Due to the ongoing effects of COVID-19, this retreat has been cancelled by the center! Stay tuned for a fun non-international offering!
Manifest a Mantra
Las Galares, Samana Peninsula, Dominican Republic
January 24-31st, 2021
About the retreat:
Immerse yourself in the sun and breathe in the ocean as you find harmony with nature.
You’re invited to pause, breathe and renew during this unique well-being retreat experience in the idyllic Samana region of the Dominican Republic.
This retreat is perfect for all levels of yoga, whether you’re stepping onto the mat for the first time, or you’ve experienced yoga for years, you’re welcome to find your peace through each movement and breath. There are no requirements, we encourage you to allow time and space to receive, flow and enjoy each moment. Giving yourself the opportunity to replenish your mind, body and heart through the practice of yoga and healthy living.
What is included:
*8 days/7 nights of relaxation, renewal and FUN
*Two Yoga classes per day in an open-air oasis overlooking the ocean, plus 2 classes from local Dominican instructors
*Two holistic healthy vegetarian meals per day prepared by an in house chef
*Single accommodation in a queen sized room with private bath. If you’d like to room with a partner or friend, double accommodation is available
*45 minute relaxation massage
*Whale watching excursion to experience the magical humpback whale migration season
*Excursion to the beautiful Playa Playita beach
*SUP river tour/floating meditation to the sea
*Special surprise night
*Group airport pick-up, individual airport pick-up will be at an additional charge
Investment in Self:
Pay in Full: $1,650
Payment Plan: $1,650 made in 3 installments of $550
Payment #1 – March 1st, 2020
Payment #2 – June 1st, 2020
Payment #3 – October 1st, 2020
*In the event you decide to no longer attend the retreat, you’ll be refunded the full amount paid minus a $150 cancellation charge.
Retreat cancellations must be made in writing by August 24th, 2020. All cancellations after stated date are subject to a $500 cancellation charge.
The Retreat Center
Samana Ocean View Eco-Lodge is a pristine eco-friendly resort and retreat center. Located at the top of a hill near the village of La Guazama, Dominican Republic, the resort features picturesque views of the Caribbean. Widely known as the most beautiful region in the Dominican, you’ll be sure to feel peace and pure relaxation at the property. Surrounded by nature, you can walk the property, reset by the pool or enjoy peace and quiet in your own bungalow overlooking the ocean.
More information about the resort and amenities!
The closest beaches are Playa Grande (the main beach in Las Galeras) and the especially beautiful beach, Playita. Both can be reached within 15 minutes by car or motorbike.
Also close by is the beach Playa Rincon, a three-mile long, white sandy beach; one of the most beautiful beaches in the Dominican Republic and some say the world. From Las Galeras you can reach it within 25 minutes by car or within 15 minutes by boat.
There is also Playa Fronton, a perfect snorkeling spot. This Robinson Crusoe beach with its impressive panorama can be reached with a 30 minute hike, by boat, or horse (not accessible by car). The small romantic bay with its natural beach Playa Madame is also within reach either by boat or by horse.
Las Galeras, with its small supermarkets, restaurants and beach huts can be reached within 15 minutes by car. Here you can drink Dominican rum together with the locals, or book a boat trip with the local fishermen.
For those who want to discover the beauty of the Samaná peninsula independently, a rental car would be most suitable. But those who prefer to enjoy the relaxing atmosphere at the Samaná Ocean View Eco-Lodge can easily get around with taxis and so called “Motoconchos” (motorbike taxi) procured for you by the property manager.
Every year more than 1000 humpback whales migrate from the Polar Regions into the Bay of Samaná for mating season. From mid-December to end of March you can observe this great spectacle directly from the Samaná Ocean View Eco-Lodge. There are also regular boat excursions from Las Galeras if you prefer a closer look.
For more information on location, please click here!
What is not included:
The closest airports are the “El Catey International Airport” of Samaná (about 1 hour drive) and the “International Airport Las Americas” of Santo Domingo (about 2.5 hour drive). Rental Cars or transfers from either airport to the Eco-Lodge can be arranged for you by the retreat center. Group airport pickup is included, however, individual pickup is at an additional cost.
*Additional meals and beverages. Please note, beer, wine and rum are available for purchase
*Additional excursions, horseback riding, Quad Excursions, Local Life Tour and more!
*Additional taxi and shuttle services
*Additional massage/spa services
Registered Yoga Instructor, Licensed Massage Therapist & Owner of Mantra Maine
“Give every day the chance to become the most beautiful of your life.” – Mark Twain
One of my favorite quotes for over 15 years, it is a mindset that I choose to bring not only to my daily life, but my mat as well. As a RYT 200 teacher, Big White Barn Yoga graduate, I enjoy the opportunity to help my students in making each practice a beautiful one. I incorporate massage assists and energy work into my classes. I offer Restorative, Flow & Restore, Yogalates and Yoga Flow style classes with an emphasis on bringing peace to the mind and body, offering guidance through asanas for my students as they make each practice their own. I enjoy teaching all-level classes, while offering modifications for practitioners that may want to go a little deeper. Yoga has been a constant centering force in my life, join me in finding the joy yoga brings.
As a retreat leader for multiple past retreats, I am thrilled to be offering this invigorating offering in the Dominican Republic. I look forward to holding space in a tropical location for each of you.
Our additional retreat leader will be announced in the coming weeks. You’re going to LOVE her energy, style and dedication to the practice of yoga!