Join us in the Dominican Republic for our 2nd annual*
January 25 - 29, 2018
Press the "reset" button on your life at a gorgeous treehouse village in a tropical rainforest in the Dominican Republic.
Kick Off 2018 With a Powerful and Immersive Community Experience
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"I remembered how much fun it was to be me again."
- Eric, 2017 traveler
After yoga and breakfast, it's time for zip lining! This is a chance to get outside of your comfort zone and see the beautiful landscape from above the forest canopy. Later, we continue our reset work with two more coaching workshops. After dinner, we draw this amazing experience to a close with a farewell ceremony.
We head out on ATVs to Playa Rincon -- one of the most famous beaches in the Dominican Republic and rated among the top beaches in the world. We will take the road to Boca Del Diablo, which runs along volcanic cliffs with a gorgeous ocean view. There, we will swim, have a typical Caribbean lunch and enjoy Authentic Relating and coaching workshops on the beach. In the afternoon, we visit a casa tipica (local home) where we will learn how to make coffee, chocolate and rum. Tonight, we'll chat around a bonfire and you'll have free time for dancing, a dip in the on-site waterfall, or a massage with the on-site massage therapist (book at your own cost).
Cat and Megan will meet you at the Santo Domingo airport where you will have a quick toast to the start of the trip. We'll then climb into our private bus and head to the gorgeous Samana Peninsula. After checking into your treehouse, you'll have orientation and enjoy a delicious dinner. This evening, relax and get to know the rest of the group.
A morning yoga class is the perfect way to get centered and prepared for our first full day. After breakfast, we'll have a coaching workshop and goal-setting session before a luxurious four-hour break for lunch. During this time, we will ride bikes to the beach, enjoy freshly prepared local dishes, and relax. In the afternoon, you'll have two more coaching workshops before breaking for dinner. Tonight, you will learn bachata and merengue moves (both these dances were born in the DR!) so you can dance to local music with the amazing Dominican staff and your fellow travelers.
Take a final yoga class or an early-morning dip in the waterfall and then say goodbye to the lovely staff at the treehouse village. Our private bus will take us back to the Santo Domingo airport for an early-afternoon departure.
"Twenty years from now, you will be more disappointed by the things you didn’t do than those you did. So throw off the bowlines. Sail away from the safe harbor. Catch the trade winds in your sails. Explore. Dream. Discover."
A Returned Peace Corps Volunteer from the Dominican Republic, Catherine is the founder and head coach of personal coaching firm Unbounded Potential (www.catherineawood.com). She works with rising star performers who are committed to making a big impact in the world. She helps them fall in love with themselves first so they can take bolder actions, overcome perfectionism, and get bigger results in the direction of their dreams.
A big adventurer herself, Catherine lived overseas in Argentina for six months and in the Dominican Republic for four years. In the Dominican Republic, her Peace Corps service focused on ecotourism. After two years, she transitioned to work with a local nonprofit with the mission of spreading the economic benefits of the international tourism industry across the entire country. She is a dominicana dentro de su corazon with a passion for Latin dancing, and she is beyond thrilled to lead this second annual coaching trip to the Dominican Republic.
Catherine A. Wood
Special Guest Yoga Team
Alicia Collier + Giancarlo Readi
Together, Alicia Collier and Giancarlo Readi will collaborate to bring you unique and rhythmic yoga experiences! Enjoy flowing to the meditative sounds of the djembe drum and other special instruments during your yoga practices!
Alicia Collier is a creative catalyst, alchemist, and Yoga Teacher (RYT 500). She has dedicated her inspired energy in service to awakening truth by attuning individuals to the countless gifts of Yoga. She offers a wide spectrum of instruction teaching beginners to advanced participants several styles of Yoga including Vinyasa, Restorative, Yin, Gentle, Prenatal, and Trauma Sensitive Yoga. Alicia has been deeply inspired by her own personal journey, so much so she chose to leave the security of her former corporate government career to devote herself completely to her true calling, teaching the path of Yoga and facilitating deep healing with her clients.She received her 200 hour yoga teacher training at Mind the Mat in Alexandria, VA and her 500 hour yoga teacher training at Beloved Yoga in Reston, VA. She is a thriving yoga instructor based in the Washington, DC. Metropolitan area. Learn more about her: www.YogaBodyDC.com
Giancarlo Readi is chef, musician, and CEO of Ready Remodeling, LLC. After traveling around Latin America teaching gastronomy, he decided to develop his own remodeling bussiness. The artistry that he exhibits in the kitchen is also expressed in his remodeling projects and music! His favorite instrument is the djembe, which is a drum played with bare hands, originally from West Africa. The name of the djembe comes from the saying "Anke djé, anke bé" which translates to "everyone gather together in peace" and defines the drum's purpose. You may find Giancarlo at the famous Meridian Hill Park in Washington, DC playing his drum every Sunday with a diverse community of people, who have a love for humanity! He calls this soulful drumming "church." He also enjoys skate boarding, biking, and practicing yoga!
"This adventure exceeded my expectations and desires. It opened my eyes and heart to the beauty of Dominican culture and ignited a self-love and joy I haven't felt in a very long time." -Hannah, 2017 traveler
Payment Plans Available
This retreat runs from January 25 - 29, 2018
Registration closes November 10, 2017
"Since returning from this trip, I've had people tell me I look different -- more confident and energetic. If you are looking for a chance to make a change in your life, soar to new heights, find yourself, or just work on your personal growth, I highly recommend this trip."
-Kerilynn, 2017 Traveler
Frequently Asked Questions
What flight should I take?
As soon as you register, we will send you a welcome packet complete with information about recommended flights, health and safety information, and a packing list.
How much do flights cost?
Flights from JFK currently range from $450 - $540.
Are payment plans available?
Absolutely! We are happy to work with you. We can break up the cost of the trip into up to four payments, and payment in full must be complete by November 10.
Do I need immunizations?
Check out the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention website for the most up-to-date health information. You can read the CDC's information on the Dominican Republic here.
Should I purchase travel insurance?
We require that you have travel insurance that covers catastrophic incidents. Depending on the plan you choose, travel insurance can cost as little as $20. Check out and compare plans here.
Are scholarships available?
Yes. We have three scholarship spots available for those who earn less than $40,000/year. Contact us for more information.
How many people will be on the trip?
We will have a minimum of 12 travelers and a maximum of 24.
How many people will be lodged in each treehouse?
Each treehouse has one queen bed and two bunk beds. There will be three people in each room, however you can request to have four people in a room at a discounted rate if you are traveling with friends (two people would need to share the queen bed, in this case).
Can I request double occupancy?
Sure! Contact us for double occupancy pricing.
Can I stay in my own room?
Sure! Contact us for single occupancy pricing.
How much additional money should I bring?
You may want to bring money for souvenirs, drinks, massages, or other random expenses. We suggest bringing an additional $100 - $300 USD.
Still have questions?
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