached the top 15th percentile of podcasts from all genres.
Single and double occupancy are available but singles are VERY limited. All rooms at Villa Serena have AC and ceiling fan and a private ocean view terrace.
Double Occupancy $2,140
When you register for a double room you register for only yourself. Your companion will need to register separately. You will share a private room with one other retreater at Villa Serena and at our hotel in Santo Domingo. Double occupancy can be with two full beds or one king sized bed at Villa Serena and one queen bed or two twin beds at our hotel in Santo Domingo. You will have the option to choose your arrangement and room mate (if applicable) after registration.
Single Room $2752
With single registration you will have a room all to yourself at Villa Serena and also our Hotel in Santo Domingo. Single occupants will have a king sized bed in Samana and a queen bed in Santo Domingo.
This wellness retreat is an incredible opportunity to renew yourself. Movement practices, meals and tours have been curated to help you to restore your vitality. Self Care is an essential skill that so many of us are terrible at! This wellness retreat is a chance to experience the pillars of holistic self care and will inspire you to continue these habits well beyond our time together.
A Curated Wellness Experience
This is an all inclusive experience. Your retreat price includes:
Not Included in the Trip Price
Flights are NOT included in your trip price.
We know that navigating flight itineraries and airlines can be a challenge. For your convenience we have arranged a group air option from Omaha, NE. If there is sufficient interest we will also arrange an option from Atlanta. You are not required to participate in our group air offering. This is offered only as a convenience for you.
Here are the group air options from Omaha:
Benefits of booking group air
If you would like to book group air, please contact our travel pro
You have two options to secure your spot and register for this Wellness Retreat in the Dominican Republic
We understand that sometimes things happen. For that reason we offer a refund policy.
Intent to cancel must be received by email by Mandy at firstname.lastname@example.org. The send date of the email will reflect the date of cancellation. Your refund, if due, will be credited to the same credit card you used to register within 10 business days. Funds can take another 5-7 business days to appear on your statement.
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